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Christine Brewer: Great Operatic Arias

Christine Brewer: Great Operatic Arias

Performer: Christine Brewer, Janice Watson, Barry Banks
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Conductor: David Parry
Composer: Richard [Classical] Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Carl Maria von Weber, Arthur Sullivan, et al.
Audio CD (September 20, 2005)
Label: Chandos
ASIN: B000AA4JAW

TheStar.com, John Terauds, April 28, 2009
The great American soprano-who-sounds-like-a-mezzo is in fine form in these arias sung in English. The language jolts familiar pieces by Mozart, Gluck, Beethoven and Wagner - not for the better. Brewer is fabulous in the impassioned "To This We've Come" from Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul as well as in the duet from Korngold's Die tote Stadt (with tenor Timothy Robinson). The London Philharmonic provides equally full-bodied backup under David Parry.

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