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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
“A fresh, charming and perceptive production, magical and irresistible!” (New York Times) “All narrative and poetry is nothing but the key to true dreams” (Hans Sachs). Spontaneously emerging from just such a truthful dream by the cobbler-poet on…
Total running time
285 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
Opera in two acts by The Gershwins® Libretto by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin George Gershwin miraculously melded classical music, popular song, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece…
Total running time
158 mins
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