A short-running low-resolution film that fails to deliver the promise of Jiri Kylian’s original balletic adaptation of Stravinsky’s chamber work.
A reconceptualization of this classic Mozart opera that gets done in by excessive raunchiness and minimalist sets.
A thoroughly reinvented Trovatore on a postage-stamp stage and harlequin costumes that features vocal luminaries Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo.
A massive production that emphasizes the surreal aspect of Borodin’s flawed masterpiece, delivered to the viewers as only the Metropolitan Opera can do.
An inspired reading by a timeless conductor and world-class orchestra that brings out many hidden details of this massive score.
This Tosca with, mostly minimalist sets and a thrilling tenor, disappoints in the other two principal roles.
A minimalist performance of Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen that fails to deliver the passion, heat, and atmosphere that this masterpiece requires.
While not the first choices for any of these three operas, Netrebko fans will enjoy watching this consummate artist at work with excellent supporting casts.
The revival of Robert Carsen’s 1989 San Francisco Opera production succeeds with a stellar cast and rises to the top of the Blu-ray list for this rarely performed opera.
This popular ballet gets a spectacular production in all respects and becomes a top choice among the Blu-ray versions