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Opera & Vocal CD review - 9 May 1999


Haas: Šarlatán
Anda-Louise Bogza (Rozina); Jitka Svobodová (Amaranta); Vladimir Chmelo (Doktor Pustrpalk); Miroslav Švejda (Bakalár); Leo Marian Vodicka (Kyska); Ladislav Mlejnek (Pavucina); Jiri Kubik (Jochimus); among others
Prague State Opera Orchestra and Prague Philharmonic Choir
Israel Yinon, conductor
Decca 460 042-2 (2 cds)
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Haas : Sarlatan

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
Olga Borodina (Dalila); José Cura (Samson); Jean-Philippe Lafont (Grand-Prêtre); Robert Lloyd (Vieil Hébreu); Egils Silins (Abimélech); Rémi Garin (Messager philistin); Gilles Ragon (Premier philistin); Olivier Lallouette (Deuxième philistin)
London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Sir Colin Davis, conductor
Erato 3984-24756-2 (2 cds)
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Berlioz : Samson & Dalila

A BEL CANTO BOUQUET

Cimarosa: Armida Immaginaria
Alla Simonischvili (La Marchesa Tisbea); Anna Rosa Reraino (Ermidora); Giovanna Donadini (Stella); Simon Edwards (Battistino); Domenico Colaianni (Giorgio); Piero Guarnera (Spatachiatta); Massimiliano Chiarolla (Bernabò)
Orchestra of the Teatro Bellini di Catania; Chorus of the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari
Eric Hull, conductor
Dynamic CDS 205/1-3 (3 cds)
Notes and translations in English, Italian, French and German; text and translation in English and Italian

Cimarosa : Armida Immaginaria

Donizetti: Lucie de Lammermoor
Patrizia Ciofi (Lucie); Alexandru Badea (Edgard); Nicolas Rivenq (Henri); Gregory Bonfatti (Gilbert); Riccardo Botta (Arthur); Jae-Jun Lee (Raimond)
Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia; Bratislawa Chamber Choir
Maurizio Benini, conductor
Dynamic CDS 204/1-2 (2 cds)
Notes and translations in English, Italian, French and German; text and translation in English and French

Donizetti - Lucie de Lammermoor

Donizetti: Maria de Rudenz
Nelly Miricioiu (Maria); Regina Nathan (Matilde); Bruce Ford (Enrico); Robert McFarland (Corrado); Matthew Hargreaves (Rambaldo); Nigel Douglas (Il Cancelliere)
Philharmonia Orchestra; Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
David Parry, conductor
Opera Rara ORC 16 (2 cds)
Notes in English; text and translation in English and Italian

Donizetti : Maria de Rudenz

Pacini: Maria Regina d'Inghilterra
Nelly Miricioiu (Maria); Mary Plazas (Clotilde); Susan Bickley (Page); Bruce Ford (Fennimore); José Fardilha (Malcolm); Alastair Miles (Churchill); Benjamin Bland (Raoul)
Philharmonia Orchestra; Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
David Parry, conductor
Opera Rara ORC 15 (3 cds)
Notes in English; text and translation in English and Italian

Pacini : Maria Regina d'Inghilterra

Pacini: L'Ultimo Giorno di Pompei
Iano Tamar (Ottavia); Sonia Lee (Menenio); Svetlana Sidorova (Clodio); Raul Gimenez (Appio); Gregory Bonfatti (Publio); Emil Alekperov (Fausto); Nicolas Rivenq (Sallustio); Riccardo Novaro (Gran Sacerdote)
Orchestra of the Teatro Bellini di Catania; Bratislawa Chamber Choir
Giuliano Carella, conductor
Dynamic 178/1-2 (2 cds)
Notes and translations in English, Italian, French and German; text and translation in English and Italian

Pacini : L'Ultimo Giorno di Pompei

Verdi: Macbeth
Iano Tamar (Lady Macbeth); Sonia Lee (Dama); Andrea La Rosa (Macduff); Emil Alekperov (Malcolm); Evgenij Demerdjiev (Macbeth); Andrea Papi ( Banco); Han-Gweong Jang (Medico/Araldo/Sicario)
Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia; Bratislawa Chamber Choir
Marco Guidarini, conductor
Dynamic 194/1-2 (2 cds)
Notes and translations in English, Italian, French and German; text and translation in English and Italian

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Verdi : Macbeth

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