Opera

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'

Opera

Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Glyndebourne; LPO/Edward Gardner
'We are drawn into the plight of every character, every voice'

Opera

Lully: Bellérophon
Les Talens Lyriques/Christoph Rousset
'A handsomely shaped account of Lully's Bellérophon'

Opera

Rautavaara: Kaivos (The Mine)
Tampere PO/Hannu Lintu
'Rautavaara's first opera, Kaivos, is more thought-provoking than ever'
 

Opera

Diva, Divo: Opera arias by Bellini, Berlioz, Mozart et al
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
'Joyce DiDonato's consummate musicianship is evident everywhere'

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