Daniel Barenboim conducts a seriously revised version of Wagner’s Tannhauser out on Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques
Staatsballett Berlin gives us a traditional Nutcracker on Blu-ray certain to please audiences of all ages.
The Bolshoi Ballet delivers a beautiful performance of this famous work with outstanding contributions by its principals and corps de ballet.
An extremely well performed and seriously updated version of this Russian classic in which the musical values trump director Dmitri Tcherniakov’s efforts to overwhelm Rimsky-Korsakov’s original intentions.
A completely reconceptualized version of Offenbach’s masterpiece that is frequently senseless with stage devices that simply fall flat
The largest staged Carmen to date receives competent rather than exciting performances from its Veronese cast.
A manic but effective portrayal of Elektra’s heroine, and excepting the less than top-flight visuals, a compelling performance that demands our attention.
This fifth Blu-ray version of Verdi’s Aida, second from Arena di Verona, benefits from a mostly strong cast
This updated production of Boris Godunov fails to convey the power and majesty that this work requires.
This Don Giovanni is Dmitri Tcherniakov’s rethinking of an operatic warhorse that simply goes all wrong from the beginning.