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Bizet: Carmen

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Carmen), Jonas Kaufmann (Don Jose), Norah Amsellem (Micaela), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Escamillo), Jacques Imbrailo (Morales), Matthew Rose (Zuniga), Elena Xanthoudakis (Frasquita), Viktoria Vizin (Mercedes), Caroline Lena Olsson (Lillas Pastia), Jean Sebastien Bou (Le Dancaire),...

Pappano in the pit takes the whole thing at a tremendous lick while coaxing some lovely playing from the Royal Opera House Orchestra. For all that, this is opera as spectacle with good tunes... More…

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DVD Video

$18.00

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni), Kyle Ketelsen (Leporello), Eric Halfvarson (Commendatore), Marina Poplavskaya (Donna Anna), Joyce DiDonato (Donna Elvira), Ramón Vargas (Don Ottavio), Miah Persson (Zerlina), Robert Gleadow (Masetto)

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Charles...

…as flames rage over the opening cast credits, Sir Charles Mackerras conducts an incandescent Overture which kindles the brilliance, clarity and indefatigable energy of his music direction throughout.... More…

2 DVD Videos

$35.00

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Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki (The Slippers)

Larissa Diadkova (Solokha), Maxim Mikhailov (The Devil), Vladimir Matorin (Chub), John Upperton (Panas), Olga Guryakova (Oxana), Vsevolod Grivnov (Vakula), Alexander Vassiliev (Pan Golova), Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (The Schoolmaster), Olga Sabadoch (Odark), Changhan Lim (Wood Goblin), Andrew Macnair...

[Mokrov's designs] positively glow with snowy Russian colour and charm...Polianichko makes an affectionate case for the score More…

DVD Video

$29.25

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Kern: Show Boat

Heidi Stober (Magnolia Hawks), Michael Todd Simpson (Gaylord Ravenal), Kirsten Wyatt (Ellie Mae Chipley), John Bolton (Frank Schultz), Patricia Racette (Julie La Verne), Patrick Cummings (Steve Baker), Bill Irwin (Cap’n Andy), Harriet Harris (Parthy Ann Hawks), Morris Robinson (Joe), Angela Renée...

Peter Davison's candyfloss-coloured sets dazzle the eye; so do most of Paul Tazewell's costumes, even if the chorus array themselves in 'Ol' Man River' as if at a fashion magazine shoot. As for... More…

2 DVD Videos

$25.75

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Eric Owens (Porgy), Laquita Mitchell (Bess), Chauncey Packer (Sportin' Life), Lester Lynch (Crown), Angel Blue (Clara), Karen Slack (Serena), Alteouise deVaughn (Maria), Eric Greene (Jake), Michael Bragg (Mingo)

San Francisco Opera, John DeMain (conductor) & Francesca Zambello (director)

The orchestra crackles from the very first mote. Eric Owens's Porgy, too, immediately weighs in as a powerful presence...Provided you're comfortable with waves of vibrato, Laquita Mitchell's... More…

2 DVD Videos

$20.00

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days

Prokofiev: War and Peace, Op. 91

Olga Guryakova (Natasha), Nathan Gunn (Andrei), Robert Brubaker (Pyotr), Anatoli Kotcherga (Kutuzov), Elena Obraztsova (Maria)

Orchestra and Choirs of the Opéra National de Paris, Gary Bertini (Conductor) & Francesca Zambello (director)

It has plenty in its favour, including a good cast, with an excellent Natasha in Olga Guryakova. There is a fine Bolkonsky in Nathan Gunn and an ideal Pierre Bezhukov (Robert Brubaker)...No one... More…

2 DVD Videos

$35.00

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

Verdi: La Traviata

Emma Matthews (Violetta Valéry), Gianluca Terranova (Gianluca Terranova), Jonathan Summers (Giorgio Germont), Margaret Plummer (Flora Bervoix), Martin Buckingham (Gastone), James Clayton (Baron Douphol) & Christopher Hillier (Marquis d’Obigny)

Opera Australia Chorus & Australian Opera...

Emma Matthews's Violetta is exuberant and breathtakingly accurate...she has nothing to fear from close scrutiny and amid what must have been considerable challenges she feels free enough to wow... More…

DVD Video

$29.25

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

Bizet: Carmen

Christine Rice (Carmen), Bryan Hymel (Don José), Aris Argiris (Escamillo) & Maija Kovalevska (Micaëla)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Constantinos Carydis (conductor) & Francesca Zambello (stage director)

The picture quality is unusually high, and this particular revival has been scrupulously rehearsed; the broadly traditional, picturesque and well-crafted period staging may add in irrelevant... More…

DVD Video

$29.25

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 Offer A tribute to Mirella Freni

A Life Devoted to Opera - A Portrait of Mirella Freni

Mirella Freni (Mimi), Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo), Gino Quilico (Marcello), Stephen Dickson (Schaunard), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Colline), Sandra Pacetti (Musetta), Italo Tajo (Benoit/Alcindoro), Mirella Freni (Fedora), Plácido Domingo (Ipanov), Ainhoa Arteta (Olga Sukarov), Dwayne Croft (de Siriex)

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3 DVD Videos

($35.00)$28.00

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

 Offer Best Wishes from Luciano Pavarotti

80th birthday edition 2015

Mirella Freni (Mimi), Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo), Gino Quilico (Marcello), Stephen Dickson (Schaunard), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Colline), Sandra Pacetti (Musetta), Italo Tajo (Benoit/Alcindoro), Maria Chiara (Aida), Luciano Pavarotti (Radames), Ghena Dimitrova (Amneris), Juan Pons (Amonasro), Paata Burchuladze...

3 DVD Videos

($29.25)$23.25

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