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Beautiful Music

Advantages: Great For Children and Adults
Disadvantages: None

Disneys Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack Album Just like the film, Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack Album tells a magical story. Its filled with beautiful music, and its created in the way Disney means to do it, to put a smile on your face. Beauty and th ...

Danii_Wilson01 15.06.2009 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Beauty and the Beast

Great Modern Carmen

Advantages: Smooth voiced protagonists, nice sound
Disadvantages: Slightly tame Escamillo, maybe lacking in some french style

Arguably the best recording of Carmen in the past 30 years. Teresa Berganza has a smooth and warm voice here, rather darker than Victoria de los Angeles (Thomas Beecham conducts, EMI) but smoother and lighter than Maria Callas (Georges Pretre conducts, EM ...

operalover2000 04.04.2008 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Bizet: Carmen

Welsh Opera Diva!

Advantages: Great Collection Of Music
Disadvantages: n/a

Katherine Jenkins has an amazing voice. She is increasingly becoming one of the worlds favourite opera stars. Whilst singing in a concert in germany, there was suddenly a massive crashing noise, the audience began to duck with the thought of gunfire, but ...

ben3263 28.08.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Second Nature

A WASTED OPPORTUNITY

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Everything about this pathetic attempt at an opera

Andre Previn and his librettist, Philip Littell have performed a remarkable feat: they have taken what could have and should have been a tremendous opera, and managed to do everything wrong that could possibly be done wrong. Here is one of the greatest - ...

ProminentCritic 24.10.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Streetcar Named Desire