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Furio Zanasi (Ulisse), Lucile Richardot (Penelope), Krystian Adam (Telemaco), Hana Blažíková (Minerva / Fortuna), Gianluca Buratto (Tempo / Nettuno / Antinoo)
Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
Faced with lots of recitative and practically no arias, singers and players abandon themselves to intense arioso, jazzy cross-rhythms between poetry and continuo, and take-no-prisoners dissonances.... — More…
Jennifer Johnston (Jocasta), Stuart Skelton (Oedipus), Gidon Saks (Creon) & Fanny Ardant (narrator)
Gentlemen of the Monteverdi Choir & London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Johnston's superb interpretation lifts the whole performance up a couple of notches...But John Eliot Gardiner's conducting somehow misses the work's elusive power. — More…
Sung in English
Steve Davislim (Oberon), Frances Bourne (Puck), Hillevi Martinpelto (Reiza), Jonas Kaufmann (Huon), William Dazely (Sherasmin), Marina Comparato (Fatima), Katharine Fuge (First mermaid), Charlotte Mobbs (Second mermaid)
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot...
It would be hard to overestimate the importance of this recording of Weber's final opera. — More…
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Orfeo), Julianne Baird (Euridice), Anne Sofie von Otter (La Messaggiera), Lynne Dawson (La Musica), John Tomlinson (Caronte), Diana Montague (Proserpina), Willard White (Plutone)
English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner
Cheryl Studer (Hanna Glawari), Barbara Bonney (Valencienne), Bryn Terfel (Baron Mirko Zeta), Boje Skovhus (Danilo Danilowitsch), Rainer Trost (Camille de Rosillon), Heinz Zednik (Njegus)
The Monteverdi Choir, Vienna Philharmonic, John Eliot Gardiner
This is a truly great operetta interpretation.
Gardiner's approach is on an altogether more inspired plane than his rivals. In the Viennese rhythms, he shows himself utterly at home – as in the... — More…
Eiddwen Harrhy, Jennifer Smith, Judith Nelson, Elisabeth Priday, Timothy Penrose, Wynford Evans, Martyn Hill, Stephen Varcoe, David Thomas, Ashley Stafford
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
This disc highlights Gardiner's flair for drama. Airy dances and languishing sighs are but two of many effects that he calls forth. Pristine sound reproduction. — More…
Véronique Mercier (Ero), Gian Luca Pasolini (Leandro) & Roberto Scandiuzzi (Ariofarne)
Orchestra Filarmonica del Piemonte, Aldo Salvagno (conductor) & Laura Borello, Gregorio Zurla (directors)
Bottesini floods the piece with attractive melody. Anyone interested in Italian opera of the period (1879) will find it an enjoyable discovery. This live performance from 2009 has some untidy... — More…
Magdalena Kozená (Orphée), Madeline Bender (Eurydice) & Patricia Petibon (L'Amour)
Monteverdi Choir & Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) & Brian Large (director)
In Robert Wilson's production neo-Expressionist gesture outlaws simple human emotions. But Gardiner and his orchestra are in fine fettle and Kožená an affecting Orphée despite the Frankenstein... — More…