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Joan Sutherland (Antonia/Stella/Giulietta/Olympia), Plácido Domingo (Hoffmann), Gabriel Bacquier (Coppélius/Dapertutto/Lindorf/Miracle), Huguette Tourangeau (Nicklausse), Hugues Cuénod (Franz)
Suisse Romande Choir & Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
This is a wonderfully refreshing set. The story emerges crystal-clear, even the black ending to the Giulietta scene in Venice, which in Bonynge's text restores the original idea of the heroine... — More…
Joan Sutherland (Donna Anna), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Donna Elvira), Eberhard Wächter (Don Giovanni), Giuseppe Taddei (Leporello), Gottlob Frick (Il Commendatore), Luigi Alva (Don Ottavio), Piero Cappuccilli (Masetto), Graziella Sciutti (Zerlina), Heinrich Schmidt (harpsichord)
On CD the classic Giulini EMI set, lovingly remastered, sets the standard by which all other recordings have come to be judged. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, as Elvira, emerges as a dominant figure... — More…
Joan Sutherland (Vitellia), Richard Lewis (Titus), Monica Sinclair (Sextus), Jennifer Vyvyan (Servilia), Anna Pollak (Annius), Thomas Hemsley (Publius)
London Mozart Players & BBC Chorus, John Pritchard
Another astonishing offering from the Itter Broadcast Collection. The main draw is of course Joan Sutherland…she’s in healthy form, pinging the heights and negotiating bravely the lower depths... — More…
Joan Sutherland (Elvira), Luciano Pavarotti (Arturo Talbot), Piero Cappuccilli (Riccardo Forth), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Giorgio Walton), Anita Caminada (Enrichetta de France), Gian Carlo Luccardi (Gualtiero Walton), Renato Cazzaniga (Bruno Robertson)
Chorus of Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London...
Sutherland's singing here is brighter and fresher than her earlier recording, with the lovely aria 'Qui la voce' no longer a wordless melisma...The recording is vivid and atmospheric and one... — More…
Joan Sutherland (Violetta), Luciano Pavarotti (Alfredo), Matteo Manuguerra (Giorgio Germont)
National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
Sutherland's second recording of the role of Violetta has a breadth and exuberance beyond her achievement in the earlier version of 1963...Bonynge's conducting is finely sprung, the style direct,... — More…
Joan Sutherland (Semiramide), Marilyn Horne (Arsace), John Serge, Joseph Rouleau, Spiro Malas, Patricia Clark, Leslie Fyson & Michael Langdon
London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
This is simply one of the great opera recordings in the catalogue...In Sutherland's interpretation, Semiramide is not so much a Lady Macbeth as a passionate, sympathetic woman...Horne is well... — More…
George London (Wotan), Kirsten Flagstad (Fricka), Claire Watson (Freia), Set Svanholm (Loge), Waldemar Kmentt (Froh), Eberhard Wächter (Donner), Paul Kuen (Mime), Jean Madeira (Erda), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Walter Kreppel (Fasolt), Kurt Böhme (Fafner),...
even Solti's detractors have to admit the awesome status of Gotterdammerung, in which performance and recording unite with seamless strength to evoke the power of cosmic, cathartic tragedy. It... — More…
Sherrill Milnes (Hamlet), Dame Joan Sutherland (Ophélie), James Morris (Claudius), Barbara Conrad (Gertrude), Arwel Huw Morgan (Polonius), Gösta Winbergh (Laerte), Philip Gelling (Horatio)
Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge
In the title role, Milnes is simply superb … I can't think of a better performance of his on disc! Sutherland, despite an occasional unsteady moment, continues to astound […] she negotiates the... — More…
Joan Sutherland (Maria Stuarda), Huguette Tourangeau (Elisabetta), Luciano Pavarotti (Leicester), Roger Soyer (Talbot), James Morris (Cecil), Margreta Elkins (Anna)
Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
Sutherland has only to trill or sing a rapid scale or sustain a high, pure note, and I warm to her afresh...Bonynge's conducting has its usual feeling for the spring of a rhythm and the build... — More…