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Nancy Fabiola Herrera (Rosario), Gustavo Pena (Fernando), Lidia Vinyes Curtis (Pepa), Jose Antonio Lopez (Paquiro)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Josep Pons
This live recording from an accomplished BBC Symphony Orchestra under conductor Josep Pons reveals the opera to be really a work of two parts…The cast acquit themselves well, if not with persuasively... — More…
Ailish Tynan (soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo), Andrew Tortise (tenor), Owen Gilhooly (baritone) & Jonathan Lemalu (bass baritone)
BBC Singers & BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins
a composer of integrity, [Weir] communicates intelligently with different audiences and ages. This timely release of The Vanishing Bridegroom (1990), her most successful opera, underscores her... — More…
Sarah Walker (contralto), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) & Brian Raynor Cook (baritone), Johanna Peters (contralto)
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Norman Del Mar
This 1979 revival…is complete, and much livelier [than Handley’s performance] with equally fine soloists…it’s well coupled with other less rare Bantock, especially Fifine at the Fair, based on... — More…
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Toby Spence & Roderick Williams
BBC Symphony Chorus & BBC Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley
It's a fascinating rediscovery on a huge scale, especially in the detail and depth of SACD surround-sound, seductively performed by Handley's forces, Toby Spence appropriately poetic and Catherine... — More…
Martyn Hill (Taverner), David Wilson-Johnson (Jester), Stephen Richardson (Henry VIII), Fiona Kimm (Virgin Mary), Michael Chance (Priest/God), Quentin Hayes (White Abbot) & Peter Sidhom (Richard Taverner)
Fretwork, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Voices, His Majestys Sagbutts...
The opera is full… bitterly ironic juxtapositions, such as the 'holy' chanting from monks heard against the cynical Realpolitik of the negotiations between King and the Cardinal. Making the... — More…
Tomás Juhás (Jeník), Dana Buresová (Marenka), Jozsef Benci (Kecal), Svotapluk Sem (Krusina), Stanislava Jirku (Ludmilla), Ales Vorácek (Vasek), Jaroslav Brezina (Ringmaster), Katerina Knezíková (Esmeralda), Ondrej Mráz (Indian), Lucie Hilscherová (Háta), Gustáv Belácek (Micha), Maxim Dusek (First...
The slimlined BBC Symphony Orchestra adapts admirably to Jiri Belohlavek's blend of rustic cheerfulness and Wagnerian hues; they are absolutely irresistable in the Dance of the Comedians...Dana... — More…
Susan Graham, Christine Brewer, William Burden, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Neal Davies
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin
Gian Carlo Menotti took as his starting-point for the libretto of Vanessa the atmosphere of Isak Dinesen's Seven Gothic Tales. His story is original, but the ideas that fired him can be found... — More…