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Olaf Bär, Eric Stocklossa, Stefan Margita, Heinz Zednik & John Mark Ainsley
Arnold Schoenberg Chor & Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
Presently the only DVD version of Janácek's last opera, and it's a good one - even if it doesn't match the Scottish Opera/Welsh National staging many will remember. — More…
Lucy Crowe (Vixen), Emma Bell (Fox), Sergei Leiferkus (Forester), William Dazeley (Harasta), Mischa Schelomianski (Badger/Parson), Jean Rigby (Forester's Wife/Owl), Adrian Thompson (Schoolmaster/Mosquito), Colin Judson (Pásek, Innkeeper), Sarah Pring (Innkeeper’s Wife)
London Philharmonic Orchestra,...
Still, with her background in choreography and a very visceral take on children's theatre, is an ideal director. There's nothing cutesy about her treatment of the animal characters...Jurowski... — More…
Peter Rose (Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov), Evgeniya Sotnikova (Aljeja), Aleš Briscein (Luka Kuzmič/Filka Morozov), Charles Workman (Skuratov), Bo Skovhus (Šiškov), Christian Rieger (Prison governor), Manuel Günther (Nikita, Big Prisoner), Tim Kuypers (Small Prisoner), Ulrich Reß (Old Prisoner), Boris...
This production’s somewhat extreme view of humanity leaves rather little redemption on show…The humanity is in the music, of course, and especially here in Simone Young’s interpretation, softer-edged... — More…
Angelika Kirchschlager (Hänsel), Diana Damrau (Gretel), Elizabeth Connell (Gertrude), Thomas Allen (Peter), Anja Silja (Die Knusperhexe), Pumeza Matshikiza (Sandmännchen), Anita Watson (Taumännchen), Lucy Crowe (Vixen), Emma Bell (Fox), Sergei Leiferkus (Forester), William Dazeley (Harasta), Mischa...
A new box of his complete DG recordings on 64 CDs, most of them with Bavarian radio, confirm my impression of an organic style of music-making in which musicians are not just trusted but also... — More…
64 CDs + 2 DVD Videos$206.50
Gitta-Maria Sjöberg (Kostelnicka), Erika Sunnegårdh (Jenufa), Daniel Frank (Laca), Ingrid Tobiasson (Grandmother Buryjovka), Joachim Bäckström (Steva), Per Høyer (Foreman)
Orchestra and Chorus of The Malmö Opera, Marko Ivanovic (conductor) & Orpha Phelan (stage director)
The fact that Sunnegårdh doesn't sacrifice vocal accuracy for visceral drama...makes you feel her tragedy more strongly because you don't lose yourself in operatic heat...The opera's problematically... — More…
The Animated Film of Janacek's Opera
Christine Buffle (Vixen), Grant Doyle (Forester), Richard Coxon (Fox), Keel Watson (Harasta), Peter Van Hulle (Schoolmaster, Mosquito, Grasshopper), Andrew Foster-Williams (Badger), Katarina Giotas (Forester’s Wife, Owl), Richard Roberts (Cockerel), Michelle Sheridan (Chief Hen), Mark Wilde (Woodpecker),...
A film recording from the Vienna Festival , June 7th 1964 – Theater an der Wien
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
Isabel Bayrakdarian (Bystrouška, the vixen), Lauren Curnow (Fox), Quinn Kelsey (Gamekeeper), Judith Christin (Gamekeeper´s wife, Owl)
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Seiji Ozawa (conductor) & Laurent Pelly (director)
Pelly's staging has plenty of charm but precious little of the dramatic depth that makes the opera such an extraordinary experience in a great production...Bayrakadrian is an affecting Vixen... — More…