Below is a list of all In Stock Classical Blu-Ray Disc titles.
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)
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,...
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K492 (complete opera recorded in 2014) BLU-RAY
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Rosemary Joshua, Luca Pisaroni, Pietro Spagnoli / René Jacobs (cond)
[ Bel Air Classiques Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Feb/2018 ]
Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in June 2004, le Nozze de Figaro was unanimously acclaimed by public and critics alike as a Mozart opera landmark. Director Jean-Louis Martinoty brings an elegantly intelligent narrative sense to an...
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (complete ballet recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Teatro alla Scala / Roberto Bolle, Misty Copeland, Antonino Sutera, Mick Zeni, Marco Agostino / Patrick Fournillier (cond)
[ C Major BLU-RAY / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Dec/2017 ]
This classic choreography of Romeo and Juliet by Kenneth MacMillan, set to the immortal notes of Prokofiev, is legendary in La Scala´s repertoire. In this ballet the choreographer MacMillan deals with the matter paying great attention to human...
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (complete ballet recorded in 2016) BLU-RAY
The Royal Ballet / Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward, Alexander Campbell / Boris Gruzin (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 28/Nov/2017 ]
The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker is the quintessential Christmas ballet. When her nutcracker toy comes to life, young Clara is transported by the magician Drosselmeyer to a magical world of excitement and delight. Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico...
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Barbara Hannigan (soprano) London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ LSO Live / Blu-ray - released 24/Nov/2017 ]
Sir Simon Rattle is joined by virtuosic soprano Barbara Hannigan for a modernist programme that showcases the immense capabilities of the London Symphony Orchestra. At the heart of this concert is The Rite of Spring. Once decried, it is now a...
The Tale Of Tsar Saltan
Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus
[ Mariinsky Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc/DVD - released 24/Nov/2017 ]
Originally composed to celebrate Pushkin's centenary, the full title of the work - The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of His Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan - is indicative of the fantastical...