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John Metcalf: Under Milk Wood, opera (text: Dylan Thomas) / Welsh National Opera
John Metcalf: Under Milk Wood, opera (text: Dylan Thomas) / Welsh National Opera

2 CD / Launch Music / 2015-05-12

Works: John Metcalf: Under Milk Wood, opera
Performers: Davies, Wyn; Donovan, Elizabeth; Howells, Helen Jane [Soprano Vocal]; Jeffers, Gweneth-Ann; Jones, Michael Douglas; Jones, Paul Carey; Lucas, Karina; Morris, Richard; Mulholl, Eamonn
Conductors: Davies, Wyn
Ensemble: Welsh National Opera

This new CD presents the first time that Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" has been used as a libretto. The cover artwork was provided by...continue...
Recording information: St German's Church, Cardiff (04/09/2014-04/10/2014)....continue...
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Claudio Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria / Fernando Guimarães, Jennifer Rivera et al.; Boston Baroque; Martin Pearlman
Claudio Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria / Fernando Guimarães, Jennifer Rivera et al.; Boston Baroque; Martin Pearlman

3 CD / Linn Records / 2015-05-12

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Performers: Fernandes, Joao [Vocals]; Heaton, Sara; Lowrey, Christopher; Tengblad, Sonja DuToit
Conductors: Pearlman, Martin
Ensemble: Boston Baroque

Il ritorno d'Ulisse' is unquestionably one of the three pillars that place Monteverdi among the greatest of opera composers; this recording marks the premiere of...continue...
Recording information: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (04/27/2014-04/30/2014)....continue...
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LINN 451
80 years of the Orchestre National de France / Martha Argerich, Pierre Bernac, Denise Duval, Fischer-Dieskau, Marily Horne, Yo-Yo Ma, Victoria de los Angeles et al. [8 CDs]
80 years of the Orchestre National de France / Martha Argerich, Pierre Bernac, Denise Duval, Fischer-Dieskau, Marily Horne, Yo-Yo Ma, Victoria de los Angeles et al. [8 CDs]

8 CD / Radio France / 2015-05-12

Works: Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; La mer; Edouard Lalo: Le Roi d'Ys; Albert Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite no 2; Francis Poulenc: Chansons villageoises (6); La dame de Monte Carlo, mono...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Berberian, Cathy; Bernac, Pierre; de los Angeles, Victoria; Duval, Denise; Ferras, Christian [Violin]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Horne, Marilyn [Mezzo-sopr...
Conductors: Inghelbrecht, Désiré-Emile; Paray, Paul; Munch, Charles; Desormiere, Roger; Schuricht, Carl; Krips, Josef; Horenstein, Jascha; Kletzki, Paul; Cluytens, André; Celibidache, Sergiu...
Ensemble: Orchestre National de France

The Orchestre National de France celebrates eighty years of historic concerts and illustrious performers with this specially-priced eight disc boxed set. Presented by Radio France...continue...
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RAIO 020
Sinful Women - Arias by Massenet, Saint-Saëns,  Stravinsky, Wagner et al.  / Dagmar Pecková, mzz.; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus & Orch.; Markovic
Sinful Women - Arias by Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Wagner et al. / Dagmar Pecková, mzz.; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus & Orch.; Markovic

1 CD / Supraphon / 2015-05-12

Works: Jules Massenet: Marie-Magdeleine; Hérodiade; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila; Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Luigi Cherubini: Medea; Richard Wagner: Parsifal; Richard Strauss: Salome...
Performers: Mikulás, Peter [Bass Vocals]; Peckova, Dagmar; Veberova, Ivana [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Markovic, Aleksandar
Ensemble: ; Slovak Philharmonic Chorusá ; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestraá

The provocative title of the new album by the feted mezzo-soprano Dagmar Pecková reflects a remarkable dramaturgic idea: that which connects the life of modern...continue...
Recording information: Studio of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava (2014-09-02_2014-09-04&2014-)....continue...
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SPR 4181
Rossini: La gazza ladra / María José Moreno, Kenneth Tarver, Lorenzo Regazzo et al.; Classica Chamber Choir, Brno; Virtuoso Brunensis; Alberto Zedda
Rossini: La gazza ladra / María José Moreno, Kenneth Tarver, Lorenzo Regazzo et al.; Classica Chamber Choir, Brno; Virtuoso Brunensis; Alberto Zedda

3 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie), opera
Performers: Fabbrini, Gianni
Conductors: Zedda, Alberto
Ensemble: Virtuosi Brunensis

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) marked a culmination of the convergence of serious and comic elements in Rossini's work. The result is an ideal...continue...
Recording information: Kurhaus Bad Wildbad, Germany (2009-07-01_2009-07-02&2009-)....continue...
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NXS 8660369
Contemporaries of the Strauss Family, Vol. 1 - works by Czibulka, Fahrbach Jr. Fetras, Gung'l; Hellmesberger Jr., Ivanovici, Lanner, Lincke, Millocker, Schmid, Schrammel, Ziehrer
Contemporaries of the Strauss Family, Vol. 1 - works by Czibulka, Fahrbach Jr. Fetras, Gung'l; Hellmesberger Jr., Ivanovici, Lanner, Lincke, Millocker, Schmid, Schrammel, Ziehrer

1 CD / Marco Polo / 2015-05-12

Works: Josef Schrammel: Dornbacher Hetz, march for orchestra; Iosif Ivanovici: Visuri de Aur, Waltz for orchestra; Joseph Lanner: Tourbillon-Galopp, Op 142 no 1; Bolero, for orchestra; Philipp Fahrbach: Fra...
Conductors: Georgiadis, John
Ensemble: ; Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

The music of the Strauss family is justifiably famous, but many other talented composers were producing popular music of comparable quality in the 19th and...continue...
Recording information: House of Music, Pardubice, Czech Republic (02/08/2014-02/13/2014)....continue...
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MCPO 8225365
Ignaz Waghalter (1881-1949): New World Suite / New Russia State SO; Alexander Walker
Ignaz Waghalter (1881-1949): New World Suite / New Russia State SO; Alexander Walker

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12

Works: Ignatz Waghalter: Mandragola - Opera; New World Suite, for orchestra; Masaryk's Peace March, for orchestra
Conductors: Walker, Alexander
Ensemble: New Russia State Symphony Orchestra

Ignatz Waghalter rose from an impoverished childhood in Poland to become conductor at the newly founded Deutsches Opernhaus in Berlin in 1912. Here, the first...continue...
Recording information: Studio 5, Russian State TV & Radio Company KULTURA, Mos (11/14/2013-11/17/2013)....continue...
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Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor & Pollux / Ainsworth, Sempey, Devieilhe, De Negri, Margaine, Immler. Ensemble Pygmalion, Pichon
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor & Pollux / Ainsworth, Sempey, Devieilhe, De Negri, Margaine, Immler. Ensemble Pygmalion, Pichon

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2015-05-12

Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux, tragédie en musique
Conductors: Pichon, Raphaël
Ensemble: Ensemble Pygmalion

Rameau's third opera, Castor & Pollux, was first performed in 1737. It follows the story of twin brothers, the mortal Castor and the immortal Pollux....continue...
Recording information: Corum, Montpellier (07/2014)....continue...
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HAR 902212
My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice - Music for the Wanamaker Organ & Flugelhorn / Peter Richard Conte, organ; Andrew Ennis, flugelhorn
My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice - Music for the Wanamaker Organ & Flugelhorn / Peter Richard Conte, organ; Andrew Ennis, flugelhorn

1 CD / Gothic Records / 2015-05-12

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah, Op. 47; Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; La Traviata; Richard Strauss: Capriccio, Op.85; Maurice Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9; Quatre...
Performers: Conte, Peter Richard [Organ]; Ennis, Andrew

The lyrical, soulful sound of the flugelhorn is paired with the orchestral rich colors of the Wanamaker organ in this beautiful recording. Popular melodies abound,...continue...
Recording information: Macy's, Philadelphia, PA (2014-08-03_2014-08-05&2014-)....continue...
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GTHC 49294
Donizetti: Les Martyrs / Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Spyres, David Kempster, Brindley Sherratt. Mark Elder
Donizetti: Les Martyrs / Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Spyres, David Kempster, Brindley Sherratt. Mark Elder

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2015-05-12

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Les Martyrs, opera (French revision of Poliuto)
Performers: Bayley, Clive; El-Khoury, Joyce [Vocals]; Evans, Wynne; Kempster, David; Preece, Simon; Sherratt, Brindley; Spyres, Michael; Waters, Rosalind
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

In November 2014, Sir Mark Elder was joined by a stellar cast led by Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Spyres and David Kempster, for a performance of...continue...
Recording information: St Clement's Church, London and Henry Wood Hall, London (10/2014/11/2014)....continue...
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OPR 52
Kamran Ince (b.1960): Judgment of Midas, opera / Matthew DiBattista, tenor; Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano; Gregory Gerbrandt,  baritone; Jennifer Goltz, soprano; Mikhail Svetlov, bass
Kamran Ince (b.1960): Judgment of Midas, opera / Matthew DiBattista, tenor; Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano; Gregory Gerbrandt, baritone; Jennifer Goltz, soprano; Mikhail Svetlov, bass

2 CD / Albany Records / 2015-05-05

Works: Kamran Ince: Judgement of Midas, opera
Performers: DiBattista, Matthew; Fischer, Abigail; Gerbrandt, Gregory; Goltz, Jennifer; Horst, Phillip; Svetlov, Mikhail
Conductors: Ince, Kamran
Ensemble: Milwaukee Opera Theatre Chorus

The opera Judgment of Midas was commissioned by Crawford Greenewalt, Jr. to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sardis excavations in Turkey. Composer Kamran Ince...continue...
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ALB 1562
The Five Countertenors - works by Jommelli, Porpora, Galuppi, Handel, Myslivi ek, et al. / Yuriy Mynenko, Xavier Sabata, Max Emanuel Cencic, Valer Sabadus, Vince Yi
The Five Countertenors - works by Jommelli, Porpora, Galuppi, Handel, Myslivi ek, et al. / Yuriy Mynenko, Xavier Sabata, Max Emanuel Cencic, Valer Sabadus, Vince Yi

1 CD / Decca / 2015-05-04

Works: Niccolò Jommelli: Tito Manlio; Nicola Porpora: Ifigenia in Aulide; Baldassare Galuppi: Penelope; George Frederick Handel: Serse, HWV 40; Agrippina, HWV 6; Josef Myslivecek: Farnace; Johann Chr...
Performers: Barna-Sabadus, Valer; Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Mynenko, Yuriy [Counter Tenor]; Sabata, Xavier; Yi, Vince [Counter Tenor]
Conductors: Petrou, Georges
Ensemble: Armonia Atenea

Decca's new release brings together five of the world's most renowned countertenors, who bring the rich world of baroque opera to life. Once rarely heard,...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording DEC B002295102
Verdi: Macbeth / Giuseppe Altomare, Giorgio Giuseppini, Dimitra Theodossiou, Dario Di Vietri. Sabbatini [DVD]
Verdi: Macbeth / Giuseppe Altomare, Giorgio Giuseppini, Dimitra Theodossiou, Dario Di Vietri. Sabbatini [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Dynamic / 2015-04-28

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth
Performers: Altomare, Giuseppe; Di Vietri, Dario; Giuseppini, Giorgio; Theodossiou, Dimitra
Conductors: Sabbatini, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Piemonte Philharmonic Orchestra

Macbeth undoubtedly marked a turning point in Verdi's operatic writing, i.e., the foregrounding of the characters' introspective, psychological aspects. This DVD captures the production staged...continue...
Run Time: 158 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian
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DYN 37689
Fiamma del Belcanto - arias by Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini  / Diana Damrau, soprano; Gianandrea Noseda
Fiamma del Belcanto - arias by Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini / Diana Damrau, soprano; Gianandrea Noseda

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-04-28

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Maria Stuarda; Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera; La sonnambula, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: I masnadieri; La traviata; Luisa Miller; Giacomo Puccini: La Boh&e...
Performers: Beczala, Piotr; Brandolino, Nicole [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Damrau, Diana; Testé, Nicolas
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: ; Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino

In her first recital album devoted entirely to Italian opera, soprano Diana Damrau takes the golden age of bel canto, the early 19th c., as...continue...
Recording information: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)....continue...
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WRNC 2564616674
Verdi: Macbeth / Giuseppe Altomare, Giorgio Giuseppini, Dimitra Theodossiou, Dario Di Vietri. Sabbatini [Blu-ray]
Verdi: Macbeth / Giuseppe Altomare, Giorgio Giuseppini, Dimitra Theodossiou, Dario Di Vietri. Sabbatini [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Dynamic / 2015-04-28

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth
Performers: Altomare, Giuseppe; Di Vietri, Dario; Giuseppini, Giorgio; Theodossiou, Dimitra
Conductors: Sabbatini, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Piemonte Philharmonic Orchestra

Macbeth undoubtedly marked a turning point in Verdi's operatic writing, i.e., the foregrounding of the characters' introspective, psychological aspects. This Blu-ray captures the production staged...continue...
Run Time: 158 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian
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DYN 57688
Francesco Gasparini: Il Bajazet, opera (1719) / Leonardo De Lisi; Filippo Mineccia; Giuseppina Bridelli; Ewa Gubanska; Antonio Giovannini
Francesco Gasparini: Il Bajazet, opera (1719) / Leonardo De Lisi; Filippo Mineccia; Giuseppina Bridelli; Ewa Gubanska; Antonio Giovannini

3 CD / Glossa / 2015-04-28

Works: Francesco Gasparini: Il Bajazet, opera
Performers: Bridelli, Giuseppina; Cinciripi, Giorgia; Giovannini, Antonio; Gubanska, Ewa; Lisi, Leonardo de; Mineccia, Filippo; Pe, Raffaele
Conductors: Ipata, Carlo
Ensemble: Auser Musici

Carlo Ipata, inveterate searcher for unjustly forgotten musical scores, directs Il Bajazet, an important three-act opera by Francesco Gasparini, showing marked influences of the Roman...continue...
Recording information: Chiesa del Crocifisso, Barga, Italy (06/29/2014-07/06/2014)....continue...
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GLS 923504
Aribert Reimann: Lear, opera (adapted from Shakespeare) / Bo Skovhus, Katja Pieweck, Hellen Kwon, Siobhan Stagg. Simone Young, Hamburg State Opera [DVD]
Aribert Reimann: Lear, opera (adapted from Shakespeare) / Bo Skovhus, Katja Pieweck, Hellen Kwon, Siobhan Stagg. Simone Young, Hamburg State Opera [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2015-04-28

Works: Aribert Reimann: Lear, opera
Performers: Kwon, Hellen; Leder, Erwin; Pieweck, Katja; Skovhus, Bo; Stagg, Siobhan; Vasar, Lauri; Watts, Edgar
Conductors: Young, Simone
Ensemble: Hamburg Philharmonic; Hamburg State Opera Chorus

Aribert Reimann's "Lear" is a milestone in the tragic opera of the 20th century. Ever since its 1978 premiere at the Bavarian State Opera in...continue...
Run Time: 156 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English, German
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AHM 109063
'Bel Canto' Arias by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi / Jesus Leon, tenor; Royal Liverpool PO, Toby Purser
'Bel Canto' Arias by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi / Jesus Leon, tenor; Royal Liverpool PO, Toby Purser

1 CD / Opus Arte / 2015-04-28

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; Don Pasquale; Roberto Devereux, ossia Il conte di Essex; Lucia di Lammermoor; La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera; Vincenzo B...
Performers: Leon, Jesus
Conductors: Purser, Toby
Ensemble: ; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Acclaimed for his 'extraordinary top notes' (Guardian), Mexican singer Jesus Leon is one of today's most exciting lyric tenors. For his recording debut, he presents...continue...
Recording information: Liverpool Philharmonic at the Friary, West Everton, Liv (12/11/2013-12/13/2013)....continue...
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BOA 9035D
Aribert Reimann: Lear, opera (adapted from Shakespeare) / Bo Skovhus, Katja Pieweck, Hellen Kwon, Siobhan Stagg. Simone Young, Hamburg State Opera [Blu-ray]
Aribert Reimann: Lear, opera (adapted from Shakespeare) / Bo Skovhus, Katja Pieweck, Hellen Kwon, Siobhan Stagg. Simone Young, Hamburg State Opera [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2015-04-28

Works: Aribert Reimann: Lear, opera
Performers: Kwon, Hellen; Leder, Erwin; Pieweck, Katja; Skovhus, Bo; Stagg, Siobhan; Vasar, Lauri; Watts, Edgar
Conductors: Young, Simone
Ensemble: Hamburg Philharmonic; Hamburg State Opera Chorus

Aribert Reimann's "Lear" is a milestone in the tragic opera of the 20th century. Ever since its 1978 premiere at the Bavarian State Opera in...continue...
Run Time: 156 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, German
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AHM 109064
Georg Solti in Rehearsal & Performances - Wagner: Tannhauser, overture / Solti, Sudfunk Sinfonieorchester [DVD]
Georg Solti in Rehearsal & Performances - Wagner: Tannhauser, overture / Solti, Sudfunk Sinfonieorchester [DVD]

1 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2015-04-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser, overture
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Sudfunk Sinfonieorcheste

Sir Georg Solti was known for his impulsive and insightful interpretations of orchestral and operatic masterpieces from Beethoven to Wagner to Elgar and beyond. This...continue...
Run Time: 59 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, French Spanish
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EUA 2053038
Thierry Escaich (b.1965): Claude, opera (Libretto: R. Badinter) / L'Opera de Lyon Chorus & Orchestra; Rhorer [DVD]
Thierry Escaich (b.1965): Claude, opera (Libretto: R. Badinter) / L'Opera de Lyon Chorus & Orchestra; Rhorer [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2015-04-28

Works: Thierry Escaich: Claude, opera
Performers: Bou, Jean-Sebastien; Ferreira, Rodrigo; LaFont, Jean-Philippe
Conductors: Rhorer, Jérémie
Ensemble: Chœurs de L'Opera de Lyon; Orchestre de L'Opera de Lyon

A modern opera inspired by Victor Hugo's ''Claude Gueux'', on a libretto by Robert Badinter and music by Thierry Escaich. The synopsis of ''Claude'' is...continue...
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