Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin put on an unusually staged but powerfully sung performance of Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ in this latest Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques.
William Christie, Luc Bondy, and Les Arts Florissants offer up a fine production of Handel’s opera ‘Hercules’ on Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques.
Steve Reich’s score is granted a mesmerizing dance production by the Ballet de l’Opera National de Paris in this BelAir Classiques Blu-ray.
Staatsballett Berlin gives us a traditional Nutcracker on Blu-ray certain to please audiences of all ages.
The Bolshoi Ballet delivers a beautiful performance of this famous work with outstanding contributions by its principals and corps de ballet.
The largest staged Carmen to date receives competent rather than exciting performances from its Veronese cast.
A manic but effective portrayal of Elektra’s heroine, and excepting the less than top-flight visuals, a compelling performance that demands our attention.
This fifth Blu-ray version of Verdi’s Aida, second from Arena di Verona, benefits from a mostly strong cast
This updated production of Boris Godunov fails to convey the power and majesty that this work requires.
Cherubini’s operatic version of the Medea legend gets a serious update by several centuries in this Belgian production. Soprano Nadja Michael steals the show in the title role. Some of the stage and costume decisions might offend traditional opera goers.