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May 2019

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

Recordings Gesualdo cover 519Editor's Choice

HOLTEN: Gesualdo Shadows
DVD Button Kappelin, Wesser Ingels, Paevatalu; Henning-Jensen, T. Lind; Musica Ficta, Concerto Copenhagen, Holten. Production: Colonna. Dacapo 2.110428, 114 mins., subtitles

Bo Knows Gesualdo

Bo Holten shows a deep reverence for Carlo Gesualdo in this “modern Baroque” opera about his life and music.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Wozzeck Cover 519BERG: Wozzeck
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CD Button Mahnke, Magiera; Bronder, Mitterrutzner, Iversen, Reiter; Chor der Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurter Opern’ und Museumsorchester, Weigle. Text, no translation. OEHMS Classics CD OC 974 (2)
Recordings Hagoromo Cover 519DAVIS: Hagoromo
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CD Button Károlyi; Tantsits; International Contemporary Ensemble, DeMaison. Text. New Focus Recordings/Tundra TUN009
Recordings Holzbauer Tod der Dido cover 519HOLZBAUER: Tod der Dido
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CD Button Piau, Fuggiss; Schäfer, Mohr; Barockorchester Stuttgart, Kammerchor Stuttgart, Bernius. German text, no translation. Carus 93280
Recordings Fledermaus Cover 519Die Fledermaus
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CD Button Aikin, Gerhards, Waginger, Kulman; Schukoff, Eisner, Kaimbacher, Hausmann, Schmeckenbecher, Rydl; WDR Runkfunkchor, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Foster. Pentatone PTC5186635 (2)
REcordings Trovatore Cover 519VERDI: Il Trovatore
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DVD Button Haroutounian, Rachvelishvili; Kunde, Bilyy, Tsymbalyuk; Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Farnes. Production: Bösch. Opus Arte 1262 D (DVD)/BD7238 D (Blu-ray), 139 mins. (opera), 7 mins. (extras), subtitles

Choral and Song

Recordings Silent Voices Cover 519Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Silent Voices 
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CD Button Songs by Beal, Kouyoumdjian, Ludwig-Leone, Miller, Muhly, Nova, Sankaram, Shaw, and Reagon. Brooklyn Youth Chorus, International Contemporary Ensemble, Berkun Menaker. Texts available online. New Amsterdam Records NWAM 105

Recital

REcordings Bartoli Vivaldi Cover 519Cecilia Bartoli: Antonio Vivaldi 
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CD Button Ensemble Matheus, Spinosi. Decca 4834475
Recordings Contrabandista Cover 519Javier Camarena: Contrabandista 
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CD Button Music by García, Rossini, Zingarelli. Les Musiciens du Prince, Capuano. Texts and translations. Decca 483 3958
Recordings Kaufmann Cover 519Jonas Kaufmann: An Italian Night 
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CD Button Rachvelishvili; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rieder. Sony 19075879332
Recordings Florez Cover 519Juan Diego Flórez: Bésame Mucho 
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CD Button Various accompanists. Sony Classical 19075822942
Recordings Kevin Short Cover 519Kevin Short: Mephistopheles and Other Bad Guys 
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CD Button Arias and Songs by Gounod, Boito, Beethoven, Mozart, Weber, Offenbach, Verdi, Berlioz, Getty, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Meyerbeer and Wagner. Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Foster. Texts and translations. Pentatone PTC 5186 585
Recordings Mahler Songs Cover 519Kindra Scharich: In Meinem Himmel: The Mahler Song Cycles 
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CD Button Alexander String Quartet. Foghorn Classics 2019
Recordings Connolly Cover 519Sarah Connolly: Come to Me in My Dreams 
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CD Button Songs by Bridge, Britten, Clarke, Dunhill, Gibbs, Gurney, Herbert, Holst, Howells, Ireland, Moeran, Parry, Somervell, Stanford, Tippett, Turnage. Middleton, piano. Texts. Chandos CHAN 10944.
Recordings Costello Cover 519Stephen Costello: A Te, O Cara 
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CD Button Arias by Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi. Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Orbelian. Texts and translations. Delos DE 3541
Recordings September Songs Cover 519Thomas Allen: September Songs 
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CD Button Crowe, soprano; Higgins, piano. No texts. Champs Hill Records CHRCD144

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