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Summer Opera Sale - up to 60% off

Until 26th August 2019, we're offering up to 60% off over 5,000 opera CDs, SACDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.

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Jean-Francois Lapointe, Bernard Richter, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Chœur et Orchestre de la Haute École de Musique de Genève, Guillaume Tourniaire

It would be good to report that this is a lost masterpiece. It’s not, but it is a carefully crafted late version of the form that Meyerbeer had invented for Paris…Competent to a fault, Saint-Saëns... More…

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3 CDs

($30.75) $23.25

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

Véronique Gens (Proserpine), Marie-Adeline Henry (Angiola), Frédéric Antoun (Sabatino), Andrew Foster-Williams (Squarocca), Jean Teitgen (Renzo)

Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Flemish Radio Choir, Ulf Schirmer

Frédéric Antoun is a bright, not exactly nuanced Sabatino and Jean Teitgen a warm and sympathetic Renzo, but the main prize goes to Véronique Gens for her utterly superb singing of the title... More…

2 CDs + Book

($33.50) $26.00

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

Placido Domingo (Samson), Waltraud Meier (Dalila), Alain Fondary (High Priest of Dagon), Jean-Philippe Courtis (Abimelech), Samuel Ramey (An Old Hebrew)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Opera Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung

When the big melody appears in Dalila's seduction aria, Chung's idiomatic conducting encourages a tender restraint, where others produce a full-throated roar. Meier may not have an ideally sensuous... More…

2 CDs

($16.25) $12.00

In stock

Usually despatched within 1 working day

Jon Vickers (Samson), Shirley Verrett (Dalila), Jonathan Summers (Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon), John Tomlinson (Abimélech), Gwynne Howell (Le Vieillard Hébreu), John Dobson (Le messager philistin), Maldwyn Davies (Premier philistin), Matthew Best (Deuxième philistin)

Orchestra & Chorus of...

Vickers's account is well matched by Verrett. Committed conducting and strong visuals in Nolan's designs. More…

DVD Video

($16.50) $11.50

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Rita Gorr (Dalila), Jon Vickers (Samson), Ernest Blanc (Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon), Anton Diakov (Abimelech & Un vieillard hébreu)

Chœurs René Duclos & Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris, Georges Prêtre

2 CDs

($14.00) $9.75

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Usually despatched within 1 working day

James King (Samson), Christa Ludwig (Dalila), Bernd Weikl (Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon), Alexander Malta (Abimélech), Richard Kogel (Le Vieillard Hébreu)

Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks Münchner Rundfunk-Orchester, Giuseppe Patanè

Not the most idiomatic of recordings but there's some classy singing here, though one would have liked Ludwig to take a few more risks. Patanè presides over everything with passion. More…

2 CDs

($13.75) $10.25

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Usually despatched within 1 working day

No digital booklet included

Ramón Vinay (Samson), Ebe Stignani (Dalila), Antonio Manca-Serra (High Priest), Giovanni Amodeo (Abimélech), Iginio Riccò (Old Hebrew), Piero de Palma (Philistine messager)

Teatro San Carlo, Fritz Rieger

2 CDs

($12.00) $9.00

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

No digital booklet included

Bouvier, Luccioni

Orchestra of the National Opera of Paris, Chorus of the National Opera of Paris, Louis Foureslier

2 CDs

($12.50) $9.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

No digital booklet included

Maria Costanza Nocentini, Carlo Allemano

Swiss Italian Orchestra, Cantemus, Francis Travis

CD

($14.00) $11.75

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.

This release includes a digital booklet

Elena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo & Renato Bruson

Choeurs de l'Orchestre de Paris/Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Barenboim proves as passionately dedicated an interpreter of Saint-Saens here as he did in the Third Symphony, sweeping away any Victorian cobwebs ... Domingo has rarely sounded happier in French... More…

2 CDs

($12.50) $10.00

Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days

This release includes a digital booklet