Katherine Cooper
DVD/Blu-ray of the Year - Korngold: Die tote Stadt
'Stone’s fittingly cinematic staging has us constantly questioning the line between illusion and reality. Both Kaufmann and Petersen are utterly fearless in squaring up to the formidable vocal and emotional demands of the central roles…The third knock-out performance comes from the pit: Petrenko clearly adores this score, and ensures that every detail of Korngold’s precociously brilliant orchestration comes across loud and clear.'

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