CDs Unlimited - Secondhand List - 24/06/2013

Adams, John (b.1947)

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I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky (outer sleeve a little bit marked, but booklet and disc fine) McDonald, McElroy, Yang, Teek, Ensemble - Adams 7559 79473 2 Nonesuch £3.99

Balada, Leonardo (b.1933)

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Hangman Hangman! & The Town of Greed (Two Tragi-comic chamber operas) Soloists, Carnegie Mellon Opera Theater - Pearce 8.557090 Naxos £2.49

Beethoven

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FIDELIO [2 CD SET] PG*** (Salzburg 05.08.1950, digitally remastered for EMI's Salzburg Festival Series) Flagstad, Patzak, Greindl, Schwarzkopf, Schoffler, Vienna State Chorus, VPO - Furtwangler CHS 7 64901 2 EMI £8.99
Fidelio [2 CD SET] WITH FULL LIBRETTO (DELETION) Jurinac, Peerce, Stader, Neidlinger, Bavarian State Orchestra & Opera Chorus - Knappertsbusch 471 204-2 Westminster £10.99
Fidelio [2 CD SET] Frankfurt November 1957, digitally remastered DELETION Cunitz, Kozub, Frick, Frantz, Koth, Dickie, Chor und SO Des Hessischen Rundfunks - Otto Matzerath WLCD 0238 Walhall £4.99
Fidelio [2 CD SET] 30.01.1978, digitally remastered Gramophone Editors Choice Behrens, Popp, King, McIntyre, Moll, Bavarian State Orchestra & Opera Chorus - Bohm C 560 012 I Orfeo £9.99
Fidelio [2 CD SET] Salzburg 27.07.1957, digitally remastered Goltz, Surinac, Zampieri, Schoffler, Edelmann, Kmentt, Berry, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Karajan ANDRCD 9030 Andromeda £5.99

Bellini

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Norma [3 CD SET] Remastered by Marc Obert-Thorn plus Highlights from Norma performed by Legendary Singers recordings 1927-1936* remasterd by Ward Marston Callas, Filippeschi, Stignani, Rossi-Lemeni, La Scala Milan - Seafin, *Pinza, MET - Setti, Merli, Ponselle, MET - Setti, Minghini-Cattaneo, La Scala - Sabajno, Ponselle & Telva, MET - Setti, Cigna, Pasero, Breviario, EIAR Orch & Chorus - Gui 8.110325-27 Naxos £5.99
Il Pirata, with alternative recording of the final scene made in Amsterdam six months later* [2 CD SET] Remastered for EMI Maria Callas Edition (DELETION) Live 1959 Recordings. Callas, Ego, Ferraro, Peterson, Watson, Orchestra and Chorus of the American Opera Society - Rescigno, *Callas, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rescigno CMS 5 66432 2 EMI £9.99

Berkeley, Lennox

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A Dinner Engagement Op.45 - An Opera in Two Acts (Premier Recording). Gramophone Editors Choice - September 2004. Penguin Guide *** Williams, Kenny, Rutter, Rigby, City of London Sinfonia - Hickox CHAN 10219 Chandos £8.49

Berlioz

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La Damnation De Faust [2 CD SET] PG*** WITH FULL TEXT AND TRANSLATIONS (DELETION) MADE IN WEST GERMANY Veasey, Gedda, Bastin, Van Allan, LSO & Chorus - C Davis 416 395-2 Philips £8.99
Les Troyens [4 CD SET] Penguin Guide Rosette - March 2003, Gramophone Editors Choice - August 2001 Heppner, DeYoung, Lang, Mingardo, Mattei, LSO & Chorus - Colin Davis LSO 0010 CD LSO Live £9.99

Bernstein, Leonard

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West Side Story - Highlights Te Kanawa, Carreras, Troyanos, Ollmann, Horne, Orchestra & Chorus - Bernstein 431 027-2 DG £1.99

Bizet

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BIZET: Carmen [3 CD SET]. PG*** With Full Libretto Baltsa, Carreras, Van Dam, Ricciarelli, Choeur de l'Opera de Paris, BPO - Karajan 410 088-2 DG £8.99
Carmen - Highlights Larmore, Moser, Gheorghiu, Ramey, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra - Sinopoli 0927-48727-2 Apex £1.49
Carmen [2 CD SET] WITH FULL LIBRETTO Digitally Remastered 1997 (This version with full libretto now deleted from EMI's catalogue ) Callas, Gedda, Guiot, Massard, Choeurs Rene Duclos, Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris - Pretre CDS 5 56281 2 EMI £8.99
Carmen [2 CD SET] Resnik, Del Monaco, Sutherland, Krause, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Schippers 443 871-2 Decca £3.49
Carmen [3 CD SET] Digitally remastered L Price, M Freni, R Merrill, F Corelli, Vienna Boys' CHoir, Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Karajan 88697 573672 RCA £9.99
Les Pecheurs De Perles [2 CD SET] STILL SEALED Micheau, Gedda, Blanc, Mars, Chorus and Orchestra of the Theatre National de l'Opera Comique - Dervaux 6 40678 2 EMI £7.99

Britten

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The Prodigal Son Op.81 Sharpe, Johnston, Hayes, Burden, City of Birmingham Touring Opera & Contemporary Music Group - Halsey BBC MM74 BBC £2.49
Peter Grimes [2 CD SET] PG*** Vickers, Harper, Summers, ROH CC - Colin Davis 462 847-2 Philips Duo £4.99
Turn of the Screw [2 CD SET] Glundebourne 2007 (STILL SEALED) BBC Music Magazine Recommended William Burden, Camilla Tilling, Emma Bell, Anne-Marie Owens, LPO - Edward Gardner GFOCD011-07 Glyndebourne £10.99
Paul Bunyan, with appendix (Overture, Inkslinger's Love Song, Lullaby of Dream Shadows)* [2 CD SET] DELETION Wagner, Lawless, Dressen, Nelson, Ware, Sutton, Chorus and Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series - Brunelle, *London Philharmonic Choir, ECO - Brunelle 5 85139 2 EMI £7.99

Catalani, Alfredo (1854-1893)

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La Wally [2 CD SET] Rome 20.10.1960 (DELETION) Tebaldi, Maionica, Gardino, Perotti, Prandelli, Rome RTV Orchestra & Chorus - Basile 051 055 Europa Musica £2.99

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

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Medee [3 CD SET] PG Rosette Award. Hunt, Padmore, Deletre, Zanetti, Salzman, Les Arts Florissants - Christie 4509-96558-2 Erato £9.99

Collins, Edward (1889-1951)

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Daughter of the South - An Opera in One Act (STILL SEALED) Auty (tenor), Baker (mezzo), Milne (sop), Wood (bar), Watson (bass-bar), RSNO & Chorus - Alsop TROY 1210 Albany £7.99

Debussy

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Pelleas et Melisande [2 CD SET] rec. Nov 1971, digitally remastered Gedda, Fischer-Dieskau, Schiml, Meven, Donath, BRSO & Chorus - Kubelik C 367 942 I Orfeo £12.99

Donizetti

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Lucrezia Borgia [2 CD SET] PG*** [BACK AND FRONT COVER ARTWORK OF CASE MISSING, BUT OTHERWISE COMPLETE WITH BOOKLET/ LIBRETTO, TWO DISCS AND CASE] Sutherland, Horne, Aragall, Wixell, Clark, Visser, Brocheler, Palma, Van Allan, NPO & Chorus - Bonynge 421 497-2 Decca £3.99
Lucia Di Lammermoor [2 CD SET]. PG***With Full Libretto M Callas, Di Stefano, Gobbi, Orchestra & Chorus Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Serafin CMS 7 69980 2 EMI £5.99
Mary Stuart [2 CD SET] in English Janet Baker, Plowright, Rendall, Opie, Tomlinson, ENO - Mackerras CHAN 3017 Chandos £9.99
Lucie de Lammermoor (Premiere Recording of the French Version (Paris 1839)) [2 CD SET] Ciofi, Badea, Rivenq, Bonfatti, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia, Bratislava Chamber Choir - Benini CDS 204/1-2 Dynamic £5.99
Marin Faliero [2 CD SET] Siepi, Galvany, Cianella, Montefusco, Turin RAI Orchestra and Chorus - Boncompagni 2MCD 054.314 MYTO £6.99
Pia De' Tolomei - Highlights (rec.10/11.02.1968) Meneguzzer (sop), Pagliazzi (bar), Baratti (ten), Malacarne (tenor), Coro e Orchestra della RTV della Svizzera Italiana - Rigacci 10211 Nuova Era £3.49
La Figlia del Reggimento [2 CD SET] Nocentini, Casciarri, Miotto, Nikolic, Leggiadri-Gallani, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Marrucino di Chieti- Conti 8.660161-62 Naxos £3.49
Roberto Devereux [2 CD SET] Theodossiou, Schroeder, Bragaglia, Pisapia, Albani, Valerio, Orchestra & Chorus of the Bergamo Musica Festival - Rota 8.660222-23 Naxos £3.99
Lucia di Lammermoor [2 CD SET] Small round mark on front cover but otherwise all fine. “Sutherland remains a splendid heroine, the charisma of her role is untarnished and her singing is still the experience of a lifetime.” Sydney Morning Herald Joan Sutherland, Richard Greager, Malcolm Donnelly, Clifford Grant, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Australian Opera Chorus - Bonynge OPOZ56005 Opera Australia £8.99
Parisina [3 CD SET] Giannattasio, Bros, Solari, Ulivieri, Taylor, Geoffrey Mitchell ORC 40 Opera £19.99
Linda di Chamounix [3 CD SET] STILL SEALED Gutierrez, Tezier, Sikora, Corbelli, Costello, ROH GC Orchestra & Chorus - Elder ORC 43 Opera Rara £24.99
Maria Di Rohan with appendices Paris 1832 revisions [2 CD SET] STILL SEALED Stoyanova, Bros, Purves, Felix, Shkosa, Sherratt, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mark Elder ORC44 Opera Rara £17.99
Maria Stuarda [2 CD SET] Laura Polverelli, Maria Pia Piscitelli, Giovanna Lanza, Roberto De Biasio, Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Coro Lirico Marchigiano 'V.Bellini' - Riccardo Frizza. 8.660261-62 Naxos £5.99
Lucrezia Borgia [2 CD SET] [BACK COVER ARTWORK OF CD CASE MISSING, BUT OTHERWISE FINE, WITH COMPLETE BOOKLET AND TWO DISCS] Caballe, Verrett, Kraus, Flagello, RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Perlea 88697 57594 2 RCA £3.49

Dvorak

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Rusalka [3 CD SET] Penguin Guide *** (outerslipcase a little worn at edges and spine, with a label on spine. Discs and booklet in very good condition) Benackova, Ochman, Drobkova, Novak, Czech PO & Chorus - Neumann 10 3641-2 Supraphon £6.99

Egk, Werner (1901-1983)

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Der Revisor [2 CD SET] Comic Opera in 5 Acts Nasrawi, Galkin, Dries, Walker, Zink, DAvid, Peiro, Hauser, Augsburg PO - Bihlmaier OC 222 Oehms £9.99

Gilbert & Sullivan

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Cox and Box (premiere recording of original orchestration with new linking dialogue), Trial by Jury* Telegraph Classical CDs of the Week - August 2005 Gilchrist, Davies, Maxwell, Chamber Choir of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, BBC NO of Wales - Hickox, *with Rebecca Evans, James Gilchrist, Matthew Brook, Neal Davies, Donald Maxwell CHAN 10321 Chandos £7.99
The Mikado - Highlights (ENO Cast Recording) Angas, Bottone, Eric Idle, Van Allan, Garrett, Rigby, Bullock, Palmer, ENO Orchestra & Chorus - Robinson CD JAY 1321 Jay Recordings £2.99

Gershwin

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Porgy and Bess [2 CD SET] (1951 Studio Recording) Winters, Williams, Matthews, Coleman, Rosamond Johnson Chorus, Orchestra - Engel MH2K 63322 Sony Masterworks £3.49
Porgy and Bess [3 CD SET] BBC Radio 3 Disc of the Week - December 2009 Lemalu, Kabatu, Nwobilo, Forest, Clarke, Simpson, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, COE - Harnoncourt 8869 759176 2 RCA £10.99

Gluck

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Orfeo ed Euridice [2 CD SET] McNair, Ragin, Sieden, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists - Gardiner 470 424-2 Decca £6.99
Orfeo ed Euridice [2 CD SET] Horne, Lorengar, Donath, ROH CG - Solti 417 410-2 Decca £5.99
Philemon & Baucis [2 CD SET] Ditte Andersen, Ann Hallenberg, Marie Lenormand, Magnus Staveland, Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Les Talens Lyriques - Christophe Rousset AM9995 Ambroisie £11.99

Goldschmidt

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Baetrice Cenci - Opera in three Acts [2 CD SET] Four Lieder* (world premiere recording)DELETION Estes, Della Jones, Ian Bostridge, Alexander, Kimm, Rose, Wottrich, Beyer, Deutsche SO & Chorus Berlin - Zagrosek * Vermillion (soprano), Goldschmidt (piano) S2K 66836 Sony £11.99

Gounod

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Faust [3 CD SET]. PG*** With Full Libretto (slight wear on a couple of the edges of the outer slipcase, but booklet and discs in very good, clean condition.) Studer, Leech, Van Dam, Hampson, Choeur de l'Armee Francaise, Choeur et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse - Plasson CDS 7 54228 2 EMI £9.99
Faust - Highlights Sabbatini, Ghiaurov, Penachanska, Bulgarian National Choir, Berlin RSO - Paternostro 14209 Laserlight £1.49

Handel

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Alexander Balus [2 CD SET]AMERICAN HANDEL SOCIETY RECORDING PRIZE 1997 Dawson, George, Denley, Daniels, McFadden, The Choir of New College Oxford - Higginbottom, The King's Consort & Choir - King CDA67241/2 Hyperion £14.99
HANDEL: RENNE FLEMING Sings Semele: O, Sleep Why Dost Thou Leave Me? & Endless Pleasure. Scipione: Scoglio d'immota fronte. Orlando: Quando spieghi i tuoi tormenti. Serse: Ombra mai fù. Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga & Dunque, I laci d'un volto, Ah! Crudel. Samson: To Fleeting Pleasures Make Your Court & Let The Bright Seraphim. Giulio Cesare: V'adore pupile & Da tempeste il legno infranto. Rodelinda: Ritorna, caro e dolce mio tesoro. Lotario: Sommo rettor del cielo, d'una torbida sorgente*. Agrippina: Pensieri voi mi tormentate & Bel piacere e godere fido amor!. Alexander Balus: Calm Thou...Convey Me To Some Peaceful Shore [SACD, playable on SACD & CD Players] *FIRST KNOWN RECORDING Fleming (sop), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Bicket 475 6186 Decca £5.99
ENGLISH ARIAS - Yet Can I Hear That Dulcet Lay (The Choice Of Hercules). How Can I Stay, When Love Invites (Esther). O Fairest Of Ten Thousand Fair (Saul)*. Great God! Who, Yet But Darkly Known (Belshazzar). The Raptur'd Soul (Theodora). Father Of Heav'n (Judas Maccabaeus). Overture To Esther. O Lord, Whose Mercies Numberless (Saul). What Though I Trace Each Herb (Solomon). Martial Symphony And Destructive War (Belshazzar). Welcome As The Dawn Of Day (Solomon)*. Kind Heaven, If Virtue Be Thy Care (Theodora). Almighty Pow'r (Solomon), Tune Your Harps (Haman and Mordecai) Bowman (counter-tenor), The King's Consort - King, *with Gritton (soprano) CDA66797 Hyperion £3.99
Danielle De Niese Sings - Da Tempeste (Giulio Cesare). Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo). Tornami a vagheggiar (Alcina). Dolce riposo (Teseo). O stringero nel sen (Teseo). Felicissima quest'alma (Apollo e Dafne). Il mio crudel martoro (Ariodante). 'Vo' far Guerra' (Rinaldo). Ah spietato (Amadigi). Myself I Shall Adore (Semele). Piangero la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare). Endless Pleasure endless love (Semele). Danielle De Niese (sop), Les Arts Florissants - Christie 475 8746 Decca £4.99
Scenes from Julius Caesar (booklet missing) Janet Baker with Valerie Masterson, Sarah Walker, Della Jones, John Tomlinson, James Bowman, ENO Orchestra & Chorus - Mackerras CHAN 3072 Chandos £2.99
Rinaldo [3 CD SET] Barber, Modolo, Hanniga, Newman, Tomkins, Watson, Whalen, Opera in Concert, Aradia Ensemble - Mallon 8.660165-67 Naxos £6.99
Aci, Galatea & Polifemo (with fuill text and translations) Gramophone Editors Choice - July 2003 Sandrine Piau, Sara Mingardo, Laurent Naouri, Le Concert dAstree - Emmanuelle Haim 5 45557 2 Virgin £13.99
LYNNE DAWSON Sings "Di cor mio" (Alcina). "Cease ruler of the day" (Hercules). "Ho un non so che nel cor" (La Resurrezione). "They sentence, great King", "Ca I see my infant gor'd" (Solomon). "My vengeance awakes me" (Athaliah). "Son qual stanco" (Arianna in Creta). "Destero dall'empia dite" (Amadigi Di Gaula). "With darkness deep" (Theodora). "O had I Jubal's lyre" (Joshua). "Piangero la sorte mia" , "V'adoro pupille", Sinfonia (Giulio Cesare In Egitto). "Affanni del pensier" (Ottone). "Volare amori" (Ariodante). Chaconne in A, Sarabande & Gigue (Terpsichore) Dawson (sop), Lautten Compagney - Wolfgang Katschner 0017572BC Berlin Classics £4.99
Esther - First Reconstructable Version (Cannons), 1720 [2 SACD SET, playable on CD and SACD Players] Susan Hamilton, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Thomas Hobbs, Robin Blaze, James Gilchrist & Electra Lochhead, Dunedin Consort - John Butt, Nicholas Wearne (organ continuo) CKD 397 Linn £11.99
Atalanta [2 CD SET] The San Francisco Chronicle “Magnificent… the most vibrant, exhilarating stretch of musical showmanship this organization has offered in many a long season. Not since a decade ago have Philharmonia audiences witnessed a performance so deep, so affecting or so rich in musical splendor… The music is inventive and beautiful throughout… McGegan, a consummate master of this style, led a performance that was at once tender and vivacious, brisk and rhythmically free...Dominique Labelle stood out for the grandeur and pathos of her singing in the title role… a breathtaking performance.” Dominique Labelle, Susanne Rydén, Cécile van de Sant, Michael Slattery, Philip Cutlip, Corey McKern, Philharmonia Chorale, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Nicholas McGegan PBP004 Philharmonia Baroque £14.99

Janacek

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The Excursions of Mr Broucek to the Moon and into the 15th Century - Opera in 2 Parts [2 CD SET] (STILL SEALED) Pribyl, Svejda, Marsik, Jonasova, Novak, Czech PO & Chorus - Jilek 11 2153 2 Supraphon £9.99
Kata Kabanova, Capriccio*, Concertino* [2 CD SET] Remastered for Decca Originals Series with libretto Soderstrom, Dvorsky, Kniplova, Krejcik, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Mackerras, *Members of the London Sinfonietta - Atherton 475 7518 Decca Originals £6.99
Jenufa (in English) [2 CD SET] PG*** Watson, Barstow, Wedd, Robson, WNO Orchestra & Chorus - Mackerras CHAN 3106 Chandos £9.99
The Cunning Little Vixen [2 CD SET] In English Watson, Allen, Montague, Howell, Tear, Royal Opera House CG Orchestra & Chorus - Simon Rattle CHAN 3101 Chandos £9.99

Lehar

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The Merry Widow - Highlights Keleman, Stratas, Kollo, Harwood, Chours of Deutsche Oper Berlin, BPO - Karajan 457 877-2 DG £1.99

Leoncavallo

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Pagliacci (digitally remastered) Bjorling, De Los Angeles, Warren, Merrill, Columbus Boy Choir, Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor Orchestra - Cellini 5 85650 2 EMI £2.99
Pagliacci (Sung in German) Munich 1954, audiophile remastering quality [STILL SEALED] Hopf, Lipp, Pease, Pfeifle, Braun, BRSO and Chorus - Sawallisch WLCD 0119 Walhall £2.99

Marschner, Heinrich (1795-1861)

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Hans Heiling [2 CD SET] Turin 20.06.1972 Schroder-Feinen, Weikl, Zeumer, Gilles, Siukola, Orchestra e Coro di Torino della RAI - Albrecht GL 100.730 Gala £8.99

Mascagni

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Cavalleria Rusticana Evstatieva, Aragall, Tumagian, Mauro, Michalkova, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, CSRSO - Rahbari 8.660022 Naxos £2.49

Massenet

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Esclarmonde [3 CD SET] PG*** Sutherland, Tourangeau, Grant, Aragall, Lloyd, NPO - Bonynge 475 501-2 Decca £8.99
Thais [2 CD SET] WITH FULL LIBRETTO B Sills, Milnes, Gedda, John Alldis Choir, New Phil -Maazel CMS 5 65479 2 EMI £7.99
Manon [2 CD SET] Milan 03.06.1969 (DELETION) Freni, Pavarotti, Panerai, Zerbini, Ricciardi, Las Scala Milan - Peter Maag 043-505 Frequenz £3.99
Le Roi de Lahore [2 CD SET] Gipali, Sanchez, Stoyanov, Zanellato, Orchestra e Cor Del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Viotti CDS 487/1-2 Dynamic £13.99
Werther [2 CD SET] STILL SEALED Villazon, Koch, Iversen, Nakamura, ROH CG - Pappano 477 9340 DG £12.99

Mercadante, Saverio

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Virginia [2 CD SET] Patterson, Antonucci, Clarke, Castronovo, Manley, Foster-Williams, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, LPO - Benini ORC 39 Opera Rara £17.99

Meyerbeer

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Robert Le Diable [3 CD SET] Mok, Ciofi, Surian, Raspagliosi, Bratislava Chamber Choir, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Palumbo CDS 368/1-3 Dynmaic £12.99

Mozart

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COSI FAN TUTTE [3 CD SET] Soloists, Synkova (harpsichord accomp.), Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, Capella Istropolitana - Wildner 8.660008-10 Naxos £2.99
Le Nozze di Figaro [2 CD SET] PG*** With Full Libretto Taddei, Moffo, Wachter, Schwarzkopf, Cossotto, Vinco, Gatta, Cappuccilli, Philharmonia & Chorus - Giulini CMS 7 63266 2 EMI £7.99
Don Giovanni [3 CD SET] Slipcase showing signs of wear, otherwise in good condition. With Full Libretto Furlanetto, Tomlinson, Salminen, Heilmann, Pertusi, Cuberli, Meier, Rodgers, RIAS Kammerchor, BPO - Barenboim 2292-45588-2 Erato £5.99
Cosi fan Tutte [3 CD SET] Isokoski, Groop, Argenta, Markus Schafer, La Petite Bande Orchestra & Chorus - S Kuijken 99555 Brilliant £3.49
Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail [2 CD SET] PG*** With Libretto Auger, Grist, Schreier, Neukirch, Moll, Leipzig Radio Chorus, Dresden Staatskapelle - Bohm 429 868-2 DG £8.99
Le Nozze di Figaro [3 CD SET] Te Kanawa, Upshaw, Furlanetto, Von Otter, Troyanos, MET Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Levine 477 5614 DG £5.99
Don Giovanni [3 CD SET] OUTER SLIPCASE MISSING, BUT OTHERWISE COMPLETE WITH FULL LIBRETTO Hagegard, Auger, Cachemaille, Della Jones, Bonney, Terfel, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra & Chorus - Ostman 425 943-2 L'Oiseau Lyre £4.99
Don Giovanni - Highlights Soyer, Sgourda, Alva, Lagger, Heather Harper, Geraint Evans, Helen Donath, Scottish Opera Chorus, ECO - Barenboim DCL 706542 Disky £1.49
Le Nozze Di Figaro - Highlights Kunz, Seefried, Jurinac, London, Schwarzkopf, Hongen, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Karajan RRC 1097 Regis £2.75
Don Giovanni [3 CD SET] Skovhus, Girolami, Schorg, Pieczonka, Raimondi, Daniel, Hungarian Radio Chorus, Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia - Halasz 8.660080-82 Naxos £3.99
La Finta Giardiniera [2 CD SET] Benelli, Kozlowska, Torzewski, Major, Orchestre du Theatre Royal de la Monnaie - Cambreling 92348 Brilliant £3.99
ELINA GARANCA sings Opera & Concert Arias - 'Chi sà, chi sà qual sia' KV 582. “Deh, se piacermi vuoi” (La Clemenza di Tito). 'Basta, vincesti - Ah non lasciarmi, no' KV 486. “Và pure ad altri...” & “Se l´augellin...” (La finta giardiniera). 'Alma grande e nobil core' KV 578. 'Misero me - Misero pargoletto' KV 505. “Smanie implacabili” & “Temerari” - “Come scoglio” (Così fan tutte). 'Ch´io mi scordi di te? - Non temer amato bene' KV 505*. Gramophone Editors Choice - May 2006 Garanca (mezzo), Camerata Salzburg - Langree, *with Braley (piano) 3 32631 2 Virgin £3.99
Le Nozze di Figaro [3 CD SET] Live performance 28.01.1961, digitally remastered Amara, Peters, Miller, Borg, Siepi, MET - Leinsdorf 8697 85310 2 Sony £6.99
SCHWARZKOPF Sings "L'amero, saro costante" (Il re pastore). "Zeffiretti lushingheri" (Idomeneo). "Welcher Kummer.....Traurigkeit", "Martern aller Arten" (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail). "Non sopiu cosa son", "Porgi, amor", "Voic che sapete", "Dove sono i bei momenti", "Giunse alfin il momento....Deh, vieni, non tardar" (Le nozze di Figaro). "Batti, batti, o bel Masetto", "Vedrai carino", "In quali eccessi.....Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata", "Crudele?...Non mi dir" (Don Giovanni). "Ach, ich fuhl's" (Die Zauberflote) "Heartily recommended. Schwarzkopf was in excellent voice when these recordings were made: The singing is always stylish and beautifully controlled and the singers tone is consistently lovely." (Gramophone) Digitally remastered for EMI Great Recordings Schwarzkopf (sopp), Philharmonia - Pritchard/Krips/ Braithwaite, VPO - Krips/Karajan 4 76844 2 EMI £3.99
JEREMY OVENDEN Sings 'Il desio di vendetta' (Lucio Silla). 'Sposa cara' (La finta semplice). 'Quercia annosa' (Il sogno di Scipione). 'Se vicendo' (Il re pastore). 'Il padre Adorato', 'Vedrommi intorno', 'Fuor del Mar' (Idomeneo). 'Dentro il mio petto' (La finta giardiniera). 'Sol puo dir' (Il re pastore). 'Il mio tesoro' (Don Giovanni). 'Un'aura amorosa', 'In qual fiero contrasto' (Cosi fan tutte). 'Se all'imperio' (La Clemenza di Tito) [STILL SEALED] Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Orchestra of the Age Of Enlightenment - Jonathan Cohen SIGCD251 Signum £6.99
Don Giovanni [3 CD SET] Skovhus, Corbelli, Brewer, Hadley, Lott, Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Chorus - Mackerras CD-80420 Telarc £8.99
Don Giovanni [3 CD SET] Rome 12.05.1970 (With Full Libretto) Ghiaurov, Janowitz, Kraus, Jurinac, Bruscantini, RAI SO & Chorus of Rome - Giulini OPD 7080 Opera D'Oro £10.99
Don Giovanni PG "Maazel directs a strong and urgent performance. An obvious strength is the line-up of three unusually firm-toned basses; Van Dam, not comic, but with much finely detailed expression; King a darkly intense Masetto and Raimondi a heroic Giovanni.....on balance one of the very finest on record in this role. Te Kanawa is outstanding, a radiant Elvira." [3 CD SET] Raimondi, Te Kanawa, Berganza, Moser, Van Dam, King, Riegel, Orchestre et Choeur de L'Opera De Paris - Maazel 88697 52762 Sony £7.99
THE MOZART ALBUM - Le nozze di Figaro: "Giunse alfin il momento" - "Deh vieni non tardar" (Anna Netrebko) "Hai gia vinta la causa" - "Vedro mentr'io sospiro" (Bryn Terfel). La clemenza di Tito "Parto, ma tu ben mio" (Elina Garanca). Don Giovanni: "Madamina, il catalogo e questo" (Thomas Quasthoff). Idomeneo: "Oh smanie!" - "D'Oreste, d'Aiace" (Anna Netrebko). Die Zauberflote: "In diesen heil'gen Hallen" (Rene Pape). Don Giovanni: "Ma qual mai s'offre, o Dei - Fuggi crudele", "La ci darem la mano" (Anna Netrebko). Die Zauberflote: "Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Erika Miklsa). Die Zauberflote: "Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja" (Thomas Quasthoff). La clemenza di Tito: "Ah perdona al primo affetto" (Anna Netrebko). Idomeneo: Solitudini amiche - Zefiretti lusinghieri (Anna Netrebko). Cosi fan tutte: "Soave sia il vento" (Miah Persson) SEE ABOVE, with OrchestraMozart/Scottish CO/Dresden Staatskapelle/Mahler CO - Abbado/Mackerras/Weigle 477 6297 DG £2.99
SOILE ISOKOSKI Sings "Temerari... Come scoglio" & "Ei parte... Per pieta, ben mio (Cosi fan tutte). Bella mia fiamma (Concert aria KV 528). "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben" (Zaide). "Ah, lo previdi" (Concert aria KV 272). "E Susanna non vien!... Dove sono" (Le nozze di Figaro). "Ch'io mi scordi di te? (Concert aria KV 505) Telegraph Classical CDs of the Year Soile Isokoski (sop), Tapiola Sinfonietta - Peter Schreier ODE 1043-2 Ondine £4.99
Cosi fan Tutte [3 CD SET] Margiono, Ziegler, Cachemaille, Van der Walt, Hampson, Steiger, Netherlands Opera Chorus, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Harmoncourt 2564 68830 3 Teldec £8.99
La Clemenza di Tito [2 CD SET] Philip Langridge, Lucia Popp, Ruth Ziesak, Ann Murray, Zurich Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 2564 68830 2 Teldec £5.99
Le Nozze di Figaro [2 CD SET plus bonus CD ROM with Libretto and Synopsis] Gramophone "Schwarzkopf makes a truly great lady of the Countess. Seefried, a wholly bewitching Susanna, communicates a radiant joy, a moving tenderness, a sense of fun that makes her every utterance a delight. The orchestral playing is of the highest possible quality." Schwarzkopf, Seefried, Jurinac, Kunz, London, Vienna State Chorus, VPO - Karajan 9 66807 2 EMI £5.99
Don Giovanni [4 CD SET] Special Edition (with previously unreleased rehearsals and playback sessions) STILL SEALED Nicolai Ghiaurov, Christa Ludwig, Claire Watson, Walter Berry, Nicolai Gedda, Freni, New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra - Otto Klemperer 7 04483 2 EMI £8.49

Offenbach

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Les Contes D'Hoffmann [2 CD SET] PG Rosette Award. With Full Libretto Sutherland, Domingo, Bacquier, Suisse Romande Orchestra & Chorus, Pro Arte of Lausanne, Du Brassus - Bonynge 417 363-2 Decca £11.99
Les Contes D'Hoffmann - highlights Domingo, Gruberova, Eder, Schmidt, Choeurs de Radio France, Orchestre National De France - Ozawa 445 127-2 DG £1.99
La Vie Parisienne Glucksmann, Kaiserfeld, Schindler, Hannes Brock, Serafin, Zemann, Gratschmaier, Petursdottir, Legowski, Festival Orchestra Morbisch - Rodolf Bibl OC 252 Oehms £4.99

Orff

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Die Kluge, Der Mond* [2 CD SET] PG*** WITH FULL LIBRETTI Schwarzkopff, Frick, Cordes, *Christ, Hotter, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus - Sawallisch CMS 7 63712 2 EMI £7.99

Pfitzner

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Palestrina [3 CD SET] Peter Bronder, Britta Stallmeister, Claudia Mahnke, Wolfgang Koch, Johannes Martin Kranzle, Frank van Aken, Alfred Reiter, Magnus Baldvinsson, Peter Marsh, Frankfurt Opern- und Museumsorchester - Kirill Petrenko OC 930 Oehms £16.99

Ponchielli

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La Gioconda [2 CD SET] (1958 Studio Recording) DELETION Milanov, Amparan, Clabassi, Elias, Di Stefano. Warren, Valentini, Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia di Roma - Previtali TH 121182/184 Theorema £4.99

Poulenc

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La Voix Humaine (Opera in One Act) DELETION [MADE IN WEST GERMANY 1985 C. Farley (sop), Adelaide SO - Serebrier CHAN 8331 Chandos £3.99

Prokofiev

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Betrothal in a Monastery [3 CD SET] PG*** Nikolai Gassiev, Alexander Gergalov, Anna Netrebko, Kirov Chorus & Orchestra, St Petersburg - Gergiev. 475 7633 Philips £13.99
The Love For Three Oranges (Premiere recording of Tom Stoppard's English translation) [2 CD SET] PG*** "the humour comes over naturally, helped by the crispness of ensemble and Hickox proves the liveliest interpreter, securing excellent playing from the orchestra, brilliantly recorded, with crisp and incisive singing from the chorus. The singing from the principals is consistently strong and positive." Rhodes, Ferguson, MacMaster, Whitehouse, Opera Australia Chorus, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Hickox CHAN 10347 Chandos £12.99

Puccini

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Madam Butterfly [2 CD SET] Gauci, Ramiro, Tichy, CzechoSlovak RSO & Chorus - Rahbari 8.660015-16 Naxos £2.99
La Fanciulla Del West [2 CD SET] PG Rosette Award (MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY PDO) WITH FULL LIBRETTO Tebaldi, del Monaco, MacNeil, Tozzi, Orchestra e coro dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia Roma - Capuana 421 595-2 Decca £7.99
Madame Butterfly [3 CD SET] PG*** With Full Libretto Freni, Pavarotti, Ludwig, Kerns, VPO - Karajan 417 577-2 Decca £11.99
La Boheme [2 CD SET] PG*** With Full Libretto Pavarotti, Freni, Panerai, Harwood, Ghiaurov, Schoenberg Sangerknaben, Berlin Opera Chorus, BPO - Karajan 421 049-2 Decca £9.99
La Boheme [2 CD SET] Sung in English Haymon, O'Neill, Opie, McLaughlin, Miles, The Peter Kay Children's Choir, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Phil - Parry CHAN 3008 Chandos £6.99
La Boheme [2 CD SET] Penguin Guide*** Alagna, Vaduva, Hampson, Swenson, Keenlyside, Ramey, London Voices, Philharmnia - Pappano CDS 5 56120 2 EMI £6.99
Tosca [2 CD SET] Remastered using Apogee UV22 Super CD Encoding for RCA Treasury Opera Series. PG*** WITH FULL LIBRETTO L Price, Domingo, Milnes, Plishka, John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, New Philharmonia-Mehta 74321 39503 2 RCA £6.99
La Boheme [2 CD SET] PG(***) Mono, Remastered Version 1997. With Libretto Callas, Di Stefano, Panerai, Moffo, La Scala - Votto CDS 5 56295 2 EMI £7.99
An Introduction to Mme Butterfly written by Thomson Smillie, narrated by David Timson 8.558049 Naxos £1.25
Manon Lescaut [2 CD SET] Petrella, Campagnano, Meletti, Latinucci, Orchestra Sinfonica e Coeo di Torino della RAI - Cupolo 8573 87474 2 WarnerFonit £3.99
Madame Butterfly (Original 1904 Version) [2 CD SET] Katchour, Rankin, Brillemburg, Kilpelainen, Eikotter, Strejc, Bremen Theatre Chorus, Bremen Philarmonic State Orchestra - Neuhold 8.660078-79 Naxos £3.99
Tosca [2 CD SET] Remastered Callas, Bergonzi, Gobbi, Monreale, Choeurs du Theatre National de l'Opera, Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire - Prete CMS 5 66444 2 EMI £6.99
Madame Butterfly - final, Paris version (sung in English) [2 CD SET] Cheryl Barker, Jean Rigby, Paul Charles Clarke, Yurisich, Stuart Kale, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia - Abel CHAN 3070 Chandos £6.99
La Boheme [2 CD SET] (rec. 1956, remastered) plus Beecham speeaks about La Boheme and Beccham conducts "Mimi's Farewell" and the complete Act 4 (rec. 1935/36) PG*** Victoria De Los Angeles, Jussi Bjorling, Robert Merrill, Tozzi, Amara, Columbus BoyChoir, RCA Victor SO & Chorus - Beecham 8.22249-50 Naxos £3.99
Mme Butterfly [2 CD SET with bonus CD of libretto & synopsis] STILL SEALED Callas, Danieli, Gedda, Borriello, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Karajan 4 56398 2 EMI £5.99
La Boheme [2 CD SET] Live performance 15.02.1958, digitally remastered Albanese, Bergonzi, Sereni, Scott, Harvout, Flagello, MET - Schippers 8697 80463 2 Sony £4.99

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

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Castor et Pollux (1754 Version) [2 CD SET] Ainsworth, Hopkins, Whicher, Hall, Tomkins, Winick, Opera in Concert, Aradia Ensemble - Kevin Mallon 8.660118-19 Naxos £4.99

Ricci, Frederico (1809-1877)

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Corrado D'Altamua - Highlights (world premiere recording includes full libretto) Theodossiou, Korchak, Westman, Taylor, Foster-Williams Burggraaf,Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia - Boer ORR246 Opera Rara £6.99

Rimsky - Korsakov

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TheTsar's Bride [2 CD SET] Kudriavchenko, Mishenkin, Verestnikov, Sveshnikov Russian Academic Choir, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra - Chistiakov 93969 Brilliant £3.99

Rossini

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Stabat Mater PG*** H Field, D Jones, A Davies, Earle, London Symphony Chorus & City of London Sinfonia - Hickox CHAN 8780 Chandos £3.99
"Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!" (L'Italiana in Algeri), "Mura Felici" (La Donna Del Lago), "Ah donate il caro sposo" (Il Signor Bruschino), "Salve Italia un di regnante", "Soffri la tua sventura" (Adelaide di Borgogna), "Assisa appie d'un salice" (Otello), "Una voce poco fa" (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia), "Tu non sai qual colpo atroce" (Bianca e Falliero), "Nacqui all affanno" (La Cenerentola) (MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY PDO (DELETION) Della Jones (mezzo), The Richard Hickox Singers, City of London Sinfonia - Hickox CHAN 8865 Chandos £3.99
Il Signor Bruschino [2 CD SET] Pratico, De Carlos, Orciani, Canonici, Spagnoli, Lytting, Massa CD 50-8904/5 Claves £3.99
L'Italiana in Algeri [2 CD SET] [CASE MISSING; TWO DISCS IN PLASTIC WALLETS WITH BOOKLET/ LIBRETTO] Larmore, Gimenez, Del Carlo, Corbelli, Choeur de Grand Theatre de Geneve, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne - Lopez Cobos 0630-17130-2 Teldec £3.49
Otello [2 CD SET] PG*** DELETION Carreras, Von Stade, Pastine, Fisichella, Condo, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia - Lopez Cobos 475 448-2 Philips Duo £5.99
Il Barbiere Di Siviglia [2 CD SET] Turin 16.04.1968 (DELETION) Cossotto, Bruscantini, Alva, Corena, Vinco, Turin RTV Italiana SO & Chorus - Sanzogno 043-005 Frequenz £3.99
Il Barbiere Di Siviglia [2 CD SET] Remastered for Callas Series 1997. PG*** "Callas and Gobbi are here at their most inspired and with the recording quality nicely refurbished, the EMI is an outstanding set..so crisp and sparkling. Callas remains supreme as Rosina. The early stereo sound comes up very acceptably in this fine transfer, claified, fuller and more atmospheric, presenting a uniquely characterful performance with new freshness and immediacy." WITH LIBRETTO Callas, Alva, Gobbi, Philharmonia & Chorus - Serafin CDS 5 56310 2 EMI £6.99
Il Barbieredi Siviglia [2 CD SET] Live performance 16.12.1950, digitally remastered Pons, Di Stefano, Valdengo, Baccaloni, MET - Erede 8697 80462 2 Sony £4.99
William Tell (Rome 28.11.2007), Stabat Mater* (Royal Albert Hall London 16.07.2007) [3 CD SET] (Track-listing only) Not Commerically available Petrusi, Amsellem, Osborn, Dehn, Polverelli, Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Pappano, *with Watson (sop), Di Donato (mezzo), Lee (tenor), Abdrazakov (bass) PAPP1 £11.99
The Barber of Seville [2 CD plus bonus CD containing synopsis and libretto] STILL SEALED Callas, Alva, Gobbi, Ollendorff, Philharmonia & Chorus - Galliera 4 56444 2 EMI £6.99
The Thieving Magpie [2 CD SET] Sung in English Cullagh, Banks, Bickley, Smythe, Purves, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia - Parry CHAN 3097 Chandos £8.99

Shostakovitch

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CHERYOMUSHKI - A Musical Comedy Cast & Chorus of Pimlico Opera - Kani BBCMM132 BBC £3.49
The Lady of Mtsensk [2 CD SET] (With Full Libretto) PG Rosette Award Vishnevskaya, Gedda, Petkov, Finnila, Krenn, Tear, Valjakka, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, LPO - Rostropovich CMS 5 67776 2 EMI £9.99

Smetana

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The Bartered Bride - In English (Highlights) Drake, Robson, June, Stannard, Rex, Miller, Sadler's Wells Opera - Lockhart 5 85010 2 EMI £1.99

Soler, Martin Y (1754-1806)

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Il Burbero di Buon Cuore [2 CD SET] (WORLD PREMIÈRE CD RECORDING) STILL SEALED Elena da la Merced, Carlos Chausson, Veronique Gens, Saimir Pirgu, Cecilia Diaz, Orquestra Titular del Teatro Real, Orquestra Sinfonica de Madrid - C Rousset (cond/fortepiano), Sakai (cello) CDS 580/1-2 Dynamic £14.99

Sorozabal, Pablo

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Zarzuela Operas - La Tabernera Del Puerto, La Del Manojo De Rosas [2 CD SET] DELETION Lorengar, A Kraus, Barclay, Cesari, Coros Liricos de Hispavox, Coro Cantores de Madrid, Orquestra de Conciertos de Madrid - Sorozabal CZS 7 67325 2 Hispavox £7.99

Stravinsky

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The Rake's Progress [2 CD SET] Venice 11.08.1951 Rounseville, Schwarzkopf, Kraus, Tourel, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Stravinsky GL 100.567 Gala £3.49
The Rake's Progress [2 CD SET] DELETION (rec.1994) West, Garrison, Woodly, Cheek, Love, White, Gregg Smith Singers, Orchestra of St Luke's - Robert Craft 523855H Musical Heritage Soc £3.49

J.Strauss Jnr

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Der Zigeunerbaron [2 CD SET] With Full Libretto Lippert, Coburn, Schasching, Hamari, Holzmair, Von Magnus, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, VSO - Harnoncourt 4509-94555-2 Teldec £6.99
Die Fledermaus [2 CD SET] PG(***) WITH FULL LIBRETTO (Remastered for Great Recordings of the 20th Century) Schwarzkopf, Gedda, Streich, Krebs, Philharmonia and Chorus - Karajan CMS 5 67074 2 EMI £7.99
Die Fledermaus [2 CD SET] Remastered for Decca Originals. With Full Libretto Gueden, Kmnett, Wachter, Berry, Zampieri, Koth, Kunz, Resnik, VPO & State Opera Chorus - Karajan 475 8319 Decca £7.99
Der Zigeunerbaron [2 CD SET] Bumbry, Gedda, Bohme, Prey, Streich, Litz, Cvejic, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Allers CMS 5 65971 2 EMI £4.99

Strauss, Richard

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Tod und Verklarung, Capriccio: Final Scene*, Four Last Songs** Staatskapelle Dresden - Bohm, *Janowitz (sop), Bavarian RSO - Bohm, **Janowitz (sop), BPO - Karajan 439 467-2 DG £3.49
Arabella [3 CD SET]. PG*** Salzburg Festival 12.08.1947, digitally remastered (DELETION) Hann, Anday, Reining, Della Casa, Hotter, Taubmann, Witt, Patzak, Poell, Vienna State Chorus & VPO - Bohm 445 342-2 DG £11.99
Salome [2 CD SET] PG*** With Full Libretto Behrens, Bohm, Baltsa, Van Dam, Ochman, VPO - Karajan CDS 7 49358 2 EMI £8.99
Der Rosenkavalier [3 CD SET] Remastered '98 via 96KHz 24 bit and CEDAR. WITH FULL LIBRETTO Crespin, Minton, Jungwirth, Donath, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Solti 417 493-2 Decca £12.99
Friedenstag Op.81 - Opera in One Act (ORIGINAL ISSUE WITH LIBRETTO) DELETION Weikl, Hass, Bavarian State Opera Chorus, BRSO & Chorus - Sawallisch CDC 5 56850 2 EMI £7.99
Capriccio [2 CD SET] PG(***) Remastered for Great Recordings of the Century. With Full Libretto Schwarzkopf, Fischer-Dieskau, Wachter, Gedda, Hotter, Ludwig, Moffo, Philharmonia - Sawallisch CMS 5 67394 2 EMI Great Recordings £8.99
Elektra [2 CD SET] ROH Covent Garden 29.05.1958 Gerda Lammers, Hedwig Muller-Butow, Georgine von Milinkovic, ROH C.G. Chorus and Orchestra - Kempe ROHS004 Royal Opera House £10.99
Der Rosenkavalier [3 CD SET] ORF 16.11.1955, digitally remastered (DELETION) Reining, Bohme, Jurinac, Poell, Guden, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Knappertsbusch 74321 69431 2 RCA £14.99
Salome [2 CD SET] Gwyneth Jones, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Richard Cassilly, Hamburg State Opera Orchestra - Karl Bohm 9094 Brilliant Classics £3.99
Der Rosenkavalier [3 CD SET] WITH LIBRETTO. Digitally remastered for Decca Originals Series Crespin, Minton, Wiener, Donath, Howells, Equiluz, Dermota, Pavarotti, Vienna State Opera Konzertvereinigung, VPO - Solti 475 9988 Decca £11.99
LISA DELLA CASA Sings Four Last Songs & Opera Scenes & Arias - ARABELLA: "Er ist der Richtige nicht fur mich.....Aber der Richtige" (with Gueden)*, "Der Richtige - so hab' ich still zu mir gesagt.... So wie Sie sind...Und du wirst mein Geliebter sein" (with Schoeffler)**, "Das was sehr gut Mandryka" (with Poedl)*. ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: "Ein schones war" (with Gueden, Streich, Rossl-Majdan, Otto, Poedl, Jaresch, Dickie"***, "Es gibt ein Reich" (with Guden, Poedl)***. CAPRICCIO: Intermezzo and Closing Scene (with Elderling)+ (rec. 1953) GRAMOPHONE "..these classic performances made when Della Casa was in her glorious prime, the voice glowing, creamy and ideally produced." Della Casa (sop), VPO - Bohm, *VPO - Moralt, **VPO - Hollreiser, ***Orchestra - Bohm, +Orchestra - Hertog RRC 1192 Regis £3.25
JULIA VARADY Sings "Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund kussen lassen" (Salome). Overture, "Ein Schones war", "Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist" (Ariadne auf Naxos). Interlude and "Wie umgibst du mich mit Frieden" (Die Liebe der Danae). Moonlight Music, "Wo ist meiner Bruder?", "Kein Andres das mir so im Herzen loht" (Capriccio). Recorded 26/29.04.1999 Varady (sop), Bamberg SO - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau C 511 991 A Orfeo £5.99

Straus, Oscar (1870-1954)

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Ein Walzertraum - Highlights Rothenberger, Gedda, Anheisser, Moser, Fassbaender, Graunke SO - Mattes 16042 Laserlight £1.99

Tchaikovsky

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Pique Dame [3 CD SET] Digitally remastered for DG Originals (with full libretto) Gougaloff, Vishnevskaya, Resnik, Weikl, Iordachescu, Schwarz, Popp, Dobrowska, Petkov, Tenzi, Krause, Choeur Tcahikovsky Maitrise de Radio France, Orchestre National de France - Rostropovich 463 679-2 DG Originals £13.99
Eugene Onegin - Highlights Hvorostovsky, Focile, Borodina, Shicoff, Walker, St Petersburg Chamber Choir, Orchestre de Paris - Bychkov 442 384-2 Philips £1.99

Vaughan Williams

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Sir John in Love [2 CD SET] PG*** Maxwell, Thompson, Varcoe, Davies, The Sinfonia Chorus, Northern Sinfonia - Hickox CHAN 9928 Chandos £15.99

Verdi

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La Forza Del Destino [3 CD SET] WITH FULL LIBRETTO [DELETION] Arroyo, Bergonzi, Cappuccilli, Raimondi, Casoni, Geraint Evans, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, RPO - Gardelli CMS 7 64646 2 EMI £13.99
Rigoletto [2 CD SET] PG*** With Full Libretto Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes, Tourangeau, Talvela, LSO - Bonynge 414 269-2 Decca £9.99
Macbeth [2 CD SET] PG*** WITH FULL LIBRETTO (digitally remasterd for DG Originals Series) Cappuccilli, Ghiaurov, S Verrett, Domingo, La Scala Milan Chorus & Orchestra - Abbado 449 732-2 DG Originals £8.99
Aida [3 CD SET] WITH FULL LIBRETTO. MADE IN WEST GERMANY 1987 Callas, Tucker, Barbieri, Gobbi, La Scala Milan - Serafin CDS 7 49030 8 EMI £6.99
Otello [2 CD SET]. PG*** [BACK AND FRONT COVER ARTWORK OF CASE MISSING, BUT OTHERWISE COMPLETE WITH BOOKLET/ LIBRETTO, TWO DISCS AND CASE] DELETION Jon Vickers, L Rysanek, Gobbi, Rome Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Serafin GD81969 RCA £3.99
Aida [3 CD SET] Gramophone Top Choice. With full libretto (remastered for EMI centenary) Caballe, Domingo, Cossotto, Ghiaurov, Cappuccilli, ROH CC Chorus, New Philharmonia - Muti CDS 5 56246 2 EMI £12.99
La Traviata [2 CD SET] Covent Garden 5.5.1967 (DELETION) Freni, Cioni, Cappuccilli, Howells, ROH CC - Giulini 043-006 Frequenz £4.99
VERDI HEROINES - Merce Dilette Amiche (I Vespri siciliani), Tu che le Vanita Conoscesti...Francia Nobile Suol (Don Carlo), Gualtier Malde!...Caro Nome (Rigoletto), Qui Radames Verra...O patria mia (Aida), Che piu t'arresti?...Tacea La Notte Placida..Di Tale Amor (Il Trovatore), Morro Ma Prima In Grazia (Un ballo in machera), Come In Quest'ora Bruna (Simon Boccanegra), Pace Pace Mio Dio! (La Forza del Destino), Era Piu Calmo?..Piangea Cantando..Ave Maria (Otello) Angela Gheorghiu (sop), Milan Verdi SO - Chailly, with Tramonti (mezzo), Polverelli (mezzo) 466 952-2 Decca £3.99
Luisa Miller [2 CD SET] PG*** Ricciarelli, Domingo, Obraztsova, Bruson, ROH CG Orchestra & Chorus - Maazel 459 481-2 DG £4.99
ALAGNA Sings LUISA MILLER: Oh! Fede negar potessi...Quando le sere al placido. I LOMBARDI: La mia letizia infondere. AIDA: Se quel guerrier io fossi...Celeste Aida. ERNANI: Merce diletti amici...Come rugiada al cespite...Dell'esilio nel dolor...O tu che l'alma adora. OTELLO: Dio mi potevi scagliar...Ma o pianto o duol!, "Niun mi tema". UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Forse la soglia. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: La vita e inferno...O tu che in seno agli angeli. MACBETH: O figli...Ah la paterna mano. JERUSALEM: L'emir aupres de lui m'appelle...Je veux encor entendre. IL TROVATORE: "Ah si ben mio", "Di quella pira"* Alagna (tenor), BPO - Abbado, *with Gheorghiu CDC 5 56567 2 EMI £3.99
Rigoletto [2 CD SET] Tumagian, Ferrarini, Ramiro, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, Czecho-Slovak RSO - Rahbari 8.660013-14 Naxos £2.99
Attila [2 CD SET] Vienna 1980 Ghiaurov, Cappuccilli, Zampieri, Visconti, Vienna State Opera Chorus & Orchestra - Sinopoli LS 347.20 Living Stage £3.99
An Introduction to Il Trovatore (still sealed) Written by Thomson Smillie, Narrated by David Timson 8.558079 Naxos £1.49
Rigoletto [2 CD SET] With Full Libretto, remastered for DG Originals Cappuccilli, Cotrubas, Domingo, Obraztsova, Ghiaurov, Moll, Hanna Schwarz, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Giulini 457 753-2 DG Originals £8.99
FRITTOLI Sings IL CORSARO: Egli non riede ancora...Non so le tetre immagini. DON CARLO: Tu che la vanità. LUISA MILLER: Sinfonia, Tu puniscimi, o Signore...A brani, a brani, o perfido! SIMON BOCCANEGRA: Come in quest'ora bruna. IL TROVATORE: Timor di me? D'amor sull'ali rosee. Tu vedrai che amore, Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amore. LA TRAVIATA: Act III Prelude, E strano, è strano...Sempre libera, Tenesta la promessa...Addio del passato Frittoli (sop), LSO - Colin Davis 8573-85823-2 Erato £2.99
Aida [2 CD SET] Covent Garden 10.06.1953 Callas, Baum, Simionato, Walters, Neri, Sutherland, ROH CG - Barbirolli SBT2 1355 Testament £8.99
Falstaff [2 CD SET] With Full Libretto. Remastered for Great Recordings of the Century . PG*** Gobbi, Alva, Panerai, Spataro, Schwarzkopf, Moffo, Philharmonia & Chorus - Karajan CMS 5 67083 2 EMI £8.99
Ernani [2 CD SET]. PG*** and Key Recording (With Full Libretto) Pavarotti, Sutherland, Nucci, Burchuladze, McLeod, Orchestra & Chorus of Welsh National Opera - Bonynge 475 7008 Decca £8.99
Un Ballo in Maschera [2 CD SET] [BACK COVER ARTWORK OF CASE MISSING, BUT OTHERWISE COMPLETE WITH BOOKLET, TWO DISCS AND CASE] Caballe, Carreras, Wixell, Payne, ROH CG - Davis 456 316 Philips Duo £2.99
Aida [2 CD SET] Ghiuselev, Nikolov, Viner-Chenisheva, Smochevski, Sofia National Opera Chorus & Orchestra - Marinov CD 1008 AVM Classics £3.99
VERDI: Falstaff [2 SACD SET, playable on both SACD and CD Players] PG*** "an exhilarating account" Pertusi, Alvarez, Ibarra, Domashenko, Henschel, LSO and Chorus - Colin Davis LSO0528 LSO Live £7.99
Il Trovatore [2 CD SET] DELETION Merrill, Tucci, Simionato, Corelli, Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Schippers HMVD 5 73413 2 HMV £3.99
Otello [2 CD SET] Covent Garden 19.10.1955, digitally remastered (DELETION) Vinay, Browenstijn, Kraus, Lanigan, Noreen Berry, Raymond Nilsson, ROH CG - Kubelik ROHS001 Royal Opera House £6.99
Don Carlo [3 CD SET] PG*** BBC Radio 3 Building a Library. (Remastered for EMI Great Recordings of the Century) Full Five Act Text. This version, which comes with the complete libretto is now deleted. Domingo, Caballe, Verrett, Milnes, Raimondi, Estes, ROH CG Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus - Giulini CMS 5 67401 2 EMI £14.99
Il Trovatore [2 CD SET] Bergonzi, Stella, Cossotto, Bastianini, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Serafin 453 118-2 DG £3.99
La Traviata [2 CD SET] Live Lisbon 1958 With Full Libretto Callas, Kraus, Sereni, Zanini, De Castro, De Palma, Coro del Teatro Nacional de San Carlos Lisbon, Orquestra Sinfonica del Teatro Nacional de San Carlos Lisbon - Ghione CDCB 7 49187 2 EMI £5.99
Giovanna D'Arco [2 CD SET] Venice 14/04/1972, digitally remastered (DELETION) Ricciarelli, Labo, Begali, Zanasi, Orchestra Del Teatro La Fenice - Franci MFOH 10021 Mondo Musica £4.99
I Vespri Siciliani [3 CD SET] Florence 12.05.1978 Scotto, Luchetti, Bruson, Raimondi, Coro e Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Muti GL 100.611 Gala £6.99
I Due Foscari [2 CD SET] 1961 Guelfi, Bergonzi, Vitale, Lombardi, Bersieri, Barbieri, Bertocci, Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Milano - Carlo Maria Giulini LRC 1111-2 Aura £5.99
Jerusalem [2 CD SET] Turin 20.12.1975 plus bonus tracks Jerusalem "Cielo pietoso..." & "Eterno Dio...Non isperar, o misera"* Venice 24.09.1963 Carreras, Cassis, Nimsgern, Ricciarelli, Turin RAI Orchestra & Chorus - Gavazzeni, *Gencer, Guelfi, Aragall, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Gavazzeni BLV 107.213 BellaVoce £5.99
Duetti Verdiani - NABUCCO: Duetto Abigaille/Nabucco. GIOVANNA d'ARCO: Duetto Giovanna/Giacomo. LUISA MILLER: Miller Duetto Luisa/Miller. LA TRAVIATAL: Duetto Violetta/Germont. SIMON BOCCANEGRA: Duetto Maria/Simone. AIDA: Duetto Aida/Amonasro Amarilli Nizza & Roberto Frontali, Orchestra of the Dvor(k Theatre of Ostrava - Martinenghi CDS 661 Dynamic £5.99
Luisa Miller [2 CD SET] With Full Libretto (Digitally remastered for Decca Originals) Caballe, Pavarotti, Milnes, Van Allan, London Opera Chorus, NPO - Maag 475 8496 Decca £8.99
Rigoletto [2 CD SET] With Full Libretto (DELETION) Sills, Milnes, Kraus, Dunn, Ramey, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia - Rudel CMS 5 66037 2 EMI £8.99
Rigoletto [2 CD SET] Newly Remastered Robert Merrill, Roberta Peters, Richard Tucker, Mignon Dunn, MET - Cleva 88697 91005 2 Sony £5.99
DUETS - DON CARLOS: 'E dessa!...Un detto, un sol...', 'Ma lassu ci vedremo'. I LOMBARDI: 'Oh, belle, a questa misera...', 'All'armi...Che ascolto!'. OTELLO: 'Gia nella notte densa'. SIMON BOCCANEGRA: 'Cielo di stella orbato...', 'Vieni a mirar la cerula'. I VESPRI SICILIANI: 'Pensando a me!...E dolce raggio celeste dono'. AIDA: 'La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse...Immenso Ftha...', O terra, addio'. RIGOLETTO: 'Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi...', 'E il sol dell'anima...', 'Addio!, speranza ed anima'. LA TRAVIATA: 'Libiamo, ne lieti calici'. IL TROVATORE: 'Miserere...Quel suon quelle preci,. I MASNADIERI: 'Qual mare, qual terra da me t'ha diviso...', 'Qui nel bosso? solinga? smarrita?...', 'Lassu risplendere piu lieta e bella' (DELETION) Gheorghiu (sop), Alagna (tenor), London Voices, BPO - Abbado 5 56656 2 EMI £4.99
Rigoletto [2 CD SET] Sutherland, MacNeil, Cioni, Siepi, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma - Sanzogno 443 853 2 Decca £4.99
Don Carlo [3 CD SET] Venice 09.04.1969; 24 bit high definition digital remastering [DELETION] Boris Christoff, Juan Oncina, Mario Petri, Maria Candida, Mirella Paruto, Orchestra e Coro Del Tetro La Fenice - Carlo Franci MFOH 10271 Mondo Musica £10.99

Vivaldi

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CECILIA BARTOLI - THE VIVALDI ALBUM - 'Dell'aura al sussurrar' (Dorilla in Tempe). 'Dopo un'orrida procella' (Griselda). 'Di due rai languir costante' & 'Zeffiretti che sussurrate'(Foa 28). 'Qual favellar?...Andero, volero, gridero' (L'Orlando finto pazzo). 'Alma oppressa Dite oime (La fida ninfa). 'Sventurata navicella', 'Sorte che m'invitasti..Ho nel petto un cor si forte' (Giustino). 'Tra le follie...Siam navi all'onde algenti (L'Olimpiade). 'Gelido in ogni vena' (Farnace). 'Anch'il mar par che sommerga' (Bajazet). 'Di trombe guerriere' (Teuzzone) Bartoli, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Il Giardino Armonico - Antonini 466 569-2 Decca £3.75
Griselda [3 CD SET] Ainsworth, Huhtanen, McMurty, Nedecky, Newman, Tomkins, Opera in Concert/Arcadia Ensemble - Mallon 8.660211-13 Naxos £6.99
Bajazet [2 CD SET with synopsis and libretto on CD ROM plus bonus DVD] STILL SEALED D'Arcangelo, Daniels, Ciofi, Genaux, Garanca, Europa Galante - Biondi 4 56459 2 EMI £9.99

Wagemans, Peter-Jan (b.1952)

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Legende - An Opera [2 CD SET] STILL SEALED Soloists, Netherlands RPO, Netherlands Opera and Chorus - Reinbert de Leeuw KTC 1443 Etcetera £11.99

Wagner

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Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg [4 CD SET] With Full Libretto. PG*** "Jochum's is a performance which, more than any, captures the light and shade of Wagner's most warmly approachable score, its humour and tenderness as well as its strength. ..the choice of Domingo as Walther is inspired. The key to the set is of course the searching and highly individual Sachs of Fischer-Dieskau. There is a lovely bloom on the whole sound." Fischer-Dieskau, Ligendza, C Ludwig, Domingo, Lagger, Maus, Herman, Laubenthal, Berlin Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Jochum 415 278-2 DG £14.99
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg [4 CD SET] PG*** With Full Libretto (DELETION Weikl, Studer, Heppner, Moll, Lorenz, van der Walt, Kallisch, Bavarian State Opera Orch & Chorus - Sawallisch CDS 5 55142 2 EMI £19.99
Tristan & Isolde: Prelude Act I, Isoldes Liebestod*. Tannhauser: 'Dich teure Halle gruss ich wieder' - Elizabeth's Greeting*, 'Allmacht'ge Jungfrau hor mein Flehen' - Elizabeth's Prayer*. The Flying Dutchman: 'Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff' - Senatas Ballade*. Gotterdammerung: 'Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort' - Brunnhilde's Immolation* (DELETION) ORIGINAL CD ISSUE MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY SONOPRESS 1988 * Jessye Norman (soprano), LPO - Tennstedt CDC 7 49759 2 EMI £4.99
Die Walkure [4 CD SET]. PG*** Elming, Holle, Tomlinson, Secunde, Evans, Finnie, Floeren Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Barenboim 4509 91186-2 Teldec £9.99
Das Rheingold [2 CD SET] Vienna 1948 Frantz, Polzer, Vogel, Wernigk, Alsen, Poell, Anday, VSO - Moralt 2 MCD 962.144 MYTO £5.99
Die Walkure [3 CD SET] Vienna 1949 Treptow, H Konetzni, Braun, Frantz, Anday, Alsen, VSO - Moralt 3 MCD 971.152 MYTO £9.99
Gotterdammerung [4 CD SET] Prandl, Treptow, Weber, Kamann, Anday, VSO - Moralt 4MCD973.159 MYTO £9.99
WALKURE - "Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater", "Dich selige Frau", "Wintersturme", Siegmund heiss ich". SIEGFRIED - "Nothung! Neidliches Schwert!", "Ho-Ho! Schmeide mein Hammer", "Dass der mein Vater nicht ist", "Heiss ward mir", "Selige Ode auf sonniger Hoh". GOTTERDAMMERUNG: "Mime heiss ein morrischer Zwerg", "Brunnhilde heilige Braut" John Treleaven (tenor), Slovak RSO - Anguelov 74321 72114 2 Artenova £2.75
LOVE DUETS - SIEGFRIED Act III Scene III & Tristan und Isolde Act II Scene II (concert ending by Wagner - world premiere recording) DELETION Voigt (sop), Domingo (tenor), ROH CH Orchestra - Pappano CDC 5 57004 2 EMI £4.49
The Flying Dutchman [2 CD SET] Bayreuth 1955 Varnay, Windgassen, Traxel, Uhde, Weber, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus - Knappertsbusch WLCD 0161 Walhall £5.99
Tannhauser [3 CD SET] Bayreuth 09.08.1955, remastered Greindl, Windgassen, Fischer-Dieskau, Traxel, Blankenheim, Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra - Cluytens C 643 043 D Orfeo £14.99
Parsifal [4 CD SET] Bayreuth 1956 Vinay, Modl, Fischer-Dieskau, Greindl, Hotter, Herwig, Bayreuth Orchetra & Chorus - Knappertsbusch 4 CDLSMH 34035 Hunt £6.99
Lohengrin [3 CD SET] Milan 18.03.1965 (DELETION) Jess Thomas, Ingrid Bjoner, Franz Crass, Astrid Varnay, Gustav Neidlinger, Tom Krause, La Scala Milan Opera - Sawallisch LS 4035151 Living Stage £9.99
Tristan und Isolde [3 CD SET] Vienna 12.02.1956, audiophile digitally remastered Grob-Prandl, Lustig, Von Milinkovic, Blankenheim, Bohme, Vienn State Opera - Cluytens WLCD 0235 Walhall £11.99
Das Rheingold [2 CD SET] Covent Garden 25.09.1957 (track listing only) Hotter, Von Milinkovic, Lindermeier, Von Ilosvay, Witte, Evans, Allmann, ROH CG Orchestra & Chorus - Kempe KEMPE1 £3.99
Die Walkure [3 CD SET]Bayreuth1956, 24 bit remastering Varnay, Brouwenstijn, Von Milinkovic, Windgassen, Hotter, Greindl, Bayreuth Festival - Knappertsbusch ANDRCD 9014 Andromeda £5.99
The Flying Dutchman [2 CD SET] Bayreuth 1956 George London, Astrid Varnay, Josef Traxel,Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus - Keilberth WLCD 0190 Walhall £5.99
Tannhauser [3 CD SET] 29.01.1955, Historic Radio Broadcast, digitally remastered Varnay, Thebom, Vinay, London, Hines, MET - Kempe WLCD 0095 Walhall £6.99
Das Rheingold [2 CD SET] Bayreuth 11.08.1951, Audiophile Remastering Quality, digitally remastered Bjorling, Malaniuk, Fritz, Pflanzl, Kuen, Weber, Schwarzkopf, Bayreuth Orchestra & Chorus - Karajan WLCD 0034 Walhall £4.99
Das Rheingold [2 CD SET] STILL SEALED PG*** (Latest reissue in Decca Heritage Masters Series) london, Flagstad, Svanholm, Neidlinger, VPO - Solti 478 1403 Decca £4.99
Die Walkure [3 CD SET] Bayreuth Festival 1957, audiophile remastering Varnay, Nilsson, Vinay, Hotter, Greindl, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Knapertsbusch WLCD 0217 Walhall £7.99
Tristan und Isolde [3 CD SET] Track Listing Booklet Missing (First Release) New York 1955 Varnay, Svanholm, Thebom, Metternich, MET - Kempe WLCD 0135 Walhall £6.99
RENE PAPE Sings 'Leb wohl, du kuhnes, herrliches Kind!', 'Der Augen leuchtendes Paar', 'Loge, hro! Lausche hieher!' (Die Walkure). 'Was duftet doch der Flieder', 'Hort, ihr Leut, und lasst euch sagen', 'Verachtet mir die Meister nicht' (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg). G'ott gruss euch, liebe Manner von Brabant!' (Lohengrin). 'Oh Gnade! Hochstes Heil! Oh Herr! War es ein Fluch', 'Und ich, ich bin's Nicht doch! Die heilge Quelle selbst', 'Gesegnet sei, du Reiner, durch das Reine!', 'Wie dunkt mich doch die Aue''(Parsifal). 'Wie Todesahnung ... O du mein holder Abendstern' (Tannhauser) Ren Pape (bass), Staatskapelle Berlin - Barenboim, with Domingo in Parsifal Duet 477 6617 DG £5.99
Father and Son (Wagner scenes and arias) - LOHENGRIN: DIE WALKURE: Love Duet Act I. SIEGFRIED: 'Selige ode auf wonniger Hoh'!', 'Das ist kein Mann'. PARSIFAL: 'Amfortas! Die Wunde!' (Act 2), 'Nue Eine Waffe Taugt!' GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Prologue), Hagen's Narration, Siegfried's Death and Funeral March (STILL SEALED) BBC Music Magazine Recommended - June 2010 Simon O'Neill (tenor), New Zealand SO - Inkinen 4 57817 2 EMI £5.99
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg [3 CD SET] Live performance recorded 15.01.1972, digitally remastered Lorengar, King, Adam, Kusche, Flgaello, MET - Schippers 8697 85304 2 Sony £6.99
Parsifal [3 CD SET] New York 09.04.1960, audiophile remastering (STILL SEALED) Harshaw, Liebl, Uhde, Hines, Pechner, MET - Leinsdorf WLCD 0335 Walhall £9.99
The Flying Dutchman [2 CD SET] New York 06.03.1960, audiophile remastering (STILL SEALED) Rysanek, London, Liebl, Tozzi, MET - Schippers WLCD 0304 Walhall £5.99
Siegfried [4 CD SET] Bayreuth 31.07.2006. Only track listing provided. Stephen Gould, Linda Watson, Gerhard Siegel, Falk Struckmann, Andrew Shore, Bayreuth Festival-Thielemann THIEL5 Bayreuth £7.99
Siegfried 4 CD SET] West, Gohrig, Schone, Waag, Jun, Herrera, Ranada, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart - Zagrosek 8.660175-78 Naxos £6.99
Gotterdammerung [4 CD SET] Bayreuth 1958, audiophile remastering Varnay, Grummer, Windgassen, Wiener, Greindl, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Knappertsbusch WLCD 0249 Walhall £12.99
Das Rheingold [2 CD SET] New York 16.12.1961, audiophile remastering (STILL SEALED) George London, Irene Dalis, Ralph Herbert, Karl Liebl, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, MET - Leinsdorf WLCD 0360 Walhall £7.99
Das Rheingold [2 CD SET] The lavish booklet contains a 30-page introductory article by Udo Bermbach, synopsis, and full text and translation . There are also many full colour stills from the production itself. Falk Struckmann, Jan Buchwald, Ladislav Elgr, Peter Galliard, Wolfgang Koch, Hamburg State Opera - Simone Young OC 925 Oehms £12.99
Tristan und Isolde [4 CD SET] Bayreuth 1957 Nilsson, Waindgassen, Hoffman, Hotter, Van Mill, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Sawallisch WLCD 0213 Walhall £10.99
Lohengrin [3 SACD SET, playable on CD & SACD players] [STILL SEALED] BBC Music Magazine Recommended Voigt, Dasch, Groissbock, Grochowski, Resmark, Bruck, Berlin RSO & Chorus - Janowski PTC 5186 403 Pentatone £19.99
Siegfried [4 CD SET] Bayrueth 1958, audiophile remastering (STILL SEALED) Varnay, Windgassen, Stolze, Hotter, Bayrueth Festival Orchestra - Knappertsbusch WLCD 0248 Walhall £11.99
Tannhauser [3 CD SET] Bayreuth 1955, audiophile digital remastering 24 BIT/96KHZ Windgassen, Brouwenstijn, Wilfert, Fischer-Dieskau, Greindl - Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Cluytens WLCD 0162 Walhall £9.99
Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Highlights) [2 SACD SET, playable on CD and SACD Players] Gramophone “The best sounding cycle on the market to date, bar none” Cast includes Bröcheler (Wotan), Gasteen (Brünnhilde), Rideout (Siegfried) (Siegfried), Mussard (Siegfried) (Götterdämmerung), Skelton (Siegmund), Riedel (Sieglinde), Wegner (Alberich), Greager (Mime), The State Opera of South Australia - Asher Fisch. MR 301133-34 Melba Recordings £8.99
Gotterdammerung [4 CD SET] Bayreuth 30.07.1960 (STILL SEALED) Nilsson, Hopf, Frick, Stewart, Hoffmann, Bjoner, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus - Kempe 4 CD 00273 MYTO £10.99
Die Feen [3 CD SET] (02.05.1976) plus Bonus tracks Die Feen - Excerpts* (13.02.1983) DELETION Garrard, Cantelo, Della Jones, Elizabeth Gale, John Mitchinson, Teresa Cahill, BBC Northern SO, BBC Northern Singers - Edward Downes, *Janowitz, Tokody, Helm, Hopferwieser, Gyldenfeldt, Hintermeier, Vienna State Opera - Sixten Ehrling PO-1027 Ponto £16.99

Wagner, Siegfried

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Banadietrich [2 CD SET] Wenhold, Horn, Waller, Johanning, Rudolstadt Festival Chorus, Thuringian SO - Gailis 8.223895-6 Marco Polo £6.99
Bruder Lustig [3 CD SET] Thies, Hesse, Klorek, Bennett, Adam, Gothe, Hahn, Hagen PO & Theatre Chorus - Fritzsch 8.225245-47 Marco Polo £6.99
Der Barenhauter (The Man in a Bear's Skin) [2 CD SET] Horn, Johanning, Kiichli, Wenhold, Chorus of the Thuringian Landestheater, Thuringen SO - Bach 8.223713-4 Marco Polo £6.99

Wallace, Stewart

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Harvey Milk - An Opera in 3 Acts[2 CD SET] Orth, Bishop, Gondek, Grove, San Francisco Opera Chorus & Orchestra - Runnicles 0630 15856 2 Teldec £8.99
Kabbalah - An Opera in Seven Movements (DELETION) Osborne (bass), Bowers (tenor), Means (sop), Godfrey (bar), Warrick-Smith (contralto), Holvik (sop), Munday (bar), Ensemble - Barrett 3 7048 2 Koch £5.99

Weber

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Der Freischutz [2 CD SET] PG*** With Full Libretto Orogonasova, Schafer, Wottrich, Salminen, Cachemaille, Holzmair, Moll, Berlin Radio Chorus, BPO - Harnoncourt 4509-97758-2 Teldec £5.99
Der Freischutz [2 CD SET] Prey, Grummer, Otto, Kohn, Schock, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, BPO - Keilberth 2 08821 2 EMI £6.99
Der Freischutz [3 CD SET May 1951 Performance to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first performance Karl Paul, Werner Faulhaber, Elfride Trotschel, Irina Beilke, Kurt Bohme, Bernd Aldenhoff, Hannes Haegele, Karl-Heinz Thomann, Chor der Staatsoper Dresden, Staatskapelle Dresden - Rudolf Kempe PH10032 Profil £17.99
Euryanthe [2 CD SET] London 1955, digitally remastered using state of the art restoration techniques Sutherland, Schech, Vroons, Kraus, Bohme, BBC SO & Chorus - Stiedry ANDRCD 5015 Andromeda £5.99

Weill, Kurt (1900-1950)

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Der Silbersee [2 CD SET] PG*** "...the Capriccio cast is an outstanding one." DELETION Heichele, Tamassy, Holdorf, Schmidt, Mayer, Pro Musica Koln, Koln Radio Orchestra - Jan Latham-Konig 60 011-2 Capriccio £9.99

DVDs

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MARIA CALLAS - La Divina (A Film Portrait by Tony Palmer) - Tony Palmer's 1987 film portrait, now available on DVD. Lengthy interviews with colleagues and confidants embrace both Callas' undoubted theatrical genius and the emotional traumas that propelled her stumbling private life. The scene is set from the moment this documentary's producer John Ardoin, himself a Callas biographer, declares the story of Callas the woman to be one of the great tragedies of our time. From that point, the film forges potent links between the evolution of the diva's artistry through her great performances--Tosca, in particular--and the defiant soul captured in a considerable archive of media encounters that range from the intense and contemptuous to the coquettish. This is 90 essential minutes for anyone interested in the Callas legend. Her story will never be better told [REGION CODE 2, 5 & 6] DELETION AS ABOVE 100 052 Arthaus £10.99
BERNSTEIN The Making of West Side Story. [Region Code: 0] Classic FM Best Buy - September 2005 Te Kanawa, Carreras, Troyanos, Ollmann, Chorus and Orchestra - Bernstein 073 4054 DG £7.99
GOUNOD: Faust [2 DVD SET] First Time on DVD; mewly remastered. (ALL REGIONS) Araiza, Raimondi, Benackova, Gronroos, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - Binder 073 4108 DG £9.99
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (All Regions) Bruson, Devia, La Scola, Berti, Colombara, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro all Scala - Ranzani OA LS3003 D Opus Arte £4.99
WAGNER: Das Rheingold (Region Code: 0) “The singing and action fit together perfectly…This Rheingold has an incomparable quality.” (FAZ). “All in all, the new Stuttgart Rheingold was a clear winner.” (Opera Magazine) Wolfgang Probst, Michaela Schuster, Helga Ros Indridadóttir, Esa Ruuttunen, Eberhard Francesco Lorenz, Stuttgart State Orchestra - Zagrosek 2052068 EuroArts £6.99
DONIZETTI: La Fille du Regiment (All Regions) Ewa Podles, Bruno Pratico, Paul Austin Kelly, Mariella Devia, Edoardo Borioli, Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Alla Scala - Renzetti DV-OPLFDR TDK £8.99
CABALLE Beyond Music - A documentary featuring one of the finest Spanish voices of recent times. The film accompanies Montserrat Caballe on a trip through the most significant cities, historical performances and audio recordings of her life. We witness her in conversation, in numerous historic performances and, through the testimonies of friends and fellow musicians, gain a deeper understanding of Montserrat the person and Caballe the artist. Caballe's Beyond Music includes an exclusive selection of legendary audiovisual. ALL REGIONS. BBC Music Magazine Recommended - April 2005 Featuring: Abbado, Carreras, Domingo, Fleming, Mehta, Freddie Mercury, Sutherland, Rostropovitch, Studer, Di Stefano DV-DOCMSC TDK £9.99
BEVERLY SILLS in DONIZETTI The Daughter of the Regiment. (Playable in all Regions) Sills, McDonald, Malas, Costa-Greenspon, Anderson, Stevenson, Freyman, Wylie, Wexler, Filene Center Orchestra, the Wolf Trap Co. Chorus - Wendelken-Wilson VAI4212 VAI £8.99
BERLIOZ: Les Troyens [2 DVD SET] ALL REGIONS Domingo, Norman, Troyanos, Monk, Cheek, Plishka, Ahlstedt, Catania, MET - Levine 073 4310 DG £14.99
GUNDULA JANOWITZ IN CONCERT - 1970 live concert, featuring arias from Giulio Cesare, Don Giovanni, Der Freischtz, Attila, Tosca, and Tannhuser. The Grazer Philharmonic, under the direction of Berislav Klobucar, rounds out the program with the Overtures to Giulio Cesare, and I Vespri Siciliani. (All regions) Janowitz (sop), Graz Philharmonic Orchestra - Klobucar VAI4458 VAI £9.99
WAGNER: Gotterdammeung plus Bonus: Making of Gotterdammerung (BLU-RAY Disc not compatible with standard DVD players) Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, 2009 Ryan, Lukas, Kapellmann, Salminen, Wilson, Matos, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Mehta 701204 C Major £16.99
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (ALL REGIONS) Bruson, Devia, La Scola, Beri. Colombara, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro All Scala - Ranzani 93052 Brilliant £4.99
PLÁCIDO DOMINGO (Hommage À Sevilla) - MOZART: "Fin ch'han dal vino" (Don Giovanni). BIZET: Flower Song (Carmen). BEETHOVEN: "Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!...In des Lebens Fruhlingstagen" (Fidelio). ROSSINI: "All'idea di quel metallo" (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia). VERDI: "La vita e inferno all'infelice!...Oh tu che in seno agli angeli" (La Forza Del Destino). PENELLA: "Me llamabas, Rafaeliyo" (El Gato Montes). TORROBA: Sevilla es. Plus commentaries by Domingo [ALL REGIONS). Opera scenes directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Domingo (tenor), VPO - Levine 073 4289 DG £6.99
BEVERLY SILLS (MADE IN AMERICA) Singing Career of Beverly Sills traced througfh interview and talk show apperances incl. duets with Danny Kaye, Merv Griffin and Carol Burnett and performances from her signature roles in Mignon, Julius Caesar, Manon, Roberto Devereux, Giulio Casare, Rigoletto, Die Zauberflote, Ariadne auf Naxos, L'Assedio di Corinto, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Merry Widow plus historic 1955 highlights from La Traviata with Bastianini and Knowles & Sills singing "Caro nome" on Major Bowes Amateur Hour [ALL REGIONS] Sills, Orchestra, conductors 073 4299 DG £7.99
Das Rheingold [REGION CODE: 2 - 5] Bayreuth 1991 Tomlinson, Finnie, Clark, Von Kannen, Holle, Bayreuth Festival - Barenboim 2564 62318 2 Warner Classics £7.99
WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde [REGION CODE 2 & 5] Munich 1998 [2 DVD SET] Jon Fredric West, Waltraud Meier, Kurt Moll, Bernd Weikl, Marjana Lipovsek, Bavarian State Opera - Mehta ODVD11 Del Prado £8.99
PUCCINI: Il Trittico (Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica*, Gianni Schicchi**) [REGION CODE: 2 - 6] Cappuccilli, Martinucci, Sass, Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala Milan - Gavazzeni, *with Rosalind Plowright, **with Juan Pons 5050467-0932-2 Warner £7.99
TAN DUN: The First Emperor [ALL REGIONS] Domingo, Futral, DeYoung, Groves, Tian, Hsing-Kuo, MET - Tan Dun 2 15129 9 EMI £7.99
BOITO: Mefistofele [ALL REGIONS] Furlanetto, Filianoti, Theodossiou, Zaramella, Orchestra, Chorus, Corps de Ballet and Children's Chorus of Teatro Massimo - Ranzani 33581 Hardy £10.99
WAGNER: Parsifal [2 DVD SET] ALL REGIONS Jerusalem, Randova, Weikl, Sotin, Roar, Salminen, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Stein 073 4328 DG £9.99
OPERA FANATIC (An Opera Road Movie With The World Highest Tenor Directed By Jan Schmidt-Garre) Opera Fanatic, the worlds first opera road movie, needs no Route 66, no Harley Davidson and no smell of gasoline and burning rubber. Things are altogether more stylish when ten divas and a tenor come together with their heady combination of droll humour and vanity. Their quest for the secret of the chest voice turns into a road movie that will appeal to more than just opera fans. Jan Schmidt-Garre lets the eccentric old ladies speak for themselves and in tenor Stefan Zucker confronts them with an expert whose originality lends the fi lm much of its charm. A journey to the heart of Italian opera in the 1950s NOMINATED FOR THE VIENNA TV AWARD. Prizes at the Munich International Documentary Festival and at Golden Prague (Czech Crystal) ALL REGIONS SEE ABOVE 101 813 Arthaus £6.99
BRITTEN: Peter Grimes [ALL REGIONS] Griffey, Racette, Michaels-Moore, Palmer, Peterson, MET - Runnicles 2 17414 9 EMI £7.99
WAGNER: Das Rheingold [Region Codes 1 - 6] Bayreuth 1976 (Only available 'new' as part of complete Ring) McIntyre, Zednik, Becht, Schwarz, Bayreuth Festival - Boulez 070 401-9 Philips £7.99
MOZART: Die Zauberflote [ALL REGIONS] Battle, Serra, Araiza, Hemm, Moll, Zednik, Schmidt, MET - Levine 073 070 9 DG £7.99
DONIZETTI: Maria Stuarda [Blu-Ray disc; Not compatible with DVD players] Gramophone Editors Choice - May 2011 Cedolins, Ganassi, Bros, Palazzi, Caria, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Carminati 704304 C Major £11.99
POULENC: Dialogues des Carmelites [Blu-Ray disc; Not compatible with DVD players] Voulgaridou, Harries, Schwanewilms, Schnaut, Buchner, Schukoff, Hamburg Opera Chorus, Hamburg Philharmonic - Young 101 494 Arthaus £10.99
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio [Blu-Ray; not compatible with standard DVD players] Diener, Sacca, Trattnigg, Muff, Gallo, Zurich Opera Orchestra, Zurich Opera Chorus - Bernard Haitink OA BD7040 D Opus Arte £12.99
BIRTWISTLE: The Minotaur [Blu-Ray; not compatible with standard DVD players] Tomlinson, Reuter, Rice, Watts, Langridge, The Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Antonio Pappano OA BD7052 D Opus Arte £12.99
MOZART: Die Zauberflote [Blu-Ray disc; not playable on conventional DVD machines] ALL REGIONS La Teatro alla Scala, Milan 20 March, 2011 Gunther Groissbock, Saimir Pirgu, Albina Shagimuratova, Genia Kuhmeier, Ailish Tynan, Alex Esposito, Peter Bronder, Orchestra & Choir of Teatro alla Scala, Milan - Boer (Kentridge director) OA BD7099 D Opus Arte £14.99
MOZART: Cosi Fan Tutte [BLU-RAY DISC not playable on conventional DVD machines] Salzburg 2009 ALL REGIONS Persson, Leonard, Lethipuu, Boesch, Skovhus, Petibon, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Adam Fischer 2072534 EuroArts £12.99
DONIZETTI: L'Elisir D'Amore [BLU-RAY DISC not playable on conventional DVD machines] ALL REGIONS. Glyndebourne 2009 Siurina, Auty, Daza, Di Pasquale, Pretorian, Glyndeburne Chorus, LPO - Benini OA BD7057 D Opus Arte £14.99
ROSSINI: La Cenerentola [ALL REGIONS] Salzburg 1982 Ann Murray, Francisco Araiza, Gino Quilico, Walter Berry, Vienna State Chorus, VPO - Chailly 100 215 Arthaus £10.99
WAGNER: Das Rheingold [ALL REGIONS] James Morris, Christa Ludwig, Siegfried Jerusalem, Ekkehard Wlaschina, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, MET - Levine 073 082-9 DG £7.99
THE BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE II Opera Ballet & Theatre. HANDEL: 'Viva, via il nostro Alcide! Aria Presti omai lEgizia terra' (Giulio Cesare). DELIBES: Pizzicati from Sylvia. MOZART: 'Di Scrivermi' (Cosi fan tutte), 'Signore! Cos e quel stupore?' (Le nozze di Figaro), 'Meta di voi qua vadano' (Don Giovanni). PURCELL: 'To the hills and the vales', The Triumphing Dance (Dido & Aeneas). 'See even Night herself is here' (The Fairy Queen). HEROLD: Fanny Elssler pas de deux (La fille mal gardee). PUCCINI: 'Questa Mimi Ch'io beva del tossico!' (La Boheme). CAVALLI: Fifth entrance - Concert of Guitars (Ercole amante). HENZE: Rocking Dance from Undine. HUMPERDINCK: Pantomime from Hansel und Gretel. TCHAIKOVSKY: Pas de trois from Act IV of Swan Lake. SHAKESPEARE: 'If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine (Romeo & Juliet) (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) Artists include Darcey Bussell, Sarah Connolly, Joyce DiDonato, Gerald Finley, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dorothea Roschmann, Christopher Saunders, Edward Watson, Miyako Yoshida OA BD7077 D Opus Arte £3.99
WAGNER: Lohengrin (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) STILL SEALED Zeppenfeld, Vogt, Dasch, Rasilainen, Lang, Youn, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Andris Nelsons OA BD7103 D Opus Arte £16.99
CAVALLI: Ercole Amante (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) 2 DISC SET [All Regions] Pisaroni, Cangemi, Ovenden, Panzarella, Chorus of Netherlands Opera, Concerto Koln - Ivor Bolton OA BD7050 D Opus Arte £16.99
MOZART: Don Giovanni (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) All Regions Carlos Alvarez, Maria Bayo, Jose Bros, Sonia Ganassi, Lorenzo Regazzo, Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Madrid - Perez OA BD7051 D Opus Arte £15.99
PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas [DVD] Fiona Shaw, Malena Ernman, Christopher Maltman, Judith van Wanroji, Hilary Summers, Lina Markeby, Les Arts Florissants - Christie FRA001 FRA £13.99
VERDI: La Traviata [ALL REGIONS] BONUS: “La Traviata” in Graz – An introduction by Ioan Holender. Including interviews with Peter Konwitschny and Marlis Petersen as well as backstage and rehearsal footage. “Marlis Petersen gives a mesmerising performance as Violetta, her singing perfect, her acting outstanding.” Kurier Marlis Petersen, Giuseppe Varano, James Rutherford, Kristina Antonie Fehrs, Fran Lubahn, Grazer PO, Chorus of the Opera Graz - Evans 101 587 Arthaus £10.99
WAGNER: Tannhauser [2 DVD SET] (ALL REGIONS) Gramophone DVD of the Month Stig Andersen, Tina Keberg, Susanne Resmark, Tommi Hakala, Stephen Milling, Royal Danish Opera - Layer 074 3390 Decca £10.99
MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godunov (ALL REGIONS) Anastassov, Storey, Vaneev, Bronder, Children's Choir of Teatro Regio and the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire, Turin and Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio - Noseda OA 1053 D Opus Arte £13.99
WAGNER: Die Walkure (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) ALL REGIONS (STILL SEALED) Botha, Youn, Dohmen, Haller, Watson, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Thielemann OA BD7081 D Opus Arte £15.99
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci. MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana* [ALL REGIONS] First international DVD release Raina Kabaivanska, Jon Vickers, Peter Glossop, Rolando Panerai, Sergio Lorenzo, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Herbert von Karajan, *with Fiorenza Cossotto, Gianfranco Cecchele, Adriana Martino, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Anna di Stasio 073 4389 DG £8.99
NICHOLAS MAW: Sophie’s Choice - An Opera, directed by Trevor Nunn [2 DVD SET] ALL REGIONS Dale Duesing, Gordon Gietz, Angelika Kirchschlager, Rod Gilfrey, Orchestra & Chorus of Royal Opera House- Rattle OA 1024 D Opus Arte £12.99

Video

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PUCCINI: Tosca (recorded live at Sydney Opera House 02.11.1985) DELETION Marton, Furlan, Shaw, Australian Opera Chorus, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Erede VVD 1048 Virgin Classics £4.99
VERDI: Simon Boccanegra Chernov, Te Kanawa, Domingo, Lloyd, MET - Levine 072 445-3 DG £3.49
J STRAUSS JR: Die Fledermaus (Live recording 1985) DELETION Joan Sutherland, Brynnel, Gard, Begg, Austin, Australian Opera Chorus, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Bonynge VVD 781 Virgin Classics £3.49
BIZET: Carmen Baltsa, Carreras, Ramey, Mitchell, MET - Levine 072 409-3 DG £3.49

Early Music

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PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas (ORIGINAL ISSUE WITH FULL TEXT) Susan Graham, Ian Bostridge, Camilla Tilling, Felicity Palmer, David Daniels, Paul Agnew, European Voices, Le Concert D'Astree - Haim 5 45605 2 Virgin £4.99
MONTEVERDI: L'incoronazione di Poppea [3 CD SET] (With full text and translations) Danielle Borst, Guillemette Laurens, Axel Kohler, Jennifer Larmore, Michael Schopper, Lena Lootens, Concerto Vocale - Rene Jacobs HMC 901330.32 Harmonia Mundi £11.99
SEBASTIAN DURON (1660-1716): La Guerra De Los Gigantes - Opera in One Act (Madrid 1702) (SEALED) Juarez, De Falleiro, Freivogel, Weiss, A Corte Musical - Goncalves PC 10276 Pan Classics £7.99

Historical

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PUCCINI: Madam Butterfly [2 CD SET] Rome 1939 (DELETION) Dal Monte, B Gigli, Basiola, Zagonara, Huder, Rome Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Fabritiis 051 057 Europa Musica £3.99
WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde [3 CD SET] PG*** recorded Covent Garden 18.6.1937, digitally remastered DELETION L Melchior, Flagstad, S Nilsson, Janssen, Klose, Hitchin, Chorus of Covent Garden, LPO - Beecham/Reiner CHS 7 64037 2 EMI £8.99
JUSSI BJORLING In Opera and Song [3 CD SET] - Bizet, Borodin, Flotow, Gounod, Lehar, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Massenet, Puccini, Meyerbeer, Millocker, Offenbach, Ponchielli, Verdi, Rimsky-Korsakov, J Strauss, Rossini. Arias fromm Atterberg: Fanal. Laparra: L'Illustre Fregona. Kalam: Das Veilchen Von Montmartre. Stenhammer: Ett Folk. Songs by Beethoven, R Strauss, Sibelius, Alfven, Tosti, Peterson-Berger, Leoncavallo, Toselli, Elgar, de Curtis, di Capua J Bjorling (tenor) with various orchestras etc NI 1776 Nimbus £6.99
VERDI: Otello [2 CD SET] NBC Broadcast 6/13.12.1947; digitally remastered for RCA Toscanini Collection Vol.58) Vinay, Nelli, Valdengo, NBC SO & Chorus - Toscanini GD60302 RCA £5.99
VERDI: La Forza Del Destino [2 CD SET] Turin 1942 Maria Caniglia, Galliano Masini, Carlo Tagliabue, Ernesto Dominici, Tancredi Pasero, Turin RAI Orchestra & Chorus - Marinuzzi 043-023 Frequenz £3.49
J STRAUSS JNR: A Night in Venice [2 CD SET] (broadcast 22/01/1938, remastered 1997) Wittrisch, Schmitt-Walter, Spletter, Zimmermann, Arndt-Ober, Seegers, Chorus & Orchestra of the Reichssender Berlin - Steiner 8.110027-8 Naxos Historical £2.99
PONCHIELLI: La Gioconda [2 CD SET] recorded Columbia 1931 Arangi-Lombardi, Stignani, Viviani, Granda, Zambelli, La Scala Milan Orchestra & Chorus EKR CD 38 Eklipse £3.49
GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice (Abridged Version - Recorded June 1947) First reissue of the complete original set, digitally remastered (DELETION) Ferrier, Ayars, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern PO - Stiedry CDEA 5015 Dutton £3.49
GLUCK: Alceste [2 CD SET] Broadcast 08.03.1941, Remastered 1997 Rose Bampton, Rene Maison, Leonard Warren, MET - Panizza 8.110006-7 Naxos £2.99
MOZART: Don Giovanni [3 CD SET] recorded from 29th June - 5th July 1936, remastered) Brownlee, Souez, Baccaloni, Helletsgruber, Mildmay, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus & Orchestra - Fritz Busch 8.110135-37 Naxos £6.99
WAGNER: Tristan & Isolde [4 CD SET] (rec.1952, digitally remastered by Mark Obert-Thorn) Flagstad, Suthaus, Tebom, Fischer-Dieskau, Philharmonia, Chorus of the Opera House Covent Garden - Furtwangler 8.110321-24 Naxos £10.99
WAGNER: Siegfried [3 CD SET] Bayreuth 1951, audiophile remastering quality 24 Bit/96 KHZ Aldenhoff, Varnay, Bjorling, Kuen, Pflanzl, Dalberg, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Karajan WLCD 0096 Walhall £8.99
GOUNOD: Faust (English Version) (recorded 1929/30 Central Hall, digitally remastered) plus excerpts from the ballet music* - dance of the Nubians, Adagio and Beecham's introduction [2 CD SET] DELETION Nash, Easton, Williams, Carr, Licette, BBC Choir, Symphony Orchestra - Beecham, *LPO - Beecham 2CDAX2001 Dutton £6.99
VERDI: Aida [2 CD SET] 1950's Mono Tebaldi, Protti, Caselli, Stignani, Corena, Del Monaco, de Palma, Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome - Erede THE50-22 The 50's £2.49
VERDI: Tosca [2 CD SET] Mexico City 28.06.1952, remastered Callas, Di Stefano, Campolonghi, Cerda, Choir and Orchestra del Palacio de Bellas Artes - Picco ARPCD 0049 Archipel £4.99
GILBERT & SULLIVAN: The Yeoman of the Guard Walker, Portland, Furmedge, Dan Jones, Lilley, Moore, Columbia Light Opera Company SUN 2118 Sunflower Records £1.99
WAGNER: Gotterdammerung [4 CD SET] Bayreuth 1953 (only available in box set) Windgassen, Uhde, Neidlinger, Greindl, Varnay, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus - Clemens Krauss 4-CF 2010 Foyer £6.99
WAGNER: Lohegrin - Complete. Tannhauser - Excerpts* [4 CDs] recorded. 1940 and 1937 (Tannhauser) remastered Von Brabant, Thorborg, Melchior, Huehn, List, MET - Leinsdorf, *Krauss, Eipperle, Schmitt-Walter, Karen, Chor und Orchester des Reichssenders Stuttgart - Carl Leonhardt 205090-1 TIM £3.49
LEONCAVALLO: I Pagliacci (rec. RCA Jan 1953) Bjorling, de los Angeles, Warren, Merrill, The Columbus Boychoir, The Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor Orchestra - Cellini 8.110258 Naxos £2.49
WAGNER: Parsifal [4 CD SET] Bayreuth 1951 Windgassen, Modl, Weber, London, Van Mill, Uhde, Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra - Knappertsbusch 222185-444 Membran £5.99
NELLIE MELBA Sings DONIZETTI: Del ciel clemente (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Gaubert (flute), Ronald (piano). TOSTI: Goodbye, with Ronald (piano). VERDI: Caro nome (Rigoletto), Sempre libera (La Traviata) with Orchestra - Ronald. TOSTI: La Serenata, with Ronald (piano). GOUNOD: Ah! Je vieux vivre (Romeo et Juliette) with Ronald (piano). BEMBERG: Chant hindou, with Bemberg (piano), Nymphes et sylvains, with Ronald (piano). BISHOP: Lo the gentle lark, with Fransella (flute), Ronald (piano). GOUNOD: Jewel song from Faust, with Ronald (piano). BISHOP: Home Sweet Home, with Squire (cello). BACH/GOUNOD: Ave Maria, with Ronald (piano). PUCCINI: Mi chiamano Mimi, with Ronald (piano). O Soave fanciulla, with Caruso and Orchestra (La Boheme). CHAUSSON: Le Temps des lilas, with Lapierre (piano). VERDI: Ave Maria (Otello), with ROH CG - Bellezza. PUCCINI: Donde lieta usci, with ROH CG - Bellezza, Addio dolce svegliare, with Mummery, Rettore, Brownlee, ROH CG - Bellezza. VERDI: Dite alla giovine, with Brownlee (ten), Craxton (piano). SZULC: Clair de lune, with Craxton (piano). Recorded 1904 - 1926, remastered SEE ABOVE 5 85826 2 EMI £2.99
R STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier - Abridged [2 CD SET] rec. September 1933, digitally remastered Lehmann, Olszewska, Schumann, Mayr, VPO - Hager 8.110191-92 Naxos £3.49
LEONCAVALLO: I Pagliacci (rec.Milan 1954) Corelli, Gobbi, Micheluzzi, Puglisi, Carlin, Orchestra & Chorus - Simonetto SRO 515 1 Standing Room Only £2.99
KURT WEILL: The Threepenny Opera (Abridged Version) Berlin 1930, remastered Marlene Dietrich, Lotte Lenya, Kurt Gerron, Erika Helmke, Willi Trenk-Trebitsch, Lewis Ruth Band - Mackeben 0630 13824 9 Teldec £2.99
CESARE SIEPI (Recital 1947 - 1957) Don Giovanni 'Deh vieni alla finestra'. L'Italiana in Algeri 'Le femmine d'italia' The Barber of Seville 'La calunnia e un venticello'. La Sonnambula 'Vi ravviso o luoghi ameni'. Nabucco 'Tu sul labbro dei veggenti'. Ernani 'Infelice e tuo credevi'. I Vespri Siciliani 'O tu Palermo'. Don Carlo 'Ella giammai m'amo'. Simon Boccanegra 'Il lacerato spirito'. Verdi Requiem Confutatis maledictis. Robert Le Diable 'Nonnes qui resposez'. Les Hugenots 'Seigneur, rampart et seul soutien', 'Piff paff'. Faust 'Le veau d'or', 'Vous qui faites l'endormie'. Mefistofele 'Son lo spirito che nega'. GOMES: Di sposo di padre le gioie serene. La Gioconda 'Si, morir ella de! Orchestra - Krips, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI - Basile/Simonetto, Stabile Orchestra - Erede/Gavazzini, La Scala - Sabata, Orchestra - Cleva 1 CD 064 H118 MYTO £3.25
WAGNER: Die Walkure Act I Complete, Act II Scenes 3 & 5 (The Complete recordings made in Vienna June 1935, remastered for Great Recordings of the Century) Lehmann, Melchior, List, VPO - Walter 3 45832 2 EMI £3.49
JUSSI BJORLING (Volume II - Operetta & Song) - For You Alone (Swedish), For You Aloone (English), The Sunshine of Your Smile, Dreams Of Long Ago, Love Me and The World Is Mine, Bagdad, Brinnande Gula Flod, Slut Dina Ogon, Sjung Din Hela Langtan Ut, Min Langtan Ar Du, Ay Ay AY from Guyana, Ninon from Film A Song For You, The Desert Song, Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (Naughty Marietta), Only A Rose (The Vagabond King), Heut Nacht hab' ich gestraumt von dir, Du Veilchen von Monmartre (The Violet Of Montmartre), Du traumschone Perle der Sudsee, Kann nicht kussen ohne Liebe (The Flower Of Hawaii). Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (Das Land Des Lachlens). Ich setz' den Fall, In hab' kein Geld (The Beggar Student). Wer uns getraut? (Der Zigeunerbaron). Entrancr Song Of Paris (La Belle Helene) Bjorling (tenor), with Orchestra - Winter/Meissner/Warny & Grevillius GEMM CD 9042 Pearl £3.99
WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde [3 CD SET] Recorded Bayreuth 1952, digitally remastered Vinay, Modl, Weber, Hotter, Malaniuk, Bayreth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Karajan 221800-348 Membran £5.99
WAGNER: The Flying Dutchman [2 CD SET] Recorded 30.12.1950, remastered Hotter, Varnay, Svanholm, Haysward, Sven Nilsson, Glazm MET - Fritz Reiner 8.110189-90 Naxos £3.99
MOZART: Die Zauberflote [2 CD SET] Salzburg Festival 1937, digitally remastered (DELETION) Rosaenge, Novotna, Kipnis, Domgraf-Fassbaender, Osvath Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Toscanini 8.110828-29 Naxos £4.99
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci. (New York 10.03.1934, digitally remastered) Martinelli, Mario, Tibbett, Tedesco, MET - Bellezza WLCD 0226 Walhall £3.99
MOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro [2 CD SET] Glyndebourne 1934/35, remastered. STILL SEALED Mildmay, Domgraf-Fassbander, Rautavaara, Henderson, Nash, Glyndebourne Chorus & Orchestra - Fritz Busch 8.110186-87 Naxos £5.49
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio [2 CD SET] including Leonore Overture No.3. Salzburg 05.08.1950, digitally remastered Patzak, Flagstad, Schwarzkopf, Schoeffler, Greindl, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Furtwangler RRC2048 Regis £5.99
GEORGE LONDON RECITALS 1951-55 - MOZART: "Aprite un po' quegli occhi" (Le nozze di Figaro). "La ci darem la mano", "Fin ch'han dal vino" (Don Giovanni). OFFENBACH: Dapertutto's Aria from Les Contes d'Hoffmann. GOUNOD: "Vous qui faites l'endormie" (Faust). MUSSORGSKY: Boris' Monologue from Boris Godunov (all recorded Vienna 18.10.1951). MOZART: ""Deh vieni alla finestra" (Don Giovanni) (rec.Vienna 06.11.1955)*. VERDI: "A te grave cagion m'adduce, Aida" (Aida) (rec.Munich 05.10.1953)**. BORODIN: Prince Igor's Aria (rec. Munich 03.10.1953)**. TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin's Aria and Closing Scene sung in German (Munich 30.06/05.07.1954)**. WAGNER: Woltan's Farwell and Closing Scene from Die Walkure (rec. Munich 1953)** All Tracks digitally remastered George London, with Seefried, Kunz, Varnay, Bak, Vienna Radio Orchestra - Schonherr, *Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Bohm, Bavarian Radio Orchestra - Weigert/R Kraus ARPCD0365 Archipel Records £3.99
MOZART: Die Zauberflote [3 CD SET] Salzburg 27. 07.1949 plus bonus of 'Pamina in the German Tradition' with arias sung by Rethberg, Schone, Heidersbach, Reining, Guden, Grummer and Della Casa, recorded 1922-1959. Seefried, Walther Ludwig, Lipp, Greindl, Schmitt, Oravez, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Furtwangler ARL 78-80 Arlech £9.99
GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice [2 CD SET] Milan 1951 Fedora Barbieri, Hilde Guden, Magda Gabory, La Scala Milan Orchestra & Chorus - Furtwangler 24144 Opera Magic £3.99
MOZART: Don Giovanni [3 CD SET] live recording of the opening night of Salzburg Festival 1953. Made in Japan by Denon for the Bruno Walter Society Siepi, Arie, Dermota, Berger, Schwarzkopf, Grummer, Edelmann, Berry, VPO - Furtwangler MORG-003 Bruno Walter Society £9.99

Miscellaneous - Vocal

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F CHALIAPINE sings Russian Opera Arias from Boris Godounov - Coronation Scene, Boris's Monologue, Glock Scene, Farwell Prayer and death of Boris. GLINKA: A Life for the Tsar - Susanin's Aria. Ruslan & Ludmila - Farlaf's Farwell, Ruslan's Aria. DARGOMITZSKY: Rusalka - Song of the Miller. Mad scene and death of the miller. RUBINSTEIN: The Demon - Demon's Aria. BORODIN: Prince Igor - Khan Konchak's aria. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Sadko - Song of the Viking guest. RACHMANINOV: Aleko - Aleko's aria (recorded 1908-1931, digitally remasteredfor EMI References Series)DELETION. MADE IN JAPAN Chaliapine (bass), Paris Russe, LSO, Orchestra - Coates, Collingwood, Goossens, Steinmann, CDH 7610092 EMI £3.99
BELLINI: Malincola Ninfa Gentile, Vanne O Rosa Fortunata, Bella Nice Che D'Amore, Almen Se Non Poss'Io, Per Pieta Bell 'Idol Mio, Ma Rendi Pur Contento. VERDI: Stornello, La Zingara. RESPIGHI: Notturno, Storia Breve, Tanto Bella, Lagrime, Luce, L'Ultima Ebbrezza. ROSSINI: L'Invito, La Pastorella Delle, La Promessa. DONIZETTI: Ah! Rammenta O Bella Irene, A Mezzanotte, La Ninna-Nanna. WOLF-FERRARI: Un Verde Praticello Senza Piante, Jo Dei Saluti Ve Ne Mando Mille, O Si Che Sapero Sospirare, E Tanto C'E Pericol Ch'Io Ti Lasci (DELETION) Rebecca Evans (sop), Pollock (piano) CDZ 5 69706 2 EMI £4.99
GREAT OPERATIC OPERAS sung in English. SAINT-SAENS: Softly Awakes my Heart (with Bruce Ford), Tonight seeking hither my prescence., O Love Drom thy pow'r let me borrow.., Fair Spring is returning. GOUNOD: Siebel's Flower Song. DELIBES: Lakme's & Mallika's Duet (with M Plazas) DONIZETTI: Leonora's Recitative Aria & Cabaletta. BERLIOZ: Maguerite's Romance. GLUCK: What is Life to me without thee... ROSSINI: Trio - Count Isolier & Countess (with Plazas & Ford). THOMAS: Mignon's Romance & Frederic's Rondo-Gavotte. OFFENBACH: Perichole's Griserie, Letter Song & Aria Diana Montague (mezzo), Philharmonia - Parry. Some premiere recordings in English CHAN 3010 Chandos £2.99
GREAT OPERATIC ARIAS in ENGLISH - MOZART: Constanza, Constanza, to see you once more! (The Abduction from the Seraglio). DONIZETTI: I saw the tear...(The Elixir of Love). BIZET: The sounds of distant laughter (The Fair Maid of Perth). LALO: Since your unbending guardians...(The King of Y's). FLOTOW: None so rare none so fair...(Martha). HANDEL: Where'er you walk.ROSSINI: Murmuring breezes cool the air..(Armida), Finish this futile argument...(The Barber of Seville). VERDI: From these true lovers' lips..(Falstaff). DELIBES: Lakme! Lakme! It is you...(Lakme). RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: From crystal waters and from misty mountains (Sadko) Bruce Ford (tenor), Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Phil - Parry CHAN 3006 Chandos £2.99
CECILIA & BRYN DUETS - MOZART: Cinque...dieci ..Se a caso madama, Se vuol ballare Un moto di gioia Crudel! perche finora (Marriage of Figaro). Il core vi dono (Cosi fan Tutte). La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni). Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena (The Magicflute). ROSSINI: Dunque io son (The Barber of Seville). Ai capricci della sort (The Italian Girl in Algeri). DONIZETTI: Quanto amore! (L'elisir d'amore) Bartoli, Terfel, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di St Cecilia - Chung 458 928-2 Decca £3.99
KOZENA Sings Arias GLUCK: Le belle immagini d’un dolce amore, Oh, del mio dolce ardor (Paride ed Helena). Se mai senti spirarti sul volto (La Clemenza di Tito). MYSLIVECEK: Che mon mi disse, Dunque Licida ingrato… Piu non si trovano (L’Olimpiade). Saro qual e il Torrente (Antigona). Le belle immagini d’un dolce amore (Abramo ed Isacco) MOZART: Deh, per questo istante solo, Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (La Clemenza di Tito) . Va pure ad altri in braccio (La Finta Gardiniera). Dunque sperar poss’io… Il tenero momento (Lucio Silla). Ah, qual gelido orror… Il padre adorato (Idomeneo). Voi, che sapete che cosa e amor (Le Nozze di Figaro ). Kozena (mezzo), Prague Philharmonia - Swierczewski 471 334-2 DG £3.99
BEN HEPPNER sings BERLIOZ: Inutiles regrets, Nature immense, Merci doux crepuscule! Seul pour lutter, Ah! je vais l'aimer. HALEVY: Rachel quand du Seigneur. MASSENET: Ah qu'il est loin mon pays, O Souverain o juge o pere, O noble lame etincelante. MEYERBEER: O paradis, Plus blanche que la blanche hermine, Roi du ciel. DE LISLE: La Marseillaise (arr. Berlioz) Heppner (tenor), London Voices - Chung 471 372-2 DG £5.99
RENNE FLEMING Sings BELLINI: Ah!....se una volta sola....Ah! non credea mirarti....Ah! non giunge uman pensiero (La Sonnambula). Introduzione...Ah! s'io potessi dissipar le nubi..Col sorriso d'innocenza ...Oh sole! ti vela di tenebre oscure (Il pirata). DONIZETTI: Abbracciami..Il piu tenero suon d'arpa morende...Ah! non sai qual prestigio si cela (Maria Padilla)*. M'odi ah m'odi io non t'imploro..Figlio!... figlio!....Ola qualcuno!...Era desso il figlio mio (Lucrezia Borgia). ROSSINI: Introduzione.....Bel raggio lusinghier....Dolce pensiero di quell'istante (Semiramide). D'Amore al dolce impero.....Gli augei tra fronde....La fresca eta sen fugge...Ah! si godete amanti (Armida) Renee Fleming (sop), Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra of St Lukes - Summers, *with Jepson (mezzo) 467 101-2 Decca £4.99
SUSAN GRAHAM SINGS FRENCH OPERETTA ARIAS - C'est ca la vie c'est ca l'amour, Yes, Si vous saviez, O mon bel inconnu, Je ne vois rien...Lorsque je n'etais qu'une enfant, Les hommes sont biens tous les memes, Air de la Lettre, L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, Vois-tu je m'en veux, Etre adore, Je regrette mon Pressigny, Amour amour quel est donc ton pouvoir, Mon reve, C'est tres vilain d'etre infidele, C'est pas Paris c'est sa banileue, Vagabonde Graham, CBSO - Abel 0927-42106-2 Erato £3.25
NATALIE DESSAY Airs D'operas Francais - MASSENET: Air du Cours la Reine: Suis-je gentille ainsi?; Gavotte: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle; Fabliau: Rire toujours? Vous vous trompez… (Manon), Vive amour qui rêve (Chérubin) . THOMAS: Polonaise; Je suis Titania la blonde (Mignon), Air de la folie; A vos jeux mes amis, Mort d’Ophélie; Le voilà, je crois l’entendre (Hamlet). BOIELDIEU: Profitez de la vie (La fête du village voisin). OFFENBACH: Grande valse; Conduisez-moi vers celui que j’adore (Robinson Crusoe). ROSSINI: En proie à la tristesse (Le Comte Ory). DONIZETTI: C’en est donc fait… Salut à la France! (La fille du régiment). GOUNOD: Ah! Je veux vivre (Roméo et Juliette) BBC Music Magazine Recommended - April 2004 Dessay (sop), Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse - Michel Plasson 545 610 2 Virgin £3.99
DIANA MONTAGUE (Beautiful Image) MOSCA: Mentre guardo oh Dio! me stessa (Le Bestie In Uomini) ROSSINI: Ah per pieta t'arresta! (Il Trionfo Di Quinto Fabio)* PAER: Una soave calma** (Sofonisba) BENEDICT: Bella immagin (L'Inganno Felice) MEYERBEER: Va gia varcasti (In Crociato In Egitto)*** MERCADANTE: Qui fu commesso o popoli (Amleto) MAYR:Ov' e la bella vergine (Alfredo Il Grande) P WINTER: Sommo Dio (Zaira) DONIZETTI: Quando un' alma generosa (Zoraida Di Granata) Montague (mezzo), Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, RPO/Phil/ASMF - Parry, *with Kenny, **with Kenny & Lewis, ***with Ford ORR210 Opera Rara £4.99
ANGELA GHEORGHIU (CASTA DIVA) - BELLINI: Casta Diva...Ah! bello a me ritorna (Norma) Ah! non credea mirarti (La sonnambula) - Qui la voce....Vien diletto (Il puritani). DONIZETTI: Piangete voi?...... Al dolce guidami (Anna Bolena). Regnava nel silenzio.....Egli à luca, Quando rapito in estasi (Lucia di Lammermoor). ROSSINI: L'ora fatal s'appressa...Giusto ciel! In tal periglio (L'assiedo di Corinto) . S'allontanano alfine!.....Selva opaca (ugliemo Tell). Una voce poco fa, Io sono docile (Il barbière di Siviglia) Gheorghiu (sop), Chorus of Covent Garden Opera House, LSO - Pido CDC 5 57163 2 EMI £3.99
CLASSIC RECITALS - TOM KRAUSE - MOZART: Fin Ch'Han Dal Vino (Don Giovanni). ROSSINI: Deh! Vieni Alla Finestra, Sois Immobile (William Tell). LEONCAVALLO: Scuoti, O Vento (La Boheme). GIORDANO: Nemico Della Patria! (Andrea Chenier). BORODIN: Ni Sna, Ni Otdikha Izmuchennoi Dushe (Prince Igor). WAGNER: O Du, Mein Holder Abendstern (Tannhauser). Die Frist Ist Um (The Flying Dutchman) (in gatefold presentation and original LP cover) Krause (baritone), Vienna Opera Orchestra - Quadri 475 6814 Decca £3.49
Regina Resnik (Dramatic Scenes & Arias) - BIZET: Quand Je Vous Aimerai?... l'Amour Est un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanera), Près des Remparts de Séville (Seguidilla), Tringles des Sistres Tintaient, Carreau! Pique! La Mort!, 5. C'est Toi! - C'Eset Moi!*, Viva! Viva! La Course Est Belle!* (Carmen). SAINT-SAENS: Mon Cæur S'Ouvre À Ta Voix (Samson et Delila). VERDI: Condotta Ell'era in Ceppi (Il Trovatore). O Don Fatale (Don Carlos). Zitti...I'incanto non dessi turbare...Re Dell'abisso, Affrettati..E lui ne' palpiti come risento adesso (Un ballo in Maschera)**. Siam pentiti e contriti...Reverenza! (Falstaff)***. TCHAIKOVSKY: Da! Tchass Na Stall! (The Maid of Orleans). Blagodetelnitsa nasha#, Akh postyl mne etot svet!#, Je crains de lui parler la nuit#, Final Scene#, Yesli kogda-nibud#, Chto zdes za shum#. WAGNER: So Ist Es Denn Aus Mit Den Ewigen Göttern (Die Walkure) Horst du sie noch? Mir schwand schon fern der Klang##, Dem Freund zulieb' erfand diese List aus Mitlied Melot##, Einsam wachend in der Nacht##. J STRAUSS: Ich lade gern mir Gaste ein (Die Fledermaus)+. LEHAR: Were the famous Maxim playgirls (The Merry Widow)++. WRIGHT/FOREST: Nor since Nieveh, Rahadlakum (Kishmet)+++. R STRAUSS: Scenes from Elektra### [2 CD SET] DELETION Regina Resnik, ROH CG - Downes, *with L'Orchestre de La Suisse romande - Schippers, **Pavarotti, St Cecilia Accademia - Bartoletti, ***Corena, Bowman, Langdon, NSO - Downes, +VPO - Karajan, ++Ambrosian Singers, NPO - Bonynge, +++Mantovani and His Orchestra, #Gougaloff, Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National de France - Rostropovich, ##Nilsson, VPO - Solti, ###Nilsson, Sjostedt, Lilowa, VPO - Solti 475 017-2 Decca £4.49
JOSE CURA sings LEONCAVALLO: Prologo - Si Puo? - Recitar - Vesti La Giubba - Intermezzo (Pagliaci ). Musete! - Testa Adorata (La Boheme). CATALANI: Nel Verde Maggio (Loreley). GIORDANO: Improvviso - Como Un Bel Di Di Maggio - Fedora - Amor Ti Vieta - Marcella - Dolce Notte Misteriosa (Andrea Chenier). CILEA: La Dolcissima Effigie - Lanima Ho Stanca (Adriana Lecouvreur). Lamento Di Federico - E La Solita Storia Del ... (L'Arlesiana). FRANCHETTI: Student! Udite (Germania). MASCAGNI: Preludio E Siciliana - O Lola - Addio Alla Madre - Mamma - Quel Vino - Lodoletta - Se Franz Dicesse Il Vero - Guglielmo Ratcliff - Non Altro (Cavalleria Rusticana) Philharmonia - Jose Cura (tenor/conductor) 3984-27317-2 Erato £2.75
CALLAS Sings VERDI: "Tu Che La Vanita" (Don Carlos). Il Vespri Siciliani - Overture. BELLINI: Aria Finale "Col Sorriso D'Innocenza" Amsterdam July 1950 (DELETION) Callas (sop), Concertgebouw - Rescigno 27066 Verona £3.99
DESSAY Sings VERDI: "E strano!... Ah, forse è lui....Follie! Follie... Sempre libera" (La Traviata), "Gualtier Maldé... Caro nome" (Rigoletto). BELLINI: "O rendetemi la speme.....Qui la voce sua soave.....Vien diletto" (I Puritani), "Eccomi in lieta vesta.....Oh! quante volte" (I Capuleti e i Montecchi). DONIZETTI: "Allenta il piè, Regina......Oh nube che lieve......Nella pace del mesto riposo" (Maria Stuarda), "Eccola... Il dolce suono...Ardon gli incensi.....S’avanza Enrico......Spargi d’amaro pianto (Lucia di Lammermoor) Telegraph Classical CDs of the Week - February 2008 BBC Music Magazine Recommended - February 2008 Dessay (sop), with Deshayes (mezzo), Ferrari (bar), Rose (bass), Alagna (tenor), Europäischer Kammerchor, Concerto Koln - Pido 3 95243 2 Virgin £4.99
JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ (Arias For Rubini) BELLINI: Nel furor delle tempeste... per te di vana lacrime (Il pirata), Tutti siam... Odo il tuo pianto, o padre (Bianca e Fernando). ROSSINI: Che intesi!... Vendicar sapro l'offesa (Elisabetta Regina), Intesi... Se il mio rival (Il Turco in Italia), Non mi lasciare... Corriam! voliam (William Tell). Pace non trovo o ciel... Ah come nascondere (La Donna del Lago Paris1825)*. DONIZETTI: No, no dabbandonarla... Ma un solo conforto (Marin Faliero) (*world premiere recording) Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Roberto Abbado 475 9079 Decca £3.99
Pavarotti in Central Park - VERDI: I Vespri Siciliani: Overture.. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido. DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero. CILEA: L'arlesiana: Il lamento di Federico. LEONCAVALLO: Mattinata. MASCAGNI: Serenata. BIXIO: La mia canzone al vento. ELLINGTON: It Don't Mean A Thing. TRAD: I Can Go To God In Prayer. DI LAZZARO: Chitarra romana. SIBELLA: La Girometta. DENZA: Occhi di fata. BIZET/BORNE: Fantasie brillante sur Carmen. DE CRESCENZO: Rondine al nido. DE CURTIS: Non ti scordar di me. MASSENET: Werther: Pourquoi me reveiller? PUCCINI: Tosca: Recondita armonia, E lucevan le stelle. Turandot: Nessun Dorma DI CAPUA: 'O sole mio Pavarotti (tenor), Members of the NYPO - Magiera, with The Boys Choir of Harlem 444 450-2 Decca £3.99
RUTH ANN SWENSON Sings DONIZETTI: "Ah! tardai troppo...I luce di quest'anima" (Linda di Chamounix). "Regnava nel silenzio....Quando rapito in estasti" (Lucia di Lammermoor). BELLINI: "O rendetemi la speme..Qui la voce...Vien diletto". (I Puritani). "A te diletta...Come per me sereno...Sovra il sen." (La sonnambula). GOUNOD: "Ah! Je veux vivre" (Romeo et Juliette). MEYERBEER: "Adieu, mon doux rivage...Pour celle qui m'est chere." (L'Africaine). "O beau pays de la Touraine!...A ce mot seul s'anime." (Les Huguenots). "Ombre legere qui susi mes pas" (Dinorah) DELETION Swenson (sop), LPO - Rescigno D 105824 EMI £3.99
JOSE CARRERAS Sings Zarazuelas - GUERRERO: Canto a la Espada. SORIANO: Jota de Perico. PANELLA: Si Torero Quiero Se. VIVES: No Quiero Que Sepa Que Aqui Vengo Yo. SERRANO: Relato de Rafael, Te Quiero Morena. BALAGUER: Adios Para Siempre. BARBIERI: No Hay Que Quitar los Hilvanes. NIETO/GIMENES: Me Llaman LA Primorosa. SOUTULLO/VERT: Amor Mi Raza Sabe Conquistar. BARRERA: Granadina. SOROZABAL: No Puede Ser. CABALLERO: Duo Jota (DELETION) Carreras (tenor), ECO - Ricci, with Isabel Rey (soprano) 4509 95789 2 Erato £3.99
Bryn Terfel Special Edition - Toreador Song, Shenandoah, Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn, The Pearl Fishers' Duet, The Lord is my shepherd, Danny Boy, Bella notte, Goin Home, Swing low sweet chariot, Home Sweet Home, Ave Maria, Il mio cuore va, At the River, None but the lonely heart, If I can help somebody, Lullaby, Abide with Me, Lazybones. PLUS Bonus CD - The Impossible Dream, Plaisir d'amour, Granada, God Bless the Child, Amazing Grace, Tua Bethlehem Dref, O Come All Ye Faithful, Shenandoah (Video) Terfel with Bocelli (tenor), Finch (harp), Martin (pipes), London Voices LSO - Wordsworth with Mormon Tabernacle Choir 477 5125 DG £4.99
RUSSIAN OPERA ARIAS Vol.1 - TCHAIKOVSKY: THE QUEEN OF SPADES - Overture, 'I do not know her name', 'Forgive me, heavenly creature', 'What is our life? A game!'. EUGEN ONEGIN: Waltz Act II, 'I love you Olga', Polonaise Act III, 'Where o where have you gone?', Ecossaise Act III. RIMSKY-KOSRAKOV - MAY NIGHT: Overture, 'The sun is low', 'Sleep my beauty'. ARENSKY - DREAM ON TEH VOLGA: Overture. RAPHAEL: Song of the Off-Stage Singer. MUSSORGSKY - SOROCHINTSY FAIR: Gopak, 'Why, o heart, do you sob and groan'. Vladimir Grishko (tenor), National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine - Kuchar, Ukraine State RSO - Sirenko 8.554843 Naxos £2.99
AIRS & DUOS D'OPERETTES - FANELY REVOIL Sings CHABRIER: Rondeau du colporteur, Romance de l'Etoile (L'Etoile). LECOCQ: Rondeau de la paysanne (Le Petit Duc). "Voyons Monsieur, raisonnons politique" (La fille de Mme Angot). Bolero (Le Coeur et le main). PETIT: "Le jour ou je dirai: je l'aime", "Margot avait deux amoureux" (La Marechale Sans Gene). AUBER: Rondeau d'Angele (Le Domino noir). MESSAGER: "Je regrette mon Prassigny" (La petite Fontionnaire). "C'est Estelle et Veronique", "Petite dinde!". Duetto de l'ane "De ci...de la" (Veronique) AUDRAN: Chanson provencale (Gillette de Narbonne). Duo des dindons "j'aim'bien mes dindons" (La Mascotte) GANNE: Waltz "C'est l'amour" (Les Saltimbanques). OFFENBACH: La ronde des vignes, Menuet et rondeau de la Vieille (Madame Favart). LEHAR: "Heure exquise" (La Veuve joyeuse). "Je vous aime a jamais" (Le Comte de Luxembourg). ANDRE BAUGE Sings PLANQUETTE: "C'est la salle de mes ancetres", "J'ai fair trois fois le tour du monde" (Les Cloches de Corneville). LECOCQ: "Certainement, j'aimais Clairette" (La Fille de Mme Angot). LEHAR: "J'ai toujours cru qu'un baiser" (Paganini). MESSAGER: "La rose rouge" (Monsieur Beaucaire). AUDRAN: "Les envoyes du paradis" (La Mascotte). ADAM: "Dans le sommeil" (Si j'etais roi). FRIML: "O ma Rose-Marie" (Rose-Marie). YOUMANS: "Dans le soir qui soupire" (Carioca). ROMBERG: Marche de Nina Rosa, "Ah! Combien perfides sont les femmes" (Nina Rosa). "Puisqu'aimer, c'est mentir", "La melodie defendue" (Le Chant du tzigane). YVAIN: Marche de Nino, "On croit toujours aux mots d'amour", Duo "J'ai peir" (Au Soleil du Mexique). Chansons du film "Ronde des heures", Chanson du film "Au temps des merveilleuses", Chansons du film "Un caprice de la Pompadour" [2 CD SET] DELETION Revoil (sop), Bauge (baritone), Orchestra - Desormiere/ Cariven/Blareau/Beruilly/Andolfi, with Laydeker (sop), Vallin (sop) CZS 5 68292 2 EMI £8.99
TWO COMIC OPERAS for Five Singers and Two Pianos- WILLIAM BOLCOM: Lucrezia. JOHN MUSTO: Bastianello [2 CD SET] Paul Appleby, Matt Boehler, Sasha Cooke, Patrick Mason, Lisa Vroman, Michael Barrett, Steven Blier 9299 A/B Bridge £12.99
VERDI: Falstaff [2 CD SET] Salzburg August 1936 (DELETION) Stabile, Biasini, Borgioli, Tedeschi, Nessi, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Toscanini 21014 GDS £7.99
French Opera Arias - GOUNOD: "Quel trouble inconnu me pntre ... ...Salut, demeure chaste et pure" (Faust). "Lamour, lamour,... ...Ah, lve-toi soleil", "Salut tombeau ... " (Romeo & Juliette). "Faiblesse de la race humaine" (La Reine de Saba). "Source dlicieuse" (Polyeucte). "Mon cur est plein dun noir soucis ... ...Anges du Paradis" (Mireille). MASSENET: "Enfin Manon, nous voil enfin seuls ensemble ...En fermant les yeux" with (Natalie Dessay). "Je suis seul, seul enfin ... ...Ah fuyez douce image" (Manon). "Oui ce quelle mordonne ... ...Lorsque lenfant", "Traduire !... ...Pourquoi me rveiller" (Werther). "Ah ! Tout est bien fini ... ... souverain" (Le Cid). "Voix qui me remplissez dune ineffable ivresse" (Le Roi de Lahore). "Je suis loiseau" (Griselidis). "Je vais la voir !" (Roma). "Ah! Parais!" (La Mage). Gramophone Awards Finalist - September 2005 Gramophone Editors Choice - May 2005 Rolando Villazon (tenor), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Evelino Pido 5 45719 2 Virgin £5.99
VERONIQUE GENS (Tragediennes French Operatic Tragedies) - LULLY: Ouverture, "Enfin il est en ma puissance", "Venez, venez, Haine implacable", Passacaille (Armide). CAMPRA: "Mes yeux, fermez-vous a jamais" (Le Carnaval de Venise). RAMEAU: Prelude de lActe III, "Cruelle mere des amours", Chaconne (Hippolyte et Aricie). Tristes apprets, Chaconne (Castor et Pollux). "Que ses regrets m'ont attendrie (Les Fetes de Polymnie). MONDONVILLE: "Desirs toujours setruits" (Isbe). LECLAIR: Ouverture, "Et toi, dont les embrasements........ Noires divinites", Premier Air des demons... Brillante fille de Latone, Deuxieme des demons (Scylla et Glaucus). ROYER: "Dieu des amants fideles" (Zade). "L'objet qui regne dans mon ame" (Le Pouvoir de l'Amour). GLUCK: "Dieux puissants que j'atteste......Jupiter, lance la foudre" (Iphigenie en Aulide) "Gens's great gift is in differentiating between the various tragic heroines and bringing total dramatic commitment to each. There's anger spat out at white heat but there's also quiet, brooding hysteria all characterised to perfection. And in Christophe Rousset and his Talens Lyriques she has partners on a truly exalted plane of imagination, musicality and sheer theatrical flair". Grammophone Telegraph Classical CDs of the Week BBC Music Magazine Recommended Gramophone Editor's Choice Veronique Gens (soprano), Les Talens Lyriques - Rousset 3 46762 2 Virgin £5.99
MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana. LEONCAVALLO: I Pagliacci* (Salzburg 25.12.1978) Rysanek, Domingo, Varnay, de Bella, Bavarian State Opera Chorus and State Orchestra - Santi, *with Domingo, Stratas, di Bella, Orth, Brendel C 845 122 I Orfeo £10.99
La Partenza (Il Salotto Volume 6) - SIR MICHAEL COSTA: 'Perche due cori insieme', 'Felice eta dell'oro'. COUNT ANTONIO BELGIOJOSO: Canzonetta 'Il biglietto amoroso'. DONIZETTI: Quartettino 'La campana'. Duetto Predestinazione. Canzone 'Lamento per Bellini'. Canzone 'Non m'ami piu'. PERI: Romanza 'Sotto il salice piangente'. SAVINELLI: 'T'amo bell'idol mio'. PACINI: Melodie - La sventura. BALFE: Cantata 'Sempre pensoso e torbido'. CZERNY: Canzonetta - 'Dal suo gentil sembiante'. PRINCE PONIATOWSKI: Canzone 'All'amante lontano'. SIR JULIUS BENEDICT: Arietta 'Ecco quel fiero istante'. MORALES: Polka cantabile 'La Farfalletta'. GABUSSI: Duetto Polacca 'La Calabraise'. ROSSINI: Canzonetta 'La partenza'. ROSSI: Arietta 'Aurette che placide' Laura Claycomb, Bruce Ford, Manuela Custer, Roberto Servile, Dominic Natoli, Nicola Rossi Giordano, Dean Robinson, Brindley Sherratt, David Harper (piano), Richard Bissill (horn) ORR227 Opera Rara £6.99
L'OLYMPIADE - The Opera (Libretto by Pietro Metastasio 1698-1782. Music by Vivaldi, Cimarosa, Pergolesi, Leo, Hasse, Cherubini, Galuppi, Sarti, Myslivecek, Perez, Gassman, Caldara, Traetta, Jommelli, Piccinni) In the 18th century, 1,300 years after the last Olympic Games in ancient times, the Olympic theme was highly fashionable. Many composers based operas on the libretto to 'L'Olimpiade' by Metastasio. This recording has been structured to contain all of Metastasio’s original arias; it is a pasticcio in the sense that the music is by 16 different composers amongst the many that set the libretto between 1733 and the end of the century. (STILL SEALED) Romina Basso, Franziska Gottwald (mezzos), Karina Gauvin (sop), Ruth Rosique (sop), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Nicholas Spanos (countertenor), Venice Baroque Orchestra - Markellos Chryssicos V 5295 Naive £12.99

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