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Experimentum Mundi is arguably the most important work in the field of contemporary music in recent decades. In one fell swoop, Giorgio Battistelli's pioneering work has fulfilled all the artistic aspirations and dreams of his century. In the wake of…
Total running time
100 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
The complete Beethoven Piano sonatas Edition available either in a box of 3 Blu-ray discs or in a box of 5 DVDs. In this recording, GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim tackles the so-called ‘New Testament’ of music, Ludwig van…
Total running time
714 mins
With his sixteen string quartets, Beethoven forged the backbone of this repertoire. The six quartets Opus 18 show the composer’s mastery of the classical form. In contrast, the five middle quartets burst this form, with a very free treatment of the…
Total running time
567 mins
Antonín Dvorák’s next to last opera draws its substance from the underwater wonderland of little mermaids, Undines and Melusines: Rusalka, a water nymph, wishes to become human in order to be loved by the young prince. Despite being warned against it…
Total running time
162 mins
Libretto by Arrigo Boito after William Shakespeare’s comedy “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Damiano Michieletto is bursting with ideas when it comes to combining illusion and reality. (Tagesspiegel). Outside the Casa Verdi in Milan, the famous old…
Total running time
120 mins
A forlorn, aged philosopher sets out on a perilous course when he makes a deal with the Devil in this monumental treatment of the Faust tale—an enticingly impressive production from San Francisco Opera. Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust…
Total running time
145 mins
Tchaikowsky’s “Merchant of Venice” offers proof of David Pountney’s eye for buried gems of the opera literature. The tried and trusted team behind Keith Warner and an elite cast make the posthumous premiere at 2013’s Bregenz Festival “a restitution…
Total running time
205 mins
In seinem Sommernachtstraum verwebt William Shakespeare virtuos die komplexen Handlungsstränge zu einem Ganzen: drei Liebespaare auf der Suche nach ihrer wahren Liebe, Verwechslungen, ein Liebestrank, die Geschehnisse so vielschichtig und zweideutig…
Total running time
170 mins
Once known for his stately grand operas written for Napoleon and the courts of Paris, Berlin and Vienna, Gaspare Spontini posthumously surprised posterity with a light-hearted “commedia per musica” that was found at an antiquarian book dealer in…
Total running time
145 mins