Record Labels Archives: Unitel

Visceral, Vivid, Visual Missa Solemnis

This strangest of all of Beethoven’s strange works is a disputed masterpiece. Not by me, mind you: I find the fact that it keeps...

Colorful, Unimaginative Aida from Parma

This utterly traditional, beautiful-looking, stunningly-lit (by Guido Levi) Aida is both emotionally empty and a B-minus “sing...

Big-Boned Don Carlo From Modena

The version of Don Carlo used by Modena in this production is the hybrid Verdi put together in 1886 for this very theater: it is t...

Not Bad Macbeth–Sterling Nucci

This not-quite-persuasive performance from Parma has many vocal felicities to recommend it. Its major problems are with the stagin...

Forgettable, Fourth-Rate Trovatore

Rumor has it that the audiences in Parma used to be the strictest and least forgiving in the world; booing singers off the stage w...

Fine Middle Verdi Luisa from Parma

Here is another fine entry in the “Tutto Verdi” series from C Major Entertainment and Unitel, this time a performance of Luisa...

Verdi’s Hot-Blooded Masnadieri from Naples

Verdi composed I masnadieri, based on a play by Schiller, for Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Haymarket, in London. It was premiered ...