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Mauro Peter (Belmonte), Lenneke Ruiten (Konstanze), Sabine Devieilhe (Blonde), Maximilian Schmitt (Pedrillo), Tobias Kehrer (Osmin)
Chorus of Teatro alla Scala & Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Zubin Mehta, Giorgio Strehler
Strehler/Testi handles the balance between the comic and the serious astutely…Ruiten’s superb performance – touchingly acted, fluently sung – makes you both believe and care…Devieilhe soars effortlessly... — More…
María José Siri (Butterfly), Bryan Hymel (Pinkerton), Carlos Álvarez (Sharpless), Annalisa Stroppa (Suzuki)
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Chailly
There are undoubtedly passages of juvenile stylistic autopilot here that Puccini was right to cut…But it’s genuinely fascinating to hear what the first-night audience would have heard…The superb... — More…
Nina Stemme (Turandot), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Calaf), Maria Agresta (Liù), Alexander Tsymbaluk (Timur), Angelo Veccia (Ping), Roberto Covatta (Pang), Blagoj Nacoski (Pong), Carlo Bosi (Altoum), Gianluca Breda (Mandarino)
Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Riccardo Chailly
it is a measure of Lehnhoff's authority that you never question his choices...Chailly digs deep into Puccini's score...And the La Scala orchestra plays as if their life depended on it...Stemme... — More…
Günther Groissböck (Sarastro), Saimir Pirgu (Tamino), Albina Shagimuratova (Queen of the Night), Genia Kühmeier (Pamina), Ailish Tynan (Papagena), Alex Esposito (Papageno) & Peter Bronder (Monostatos)
Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala & Choir of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, Roland...
This is a wonderful performance...I was more moved and enchanted by this than by any other Magic Flute I have seen on DVD...[Esposito's Papageno] sung with glorious abandon, while his acting... — More…
Kristin Lewis (Aida), Fabio Sartori (Radames), Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris), George Gagnidze (Amonasro), Matti Salminen (Ramfis), Carlo Colombara (Il Re), Azer Rza-Zada (Messagero), Chiara Isotton (La gran Sacerdotessa)
La Scala, Zubin Mehta
Live recording from the Teatro La Fenice, 1 January 2013
Desirée Rancatore (soprano) & Saimir Pirgu (tenor)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice & Members of the Ballet of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Torsten Kerl (Rienzi), Marika Schönberg (Irene), Daniela Sindram (Adriano), Richard Wiegold (Colonna), Stefan Heidemann (Orsini), Robert Bork (Cardinal Orvieto), Marc Heller (Baroncelli), Leonardo Neiva (Cecco del Vecchio) & Jennifer O’Loughlin (Peace Messenger)
Orchestre national du Capitole,...
Lavelli and conductor Steinberg make much sense of (at least) the personal drama of Wagner's grand Romantic opera...[Kerl, Sindram and Schonberg] pace themselves well; even with the blue pencil... — More…
John Graham-Hall (Gustav von Aschenbach), Andrew Shore (Traveller/Elderly Fop/Gondolier/Barber/ Hotel Manager Player/Dionysus), Tim Mead (Apollo), Sam Zaldivar (Tadzio), Laura Caldow (The Polish Mother), Mia Angelina Mather/Xhuliana Shehu (Her Two Daughters), Joyce Henderson (The Governess), Marcio...
Krešimir Špicer (Don Anchise), Julie Martin du Theil (La Marchesa Violante), Bernard Richter (Il Contino Belfiore), Anett Fritsch (Arminda), Lucia Cirillo (Ramiro), Giulia Semenzato (Serpetta), Mattia Olivieri (Nardo)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala (on period instruments), Diego Fasolis, Frederic...
this is an interesting and hugely enjoyable performance of a production that certainly has its flaws and errors, but also the merit of original thought that fundamentally respects the intentions... — More…
Yusif Eyvazov (Andrea Chénier), Anna Netrebko (Maddalena de Coigny), Luca Salsi (Carlo Gérard), Annalisa Stroppa (Bersi), Mariana Pentcheva (La comtesse de Coigny)
Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Chailly, Mario Martone
Netrebko’s Maddalena offers a blend of conviction and artifice. She’s distinguished in terms of her endless supply of lovely tone and her shaping of individual phrases, and on that level, rather... — More…