An uneven performance from Zurich of Beethoven’s only opera is offered up by Arthaus Musik on Blu-ray.
Daniel Barenboim conducts a seriously revised version of Wagner’s Tannhauser out on Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques
Weber’s brooding opera receives great musical direction, excellent contributions by a veteran cast.
A well-crafted documentary of how politics shaped the classical music scene in post-WW II East Germany
A rising star on the operatic scene, Dinara Alieva delivers a superb and varied program of some vocal favorites in five languages.
Wagner’s towering opera Tannhäuser gets some strong vocal performances, is undone by perverse and bizarre staging concepts.
Phoenix is the brutal story of a disfigured concentration camp survivor who attempts to fit back into society and find out who betrayed her.
Updated version of Strauss’ masterpiece Der Rosenkavelier features some sensational vocal performances and sensitive conducting.
New German Cinema antiwar film The Bridge gets the Criterion Collection treatment on Blu-ray.
This domestic comedy opera offers Strauss’ gorgeous vocal music delivered by today’s leading proponent of the title role, the ageless Renée Fleming.