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.
This Blu-ray premiere of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie has some interesting if offbeat staging and is supported by great videography.
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
A delightfully frothy and intimate Glyndebourne production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale is given a superb realization by all involved
This is the first performance of Le Comte Ory recorded with a period orchestra, ably led by Maestro Muhai Tang.
A rarely heard Rossini specialty, we get four good tenors contributing to terrific performance of Rossini’s retelling of the Shakespeare legend.
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.