PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (complete opera recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Opera / Misha Didyk, Alexey Markov, Vladimir Stoyanov / Mariss Jansons (cond)
[ C Major Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 9/Mar/2018 ]
"Musically, standards are extremely high, led by Mariss Jansons's inspired presence in the pit...Aksenova sings a steely Lisa..Diadkova is remarkable as the Countess - singing rather than growling her role." Gramophone Blu-ray of the Month March 2018
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Symphonies (with works by Rodrigo, Berlioz & Strauss) [recorded 2012-14]
Johan Reuter (bass) Pepe Romero (guitar) / Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
[ Dacapo Blu-ray / 3 Blu-ray Box Set - released 1/Jul/2017 ]
"It's a really gorgeous performance" American Record Guide
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 - 9 (Recorded live from the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier, Paris 2014-15) BLU-RAY
Ricarda Merbeth, Daniela Sindram, Robert Dean Smitm, Günther Groissböck / Paris National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Philippe Jordan
[ Arthaus Blu-Ray / 3 Blu-ray Box Set - released 20/Sep/2016 ]
"A seasoned Beethovenian will likely conclude that a lot of care and thought went into the interpretations as well." Classical-Net
SCHUBERT / WEBERN / RAVEL / BARTOK / BEETHOVEN / TCHAIKOVSKY / etc
Salzburg Festival Concerts [2007 - 2013] BLU-RAY
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / National Children´s Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela / Various conductors
[ C Major Blu-ray / 6 Blu-ray Box Set - released 1/May/2015 ]
A Box Set releasing 6 Concerts from the Salzburg Festival recorded between 2007 and 2013, featuring the Wiener Philharmoniker, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the National Children´s Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela under the batons of Pierre...
STRAVINSKY / FAURE / TCHAIKOVSKY
Jewels [ballet by George Balanchine] (recorded in 2005) BLU-RAY
Ballet de L'Opera National de Paris / Aurelie Dupont, Marie-Agnes Gillot, Agnes Letestu, Clairemarie Osta
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Dec/2008 ]
DVD Blu-Ray - Jewels, a work first performed by the New York City Ballet in 1967. This alluring, abstract ballet, a triptych in which each piece sparkles with the brilliance of a precious stone, is a lyric tribute to women and to the capital cities...
La Petite Danseuse De Degas (from The Opéra Garnier, Paris 2010) BLU-RAY
Clairemarie Osta / Dorothée Gilbert / Mathieu Ganio / Corps De Ballet & Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris / Koen Kessels
[ ArtHaus Musik Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 8/Aug/2011 ]
"An inspired and visually ravishing creation. This ballet deserves to go from success to success." (recording of the Month MusicWeb Aug 2011)
O'Regan: Mata Hari (complete ballet recorded in 2016) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Ballet / Anna Tsygankova & Matthew Rowe / Matthew rowe (cond)
[ EuroArts Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/Apr/2017 ]
The turbulent life of the Dutch spy and dancer Mata Hari is at the heart of this large-scale ballet production by Dutch National Ballet. As the exotic, mysterious Mata Hari, she became one of the most famous dancers of her day..
SERGEI PROKOFIEV / JOBY TALBOT
Two Ballet Favourites by Christophen Wheeldon: Prokofiev: Cinderella / Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Recorded 2011 & 2012) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Ballet / Royal Opera House / Anna Tsygankova, Matthew Golding, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sergei Polunin / Ermanno Florio & Barry Wordsworth (
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 15/Oct/2017 ]
"Lauren Cuthbertson, as Alice, is excellent, her every movement suggesting the actions and emotions of this curious, spirited pre-adolescent...Christopher Wheeldon's choreography is very imaginative and fitting for every character" MusicWeb on Alice
Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (Complete 'opera' recorded in 2016) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Opera / Burkhard Fritz, Emily Magee, Anna Larsson, Markus Marquard / Marc Albrecht (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/Mar/2017 ]
Begun in the year 1900, amidst the art nouveau curlicues of Klimt and the Jugendstil, Schönberg's grand cantata is written in a lush, late-romantic style indebted to Wagner and Mahler and pre-dating his pioneering atonal works. This setting of the...
Landi: Morte d'Orfeo (complete opera recorded in 2018) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Opera / Cecilia Molinari, Renato Dolcini, Alexander Miminoshvili, Gaia Petrone / Christophe Rousset, conductor
[ Naxos Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/May/2020 ]
La morte d'Orfeo is regarded as the first Roman-style secular opera and is considered a milestone in the development of the genre opera as a whole. The substantial ensemble numbers are typical of the Roman opera style.
W. A. MOZART
Die Zauberflote [The Magic Flue] (completeopera recorded in 2014) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Opera / Maximilian Schmitt, Christina Landshamer, Thomas Oliemans, Brindley Sherratt, Íride Martínez / Marc Albrecht (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/May/2015 ]
"Subtle touches ease what we now find chauvinist and racist in the original...Ingenious. Recommended." (Gramophone Blu-ray of the Month May 2015)
Saariaho: Only the Sound Remains (complete opera recorded in 2016) BLU-RAY
Dutsch National Opera / Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor), Davóne Tines (baritone) / André De Ridder (conductor) & Peter Sellars (stage director)
[ Erato / Warner Classics Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 15/Nov/2017 ]
This DVD and Blu-ray derive from the world premiere performances, at the Dutch National Opera in 2016, of Only the Sound Remains, a Japanese-inspired double bill by Kaija Saariaho. Her first opera, L'Amour de loin, has captivated audiences around the...
Le Corsaire (complete ballet recorded August 2014) BLU-RAY
English National Ballet / Alina Cojocaru, Vadim Muntagirov, Erina Takahashi / Gavin Sutherland (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/May/2015 ]
Set in the exotic surroundings of the Ottoman Empire and with a narrative encompassing abduction, murder and shipwreck, Le Corsaire is a swashbuckling pirate drama that delights for its spectacular nature and which includes some of the most bravura...
Death in Venice (Complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
English National Opera / John Graham-Hall, Andrew Shore, Tim Mead / Edward Gardner (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/May/2014 ]
"Graham-Hall is a real stage-animal, convincing us utterly of his descent into obsession...every colour, timbre and texture of this richly imaginative score comes blazing through under Gardner's baton". (Gramophone Award Nomination 2015 - Opera)
The Rape of Lucretia (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
English National Opera / Sarah Connolly, Christopher Maltman, Catherine Wyn-Rogers / Paul Daniel (conductor)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 25/Nov/2013 ]
"The main cast delivers a superlative response from start to finish, headed by baritone Christopher Maltman's bull-like Tarquinius and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly's harrowingly intense Lucretia." BBC Music
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (complete opera recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Opera / John Osborn, Mariangela Sicilia, Maurizio Muraro, Michèle Losier / Sir Mark Elder (cond)
[ Naxos Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 5/May/2018 ]
"Osborn has all the vocal verve and dash to make the devil-may-care sculptor the constant centre of attention. Mariangela Sicilia uses her fearless, technically brilliant vocalism to sustain his beloved Teresa's vibrant personality…a musical treat"
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Jochen Rieder
Dolce Vita [Live concert & documentary] BLU-RAY
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 16/Dec/2016 ]
Includes Live concert from Torino and charming TV documentary film "My Italy" presented by Jonas himself. A 'must-have' for fans! Share the magic of Italian song with Jonas Kaufmann as he shows us, both on and off the stage, how he fell in love...
Harold en Italie / Reverie et Caprice / etc BLU-RAY AUDIO ONLY
Lisa Berthaud (viola) & Giovanni Radivo (violin) / Orchestre National de Lyon, Leonard Slatkin
[ Naxos Blu-Ray Audio / Blu-ray Disc - released 25/Apr/2015 ]
Drawing on the adventures of Byron's Childe Harold and the composer's own Italian experiences as a Prix de Rome winner, Harold en Italie was intended for the great violinist Paganini who, having initially rejected the work, later repented, giving it...
Wagner: Lohengrin (complete opera recorded at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus 2006) BLU-RAY
Lyon National Opera / Klaus Florian Vogt, Solveig Kringelborn, Hans-Peter König, Waltraud Meier / Kent Nagano (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Jun/2009 ]
Blu-Ray - "Elsa remains constantly onstage to narrate and to dream. The cast includes the sexy, brainy Ortrud of Waltraud Meier and the controversially light-toned Klaus Florian Vogt in the title-role." (Gramophone)
PUCCINI / BELLINI / ROSSINI
Maria Callas: Toujours - Paris 1958 BLU-RAY
Maria Callas (soprano) / Orchestra & Chorus of the Paris National Opera
[ Warner Classics Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Nov/2015 ]
This Blu-ray disc is part of a collection of three that gather together concert and stage performances from the latter phase of Callas's career, 1958-1964. These are the only professional video recordings of Callas in performance on stage.