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Two unpublished performances filmed by BBC television in 1977: Celebrated pianist Martha Argerich plays two of her warhorses: Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto and Prokofiev’s third, which are both technically demanding and prove to be an ideal…
Length
63 mins
Prog. No.
7985
This epic opera, inspired by Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, was the first recording from Glyndebourne. The designer, Emanuele Luzzati, created a series of stunning visual impressions, including the chilling witches' chorus, the banquet at which…
Length
146 mins
Prog. No.
3808
This opera is based on the Greek legend of Ulysses and his return to Ithaca after years at the Trojan wars.
Length
150 mins
Prog. No.
3810
Based on Beaumarchais' comedy "Le Mariage de Figaro" , Le Nozze di Figaro is a sequel to his earlier play "Le Barbier de Seville ", adapted by Rossini. The production is sung in the original Italian.
Length
168 mins
Prog. No.
3806
Idamante, son of Idomeneo, falls victim to a promise of human sacrifice made in a moment of despair by Idomeneo to Neptune. The attempts of Idomeneo to evade the fulfillment of his vow result in the ravaging of the island of Crete.
Length
125 mins
Prog. No.
3805
The action of the opera takes place in Naples and tells the story of the cynical Don Alfonso who convinces the officers Ferrando and Guglielmo that no women can be trusted.
Length
149 mins
Prog. No.
3801
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