Below is a list of all In Stock Classical Blu-Ray Disc titles.
Les vêpres siciliennes (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
Royal Opera House / Lianna Haroutounian, Bryan Hymel, Erwin Schrott, Michael Volle / Antonio Pappano (cond)
[ Warner Classics / Opus Arte / Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 25/Mar/2015 ]
Presented in its Covent Garden premiere in Autumn 2013, this staging - directed by Stefan Herheim and conducted by the Royal Opera's Music Director, Verdi specialist Sir Antonio Pappano went on to win the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Opera.
Keeping Score - Revealing Classical Music - Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique (includes concert performance) BLU-RAY
The San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas
[ San Francisco Symphony Bluray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Feb/2015 ]
Following the success of the enlightening first series of Keeping Score, MTT and SFS return with three further programmes that combine one-hour documentaries with live concert performances. The new programmes explore the music and stories behind the...
Keeping Score - Revealing Classical Music - Ives's Holiday Symphony (includes concert performance) BLU-RAY
The San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas
[ San Francisco Symphony Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Feb/2015 ]
Coming of age at the dawn of the twentieth century, Charles Ives saw the halcyon days of his youth fading fast. Not willing to let them go, he invented a striking new musical language to enshrine the feelings and ideals of a simpler time.
Strauss, R.: Der Rosenkavalier (complete opera recorded in 2014) BLU-RAY
Salzburg Festival / Krassimira Stoyanova, Sophie Koch, Mojca Erdmann, Silvana Dussmann / Franz Welser-Möst
[ C Major / Blu-ray Disc - released 2/Feb/2015 ]
This unabbreviated version of The Rosenkavalier from Salzburg Festival 2014 became a triumph and received fantastic reviews. Staged by legendary Harry Kupfer. Great cast incl. Krassimira Stoyanova, Günther Groisböck, Sophie Koch, Mojca Erdman,...
Les Pêcheurs de Perles [The Pearl Fishers] (complete opera recorded in 2014) BLU-RAY
Teatro di San Carlo / Patrizia Ciofi, Dmitry Korchak, Dario Solari, Roberto Tagliavini / Gabriele Ferro (cond)
[ C Major Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 2/Feb/2015 ]
Bizet is more than Carmen. In his opera Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) you find melodies to die for and not only the vocal music is beautiful, but also the orchestral and ballet pieces too. The opera includes "Warhorse" romance in every
TCHAIKOVSKY / ADAM / ASAFIEV
Great Ballets from the Bolshoi: Sleeping Beauty / Nutcracker / Giselle / Flames of Paris [complete ballets recorded 2010 & 2011] BLU-RAY
Bolshoi Theatre / David Hallberg, Svetlana Zakharova, Nina Kaptsova, Artem Ovcharenko, Svetlana Lunkina, Ivan Vasiliev, etc
[ Bel Air Classiques Blu-Ray / 4 Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Dec/2014 ]
Four famous productions from the Bolshoi Ballet HD Collection in an exceptional 4 digistack-set: Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle & Flames of Paris by the greatest performers of the Bolshoi Ballet: Svetlana Zakharova, Natalia Osipova, Nina...
La Cenerentola [Cinderella] (complete opera recorded in 2009) BLU-RAY
Metropolitan Opera / Elina Garanca, Lawrence Brownlee, Simone Alberghini / Maurizio Benini (cond)
[ Deutsche Grammophon Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 12/Dec/2014 ]
Elina Garanca builds on the success of her previous album, Bel Canto, incarnating the bel canto title role heroine, Cinderella, in Rossini's touching and hilarious comic masterpiece, La Cenerentola. This new DVD was recorded live at the...
Ciboulette (complete operas recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
Opera de Toulon / Julie Fuchs, Jean-François Lapointe, Julien Behr / Laurence Equilbey (cond)
[ Fra Musica Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Nov/2014 ]
Intended to set the spice of Parisian operetta against American musical comedy, 'Ciboulette' was Reynaldo Hahn's first light score. It features the tribulations of the pretty market gardener Ciboulette, determined to earn herself a bright future with
W. A. MOZART
Don Giovanni (complete opera recorded in 2014) BLU-RAY
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Mariusz Kwiecien, Alex Esposito, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Véronique Gens , Antonio Poli / Nicola Luisotti (cond
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Nov/2014 ]
Mozart's sublime tragic comedy offers boundless scope for directors, and Kasper Holten has chosen it to follow his directorial debut of Eugene Onegin. He wanted to shift the emphasis from Don Giovanni's sex life into a darker place, showing...
W. A. MOZART
Mozart Operas Box Set: Don Giovanni / Die Zauberflöte / Le nozze di Figaro [complete operas recorded 2003-2008] BLU-RAY
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Simon Keenlyside, Kyle Ketelsen, Miah Persson, Joyce DiDonato, Dorothea Röschmann, Erwin Schrott, etc
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / 5 Blu-ray Box Set - released 20/Nov/2014 ]
Containing three of Mozart's best-known and loved operas, this 5-disc box set features outstanding Royal Opera House productions and a raft of world-class artists, available at mid-price for the very first time.
Puccini: La Fanciulla del West [Girl of the Golden West] (complete opera recorded in 2011) BLU-RAY
Metropolitan Opera / Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, Tony Stevenson / Nicola Luisotti (cond)
[ Deutsche Grammophon Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 17/Nov/2014 ]
Deborah Voigt stars in the title role of Puccini's wild west opera - in a spectacular performance seen live in cinemas worldwide as part of the Metropolitan Opera 'Live in HD' series. Giancarlo Del Monaco's richly authentic production, with...
Giselle (complete ballet recorded in 2014) BLU-RAY
Royal Ballet / Natalia Osipova, Carlos Acosta / Boris Gruzin (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Oct/2014 ]
"Natalia Osipova [is] a dancer of superlative technique and of incredible grace and refinement in every motion and gesture. The conducting and orchestral playing are secure…and are co-ordinated to the stage action with exceptional precision." Fanfare
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (complete opera recorded in 2012) BLU-RAY
Baden-Baden Festspielhaus / Miah Persson, Rolando Villazon, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Roman Trekel / Pablo Heras-Casado (cond)
[ Deutsche Grammophon Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/Oct/2014 ]
"Villazon's Nemorino...comes across as individual, hyperactive, zany, but also a bit petulant and unlovable...Persson exudes easy-going charm...[d'Arcangelo] sings with fine, Italianate comic energy." (Gramophone)
Lac - After 'Swan Lake' (Ballet with Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot) BLU-RAY
Les Ballets de Monte Carlo / Bernice Coppieters, Anja Behrend, April Ball, Stephan Bourgond / Leonard Slatkin (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Oct/2014 ]
"Lac is packed with full-throttle dancing and quirky, occasionally over-the-top costumes. The White Swan pas de deux is a standout, full of playful tenderness, and there's a clever plot twist at the end. Lac is a sexy, provocative and dazzling piece
Verdi: Don Carlo (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
Salzburg Festival / Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Matti Salminen, Thomas Hampson / Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Antonio Pappano
[ Sony Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 30/Sep/2014 ]
Giuseppe Verdi's late opera Don Carlo delivers all the big topics while Ferdinand Wögerbauer's ultra-simple décor provides a spartan counterpoint to the dramatic action.
Der fliegende Holländer [The Flying Dutchman] (Complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
Bayreuth Festival / Samuel Youn, Franz-Josef Selig, Ricarda Merbeth / Christian Thielemann (conductor)
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Aug/2014 ]
2013's revival of Jan Philipp Gloger's controversial 2012 production was greeted (as so often in Bayreuth) with huge acclaim. He translates the tale of the Dutchman, whose travails can only be redeemed through the unconditional love of a woman...
The Makropulos Case (complete opera recorded in 1995) BLU-RAY
Glyndebourne Festival Opera / Anja Silja, Kim Begley, Victor Braun, Andrew Shore / Andrew Davis (cond)
[ Warner Classics Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Aug/2014 ]
"The wide vibrato at Silja's top might worry some, but her genius as a singer-actress makes Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Gyndebourne Makropulos unforgettable. Riveting music; the production's half stark, half fussy." (BBC Music Magazine, May 2014)
Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (Complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
Glyndebourne Opera / Ed Lyon, Christiane Karg, Sarah Connolly / Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, William Christie (conductor)
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Aug/2014 ]
"Christie lavishes his love and skill on a score whose splendours keep on growing over the show's three hours." (Times)
Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortilèges / l'Heure Espagnole (complete operas recorded in 2012) BLU-RAY
Glyndebourne Opera / Khatouna Gadelia, Elodie Méchain, Paul Gay, Elliot Madore, François Piolino / Kazuki Ono (cond)
[ Fra Musica Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Aug/2014 ]
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE AWARD WINNER 2014 - Opera
Notre Dame de Paris (Complete Ballet, recorded live in March 2013) BLU-RAY
La Teatro alla Scala Ballet / Natalia Osipova, Roberto Bolle, Eris Nezha, Mick Zeni / Paul Connelly (cond)
[ Opus Arte La Scala Collection Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Aug/2014 ]
With Roland Petit's cool, cabaret-style choreography and chic costumes by Yves Saint Laurent, Notre Dame de Paris has been a modern ballet hit ever since its 1965 premiere. Petit's deft condensation of Victor Hugo's epic and tragic novel is now...