DVD & Blu-ray Reviews


ROSSINI: Le Comte Ory (complete opera) (2014) ROSSINI: Le Comte Ory (complete opera) (2014)
Published on October 28, 2014

A fine rendition of this terrific piece, which suffers only in comparison to the Metropolitan Opera.


PROKOFIEFF: Romeo & Juliet ballet, Blu-ray (2014) PROKOFIEFF: Romeo & Juliet ballet, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on October 28, 2014

Better image and sound than the MacMillan Royal Ballet production.


VERDI: Don Carlo (complete opera) (2014) VERDI: Don Carlo (complete opera) (2014)
Published on October 27, 2014

Kaufmann and company do the 2013 Salzburg Festival proud.


Michael Nyman – Make It Louder, Please!, Blu-ray (2014) Michael Nyman – Make It Louder, Please!, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on October 27, 2014

A double-billing: a live concert by Nyman’s band plus a documentary “portrait” of the minimalist composer.


A Letter to Momo, Blu-ray (2014) A Letter to Momo, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on October 25, 2014

A magical experience of a family animated feature.


PUCCINI: La Rondine (complete opera, in English), Blu-ray (2013) PUCCINI: La Rondine (complete opera, in English), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on October 23, 2014

Stratas in her prime is always worth a listen—and a viewing.


UNSUK CHIN: Alice in Wonderland (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013) UNSUK CHIN: Alice in Wonderland (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on October 23, 2014

Clever, creative, and broadly esoteric, the whole thing is wrecked by the camera.


Supermensch – The Legend of Shep Gordon, Blu-ray (2014) Supermensch – The Legend of Shep Gordon, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on October 22, 2014

An amazing documentary on an amazing man in the entertainment business.


BACH: St. Matthew Passion (2011) BACH: St. Matthew Passion (2011)
Published on October 22, 2014

A top flight recording of Bach’s monumental opus performed as well as any on the market today.


“Siddharta”, Blu-ray (2011) “Siddharta”, Blu-ray (2011)
Published on October 20, 2014

An interesting, if somewhat confusing traversal of the making of the Buddha.




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