This production of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” was recorded during the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s great tour to Japan in 1993. Directed by Götz Friedrich and conducted by Jiří Kout, this interpretation of the...
Arthaus Musik | 2007 | 132 min | Not rated | Region free
| Mar 30, 2010
Lorin Maazel conducts this critically acclaimed production of Giuseppe Verdi's renowned opera, recorded live in 2007 at the Teatro alla Scala di Milano and featuring that venue's orchestra, chorus and ballet. Angela Gheorghiu...
Arthaus Musik | 105 min | Not rated | Region A (B, C untested) | Oct 28, 2014
Humperdincks Hansel und Gretel steeped in the guileless world of folk-song: childrens songs and dances, idyllic forest scenes, supernatural material and the central thematic chorale are rooted in German traditional music....
Arthaus Musik | 2010 | 97 min | Region A (B, C untested) | Jun 29, 2010
We know that Maria Callas literally brought opera back to life. This film sets out to do the same with Maria Callas' art and life. It is a resurrection of the diva which brings back to life the period of the great Callas.
At first glance, the title of Shostakovich’s opera seems to speak for itself: Katherina, neglected and unhappy in her marriage, commits the most heinous crime just like the Shakespearian Lady Macbeth. But Nikolai Leskov’s short...
Arthaus Musik | 2008 | 157 min | Not rated | Region free
| Sep 29, 2009
A fake death, a perverse woman and a pure woman, a man torn between them, a murder: the story of Edgar, Giacomo Puccini’s second opera, is full of dramatic turns of events. Teatro Regio Di Torino, 2008
The opera Dialogues of the Carmelites is the only opera the French composer Francis Poulenc has ever written. It is based on the screenplay Die begnadigte Angst by Georges Bernanos. The material for the opera is based on actual...
Arthaus Musik | 2010 | 2 Movies | 151 min | Region free
| Apr 27, 2010
Two timeless stories of love, honour, justice and violence – a highlight for every opera lover. Pietro Mascagni‘s “Cavalleria rusticana” and Ruggero Leoncavallo‘s “Pagliacci” speak to one‘s heart and soul. They are regarded as...
Arthaus Musik | 2009 | 200 min | Region free
| May 25, 2010
Jealous men and unreliable women: Mozart’s “Opera buffa” Così fan tutte is a masterpiece of its genre. This operatic gem which is part comedy, part tragedy is a wry study in love, manipulation and trust.
For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin, the renowned Ruhr Piano Festival in Essen invited the Staatskapelle Berlin to give a truly special program: the rare combination of Chopins two piano concertos in one...
Arthaus Musik | 2010 | 72 min | Not rated | Region A (B, C untested) | Feb 28, 2012
Soloists: Plácido Domingo, Brigitte Fassbaender, Otto Schenk, Veronika Kleiber<br>
Director: Eric Schulz<br><br>
The documentary “Traces to Nowhere” represents the first film dedicated to the enigmatic...
Arthaus Musik | 2012 | 97 min | Rated Exempt | Region A (B, C untested) | Oct 30, 2012
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons give an anniversary performance of Britten’s War Requiem in Coventry Cathedral 50 years after the historic premiere there with the composer himself conducting the CBSO.