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Thu 13 Jul, 2017:
Schubert: Arias and Overtures

For Schubert and the German music theatre of his time, words were of utmost importance which precluded florid singing. Unfortunately for the composer,...

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Sun 30 Apr, 2017:
Perfido! – Concert arias by Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven

The theme linking these concert arias is that of treachery, disloyalty and infidelity, reflected in wonderfully stirring music and in this disc's...

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Fri 24 Mar, 2017:
Mayr: Telemaco

The goddess Calipso, spurned by Ulysses, determines to avenge herself on his son Telemaco who is shipwrecked on her island. She desires his love or...

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Fri 17 Feb, 2017:
Mitologia: Scenes and Arias from Handel Operas

DHM have assembled here a pleasingly varied collection of Handel arias. Track 4 is Semele's forceful – and, to her, fatal – aria 'No, I'll take no...

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Mon 06 Feb, 2017:
Mozart: Opera and Concert Arias

This anthology of Mozart arias is ably sung by the young German soprano Anett Fritsch. She sings arias from all three soprano roles in Le Nozze di...

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Tue 17 Jan, 2017:
Rossini: Opera Arias

A joyously sung love song from Demetrio e Polibio (Rossini’s first opera) opens this collection of Rossini ‘trouser roles’ sung by the...

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Thu 15 Dec, 2016:
Salieri: La scuola de' gelosi

The chief protagonists in this comic opera are a philandering Count and his sadly jealous Countess; and Blasio, a grain merchant, who is madly jealous...

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Mon 28 Nov, 2016:
Mozart: Don Giovanni, K 527

These CDs are beautifully presented in a hard-cover book, which includes the libretto and a discussion with conductor Teodor Currentzis. Although I...

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Wed 12 Oct, 2016:
Gounod: Cinq-Mars

Set in France in the time of Louis XIII and the formidable Cardinal Richelieu, the Marquis of Cinq-Mars is requested to lead those plotting against...

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Wed 21 Sep, 2016:
Mozart: Zaide, K 344

This unfinished opera was actually planned as a ‘singspiel’, spoken word coming between the arias. Spoken cues – in the autograph score, and...

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Thu 18 Aug, 2016:
Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims

Commissioned as an entertainment for the coronation of Charles X, Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims has comedy, wonderful music including great ensembles,...

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Mon 08 Aug, 2016:
Where'er you walk – Arias for Handel's favourite tenor by Arne, Boyce, Handel & JC Smith

Handel and contemporaries wrote many of these arias, sung so well here by tenor Allan Clayton, for John Beard, about whom there is an interesting...

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Thu 05 May, 2016:
Handel: Arminio

Written in 1736, Handel's Arminio has the familiar conflict between love, patriotism and filial duty. The background is of battle between Arminius, a...

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Tue 19 Apr, 2016:
Monteverdi: Operatic Arias and Madrigals

This exciting issue includes various styles of madrigal, other songs and three excerpts from L’incoronazione di Poppea. There is also some...

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