Jonas Kaufmann brings down the house in this sumptuous period production from Covent Garden. Umberto Giordano (1867-1948), Andrea Chénier Live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Jonas Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Željko Lučić The Royal Opera, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Antonio Pappano (conductor) David McVicar (director)
Nadine Benjamin (Mrs Waters) Edward Lee (Harry Benn) Jeremy Huw Williams (Ned Travers) Lontano Ensemble Odaline de la Martinez (conductor) Retrospect Opera RO001 – 120 mins
Pumeza Matshikiza (soprano) Aarhus Symfonieorkester Tobias Ringborg (conductor) Decca - 52 mins
Described by The Daily Telegraph as “The world’s greatest tenor”, Jonas Kaufmann dedicates his new album to the most popular Italian opera composer of all time, Giacomo Puccini. Featuring the most loved aria of all time, ‘Nessun Dorma’.
After having established her reputation for all time by singing ‘The Angel’ in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius with Sir John Barbirolli in 1964, Dame Janet Baker became the mezzo-soprano of choice for numerous conductors. Click here to read an interview with Dame Janet.
This budget-price 32 CD box set brings together 12 classic live Royal Opera performances, spanning over forty years, from 1955 to 1997. It includes many of the world’s greatest performers from this period.