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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…
Sara Jakubiak (Francesca), Jonathan Tetelman (Paolo), Ivan Inverardi (Giovanni), Charles Workman (Malatestino dall’Occhio), Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carlo Rizzi, Christof Loy
The piece can certainly boast a fascinating score that reveals the composer’s extraordinary technical skills, with their combination of opulence and refined sensuality influenced by Debussy and... — More…
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…
Live from the 'Waldbühne'
Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Anna Netrebko & Plácido Domingo, Plácido Domingo & Rolando Villazón
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Marco Armiliato
For all the reek of marketing hype, there's a real sense of occasion, our greatest living tenor benignly crowning superstar successors who promise comparable art and intelligence. — More…
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…
Patrizia Ciofi (soprano), Noa Frenkel, Dietrich Henschel (baritone), Terry Wey (countertenor), Ensemble Nikel, SWR Experimentalstudio, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Johannes Kalitzke, Claus Guth
There is only the hint of a story; the opera unfolds through a chain of connected situations, whether imagined, dreamlike or real. Bringing this to life is music of fabulous subtlety, its textures... — 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...
Iana Salenko (Clara & the Sugar Plum Fairy), Marian Walter (Nutcracker & Prince Coqueluche), Michael Banzhaf (Drosselmayer), Arshak Ghalumyan (Mouse King), Elena Iseki (Young Clara) & Linus Schmidt (Fritz)
Staatsballett Berlin, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Robert Reimer
79 CDs + 2 DVD Videos$274.75