10 CD / Decca / 2005-03-15Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64; Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Adams, Stephen James; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Eric; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barstow, Josephine; Bates, Angela Vernon; Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Bowma...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Welsh National Opera Chorus
These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and...continue...
14 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2002-10-08Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Baker, Mark; Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Behrens, Hildegard; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Engert, Ruthild; Goldberg, Reiner; Gruber, Andrea; Haggander, Marianne; Hong, Hei-Kyung; Jerusalem, Sieg...
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
This is an economical way to own one of the most celebrated Ring Cycles in recorded history. "The glory of the cycle is the conclusion,...continue...