An unusual multimedia piece dealing with the Prometheus legend that, in spite of a top-notch orchestra and conductor, fails to cohere into a satisfying watch
A Blu-ray premiere of a Bellini rarity that gets the star treatment that surmounts its minimalist staging.
This San Francisco Opera revival of one of the all-time musical blockbusters is a smashing success with great performances and superior production values.
Rethought version of Dvorak classic worth watching for Myrto Papatanasiu’s riveting portrayal of the title character.
A new version of Stravinksy’s modern classic, The Firebird, aided by nifty special effects and terrific dancing.
Piano virtuoso Martha Argerich shares her life and career with Georges Gachot in a series of intimate and probing interviews, interspersed with live performance excerpts.
The revival of Robert Carsen’s 1989 San Francisco Opera production succeeds with a stellar cast and rises to the top of the Blu-ray list for this rarely performed opera.
Merchant of Venice would have benefited from the revisions that Tchaikowsky would have made had he lived long enough to make them.
A modernist interpretation of Monteverdi’s opera Poppea that is danced rather than sung with terrific dancers.
Director Herheim’s reinvention of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg sheds new light with this production, well conducted and well sung.