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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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Joan Carlyle (Jenifer), Elizabeth Harwood (Bella), Helen Watts (Sosostris), Elizabeth Bainbridge (She-Ancient), Stuart Burrows (Jack), Alberto Remedios (Mark), Raimund Herincx (King Fisher), Stafford Dean (He-Ancient), David Whelan (Half-Tipsy Man), Andrew Daniels (Dancing Man)
the recording needs no defending, with singers, chorus and orchestra in full and lively presence, the soloists in excellent balance with the accompaniment...this issue is a life-enhancing creation... — More…
2 CDs($20.75) $16.50
Jessye Norman (Jocaste), Thomas Moser (Oedipus), Alexandru Ionita (Shepherd), Michel Piccoli (narrator)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Colin Davis
The pace is unerringly right, the rhythms never monotonously mechanical, the score's phrasing and accents scrupulously realized...Jocastas notoriously tend to unsteadiness, but Jessye Norman... — More…
Spas Wenkoff (Tannhäuser), Gwyneth Jones (Elisabeth/Venus), Bernd Weikl (Wolfram), Hans Sotin (Hermann), Robert Schunk (Walther von der Vogelweide)
Bayreuther Festspiele, Sir Colin Davis
At last on DVD, a legendary staging which really did revitalise its subject. The staging's intensity, on a single stark rostrum, is supercharged by the committed, first-rate ensemble 1970s Bayreuth... — More…
Mirella Freni, Wladimiro Ganzarolli, Yvonne Minton, Jessye Norman, Lillian Watson, Ingvar Wixell
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Stuart Burrows (Ferrando), Thomas Allen (Guglielmo), Richard Van Allan (Don Alfonso), Kiri Te Kanawa (Fiordiligi), Agnes Baltsa (Dorabella), Daniela Mazzucato (Despina)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Colin Davis
it offers abundant pleasures. Te Kanawa recorded an earlier Fiordiligi...and a later...: neither manifests the personality and velvety warmth of tone of show here, and her virtuosity in 'Come... — More…
3 CDs($24.00) $18.00
Hänsel und Gretel, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Adventures of Pinocchio
Angelika Kirchschlager, Diana Damrau, Thomas Allen, Lucy Crowe, Emma Bell, Sergei Leiferkus, Victoria Simmonds, Jonathan Summers, Sir Colin Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Opera North
Will Hartmann (Tamino), Dorothea Röschmann (Pamina), Diana Damrau (Königin der Nacht), Franz-Josef Selig (Sarastro), Simon Keenlyside (Papageno), Ailish Tynan (Papagena), Adrian Thompson (Monostatos), Thomas Allen (Sprecher), Gillian Webster, Christine Rice, Yvonne Howard (Drei Damen), Alan Oke, Graeme...
Original 1973 quadraphonic recording by Philips Classics, remastered in 2015
Josephine Veasey, Helen Donath, Delia Wallis, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Gillian Knight, Thomas Allen, John Shirley-Quirk, Frank Patterson
Academy of St Martin in the Fields & John Alldis Choir, Sir Colin Davis
Mihály Szekely (Sarastro), Richard Lewis (Tamino), Margareta Hallin (Queen of the Night), Pilar Lorengar (Pamina), Geraint Evans (Papageno), Dodi Protero (Papagena), Heather Harper, Catherine Wilson, Monica Sinclair (3 ladies), Emily Maire, Elizabeth Harwood, Theresia Bester (boys), Gwyneth Griffiths...