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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov [Bayerisches Staatsoper/Nagano] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 12th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov [Bayerisches Staatsoper/Nagano] Blu-ray Review

This updated production of Boris Godunov fails to convey the power and majesty that this work requires.

Britten: Death in Venice [English National Opera/Gardner] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Britten: Death in Venice [English National Opera/Gardner] Blu-ray Review

Benjamin Britten’s final opera receives a superb reading by Edward Gardner and a moving portrayal of the lead role by John Graham-Hall

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Gounod: Faust [Metropolitan Opera/Nezet-Seguin] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 8th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Gounod: Faust [Metropolitan Opera/Nezet-Seguin] Blu-ray Review

Gounod’s Faust receives serious reconceptualization from Des McAnuff and topflight performances from its lead singers and conductor

Adam: Le Corsaire [Ballet du Capitole] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 30th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Adam: Le Corsaire [Ballet du Capitole] Blu-ray Review

A beautifully realized revival of Adolphe Adam’s Le Corsaire.

Carlos Kleiber: I Am Lost to the World Blu-ray Review

Posted March 30th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Carlos Kleiber: I Am Lost to the World Blu-ray Review

A brief but penetrating look at a conflicted musical genius who gave few interviews with the gaps filled in by colleagues and friends.

Penderecki: Paths Through the Labyrinth Blu-ray Review

Posted March 30th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Penderecki: Paths Through the Labyrinth Blu-ray Review

Paths Through the Labyrinth is a definitive musical biography of Poland’s greatest living composer, Krzysztof Penderecki

Gozaran: Time Passing Blu-ray Review

Posted February 13th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Gozaran: Time Passing Blu-ray Review

A moving tribute to Iranian composer/conductor Nader Mashalyekhi who is faced with the daunting task of reconstituting the Teheran Symphony Orchestra

Verdi: Aida [Oren/Arena di Verona] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 4th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Verdi: Aida [Oren/Arena di Verona] Blu-ray Review

With the exception of soprano Hui He in the title role, a less than stellar Aida that also suffers from subpar visuals.

Brahms: The Complete Symphonies [Thielemann/Staatskapelle Dresden] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 4th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Brahms: The Complete Symphonies [Thielemann/Staatskapelle Dresden] Blu-ray Review

Thielemann takes his Dresden Staatskapelle forces on a satisfying journey through all of Brahms’ symphonies with excellent results

Benjamin: Written on Skin [Royal Opera House Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 4th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Benjamin: Written on Skin  [Royal Opera House Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano] Blu-ray Review

Written On Skin is a new millennium opera that is given an excellent production, authoritative performances, and is easy on the ear

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