The Carmelites (Opera in English Series CD)

Price: $30.00 Members: $27.00




The Carmelites (Opera in English Series CD)

The release of The Carmelites continues Chandos' English-language recordings of productions from the English National Opera, and while these may not be definitive versions of the operas, they constitute valuable contributions to a deeper appreciation of the works. The experience of hearing an opera in one's first language (assuming that the piece is performed well, using a sensitive translation) cannot help but increase the listener's understanding.

Hearing the words sung in English cements them in the listener's memory in a way that simply reading a translated libretto cannot, and that's particularly important in an opera as talky as The Carmelites. There are several outstanding recordings in French, so the Chandos CD may not be the first choice for the listener who plans to own only one version, but for anyone who loves the opera who isn't fluent in French, this CD could be of real interest. Joseph Machlis' translation succeeds extraordinarily well in rendering the original into idiomatic English.

starstarstarstarstar Write the first review

No reviews have been written for this product.
Be the first one!  – Write a Review

overall rating

(0) CART 212.501.3482
Save up to $100 on select Nikons - Shop Now
Fall Music Sale: Up to 50% Off Select CDs and Select DVDs Fall Music Sale: Up to 50% Off Select CDs and Select DVDs

Stay in the Loop

Don't miss out on new arrivals, exclusive sales, special events, and more.

close (X)