American Classics - Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors, My Christmas / Willis, Mabry, Nashville SO, et al
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-11-25Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors, opera; My Christmas, for male chorus & ensemble
Performers: Anthony, Dean; Gunlogson, Kirsten; Hawkersmith, Ike; LeFan, Bart; Short, Kevin; Thomas, Todd
Conductors: Willis, Alastair; Mabry, George
Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Menotti's 'Amahl and the Night Visitors', the first opera written for television, enjoys more than five hundred performances annually around the world and is immensely...continue...
1 CD / Jay Records / 1998-09-15Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Performers: Dobson, John; Haywood, Lorna; Maxwell, Donald; Painter, Christopher; Rainbird, James; Watson, Curtis [Bass voice]
Conductors: Syrus, David
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
1 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-04-21Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Martin's Lie, children's church opera; Five Songs, for voice & piano; Canti della lontananza, song cycle for soprano & piano
Performers: Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Burrowes, Connor; Howarth, Judith; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Martineau, Malcolm; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Stephen, Pamela Helen
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia Chorus
Menotti's style is instantly appealing, yet never merely attractive. Indeed, his music is fascinating enough to hear again and agian, and his relative neglect up...continue...