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Ballet for Children (BOX SET)

Ballet for Children (BOX SET)

"Music Web International - (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (What a treat this is - such an imaginative treatment of a favourite story )

Baranowski: 1984 (Northern Ballet)

Baranowski: 1984 (Northern Ballet)

Tobias Batley (Winston Smith); Martha Leebolt (Julia); Javier Torres (O'Brien); Hironao Takahashi (Mr Charrington); Giuliano Contadini (Parsons); Kevin Poeung (Ampleforth); Ashley Dixon (Martin); Victoria Sibson (Lead Prole);

"This is gripping storytelling" (The Stage ★★★★)

Baroque Opera Classics (Various)

Baroque Opera Classics (Various)

Sally Matthews (Deidamia (Deidamia)); Veronica Cangemi (Nerea (Deidamia); Iole (Ercole Amante)); Luca Pisaroni (Ercole (Ercole Amante)); Anders J. Dahlin (Zoroastre (Zoroastre)); Marina Comparato (Adriano (Adriano in Siria)); Lucia Cirillo (Emirena (Adriano in Siria)); Anna Bonitatibus (Didone (La Didone)); Kresimir Spicer (Enea (La Didone)); Lenka Máčiková (Marquise Clarice (Dove)); Aleš Briscein (Count Orazio (Dove));

"Alden's approach is lightly ironic, matching well with a piece that treats its material with a knowing air...Ivor Bolton and Concerto Koln provide the expert musical underpinning. Sally Matthews shines as a vocally and physically poised Deidamia, Olga Pasichnyk emphasises the lusty young man hiding beneath Achille's skirts, and Silvia Tro Santafe's Ulisse presents him with a credible rival." (BBC Music Magazine - Deidamia ★★★★)

Beethoven: Fidelio (Opernhaus Zürich)

Beethoven: Fidelio (Opernhaus Zürich)

Melanie Diener (Leonore); Roberto Saccà (Florestan); Sandra Trattnigg (Marzelline); Alfred Muff (Rocco); Lucio Gallo (Don Pizarro);

Belarbi: La Bête et la Belle (Beauty and the Beast) (Ballet du Capitole)

Belarbi: La Bête et la Belle (Beauty and the Beast) (Ballet du Capitole)

Julie Loria (The Beauty ); Takafumi Watanabe (The Beast ); Kazbek Akhmedyarov (Toroador);

"…all the markings of one of the classic ballets: It had romance, spectacle and drama, and it was beautiful …filled with spectacular dancing by large ensembles set beautifully. Imaginative and colorful sets and costumes by Valérie Berman and effective lighting by Marc Parent completed the visual spectacle…" (Times Argus)

Bellini: I Puritani (De Nederlandse Opera)

Bellini: I Puritani (De Nederlandse Opera)

Mariola Cantarero (Elvira); John Osborn (Lord Arturo Talbo); Scott Hendricks (Sir Riccardo Forth); Riccardo Zanellato (Sir Giorgio);

"It is rare indeed to find a performance of a Bellini opera these days, and with its vertiginous lead roles Puritani is rarer than most. But it is such a treat!...Scott Hendricks’ baritone is honeyed and mellifluous. His aria and cabaletta in the opening scene are really beautiful, and he rises to the challenge of his duet with Arturo with thrilling skill." (Seen and Heard International)