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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…
Ann Murray, Lorna Anderson, Gillian Fisher, John Mark Ainsley, Michael Chance, Richard Suart, Ian Partridge, Michael George
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
The Fairy Queen hardly an 'opera' in the conventional sense: its musical virtues lie in the composer's uncanny ability to summon a discrete, potent atmosphere whose capacity to move the listener... — More…
Martyn Hill (Taverner), David Wilson-Johnson (Jester), Stephen Richardson (Henry VIII), Fiona Kimm (Virgin Mary), Michael Chance (Priest/God), Quentin Hayes (White Abbot) & Peter Sidhom (Richard Taverner)
Fretwork, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Voices, His Majestys Sagbutts...
The opera is full… bitterly ironic juxtapositions, such as the 'holy' chanting from monks heard against the cynical Realpolitik of the negotiations between King and the Cardinal. Making the... — More…
Catherine Bott (Dido), Emma Kirkby (Belinda), John Mark Ainsley (Aeneas), David Thomas (Sorceress), Elisabeth Priday (First Witch), Sara Stowe (Second Witch), Julianne Baird (Second Woman), Daniel Lochmann (First Sailor) & Michael Chance (Spirit)
Chorus and Orchestra of The Academy of Ancient...
…Catherine Bott's Dido is perfectly rendered as part of an integrated recorded sound in a performance that's breathtakingly well nuanced. Emma Kirkby's Belinda is similarly finely turned In... — More…
Kathleen Battle (Semele), Marilyn Horne (Juno/Ino), Samuel Ramey (Cadmus/Somnus), John Aler (Jupiter), Michael Chance (Athamas), Neil Mackie (Apollo), Sylvia McNair (Iris)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson
[The recording] turns away from current fashion in using modern rather than period instruments, but the balance of advantage is in its favour. Nelson's performance is briskly paced, with rhythms... — 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
John Elwes, Michael Chance, Johanna Koslowski, David Cordier, Harry van der Kamp, Myra Kroese, Wilfrid Jochens, Nico van der Meel
Tragicomedia, Ensemble Currende, Stephen Stubbs
worth hearing, especially for the lyricism of Orfeo’s recitativo cantando – here delivered by John Elwes with unfailing steady, liquid tone and an excellent command of stylish ornamentation …... — More…
Anne Sofie von Otter (Dido), Stephen Varcoe (Aeneas), Lynne Dawson (Belinda), Nigel Rogers (Sorceress/Sailor), Sarah Leonard (Second Woman), Kym Amps (Spirit), Carol Hall, Elisabeth Priday (Witches)
The English Concert and Choir, Trevor Pinnock