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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.

Browse: Summer Opera Sale - up to 60% off, Bartók (composer)

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($9.75) $7.75

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

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Barbara Hannigan (Elle), Ekaterina Gubanova (Judit), John Relyea (Bluebeard)

Paris Opera Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Krzysztof Warlikowski

A solid, uncontroversial staging of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle which works well – with two outstanding performers – bonded to a perverse one of Poulenc’s monodrama which does not. More…

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DVD Video

($37.00) $29.75

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Sir John Tomlinson (Bluebeard), Michelle DeYoung (Judith) & Juliet Stevenson (narrator)

Philharmonia Orchestra & Philharmonia Voices, Esa-Pekka Salonen

Salonen conducts a taut, luxuriant reading that captures the score’s majesty and mystery. John Tomlinson’s Bluebeard makes up in histrionic heft what he has lost in vocal poise, but is overshadowed... More…

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($14.75) $11.75

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Sally Burgess (Judith), Sir John Tomlinson (Duke Bluebeard/Minstrel)

Opera North Orchestra, Richard Farnes

This new version… is splendidly recorded, and Farnes coaxes some superb playing from the orchestra. Sally Burgess makes a fine Judith, bringing out the firmness of her love for Bluebeard, as... More…

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($10.25) $7.00

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

Michelle DeYoung (mezzo), John Relyea (bass)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner

Gardner is extremely good at the ‘big moments’…But Bartok seeks extreme, unspoken reaches of the soul and the Bergen Philharmonic does not always seem to seek them with him…The two singers are... More…

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SACD

($14.75) $13.25

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Barbara Hannigan (Elle), Ekaterina Gubanova (Judit), John Relyea (Bluebeard)

Paris Opera Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Krzysztof Warlikowski

A solid, uncontroversial staging of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle which works well – with two outstanding performers – bonded to a perverse one of Poulenc’s monodrama which does not. More…

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Blu-ray

($37.00) $29.75

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days

Gustáv Belácek (bass) & Andrea Meláth (mezzo-soprano)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop

…the performance is greatly helped by fine playing from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Alsop's sweepingly dramatic view of the score. The vocal contributions, however, are less distinguished. More…

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($8.75) $7.25

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Sylvia Sass (Judith), Kolos Kovats (Bluebeard)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti

Georg Solti's Grammy-winning recording is more idiomatic than some much praised rivals both in his intense, atmospheric conducting (he was briefly Bartók's pupil) and his native Hungarian singers.... More…

DVD Video

($18.00) $14.25

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

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