Below is a list of all Classical Blu-Ray Disc titles released in the last 180 days.
Wagner: Die Walküre (complete opera recorded in 2018) BLU-RAY
The Royal Opera / Stuart Skelton, Emily Magee, Nina Stemme, John Lundgren, Sarah Connolly / Antonio Pappano
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Mar/2020 ]
Antonio Pappano conducts an outstanding cast including Nina Stemme, John Lundgren, Sarah Connolly, Emily Magee, Stuart Skelton and Ain Anger in Keith Warner's 'outstanding staging' (Evening Standard) of Die Walküre.
Minkus: La Bayadère (complete ballet recorded in 2019) BLU-RAY
The Royal Ballet / Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Natalia Osipova / Boris Gruzin (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 21/Feb/2020 ]
Natalia Makarova's acclaimed production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Featuring opulent sets by Pier Luigi Samaritani and beautiful costumes by Yolanda Sonnabend, it stars...
Paer: Agnese (complete opera recorded in 2019) BLU-RAY
Teatro Regio Torino / Bruno Taddia, Filippo Morace, Laura Giordano, Pietro Adaini / Federico Maria Sardelli (cond)
[ Dynamic Blu-Ray / Blu-ray - released 1/Feb/2020 ]
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino, Diego Fasolis, Leo Muscato (director)
Wheeldon: Within The Golden Hour (complete ballet) with works by Cherkaoui & Pite BLU-RAY
Royal Ballet / Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb, Alexander Campbell / Andrew Griffiths & Jonathan Lo
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Feb/2020 ]
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers.
Wiener Philharmoniker, Andris Nelsons
New Year's Concert 2020 (Blu-ray)
[ Sony Classical / Blu-ray - released 31/Jan/2020 ]
The New Year's Concert, one of the world's most famous and spectacular classical music events, returns for the 81st time to present to viewers a sensational programme made up of the vast repertoire of the family of Johann Strauss and its...
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
HANS WERNER HENZE
Hans Werner Henze: The Bassarids (Complete Opera) BLU-RAY
Salzburg Festival / Sean Panikkar, Russell Braun, Willard White, Nikolai Schukoff / Vienna Philharmonic, Kent Nagano
[ Arthaus Musik Blu-ray / 2 Blu-ray Disc - released 11/Oct/2019 ]
The opera, inspired by Euripides' tragedy The Bacchae, is as seductive as it is topical: When Dionysus - is he a charlatan? is he a demigod? - bursts into the intact world of ancient Thebes, he plunges a city into chaos. In stark contrast to his...