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Bill White
Fanfare, September 2013

The singing, and particularly the acting…make Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, here under noted conductor Andrew Litton, gives us a rich sounding and masterly rendition of the true star of this opera, Ses this quite an enjoyable set. It is all caught in breathtaking high definition video and sound on the Blu-ray disc.

Competition between Der Rosenkavalier sets on video is fierce…But we are in the early stages of another sea-change in video media, switching from DVD to the much superior picture and sound quality available on Blu-ray disc, and in that smaller field, this Opera Australia production is in the top rank…this Opera Australia issue is quite enjoyable to watch. Recommended. © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review

Nicholas Sheffo
Fulvue Drive-in, May 2013

Andrew Litton conducts the music for this Opera Australia version of Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier which has an exceptional vocal opera cast, top rate period designs from the costumes to the sets and at a very impressive and never problematic 200 minutes is the best release…of the genre we have seen in months.

…the cast has some of the best individual vocal performances I have encountered on opera in all home video formats ever. Cheryl Baker, Manfred Hemm, Warwick Fyfe, Emma Pearson, Andrew Brunsdon, Jacqueline Dark and Henry Choo make up the amazing main cast, though there is an exceptionally large cast here. You’ll want to go out of your way for this one. © 2013 Fulvue Drive-in Read complete review

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