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The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe) had its premiere at Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1905. The operetta, which tells the story of a wealthy widow in search of a new husband was a major success for its composer Franz Lehár (1870-1948) and quickly…
Total running time
145 mins
“Gaming in Symphony” is an epic concert performed by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra with the Danish National Concert Choir and various soloists conducted by Eímear Noone. The visual design and the light effects during the performance are…
Total running time
68 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
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
An extensive DVD box of beloved Beethoven classics. Including legendary performances such as the Piano Sonatas played by Daniel Barenboim at Palais Kinsky and Schloss Hetzendorf in Vienna from 1983-1984. Including superstar soloists such as Boris…
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814 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
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
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest living composers, Hans Werner Henze (born 1926) is ’particularly well known for his works for the stage. He composed one of his great successes, the comic opera Der junge Lord (The Young Lord) to a libretto by…
Total running time
136 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