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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
Composed when he was just twenty-four, Agrippina was Handel’s first theatrical success and is a sparkling example of his early work. It is full of his fresh, exuberantly inventive music and employs one of the finest librettos with which George…
Total running time
154 mins
In celebration of the Mozart Year – the anniversary of the composers 250th birthday would have been on 27 January 2006 – EuroArts releases a DVD with Mozart’s most famous works for string quartet and the serenade “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” for string…
Total running time
102 mins
This entertaining DVD comprises the enjoyable dance performance “A Night in Vienna” and the informative docudrama “The Waltz King” in a two-hour celebration of the music of the Johann Strausses – father and son. This double feature recreates the…
Total running time
120 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
EuroArts releases a four-volume edition of Mozart’s most significant piano concerti in celebration of his 250th birthday in 2006. Mozart, who composed 21 piano concerti, can be regarded as the “inventor” of the popular piano concerto. Although J.S.…
Total running time
120 mins
Riccardo Chailly’s inaugural concert as Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in September 2005 was a feast of music by Mendelssohn, the orchestra’s first conductor. Capturing the full atmosphere of this unique musical event, the DVD…
Total running time
121 mins
Il signor Bruschino is the last of the five one-act operas - farsa giocosa - in which the young Rossini first demonstrated his operatic genius. Among the ‘peculiarities’, which caused a sensation at its premiere 1813, was the daring experiment in…
Total running time
98 mins
This beautiful production by renowned opera director Michael Hampe was recorded at the exquisite Rococo Theatre in Schwetzingen Palace in May 1990. La scala di seta is one of the five one-act operas - farsa giocosa - in which the young Rossini first…
Total running time
100 mins
The choir and the orchestra of the Bach Collegium Japan perform the St John's Passion with a small ensemble - as was customary in the composer’s life time - under Masaaki Suzuki, former student of one of the nestors of authentic interpretation, Ton…
Total running time
117 mins