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Britten: Death In Venice (live 2013) / Graham-Hall; Shore; Mead; Zaldivar; English Nat'l Opera Orch.; E. Gardner [Blu-Ray]
Britten: Death In Venice (live 2013) / Graham-Hall; Shore; Mead; Zaldivar; English Nat'l Opera Orch.; E. Gardner [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2014-03-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Graham-Hall, John; Mead, Tim; Shore, Andrew; Zaldivar, Sam
Conductors: Gardiner, Edward
Ensemble: English National Opera

Deborah Warner's universally acclaimed 2007 production, filmed and recorded live at ENO in 2013. Britten's final masterpiece, based on the famous Thomas Mann novella, features...continue...
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Britten: Death In Venice (live 2013) / John Graham-Hall; Andrew Shore; Tim Mead; Sam Zaldivar. English Nat. Opera [DVD]
Britten: Death In Venice (live 2013) / John Graham-Hall; Andrew Shore; Tim Mead; Sam Zaldivar. English Nat. Opera [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2014-03-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Graham-Hall, John; Mead, Tim; Shore, Andrew; Zaldivar, Sam
Conductors: Gardiner, Edward
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

Deborah Warner's universally acclaimed 2007 production, filmed and recorded live at ENO in 2013. Britten's final masterpiece, based on the famous Thomas Mann novella, features...continue...
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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Sarah Connolly, Christopher Maltman, Jaohn Mark Ainsley, Orla Boylan, Catherine Wyn-Rogers [Blu-Ray]
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Sarah Connolly, Christopher Maltman, Jaohn Mark Ainsley, Orla Boylan, Catherine Wyn-Rogers [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2014-01-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bayley, Clive; Boylan, Orla; Connolly, Sarah; Maltman, Christopher; Melrose, Leigh; Nelson, Mary; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

  • Hugely acclaimed Aldeburgh/ENO production from 2001.
  • Filmed by the BBC at Snape Maltings during production's premiere run
  • Sarah Connolly's 'outstanding' (The Guardian)
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Run Time: 120 min.
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Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Sarah Connolly, Christopher Maltman, Jaohn Mark Ainsley, Orla Boylan, Catherine Wyn-Rogers [DVD]
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Sarah Connolly, Christopher Maltman, Jaohn Mark Ainsley, Orla Boylan, Catherine Wyn-Rogers [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2014-01-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bayley, Clive; Boylan, Orla; Connolly, Sarah; Maltman, Christopher; Melsrose, Leigh; Nelson, Mary; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

  • Hugely acclaimed Aldeburgh/ENO production from 2001.
  • Filmed by the BBC at Snape Maltings during production's premiere run
  • Sarah Connolly's 'outstanding' (The Guardian)
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Run Time: 120 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.0
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Britten: Gloriana / Susan Bullock, Toby Spence, Mark Stone, Kate Royal, Jeremy Carpenter, Clive Bayley. ROH, Paul Daniel [DVD]
Britten: Gloriana / Susan Bullock, Toby Spence, Mark Stone, Kate Royal, Jeremy Carpenter, Clive Bayley. ROH, Paul Daniel [DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2014-01-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, Op. 53
Performers: Bardon, Patricia; Bayley, Clive; Bullock, Susan; Carpenter, Jeremy; Royal, Kate; Sherratt, Brindley; Spence, Toby; Stone, Mark [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Chorus; Royal Opera House Orchestra

  • Part of Royal Opera's Britten centenary celebrations
  • 'Susan Bullock is an awe-inspiring Gloriana...Toby Spence, as Essex, has regained all his pristine vocal lustre' The Independent
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Run Time: 176 min.
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Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
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Britten: Gloriana / Susan Bullock, Toby Spence, Mark Stone, Kate Royal, Jeremy Carpenter, Clive Bayley. ROH, Paul Daniel [Blu-Ray]
Britten: Gloriana / Susan Bullock, Toby Spence, Mark Stone, Kate Royal, Jeremy Carpenter, Clive Bayley. ROH, Paul Daniel [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2014-01-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, Op. 53
Performers: Bardon, Patricia; Bayley, Clive; Bullock, Susan; Carpenter, Jeremy; Royal, Kate; Sherratt, Brindley; Spence, Toby; Stone, Mark [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Chorus; Royal Opera House Orchestra

  • Part of Royal Opera's Britten centenary celebrations
  • 'Susan Bullock is an awe-inspiring Gloriana...Toby Spence, as Essex, has regained all his pristine vocal lustre' The Independent
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Run Time: 176 min.
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Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
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Britten: Michelangelo Sonnets; Liszt: Petrarch Sonnets; Massenet, Gounod, Tosti et al. / Francesco Meli, piano
Britten: Michelangelo Sonnets; Liszt: Petrarch Sonnets; Massenet, Gounod, Tosti et al. / Francesco Meli, piano

1 CD / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-11-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22; Jules Massenet: Manon; Charles Gounod: Faust; Paolo Tosti: Canzoni-stornelli (3); Tristezza for voice & piano/orchestra; L'Ul...
Performers: Meli, Francesco; Pais, Matteo [Piano]

Francesco Meli is acclaimed for his mellifluous tenor in the French and Italian bel canto repertoire celebrated on this recital disc with songs and arias...continue...
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Korngold: Die Tote Stadt / Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund, Markus Eiche, Sari Nordqvist, Kaisa Ranta. Mikko Franck, Finnish Nat'l Opera [2 DVD]
Korngold: Die Tote Stadt / Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund, Markus Eiche, Sari Nordqvist, Kaisa Ranta. Mikko Franck, Finnish Nat'l Opera [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-11-19

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Performers: Eiche, Markus; Jaatinen, Melis; Nordqvist, Sari; Nylund, Camilla; Precht, Per-Hakan; Ranta, Kaisa; Vogt, Klaus Florian
Conductors: Franck, Mikko
Ensemble: Finnish National Opera Children's Chorus; Finnish National Opera Chorus; Finnish National Opera Orchesta

Die tote Stadt may be better known for the lushly orchestrated lyricism of its music, but the psychological acuity of its exploration of grief and...continue...
Run Time: 150 min.
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Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
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Copland: The Shining River - songs by Berlioz, Britten, Copland, R. Strauss, Vaughan Williams / Susan Chilcott, soprano; Iain Burnside, piano
Copland: The Shining River - songs by Berlioz, Britten, Copland, R. Strauss, Vaughan Williams / Susan Chilcott, soprano; Iain Burnside, piano

1 CD / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-10-29

Works: Aaron Copland: Old American Songs, Set 1; Poems (12) of Emily Dickinson, song cycle for voice & piano (orchestrated 1970 as "Poems (8) of Emil; Three Songs; Poet's Song, song for voice & piano; Pasto...
Performers: Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Chilcott, Susan

Until her untimely death in 2003, Susan Chilcott was placed among the outstanding lyric sopranos of her generation, one whose captivating stage presence, dramatic vitality...continue...
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Heart that Flutters - Songs by Duparc, Donizetti, Moore, Rossini, Ginastera / Lawrence Brownlee, tenor; Iain Burnside, piano
Heart that Flutters - Songs by Duparc, Donizetti, Moore, Rossini, Ginastera / Lawrence Brownlee, tenor; Iain Burnside, piano

1 CD / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-05-28

Works: Harry: Jubilee Songs of the USA; Henri Duparc: Chanson triste; Le manoir de Rosemonde; Extase; Phidylé; Franz Liszt: Petrarch Sonnets I (3), for piano, S.158 (LW A102); Gaetano Donizetti: La Fil...
Performers: Brownlee, Lawrence; Burnside, Iain [Piano]

With an African-American spiritual, spectacular bel canto, romantic song and comic opera, Lawrence Brownlee unveils the breadth of his repertoire and the lyric tenor voice...continue...
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [DVD]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-05-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Gillett, Christoper [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; Hoare, Peter; Malvuccio, Francesco; Mihai, Simona; Okulitch, Daniel; Palmer, Felicity; Purves, Christopher; Winland, Ida Falk; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Ticciati, Robin
Ensemble: Coro del Teatro alla Scalla; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla

The Italian and international press were unanimous in their praise for Peter Grimes at La Scala, which revived the tradition of Britten’s operas on the...continue...
Run Time: 168 min.
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Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
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Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [Blu-Ray]
Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Purves, Palmer, Wyn-Rogers. Teatro alla Scalla, Ticciati [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-05-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Performers: Gillett, Christoper [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; Hoare, Peter; Malvuccio, Francesco; Mihai, Simona; Okulitch, Daniel; Palmer, Felicity; Purves, Christopher; Winland, Ida Falk; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Ticciati, Robin
Ensemble: Coro del Teatro alla Scalla; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla

The Italian and international press were unanimous in their praise for Peter Grimes at La Scala, which revived the tradition of Britten’s operas on the...continue...
Run Time: 168 min.
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Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
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Poeme d'un Jour - French & Spanish Songs by Turina, Obradors, de Falla, Hahn, Massenet / Ailyn Pérez, soprano; Iain Burnside, piano
Poeme d'un Jour - French & Spanish Songs by Turina, Obradors, de Falla, Hahn, Massenet / Ailyn Pérez, soprano; Iain Burnside, piano

1 CD / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-05-28

Works: Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II"); L'Heure exquise, for voice & piano (no 5 from Chansons grises); Le printemps, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II" and "...
Performers: Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Perez, Ailyn [Soprano Vocals]

A delightful program of French and Spanish song explores the theme of love found, enjoyed and lost, from the subtlety of Faure to the fiery...continue...
Recording information: All Saints, Durham Road, East Finchley, London (03/07/2012); St John's, Smith Square, London (03/07/2012); All Saints, Durham Road, East Finchley, London (06/14/2010-06/16/2010)...continue...
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Vocalise - Music for flute & piano by Schubert, Poulenc, Barber, Bartok, Messiaen, Poulenc / Adam Walker, flute; James Baillieu, piano
Vocalise - Music for flute & piano by Schubert, Poulenc, Barber, Bartok, Messiaen, Poulenc / Adam Walker, flute; James Baillieu, piano

1 CD / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-05-28

Works: Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Vocalise, for voice & piano, FP 44; Olivier Messiaen: Leçons de solfège, exercises for voice; Béla Bartók: Hungarian Peasant Songs, fo...
Performers: Baillieu, James; Walker, Adam

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A program of transcriptions and original works for flute and piano, Vocalise highlights the brilliant artistry of flautist Adam Walker on a new...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/19/2012-03/22/2012)....continue...
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Ballet: Opera National de Paris / Balanchine, Neumeier & Nureyev [6 DVD]
Ballet: Opera National de Paris / Balanchine, Neumeier & Nureyev [6 DVD]

6 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2012-04-24

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80; Igor Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra; Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish"; Swan Lake, Op. 20;...
Performers: Bullion, Stephane; Denard, Michael; Dupont, Aurelie; Gilbert, Dorothee; Gillot, Marie-Agnes; Letestu, Agnes; Martinez, Jose; Osta, Clairemarie; Phavorin, Stephane; Pujol, Laetitia; Romoli, Wilfried
Conductors: Connelly, Paul; Schmidtsdorff, Michael; Kessels, Koen; Pahn, Vello
Ensemble: Paris National Opera Ballet; Paris National Opera Orchestra; Paris Opera Ballet; Paris Opera Orchestra

Bringing together four seminal works, this attractive collection offers a perfect introduction to the world's oldest national ballet company. Jewels, an alluring, abstract ballet, a...continue...
Run Time: 673 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Jurowski, Lehtipuu, Persson, Rose [DVD]
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Jurowski, Lehtipuu, Persson, Rose [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2012-01-31

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Rake's Progress
Performers: Bayley, Clive; Lehtipuu, Topi; Manistina, Elena; Persson, Miah; Rose, Matthew
Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

In this celebrated Glyndebourne Festival production, David Hockney's designs for director John Cox reinterpret the Hogarth etchings that inspired the opera's libretto, written for Stravinsky...continue...
Run Time: 150 min.
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Ashton: Les Patineurs; Divertissements; Scenes de Ballet / Acosta, McRae [DVD]
Ashton: Les Patineurs; Divertissements; Scenes de Ballet / Acosta, McRae [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2012-01-31

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Les Patineurs, ballet (arranged by Constant Lambert); Various: Divertissements; Igor Stravinsky: Scènes de ballet, for orchestra
Performers: Bussell, Darcey; Cope, Jonathan; Cuthbertson, Lauren; Galeazzi, Mara; Lamb, Sarah; McRae, Steven; Morera, Laura; Putrov, Ivan; Raine, Samantha; Soares, Thiago; Watson, Edward; Yoshida, Miyako
Conductors: Murphy, Paul; Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

Founder choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton created more than 100 ballets over a 60 year career. Showcasing three of his shorter works, this...continue...
Run Time: 96 min.
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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Jurowski, Lehtipuu, Persson, Rose [Blu-Ray]
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Jurowski, Lehtipuu, Persson, Rose [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2012-01-31

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Rake's Progress
Performers: Bayley, Clive; Lehtipuu, Topi; Manistina, Elena; Persson, Miah; Rose, Matthew
Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

In this celebrated Glyndebourne Festival production, David Hockney's designs for director John Cox reinterpret the Hogarth etchings that inspired the opera's libretto, written for Stravinsky...continue...
Run Time: 150 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
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Britten: Billy Budd / Elder/LPO, Ainsley, Imbrailo, Ens [2 DVD]
Britten: Billy Budd / Elder/LPO, Ainsley, Imbrailo, Ens [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-06-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Elliott, Alasdair; Ens, Phillip; Imbrailo, Jacques; Jeffery, Darren; Johnson, Ben; Judson, Colin; Moore, John; Mosley-Evans, Richard; Paterson, Iain; Rose, Matthew; White, Jeremy
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Set on a British man-'o-war ship with an all-male cast, Billy Budd tells the story of pure good versus blind evil. The Herman Melville novel...continue...
Run Time: 200 min.
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Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
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Britten: Billy Budd / Elder/LPO, Ainsley, Imbrailo, Ens [Blu-Ray]
Britten: Billy Budd / Elder/LPO, Ainsley, Imbrailo, Ens [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-06-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Elliott, Alasdair; Ens, Phillip; Imbrailo, Jacques; Jeffery, Darren; Johnson, Ben; Judson, Colin; Moore, John; Mosley-Evans, Richard; Paterson, Iain; Rose, Matthew; White, Jeremy
Conductors: Elder, Mark
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

Set on a British man-'o-war ship with an all-male cast, Billy Budd tells the story of pure good versus blind evil. The Herman Melville novel...continue...
Run Time: 200 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
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Three Macmillan Ballets / The Royal Ballet [DVD]
Three Macmillan Ballets / The Royal Ballet [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-11-16

Works: Scott Joplin: Work(s); Brian Elias: Work(s); Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
Performers: Acosta, Carlos; Benjamin, Leanne; Chloe, Yuhudi; Crawford, Helen; Galeazzi, Mara; Gartside, Bennet; Hristov, Valeri; Lamb, Sarah; McRae, Steven; Nunez, Marianela; Pennefather, Rupert; Watson, Edward
Conductors: Clark, Robert; Wordsworth, Barry; Grier, Dominic
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

MacMillan's vision has been vital in shaping The Royal Ballet's style and repertory, and what better way to appreciate his art than with this rare...continue...
Run Time: 114 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish
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Berg: Lulu / Pappano/Royal Opera, Eichenholz, Volle, Vogt, Larmore [2 DVD]
Berg: Lulu / Pappano/Royal Opera, Eichenholz, Volle, Vogt, Larmore [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-07-27

Works: Alban Berg: Lulu
Performers: Eichenholz, Agneta; Hartmann, Will; Howell, Gwynne; Langridge, Philip; Larmore, Jennifer; Rose, Peter [bass voice]; Shipp, Heather; Vogt, Klaus Florian; Volle, Michael; White, Jeremy
Conductors: Pappano, Anthony
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Berg's masterful and thought-provoking opera tells the gripping story of the rise and fall of an alluring, destructive but vulnerable woman, culminating in her death...continue...
Run Time: 205 min.
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Berg: Lulu / Pappano/Royal Opera, Eichenholz, Volle, Vogt, Larmore [Blu-Ray]
Berg: Lulu / Pappano/Royal Opera, Eichenholz, Volle, Vogt, Larmore [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-07-27

Works: Alban Berg: Lulu
Performers: Eichenholz, Agneta; Hartmann, Will; Howell, Gwynne; Langridge, Philip; Larmore, Jennifer; Rose, Peter [bass voice]; Shipp, Heather; Vogt, Klaus Florian; Volle, Michael; White, Jeremy
Conductors: Pappano, Anthony
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Berg's masterful and thought-provoking opera tells the gripping story of the rise and fall of an alluring, destructive but vulnerable woman, culminating in her death...continue...
Run Time: 205 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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Henze: Ondine / Yoshida, Watson, Royal Ballet, ROH Orch., Wordsworth [DVD]
Henze: Ondine / Yoshida, Watson, Royal Ballet, ROH Orch., Wordsworth [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-05-25

Works: Hans Werner Henze: Ondine
Conductors: Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

Miyako Yoshida dances the title role originally created for Margot Fonteyn in the hauntingly beautiful underwater world of Ondine, vividly brought to life by The...continue...
Run Time: 114 min.
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Henze: Ondine / Yoshida, Watson, Royal Ballet, ROH Orch., Wordsworth [Blu-Ray]
Henze: Ondine / Yoshida, Watson, Royal Ballet, ROH Orch., Wordsworth [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-05-25

Works: Hans Werner Henze: Ondine
Conductors: Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; The Royal Ballet

This is a BLU-RAY disc and it will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 1030D. Miyako Yoshida...continue...
Run Time: 114 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
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BOA 7064
Lanchbery: Tales of Beatrix Potter / Royal Ballet, Ashton [Blu-Ray]
Lanchbery: Tales of Beatrix Potter / Royal Ballet, Ashton [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-04-27

Works: John Lanchbery: Tales of Beatrix Potter
Conductors: Murphy, Paul
Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia; The Royal Ballet

This is a BLU-RAY disc and it will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 1001. Created by...continue...
Run Time: 76 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
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BOA 7058
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Ono, Claycomb, Kennedy, Shimell [Blu-Ray]
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Ono, Claycomb, Kennedy, Shimell [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2009-09-29

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Rake's Progress
Performers: Byrne, Donal J; Claycomb, Laura; Jeffrey, Darren; Kennedy, Andrew; Peckova, Dagmar; Shimell, William; Young, Julianne
Conductors: Ono, Kazushi
Ensemble: Chorus of Monnaie; Symphony Orchestra of Monnaie

This is a BLU-RAY disc and it will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 0991. Stravinsky's masterwork...continue...
Run Time: 174 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, LPCM 5.0
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BOA 7038
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Jansons, Westbroek [2 Blu-Ray]
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Jansons, Westbroek [2 Blu-Ray]

2 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2009-06-30

Works: Dmitri Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29
Performers: Ludha, L'udovit; Vaneev, Vladimir; Ventris, Christopher; Westbroek, Eva-Maria
Conductors: Jansons, Mariss
Ensemble: Netherlands Opera Chorus; Netherlands Opera Orchestra

This is a BLU-RAY disc and will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 0965. Shostakovich's musically brilliant...continue...
Run Time: 236 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, LPCM 5.0
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BOA 7031
Messiaen: Saint Francois d'Assise / Metzmacher, Tilling, Gilfry, Delamboye [3 DVD]
Messiaen: Saint Francois d'Assise / Metzmacher, Tilling, Gilfry, Delamboye [3 DVD]

3 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2009-04-28

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Saint François d'Assise
Performers: Arapian, Armand; Baljet, Jan Willem; Delamboye, Hubert; Gilfry, Rodney; Kaasch, Donald; Morsch, Andre; Neven, Henk; Randle, Thomas; Tilling, Camilla
Conductors: Metzmacher, Ingo
Ensemble: Hague Philharmonic Orchestra; Netherlands Opera Chorus

"This work never will be a repertory staple; it's an event. Messiaen fans will know that this DVD is more a necessity than a luxury;...continue...
Run Time: 275 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
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Frederick Ashton: Tales of Beatrix Potter / Paul Murphy/Royal Ballet [DVD]
Frederick Ashton: Tales of Beatrix Potter / Paul Murphy/Royal Ballet [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2008-11-25

Works: John Lanchbery: Tales of Beatrix Potter
Conductors: Murphy, Paul
Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia; The Royal Ballet

Created by Frederick Ashton for a film in 1971, 'Tales of Beatrix Potter' brings alive, with rich characterisation and invention, the famous images and stories...continue...
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BOA 1001
The Blu-Ray Experience: Opera & Ballet Highlights [Blu-Ray]
The Blu-Ray Experience: Opera & Ballet Highlights [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2008-11-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore; Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème; Gianni Schicchi,...
Performers: Alberghini, Simone; Bartoli, Cecilia; Berg, Nathan; Cirillo, Lucia; Dahlin, Anders; Damrau, Diana; di Pasquale, Luciano; Donose, Ruxandra; Machado, Aquiles; Matthews, Sally; Mironov, Maxim; Papian, H...
Conductors: Rizzi, Carlo; Pahn, Vello; Davis, Colin, Sir; Lopez-Cobos, Jesus; Jordan, Philippe; Kershaw, Stewart; Jurowski, Vladimir; Rousset, Christophe; Reynolds, Julian; Connelly, Paul; Chung, Myung-Whun
Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra; Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra; Les Talens Lyriques; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Netherlands Opera Chorus; Paris National Opera Orchest...

'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...continue...
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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BOA 7000D
George Balanchine: Jewels - Faurel; Stravinsky; Tchaikovsky [Blu-Ray]
George Balanchine: Jewels - Faurel; Stravinsky; Tchaikovsky [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2008-10-28

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80; Igor Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra; Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish"
Conductors: Connelly, Paul
Ensemble: Paris National Opera Orchestra

In 2000, seventeen years after George Balanchine's death, a rare and precious ballet arrived at the Paris Opera: 'Jewels', a work first performed by the...continue...
Run Time: 152 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, LPCM 5.0
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BOA 7011
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Kazushi Ono/SO & Chorus of La Monnaie, Laura Claycomb, Andrew Kennedy [DVD]
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Kazushi Ono/SO & Chorus of La Monnaie, Laura Claycomb, Andrew Kennedy [DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2008-02-26

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Rake's Progress
Performers: Byrne, Donal J; Claycomb, Laura; Jeffrey, Darren; Kennedy, Andrew; Peckova, Dagmar; Shimell, William; Young, Julianne
Conductors: Ono, Kazushi
Ensemble: Chorus of Monnaie; Symphony Orchestra of Monnaie

Stravinsky's masterwork 'The Rake's Progress', created for La Fenice in Venice in 1951, is based on a libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman, inspired...continue...
Run Time: 174 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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BOA 0991
Berg: Wozzeck / Weigle/Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu [DVD]
Berg: Wozzeck / Weigle/Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2007-11-20

Works: Alban Berg: Wozzeck, Op. 7
Performers: Delamboye, Hubert; Denoke, Angela; Goldberg, Reiner; Hawlata, Franz; Tierney, Vivian; Tilli, Johann
Conductors: Weigle, Sebastian
Ensemble: Chorus of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu; Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu

Calixto Bieito’s controversial but visually stunning production of 'Wozzeck' is set in a grisly, chaotic, post-industrial maze, giving a contemporary edge to the disturbing and...continue...
Run Time: 129 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS 5.1 Surround, Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: Spain
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BOA 0985
Service of Prayer and Dedications for the Marriage of HRH The Prince of Wales [DVD]
Service of Prayer and Dedications for the Marriage of HRH The Prince of Wales [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2007-07-31

Works: Sir William Walton: Excerpt from Suite from Henry V; Peter Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness; Edvard Grieg: 'Last Spring' from Two Elegiac Melodies; Tomaso Albinoni: 'Adagio' from Oboe Concerto n...
Performers: Judd, Roger
Conductors: Byram-Wigfield, Timothy; Warren-Green, Christopher
Ensemble: Choir of St. George's Chapel; Philharmonia Orchestra

Service of Prayer and Dedication following the Marriage of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall in St. George's Chapel, Windsor...continue...
Run Time: 55 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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BOA 090405
Stravinsky: Il Segreto di Pulcinella, Movers Ballet, Orch. Della Svizzera Italiana [DVD]
Stravinsky: Il Segreto di Pulcinella, Movers Ballet, Orch. Della Svizzera Italiana [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2007-04-24

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella
Performers: Amoretti, Ruben; Balducci, Antonella; Zanasi, Furio
Conductors: Tang, Muhai
Ensemble: Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana

At the end of the 18th century, the Venetian painter Giandomenico Tiepolo created an album of 101 drawings. The scenes were set in a world...continue...
Run Time: 43 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English
Country of Origin: USA
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BOA 4022
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Jansons/Concertgebouw Orch., Westbroek, Ventris [2 DVD]
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Jansons/Concertgebouw Orch., Westbroek, Ventris [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2007-01-30

Works: Dmitri Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29
Performers: Ludha, L'udovit; Vaneev, Vladimir; Ventris, Christopher; Westbroek, Eva-Maria
Conductors: Jansons, Mariss
Ensemble: Netherlands Opera Chorus; Netherlands Opera Orchestra

"Eva-Maria Westbroek's desperate housewife, sporting Jean Harlow hair and an Imelda Marcos wardrobe of shoes, steps out of her glass-walled bedroom to encounter a muddy...continue...
Run Time: 236 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Ge...continue...
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Britten: Glorianan / Paul Daniel / Chorus of Opera North / English Northern Philharmonia [DVD]
Britten: Glorianan / Paul Daniel / Chorus of Opera North / English Northern Philharmonia [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2006-08-29

Works: Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, Op. 53
Performers: Barstow, Josephine; Bayley, Clive; Glanville, Susannah; McGilloway, Emer; Randle, Thomas; Roberts, Eric
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia; Opera North Chorus

Phyllida Lloyd's acclaimed adaptation for film of the opera that Benjamin Britten wrote for the celebrations of the Queen's coronation in 1953, based on the...continue...
Run Time: 140 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
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Jewels / Choreography: George Balanchine Ballet National De Paris [DVD]
Jewels / Choreography: George Balanchine Ballet National De Paris [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2006-06-20

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80; Igor Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra; Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish"
Conductors: Connelly, Paul
Ensemble: Paris National Opera Orchestra

This is the first ever recording of George Balanchine's world-famous abstract ballet, Jewels, which was first performed by the New York City Ballet in 1967....continue...
Run Time: 152 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Ge...continue...

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Various: Astor Piazzolla In Portrait [DVD]
Various: Astor Piazzolla In Portrait [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2005-02-22

Works: Astor Piazzolla: Adios nonino
Performers: Piazzolla, Astor

Exploring Piazzolla's vibrant musical influence around the world, this DVD charts the events of his turbulent, complicated personal and professional life through candid and revealing...continue...
Run Time: 213 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, 16:9, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Stereo, Dolby 2.0, Digitally Processed
Subtitles: Engli...continue...
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BOA 0905
Various: Last Night Of The Proms [DVD]
Various: Last Night Of The Proms [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2002-11-01

Works: Sir Edward Elgar: Coronation Ode, Op. 44; Sir Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs; Charles Hubert Parry: Jerusalem; Thomas Augustine Arne: Rule Britannia
Performers: Eaglen, Jane; Hahn, Hilary
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra

In 2000 Sir Andrew Davis made his final appearance at the helm of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He was joined on stage by the outstanding...continue...
Run Time: 166 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround,
Subtitles: English
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BOA 0851
Stravinsky: The Firebird & Les Noces [DVD]
Stravinsky: The Firebird & Les Noces [DVD]

1 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2002-10-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Firebird; Les noces

The Royal Bellet's glorious Stravinsky Double Bill unleashes the spectacular production of The Firebird with the stark beauty of Les Noces, magically choreographed by the...continue...
Run Time: 108 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround, LPCM Stereo
Country of Origin: United Kingd...continue...
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BOA 0833
Poulenc: Stabat Mater [DVD]
Poulenc: Stabat Mater [DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2002-05-01

Works: Francis Poulenc: Stabat mater; Litanies à la vierge noire de Rocamadour; Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël
Performers: Howarth, Judith
Conductors: Robinson, Christopher
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; St. John's College Choir, Cambridge

Poulenc wrote his Stabat Mater, a hauntingly passionate work, after visiting the sacred shrine of the Black Madonna of Rocamadour. Filmed in atmospheric and beautiful...continue...
Run Time: 78 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC/PAL, 16:9, Letterbox, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround, LPCM Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, ...continue...
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