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Birgit Nilsson Sings Wagner cover
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RICHARD WAGNER
Birgit Nilsson Sings Wagner
Birgit Nilsson (soprano) / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Leif Segerstam / London Symphony, Sir Colin Davis
[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 1/Sep/2008 ]
"Even allowing for the fact that these were demonstration records when they first appeared, the sound on this CD is astonishing in its lifelike presence and its warmth." Gramophone
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (complete ballet) / Rapsodie espagnole / etc cover
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MAURICE RAVEL
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (complete ballet) / Rapsodie espagnole / etc
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / London Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Monteux
[ Decca Originals / CD - released 10/Apr/2006 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1901-1950) "There is only one word for this work, this performance, and this recording, and that is - ravishing." Gramophone
Two Ballet Favourites by Christophen Wheeldon: Prokofiev: Cinderella / Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Recorded 2011 & 2012) BLU-RAY cover
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV / JOBY TALBOT
Two Ballet Favourites by Christophen Wheeldon: Prokofiev: Cinderella / Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Recorded 2011 & 2012) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Ballet / Royal Opera House / Anna Tsygankova, Matthew Golding, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sergei Polunin / Ermanno Florio & Barry Wordsworth (
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 15/Oct/2017 ]
"Lauren Cuthbertson, as Alice, is excellent, her every movement suggesting the actions and emotions of this curious, spirited pre-adolescent...Christopher Wheeldon's choreography is very imaginative and fitting for every character" MusicWeb on Alice
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Romantic Ballet Music - The Lady and the Fool / A Midsummer Night's Dream / etc [2 CD set] cover
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MENDELSSOHN / VERDI / CHOPIN / SATIE / SAINT-SAENS
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Romantic Ballet Music - The Lady and the Fool / A Midsummer Night's Dream / etc [2 CD set]
Garrick Ohlsson (piano) / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / London Philharmonic Orchestra
[ EMI Ballet Edition / 2 CD - released 1/Jul/2011 ]
Sir Frederick Ashton appropriates Mendelssohn's exquisite incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream and Satie's haunting Gymnopédies; John Cranko, ably abetted by Sir Charles Mackerras, cherry-picks from the early operas of Verdi.
Solti at the Ballet [Incls 'La Boutique fantasque' & 'Gaîté Parisienne'] cover
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DUKAS / OFFENBACH / ROSSINI / TCHAIKOVSKY
Solti at the Ballet [Incls 'La Boutique fantasque' & 'Gaîté Parisienne']
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 20/Jul/2016 ]
"an absolutely splendid recording …This Solti performance [of La Boutique fantasque] is sheer delight, played as it is with a combination of style and gusto it needs; a most exhilarating performance …this is an excellent debut on Decca" Gramophone
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Rossini: La Cenerentola [Cinderella] (Highlights from the opera) cover
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GIOACHINO ROSSINI
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Rossini: La Cenerentola [Cinderella] (Highlights from the opera)
Jennifer Larmore, Raul Gimenez, Gino Quilico, Alessandro Corbelli / Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Carlo Rizzi
[ Teldec / CD - released 14/Jun/2004 ]
"What really makes a reading of Cenerentola stand out is the handling of the ensembles. In this respect Carlo Rizzi is outstanding." (MusicWeb July 2004)
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (complete opera recorded in 1971) [2 CDs plus Blu-ray audio] cover
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (complete opera recorded in 1971) [2 CDs plus Blu-ray audio]
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Nicolai Ghiaurov / Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Richard Bonynge
[ Decca 2 CDs plus Blu-ray audio / 3 CD Box Set - released 27/Sep/2019 ]
"The "L'elisir" set was one of the loveliest things Sutherland ever did on record . . . As Donizetti's Adina she is charming -- touching, exuberant, virtuoso (her coloratura is astounding), and always very human." (Gramophone)
Bizet: Carmen (complete opera filmed in 2006) cover
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GEORGES BIZET
Bizet: Carmen (complete opera filmed in 2006)
Royal Opera House / Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo / Antonio Pappano (conductor)
[ Decca Classics DVD / DVD - released 25/Jan/2017 ]
"Kaufmann and Antonacci are that rare breed: superb singers who can also act with subtlety and passion" The Guardian
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Massenet: Werther (complete opera recorded in 1980 with libretto) cover
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JULES MASSENET
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Massenet: Werther (complete opera recorded in 1980 with libretto)
Jose Carreras, Frederica von Stadt, Thomas Allen / Orchestra Royal Opera House, Covent garden, Colin Davis
[ Decca / 2 CD Box Set - released 20/Feb/2012 ]
"...von Stade's performance can hardly be faulted. Her voice is the very incarnation of Charlotte's essential simplicity of character" (Gramophone)
La Boheme (Complete Opera) cover
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PUCCINI
La Boheme (Complete Opera)
Katia Ricciarelli / Jose Carreras / Ingvar Wixell / Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis
[ Decca Opera! / 2 CD - released 1/Sep/2010 ]
"Not Davis's normal repertoire, but he conducts a lively, detailed, idiomatic performance of this masterpiece, and has strong soloists. Carreras was then at his peak, and Ricciarelli is an affecting Mimi." (BBC Music)
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Kiri Te Kanawa: Diva cover
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I Could Have Danced all Night (Concert & Portrait) BLU-RAY cover
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KIRI te KANAWA
I Could Have Danced all Night (Concert & Portrait) BLU-RAY
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, John Hopkins / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Stephen Barlow
[ Arthaus Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Oct/2015 ]
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's story has all the best elements of an operatic fairytale. Coming from a part-Maori background she went on to become one of the world's most famous opera stars.
Verdi: Rigoletto (Complete Opera recorded in 1996) cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Rigoletto (Complete Opera recorded in 1996)
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Marcelo Alvarez, Peter Auty, Graeme Broadbent, Christine Schafer / Edward Downes (cond)
[ Opus Arte Essential Opera Collection DVD / DVD - released 1/Jun/2014 ]
"A thrilling performance, with Gavanelli the best acted Rigoletto since Gobbi." - Gramophone Magazine (June 2002)
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE - Rossini: Heros and Heroines cover
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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE - Rossini: Heros and Heroines
Marilyn Horne (mezzo soprano) / L'Orchestre de la Suisse romande / Royal Philharmonic Orchetra / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
[ Decca Opera Gala / CD - released 20/Jun/1998 ]
'Marilyn Horne's generously filled recital disc brings us one of the most cherishable among all Rossini aria records ever issued. The voice is in glorious condition, rich and firm throughout its spectacular range, and is consistently used with...
Verdi: Aida (Complete Opera recorded in 1973) cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Aida (Complete Opera recorded in 1973)
Montserrat Caballe, Placido Domingo, Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov / Royal Opera House Chorus & Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
[ Warner Classics Home of Opera / 3 CD Box Set - released 1/Feb/2016 ]
'An outright winner. Muti is the undoubted hero, so compelling is his interpretation of the score, and there are no weaknesses in his cast, which features five of the biggest operatic 'names' of the day.' (Gramophone)
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Verdi: Aida (Highlights from the opera) cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Verdi: Aida (Highlights from the opera)
Montserrat Caballe, Placido Domingo, Fiorenza Cosottto, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Piero Cappuccilli, Luigi Roni / Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Muti
[ EMI Classics Red Line / CD - released 1/Jul/1998 ]
"Caballe's portrait of the heroine is superb, full of detailed insight into teh character and with countless examples of superlative singing." Penguin Guide
The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57 (complete ballet) cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57 (complete ballet)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
[ Decca Ballet Edition / 2 CD - released 16/Apr/2012 ]
The first recording of The Prince of the Pagodas at the Royal Opera House, with Britten himself conducting. The Prince of the Pagodas is Britten's only full-length ballet - a glittering score full of the oriental harmonies and instrumental colour...
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Adam: Giselle (complete ballet) cover
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ADOLPHE ADAM
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Adam: Giselle (complete ballet)
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mark Ermler
[ Conifer / CD - released 20/Nov/1993 ]
Recorded in All Saints' Church, Petersham, England May 23-25 1993.
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (complete ballet) cover
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MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty Op 66 (complete ballet) cover
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PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty Op 66 (complete ballet)
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mark Ermler
[ Conifer / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Nov/1990 ]
"The orchestra respond idiomatically to Tchaikovsky dance music and with obvious familiarity and love. Ermler has a natural feeling for springing rhythms and moulding rubato persuasively." (Gramophone)