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July 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 Lessons in Love cover 719Editor's Choice

BENJAMIN: Lessons in Love and Violence
DVD Button Hannigan; Degout, Orendt, Hoare, Boden; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Benjamin. Production: Mitchell. Opus Arte OA 1221 D (DVD)/OA BD 7199 D (Blu-ray), 88 mins. (opera), 5 mins. (bonus), subtitles

Edward II, Here We Go Again

George Benjamin’s darkly beautiful morality play revisits a familiar story in new ways.

Opera and Oratorio

REcordings Orphee Cover 719GLUCK: Orphée et Eurydice
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DVD Button Karg, Said; Flórez; Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus, Mariotti. Production: Shechter and Fulljames. Belvedere 08052 (DVD)/08053 (Blu-ray), 129 mins., subtitles
Recordings Angel Heart Cover 719L. P. WOOLF: Angel Heart
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CD Button Delan, von Stade, Cao; Sylvan, Taylor; Irons, narrator; Uccello ensemble; Haimovitz, cello; Marshall, Lichtenberg, mandolins. Texts. Pentatone 5186 731
Recordings Sardanapalo Cover 719LISZT: Sardanapalo
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CD Button El-Khoury; Hernández, Pushniak; Opera Chorus Nationaltheater Weimar, Staatskapelle Weimar, Karabits. Text & translation online. Audite Aud 97.764
Video Madama Butterfly Cover 719PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly (original 1904 version)
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DVD Button Siri, Stroppa, Brandolino; Hymel, Bosi, Álvarez; Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Chailly. Decca 074 3982 (2), 167 mins., subtitles
Recordings Ascanio Cover 719SAINT-SAËNS: Ascanio
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CD Button Hubeaux, Gauvin, Tilquin; Lapointe, Richter, Teigten; Orchestre et Chœur de la Haute École de Musique de Genève, Tourniaire. Text and translation. B Records LBM013 (3)
Recordings Falena Cover 719SMAREGLIA: La Falena
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CD Button Mazzola Gavazzeni, Barbetti; Veneziano, di Mauro, Likaj, Ottelli; Coro La Camerata di Cremona; Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Fracassi. Texts. Bongiovanni GB 2494/95-2 (2)
Recordings Mask in Mirror Cover 719THOMPSON: The Mask in the Mirror
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CD Button Owens, Patterson Abdou, Lorál, Mann; Humes, Polhamus, Mills; Thompson (piano); The Sanna Opera Project, Tucker. English libretto online. Navona Records NV6209 (2)
Recordings Messa da Requiem Cover 719VERDI: Messa da Requiem
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CD Button Alieva, Petrova; Meli, Berosselskiy; St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Bolshoi Theater Chorus, Temirkanov. Texts and translations. Delos DE 3563 (2)

Choral and Song

Recorings Messa Rossini Cover 719Messa per Rossini
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CD Button Siri, Simeoni; Berrugi, Piazzola; Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Chailly. Texts and translations. Decca 483 4084 (2)


Recordings Mulligan Cover 719Brian Mulligan: Old Fashioned 
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CD Button Rutenberg, piano. No texts. Bridge 9507
Recordings Emoke Barath Cover 719Emőke Baráth: Voglio Cantar 
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CD Button Works by Strozzi, Cavalli, Cesti. Il Pomo d’Oro, Corti. Texts and translations. Erato 0190295632212
Recorings Songplay Cover 719Joyce DiDonato: Songplay
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CD Button Jazz ensemble, Terry. Texts and translations. Erato 585780
Recordings Chappuis Cover 719Marie-Claude Chappuis: Au Cœur des Alpes 
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CD Button Texts and translations. Sony Classical 19075903102
Recordings Wolf Cover 719WOLF: Italienisches Liederbuch
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CD Button Damrau; Kaufmann; Deutsch, piano. Texts and translations. Erato 0190295658663


Recordings Divinis Pianissimi Cover 719Divins Pianissimi
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CD Button Arangi-Lombardi, Cesbron-Viseur, Doria, Melba, Milanov, Olivero, Ponselle, Schumann, Zadek; Bilgora, Devriès, Fleta, Folgar Friant, McCormack, Prandelli, Rosing, Tauber, Wittrisch, Schwarz, Chaliapin; various orchestras, conductors, and pianists. Malibran Music AMR 172

Musical Theater

Recordings Something for the Boys Cover 719PORTER: Something for the Boys
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CD Button Stanley, Burns; Burstein, Chaffin; Orchestra, Kitsopoulos, Jarrett. Text. PS Classics, PS-1837

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