The Queen of Spades
Misha Didyk, Tatiana Serjan, Larissa Diadkova, Alexey Shishlyaev et al; Bavarian State Opera Children’s Choir; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir/Mariss Jansons
BR Klassik 900129
Reviewed Christmas 2015
This is a supremely skilful recording of an exciting live performance. The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra is beautifully shaped and pin-sharp and the singers are vivid and characterful. The chorus is impressive, too, with a sophisticated sound that oozes drama.