William Christie, Luc Bondy, and Les Arts Florissants offer up a fine production of Handel’s opera ‘Hercules’ on Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques.
Arthaus Musik resurrects this 1983 performance of the 18th Century English music hall classic ‘The Beggar’s Opera,’ out on Blu-ray now.
An abridged performance in a beautiful space of Rossini’s opera Mosé is offered up from Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano on Blu-ray from C Major.
Daniel Barenboim conducts a seriously revised version of Wagner’s Tannhauser out on Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques
A definitive performance of this early 20th century masterpiece that gets strong vocal and orchestral contributions.
A most delightful rendition of Strauss’s whipped cream operetta that is augmented by an interpolated recital by opera legends Pavarotti, Horne, and Dame Joan Sutherland on the occasion of her retirement.
Weber’s brooding opera receives great musical direction, excellent contributions by a veteran cast.
This innovative Bregenz Festival production of Turandot has much to enjoy visually and vocally outside of an average title role performance.
A well-crafted documentary of how politics shaped the classical music scene in post-WW II East Germany
An extremely well performed and seriously updated version of this Russian classic in which the musical values trump director Dmitri Tcherniakov’s efforts to overwhelm Rimsky-Korsakov’s original intentions.