Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pan Cogito Joins The Big Blogs In Recommending Year-End Favorite Recordings (However Ones That He Has Paid For Despite Losing His Economic Stimulus)

Pan Cogito enjoyed tremendously and highly recommends the following three Western opera DVDs (all were personally purchased by the blog owner, although admittedly at deeply reduced or “cut-out” pricing):

Stefano Landi - Il Sant'Alessio / Jaroussky, Cencic, Guillon, Bertin, Les Arts Florissants, Christie, Lazar (Théâtre de Caen 2007) (2007)

Christoph Williabald Gluck - Iphigenie en Tauride / Galstian, Gilfry, van der Walt, Christie, Guth (Opernhaus Zurich 2001) (2001)

Sir Harrison Birtwistle – The Minotaur/ Tomlinson, Reuter, Rice, Pappano (Royal Opera House Covent Garden 2008) (2008)

[Video clips from these operas should be available elsewhere on the Web.]

[And yes, Pan Cogito has watched the videos of Stravinsky's The Rakes Progress and Janacek's From the House of the Dead and several other modern productions which will be staged in coming years at the San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera; as well as John Adams's Doctor Atomic.]


Image credits: Copyright controlled. (c) Ken Howard 2008 via Opera America website.


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