Experienced leader Mark Elder and two future stars give a good turn at La Traviata on Blu-ray from Opus Arte
Wagner’s towering opera Tannhäuser gets some strong vocal performances, is undone by perverse and bizarre staging concepts.
Updated version of Strauss’ masterpiece Der Rosenkavelier features some sensational vocal performances and sensitive conducting.
Rethought version of Dvorak classic worth watching for Myrto Papatanasiu’s riveting portrayal of the title character.
This domestic comedy opera offers Strauss’ gorgeous vocal music delivered by today’s leading proponent of the title role, the ageless Renée Fleming.
A reconceptualization of this classic Mozart opera that gets done in by excessive raunchiness and minimalist sets.
A thoroughly reinvented Trovatore on a postage-stamp stage and harlequin costumes that features vocal luminaries Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo.
A massive production that emphasizes the surreal aspect of Borodin’s flawed masterpiece, delivered to the viewers as only the Metropolitan Opera can do.
This Tosca with, mostly minimalist sets and a thrilling tenor, disappoints in the other two principal roles.
A minimalist performance of Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen that fails to deliver the passion, heat, and atmosphere that this masterpiece requires.