Below is a list of all classical DVD titles released in the last 120 days.
GIAN CARLO MENOTTI
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors (complete opera, sung in German, recorded in 2022)
Tempu Ishijima (boy soprano), Dshamilja Kaiser, Paul Schweinester / Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Wiener Symphoniker, Magnus Loddgard
[ Naxos DVD / DVD - released 1/Dec/2023 ]
Long a Christmas favourite, this new Viennese production, sung in German, boldly re-examines the story finding its key elements to be fantasy, empathy and the enduring power of love.
Schreker: Der Schatzgräber (complete opera recorded in 2022)
Deutsche Oper Berlin / Elisabet Strid, Daniel Johansson, Michael Laurenz, Thomas Johannes Mayer / Marc Albrecht (cond)
[ Naxos DVD / DVD - released 8/Nov/2023 ]
Franz Schreker's career was cut short by the events of 1933 in Germany but he achieved real fame with his operas, and the huge success of Der Schatzgräber ('The Treasure Hunter') in the 1920s was the high point of his career.
Delibes: Lakme (complete opera recorded in 2022)
Opera Comique, Paris / Sabine Devieilhe, Grederic Antouni, Stephane Degout, Ambroisine Bre / Pygmalion, Raphael Pichon
[ Naxos DVD / DVD - released 20/Oct/2023 ]
Premiered in 1883, Lakmé remains one of the most popular of all French operas. Reflecting contemporary tastes, the original source material presented a tragic liaison between a French officer and a Tahitian woman on a Pacific island.
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Roger Federer, John Williams, Daniel Barenboim, Andre Previn, Jorg Widmann, Lambert Orkis, Steve Cohen
Anne-Sophie Mutter: Vivace
[ SWR Classics / DVD - released 29/Sep/2023 ]
Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the greatest musicians of our age and for the last five decades has appeared at the world's leading concert venues. In addition to premiering 31 new works from leading composers, she is an inspiring mentor, has promoted...
Donizetti: Donizetti: Don Pasquale (complete opera recorded in 2019))
Royal Opera / Bryn Terfel, Ioan Hotea, Markus Werba, Olga Peretyatko / Evelino Pidò (cond)
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 29/Sep/2023 ]
"Terfel sounds wonderful, singing with handsomely focused tone and brings considerable panache to his duet with Werba, which is denied its traditional encore here. In the pit, Evelino Pidò conducts with admirable precision and grace." (Guardian).
Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well (recorded live in 2022)
Royal Shakespeare Company / Claire Benedict, Benjamin Westerby, Rosie Sheehy, Jamie Wilkes, Will Edgerton, Bruce Alexander
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 22/Sep/2023 ]
Bruce Alexander [The King of France] is best known as Superintendent Mullett in A Touch of Frost and has appeared in many other TV shows such as Berkeley Square, Casualty and Peak Practice. He has also played major roles in the theatre.
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Glyndebourne, James Bowman, Ileana Cotrubas, Curt Appelgreen, Felicity Lott
[ Opus Arte / DVD - released 25/Aug/2023 ]
Bernard Haitink conducts in this landmark recording of the Peter Hall's inimitable production
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
The Royal Opera
[ Opus Arte / DVD - released 25/Aug/2023 ]
The greatest comic opera is brought to life by an exciting cast with Antonio Pappano at the helm.
BIZET / BOULANGER / BERLIOZ / GOUNOD / RAVEL / SAINT-SAENS
Summer Night Concert in Vienna 2023 (DVD)
Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano) / Wiener Philharmoniker, Yannick Nezet-Seguin
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 18/Aug/2023 ]
2023's 'Sommernachtskonzert' ('Summer Night Concert') was performed on June 8th, 2023. It is an annual open-air event, which has been held since 2008. The park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna/Austria is the magical setting for the concert.
Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Bayerische Staatsoper, Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier), George Petean (Carlo Gerard), Anja Harteros (Maddalena di Coigny)
[ BSO Recordings / DVD - released 18/Aug/2023 ]
First performed in 1896, Andrea Chénier is rightly regarded as one of the key works of verismo. With his melodrama about the historical poet André Chénier during the upheavals of the French Revolution, the composer Umberto Giordano created an...
Humperdinck: Konigskinder [The King's Children] (complete opera recorded in 2022)
Dutch National Opera / Daniel Behle, Olga Kulchynska, Josef Wagner, Doris Soffel / Marc Albrecht (cond)
[ Naxos DVD / DVD - released 11/Aug/2023 ]
Hänsel und Gretel brought Humperdinck worldwide fame but his tragic fairy storybrought Humperdinck worldwide fame but his tragic fairy story KönigskinderKönigskinder ('The King's Children') offers a stark contrast to it and has only begun to be...