Chandos - up to 30% off
To celebrate their fortieth anniversary this year, we're offering up to 30% off the whole Chandos label including downloads until 7th October 2019 (please note that the download prices shown are already discounted).
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Cheryl Barker (Katya), Jane Henschel (Kabanicha), Robert Brubaker (Boris Grigoryevich), Peter Hoare (Tichon Kabanov), Peter Wedd (Kudryash), Victoria Simmonds (Varvara), Kathleen Wilkinson (Glasha), Gwynne Howell (Dikoi); Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi
…Rizzi illuminates… with almost Puccinian warmth, while keenly evoking the tightening tensions beneath. …Barker's… intense soprano, large for the role, makes Katya sound stronger than usual... — More…
Sung in English
Cheryl Barker (soprano), Gillian Keith (Masha), William Dazeley (Silvio), William Dazeley (Maurice), Gillian Keith (Zdenka), William Dazeley (Mandryka)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Parry
Anguish… the keynote, coming across best in Margarita's prison aria from Boito's Mefistofele and Lisa's midnight soliloquy in Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades. — More…
Cheryl Barker (Emilia Marty - 'E.M.'), Robert Brubaker (Albert Gregor), John Graham-Hall (Vítek), Elena Xanthoudakis (Kristina), John Wegner (Baron Jaroslav Prus), Thomas Walker (Janek Prus), Neal Davies (Dr Kolenaty), Graeme Danby (Stage Hand), Graham Clark (Count Hauk-Šendorf)
Mackerras's reading, recorded in live performance, is slightly more expansive than his benchmark Vienna version… but the passionately lyrical urgency and sense of mystery drive it along just... — More…
Cheryl Barker (soprano), Jean Rigby (mezzo-soprano), Philip Langridge (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone)
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, Chamber Choir of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Richard Hickox
Like so many British composers Dyson, even before he died in 1962, suffered neglect through writing in a conservative idiom that critics were all too ready to label 'out of date'. Originally... — More…
Cheryl Barker (soprano) / Rosario La Spina (tenor) / Bruce Martin (baritone) / Elizabeth Whitehouse (soprano) / Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo-soprano) / Sarah Crane (soprano) / Taryn Fiebig (soprano) / Dominica Matthews (mezzo-soprano) / Barry Ryan (baritone) & Sian Pendry (soprano)
Hickox conducts with real theatrical warmth… — More…
Cheryl Barker (Butterfly), Jean Rigby (Suzuki), Paul Charles Clarke (Pinkerton), Gregory Yurisich (Sharpless), Stuart Kale (Goro), D'Arcy Bleiker (Yamadori), Clive Bayley (The Bonze)
Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Yves Abel
A clear recommendation for those wanting Butterfly in English; even those who don't will find Abel's handling of the score absorbing from first to last — More…
Mary Plazas (soprano), Cheryl Barker (soprano), Gregory Yurisich (baritone), Stuart Kale (tenor), Paul Charles Clarke (tenor), Jane Eaglen (soprano), Mark Le Brocq (tenor), Peter Wedd (tenor), Peter Sidhom (bass), Dennis O'Neill (tenor), Jean Rigby (mezzo), Cynthia Haymon (soprano), Susan Patterson...
in association with the Richard Hickox Foundation
Inevitably when such a breadth of repertoire is being covered, we’re talking movements rather than complete works, but it’s been sympathetically programmed, and consequently the transitions don’t... — More…