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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: 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...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
24/11/2006 Canberra Times (Australia) "... vocal performances are excellent ... warm and vibrant playing ... Simply superb." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
23/11/2006 Critic Service (Germany) "What a wonderful and great recording!.. an extraordinary piece of jewellery." More...
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22/11/2006 Audiophile Audition (US) (Internet) "an impressive production ... lavish ... The frontal soundstage is very wide and the surround field of the venue is well-captured" More...
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20/11/2006 La Libre Belgique (Belgium) "a world first ... worthy of praise ... voices waiting to be discovered ... a complete success" More...
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12/11/2006 SA-CD.net (Australia) "listeners can experience some of the magic that was present on the night ... the recording is technically faultless and superb ... More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
04/11/2006 La Discoteca de HispaOpera (Spain) "a Walküre which could mark a 'before' and an 'after' in the conception of the excellent work of Wagner ..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/11/2006 WFOS-FM (US) "… no house in any part of the world could have produced a stronger recording ..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/11/2006 Opera Magazine (France) "... magnificent vocal youth, smashing and solar high notes ... impeccable diction, style and presence..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/11/2006 Klassik Info (Germany) " ... a Ring production that towers above ..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/11/2006 American Record Guide (US) "The SACD sound is first class ... digital recording that is musically sound and sonically excellent ..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/11/2006 4MBS Program Guide (Australia) "the sound quality is very, VERY good... you're in for a treat... " More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/11/2006 Telerama (France) "This first instalment of a promising complete Ring is issued by the label Melba... This may be why this Walküre has so much stamina!" More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/11/2006 Forum Opera (France) " ...Asher Fisch... conducts without introspection... epic and impassioned above all..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/11/2006 Fanfare (US) WANT LIST 2006 "Finally, for audiophile Wagnerians, here’s a no-brainer... " More...
La somnambule
01/11/2006 Fanfare (USA) "a perky score straight out of Italian bel canto opera ... [Bonynge's] in fine form here ... The SACD surround audio is first-rate" More...