Below is a list of all classical DVD titles released in the last 90 days.
Bellini:Norma (complete opera recorded in 2017)
Metropolitan Opera / Joyce DiDonato, Sondra Radvanovsky, Joseph Calleja, Matthew Rose / Carlo Rizzi (cond)
[ Erato DVD / 2 DVD - released 15/Nov/2018 ]
In the Met's 2017-18 season, powerhouse soprano Sondra Radvanovsky tackled one of opera's most fearsome roles, the title druid priestess of Bellini's Norma, who wrestles with love and betrayal before making the ultimate sacrifice on a funeral pyre.
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH / BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Teodor Currentzis conducts The Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Steven Isserlis (cello) / Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Teodor Currentzis
[ Euroarts DVD / DVD - released 15/Oct/2018 ]
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra was Orchestra in Residence at the KlaraFestival 2013 which is known as a modern and international classical music festival far beyond Belgium's borders. The concerts of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra formed one of the...
Praetorius: La Messe de Noël
Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh dir.
[ Château De Versalles Spectacle / DVD - released 12/Oct/2018 ]
Michael Praetorius was the most prolific German composer of his generation, making use of a beauty of sound and an abundance of instruments worthy of his contemporary Monteverdi. Here we have a festive Christmas Mass as might have been heard in a...
Massenet: Cendrillon [Cinderella] (complete opera recorded in 2017)
Theater Freiburg / Kim-Lillian Strebel, Anja Jung, Anat Czarny, Katharina Melnikova / Fabrice Bollon (cond)
[ Naxos DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2018 ]
The timeless nature of this Freiburg production derives from an 'Alice in Wonderland' look that stimulates the imagination as much as it does the senses.
Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco (complete opera recorded in 2017)
La Scala Opera / Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli, Carlos Álvarez, Michele Mauro / Riccardo Chailly (cond)
[ Decca DVD / DVD - released 28/Sep/2018 ]
"Anna Netrebko as Giovanna is simply a force of nature. Across her huge vocal range and the role's giant proportions, her tone remains powerful and her charisma sweeps all before it." BBC Music
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas [The Marriage of Figaro / Don Giovanni / Cosi fan Tutte] (complete operas recorded in 2006 - 2016)
The Royal Opera / Erwin Schrott, Miah Persson, Gerald Finley, Dorothea Roschmann, Jonathan Veira, Philip Langridge, Mariusz Kwiecien, etc
[ OPUS ARTE DVD / 4 DVD Box Set - released 1/Sep/2018 ]
"…so accomplished a cast, in which Gerald Finley's Count, Miah Persson's Susanna and Rinat Shaham's Cherubino stand out as ideal." (BBC Music on The Marriage Of Figaro)
Puccini: La Boheme (recorded live Covent Garden in 2018)
Royal Opera / Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo), Nicole Car, Mariusz Kwiecien, Nadine Sierra, Florian Sempey / Antonio Pappano (cond)
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 1/Sep/2018 ]
A penniless poet, a young seamstress, and a lost key: Puccini's passionate opera tells the story of a captivating romance set against the background of 19th-century Paris. The luscious score, with its soaring melodies and rich orchestration, brings...