Opera

Opera

Massenet: Don Quichotte
Ferruccio Furlanetto, Mariinsky Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
'Gergiev whips up the score more vigorously than his predecessors'

Opera

Joplin: Treemonisha
Cast includes Anita Johnson, Annmarie Sandy, Edward Pleasant; The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra & Singers/Rick Benjamin
'Worth hearing for the warmth of its numbers inspired by ragtime'

Opera

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Albert Dohmen, Georg Zeppenfeld etc; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir/ Marek Janowski
'This Meistersinger is imbued with incessant vitality and energy'

Opera

Liaisons: works by Cimarosa, Haydn, Mozart & Salieri
Chen Reiss; L'arte del mondo/ Werner Ehrhardt
'A beguiling combination of top-drawer musicianship and fresh ideas about opera in Enlightenment Vienna'

Opera

Tragédiennes 3: Arias by Gluck, Berlioz and Verdi etc
Véronique Gens, Les Talens Lyrique/Christophe Rousset
'Gens performs with all the dramatic conviction of a born actress'

Opera

Handel: Agrippina
Alexandrina Pendatchanska; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin/René Jacobs
'Deadly and glamorous, Alexandrina Pendatchanska's Agrippina is indefatigable'

Opera

Vivaldi: Farnace
Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano; I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis
'Diego Fasolis gives a dramatically charged account of a fine score'

Opera

Handel: Germanico
Ensemble e Coro Il Rossignolo
'Handel's Germanico in a stylishly executed performance' 

Opera

Rossini: William Tell
Orchestra & Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia / Antonio Pappano
'Passionate, alert to detail and ideally paced'

Opera

Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House/Sir Mark Elder
'It's hard to imagine this Donizetti ever being rivalled'

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