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.
Merchant of Venice would have benefited from the revisions that Tchaikowsky would have made had he lived long enough to make them.
A modernist interpretation of Monteverdi’s opera Poppea that is danced rather than sung with terrific dancers.
Director Herheim’s reinvention of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg sheds new light with this production, well conducted and well sung.
EuroArts gives us some memorable archival performances of several of Strauss’ greatest vocal proponents caught in their prime
Relatively short fare for the money, this is primarily a rehearsal document with a brief main course in the form of Strauss’ tone poem
Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten receives a stellar performance from ancient music expert Nikolaus Harnoncourt
This Collector’s Edition contains a raft of definitive performances of many core chamber music works
Mario Schröder gives us a clever reworking of the Chaplin life story with eclectic musical selections and terrific dancing
San Francisco Opera’s 2009 production of Porgy and Bess presents this quintessential American opera with real opera singers and its leading proponent, conductor John DeMain.