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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
01/11/2006 American Record Guide (US) "superlative playing by Orchestra Victoria... Without question this is a major addition to the ballet repertory on records ..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
17/10/2006 Mundo Clasico (Spain) "The orchestra is a complete surprise… an enviable pair of Volsungs…I cannot wait for the next three instalments." More...
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10/10/2006 Opus High Definition (France) (Internet "not to be missed ... brilliant work ... to be recommended. " More...
David Tong
01/10/2006 Klassik Musik (Germany) Richard Bonynge said he was “the most poetic pianist I have heard for many years” More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/10/2006 Wagnermania (Spain) "The sound is extraordinary ... the presentation is exemplary... [Asher Fisch] has obtained superlative results..." More...
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...
Wagner: Die Walküre
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...