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Image Entführung aus dem Serail, Die
Mozarts opera "Enleveringen ur Seraljen" utspelar sig i Turkiet. För att få den rätta stämningen är denna DVD-video inspelad i Topkai-palatset i Istanbul. Dirigent är Sir Charles Mackerras som bl a hyllats för sina fina tolkningar av Mozarts symfonier.

Paul Groves, tenor m fl.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras.

239 kr
Image Clemenza di Tito, La
...An evening of overwhelming beauty...
(Le Monde)

...Everybody was taken by the warmth and the emotion in Susan Graham’s voice as well as her breathtaking acting...
(Le Figaro)

Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound, LPCM-stereo
Bildformat: 16:9

Solister: Susan Graham, Hannah Esther Minutillo,
Catherine Naglestad, Ekaterina Siurina, Roland Bracht,

Christoph Prégardien.
Orchestra & Chorus of the Opéra National de Paris/
Sylvain Cambreling.

349 kr
Image Otello

The first of Verdi’s two late Shakespearian operas stands as one of the great masterpieces of grand opera. José Cura, ranked among the world’s leading interpreters of Verdi’s music, takes the title role in Willy Decker’s profound and intense production, recorded live at the Liceu, Barcelona in 2006 in true surround sound and filmed with high definition cameras.



Illustrated Synopsis & Cast Gallery


‘Verdi’s wise, passionate score was served with precision, gusto and a keen ear for drama by maestro Antoni Ros-Marbà and the solid, malleable Liceu orchestra.’

(Opera News)

‘José Cura has the vocal colouring, the power and strength, but above all the dramatic temperament that this colossal Verdi character demands.’

‘…the Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova captivated with her sensational Desdemona. Hers is a lyrical voice of great beauty, with sufficient volume used with taste and transmitted with both sweetness and firmness.’

(El Pais)



José Cura, Krassimira Stoyanova, Lado Ataneli,
Vittorio Grigolo, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Vicenç Esteve Madrid,
Giorgio Giuseppini, Francisco Santiago, Roberto Accurso

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu/
Antoni Ros-Marbà

Stage Director: Willy Decker

399 kr
Image Adventures of Pinocchio, The
"What an inspired and exciting opera this is. Gorgeous characters, a busy story rich in incident and an exhilarating mix of music. Delight follows delight."
(The Stage)

Opera North's enchanting staging of The Adventures of Pinocchio, Jonathan Dove's 21st opera, is a wittily inventive feast for the eyes and ears. A full-length, through-composed grand opera with 29 characters, a sizeable chorus and a profound symphonic score, it is overflowing with visual delights, and children will love it! A sublime achievement by Martin Duncan and team, this production shines a bright new light on Collodi's dream-like original story, full of charm, darkness and magic. The superb ensemble stars Victoria Simmonds in the title role, and the orchestra and chorus respond splendidly under David Parry's vibrant baton. Mastered from the High Definition video recording and in true surround sound, this is a wonderful chance for children and adults to relive an exhilarating theatre experience at home.

LENGTH: 213 Mins

399 kr
Image Fidelio
Translucence, transparency - warmth' are the qualities identified by Bernard Haitink as necessary for an ideal sound performance of Beethoven's only opera, and all are present in this fantastic recording of Katharina Thalbach's new production for Opernhaus Zurich. Haitink conducts the Zurich Opera Orchestra in a magnificent performance in which Leonore Overture No. 3 provides an interlude between the two scenes of the second act, following a tradition started by Gustav Mahler. German soprano Melanie Diener, in the role of Leonore, leads a brilliant cast including Alfred Muff as Rocco, Roberto Saccà as Florestan, Sandra Trattnigg as Marzelline and Christoph Strehl as Jaquino. This High Definition recording with true surround sound marks the start of an exciting new collaboration between Opus Arte and Opernhaus Zurich.

Don Fernando: Krešimir Stražanac
Don Pizarro: Lucio Gallo
Florestan: Roberto Saccà
Leonore: Melanie Diener
Rocco: Alfred Muff
Marzelline: Sandra Trattnigg
Jaquino: Christoph Strehl
First Prisoner: Boguslaw Bidzinski
Second Prisoner: Morgan Moody

Zurich Opera Orchestra
Zurich Opera Chorus
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Katharina Thalbach

Recorded live at the Zurich Opera House in October 2008.

Illustrated synopsis
Cast gallery

LENGTH: 149 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 PCM & 5.0 DTS

299 kr
Image Sophie's Choice

In 2002, Nicholas Maw's opera Sophie's Choice, based on the novel by William Styron, was given its premiere at the Royal Opera House. The subject had struck Maw when he had first watched the film several years previously, and he immediately felt it would be 'the most extraordinary basis for an opera'. Commissioned by the Royal Opera House and BBC Radio 3, Maw embarked on an adaptation of Styron's book, which took six years to complete. Conducted by Simon Rattle, a long-term enthusiast of Nicholas Maw's music, and with a wonderful cast led by Angelika Kirchschlager, Rod Gilfry, Dale Duesing and Gordon Gietz, the work won international acclaim and was later restaged in Washington, Berlin and Vienna. The Royal Opera House celebrates the work of this British composer, who died in 2009, with the release on DVD of the BBC transmission, as broadcast live in December 2002.

Narrator: Dale Duesing
Stingo: Gordon Gietz
Sophie: Angelika Kirchschlager
Nathan: Rod Gilfry
Librarian: Adrian Clarke
Yetta Zimmerman: Frances McCafferty
Zbigniew Bieganski: Stafford Dean
Wanda: Stephanie Friede
Eva: Abigail Browne
Jan: Billy Clerkin
Old woman on train: Gillian Knight
Young man on train: Neil Gillespie
Rudolph Franz Höss: Jorma Silvasti
Doctor: Alan Opie
Bartender: Darren Jeffery
Larry Landau: Quentin Hayes

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Stage Director: Trevor Nunn

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 21st December 2002.

Illustrated synopsis.
Cast gallery.
Interview with Simon Rattle.

"...the central performances of Angelika Kirschlager and Rodney Gilfry as doomed lovers Sophie and Nathan were deemed to be among the most committed and convincing ever seen at the Royal Opera House." The Independent

LENGTH: 223 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM

399 kr
Image Boris Godunov
Boris Godunov is the story not only of a troubled leader but of an entire nation, and its history is as eventful as that of Mother Russia herself. In this new production, the legendary director Andrei Konchalovsky presents a personal vision of the opera that takes Mussorgsky's bare and monumental first version as its basis, while adding the final scene from the composer's revision, in which not only the Tsar but the people themselves reveal their fatal flaws.

Orlin Anastassov stars in the title role, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

"Orchestrally and vocally outstanding"
The Opera Critic

Boris Orlin Anastassov
Xenia Alessandra Marianelli
Fyodor Pavel Zubov
Grigory Ian Storey
Pimen Vladimir Vaneev
Prince Shuisky Peter Bronder
Andrey Shchelkalov Vasily Ladjuk
Varlaam Vladimir Matorin
Missail Luca Casalin
Innkeeper Nadezhda Serdjuk
Holy Fool Evgeny Akimov
Nurse Elena Sommer
Nikitich John Paul Huckle
Mityukha Oliviero Giorgiutti
Boyar-in-attendance Matthias Stier
Khrushchyov Andrei Konchalovsky

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Regio, Torino / Gianandrea Noseda

Recorded live from the Teatro Regio, Turin 7, 10 & 13 October 2010

Extra features:
Cast gallery
Interviews with Andrei Konchalovsky & Gianandrea Noseda

Running time 164 mins
Region Code All regions
Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Menu languages EN Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

Also available on Blu-ray: OA BD7087

299 kr
Image Iphigénie en Aulide & Tauride

De Nederlandse Opera

Iphigénie: Véronique Gens
Diane: Salomé Haller
Agamemnon: Nicolas Testé
Clytemnestre: Anne Sofie von Otter

Iphigénie: Mireille Delunsch
Thoas: Laurent Alvaro
Oreste: Jean-François Lapointe
Pylade: Yann Beuron
Diane: Salomé Haller

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera

Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Director: Pierre Audi

Recorded live at De Nederlandse Opera, September 2011

Two late and baleful tragedies by Euripides focus on the ill-starred daughter of the Greek King, Agamemnon. Will he sacrifice Iphigenia in order to secure fair winds for his voyage to Troy? In Aulis, the drama rages until she is spared. Having escaped to Tauris, Iphigenia finds herself compelled to kill her own brother before, once more, the fickle gods intervene. Gluck's operatic settings are very rarely staged together, but Pierre Audi's production makes a darkly compelling case for their dramatic unity. All the lead performers here are experienced exponents of Gluck, and together they present a powerfully idiomatic experience.

389 kr
Image Zoroastre

"Bland sångarna gläds man särskilt åt den unga begåvade svenske tenoren Anders J Dahlin"

Making full use of Drottningholm Theatre's unique 17th century Baroque theatre machinery, as well as his deep creative understanding of the profound drama of the work, stage director Pierre Audi creates a production of Zoroastre that completely accords with the spirit of Rameau. True to the form of the tragédie lyrique, choreographer Amir Hosseinpour's dances perfectly match the weight and meaning of both plot and music. The ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, reinforced with musicians from the Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, is expertly and passionately led into the musical stratosphere by musical director Christophe Rousset. This intensely dramatic production is captured live in vibrant High Definition video and true surround sound.

Picture: 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound: Dolby true HD 5.1 & 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1
Running time: 227 mins

299 kr
Image Elektra
Linda Watson (Elektra), Jane Henschel (Klytämnestra), Manuela Uhl (Chrysothemis), René Kollo (Aegisth), Albert Dohmen (Orest), Andreas Hörl (Orest's tutor), Jörg Schneider (A young servant), Carsten Sabrowski (An old servant) & Irmgard Vilsmaier (An overseer)

Vienna Philharmonic Choir
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Thielemann, conductor
Herbert Wernicke, stage director

Conducted by Christian Thielemann, this performance was the sensation of the 2010 Baden-Baden Festival. A one-act masterpiece inspired by Greek mythology, it is a dense, jagged cry for justice and vengeance. With its powerfully expressive chords, spooky waltz rhythms and mad dance of triumph, it shakes the audience to the core. Herbert Wernicke's legendary production for the Bayerische Staatsoper stands out for its clear lines, classical structural elements and striking colour contrasts. Linda Watson, one of the great Wagnerian sopranos of today, superbly masters her role debut as Elektra, one of opera's most demanding roles.

Extra features: Cast gallery

299 kr
Image Rake's Progress (The)
Anne Trulove
Miah Persson

Tom Rakewell
Topi Lehtipuu

Father Trulove
Clive Bayley

Nick Shadow
Matthew Rose

Mother Goose
Susan Gorton

Baba the Turk
Elena Manistina

Graham Clark

The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski

Director - John Cox

In this celebrated Glyndebourne Festival production, David Hockney's designs for director John Cox reinterpret the Hogarth etchings that inspired the opera's libretto, written for Stravinsky by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman.

In 2010, this revival under Glyndebourne's Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, captured the opera's neo-classical spirit and its juxtaposition of whimsy, cynicism and compassion, prompting the Financial Times to call it, ''as enjoyable a performance of Stravinsky's opera as any that has come along".

Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Opera House, 18 & 19 December, 2010

Extra features:
Documentary includes interview with David Hockney
Introduction to the Rakes's Progress

Running time 150 mins
Region Code All regions
Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Menu languages EN
Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

299 kr
Image Mose Egitto

Faraone: Alex Esposito
Amaltea: Olga Senderskaya
Osiride: Dmitry Korchak
Elcia: Sonia Ganassi
Mambre: Enea Scala
Moses: Riccardo Zanellato
Aronne: Yijie Shi
Amenofi: Chiara Amarù

Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Director: Graham Vick

Recorded live at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, August 2011

This thought-provoking, modern-day interpretation of Rossini's "Mosè in Egitto" sets the scene for superior music-making at the prestigious Rossini Festival in Pesaro. For conductor Roberto Abbado, the transposition of the action to the present day releases the energy of Rossini's music. At his disposal is a cast of top-quality vocalists such as the "refined bel canto artist" (Bresciaoggi) Sonia Ganassi as Elcia, and the "outstanding" Dmitry Korchak as the Pharaoh's son, two lovers fatefully drawn into the political turmoil and catastrophes of their time. Also among the protagonists are the "thoroughly brilliant" (DeutschlandRadio Kultur) baritone Alex Esposito as Faraone and, in his Rossini Festival debut, young, full-bodied bass Riccardo Zanellato as Moses. Conductor Roberto Abbado "inspired his musicians to deliver a spectacular performance" (Salzburger Nachrichten).

299 kr
Image Stiffelio
Once regarded as Verdi's lost opera because of early censorship and controversy, Stiffelio has now established its rightful place in Verdi's canon. In this 1993 recording from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, José Carreras, as the Protestant minister whose faith is shattered when he discovers his wife's adulterous liaison with a family friend, leads a fine cast that includes Catherine Malfitano, Gregory Yurisich, Gwynne Howell and Robin Leggate under the baton of Edward Downes.

199 kr
Image Mitridate, re di Ponto
Mozart's fourth opera - written when he was only 14 - displays all the hallmarks of the fresh, inventive writing that was to flourish into extraordinary genius in his later works and, with a cast as good as this, The Royal Opera's production takes Mitridate, re di Ponto to the highest levels of operatic achievement. Based on a play by Jean Racine, it is a story of jealous love and political intrigue.

LENGTH: 176 Mins

199 kr
Image Carmen
Anne Sofie von Otter (Carmen),
Marcus Haddock (Don José),
Laurent Naouri (Escamillo),
Lisa Milne (Micaëla),
Mary Hegarty (Frasquita),
Christine Rice (Mercédès),
Colin Judson (Remendado),
Quentin Hayes (Dancaïre),
Hans Voschezang (Moralès),
Jonathan Best (Zuniga)

The Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra Philippe Jordan, conductor
David McVicar, stage director

159 kr
Image Nozze di Figaro
Lorenzo Regazzo (Figaro),
Heidi Grant Murphy (Susanna),
Peter Mattei (Count),
Christiane Oelze (Countess),
Christine Schäfer (Cherubino),
Helene Schneiderman (Marcellina),
Roland Bracht (Bartolo),
Burkhard Ulrich (Basilio),
Eberhard Francesco Lorenz (Curzio),
Frédéric Caton (Antonio),
Cassandre Berthon (Barbarina)

Opéra National de Paris
Sylvain Cambreling, conductor
Christoph Marthaler, stage director

159 kr
Image Rigoletto
Paolo Gavanelli (Rigoletto),
Marcelo Alvarez (Il Duca),
Christine Schäfer (Gilda),
Eric Halfvarson (Sparafucile),
Graciela Araya (Maddalena),
Elizabeth Sikora (Giovanna),
Giovanni Battista Parodi (Monterone),
Quentin Hayes (Marullo),
Peter Auty (Borsa)

Orchestra & Chorus of Royal Opera House
Edward Downes, conductor
David McVicar, director
DVD Video

179 kr
Image Glorious Glyndebourne

excerpts from:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2012)
Leos Janácek: The Cunning Little Vixen (2012)
Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (2004)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2006)
Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd (2010)
Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (2009)
Georges Bizet: Carmen (2002)
George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare (2005)
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2007)
Igor Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress (2010)
Gioachino Rossini: La cenerentola (2005)
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2011)

Anne Sofie von Otter
Danielle de Niese
John Mark Ainsley
William Christie
Mark Elder
and many more

Bonus: See Opera Differently
Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German
Running time: 146 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (Blu-ray)

Note: This Blu-ray Disc is playable only on Blu-ray Disc players, and not compatible with standard DVD players

299 kr
Image Ariadne auf Naxos (BLU-RAY)
Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes, March 2013. Director Katharina Thoma sets Richard Strauss's comedy in a country house in the South Downs (a surrogate for Glyndebourne), immediately before and during the Second World War. Hofmannsthals' conceit that a hapless young composer has to accept the simultaneous performance of his new tragic opera with a burlesque from a commedia dell'arte troupe - is turned into a touching wartime drama of nurses, invalids, airmen and of painful delusions and soul-searching, before final happiness.

299 kr
Image Das Liebesverbot (DVD)
Wagner’s rarely performed early comic opera, based on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, enjoys its Spanish debut in a new production by director Kasper Holten. The lively score boasts clear Italian, French and Weberian influences that pre-date the composer’s mature voice, yet the music continually delights with the unmistakable emergence of Wagner’s precocious genius. His adaptation of the Bard’s play reflects the rebellious mood of a Revolutionary Germany, vindicating sensual love and attacking the fanatical repression of sexuality by a puritanical and hypocritical authority. Ivor Bolton conducts a vibrant cast featuring English baritone and Cardiff Singer of the World Lieder Prize-winner Christopher Maltman, Turkish-Viennese tenor and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ilker Arcayürek and Germany’s hottest Wagnerian leading lady, Manuela Uhl. ‘‘...The production by Kasper Holten is excellent: fun, imaginative, lively, and beautifully suited to a comic opera.’’

299 kr
Image Carmen (BD)
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, June 2011

Christine Rice (Carmen), Bryan Hymel (Don José), Aris Argiris (Escamillo) & Maija Kovalevska (Micaëla)

Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Constantinos Carydis

Francesca Zambello, stage director

Julian Napier's cinematic film of the Royal Opera's production of Carmen - originally shot in 3D - is now made available on DVD and 2D Blu-ray. Arguably the world's most popular opera, at the centre of this musical drama is the fiery Carmen, a gypsy woman whose love is as fleeting as it is passionate. Carmen has a devastating effect on the men she ensnares, and as the opera begins, she initiates an intense love affair with army corporal Don José. Later, when she abandons him for her new conquest, the bullfighter Escamillo, Don José's jealousy turns to rage. This time, Carmen has pushed one suitor too far for her own good. In this characteristically vivid and vibrant stage production by Francesca Zambello, Seville is brought to life with ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and bullfighters - as well as a magnificent horse, a donkey and even some chickens! Featuring the indomitable Bryan Hymel as Don José and Christine Rice in the title role, this compelling production of Bizet's masterpiece has everything from intimate solos to rousing choruses, making it truly a musical event to remember.

Extra features: Carmen the opera and a Cast Gallery.

Running time: 155 minutes
Subtitles: EN/DE/FR/JAP/KO
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

299 kr
Image Il Trovatore, La Traviata & Macbeth (3 DVD)
This trio of unforgettable Royal Opera productions features some of the most cherished and admired examples of Verdi’s operatic genius. The composer returned to his early masterpiece Macbeth after the great successes Il trovatore and La traviata had propelled him into universal fame, and his 1865 revision (today the most popular version of the work) shares the marks of dramatic and musical innovation that enshrine all three operas as undying classics. Phyllida Lloyd stages Verdi’s setting of the Scottish play, featuring Simon Keenlyside’s athletic, brooding Thane opposite Liudmyla Monastryrska’s imperious Lady. Rivalry blazes between Jose Cura’s troubadour and Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Count in an Elijah Moshinsky production with sets by noted film designer Dante Ferretti. Starring as the ill-fated courtesan Violetta in Richard Eyre’s classic production is Renee Fleming, loved by Joseph Calleja as Alfredo against the wishes of his unyielding father, played by Thomas Hampson. These are Verdi’s best-loved works brought vividly to life.

439 kr
Image Das Liebesverbot (Blu-ray)
Wagner’s rarely performed early comic opera, based on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, enjoys its Spanish debut in a new production by director Kasper Holten. The lively score boasts clear Italian, French and Weberian influences that pre-date the composer’s mature voice, yet the music continually delights with the unmistakable emergence of Wagner’s precocious genius. His adaptation of the Bard’s play reflects the rebellious mood of a Revolutionary Germany, vindicating sensual love and attacking the fanatical repression of sexuality by a puritanical and hypocritical authority. Ivor Bolton conducts a vibrant cast featuring English baritone and Cardiff Singer of the World Lieder Prize-winner Christopher Maltman, Turkish-Viennese tenor and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ilker Arcayürek and Germany’s hottest Wagnerian leading lady, Manuela Uhl. ‘‘...The production by Kasper Holten is excellent: fun, imaginative, lively, and beautifully suited to a comic opera.’’

389 kr
Image La clemenza di Tito (DVD)
Mozart's final opera returns to Glyndebourne after an absence of nearly 20 years in a 'stark, compelling and very well acted' production directed by Claus Guth. Richard Croft sings the title role 'with exemplary stylistic poise and tonal sweetness', and Anna Stéphany is a Sesto 'touchingly full of angst and remorse... with terrific élan and immaculate technical control' in the arias (The Telegraph) - her "Parto, Parto" 'simply breathtaking' (The Guardian). Guth's vision sets the 1st-century Roman story in a two-storey office suite bureaucracy 'exquisitely lit by Olaf Winter', aptly framing the scheming of Vitelia, sung by Alice Coote 'in terrific form'. The OAE under Robin Ticciati 'brings out the sheer beauty' of Mozart's score (Express). Extra Features: When Worlds Divide and a cast gallery. What the press said: ‘‘…the director gives an exceptionally convincing cast the time to develop their characters, conflicting relationships and moral dilemmas’’ (The Times) ‘‘Conductor Robin Ticciati combined elegance with urgency’’ (The Guardian) ‘‘Stark, compelling and very well acted’’ (The Daily Telegraph)

299 kr
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