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June 2022

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

Recordings Enigma di Lea cover 622Editor's Choice

CASABLANCAS: L’Enigma di Lea
DVD Button Cook, Blanch, de Munck, Masllorens, Infante; López, Sabata, Bou; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Josep Pons. Production: Portaceli. Naxos NBD0143V (Blu-ray)/2110712 (DVD), 122 mins., subtitles

Secret No More.

The first opera by one of Spain’s leading composers deserves a future.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Snow Queen Cover 622ABRAHAMSEN: The Snow Queen
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DVD Button Hannigan, R. Wilson, Dalayman, Wettergreen; P. Rose, K. Conners, Willetts; Chorus and Orchestra of Bayerische Staatsoper, Meister. Production: Kriegenburg. Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings BSOREC 1002 (DVD)/2002 (Blu-ray), 116 mins., subtitles
Recordings Fidelio Cover 622BEETHOVEN: Fidelio
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DVD Button Davidsen, Forsythe; Philip, Zeppenfeld, Tritschler, Neal, Siliņš; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Pappano. Production: Kratzer. Opus Arte OA1334D, 133 mins., subtitles
Recordings Excommunication Mass Cover 622CHESKY: The Excommunication Mass 
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CD Button Sutton, Bridges; Chorus and Orchestra of the 21st Century. No texts. Audiophile Society
Recordings Pelleas Cover 622DEBUSSY: Pelléas et Mélisande
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CD Button Santoni, Todorovitch; Behr, Duhamel, Teitgen, Pass, Joubert; Choeur de l’Opéra de lille, Les Siècles, Roth. Text and translation. Harmonia Mundi CD HMM905352.54 (3)
Recordings Handel Semele Cover 622HANDEL: Semele
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CD Button Labin, Savinoya, Skerath; Zazzo, Newlin, Wolf; Millenium Orchestra and Choeur Chambre de Namur, Alarcón. Texts and translations. Ricercar RIC437 (3)
Recordings Stradella Amare Cover 622STRADELLA: Amare e Fingere
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CD Button Molinari, Lo Monaco, Frigato, Brunello; Borgioni, Cervoni; Ensemble Mare Nostrum, De Carlo. Text and translation. Arcana A493 (2)
Recordings Macbeth Cover thmb 622VERDI: Macbeth
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CD Button Dalla Benetta, Gavrilan, Corona; Berrugi, Astorga, Tézier, Zanellato; Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Chorus of Teatro Regio of Parma, R. Abbado. Text and translation. Dynamic CDS 7915 (2)

Choral and Song

Recordings Pauline Viardot Cover 622The Unknown Pauline Viardot
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CD Button Feldkamp, Tonna; Dobarro, piano. Texts, no translations. Cézanne 224


Recordings Only an Octave Apart Cover 622Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond: Only an Octave Apart 
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CD Button Bartlett, piano. No texts. Decca Gold B0034670-02
Recordings Pregardien Brahms Songs Cover 622Christoph Prégardien: Brahms: Complete Songs, Vol. 1 
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CD Button Eisenlohr, piano. Texts and translations online only. Naxos 8.574268
Recordings Dreisig Cover 622Elsa Dreisig: Mozart x 3
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CD Button Arias from Così Fan Tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Idomeneo, Lucio Silla, La Clemenza di Tito. Kammerorchester Basel, Langrée. Texts and translations. Erato 9029641225
Recordings Jeanine de Bique Cover 622Jeanine De Bique: Mirrors 
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CD Button Works by Handel, Telemann, Graun, Manna, Vinci, Broschi. Translations available by QR code. Berlin Classics 0302017BC
Recordings Eden Cover 622Joyce DiDonato: Eden 
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CD Button Il Pomo d’Oro, Emelyanychev. Texts and translations. Erato 9029646515
Recordings Grimali Ombres Cover 622Laetitia Grimaldi: Ombres 
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CD Button Bushakevitz, piano; Erdal, cello. BIS 2546
Recordings Lise Davidsen cover 622Lise Davidsen: Edvard Grieg 
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CD Button Andsnes, piano. Texts and translations. Decca B0034877-02
Recordings Sasha Cooke Cover 622Sasha Cooke: how do I find you 
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CD Button Songs by Mazzoli, Muhly, Orth, Pollock, Shaw, Sankaram, and others. Kirill Kuzman, piano. English texts. Pentatone PTC 5186961
Recordings Quaking Aspen Cover 622Stephanie Lamprea: Quaking Aspen 
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CD Button Works by Eckardt, Rohde, Wang, Selin, Gianopoulos and May. Bond, spoken word. English texts. New Focus Recordings FCR313

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