Below is a list of all classical DVD titles released in the last 90 days.
Produced and directed by Patricia Foy
[ EMI Classics DVD / DVD - released 10/Dec/2017 ]
No performer on the world stage received so much acclaim and publicity as Rudolf Nureyev, and no one gave away so little about their private life and thinking. In this television biography, made some twelve months before his death in 1993, Nureyev...
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (complete ballet recorded in 2016)
The Royal Ballet / Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward, Alexander Campbell / Boris Gruzin (cond)
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 28/Nov/2017 ]
The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker is the quintessential Christmas ballet. When her nutcracker toy comes to life, young Clara is transported by the magician Drosselmeyer to a magical world of excitement and delight. Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico...
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K87 (complete opera recorded in 2016)
Le Concert d'Astrée / Michael Spyres, Patricia Petibon, Myrtò Papatanasiu, Christophe Dumaux / Emmanuelle Haim (cond)
[ Erato / Warner Classics DVD / DVD - released 25/Nov/2017 ]
"This is a really good cast. Patricia Petibon's daunting but brilliant first aria as Aspasia, 'Al destin', is sung with panache and nonchalant control." BBC Music
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY / BOHUSLAV MARTINU
Tchaikosvky/Martinu: Anastasia (Complete ballet recorded in 2016)
The Royal Ballet / Natalia Osipova, Marianela Nuñez, Federico Bonelli / Simon Hewett (cond)
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 20/Oct/2017 ]
Royal Ballet Principal Natalia Osipova dances the title role in Kenneth MacMillan's haunting ballet, to atmospheric music by Tchaikovsky and Martinů. Anastasia tells the story of Anna Anderson who, following the Russian Revolution and the murder of...
Auerbach: Tatiana (complete ballet recorded in 2014)
Hamburg Ballet / Helene Bouchet, Edvin Revazov, Leslie Heylmann, Alexandr Trusch / Simon Hewett (cond)
[ C Major DVD / DVD - released 10/Oct/2017 ]
In choreographic episodes, combining dream, memory, premonition and reality, John Neumeier's ballet Tatiana brings to life the story of Tatiana, a young girl brought up in the Russian countryside and her first great love. When considering Pushkin's...
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] (Complete opera recorded in 2016)
Glyndebourne Opera / Alessandro Corbelli, Danielle de Niese, Björn Bürger, Taylor Stayton / Enrique Mazzola (cond)
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2017 ]
"High-flying American tenor Taylor Stayton proves vocally agile and dramatically vital as Count Almaviva, with Danielle de Niese an entrancing Rosina" BBC Music
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival - Beethoven
Martha Argerich (piano) / Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ EuroArts Music DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2017 ]
Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). I
Donizetti: La Favorite [complete opera recorded in 201omplete opera recorded in 2016]
Bavarian State Opera / Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecień, Elina Garanca, Mika Kares / Karel Mark Chichon (cond)
[ Deutsche Grammophon DVD / 2 DVD - released 20/Sep/2017 ]
The premiere of the French version of Gaetano Donizetti's La Favorite at the Bayerische Staatsoper on 23 October 2016 was a memorable event and this is why: • star mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanca gave her acclaimed theatrical role debut as Léonor de...
BEETHOVEN / SIBELIUS / HAYDN / DEBUSSY / BERNSTEIN
Leonard Bernstein Vol 1
Various orchestras conducted by Leonard Bernstein, with James Taylor, Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Peter Serkin, Emanuel Ax (pianos), Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
[ C Major DVD / 6 DVD Box Set - released 20/Sep/2017 ]
A box set celebrating Leonard Bernstein's upcoming 100th birthday including concerts with the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia as well as the prizewinning documentary Leonard Bernstein: Larger than...