Summer Opera Sale - up to 60% off
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Lucy Crowe (Vixen), Gerald Finley (Forester), Sophia Burgos (Fox), Jan Martiník (Badger/Parson), Peter Hoare (Mosquito/Rooster/Schoolmaster), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Harašta)
London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Sir Simon Rattle
If this Vixen is good, the Sinfonietta is outstanding – arguably the best on disc, though you need to experience the work in a concert hall with the nine trumpets blazing. They’re supremely sophisticated... — More…
Cheryl Barker (Emilia Marty - 'E.M.'), Robert Brubaker (Albert Gregor), John Graham-Hall (Vítek), Elena Xanthoudakis (Kristina), John Wegner (Baron Jaroslav Prus), Thomas Walker (Janek Prus), Neal Davies (Dr Kolenaty), Graeme Danby (Stage Hand), Graham Clark (Count Hauk-Šendorf)
Mackerras's reading, recorded in live performance, is slightly more expansive than his benchmark Vienna version… but the passionately lyrical urgency and sense of mystery drive it along just... — More…
Cheryl Barker (Katya), Jane Henschel (Kabanicha), Robert Brubaker (Boris Grigoryevich), Peter Hoare (Tichon Kabanov), Peter Wedd (Kudryash), Victoria Simmonds (Varvara), Kathleen Wilkinson (Glasha), Gwynne Howell (Dikoi); Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi
…Rizzi illuminates… with almost Puccinian warmth, while keenly evoking the tightening tensions beneath. …Barker's… intense soprano, large for the role, makes Katya sound stronger than usual... — More…
Janice Watson (Jenufa), Josephine Barstow (Kostelnicka), Nigel Robson (Laca Klemen), Peter Wedd (Števa Buryja), Elizabeth Vaughan (Grandmother Buryjovka), Neal Davies (Foreman)
Welsh National Opera, Sir Charles Mackerras
Helen Field (Míla Valkova), Philip Langridge (Zivny), Kathryn Harries (Míla's mother)
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Sir Charles Mackerras
Mackerras delivers a magnificent ensemble performance, and the mass of minor roles is flawlessly presented. — More…
CDOriginal price ($11.00) Reduced price $8.75
Lucy Crowe (Vixen), Emma Bell (Fox), Sergei Leiferkus (Forester), William Dazeley (Harasta), Mischa Schelomianski (Badger/Parson), Jean Rigby (Forester's Wife/Owl), Adrian Thompson (Schoolmaster/Mosquito), Colin Judson (Pásek, Innkeeper), Sarah Pring (Innkeeper’s Wife)
London Philharmonic Orchestra,...
Still, with her background in choreography and a very visceral take on children's theatre, is an ideal director. There's nothing cutesy about her treatment of the animal characters...Jurowski... — More…
Gabriela Benacková (Jenufa), Leonie Rysanek (Kostelnicka), Peter Kazaras (Steva), Wieslaw Ochman (Laca), Kenneth Shaw (Mill Foreman), Frank Barr (Mayor), Nikki Li Hartliep (Mayor's Wife), Kathryn Cowdrick (Karolka), Maro Partamian (Herdswoman), Ariel Rubstein (Barena), Katherine Johnson (Jano)
2 CDsOriginal price ($32.50) Reduced price $26.00
Peter Straka (Zivny), Lívia Ághová (Siecna Mila), Marta Benacková, Stefan Margita (Dr. Suda), Peter Mikulas (Lhotsky), Ivan Kusnjer (Konecny), Ludmila Nováková-Vernerová (Miss Stuhlá/Soucková), Martina Straková (Frau Radová), Vera Pribylová (Majorová), Dagmar Masková (Fanca), Lubomir Moravec (Doubek),...
CDOriginal price ($16.00) Reduced price $13.75
Peter Rose (Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov), Evgeniya Sotnikova (Aljeja), Aleš Briscein (Luka Kuzmič/Filka Morozov), Charles Workman (Skuratov), Bo Skovhus (Šiškov), Christian Rieger (Prison governor), Manuel Günther (Nikita, Big Prisoner), Tim Kuypers (Small Prisoner), Ulrich Reß (Old Prisoner), Boris...
This production’s somewhat extreme view of humanity leaves rather little redemption on show…The humanity is in the music, of course, and especially here in Simone Young’s interpretation, softer-edged... — More…