This domestic comedy opera offers Strauss’ gorgeous vocal music delivered by today’s leading proponent of the title role, the ageless Renée Fleming.
The Nutcracker is a much loved ballet and this venerable Nureyev version gets a well-danced and filmed account.
This set of two of Mahler’s most popular symphonies features some excellent vocalism and strong musical leadership from conductor Paavo Järvi.
A reconceptualization of this classic Mozart opera that gets done in by excessive raunchiness and minimalist sets.
A thoroughly reinvented Trovatore on a postage-stamp stage and harlequin costumes that features vocal luminaries Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo.
While not the first choices for any of these three operas, Netrebko fans will enjoy watching this consummate artist at work with excellent supporting casts.
Somewhat perverse staging and bizarre costumes coupled with some vocal disappointments lets down what could have been a stellar Wiener StaatsOper production.
The Odeonsplatz Concert is a nicely done outdoor concert with a star tenor and baritone and superb musical direction and videography.
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