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September 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 Tosca Cover 919Editor's Choice

PUCCINI: Tosca
DVD Button Harteros; Antonenko, Tézier; Staatskapelle Dresden, Thielemann. Production: Sturminger. C Major 748308, 120 min., subtitles

Gunfight at the Castel Sant’Angelo.

Michael Sturminger’s modern-day Tosca undermines Christian Thielemann’s stellar orchestra and cast.



Opera and Oratorio

REcordings Berlioz Faust Cover 919BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust
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CD Button Cargill; Hymel, Purves, Bretz; London Symphony Chorus, Guildhall School Singers, Tiffin Children's Chorus, Tiffin Girls' Choir, Tiffin Boys' Choir; London Symphony Orchestra; Rattle. Libretto and translation. LSO Live 0809 8.660263-64 (2 SACDs)
Recordings AngedeNisidaCover919DONIZETTI: L’Ange de Nisida
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CD Button El-Khoury; Kim, Naouri, Priante, Stavinsky; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Elder. Opera Rara ORC58 (2)
Recordings Dolce la Morte Cover 919FARRIN: Dolce la Morte
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CD Button Jurenas, countertenor; International Contemporary Ensemble, Fullmer. Text and translations. Tundra tun012 (digital)
Recordings Flavio Crispo Cover 919HEINICHEN: Flavio Crispo
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CD Button Marbach, Visentin, Gäng, Bernsteiner; Marziotte, Hunger, Arroniz; Il Gusto Barocco, Halubek. Text and translation. CPO 5551112 (3)
Recordings Columbus Cover 919HERZOGENBERG: Columbus
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CD Button Schade, Schuen, Butter; Chor der Oper Graz, Grazer Philharmoniker, Kaftan. Texts and translations. CPO CD 555 178-2 (2)
Recordings Charpentier Cover 919M.A. CHARPENTIER: Histoires Sacrées
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CD Button Ensemble Correspondances, Daucé. Latin texts and translations in French, German, English. HMM 902280/81 (2)
Recording Menotti Cover 919MENOTTI: The Medium/The Telephone 
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CD Button Santoro, Samsonova-Khayet, Isotton, Grante, Diaz, Manganello; Hertzberg, Grante; Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Scogna. Brilliant Classics 95361
Recordings Fetes de Hymen cover 919RAMEAU: Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour
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DVD Button Ballou, Spitzer Grimaldi, Debono, Perruche; Thompson, Sheehan, Bielfield, Sharp, Lis; Opera Lafayette Orchestra, Brown. Production: Curran, Turocy, Nehru. Naxos 2.110393, 148 mins., subtitles
Recordings Comte Ory lg 919ROSSINI: Le Comte Ory
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DVD Button Fuchs, Devos, Hubeaux; Talbot, Arquez, Bou, Bolleire; Les Éléments and Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Langrée. C Major 747408 (2)
Recordings Maometto II Cover 919ROSSINI: Maometto II
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CD Button Balbo, Yarovaya; Palazzi, Süngü, Kabongo Mubenga; Camerata Bach Choir, Poznań and Virtuosi Brunenses/Fogliani. No text. Naxos 8.660444-46 (3)
Recordings Boatswain Cover 919SMYTH: The Boatswain’s Mate
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CD Button Benjamin; Lee, Williams, Wilding; Lontano Ensemble, de la Martinez. Texts. Retrospect Opera RO001 (2)
Recordings Pauls Case Cover 919SPEARS: Paul’s Case
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CD Button Sanzero, Wimbish, Crider; Blalock, Slattery, Phares, Shaffran; American Modern Ensemble, Wood. English text. National Sawdust Tracks (2)
Recordings Olimpie Cover 919SPONTINI: Olimpie
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CD Button Gauvin, Aldrich, Vidal, Wagner, Souvage, Bolleire, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, Flemish Radio Choir, Jérémie Rhorer. Text and translation. Bru Zane BZ1035 (2)
Recordings Queen of Spades Cover 919TCHAIKOVSKY: The Queen of Spades
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CD Button Datsko, Arkhipova, Romanova; Tarashchenko, Hvorostovsky, Gritsyuk; Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Yurlov Republican Academic Choral Capella, Fedoseyev. Melodiya 10 0259 (3)

Choral and Song

Recordings Dusapin Cover 919DUSAPIN: Wenn du dem Wind; À Quia; Aufgang 
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CD Button Petrinsky; Widmann, violin, Hodges, piano; Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Rophé. Texts and translations. BIS 2262
Recordings Gorecki Cover 919GÓRECKI: Symphony No. 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, op. 36
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CD Button Gibbons; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Penderecki. Text and translation. Domino WIGCD 395
Recordings Martinik Cover 919SCHUBERT: Winterreise
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CD Button Martiník; Mareček. Supraphon 4243-2

Recital

Recordings Mahler Songs Cover 919Barbara Hendricks: Mahler Songs
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CD Button Swedish Chamber Ensemble, Derwinger. Arte Verum ARV-014
Recordings Jaroussky Cover 919Philippe Jaroussky: Ombra Mai Fu 
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CD Button Arias, duets and orchestral excerpts by Cavalli. Baráth, Lemieux; Artaserse. Erato 0190295503840

Historical

Recordings Berlioz Cover 919BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust
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CD Button Rubio; Verreau, Roux, Mollet; Choeurs Elisabeth Brasseur,Choeur Entants RTF; Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux; Markevitch. Libretto and translation. DG  4836377 (2 CDs/Blu-Rays)
Recordings Jurinac Don Giovanni Cover 919MOZART: Don Giovanni
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CD Button Jurinac, Stader, Seefried; Haefliger, Fischer-Dieskau, Kohn, Sardi, Kreppel. Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; RIAS-Kammerchor. Fricsay. Deutsche Grammophon 00289 483 6381-83 (3 CDs + one pure audio Blu-Ray)

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