A 4K premiere for an evergreen Puccini masterpiece that features excellent vocals and a directorial approach that may not please traditional operagoers.
An uneven performance from Zurich of Beethoven’s only opera is offered up by Arthaus Musik on Blu-ray.
Arthaus Musik resurrects this 1983 performance of the 18th Century English music hall classic ‘The Beggar’s Opera,’ out on Blu-ray now.
Werner Herzog’s compelling 1995 documentary on enigmatic Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, ‘Death for Five Voices,’ is out on Blu-ray from Arthaus Musik.
A most delightful rendition of Strauss’s whipped cream operetta that is augmented by an interpolated recital by opera legends Pavarotti, Horne, and Dame Joan Sutherland on the occasion of her retirement.
A well-crafted documentary of how politics shaped the classical music scene in post-WW II East Germany
The energy and enthusiasm of the cast and the seamless coordination of the varied numbers culminates in an exciting show that defies categorization.
A quirky rethinking of a classic ballet story more akin to Cirque du Soleil than to traditional dance that remains a provocative and often humorous production.
Dated sights and sounds aside, this three ballet collection gives us Czech choreographer Kylián at his best.
The definitive film biography of Czech choreographer, Jiří Kylián, that combines archival and high-definition footage quite successfully and provides a bonus performance of the ballet, Wings of Wax.