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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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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…
2 CDs($13.25) $11.25
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…
2 CDs($19.50) $15.50
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…
2 CDs($19.50) $13.50
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…
2 CDs($11.00) $7.75
Thomas Allen (The Forester), Eva Jenis (The Vixen), Hannah Minutillo (The Fox), Libuše Márová (The Forester’s Wife/The Owl) & Ivan Kusnjer (Harašta, the Poacher)
Orchestre de Paris & Choeur du Chatelet, Charles Mackerras (conductor) & Nicholas Hytner (stage director)
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…
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…
2 CDs($31.25) $25.00
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…
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
2 CDs($19.50) $15.50
Lillian Watson (Vixen Sharp-Ears), Thomas Allen (Forester), Nicholas Folwell (Harašta), Diana Montague (Fox), Robert Tear (Mosquito/Schoolmaster), Gillian Knight (Forester's Wife/Owl), Gwynne Howell (Priest/Badger); Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Simon Rattle