With the exception of soprano Hui He in the title role, a less than stellar Aida that also suffers from subpar visuals.
Written On Skin is a new millennium opera that is given an excellent production, authoritative performances, and is easy on the ear
This atmospheric and well staged version of Britten’s Peter Grimes goes to the top of the mast.
A beautifully filmed and directed rendition of one of Mozart’s supreme romantic comedies that is abetted by a great cast of young singers
The Blu-ray premiere of one of Rossini’s least performed operas gets the star-treatment with luxurious casting and excellent videography.
Australia’s HANDA Opera on Sydney Harbour uses clever staging to support some excellent vocalism and musical direction in Carmen
Wagner’s final masterpiece, Parsifal, receives a strong performance undermined by bizarre stage business and unflattering costumes
An innovative water-based setting of Mozart’s comic singspiel opera
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.