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Egon Petri - The Complete Columbia and Electrola solo and concerto recordings, 1929-1951 - works by Beethoven, Brahms, Busoni et al. / Egon Petri, piano
Egon Petri - The Complete Columbia and Electrola solo and concerto recordings, 1929-1951 - works by Beethoven, Brahms, Busoni et al. / Egon Petri, piano

7 CD / APR Classics / 2015-10-01

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse"; Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28; Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT....
Performers: Petri, Egon
Conductors: Mitropoulos, Dimitri; Heward, Leslie; Goehr, Walter
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Egon Petri studied with Busoni and was perhaps his greatest disciple. This set contains everything he recorded for Columbia from 1929-1951, apart from a few...continue...
Recording information: 01/02/1936; 01/03/1936; 01/13/1930; 02/15/1937; 02/16/1937; 02/18/1937; 03/04/1937; 03/14/1951; 03/16/1951; 03/17/1951; 05/09/1940; 06/01/1938/09/27/1938; 06/03/1938; 06/09/1936...continue...
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The Power of Love: Arias from Handel Operas / Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra; Jeannette Sorrell
The Power of Love: Arias from Handel Operas / Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra; Jeannette Sorrell

1 CD / Avie Records / 2015-10-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Orlando; Almira; Serse; Terpsichore (Il Pastor fido); Partenope; Giulio Cesare; Terpsichore; Ariodante; Rinaldo; Alcina; Teseo
Performers: Forsythe, Amanda
Conductors: Sorrell, Jeannette
Ensemble: ; Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra

Love, angst, and revenge are the timeless themes of Handel's operas, as brought to vivid life in this recording by the acclaimed baroque orchestra Apollo's...continue...
Recording information: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)....continue...
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Perlman Sound - extracts from concertos, sonatas & show pieces by Mendelssohn, Korngold, Sibelius, Bach, Mozart, Falla, Massenet, Vivaldi, Kreisler et al. / Itzhak Perlman, violin
Perlman Sound - extracts from concertos, sonatas & show pieces by Mendelssohn, Korngold, Sibelius, Bach, Mozart, Falla, Massenet, Vivaldi, Kreisler et al. / Itzhak Perlman, violin

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin no 2 in E minor, Op. 64; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Sonata for Violin no 3 in D minor, Op. 108; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Canino, Bruno [Piano]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Hall, Jim; Manne, Shelly; Mitchell, Red; Perlman, Itzhak; Previn, Andre [Conduc...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Barenboim, Daniel; Ormandy, Eugene; Previn, Andre; Perlman, Itzhak; Martinon, Jean; Foster, Lawrence; Tunick, Jonathan; Seltzer, Dov
Ensemble: ; Abbey Road Ensemble

This new 3-CD collection draws together selections of the most popular works and recordings from Itzhak Perlman’s Warner Classics catalog, which are among the most...continue...
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Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride / Anatoli Kotscherga, Olga Peretyatko, Johannes Martin Kranzle, Tobias Schabel, Pavel Cernoch et al. Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim (rec. live, 2013) [Blu-ray]
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride / Anatoli Kotscherga, Olga Peretyatko, Johannes Martin Kranzle, Tobias Schabel, Pavel Cernoch et al. Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim (rec. live, 2013) [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2015-09-25

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride
Performers: Cernoch, Pavel; Kotscherga, Anatolij; Kranzle, Johannes Martin; Peretyatko, Olga; Schabel, Tobias
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin; Staatsopernchor

Based on an historical case, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride takes place in the suburbs of Moscow during the reign of Tsar Ivan IV, "the...continue...
Run Time: 152 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English, German, French
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Wagner: Orchestral Music from Tannhauser, Parsifal & Rienzi / New York PO, Mehta
Wagner: Orchestral Music from Tannhauser, Parsifal & Rienzi / New York PO, Mehta

1 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-09-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser and the Song Contest on the Wartburg; Parsifal; Rienzi
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic

Drawn from the worldwide catalog holdings of Sony Classical, which includes both the Columbia/CBS and RCA Victor label imprints, the SONY Classical Originals, SONY Classical...continue...
Recording information: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA....continue...
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Ian Bostridge, tenor: Autograph - Operatic Excerpts and Songs of Mozart, Handel, Monteverdi, Britten, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf et al. [7 CDs]
Ian Bostridge, tenor: Autograph - Operatic Excerpts and Songs of Mozart, Handel, Monteverdi, Britten, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf et al. [7 CDs]

7 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Franz Schubert: Erlkönig ("Wer reitet so spät"), song for voice & piano, D. 328 (Op. 1); Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1; Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3; Geheimes ("Über meines Liebchens ...
Performers: Ades, Thomas [Conductor/Composer]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Bostridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Ciofi, Patrizia; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Danby, Graeme; Daniels, David; Davies, Neal [Bass-Barito...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Rattle, Simon; Knussen, Oliver; Mackerras, Charles; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Bicket, Harry; Christie, William; Adès, Thomas; Harding, Daniel; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Les Arts Florissants; Les Sacqueboutiers

Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1996-02-10&1996-02-12&1996-)....continue...
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Puccini: La Bohème, Tosca, Turandot / Teodor Ilincai, Hibla Gerzmava, Gabriele Viviani, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Lise Lindstrom, Marco Berti, Eri Nakamura. Royal Opera House, Pappano, Nelsons, Nánási (live, 2009
Puccini: La Bohème, Tosca, Turandot / Teodor Ilincai, Hibla Gerzmava, Gabriele Viviani, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Lise Lindstrom, Marco Berti, Eri Nakamura. Royal Opera House, Pappano, Nelsons, Nánási (live, 2009

3 Blu-Ray Video / Opus Arte / 2015-09-25

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Turandot
Performers: Aceto, Raymond; Berti, Marco; De Souza, Michel; Dukach, Inna; Elliott, Alasdair; Francis, Hubert; Gerzmava, Hibla; Gheorghiu, Angela; Ilincai, Teodor; Imbrailo, Jacques; Jakobski, Lukas; Jones, Doug;...
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris; Pappano, Antonio; Nánási, Henrik
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Chorus; Royal Opera House Orchestra

Royal Opera productions present three of Giacomo Puccini's greatest operas. John Copley's iconic La bohčme brings the Paris of the 1830s to life in vivid...continue...
Run Time: 366 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German...continue...
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Puccini: La Boheme (Highlights) / Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Vicente Sardinero, Ruggero Raimondi, Judith Blegen. London PO, Solti
Puccini: La Boheme (Highlights) / Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Vicente Sardinero, Ruggero Raimondi, Judith Blegen. London PO, Solti

1 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-09-25

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
Performers: Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Solti, Georg
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Drawn from the worldwide catalog holdings of Sony Classical, which includes both the Columbia/CBS and RCA Victor label imprints, the SONY Classical Originals, SONY Classical...continue...
Recording information: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, Great Britain (07/27/1973/07/28/1973)....continue...
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Simply the Best: Classical Anthems - 38 of the most powerful classical passages including Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, 'Mars' from Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra
Simply the Best: Classical Anthems - 38 of the most powerful classical passages including Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, 'Mars' from Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Giovanni Bottesini: Requiem Mass; Carl Orff: Carmina Burana; Gustav Holst: The Planets; Richard Wagner: The Die Walküre; Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Aida, opera; Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the comm...
Performers: Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra & Chorus; Alain, Marie-Claire; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Balatsch, Norbert; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin, Staatskape...
Conductors: Lombard, Alain; Mehta, Zubin; Davis, Andrew; Barenboim, Daniel; Rizzi, Carlo; Honeyball, David; Corboz, Michel; Keilberth, Joseph; Lazarev, Alexander; Jordan, Armin; Gardiner, John E.; Santi, Nello; ...

Simply the Best Classical Anthems - a 2CD collection featuring 38 of the most powerful classics on earth. Includes O'Fortuna (X Factor), Ride of the...continue...
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Jean Martinon: The Late Years - Erato & HMV Recordings, 1968-1975. Works of Schumann, Berlioz, Dukas, Roussel, Falla, Honegger, Poulenc et al. / Jean Martinon, conductor; feat. Itzhak Perlman, Jean-Pierre Rampal, David Oistrakh et al.
Jean Martinon: The Late Years - Erato & HMV Recordings, 1968-1975. Works of Schumann, Berlioz, Dukas, Roussel, Falla, Honegger, Poulenc et al. / Jean Martinon, conductor; feat. Itzhak Perlman, Jean-Pierre Rampal, David Oistrakh et al.

14 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Albert Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, ballet, Op. 43; Le Festin de l'araignée, ballet, Op. 17; Petite suite, for orchestra, Op. 39; Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 23; Pour une Fête de p...
Performers: Alain, Marie-Claire; Bris, Michele Le; D'Arco, Annie; Entremont, Philippe; Guiot, Andrea; Kersenbaum, Sylvia; Laskine, Lily; Litaize, Gaston; Maurane, Camille; Oistrakh, David [Violin]; Perlman, Itzh...
Conductors: Martinon, Jean
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

Recording information: Abbey Road Studio, London (01/03/1972); Salle Wagram, Paris (01/03/1972); Studio 103, Radio France, Paris (01/03/1972); Studio 104, Radio France, Paris (01/03/1972); Thé...continue...
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Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele / Samuel Ramey, Gabriela Benacková, Dennis O'Neill, Judith Christin, Emily Manhart, Daniel Harper. San Francisco Opera, Maurizio Arena [Blu-ray]
Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele / Samuel Ramey, Gabriela Benacková, Dennis O'Neill, Judith Christin, Emily Manhart, Daniel Harper. San Francisco Opera, Maurizio Arena [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele
Performers: Benackova, Gabriela; Christin, Judith; Harper, Daniel; Manhart, Emily; O'Neill, Dennis; Ramey, Samuel
Conductors: Arena, Maruizio
Ensemble: San Francisco Opera Chorus; San Francisco Opera Orchestra

San Francisco Opera 1989 - Boito's treatment of the Faust legend in Mefistofele has never been as popular as Gounod's, but Boito was an imaginative...continue...
Run Time: 160 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
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AHM 109148
Handel Edition - 12 complete oratorios, cantatas, odes, anthems, arias, duets, complete chamber music, keyboard works, organ concertos, oboe concertos & Concerti Grossi, Water Music and Fireworks Music [65 CDs]
Handel Edition - 12 complete oratorios, cantatas, odes, anthems, arias, duets, complete chamber music, keyboard works, organ concertos, oboe concertos & Concerti Grossi, Water Music and Fireworks Music [65 CDs]

65 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: The Water Music; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Handel - Bourée; Sinfonia in B flat major, HWV 339; Sinfonia i...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Astronio, Claudio; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Balzereit, Charlotte; Bertagnolli, Gemma [Soprano Vocal]; Borgstede, Michael; Bosgraaf, Erik; Buchner, Eberhard; Bury, Alison; Camden, ...
Conductors: ; Koch, Helmut; Pommer, Max; Matt, Nicol; Ward, Nicholas; Vitale, Marco; Astronio, Claudio; Wentz, Jed; Deller, Alfred; Willcocks, David; Knothe, Dietrich; Kluttig, Christian; Cleobury, Stephen; Cree...
Ensemble: ; Brandenburg Consort; Concerto Köln ; Contrasto Armonico; Harmonices Mundi; King's College Choir; L'Ecole d'Orphée ; Musica ad Rhenum; Musica Perduta

An exact contemporary of Bach, George Frideric Handel was one of the most important composers of the Baroque era, carving out a career for himself...continue...
Recording information: Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri d'Este, Padua, Ita (01/21/2008-01/25/2008); All Saints Church, East Finchley, UK (01/21/2008-01/25/2008); Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe,...continue...
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BLC 95050
Vivica Genaux: Mezzo-Soprano Arias by Donizetti, Rossini, Handel et al. / Europa Galante, Biondi; Les Violons du Roy, Labadie; Ens. Orchestral de Paris, Nelson
Vivica Genaux: Mezzo-Soprano Arias by Donizetti, Rossini, Handel et al. / Europa Galante, Biondi; Les Violons du Roy, Labadie; Ens. Orchestral de Paris, Nelson

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella); L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera; La dona del lago; Semiramide, opera; Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera; Ga...
Performers: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Genaux, Vivica
Conductors: Nelson, John; Labadie, Bernard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Europa Galante
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Jules Massenet: Werther, opera / Marcelo Alvarez, Elina Garanca, Adrian Erod, Ileana Tonca, Alfred Sramek. Phillippe Jordan,Vienna State Opera (live 2005) [Blu-ray]
Jules Massenet: Werther, opera / Marcelo Alvarez, Elina Garanca, Adrian Erod, Ileana Tonca, Alfred Sramek. Phillippe Jordan,Vienna State Opera (live 2005) [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Jules Massenet: Werther
Performers: Alvarez, Marcelo; Erod, Adrian; Garanca, Elina; Sramek, Alfred; Tonca, Ileana
Conductors: Jordan, Phillippe
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Filmed at the Vienna State Opera in 2005, Andrei Serban's production of Massenet's opera with a late 18th century setting pushes the action forwards to...continue...
Run Time: 144 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English, German, F...continue...
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AHM 109140
Verdi: Rigoletto / Marcelo Álvarez, Carlos Álvarez, Inva Mula, Julian Konstantinov, Nino Surguladze, Mercè Obiol. Gran Teatre del Liceu, Jesús López-Cobos (live 2004) [Blu-ray]
Verdi: Rigoletto / Marcelo Álvarez, Carlos Álvarez, Inva Mula, Julian Konstantinov, Nino Surguladze, Mercè Obiol. Gran Teatre del Liceu, Jesús López-Cobos (live 2004) [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
Performers: Alvarez, Carlos; Alvarez, Marcelo; Konstantinov, Julian; Mula, Inva; Surguladze, Nino
Conductors: López-Cobos, Jesús
Ensemble: Liceu Grand Theatre Orchestra; Liceu Grand Theatre Chorus

Gran Teatre del Liceu 2004 - In their series of celebrated opera productions from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Arthaus presents a staging...continue...
Run Time: 130 min.
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Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
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AHM 109142
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame / Vladimir Atlantov, Maureen Forrester, Mirella Freni, Sergei Leiferkus. Boston SO, Ozawa (rec. 1992)
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame / Vladimir Atlantov, Maureen Forrester, Mirella Freni, Sergei Leiferkus. Boston SO, Ozawa (rec. 1992)

3 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-09-25

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Queen of Spades, Op. 68
Conductors: Ozawa, Seiji
Ensemble: Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Drawn from the worldwide catalog holdings of Sony Classical, which includes both the Columbia/CBS and RCA Victor label imprints, the SONY Classical Originals, SONY Classical...continue...
Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York (10/1991-11/1991); Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts (10/1991-11/1991)....continue...
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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Thomas Hampson, Cristina Gallardo-Domas, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Miroslav Dvorsky, Boaz Daniel, John Nuzzo. Vienna State Opera, Gatti (live, 2002) [Blu-ray]
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Thomas Hampson, Cristina Gallardo-Domas, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Miroslav Dvorsky, Boaz Daniel, John Nuzzo. Vienna State Opera, Gatti (live, 2002) [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Performers: Daniel, Boaz; Dumitrescu, Dan Paul; Dvorsky, Miroslav; Furlanetto, Ferruccio; Gallardo-Domas, Cristina; Hampson, Thomas
Conductors: Gati, Daniele
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Wiener Staatsoper 2002 - One of the lesser known works by Giuseppe Verdi, Simon Boccanegra is regarded by most opera lovers as one of his...continue...
Run Time: 137 min.
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Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
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AHM 109144
Gilbert & Sullivan: Operettas / Pro Arte Orchestra; Sir Malcolm Sargent [16 CDs]
Gilbert & Sullivan: Operettas / Pro Arte Orchestra; Sir Malcolm Sargent [16 CDs]

16 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Arthur Sullivan: HMS Pinafore; Trial by Jury; Pirates of Penzance; Sorcerer; Cox and Box; Princess Ida; Overture (In Memoriam), for orchestra in C major; Patience (Bunthorne's Bride), operetta; Symph...
Performers: Baker, George [Baritone Vocal]; Blackburn, Harold; Brannigan, Owen; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Lloyd Webber, Julian; Morison, Elsie; Rouleau,...
Conductors: Sargent, Sir Malcolm; Sargent, Malcolm; Dunn, Vivian, Sir; Groves, Charles; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Pro Arte Orchestra

No other librettist or composer of the nineteenth century had their names so inseparably entwined: W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were a unique Victorian-era phenomenon,...continue...
Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (04/1958)....continue...
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Antonín Dvorák: Rusalka / Eilene Hannan, John Treleaven, Phyllis Cannan, Rodney Macann, Ann Howard, Edward Byles. English Nat'l Opera, Elder (live 1986, sung in English) [Blu-ray]
Antonín Dvorák: Rusalka / Eilene Hannan, John Treleaven, Phyllis Cannan, Rodney Macann, Ann Howard, Edward Byles. English Nat'l Opera, Elder (live 1986, sung in English) [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka
Performers: Byles, Edward; Cannan, Phyllis; Hannan, Eilene; Howard, Ann; Macann, Rodney; Treleaven, John
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus; English National Opera Orchestra

David Pountney's landmark English National Opera, 1986 staging of Antonín Dvorák's haunting fairy tale opera left critics and audiences spellbound. ¬ The production is set...continue...
Run Time: 159 min.
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Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 4:3, Color
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AHM 109150
My Favorite Operetta Heroes - arias by Strauss II and Lehar / Nicolai Gedda, tenor [10 CDs]
My Favorite Operetta Heroes - arias by Strauss II and Lehar / Nicolai Gedda, tenor [10 CDs]

10 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Johann Strauss II: Der Zigeunerbaron; Franz Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg; Paganini; Der Zarewitsch; Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe...
Performers: Hoelscher, Ulf
Conductors: Allers, Franz; Mattes, Willy; Boskovsky, Willi
Ensemble: ; Balalaika-Ensemble Tschaika

These releases on the legendary former Electrola label document Nicolai Gedda's incomparable artistry as to operetta singer and have long enjoyed the status of benchmark...continue...
Recording information: Bürgerbräu, München (04/27/1977-05/01/1977); Bürgerbräu, München (06/04/1967-06/08/1967); Bürgerbräu, München (06/19/1968-08/07/1968...continue...
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Igor Markevitch, conductor: The Complete HMV Recordings - Rossini, Mendelssohn, R. Strauss, J.S. Bach, Prokofiev, Dallapiccola et al. ('Icon' Series) [18 CDs]
Igor Markevitch, conductor: The Complete HMV Recordings - Rossini, Mendelssohn, R. Strauss, J.S. Bach, Prokofiev, Dallapiccola et al. ('Icon' Series) [18 CDs]

18 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville, Overture; La scala di seta, Overture; William Tell, Overture; La gazza ladra, Overture; L' italiana in Algeri, Overture; La Cenerentola, Overture; Felix Mendelss...
Performers: Anda, Geza [Piano]; Bronschwak, Henri; Dufrene, Fernand; Gouarne, Denyse; Neilz, Jacques; Siki, Bela
Conductors: Markevitch, Igor
Ensemble: ; Belgian National Orchestra; ChœurádeáRadio Franceá ; Orchestre de Paris; Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France; Philharmonia Orchestra

Recording information: Belgium (01/04/1955-01/05/1955); Kingsway Hall, London (01/04/1955-01/05/1955); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (01/04/1955-01/05/1955); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London+ (01/0...continue...
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Francesco Cilea (1866-1950): Adriana Lecouvreur (Complete) /  Scotto, Domingo, Milnes et al.; Philharmonia Orch.; James Levine
Francesco Cilea (1866-1950): Adriana Lecouvreur (Complete) / Scotto, Domingo, Milnes et al.; Philharmonia Orch.; James Levine

2 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-09-25

Works: Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur
Performers: Luccardi, Giancarlo; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Watson, Lillian
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Drawn from the worldwide catalog holdings of Sony Classical, which includes both the Columbia/CBS and RCA Victor label imprints, the SONY Classical Originals, SONY Classical...continue...
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Massenet: Le Cid / Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, Paul Plishka. Opera Orch. Of New York, Eve Queler
Massenet: Le Cid / Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, Paul Plishka. Opera Orch. Of New York, Eve Queler

2 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-09-25

Works: Jules Massenet: Le Cid
Conductors: Queler, Eve
Ensemble: Byrne Camp Chorale

Drawn from the worldwide catalog holdings of Sony Classical, which includes both the Columbia/CBS and RCA Victor label imprints, the SONY Classical Originals, SONY Classical...continue...
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Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann / Eric Cutler, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Vito Priante, Christoph Homberger, Ana Durlovski, Measha Brueggergosman. Teatro Real de Madrid Orch. & Chorus, Cambreling [DVD]
Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann / Eric Cutler, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Vito Priante, Christoph Homberger, Ana Durlovski, Measha Brueggergosman. Teatro Real de Madrid Orch. & Chorus, Cambreling [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2015-09-25

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann
Performers: Brueggergosman, Measha; Cutler, Eric; Durlovski, Ana; LaFont, Jean-Philippe; Priante, Vito; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Cambreling, Sylvain
Ensemble: Teatro Real de Madrid Chorus; Teatro Real de Madrid Orchestra

Although posthumous, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) is considered as the masterpiece of Jacques Offenbach's work. Inspired by E.T.A Hoffmann's, this opéra fantastique...continue...
Run Time: 193 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
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Jules Massenet: Werther, opera / Marcelo Alvarez, Elina Garanca, Adrian Erod, Ileana Tonca, Alfred Sramek. Phillippe Jordan,Vienna State Opera (live 2005) [DVD]
Jules Massenet: Werther, opera / Marcelo Alvarez, Elina Garanca, Adrian Erod, Ileana Tonca, Alfred Sramek. Phillippe Jordan,Vienna State Opera (live 2005) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Jules Massenet: Werther
Performers: Alvarez, Marcelo; Erod, Adrian; Garanca, Elina; Sramek, Alfred; Tonca, Ileana
Conductors: Jordan, Phillippe
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Filmed at the Vienna State Opera in 2005, Andrei Serban's production of Massenet's opera with a late 18th century setting pushes the action forwards to...continue...
Run Time: 144 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0
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Händel: Agrippina / Ida Falk Winland, Ulrike Schneider, Christopher Ainslie, Jake Arditti, Owen Willetts. FestspielOrchester Gottingen, Cummings
Händel: Agrippina / Ida Falk Winland, Ulrike Schneider, Christopher Ainslie, Jake Arditti, Owen Willetts. FestspielOrchester Gottingen, Cummings

3 CD / Accent / 2015-09-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina
Performers: Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord]
Conductors: Cummings, Laurence
Ensemble: FestspielOrchester Gottingen

Written in Venice in 1709, Handel's Agrippina is one of his most impressive works and his first truly resounding success as an opera composer. This...continue...
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ACT 26404
Verdi: Rigoletto / Marcelo Álvarez, Carlos Álvarez, Inva Mula, Julian Konstantinov, Nino Surguladze, Mercè Obiol. Gran Teatre del Liceu, Jesús López-Cobos (live 2004) [DVD]
Verdi: Rigoletto / Marcelo Álvarez, Carlos Álvarez, Inva Mula, Julian Konstantinov, Nino Surguladze, Mercè Obiol. Gran Teatre del Liceu, Jesús López-Cobos (live 2004) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
Performers: Alvarez, Carlos; Alvarez, Marcelo; Konstantinov, Julian; Mula, Inva; Surguladze, Nino
Conductors: López-Cobos, Jesús
Ensemble: Liceu Grand Theatre Orchestra; Liceu Grand Theatre Chorus

Gran Teatre del Liceu 2004 - In their series of celebrated opera productions from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Arthaus presents a staging...continue...
Run Time: 130 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
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AHM 109141
Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele / Samuel Ramey, Gabriela Benacková, Dennis O'Neill, Judith Christin, Emily Manhart, Daniel Harper. San Francisco Opera, Maurizio Arena [DVD]
Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele / Samuel Ramey, Gabriela Benacková, Dennis O'Neill, Judith Christin, Emily Manhart, Daniel Harper. San Francisco Opera, Maurizio Arena [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele
Performers: Benackova, Gabriela; Christin, Judith; Harper, Daniel; Manhart, Emily; O'Neill, Dennis; Ramey, Samuel
Conductors: Arena, Maruizio
Ensemble: San Francisco Opera Chorus; San Francisco Opera Orchestra

San Francisco Opera 1989 - Boito's treatment of the Faust legend in Mefistofele has never been as popular as Gounod's, but Boito was an imaginative...continue...
Run Time: 160 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
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AHM 109147
Félicien David (1810-76): Herculanum, opera / Veronique Gens, Karine Deshayes et al.;  Flemish Radio Choir; Brussels PO; Hervé Niquet [2 CDs + 1 Book]
Félicien David (1810-76): Herculanum, opera / Veronique Gens, Karine Deshayes et al.; Flemish Radio Choir; Brussels PO; Hervé Niquet [2 CDs + 1 Book]

2 CD / Ediciones Singulares / 2015-09-25

Works: Félicien David: Herculanum, opera
Conductors: Niquet, Hervé
Ensemble: Flemish Radio Choir

Félicien David was already famous through his 'ode-symphonie' Le Désert (1844) when his opera Herculanum was first staged at the Paris Opéra in 1859. This...continue...
Recording information: Salle Fiocco de La Monnaie (Bruxelles) (02/24/2014-03/07/2014)....continue...
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Strauss: Salome / Montserrat Caballé, Sherrill Milnes, richard Lewis, Regina Resnik. London SO, Leinsdorf (rec. 1968)
Strauss: Salome / Montserrat Caballé, Sherrill Milnes, richard Lewis, Regina Resnik. London SO, Leinsdorf (rec. 1968)

2 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-09-25

Works: Richard Strauss: Salome, Op. 54
Performers: Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Howlett, Neil; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; King, James; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Wicks, Dennis
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Drawn from the worldwide catalog holdings of Sony Classical, which includes both the Columbia/CBS and RCA Victor label imprints, the SONY Classical Originals, SONY Classical...continue...
Recording information: Walthamstow Town Hall, London (1968-06-24&1968-06-26&1968-)....continue...
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Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride / Anatoli Kotscherga, Olga Peretyatko, Johannes Martin Kranzle, Tobias Schabel, Pavel Cernoch et al. Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim (rec. live, 2013) [DVD]
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride / Anatoli Kotscherga, Olga Peretyatko, Johannes Martin Kranzle, Tobias Schabel, Pavel Cernoch et al. Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim (rec. live, 2013) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2015-09-25

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride
Performers: Kranzle, Johannes Martin; Peretyatko, Olga; Rachvelishvili, Anita
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin; Staatsopernchor

Based on an historical case, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride takes place in the suburbs of Moscow during the reign of Tsar Ivan IV, "the...continue...
Run Time: 152 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
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Arias for Luigi Marchesi - The great castrato of the Napoleonic Era / Ann Hallenberg, mz; Stile Galante, Aresi
Arias for Luigi Marchesi - The great castrato of the Napoleonic Era / Ann Hallenberg, mz; Stile Galante, Aresi

1 CD / Glossa / 2015-09-25

Works: Giuseppe Sarti: Armida e Rinaldo; L'Olimpiade; Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli: Pirro; Simon Mayr: Lauso e Lidia; Luigi Cherubini: Alessandro nelle Indie; Gaetano Pugnani: Demofoonte; Francesco Bia...
Performers: Cassinari, Francesca; Hallenberg, Ann
Conductors: Aresi, Stefano
Ensemble: Stile Galante

Painstaking work has identified not just the principal operatic arias composed with castrato Luigi Marchesi (1754-1829) in mind, but also his special and astonishing brand...continue...
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Francesco Cavalli (1602-76): Heroines of the Venetian Baroque / Marian Flores, Anna Rheinhold; Cappella Mediterranea; Leonardo García Alarcón
Francesco Cavalli (1602-76): Heroines of the Venetian Baroque / Marian Flores, Anna Rheinhold; Cappella Mediterranea; Leonardo García Alarcón

2 CD / Ricercar / 2015-09-25

Works: Francesco Cavalli: Le nozze di Teti di Peleo; Gli amori di Apollo e Dafne; Didone; La virtù dei strali d'Amore; Egisto; L'Ormindo; La Doriclea; Giasone; Orimonte; Oristeo; La Rosinda; La Calis...
Performers: Bournisien, Marie; Chabound, Marine; De Failly, Stephaine; Dunford, Thomas [Lute]; Flores, Mariana [Soprano Vocal]; Garcia Alarcon, Leonardo; Gato, Quinto; Gomar, Thierry; Lejeune, Jerome; Pustilnik,...
Conductors: Garcia Alarcon, Leonardo
Ensemble: ; Cappella Mediterranea

The opening of Venice's first opera house, the Teatro di San Cassiano, in 1637, was one of the major events in the history of opera....continue...
Recording information: église Notre-Dame de Centeilles (05/2014/06/2014)....continue...
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Wagner: Lohengrin / Peter Hofmann, Karan Armstrong, Elizabeth Connell, Siegfried Vogel, Leif Roar, Bern Weikl. Bayreuth Festival, Woldemar Nelsson
Wagner: Lohengrin / Peter Hofmann, Karan Armstrong, Elizabeth Connell, Siegfried Vogel, Leif Roar, Bern Weikl. Bayreuth Festival, Woldemar Nelsson

3 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-09-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin
Conductors: Nelsson, Woldemar
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Wagner's lohengrin with peter hofmann, karan armstrong, elizabeth connell, siegfried vogel, leif roar, bernd weikl, and the choir and orchestra of the bayreuther festspiele. Conducted...continue...
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Puccini: La Bohème, Tosca, Turandot / Teodor Ilincai, Hibla Gerzmava, Gabriele Viviani, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Lise Lindstrom, Marco Berti, Eri Nakamura. Royal Opera House, Pappano, Nelsons, Nánási (live, 2009
Puccini: La Bohème, Tosca, Turandot / Teodor Ilincai, Hibla Gerzmava, Gabriele Viviani, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Lise Lindstrom, Marco Berti, Eri Nakamura. Royal Opera House, Pappano, Nelsons, Nánási (live, 2009

3 DVD Video / Opus Arte / 2015-09-25

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Turandot
Performers: Aceto, Raymond; Berti, Marco; De Souza, Michel; Dukach, Inna; Elliott, Alasdair; Francis, Hubert; Gerzmava, Hibla; Gheorghiu, Angela; Ilincai, Teodor; Imbrailo, Jacques; Jakobski, Lukas; Jones, Doug;...
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris; Pappano, Antonio; Nánási, Henrik
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Chorus; Royal Opera House Orchestra

Royal Opera productions present three of Giacomo Puccini's greatest operas. John Copley's iconic La bohčme brings the Paris of the 1830s to life in vivid...continue...
Run Time: 366 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
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Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Vivica Genaux, Valentina Farcas, Davide Giusti, Fabrizio Beggi. Europe Galante, Fabio Biondi
Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Vivica Genaux, Valentina Farcas, Davide Giusti, Fabrizio Beggi. Europe Galante, Fabio Biondi

2 CD / Glossa / 2015-09-25

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Ensemble: Europa Galante

For many years Fabio Biondi has been investing Italian scores with his own form of imaginative and deeply-considered musicality, and it is no real surprise...continue...
Recording information: Rieti (Teatro Flavio Vespasiano), Italy (09/24/2014-09/28/2014)....continue...
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Antonín Dvorák: Rusalka / Eilene Hannan, John Treleaven, Phyllis Cannan, Rodney Macann, Ann Howard, Edward Byles. English Nat'l Opera, Elder (live 1986, sung in English) [DVD]
Antonín Dvorák: Rusalka / Eilene Hannan, John Treleaven, Phyllis Cannan, Rodney Macann, Ann Howard, Edward Byles. English Nat'l Opera, Elder (live 1986, sung in English) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka
Performers: Byles, Edward; Cannan, Phyllis; Hannan, Eilene; Howard, Ann; Macann, Rodney; Treleaven, John
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus; English National Opera Orchestra

David Pountney's landmark English National Opera, 1986 staging of Antonín Dvorák's haunting fairy tale opera left critics and audiences spellbound. ¬ The production is set...continue...
Run Time: 159 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Czech
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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Thomas Hampson, Cristina Gallardo-Domas, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Miroslav Dvorsky, Boaz Daniel, John Nuzzo. Vienna State Opera, Gatti (live, 2002) [DVD]
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Thomas Hampson, Cristina Gallardo-Domas, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Miroslav Dvorsky, Boaz Daniel, John Nuzzo. Vienna State Opera, Gatti (live, 2002) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2015-09-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Performers: Daniel, Boaz; Dumitrescu, Dan Paul; Dvorsky, Miroslav; Furlanetto, Ferruccio; Gallardo-Domas, Cristina; Hampson, Thomas
Conductors: Gati, Daniele
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Wiener Staatsoper 2002 - One of the lesser known works by Giuseppe Verdi, Simon Boccanegra is regarded by most opera lovers as one of his...continue...
Run Time: 137 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
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AHM 109143
Verbier Festival: Best of 2014 - music of Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Part, Chopin, Berlioz, Verdi, Beethoven performed by Argerich, Capucon, Dutoit, Kissin, Maisky et al.
Verbier Festival: Best of 2014 - music of Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Part, Chopin, Berlioz, Verdi, Beethoven performed by Argerich, Capucon, Dutoit, Kissin, Maisky et al.

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Alexander Scriabin: Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy"; 12 Études, Op. 8; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Six Morceaux, Op. 19; Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor,...
Performers: Abdrazakov, Ildar; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Babayan, Sergei; Brendel, Adrian; Brimberg, Ingela [Soprano Vocal]; Capuçon, Gautier; Castronovo, Charles; Cottet, Lionel [Cello]; Forni, Emmanuele...
Conductors: Dutoit, Charles; Takacs-Nagy, Gabor; Minkowski, Marc; Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra; Verbier Festival Orchestra

Erato presents one of Europe's most celebrated classical events - the annual Verbier Festival - presenting highlights from the thrilling 2014 concerts. Twenty years after...continue...
Recording information: Verbier Festival (07/23/2014)....continue...
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Rossini: Otello / Alberto Zedda, Gregory Kunde, Carmen Romeu, Maxim Mironov, Robert McPherson, Josef Wagner. Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp/Ghent (rec. live, 2014)
Rossini: Otello / Alberto Zedda, Gregory Kunde, Carmen Romeu, Maxim Mironov, Robert McPherson, Josef Wagner. Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp/Ghent (rec. live, 2014)

3 CD / Dynamic / 2015-09-25

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Otello, opera
Conductors: Zedda, Alberto
Ensemble: Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp/Ghent Orchestra

The so-called Rossini Renaissance (post-WWII) was an outright revolution, as it led to the rediscovery and staging of a great number of Rossini operas, especially...continue...
Recording information: Operahouse of Antwerp, Belgium (2014-02-14&2014-02-16_2014-)....continue...
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Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia / Montserrat Caballé, Alfredo Kraus et al.; RCA Italiana Opera Chorus & Orch.; Perlea
Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia / Montserrat Caballé, Alfredo Kraus et al.; RCA Italiana Opera Chorus & Orch.; Perlea

2 CD / Sony / RCA / 2015-09-25

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia
Performers: Brunetti, Vito Maria; Iacopucci, Fernando; Mazzoli, Ferruccio; Ricciardi, Franco; Romano, Franco; Verrett, Shirley [Mezzo Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Perlea, Jonel
Ensemble: RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra; RCA Italiana Opera Chorus

Drawn from the worldwide catalog holdings of Sony Classical, which includes both the Columbia/CBS and RCA Victor label imprints, the SONY Classical Originals, SONY Classical...continue...
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Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann / Eric Cutler, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Vito Priante, Christoph Homberger, Ana Durlovski, Measha Brueggergosman. Teatro Real de Madrid Orch. & Chorus, Cambreling [Blu-ray]
Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann / Eric Cutler, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Vito Priante, Christoph Homberger, Ana Durlovski, Measha Brueggergosman. Teatro Real de Madrid Orch. & Chorus, Cambreling [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Bel Air Classiques / 2015-09-25

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann
Performers: Brueggergosman, Measha; Cutler, Eric; Durlovski, Ana; LaFont, Jean-Philippe; Priante, Vito; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Cambreling, Sylvain
Ensemble: Teatro Real de Madrid Chorus; Teatro Real de Madrid Orchestra

Although posthumous, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) is considered as the masterpiece of Jacques Offenbach's work. Inspired by E.T.A Hoffmann's, this opéra fantastique...continue...
Run Time: 193 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio
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Dvorák: Rusalka / Renée Fleming, Dolora Zajick, Piotr Beczala, John Relyea, Emily Magee. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin [Blu-ray]
Dvorák: Rusalka / Renée Fleming, Dolora Zajick, Piotr Beczala, John Relyea, Emily Magee. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin [Blu-ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Decca / 2015-09-18

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka
Performers: Beczala, Piotr; Fleming, Renee; Magee, Emily; Relyea, John; Zajick, Dolora

Dvorak's enchanting fairytale of the water-nymph Rusalka has been a signature role for Renée Fleming for the past 25 years.

The Gramophone Classical Music Guide writes:

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Richard Bonynge: The Opera Collection
Richard Bonynge: The Opera Collection

4 CD / HBDirect Import / 2015-09-18

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro); Così fan tutte, K 588; Don Giovanni; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Adolphe Adam: Les Pantins de Violette (...
Performers: Austin, Anson; Begg, Heather; Bennett, Stephen; Bowman, Calvin; Brown, Kerry Elizabeth [Alto Vocals]; Buchanan, Isobel; Cook, Janis [Piano]; Denning, Angela; Dixon, Wendy [Soprano Vocal]; Fowles, Gle...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard

Recording information: ABC Studio 420, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (02/04/2008-02/08/2008); Adelaide Festival Theatre (02/04/2008-02/08/2008); City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney (02/04/2008-02/...continue...
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Klemperer Conducts Wagner: Overtures, preludes & orchestral interludes / Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orch. (stereo, rec. 1960-61)
Klemperer Conducts Wagner: Overtures, preludes & orchestral interludes / Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orch. (stereo, rec. 1960-61)

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-18

Works: Richard Wagner: Rienzi; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Parsifal; The Flying Dutchman; Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried Idyll; Siegfried; Götterdä...
Conductors: Klemperer, Otto
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Orchestra

Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (02/23/1960/02/24/1960); Kingsway Hall, London (02/24/1960/02/25/1960); Kingsway Hall, London (02/25/1960/03/03/1960); Kingsway Hall, London (02/27/1960); ...continue...
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Dvorák: Rusalka / Renée Fleming, Dolora Zajick, Piotr Beczala, John Relyea, Emily Magee. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin [DVD]
Dvorák: Rusalka / Renée Fleming, Dolora Zajick, Piotr Beczala, John Relyea, Emily Magee. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca / 2015-09-18

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka
Performers: Beczala, Piotr; Fleming, Renee; Magee, Emily; Relyea, John; Zajick, Dolora
Conductors: Nézet-Séguin, Yannick
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Dvorak's enchanting fairytale of the water-nymph Rusalka has been a signature role for Renée Fleming for the past 25 years.

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Run Time: 180 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
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Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, opera / Olesya Golovneva, Alexander Vinogradov, Andrei Bondarenko, Dmytro Popov, Vladislav Sulimsky. Cologne Opera, Kitajenko
Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, opera / Olesya Golovneva, Alexander Vinogradov, Andrei Bondarenko, Dmytro Popov, Vladislav Sulimsky. Cologne Opera, Kitajenko

2 CD / Oehms / 2015-09-11

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, Op. 69
Conductors: Kitayenko, Dmitri
Ensemble: Cologne Opera Orchestra

In Tchaikovsky's final opera, the king's blind daughter Iolanta gains her sight because she falls in love... although the whole thing is actually a bit...continue...
Recording information: Philharmonie Cologne (10/17/2014/10/19/2014)....continue...
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Henri Tomasi (1901-1971): Don Juan de Mañara / Bernd Aldenhoff, Bernd Gabory, Max Proebstl, Josef Metternich. Bavarian State Opera (live, Munich 1956)
Henri Tomasi (1901-1971): Don Juan de Mañara / Bernd Aldenhoff, Bernd Gabory, Max Proebstl, Josef Metternich. Bavarian State Opera (live, Munich 1956)

2 CD / Myto Records / 2015-09-11

Works: Henri Tomasi: Don Juan de Mañara, opera; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Giuseppe Verdi: Othello; Aida, opera; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Afrikanerin; Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Die Walk&uu...
Performers: Aldenhoff, Bernd; Rott, Helena; Vocals], Christel Goltz [Soprano
Conductors: Cluytens, André; Striegler, Kurt; Kleinert, Rolf; Schmitz, Paul; Jochum, Eugen
Ensemble: ; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra

The superb heldentenor Bernd Aldenhoff (1908-59) is the focus of this release of the premiere performance in 1956 in Munich of the opera Don Juan...continue...
Recording information: Prinzregententheater, München (05/28/1956); Prinzregententheater, München (1948); Prinzregententheater, München (1949); Prinzregententheater, München (1951);...continue...
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Two musical dramas by Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart & Salieri; The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga / Alexander Fedin, tenor; Evgeny Nesterenko, bass; Vladimir Karimov, Tamara Milashkina (rec. 1985)
Two musical dramas by Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart & Salieri; The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga / Alexander Fedin, tenor; Evgeny Nesterenko, bass; Vladimir Karimov, Tamara Milashkina (rec. 1985)

1 CD / Melodiya / 2015-09-11

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and Salieri (Motsart i Sal'yeri), opera in 1 act, Op. 48; The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga (Boyarïnya Vera Sheloga), opera in 1 act, Op. 54
Performers: Chasovennaya, V. [Piano]; Girshenko, Sergei; Nesterenko, Evgeny
Conductors: Ermler, Mark
Ensemble: ; USSR State Choir

Firma Melodiya presents an album with two rare operas of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga and Mozart and Salieri. Both of the one-act...continue...
Recording information: 1985; 1986....continue...
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Handel in Italy, Vol. 1 / Benjamin Bevan, Mary Bevan, Sophie Bevan. London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham
Handel in Italy, Vol. 1 / Benjamin Bevan, Mary Bevan, Sophie Bevan. London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham

1 CD / Signum Records / 2015-09-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Gloria, for soprano & orchestra (discovered in 2001); Rodrigo, HWV 5; Agrippina, HWV 6; Sonata (Fantasia) for harpsichord with double keys in G minor, HWV 579; Il Trionfo del...
Performers: Bevan, Benjamin; Bevan, Sophie; Cunningham, Bridget; Vocal], Mary Bevan [Soprano
Conductors: Cunningham, Bridget
Ensemble: London Early Opera Orchestra

London Early Opera (LEO) have recorded a unique program of Handel's Italian-inspired works, devised by harpsichordist, conductor, early music specialist and director Bridget Cunningham and...continue...
Recording information: Saint Jude-On-the-Hill, Hampstead, London (01/14/2013-01/16/2013)....continue...
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