Opera

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'

Opera

Arne: Artaxerxes
Classical Opera Company/Ian Page
'The very fine cast enters with spirit into Arne's Persian opera Artaxerxes'

Opera

Rameau: Les Paladins
Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik/Konrad Junghänel
'Junghänel's soloists wreathe a heady spell in Rameau's Les Paladins'

Opera

Vivaldi: Ercole sul Termodonte
Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi
'This Vivaldi opera offers a very high level of musical enjoyment' 

Opera

Verismo Arias: Tenor arias by Boito, Cilea, Giordano et al
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
'Jonas Kaufmann's is the most exciting recital I have heard for a very long time'

Opera

R Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Christine Brewer et al; Scottish CO/Richard Armstrong
'This is a more delicious Ariadne auf Naxos than I ever hoped for'

Opera

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin/René Jacobs
'A Magic Flute lit by René Jacobs's musical instinct and scholarship' 

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