Famed 19th century French playwright Henry de Montherlant was so enthralled by a romantic account of an ill-fated love affair between 14th century Portuguese Prince Pedro, and his wife’s lady-in-waiting, Ines de Castro, that he based a very successful stage play, La Reine Morte (The Dead Queen) on this story. Contemporary French choreographer, Kader Belarbi discovered […]
The Royal Ballet and Opus Arte offer up another sumptuous delight of Frederick Ashton’s take on the ballet La Fille Mal Gardée on Blu-ray.
A definitive performance of this early 20th century masterpiece that gets strong vocal and orchestral contributions.
Experienced leader Mark Elder and two future stars give a good turn at La Traviata on Blu-ray from Opus Arte
A time-honored production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake receives a first-rate rendering by The Royal Ballet 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.
Following Christopher Wheeldon’s successful ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale is one terrific show that is as good as its predecessor.
This popular ballet gets a spectacular production in all respects and becomes a top choice among the Blu-ray versions
An interesting and mostly effective reworking of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni is well cast and features some nifty visual effects.