Conductor Mark Elder, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus
Cast Andrew Kennedy, Lisa Milne, Brindley Sherratt, Anja Kempe, Peter Coleman-Wright, Nathan Vale, Anthony Cleverton, Torsten Kerl, Henry Waddington
Anja Kampe movingly portrays the brave and loving Leonore with Torsten Kerl as Florestan both making notable British stage debuts in Deborah Warner’s award-winning production, conducted by Mark Elder.
"This superb recording of Beethoven’s only opera was made live at Glyndebourne in 2006. In the theatre, the production (directed by Deborah Warner) offered one of the most powerful interpretations of the opera I have seen, and the visceral excitement it generated translates on to disc."
- Daily Telegraph
Awards/Reviews The Sunday Times, Culture, CD of the Week, The Daily Telegraph, 5*, The Week, 4*, Financial Times, 4* Musical Criticism.com 4*, musicalcriticism.com, 5*.
Recorded live at Glyndebourne in August 2006
2 CD set, total playing time 123 minutes
Sung in the original German. Booklet contains full libretto in German, English, French and Italian, with synopses in English, German and French