Mozart. Die Zauberflote. Muti (2 DVD)
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...
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...
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, Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail (2 DVD)
Critical acclaim for this superb co-production of Vienna's Staatsoper, the Wiener Fest-wochen and Brussels' Theatre de la Monnaie (Das Opernglas): "Directors Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann, working with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, demonstrate that the...
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...
Glinka, Valery Gergiev: Ruslan And Lyudmila (2 DVD)
Lyudmila - Anna Netrebko
Ruslan - Vladimir Ognovenko
Ratmir - Larissa Diadkova
Farlaf - Gennady Bezzubenkov
Gorislava - Galina Gorchakova
Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus...
Strauss, Carlos Kleiber: Der Rosenkavalier (2 DVD)
Strauss, Sir Georg Solti: Die Frau Ohne Schatten (2 DVD)
Die Frau ohne Sdutttn, arguably Strauss's finest collaboration witli the great Austrian writer Hofmaiimthal, is their "Magic Flute", charting the spiritual joumey of two contrasting couples. It is at once a hymn to marriage and its fulfilment by...
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...
Inside Bob Dylan's Jesus Years: Busy Being Born… Again!
At first called "Dylan's God-Awful Gospel" by his most loyal fans. Bob Dylan's Jesus Years are today regarded as among the best of his career. How did a Jewish folk singer from the Midwest come to Jesus? Finally, here is an insider's view of Bob Dylan's...