Richard Bonynge conducts Thomas’s opera Hamlet

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COMPOSERS: Ambroise Thomas
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: Thomas
WORKS: Hamlet
PERFORMER: Milnes, Sutherland, Morris, Conrad, Morgan, Winbergh, Gelling, Lewis, Garazzi, Rouleau; Welsh National Opera/Richard Bonynge
CATALOGUE NO: 482 6455 (1984)

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This rare opera needs all the help it can get. Richard Bonynge is so keen merely to nurture the distinguished singers that the work itself languishes as Sutherland and co. make wonderful noises.

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Michael Tanner