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Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther von Stolzing), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser), Anne Schwanewilms (Eva), Daniel Behle (David), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Magdalene), Günther Groissböck (Pogner)
Bayreuth Festival, Philippe Jordan, Barrie Kosky
In Barrie Kosky’s spirited but uneven 2017 staging of Wagner’s comedy there are splurges of ideas…The performances of the cast are of a high standard dramatically and mostly musically. Volle... — More…
Aida Garifullina (Snowmaiden), Yuriy Mynenko (Lel), Martina Serafin (Kupava), Maxim Paster (Tsar Berendy), Thomas Johannes Mayer (Mizguir)
Opéra national de Paris, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Dmitri Tcherniakov
Tatarnikov is sensitive to the score’s brilliant colours and vividly imagined textures, drawing on the fine playing of the Paris Opera Orchestra and the enthusiastic engagement – both vocal and... — More…
Jacquelyn Wagner (Fiordiligi), Michèle Losier (Dorabella), Frédéric Antoun (Ferrando), Philippe Sly (Guglielmo), Paulo Szot (Don Alfonso), Ginger Costa-Jackson (Despina)
Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Philippe Jordan
Jacquelyn Wagner is a poised Fiordiligi, with plenty of power for ‘Come scoglio’, while Michèle Losier sings a stylish Dorabella...The men are even finer, particularly Philippe Sly’s Guglielmo...With... — More…
Anne Sofie von Otter (Carmen), Marcus Haddock (Don José), Laurent Naouri (Escamillo), Lisa Milne (Micaëla), Mary Hegarty (Frasquita), Christine Rice (Mercédès), Colin Judson (Remendado), Quentin Hayes (Dancaïre), Hans Voschezang (Moralès), Jonathan Best (Zuniga)
The Glyndebourne Chorus &...
In the grip of violent emotions, Anne Sofie von Otter paints a complete 'Carmen' — More…
Nadja Michael (Salome), Michaela Schuster (Herodias), Thomas Moser (Herod), Michael Volle (Jokanaan), Joseph Kaiser (Narraboth)
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Philippe Jordan (conductor) & David McVicar (stage director)
The only ideal voice to be heard is the first, Joseph Kaiser's as an angelic-sounding Narraboth; but most shortcomings are overridden by Jonathan Haswell's accomplished filming. McVicar's energetic,... — More…
Ludovic Tézier (Il Conte di Almaviva), Barbara Frittoli (La Contessa di Almaviva), Ekaterina Siurina (Susanna), Luca Pisaroni (Figaro), Karine Deshayes (Cherubino), Ann Murray (Marcellina), Robert Lloyd (Bartolo)
Paris Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Philippe Jordan
This Franco-Italian-Russian-Irish-English combo plays well together … this cast sings well too...Jordan's conducting sound large-scale and Romantic to our period ears...this new set plays as... — More…
Ricarda Merbeth (soprano), Daniela Sindram (mezzo-soprano), Robert Dean Smith (tenor) & Gunther Groissbock (bass)
Choeurs de l’Opera National de Paris & Orchestre de l’Opera National de Paris, Philippe Jordan
A valuable addition to the vast catalogue of Beethoven symphony recordings. A pleasure to see and hear. — More…