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Allan Clayton (Hamlet), Sarah Connolly (Gertrude), Barbara Hannigan (Ophelia), Rod Gilfry (Claudius), Kim Begley (Polonius), John Tomlinson (Ghost/Grave-Digger/Player-King), Jacques Imbrailo (Horatio)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Vladimir Jurowski
Dean’s score succeeds through rampant imagination and simple wisdom…[Clayton’s] portrayal of Hamlet’s decline would be noteworthy even without singing that is full of expressive meaning and always... — More…
John Tomlinson (The Minotaur), Johan Reuter (Theseus), Christine Rice (Ariadne), Andrew Watts (Snake Priestess), Philip Langridge (Hiereus), Amanda Echalaz (Ker), Rebecca Bottone, Pumeza Matshikiza, Wendy Dawn Thompson, Christopher Ainslie, Tim Mead (Innocents)
The Royal Opera Chorus &...
This opera, premiered at the Royal Opera last April, seems to me to be a masterpiece, of the kind that one feels the greatness of before one has a complete understanding of it. …the Minotaur... — More…
Five Great Opera Productions from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Bernard Haitink, Raymond Leppard, John Pritchard
[On Falstaff] This performance is typical of the high standards of ensemble playing pertaining at Glyndebourne in the 1970s. — More…
John Mitchinson, Helen Field, John Tomlinson & Catherine Savory
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Kühn Children´s Chorus & Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras
The vocal performances are without exception magnificent: John Mitchinson as Manolios and Helen Field as Katerina, respectively Christ and Mary Magdalen, deliver near definitive readings of their... — More…