Der Rosenkavalier (Highlights)
Great Opera Arias - Yvonne Kenny 2
Der Rosenkavalier

Gramophone

'This is such a delightful disc... David Parry nicely catches both the comic and serious side of things...'
The Sunday Telegraph
'This is a first rate cast... David Parry conducts with flair and the LPO plays with luxuriant tone.

Classic CD
'Yvonne Kenny is a heaven-sent Marschallin.'
Arabella
Arabella & Zdenka's Aria
'He's not the one who is right for me'
Gramophone
'A fine snapshot of a much-loved soprano in some of her most celebrated roles.'
Great Operatic Arias - John Tomlinson 2
Der Rosenkavalier
Baron Och's Waltz

Gramophone
‘John Tomlinson's performances here are admirable – full of character, representing all mankind.'
Salome
The Sunday Telegraph
'This great opera is faithfully projected by the inspired conducting and playing of Sir Charles Mackerras and the Philharmonia, the excellent cast and the vivid Chandos sound.'
Great Operatic Arias - Cheryl Barker
Arabella

Arabella and Mandryka's Duet
'I'm very glad. Mandryka'
Arabella and Zdenka's Duet
'He's not the one who is right for me'
- 'The one who's right for me'
Salome

Classic FM

‘A great cast, superb conducting and outstanding playing make for a recording that can stand comparison with any on the market. Susan Bullock sounds suitably powerful and decadent as Salome, and John Graham-Hall is a wonderfully neurotic Herod. With Mackerras's intense conducting and a luxurious sound from the Philharmonia it adds up to a white-knuckle ride.’
The Sunday Telegraph
‘I have nothing but praise for this splendid recording... the cast is stunning.’
The Times
‘Delightful, tuneful and always understandable... another victory for Chandos’s Opera in English series.’
Ariadne on Naxos
Intermezzo
International Record Review
‘Hitherto the obvious omission among Intermezzo recordings had been Elisabeth Söderström. Chandos deserves gratitude for making her incomparable performance available at last.’
Ariadne on Naxos

Classic FM Magazine

‘The first part of the piece is a quick-fire scene in which the various performers flirt and fight before the performance, and it could hardly be sung with more spirit or fun. Stephen Fry is delightfully pompous in the short spoken-role of the Major-Domo too. In the second part Christine Brewer makes a glorious Ariadne, and tenor Robert Dean Smith impresses with his unforced, shining account of the cruelly demanding role of Bacchus...

An excellent English-language performance that can stand alongside, although not displace, benchmarks such as Herbert von Karajan’s 1954 recording.’