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VERDI: I Vespri Siciliani (complete opera), Blu-ray (2012) VERDI: I Vespri Siciliani (complete opera), Blu-ray (2012)
Published on September 30, 2014

Far better than most, with terrific sound and fine video, this Vespri is well worth the effort.


VERDI: Attila (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013) VERDI: Attila (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on September 30, 2014

A production that relies solely on the excellence of the title role.


TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014) TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014)
Published on September 29, 2014

A fine new production from the Met Live in HD, a little silliness aside.


“Gala from Berlin – Grand Finales”, Blu-ray (1999/2014) “Gala from Berlin – Grand Finales”, Blu-ray (1999/2014)
Published on September 29, 2014

A New Year’s celebration focusing on finales, entertaining but significant especially because of the 2000 Millennium celebration.


DUKAS: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013) DUKAS: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on September 27, 2014

The music is extraordinary if a little long, the singing radiant, but can the overloaded monochromatic sets be tolerated for two hours?


PUCCINI: Turandot (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013) PUCCINI: Turandot (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on September 25, 2014

A sumptuously recorded video presentation that falters at a critical juncture.


Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov, Blu-ray (2014) Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on September 25, 2014

Very good performances and good but not great audio.


GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014) GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014)
Published on September 24, 2014

A beautifully captivating film of Gluck’s most famous work in its original guise.


Queen – Live at the Rainbow (1974/2014) Queen – Live at the Rainbow (1974/2014)
Published on September 24, 2014

An excellent companion to Queen’s studio videos of later years.


VERDI: Otello (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014)</br>

ROSSINI: Otello (complete opera) (2014) VERDI: Otello (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014)
ROSSINI: Otello (complete opera) (2014)

Published on September 23, 2014

Two excellent performances of Otello that do both composers’ intentions justice.




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