Dvorak: Rusalka / Hickox, Barker, Owens, Martin, Et Al

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Mackerras unseated? This magical version from Australia comes close

Chandos certainly has guts, going toe-to-toe with Mackerras’s Gramophone Award-winning set. Hickox’s Australian forces need not fear the comparison. Cheryl Barker may not have the refulgent tones of Renée Fleming on Decca (who has?) but she is even more moving in conveying Rusalka’s desperation. Mackerras is still my must-own, but this runs it close.

-- Gramophone [3/2008]


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: CHAN 10449(3)


  • UPC: 095115144923


  • Label: Chandos


  • Composer: Antonín Dvořák


  • Conductor: Richard Hickox


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Australian Opera Chorus


  • Performer: Anne-Marie Owens, Bruce Martin, Cheryl Barker, Elizabeth Whitehouse, Rosario La Spina