Below is a list of all classical DVD titles released in the last 90 days.
GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Theodora (complete opera recorded in 2015)
Theatre des Chams-Elysees / Katherine Watson, Philippe Jaroussky, Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Callum Thorpe / William Christie (cond)
[ Erato / Warner Classics DVD / 2 DVD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
Handel's Theodora, a tale of Christian martyrdom in 4th century Antioch, is a dramatic oratorio rather than an opera, but it achieved a new currency in 1996, when William Christie conducted a staging at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Christie, who...
Verdi: La Traviata (Complete opera recorded in 1994)
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Frank Lopardo, Angela Gheorghiu, Leo Nucci / Sir Georg Solti (cond)
[ Decca Classics DVD / DVD - released 1/Jan/2017 ]
"The singing is glorious, and this is one of the DVDs that should be the cornerstone in any collection. A superb stage spectacle." Penguin Guide Rosette Winner
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS
Otto Klemperer's Long Journey Through His Times - Klemperer: The Last Concert [2 DVDs / 2 CDs]
Daniel Adni (piano) / New Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer
[ Arthaus DVD plus CDs / 4 DVD/CD - released 10/Dec/2016 ]
In Philo Bregstein's film OTTO KLEMPERER'S LONG JOURNEY THROUGH HIS TIMES - restored, re-edited and finally available again after 20 years - you can follow Klemperer's journey from Germany to the USA, back to Hungary and lastly to London.
Wagner: Tannhauser (complete opera recorded in 2008)
Gran Teatre del Liceu / Peter Seiffert, Petra Maria Schnitzer, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Günther Groissböck, Markus Eiche / Sebastian Weigle (cond)
[ C Major DVD / 2 DVD - released 1/Dec/2016 ]
"Peter Seiffert sings powerfully and expressively as Tannhauser, and Petra Maria a bit too powerfully as Elisabeth. The orchestra, under Sebastian Weigle, gives a strong account of the score" BBC Music
Yates: Elizabeth (complete ballet recorded in 2016)
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Zenaida Yanowsky, Carlos Acosta, with Raphael Wallfisch (cello), David Kempster (baritone)
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 1/Dec/2016 ]
Opulent and intimate, this enchanting chamber piece combines dance, text and music in a fascinating exploration of the life and loves of Queen Elizabeth I. Choreographer Will Tuckett and playwright and librettist Alasdair Middleton co-direct this...
BEETHOVEN / MENDELSSOHN / BRUSTAD / GRIEG
Europakonzert 2016 from Røros, Norway - Beethoven: Symphony No 3 / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / etc
Vilde Frang (violin) / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ EuroArts DVD / DVD - released 1/Dec/2016 ]
The Berliner Philharmoniker celebrate their founding day (May 1st, 1892) in a European city of cultural significance every year. In 2016, they travelled to Røros in Norway, to play in the town's beautiful baroque church. Norwegian violinist Vilde...
Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (complete opera recorded March 2016)
Teatro Carlo Felice / Mariella Devia, Sonia Ganassi, Stefan Pop, Mansoo Kim / Francesco Lanzillotta (conductor)
[ Dynamic DVD / DVD - released 18/Nov/2016 ]
Recorded from the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, 20 and 24 March 2016
PROKOFIEV / TCHAIKOVSKY / DELIBES / ADAM / TALBOT / etc
The Royal Ballet - The Collection
Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi, Alina Cojocaru, Marianela Nunez, Darcey Bussell, Wayne McGregor
[ Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection DVD / 15 DVD Box Set - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
Celebrating 60 years since the Royal Ballet was awarded its Royal Charter, this magnificent 15-disc collection brings together 22 ballets spanning a decade of dance.
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (complete ballet recorded December 14, 2011)
New York City Ballet / Megan Fairchild, Joaquin De Luz, Teresa Reichlen, Daniel Ulbricht
[ C Major DVD / DVD - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
Choreography - George Balanchine Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet's iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical...
Glass: Einstein on the Beach (recorded in 2012-13)
Theâtre du Châtelet / Helga Davis, Kate Moran, Antoine Silverman / The Philip Glass Ensemble, Michael Riesman
[ Opus Arte DVD / 2 DVD - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
"The static tableaux are as much art installation as music theatre, and need to be seen rather than just heard" Financial Times