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Sara Jakubiak (Helene), Brian Jagde (The Stranger), Josef Wagner (The Ruler), Okka von der Damerau (The Messenger), Derek Welton (The Doorman), Burkhard Ulrich (The Blind Judge), Gideon Poppe (The Young Man)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Marc Albrecht, Christof Loy
Marc Albrecht and his orchestra are familiar, so their excellence is no surprise. But the three lead singers are relative unknowns—and their stupendous performances leave you wondering why. [Sara... — More…
Patrizia Ciofi (soprano), Noa Frenkel, Dietrich Henschel (baritone), Terry Wey (countertenor), Ensemble Nikel, SWR Experimentalstudio, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Johannes Kalitzke, Claus Guth
The vocal lines are mostly functional, but in the end it’s Czernowin’s luminous orchestral writing, with its ravishing electronic enhancements and a small chorus of voices in the pit, that compels... — More…
Torsten Kerl (Rienzi), Kate Aldrich (Adriano) & Camilla Nylund (Irene)
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Sebastian Lang-Lessing (conductor) & Philipp Stölzl (stage director)
no relevant filmic reference...is left unquoted in design or acting. Torsten Kerl's considerable vocal and visual impersonation of the title-role has absorbed, and reproduces, Chaplin's The Great... — More…
Lisa Otto (Vater Fadenkreutz), Ivan Sardi (Mutter Fadenkreutz), Manfred Röhrl (Wilhelm), Gerti Zeumer (Auguste), Donald Grobe (Assessor Birkhahn) & Victor Von Halem (Bürgermeister)
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Caspar Richter (conductor) & Winfried Bauernfeind (stage director)
Catherine Malfitano (Salome), Leonie Rysanek (Herodias), Simon Estes (Jokanaan), Horst Hiestermann (Herod)
Berlin German Opera Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli
a powerful and warmly expressive performance...Malfitano is an abrasive Salome, confident from the start, knowing exactly what she wants...Estes in his prime is a powerful Jokanaan...[Rysanek]... — More…
Elena Tsallagova (Donna Clara), Emily Magee (Ghita), David Butt Philip (Der Zwerg), Mick Morris Mehnert (Der Zwerg - actor), Philipp Jekal (Don Estoban)
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles, Tobias Kratzer (director)
This is a work that deliberately challenges audiences, but which is here played with a breathtaking combination of imagination and responsibility. Zemlinsky’s lush masterpiece is vividly presented... — More…
Nadja Michael (Salome), Falk Struckmann (Jochanaan), Peter Bronder (Herodes), Iris Vermillion (Herodias) & Matthias Klink (Narraboth), Eva Marton (Elektra), Brigitte Fassbaender (Klytämnestra), Cheryl Studer (Chrysothemis), Franz Grundheber (Orest), James King (Aegisth), Goran Simic (Attendant...
Dinara Alieva (Magda de Civry), Charles Castronovo (Ruggero Lastouc), Alexandra Hutton (Lisette), Alvaro Zambrano (Prunier), Stephen Bronk, Noel Bouley, Matthew Newlin, Thomas Lehmann, Siobhan Stagg, Elbenita Kajtazi, Stephanie Lauricella, Carlton Ford
Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper...
Villázon shows admirable restraint in a straightforward, stylish production that contains a good deal of charm…there’s a rich darkness to [Alieva’s] voice, especially in Doretta’s Dream…Castronovo’s... — More…
79 CDs + 2 DVD Videos$315.50