Opera

An iconic staging of Wagner’s Die Walküre

'The cast in this 2018 staging would have been the envy of every world class opera company. The result is just short of perfection'

Offenbach’s rarely performed Maître Péronilla brought to life in fizzing performance

‘Markus Poschner encourages the bubbles to rise to the surface in a never-ending stream’

Joyce DiDonato's heart-breaking performance of Handel's Agrippina

‘Maxim Emelyanychev hits the sweet spot in his tempos, dynamics and realisations, the score aiming to mirror Handel’s lost original'

A radiant restoration of Lully’s Isis

'Rousset pushes performers to their dramatic limits which highlights their flawless execution'

Emerging countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński wows in Baroque arias

‘The disc is a masterpiece of sleuthing and programming’

La Nuova Musica set the bar in Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice

‘This is directorship at its most alert, and aiding Bates is an optimal cast’

Puccini’s first opera brought back to life by Opera Rara

‘The grief and anger of Anna’s father Guglielmo are palpable in Brian Mulligan’s beautifully realised performance.’

A bold new take on Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea

‘Cognitive dissonance reigns as gorgeous music engulfs a drama about moral implosion’

Dreaming up The Magic Flute

‘Steier offers brilliant and convincing solutions to the perennial problems of Die Zauberflote’

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