Below is a list of all Classical Blu-Ray Disc titles released in the last 180 days.
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (complete opera recorded in 2019) BLU-RAY
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Bruno de Simone, Francesca Longari, Anna Maria Chiuri, Dave Monaco / Valerio Galli (cond)
[ Dynamic Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 21/Aug/2021 ]
"Bruno de Simone is an amiable, bespectacled Schicchi who could win anyone around with his mellow voice and floral shirt. He sparks off nicely against Anna Maria Chiuri, an unusually young 'vecchia' Zita, who brings a welcome vocal freshness" BBC Mus
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
Korngold: Die tote Stadt (Blu-ray)
Jonas Kaufmann (Paul), Marlis Petersen (Marietta), Bayerische Staatsoper, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Stone (director)
[ BSO Recordings / Blu-ray - released 30/Jul/2021 ]
The premiere of Korngold's Die tote Stadt at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2019 was praised both by press and audiences. Marlis Petersen (Marie/Marietta) and Jonas Kaufmann (Paul) sang the main roles, with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester under Kirill...
VERDI / RACHMANINOV / BERNSTEIN / ELGAR / SIBELIUS / etc
Schoenbrunn 2021 - Summer Night Concert 2021 BLU-RAY
Igor Levit (piano) / Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniel Harding
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 23/Jul/2021 ]
The Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is the world's biggest annual classical open-air concert and took place in the magical setting of the Schönbrunn Palace Baroque park in Vienna on 18 June 2021.
Offenbach: Barbe-Bleue [Blue-beard] (complete operetta recorded in 2019) BLU-RAY
Lyon National Opera / Yann Beuron, Heloise Mas, Christophe Gay, Christophe Mortagne, Jennifer Courcier / Michele Spotti
[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 23/Jul/2021 ]
Offenbach composed a hilarious version of the gruesome story of Barbe-Bleue, made famous by Charles Perrault. As an adept of the comically and visually offbeat, the artist Laurent Pelly brings out its impertinent, fantastical universe. After...
Wagner: Die Walkure (complete opera recorded in 2011)
Sofia Opera / Martin Iliev, Tsvetana Bandalovska, Nikolay Petrov, Bayasgalan Dashnyam / Pavel Baleff (cond)
[ Dynamic / Blu-ray - released 18/Jun/2021 ]
Die Walküre is the second part of Der Ring des Nibelungen and has remained the most popular of the tetralogy of operas.
GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Rinaldo (complete opera recorded in 2020) BLU-RAY
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Raffaele Pe, Carmela Remigio, Leonardo Cortellazzi, Francesca Aspromonte / Federico Maria Sardelli (cond)
[ Dynamic Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 28/May/2021 ]
Handel's masterpiece Rinaldo is based on Torquato Tasso's epic La Gerusalemme liberata, which tells the tale of the attempted seduction of the hero by the enchantress Armida against the backdrop of the First Crusade. Musicologists agree that Handel...
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (complete opera recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Paris National Opera / Aida Garifullina, Yuriy Mynenko, Martina Serafin, Maxim Paster / Dmitri Tcherniakov (cond)
[ Bel Air Classiques Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 28/May/2021 ]
"Tatarnikov is sensitive to the score's brilliant colours and vividly imagined textures, drawing on the fine playing of the Paris Opera Orchestra and the enthusiastic engagement - both vocal and dramatic - of the chorus." BBC Music Five Stars
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (complete ballet recorded in 2019) BLU-RAY
Royal Ballet / Yasmine Naghdi, Matthew Ball, Valentino Zucchetti / Pavel Sorokin (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 28/May/2021 ]
Kenneth MacMillan's passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest. Sergey Prokofiev's famously evocative score is the driver for some of the most ardent pas de deux and powerful set pieces in ballet...