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Anja Silja (Emilia Marty), Kim Begley (Albert Gregor), Victor Braun (Baron Prus), Andrew Shore (Dr. Kolenaty), Anthony Roden (Vitek)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Andrew Davis
The veteran dramatic soprano Anja Silja is dramatically and vocally fearless as the ageless diva Emilia Marty in this 1995 production from Glyndebourne, which brings out all the uncanny beauty... — More…
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…
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
Please note: This set weighs around 2.5kg, so we need to charge extra postage for delivery outside of the UK. Please contact us for further details.
Sergei Leiferkus (narrator), Emanuel Ax (piano), Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Anna Prohaska (soprano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Mariss Jansons
13 CDs + DVD Video
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),...
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…
A film recording from the Vienna Festival , June 7th 1964 – Theater an der Wien
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
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…