Sarah Noble

Recent articles by Sarah Noble

Vivaldi, Handel, et al: Enchanted Forest (Prohaska)

Magic moments from the nymphs and fairies of the Baroque.

Schubert: Lieder Vol 7, Erlkönig

Goerne's gift to lieder – outstanding Schubert series shows no signs of slowing down.

Britten: Billy Budd (Glyndebourne)

Billy’s overdue Glyndebourne debut well worth the wait.

Villazón Sings Verdi

Villazón comeback continues with a tribute to Italy’s birthday boy.

Handel: Giulio Cesare (Alan Curtis)

Baroque performances as fresh and crisp as a Caesar salad.

Queen of Spades: Sydney Symphony's operatic gamble

Vladimir Ashkenazy and Stuart Skelton on Tchaikovsky's supernatural riddle.

PUCCINI: La Boheme (Opera Australia, Takesha Meshe Kizart, Ji-Min Park)

Not the best Bohème: Opera Australia's CD presents some issues.

DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune, Songs (Natalie Dessay, Philippe Cassard)

Worth waiting for: Dessay delights with early Debussy.

The Best of Salvatore Licitra

Sadly missed: a fitting tribute to a tenor taken too soon.

Kathleen Ferrier: Song of Joy

On the 100th anniversary of Ferrier’s birth, we examine the legacy of the British “girl next door”.

RACHMANINOV: Romances (Dmitri Hvorostovsky)

Hvorostovsky's muscular baritone is broodingly at ease in these songs of bitterness, regret and ill-fated love.

Songs of War (Simon Keenlyside; Malcolm Martineau)

Keenlyside fighting fit: a moving recital of English songs of war.

HANDEL: Streams of Pleasure (Karina Gauvin; Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Il Complesso Barocco/Curtis)

Vivid and passionate duetting forms the heartbeat of this album: a collaboration made even more fruitful by Il Complesso Barocco's sensitive and colourful playing.

My True Love Hath My Heart (Sarah Connolly; Malcolm Martineau)

Sarah Connolly spins 20th-century English songs into gold in this new recital.

A year at the opera: the Top 12 to see in 2012

My personal selection of the hottest tickets for opera-lovers around Australia.

Gioia! (soprano: Aleksandra Kurzak; Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Wellber)

Delectable debut: Aleksandra Kurzak is a big star of the future.

HOMAGE TO MARIA CALLAS: Angela Gheorghiu; Royal Philharmonic Orch/Armiliato

Tribute to La Divina: Gheorghiu treads the path of Callas.

R STRAUSS: Poesie (soprano: Diana Damrau; Munich Phil/Thielemann)

Damrau and the Munich Philharmonic draw out the ecstasy, agony and operatic echoes of Strauss with idiomatic ease.

BRAHMS: Songs Vol 2 (soprano: Christine Schafer; piano: Graham Johnson)

This recital shows Schafer on top form, combining artistry with a crystal-clear voice.

ECHOES OF NIGHTINGALES: Encores (soprano: Christine Brewer; piano: Roger Vignoles)

Soprano Christine Brewer pays tribute to ladies of song including Kirsten Flagstad in this intimate recital.
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