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Giulio Cesare
William Christie, Sarah Connolly

Opus Arte, 2006

I have always adored Handel's music but when I first saw this production at Glyndebourne, it was a real revelation. An extraordinarily beautiful staging with real drama, but also full of humour and a great deal of dancing - Bollywood style! David McVicar's take on Giulio Cesare left me completely stunned - I have never felt so many different emotions during one performance - it made me both laugh and cry in equal measure. In one scene you are ...


Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea
Danielle de Niese, Alice Coote

Decca, 2011

The major debut on Decca DVD of Danielle de Niese. Returning to the opera house where she sang her sensational Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare, Danielle performs the title role in Monteverdi's great opera of lust and power, in Robert Carsen's new, modern-dress staging. De Niese is perfectly cast as the beautiful and seductive Poppea who ruthlessly grabs power as Nero's lover but, in this production, is doomed from the moment of her ...


Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice / Baker, Speiser, Gale, Leppard, Glyndebourne Opera
Elisabeth Speiser, Janet Baker

Kultur Video, 1082

In this story, a grieving musician from Greek mythology follows his beloved wife to the depths of Hades in an attempt to bring her back from dead. Glyndebourne Festival Opera.


Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro
Gerald Finley, Alison Hagley

Kultur Video, 2003

Mozart's comedy presents a scenario whose society overcomes its differences - social, sexual, generational - through the exercise of the humane values of mutual understanding, respect and forgiveness.


Dvorak: Rusalka
Antonin Dvorak, Jiri Belohlavek, ...


Lyric fairy tale in three acts: Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil after Friedrich Heinrich Carl de la Motte Fouque's tale Undine. Dvorak's opera Rusalka reaches extraordinary heights of melodic eloquence. Rusalka is also the most consciously 'through-composed' of Dvorak's operas but this does not prevent Czech opera's most famous aria the ineffably beautiful 'Song to the Moon', being frequently extracted from the score and sung as a stand alone aria. ...


Handel - Rodelinda / Antonacci, Scholl, Streit, Chiummo, Winter, Stefanowicz, Christie, Glyndebourne Opera
Anna Caterina Antonacci, Andreas Scholl

Kultur Video, 2005

Rodelinda is a tale of unrequited love steeped in jealousy, treachery and grief.


Handel - Theodora / Peter Sellars · William Christie · Upshaw, Hunt, Daniels, Croft · Glyndebourne Opera
William Christie, David Daniels

Kultur Video, 2004

Handel's penultimate English oratorio tells a tale of self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard in fourth-century.


Richard Strauss - Intermezzo / Felicity Lott, Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Felicity Lott, John Pringle


Richard Strauss' Intermezzo is an autobiographical piece; a domestic comedy of marital strife. Set in the 1920s, John Cox's stylish production stars Felicity Lott as the volatile Christine Storch (alias Pauline Strauss), who has an innocent fling with a penniless young baron (Ian Caley) and then comes to suspect her husband Robert (John Pringle) of carrying on an illicit affair...with ensuing complications. Andrew Porter's brilliant English ...


George Gershwin - Porgy & Bess / Trevor Nunn · Sir Simon Rattle · W. White · C. Haymon · Glyndebourne ...
Willard White, Cynthia Haymon

Warner Classics, 2001

The Gershwins' musical masterpiece Porgy and Bess is one of America's greatest works. This production was adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn and Yves Baigneres. It was directed by Trevor Nunn and is based on the highly successful staging of the original Glyndebourne Festival Opera production in 1986-87, which was remounted at Covent Garden in the autumn of 1992 with most of the original cast. Immediately after that performance the ...


Mozart - Cosi fan Tutte
Miah Persson, Luca Pisaroni

BBC / Opus Arte, 2007

Topi Lehtipuu, Luca Pisaroni, Nicolas Rivenq, Miah Persson, Anke Vondung, and Ainhoa Garmendia star in this Glyndebourne production of the Mozart opera conducted by Ivan Fischer.


Les Introuvables du Chant Mozartien: 50 Years of Mozart Singing on Records
Mozart, Scotti, ...

EMI Import, 1991


Glyndebourne Diamonds: Fidelio, Falstaff, Macbeth, The Rake's Progress, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
Samuel Ramey, Janet Baker

Arthaus Musik, 2007

This set includes 5 operas. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria: Dame Janet Baker and Benjamin Luxon star in this 1974 production of the Monteverdi opera with Raymond Leppard conducting. Fidelio: Elisabeth Soderstrom, Elizabeth Gale, and Curt Appelgren star in


Monteverdi - Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria / Benjamin Luxon, Janet Baker, Robert Lloyd, Richard Lewis, Anne ...
Janet Baker, Ugo Trama

Arthaus Musik, 2012

Benjamin Luxon and Janet Baker star in this Glyndebourne production of the Monteverdi opera with Raymond Leppard conducting the London Philharmonic.


Sir Malcom Sargent, Vivian Dunn, ...

Angel Records, 1993


Janacek - Jenufa / Davis, Alexander, Silja, Glyndebourne Opera
Roberta Alexander, Anja Silja

Kultur Video, 2002

Leo Janacek's masterpiece tells a tale of passion, betrayal, and the transfiguring power of love. Conducted by Andrew Davis.


Great Sopranos of Our Time
Callas, Caballe, ...

EMI Eminence / Angel Records, 1990

9 selections - including Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Mirella Freni and more


Tristan und Isolde
Nina Stemme, Robert Gambill

BBC / Opus Arte, 2010

Glyndebourne's celebrated production of Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Tristan und Isolde is gravely beautiful, haunting and meditative. Nina Stemme's Isolde and Robert Gambill's Tristan are matched by a superb performancce from Rene Pape.


Gershwin - Porgy and Bess / White · Haymon · Blackwell · Baker · LPO · Sir Simon Rattle
George Gershwin, Simon Rattle, ...

EMI Classics, 1997

An uncut Porgy & Bess may well be too long in the theater. On CD, though, you can play one act at a time, letting Gershwin's wide-eyed, inexhaustibly inventive score run its course at leisure in the comforts of your rumpus room. Some listeners might find Sir Simon Rattle's tempos on the draggy side, but he's got Gershwin's syncopated idiom down cold. Similarly, the singers fuse Gershwin's prodigious musical demands with effortless, ...


Puccini - Gianni Schicchi / Corbelli, Palmer, Giordano, Matthews, McLaughlin, Jurowski, Glyndebourne Opera
Massimo Giordano, Felicity Palmer

BBC / Opus Arte, 2005

Alessandro Corbelli, Massimo Giordano, Sally Matthews, Felicity Palmer, and Marie McLaughlin star in Annabel Arden's new Glyndebourne production of the Puccini opera with Vladimir Jurowski conducting the London Philharmonic.


Berg - Lulu / Davis, Schafer, Bailey, Kuebler, Harries, Schone, Bardon, Glyndebourne
Christine Schäfer, Kathryn Harries

Kultur Video, 2004

Berg's opera charts the rise and fall of a serial seductress, from life as a society hostess to prostitution and eventual death at the hands of Jack the Ripper.



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