San Francisco Opera gives us a traditional production of one of Donizetti’s lesser known operas
Weber’s most popular opera, Der Freischutz, gets a large scale cinematic treatment with superb singing and direction.
A delightfully staged performance of Janacek’s fairy tale opera has the ageless Seiji Ozawa leading a strong cast, supported by high production values.
Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick opera is a powerful adaptation of the iconic Melville novel, featuring a superb cast and musical direction.
Stéphanie Argerich, youngest daughter of famed classical pianist Martha Argerich delivers a probing, sometimes uncomfortably so, look into the complex character of her mother and other family members. A well-done first feature length film by this young director and an unrivaled view of often chaotic yet somehow functional family life in the world of music.
Composer Glass and director McDermott present a fantasy about mogul Walt Disney with a surprising lack of dramatic thrust in this opera.
A strong cast delivers vocal pyrotechnics with sets and effects from the silent movie era in Teatro Communale di Bologna’s Ciro in Babilonia
This Don Giovanni is Dmitri Tcherniakov’s rethinking of an operatic warhorse that simply goes all wrong from the beginning.
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West receives interesting staging and strong performances in this Royal Opera Orchestra performance on Blu-ray
Lucerne and maestro Abbado offer a moving and well-performed rendition of Mozart’s last work in this Blu-ray from Accentus