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Elisabeth Söderström (Jenufa), Eva Randova (Kostelnicka), Petr Dvorsky (Steva), Vaclav Zitek (Sterek), Marie Mrazova (Starenka), Dalibor Jedlicka (Rychtar), Wieslaw Ochman (Laca), Lucia Popp (Karolka), Lucia Popp (Vixen), Eva Randová (Fox), Dalibor Jedliaka (Forester), Dalibor Jedlicka (Gorjancikov),...
Charles Mackerras's partnership with soprano Söderström produced definitive and superbly recorded studio performances of Kát'a Kabanová, Jenůfa and The Makropulos Case. A must for Janáček fans. — More…
Anja Silja (Emilia Marty), Kim Begley (Albert Gregor), Victor Braun (Baron Prus), Andrew Shore (Dr. Kolenaty), Anthony Roden (Vitek)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Andrew Davis
The veteran dramatic soprano Anja Silja is dramatically and vocally fearless as the ageless diva Emilia Marty in this 1995 production from Glyndebourne, which brings out all the uncanny beauty... — 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…
Elisabeth Söderström (Katya), Peter Dvorsky (Boris), Nedezda Kniplová (Kabanicha), Vladimir Krejcik (Tichon), Libuse Márová (Varvara), Dalibor Jedlicka (Dikov), Jaroslav Soucek (Kuligin), Jitka Pavlová (Glasha), Gertrude Jahn (Feklusha)
Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir...
Fabulous, surging Vienna Philharmonic playing, Elisabeth Söderström's poignant performance in the title role, and matchless Decca sound all combined to produce one of the truly classical opera... — 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…
Karita Mattila (Jenufa), Eva Randova (Starenka Buryjovka), Jorma Silvasti (Laca Klemen) & Jerry Hadley (Steva Buryja)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Bernard Haitink
The great Swedish soprano Karita Mattila brings an ideal balance of vocal strength and dramatic vulnerability to one of her most celebrated roles here, with Eva Randová a nuanced Kostelnička... — More…
Aga Mikolaj (soprano), Iris Vermillion (contralto), Stuart Neill (tenor), Arutjun Kotchinian (bass)
RundfunkSinfonieorchester & Chor Berlin, Marek Janowski
A lean, cleanly contoured Glagolitic, lacking the elemental charge and raw abandon of some versions. Taras Bulba is generally well played, if again short on real cutting edge and excitement. — More…
Louise Alder (Sharp-Ears, the Vixen), Jenny Carlstedt (Gold-Spur, the Fox), Simon Neal (The Forester), Joanna Krasuska Motulewicz (The Forester’s Wife / Owl), Beau Gibson (The Schoolmaster), Magnús Baldvinsson (The Priest), Sebastian Geyer (Haraschta)
Chor und Kinderchor der Oper Frankfurt,...
Debus leads a sprightly, well-integrated performance whose lightness makes an attractive and idiomatic contrast to those two older recordings [Mackerras and Rattle]…[His] interpretation is matched... — More…
Olaf Bär, Eric Stocklossa, Stefan Margita, Heinz Zednik & John Mark Ainsley
Arnold Schoenberg Chor & Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
Presently the only DVD version of Janácek's last opera, and it's a good one - even if it doesn't match the Scottish Opera/Welsh National staging many will remember. — More…
Anja Silja (Emilia Marty), Kim Begley (Albert Gregor), Victor Braun (Baron Prus), Andrew Shore (Dr Kolenatý), Anthony Roden (Vítek), Manuela Kriscak (Kristina), Christopher Ventris (Janek), Robert Tear (Hauk-Šendorf), Susan Gorton (Chambermaid), Henry Waddington (Stage Hand), Menai Davies (Cleaner)...
The wide vibrato at Silja's top might worry some, but her genius as a singer-actress makes Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Gyndebourne Makropulos unforgettable. Riveting music; the production's half stark,... — More…