This Tosca with, mostly minimalist sets and a thrilling tenor, disappoints in the other two principal roles.
A minimalist performance of Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen that fails to deliver the passion, heat, and atmosphere that this masterpiece requires.
This is the first performance of Le Comte Ory recorded with a period orchestra, ably led by Maestro Muhai Tang.
A rarely heard Rossini specialty, we get four good tenors contributing to terrific performance of Rossini’s retelling of the Shakespeare legend.
Gounod’s Faust receives serious reconceptualization from Des McAnuff and topflight performances from its lead singers and conductor
The Blu-ray premiere of one of Rossini’s least performed operas gets the star-treatment with luxurious casting and excellent videography.
A towering performance of Verdi’s chorale masterpiece, the only flaw is the “halo” that enfolds maestro Barenboim on occasion and some motion artifact.
Star soprano Renee Fleming gives us her first Ariadne in this 2012 Baden-Baden production led by top conductor Christian Thielemann. Supported by a strong cast and superb recording properties, this is a great watch if not the definitive performance of this delightful work.