Notes and Editorial Reviews
The reputation of Chandos' Opera in English label grows aspace. Such is the respect the label has earned that it is now able to command some of the greatest international singers of our day. On this release of 'Fidelio', the role of Leonora is taken by Christine Brewer, of whose voice the Guardian wrote: 'quite simply, one of the greatest in the world'. Rebecca Evans who appeared to such acclaim on the recent recording of The Magic Flute, takes the role of Marzelina, and Florestan is played by Canadian tenor Richard Margison, who makes his Chandos debut with this recording, and who appeared as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos last autumn to such acclaim at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.