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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…
Diana Damrau (Violetta), Francesco Demuro (Alfredo), Ludovic Tézier (Germont), Anna Pennisi (Flora), Cornelia Oncioiu (Annina), Kevin Amiel (Gastone), Fabio Previati (Il Barone Douphol), Nicolas Testé (Dottore Grenvil)
L’Opéra National de Paris, Francesco Ivan Ciampa
Vocally, Damrau can run rings around the notes, but in this role that's not enough. Francesco Demuro makes a likeable if uninteresting Alfredo…best of the principals is Ludovic Tézier's Giorgio... — More…
Inva Mula (Mireille), Charles Castronovo (Vincent), Opéra national de Paris, Marc Minkowski, Nicolas Joel
Mula attacks the testing title-role with spirit and agility, just lacking a lick of tenderness...The handsome, unhappy Castronovo is in wonderful voice as Vincent. — More…
Susan Graham (Sesto), Hannah Esther Minutillo (Annio), Catherine Naglestad (Vitellia), Ekaterina Siurina (Servilia), Roland Bracht (Publio) & Christoph Prégardien (Tito)
Orchestra and Chorus of The Opéra national de Paris, Sylvain Cambreling (musical director) & Ursel and Karl-Ernst...
Everybody was taken by the warmth and the emotion in Susan Graham’s voice as well as her breathtaking acting — More…
Dimitris Tiliakos (Macbeth), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Banco), Violeta Urmana (Lady Macbeth), Letitia Singleton (Dama), Stefano Secco (Macduff), Alfredo Nigro (Malcolm)
Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris & Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine, Teodor Currentzis
Personal relationships are illuminatingly handled in spite of Tcherniakov's aversion to monologues. Home viewing produces, I guess, a more accessible experience than the audience had in Paris's... — More…
Orpheus - Yann Bridard (ballet), Maria Riccarda Wesseling (opera), Eurydice - Marie-Agnès Gillot (ballet), Julia Kleiter (opera), Amor - Miteki Kudo (ballet ) & Sunhae Im (opera)
Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris & Balthasar-Neumann Chor & Ensemble, Thomas Hengelbrock
Even though I’m a bit allergic to Bausch’s brand of Teutonic gloom, I can’t deny that this has a rare emotional intensity which grows out of the music. — More…
Recorded live at the Opéra national de Paris, October & November 2005.
Aurélie Dupont, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Agnès Letestu, Clairemarie Osta, Laëtitia Pujol, Jean-Guillaume Bart, Kader Belarbi & Mathieu Ganio
Ballet de L’Opéra national de Paris & Orchestre de L’Opéra national de Paris, Paul Connelly (musical director), George Balanchine (choreographer)
A gem of dazzling brilliance — More…