Braunfels: Die Vogel (ballet)
Format: BLU RAY
Conlon; L.A. Opera Orchestra & Chorus; Rancatore; Jovanovich; Johnson; Gantner
The singing actor who carries the opera is the Nightingale, Desiree Rancatore. She has a wonderfully pure soprano and a range that encompasses a middle mezzo to coloratura soprano with no hint of strain. Good Hope’s tenor is an equal match to her vocal quality and he finds love and an hour’s transcendence… The orchestra comments on it all. The aural image extends beyond the physical location of the front speakers, besides carrying the tonal threads of the different instruments and the transients that contribute so much. When properly recorded, Blu-Ray comfortably exceeds our hearing capability.