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Live at the Metropolitan Opera, 2017
Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma), Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa), Joseph Calleja (Pollione), Matthew Rose (Oroveso), Michelle Bradley (Clotilde), Adam Diegel (Flavio)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Carlo Rizzi, Sir David McVicar
Radvanovsky is the international Norma of choice at the moment and she sings ‘big’, lacking perhaps the legato that Bellini’s long-limbed melodies demand,. But Joyce DiDonato, making her debut... — More…
Sonya Yoncheva (Norma), Joseph Calleja (Pollione), Sonia Ganassi (Adalgisa), Brindley Sherratt (Oroveso), David Junghoon Kim (Flavio), Vlada Borovko (Clotilde)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano, Àlex Ollé (director)
The virtues of this staging lie in individual performances and in the music-making, with the Royal Opera House Orchestra and chorus giving taut and committed interpretations under Antonio Pappano.... — More…
Jessica Pratt (Giulietta), Sonia Ganassi (Romeo), Shalva Mukeria (Tebaldo), Rubén Amoretti (Capellio), Luca Dall'Amico (Lorenzo)
Teatro La Fenice, Omer Meir Wellber, Arnaud Bernard
Omer Meir Wellber conducts a sympathetic account of the score, well played by La Fenice’s orchestra. If you’re looking for a safe, traditional Capuleti, this could very well fit the bill. — More…
Giovanni Battista Parodi (Rodolfo), Julie Mellor (Teresa), Jessica Pratt (Amina), Shalva Mukeria (Elvino)
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice, Gabriele Ferro
Bepi Morassi's production...takes the piece with a pinch of irony, but arguably no more than intended by its creators...Pratt's blonde bombshell of an Amina shows good range of technical skills... — More…
Remastered Recordings 1949–1964
Maria Callas (soprano), Gino Bechi (Nabucco), Maria Callas (Abigaille), Amalia Pini (Fenena), Gino Sinimberghi (Ismaele), Iginio Riccò (Gran Sacerdote), Luciano della Pergola (Abdallo), Silvana Tenti (Anna), Rolando Panerai (Amfortas), Africo Baldelli (Parsifal), Maria Callas (Kundry), Boris Christoff...
Perhaps the most thrilling of all the sets is the performance from Berlin of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor…The encored Sextet is phenomenal, the Mad Scene even more so…Callas was a passionate... — More…
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Daniel Borowski (Lord Gualtiero Valton), Mariola Cantarero (Elvira), Riccardo Zanellato (Sir Giorgio), John Osborn (Lord Arturo Talbot), Scott Hendricks (Sir Riccardo Forth), Gregorio Gonzalez (Sir Bruno Roberton), Fredrika Brillembourg (Enrichetta di Francia)
Chorus of the Netherlands Opera...
Negrin gets some excellent performances from his cast, who are able to express emotion without being either hammy or cheesy. Scott Hendricks as the rejected lover sings nobly after a gusty start...Osborn... — More…