3 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-01-08Works: George Frederick Handel: Semele
Performers: Croft, Richard [Tenor Vocal]; Joshua, Rosemary; Pearson, Gail; Sherratt, Brindley; Wallace, Stephen
Conductors: Curnyn, Christian
Ensemble: Early Opera Company
This 3 CD set represents the first complete recording on period insruments of Handel's 'Semele'. Written at the peak of Handel's powers, and derisively described...continue...
2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-11-25Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Poisoned Kiss, opera
Performers: Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Graham-Hall, John; McGilloway, Emer; Pearson, Gail; Richardson, Mark [Engineer]; Stephen, Pamela Helen; Suart, Richard; Watson, Jan...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Written in the late 1920s when he was at the height of his powers, The Poisoned Kiss is Vaughan Williams's forgotten opera:...continue...
2 CD / Erato / 2002-12-17Works: Leos Janácek: Jenufa
Performers: Fisher, Jonathan; Hadley, Jerry; Higgins, Jennifer; Jones, Leah-Marian; Manning, Peter; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Nash, Rebecca; Pearson, Gail; Randova, Eva; Sikora, Elizabeth; Silja, Anja; S...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
"This is still a very good and praiseworthy release, principally because of the incandescent performance of Karita Mattila in the title role. The Finnish soprano...continue...