Below is a list of all classical DVD titles released in the last 90 days.
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream (recorded live at Shakespeare's Globe, 2016)
Globe / Meow Meow, Zubin Varla, Ewan Wardrop, Lucy Thackeray / Emma Rice (director)
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 20/Dec/2018 ]
My! The woods outside Athens are a busy place on this magical night! Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies, and, if that wasn't enough, a troupe of amateur actors are...
Deutscher: Cinderella (complete recorded in 2017)
Opera San Jose / Vanessa Becerra, Jonas Hacker, Nathan Stark, Karin Mushegain / Jane Glover (cond)
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 18/Dec/2018 ]
"As a dramatic construct, the opera's a marvel for one so young...Deutscher starts with two gifts on her side: natural talent (I'll avoid the word genius) and sincerity. Cinderella may be pastiche, but at the same time nothing is fake." BBC Music
MINKUS / AUBER / SHOSTAKOVICH / TCHAIKOVSKY
Great Ballets From The Bolshoi: La Bayadere, Marco Spada, Swan Lake, The Golden Age (2013-2015)
Bolshoi Ballet / Svetlana Zakharova, Denis Rodkin,Vladislav Lantratov, David Hallberg, Nina Kaptsova, Olga Smirnova, etc
[ Bel Air Classiques DVD / 4 DVD Box Set - released 16/Dec/2018 ]
This second volume of 'Great Ballets from the Bolshoi' features the Bolshoi Ballet's most recent successes : La Bayadère, Marco Spada, Swan Lake and The Golden Age. All performances were recorded in HD at the State Academic Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow.
Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts Vol. 1
New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (conductor & narrator)
[ C Major Unitel DVD / 7 DVD Box Set - released 16/Dec/2018 ]
Young People's Concerts Vol.1 comprises 17 episodes of the legendary series, which remains unmatched until today. 'Leonard Bernstein did this better than anyone. He was brilliant - as a musician and as an ambassador for music' (Whoopie...
Masterpieces for Symphonic Band, Programs 1-3
The United States Marine Band, Gerard Schwarz
[ Naxos DVD / DVD - released 16/Dec/2018 ]
A unique collaboration: the All-Star Orchestra's Music Director Gerard Schwarz guest conducts the United States Marine Band. Founded by an Act of Congress in 1798, it is America's oldest continually active musical ensemble. Three programs feature...
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: The Ballets - Swan Lake / The Nutcracker / Sleeping Beauty (recorded 2015 - 2017)
Royal Ballet / Natalia Osipova, Matthew Golding, Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, etc
[ Opus Arte DVD / 3 DVD Box Set - released 12/Dec/2018 ]
This special collection includes three Royal Ballet performances of Tchaikovsky's beloved masterpieces: Anthony Dowell's majestic production of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty in its detailed re-creation by Monica.Mason, and the classic 'Nutcracker'.
Antonio Pappano Plays & Explains Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Antonio Pappano
[ EuroArts / DVD - released 1/Dec/2018 ]
Antonio Pappano and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden are presenting a symphonic work with particular relevance for Dresden: Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2, which was written during the composer's years at the Saxon residency. The Petersburg...
W. A. MOZART
Salzburg Festival 2012: Ouverture Spirituelle
Sylvia Schwartz (soprano), Elisabeth Von Magnus (mezzo-soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor) & Florian Boesch (baritone) Arnold Schoenberg Chor & Concentus
[ EuroArts / DVD - released 1/Dec/2018 ]
This is the first recording of the new concert series "Ouverture Spirituelle" from the Salzburger Festspiele 2012 focusing on religious themes and musical works. Two rarely heard pieces that Mozart wrote when he was twenty years old - the Litaniae...
Maria Callas - Magic Moments of Music
Maria Callas (soprano) with interviews with Antonio Pappano, Rolando Villazon, Rufus Wainwright, Thomas Hampson & others
[ C Major DVD / DVD - released 20/Nov/2018 ]
"Pappano says illuminating things about Callas's voice and what she did with it…Kristine Opolais is interesting about her acting…Tito Gobbi is his expansive self…The performance itself remains miraculous, however often you see it." BBC Music
Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns [The Land Of Smiles] (complete operetta recorded in 2017)
Zurich Opera / Piotr Beczala, Julia Kleiter, Rebeca Olvera, Spencer Lang / Fabio Luisi (conductor)
[ Accentus DVD / DVD - released 20/Nov/2018 ]
"Fabio Luisi conducts with a subtle consciousness of the requisite style and the orchestra sounds marvellous" Opera
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.