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Soli Deo Gloria’s DVD of Missa Solemnis shines a supreme light on this rarely performed sacred masterpiece. Beethoven wrote that “music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents,” and this DVD beautifully brings to life the…
Total running time
145 mins
With this festive concert the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Fabio Luisi celebrated the moving reopening of the Frauenkirche in Dresden. After the bombing of Dresden on February 13, 1945, the church burnt out and its dome, the…
Total running time
92 mins
The Gala presented by the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2011 in support of Aids-related charities brought together the cream of Europe’s opera singers, in a programme of well-lover operatic excerpts, from Rossini, through Verdi to Wagner. Conducting was…
Total running time
75 mins
Bizet’s passionate tale of the self-willed gypsy woman Carmen is certainly one of the most popular works in the history of opera. It shows how a cigar factory worker in Seville enchants and bewitches the men around her. Melodies like Carmen’s…
Total running time
165 mins
In this live recording from 2009, Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila − a story of doomed love set against the backdrop of cultural conflict between Hebrews and Philistines − is reinterpreted to relate with the conflicts in today’s Middle East. ‘In our…
Total running time
135 mins
When Korean composer Unsuk Chin’s opera was first performed by the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, it caused a sensation among music critics worldwide. Based on Lewis Carroll’s famous and fascinatingly enigmatic novel Alice in Wonderland, it is a…
Total running time
123 mins
In the Gluck-Year 2014 the Teatro Real in Madrid celebrated the outstanding success of the esteemed director Krysztof Warlikowski’s newly produced staging of „Alceste“, under the musical baton of Ivor Bolton. (Premiers on the 7th of February 2014). A…
Total running time
150 mins
Il matrimonio segreto is Cimarosa's most famous opera buffa and it is one of the few comic operas to have maintained its place in the repertoire until today. At its first performance in 1792, Austrian emperor Leopold II is reputed to have liked this…
Total running time
153 mins
Carl Maria Giulini was known for his unique way of interacting with an orchestra. He said of himself that it wasn’t his intention to enforce authority, but to “arrive at human contact” with the musicians.It is this very spirit that makes the present…
Total running time
90 mins
Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, composed between 1861 and 1868, continues to inspire musicians and audiences to this day. His requiem is addressed to the living, who are to be offered comfort in this world and freed from fear of death. This…
Total running time
79 mins