Thielemann takes his Dresden Staatskapelle forces on a satisfying journey through all of Brahms’ symphonies with excellent results
A beautifully filmed and directed rendition of one of Mozart’s supreme romantic comedies that is abetted by a great cast of young singers
The downscaling by maestro Dudamel and the histrionics of tenor Grigolo may not appeal to all viewers of this Verdi’s Requiem
This account of Glenn Gould’s maiden voyage to the Soviet Union stands out as one of the most important cultural events of the 20th century
An innovative water-based setting of Mozart’s comic singspiel opera
Andris Nelsons and his Bavarian Radio Orchestra forces deliver an exciting program with three Blu-ray premieres that precede an absolutely splendid reading of the Dvorak “From the New World” Symphony.
Salzburg offers up an Otello with potential that falls short of delivering the power of this late Verdi masterpiece. Ricardo Muti’s conducting and Carlos Alvarez’s Iago are the main attractions here.
Parma provides a Falstaff that is well intended but ultimately disappoints due to its vocalism, saved mainly by the en pointe conducting by rising star maestro Battistoni
A fascinating inside look into the bold experiment to pare down Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle in Buenos Aires with the help of the composer’s great-granddaughter and an avant-garde director.
A subpar Aida from Parma undermined by lackluster singing and less than spectacular staging makes for one that even hardcore Verdi fans would do best to avoid.