An abridged performance in a beautiful space of Rossini’s opera Mosé is offered up from Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano on Blu-ray from C Major.
An upbeat and updated production of a classic comic opera, this Rossini Festival production of L’Italiana in Algeri on Blu-ray offers many smiles, outright guffaws, and nonstop shtick.
The Blu-ray premiere of one of Rossini’s least performed operas gets the star-treatment with luxurious casting and excellent videography.
A strong cast delivers vocal pyrotechnics with sets and effects from the silent movie era in Teatro Communale di Bologna’s Ciro in Babilonia
A truly enjoyable, lighthearted rendering of the Cinderella fairytale, this recent Metropolitan Opera production pulls out all of its vocal stops and then some. Humdrum sets aside, the performance values carry the day and ensure much viewing pleasure, beginning with the drop-dead gorgeous star, mezzo-soprano, Elina Garanča.
A generous collection of Rossini overtures and sinfonias is offered in superb sound. Decent, if not stellar performances that most listeners will enjoy.
A Rossini Festival performance in Pesaro, this rarely performed opera is well conducted with a vocal mixed bag. Definitely worth watching but with reservations.