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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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Marilyn Horne (Isabella), Paolo Montarsolo (Mustafa), Douglas Ahlstedt (Lindoro), Allan Monk (Taddeo), Myra Merritt (Elvira), Diane Kesling (Zulma), Spiro Malas (Haly)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine
Sparkily conducted by James Levine, Ponnelle's 1986 Met production goes for broad comedy rather than subtlety, but Marilyn Horne knows exactly how to sing Isabella, and receives strong buffo... — More…
Also contains the film 'Wagner's Dream' - a documentary about the making of the Metropolitan Operas new Ring cycle.
Lisette Oropesa (Woglinde), Jennifer Johnson Cano (Wellgunde), Tamara Mumford (Flosshilde), Eric Owens (Alberich), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka), Bryn Terfel (Wotan), Richard Croft (Loge), Franz-Josef Selig (Fasolt), Hans-Peter König (Fafner), Wendy Bryn Harmer (Freia),...
Kaufmann and Westbroek project the right kind of sexual and emotional intensity to carry the drama in the very bare setting that they're in, a tension matched elsewhere only by Waltraud Meier's... — More…
Plácido Domingo (Otello), Renée Fleming (Desdemona), James Morris (Iago), Richard Croft (Cassio), Charles Anthony (Rodrigo), Alexander Anisimov (Lodovico), Jane Bunnell (Emilia), Christopher Schaldenbrand (Un Araldo), Ted Lambrinos (Monatano)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James...
It is good to have so telling a reminder on DVD of Placido Domingo's masterly assumption of the role of Otello...[Fleming was] then at her freshest and purest, yet also with power, looking and... — More…
Teresa Stratas (Violetta), Plácido Domingo (Alfredo), Cornell MacNeil (Giorgio Germont)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine
Severely cut and rearranged, Zeffirelli's famous film suffocates under its own opulence; but Parisian and Provencal locations, Levine's rich conducting, Domingo and Stratas remain rewarding. — More…
Peter Schreier (Tamino), Christian Boesch (Papageno), Edita Gruberova (Queen of the Night), Ileana Cotrubas (Pamina), Martti Talvela (Sarastro), Walter Berry (Sprecher), Horst Hiestermann (Monostatos), Gudrun Sieber (Papagena)
Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine
James Morris (Wotan/Der Wanderer), Hildegard Behrens (Brünnhilde), Siegfried Jerusalem (Loge/Siegfried), Ekkehard Wlaschiha (Alberich), Christa Ludwig (Fricka/Waltraute), Gary Lakes (Siegmund), Jessye Norman (Sieglinde), Kurt Moll (Hunding), Matti Salminen (Fafner/Hagen)
None of the four video-recorded versions can be called ideal; but this Met cycle has plenty of strong points. It's the only one Wagner would have recognised – no small consideration. It's frequently... — More…
Anna Netrebko (Norina), Matthew Polenzani (Ernesto), John Del Carlo (Don Pasquale), Mariusz Kwiecień (Malatesta)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus, James Levine
Donizetti's modest little domestic comedy almost sinks under the weight of such production values. That is stays afloat is a tribute to Netrebko who unleashes some fearsome coloratura; and to... — More…
James Morris (Wotan), Ekkehard Wlaschiha (Alberich), Christa Ludwig (Fricka), Siegfried Jerusalem (Loge), Heinz Zednik (Mime), Kurt Moll (Fasolt), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Fafner), Mark Baker (Froh), MarieAnne Häggander (Freia), Hei-Kyung Hong (Woglinde), Diane...
14 CDs($72.00) $57.75
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Plácido Domingo (Don Carlo), Mirella Freni (Elisabetta), Grace Bumbry (Eboli), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Filippo II), Louis Quilico (Rodrigo) & Ferruccio Furlanetto (Il Grand Inquisitor)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine