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Opera & Vocal CD review - 7 July 1999


Previn: A Streetcar Named Desire
Renée Fleming (Blanche); Elizabeth Futral (Stella); Judith Forst (Eunice); Josepha Gayer (Flower Woman); Rodney Gilfry (Stanley); Anthony Dean Griffey (Mitch); Matthew Lord (Steve); Jeffrey Lentz (Young Collector)
Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera
André Previn, conductor
DGG 459 366-2 (3 cds)
Notes and translations in English, French and German; libretto in English only

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Heavily Handel

Handel :Athalia
Elisabeth Scholl (Athalia); Barbara Schlick (Josabeth); Friederike Holzhausen (Joas); Annette Reinhold (Joad); Markus Brutscher (Mathan); Stephan MacLeod (Abner)
Junge Kantorei; Barockorchester F'rankfurt
Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor
Naxos 8.554365-65 (2 cds)
Notes in English, French and German; text in English only

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Handel: Serse
Jennifer Smith (Romilda); Lisa Milne (Atalanta); Susan Bickley (Amastre); Judith Malafronte (Serse); Brian Asawa (Arsamene); David Thomas (Elviro); Dean Ely (Ariodate)
The Nanover Band & Chorus
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Conifer Classics 75605 51312 2 (3 cds)
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Handel: Solomon
Inger Dam-Jensen (Solomon's Queen); Alison Hagley (First Harlot); Susan Bickley (Second Harlot); Susan Gritton (Queen of Sheba); Andreas Scholl (Solomon); Paul Agnew (Zadok); Peter Harvey (Levite)
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh, conductor
ARCHIV 459 688-2 (3 cds)
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Handel - Solomon

Handel: Arias
Arias from: Serse, Giulio Cesare, Tamerlano, Ariodante, Rodelinda, Rinaldo
David Daniels, countertenor
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Virgin 5 45326 2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Handel - David Daniels

Handel: Lucrezia - Cantatas
Lucrezia; Armida abbandonata; Agrippina condotta a morire
Véronique Gens, soprano
François Fernandez, Mira Glodeanu, violins; Les Basses Réunies
Virgin 5 45283 2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Handel - Véronique Gens

Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume II
David Daniels, countertenor
Arcadian Academy
Nicolas McGegan, conductor
Conifer Classics 75605 51319 2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Scarlatti - David Daniels

Charpentier: Divertissements, Airs et Concerts
Sophie Daneman, Patricia Petibon, Adèle Eikenes, sopranos; Paul Agnew, Andrew Sinclair, haute-contres; François Piolino, tenor; David Le Monnier, baritone; Alan Ewing, bass
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, conductor
Erato 3984-25485-2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Charpentier - Divertissements...

Dans un bois solitaire - Cantates françaises
Du Buisson: Plainte sur la mort de Monsieur Lambert;
Clérambault
: Piramé et Tisbé;
Courbois: L'Amant timide;
Bernier: Aminte et Lucrine;
Stuck: Les Festes bolonnoisesGérard Lesne, countertenor
Il Seminario Musicale
Virgin 5 45303 2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Gérard Lesne - Dans un bois solitaire

Vocalises
Brian Asawa, countertenor
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
RCA 09026 68903 2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Brian Asawa - Vocalises

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