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Summer Opera Sale - up to 60% off

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Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

This King Arthur is a giddy triumph for its artists. Blazing their way through the score, the performers set a new benchmark, delivering a production that’s equally gutsy and gorgeous…Dance meters... More…

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2 CDs

($22.50) $17.75

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Mathias Vidal, Hélène Guilmette, Katherine Watson, Tassis Christoyannis, Jean Teitgen, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Marie Lenormand, Cyrille Dubois, Marie Kalinine, Thomas Dolié, Zachary Wilder

Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet

Hervé Niquet’s musical direction is admirably fluent. The orchestral playing and choral singing are magnificent throughout in a suitably resonant recording…Katherine Watson as Mérope stands out... More…

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2 CDs

($30.50) $24.00

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Sandrine Piau (Alcina), Maite Beaumont (Ruggiero), Angelique Noldus (Bradamante), Sabina Puertolas (Morgana), Chloe Briot (Oberto), Daniel Behle (Oronte), Giovanni Furlanetto (Melisso), Edouard Higuet (Astolfo), Sophie Karthäuser (Asteria), Ann Hallenberg (Irene), Delphine Galou (Andronico), Christophe...

The Alcina cast is led by Sandrine Piau’s involving enchantress, who keeps Maite Beaumont’s outstanding Ruggiero in thrall…[Tamerlano is] beautifully sung by Christophe Dumaux…Karthäuser is spirited... More…

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2 Blu-rays

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Simone Kermes (Dido), Dimitris Tiliakos (Aeneas), Deborah York (Belinda), Oleg Ryabets (Sorceress), Margarita Mezentseva, Sofia Fomina, Yana Mamonova, Elena Kondratova, Valeria Safonova & Alexandre Zverev

New Siberian Singers (chamber choir of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera &...

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Benoît Arnould (Tancrède), Isabelle Druet (Clorinde), Chantal Santon (Herminie), Alain Buet (Argant) & Éric Martin-Bonnet (Isménor)

Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles & Orchestre Les Temps Présents, Olivier Schneebeli

Schneebeli directs an appeal perormance with clear regard for the score's strong theatricality, but not all is perfect...Benoit Arnaud is resonant and impassioned as Tancrede...A slightly more... More…

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Kurt Streit (Tito), Karina Gauvin (Vitellia), Julie Fuchs (Servilia), Julie Boulianne (Annio), Robert Gleadow (Publio) & Kate Lindsey (Sextus)

Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Jérémie Rhorer

Kurt Streit brings lyricism and dignity to the title role; Karina Gauvin has the vocal range and dark timbre for Vitella…and Kate Lindsey is a fine Sesto who excels in the set-piece aria ‘Parto,... More…

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An Imaginary Chamber Opera in Six Scenes. Works by Saint-Saëns, Godard, Caplet, Debussy & Roussel

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Hervé Lamy (tenor), Gilles de Talhouët (flute) & Arthur Schoonderwoerd (piano)

This is quite simply marvellous. …an exquisitely planned collection of French music from the turn of the 20th century, bringing together, on the one hand, settings by Saint-Saëns, Pierné, Godard... More…

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Valer Sabadus (Giasone), Kristina Hammarström (Medea), Kristina Mkhitaryan (Isifile), Raúl Giménez (Egeo), Willard White (Oreste & Giove), Dominique Visse (Delfa & Eolo), Mariana Flores (Alinda), Mary Feminear (Amore)

Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcón (conductor)

The effect is boisterous, exuberant and just a little too much…A top-notch cast really savour the score’s lyricism, balancing all the cross-dressing camp with something disarmingly heartfelt.... More…

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Emöke Barath (Scylla), Anders Dahlin (Glaucus), Caroline Mutel (Circé), Virginie Pochon (Dorine/Vénus), Marie Lenormand (Amour/Témire), Frédéric Caton (Hécate/Chef des peuples)

Les Nouveaux Caractères, Sébastien d’Hérin

Leclair's only opera is virtually unknown today but, musically, it's a masterpiece…[d’Hérin favours] a more restrained and elegant approach, drawing graceful and animated playing from his crack... More…

3 CDs

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Bernard Richter, Gaëlle Arquez, João Fernandes, Benoit Arnould, Alain Buet, Sabine Devieilhe, Emmanuelle De Negri & Romain Champion

Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon

The singing is first class, with Bernard Richter outstanding as Dardanus, while Ensemble Pygmalion bring out all the hues of Rameau’s colourful score More…

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($13.75) $10.00

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