1 DVD Video / Sony Classical / 2011-01-25Works: Richard Strauss: Salome, Op 54
Performers: Begley, Kim; Kaiser, Joseph; Komlosi, Ildiko; Mattila, Karita; Uusitalo, Juha
Conductors: Summers, Patrick
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
"As astoundingly lithe mover, [Mattila] plays the rapacious princess with a teenager's impetuosity and energy...No-one can surpass her when crazed anticipation is needed, which means...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
2 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2007-02-01Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72
Performers: Borowski, Daniel; Brewer, Christine; Jeffrey, Darren; MacMaster, John; Matthews, Sally; Sigmundsson, Kristinn; Tortise, Andrew; Uusitalo, Juha; Vocal], Andrew Kennedy [Tenor
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
"This new entry into the Fidelio sweepstakes is played and sung just about perfectly... we meet the lovely-voiced, innocent-but-not-soubrette Sally Matthews as Marzelline and the...continue...
1 Super Audio CD / CPO / 2006-11-21Works: Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7
Performers: Uusitalo, Juha; Vihavainen, Satu
Conductors: Rasilainen, Ari
It may be something of an overstatement, but we'll say it anyway: Finnish art music was born in Vienna. It was in the Austrian capital...continue...
1 CD / Ondine / 2004-02-01Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Parsifal; Tannhäuser; Siegfried; Die Walküre
Performers: Uusitalo, Juha
Conductors: Segerstam, Leif
Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Finnish bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo's first aria album features the best-known arias for male voice from Wagner's operas, including the popular "Song to the Evening Star"...continue...
2 CD / Ondine / 2001-04-03Works: Tauno Pylkkänen: Mare ja hänen poikansa, opera (Mare and Her Son)
Performers: Riihimaki, Juha; Ruuttunen, Esa; Sirkia, Raimo; Tiihonen, Kirsi; Uusitalo, Juha; Valtonen, Kai
Conductors: Lintu, Hannu
Ensemble: Estonian Opera Orchestra
"'Mare and her Son' was written in 1942, and premiered in 1945... It's never stated in the liner notes, but I would presume this live...continue...