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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Sorcerer (Complete) coupled with Sullivan's The Zoo cover
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MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado (Complete Opera) cover
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GILBERT and SULLIVAN
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado (Complete Opera)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company with Valerie Masterson; John Ayldon; John Reed; Kenneth Sandford / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royston Nash
[ Decca Records / 2 CD - released 8/Sep/1989 ]
"The choral singing is first rate, and the glees are refreshingly done, polished and refined, yet plenty of vitality. John Reed is a splendid Ko-Ko, Kenneth Sandford a vintage Pooh-Bah and Valerie Masterson a charming Yum-Yum." *** Three Stars....
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
Zingarelli: Giulietta e Romeo (complete opera) cover
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NICOLA ANTONIO ZINGARELLI
Zingarelli: Giulietta e Romeo (complete opera)
Franco Fagioli (countertenor), Adèle Charvet (mezzo-soprano) / Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal, Stefan Plewniak
[ Château de Versailles Spectacles - L'opéra de Napoléon CD + DVD / CD/DVD - released 27/Aug/2021 ]
Napoleon's fervor for opera was extreme. This music-loving conqueror brought to him a young Italian star, the contralto Giuseppina Grassini, and the most dazzling castrato: Girolamo Crescentini, the only singer to move the Emperor to tears. Invited...
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
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia (complete opera recorded October 2015) BLU-RAY cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia (complete opera recorded October 2015) BLU-RAY
Glyndebourne Opera / Christine Rice, Allan Clayton, Kate Royal, Duncan Rock, Louise Alder / Leo Hussain (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/Sep/2016 ]
"Its beautifully acted and sung. Rice wrings your heart throughout and her self-lacerating final scenes have a harrowing immediacy" Gramophone
Don Giovanni (complete opera recorded in 2010) cover
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W. A. MOZART
Don Giovanni (complete opera recorded in 2010)
Glyndebourne Opera / Gerald Finley / Luca Pisaroni / Kate Royal / Vladimir Jurowski (cond)
[ EMI Classics / 2 DVD - released 1/Aug/2011 ]
"Finley sings as well as he acts, apart from an oddly unhoneyed serenade...The singing is fine and the OAE play like angels." DVD of the Month Gramophone Magazine, August 2011
Der Rosenkavalier (complete opera recorded in 2014) BLU-RAY cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Der Rosenkavalier (complete opera recorded in 2014) BLU-RAY
Glyndebourne Opera / Tara Erraught, Kate Royal, Lars Woldt, Michael Kraus / Robin Ticciati (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Mar/2016 ]
Strauss's musically ravishing comic masterpiece is given a visual updating in director Richard Jones's stylish and 'gently subversive' Glyndebourne staging, one which offers 'a dreamlike distortion not just of Vienna's 18th-century past, but also of...
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (complete opera recorded in 1984) cover
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor (complete opera recorded in 1984)
Edita Gruberova, Alfredo Kraus, Renato Bruson, Robert Lloyd / Ambrosian Opera Chorus & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno
[ Warner Classics The Home of Opera / 2 CD - released 4/May/2017 ]
"[Gruberova's] purity of tone, like her range and technical accomplishment, is outstanding." Gramophone
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Mozart: Don Giovanni (complete opera recorded in 1991 with libretto) cover
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MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Mozart: Don Giovanni (highlights from the opera recorded in 1991) cover
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MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Spring Symphony / Cantata Academica / Hymn to St Cecilia cover
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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)
The Gondoliers (complete operetta recorded in 1977) cover
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GILBERT & SULLIVAN
The Gondoliers (complete operetta recorded in 1977)
John Reed, Geoffrey Shovelton, Kenneth Sanford, Barbara Lilley / D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Royal Philharmonic, Royston Nash
[ Australian Decca SBS Eloquence / 2 CD - released 10/Aug/2015 ]
"the appealing gondoliers of Meston Reid and Michael Rayner, John Reed's typically reliable Duke and Kenneth Sandford's pillar of strength Don Alhambra" (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
Jussi Bjorling: Opera Arias cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Jussi Bjorling: Opera Arias
Jussi Bjorling (Tenor) / Stockholm Royal Opera Orchestra, Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, Nils Grevillius
[ NAXOS HISTORICAL GREAT SINGERS / CD ]
Recorded in the small auditorium of the Stockholm Concert Hall
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Kate Royal: Midsummer Night cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Kate Royal: Midsummer Night
Kate Royal (soprano) / Crouch End Festival Chorus, Orchestra of English National Opera
[ EMIClassics / CD - released 4/May/2009 ]
"…Kate Royal's lustrous soprano has invited comparisons with that of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and so it does in this imaginative programme, conducted by fellow wunderkind Edward Gardner." BBC Music
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.
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Kiri te Kanawa - French Opera Arias cover
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