Verdi: Nabucco - Arena Di Verona
Nabucco is the opera which made Verdi the voice of the Italian people. Its theme of an oppressed people's yearning for freedom touched a responsive chord in the Italy of 1842. The stirring passion of Verdi's score proved irresistible in a country...
Mozart. La Finta Giardiniera. Bolton (2 DVD)
Part of on epoch-making release of Mozart's complete operas on DVD, here is the 18-year-old composer's first mature opera buffo. Hilarity mingles with passionate emotions when Belfiore believes he has killed his lover in a fit of jealousy but then...
Mozart, Nicolaus Harnoncourt: Le Nozze Di Figaro (2 DVD)
This new, excitingly original production of Mozart's most popular opera was the sensation of the 2006 Salzburg Festival. "What young director Claus Guth has made of Figaro - with Harnoncourt's active collaboration - is genius ... The stellar cast...
Massenet - Cendrillon (2 DVD)
Recent Grammy award-winner Joyce DiDonato stars as Cinderella in the debut Covent Garden production of Massenet's Centrillon. DiDonato captures all hearts- not just Prince Charming's- in this enchanting, sophisticated retelling of the classical fairy...
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2 DVD)
Cilea's intoxicating opera is brought to new life on the Royal Opera House stage after a century's absence. Director David mcvicar's interpretation for The Royal Opera of this neglected masterpiece recreates the Comedie-Francaise in its heyday, the...
Michele Mariotti. Gioacchino Rossini. Guillaume Tell (2 DVD)
For years the undisputed Rossini tenor par excellence, Juan Diego Florez at last makes his debut in the hugely demanding role of Arnold and "masters his part with seemingly effortless perfection" (Die Presse). "Grand, cinematic opera in widescreen and...
Daniel Barenboim: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni (2 DVD)
Placido Domingo: My Greatest Roles - Volume 2: Verdi (4 DVD)
Bartok, Sir Georg Solti: Bluebeard's Castle
The great Georg Solti conducts a spectacular studio production of this masterpiece of 20th-century opera. Two internationally celebrated Hungarian opera stars perform Bartok's darkly psychological parable with searing dramatic intensity. ...
Michele Mariotti, Bellini: I Puritani (Blu-ray)
Star tenor Juan Diego Florez and exciting young discovery Nino Machaidze lead an outstanding cast in this new production of Bellini's final opera, filmed live at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. Set during the English Civil War between Puritans and...