Recordings

October 2017

Reviews of the latest opera CDs and DVDs — both remastered reissues of the greats and new recordings by today's most notable artists.

Recordings Paris Opera Cover 1017Editor's Choice

The Paris Opera
Director: Bron. Film Movement, 110 mins., subtitled. Opens October 18 in Manhattan

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Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Spectres Bride Cover 1017DVOŘAK: The Spectre’s Bride
CD Button Šaturová; Breslik, Plachetka; ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie, Meister. Text and translation. Capriccio C5315
Recordings Honegger Cover 1017HONEGGER: Le Roi David
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CD Button Chartin, Kielland; Walker, Poullos; Balissat, Walker; Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Reuss. Text and translations. Mirare CD MIR 318
Recordings Zauberflote Cover 1017MOZART: Die Zauberflöte
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DVD Button Said, Özkan, Zisser, Huber, Sveinsdóttir, Jankowski; Piskorski, Kramer, Orlowsky, Sutter, Summer; Accademia Teatro alla Scala Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, A. Fischer. Production: Stein. C Major 740504 (Blu-ray)/740408 (DVD), 173 mins., subtitled
Recordings Hubble Cantata Cover 1017PRESTINI: The Hubble Cantata
CD Button Rivera; Gunn, Livio; 1B1, NOVUS NY, Washington Chorus, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Wachner. Text. Vision Into Art Records VIA 14
Recordings Proserpine Cover 1017SAINT-SAËNS: Proserpine
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CD Button Gens, Henry, Tilquin; Antoun, Vidal, Sargsyan, Foster-Williams, Martin, Tilquin, Teitgen; Flemish Radio Choir, Munich Radio Orchestra, Schirmer. Ediciones Singulares 1027 (2)
RECORDING Moses und Aron DVD Cover 1017SCHÖNBERG: Moses und Aron
DVD Button Graham-Hall, Mayer; Orchestra and Chorus of the Paris Opera, Jordan. Production: Castellucci. BelAir Classiques BAC439 (Blu-ray)/BAC136 (DVD), 113 mins., subtitled
Recordings Otello Cover 2 sm 1017VERDI: Otello
DVD Button Röschmann, Mayer; Cura, Bernheim, C. Álvarez; Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden and Staatskapelle Dresden, Thielemann. Production: Boussard. C Major 740008, 147 mins., subtitled

DVD Button Nuccio, Tarieli; Neill, Giusti, Frontali; Coro Lirico Marchigiano “Vincenzo Bellini” and Fondazione Orchestra Nazionale delle Marche, Frizza. Production: Azorín. Dynamic 37767 (2), 146 mins., subtitled

Choral and Song

Recordings Lecons Tenebres cover 1017COUPERIN: Leçons de Ténèbres à Une et à Deux Voix; L’Apothéose de Lully 
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CD Button Arcangelo, Cohen. Latin texts and English translations. Hyperion CDA68093
Recordings Hindemith Marienleben cover 1017HINDEMITH: Das Marienleben
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CD Button Harnisch; Schulze, piano. Text and translation online. Naxos 8.573423
Recordings Rime of the Ancient Mariner Cover 1017SKEMPTON: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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CD Button Williams; Yates, viola; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Brabbins. English text. NMC D234

Recital

Recordings Ann Hallenberg Carnevale cover 1017Ann Hallenberg: "Carnevale 1729"
CD Button Arias by Albinoni, Giacomelli, Leo, Orlandini, Porpora and Vinci; Il Pomo d’Oro, Montanonti. Texts and translations. Pentatone 5186 678 (2)
Recordings Gerhaher Brahms Cover 1017BRAHMS: Die Schöne Magelone
CD Button Gerhaher; Huber, piano. No text, English translation only. Sony 88985413122
Recordings Christiane Karg Cover 1017Christiane Karg: "Parfum"
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CD Button Songs by Ravel, Debussy, Britten, Koechlin, Duparc. Bamberger Symphoniker, Afkham. Texts and translations. Berlin Classics LC06203
Recordings Johan Botha Live cover 1017Johan Botha: "Wiener Staatsoper Live"
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CD Button Arias and scenes by Beethoven, Wagner, and Strauss. Wiener Opera Orchestra, Ozawa, Welser-Most, Young, Runnicles, Sinopoli, Bychkov, Thielemann. Orfeo 906 171 B
Recordings Brancy Silent Night Cover 1017John Brancy: "A Silent Night"
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CD Button P. Dugan, piano. Texts and translations. Yamaha Artist Services 56051
Recordings Schubert Cover 1017Natalie Dessay: "Schubert"
CD Button Cassard, piano. Texts, no translations. Sony Classical 19882

Historical

Recordings Handel Samson Cover 1017HANDEL: Samson
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CD Button Stader, Reith, Höffgen; Haefliger, Rehfuss, Borg; RIAS Chamber Choir, Choir of St. Hedwig Cathedral, RIAS Symphony Orchestra, Fricsay. Urania WS 121-360-2
Recordings Fanciulla Historic Cover 1017PUCCINI: La Fanciulla del West
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CD Button Neblett; Domingo, Egerton, Milnes, Lloyd, King; Orchestra and Chorus of Royal Opera House, Mehte. No text or translation. Pentatone PTC 5186 243 (2)

Documentary

Recordings Pilar Lorengar Cover 1017Pilar Lorengar: Voice and Mystery
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DVD Button Director: Arturo Mendiz. Arthaus Musik 109550, 54 mins., subtitled

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