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The dissolute knight, Sir John Falstaff, unable to pay his bills at the Garter Inn, decides to exert his charms on Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, wives of wealthy merchants. The two women, aided by Mistress Quickly, devise a plot to outwit him. But…
Length
118 mins
Prog. No.
3807
Based on Hogarth's series of prints, "The Rake's Progress" combines the eighteenth century with the twentieth. The highly individualized set of this production, designed by David Hockney, reflects perfectly the "spikiness" of the music, combined with…
Length
140 mins
Prog. No.
3811
Mozart's 'Don Giovanni', "the opera of all operas", as E.T.A. Hoffman once called it, is a work with many meanings. Peter Hall and Bernard Haitink's interpretation of the Mozart cycle was enthusiastically received at the Glyndebourne festival.
Length
172 mins
Prog. No.
3804
Glyndebourne's 1978 production of Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" received as much critical acclaim for the imaginative David Hockney sets as for the operatic performances. Hockney emphasised the magical and mystical qualities of one of Mozart's best…
Length
163 mins
Prog. No.
3803
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
Mozart's "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" is best loved for its memorable music and lively wit. The opera tells the story of the efforts of a Spanish nobleman to rescue his betrothed who is held captive against her will in a Turkish harem.
Length
136 mins
Prog. No.
3802
These two programmes were recorded live from the Amerikahaus, Munich. In Vol. 1, Gulda plays Mozart's Sonata No. 4 in E flat K282, and Sonata No. 9 in D K311. In Vol. 2, he plays Mozart's Sonata No.12 in F K332, Sonata No.14 in C minor K457…
Length
93 mins
Prog. No.
6230
A hand-picked ensemble of soloists join together with the Gächinger Kantorei and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart under the direction of Helmuth Rilling to give a truly definitive performance of this pre-eminent masterwork.
Length
121 mins
Prog. No.
0118
Top orchestral soloists and performers from around the world have combined to form the unique World Philharmonic Orchestra. In this concert recorded in Stockholm, the WPO performs in aid of international charities. Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Length
90 mins
Prog. No.
5136
Schwetzingen is a tiny town near Heidelberg which has a famous palace with magnificent gardens, not unlike those at Versailles. The Schwetzingen Festival is held every Spring in the palace and commissions a small-scale opera for the palace's…
Length
154 mins
Prog. No.
5453