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Reviews

Melba’s reviews tell a story – the delight with which our artists and repertoire have been embraced internationally.

Reviews

Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/03/2007 Classical CD Review (US) "For the most part, singers are Australian, and first-class ... Das Rheingold continues the high level of performance ... " More...
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01/03/2007 Stereophile (US) " Fisch's slow building of the famous prelude ... is perhaps the best interpretation the passage has ever received" More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/03/2007 Stage Whispers (Australia) "The sound is magnificent and for Wagner lovers and indeed opera lovers this set is a must. More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/03/2007 Fanfare (US) "As with the earlier release, this one’s a sonic marvel ... Every one of the singers is accomplished ..." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/03/2007 Positive Feedback Online (US) "I now expect the Melba Ring Cycle to take its place in the annals of recorded history as one of the very top Ring Cycles every produced." More...
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01/03/2007 Stereophile (US) "Deborah Riedel's Sieglinde is passionate and full-voiced throughout her range... Stuart Skelton's Siegmund... is something special..." More...
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01/03/2007 Diapason (France) "... the originality of the performances is obvious, and one here recognizes the influence of Richard Bonynge ..." More...
Believe In Love
01/03/2007 Opus High Definition (France) "[Elizabeth Whitehouse] has a powerful voice and shows a great ability to depict the different characters..." More...
Believe In Love
01/03/2007 La Discoteca de HispaOpera (Spain) "In summary, there are extraordinary rarities here that demonstrate there are still other operas to discover." More...
La somnambule
01/03/2007 MusicWeb International (UK) "The Melbourne-based Orchestra Victoria responds intuitively to Bonynge’s direction and delicacy of touch ... " More...
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22/02/2007 The Age "Green Guide" (Australia) "Bonynge and Whitehouse have done the opera-loving public a great service in bringing to light this richly varied collection..." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
17/02/2007 Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) "an exciting clarity, brightness of detail, depth and spaciousness ... a live listening experience of surprising vividness." More...
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11/02/2007 Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) Das Rheingold projects the musical grandeur and dramatic thrust that garnered the theatrical staging much critical acclaim" More...
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07/02/2007 amazon.com (US) "... This is a wonderful performance in all regards. The singing is sublime and the orchestral playing almost faultless ..." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/02/2007 Classica (France) "... the sound favoured the orchestra and this works even better for Das Rheingold ..." More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
01/02/2007 Limelight " ... our best young musicians led by the dynamic Russian conductor". More...
Amoureuse
01/02/2007 Classique News (France) "Rosamund Illing sings the different tessitura with ease... this recording is a must" More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
01/02/2007 Classical CD Review (US) "a commendable effort ... The performance is excellent by any standards" More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/02/2007 ClassiqueNews (France) “ ...under the direction of Asher Fisch …[the orchestra’s] technical qualities are delectable ... an impassioned reading of the score More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/02/2007 Opera (France) "There are some good castings of the secondary roles, especially Kate Ladner's Freia ... Asher Fisch directs this excellent orchestra ..." More...