The Werner Herzog Collection from the BFI offers a perfect opportunity to familiarize oneself with this latter-day auteur.
Mozart’s comic opera receives a makeover in an airplane hangar with modern dress, plot adjustments, and uneven vocal performances.
One of Richard Strauss’ vocal masterpieces, this Ariadne auf Naxos has its vocal strengths but is undermined by some bizarre dramaturgy.
Director Herheim’s reinvention of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg sheds new light with this production, well conducted and well sung.
The Odeonsplatz Concert is a nicely done outdoor concert with a star tenor and baritone and superb musical direction and videography.
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
A haunting Gothic horror story with a piercing performance from Klaus Kinski, Nosferatu the Vampyre is a classic of the genre.
Klaus Kinski puts on a career-defining performance in Werner Herzog’s epic Aguirre, Wrath of God