Candide on SACD

candideMy review of the recording of the London Symphony Orchestra’s semi-staged version of Bernstein’s Candide starring Jane Archibald, Sir Thomas Allen, Leonardo Capalbo and Anne-Sophie von Otter, conducted by Marin Alsop, is now up at Opera Canada.  It’s a hybrid CD/SACD release with exceptionally good sound quality.

Video disc reviews

Blu_ray_logoI was beginning to think that I was not reviewing as many video recordings as in the past.  It’s actually true but unsurprising since I rarely dip into the back catalogue anymore focussing almost entirely on new issues, which any case have slowed since there has been much less to record.  So, yes, I’m down from about 60 per year to 43 in the last twelve months but there’s a twist.  Increasingly my video reviews have been appearing in the print edition of Opera Canada.  So 8 of the last year’s 43 didn’t appear here.  I thought I’d just publish a list, by edition of the magazine, with a one sentence review of each disk in case anybody felt it was worth digging them out.  So…

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