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August 2020

Reviews of the latest opera CDs and DVDs — both remastered reissues of the greats and new recordings by today's most notable artists.

Recordings Euryanthe Cover 820Editor's Choice

WEBER: Euryanthe

DVD Button J. Wagner, Kronthaler; Reinhardt, Foster-Williams, Cerny; ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Trinks. Production: Loy. Naxos 2.110656, 166 mins., subtitles


Weber’s neglected, maligned opera is thoroughly redeemed by a scaled-down production in Vienna.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Agrippina Cover 820HANDEL: Agrippina
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CD Button DiDonato, Benoit; Orliński, Fagioli, Vistoli, Pisaroni; Il Pomo d’Oro, Emelyanychev. Text and translations. Erato 0190295336585 (3)
Recordings Wake World Cover 820HERTZBERG: The Wake World
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CD Button Höglund, Hankey, Beebe; Bogard; ensemble, Braden. Texts. Tzadik TZ 4030-2 (2)
Recordings House of the Dead Cover 820JANÁČEK: From the House of the Dead
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DVD Button Sotnikova; Workman, Bär, Rose; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Young. Production: Castorf. BelAir Classiques BAC573 (Blu-ray)/BAC173 (DVD), 97 mins., subtitles


Recordings Bartoli Farinelli Cover 820Cecilia Bartoli: Farinelli 
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CD Button Music by Porpora, Hasse, Broschi, Caldara. Il Giardino Armonico, Antonini. Texts and translations. Decca 485 0214
Recordings Sulayman Cover 820Karim Sulayman: Where Only Stars Can Hear Us 
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CD Button Songs by Schubert. Yang, fortepiano. Texts and translations. Avie Records AV2400
REcordings Kermes Cover 820Simone Kermes: Inferno e Paradiso 
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CD Button Works by Handel, Hasse, Bach, Caldara, Sting, Lady Gaga and others. Amici Veneziani. Texts and partial translations. Sony 19075963342
Recordings Liverman Cover 820Will Liverman: Whither Must I Wander 
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CD Button King, piano. Texts and translations. Odradek ODRCD389

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