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Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Rigoletto (2000/1996)

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Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Rigoletto (2000/1996)

Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Rigoletto (2000/1996)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.13 Gb (DVD9) | 135 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Nederlands, Espanol

Verdi's drama of revenge, in its stunning new production by David McVicar, is filled with some of the composer's most celebrated music. Sir Edward Downes conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House with a cast which includes Paolo Gavanelli, Marcelo Alvarez, and Christine Schäfer.

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

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Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 197 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

This Covent Garden performance has transferred to video and DVD remarkably successfully, partly because the singing and acting of the principals is so good, but chiefly because conductor Georg Solti finds an excellent balance between sharp characterisation and sumptuous romance; between wit and mischief on the one hand and profound feelings on the other. Though sensitive to its beauties, Solti keeps the music moving along, never becoming sloppy or over-indulgent.

Mark Elder, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Mark Elder, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Mark Elder, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 151 min | 31,7 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 151 min | 10,6 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Starring Angela Gheorghiu as the celebrated French actress Adriana Lecouvreur and Jonas Kaufmann as her lover Maurizio, Count of Saxony, Cilea’s verismo drama explores celebrity, romance, jealousy, and death. The trio of sublime voices is completed by Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina as Adriana’s jealous rival, the Princess de Bouillon. David McVicar’s hit production – the first performance of the opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for more than a century – presents the life of the French actress as a blurring of the distinction between fantasy and reality.

Alexander Polianichko, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki / The Tsarina's Slippers (2010) [BDRip]

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Alexander Polianichko, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki / The Tsarina's Slippers (2010) [BDRip]

Alexander Polianichko, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki / The Tsarina's Slippers (2010) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 143 min | 10,0 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Based on Gogol’s fantastical and comic story of the Devil’s antics on Christmas Eve, this magical blend of opera and ballet is brought to vivid life in Francesca Zambello’s colourful production. Magnificent set designs (Mikhail Mokrov) and costumes (Tatiana Noginova), and an excellent, largely Russian cast provide authenticity. Splendid dancing by The Royal Ballet and Cossack dancers completes the spectacle.

Bernstein Celebration: Yugen; The Age of Anxiety; Corybantic Games (2018) [Blu-ray]

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Bernstein Celebration: Yugen; The Age of Anxiety; Corybantic Games (2018) [Blu-ray]

Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon - Bernstein Celebration: Yugen; The Age of Anxiety; Corybantic Games (2018) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 105 mins + 14 mins (bonus) | 29,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3815 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 105 min | 7,31 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernsteins birth with this all-Bernstein collection. The Companys three associate choreographers respond to the varied styles of Bernsteins music in ballets that are lyrical, beautiful, exuberant and moving. Wayne McGregors Yugen is set to Chichester Psalms. In The Age of Anxiety Liam Scarlett responds to Bernsteins eclectic Second Symphony, itself a response to W.H. Auden's poem. Corybantic Games by Christopher Wheeldon responds to the Serenade after Platos Symposium.

Christoph von Dohnányi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Salome (2003/1997)

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Christoph von Dohnányi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Salome (2003/1997)

Christoph von Dohnányi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Salome (2003/1997)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.39 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Decca | Sub: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

This performance of Strauss' opera Salome, recorded in London, but based on an earlier performance at the Salzburg Festival, could be the perfect Salome on DVD for several years to come. In the first place the casting is superb. Malfitano and Terfel as Salome and Jokanaan are not to be surpassed in the next years. Malfitano does the Dance of the Seven Veils herself, which gives the performance an extra thrill. Herod is good too and as a bonus we see Anja Silja as Herodias, a well-known Salome herself in her younger days.

Evelino Pido, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2017) [BDRip]

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Evelino Pido, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2017) [BDRip]

Evelino Pidò, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 169 min | 9,20 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: French, English, German, Italian

The final revival of this well-loved production by John Schlesinger provided the perfect vehicle for Vittorio Grigòlo as Hoffmann to display his wonderful voice and masterful acting, surrounded by an exemplary supporting cast, including Sonya Yoncheva in the role of Antonia, and Thomas Hampson as Hoffmann’s arch rivals. The production at the Royal Opera House (November 2016) garnered very good reviews, especially for Vittorio Grigòlo.

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Macbeth (2012)

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Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Macbeth (2012)

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Macbeth (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.81 Gb (DVD9) | 157 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Black, red, cream and gold are the colours that define Phyllida Lloyd's Royal Opera House staging of Verdi's robust, yet penetrating setting of Shakespeare's Scottish play. Manipulated by a whole coven of cunning, scarlet-turbanned witches, the characters often evoke figures in a splendid Gothic fresco. With Simon Keenlyside making his British debut, as an athletic, brooding Macbeth and Liudmyla Monastyrska as his Lady, both imperious and subtle, this performance, masterfully conducted by Antonio Pappano, goes far beyond mere sound and fury.

Liam Scarlett, Marianela Nunez, Vadim Muntagirov - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2019) [BDRip]

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Liam Scarlett, Marianela Nunez, Vadim Muntagirov - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2019) [BDRip]

Liam Scarlett, Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 6,60 Gb
Audio: AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Opus Arte

Swan Lake has a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. This new production by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett features additional choreography whilst remaining faithful to Petipa and Ivanov’s classic. John Macfarlane’s opulent designs provide an atmospheric, period setting for this enthralling love story, illuminated by Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Marianela Nuñez brings both poignancy and glitter to the dual role of Odette / Odile, with Vadim Muntagirov as the yearning Prince Siegfried, while the corps de ballet are showcased at their spellbinding best as the enchanted swans and cygnets.

Valeriy Ovsyanikov, Royal Opera House, Alina Cojocaru, Federico Bonelli - Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Valeriy Ovsyanikov, Royal Opera House, Alina Cojocaru, Federico Bonelli - Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Valeriy Ovsyanikov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Alina Cojocaru, Federico Bonelli - Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 132 min | 40,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 132 min | 12,1 Gb
Audio: PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE

Marius Petipa's 'The Sleeping Beauty' is one of the best loved of classical ballets, combining in a single work all the enchantment and virtuosity that ballet has to offer. The royal court, the panoramic journey of the Prince to the overgrown castle, and the great celebratory dances of the happy ending (in which other famous fairytale figures appear) are all brought to life by the luscious designs of this celebrated production, created in 1946 for The Royal Ballet. The inspired performances of its revival for the 75th anniversary of the Company in 2006, together with a magnificent High Definition recording, make this a superb tribute to The Royal Ballet's unique style and visual splendour.

Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Jose Carreras, Catherine Malfitano - Verdi: Stiffelio (2008/1993)

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Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Jose Carreras, Catherine Malfitano - Verdi: Stiffelio (2008/1993)

Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, José Carreras, Catherine Malfitano - Verdi: Stiffelio (2008/1993)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.46 Gb (DVD9) | 122 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English

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.

Koen Kessels, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Marianela Nunez, Vadim Muntagirov - Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (2018) [Blu-ray]

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Koen Kessels, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Marianela Nunez, Vadim Muntagirov - Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (2018) [Blu-ray]

Koen Kessels, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov - Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (2018) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 37,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3907 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 7,44 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE

Royal Ballet Principal Marianela Nuñez delights as Princess Aurora, with Vadim Muntagirov as her Prince Florimund, in this performance of a timeless classic. Marius Petipas The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballets repertory, with its vibrant sets and glittering costumes and featuring such iconic moments as the Rose Adage, the Vision pas de deux, the exuberant wedding celebration and the charming fairy-tale guests, all danced to Tchaikovskys richly layered music one of the most beloved ballet scores of all time. This Sleeping Beauty captures all the magic and virtuosity that ballet has to offer.

Boris Gruzin, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Natalia Osipova, Carlos Acosta - Adam: Giselle (2014) [Blu-ray]

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Boris Gruzin, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Natalia Osipova, Carlos Acosta - Adam: Giselle (2014) [Blu-ray]

Boris Gruzin, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Natalia Osipova, Carlos Acosta - Adam: Giselle (2014) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 113 min | 27,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3876 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 113 min | 6,05 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE

Giselle remains one of the most popular Romantic ballets of all time. The story brings together an engaging mix of human passions, supernatural forces, and the transcendent power of self-sacrificing love. The production by Sir Peter Wright catches the atmosphere of this great Romantic ballet, especially in the perfection of its White Act, with ghostly maidens drifting through the forest in spectacular patterns – one of the most famous of any scenes for the corps de ballet…

Martin Yates, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Marianela Nunez, Carlos Acosta - Minkus: Don Quixote (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Martin Yates, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Marianela Nunez, Carlos Acosta - Minkus: Don Quixote (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Martin Yates, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Marianela Núñez, Carlos Acosta - Minkus: Don Quixote (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25001 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 125 min | 32,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3042 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 125 min | 6,85 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Label: OPUS ARTE

Ludwig Minkus’s Don Quixote has held a place in the repertoire since its premiere at the Bolshoi Theater in 1869. The music is charming and well orchestrated, but persistently a little bland. There are plenty of melodies, but none of them are particularly distinctive. This is certainly not Tchaikovsky or Prokofiev. The poor boy meets rich girl love story interwoven with the fantastic adventures of Don Quixote has attracted the biggest names in ballet over the years, with Marius Petipa’s original classical production being followed by Rudolph Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and George Balanchine. Now, it is Carlos Acosta’s turn. His choreography is based on Petipa, but he has modernized it with his trademark physicality, and some new unclassical sounds (clapping, vocal exclamations) from the corps de ballet on stage.

Frederick Ashton, Graham Bond, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Darcey Bussell - Delibes: Sylvia (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Frederick Ashton, Graham Bond, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Darcey Bussell - Delibes: Sylvia (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Frederick Ashton, Graham Bond, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Darcey Bussell, Roberto Bolle - Delibes: Sylvia (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33748 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 93 min | 36,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 93 min | 8,57 Gb
Audio: PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English

Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, restored to the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Ashton was inspired by the music of Léo Delibes to create such great choreographic sequences as the famous Act 3 pas de deux and the mischievous role of Eros, one of the delightful, darkly comic characterisations for which Ashton became known and loved.