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Verdi: Macbeth

DVD OCT 2015

Star soprano Anna Netrebko created a sensation in her first Met performances as the malevolent Lady Macbeth, the central character in Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy. She is joined by Ċ½eljko Lucic, who brings dramatic intensity and vocal authority to the title role of the honest general driven to murder and deceit by his ambitious wife. René Pape is Banquo, Joseph Calleja is Macduff, and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi presides over Adrian Noble’s atmospheric production.

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

DVD MAR 2014

The Met’s new staging of Tchaikovsky s passionately lyrical masterpiece is the first DVD/Blu-ray release featuring Anna Netrebko in one of Russian opera s greatest and most demanding roles. Recorded Live at the Metropolitan Opera. Performers include: Richard Bernstein, Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, Piotr Beczala.

Puccini: La Fanciulla del West

DVD AUG 2012

Deborah Voight sings the title role in this Met Opera production Puccini’s wild west classic. Performers include: Richard Bernstein, Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, Lucio Gallo and conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

Strauss: Salome

DVD JAN 2011

With Strauss’s groundbreaking music magnifying the degenerate atmosphere and building the erotic tension, [Salome] is one opera that is as shocking today as it was at its premiere in 1905. Patrick Summers conducts the Metropolitan Opera and Chorus. Performers include: Richard Bernstein, Karita Mattila, Juha Uusitalo, Kim Begley, Joseph Kaiser, Patrick Summers.

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

DVD JAN 2011

The sumptuous production by Giancarlo del Monaco features the return of legendary tenor Plácido Domingo, this time in the baritone title role. It also stars Adrianne Pieczonka as Boccanegra’s long-lost daughter Amelia, with James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Performers include: Richard Bernstein, Placido Domingo, Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, James Morris, James Levine.

Puccini: Manon Lescaut

DVD SEP 2008

Manon Lescaut is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini. The story is based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost.Recorded Live at the Metropolitan Opera. Performers include: Richard Bernstein, Karita Mattila, Marcello Giordani, Dwayne Croft, Dale Travis.

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

DVD DEC 2007

Based on the verse novel by Aleksandr Pushkin, the composer’s operatic masterpiece relates a tale of thwarted romance. Lavish melodies, expressive harmonies, and masterly orchestration abound in the sumptuous work, a staple of opera houses around the world. Recorded Live at the Metropolitan Opera. Performers include: Richard Bernstein, Renee Fleming, Ramon Vargas, Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

Picker: Therese Raquin

CD JUN 2002

Recording of the World Premier Performance of Tobias Picker’s opera Thérèse Raquin. Performers include: Richard Bernstein, Diana Soviero, Gordon Gietz, Sarah Fulgoni, Peter Kazaras, Sheryl Woods.

Axelrod: Love Songs for the Romantic at Heart

CD FEB 1996

A beautiful collection of love songs for the romantic at heart. Composer John Axelrod has set the world’s greatest love poems (by Browning, Byron, Keats and others) to music. Performed by members of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera, the Overture Company of Opera Pacific and the Pacific Symphony.

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