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Premiered in 1831 in Milan, the opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini was a global success for the bel canto genre. In this outstanding production, which was voted best production of the year in 2012 by Opernwelt magazine, the directing duo of…
Total running time
156 mins
Puccini himself described La fanciulla del West as his best and most important work on the path to a new orchestral idiom. The opera plays in a gold-rush camp in America’s West. Director Christof Loy stages the opera as an early Hollywood Western and…
Total running time
143 mins
This DVD will be released in July 2013. Dionysos stood out as one of the brilliant highlights of the 2010 Salzburg Festival. Wolfgang Rihm compiled the libretto for this remarkable opera fantasy, in which every word comes from Nietzsche's Dionysos…
Total running time
178 mins
This DVD and Blu-ray Disc will be released in June. Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s opera Die Soldaten (The Soldiers) was praised as the highlight of the Salzburg Festival 2012. In Salzburg’s Felsenreitschule, the Wiener Philharmoniker performed the opera…
Total running time
122 mins
Vera Nemirova’s challenging production of Berg’s operatic masterpiece Lulu won critical acclaim when first seen at the Salzburg Festival in 2010. It was successfully repeated in 2011, when the production was filmed for DVD. Supporting Nemirova’s…
Total running time
173 mins
This stunning new production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea clothes the characters in modern dress and emphasizes the moral ambiguity of the original text. Challengin the usual operatic conventions, the controversial stage director Ole…
Total running time
180 mins
In the dense forest planted on the stage of the Haus für Mozart by director Claus Guth is the home of the rugged macho Don Giovanni. Assisted by his unsavory accomplice Leporello, he lures the ladies with the heady scent of danger. Christopher…
Total running time
177 mins
The classy interpretation of Mozart's Così fan tutte concluded Claus Guth's Mozart-Da Ponte opera trilogy at the Salzburg Festival. Hosted in the intimate surroundings of the Haus für Mozart, the comic tale of fi ancée-swapping is fl irtatiously…
Total running time
191 mins
Requiring 38 soloists, chorus and large orchestra, Hans Pfitzner’s Palestrina is a challenging opera to stage. In Munich, the city in which it was given its world premiere in 1917, director Christian Stückl and the Bavarian State Opera met those…
Total running time
206 mins
In the Summer of 2009, the British director Nigel Lowery and the Iranian choreographer Amir Hosseinpour brought to the stage of the Berlin State Opera “Unter den Linden”, with colour and full of humour, the fantastic and imaginative adventures of…
Total running time
168 mins