Verdi, James Levine: La Traviata
"Stratas not only sings magnificently but also looks the role... She is a screen presence as riveting to watch as to listen to... Having cast the film very close to perfection, Zeffirelli has staged it in a way that serves both the film and the grandeur...
Mussorgsky, Valery Gergiev: Boris Godunov (2 DVD)
The complete 1872 version, filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1990.
This is masterly on almost ever count musical and visual, and would now be the outright choice for this work in all the media... Front stage, as it were, are some of the...
Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo / Georges Pretre: Cavalleria Rusticana
The great Italian stage and screen director Franco Zeffirelli made these widely acclaimed films, both starring Placido Domingo, with Georges Pretre conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala. Pagliacci, which co-stars the great singing actress...
Bizet, Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Carmen (2 DVD)
Acclaim for the Met's new Carmen: "The production provides an ideal context for Garanca's nuanced, sexy and cagey portrayal... an unerring feel for the nuance and subtext of a phrase, and alluring sensuality. Don Jose remains one of Alagna's strongest...
Johann Strauss / Carlos Kleiber: Die Fledermaus
01. Opening Credits
02. Ouverture - Ballett Der Bayerischen Staatsoper Act I
03. No. 1 Introduction: «Taubchen, Das Entflattert Ist»
04. «Adele, Was Ist...
Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde, Barenboim (2 DVD)
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's celebrated Bayreuth production filmed on the Festspielhaus stage with six cameras and in digital sound to recreate the unique intensity of a live performance in studio quality.
"On the small screen the almost...
Verdi, Daniele Gatti: Aida (2 DVD)
01. Introduction By Renee Fleming
02. Prelude And Opening Credits
Act 1 / Scena 1
03. Si, Cone Voce Che l'Etiope Ardisca
04. Se Quel Guerrier Io Rassi!
05. Quale Insolita Gioia Nel Tuo Sguardo!
06. Vieni, О...
Tony Palmer's Film About Callas
Franco Zeffirelli, Giovanni Вattisта Meneghini, Aristotle Onassis, Graziella Sciutti, Luchino Visconti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Tito Gobbi, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Aroa Mandikian, Nicola Rescigno, Nadia Stancioff, Nicola Rossi Lemeni, Lord...
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor - Armiliato (2 DVD)
Having Dazzled Opera Audiences As Lucia From St. Petersburg To Los Angeles, In 2009 Anna Netrebko Returned To The Met In Mary Zimmerman's "Imaginative Staging" (New York Times) Of Donizetti's Masterpiece.
"Netrebko Shaped The Arching Phrases...
Tchaikovsky, Valery Gergiev: Eugene Onegin (2 DVD)
Acclaim for the Met's "handsome" (New Yorker) new production of Tchaikovsky's romantic masterpiece:
Anna Netrebko's Tatiana: "Limpid tone, expressive point, dynamic sensitivity" (Financial Times)
Mariusz Kwiecien's Onegin: "Volatile and...