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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra & State Opera Choir The French Baroque opera Hippolyte et Aricie carries its audience away into a world of wonder with magnificent dance and choir scenes and an astonishing variety of musical…
Total running time
153 mins
“The man of the future will overcome man, but will rediscover what it is to be human while having become something fundamentally different.“ (Maurice Bejart) Maurice Bejart and the Ballet du XXème siècle with a visionary and groundbreaking…
Total running time
133 mins
Alfred Brendel is arguably the most outstanding modern exponent of Schubert's piano music currently before the public. He is capable of bringing not only the verve of this music but also its poetic intensity and intellectual depth to life with a…
Total running time
564 mins
Claus Guth’s celebrated Mozart-Da Ponte opera trilogy at the Salzburg Festival for the first time in one DVD box set! These new, excitingly original productions feature superb orchestral playing and world-class conductors as well as outstanding casts…
Total running time
596 mins
This film is based on Jan Schmidt-Garre's acclaimed stage production of Beethoven's "Fidelio". The producers carefully filmed and edited several performances. By using additional footage of Jacquelyn Wagner as Leonore the stage production is…
Total running time
155 mins
Rossini was 24 years old when he wrote his seventeenth opera and most renowned "buffa", The Barber of Seville, in barely three weeks. This recording is from the 1988 Schwetzinger Festspiele. The production by Michael Hampe is distinguished by a…
Total running time
158 mins
These early operas already contain all the elements with which Rossini later took the music world by storm. The witty and ironical realization of these musical comedies was met with enthusiastic approval and makes the recordings milestones in the…
Total running time
532 mins
From the opening notes of the overture to the final curtain, Emilio Sagi’s classic, triumphant production brings to life all the elegant wit and theatricality of Mozart’s comic masterpiece Le nozze di Figaro. Leading baritone Ludovic Tézier shines as…
Total running time
205 mins
Iolanta and Perséphone - A double bill consisting of two stage works that “represent an ideal of beauty, poetry and hope” forms this production in Madrid from the Teatro Real. In both works the progression from darkness to light acts as an initiation…
Total running time
200 mins
For the Easter Festival 2017 in Baden-Baden, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker draw their inspiration from Tosca , the most brilliant of all the Puccini operas. And that is deservedly so, since Tosca is not merely a work of art, but…
Total running time
125 mins