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Reviews

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

Reviews

La somnambule
01/10/2006 Ballet Review (USA) "this tuneful score, nearly seventy minutes long, is well worth reviving ... Bonynge is fully at home in this idiom ..." More...
The Floral Dance
14/09/2006 Keene Sentinel (US) "Yurisich sings with gusto and makes this a very enjoyable disc to play over and over." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
10/09/2006 Classical Source (UK) "Asher Fisch provides sound, thoughtful and purposeful conducting... overall presentation is handsome... many strong qualities.." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
08/09/2006 DB Magazine (Australia) "There is little doubt that this is the best recorded Walküre in the catalogue ... our own Adelaide Symphony is beautifully captured..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
06/09/2006 The Opera Critic (New Zealand) "a performance that commands attention... a reading that is infused with passion from beginning to end... " More...
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01/09/2006 The Absolute Sound (US) Timbrally, the sound is smooth with a solid bottom end... world-class Wagnerians here... The lavish packaging includes useful notes..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/09/2006 Das Opernglas (Germany) "Fisch never allows the dramatic structure of the opera to falter ... A solid release " More...
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28/08/2006 Audio Asylum - Hi-Rez Highway (US) "The recording is excellent. Smooth strings, and plenty of room ambience... it all sounds very natural. It has that trademark SACD sound..." More...
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27/08/2006 Sunday Mail (Australia) "The four operas will make an incredible 16 hours of listening..." More...
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20/08/2006 The Sunday Age (Australia) "thrilling performance... The sound is simply superb - spacious, natural and lifelike ..." More...
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20/08/2006 The Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) Ring the bells for world-class, home-grown Wagner... this Walküre should be a compulsory acquisition. More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
14/08/2006 ABC Classic FM (Australia) CD OF THE WEEK "The impact that this landmark release has had in the classical recording world is great and growing..." More...
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08/08/2006 Acoustic Sounds (US) "...warm, full, smooth, with great clarity and perfect balance between all the forces. The Ring could not get a better introduction to SACD" More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
05/08/2006 Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) "Recorded in super audio CD surround sound, the quality is forward and excitingly clear... provides radiant listening" More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/08/2006 Tower Records (Japan) "it sounds especially beautiful... a powerful cast... and high sound quality... perfect!" More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/08/2006 Opera Opera (Australia) "the sound is spectacularly sumptuous and clear... the presentation of the set is exemplary..." More...
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01/08/2006 Gramophone (UK) "Australia’s first Ring gets underway in a recording of considerable virtues... " More...
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01/08/2006 BBC Music Magazine (UK) "...spirited Adelaide orchestra... exceptional Volsung twins... this is the most recommendable of recent Walküres" More...
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01/08/2006 Classic FM Magazine (UK) "This is thrilling...offering really fine musical credentials...world-class...Wagner would have approved, strongly" More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/08/2006 Classical CD Review (US) "...Those who love Die Walküre surely should investigate this first-class enterprising magnificently recorded performance" More...