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Best of Satie cover
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ERIK SATIE
Best of Satie
Aldo Ciccolini, Anne Queffelec (piano) / Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
[ Warner Classics Inspiration Series / CD - released 20/Jun/2015 ]
Meditative piano sounds and glitter of Parisian cabaret. Satie was one of the most interesting figures of early 20th century Paris moving in the same artistic circles as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau and Man Ray. He was known for his droll sense of...
Puccini: Tosca (complete opera recorded in 2011) cover
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GIACOMO PUCCINI
Puccini: Tosca (complete opera recorded in 2011)
Royal Opera House / Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) / Antonio Pappano (cond)
[ Warner Classics DVD / DVD - released 19/Oct/2012 ]
GRAMOPHONE AWARD FINALIST 2013: Opera / BBC MUSIC AWARD WINNER 2014: DVD Performance
Die Walküre cover
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WAGNER
Die Walküre
Anita Välkki, Claire Watson, Hans Hotter, Jon Vickers / The Royal Opera House, Georg Solti
[ Testament / 4 CD Box Set - released 31/Jul/2014 ]
This release marks the first appearance of Georg Solti on Testament as an opera conductor in an historic performance of Die Walküre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in October 1961.
Der Rosenkavalier (complete opera recorded in 1995) cover
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RICHARD. STRAUSS
Der Rosenkavalier (complete opera recorded in 1995)
Royal Opera House / Ann Murray / Anna Tomowa-Sintow / Kurt Moll / Barbara Bonney / Andrew Davis (cond)
[ Opus Arte CD / 3 CD - released 22/Dec/2010 ]
"All three characters are splendidly drawn here, Octavian (a winning Ann Murray, not too feminine), Baron Ochs (Kurt Moll) with a rich low register to all but dignify his underlying boorishness, and Anna Tomowa-Sintow a commandingly sympathetic,...
Bizet: Carmen (complete opera filmed in 2006) BLU-RAY cover
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GEORGES BIZET
Bizet: Carmen (complete opera filmed in 2006) BLU-RAY
Royal Opera House / Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo / Antonio Pappano (conductor)
[ Decca Music Group Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 25/Jan/2017 ]
BLU-RAY - 'Kaufmann and Antonacci are that rare breed: superb singers who can also act with subtlety and passion' The Guardian
Britten conducts Britten: Opera 2 (A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Rape of Lucretia, The Turn of the Screw, Death in Venice, Gloriana) SPECIAL PRICE cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Britten conducts Britten: Opera 2 (A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Rape of Lucretia, The Turn of the Screw, Death in Venice, Gloriana) SPECIAL PRICE
Benjamin Luxon; Heather Harper; Peter Pears / English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Benjamin Britten
[ Decca Budget Boxes / 10 CD Box Set - released 1/Feb/2005 ]
1001 Classical Recording you must hear before you die (1901-1950 for Rape of Lucretia & Turn of the Screw) - These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalogue are conducted by a mixture of the composer and two colleagues,...
Verdi: Great scenes from Aida (with Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder) cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Great scenes from Aida (with Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder)
Birgit Nilsson (soprano), with Grace Hoffman, Luigi Ottolini / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, John Pritchard
[ Decca Most Wanted Recitals Vol. 31 / CD - released 16/Oct/2016 ]
[This recording captures] the voice of the soprano at the zenith of his means. The stamp is bright and beautiful, perfect intonation, vibrato absent, acute triumphant! Technically, Nilsson is close to perfect, with perfect breath control, flawless...
Bellini: Norma (complete opera recorded live in 1952) cover
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VINCENZO BELLINI
Bellini: Norma (complete opera recorded live in 1952)
Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Mirto Picchi / Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Vittorio Gui
[ Warner Classics Maria Callas Live Remastered / 2 CD - released 1/Feb/2019 ]
'Bellini's Norma is an epic and multi-faceted role, often considered the ultimate vocal challenge for an operatic soprano. Callas sang it on stage 92 times, more often than any other heroine, and her achievement casts a long shadow: more than 50...
Overtures and Ballet Music (Recorded 1958-1960) cover
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A Classical Christmas: Festive Classical Favourites cover
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TCHAIKOVSKY / BERLIOZ / STRAUSS / TRADITIONAL
A Classical Christmas: Festive Classical Favourites
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mark Ermler
[ Sony Essential Masterworks / CD - released 20/Nov/2009 ]
Christmas at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, is a magical time, with seasonal spirit also filling the neighbouring piazza, with its colourful arcade, children's entertainers and Christmas funfair.
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (complete opera recorded in 1972) cover
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (complete opera recorded in 1972)
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Nicolai Ghiaurov / Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Richard Bonynge
[ Decca / 2 CD - released 24/Oct/2011 ]
"Though some of the girlish freshness of voice which marked the 1961 recording had disappeared by the 1971 set, Sutherland's detailed understanding was intensified. Power is there as well as delicacy, and the rest of the cast is first-rate." Penguin
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 Historic / CD - released 10/Apr/1990 ]
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
Gilbert & Sullivan: Ruddigore (Complete opera) coupled with Sullivan's Cox and Box cover
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The Royal Ballet's Frankenstein cover
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LIAM SCARLETT / LOWELL LIEBERMANN
The Royal Ballet's Frankenstein
Federico Bonelli, Laura Morera, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Koen Kessels (cond.)
[ DVD - released 22/Sep/2017 ]
Inspired by Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein is the world premiere of Liam Scarlett's new full-length ballet. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love, exploring the very depths of human nature. Federico...
Fernando Corena: Arias for Bass cover
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W. A. MOZART
Fernando Corena: Arias for Bass
Fernando Corena (bass) / Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 20/Sep/2015 ]
"'Corena sings with a fine, resonant, clean tone. His production is easy and completely natural, and his diction, phrasing and general musicianship are most praiseworthy" (Gramophone)
Pelleas et Melisande (Complete opera recorded in 1970) cover
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DEBUSSY
Pelleas et Melisande (Complete opera recorded in 1970)
George Shirley, Elisabeth Söderström & Yvonne Minton / Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
[ Sony Opera House / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Feb/2010 ]
"Boulez's sharply dramatic view of Debussy's atmospheric score is a performance which will probably not please the dedicated Francophile but it rescues Debussy from the lanquid half-tone approach which for long has been accepted as authentic. He is...
Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress (Complete Opera) cover
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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress (Complete Opera)
Gerald Finley, Rebecca Evans / Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Hickox
[ Chandos Classics / 2 CD - released 21/Sep/2001 ]
Rosette (Penguin Stereo Guide) - "The Chandos recording is superb, spacious and atmospheric, with the many onstage effects beautifully balanced, yet with words always clear…(an) overpowering recording."
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VERDI / DONIZETTI / GOUNOD / ARDITI
La Stupenda
Joan Sutherland (soprano) / Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
[ Alto / CD - released 10/Aug/2013 ]
(* Penguin Guide Rosette on Art of Prima Donna vol.2) "this 1959 recital** at once put her on the map as one of the greatest recording artists of all time" "most cherishable of all operatic recital records" (Penguin Guide) "breathtaking display" re...
La Fille du Regiment [daughter of the Regiment] (complete opera recorded in 1968) cover
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DONIZETTI
La Fille du Regiment [daughter of the Regiment] (complete opera recorded in 1968)
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Monica Sinclair / Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House / Richard Bonynge
[ Decca Originals / 2 CD Box Set - released 2/Feb/2009 ]
"...a sizzling performance ... can confidently be recommended both for comedy and for fine singing. Recorded in Kingsway Hall, the CD sound has wonderful presence and clarity of focus." Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
Bellini: I Puritani (complete opera) cover
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VINCENZO BELLINI
Bellini: I Puritani (complete opera)
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov / Royal Opera House Covent Garden / London Symphony Orchestra / Richard Bonyng
[ Decca / 3 CD - released 10/Aug/2006 ]
1001 Classical recordings to hear before you die (1801-1850) -- Building a Library First Choice - January 2005