Reviews

Review of Marina Rebeka: Elle

Marina Rebeka: Elle

Marina Rebeka turns to French arias for her latest recital, an engaging, if at times uneven disc, in which both...

Prima Classic
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 06/2020

Review of WOLF-FERRARI Die vier Grobiane (Schirmer)

WOLF-FERRARI Die vier Grobiane (Schirmer)

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, the son of a glamorous Venetian mother and a Bavarian artist father, produced several estimable hits during his...

CPO
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 06/2020

Review of WEBER Euryanthe (Trinks)

WEBER Euryanthe (Trinks)

This is the visual side of the CD release I reviewed last November (Capriccio). The control, order and purpose of...

Naxos
Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 06/2020

Review of WAGNER Die Walküre (Pappano)

WAGNER Die Walküre (Pappano)

The history of performances of Wagner’s Ring cycle at London’s Covent Garden Opera House has been an enigmatic one. Artistic...

Opus Arte
Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 06/2020

Review of PURCELL The Fairy Queen (McCreesh)

PURCELL The Fairy Queen (McCreesh)

The dramatic function of Purcell’s music within Thomas Betterton’s extravagant adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is not as tenuous...

Signum
Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 06/2020

Review of OFFENBACH Les contes d’Hoffmann (Rizzi)

OFFENBACH Les contes d’Hoffmann (Rizzi)

Hoffmann is a contemporary artist with stubble and a man-bun. A photographer, perhaps – screen prints and collages of his...

C Major
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 06/2020

Review of MORLACCHI Tebaldo e Isolina (Fogliani)

MORLACCHI Tebaldo e Isolina (Fogliani)

Francesco Morlacchi doesn’t exactly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with his contemporary, Gioachino Rossini. Both composed a Barbiere di Siviglia – Morlaccchi’s actually...

Naxos
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 06/2020

Review of LEONCAVALLO Pagliacci (Galli)

LEONCAVALLO Pagliacci (Galli)

It might seem strange that, six months after releasing a Cavalleria rusticana from Florence’s Maggio Musicale (10/19), Dynamic should be...

Dynamic
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 06/2020

Review of GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess (Robertson)

GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess (Robertson)

As a souvenir of a great night in the theatre this attractively designed own-label Metropolitan Opera release merits a warm...

Guild Historical
Reviewed by David Gutman in issue: 8/2008

Review of HANDEL Music for the Carmelite Vespers

HANDEL Music for the Carmelite Vespers

This problematically titled album explores numerous composers who participated in the annual feast of the Madonna del Carmine (July 16)...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 06/2020

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