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Francisco Araiza (Zamoro), Ileana Cotrubas (Alzira), Donald George (Ovando), Alexandru Ionitza (Otumbo), Renato Bruson (Gusmano), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Alvaro), Sofia Lis (Zuma), Daniel Bonilla (Ataliba)
Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Lamberto Gardelli
an excellent cast, helped by warm and well-balanced recording supervised by Munich Radio engineers, with Cotrubas flexible in coloratura — More…
Ramón Vargas (Don Carlos), Alastair Miles (Philippe II), Bo Skovhus (Rodrigue), Nadja Michael (La Princesse Eboli), Iano Tamar (Elisabeth de Valois), Simon Yang (Le Grand Inquisiteur), Cornelia Salje (Thibault), Dan Paul Dumitrescu (Un Moine), Benedikt Kobel (Le Compte de Lerme), Inna Los (Un Voix...
This is an issue of major importance, which all lovers of Verdi should acquire, since it will enable them to hear about 45 minutes of his most mature music which is otherwise not available…... — More…
Ruggero Raimondi (Filippo II), José Carreras (Don Carlo), Piero Cappuccilli (Rodrigo), Matti Salminen (Il Grande Inquisitore), Mirella Freni (Elisabetta di Valois), Agnes Baltsa (Eboli), Marjon Lambriks (Tebaldo), Ewald Aichberger (Il conte di Lerma), Thomas Moser (Un araldo reale) & Edita Gruberova...
Karajan galvanises the orchestra, the singers sound as if they are listening to one another and there are some beautifully floated soft phrases...[Raimondi] does the king's loneliness very well.... — More…
Piotr Beczala (tenor), Ewa Podles (contralto), Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukas Borowicz
The Polish tenor's move into a heavier repertoire than hitherto associated with him is amply vindicated in this celebratory CD...he retains the golden quality of his voice as he sizes up. The... — More…
Sherrill Milnes (Macbeth), Christa Ludwig (Lady Macbeth), Karl Ridderbusch (Banquo), Carlo Cossutta (Macduff), Gildis Flossman (Dama) & Ewald Aichberger (Malcolm)
Chorus & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Karl Böhm
Lady Macbeth has rarely seemed more of a Lady than in Ludwig’s hands on this live 1970 recording from Vienna – her arch-manipulator is regal, elegant and icily pragmatic right up until the final... — More…
Ludwig Welter (Marchese di Calatrava), Antonietta Stella (Leonora), Ettore Bastianini (Don Carlo), Giuseppe di Stefano (Alvaro), Giulietta Simionato (Preziosilla), Walter Kreppel (Padre Guardiano), Karl Dönch (Fra Melitone), Annemarie Ludwig (Curra)
Choir & Orchestra of the Vienna State...
Mitropoulos, who had only weeks to live, directs the work with that combination of sensitivity and drive that marked all his performances.
With the Vienna State Opera Orchestra in glowing form,... — More…
Neil Shicoff (Ernani), Michèle Crider (Elvira), Carlos Alvarez (Don Carlo), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Don Ruy Gomez de Silva), Dana Liliana Ciuca (Giovanna), Benedikt Kobel (Don Riccardo) & Ayk Martirossian (Jago)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Vienna State Opera, Seiji Ozawa
chief among [the advantages] are the classy playing of the Vienna orchestra and conducting from Seiji Ozawa...that, despite feeling a little stately and indulgent towards the singers early on,... — More…
Plácido Domingo (Otello), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Desdemona), Renato Bruson (Iago), Kaludi Kaludow (Cassio), Wilfried Gahmlich (Roderigo), Kurt Rydl (Lodovico), Margerita Lilowa (Emilia) & Goran Simic (Montano)
Choir and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Zubin Mehta
By 1987, Domingo had 12 years' experience of singing the role and knew so well how to pace himself that all thought and feeling could be channelled into the characterisation, musical and dramatic.... — More…