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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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Stephen Gould (Der Kaiser), Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin), Wolfgang Koch (Barak, der Farber), Nina Stemme (Die Farberin), Evelyn Herlitzius (Die Amme), Sebastian Holecek (Geisterbote)

Wiener Staatsoper, Christian Thielemann

3 CDs

($33.00) $26.25

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Brigitte Fassbaender (Octavian), Claire Watson (Marschallin), Karl Ridderbusch (Ochs), Lucia Popp (Sophie), Benno Kusche (Faninal), Annelie Waas (Marianne), David Thaw (Valzacchi), Margarethe Bence (Annina) & Gerhard Unger (Italian singer)

Bavarian State Opera, Carlos Kleiber

This performance from 1973 is notable for its extraordinary textural clarity, in this densest of scores, and its rhythmic vitality. The vocal hero of the occasion is Brigitte Fassbaender as... More…

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3 SACDs

($39.00) $31.25

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Jon Vickers (Parsifal), Hans Hotter (Gurnemanz), Thomas Stewart (Amfortas), Gustav Neidlinger (Klingsor), Barbro Ericson (Kundry), Heinz Hagenau (Titurel), Anja Silja, Dorothea Siebert, Liselotte Rebmann, Rita Bartos, Else-Margrete Gardelli, Sylvia Lindenstrand (flower maidens) & Ruth Hesse (voice...

The (to date) 11 released recordings of Hans Knappertsbusch's Parsifal performances at Bayreuth between 1951 and 1964 constitute a unique record of one conductor's work on a favoured score in... More…

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4 CDs

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Kristine Opolais (Angelica), Lioba Braun (Princess), Nadezhda Serdyuk (Sister Monitor) & Mojca Erdmann (Sister Genovieffa)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Andris Nelsons

Nelsons evokes atmosphere with energy and clean-cut textures. All told, the effect is slightly cool, but many will prefer it to overheated Italianate performances, especially with such a credibly... More…

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Dalibor Jenis (King Matyáš), Peter Mikuláš (Matěj), Michelle Breedt (Anna), Lívia Aghová (Liduška), Michal Lehotsky (Jenik), Markus Schäfer (Jindřich)

Prague Chamber Choir, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln & WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Gerd Albrecht

Dvorák's delightful The King and the CharcoalBurner was the second opera that he wrote and the first to be staged. In its first form it was abandoned during rehearsal as being too complex and... More…

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2 CDs

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Regina Resnik (Klytämnestra), Birgit Nilsson (Elektra), Leonie Rysanek (Chrysothemis), Wolfgang Windgassen (Aegisth), Eberhard Waechter (Orest), Fredrick Guthrie (Der Pfleger der Orest), Margareta Sjöstedt (Vertraute), Margarita Lilova (Schleppträgerin), Gerhard Unger (Junger Diener), Herbert Lackner...

[Nilsson] is achingly tender in the recognition scene with Orestes, vividly obsequious as she lures Aegisthus to his death and tireless in her final, fatal dance...like Nilsson, [Resnik] really... More…

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Ludwig Weber (Daland), Astrid Varnay (Senta), Wolfgang Windgassen (Erik), Elisabeth Schärtel (Mary), Josef Traxel (Der Steuermann) & Hermann Uhde (Der Holländer)

Chorus & Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival, Hans Knappertsbusch

Maestro Knappertsbusch is on the concentrated form of his 1951 Munich Tristan. …all is steely strength, realised through dynamic sensitivity and spacious tempi… Any suspicion that Astrid Varnay…... More…

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2 CDs

($22.00) $17.50

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($33.00) $26.25

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Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Horst Stein

Von Einem’s music chases Dürrenmatt’s scene-setting most (almost too) faithfully with colourful often loud tone-painting…The performance sounds well-organised (by conductor Stein) and fluent... More…

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