Below is a list of all Classical Blu-Ray Disc titles released in the last 180 days.
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 ]
With his affinity for the 16th-century sculptor Benvenuto Cellini's advocacy of artistic and personal freedom, Hector Berlioz went straight for the grand gesture with his first completed opera. Returning to it years after initial production debacles,...
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 ]
Recorded live in June 2017 at the magnificent Liceu Theatre in Barcelona, this DVD is the companion to Joyce DiDonato's award-winning album In War and Peace: Harmony through Music. Seeking answers to the existential question "In the midst of chaos,...
WIDMANN / LISZT / SCHUBERT / WAGNER
Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim: Live from the BBC Proms 2016 BLU-RAY
Daniel Barenboim (piano/conductor), Martha Argerich (piano) / West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
[ EuroArts Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 28/Mar/2018 ]
The Proms don't come more stellar than this! Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra would have comfortably filled the hall on their own, while Martha Argerich could have filled it three times over" - The Independent The West-Eastern...
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
THE STRAUSS FAMILY & OTHERS
New Year's Concert in Vienna 2018 BLU-RAY
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 8/Mar/2018 ]
The New Year's Concert live from Vienna is one of the world's most famous and spectacular classical music events. It was be broadcast on TV and radio and reaches over 90 countries around the world with more than 40 million viewers. Broadcast on BBC2,...
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...