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Bryn Terfel

The Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, CBE (born November 9, 1965) is one of the best-known contemporary opera and concert singers. The bass-baritone is much admired for both the quality of his singing as his charismatic stage presence. Initially, Terfel was associated with the roles of Mozart, particularly Leporello, but he has expanded his repertoire to include heavier roles, including Wagner.

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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Bryn Terfel (Holländer), Anja Kampe (Senta), Matti Salminen (Daland), Marco Jentzsch (Erik), Liliana Nikiteanu (Mary), Fabio Trümpy (Steuermann)

Philharmonia Zurich, Alain Altinoglu

DG is proud to present an exciting and exceptional new opera production on DVD and BR: Bryn Terfel stars in Richard Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman).

This is the first time in the 25 years of Bryn’s work as an opera singer that he has recorded this milestone in Wagner’s work. Classical magazine Oper aktuell acknowledges that you do not want to experience anyone other than Bryn Terfel as the Holländer, now that this production is out

Bryn is surrounded by a stellar cast and crew: the head of the Zurich opera Andreas Homoki staged the production, renowned French conductor Alain Altinoglu takes the musical lead, and Matti Salminen – a living legend on the world’s opera stages – personifies Daland, with Anja Kampe as Senta .

This exceptional recording was made at the Zurich opera house in January 2013.

“an excellent musical performance, with Bryn Terfel at his finest, and Anja Kampe as an inspired Senta. The veteran Matti Salminen still sings sumptuously as Daland, indeed every member of the cast, and the fine chorus, are impressive. So is Alain Altinoglu's conducting...It's just a pity about the misguided conceit of contemporary directors.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2015 *****

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Claudio Abbado: A Life Dedicated to Music

Claudio Abbado: A Life Dedicated to Music

Jubilee Box

Bach, J S:

Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-1051 (complete)

Recorded live at Teatro Municipale Valli, Reggio Emilia, 21 April 2007

Orchestra Mozart


Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Concention Centre Lucerne, 10–12 August 2005

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Recorded live at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, February 2001

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Recorded live at Philharmonie, Berlin, 1 May 2000

Karita Mattila (soprano), Violeta Urmana (alto), Thomas Moser (tenor), Eike Wilm Schulte (bass)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Chorus, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir


Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Recorded live at the Musikverein, Vienna, April 1997

Barbara Bonney (soprano), Bryn Terfel (baritone)

Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Concention Centre Lucerne, 10–12 August 2005

Lucerne Festival Orchestra


Symphony No. 9

Recorded live at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, 14 April 2004

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra


A Night on the Bare Mountain

Recorded live from the Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 1994

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


The Firebird Suite

Recorded live from the Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 1994

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Recorded live from the Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 1994

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


DVD 3: A Verdi Gala from Berlin

Verdi Arias from: Un ballo in maschera / Don Carlos / Rigoletto / La traviata / Falstaff

Andrea Rost, Ramón Vargas, Alan Titus, Lucio Gallo and other soloists

Berliner Philharmoniker

Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin, 30–31 December 2000

DVD 5: Hearing the Silence

with Bruno Ganz, Daniel Harding, Albrecht Mayer, Wolfram Christ, Kolja Blacher

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra

This DVD Box will be released in honour of Claudio Abbado’s 80th anniversary on June 26th. It contains an extensive collection of concert recordings and the documentary Hearing the Silence, capturing the outstanding work and repertoire of this formidable conductor on 8 DVDs.

Claudio Abbado, musical director of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (1968-1986) and the Berliner Philharmoniker (1989-2002) has always been supportive to the younger music generation and hence founded excellent orchestras such as the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra and the Orchestra Mozart. His musical career took him all over the world to the most prestigious opera and concert houses from Milan, London, Chicago to Berlin, Vienna and Bologna. A tremendous achievement which is captured in this Box.

These 8 DVDs contain marvellous recordings of Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Stravinksky, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Verdi, Mahler and Bach performed by excellent Orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, accompanied by exceptional soloists like Alfred Brendel , Andrea Rost, Karita Mattila, Barbara Bonney all conducted by one of the greatest conductors of our time.

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Sound formats: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

DVD 2 & 5 PCM Stereo

Region code: All (worldwide)

Booklet Notes: English, German, French

Running Time: Disc 1: 97 mins, Disc 2: 79 mins, Disc 3: 94 mins,

Disc 4: 122 mins, Disc 5: 67 mins, Disc 6: 84 mins,

Disc 7: 106 mins, Disc 8: 100 mins (total 749 mins)

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The Verdi Edition: The 12 Great Operas

The Verdi Edition: The 12 Great Operas



Paolo Gavanelli (Rigoletto), Marcelo Alvarez (Il Duca), Christine Schäfer (Gilda), Eric Halfvarson (Sparafucile), Graciela Araya (Maddalena), Elizabeth Sikora (Giovanna), Giovanni Battista Parodi (Monterone), Quentin Hayes (Marullo), Peter Auty (Borsa)

Orchestra & Chorus of Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Edward Downes (conductor) & David McVicar (stage director)

Il Trovatore

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 3rd May 2002

José Cura (Manrico), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Il Conte di Luna), Yvonne Naef (Azucena), Verónica Villarroel (Leonora), Tomas Tomasson (Ferrando), Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (Ines), Edgaras Montvidas (Ruiz)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Carlo Rizzi (conductor) & Elijah Moshinsky (stage director)

La Traviata

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, London, June & July 2009

Renée Fleming (Violetta), Joseph Calleja (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont), Eddie Wade (Baron Douphol) & Richard Wiegold (Doctor Grenvil)

The Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Richard Eyre (director)

Les vêpres siciliennes

Recorded live at the Amsterdam Music Theatre, 23 & 29 September, 2010 French version

Barbara Haveman (Hélène), Lívia Ághová (Ninetta), Burkhard Fritz (Henri), Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester (Guy de Montfort), Balint Szabo (Jean Procida), Hubert Francis (Thibault), Fabrice Farina (Danieli), Rudi de Vries (Mainfroid), Roger Smeets (Robert), Jeremy White (Le Sire de Béthune) & Christophe Fel (Le Comte de Vaudemont)

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra & Koor van De Nederlandse Opera, Paolo Carignani (conductor) & Christof Loy (director)

Un ballo in maschera

Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid, on the 25th & 28th September 2008

Marcelo Álvarez (Riccardo), Violeta Urmana (Amelia), Marco Vratogna (Renato), Elena Zaremba (Ulrica), Alessandra Marianelli (Oscar), Borja Quiza (Silvano), Miguel Sola (Samuel), Scott Wilde (Tom), Orlando Niz (Judge), César San Martín (Amelia's servant)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real (Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus), Jesús López Cobos (conductor) & Mario Martone (stage director)

La forza del destino

Live Recording from The Mariinsky Theatre, 1998

Galina Gorchakova (Leonora), Nikolai Putilin (Don Carlo), Gegam Grigorian (Don Alvaro), Marianna Tarasova (Preziosilla), Grigory Karasev (Marchese di Calatrava) & Sergei Alexashkin (Padre Guardiano)

The Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, Valéry Gergiev (conductor) & Elijah Moshinsky (stage director)


Recorded live at The Royal Opera House, 13 June, 2011

Simon Keenlyside (Macbeth), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Lady Macbeth), Raymond Aceto (Banquo), Dmitri Pittas (Macduff), Nigel Cliffe (Servant), Steven Ebel (Malcolm), Elisabeth Meister (Lady-in-Waiting) & Lukas Jakobski (Doctor)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Phyllida Lloyd (stage director)

Don Carlo

Rolando Villazón (Don Carlo), Robert Lloyd (King Philip), Amanda Roocroft (Elisabeth), Violeta Urmana (Eboli), Dwayne Croft (Posa), Jaakko Ryhänen (Grand Inquisitor), Giorgio Giuseppini (Monk)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & De Nederlandse Opera Chorus, Riccardo Chailly (conductor) & Willy Decker (stage director)


Daniela Dessì (Aida), Elisabetta Fiorillo (Amneris), Fabio Armiliato (Radamès), Juan Pons (Amonasro), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Ramfis), Stefano Palatchi (Il Re), Josep Fadó (Messaggiero), Ana Nebot (Sacerdotessa)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez

Simon Boccanegra

Recorded: 2010 live from the Royal Opera House

Plácido Domingo (Simon Boccanegra), Marina Poplavskaya (Amelia Grimaldi/Maria Boccanegra), Joseph Calleja (Gabriele Adorno), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Jacope Fiesco), Jonathan Summers (Paolo Albiani), Lukas Jakobski (Piero)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano


Recorded live at the Gran teatre del Liceu, Barcelona on 21st & 24th February 2006

José Cura (Otello), Krassimira Stoyanova (Desdemona), Lado Ataneli (Iago), Vittorio Grigolo (Cassio), Ketevan Kemoklidze (Emilia), Vicenç Esteve Madrid (Rodrigo), Giorgio Giuseppini (Lodovico), Francisco Santiago (Montano), Roberto Accurso (Un Araldo)

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Antoni Ros-Marbà (conductor) & Willy Decker (stage director)


Bryn Terfel (Falstaff), Barbara Frittoli (Alice Ford), Roberto Frontali (Ford), Bernadette Manca di Nissa (Mistress Quickly), Desiree Rancatore (Nanetta), Kenneth Tarver (Fenton)

Orchestra & Chorus of Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bernard Haitink (conductor), Graham Vick (stage director)

Celebrating the work of Italy’s greatest musical dramatist, this set of 12 operas includes definitive performances from some of the finest Verdi singers of our age, in productions which reflect the contemporary richness of our perspective of the composer as both a man of his time, inspired to reflect the familial tensions and revolutionary fervour of his homeland, and also a man of theatrical genius as timeless as his adored Shakespeare, whose anti-heroes Macbeth and Falstaff stand as the poles of tragedy and comedy in this survey of modern stagings.

Running time: 34 hours 10 minutes approx










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Puccini: Tosca

Puccini: Tosca

Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca), Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi), Bryn Terfel (Scarpia), Lukas Jakobski (Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan), Hubert Francis (Spoletta), ZhengZhong Zhou (Sciarrone)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sir Antonio Pappano, Jonathan Kent (director)

It is no exaggeration to say that the two performances of Tosca at the Royal Opera House in July 2011 - with Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel as the leads - were opera history in the making and by far the hottest tickets in town.

For the majority of us who weren’t lucky enough to be there, it has been captured on this DVD, exclusively released by EMI.

Subtitles in Italian, English, German, Japanese, French & Spanish

“Gheorghiu makes a credible character out of Tosca...her voice keeps its beauty at all but the most high-pressure moments...Kaufmann scores a complete success as Cavaradossi...What he lacks in Italianate open tone, he makes up in brooding, dark colours...Neither of them would be likely to get the better of Bryn Terfel's bully of a Scarpia...The other dominant personality is Antonio Pappano, whose Puccini has never sounded better” Gramophone Magazine, January 2013

“Pappano's mastery of Puccinian pace and phrasing intensifies this turbulent score's onward surge, but he's also noticeable attentive to his singers...[Kaufmann's] cries of 'Vittoria!' are thrilling...and his acting never slackens...Tosca's mercurial character seems to resonate with [Gheorghiu] naturally...There are some decent Toscas on DVD already, but I'd start here.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2013 *****

“Jonas Kaufmann as Cavaradossi sings perhaps one of his greatest roles: E lucevan le stelle is unbelievably moving, and his cry of "Vittoria! Vittoria!" is guaranteed to make your hair stand on end! Angela Gheorghiu is a passionate Tosca, and Bryn Terfel unctuously oozes sleaze in a chilling portrayal of Scarpia.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, July 2014

GGramophone Awards 2013

Finalist - Opera

GGramophone Magazine

DVD of the Month - January 2013

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014

DVD Award (Performance)

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An Evening With The Royal Opera

An Evening With The Royal Opera


La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (from Carmen)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)


Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn' (Hänsel und Gretel)

Diana Damrau (soprano), Angelika Kirschlager (mezzo)


La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Miah Persson (soprano), Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

Erwin Schrott (bass-baritone)

Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Diana Damrau (soprano)

Pa-pa-pa-pa-Papagena (from Die Zauberflöte)

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Simon Keenlyside (baritone)


O soave fanciulla (from La Bohème)

Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Teodor Illincai (Rodolfo)

Quando me'n vo (from La Bohème)

Inna Duka (soprano)

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Ekaterina Siurina (soprano)


When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Sarah Connolly (mezzo)


Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture


Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (from La Traviata)

Renee Fleming (soprano), Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Di quella pira (from Il trovatore)

Jose Cura (tenor)

Patria oppressa (from Macbeth)

Chorus of the Royal Opera House

Parigi, o cara (from La Traviata)

Renee Fleming (soprano), Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Tutto nel mondo è burla (from Falstaff)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Bringing together a collection of arias and choruses from some of the world’s favourite operas, this disc showcases the outstanding artists and productions from the stage of the Royal Opera House.

The perfect gift for anyone who loves opera.

A unique collection from one of the world’s finest opera houses, showcasing the international opera stars and famous Royal Opera House productions.

The comprehensive packaging will include a synopsis of each opera, suggestions for further exploration of the catalogue and full subtitles.

International stars featured in the collection include: Jonas Kaufmann, Renee Fleming, Simon Keenlyside, Gerald Finley and Miah Persson.

Running time: 80 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/ES

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“all musically exceptional” BBC Music Magazine, May 2013 ****

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Gounod: Faust

Gounod: Faust

Live from the Royal Opera House

Angela Gheorghiu (Marguerite), Roberto Alagna (Faust), Bryn Terfel (Méphistophélès), Simon Keenlyside (Valentin) & Sophie Koch (Siébel)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & David McVicar (director)

David McVicar's spectacular 2004 production of Gounod’s Faust, featuring a divine cast of opera’s superstars: Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Bryn Terfel, Simon Keenlyside and Sophie Koch.

McVicar is one of the most innovative and in-demand directors, and his lush, haunting realised vision of Faust received glorious praise. The production revels in a gothic, seamy Second French Empire setting, with the Act V ballet “haunting the imagination long after” (The Independent).

“This is opera at its grandest and best” The Wall Street Journal

“Alagna depicts Faust's transition from Gounod-like ancient to cartwheeling young boulevardier and drug-addled Baudelairean decadent with energy and elegant phrasing...[Terfel] suggests the constant predatory menace beneath the musketeer panache with a curious dignity...[Pappano's] theatrical vigour banishes any trace of Gallic langour, a thoroughly un-fustian Faust.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2011 *****

“surely one of the finest achievements of DVD so far...Alagna dominates vocally in the name-role with a powerful heady lyricism...Gheorghiu sings gloriously as a delightful Marguerite, but the action is underlined by the splendidly bold panache of Bryn Terfel's Mephistopheles” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Metropolitan Opera Gala

Metropolitan Opera Gala

includes arias from Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, Strauss’ Rosenkavalier, Verdi’s Don Carlo and a stirring performance of the final scene from Wagner’s Meistersinger.

The gala celebration immediately catches the attention with spectacular performances by striking stars such as Bryn Terfel, Roberto Alagna, Renée Fleming, James Morris, Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Anne Sofie von Otter and many others

James Levine

The Metropolitan Opera Gala, given on April 27, 1996 to celebrate James Levine’s 25th anniversary at the MET

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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex

(+ Documentary)

(First release on DVD)

“Oedipus Rex was conceived as an opera without drama or movement, in which the narrator gives the game away before the events are depicted on stage. Undaunted, Julie Taymor flings everything at it: archetypes from Japanese cinema, aboriginal performance traditions, ballet, puppetry and mask theatre. This celebrated 1992 production ought to look cluttered yet it works... While it's possible to imagine more driven conducting, the ensemble is well drilled and the cast unbeatable.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2005

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Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Bryn Terfel (Don Giovanni ), Renée Fleming (Donna Anna), Solveig Kringelborn (Donna Elvira), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Leporello), Paul Groves (Don Ottavio), Sergei Koptchak (Il Commendatore), John Relyea (Masetto), Hei-Kyung Hong (Zerlina)

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus, James Levine

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Strauss, R: Die Frau ohne Schatten

Strauss, R: Die Frau ohne Schatten

Thomas Moser (Kaiser), Cheryl Studer (Kaiserin), Robert Hale (Barak), Eva Marton (Farberin), Bryn Terfel (Geisterbote), Herbert Lippert (Erscheinung eines Jünglings), Andrea Rost (Stimme des Falken), Elzbieta Ardam (Stimme von Oben), Manfred Hemm (Einäugige), Hans Franzen (Einarmige), Wilfried Gahmlich (Bucklige), Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz (Ein Hüter der Schwelle des Tempels)

Vienna Philharmonic, Georg Solti

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