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L'Ange de Nisida

Donizetti: L'Ange de Nisida
Release Date: 22nd March, 2019
No. of Discs: 2 CDs (156 minutes)
OPERA RARA: presents the world premiere recording of a lost Donizetti masterpiece, L'Ange de Nisida. Written in 1839 for the Theatre de la Renaissance in Paris, the theatre went bankrupt and the opera was left unperformed until 2018!
Featuring: Mark Elder, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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Warner Classics:  The Complete Recitals of Angela Gheorghiu
Featuring:  Duets & Arias, Verdi per Due, Casta Diva, Live from Covent Garden, Puccini, Live from La Scala Homage to Maria Callas.
7 CD Set:  Roberto Alagna / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Richard Armstrong, etc
Release Date:  20th January, 2017
List Price:  £22.00  more info
Sony Music:  The Darcey Bussell Ballet Collection
Featuring:  Specially selected recordings by Darcey Bussell from her Royal Ballet days
Darcey Bussell Ballet Collection
2 CD Set:  Recordings by The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, etc
Release Date:  30th October 2015
Includes:  “Swan Lake: Scene, Pas d’action, Valse, The Sleeping Beauty: Rose Adagio,   Valse, The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers, Romeo and Juliet: Introduction, Dance of the Knights, Balcony Scene, Coppelia: Prelude et Mazurka, Valse lente, Giselle: Grand pas de deux, The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy,   Dance of the Flutes, Spartacus Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, Cinderella: Finale.”
List Price:  £8.90  more info
Opus Arte:  Great Performances (12 classic Operas at The Royal Opera House)
Artists:  Sutherland, Baker, de los Angeles, Tear, Christoff, Gobbi, Evans, Schuard, Kanawa, Allen, Tomowa-Sintow and Vickers
Great Performances
32 CD Set:  Opus Arte (OACD9024D)
Release Date:  1st September 2014
Includes:  “Lucia Di Lammermoor, Alceste, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Rosenkavalier, Don Carlo, Otello, Un Ballo in maschera, Haitink’s Meistersinger and Goodall’s Parsifal”
List Price:  £57.72  more info
Decca (UMO):  Massenet: Werther
Artists:  Villazon, Koch, Iversen, Nakamura, ROH Orchestra, Pappano
2-CD Set:  Deutsche Grammophon (0289 477 9340 3)
Release Date:  March 12, 2012 Gramophone Awards (2012 Finalist - Opera)
Average Rating:  “In May 2011, Rolando Villazon made his acclaimed return to Covent Garden”
List Price:  £14.76  more info
EMI Classics:  Wagner: "Tristan und Isolde"
Artists:  Domingo, Stemme, Royal Opera House Chorus & Orchestra, Pappano
4-CD Box Set:  EMI (CDC 5580062) (226 minutes)
Release Date:  September 13, 2005
Average Rating: 4 stars  Libretto in German, with English and French subtitles
List Price:  £40.99  more info
EMI Classics:  Puccini: "Tosca"
Artists:  Gheorghiu, Alagna, Raimondi, ROH Chorus & Orchestra, Pappano
2-CD Box Set:  EMI (CDC 5571732) (126 minutes)
Release Date:  November 5, 2001
Average Rating: 5 stars  Superbly engineered and boasts a first-rate cast.
List Price:  £17.99  more info
Decca:  Verdi: "La Traviata"
Artists:  Gheorghiu, Lopardo, Nucci, ROH Orchestra, Solti
2-CD Box Set:  Decca (CDC 4481192) (127 minutes)
Release Date:  September 19, 1995
Average Rating: 5 stars  (Decca's recording is a Penguin Guide Rosette Winner)
List Price:  £21.99  more info

Ballet Music CDs

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Alto:  Jewels Of Russian Ballet
Artists:  The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Barry Wordsworth, Mark Ermler
Audio CD:  Alto (1286)
Release Date:  September 5, 2014 (77 minutes)
Includes:  22 popular excerpts from The Firebird, Cinderella, Spartacus, Don Quixote, Romeo & Juliet, The Seasons, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, etc
List Price:  £6.00 22 tracks  more info
Sony Music:  Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Op.71 Complete) [CD]
Artists:  The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Mark Ermler
The Nutcracker
2-CDs:  Sony Masterworks (88697 581242)
Release Date:  October 5, 2009
List Price:  £8.99  more info
Sony Music:  Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Op.20 Complete) [CD]
Artists:  The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Mark Ermler
Swan Lake
2-CDs:  Sony Masterworks (88697 575342) [5.0 stars]
Release Date:  October 5, 2009
List Price:  £13.99  more info
Sony Music:  Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (Op.66 Complete) [CD]
Artists:  The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Mark Ermler
Sleeping Beauty
3-CDs:  Sony Masterworks (88697 575302)
Release Date:  October 5, 2009
Details:  Crowning glory of the late Mark Ermler's Royal Ballet recordings, (BBC)
List Price:  £13.99  more info
Sony Music:  A Classical Christmas: Festive Classical Favourites [CD]
Artists:  The Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
A Classical Christmas
Audio CD:  Sony Masterworks (88697 581262)
Release Date:  October 5, 2009
Review:  Festive Classical Favourites including a rarity in Quilter’s A Children’s Ov.
List Price:  £4.99  more info