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Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act / Della Jones, Christopher Robson, Martyn Hill, Neil Jenkins, Henry Herford, Gerald Finley
Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act / Della Jones, Christopher Robson, Martyn Hill, Neil Jenkins, Henry Herford, Gerald Finley

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-08-12

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act with prologue, J. 216
Performers: Best, Jonathan; Carewe, Mary [Soprano Vocal]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Herford, Henry; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Jenkins, Neil; Jones, Della; Robson, Christopher [Counter Tenor Vocal...
Conductors: Maxwell Davies, Peter
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies began work on his parodic opera Resurrection whilst studying at Princeton in the early 1960s but it wasn't until the 1980s...continue...
Recording information: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England (09/08/1994)....continue...
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Bizet: Carmen / Anne Sofie von Otter, Marcus Haddock, Laurent Naouri, Lisa Milne. London PO, Philippe Jordan [DVD]
Bizet: Carmen / Anne Sofie von Otter, Marcus Haddock, Laurent Naouri, Lisa Milne. London PO, Philippe Jordan [DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-10-29

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Best, Jonathan; Haddock, Marcus; Hayes, Quentin; Hegarty, Mary; Milne, Lisa; Nauri, Laurent; Rice, Christine; von Otter, Anne Sofie; Voschezang, Hans; Wise, Anthony
Conductors: Jordan, Philippe
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Essential Opera Collection is an exciting new mid-price series that brings together popular operas and classic productions in simple stylish packaging. The ten launch...continue...
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Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd / Jane Henschel, Mark Stone. Ulf Schirmer
Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd / Jane Henschel, Mark Stone. Ulf Schirmer

2 CD / BR Klassik / 2013-01-29

Works: Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd
Performers: Baker, Gregg; Best, Jonathan; Bottone, Rebecca; Charbonneau, Pascalin; Dimarzio, Diana; Dwyer, Adrian [Tenor Vocal]; Henschel, Jane; Hirtreiter, Andreas; Meyer, Andrew Lepri; Samm, Ronald; Schneider,...
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra

To commemorate its 60th anniversary in 2012, the Munich Radio Orchestra, under director Ulf Schirmer, performed Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of...continue...
Recording information: Prinzregententheater, München (05/06/2012).

Even though this German production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd may be greeted with some skepticism, it is a remark...continue...

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Glyndebourne: Comedy & Tragedy / Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi, etc. [6 DVD]
Glyndebourne: Comedy & Tragedy / Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi, etc. [6 DVD]

6 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-07-26

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Sergei Rachmaninov: The miserly knight, Op 24
Performers: Auty, Peter; Battaglia, Paolo; Berkeley-Steele, Richard; Best, Jonathan; Bezduz, Bulent; Christoyannis, Tassis; Corbelli, Alessandro; Daza, Alfredo; Di Pasquale, Luciano; Elliott, Alasdair; Giordano,...
Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir; Benini, Maurizio; Jordan, Philippe
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Festival is a quintessentially English summer event. The world's most acclaimed artists, conductors and directors excel in producing top-flight performances every year and...continue...
Run Time: 750 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
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Bizet: Carmen / Jordan/Glyndebourne Opera, von Otter, Haddock [Blu-Ray]
Bizet: Carmen / Jordan/Glyndebourne Opera, von Otter, Haddock [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2008-11-25

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Best, Jonathan; Haddock, Marcus; Hayes, Quentin; Hegarty, Mary; Judson, Colin; Lopez, Franck; Milne, Lisa; Naouri, Laurent; Rice, Christine; von Otter, Anne Sofie; Voschezang, Hans; Wise, Anthony
Conductors: Jordan, Philippe
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

David McVicar's exhilarating production, with Anne Sofie von Otter in the title role, restores the Opera Comique to Bizet's masterpiece. Philippe Jordan, in his Glyndebourne...continue...
Run Time: 229 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0, Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
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Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al
Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al

4 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Flos campi; Dona nobis pacem; Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viol...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Barratt, Christine; Best, Jonathan; Bowen, John; Connell, Elizabeth; Connell, John; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Davies, Maldwyn; Dawson, Anne; Dawson, Lynne [Sopr...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra

Issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Vaughan Williams' death, this collection is tantalizing: it starts with one of the best-selling discs in the Hyperion...continue...
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Handel: Samson / Christophers, Randle, The Sixteen, et al
Handel: Samson / Christophers, Randle, The Sixteen, et al

3 CD / Coro / 2006-02-27

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
Performers: Best, Jonathan; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; George, Michael [Vocals]; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Randle, Thomas [Tenor Vocals]; Russell, Lynda; Vine, Matthew
Conductors: Christophers, Harry
Ensemble: The Sixteen

'Powerful choral singing from The Sixteen and alert playing by the period-instrument band make this the most pleasurable 'Samson' yet recorded.'-Sunday Times...continue...
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The Young Donizetti / Ford, Kenny, Montague, Parry, et al
The Young Donizetti / Ford, Kenny, Montague, Parry, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2004-10-12

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L' ajo nell' imbarazzo, opera; Alfredo il Grande, opera; Il falegname di Livonia (Pietro il Grande), opera; Enrico di Borgogna, opera; Zoraide di Granata, opera; Chiara e Serafina ...
Performers: Best, Jonathan; Bickley, Susan; Cullagh, Majella; Davies, Lynne; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Hargraves, Matthew; Harrhy, Eiddwen; John, Kevin; Jones, Della; Kelly, Paul Austin; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano ...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun; Allemandi, Antonello

"With such outstanding 'bel canto' artists as Jennifer Larmore, Majella Cullagh, Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Bruce Ford, and conductor David Parry, one could hardly go...continue...
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Ancora - Saxton: Caritas, Violin Concerto, etc / Masson
Ancora - Saxton: Caritas, Violin Concerto, etc / Masson

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-10-01

Works: Robert Saxton: Music to Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ; I Will Awake the Dawn; Concerto for Violin; In the Beginning; Caritas
Performers: Bell, Galloway; Best, Jonathan; Bryson, Roger; Budd, Bruce; Cookson, Brian; Davies, Eirian; Gwynne, David; Hibberd, Linda; Little, Tasmin; Ormiston, Linda; Ventris, Christopher; Wilson, Paul
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Poole, John; Bamert, Matthias; Masson, Diego
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; English Northern Philharmonia; Opera North Chorus
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100 Years of Italian Opera 1810-1820
100 Years of Italian Opera 1810-1820

3 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-07-10

Works: Vincenzo Pucitta: La Vestale, opera; Pietro Generali: Adelina, opera; Gioachino Rossini: Ah, per pietà, t'arresta!, duet for 2 sopranos & orchestra (insertion number for G. Nicolini's Quint; Tor...
Performers: Best, Jonathan; Bickley, Susan; Bolton, Andrea; Bovino, Maria; Bromley, Phillip Guy; Cashmore, John; Doghan, Philip; Dolton, Geoffrey; Drake, Susan; Harrhy, Eiddwen; John, Kevin; Jones, Della; Kenny,...
Conductors: Parry, David

"As ever in these volumes the playing of the Philharmonia under David Parry is an utterly reliable source of strength, and the presentation is again...continue...
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