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Reviews

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

Reviews

The Floral Dance
01/11/2001 Classical Music Web November "It is an ideal CD to bring memories of yesteryear flooding back..." More...
The Floral Dance
01/11/2001 MusicWeb International (UK) "... an ideal CD to bring memories of yesteryear flooding back..." More...
Amoureuse
01/11/2001 MusicWeb International (UK) "This is another well produced first class recording from Melba." More...
Power of Love
04/08/2001 The Weekend Australian (Australia) "Not another lot of arias... this one is different, and quite delicious..." More...
Amoureuse
01/06/2001 International Record Review (UK) "The recording is first rate, with the orchestra full and lush - as it must be in Massenet - but never obscuring the voice" More...
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21/05/2001 Michael DVD (Australia) " ... a seriously good-looking DVD, adding enormously to what is a well thought out programme. More...
Seduction
01/05/2001 BBC Music Magazine (UK) "...some of Strauss's most mouth-watering songs comes with two orchestral lollipops ... and excellent booklet notes from Michael Kennedy..." More...
The Floral Dance
16/01/2001 Herald Sun (Australia) "Dawson was famous... Yurisich is famous [and] sings with great verve, enthusiasm, and feeling." More...
Amoureuse
28/12/2000 The Financial Review (Australia) "Illing is an inspired choice for this intoxicating set..." More...
Seduction
28/12/2000 The Age 'Green Guide' (Australia) "Particularly appealing was a collection of songs by Richard Strauss" More...
The Floral Dance
17/12/2000 Sunday Herald Sun (Aust) "The charm of his music is not only nostalgic, though that is its most obvious delight". More...
Seduction
01/12/2000 Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) "... a 'must' for all devotees of Richard Strauss at his sexiest." More...
The Floral Dance
20/11/2000 The Bulletin (Australia) "Yurisich has a robust baritone, and the same clarity of diction that was Dawson's trademark." More...
Power of Love
12/11/2000 Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) "This little gem, exhuming musical corpses from 19th century Britain..." More...
Power of Love
09/11/2000 The Age 'Green Guide' (Australia) " Riedel returns ... suavely and sensitively accompanied by Bonynge … makes for an unusual but worthwhile investment for opera lovers... " More...
Massenet DVD
07/11/2000 The Bulletin (Australia) "... one of the finest DVDs I've seen ... Beautifully photographed and intelligently crafted, ... a great advocate for the composer's work." More...
Power of Love
31/10/2000 Adelaide Advertiser (Aust) "Riedel’s voice is a lustrous and lyrical instrument, with just enough dramatic edge ..." More...
Power of Love
01/10/2000 The Bulletin (Australia) "These are a pleasing excursion into a forgotten operatic byway, and Australian soprano Deborah Riedel is in magnificent vocal form." More...
Seduction
30/09/2000 Australian Financial Review (Australia) "...material that lives up to the set's title: Seduction ..." More...
Seduction
27/09/2000 Herald Sun (Australia) If the new Melba can repeat this quality in her next few CDs her success is assured. More...