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Handel: Messiah / Lucy Crowe, Andrew Staples, Tim Mead et al.; Le Concert d'Astrée; Emmanuelle Haïm
Handel: Messiah / Lucy Crowe, Andrew Staples, Tim Mead et al.; Le Concert d'Astrée; Emmanuelle Haïm

2 CD / Erato / 2014-10-28

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Crowe, Lucy; Purves, Christopher; Staples, Andrew
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle

Following several acclaimed albums of Handel's operatic and choral masterpieces (including a triumphant Giulio Cesare with Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra and the oratorio La Resurrezione...continue...
Recording information: Opéra de Lille (12/04/2013-12/07/2013)....continue...
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Mozart: Requiem / Sandrine Piau, Sara Mingardo, Werner Gura, Christopher Purves. Laurence Equilbey
Mozart: Requiem / Sandrine Piau, Sara Mingardo, Werner Gura, Christopher Purves. Laurence Equilbey

1 CD / Naïve / 2014-09-30

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Performers: Gura, Werner; Piau, Sandrine; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Equilbey, Laurence
Ensemble: Insula Orchestra Accentus

This new performance of one of the most emblematic music works ever composed is the debut recording of Insula Orchestra, a new formation (on period...continue...
Recording information: Chapelle Royale de Versailles. France (02/2014)....continue...
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George Benjamin: Written on Skin / Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta, Victoria Simmonds, Allan Clayton. ROH [Blu-Ray]
George Benjamin: Written on Skin / Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta, Victoria Simmonds, Allan Clayton. ROH [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2014-01-28

Works: George Benjamin: Written on Skin, opera
Performers: Clayton, Allan; Hannigan, Barbara; Mehta, Bejun; Purves, Christopher; Simmonds, Victoria
Conductors: Benjamin, George
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Chorus; Royal Opera House Orchestra

  • George Benjamin conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Directed for the stage by Katie Mitchell
  • Following its successful 2012 premiere, the opera's arrival
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Run Time: 98 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS HD Master Audio,
Country of Origin: England
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George Benjamin: Written on Skin / Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta, Victoria Simmonds, Allan Clayton. ROH [DVD]
George Benjamin: Written on Skin / Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta, Victoria Simmonds, Allan Clayton. ROH [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2014-01-28

Works: George Benjamin: Written on Skin, opera
Performers: Clayton, Allan; Hannigan, Barbara; Mehta, Bejun; Purves, Christopher; Simmonds, Victoria
Conductors: Benjamin, George
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Chorus; Royal Opera House Orchestra

  • George Benjamin conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Directed for the stage by Katie Mitchell
  • Following its successful 2012 premiere, the opera's arrival
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Run Time: 98 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Country of Origin: England
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [Blu-Ray]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-05-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Gillett, Christoper [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; Hoare, Peter; Malvuccio, Francesco; Mihai, Simona; Okulitch, Daniel; Palmer, Felicity; Purves, Christopher; Winland, Ida Falk; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Ticciati, Robin
Ensemble: Coro del Teatro alla Scalla; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla

The Italian and international press were unanimous in their praise for Peter Grimes at La Scala, which revived the tradition of Britten’s operas on the...continue...
Run Time: 168 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-05-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Gillett, Christoper [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; Hoare, Peter; Malvuccio, Francesco; Mihai, Simona; Okulitch, Daniel; Palmer, Felicity; Purves, Christopher; Winland, Ida Falk; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Ticciati, Robin
Ensemble: Coro del Teatro alla Scalla; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla

The Italian and international press were unanimous in their praise for Peter Grimes at La Scala, which revived the tradition of Britten’s operas on the...continue...
Run Time: 168 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
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BOA 1103D
Georg Friedrich Händel: Alcina [SACD]
Georg Friedrich Händel: Alcina [SACD]

3 Super Audio CD / Farao Classics / 2013-01-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alcina
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Cangemi, Veronica; Harteros, Anja; Kasarova, Vesselina; Mollenbeck, Markus; Prina, Sonia; Purves, Christopher; Wolf, Axel; York, Deborah
Conductors: Bolton, Ivor
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Handel's finest arias for Base Voice / Christopher Purves, bass
Handel's finest arias for Base Voice / Christopher Purves, bass

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-12-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a; Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV 72; L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55; La Resurrezione, HWV 47; Deborah, HWV 51; Belshaz...
Performers: Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Cohen, Jonathan
Ensemble: Arcangelo

The magnificent voice of Christopher Purves is featured on this unique recital disc of Handel's bass arias. The works heard here demonstrate the range and...continue...
Personnel: Christopher Purves (bass voice).

Recording information: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (01/19/2012-01/24/2012); All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (2012-01-19&2012-01-20&2012-)....continue...
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The Italian Collection / Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
The Italian Collection / Harry Christophers, The Sixteen

5 CD / Coro / 2012-03-13

Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Te Deum, motet for double chorus & organ in C major; Iste confessor; Missa, for chorus & organ in A minor ("La stella"); Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrin...
Performers: Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Crabtree, Libby; Davidson, Grace; Dean, Ruth; Dunkley, Sally; Fisher, Gillian; George, Michael [Vocals]; MacKenzie, Neil; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Purves...
Conductors: Christophers, Harry
Ensemble: ; The Sixteen (Choir)

Featuring five of The Sixteen's most celebrated recordings, The Italian Collection is a sumptuous anthology of music. From Allegri's hauntingly beautiful Miserere to the virtuosity,...continue...
Recording information: Church of St Silas the Martyr, London, England (01/1992); St Augustine's, Kilburn, London (01/1992); St John's, Smith Square, London (01/1992); St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead Ga...continue...
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Une fête Baroque! /  Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon
Une fête Baroque! / Anne Sofie von Otter; Sandrine Piau; Natalie Dessay; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-03-13

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes galantes; Hippolyte et Aricie; Dardanus, Tragédie lyrique; Platée, Ballet-bouffon; Castor et Pollux, Tragédie lyrique; Dardanus; Jean-Baptiste Lully: Th...
Performers: Azzaretti, Jaël; Benichou, Olivier; Bertin, Pascal; Billiet, Jeroen; Claycomb, Laura; Degand, Stéphanie-Marie; Degout, Stéphane; Deshayes, Karine; Dessay, Natalie; Fierro, Sydney; ...
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle
Ensemble: Le Concert dÆ Astree

Paris's Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Le Concert d' Astree, under its founder and conductor Emmanuelle Haim gave a concert entitled Fetes Baroques to celebrate its 10th...continue...
Recording information: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France (12/19/2011)....continue...
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Handel: Esther / Bowman, Watson, Bickley
Handel: Esther / Bowman, Watson, Bickley

2 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Esther, oratorio, HWV 50b
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Joshua, Rosemary; Osmond, Cecilia; Outram, Rebecca; Purves, Christopher; Smith, Angus; Vocal], Andrew Kennedy [Tenor; Watson, Christopher
Conductors: Cummings, Laurence
Ensemble: London Handel Orchestra
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Lutowslawski: Vocal Works / Lucy Crowe, soprano; Gardner, BBC SO
Lutowslawski: Vocal Works / Lucy Crowe, soprano; Gardner, BBC SO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-09-27

Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Silesian Triptych, for soprano & orchestra (collabration with Bryston); Lacrimosa (fragment of a requiem), for soprano, chorus & orchestra (or organ); Paroles tissées; Slee...
Performers: Crowe, Lucy; Purves, Christopher; Spence, Toby
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Edward Gardner, presents Muzyka Polska Volume II, the second disc in their Polish Music series. Dedicated to...continue...
Recording information: Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England (03/29/2011-03/31/2011)....continue...
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The Power of Handel: Oratorio Highlights for Choir & Orchestra
The Power of Handel: Oratorio Highlights for Choir & Orchestra

1 CD / K&K / 2011-08-30

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Joshua; Solomon; Belshazzar, HWV 61; Saul; Jephtha; Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Performers: Allan, Miriam; Argenta, Nancy; Balbach, Steffen; Berner, Michael; King, Catherine; Kirkby, Emma; LeBrocq, Marc; Morsch, Andre; Nolte, Raimund; Oitzinger, Margot; Paulsen, Melinda; Petersen, Marlis; P...
Conductors: Budday, Jürgen
Ensemble: Maulbronner Chamber Choir

These live recordings are part of a cycle of oratorios and masses, performed in the basilica of Maulbronn Abbey under the direction of Jürgen Budday....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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Purcell: Hail, Bright Cecilia / Paul McCreesh/Gabrieli Players
Purcell: Hail, Bright Cecilia / Paul McCreesh/Gabrieli Players

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2010-07-13

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; My beloved spake, Z 28; O sing unto the Lord, anthem for soprano, alto, tenor, 2 basses, chorus, 2 violins, viola & organ, Z
Performers: Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Jones, Susan Hemington; Podger, Julian; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: McCreesh, Paul
Ensemble: Gabrieli Players

In 1692 the 'musical society', a group of musicians and amateur including the publisher John Playford, initiated a specifically British annual celebration to celebrate St...continue...
Recording information: Brinkburn Priory, Weldon, Northumberland, England (07/1994)....continue...
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Verdi: Falstaff / Jurowski, Purves, Christoyannis, Kuznetsova [Blu-Ray]
Verdi: Falstaff / Jurowski, Purves, Christoyannis, Kuznetsova [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-03-30

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Performers: Battaglia, Paolo; Bezduz, Bulent; Christoyannis, Tassis; Elliott, Alasdair; Hoare, Peter; Holloway, Jennifer; Kucerova, Adriana; Kuznetsova, Dina; Lemieux, Marie-Nicole; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

The inspirational Vladimir Jurowski conducts Verdi's last opera, his only true comic opera. An international cast is led by Christopher Purves in the larger-than-life role...continue...
Run Time: 136 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German...continue...
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Verdi: Falstaff / Jurowski, Purves, Christoyannis, Kuznetsova [DVD]
Verdi: Falstaff / Jurowski, Purves, Christoyannis, Kuznetsova [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-03-30

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Performers: Battaglia, Paolo; Bezduz, Bulent; Christoyannis, Tassis; Elliott, Alasdair; Hoare, Peter; Holloway, Jennifer; Kucerova, Adriana; Kuznetsova, Dina; Lemieux, Marie-Nicole; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

The inspirational Vladimir Jurowski conducts Verdi's last opera, his only true comic opera. An international cast is led by Christopher Purves in the larger-than-life role...continue...
Run Time: 136 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German...continue...
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Sounds Sublime: Essential Collection - Sixteen/Christophers
Sounds Sublime: Essential Collection - Sixteen/Christophers

2 CD / Coro / 2009-09-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Cantata no 50, "Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft" (incomplete), BWV 50; Tomá...
Performers: Cooper, Gary [Keyboardist]; Crabtree, Libby; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Dean, Ruth; Dunkley, Sally; George, Michael; George, Michael [Vocals]; Glynn, Christopher; Montgomery, Roger; Purves, Chri...
Conductors: Christophers, Harry
Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)

Some of the most celebrated recordings from Harry Christophers and his award-winning ensemble, in a beautiful 2-CD digipak set. Equally appealing to fans of The...continue...
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COO 16073
Händel: Israel in Egypt; Zadok the Priest; The King Shall Rejoice
Händel: Israel in Egypt; Zadok the Priest; The King Shall Rejoice

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2009-01-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54; Coronation Anthem; The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no 2 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 260
Performers: Clarkson, Julian; Deam, Donna; Holton, Ruth; Kenny, Jonathan Peter; Priday, Elisabeth; Purves, Christopher; Robertson, Nicholas; Salmon, Philip; Tindall, Paul; Tusa, Andrew
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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Lamenti - Cavalli, Monteverdi, Carissimi, etc / Emmanuel Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée, et al
Lamenti - Cavalli, Monteverdi, Carissimi, etc / Emmanuel Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée, et al

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Francesco Cavalli: Egisto; Didone; Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa (Canto Amoroso); Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 1"; L'Incirinazione Di Poppea; L'Orfeo; Barbara Strozzi: Cantate, ar...
Performers: Ciofi, Patrizia; Dessay, Natalie; DiDonato, Joyce; Gens, Véronique; Haïm, Emmanuelle [Condcutor/Harpsichord]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lehtipuu, Topi; Naouri, Laurent; Purves, Christopher; Vi...
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Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée

Emmanuelle Haim follows her acclaimed 2006 recording of Monteverdi's 'Combattimento' with an unusual and inventive program on the theme of the lamento, a literary and...continue...
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Handel: Messiah / Christophers, Sampson, Padmore, The Sixteen, et al
Handel: Messiah / Christophers, Sampson, Padmore, The Sixteen, et al

3 CD / Coro / 2008-09-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Solomon; Esther, oratorio, HWV 50b; Pensieri notturni di filli (Nel dolce dell'oblio), cantata for soprano, recorder & continuo, HWV 134; Concerto ...
Performers: Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bircher, Katy; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Evans, Robert; Headley, Erin; Lawrence-King, Andrew; Padmore, Mark [Tenor...
Conductors: Christophers, Harry
Ensemble: The Sixteen

This brand new recording by one of the most celebrated ensembles in the world features distinguished soloists revered for their performances of Handel....continue...
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Handel: Judas Maccabaeus / Budday, Pratschke, King, et al
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus / Budday, Pratschke, King, et al

2 CD / K&K / 2008-07-04

Works: George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Performers: King, Catherine; LeBrocq, Marc; Pratschke, Sinead; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Budday, Jürgen

This recording is part of a cycle of old testament oratorios by G. F. Handel and is one of the many concerts performed at Maulbronn...continue...
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Handel: Alcina / Bolton, Kasarova, Prina, et al
Handel: Alcina / Bolton, Kasarova, Prina, et al

3 Super Audio CD / Farao Classics / 2007-09-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: Alcina, HWV 34
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Cangemi, Veronica; Kasarova, Vesselina; Prina, Sonia; Purves, Christopher; York, Deborah
Conductors: Bolton, Ivor
Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra

The festival premiere of ALCINA at the Prinzregententheater on July 17th, 2005 was, like so many other premieres of baroque operas, a highlight of the...continue...
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Handel: Messiah / Budday, Chance, et al
Handel: Messiah / Budday, Chance, et al

2 CD / K&K / 2007-04-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Allan, Miriam; Chance, Michael; LeBrocq, Marc; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Budday, Jürgen
Ensemble: Maulbronn Chamber Choir
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Opera in English - Beethoven: Fidelio / Parry, Brewer, et al
Opera in English - Beethoven: Fidelio / Parry, Brewer, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-05-24

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72
Performers: Brewer, Christine; Catling, Ashley; Evans, Rebecca; Hunka, Pavlo; Lloyd, Robert [Bass Voice]; Margison, Richard; Purves, Christopher; Wedd, Peter
Conductors: Parry, David

"Christine Brewer is so much in command, and in such splendid voice, that there is no doubt that it is Vanessa's story." - Gramophone "The...continue...
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Opera in English - Mozart: The Magic Flute / Mackerras
Opera in English - Mozart: The Magic Flute / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-04-26

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Banks, Barry; Bronder, Peter; Chambers, Celia; Cullagh, Majella; Evans, Rebecca; Fikret, Nazan; Garrett, Lesley [Soprano Vocal]; Graham-Hall, John; Hancock, Gareth; Jones, Victoria; Keenlyside, Simon...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

Sir Charles Mackerras has spent many years researching performance practice of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is a noted authority on Mozart's operas, having...continue...
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Opera in English - Verdi: Masked Ball / Parry, et al
Opera in English - Verdi: Masked Ball / Parry, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-10-19

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Performers: Catling, Ashley; Grove, Jill; Michaels-Moore, Anthony; O'Neill, Dennis [Tenor Vocal]; Patterson, Susan; Purves, Christopher; Richardson, Linda; Sherratt, Brindley; Wood, Roland [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Parry, David

Sir Peter Moores has long wanted to record Verdi's 'A Masked Ball', and has been biding his time until the right cast was available. Susan...continue...
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Opera in English - Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
Opera in English - Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-09-21

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
Performers: Bonner, Yvette; Danby, Graeme; Dazeley, William; Evans, Rebecca; Graham-Hall, John; Joyce, Victoria; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; McCafferty, Frances; Montague, Diana; ...
Conductors: Parry, David

"...the most intelligent and certainly the most involving traversal of the opera on record for many years... being able to follow every nuance of the...continue...
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Ricci: La Prigione di Edinburgo / Bellini, Robinson,et al
Ricci: La Prigione di Edinburgo / Bellini, Robinson,et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2004-06-01

Works: Federico Ricci: La prigione di Edimburgo, opera
Performers: Focile, Nuccia; Lee, Colin; Lipinski, Rebecca von; Purves, Christopher; Robinson, Dean; Rossi, Nicola; Scano, Elisabetta
Conductors: Bellini, Gabriele
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir; Philharmonia Orchestra

Opera Rara continues its Esential Opera Rara series with Federico Ricci's 'La Prigione di Edemburgo'. Immensely popular in its day, this opera had two hits...continue...
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Walton: Belshazzar's Feast / Daniel, Purves, Lindley, et al
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast / Daniel, Purves, Lindley, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-05-01

Works: William Walton: Belshazzar's Feast, for baritone, double chorus & orchestra; Coronation March "Crown Imperial"; Coronation March "Orb and Sceptre"
Performers: Lindley, Simon; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia

Often compared on account of its pulsating drive and barbaric splendour with Orff's 'Carmina Burana', 'Belshazzar's Feast' is now regarded as the finest British large-scale...continue...
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Mozart: Zaïde / Goodwin, Dawson, Blochwitz, Bär, et al
Mozart: Zaïde / Goodwin, Dawson, Blochwitz, Bär, et al

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2004-04-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Zaide, K 344 (334b)
Performers: Bar, Olaf; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Lippert, Herbert [Tenor Vocals]; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Goodwin, Paul
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music

Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that...continue...
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Opera in English - Rossini: The Thieving Magpie / Parry
Opera in English - Rossini: The Thieving Magpie / Parry

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-07-22

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie), opera
Performers: Banks, Barry; Bickley, Susan; Cullagh, Majella; Garrett, Nicholas; Graham-Hall, John; Jeffrey, Darren; Jones, Nerys; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Purves, Christopher; Scales, Prunella; Smythe, Russell...
Conductors: Parry, David

"This splendid set is something of a home-coming for English Rossini lovers, many of whom will recall with affection the production of 'The Thieving Magpie'...continue...
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