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Mariusz Kwiecien (King Roger II of Sicily), Georgia Jarman (Roxana), Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd), Kim Begley (Edrisi), Alan Ewing (Archbishop), Agnes Zwierko (Deaconess)
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Kasper Holten (director)
all the imagination of Kasper Holten's production coheres compellingly, and Antonio Pappano shapes an extremely lucid performance that somehow manages to be taut and lush at the same time. Mariusz... — More…
Anna Netrebko (Norina), Matthew Polenzani (Ernesto), John Del Carlo (Don Pasquale), Mariusz Kwiecień (Malatesta)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus, James Levine
Donizetti's modest little domestic comedy almost sinks under the weight of such production values. That is stays afloat is a tribute to Netrebko who unleashes some fearsome coloratura; and to... — More…
Anna Netrebko (Lucia), Piotr Beczala (Edgardo), Mariusz Kwiecien (Enrico), Colin Lee (Arturo), Ildar Abdrazakov (Raimondo)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, Marco Armiliato (conductor) & Mary Zimmerman (director)
Director Mary Zimmerman's… offers a Victorian gloss on the drama… which adds a fresh and fascinating resonance. This is reinforced by the filming, often steeply angled from front stage, and... — More…
Mariusz Kwiecień (Eugene Onegin), Tatiana Monogarova (Tatiana), Makvala Kasrashvili (Madame Larina), Margarita Mamsirova (Olga), Emma Sarkisyan (La nourrice), Andrey Dunaev (Lenski), Anatolij Kotscherga (Prince Gremin) & Valery Gilmanov (Zaretski)
Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi...
Concepts apart, what Dmitri Tcherniakov brings to this Bolshoi production is an almost Chekhovian attention to detail… Tcherniakov’s singers reward him with some remarkable performances. Tatiana... — More…
Elīna Garanca (Léonor de Guzman), Matthew Polenzani (Fernand), Mariusz Kwiecień (Alphonse XI)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Staatsoper, Karel Mark Chichon, Amélie Niermeyer (dir.)
The role of Léonor seems tailor-made for Garanča...her detached elegance and regal hauteur are ideal for this high-end trophy-mistress...When she finally lets her guard down in that great Act... — More…
Mariusz Kwiecien (Onegin), Anna Netrebko (Tatyana), Piotr Beczala (Lensky), Oksana Volkova (Olga), Alexei Tanovitski (Gremin)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, Valery Gergiev (conductor) & Deborah Warner (director)
Netrebko convincingly projects the teenage Tatiana's inwardness and sensitivity...Beczala, bookish and intense as Lensky, is deeply moving during the humiliating party scene and duel...Gergiev's... — More…
Solveig Kringelborn (soprano) & Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone)
Swedish Radio Choir & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
This is a very deeply felt account, sung and played and directed by Gergiev with intense conviction...Mariusz Kwiecien is an authoritative baritone, Solveig Kringelborn meltingly maternal in... — More…
Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Alex Esposito (Leporello), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Commendatore), Véronique Gens (Donna Elvira), Antonio Poli (Don Ottavio), Malin Byström (Donna Anna), Elizabeth Watts (Zerlina) & Dawid Kimberg (Masetto)
Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera...
Holten shows us Giovanni as a man older than usual, lonely, perhaps trying to stave off his fear of death with each new seduction...Some of the singing would not pass muster on CD. But the acting... — More…
Erwin Schrott (Figaro), Miah Persson (Susanna), Gerald Finley (Count), Dorothea Röschmann (Countess), Rinat Shaham (Cherubino), Graciela Araya (Marcellina), Jonathan Veira (Bartolo), Philip Langridge (Basilio), Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Alex Esposito (Leporello), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Commendatore),...
Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Thomas Hampson, Jonas Kaufmann, Simon Keelyside, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Dorothea Röschmann, Mariusz Kwiecien, Erwin Schrott, Miah Persson
Antonio Pappano, Andris Nelsons, Colin Davis, George Benjamin, Philippe Jordan