Below is a list of all classical DVD titles released in the last 90 days.
Britten: Peter Grimes (complete opera recorded in 1981)
Royal Opera House / Jan Vickers, Heather Harper, Norman Bailey / Colin Davis (conductor)
[ Warner Music / NVC Arts DVD / DVD - released 10/Oct/2019 ]
"Colin Davis...proves an inspired interpreter, taut in control as well as warmly expressive, drawing vividly atmospheric playing from the orchestra to supplement the brilliantly effective sets, minimal but wonderfully evocative " Penguin Guide
LEO DELIBES / FERDINAND HEROLD / JOHN LANCHBERY
The Frederick Ashton Collection Vol 2: Delibes: Sylvia / Herold: La Fille Mal Garde / Lanchbery: Tales of Beatrix Potter
The Royal Ballet / Darcey Bussell, Roberto Bolle, Thiago Soares, Marianela Nuñez, Carlos Acosta, Victoria Hewitt, etc
[ BBC / Opus Arte DVD / 3 DVD Box Set - released 1/Oct/2019 ]
Three classic full-length ballets are brought together in the special collection celebrating Frederick Ashton's work.
Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide (complete opera recorded in 2018)
Teatro Ventidio Basso / Pretty Yende, Juan Diego Florez, Sergey Romanovsky, Victoria Yarovaya / Giacomo Sagripanti (Cond)
[ Decca Music Group DVD / 2 DVD - 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. Juan Diego Flórez makes his debut as the crusader Ricciardo, giving a "masterclass in bel...
PUCCINI / BELLINI / VERDI / DONIZETTI
Joan Sutherland & Luciano Pavarotti - Live At Sydney Opera House
Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti / The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
[ ABC Opera Australia DVD / DVD - released 25/Sep/2019 ]
"(Pavarotti) proved...that this is truly one of the most phenomenal voices of our era, used with genuine musicality and artistry." - The Australian
RICHARD STRAUSS / RICHARD WAGNER / W. A. MOZART
Inbrunst im Herzen: Famous German Arias and Scenes
Brigitte Fassbaender, Franz Hawlata, Kiri te Kanawa, Rene Kollo, Waltraud Meier, Christine Schafer, Bryn Terfel and others
[ Arthaus Musik DVD / DVD - released 20/Aug/2019 ]
This collection of Famous Arias and Scenes, opera's finest, most exciting moments, will dazzle opera lovers and newcomers alike. The Arias and Scenes are each presented and performed by the most renowned and acclaimed artists of the opera stage.
Virtuosity: Music is like a mirror - The Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Vadym Kholodenko / Beatrice Rana / Sean Chen / Fei-Fei Dong / Nikita Mndoyants / etc
[ EuroArts DVD / DVD - released 20/Aug/2019 ]
Virtuosity searches for the musical souls of the most gifted young pianists as they try to make a name for themselves at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competiton. The film focusses on this group of young musicians as they articulate their...
HANDEL / VIVALDI / PURCELL
O let me weep: Famous Baroque Arias & Scenes
David Daniels (countertenor), Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), Marilyn Horne (mezzo) / Various conductors
[ Arthaus Musik DVD / DVD - released 10/Aug/2019 ]
This collection of Famous Arias and Scenes, opera's finest, most brilliant moments, will dazzle opera lovers and newcomers alike: a visually exciting introduction for new viewers to opera and a unique opportunity to see stars of the opera stage...
Shakespeare: Twelfth Night (recorded live at the Globe Theatre in 2017)
Globe Theatre / Marc Antolin, Tony Jayawardena, Joshua Lacey, Katy Owen, Annette McLaughlin
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 10/Aug/2019 ]
Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, separated and believing each other to be dead. Beside herself with grief, Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino.
Shakespeare: The Roman Plays [Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Anthony & Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus]
Royal Shakespeare Company / David Troughton, Nia Gwynne, Sope Dirisu, James Corrigan, Andrew Woodall, Josette Simon, Antony Byrne, Andrew Woodall
[ Opus Arte DVD / 4 DVD Box Set - released 10/Aug/2019 ]
The Royal Shakespeare Company transports you to Shakespeares Rome with a thrilling collection of four of the playwrights most gripping plays: Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus and Coriolanus. Filmed live in Stratford-upon-Avon and...
GIACOMO PUCCINI / CHARLES GOUNOD / GIUSEPPE VERDI
Arena Di Verona Collection Volume 1: Turandot / Romeo et Juliette / Aida
Arena di Verona / Maria Guleghina, Salvatore Licitra, Tamar Iveri, Nino Machaidze, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Hui He, Marco Berti, Andrea Ulbrich, etc
[ Bel Air Classiques DVD / 4 DVD Box Set - released 9/Aug/2019 ]
A 3-Opera set (Limited Edition) featuring great productions seen at the prestigious Arena di Verona : Puccini's Turandot, Gounod's Roméo & Juliette, Verdi's Aida. TURANDOT For their 88th edition the prestigious Arena di Verona Festival...
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Fidelio (complete opera recorded in 2004)
Jonas Kaufmann, Camilla Nylund, Chor and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Arthaus DVD / DVD - released 2/Aug/2019 ]
Beethoven's only opera Fidelio never ceases to fascinate audiences with its spellbinding story of true love. Staged by renowned opera director Jürgen Flimm this production is the outstanding result of the teamwork of the Zurich Opera.
BERNSTEIN / GERSHWIN / DVORAK / COPLAND / STRAUSS / etc
Schoenbrunn 2019 - Summer Night Concert
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel, with Yuja Wang (piano)
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 1/Aug/2019 ]
The world's biggest annual classical open-air concert, The Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic, returns to the magical setting of Schönbrunn Palace Baroque park in Vienna.
PAISIELLO / BEETHOVEN / MONTEVERDI
Jonas Kaufmann: Opera Collection
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) with Cecilia Bartoli, Camilla Nylund, Vesselina Kasarova, and Dietrich Henschel
[ Arthaus DVD / 3 DVD - released 26/Jul/2019 ]
Experience Jonas Kaufmann, opera world's top star, in this impressive opera collection from his time at the Zurich Opera House still before his great international breakthrough. He feels closely connected to the opera house, boosted his career there...