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Jenůfa
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directed by Olivier Tambosi, fl. 1989; composed by Leoš Janáček, 1854-1928 (1903); conducted by Peter Schneider, 1939-; designed by Frank Philipp Schlössmann, Frank Philipp Schlössmann, Hans Toelstede; produced by Pietro D'Agostino, fl. 1989-2011; performed by Viorica Cortez, 1935-, Eva Marton, 1943-, Nina Stemme, 1963-, Pär Lindskog, Rolf Haunstein, Ana Nebot, Sandra Galiano, Carole Marais, Enric Serra, Begoña Alberdi, Christiane Boesiger and Jorma Silvasti, Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Jenůfa (ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 2 hours 8 mins
Arthaus presents a staging of Jenůfa sung in the original Czech language. The production was directed by French- Austrian opera director Olivier Tambosi. For Janáček, opera was a vehicle for describing reality, and he pushed this idea to the point of fashioning a new theory about verismo. Its basis was that the...
directed by Olivier Tambosi, fl. 1989; composed by Leoš Janáček, 1854-1928 (1903); conducted by Peter Schneider, 1939-; designed by Frank Philipp Schlössmann, Frank Philipp Schlössmann, Hans Toelstede; produced by Pietro D'Agostino, fl. 1989-2011; performed by Viorica Cortez, 1935-, Eva Marton, 1943-, Nina Stemme, 1963-, Pär Lindskog, Rolf Haunstein, Ana Nebot, Sandra Galiano, Carole Marais, Enric Serra, Begoña Alberdi, Christiane Boesiger and Jorma Silvasti, Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Jenůfa (ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 2 hours 8 mins
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Merlin
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directed by John Dew; composed by Isaac Albéniz, 1860-1909 (1902); conducted by José de Eusebio; choreographed by Mei Hong Lin; designed by Heinz Balthes, José Manuel Vázquez, Eduardo Bravo; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by David Wilson-Johnson, 1950-, Eva Marton, 1943-, Stuart Skelton, Carol Vaness, Ángel Ódena, fl. 2000, Victor García Sierra, Ángel Rodríguez, Juan Tomás Martínez, Federico Gallar, Eduardo Santamaría and Stephen Morscheck, Madrid Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid), Madrid Teatro Real Chorus and Group of children, in Merlin (Opus Arte, 2004), 2 hours 54 mins
The world premiere of the full and original version of Merlin by Isaac Albeniz, over a century after he completed the work. For this stunning production director John Dew created a world of magic and fantasy, using evocative sets, and splendid lighting.
directed by John Dew; composed by Isaac Albéniz, 1860-1909 (1902); conducted by José de Eusebio; choreographed by Mei Hong Lin; designed by Heinz Balthes, José Manuel Vázquez, Eduardo Bravo; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by David Wilson-Johnson, 1950-, Eva Marton, 1943-, Stuart Skelton, Carol Vaness, Ángel Ódena, fl. 2000, Victor García Sierra, Ángel Rodríguez, Juan Tomás Martínez, Federico Gallar, Eduardo Santamaría and Stephen Morscheck, Madrid Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid), Madrid Teatro Real Chorus and Group of children, in Merlin (Opus Arte, 2004), 2 hours 54 mins
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Turandot
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composed by Giacomo Puccini, 1858-1924 (1893); conducted by Giuliano Carella; designed by Ezio Frigerio, Franca Squarciapino, 1940-, Vinicio Cheli; produced by Josep Tardà; performed by Luana DeVol, 1943-, Josep Ruiz, Stefano Palatchi, 1960-, Franco Farina, Barbara Frittoli, Lluis Llach, Francísco Vas, fl. 1998, David Alegret, 1974-, Philip Cutlip, fl. 2008 and José Casanova, 1970-, Polifònica de Puig-Reig, Cor Vivaldi: Petits Cantors de Catalunya and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Turandot (ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 2 hours 31 mins
The story of the beautiful but cruel princess Turandot, who had her suitors beheaded if they failed to solve her three riddles, has a unique place among Puccini’s works. Turandot shows the composer’s ability to reflect the musical trends of his time more convincingly than any of his other operas. Here he combi...
composed by Giacomo Puccini, 1858-1924 (1893); conducted by Giuliano Carella; designed by Ezio Frigerio, Franca Squarciapino, 1940-, Vinicio Cheli; produced by Josep Tardà; performed by Luana DeVol, 1943-, Josep Ruiz, Stefano Palatchi, 1960-, Franco Farina, Barbara Frittoli, Lluis Llach, Francísco Vas, fl. 1998, David Alegret, 1974-, Philip Cutlip, fl. 2008 and José Casanova, 1970-, Polifònica de Puig-Reig, Cor Vivaldi: Petits Cantors de Catalunya and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Turandot (ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 2 hours 31 mins
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Turandot
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directed by Peter McClintock, fl. 1990; composed by Giacomo Puccini, 1858-1924 (1893); conducted by Donald Runnicles, 1934-; designed by David Hockney, Ian Falconer, Thomas J. Munn; performed by Eva Marton, 1943-, Michael Sylvester, 1951-, Lucia Mazzaria, 1966-, Kevin Langan, Theodore Baerg, 1952-, Dennis Petersen, fl. 1984, Craig Estep, Joseph Frank, Chester Patton, Tim Lewis and Victor Liu, San Francisco Opera Chorus and San Francisco Opera Orchestra, in Turandot (ArtHaus Musik, 1994), 2 hours 3 mins
This video release is an ARTHAUS MUSIK presentation of no more and no less than the perfect blend of two human senses: a music lover"s eye and ear will both experience the very finest quality production. Alone the star-studded vocal ensemble, under the direction of internationally renowned director David Runnicles...
directed by Peter McClintock, fl. 1990; composed by Giacomo Puccini, 1858-1924 (1893); conducted by Donald Runnicles, 1934-; designed by David Hockney, Ian Falconer, Thomas J. Munn; performed by Eva Marton, 1943-, Michael Sylvester, 1951-, Lucia Mazzaria, 1966-, Kevin Langan, Theodore Baerg, 1952-, Dennis Petersen, fl. 1984, Craig Estep, Joseph Frank, Chester Patton, Tim Lewis and Victor Liu, San Francisco Opera Chorus and San Francisco Opera Orchestra, in Turandot (ArtHaus Musik, 1994), 2 hours 3 mins
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Salome
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directed by Revel Guest, 1931-; composed by Richard Strauss, 1864-1949 (1905); conducted by Edward Downes; choreographed by Elizabeth Keen; designed by John Bury, 1925-2000, John Bury, 1925-2000, John Bury, 1925-2000; produced by Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall, 1930-2017; performed by Maria Ewing, 1950-, Michael Devlin, 1942-, Kenneth Riegel, 1938-, Gillian Knight, 1934- and Robin Leggate, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Salome (Opus Arte, 1992), 1 hour 44 mins
Peter Halls magnificent 1992 production of Strausss opera Salome features sensational acting from Maria Ewing who, as the sinister, monstrous heroine of the title, ultimately leaves nothing to the imagination in her Dance of the Seven Veils. She leads a fine cast including Michael Devlin as a strong-voiced Jokanaa...
directed by Revel Guest, 1931-; composed by Richard Strauss, 1864-1949 (1905); conducted by Edward Downes; choreographed by Elizabeth Keen; designed by John Bury, 1925-2000, John Bury, 1925-2000, John Bury, 1925-2000; produced by Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall, 1930-2017; performed by Maria Ewing, 1950-, Michael Devlin, 1942-, Kenneth Riegel, 1938-, Gillian Knight, 1934- and Robin Leggate, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Salome (Opus Arte, 1992), 1 hour 44 mins
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Andrea Chénier
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directed by Angelo Questa, fl. 1955; composed by Umberto Giordano, 1867-1948 (1895); choreographed by Luciana Novaro, fl. 1958; designed by Ludovico Muratori, fl. 1950-1970, Maud Strudthoff, fl. 1949-1970, David Altschuler, fl. 1952-1978; performed by Mario Del Monaco, 1915-1982, Giuseppe Taddei, 1916-2010, Antonietta Stella, 1929-, Luisa Mandelli, 1922-, Ortensia Beggiato, fl. 1955, Maria Amadini, Franco Calabrese, Antonio Sacchetti, fl. 1956, Leonardo Monreale, Leo Pudis, fl. 1955, Athos Cesarini, fl. 1955, Salvatore De Tommaso, fl. 1955, Bruno Cioni, fl. 1955 and Egidio Casolari, fl. 1957, Coro di Milano della RAI and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI, in Andrea Chénier (Bel Canto Society, 1955), 1 hour 55 mins
It's doubtful that most of you ever have attended a performance as thrilling as this one. Several now-defunct companies released this performance on VHS. Our DVD version easily surpasses all earlier incarnations, including ours. The images don't look like they come from a kinescope (although they do). Our tech Jon...
directed by Angelo Questa, fl. 1955; composed by Umberto Giordano, 1867-1948 (1895); choreographed by Luciana Novaro, fl. 1958; designed by Ludovico Muratori, fl. 1950-1970, Maud Strudthoff, fl. 1949-1970, David Altschuler, fl. 1952-1978; performed by Mario Del Monaco, 1915-1982, Giuseppe Taddei, 1916-2010, Antonietta Stella, 1929-, Luisa Mandelli, 1922-, Ortensia Beggiato, fl. 1955, Maria Amadini, Franco Calabrese, Antonio Sacchetti, fl. 1956, Leonardo Monreale, Leo Pudis, fl. 1955, Athos Cesarini, fl. 1955, Salvatore De Tommaso, fl. 1955, Bruno Cioni, fl. 1955 and Egidio Casolari, fl. 1957, Coro di Milano della RAI and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI, in Andrea Chénier (Bel Canto Society, 1955), 1 hour 55 mins
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