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Reviews

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

Reviews

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...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/02/2007 Limelight (Australia) "what is immediately striking is the ... fine playing ... fine ensemble singing as well as excellent individual contributions ..." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/02/2007 Gramophone (UK) "no serious weaknesses ... powerful ... the individual vocal performances are to be savoured, and Wagnerians will be glad to hear them." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/02/2007 4MBS Program Guide (Australia) "The playing, and the overall sound, is magnificent." More...
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01/02/2007 BBC Music Magazine (UK) "This recording has much to recommend it ... Above all, there’s Asher Fisch’s conducting, expansive and lyrical … More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/02/2007 Turok's Choice (US) "brilliantly recorded...(the ASO) plays with virtuosity... Asher Fisch leads a crisp, carefully phrased performance" More...
Believe In Love
01/02/2007 Opera Nostalgia (Belgium) "this is the CD any vocal buff would do well to pick up... here is an exciting repertory and a good voice to go with it... " More...
Believe In Love
01/02/2007 Readings (Australia) "Whitehouse’s patrician voice soars in this perfectly chosen journey ... why [have we] had to wait until now to hear her on disc." More...
Believe In Love
01/02/2007 ClassiqueNews (France) "Elizabeth Whitehouse possesses a great feeling for drama ..." More...
La somnambule
01/02/2007 Turok's Choice (US) "Splendidly orchestrated, the music is catchy, tuneful and prophetic in its usage of discrete structures..." More...
La somnambule
01/02/2007 Acoustic Sounds (US) "This will certainly get the attention of those old-time audiophiles ... superb SACD sound" More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
20/01/2007 Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) "This live recording under Alexander Anissimov is admirable for its orchestral discipline and concentration ... Brilliant playing ...” More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
19/01/2007 The Canberra Times (Australia) "This fine recording, with its glittering sound has captured the commitment and excitement [of a live performance] ... highly recommended." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
12/01/2007 Critic Service (Germany) ... an outstanding recording of Wagner’s Rheingold. .... What a wonderful musical experience!" More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
07/01/2007 High Fidelity Review (US) " I simply can’t imagine[Wagner’s Ring] being done better ... this is electrifying music making, and is an edifying production" More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/01/2007 Opera (UK) "... a fine performance, very well recorded, if not a Walküre for the very top of the list". More...