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Opera, October 2019

GOLDSCHMIDT, B.: Beatrice Cenci [Opera] (Bregenz Festival, 2018) (NTSC) 751408
GOLDSCHMIDT, B.: Beatrice Cenci [Opera] (Bregenz Festival, 2018) (Blu-ray, HD) 751504

Seventy years on from its inception, this bold revival, aided by intelligent video direction, does timely justice to his magnum opus. © 2019 Opera



Anne Ozorio
Opera Today, August 2019

GOLDSCHMIDT, B.: Beatrice Cenci [Opera] (Bregenz Festival, 2018) (NTSC) 751408
GOLDSCHMIDT, B.: Beatrice Cenci [Opera] (Bregenz Festival, 2018) (Blu-ray, HD) 751504

Berthold Goldschmidt’s Beatrice Cenci at last on DVD, from the Bregenzer Festspiele in 2018, with Johannes Debus conducting the Wiener Symphoniker, directed by Johannes Erath, and sung in German translation.

…This DVD—heard together with the often musically superior Lothar Zagrosek recording—should secure Beatrice Cenci its rightful place in modern repertoire. © 2019 Opera Today Read complete review




Andrew Clements
The Guardian, August 2019

GOLDSCHMIDT, B.: Beatrice Cenci [Opera] (Bregenz Festival, 2018) (NTSC) 751408
GOLDSCHMIDT, B.: Beatrice Cenci [Opera] (Bregenz Festival, 2018) (Blu-ray, HD) 751504

The Bregenz cast, led by Gal James as Beatrice, with Dshamilja Kaiser as her stepmother Lucrezia and Christoph Pohl as the swaggering, monstrous Francisco Cenci, complete with diamante codpiece, is a very decent one, and Johannes Debus makes sure that Goldschmidt’s whirling, churning orchestral writing gets the attention it deserves. © 2019 The Guardian Read complete review



Records International, August 2019

GOLDSCHMIDT, B.: Beatrice Cenci [Opera] (Bregenz Festival, 2018) (NTSC) 751408
GOLDSCHMIDT, B.: Beatrice Cenci [Opera] (Bregenz Festival, 2018) (Blu-ray, HD) 751504

Live recording of the first-ever staging (at last year’s Bregenz Festival) of Goldschmidt’s 1949-50 opera about a late Renaissance brute of a character who is murdered by his daughter. The 1995 Sony CD recording introduced most listeners to the late Romantic Puccini cum Mahler sound world of the Jewish composer… © 2019 Records International Read complete review





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