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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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Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Heliane), René Pape (Porter), Nicolai Gedda (Blind Judge), Martin Petzold (Young Man), Hartmut Welker (Ruler), John de Haan (Stranger)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin, John Mauceri

Decca have done the piece proud. The recording is wide-ranging. John Mauceri conducts with conviction and with enthusiasm (perhaps a bit too much of it at times). Choral sopranos sail fearlessly... More…

3 CDs

($19.25) $15.25

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Luca Salsi (Simon Boccanegra), Marina Rebeka (Amelia), Charles Castronovo (Gabriele Adorno), René Pape (Fiesco)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev, Andreas Kriegenburg

2 DVD Videos

($28.75) $23.00

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2 DVD Videos

($21.25) $17.00

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Placido Domingo (Tristan), Nina Stemme (Isolde), Mihoko Fujimura (Brangäne), Olaf Bär (Kurwenal), Jared Holt (Melot), René Pape (König Marke), Ian Bostridge (Hirt), Rolando Villazon (Junger Seeman) & Matthew Rose (Steuermann)

The Royal Opera Chorus, Covent Garden & Orchestra of the...

The glory of this set is not only the radiant singing of Domingo, still in glorious, full-throated voice in his sixties, but the warmly understated conducting of Antonio Pappano...[Domingo] not... More…

3 CDs

($22.00) $13.25

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Andreas Schager (Parsifal), Anja Kampe (Kundry), Wolfgang Koch (Amfortas), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Tomas Tómasson (Klingsor), Matthias Hölle (Titurel)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatsopernchor, Konzertchor der Staatsoper, Daniel Barenboim & Dmitri Tcherniakov (director)

Musically it’s first-class…the casting is pretty much ideal and all deliver superbly. Kampe proves with her gleaming high notes that this role needs a soprano…[Schager] has both weight and lyricism.... More…

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Jonas Kaufmann (Faust), René Pape (Méphistophélès), Marina Poplavskaya (Marguerite), Russell Braun (Valentin), Jonathan Beyer (Wagner), Michèle Losier (Siébel), Wendy White (Marthe)

Orchestra & Chorus of The Metropolitan Opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Here the Met plays a fistful of trumps. Jonas Kaufmann is an ardent Faust and, in smart evening clothes, is as stylish sartorially as he is vocally...Pape is a wickedly cynical Mephistopheles...But... More…

2 DVD Videos

($21.25) $16.00

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James Morris (Hans Sachs), Ben Heppner (Walther von Stolzing), Karita Mattila (Eva), Thomas Allen (Beckmesser), Jill Grove (Magdalena), Matthew Polenzani (David), René Pape (Pogner), John Relyea (Nachtwächter)

Metropolitan Opera & Chorus, James Levine

Thank goodness for no quirky ideas...The singers are all outstanding, led by James Morris's warmly genial Sachs...and by Ben Heppner, who is an equally convincing Walther...Mattila not only looks... More…

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2 DVD Videos

($22.75) $18.25

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Roman Trekel (Faust/Doctor Marianus), Elsa Dreisig (Gretchen/Una Poenitentium), René Pape (Mephistopheles/Evil Spirit/ Pater Profundus), Katharina Kammerloher (Marthe/Sorge/Mater Gloriosa)

Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Blu-ray

($42.50) $34.00

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Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra), Anne Schwanewilms (Chrysothemis), Waltraud Meier (Klytaemnestra), Frank van Aken (Aegisth), René Pape (Orest)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

[Herlitzius] isn't afraid to push [her voice] to its limit...Generally, though, she does convey Elektra's switchback emotions with some power...Pape, an equally recurrent Orestes, is sonorous... More…

2 CDs

($24.75) $18.50

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Live recording from Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg, May 2, 2013

Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Olga Borodina, Plácido Domingo, Alexei Markov, Yevgeny Nikitin, Ildar Abdrazakov, René Pape, Mikhail Petrenko, Sergei Semishkur (Opera), Olga Esina, Kim Kimin, Anastasia Kolegova, Yekaterina Kondaurova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Alexander Sergeyev, Vladimir Shklyarov, Oxana...

The ballet excerpts highlight stunning technical control over bravura…the basses generally win the day, Mikhail Petrenko offering a sonorous ‘Ey Ukhnem!’ and Evgeny Nikitin an imposing Boris... More…

Blu-ray

($34.50) $13.75

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