Philip Tsaras

Diana Damrau (soprano): Operette (Erato)

An interesting and unhackneyed programme of operetta arias, with a soprano who possibly divides opinion [PT]

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Dreams Desires Desolation – English Song (Divine Art)

An interesting disc of English Parlour Songs suffers from a lack of personality and variety [PT]

Noel Coward and Friends: A Most Marvellous Party (Signum Classics)

What an absolutely splendid party! Darling, I couldn’t have liked it more [PT]

Puccini: Tosca (Pentatone)

A sonically splendid recording of Tosca overshadowed by ghosts from the past [PT]

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Bellini: Composizioni da Camera (Acte Préalable)

An enterprising collection of Bellini songs is unfortunately let down by less than ideal performances [PT]