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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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Mathias Vidal (Le Marquis de Cinq-Mars), Véronique Gens (La Princesse Marie de Gonzague), Tassis Christoyannis (Le Conseiller de Thou), Andrew Foster-Williams (Le Père Joseph), André Heyboer (Le Vicomte de Fontrailles), Norma Nahoun (Marion Delorme), Marie Lenormand (Ninon de L’Enclos, Un Berger),...
Extremely well performed by Ulf Schirmer and his Bavarian forces…Mathias Vidal has an ideal voice for this repertoire: slightly reedy, with a pleasing fast vibrato. Véronique Gens finds all the... — More…
2 CDs + Book($33.00) $26.25
Véronique Gens (Proserpine), Marie-Adeline Henry (Angiola), Frédéric Antoun (Sabatino), Andrew Foster-Williams (Squarocca), Jean Teitgen (Renzo)
Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Flemish Radio Choir, Ulf Schirmer
Frédéric Antoun is a bright, not exactly nuanced Sabatino and Jean Teitgen a warm and sympathetic Renzo, but the main prize goes to Véronique Gens for her utterly superb singing of the title... — More…
2 CDs + Book($35.50) $28.50
Edgaras Montvidas, Véronique Gens, Jean-François Lapointe, Rachel Frenkel
Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Ulf Schirmer
There is much that is strong and much that is beautiful…Edgaras Montvidas and Véronique Gens make a fine pair of lovers, their ardent duet in Act 2 being one of the high spots…There’s excellent... — More…
CD + Book($36.25) $29.00
Camilla Nylund (Simplicius), Christian Gerhaher (Farm Worker/Narrator), Will Hartmann (Hermit/Governor) & Michael Volle (Farmer/Sergeant)
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmer
This edition sounds taut and pungent under Ulf Schirmer's baton. Camilla Nylund sings gleamingly as the idealist Simplicius, and there are incisive yet pliable performances from the three excellent... — More…
2 CDs($25.00) $20.00
Nadja Michael (Salome), Falk Struckmann (Jochanaan), Peter Bronder (Herodes), Iris Vermillion (Herodias) & Matthias Klink (Narraboth), Eva Marton (Elektra), Brigitte Fassbaender (Klytämnestra), Cheryl Studer (Chrysothemis), Franz Grundheber (Orest), James King (Aegisth), Goran Simic (Attendant...
Camilla Nylund, Julia Bauer, Piotr Beczala, Alexander Kaimbacher, Alfred Berg & Theodor Weimer
Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Ulf Schirmer
Ulf Schirmer coaxed fine playing from the Munich Radio Orchestra. Julia Bauer and Alexander Kaimbacher as Mi and Gustl sing an elegant pair of supporting lovers. But it’s the young Polish tenor,... — More…
Ralf Simon (Pierrino), Laura Scherwitzl (Anita), Rupert Bergmann (Manuele Biffi), Christian Eberl (Street singer), Nikolai Schukoff (Octavio), Mauro Peter (Sebastiano), Christiane Libor (Giuditta)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmer
Schukoff is a suitably heroic Antonio…Schwerwitzl [is] a sparkling Anita and Ralf Simon a sweet-toned Pierinno. In the pit Ulf Schirmer relishes Léhar’s lush orchestration — More…
Elena Mosuc (soprano) & Zoran Todorovich (tenor)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Muenchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmer
Through-composed operetta? An apparent contradiction in terms, but that was exactly what Lehár succeeded in doing with Act 2 of his 1914 Endlich allein, the score which, revised (but not much... — More…
Lars Woldt (bass), Simone Schneider (soprano), Arabella Wäscher (vocals), Monica Mascus (mezzo-soprano), Sandra Janke (alto), Olena Tokar (alto), Wilhelm Schwinghammer (bass), Ludwig Mittelhammer (bass), Michael Kupfer (baritone), Sung Min Song (tenor), Jutta Neumann (alto), Andreas Burkhart (baritone),...
Schirmer and his orchestra bring out the music's warmth, with textures sounding transparent in CPO's natural recording..Eiche may not be the heroic voice that Kunrad seems to call for...but he... — More…
Simone Schneider, Markus Eiche, Martina Welschbach, Peter Nice, Sophie Mitterhuber, Brigitte Fassbaender
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmir
Schneider is a dusky voice, with effortlessly bright and nuanced top notes when necesssary...She plays down her character's overbearing quality, as any soprano must if Pauline/Christine's 'beautiful... — More…