Opus Arte

Elgar: Enigma Variations (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) Certainly an item to add to your collection, both for the visuals and the splendid performance [KS]

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Poulenc: Stabat Mater and Litanies à la Vierge Noire (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) A moving, compelling document regarding some of this unique composer’s finest music [GPJ]

Britten: The Turn of the Screw (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) James’ story in Britten’s setting emerges magnificently [CC]

Mozart: Arias, Symphony No. 38 (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) Excellent performances of these great works [PSh]

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Essential Royal Ballet; Pas de Deux (Opus Arte)

A fine starter pack for exploring top-notch live ballet on film [RWe]

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Bizet: Carmen (Opus Arte)

An altogether outstanding record of a thrilling event [TH]

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Wagner: Das Rheingold (Opus Arte)

A superb fusion of singing, music and stagecraft [AOz]

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Prokofiev: Cinderella (Opus Arte)

Frederick Ashton’s pioneering ballet returns to Covent Garden in a brand new production [RMay]

Prokofiev: Cinderella (Opus Arte)

A highly imaginative rendition of Prokofiev’s ballet in Ashton’s timeless choreography [RC]

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Opus Arte)

Dame Janet Baker’s unparalleled stage performance of Orfeo makes a triumphant return to the catalogues [PCG]

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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Opus Arte)

A superbly realised version of Tchaikovsky’s essentially domestic opera avoids any elements of tragic inflation [PCG]

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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) Truly magical – the ideal family Christmas present [IL]

Donizetti: Don Pasquale (Opus Arte)

Well received when launched, with good singing and staging, this problematic production treats the title role unsympathetically [RWe]

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Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (Opus Arte)

The singing doesn’t quite match the wonderful staging [DJB]

Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opus Arte)

A superior reissue of Peter Hall’s other superlative Britten production from Glyndebourne [PCG]

Talbot: Like water for chocolate (Opus Arte)

This highly-praised Royal Ballet production intrigues and delights [RMay]

Britten: Albert Herring (Opus Arte)

An unmatchable and irreplaceable video makes a welcome return to the catalogues [PCG]

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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Opus Arte)

Sir Bryn Terfel triumphs in Mussorgsky’s original vision of his conscience-stricken Tsar [PCG]

Handel: Theodora (Opus Arte)

A radical feminist staging for a very well-sung account of Handel’s late masterpiece [RWe]

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Davis: A Simple Man (Opus Arte)

(In Memoriam Déjà Review) Must be among his best scores [AB]

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Blow/Purcell: Operas (Opus Arte)

A delightful baroque double bill in an enjoyable period production and setting [PCG]

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Handel: Semele (Opus Arte)

A modern take on a Handelian opera which for once makes dramatic sense, and is good fun as well [PCG]

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Adès: The Dante Project (Opus Arte)

A triumphantly achieved Royal Ballet production can now be watched at home [RMay]

Verdi: Rigoletto (Opus Arte)

An imaginative and involving production, but flawed by some intrusive and insensitive vulgarities [PCG]