An extremely well performed and seriously updated version of this Russian classic in which the musical values trump director Dmitri Tcherniakov’s efforts to overwhelm Rimsky-Korsakov’s original intentions.
A completely reconceptualized version of Offenbach’s masterpiece that is frequently senseless with stage devices that simply fall flat
This Don Giovanni is Dmitri Tcherniakov’s rethinking of an operatic warhorse that simply goes all wrong from the beginning.
The Bolshoi Ballet has mounted a less conventional, but visually and dramatically effective production of the beloved Tchaikovsky ballet. This Nutcracker has many magic moments with excellent sound and visual recording.
A 20th anniversary tribute to legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins shows off the ballet corps of the Paris Opera Ballet. The Robbins pieces are stunning as witnessed by the videography.
The Paris Opera’s Macbeth features excellent singing and conducting but is somewhat undermined by director Tcherniakov’s revisionist approaches to staging and dramaturgy.