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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, Monteverdi (composer)

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Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea), Kate Lindsay (Nerone), Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Ottavia), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Jan Lauwers (director)

Cognitive dissonance reigns as gorgeous music engulfs a drama about moral implosion. More…

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3 CDs + DVD Video

($26.25) $18.25

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This release includes a digital booklet

Furio Zanasi (Ulisse), Lucile Richardot (Penelope), Krystian Adam (Telemaco), Hana Blažíková (Minerva / Fortuna), Gianluca Buratto (Tempo / Nettuno / Antinoo)

Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Faced with lots of recitative and practically no arias, singers and players abandon themselves to intense arioso, jazzy cross-rhythms between poetry and continuo, and take-no-prisoners dissonances.... More…

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3 CDs

($31.50) $25.00

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DVD Video

($28.75) $23.00

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Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew

Echoing performance from Monteverdi’s day, instrumentalists are integrated into the action…Their direct interaction with the singers produces an intimate, chamber-like performance, more madrigalian... More…

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Blu-ray + DVD Video

($15.75) $12.75

Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days

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

2 CDs

($28.75) $21.50

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.

No digital booklet included

Ian Bostridge (Orfeo), Natalie Dessay (La Musica), Patrizia Ciofi (Euridice), Véronique Gens (Proserpina), Alice Coote (Messaggiera), Sonia Prina (Speranza), Carolyn Sampson (Ninfa), Christopher Maltman (Apollo/Pastore), Lorenzo Regazzo (Plutone)

Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

2 CDs

($14.75) $10.25

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Sung in English

Dame Janet Baker (Poppea), Robert Ferguson (Nerone), Anne Collins (Arnalta), Katherine Pring (Ottavia), Clifford Grant (Seneca), John Brecknock (Valletto), Elizabeth Gale (Amore), Shirley Chapman (Virtù), Barbara Walker (Drusilla/Fortuna)

Sadler’s Wells Orchestra & Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Janet Baker's incredibly sophisticated portrayal of Poppea reveals that the work is as much about power as sex...this recording stands as a powerful and attractive monument to those epoch-making... More…

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2 CDs

($19.25) $15.50

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.

Simon Keenlyside (Orfeo), Juanita Lascarro (Euridice, la Musica, Eco), Graciela Oddone (la Messaggiera), Martina Dike (Proserpina), Stephen Wallace (la Speranza, Pastore), Tomas Tòmasson (Plutone), Paul Gérimon, Caronte (Pastore), Mauro Utzeri (Apollo), Anne Cambier (Ninfa), Yann Beuron, John Bowen,...

Monteverdi's Orfeo has many rivals and needs special reasons for us to see it again. One is the tremendous vocal cast - especially the lithe and mercurial Orfeo (Simon Keenlyside), the searingly... More…

2 DVD Videos

($31.00) $21.75

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2 DVD Videos

($34.50) $27.75

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Alessandro Carmignani (tenor), Rosita Frisani (soprano), Carlo Lepore (bass), Marinella Pennicchi (soprano), Giovanni Pentasuglia (tenor), Gastone Sarti (bass), Patrizia Vaccari (soprano)

San Petronio Cappella Musicale Orchestra, Sergio Vartolo

Carmignani has an expressive tenor voice...Pennicchi is lovely as Euridice. The singers are excellent and integrated into a carefully prepared ensemble...You will not do much better at triple... More…

2 CDs

($17.00) $13.50

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

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