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Sir Peter Hall's outstanding Glyndebourne Festival Opera production of "Fidelio" remains remarkably faithful to the way Beethoven intended the opera to be. He managed to inject fresh excitement and suspense into "Fidelio", providing a perfect…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
3809
The Czech composer based his libretto on the play "Le Voyage de Thésée" by his friend and trusted source of inspiration, Georges Neveux. Martinu is said to have written the opera for Maria Callas. In this production, the role is sung by the…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
0583
Monteverdi is generally regarded as the father of European opera. His "Poppea" is a blood and thunder melodrama, set in Nero's Rome and loaded with passion, jealousy, murder and savage ambition.
Length
151 mins
Prog. No.
0240
Recorded in the Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin in 1992.
Length
107 mins
Prog. No.
0172
Length
32 mins
Prog. No.
0157
Music by Guiseppe Verdi and Johann Sebastian Bach sweeps the viewer along as the camera paints impressionistic images. A fondness for detail brings the subject matter vibrantly to life and conveys the message without a single word. 3 episodes from 9…
Length
32 mins
Prog. No.
0213
Recorded during the "Schwetzinger Festspiele" 1989 in the cathedral of Speyer.
Length
97 mins
Prog. No.
0641
Schumann's symphonies are routinely criticised for their supposedly murky scoring. But you would never guess it from listening to these scintillating performances. The orchestra's fat-free (but never scrawny) strings, pungent woodwind and tangy…
Length
32 mins
Prog. No.
5387
Under the motto "Rhythm and Dance" Kent Nagano created one of the most exciting programmes the Berliner Philharmoniker ever played at the Waldbühne with his combination of popular and rather unusual music from the 20th Century. Nagano injected so…
Length
127 mins
Prog. No.
5052
Trevor Nunn's highly acclaimed staging at Glyndebourne of Gershwin's famous opera, is considered by the Gershwin family to be the best production ever made. Now Primetime has made the firstever television production of "Porgy and Bess".
Length
185 mins
Prog. No.
0763