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Piotr Beczala (tenor), Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Marco Boemi
Just listen to the luminous ring to Beczała’s tenor in the open-hearted ‘Recondita armonia’...In an age when many singers are persuaded to take on heavier repertoire far too soon, it’s refreshing... — More…
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano
This is a wonderful disc, the most exciting and enterprising operatic recital I have heard for a very long time...Kaufmann has everything, and at the age of 40 his voice may well be in its finest... — More…
Anna Netrebko (soprano), Yusif Eyvazov (tenor)
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano
all sung with plenty of voice and abandon...when she settles into a long extract from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, with tenor husband Yusif Eyvazov and Antonio Pappano conducting, the recital hits... — More…
Jussi Bjorling (tenor), Hjödis Schymberg (Mimi), Victoria de los Angeles (Nedda), Leonard Warren (Tonio), Paul Franke (Beppe), Robert Merrill (Silvio), Victoria de los Angeles (Mimi), Lucine Amara (Musetta), Robert Merrill (Marcello), John Reardon (Schaunard), Giorgio Tozzi (Colline), Victoria de...
Licia Albanese (Manon Lescaut), Jussi Björling (Des Grieux), Robert Merrill (Lescaut), Franco Calabrese (Geronte/Un sergente degli arcieri), Mario Carlin (Edmondo/Il maestro di ballo/Lampionaio), Anna Maria Rota (Una voce sola), Plinio Clabassi (L'oste/Un comandante di Marina)
Rome Opera House...
With Bjoerling as Des Grieux giving one of this very finest performances on disc and with Robert Merrill in glorious voice as Lescaut, the Romanian conductor Jonel Perlea conducts one of the... — More…
José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta
Elīna Garanča (mezzo)
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Roberto Abbado
The French items suit her slightly cool voice better. There’s a classy, moving grandeur to Didon’s ‘Adieu, fière cité’, and a lovely wistfulness to her Mignon…in short, here’s a beautifully regulated... — More…