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Julie Fuchs (Leïla), Cyrille Dubois (Nadir), Florian Sempey (Zurga), Luc Bertin-Hugault (Nourabad); Les Cris de Paris & Orchestre National de Lille, Alexandre Bloch
Dubois is distinctly French in the timbre of his voice and his singing style, and if Fuchs tends to spread under pressure she is lyrical when required and her coloratura is formidable…the vocal... — More…
Marilyn Horne (Carmen), James McCracken (Don José), Adriana Maliponte (Micaëla), Tom Krause (Escamillo), Colette Boky (Frasquita), Marcia Baldwin (Mercédès), Russell Christopher (Le Dancaïre), Andrea Velis (Le Remendado), Raymond Gibbs (Moralès), Donald Gramm (Zuniga)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,...
& music by Faure & Gounod
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Kazuki Yamada
[Yamada] draws playing both exquisite and passionate from his orchestra. If the colours of Faure's score are very different, they nonetheless tread the same fine line between chamber music economy... — More…
Miah Persson (soprano), Katarina Karnéus (mezzo), Andrew Staples (tenor)
Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester, Daniel Harding
Popular though they are, the choice of items and their sequence in this recital are refreshingly unhackneyed, more than just a hit list of vocal display items...Persson's is, as always, a voice... — More…
Opera Arias played by Flute and Orchestra
Katherine Bryan (flute)
Orchestra of Opera North, Bramwell Tovey
Bryan’s tone is powerful and well focused…Chandos’s sound is excellent, as one would expect, giving Bryan a bit of a helping hand in the balance, but this is something strictly for flute fans. — More…