Famed 19th century French playwright Henry de Montherlant was so enthralled by a romantic account of an ill-fated love affair between 14th century Portuguese Prince Pedro, and his wife’s lady-in-waiting, Ines de Castro, that he based a very successful stage play, La Reine Morte (The Dead Queen) on this story. Contemporary French choreographer, Kader Belarbi discovered […]
Werner Herzog’s compelling 1995 documentary on enigmatic Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, ‘Death for Five Voices,’ is out on Blu-ray from Arthaus Musik.
The Royal Ballet and Opus Arte offer up another sumptuous delight of Frederick Ashton’s take on the ballet La Fille Mal Gardée on Blu-ray.
Steve Reich’s score is granted a mesmerizing dance production by the Ballet de l’Opera National de Paris in this BelAir Classiques Blu-ray.
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.
Daniel Barenboim conducts a seriously revised version of Wagner’s Tannhauser out on Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques
A definitive performance of this early 20th century masterpiece that gets strong vocal and orchestral contributions.
A most delightful rendition of Strauss’s whipped cream operetta that is augmented by an interpolated recital by opera legends Pavarotti, Horne, and Dame Joan Sutherland on the occasion of her retirement.
Weber’s brooding opera receives great musical direction, excellent contributions by a veteran cast.
Staatsballett Berlin gives us a traditional Nutcracker on Blu-ray certain to please audiences of all ages.