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James Morris (Hans Sachs), Ben Heppner (Walther von Stolzing), Karita Mattila (Eva), Thomas Allen (Beckmesser), Jill Grove (Magdalena), Matthew Polenzani (David), René Pape (Pogner), John Relyea (Nachtwächter)
Metropolitan Opera & Chorus, James Levine
Thank goodness for no quirky ideas...The singers are all outstanding, led by James Morris's warmly genial Sachs...and by Ben Heppner, who is an equally convincing Walther...Mattila not only looks... — More…
Karita Mattila (soprano), Violeta Urmana (mezzo), Thomas Moser (tenor), Eike Wilm Schulte (bass)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir & Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Claudio Abbado
Abbado, a Furtwängler admirer in principle, seems ever more Italian, his tauter lyricism allied to a sense of forward movement influenced, we are told, by period practice. The surprise is not... — More…
Roberto Alagna (Carlos), Karita Mattila (Elisabeth de Valois), Thomas Hampson (Rodrigue), Jose van Dam (Philippe), Waltraud Meier (Eboli), Eric Halfvarson (Grand Inquisitor)
Paris Theatre du Chatelet, Antonio Pappano
This performance appeared on VHS back in March 1997. On a new, wide-screen television, it makes a far more arresting effect. The action seems to be happening in the room with you.
That's due... — More…
94 CDs + 3 DVD Videos$292.25
Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Cañizares (guitar), Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Violeta Urmana (soprano), Vadim Repin (violin), Lisa Batiashvili (violin) & Truls Mørk (cello), Radek Baborák (horn), Daniel Barenboim (piano and conductor), Daniel...
very special things here, especially in some of the 1990s Abbado concerts...There are plenty more treasures; it’s a set to dip into and savour bit by bit. Some of the discs may not be so compelling,... — More…