Fernando Corena, bass. Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Gianandrea Gavazzeni & James Walker, conductors.
Label: Decca. Format: cutout CD.
Label Number: 4757170. Daedalus Item Code: 18091
A master of Italian buffo roles and an outstanding singing actor, Fernando Corena was the son of a Turkish father and an Italian mother who was born in Switzerland. In this 1957 recital he also shows ... (Read More)
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Inge Borkh, Maria Stader, David Molnar & Dino Dondi. Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala. Christoph Lertz, conductor, & others.
Label: Gala Music. Format: 2 CDs.
Label Number: 100805. Daedalus Item Code: 27557
"Inge Borkh was my first Elektra, and I'll never forget the way she dug for that ax," wrote Albert Innaurato in Opera News of this German soprano, who began as an actress and switched to ... (Read More)
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Recorded at a time when Dame Kiri's voice was at its most glorious, this 1981 collection featured two Puccini arias used in the Merchant–Ivory film Room with a View ("Chi il bel sogno di ... (Read More)
Michael Maniaci, male soprano. Boston Baroque. Martin Pearlman, conductor.
Label: Telarc. Format: cutout CD.
Label Number: 31827. Daedalus Item Code: 37016
In the unique instrument of Michael Maniaci—with its combination of power, purity, and stratospheric high notes—we come as close as possible to experiencing what it was like to listen to the famed ... (Read More)
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Alongside Richard Wagner, who was also born in 1813, Giuseppe Verdi was the most influential opera composer of the 19th century. Containing ten complete operas, restored and remastered, this ... (Read More)
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Endrick Wottrich, Kwangchul Youn, Albert Dohmen & others. Bayreuth Festival Orchestra. Christian Thielemann, conductor.
Label: Opus Arte. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
Label Number: 9002. Daedalus Item Code: 27956
"Wotan (Albert Dohmen) and Brünnhilde (Linda Watson) … [give] commanding performances, particularly in Act 3…. Dorst's production, and this filming of it, are at their best in the later stages of Act ... (Read More)
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