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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
01/01/2007 Anaclase.com (France) "The remarkable quality of the recording stands out immediately ... Asher Fisch conducts a remarkably balanced Adelaide Symphony Orchestra" More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/01/2007 Opera~Opera (Australia) "The sound ... is stupendous ... there are definite rewards ... a valuable release ..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/01/2007 Opera (UK) "A significant moment in the history of opera in Australia, a fine performance, very well recorded." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/01/2007 The Adelaide Review (Australia) "The results are something far beyond what one might imagine..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/01/2007 Fanfare (US) "Tonally, the recording is exquisite with voices richly characterized ... and essential, I’d say, for any Wagner-lover ..." More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
21/12/2006 The Courier Mail (Australia) "a keen exploratory edge so worthy of this 20th century master." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
12/12/2006 Münchner Merkur (Germany) "A surprising Wagner treat." More...
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09/12/2006 The Australian (Australia) "the production team has [again created] an acoustic that is clear, detailed and warm while preserving the live performance atmosphere ..." More...
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07/12/2006 The Age 'Green Guide' (Australia) "... excellent sound, always relevant to Wagner's scoring and the continuity of the unfolding drama ..." More...
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01/12/2006 Opus (Canada) " ... Melba’s sound – truly sensational as befits the Australian label’s vocal namesake." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/12/2006 Thomas' Music (Australia) "... This Australian performance is the first Super Audio recording anywhere in the world. Deborah Riedel, Lisa Gasteen and co. are superb." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/12/2006 Stage Noise (Australia) "...It’s reasonable to say this - Das Rheingold - is the most eagerly anticipated classical recording of the year. And it’s gorgeous ..." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/12/2006 Mundo Clasico (Spain) "Die Walküre was great ... this Rheingold is even better ... a spectacular sound ... luxurious presentation" More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/12/2006 Thomas’ Music (Australia) "Whether in six channels on a SACD player or two in a more modest device, the sound is extraordinary ... presentation is again spectacular." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/12/2006 Positive Feedback Online (US) "Writer's Choice Awards 2006 ... Melba is making history ..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/12/2006 Les APB (Belgium) CD of the Month "...[This Walküre] deserves a special place on the top shelf of your CD library..." More...
La somnambule
01/12/2006 Opera Nostalgia (Belgium) "relaxing and enjoyable; a wonderful CD ... rhythmic vitality to spare." More...
La somnambule
29/11/2006 La Libre Belguque (Belgium) "A curiosity ... but one that confirms the care taken with recordings made by Melba." More...
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26/11/2006 The Sunday Age (Australia) "... simply superb. The cast is uniformly fine ... above all John Wegner, whose Alberich stands out for his dark-toned malevolence ...” More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
25/11/2006 Opus High Definition (France) OPUS D'OR AWARD ""This Rheingold recording is a great achievement. .." More...