Musical legend Leonard Bernstein is profiled in the excellent documentary ‘Larger than Life’ on Blu-ray from classical label C Major.
The orchestra and ballet of Teatro alla Scala offer up a brilliant version of Nureyev’s ballet ‘Don Quixote’ in this Blu-ray release from C Major.
An abridged performance in a beautiful space of Rossini’s opera Mosé is offered up from Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano on Blu-ray from C Major.
Weber’s brooding opera receives great musical direction, excellent contributions by a veteran cast.
This innovative Bregenz Festival production of Turandot has much to enjoy visually and vocally outside of an average title role performance.
This domestic comedy opera offers Strauss’ gorgeous vocal music delivered by today’s leading proponent of the title role, the ageless Renée Fleming.
The Nutcracker is a much loved ballet and this venerable Nureyev version gets a well-danced and filmed account.
This set of two of Mahler’s most popular symphonies features some excellent vocalism and strong musical leadership from conductor Paavo Järvi.
A reconceptualization of this classic Mozart opera that gets done in by excessive raunchiness and minimalist sets.
Somewhat perverse staging and bizarre costumes coupled with some vocal disappointments lets down what could have been a stellar Wiener StaatsOper production.