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Joan Sutherland (Gilda), Luciano Pavarotti (Il Duca), Sherrill Milnes (Rigoletto), Huguette Tourangeau (Maddalena), Martti Talvela (Sparafucile), Gillian Knight (Giovanna), Clifford Grant (Monterone)
London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
[Pavarotti] is an intensely characterful Duke: an unmistakable rogue but a charmer, too...[Sutherland] is glowingly beautiful as well as supremely assured technically. Milnes makes a strong Rigoletto,... — More…
Tatiana Troyanos (Carmen), Plácido Domingo (Don José), Kiri Te Kanawa (Micaëla), José van Dam (Escamillo), Norma Burrowes (Frasquita), Jane Berbié (Mercédès), Thomas Allen (Moralès)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, Sir Georg Solti
Kiri Te Kanawa (Manon Lescaut), Plácido Domingo (Des Grieux), Thomas Allen (Lescaut), Forbes Robinson (Geronte), Robin Leggate (Edmondo), Anna Cooper (Madrigal Singer)
The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Giuseppe Sinopoli
an ideal cast of principals and passionate, idiomatic conducting...the glorious singing of Placido Domingo as Des Grieux comes over heroically, and Kiri te Kanawa as Manon is both girlish and... — More…
Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard, Bernard Haitink, Gustav Kuhn
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro captures Peter Hall’s delightful and wonderfully vivid production. Cast from strength, it is presided over with great sympathy by conductor John Pritchard — More…
Dawn Upshaw (Susanna), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Figaro), Kiri Te Kanawa (Countess Almaviva), Thomas Hampson (Count Almaviva), Anne Sofie von Otter (Cherubino)
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, James Levine
A veritable dream-team of a cast come together for James Levine's 1990 studio recording: Kiri Te Kanawa's Countess, more in sorrow than in anger, is ravishingly sung, Ferruccio Furlanetto is... — More…
Kiri Te Kanawa (Die Marschallin), Anne Howells (Oktavian), Barbara Bonney (Sophie), Aage Haugland (Ochs), Jonathan Summers (Faninal), Robert Tear (Valzacchi), Cynthia Buchan (Annina), Dennis O'Neill (Italian Singer), Phyllis Cannan (Marianne Leitmetzerin), Roderick Earle (Polizeikommissar), Kim Begley...
René Kollo (Parsifal), Christa Ludwig (Kundry), Zoltan Kelemen (Klingsor), Gottlob Frick (Gurnemanz), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Amfortas), Hans Hotter (Titurel)
Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti
The evenness of the cast is a strong asset here...Ludwig's is the most securely and warmly sung Kundry on any version, CD or LP, and achieves all the agonized feeling and crazed passion of her... — More…
Kiri Te Kanawa (Maria), José Carreras (Tony), Tatiana Troyanos (Anita), Kurt Ollmann (Riff), Marilyn Horne (mezzo - 'Somewhere')
If the job of a 'crossover' record is to shatter preconceptions on both sides of any musical fence, then this is the greatest ever. Not all the aficionados of Broadway musicals are going to warm... — More…