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The Blu-Ray Experience: Opera & Ballet Highlights [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Zoroastre
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Balanchine, George : Jewels
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

'Opera & Ballet: The Blu-ray Experience' includes opera and ballet highlights from the Opus Arte catalogue, and gives everyone the opportunity to experience the stunning quality of High Definition picture and sound, at an extremely competitive price. Including world-class artists such as Bryn Terfel, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne Sofie von Otter, Jose Cura, Simon Keenlyside and Agnes Letestu, this 50-minute introduction to the world of Blu-ray is an essential purchase for anyone with a Blu-Ray player.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 50 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby True HD



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act II - Gypsy Chorus
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20 :: Act 2 - Entrance of the Swans
  • Conductor: Vello Pahn
  • Ensemble: Paris Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Hölle Rache
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1791
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème :: Che gelida manina
  • Performer: Aquiles Machado (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
  • Ensemble: Teatro Real Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 1 - Habanera
  • Performer: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 :: Act II - Divertissement
  • Conductor: Stewart Kershaw
  • Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Sally Matthews (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1918
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: Tik-Tak-Polka, Op. 365
  • Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Zoroastre :: Overture
  • Performer: Anders Dahlin (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1732
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola :: Signor...Altezza, è in tavola
  • Performers: Raquela Sheeran (Soprano); Maxim Mironov (Tenor); Ruxandra Donose (Mezzo Soprano); Luciano di Pasquale (Bass); Lucia Cirillo (Soprano); Nathan Berg (Bass); Simone Alberghini (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1817
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta diva
  • Performer: Hasmik Papian (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Julian Reynolds
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1831
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Balanchine, George : Jewels :: Emeralds - Final
  • Conductor: Paul Connelly
  • Ensemble: Paris National Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena
  • Performers: Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone); Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1791
  • Studio/Live: Live