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 / 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...