A most delightful rendition of Strauss’s whipped cream operetta that is augmented by an interpolated recital by opera legends Pavarotti, Horne, and Dame Joan Sutherland on the occasion of her retirement.
Written On Skin is a new millennium opera that is given an excellent production, authoritative performances, and is easy on the ear
Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable receives bizarre staging that trumps some good vocal performances in this Blu-ray from Opus Arte
A rarely performed trio of one act operas, Puccini’s Il Trittico gets a great performance by the Royal Opera House forces directed by Antonio Pappano. Strong casting for each opera is upheld for the most part by director Richard Jones concepts.
Renee Fleming reprises her lead role in Verdi’s La Traviata, from the Royal Opera House, under the expert baton of Antonio Pappano. This is a generally well done performance that should satisfy devout Verdians as well as newcomers.