Below is a list of all In Stock Classical Blu-Ray Disc titles.
Bellini:Norma (complete opera recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Metropolitan Opera / Joyce DiDonato, Sondra Radvanovsky, Joseph Calleja, Matthew Rose / Carlo Rizzi (cond)
[ Erato Blu-ray / 2 Blu-ray Disc - released 15/Nov/2018 ]
To open the Met's 2017-18 season, powerhouse soprano Sondra Radvanovsky tackled one of opera's most fearsome roles, the title druid priestess of Bellini's Norma, who wrestles with love and betrayal before making the ultimate sacrifice on a funeral...
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Lucio Silla (complete opera recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Theatro Real / Kurt Streit (Silla), Patricia Petibon, Silvia Tro Santafé, Inga Kalna / Ivor Bolton (cond)
[ Bel Air Classiques Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Nov/2018 ]
"But the vocal laurels, and the principal reason for recommending this recording, belong to Patricia Petibon who tears into Giunia's arias as if her really depended on it." BBC MusicBBC Music Magazine October 2018 Opera Choice
Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (complete ballet recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Royal Ballet / Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, James Hay, Laura More / Koen Kessels (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 18/Sep/2018 ]
''Cinematic but also unmistakably balletic, Joby Talbot's complex, theme-driven score'' (The Daily Telegraph)
Massenet: Cendrillon (complete opera recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Theater Freiburg / Kim-Lillian Strebel, Anja Jung, Anat Czarny / Fabrice Bollon (cond)
[ Naxos Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 18/Sep/2018 ]
Massenet's opera Cendrillon has enjoyed enduring popularity on stage and in recordings, but there are surprisingly few DVD releases of this enchanting work.
Puccini: La Boheme (recorded live Covent Garden in 2018) BLU-RAY
Royal Opera / Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo), Nicole Car, Mariusz Kwiecien, Nadine Sierra, Florian Sempey / Antonio Pappano (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 1/Sep/2018 ]
A penniless poet, a young seamstress, and a lost key: Puccini's passionate opera tells the story of a captivating romance set against the background of 19th-century Paris. The luscious score, with its soaring melodies and rich orchestration, brings...
CILEA / LEONCAVALLO / MASCAGNI / PUCCINI / VERDI
Summer Night Concert 2018 BLU-RAY
Anna Netrebko (soprano) / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 25/Jul/2018 ]
Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev reunite in the SommernachsKonzert 2018. Gergiev conducts the Vienna Philharmonic with Netrebko performing arias from Cilea, Puccini, and Leoncavallo.
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (complete opera recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Opera / John Osborn, Mariangela Sicilia, Maurizio Muraro, Michèle Losier / Sir Mark Elder (cond)
[ Naxos Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 5/May/2018 ]
"Osborn has all the vocal verve and dash to make the devil-may-care sculptor the constant centre of attention. Mariangela Sicilia uses her fearless, technically brilliant vocalism to sustain his beloved Teresa's vibrant personality…a musical treat"
CHARLES IVES / JOHN ADAMS / IGOR STRAVINSKY / ANTONIN DVORAK
From The New World (recorded live in 2011) BLU-RAY
Symphonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Andris Nelsons
[ C Major Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/May/2018 ]
"Nelsons makes the Symphony sound fresh and vibrant, finding a genuinely new and effective perspective...the playing [in Song of the Nightingale] is superb and Nelsons manages to surprise and delight" BBC Music
DANIEL-FRANCOIS AUBER / PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY
The Art of David Hallberg at the Bolshoi: Marco Spada & Sleeping Beauty (complete ballets) BLU-RAY
Bolshoi Ballet / David Hallberg, with Evguenia Obraztsova, Olga Smirnova, Maria Allash, Svetlana Zakharova, etc
[ Bel Air Classiques Blu-Ray / 2 Blu-ray Disc - released 10/Apr/2018 ]
"This release is a superb achievement … Alexei Bogorad and the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra play the score as if they had been familiar with it for years … a real treat." MyusicWeb (Marco Spada)
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: The Lovers' Garden (complete ballet recorded in 2016) BLU-RAY
Teatro alla Scala / Roberto Bolle, Nicoletta Manni, Marta Romagna, Claudio Coviello / Alexander Titov (cond)
[ C Major BLU-RAY / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/Apr/2018 ]
With lightness and irony, this journey into the universe of Mozart tips its hat to the 1700s also with the scenery and costumes, and fills the garden with fun and passionate virtuoso dances, which follow each other dynamically and quickly.
DVORAK / STRAVINSKY / RICHARD STRAUSS / BERNSTEIN / SHOSTAKOVICH
New Year's Eve Concert 2017 BLU-RAY
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo) / Berliner Philharmoniker [Berlin Philharmonic], Sir Simon Rattle
[ EuroArts Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Apr/2018 ]
With her flexible, slender but dark-timbred mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato is the star guest at Sir Simon Rattle's side during the New Year's Eve Concert, singing Richard Strauss's lavishly beautiful orchestral songs. The programme also includes works...
HANDEL / LEO / PURCELL / GESUALDO / STRAUSS
In War & Peace - Harmony Through Music (recorded in Barcelona, June 2017) BLU-RAY
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo) / Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev
[ Erato Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Apr/2018 ]
"DiDonato sings with poise and elegance, a few pitchy notes above the stave notwithstanding; her sorrow and passion are clear to see and appreciate - it is an incredibly giving performance." Opera Now
DAQUIN / HAYDN / LIGETI / RAVEL / ADAM / TCHAIKOVSKY / etc
Three Ballets of Kader Belarbi [La Bête et la Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Le Corsaire, La Reine Morte] BLU-RAY
Ballet du Capitole / Maria Gutierrez, Davit Galstyan, Takafumi Watanabe, Artjom Maksakov / Various conductors
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / 3 Blu-ray Box Set - released 20/Mar/2018 ]
Three masterworks by Kader Belarbi shine in these stunning Ballet du Capitole productions.
BRITTEN / DUTILLEUX / CAVALIERI / MESSIAEN / WAGNER / BEETHOVEN / etc
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert (rec 2017) BLU-RAY
Philippe Jaroussky, Bryn Terfel, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Pavol Breslik, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller / NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Ensemble Praetorius, etc
[ C Major Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 18/Mar/2018 ]
"As a record of an extraordinary musical event, it comes highly recommended." Gramophone Blu-ray of the Month Sept 2017
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (complete opera recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Opera / Misha Didyk, Alexey Markov, Vladimir Stoyanov / Mariss Jansons (cond)
[ C Major Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 9/Mar/2018 ]
"Musically, standards are extremely high, led by Mariss Jansons's inspired presence in the pit...Aksenova sings a steely Lisa..Diadkova is remarkable as the Countess - singing rather than growling her role." Gramophone Blu-ray of the Month March 2018
LALANDE / CHIEN / COLIN / ANONYMOUS / etc
Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV BLU-RAY + DVD
Céline Scheen, Lucile Richardot, Samuel Boden, Marc Mauillon, Christian Immler / Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
[ Harmonia Mundi Blu-ray + DVD / 2 Blu-ray Disc/DVD - released 23/Feb/2018 ]
The funeral of Louis XIV mirrored his reign: grandiose and filled with pathos. Raphaël Pichon has chosen the setting of the Chapelle Royale in Versailles, built 'for the use' of the Sun King, to present a musical reconstruction of the event, with...
Verdi: Macbeth / Il Trovatore / La Traviata (complete operas recorded 2002 - 2011) BLU-RAY
Royal Opera / Simon Keenlyside, Liudmyla Monastryrska, Jose Cura, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renee Fleming, Joseph Calleja / Antonio Pappano & Carlo Rizzi (
[ Opus Arte / BBC Blu-Ray / 3 Blu-ray Box Set - released 20/Feb/2018 ]
This trio of unforgettable Royal Opera productions features some of the most cherished and admired examples of Verdi's operatic genius.
Giordano: Fedora (Complete opera recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY
Teatro Carlo Felice / Daniela Dessì, Fabio Armiliato, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Daria Kovalenko / Valerio Galli (cond)
[ Dynamic Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Feb/2018 ]
The soprano Daniela Dessì died suddenly on 20th August 2016, aged 59. She was hailed by critics and colleagues as one of the finest voices the world of opera has ever known. Dynamic pays tribute to the great soprano with this recording, filmed just...
Verdi: La forza del destino (complete opera recorded in 2008) BLU-RAY
Vienna State Opera / Salvatore Licitra, Nina Stemme, Carlos Alvarez, Alastair Miles / Zubin Mehta (cond)
[ C Major Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Feb/2018 ]
"Stemme is an involving Leonore, with a lovely rich lower and mid-register tone, but she is strained and variable above the stave...Krasteva throws herself into cowgirl Preziosilla with gusto. Mehta conducts effectively." International Record Review
PYOTTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (Complete ballet recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
The Royal Ballet / Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Kristen Mcnally & Claire Calvert / Koen Kessels
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Feb/2018 ]
Royal Ballet Principal Marianela Nuñez delights as Princess Aurora, with Vadim Muntagirov as her Prince Florimund, in this performance of a timeless classic. Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's repertory,...