One of Richard Strauss’ vocal masterpieces, this Ariadne auf Naxos has its vocal strengths but is undermined by some bizarre dramaturgy.
This Blu-ray premiere of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie has some interesting if offbeat staging and is supported by great videography.
A delightfully frothy and intimate Glyndebourne production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale is given a superb realization by all involved
Director Dornan and his strong cast deliver a compelling remounting of Shakespeare’s account of the downfall of English monarch Richard II
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