Below is a list of all Classical Blu-Ray Disc titles released in the last 180 days.
Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna (complete opera recorded in 2018) BLU-RAY
Bergamo, Teatro Sociale / Anna Bonitatibus, Sonia Ganassi, Francesco Castoro / Alexandro de Marchi (conductor)
[ Dynamic Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Jan/2020 ]
Enrico di Borgogna is a melodramma per musica that was premiered in Venice in 1818, marking Donizettis stage debut. The plot of this rarely performed opera follows a rather traditional scheme: Enrico wants to defeat the son of the villain who usurped...
Rossini: La Cenerentola (complete opera recorded in 2016) BLU-RAY
Teatro Opera of Rome / Serena Malfi, Juan Francisco Gatell, Alessandro Corbelli, Vito Priante / Alejo Pérez (cond)
[ C Major BLU-RAY / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Jan/2020 ]
Rossini's second masterpiece La Cenerentola premiered at the Teatro Valle in Rome on the 25th of January 1817, less than a year after the first performance of his The Barber of Seville and it ́s pure, perfect Rossini. In this production, a set-up...
Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (complete opera recorded in 2012) BLU-RAY
Teatro Comunale di Bologno / Juan Diego Florez, Anna Goryachova, Olga Peretyatko / Michele Mariotti (cond)
[ Decca Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 12/Dec/2019 ]
The opera that few tenors dare sing and which Flórez has made his own throughout his career. Recorded at the 2012 Pesaro Festival, Flórez reprises the role that shot him to stardom in 1996 aged twenty-three. Conducting is the up-and-coming...
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (complete opera recorded live in 2008) BLU-RAY
Bayreuth Festival / Michael Volle, Klaus Florian Vogt, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Anne Schwanewilms / Philippe Jordan (cond)
[ Deutsche Blu-ray / 2 Blu-ray - released 5/Dec/2019 ]
"The performances of the cast are of a high standard dramatically and mostly musically. Volle now paces himself well and Lehmkuhl is a magical and unclichéd Magdalene." Gramophone
GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Rodelinda (complete opera recorded in 2018) BLU-RAY
Le Concert d'Astrée / Jeanine de Bique, Jakub Józef Orliński, Tim Mead, Benjamin Hulett, Avery Amereau / Emmanuelle Haim (cond)
[ Erato / Warner Classics Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 5/Nov/2019 ]
With this Blu-ray of Rodelinda, one of Handel's most emotionally complex operas, conductor Emmanuelle Haïm adds to her impressive Erato catalogue of the composer's works. The imaginative production, by Jean Bellorini, was seen at the Opéra de Lille...
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (complete ballet recorded in 2018) BLU-RAY
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Marianela Nunez, Vadim Muntagirov, Elizabeth McGorian / Koen Kessels (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Oct/2019 ]
Swan Lake has a special place in The Royal Ballet's repertory. This new production by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett features additional choreography whilst remaining faithful to Petipa and Ivanov's classic. John Macfarlane's opulent designs...
Bellini: I Puritani(complete opera recorded in 2018) BLU-RAY
Stuttgart Opera / Ana Durlovski, René Barbera, Roland Bracht, Diana Haller / Manlio Benzi, conductor
[ Naxos Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Oct/2019 ]
"Barbera sings Arturo with a mellow beauty of tone that has surely never been matched in the 21st century, enhanced by expressive diction, the smoothest of legatos and a rare ease in the vocal stratosphere." Opera
Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide (complete opera recorded in 2018) BLU-RAY
Teatro Ventidio Basso / Pretty Yende, Juan Diego Florez, Sergey Romanovsky, Victoria Yarovaya / Giacomo Sagripanti (Cond)
[ C Major Blu-Ray / Blu-ray - released 1/Oct/2019 ]
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the premiere of the Rossini rarity, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro staged Ricciardo e Zoraide with an all-star cast.
Verdi: La Traviata (recorded live Covent Garden in 2019) BLU-RAY
Royal Opera / Ermonela Jaho, Charles Castronovo, Placido Domingo / Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonello Manacorda
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 10/Sep/2019 ]
Verdi based La traviata on Alexandre Dumas fils's novel and play La Dame aux camélias, inspired by the life and death of the real Parisian courtesan Marie Duplessis. One of the most popular of all operas, the 2018/2019 season featured 151 productions...
GRIME / ADES / BIRSTWISTLE / KNUSSEN / ELGAR
This Is Rattle
Christian Tetzlaff (violin) London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ LSO Blu-ray / 2 Blu-ray - released 6/Sep/2019 ]
Sir Simon Rattle's arrival in London heralded a new era for the LSO, and the ten day festival that opened his inaugural season as the Orchestra's Music Director wowed critics and audiences alike, going on to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic...
Rossini: L'Italiana In Algeri (complete opera recorded in 2018) BLU-RAY
Salzburg Festival / Cecilia Bartoli, Ildar Abdrazakov, Edgardo Rocha, Alessandro Corbelli, José Coca Loza / Jean-Christophe Spinosi (cond)
[ C Major Blu-Ray / Blu-ray - released 9/Aug/2019 ]
"The role of Isabella is sung to perfection by Cecilia Bartoli - a clever, independent woman with an adventurous streak" (New York Times). Bartoli's superb performance in Gioachino Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) at...
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Fidelio (complete opera recorded in 2004) BLU-RAY
Jonas Kaufmann, Camilla Nylund, Chor and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Arthaus Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 2/Aug/2019 ]
"Jonas Kaufmann and Camilla Nylund fearlessly [pack] every phrase with compellingly truthful shades of meaning. Harnoncourt's Beethoven is famously raw and earthy: strong on struggle and on the composer's robust musical roots" BBC Music Five Stars