Così fan tutte
The Sunday Times
'M is for Mozart, Mackerras and magic.'

Gramophone
'A gloriously played Così where you can really concentrate on the words'
Don Giovanni
Idomeneo
Don Giovanni

International Record Review

'With high production values, a clear and carefully balanced recording and sharply directed dialogue, this is as dramatic a recording of Don Giovanni as you can get.'
Opera Now ‘Choice'

‘Garry Magee is a stunning Don: fine-toned, menacing, insinuating, and just a pleasure to listen to.'
Sunday Times

'Rebecca Evans & Diana Montague are as good as any international Ilia & Idamante, and Bruce Ford's Idomeneo is probably the best around today in any language.'
The Abduction from the Seraglio
The Guardian

‘Menuhin makes the performance... sparkle from start to finish... the fun of the piece comes over vividly... Nicolai Gedda gives one of his finest Mozart performances.'
The Magic Flute
Classic FM Magazine
Disc of the Month

'This is an excellent version of Figaro; the translation, by Jeremy Sams, is witty and contemporary and the singing is top class.'
Opera
Disc of the Month
Gramophone Editor's Choice
BBC Music Magazine
Disc of the Month
Sunday Times
Classical CD of the Week
Five stars
Great Operatic Arias - Barry Banks
Don Giovanni

Don Ottavio's Recitative & Aria
'Could I ever believe' -
'Her joy is my joy'
Great Operatic Arias - Christine Brewer
International Record Review
'... she attacks notes and words with head-on confrontation.'

Don Giovanni
Donna Anna's Vengeance Aria
Great Operatic Arias - Sir Thomas Allen 1
The Sunday Telegraph
'... a wonderful performance of the Figaro Count's aria.'

The Marriage of Figaro
Count's Recitative and Aria
'You've won the case already'
- 'Must I be made to suffer'
Abduction from the Seraglio

American Record Guide

'Menuhin and his Bath Festival Orchestra play with gusto and affection, and the sound is wonderful... (Gedda) is... in excellent form, the voice clean and perfectly focussed, the breath control superb, the manner dignified and ardent... His Constanza is a fine technician... Her coloratura is fluent and precise, her pretty voice is evenly produced, and she can float delicate top notes.'
24 October 2014
The Abduction from the Seraglio
Belmont`s Aria

Classic CD
'He demonstrates that English can sound as mellifluous as any other language.'
Great Operatic Arias - Bruce Ford 1
Great Operatic Arias - Bruce Ford 2
Così fan tutte
Ferrando's Aria
'Her beauty's a wonder.'
Recitative & Cavatina
'All my thoughts...'

The Clemency of Titus
Titus' Arias
Great Operatic Arias - Diana Montague 2
The Marriage of Figaro Cherubino's Aria 'Is it pain?'
The Clemency of Titus Sextus's Aria 'Send me...'
Così fan tutte
Recitative, Aria, Duets, Trio

Concert Arias
Great Operatic Arias - John Tomlinson 1
Don Giovanni

Leporello's Catalogue Aria 'Look here: this not so little volume'
- 'Pretty lady, I have something to show you'
The Magic Flute

BBC Music Magazine

'Mackerras's new performance catches the work's fairytale wonder, solemnity and fun as fully and delightfully as any.'

Fanfare (USA)

'This may be the finest release yet in Chandos's "opera in English" series: an opera that is singularly appropriate for English-language performance in a recording that is worthy of comparison with most of its German-language predecessors. I enjoyed this Flute enormously, in part because of Jeremy Samm's delightful, witty translation and in part because this is a first rate performance in almost every way.'
The Clemency of Titus

Vitellia's Recitative & Aria
'Now is the moment,
oh Vitellia...'
'No bridal garlands'
The Abduction from the Seraglio
Constanza's Aria
'How I loved him!'

Così fan tutte
Fiordiligi & Dorabella's Duet 'See here, Dorabella'
Great Operatic Arias - Della Jones
Great Operatic Arias - Elizabeth Futral
Great Operatic Arias - Yvonne Kenny 1
Great Operatic Arias - Yvonne Kenny 2
Idomeneo, Act III
Ilia's Aria
'Gentle zephyrs, soft caressing'

Concert Aria
'Thanks be to you,
O gracious patrons!'
The Marriage of Figaro
Letter Duet

Così fan tutte
Fiordiligi's Recitative & Rondo 'He's left me...' - 'Ah, forgive.'
Fiordiligi & Ferrando's Duet
'By tomorrow'
The Marriage of Figaro
Great Operatic Arias -Andrew Shore
The Abduction from the Seraglio
Osmin's Revenge
'When they lead you to the scaffold'

The Magic Flute
Sarastro's Prayer 'O Isis...'
The Marriage of Figaro

The Guardian

'Marriage of Figaro gains more than almost any other opera from being heard in English, although it has until now been ignored... The baffling complex plot... is wonderfully clarified, and the fun of the piece is heightened by hearing the text in English, using Jeremy Sams's lively translation.'
Great Operatic Arias - John Tomlinson 1
The Abduction from the Seraglio

Osmin's Song 'When a maiden takes your fancy' Osmin & Blonde's Duet 'I am going...'
Pedrillo & Osmin's Duet 'Vivat Bacchus!'
Great Operatic Arias - John Tomlinson 2
Don Giovanni
Leporello and Don Giovanni

The Marriage of Figaro
Figaro

The Magic Flute
Papageno
Great Operatic Arias - Sir Thomas Allen 2
Great Operatic Arias - Jennifer Larmore
Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni and Zerlina's Duet
'Come on, we're wasting time'
- 'There will my arms enfold you'
Don Giovanni

Donna Elvira's recitative and aria
'To what atrocity'
- 'That ungrateful man betrayed me'
The Marriage of Figaro
Countess' cavatina
'Hear my prayer, I humbly beg you'
Countess and Susanna's recitative and duettino
'That's amazing! How did he react?'
Great Operatic Arias - Christine Brewer 2
Great Operatic Arias - Gerald Finley
Great Operatic Arias -
Yvonne Kenny 2

International Record Review

'It was a delightful touch to include the Letter duet from Act 3 of Mozart's Figaro. Here, Kenny's pure yet creamy sound and aristocratic line are perfectly suited to Countess Almaviva, with Rebecca Evans equally well cast as Susanna - their voices have just the right degree of contrast and blend.'