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Puccini: Il Tabarro

Capriccio releases a CD featuring a live recording of “Il Tabarro” that took place in a concert in 2010. Starring the late Johan Botha in the role of Luigi and Elza van den Heever as Giorgetta, Wolfgang Koch as Michele and Bertrand de Billy conducting the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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Mozart: Idomeneo

Recorded Live at the Met on March 25, 2017. Mozart’s once-rare opera has become a favorite at the Met, thanks to James Levine’s loving conducting of the score and this stunning production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Elza van den Heever’s Elettra is a tour de force. Matthew Polenzani is in resplendent form in the title role of the King of Crete, with Alice Coote as a {…}

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Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (The Metropolitan Opera HD Live)

New Year’s Eve 2012 brought the first-ever performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, famed for its incendiary, if fictional, confrontation between Mary Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots) and Queen Elizabeth I of England. The performance on this DVD took place on January 19th 2013 and was broadcast to cinemas around the {…}

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Mahler: Symphony No 8

Mahler’s immense creation—featuring hundreds of musicians, three choruses, and soloists—is a symphony so epic in scope that it has been dubbed the “Symphony of A Thousand.” Mahler’s Eighth—a tale of damnation and salvation—is quintessentially a romantic work, but it owes a great debt to the towering Baroque choral works of J.S. {…}

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