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Summer Opera Sale - up to 60% off
Until 24th August 2020, we're offering up to 60% off over 4,500 opera CDs, SACDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Heidi Brunner (Bianca), Wolfgang Koch (Simone) & Charles Reid (Guido Bardi)
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bertrand De Billy
The vitality of Bertrand de Billy’s conducting and the richness of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra’s playing in this 2010 concert recording are both extremely compelling. Wolfgang Koch provides... — 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…
4 CDs($44.00) $35.25
Piotr Beczala (Faust), Soile Isokoski (Marguerite), Kwangchul Youn (Mephistopheles), Adrian Eröd (Valentin), Michaela Selinger (Siebel), Hans Peter Kammerer (Wagner) & Zoryana Kushpler (Marthe)
Chorus & Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper, Bertrand de Billy
a reading of exceptional vigour and dignity, banishing genteel cobwebs and traditional cuts...Isokoski's characteristically pure tones make her a winsomely vulnerable heroine...[Beczala] shows... — More…
3 CDs($32.75) $26.25
Lisa Gasteen (Marta), Johan Botha (Pedro), Falk Struckman (Sebastiano), Kwangchul Youn (Tommaso), Raymond Very (Nando)
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie & Heinz Ferlesch Choreinstudierung, Bertrand De Billy
2 CDs($19.25) $15.50
Deborah Polaski & Jane Henschel
Slovak Philharmonic Choir & Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bertrand de Billy
The sumptuousness of the score doesn't quite come across in Bertrand de Billy's performance with the Vienna Radio Symphony. The voices lack allure, too - Deborah Polaski as Ariane seems under... — More…
2 CDs($31.00) $24.75
Johan Botha (Luigi), Wolfgang Koch (Michele), Elza van den Heever (Giorgetta), Heidi Brunner (La Frugola), Charles Reid (Il Tinca/Ballad-Seller/Young Lover), Janusz Monarcha (Il Talpa), Elisabeta Marin (Young Lover)
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie, Bertrand de Billy
[Botha] gives what is mostly a fine account of the role of Giorgetta’s young lover Luigi, his tone vital and with a healthy ring at the top of the voice; but at times there is a suggestion of... — More…
Camilla Nylund (Leonore), Kurt Streit (Florestan), Peter Rose (Rocco), Gerd Grochowski (Pizarro), Brigitte Geller (Marzelline), Dietmar Kerschbaum (Jaquino), Martin Schwab (narrator)
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Arnold Schönberg Chor, Bertrand de Billy
from the first notes of the Leonore No. 2 Overture, Bertrand de Billy creates lively dramatic tension...Brigitte Geller is a bright-eyed Marzelline, Peter Rose a sympathetic and nicely characterised... — More…
2 CDs($31.00) $24.75
Michael König (Lohengrin), Camilla Nylund (Elsa), Robert Hayward (Telramund), Michaela Schuster (Ortrud), Falk Struckmann (Heinrich the Fowler), Daniel Schmutzhard (Herald)
Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra & Choir and Extra Choir of the Frankfurt Opera, Bertrand de Billy
The singing is on a generally fairly high level, with exceptionally good enunciation of the text from everyone...The chorus and the orchestra cope well with Bertrand de Billy's demands on them:... — More…
3 CDs($41.50) $33.25
Wojtek Drabowicz (Don Giovanni), Kwanchul Youn (Leporello), Regina Schörg (Donna Anna), Véronique Gens (Donna Elvira), Marcel Reijans (Don Ottavio), Marisa Martins (Zerlina), Felipe Bou (Masetto), Anatoly Kocherga (Commendatore)
Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Chamber Choir...
Calixto Bieito's 2002 production is a potent parable not only for our time, but of any society in decadence… everyone is caught in a self-destructive cycle of abuse - from the mutually manipulative... — More…
Falk Struckmann (Wotan), Graham Clark (Loge), Günter von Kannen (Alberich), Lioba Braun (Fricka), Kwanchul Youn (Fasolt), Matthias Hölle (Fafner), Elisabete Matos (Freia), Andrea Bönig (Erda), Cristina Obregon (Woglinde), Ana Ibarra (Wellgunde), Francisca Beaumont (Flosshilde), Wolfgang Rauch (Donner),...
Harry Kupfer's Bayreuth staging was Teutonically technological and ugly, but despite some dramatic silliness it actually heeded Wagner's stage directions. So does this one, created originally... — More…