The LPO capped 2015’s Glyndebourne festivities with this moving rendition of Britten’s early chamber opera, captured here on Blu-ray from Opus Arte.
Experienced leader Mark Elder and two future stars give a good turn at La Traviata on Blu-ray from Opus Arte
One of Richard Strauss’ vocal masterpieces, this Ariadne auf Naxos has its vocal strengths but is undermined by some bizarre dramaturgy.
This Blu-ray premiere of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie has some interesting if offbeat staging and is supported by great videography.
A well recorded and updated version of Mozart’s classic opera, this Nozze di Figaro will please most audiences if not rising to the top of the list.
Janáček’s fairy tale opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, gets the Glyndebourne Festival treatment much to its advantage and our delight.
Stravinsky’s venture into the world of opera is well represented by the Glyndbourne Festival’s production of The Rake’s Progress. Stunning visual and audio recording makes this a memorable Blu-ray disc.
Billy Budd, Benjamin Britten’s archetypal opera about men at sea, is rendered in a simply outstanding performance taped at the Glyndebourne festival, featuring Sir Mark Elder at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra, and a superb all-male cast.