«Power Of Love – British Opera Arias”
Deborah Riedel (Soprano).
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra – Richard Bonynge.
‘Power of Love’ was originally released in Australia in 2000, but with little or no distribution in the UK. It is now reissued as an SACD Hybrid in Deluxe packaging with new cover artwork, by Ken Cato, and a 46-page colour booklet with essay, aria translations and rare colour illustrations.
Contains rare 19th century British opera arias, many of which received world premiere recordings from the Richard Bonynge Archive. Bonynge is an authority on late 19th century opera.
Leading Australian soprano Deborah Riedel is here in magnificent vocal form, at times sounding uncannily like Joan Sutherland, but with a strength and richness all her own. She is featured as Sieglinde in Melba’s acclaimed Wagner ‘Ring’ cycle.
Gramophone – April 2002