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Beethoven: Fidelio (complete opera recorded in 2004) BLU-RAY cover
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Fidelio (complete opera recorded in 2004) BLU-RAY
Jonas Kaufmann, Camilla Nylund, Chor and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Arthaus Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 2/Aug/2019 ]
"Jonas Kaufmann and Camilla Nylund fearlessly [pack] every phrase with compellingly truthful shades of meaning. Harnoncourt's Beethoven is famously raw and earthy: strong on struggle and on the composer's robust musical roots" BBC Music Five Stars
Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns [The Land Of Smiles] (complete operetta recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY cover
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FRANZ LEHAR
Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns [The Land Of Smiles] (complete operetta recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Piotr Beczala, Julia Kleiter, Rebeca Olvera, Spencer Lang / Fabio Luisi (conductor)
[ Accentus Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 20/Nov/2018 ]
Always smile and always be cheerful, always satisfied, no matter what happens, smile in spite of your sorrows and a thousand aches and pains', sings Prince Sou-Chong, thus introducing the fundamentally melancholic tone of Das Land des Lächelns ('The...
Donizetti: Don Pasquale (complete opera recorded in 2006) BLU-RAY cover
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Donizetti: Don Pasquale (complete opera recorded in 2006) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Juan Diego Florez, Isabel Rey, Ruggero Raimondi, Oliver Widmer / Nello Santi (cond)
[ Decca Music Group Limited Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 12/Mar/2009 ]
Decca presents Florez in one of his most famous stage roles with this performance of Donizetti's irresistible comedy from Zurich Opera House. This is the first recording, both audio and visual, of Flórez singing the role of Ernesto.
Rossini: Le Comte Ory (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY cover
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GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Rossini: Le Comte Ory (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Cecilia Bartoli, Javier Camarena, Rebecca Olvera, Carlos Chausson / Muhai Tang (cond)
[ Decca Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 7/Mar/2014 ]
"Musical standards are high, with Tang and the orchestra bouncing the score merrily along. Bartoli sends herself up...vocally, she is in more consistent voice than on some recent recordings" (BBC Music)
Otello (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY cover
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Berg: Wozzeck (complete opera recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY cover
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ALBAN BERG
Berg: Wozzeck (complete opera recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Christian Gerhaher, Brandon Jovanovich, Mauro Peter, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke / Fabio Luisi (cond)
[ Accentus Music Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Dec/2016 ]
"This is a finely honed production that follows its premise to an absurdist conclusion with slick theatricality and dispassionate zeal." Gramophone Award WINNER 2017 - Opera
Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci (complete opera recorded in 2009) BLU-RAY cover
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MASCAGNI / LEONCAVALLO
Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci (complete opera recorded in 2009) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Fiorenza Cedolins, José Cura, Carlo Guelfi, Cheyne Davidson, Paoletta Marrocu / Stefano Ranzani (cond)
[ Arthaus Musik Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 22/Dec/2015 ]
Two timeless stories of love, honour, justice and violence - a highlight for every opera lover. Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci speak to one's heart and soul. They are regarded as the most absorbing...
Verdi: Falstaff (complete opera recorded in October 2012) BLU-RAY cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Falstaff (complete opera recorded in October 2012) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera House / Ambrogio Maestri, Barbara Frittoli, Meg Page, Mistress Quickly, Massimo Cavalletti / Daniele Gatti (cond)
[ C Major Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Jan/2017 ]
"The cast, led by a secure Maestri, can boast a lovable Nannetta in Liebau and further clever variations on Quickly's eccentricity from Naef." Gramophone
Humperdinck: Konigskinder (complete opera recorded in 2010) BLU-RAY cover
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HUMPERDINCK
Humperdinck: Konigskinder (complete opera recorded in 2010) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Jonas Kaufmann, Isabel Rey, Oliver Widmer / Jens-Daniel Herzog (cond)
[ Decca Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Apr/2014 ]
Tenor superstar Jonas Kaufmann leads the cast in the first-ever Blu-ray release of the beautiful fairytale opera from the composer of Hänsel und Gretel.
Bizet: Carmen (complete opera recorded in 2008) BLU-RAY cover
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GEORGES BIZET
Bizet: Carmen (complete opera recorded in 2008) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Jonas Kaufmann, Vesselina Kasarova, Isabel Rey, Michele Pertusi / Franz Welser-Möst (cond)
[ Decca Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 16/Oct/2016 ]
" it's [Kasarova's] Carmen who makes this production unforgettable. Not just her smoky mezzo dipping down into the chest register in the Habanera, but her gifts are an actress" BBC Music
Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi (complet opera recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY cover
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VINCENZO BELLINI
Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi (complet opera recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Joyce DiDonato, Olga Kulchynska, Benjamin Bernheim, Roberto Lorenzi / Fabio Luisi (cond)
[ Accentus Music Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Sep/2015 ]
The story of Romeo and Juliet, who pay for their passion with their lives, has been interpreted in the widest variety of literary and musical genres ever since the Renaissance. Vincenzo Bellini's much too rarely staged Romeo and Juliet opera, I...
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (complete opera recorded in 2001) BLU-RAY cover
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GLUCK
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (complete opera recorded in 2001) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Juliette Galstian, Rodney Gilfrey, Deon Van Der Walt, Anton Scharinger / William Christie (cond)
[ Arthaus Legendary Performances BLU-RAY / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Mar/2016 ]
Gluck's wonderful but neglected 1774 opera Iphigénie en Tauride, inspired by the Greek legend, is treated with forceful and convincing simplicity in Claus Guth's revolutionary production staged at the Zurich Opera House. The psychological drama in a...
Fidelio (complete opera recorded in 2008) BLU-RAY cover
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BEETHOVEN
Fidelio (complete opera recorded in 2008) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Krešimir Stra┼żanac, Lucio Gallo, Roberto Sacca, Melanie Diener, Alfred Muff / Bernard Haitink, conductor
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/Apr/2010 ]
Translucence, transparency - warmth' are the qualities identified by Bernard Haitink as necessary for an ideal sound performance of Beethoven's only opera, and all are present in this fantastic recording of Katharina Thalbach's new production.
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte (complete opera recorded in 2009) BLU-RAY cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte (complete opera recorded in 2009) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Malin Hartelius, Anna Bonitatibus, Martina Janková, Javier Camarena / Franz Welser-Most (conductor)
[ Arthaus Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/May/2010 ]
"The singing is uniformly excellent. Malin Hartelius is a terrific Fiordiligi, her vibrato prominent but never bothersome, her inflections ideal, her sense of silliness sublime." 10/10 highest rating Classicstoday.com
Doktor Faust (complete opera recorded in 2006) BLU-RAY cover
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BUSONI
Doktor Faust (complete opera recorded in 2006) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Thomas Hampson / GAnther GroissbAck / Gregory Kunde / Philippe Jordan (conductor)
[ Arthaus Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 2/Feb/2009 ]
Blu-Ray - "[Thomas Hampson possesses] all the physical and vocal energy one could wish for…..flourishes and ornaments leap out of his melodic lines….the gestures [are] also natural, his phrasing and pitch sure. Mr. Hampson, as his career justifi ably...
Der Freischütz (complete opera recorded in 1999) BLU-RAY cover
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CARL MARIA von WEBER
Der Freischütz (complete opera recorded in 1999) BLU-RAY
Zurich Opera / Werner Gröschel (Kuno), Inga Nielsen, Malin Hartelius, Matti Salminen & Peter Seiffert / Nikolaus Harnoncourt (cond)
[ Arthaus Legendary Performances BLU-RAY / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Mar/2016 ]
The legendary director Ruth Berghaus created this staging of Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz as a gripping theatrical experience for the Zurich Opera in 1993. Its revival in 1999 was a roaring success. With sets by Hartmut Meyer and costumes by...
Die Zauberflote [The Magic Flute] (complete opera recorded in 1988) cover
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W. A. MOZART
Die Zauberflote [The Magic Flute] (complete opera recorded in 1988)
Barbara Bonny / Edita Gruberova / Hans Peter Blochwitz / Thomas Hampson / Zurich Opera / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Warner Classics Opera Collection / 2 CD - released 1/Sep/2009 ]
"Harnoncourt's Mozart can veer between the playful and the over solemn, but here it's spot on and sustained by a strong cast. Gruberova is a stellar Queen of the Night." BBC Music Magazine, January 2010 ***
Heinz Holliger - Schneewittchen (Snow White) (Complete Opera) cover
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Juliane Banse, Cornelia Kallisch, Zurich Opera, Heinz Holliger
Heinz Holliger - Schneewittchen (Snow White) (Complete Opera)
[ ECM Records / 2 CD - released 1/Apr/2009 ]
Critic's Choice-the Best CDs of 2001 (BBC Music Magazine)
Semele (complete opera recorded in 2007) cover
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2-6 weeks
HANDEL
Semele (complete opera recorded in 2007)
Zurich Opera / Cecilia Bartoli, Liliana Nikiteanu, Birgit Remmert, Isabel Rey / William Christie (cond)
[ Decca Music Group DVD / 2 DVD - released 12/Mar/2009 ]
G - "Sung dazzlingly, "Myself I shall adore" was one of many high points in Bartoli's stunning performance, her first operatic role in a language other than Italian…The wonderfully intimate Zurich Opera House allows every detail of her performance...
Beethoven: Fidelio (complete opera recorded in 2004) cover
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Fidelio (complete opera recorded in 2004)
Jonas Kaufmann, Camilla Nylund, Chor and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Arthaus DVD / DVD - released 2/Aug/2019 ]
Beethoven's only opera Fidelio never ceases to fascinate audiences with its spellbinding story of true love. Staged by renowned opera director Jürgen Flimm this production is the outstanding result of the teamwork of the Zurich Opera.