Verdi, James Levine: Nabucco
Opera In Four Parts Nabucco - Juan Pons Ismaele - Gwyn Hughes Jones Zaccaria - Samuel Ramey Abigaille - Maria Guleghina Fenena - Wendy White Il Gran Sacerdote - Stephen Morscheck Abdallo - Rafael...
Verdi - Aida: Arena Di Verona
Verdi's grand opera Aida was composed for the new Cairo Opera House, built in 1871 as part of the celebrations to mark the opening of the Suez Canal. In Aida, Verdi created a masterpiece of spectacular opera in the Italian style whose pomp and ceremony,...
Halevy, Neil Shicoff, Vjekoslav Sutej: La Juive (2 DVD)
The 1999 Vienna Production Of Halevy's La Juive Was A Triumph, Revealing This Grand Opera To Be A Vast, Passionate And Admirably Constructed Drama. One Singer Played An Especially Significant Role In The Success: Neil Shicoff, Who Brings The Character Of...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflote (Blu-ray)
Part of the epoch-making release of Mozart's complete operas on film, Pierre Audi's production of this blithe fable suggests an operatic Garden of den, enhanced by the primary-coloured, story-book designs of Karel Appel. The tale of two young men...
Saint-Saens, James Levine: Samson Et Dalila
Opera In Three Acts
- Samson - Placido Domingo
- Dalila - Olga Borodina
- Grand-Pretre De Dagon - Sergei Leiferkus
- Abimelech - Richard Paul Fink
- Un Vieillard Hebreu - Rene Pape
- Un Messager Philistin - Charles...
Wagner, Horst Stein: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg (2 DVD)
Staged and directed by Richard Wagner's grandson Wolfgang at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1984, this production of Wagner's only comedy dispenses with the common cliches to reveal the humanity of each character. Here, Beckmesser is no longer a foolish...
Engelbert Humperdinck, Kaufmann: Konigskinder (Blu-ray)
The first production of Konigskinder on film. Konigskinder follows the tumultuous story of the rugged King's Son, and the beautiful Goose-girl. After a chance meeting in the woods, the Konigskind (Jonas Kaufmann — "the fairy-tale prince of most...
Fabio Luisi, Verdi: Macbeth (Blu-ray)
«One of the greatest triumphs in recent Met history» (Wall Street Journal), Anna netrebko's Lady Macbeth «is causing a sensation» (New York Times), a performance «so exciting it propels both artist and audience figuratively to the brink of madness» (New...
Tchaikovsky, Valery Gergiev: Eugene Onegin (Blu-ray)
Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky triumph in Tchaikovsky's operatic masterpiece, filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Robert Carsen's beautifully evocative staging highlights the personal drama at the heart of Pushkin's tragedy of...
Dances and Waves: Schoenbrunn 2012 Summer Night Concert
Grammy and Gramophone award-winner Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the classical summer event of 2012: Vienna's "Summer Night Concert", live from the magnificent Baroque gardens of Schonbrunn Palace. Seen and heard by nearly a million...