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.
A fascinating documentary that explores the creative genius of choreographer Wayne McGregor includes a 30-minute series of highlights from several of his recent ballets.
A moving tribute to Iranian composer/conductor Nader Mashalyekhi who is faced with the daunting task of reconstituting the Teheran Symphony Orchestra
San Francisco Opera gives us a traditional production of one of Donizetti’s lesser known operas