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Berlioz -- Beatrice et Benedict

BÉATRICE ET BÉNÉDICT — BERLIOZ

“The standout among the cast is French mezzo Stéphanie d’Oustrac as Béatrice, who shows off a steady, clear voice with a glorious range of colour.” —Rick MacMillan
Breathe, composer James Rolfe

BREATHE–James Rolfe

“It’s rhythmically inventive, almost jazzy in places but always quite ethereal.” —John Gilks
Don Giovanni - Solti

DON GIOVANNI — Mozart

“Nimbus Records has given fans a thoroughly satisfying reissue of a special performance from the vaults of operatic history.”—Catherine Kustanczy
Duets

DUETS — ROLANDO VILLAZÓN & ILDAR ABDRAZAKOV

“The recorded sound is excellent, and the booklet chockful of bromance photos.” —Joseph So
Joyce El-Khoury

ÉCHO–JOYCE EL-KHOURY

“It’s easy to see why Joyce El-Khoury would be drawn to this repertoire. It fits her very beautiful and agile voice perfectly. She has all the bases covered as she amply demonstrates in this recording.” —John Gilks

GUILLAUME TELL–ROSSINI

Opus Arte: OA 1205D   “The chorus is immensely important in this piece and it’s excellent.”...
Amici Ensemble -- Canada Notre Pays

INSPIRED BY CANADA/NÔTRE PAYS — AMICI CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

“It’s a hugely enjoyable disc and highly recommended.” —Joseph So
Heggie--It's a Wonderful Life

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE –Heggie

“This is very much an ensemble piece, with no true arias but many duets, trios and quartets, and making generous use of the Houston Grand Opera Chorus, which sounds marvelous.” —Rick MacMillan

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO –Mozart

Alpha Classics 270 “Gauvin is in fine voice as the scheming Vitellia; she shines especially in her dark lower register, and beautifully exploits the wide range the role demands.”—Rick MacMillan

LA DONNA È MOBILE — Luc Robert

Estonian Record Productions: ERP9316 “Robert possesses a very attractive voice, with a vibrant, warm, Italianate timbre” —Joseph So

O GLADSOME LIGHT — LAWRENCE WILIFORD

“Wiliford sings beautifully in what one might call the ‘Aldeburgh style.’ It’s light, clear, sensitive and every word is clearly audible…it does the music full justice.” —John Gilks
Venazzio Rauzzini, Opera Arias and Scenes

OPERA ARIAS AND SCENES –VENAZZIO RAUZZINI

Centaur: CRC 3416 “This is a record full of interesting, unusual material that deserves to be heard.”—Rick Phillips
Messiaen

POÈME POUR MI/TROIS PETITES LITURGIES – Messiaen

“Soprano Jane Archibald brings exceptionally beautiful tone and phrasing, as well as perennially clear annunciation, to these mystical songs. She seems ideally suited in a work that exploits her enormous range. Just magical” —Rick MacMillan

PROSERPINE–SAINT-SAËNS

“Captured live in concert, the recorded sound is excellent with crisp, clear voices, well balanced with orchestra” —Rick Phillips
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