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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Apollon musagète / Jennifer Johnston (mz), Skelton (tenor), Saks (bass-baritone), Fanny Ardant (narr.), Monteverdi Choir, London SO, Gardiner
Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Apollon musagète / Jennifer Johnston (mz), Skelton (tenor), Saks (bass-baritone), Fanny Ardant (narr.), Monteverdi Choir, London SO, Gardiner

1 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2014-04-08

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus rex; Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
Performers: Ashworth, Alexander; Johnston, Jennifer; Quirke, Benedict; Saks, Gidon; Shipley, David [Bass Vocals]; Skelton, Stuart
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: ; Monteverdi Choir

On this, his first release for LSO Live, Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, the Monteverdi Choir and top flight soloists including...continue...
Recording information: The Barbican, London (04/25/2013/05/01/2013)....continue...
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LSO 0751
Virgil Thomson: The Mother of Us All, opera / Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater
Virgil Thomson: The Mother of Us All, opera / Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater

2 CD / Albany Records / 2014-04-08

Works: Virgil Thomson: The Mother of Us All, opera; The Mother of Us All, suite from the opera for orchestra
Performers: Berry, Amelia; Borowiec, Kasia; Braunstein, Rachael; Broom, Kendra; Callison, John [Vocals]; Curtis, Chanae; Devlin, Noragh; Frankel, Alexander [Vocals]; Gillis, Megan; Hamilton, Addison; Jin, Sol; J...
Conductors: Osgood, Steven
Ensemble: ; Manhattan School of Music Opera Orchestra

Long overdue, this recording of Virgil Thomson's 1947 opera with libretto by Gertrude Stein by the Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater, makes a major...continue...
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Caccini: L'Euridice  / Silvia Frigato; Furio Zanasi; Gianpaolo Fagotto; Luca Dordolo; Sara Mingardo. Concerto Italiano
Caccini: L'Euridice / Silvia Frigato; Furio Zanasi; Gianpaolo Fagotto; Luca Dordolo; Sara Mingardo. Concerto Italiano

1 CD / Naïve / 2014-03-25

Works: Giulio Caccini: Euridice, opera
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Alessandrini, Rinaldo; Bellotto, Matteo; Borgioni, Mauro [Baritone (Vocal)]; Dordolo, Luca; Fagotto, Gian Paolo; Frigato, Silvia; Giordani, Raffaele; Piccinini, Monica; Scavazza, Marc...
Conductors: Alessandrini, Rinaldo
Ensemble: Concerto Italiano

More than four hundred years separate us from Caccini's Euridice, and it is this that constitutes the greatest obsta-cle to our understanding of this first...continue...
Recording information: Innsbrucker Festwochen Der Alten Musik, Austria (08/2013)....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Complete Operas / della Casa, Fischer-Dieskau, Nilsson, Popp, Crespin, Minton, Donath et al. [33 CDs, Limited Edition]
Richard Strauss: Complete Operas / della Casa, Fischer-Dieskau, Nilsson, Popp, Crespin, Minton, Donath et al. [33 CDs, Limited Edition]

33 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-03-25

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella; Ariadne auf Naxos, Op 60; Capriccio, Op 85; Daphne, Op 82; Elektra; Feuersnot, opera, Op. 50 (TrV 203); Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65; Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Wom...
Performers: Berger-Tuna, Helmut; Bieber, Clemens; Braun, Hans; Cook, Jane; Dohmen, Albert; Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Conductor]; Fuchs, Gabriele [Soprano Vocal]; Hendricks, Barbara ...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Böhm, Karl; Solti, Sir Georg; Leinsdorf, Erich; Queler, Eve; Dorati, Antal; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Krauss, Clemens; Masur, Kurt
Ensemble: ; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Berlin Radio Orchestra; Detroit Sympony Orchestra; Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Staatskapelle ...

2014 is Strauss' Year. Born in 1864, the 150th anniversary of his birth falls on June 11, 2014.

33-CD set of the fifteen complete operas

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Michael Ellison: Say I am You (Mevlana) / Angela Postweller, Tiemo Wang, Arnout Lems
Michael Ellison: Say I am You (Mevlana) / Angela Postweller, Tiemo Wang, Arnout Lems

1 CD / Metier / 2014-01-28

Works: Michael Ellison: Say I am You (Mevlâna), opera
Performers: Brandt-Sigurdsson, Gunnar; Lems, Arnout; Levental, Ekatarina [Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)]; Straburzynski, Maciej [Bass Baritone]; Wang, Tiemo [Baritone (Vocal)]
Conductors: Vis, Lucas
Ensemble: VocaalLab Nederland

  • Composer Michael Ellison's world premiere opera, composed for VocaalLab and the Hezarfen Ensemble.
  • VocaalLAB makes productions at the intersection of music and theatre.
  • Since
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MTI 28539
Mercury Living Presence Collection, Volume 1 (2012) [51 CDs]
Mercury Living Presence Collection, Volume 1 (2012) [51 CDs]

51 CD / Decca / 2014-01-01

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition; Night on the Bare Mountain; Béla Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106; Hungarian Sketches, for orchestra, Sz. 97; Romanian...
Performers: Bachauer, Gina; Belov, Rudolf; Fischer, Irwin; Glenecke, Thomas; Graham, Allan; Hood, Boyde [Trumpet]; Janis, Byron [Piano]; Koves, Toni; London Symphony Orchestra; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]; Metzenge...
Conductors: Kubelik, Rafael; Hanson, Howard; Dorati, Antal; Fennell, Frederick; Paray, Paul; Skrowaczewski, Stanislaw; ; Menges, Herbert; Kondrashin, Kirill; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Gnutov, Vitaly; Alessandro, ...
Ensemble: ; Battery B, 2nd New Jersey Light Artillery; Eastman Wind Ensemble

Mercury Living Presence is special in many ways - an American company, from the heyday of classical recording in the U.S. that reproduced some of...continue...
Includes work(s) by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Composer)....continue...

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The Decca Sound 2 (2013): The Analogue Years (limited edition) [54 CDs]
The Decca Sound 2 (2013): The Analogue Years (limited edition) [54 CDs]

54 CD / Decca / 2013-11-19

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Phaéton, Op. 39; Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31; Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40; La jeunesse d'Hercule, symphonic poem in E flat major, Op. 50; Marche héroïque ...
Performers: Arbace, Libero; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Bastianini, Ettore; Belkin, Boris; Bergonzi, Carlo; Cesarini, Athos; Chiara, Maria; Chung, Kyung-Wha [Violin]; Corena, Fernando; Curzon, Clifford [Piano]; De Larr...
Conductors: Dutoit, Charles; Solti, Sir Georg; Haitink, Bernard; Stein, Horst; Weller, Walter; Dorati, Antal; Maazel, Lorin; ; Ashkenazy, Vladimir; Mehta, Zubin; Gardelli, Lamberto; Santi, Nello; Creffield, Rosa...
Ensemble: ; Band of the Grenadier Guards; London Wind Soloists; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Vienna Octet (Members)

In the late 1940s, the pioneering Decca recording engineers perfected a new set of microphone techniques that allowed the full range of frequencies to be...continue...
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DEC B001934702
Callas 90th Anniversary - Maria Callas at Covent Garden 1962 & 1964: Highlights from Tosca, Norma, Carmen & Don Carlo [2 CDs +DVD]
Callas 90th Anniversary - Maria Callas at Covent Garden 1962 & 1964: Highlights from Tosca, Norma, Carmen & Don Carlo [2 CDs +DVD]

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo; Don Carlos; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Boniface, Edgard; Bowman, Robert [Tenor Vocal]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cioni, Renato; Garrett, Eric [Vocals]; Gobbi, Tito; Picchi, Mirto; Stignani, Ebe [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Sutherland, Jo...
Conductors: Gui, Vittorio; Prêtre, Georges; Cillario, Carlo Felice

In the pantheon of operatic divas of the 20th century, the name of Maria Callas stands supreme even though it is now many years since...continue...
Recording information: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (1952-11-18&1962-11-04&1964-)....continue...
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WRNC 03770
Donizetti: Rita, ou le Mari Battu / Stefania Donzelli; Alejandro Escobar; Carlo Torriani
Donizetti: Rita, ou le Mari Battu / Stefania Donzelli; Alejandro Escobar; Carlo Torriani

1 CD / Bongiovanni / 2013-11-19

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Rita, ou Le mari battu, opera
Performers: Donizelli, Stefania [Vocals]; Escobar, Alejandro; Torriani, Carlo
Conductors: Ledda, Francesco
Ensemble: Orchestra dell'Opera da Camera di Milano
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BGV 2461-2
Grieg: Olav Trygvason; Landkjenning; Sigurd Jorsalfar; Resignation / Malmo Chamber Choir
Grieg: Olav Trygvason; Landkjenning; Sigurd Jorsalfar; Resignation / Malmo Chamber Choir

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-11-19

Works: Edvard Grieg: Landkjending (Land-Sighting), cantata for baritone, male chorus, orchestra & organ ad lib, Op. 31; Two Choruses from Sigurd Jorsalfar (Sigurd the Crusader), Op. 22; Incidental Music fro...
Performers: Andersen, Marianne; Fremmerlid, Magne; Gravrok, Nina [Soprano (Vocal)]; Ronning, Helge; Soberg, Yngve A.
Conductors: Engeset, Bjarte
Ensemble: ; Malmo Opera Orchestra; Malmo Symphony Orchestra

Edvard Grieg and his librettist Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson were both fascinated by a great period in Norway's past: the Viking Age, whose sagas, and fierce conflicts...continue...
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NXS 8573045
Grandioso!: Great Verdi Recordings from Caruso to Pavarotti - plus Welitsch, Tebaldi, Del Monaco et al.
Grandioso!: Great Verdi Recordings from Caruso to Pavarotti - plus Welitsch, Tebaldi, Del Monaco et al.

7 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-10-29

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Araldo; Un ballo in maschera; Don Carlo; Ernani; Falstaff; La forza del destino; Giovanna d'Arco; Luisa Miller; Macbeth; Nabucco; Otello; Rigoletto; Simon Boccanegra; La ...
Performers: Alarie, Pierrette; Anders, Peter; Arndt-Ober, Margarete; Bastianini, Ettore; Berger, Erna [Soprano vocals]; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Bonato, Armanda; Borg, Kim; Branzell, Karin; Bum...
Conductors: Fricsay, Ferenc; Kulka, János; Erede, Alberto; Bartoletti, Bruno; Moralt, Rudolf; Leitner, Ferdinand; Rother, Artur; Krauss, Clemens; Löwlein, Hans; Santi, Nello; Peters, Reinhard; Heidenre...

A feast of great Verdi singing, dating from the dawn of recording in 1903 (Tamagno - Verdi's first Otello) to the 1960s (Pavarotti's first disc...continue...
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DGG B001928802
Alexander Zemlinsky: The Chalk Circle, opera / Renate Behle, Gabriele Schreckenbach, Roland Hermann, Siegfried Lorenz. Berlin RSO, Soltesz
Alexander Zemlinsky: The Chalk Circle, opera / Renate Behle, Gabriele Schreckenbach, Roland Hermann, Siegfried Lorenz. Berlin RSO, Soltesz

2 CD / Capriccio / 2013-10-29

Works: Alexander von Zemlinsky: Der Kreidekreis, opera
Performers: Lindsley, Celina; Peters, Uwe
Conductors: Soltesz, Stefan
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

The old Chinese drama of courtroom and customs was usable only as raw material. In its original version it is a fairly dull, wooden affair,...continue...
Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem (02/12/1990-02/16/1990)....continue...
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CAP 5190
Tenor Luciano Pavarotti: The 50 Greatest Tracks
Tenor Luciano Pavarotti: The 50 Greatest Tracks

2 CD / Decca / 2013-10-22

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; La bohème; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Manon Lescaut; Turandot (Original Three Tenors Version); Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Il trovatore; Aida, opera; Un ballo in masche...
Performers: Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Bruson, Renato; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Clapton, Eric; Domingo, Placido; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Garrett, Eric [Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Voca...
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin; Karajan, Herbert v.; Bonynge, Richard; Downes, Edward; Magiera, Leone; Stapleton, Robin; Rescigno, Nicola; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Solti, Sir Georg; Levine, James; Molinari-Pradelli, Fr...
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DEC B001922802
Discover Mozart - Selections from his most popular works
Discover Mozart - Selections from his most popular works

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-10-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495; Serenade in G major, K ...
Performers: Bonney, Barbara [Soprano vocals]; Eschenbach, Christoph [Piano/Conductor]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilfrey, Rodney; Hamilton, Roger; Haselbock, Hans; James, Eirian; Jolley, David; Neid...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot; Abbado, Claudio; Böhm, Karl; Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists; The English Concert

A release series of some of the most popular Decca recordings, the Virtuoso series is an opportunity for fans to access historic recordings at a...continue...
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Franco Corelli, Vol. 1: Belcanto & Verdi (rec. 1956-1962)
Franco Corelli, Vol. 1: Belcanto & Verdi (rec. 1956-1962)

1 CD / Preiser / 2013-10-08

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Gli Ugonotti; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: La Favorita; Giuseppe Verdi: I Lombardi; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; Ernani; Un Ballo in Maschera; La Forza del Destin...
Performers: Corelli, Franco; Lelio, Loretta Di
Conductors: Ferraris, Franco; Basile, Arturo; Simonetto, Alfredo; Cattini, Umberto

These recordings were made between 1956 and 1962, at the height of Corelli's career....continue...
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PSR 93488
Verdi at the Met, classic live performances from 1935 - 1967 [20 CDs]
Verdi at the Met, classic live performances from 1935 - 1967 [20 CDs]

20 CD / Sony Classical / 2013-09-30

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Otello; Un ballo in maschera; Rigoletto; Falstaff; Simon Boccanegra; La forza del destino; Macbeth; Nabucco; Aida, opera
Performers: Alvary, Lorenzo; Cehanovsky, George; Chabay, Leslie; Paltrinieri, Giordano; Paolis, Alessio de; Tibbett, Lawrence [Baritone Vocals]; Valdengo, Giuseppe; Warren, Leonard [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Panizza, Ettore; Sodero, Cesare; Reiner, Fritz; Stiedry, Fritz; Leinsdorf, Erich; Schippers, Thomas
Ensemble: ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Verdi at the Met captures the drama of Verdi's greatest operas as they were performed live at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. These ten...continue...
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SNYC 88883721202
Wagner, Smetana / Ludmila Dvorakova, soprano
Wagner, Smetana / Ludmila Dvorakova, soprano

1 CD / Supraphon / 2013-09-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Tristan und Isolde; Parsifal; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Bedrich Smetana: Dalibor; Libuse; Dve Vdovy
Performers: Dvorakov, Ludmila
Conductors: Vasata, Rudolf
Ensemble: ; Prague National Theatre Orchestra

This recital, released for the very first time on CD, is compiled from Dvorakova's rare studio recordings made for Supraphon and Czechoslovak Radio featuring arias...continue...
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SPR 4137
Wagner: Die Walkure / Stemme, Botha, Anger. Franz Welser-Most  (Vienna State Opera live, 12/2/2007)
Wagner: Die Walkure / Stemme, Botha, Anger. Franz Welser-Most (Vienna State Opera live, 12/2/2007)

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-09-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walkürie
Performers: Anger, Ain; Botha, Johan; Stemme, Nina [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Welser-Möst, Franz
Ensemble: ; Vienna State Opera Chorus

At the most recent production at the Vienna State Opera, the twins were sung by Nina Stemme and - for the first time in the...continue...
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Busoni: Doktor Faust / Wolfgang Koch, Catherine Naglestad, John Daszak. Tomas Netopil (live 2008)
Busoni: Doktor Faust / Wolfgang Koch, Catherine Naglestad, John Daszak. Tomas Netopil (live 2008)

3 CD / Oehms / 2013-09-24

Works: Ferruccio Busoni: Doktor Faust, opera in 8 scenes (unfinished), KiV 303
Performers: Aytekin, Elif [Vocals]; Basten, Klaus [Vocals]; Bind, Werner [Vocals]; Daszak, John; Gorg, Marcel [Vocals]; Hampl, Stephanie; Humes, Steven; Koch, Wolfgang; Kuhn, Alfred; Kumbrink, Ingolf [Vocals]; N...
Conductors: Netopil, Tomás
Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Chorus

OehmsClassics now releases the recording of this controversial production of Doktor Faust by Nicolas Brieger made in 2008 just in time for the Munich Opera...continue...
Recording information: Bayerische Staatsoper, München (06/28/2008)....continue...
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OEH 956
Anton Urspruch (1850-1907): The Most Impossible Thing of All, comic opera / Broberg, Fendl, Wieben, Maier, Sauerbrey
Anton Urspruch (1850-1907): The Most Impossible Thing of All, comic opera / Broberg, Fendl, Wieben, Maier, Sauerbrey

3 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-09-24

Works: Anton Urspruch: Das unmöglichste von allem (The Most Impossible Thing of All), opera
Performers: Broberg, Rebecca; Fendl, Robert [Baritone (Vocal)]; Fottinger, Johannes; Gratzel, Matthias [Tenor (Vocal)]
Conductors: Yinon, Israel
Ensemble: PPP Music Theatre Ensemble, Munich

Anton Urspruch was Franz Liszt's favorite pupil and saw himself as a 'progressive modernist.' His music, whilst influenced by his teacher, and by Wagner, diverged...continue...
Recording information: KulturStadtlev Forum, Leverkusen, Germany (09/22/2012)....continue...
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Verdi: Famous Arias & Duets / Montserrat Caballé, soprano
Verdi: Famous Arias & Duets / Montserrat Caballé, soprano

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2013-09-17

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani; Il Trovatore; Rigoletto; Aida, opera; Un Ballo in Maschera; Otello; La Traviata; Alzira; Un Giorno Di Regno (Il Finto Stanislao); I Lombardi Alla Prima Crociata; I...
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Fondevilla, Cecilia; Pons, Juan; Sunara, Maja; Verrett, Shirley [Mezzo Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Masini, Gianfranco; Guadagno, Anton; Cillario, Carlo Felice; Prêtre, Georges; Gatto, Armando; Ortega, Miquel

One of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century, Montserrat Caballé had an unsurpassed repertory in her day for its breadth and range. Throughout...continue...
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Furie terribili: 30 Baroque Opera Hits sung by Maria Bayo, Lucy Crowe, Miah Persson, Alfred Deller, Bejun Mehta, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux et al.
Furie terribili: 30 Baroque Opera Hits sung by Maria Bayo, Lucy Crowe, Miah Persson, Alfred Deller, Bejun Mehta, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux et al.

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2013-09-10

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria; L'incorazione di Poppea; Francesco Cavalli: La Calisto; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Médée; Jean-Philip...
Performers: Bayo, Maria; Ben Nun, Efrat; Bevan, Maurice; Borst, Danielle; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Crowe, Lucy; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Feldman, Jill [Soprano Vocals]; Fink, Bernarda [Mezzo-Soprano ...
Conductors: Jacobs, René; Herreweghe, Philippe; Christie, William; Deller, Alfred; Bates, David
Ensemble: ; Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin ; Cappella Coloniensis; Concerto Köln ; Concerto Vocale; King's Musick; La Chapelle Royale; La Nuova Musica; Les Arts Florissants

This double album invites you on a guided tour of the world of Baroque opera, from its origins in the early 17th century to its...continue...
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HAR 2908537
Monteverdi: Heaven and Earth / Sampson; Gilchrist. King's Consort
Monteverdi: Heaven and Earth / Sampson; Gilchrist. King's Consort

1 CD / Vivat / 2013-09-10

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo; Madrigals, Book 6; Concerto. Settimo libro de madrigali; Chiome d'oro, Canzonetta (Livre 7) a 4 voci con violini; L'Incoronazione di Poppea; A Dio, Florida bella, madrigal ...
Performers: Bowen, John; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Cooper, Julie; Daniels, Charles; Evans, Robert; George, Michael; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Moore, Diana; Outram, Rebecca; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

Fourth release on the new VIVAT label features an outstanding collection of vocal music by Claudio Monteverdi.

14 glorious tracks present an exquisitely varied program

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Recording information: St. Jude's CHurch, London NW11 (2002-01-18&2002-02-07_2002-)....continue...
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1814!: The War of 1812 Rock Opera [Original Cast Recording]
1814!: The War of 1812 Rock Opera [Original Cast Recording]

1 CD / Rock 1814 Production / 2013-09-03

Works: Dave Dudley: 1814!
Performers: Acton, Keith [Vocals]; Balog, Doug [Vocals]; Balog, Tom [Vocals]; Bradley, Robert; Christopher Beck; Coyle, Clair [Vocals]; Goon, Serge [Vocals]; Hennessey, Corey [Vocals]; Horowitz, Moira [Vocals]; ...

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The Best of Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi & Wagner arias / Jana Sibera, Renée Fleming, Barbara Vignudelli
The Best of Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi & Wagner arias / Jana Sibera, Renée Fleming, Barbara Vignudelli

1 CD / Decca / 2013-09-03

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo; La traviata; Rigoletto; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; La rondine; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Pietro Mascagni: Iris; Cavalleri...
Performers: Cautoruccio, Paolo; Feola, Rosa; Fleming, Renee; Kaufmann, Jonas; Sibera, Jana; Vignudelli, Barbara
Conductors: Armiliato, Marco; Pappano, Antonio; Abbado, Claudio; Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: ; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; Prague Philharmonic Orch...

Showcasing the unique variety and quality of Kaufmann's award-winning recordings for Decca, this album contains some of the best-loved operatic repertoire and some of Kaufmann's...continue...
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Paul Mefano: Micromégas (b.1937) / Kaoli Isshiki, Rayanne Dupuis, Nicholas Isherwwd, Eric Tremolieres
Paul Mefano: Micromégas (b.1937) / Kaoli Isshiki, Rayanne Dupuis, Nicholas Isherwwd, Eric Tremolieres

2 CD / Maguelone / 2013-08-27

Works: Paul Méfano: Micromégas, "action lyrique" in 7 tableaux for narrator, 4 voices, chorus & orchestra (after Voltair
Performers: Crapez, Christophe; Dubois, Paul-Alexandre; Dupuis, Rayanne; Eyglier, Sandrine [Vocals]; Gurgovska, Olga [Vocals]; Isherwood, Nicholas; Isshiki, Kaoli; Rosland, Bruno [Vocals]; Roulleau, Iane [Vocals...
Conductors: Roullier, Pierre
Ensemble: Ensemble 2E2M

Written in 1752, Micromegas is a philosophical tale inspired by Swift's Gulliver's Travels. With its poetry of a quiet musical, Mefano leads us to perhaps...continue...
Recording information: Radio France Studios, Paris, France (07/10/2003-07/12/2003)....continue...
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Yarlung Records: The First Seven Years - Music of des Prez through Lutoslawski performed by the Yarlung roster of artists
Yarlung Records: The First Seven Years - Music of des Prez through Lutoslawski performed by the Yarlung roster of artists

1 CD / Yarlung / 2013-08-27

Works: Gaspar Sanz: Jácaras; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Op. 9/3; Jason Barabba: String Trio; Gustav Mahler: Rückert Lieder (5); John Adams: Doctor Atomic; Johann Sebastian Bach:...
Performers: Chalifour, Martin; Cooke, Sasha; Frey, Elinor; Fung, David; Lysy, Antonio; Martin, Joanne Pearce; Pezzone, Bryan; Rosselet, Frederic; Roy, Badal; Weiss, Orion
Conductors: ; Cooke, Sasha; Gilad, Yehuda
Ensemble: ; Ciaramella; Ciaramella Ensemble; Janaki String Trio; Smoke & Mirrors

In the age of compressed digital downloads, it is refreshing to hear real sound and real music again, reminiscent of RCA Living Stereo in its...continue...
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A Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi / Leonard Warren, Alfredo Kraus, Maria Callas et al. (rec. 1914-1962)
A Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi / Leonard Warren, Alfredo Kraus, Maria Callas et al. (rec. 1914-1962)

2 CD / Preiser / 2013-08-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Ernani; Macbeth; Luisa Miller; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La Traviata; I Vespri Siciliani; Simon Boccanegra; Un Ballo in Maschera; La Forza del Destino; Don Carlo; Aida, opera;...
Performers: Bampton, Rose; Barbieri, Fedora; Bastianini, Ettore; Berger, Erna [Soprano vocals]; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bjorling, Jussi [Tenor vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Caruso, Enrico [Tenor Vocals]; Cer...

These two CDs contain selected recordings of operas by Verdi recorded between 1914 and 1962....continue...
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Tom Cipullo (b.1960): Glory Denied, opera / Michael Mayes, Caroline Worra, David Blalock, Sydney Mancasola
Tom Cipullo (b.1960): Glory Denied, opera / Michael Mayes, Caroline Worra, David Blalock, Sydney Mancasola

1 CD / Albany Records / 2013-08-13

Works: Tom Cipullo: Glory Denied, opera
Performers: Blalock, David; Macasola, Sydney [Vocals]; Mayes, Michael A.; Worra, Caroline
Conductors: Deaton, Tyson
Ensemble: Fort Worth Opera

Glory Denied, the new opera by Tom Cipullo, is the saga of Col. Jim Thompson, the longest-held American POW in U.S. history. Cipullo's dramatic chamber...continue...
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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Christian Thielemann, Vienna State Opera
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Christian Thielemann, Vienna State Opera

14 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-08-06

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Helzel, Ulrike; Kushpler, Zoryana [Mezzo-Soprano]; Raimondi, Ildiko
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: ; Vienna State Opera Chorus

Christian Thielemann's reading of Wagner's complete Ring Cycle at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2011 was universally hailed as one of the greatest Wagnerian events of...continue...
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Toti dal Monte: A Tribute - Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, et al. / Antonietta Meneghel
Toti dal Monte: A Tribute - Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, et al. / Antonietta Meneghel

3 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-07-30

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Guglielmo Tell; Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; Norma, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pas...
Performers: Beuf, Antoine [Baritone (Vocal)]; Bourdon, Rosario; Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Monte, Toti Dal; Montesanto, Luigi; Palombini, Vittoria; Schipa, Tito [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Berrettoni, Umberto; Ghione, Franco; Sabajno, Carlo; Santini, Giorgio; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Nastrucci, Gino

Antonietta Meneghel, better known by her stage name Toti Dal Monte, was a celebrated Italian opera soprano with a sweet lyric voice. Her voice, "naturally...continue...
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Music of Steel: Heroic Themes from the Movies by John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, James Horner
Music of Steel: Heroic Themes from the Movies by John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, James Horner

1 CD / Decca / 2013-07-09

Works: John Williams: Superman; Star Wars; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30; Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Maurice Jarr...
Performers: Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Hellmann, Claudia; Lindholm, Berit; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Schlosser, Vera; Tyler, Marilyn; Watts, Helen [Contralto ...
Conductors: Williams, John; Chailly, Riccardo; Solti, Sir Georg; Black, Stanley; Dorati, Antal; Marriner, Sir Neville; Greenaway, Gavin
Ensemble: ; Boston Pops Orchestra

A compilation of heroic themes from some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, old and new. You will be transported through space, on horseback, in the jungle...continue...
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It's A Grand Night For Singing: The Music Of Rogers & Hammerstein
It's A Grand Night For Singing: The Music Of Rogers & Hammerstein

3 CD / Traditions Alive / 2013-06-04

Works: Richard Rodgers: Oklahoma; Carousel; State Fair; Allegro; South Pacific; The King and I; Me and Juliet; Pipe Dream; Cinderella; Flower Drum Song; The Sound Of Music; Victory At Sea; Me And Juliet; Sl...
Performers: Andrews, Julie; Arabella Hong; Bigley, Isabel; Bikel, Theodore; Blaine, Vivian; Brynner, Yul; Clayton, Jan; Como, Perry; Connie Baxter; Conrad Yama; Darling, Jean; Day, Doris; Deluna, Michael [Vocals...
Conductors: Rodgers, Richard; Antonini, Alfredo; Bennett, Robert Russell; Goodwin, Ron; Fiedler, Arthur

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's writing partnership has been called the greatest of the 20th century, and with the music they created for a string of hugely popular Broadway musicals in the '4...continue...
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Franco Corelli: A Discographic Career - Arias & Songs / Franco Corelli, tenor
Franco Corelli: A Discographic Career - Arias & Songs / Franco Corelli, tenor

3 CD / Widescreen / 2013-05-28

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Turandot; Madama Butterfly; La fanciulla del West; Manon Lescaut; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Lodoletta; Umberto Giordano: Fedora; Andr...
Performers: Amara, Lucine; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Corelli, Franco; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Gobbi, Tito; Lazzarini, Adriana; Spina, Mario; Verna, Maria Curtis
Conductors: Basile, Arturo; Simonetto, Alfredo; Cattini, Umberto; Questa, Angelo; Ferraris, Franco; Serafin, Tullio; Santini, Gabriele; Matacic, Lovro von; Mingardo, Raffaele
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The Very Best of Operetta, Musical and Movies / Melanie Holliday sings Lehar, Milloecker, Kalman, Berlin, Bernstein et al.
The Very Best of Operetta, Musical and Movies / Melanie Holliday sings Lehar, Milloecker, Kalman, Berlin, Bernstein et al.

2 CD / Acanta / 2013-05-28

Works: Franz Lehár: Paganini; The Merry Widow; Wenn zwei sich lieben, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (from "Rastelbinder"); Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß (My Lips, So Hot Are Their Ki...
Performers: Baumann, Ludwig; Edelhagen, Marina; Hellberg, Heinz [Vocals]; Holliday, Melanie; Kimbrough, Steven; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kollo, Rene [Tenor Vocal]; Kruse, Anja; Kummer, Helmut [Vocals]; Minich, Peter; N...

Melanie Holliday has celebrated great success in Germany, Austria and Japan for her opera, operetta and musical performances. The sweetest melodies from her repertoire are...continue...
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Verdi: Arias / Piotr Beczala; Ewa Podles; Mariusz Kwiecien
Verdi: Arias / Piotr Beczala; Ewa Podles; Mariusz Kwiecien

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-05-28

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Les Vêpres Siciliennes; Il Trovatore; I Lombardi alla prima Crociata; Aida, opera; La Traviata; Macbeth; Requiem Mass; Un Ballo in Maschera; Don Carlo
Performers: Beczala, Piotr; Kozlowski, Karol; Kwiecien, Mariusz
Conductors: Borowicz, Lukasz
Ensemble: ; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Internationally renowned tenor Piotr Beczala celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth with a collection of highlights that include the roles in which he has...continue...
Recording information: Polish Radio Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall (2011-08-??&2011-09-??&2012-)....continue...
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Great Singers Live: Elisabeth Grummer sings Mozart
Great Singers Live: Elisabeth Grummer sings Mozart

1 CD / BR Klassik / 2013-05-28

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Warnung, K 433 (416c); Der Zauberer, K 472; Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a); Das Veilchen, K 476; Die Verschweigung, K 518; Abendempfindung, K 523; Un moto di gioia, K 579; Le...
Performers: Altmann, Hans; Grummer, Elisabeth; Kmentt, Waldemar
Conductors: Eichhorn, Kurt; Stein, Horst
Ensemble: ; Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra

Elisabeth Schilz Grummer was a German soprano. She has been described as "a singer blessed with elegant musicality, warm-hearted sincerity, and a voice of exceptional...continue...
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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Highlights) / Marek Janowski, Staatskapelle Dresden
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Highlights) / Marek Janowski, Staatskapelle Dresden

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2013-05-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Adam, Theo; Altmeyer, Jeannine; Borchers, Christel; Buchner, Eberhard; Bundschuh, Eva-Maria; Falcon, Ruth; Jerusalem, Siegfried; Kollo, Rene [Tenor Vocal]; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Nimsgern, ...
Conductors: Janowski, Marek
Ensemble: ; Staatskapelle Dresden

Marek Janowski's recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen was the first ever digital recording of the opera. With sessions beginning in 1980, the complete...continue...
Recording information: Lukaskirche, Dresden (1980-12-08_1980-12-11&1981-)....continue...
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Great Wagner Voices - 10 Great Wagner Singers recorded 1963-1971, includes Theo Adam, Arroyo, Bjoner, Crass, Frick, Greindl, Gruemmer, Schock and others
Great Wagner Voices - 10 Great Wagner Singers recorded 1963-1971, includes Theo Adam, Arroyo, Bjoner, Crass, Frick, Greindl, Gruemmer, Schock and others

1 CD / BR Klassik / 2013-05-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; The Flying Dutchman; Die Walküre; Götterdämmerung; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Adam, Theo; Arroyo, Martina; Bjoner, Ingrid; Crass, Franz; Frick, Gottlob; Greindl, Josef; Grummer, Elisabeth; Ligendza, Catarina; Schock, Rudolf [Tenor Vocal]; Silja, Anja
Conductors: Quennet, Arnold; Eichhorn, Kurt; Gierster, Hans; Stein, Horst; Rieger, Fritz; Köhler, Siegfried

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth, Great Wagner Voices brings together ten extremely diverse Wagnerian soloists in a collection of great Wagner...continue...
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Rossini: Liederabend, 1992 / Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Martin katz, piano
Rossini: Liederabend, 1992 / Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Martin katz, piano

1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2013-04-30

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Qual voce, quai note, for voice & piano; Beltà crudele ("Amori scendete propizi al mio core"), for voice & piano; La pastorella ("Odia la pastorella"), for voice & piano; Reci...
Performers: Horne, Marilyn [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Katz, Martin [Piano]

Although Marilyn Horne was 58 years old at the time of this concert, no weakness clouded the beauty of her voice. Among the recordings over...continue...
Recording information: Schwetzinger Schloss (04/25/1992)....continue...
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HAN 93721
Great Wagner Singers / Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay, Josef Greindl, Hans Hotter, Siegfried Lorenz, Lauritz Melchior [6 CDs]
Great Wagner Singers / Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay, Josef Greindl, Hans Hotter, Siegfried Lorenz, Lauritz Melchior [6 CDs]

6 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-04-30

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Rienzi; Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg; Lohengrin; Tristan und Isolde; Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerun...
Performers: Borg, Kim; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Conductor]; Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]; Greindl, Josef; Hann, Georg; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Janowitz, Gundula [Soprano vocals]; Jones, Gwyneth, ...
Conductors: Hollreiser, Heinrich; Pitz, Wilhelm; Böhm, Karl; Leitner, Ferdinand; Heger, Robert; Kraus, Richard; Ludwig, Leopold; Gerdes, Otto; Gurlitt, Manfred; Weigert, Hermann; Solti, Sir Georg; Tietjen, ...
Ensemble: ; Bavarian State Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Orchestra; Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele; Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin; RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

An outstanding 6 CD set for the Wagner fan in all of us!

"They don't make Wagner singers like that anymore" - "There has never

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The John Eliot Gardiner Collection - Works by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz et al. [30 CDs]
The John Eliot Gardiner Collection - Works by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz et al. [30 CDs]

30 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-04-30

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine; Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; George Frederick Handel: Jephtha; Recorded Sound: Applause; C...
Performers: Alcantara, Lynette; Backes, Constanze; Biebrach, Christfried; Bilson, Malcolm [Keyboards]; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano vocals]; Bruce-Payne, Sally; Canonici, Luca; Dazeley, William; Forsberg, Bengt; Fre...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists; His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts; NDR Sinfonieorchester; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Wiener Tschuschenkapelle

One of the great advocates of period-instrument performance - but not, he insists a period - instrument specialist (the vial thing is to combine a...continue...
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Carlos Kleiber - 3x Offenbach, based on Renato Mordo's triptych Dreimol Offenbach / Carlos Kleiber
Carlos Kleiber - 3x Offenbach, based on Renato Mordo's triptych Dreimol Offenbach / Carlos Kleiber

2 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2013-04-30

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Le fifre enchanté, ou Le soldat magicien, operetta in 1 act; Le mariage aux lanternes, operetta in 1 act (revision of "Le trésor à Mathurin"); L'île de Tulipata...
Performers: Diekmann, Karl [Vocals]; Holte, Alfons [Vocals]; Kasper, Eva [Vocals]; Korner, Anni [Vocals]; Ollendorff, Fritz; Schier, Sanders; Sommer, Ditha; Treskow, Gabrielle [Vocals]; Wien, Erika
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos
Ensemble: ; Orchester der Deutschen Oper Rhein

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
This is the first opera recording conducted by the legendary Carlos Kleiber (in 1962). It consists of three very short operettas...continue...
Recording information: Zweiten Deutschen Fernsehen (12/1962)....continue...
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Peter Jan Wagemans: Legende, opera / Netherland Opera
Peter Jan Wagemans: Legende, opera / Netherland Opera

2 CD / EtCetera Records / 2013-04-09

Works: Peter-Jan Wagemans: Legende, opera
Performers: Beckman, Marcel; Cartens, Caroline [Vocals]; Claessens, Huub; Cornet, Matijn [Vocals]; Morsch, Andre; Oliemans, Thomas; Rasker, Helena; Romijn, Corinne; Saelens, Yves; Steenhook, Marieke [Vocals]; Sz...
Conductors: Leeuw, Reinbert de
Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

The original version of Legende was created as three acts, each approximately 55 minutes long, with two intervals. The version produced by De Nederlandse Opera...continue...
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The Art of Verdi / Placido Domingo with Giacomo Prestia, Ildebrando d Arcangelo, Ramon Vargas, Sergei Leiferkus et al.
The Art of Verdi / Placido Domingo with Giacomo Prestia, Ildebrando d Arcangelo, Ramon Vargas, Sergei Leiferkus et al.

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-04-02

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Aida, opera; Il trovatore; Un ballo in maschera; Alzira; Ernani; Luisa Miller; Otello; I due Foscari; Macbeth; Don Carlos; La traviata; La forza del destino; Nabucco; Obert...
Performers: Aparici, Montserrat; Cappuccilli, Piero; Cotrubas, Ileana; Cutler, Eric; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Domingo, Placido; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Giacomotti, Alfredo; Grella, Bruno; Gullino, Walte...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria; Abbado, Claudio; Gergiev, Valery; Maazel, Lorin; Chung, Myung-Whun; Kleiber, Carlos; Karajan, Herbert v.; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Gardelli, Lamberto

Here is Placido Domingo's first glorious contribution to Verdi Year - a wide-ranging anthology of his starring roles, over two hours of glorious singing From...continue...
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Wagner: Tannhäuser / Albert Dohmen, Robert Dean Smith, Christian Gerhaher, Nina Stemme. Janowski
Wagner: Tannhäuser / Albert Dohmen, Robert Dean Smith, Christian Gerhaher, Nina Stemme. Janowski

3 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2013-03-26

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Performers: Dohmen, Albert; Gerhaher, Christian; McCown, Michael; Prudenskaja, Marina; Puhlmann, Sabine; Reim, Bianca; Schwinghammer, Wilhelm; Smith, Robert Dean; Snell, Martin; Sonn, Peter; Stemme, Nina [Sopran...
Conductors: Janowski, Marek
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

The sixth installment of PentaTone's successful Wagner Edition features the epic Tannhäuser. With world-class voices like Robert Dean Smith, Nina Stemme, and Albert Dohmen, this...continue...
Personnel: Sabine Puhlmann, Nina Stemme , Bianca Reim, Isabelle Voákühler (soprano); Marina Prudenskaja (mezzo soprano); Robert Dean Smith, Michael McCown, Peter Sonn (tenor); Christian Ge...continue...
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Happy New Year: Opera Gala from Dresden / Diana Damrau; Piotr Beczala. Thielemann
Happy New Year: Opera Gala from Dresden / Diana Damrau; Piotr Beczala. Thielemann

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-03-12

Works: Emmerich Kálmán: Gräfin Mariza; Die Csárdásfürstin; Die Zirkusprinzessin; Kaiserin Josephine; Der Teufelsreiter; Die Herzogin von Chicago; Das Veilchen vom Montmartre; D...
Performers: Beczala, Piotr; Denoke, Angela; Labin, Ana-Maria; Schopf, Ingeborg [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: ; Staatskapelle Dresden

A content, marketing and promotional transformation for one of Europe's premiere classical music events.

A unique occasion, and a unique product offering - welcome 2013

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Recording information: Semperoper, Dresden (2011-12-31&2012-12-29_2012-)....continue...
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Verdi Heroines / Gheorgiu, Chailly, Giuseppe Verdi SO Milan
Verdi Heroines / Gheorgiu, Chailly, Giuseppe Verdi SO Milan

1 CD / Decca Import / 2013-03-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Don Carlos; Rigoletto; Aida, opera; Il Trovatore; Un ballo in maschera; Simon Boccanegra; La forza del destino; Otello
Performers: Downes, Shana; Gheorghiu, Angela; Polverelli, Laura; Tramonti, Tizana
Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo
Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan

"...this stunning new disc captures Angela Gheorghiu in some big roles we would not expect her to take into her repertoire at present...it is refreshing...continue...
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50 Best Sensual Classics
50 Best Sensual Classics

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: James Horner: Titanic; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Concerto for Piano ...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Bloch, Nikolaj; Bran, Tim; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Bumbry, Grace; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cortez, Viorica; Dalton, Mitchell; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Garcia, Jose L...
Conductors: ; Jansons, Mariss; Foster, Lawrence; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Roth, François-Xavier; Goodwin, Ron; Thompson, Bryden; Plasson, Michel; Barry, John; Love, Geoff; Barbirolli, John; Fedotov, Viktor; Boul...
Ensemble: ; Ahn Trio; Berlin Philharmonic Cellists; Virtuosi

This 3-CD set contains 50 tracks of sensual music from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics performed by some of the world's finest...continue...
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Puccini: Turandot / Foster, La Spina, Kwon, Arthur, Lowrencev, Moran, Corcoran et al. / Opera Australia
Puccini: Turandot / Foster, La Spina, Kwon, Arthur, Lowrencev, Moran, Corcoran et al. / Opera Australia

2 CD / Opera Australia / 2013-02-26

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot
Performers: Lowrencev, Shane
Conductors: Licata, Andrea
Ensemble: Opera Australia Chorus

Susan Foster sings the role of the cruel daughter of the Chinese emperor who demands her suitors correctly answer three riddles, on pain of death,...continue...
Recording information: Sydney Opera House (04/20/2012/04/25/2012)....continue...
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OPAU 56034CD
 
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