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Rodion Shchedrin: Carmen

'... colourful and energetic ...'
Carmen - music Rodion Shchedrin after Georges Bizet. West Australian Ballet at His Majesty's Theatre, Perth. © 2006 Opus Arte
Faveo   OA F4002 D
Reviewed 29/09/2007 by
Malcolm Tattersall
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Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims

'... an evening of pure champagne.'
Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims. © 2007 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 0967 D
Reviewed 28/08/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Testimony - The Story of Shostakovich

'... a landmark among 20th century cinema documents.'
Testimony: Tony Palmer's film about Shostakovich, starring Ben Kingsley. © 2005 Digital Classics
Digital Classics   DC10010
Reviewed 26/08/2007 by
Howard Smith
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Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

'The work is in the safest possible hands ...'
Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra. © 2007 TDK Recording Media Europe SA
TDK   DVWW-OPSIBOW
Reviewed 13/08/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Tony Palmer's Film about The Salzburg Festival

'... mandatory viewing!'
The Salzburg Festival - A Brief History. © 2006 Isolde Films / Digital Classics plc
Digital Classics   DC10016
Reviewed 02/08/2007 by
Howard Smith
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Beethoven: Fidelio

'... Beethoven is free to tell an unvarnished tale ...'
Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio. © 2007 Arthaus Musik GmbH
Arthaus   101 275
Reviewed 31/07/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Enclosure Seven: Harry Partch

'... the musical language is direct and approachable.'
Enclosure 7 - Harry Partch. © 2006 American Composers Forum
Innova Recordings   innova 407
Reviewed 26/07/2007 by
Malcolm Tattersall
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Giuseppe Verdi: Otello

'... this Desdemona can float a line with utmost tenderness ...'
Opus Arte   OA 0963 D
Reviewed 23/07/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Richard Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten

'It is evident that Sawallisch loves the work.'
TDK   DVWW-OPFROS
Reviewed 24/06/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Offenbach: Les Contes D'Hoffmann

'... a cast, orchestra, conductor and stage team fully up to tackling a very demanding project.'
Opus Arte   OA 0968 D
Reviewed 13/06/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado

'Chorus and orchestra under Andrew Greene rollick their way through ...'
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado. © 2006 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA F4001 D
Reviewed 01/04/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Richard Wagner: Lohengrin

'... a delight to watch.'
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin. © 2006 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 0964 D
Reviewed 29/03/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Democracy - The Making of an American Opera

'... a searching work that spares no punches ...'
Democracy - The Making of an American Opera. © 2006 Night Flight Productions
Night Flight Productions   8 37101 27321 3
Reviewed 21/03/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Wagner: Tannhäuser

'... a subtlety no other house can match.'
Wagner: Tannhäuser. © 2006 EuroArts Music International GmbH
EuroArts   2072008
Reviewed 11/02/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

'... fully appropriate disorder ...'
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. © 2006 De Nederlandse Opera/Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 0965 D
Reviewed 10/02/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Umberto Giordano: Fedora

'Giordano's wishes were admirably followed ...'
Umberto Giordano: Fedora. © 2006 TDK Marketing Europe GmbH
TDK   DVWW-OPFED
Reviewed 28/01/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

'The Viennese chorus and orchestra know this opera inside out ...'
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier. © 2006 TDK Marketing Europe GmbH
TDK   DVWW-OPRC
Reviewed 01/01/2007 by
Robert Anderson
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Stravinsky: Le Rossignol

'... both wondrous and distracting.'
Stravinsky: Le Rossignol - Natalie Dessay - A film by Christian Chaudet. © 2005 Virgin Classics
Virgin Classics   5 44242 9
Reviewed 30/11/2006 by
Robert Anderson
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Così fan tutte

'... a disappointing monument ...'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte. © 2006 EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics
Virgin   0 94634 47169 5
Reviewed 02/11/2006 by
Robert Anderson
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La petite musique de Marie-Antoinette

'... supreme vocal skill ...'
La petite musique de Marie-Antoinette. © 2006 Vox lucida
Armide   ARM010
Reviewed 11/10/2006 by
Robert Anderson
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The Ramallah Concert - Knowledge Is The Beginning

'... an orchestra of first-class accomplishment.'
The Ramallah Concert; Knowledge Is The Beginning - A flim by Paul Smaczny. West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim - 93-minute documentary and live concert. © 2005 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd
Warner Classics   2564 62792-2
Reviewed 27/09/2006 by
Robert Anderson
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Gioachino Rossini: La Gazzetta

'... a mismatch of music and action ...'
Rossini: La Gazzetta. © 2006 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 0953 D
Reviewed 20/09/2006 by
Robert Anderson
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Adolphe Adam: Giselle

'... irresistible appeal.'
Giselle. © 2003 TDK Recording Media Europe SA
TDK   DV-BLGIS
Reviewed 23/08/2006 by
Robert Anderson
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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - Teatro alla Scala

'... suggests Tristan and Isolde ...'
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet. © 2002 TDK Recording Media Europe SA
TDK   DV-BLRAJ
Reviewed 22/08/2006 by
Robert Anderson
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Maurice Béjart's The Nutcracker

'... bears little relation to Tchaikovsky's music ...'
The Nutcracker. © 2003 TDK Recording Media Europe SA
TDK   DV-BLBNC
Reviewed 21/08/2006 by
Robert Anderson
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