WINNER OF THE 2022 GRAMMY AWARD - Best Opera Recording.
One of the biggest hits of the Met Opera’s 2019–20 season, Philip Glass’s Akhnaten is the third installment in the composer’s Portrait Trilogy focused on revolutionary figures from world history. Starring as the ancient Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to radically alter his society, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines this performance from the Live in HD series.
CD/DVD APR 2011
One of the most striking productions in recent Met history, Phelim McDermott’s visionary take on Philip Glass’s Satyagraha is now available on DVD. The opera, which stars tenor Richard Croft as Gandhi, follows the 20th century trailblazer as he developed his philosophy of non-violent resistance in South Africa between 1896 and 1913. Dante Anzolini conducts this astonishing 2011 Live in HD transmission.
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 Željko 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.
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.