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Philip Langridge (Aschenbach), Alan Opie (Traveller/Elderly Fop/Old Gondolier/Hotel Manager/Hotel Barber/Leader of the Players/Voice of Dionysus), Michael Chance (Voice of Apollo)
BBC Singers, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
The Pears/Bedford version tends to emphasise the opera's elegiac side… The Chandos… is certainly not lacking in depth. But it also has an incisive clarity matching Richard Hickox's generally... — More…
José van Dam (Hans Sachs), Ben Heppner (Walther von Stolzing), Karita Mattila (Eva), Alan Opie (Beckmesser), Iris Vermillion (Magdalena), Herbert Lippert (David), René Pape (Pogner), Albert Dohmen (Kothner), Kelly Anderson (Nachtwächter)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
[Van Dam] fulfils expectations with a reading that is finely moulded from start to finish...Heppner seems to have benefited from his longer experience of his role...Throughout this is a portrayal... — More…
Philip Langridge (Vere), Simon Keenlyside (Billy), John Tomlinson (Claggart), Alan Opie (Mr Redburn), Matthew Best (Mr Flint), Alan Ewing (Mr Ratcliffe), Francis Egerton (Red Whiskers), Clive Bayley (Dansker); London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Tiffin Boys' Choir, Richard Hickox
Britten's score is so often praised that we tend to neglect the distinction of Forster and Crozier's libretto, sung in this set with unerring conviction by its three principals. Keenlyside and... — More…
Clive Bayley (Calkas), James Thornton (Antenor), Arthur Davies (Troilus), Nigel Robson (Pandarus), Judith Howarth (Cressida), Yvonne Howard (Evadne), David Owen-Lewis (Horaste), Alan Opie (Diomede)
Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia, Richard Hickox
Troilus and Cressida is here powerfully presented as an opera for the central repertory, traditional in its red-blooded treatment of a big classical subject. Few operas since Puccini's have such... — More…
Peter Coleman-Wright (Owen Wingrave), Robin Leggate ( Sir Philip Wingrave/Narrator), Elizabeth Connell (Miss Wingrave), Janice Watson (Mrs. Coyle), Sarah Fox (Mrs. Julien), Alan Opie (Spencer Coyle), Pamela Helen Stephen (Kate) & James Gilchrist (Lechmere)
City of London Sinfonia, Richard...
Hickox's excellent cast boasts some supreme exponents. Hickox draws haunting colours and chordings from his City of London Sinfonia, and the recording is flawlessly presented. — More…
Philip Langridge (Peter Grimes), Janice Watson (Ellen Orford), Alan Opie (Balstrode), Ameral Gunson (Auntie), John Graham-Hall (Bob Boles), John Connell (Swallow), Anne Collins (Mrs Sedley), Roderick Williams (Ned Keene);
London Symphony Chorus, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
Any reading that so potently confirms the genius of this piece must have a distinguished place in the discography. In the first place there's Langridge's tense, sinewy, sensitive Grimes. Predictably... — More…
Dame Janet Baker (Mary Stuart), Rosalind Plowright (Elizabeth I), David Rendall ( Leicester), Alan Opie (Sir William Cecil), John Tomlinson (George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury), Angela Bostock (Hannah Kennedy)
English National Operas, Sir Charles Mackerras
This revival celebrates the association of Janet Baker and Charles Mackerras within the context of the ENO company and one of its most memorable productions. For those who saw this, the set will... — More…
Judith Howarth (soprano), Yvonne Howard (mezzo-soprano), Arthur Davies (tenor), Nigel Robson (tenor), Brian Cookson (tenor), Peter Bodenham (tenor), Keith Mills (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone) James Thornton (baritone), Clive Bayley (bass), Bruce Budd (bass), Stephen Dowson (bass) & David Owen-Lewis...
John Graham-Hall (Albert), Patricia Johnson (Lady Billows), Alan Opie (Sid), Jean Rigby (Nancy), Felicity Palmer (Florence Pike), Elizabeth Gale (Miss Wordsworth), Derek Hammond-Stroud (Mr Gedge), Alexander Oliver (Mr Upfold), Richard Van Allan (Superintendent Budd), Patricia Kern (Mum), Maria Bovino...
If all opera DVDs were as successful as this 1985 Glyndebourne production of Albert Herring, a DVD guide would hardly be necessary...John Gunter's sets are imaginatively, charmingly real, and... — More…
Alan Opie (Figaro), Della Jones (Rosina), Bruce Ford (Count Almaviva), Andrew Shore (Bartolo), Peter Rose (Don Basilio), Peter Snipp (Fiorello), Jennifer Rhys-Davies (Berta)
English National Opera Orchestra, English National Opera Chorus, Gabriele Bellini