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The „Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno" plot couldn’t be simpler: Time and Disillusion try to convince Beauty to abandon Pleasure for less fleeting gratifications. Krzysztof Warlikowski has taken Handel’s first oratorio, written when he was just…
Length
138 mins
Prog. No.
7529
Like music lovers the world over, John Nelson believes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor is a pinnacle of Western music. For years, he has cherished the dream of performing this masterwork in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris with the…
Length
109 mins
Prog. No.
7307
A rococo beauty who ultimately drags everything into the abyss, Puccini’s Manon Lescaut is never fully satisfied. She becomes addicted to the admiring glances she receives from others, and the luxury and diamonds in which she bathes don’t warm her…
Length
128 mins
Prog. No.
5995
For the Easter Festival 2017 in Baden-Baden, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker draw their inspiration from Tosca, the most well-known and also most brilliant of all the Puccini operas. And that is deservedly so, since Tosca is not…
Length
125 mins
Prog. No.
6417
The essence of Verdi’s Requiem can be found in the words Libera me - “Free me”. The great composer employs every means at his disposal to portray man as prisoner of himself, with both his fear of death and yearning for salvation. Recording Dates: 14…
Length
93 mins
Prog. No.
6780
The Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko opens with Beethoven’s opera Fidelio. The symphonic impulse that boldly drives Beethoven’s music forward would exert a decisive influence on Wagner. Fidelio has…
Length
120 mins
Prog. No.
6807
Arrigo Boito's only finished and preserved opera, Mefistofele, recorded in Baden-Baden was praised by critics and loved by the audience - a very rare concurrence. And this could hardly have come as a surprise, since it was no other than Erwin Schrott…
Length
135 mins
Prog. No.
6370
This opera film is based on Jan Schmidt-Garre‘s highly acclaimed stage production of Beethoven‘s Fidelio. The producers carefully filmed and edited several performances. By using additional footage of Jacquelyn Wagner as Leonore the stage production…
Length
115 mins
Prog. No.
6485
In this elegiac universe, the arias sung by Amina, the kind-hearted young sleep-walker, are pure miracles of lunar poetry. For the first time at the Paris Opera Natalie Dessay sings one of the most beautiful roles of Italian romanticism. What a sense…
Length
135 mins
Prog. No.
7927
Filmed in June 2013 during three extraordinary performances that took place during the Aldeburgh Festival, "Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach" takes place in the heart of the town that inspired it and is the film interpretation of Britten’s Peter…
Length
141 mins
Prog. No.
8792