Below is a list of all classical DVD titles released in the last 90 days.
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...
Wagner: Lohengrin (complete opera recorded in 2016)
Dresden Opera / Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Tomasz Konieczny, Georg Zeppenfeld / Christian Thielemann (cond)
[ Deutsche Grammophon DVD / 2 DVD - released 15/Sep/2017 ]
".Netrebko brings a sensuality and an outraged awareness of how this woman is exploited not that common in Elsas, and the role lies well for her vocally at the moment" Gramophone
Puccini: Turandot (complete opera recorded in 2017)
Teatro alla Scala / Nina Stemme, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Maria Agresta, Alexander Tsymbaluk / Riccardo Chailly(cond)
[ Decca Music Group DVD / DVD - released 10/Sep/2017 ]
"Stemme is in the great tradition of Birgit Nilsson's Turandot, though there is a touching uncertainty around her Princess too...Agresta's Liù is one of the most appealing on record." BBC Opera Choice June 2017
[ Arthaus DVD / DVD - released 25/Aug/2017 ]
Not much is known about Jan Vermeer. He only produced around 35 works of art. Yet they made him immortal. He was born in Delft and never left the town. He married there, worked as an art-dealer and died in debt. He bequeathed us a world of light,...
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Don Giovanni (complete opera recorded in 2013)
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden / Anna Netrebko, Luca Pisaroni, Erwin Schrott, Malena Ernman, Jonathan Lemalu / Thomas Hengelbrock (cond)
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 20/Aug/2017 ]
A live recording of Don Giovanni from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, recorded on May 23rd 2013, featuring the 'Balthasar-Neumann Choir & Ensemble', conducted & directed by Thomas Hengelbrock. Erwin Schrott performing in his most celebrated role, Don...
Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict (complete opera recorded in 2016)
Glyndebourne Opera / Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Paul Appleby, Philippe Sly, Sophie Karthäuser, Lionel Lhote / Antonello Manacorda (cond)
[ Opus Arte / BBC DVD / DVD - released 15/Aug/2017 ]
"This is Pellyland, a deeply satisfying comic world with its own style conjured up for Glyndebourne by one of the most assured opera directors at work today" Five Stars BBC Music Opera Choice Sept 2017
The Tempest (recorded live in 2017)
Royal Shakespeare Company / Simon Russell Beale, Joe Dixon, Mark Quartley, Jenny Rainsford, Simon Trinder
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 15/Aug/2017 ]
In a unique partnership with Intel, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production uses today's most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare's magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience. Simon Russell Beale returns to...
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (complete opera recorded in 2005)
Vienna State Opera / Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Leo Nucci, Ildebrando D´Arcangelo / Alfred Eschwé (cond)
[ Erato / Warner Classics DVD / DVD - released 1/Aug/2017 ]
"The Vienna State Opera's presentation of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore in April 2005 is as good as it gets. All in all, this is a superb release, and highly recommended." (ClassicalCDReview.com)