Berlioz

Berlioz Les Troyens

Berlioz

Berlioz Les Troyens

Joyce DiDonato, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Michael Spyres et al; Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, Badischer Staatsopernchor; Choeur de l’Opéra du Rhin/John Nelson
Erato 9029576220

Reviewed Christmas 2017

Erato’s much-anticipated recording of this four-hour epic, made live in Strasbourg at concerts conducted by Berlioz specialist John Nelson, did not disappoint. It captures thrilling performances from Joyce DiDonato as Didon and from Michael Spyres, at the peak of his powers, as Énée, and from a supporting cast of impressive strength.

Audio clip: 'Ha! ha! Après dix ans passés dans nos murailles'