2018 FIFA World Cup


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The tournament logo was unveiled on 28 October by cosmonauts at the International Space Station and then projected onto Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre during an evening television programme. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the logo was inspired by "Russia's rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation", and FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated that it reflected the "heart and soul" of the country.

The official mascot for the tournament was unveiled 21 October , and selected through a design competition among university students. A public vote was used to select from three finalists—a cat, a tiger, and a wolf. The first phase of ticket sales started on 14 September , The general visa policy of Russia did not apply to participants and spectators, who were able to visit Russia without a visa right before and during the competition regardless of their citizenship.

A Fan-ID was required to enter the country visa-free, while a ticket, Fan-ID and a valid passport were required to enter stadiums for matches. Fan-IDs also granted World Cup attendees free access to public transport services, including buses, and train service between host cities. Fan-ID was administered by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media , who could revoke these accreditations at any time to "ensure the defence capability or security of the state or public order".

The official match ball of the World Cup group stage was " Telstar 18 ", based on the name and design of the first Adidas World Cup ball from It was introduced on 9 November After the group stage, "Telstar Mechta" was used for the knockout stage. The word mechta Russian: The difference between Telstar 18 and Mechta is the red details on the design.

Its music video was released on 8 June Thirty-three footballers who are alleged to be part of the steroid program are listed in the McLaren Report. The choice of Russia as host has been challenged. Controversial issues have included the level of racism in Russian football, [] [] [] and discrimination against LGBT people in wider Russian society.

Allegations of corruption in the bidding processes for the and World Cups caused threats from England's FA to boycott the tournament. Garcia , a US attorney, to investigate and produce a report on the corruption allegations. Eckert's summary cleared Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing, but was denounced by critics as a whitewash. On 3 June , the FBI confirmed that the federal authorities were investigating the bidding and awarding processes for the and World Cups.

In response to the March poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal , British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that no British ministers or members of the royal family would attend the World Cup, and issued a warning to any travelling England fans. The British Foreign Office and MPs had repeatedly warned English football fans and "people of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent" travelling to Russia of "racist or homophobic intimidation, hooligan violence and anti-British hostility".

At the close of the World Cup Russia was widely praised for its success in hosting the tournament, with Steve Rosenberg of the BBC deeming it "a resounding public relations success" for Putin, adding, "The stunning new stadiums, free train travel to venues and the absence of crowd violence has impressed visiting supporters. Russia has come across as friendly and hospitable: All the foreign fans I have spoken to are pleasantly surprised.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino stated, "Everyone discovered a beautiful country, a welcoming country, that is keen to show the world that everything that has been said before might not be true. A lot of preconceived ideas have been changed because people have seen the true nature of Russia. These broadcasts were made available from selected rightsholders and television providers. In February , Ukrainian rightsholder UA: PBC stated that it would not broadcast the World Cup.

This came in the wake of growing boycotts of the tournament among the Football Federation of Ukraine and sports minister Ihor Zhdanov. On 2 June , beIN pulled its channels from Du and Etisalat , but with service to the latter restored later that day. Etisalat subsequently announced that it would air the World Cup in the UAE, and continue to offer beIN normally and without interruptions. While FIFA attempted to indirectly negotiate the sale of a package consisting of Saudi matches, as well as the opening and final games, they were unable to do so.

On 12 July , FIFA stated that it had "engaged counsel to take legal action in Saudi Arabia and is working alongside other sports rights owners that have also been affected to protect its interests. The elimination of the United States in qualifying led to concerns that US interest and viewership of this World Cup would be reduced especially among "casual" viewers interested in the U.

During a launch event prior to the elimination, Fox stated that it had planned to place a secondary focus on the Mexican team in its coverage to take advantage of their popularity among US viewers factoring Hispanic and Latino Americans. Fox stated that it was still committed to broadcasting a significant amount of coverage for the tournament.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other competitions of that name, see World Cup disambiguation. For the video game, see FIFA Not a FIFA member. Bronnitsy , Moscow Oblast Australia: Kazan , Republic of Tatarstan Belgium: Krasnogorsky , Moscow Oblast Brazil: Sochi , Krasnodar Krai Colombia: Verkhneuslonsky , Republic of Tatarstan Costa Rica: Roshchino , Leningrad Oblast [77] Denmark: Anapa , Krasnodar Krai Egypt: Grozny , Chechen Republic England: Repino , Saint Petersburg [78] France: Istra , Moscow Oblast Germany: Vatutinki , Moscow [79] Iceland: Gelendzhik , Krasnodar Krai Iran: Bakovka, Moscow Oblast Japan: Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan Mexico: Khimki , Moscow Oblast Morocco: Voronezh , Voronezh Oblast Nigeria: Yessentuki , Stavropol Krai Panama: Saransk , Republic of Mordovia Peru: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai Portugal: Ramenskoye , Moscow Oblast Russia: Khimki, Moscow Oblast Saudi Arabia: Kaluga , Kaluga Oblast Serbia: Svetlogorsk , Kaliningrad Oblast South Korea: Krasnodar , Krasnodar Krai Sweden: Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Krai Switzerland: Togliatti , Samara Oblast Tunisia: Pervomayskoye, Moscow Oblast Uruguay: Bor , Nizhny Novgorod Oblast.

Luzhniki Stadium , Moscow. Central Stadium , Yekaterinburg. Krestovsky Stadium , Saint Petersburg. Rostov Arena , Rostov-on-Don. Cosmos Arena , Samara. Volgograd Arena , Volgograd. Fisht Olympic Stadium , Sochi. Mark Geiger United States. Kazan Arena , Kazan. Mordovia Arena , Saransk. Kaliningrad Stadium , Kaliningrad.

Antonio Mateu Lahoz Spain. Otkritie Arena , Moscow. Nizhny Novgorod Stadium , Nizhny Novgorod. Matthew Conger New Zealand. Joel Aguilar El Salvador. Jair Marrufo United States.

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However FIFA has discussed abolishing the competition. Laura Casanova, Regina Iberica. Arcana A 1 CD, September Paolo Da Col, Odhecaton. Riccardo Angelo Strano, countertenor. Peter Wallin, Vox Scaniensis. Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande. Rafaella Milanesi, soprano; Aeneas: Stabat Mater ; Durante. Sony 1 CD, October Sonya Yoncheva, soprano; Karine Deshayes, mezzo-soprano. See booklet note for details.

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Yetzabel Arias Fernandez, soprano; Klaus Mertens, baritone. This is the first recording of a newly-discovered, early version of Tu fedel? Three of the four arias differ from the arias in the well-known version, HWV Alpha 1 CD, August Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico.

Haydn, Rigel, Sarti, J. Julien Chauvin, Le Concert de la Loge. Carlo Francesco Cesarini ? Come all ye songsters. The Old Colony Collection. Die stille Nacht TWV 1: Philippa Hyde, soprano; Venus: Ciara Hendrick, mezzo-soprano; Mars: Peter Whelan, Ensemble Marsyas. Callum Thorpe, baritone; Dafne: Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Alpha 2 CDs, June Jane Archibald, soprano; Blonde: Rachele Gilmore, soprano; Belmonte: Norman Reinhardt, tenor; Pedrillo: David Portillo, tenor; Osmin: Mischa Schelomianski, bass; Pasha Selim: Handel in Italy, vol.

Ian Page, Classical Opera. Sophie Bevan, soprano; Gomatz: Allan Clayton, tenor; Allazim: Jacques Imbrailo, baritone; Sultan Soliman: Stuart Jackson, tenor; Osmin: Darren Jeffery, bass; Vorsinger: Maasaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan. Mojca Erdmann, soprano; Dominik Wörner, bass. Mitologia - Handel's Heroes. Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco. Christiane Karg, soprano; Romina Basso, mezzo-soprano.

Brilliant 1 CD, July Claudio Astronio, Harmonices Mundi. Francesca Cassinari, soprano; Crisostomo: Renato Dolcini, baritone; Inviato di Roma: Carlo Vistoli, countertenor; Teofilo: Arianna Lanci, soprano; Second alto solo: Requiem Missa pro defunctis.

Ricercar 1 CD, July Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis. Ich hebe meine Augen auf. Rien Voskuilen, L'arpa festante. I missed this CD when it came out last year. Carlo Vistoli, countertenor; Speranza: Laura Antonaz, soprano; Obbedienza: Margherita Rotondi, mezzo-soprano; Testo: Mauro Borgioni, baritone; Atrebate: Arcana A 1 CD, May Claudia Di Carlo, soprano; Grandezza: Gabriella Martellacci, contralto; Bellezza: Luca Guglielmi, Concerto madrigalesco.

Jenny Campanella, soprano; Zeffiro: Teresa Nesci, soprano; Algido, fiume di Frascati: L'Angelica Serenata, Lisbon Pedro Castro, Concerto Campestre. Joanna Seara, soprano; Medoro: Lidia Vinyes Curtis, mezzo-soprano; Orlando: La Gloria di Primavera Naples Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano; Autunno: Clint van der Linde, countertenor; Inverno: Nicholas Phan, tenor; Giove: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, tenor; Mandane: Maria Grazia Schiavo, soprano; Artabano: Sonia Prina, contralto; Arbace: Franco Fagioli, countertenor; Semira: Rosa Bove, mezzo-soprano; Megabise: Artabano's first aria, S'impugni la spada , sounds as if it might have been composed by Vivaldi, especially the slow B section.

Artabano orginally was performed by Nicolini, who apparently never sang in a Vivaldi opera. HWV 36, London Decca 2 CDs, February Layla Claire, soprano; Ramise: Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano; Arminio: Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor; Sigismondo: Vince Yi, countertenor; Tullio: Xavier Sabata, countertenor; Varo: Juan Sancho, tenor; Segeste: Magnus Staveland, bass; Tirinto: Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Rosmene: Monica Piccinini, soprano; Clomiri: Cristiana Arcari, soprano; Argenio: Scylla et Glaucus Paris Alpha 3 CDs, December Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano; Glaucus: Orfeo ed Euridice Vienna Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano; Euridice: Francesca Lombardi Mazzuli, soprano; Imeneo: Based on the same Calzabigi libretto set by Gluck.

Bertoni's Orfeo was originally performed by Guadagni, Gluck's original Orfeo, on his retirement from the stage. I just listened to Bertoni's Orfeo for the first time and highly recommend it to anyone familiar with Gluck's Orfeo.

There are numerous references to Gluck's work, both in the music and in the sequence of musical themes, but with many surprising developments and resolutions. This is quite a pleasant surprise. Stefano Cucci, Coro Goffredo Petrassi. Handel in Rome Donna, che in ciel HWV ; Ah! Johann Melchoir Molter Brilliant 1 CD, August Fra Bernardo fb 1 CD, June Elizabeth Watts, soprano; Lucy Crowe, soprano.

Les Orphelines de Venise - Gloria, Magnificat. Geoffroy Jordain, Les Cris de Paris. Johann Michael Nicolai Musik am Stuttgarter Hof. Cantatas 68, , , - Vol. Eric Milnes, Montreal Baroque. Alpha 1 CD, June Abschied und Ewigkeit - Funeral Music from Gottorf.

Music in Gottorf Castle, vol. Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel, Lotti, Mancini. Et in Arcadia ego. We can expect a superior booklet with English translation from cpo.

No translation was provided by the cheapskates at Sony. NoMadMusic 2 CDs, Andrus Madsen, Newton Baroque. Rameau chez Madame de Pompadour. Ambronay 1 CD, April K 1 CD, April Gabriel Garrido, Ensemble Elyma. La Passione secondo Giovanni Naples c. Luca Cervoni, tenor; Pilatus: Brilliant 2 CDs, May Bach, Buxtehude, Christian Geist. Sigiswald Kuijken, Trondheim Barokk. Complete Solo Cantatas vol. Where 'er you walk. Arias for Handel's favourite tenor. Allan Clayton, tenor; Mary Bevan, soprano.

Messe de Requiem, De Profundis. Hans Michael Beuerle, ensemble3. La sete di Christo Passion Oratorio Alessandro Quarta, Concerto Romano.

Francesca Aspromonte, soprano; San Giovanni: Johann Heinrich Rolle So höret meinen Gesang - Klopstock settings. Siegfried Pank, Leipziger Concert. Nibiru 1 CD, January Rameau, Jacquet de la Guerre. Fra Bernardo fb 1 CD, March Gennaro Manna , Aniello Santangelo fl. Mendelssohn arrangement, Düsseldorf Vivat 2 CDs, March Robert King, King's Consort.

Eva Saladin, Ensemble Il Basilico. Bach BWV , Telemann. Herzens-Lieder - German Baroque Cantatas. Peter Barczi, Capricornus Consort Basel. The familiar setting by Bach of "Mein Herz schwimmt im Blut" by the Darmstadt poet Georg Christian lehms , plus a setting by Graupner of the same text that apparently was performed once, in Darmstadt. Also includes a fine cantata by Kuhnau and a concerto for two violins by Telemann.

Dulze acento - Cantadas sacras. Itinerant 1 CD, January Andoni Mercero, Musica Boscareccia. Johann Friedrich Doles , J. Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti.

Hans Jörg Mammel, tenor. Bach "Tilge, Höchster, mein Sünden. La Maddalena Vienna Andrea Marcon, La Cetra. Alessandro Della Ciaia c. Franco Pavan, Laboratorio ' Il Pianto della Madonna. Luca Guglielmi, La Compagnia del Madrigale. Arno Paduch, Johann Rosenmüller Ensemble. Simone Schwark, soprano; Elizabeth: Johanna Krell, mezzo-soprano; Isaias Propheta: Rolf Ehlers, countertenor; Evangelista Lucas: Georg Poplutz, tenor; Zacharia Sacerdos: Markus Flaig, baritone; Maria virgo: Brilliant 1 CD, March Mauro Marchetti, Modus Ensemble.

Buxtehude, Förster, Tunder, Bruhns, Geist. Buxtehude and his Circle. Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices. Garrick Comeaux, Consoritum Carissimi. Eugenia Boix, soprano; Carlos Mena, countertenor. Musica Ficta 1 CD, January Italian Arias ZWV Petr Wagner, Ensemble Tourbillon. Rossi, Michi, Marazzoli, Ortiz. Margret Köll, arpa barberini copy by Eric Wilhelm Kleinmann.

Arie per la Cuzzoni. Peter Van Heyghen, Les Muffatti. Elam Rotem, Profeti della Quinta. Wilfried Rombach, Ensemble Officium. Composed to the Soul - Concerti, Quartetti, Arie. Simone Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik. Johann David Heinichen Terry Wey, countertenor; Marie Friederike Schöder, soprano. London - Arias for Alto. Andrea Friggi, Ensemble Odyssee.

Teresa Wakim, soprano; Acis: Aaron Sheehan, tenor; Damon: Jason McStoots, tenor; Coridon: Zachary Wilder, tenor; Polyphemus: Le Temple de la Gloire Versailles , revised Paris version This is the first complete recording of the version, heavily revised by Rameau to adapt Voltaire's allegorical drama for Versailles into a lyrical opera with greater public appeal.

From the liner note by Julien Dubrugque: Here the ports de voix or appoggiature are long and not short; the harpsichord plays only when Rameau has indicated this with a figured bass in the score, this being when there are soloists to accompany instead of tinkling away continuously and industriously. In Rameau, the basso continuo is as a rule absent from choruses and purely instrumental sections. Guy Van Waas has not allowed himself to add various folk percussion instruments to each dance.

Salieri, Kreutzer, Gluck, Lemoyne, J. Romantic Heroines from the Revolution to the Empire. HWV 27, London Erato 3 CDs, November Booklet pdf - still no modern English translation, but only the original English version. Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Rosmira: Teresa Iervolino, mezzo-soprano; Arsace: Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Armindo: John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Ormonte: Watch for review on Voix des Arts.

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen. Actus Homagiali Serenata, Mühlhausen Motet BWV 71 Mühlhausen Fra Bernardo fb 1 CD, November Alfredo Bernardini, Concerto Stella Matutina.

Spektral 1 CD, November Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester. Köthener Trauermusik BWV a. Jommelli, Mozart, Traetta, Sarti, Piccinni. Sol Nascente - Italienische Koloratur-Arien. Ars 38 1 CD, October Michael Preiser, Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik. Johann Georg Rauch K 1 CD, November Excellent performance and recording. The second track contains a variation of La Follia. K 1 CD, October It's great to see new releases from K, which had not been active for a few years and no longer has a website.

Hammerschmidt, Scheidt, Telemann, Bruhns. Motets pour une princesse. Pour un Reposoir H. Extraits du Premier Livre d'orgue: Decca 1 CD, November This is a great recital album! I find it impossible to pick out a favorite aria or singer.

Could this be the best single CD compilation of Mozart's music? Dass sich wunder alle Welt - German Advent Songs. Miriam Feuersinger, soprano; Daniel Schreiber, tenor. Johann Melchior Gletle Pan Classics 4 CDs, November Two disks are reissues and two are new recordings. Juan Hidalgo et al. Juan Hidalgo and 17th-Century Spain. Fahmi Alqhai, Accademia del Piacere. Alberto Recasens, La Grande Chapelle.

Perez, Piccinni, Teixeira, Nunes Garcia. OBA 1 CD, Miriam Abad, soprano; Armando Possante, baritone. Telemann, Liebhold, Wolff, Roemhildt.

Shalev Ad-El, Accademia Daniel. Diego Fasolis, Le Concert Spirituel. Chantal Santon-Jeffrey, soprano; Mona Papagena: Tassis Christoyannis, baritone; Zarastro: Il Re Pastore K. John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Aminta: Sarah Fox, soprano; Elisa: Ailish Tynan, soprano; Tamiri: Anna Devin, soprano; Agenore: Review by Joseph Newsome on Voix des Arts. Il Trionfo d'Amore Scherzo pastorale, Lisbon Ana Quintans, soprano; Termosia: Joana Seara, soprano; Arsindo: Carlos Mena, countertenor; Giano: Amel Brahim-Djelloul, soprano; L'Amour: Hasnaa Bennani, soprano; Un Sylphe: Anna Dennis, soprano; Bathylle: HWV 6, Venice Laurence Cummings, FestspielOrchester Göttingen.

Ulrike Schneider, mezzo-soprano; Nerone: Jake Arditti, countertenor; Poppea: Ida Falk Winland, soprano; Ottone: Christopher Ainslie, countertenor; Narcisso: Owen Willetts, countertenor; Pallante: Ross Ramgobin, baritone; Claudio: These forces could have made a fine studio recording.

Unfortunately, the live recording is spoiled by frequent applause and stage noise from the goofy modern staging. Laurence Equilbey, Insula Orchestra. Franco Faglioli, countertenor; Euridice: Malin Hartelius, soprano; Amore: Emmanuelle de Negri, soprano. Includes commonly performed excerpts from the Paris version. Fra Bernardo 1 CD, October Francesco Baroni, Gambe di Legno. Gabriella Martellacci, contralto; L'Humana Natural: Letizia Verzellesi, mezzo-soprano; La Divina Misericordia: Anna Simboli, soprano; La Divina Giustizia: Giovanni Lorenzo Lulier c.

Fra Bernardo fb 1 CD, September Fabio Missaggia, I Musicali Affetti. Garrick Comeaux, Consortium Carissimi. Beethoven, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart. Includes Haydn's Scena di Berenice and Miseri noi, misera patria. Benedict Anton Aufschnaiter Memnon sacer ab oriente. Franz Anton Hugl Pan Classics 1 CD, October Abendmusik Cantatas for Solo Bass.

Brilliant Classics 1 CD, July Domitille Gilon, Ensemble Stravaganza. Lambert, Onbre de mon amant Plus instrumental works by Marais and Jacquet de la Guerre. Le petit livre d'Anna Magdalena Bach. Bayard 1 CD, October Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach.

Cipriana Smarandescu, harpsichord; Furio Zanasi, baritone. Benedetto Marcello, arranged by Charles Avison Arianna Vendittelli, soprano; Crisostomo: Matteo Bellotto, bass; Inviato di Romndittela: Filippo Mineccia, countertenor; Teofilo: Luca Cervoni, tenor; Consigliere: Rabbia, furor, dispetto - Sinfonie ed Arie. Paraty 1 CD, September Vasco Negreiros, Concentus Peninsulae. Heroines of the Venetian Baroque. Mariana Flores, soprano; Anna Reinhold, mezzo-soprano. Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire.

Decca 1 CD, October Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor. Duetti e Terzetti Italiani. Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza. Arias and Salve regina composed in Italy. Marco Vitale, Contrasto Armonico. Xenia Löffler, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. Marie Friederike Schöder, soprano. Hyperion 1 CD, October Brilliant 2 CDs, August Carlo Centemeri, Astarium Consort. Laurence Cummings, The English Concert. Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante. Mirare 1 CD, September Cornetto 1 CD, August Clair Obscur - Dans le silage du Caravage.

Flora 1 CD, July Dynamic 1 CD, August Alpha 3 CDs, June Isabelle Druet, mezzo-soprano; Hermine: Chantal Santon, soprano; Argant: Concerning the video, I'm not sure which is worse: It's particularly painful to watch modern dancers perform Swan Lake while dressed in 18th Century costumes. Catone in Utica Rome Review by Brian Robins. Franco Fagioli, countertenor; Catone: Juan Sancho, tenor; Marzia: Valer Barna-Sabadus, countertenor; Fulvio: Martin Mitterrutzner, countertenor; Emilia: David DQ Lee, countertenor; Arbace: Perhaps the only actual link to ancient history, the suicide of Cato, happens in Vinci's setting of the Metastasio libretto, whereas Vivaldi's subsequent setting was revised to have a happy ending.

Alan Curtis's recording of the Vivaldi setting is the best recent Vivaldi opera recording. Note that Pompey's widow is named Emilia and has no son in Metastasio's libretto, whereas she is named Cornelia and is the mother of Sesto Pompeo in Bussani's libretto to Guilio Cesare in Egitto.

Il Bajazet Florence Giuseppina Bridelli, soprano; Irene: Benedetta Mazzucato, contralto; Zaida: Giorgia Cincirpi, mezzo-soprano; Andronico: Antonio Giovanni, countertenor; Tamerlano: Filippo Mineccia, countertenor; Leone: Leonardo De Lisi, tenor.

Borosini Bajazet brought the libretto and probably the score with him to London. When he arrived, Handel had already completed the autograph of Tamerlano based on Gasparini's version. Handel borrowed from the version primarily in the opening and closing scenes. It's noteworthy that recordings of little-known settings of the two most famous baroque suicide librettos are coming out virtually simultaneously. Walter Testolin, RossoPorpora Ensemble. Rachel Lloyd, mezzo-soprano; Aeneas: Robert Davies, bass; Belinda: Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano.

Complete restoration of the original performance, including three concertos. Thus timing is Il Pianto e il Riso delle Quattro Stagioni Fra Bernardo fb 2 CDs, May Review by Brian Clark. Booklet is readable, with black text on a white background, but includes no translations of the Italian libretto. Judith van Wanroij, soprano; Plancippe: Philippe Talbot, tenor; Danaüs: Philippe Do, tenor; Olkar: Johann Abraham Peter Schulz Peters Bryllup Singspiel, Copenhagen Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo.

Eva-Lotta Ohlsson, soprano; Peter: Tobias Westman, tenor; Halvor: Harmonia Mundi 2 CDs, March Colin Ainsworth, haute-contre; Pollux: Florian Sempey, baritone; Jupiter: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria. Martin Pearlman, Boston Baroque. Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano; Telemaco: Aaron Sheehan, tenor; Minerva: Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano; Ericlea: Krista River, mezzo-soprano; Melanto: Abigail Nims, mezzo-soprano; Eurimaco: Daniel Shirley, tenor; Eumete: Daniel Auchincloss, tenor; Iro: Christopher Lowrey, countertenor; Amore: Cuopre tal volta il cielo HWV 98, Gloria, and other movements.

Unusually brief -- tt: Ana Maria Labin, soprano. Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt. Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst Hamburg, Complete recording of all 72 cantatas by Bergen Barokk in progress: Jan van Elsacker, tenor. The cantatas for high voice, recorder and basso continuo II.

Handel borrowed opening theme from the first cantata on this disk for "And he shall purify". The cantatas for middle voice, violin and basso continuo I. This is a superb performance and recording. Martin Jopp, Echo du Danube. Tore Tom Denys, tenor; Erik Leidal, tenor. Brilliant Classics 1 CD, June Michele Perguri, I Musicali Affetti.

Paola Crema, soprano; Maria Zalloni, mezzo-soprano. Marcello Di Lisa, Concerto de' Cavalieri. Etcetera 1 CD, May Maurice Clement, organ improvisations. Matthias Jung, Sächsisches Vocalensemble. Performed on Good Friday, in Schwerin. The booklet note doesn't mention the singers. I wonder if a soprano castrato, perhaps from the Berlin opera, might been engaged, based on the difficult gallant aria, Schallt, ihr freudigen Gesänge!

Armonici Entusiasmi di Davide Opera nona, Venice Favorable review by Brian Clark. Giovanni Acciai, Nova Ars Cantandi. Review by David Stancliffe. Begin the Noble Song - Ode for St. Welcome to all the Pleasures - Ode for St. Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki — Coro 1 CD, April Eamonn Dougan, The Sixteen. Niobe, Regina di Tebe Munich Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble.

Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Anfione: Jacek Laszczkowski, countertenor; Creonte: Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Nerea: Delphine Galou, contralto; Clearte: Tim Mead, countertenor; Tiberino: Lothar Odinius, tenor; Poliferno: Alastair Miles, bass; Tiresia: Erato 3 CDs, January Radio broadcast available online. Sketches of costume designs and set models. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Manto: Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Creonte: Terry Wey, countertenor; Nerea: Aaron Sheehan, tenor; Tiberino: Colin Balzer, tenor; Poliferno: Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Tiresia: HWV 64, London Accent A2 2 CDs, March Anna Dennis, soprano; Othniel: Kenneth Tarver, tenor; Angel: Joachim Duske, tenor; Caleb: Pölten, Cappella Nova Graz.

Gerlinde Sämann, soprano; Angel: Martina Daxböck, soprano; Othniel: Wiebke Lehmkuhl, mezzo-soprano; Joshua: Daniel Johannsen, tenor; Caleb: The Indian Queen London Giovanni Maria Casini Il Viaggio di Tobia. Laura Antonaz, soprano; Tobiah Figlio: Claudine Ansermet, soprano; Anna: Mya Fracassini, mezzo-soprano; Raguele: Jeremy Ovenden, tenor; Tobia Padre: Jan Kobow, tenor; Jesus: Agrippina - Opera Arias. Bach, Gluck, Bertoni, Hasse.

The Five Countertenors - Opera Arias. Decca 1 CD, February Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Solists. Charles Daniels, tenor; Christus: In Officio Defunctorum- Nocturns for the Dead. Andrea Frigg, Ensemble Odyssee. Giovanni Paolo Cima Vespro della Beata Virgine Milano Johann Adam Hiller Marazzoli, Cesti, Rossi, Stradella. Caprice 1 CD, January Sulla Lira - Le Miroir de Musique. Morte e Sepoltura di Christo Vienna Fabio Biondi, Stravanger Symphony Orchestra modern instruments.

Maria Grazia Schiavo, soprano; Maria di Giacobbe: Silvia Frigato, soprano; Giuseppe d'Arimatea: Marina Belli, contralto; Nicodemo: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, tenor; Centurione: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Pergolesi.

Tempesta - Opera Arias. Glossa 1 CD, March Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs. Brilliant 1 CD, September Elena Bertuzzi, soprano; Alessio Tosi, tenor. Estevan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort.

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