Ed Beveridge

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (11 of 12)
Location: London, England
Birthday: May 3
In My Own Words:
My name is Ed and I'm a Psychiatrist working and living in North London, UK. I've been an opera Ruth Ann swenson, Natalie Dessay, Deborah Voigt, Deborah Polaski, Maria Guleghina, Angela Gheorghiu, Cheryl Studer, Thomas Hampson, Marcelo Alvarez, Ben Heppner and Bryn Terfel, but I'm a passionate supporter of English singers as well. And why not - the likes of Amanda Roocroft, Josephine Barstow, Jane… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 428,332 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 12
Tannhäuser ~ Daniel Barenboim
Tannhäuser ~ Daniel Barenboim
I bought this recording having previously been won over by the Sinopoli set, gloriously cast with Domingo and Studer utterly affecting and involving in the lead roles, with Agnes Baltsa a predictably fiery, Southern European Venus. I did wonder what I might make of this set, therefore, with its cast of American/English/German singers. Would it lack the sensuality of the Sinopoli, or descend into religiose Parsifal-ness? (No disrespect to Parsifal - it's just not the same kind of piece).
Of course not. Barenboim is by now a supremely experienced and intelligent Wagner conductor, and he straddles the split personalities of this piece with ease, telling the story with a grip on the… Read more
Les Nuits D'ete ~ Susan Graham
Les Nuits D'ete ~ Susan Graham
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have taken a long time to get round to obtaining this recording. I noticed the other day that Graham is listed to sing her first Didon in the next couple of years. Not her first staged Berlioz, but probably the biggest single challenge for a soloist in this particular repertoire. It was for the opera arias, rather than the songs, that I wished to have this record.
But the song cycle is truly a knockout. These songs have long been a favourite, and just about every singer I can think of has had a go at them. Recent stand-out performances include Cecilia Bartoli, Ann Murray and, on record, Veronique Gens. The beauty of Berlioz is that the range and orchestration he uses, as well as the… Read more
Dvorak: Rusalka ~ Renée Fleming
Dvorak: Rusalka ~ Renée Fleming
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I just reviewed Renee Fleming's new Bel Canto album and it got me thinking about her Rusalka. I have loved this opera for years, and in London we have been relatively priveleged to have not only ENO's fabled 1983 production (much revived and also videoed) but, more recently, a pair of concerts at Covent Garden.
I was present for one of these which featured Fleming and Mackerras and also Hawlata from this recording. Much feted when it was first released, I can scarcely imagine a better case being made for this unjustly neglected masterpiece. It is a treasure trove of beautiful music, if a long winded one. Rusalka's theme and her Song to the Moon may be the most recognisable, but… Read more