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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…
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…
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…
Elena Tsallagova, Jukka Rasilainen, Michèle Lagrange, Hannah Esther Minutillo, David Kuebler, Roland Pracht & Paul Gay
Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris, Choir of Hauts-de-Seine & Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris, Dennis Russell Davies
Alban Berg Quartet
62 CDs + 8 DVDs($127.75) $113.50
Thomas Allen (The Forester), Eva Jenis (The Vixen), Hannah Minutillo (The Fox), Libuše Márová (The Forester’s Wife/The Owl) & Ivan Kusnjer (Harašta, the Poacher)
Orchestre de Paris & Choeur du Chatelet, Charles Mackerras (conductor) & Nicholas Hytner (stage director)
Nancy Gustafson (Katya), Felicity Palmer (Kabanicha), Ryland Davies (Tichon), Barry McCauley (Boris), John Graham-Hall (Kudrjas), Louise Winter (Varvara), Robert Poulton (Kuligin), Christine Bunning (Glasha), Linda Ormiston (Feklusha)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus, Andrew...
This transfer to DVD of a 1988 Virgin VHS houses an entirely recommendable staging by Lehnhoff for Glyndebourne. He directs his excellent cast with an astonishing ability to delineate their inner... — 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$181.25
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),...