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Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus Sir Andrew Davis Prudence Davis (flute), Andrew Staples (tenor), Sarah Beggs (flute), Yinuo Mu (harp), Andrew Goodwin (tenor), Shane Lowrencev (bass-baritone), Matthew Brook (bass-baritone), Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone) Recorded: 15, 16 and 18 June 2018 Recording Venue: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Victoria Berlioz wrote his […]

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Ariodante

Joyce DiDonato (mez) Ariodante Karina Gauvin (sop) Ginevra Sabina Puértolas (sop) Dalinda Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contr) Polinesso Topi Lehtipuu (ten) Lurcanio Matthew Brook (bass-bar) King of Scotland Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani (ten) Odoardo Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis  Ariodante is an excellent starting-point for anyone new to Handelian opera. The plot is strong and reasonably credible. The drama moves swiftly, too, Handel sometimes confounding one’s expectations: Ginevra is so incensed by […]

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