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ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA ORCHESTRA
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CHAN 3180M
Verdi
Macbeth
BL 4147
BRUCKNER, A.
Symphony No. 7 / WAGNER, R.
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Prelude (BBC Symphony, English National Opera, Goodall) (1971, ...
CHAN 3038M
Wagner
The Valkyrie
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BIOGRAPHY

Critically and publicly acclaimed, the English National Opera Orchestra has in recent years received several prestigious awards, including the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera. The Orchestra is at the heart of English National Opera’s artistic life, and as well as opera performances at the London Coliseum it has also been seen on the concert platform, at the Aldeburgh Festival (Peter Grimes and The Rape of Lucretia), and at Glastonbury in 2004 (Act III of Wagner’s The Valkyrie). Many of the players participate in the work of ENO Baylis, the company’s education and outreach department. The ENO Orchestra appears in many recordings as part of Chandos’ Opera in English series: Lulu, Falstaff, Otello, Ernani, Mary Stuart, Julius Caesar, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto, La traviata, Werther, and a recording of the complete Ring Cycle conducted by Sir Reginald Goodall

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CHAN 3017
Donizetti
Mary Stuart

‘Dame Janet Baker’s mastery of acting with vocal colour and intensity, not histrionics, ensure that … Queen Mary is both moving victim and ...
CHAN 3019
Handel
Julius Caesar

His {Mackerras] slow tempos are ideal, never too slow but extracting all the tenderness of the music, and his fast ones are full of vitality...
CHAN 3023
Verdi
La Traviata

…a splendid English language performance… the orchestral playing and choral singing are first-rate....
CHAN 3025
Rossini
The Barber Of Seville

…here is an assertion that recorded opera in English translation is alive still. But it is more than that… I maintain that the ent...
CHAN 3038
Wagner
The Valkyrie

‘…one is transfixed by the quality of the singing… and above all by the orchestral playing and by the grandeur and insight of Sir Reginald’s ...
CHAN 3052
Verdi
Ernani

[Susan Patterson]… is in rich, firm voice, soaring over the big ensembles and approaching high notes fearlessly....
CHAN 3054
Wagner
The Rhinegold

‘It is a recorded document of great importance.’...
CHAN 3060
Wagner
Twilight Of The Gods

'Nowhere is the grasp of the musical architecture surer than in the vast spans of Twilight of the Gods, while orchestral textures are...