Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Karl Goldmark, Reynald Giovaninetti, American Opera Society Orchestra|
Goldmark: Die Königin von Saba
Not bad - but buy the Hungaroton instead
Ralph Moore | Bishop's Stortford, UK | 08/31/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a cheap way to get to know this wonderful opera - one of the most performed of its era and now largely neglected - but ultimately it's a false economy to buy this if you can lay your hands on the other studio recording conducted by Adam Fischer and featuring a galaxy of Hungarian stars plus the eminent German tenor Siegfried Jerusalem. The women are good in this American recording of a live performance but the sound is often patchy, the coughing fearsome and the tenor several sizes too small of voice for the role. The music is wonderful: exotic, lush, dramatic, with echoes of late Verdi and Wagner. But go for the Hungaroton."