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Philip Langridge (Aschenbach), Alan Opie (Traveller/Elderly Fop/Old Gondolier/Hotel Manager/Hotel Barber/Leader of the Players/Voice of Dionysus), Michael Chance (Voice of Apollo)
BBC Singers, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
The Pears/Bedford version tends to emphasise the opera's elegiac side… The Chandos… is certainly not lacking in depth. But it also has an incisive clarity matching Richard Hickox's generally... — More…
Patricia Rozario (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor) & Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor), Patricia Rozario (soprano) & Stephen Richardson (bass), Jeremy Birchall & Margaret Feaviour
BBC National Chorus of Wales, Britten Singers, Chester Festival Chorus & BBC National Orchestra of Wales,...
While there may be doubts over the music there can be no doubt as to the excellence and commitment of all three performances on this pair of discs. The recorded sound and booklet are up to the... — More…
Philip Langridge (Vere), Simon Keenlyside (Billy), John Tomlinson (Claggart), Alan Opie (Mr Redburn), Matthew Best (Mr Flint), Alan Ewing (Mr Ratcliffe), Francis Egerton (Red Whiskers), Clive Bayley (Dansker); London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Tiffin Boys' Choir, Richard Hickox
Britten's score is so often praised that we tend to neglect the distinction of Forster and Crozier's libretto, sung in this set with unerring conviction by its three principals. Keenlyside and... — More…
Clive Bayley (Calkas), James Thornton (Antenor), Arthur Davies (Troilus), Nigel Robson (Pandarus), Judith Howarth (Cressida), Yvonne Howard (Evadne), David Owen-Lewis (Horaste), Alan Opie (Diomede)
Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia, Richard Hickox
Troilus and Cressida is here powerfully presented as an opera for the central repertory, traditional in its red-blooded treatment of a big classical subject. Few operas since Puccini's have such... — More…
Mark Padmore (Prologue/Quint), Lisa Milne (Governess), Catrin Wyn Davies (Miss Jessel), Diana Montague (Mrs Grose), Nicholas Kirby Johnson (Miles), Caroline Wise (Flora)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox
Katie Mitchell directs very much in the BBC classic manner… Bly's grand but bleak interiors and iron-grey woodlands splendidly atmospheric. Hickox and his exceptional cast capture beautifully... — 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…
Gerald Finley (baritone), Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone), Jeremy White (bass), Richard Coxon (tenor), Roderick Williams (bass), Gidon Saks (bass), Francis Egerton (tenor), Rebecca Evans (soprano), Susan Gritton (soprano), Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano), Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo-soprano), Mark...
John Noble was a fine Pilgrim on the old Boult recording, but Gerald Finley brings not only a voice that's as good and well suited but also a dramatic quality that is more colourful and intense.... — More…
Peter Coleman-Wright (Owen Wingrave), Robin Leggate ( Sir Philip Wingrave/Narrator), Elizabeth Connell (Miss Wingrave), Janice Watson (Mrs. Coyle), Sarah Fox (Mrs. Julien), Alan Opie (Spencer Coyle), Pamela Helen Stephen (Kate) & James Gilchrist (Lechmere)
City of London Sinfonia, Richard...
Hickox's excellent cast boasts some supreme exponents. Hickox draws haunting colours and chordings from his City of London Sinfonia, and the recording is flawlessly presented. — More…
Philip Langridge (Peter Grimes), Janice Watson (Ellen Orford), Alan Opie (Balstrode), Ameral Gunson (Auntie), John Graham-Hall (Bob Boles), John Connell (Swallow), Anne Collins (Mrs Sedley), Roderick Williams (Ned Keene);
London Symphony Chorus, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
Any reading that so potently confirms the genius of this piece must have a distinguished place in the discography. In the first place there's Langridge's tense, sinewy, sensitive Grimes. Predictably... — More…
Arleen Augér (Alcina), Della Jones (Ruggiero), Kathleen Kuhlmann (Bradamante), Maldwyn Davies (Oronte), Eiddwen Harrhy (Morgana), Patrizia Kwella (Oberto), John Tomlinson (Melisso)
City of London Baroque Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
It would be hard to devise a septet of soloists more stylish than those on the reissued EMI set, with Arleen Auger brilliant and warm-toned...Della Jones stands out in the breeches role of Ruggiero... — More…