2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2014-05-13Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Roberto Devereux
Performers: Garrard, Don; Glossop, Peter; Howell, Gwynne; Ilosfalvy, Robert; MacDonald, Kenneth; Sills, Beverly [Soprano Vocals]; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Wolff, Beverly
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2 CD / Decca Import / 2011-10-11Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Deller, Alfred [Countertenor Vocal]; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hemsley, Thomas; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Peter...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Good CD Guide
This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
2 CD / Testament / 2008-10-14Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Performers: Adam, Theo; Burmeister, Annelies; King, James [Vocals]; MacDonald, Kenneth; Silja, Anja; Talvela, Martti
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: BBC Chorus
The great conductor Otto Klemperer was known for his 'deliberate' tempos. The Observer's review of the live performance heard here said, "From the opening bars...continue...
3 CD / Decca Import / 2008-07-24Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo [Tenor Vocals]; Bumbry, Grace; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocal]; MacDonald, Kenneth; Sinclair, Jeannette; Talvela, Martti; Tebaldi, Renata [S...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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...
2 CD / Decca Import / 1998-12-16Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Cioni, Renato; MacDonald, Kenneth; Merrill, Robert [Baritone Vocal]; Pelizzoni, Rinaldo; Satre, Ana Raquel; Siepi, Cesare; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Pritchard, John
Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra