CD Recommendations to enhance Oper Frankfurt's season


In case you want to prepare yourself before visiting an opera or simply feel the need to "hear more", Zsolt Horpácsy, one of Oper Frankfurt's dramaturges, has compiled the following list of recommended recordings of operas, both premieres and revivals, in the 2012/2013 season.


N E W   P R O D U C T I O N S

Samuel Barber
Vanessa
Brewer, Graham, Wyn-Rogers, Burden, Davies, Birchall
BBC Singers, BBC SO
Slatkin
Chandos, 2003

Engelbert Humperdinck
Königskinder
Banse, Gerhaher, Vogt, Schnaut,
Rundfunkchor Berlin, Deutsches SO Berlin
Metzmacher
Crystal, 2008

Claude Debussy
Pelléas et Mélisande
Ludwig, Dam, Courtis
Wien PO
Abbado
DGG, 1991

Gaetano Donizetti
Maria Stuarda
Sills, Farrell, Kern, Burrows
London PO
Ceccato
Brilliant, 1971

Georg Friedrich Händel
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
von Otter, Kožená, Hellekant, Bertin
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Minkowski
DGG, 2002

Sergej Prokofjew
Der Spieler
Kazarnovskaya, Galusin, Obraztsova,
Kirov Opera Orchestra
Gergiev
Philips, 1996

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Idomeneo
Croft, Fink, Im, Pendatchanska, Tarver
RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester
Jacobs
HMF, 2008

Heiner Goebbels
Landschaft mit entfernten Verwandten
Nigl, Bennent
Deutscher Kammerchor, Ensemble Modern
Ollu
ECM, 2006

Giacomo Puccini
La Fanciulla del West
Zampieri, Domingo, Pons
La Scala Orchestra
Maazel
Sony, 1991

Richard Wagner
Rienzi
Kollo, Studer, Rootering, Janssen, Brinkmann
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Sawallisch
Orfeo, 1983

Georg Friedrich Händel
Teseo
Fagioli, Scheidermann, Böhnert, Wessel, Rexroth, Polyakova
Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Junghänel
Carus, 2009

Giuseppe Verdi
Les vêpres siciliennes
Brumaire, Bonhomme, Taylor, Baran
BBC Concert Orchestra
Rossi
Opera Rara 2005

Emilio de' Cavalieri
Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Beasley, Zomer, Visse
L'Arpeggiata Ensemble
Pluhar
Alpha, 2004


R E V I V A L S

Giacomo Puccini
La Bohème
Gedda, Freni, Sereni
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Orchestra
Schippers
EMI, 1963

Francesco Cilea
Adriana Lecouvreur
Tebaldi, Del Monaco, Simionato, Ricciardi
Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Capuana
Decca, 1961

Modest Mussorgski
Chowanschtschina
Lipovsek, Burchuladze, Atlantov, Haugland, Popov
Orchester der Staatsoper Wien
Abbado
DGG, 1989

Emmanuel Chabrier
L' Étoile
Alliot-Lugaz, Gautier, Bacquier
Chor und Orchester der Opéra de Lyon
Gardiner
EMI, 1984

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Die Hochzeit des Figaro
Kanawa, Stade, Popp, Ramey, Moll, Tear, Allen
London PO
Solti
Decca, 1992

Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata
Scotto, Kraus, Bruson
Philharmonia Orchestra
Riccardo Muti
EMI, 1981

Richard Wagner
Der Ring des Nibelungen
look at Live-CD-series for the Ring des Nibelungen at Frankfurt opera

Johann Strauß
Die Fledermaus
Anders, Schlemm, Streich, Krebs
RSO Berlin
Ferenc Fricsay
Audite, 1949

Giuseppe Verdi
Otello
Domingo, Scotto, Milnes, Plishka
Natinal PO
Levine
RCA, 1978

Richard Wagner
Lohengrin
Thomas, Grümmer, Fischer-Dieskau, Ludwig, Frick
Wien PO
Kempe
EMI, 1963

Giuseppe Verdi
Don Carlo
Domingo, Caballe, Raimondi,
Covent Garden Orchestra
Giulini
EMI, 1970

Giuseppe Verdi
Un ballo in maschera
Price, Bergonzi, Verrett, Merrill, Grist, Flagello
RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
Leinsdorf
RCA, 1966

Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas
Graham, Bostridge, Palmer, Daniels, Boever, Agnew
European Voices, Le Concert d' Astrée
Haïm
Virgin, 2002

Béla Bartók
Herzog Blaubarts Burg
Komlósi, Polgár
Budapest Festival Orchestra
I. Fischer
Channel, 2002
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GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO
Georg Friedrich Händel
Thursday 13.12.2012 18:30 h
Opera House

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HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
Engelbert Humperdinck
Sunday 12.10.2014 18:00 h
Opera House

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