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Roman Trekel (Wozzeck), Anne Schwanewilms (Marie), Marc Molomot (Captain), Nathan Berg (Doctor), Gordon Gietz (Drum Major), Robert McPherson (Andres), Katherine Ciesinski (Margret), Calvin Griffith (First Apprentice), Samuel Schultz (Second Apprentice), Brenton Ryan (Madman)
This live, 2013 concert performance by the Houston Symphony, under their then outging musical director Hans Graf, benefits from a stellar cast. Much is paid to orchestral detail, and Berg’s rhythmic... — More…
Young -Jun Ahn (Edgar), Jaegyeong Jo (Loredano), Eun-Hye Choi (Malvina), Markus Scafer (Enrico), Jorg Lindemann (Artur), Harald Thum (Ruggiero), Tina Marie Herbert (Laura), Anna Feith (Betzi), Samuel Hasselhorn (Berto), Niklas Mallmann (Guglielmo), Andreas Mattersberger (Pietro), Simon Mayr Chorus...
2 CDs($17.75) $14.25
Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Kim Begley (Loge), Michelle DeYoung (Fricka), Deborah Humble (Erda), Peter Sidhom (Alberich), Anna Samuil (Freia), Kwangchul Youn (Fasolt), Stephen Milling (Fafner), David Cangelosi (Mime), Charles Reid (Froh), Oleksandr Pushniak (Donner), Eri Nakamura (Woglinde), Aurhelia...
Sidhom's dark-leather tone and malevolent characterisation make an impressive Alberich, fellow Briton Kim Begley is a smooth, sardonic Loge, ideally lyrical in his narration...Van Zweden conducts... — More…
Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Petra Lang (Brünnhilde), Michelle DeYoung (Fricka), Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Heidi Melton (Sieglinde), Falk Struckmann (Hunding), Sarah Castle (Waltraute), Karen Foster (Gerhilde), Katherine Broderick (Helmwige), Anna Burford (Schwertleite), Elaine McKrill (Ortlinde), Aurhelia...
Drawing airy, luminescent textures from the Hong Kong players, [van Zweden] drives the drama excitingly [and] his singers respond superbly…Goerne brings Wotan’s fearful conflicts of love and... — More…
4 CDs($31.50) $23.75
Keith Phares (Elmer Gantry), Patricia Risley (Sharon Falconer), Vale Rideout (Frank Shallard), Frank Kelley (Eddie Fislinger) & Heather Buck (Lulu Baines)
Florentine Opera Chorus, Florentine Opera Company & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, William Boggs
It’s tremendous fun — full of lush, old-fashioned melodies, showbizzy orchestration, rip-roaring ensembles and pastiche hymns, spirituals and gospel numbers. Darker and deeper than Lewis’s original,... — More…
Simon O’Neill (Siegfried), Matthias Goerne (The Wanderer), David Cangelosi (Mime), Werner Van Mechelen (Alberich), Heidi Melton (Brünnhilde), Falk Struckmann (Fafner), Deborah Humble (Erda), Valentina Farcas (Wood-Bird)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden
[van Zweden] evokes both its youthful energy and darker undercurrents, with excellent playing from the augmented Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra…But every ‘Siegfried’ hangs on the title role,... — More…
4 CDs($31.50) $23.75
Yvonne Kenny, Michael Roider, Mojca Erdmann, Karl Michael Ebner, Marko Kathol, Heinz Holecek, Hellmuth Klumpp, Yvonne Kálmán
Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
The English title of Kálmán's most celebrated operetta is a misnomer. The heroine is a princess not of gypsies but (as the German title, DieCsárdásfürstin, indicates) of the csárdás; she's a... — More…
2 CDs($13.75) $11.00
Gun-Brit Barkmin (Brünnhilde), Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), Eric Halfvarson (Hagen), Shenyang (Gunther), Amanda Majeski (Gutrune), Peter Kálmán (Alberich), Michelle DeYoung (Waltraute)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden
Barkmin brings imagination and flair. It’s quite a ‘white’ voice and not a huge one but she’s a committed projector of the drama. Brenna’s voice, again not heavy but well focused, certainly records... — More…
4 CDs($31.50) $23.75
Isabelle Druet (mezzo-soprano), Luca Lombardo, Frédéric Antoun (tenors), Marc Barrard (baritone), Nicolas Courjal (bass), François Le Roux (baritone)
Orchestre National de Lyon, Leonard Slatkin
the sound is exquisitely clear and the playing suave from the musky clarinets and ticking clocks of the opening to the sudden flush of hot-to-trot harps…[Druet] captures Concepcion's impatience... — More…
Ana Quintans (soprano), Joana Seara (soprano), Cátia Moreso (mezzo-soprano), Fernando Guimarães (tenor), Carlos Mena (countertenor), Joao Fernandes (bass)
Voces Caelestes & Os Músicos do Tejo, Marcos Magalhães