Benjamin Britten’s final opera receives a superb reading by Edward Gardner and a moving portrayal of the lead role by John Graham-Hall
A beautifully realized revival of Adolphe Adam’s Le Corsaire.
The Royal Ballet gets a study in human contortion rather than conventional ballet that will wear thin for most lovers of the dance.
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
One of the best ballet Blu-rays in some time, this homage to the legendary Sir Frederick Ashton gives wonderful examples of his art
Composer Glass and director McDermott present a fantasy about mogul Walt Disney with a surprising lack of dramatic thrust in this opera.
A strong cast delivers vocal pyrotechnics with sets and effects from the silent movie era in Teatro Communale di Bologna’s Ciro in Babilonia
Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable receives bizarre staging that trumps some good vocal performances in this Blu-ray from Opus Arte
A well recorded and updated version of Mozart’s classic opera, this Nozze di Figaro will please most audiences if not rising to the top of the list.