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Britten: Billy BuddRecommended
John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere), Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), Phillip Ens (Claggart), Iain Paterson (Mr Redburn), Matthew Rose (Mr Flint), Darren Jeffery (Lieutenant Ratcliffe), Alasdair Elliott (Red Whiskers), John Moore (Donald), Jeremy White (Dansker), Ben Johnson (Novice), Colin Judson (Squeak)...
[Elder paces] the developing tragedy with airily lyrical detail and brooding, ominous power. John Mark Ainsley' s plangent, dark-toned tenor and intense diction show us a more neurotic Vere than... — More…
Presto Recording of the Week, 23rd May 2011
BBC Music Magazine Awards, 2012, DVD Finalist
BBC Music Magazine, July 2011, DVD Choice
Verdi: La Traviata
Venera Gimadieva (Violetta), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo), Tassis Christoyannis (Germont), Emanuele D’Aguanno (Gastone), Magdalena Molendowska (Annina), Hanna Hipp (Flora), Eddie Wade (Baron Douphol)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Mark Elder (conductor) & Tom Cairns...
[Elder's] handling of the score is a revelation; nothing here is routine...one is overwhelmed by the beauty of the playing and of the work. Cairns's production is quite excellent, with strong,... — More…
Szymanowski: Król Roger
Scott Hendricks (König Roger), Olga Pasychnik (Roxane), John Graham-Hall (Edrisi), Hartmann (Der Hirte)
Wiener Symphoniker, Sir Mark Elder, David Pountney
Pountney ditches the original Palermo setting in favour of severe abstraction, but fills the stage with unusually detailed and gripping action...Boasting a rich baritone, Scott Hendricks is a... — More…
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
John Osborn (Benvenuto Cellini), Mariangela Sicilia (Teresa), Maurizio Muraro (Balducci), Michèle Losier (Ascanio), Laurent Naouri (Fieramosca), Orlin Anastassov (Le Pape Clément VII)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder, Terry Gilliam
Elder conducts a thrillingly vibrant and entirely idiomatic account…Gilliam’s extraordinary eye for visual fantasy, cartoonish comedy and endless japes, meanwhile, matches the music surprisingly... — More…