New Opera on DVD

New additions to our DVD collection include….

Les Huguenots – Giacomo Meyerbeer
Call Number: DVDc 509
Dame Joan Sutherland’s farewell performance to the operatic stage, this production captures the horror and tragedy of the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre, as well as the splendor and romance of 16th century France.

The First Emperor – Tan Dun
Call Number: DVDc 511
The first emperor is an epic story of love, power and betrayal. The story centers on the Emperor Qin, the first emperor of China, a controversial and brutal ruler best known for unifying the country, building the Great Wall, and creating a vast army of terra cotta soldiers to guard his tomb.

La forza del destino– Giuseppe Verdi
Call Number: DVDc 513
Recorded live at the Teatro Comunale, Firenze, 2007.

Roméo et Julíette – Charles Gounod
Call Number: DVDc 514
Recorded in performance, Felsenreitschule, Salzburg Festival 2008.

L’elisir d’amore – Gaetano Donizetti
Call Number: DVDc 516
Recorded at the Opéra national de Paris, June 2006.

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny – Kurt Weill
Call Number: DVDc 517
Welcome to Mahagonny, where sin is ‘in’ and love is always on sale. This Old West boomtown rises from the desert to become a razzle-dazzle mecca for lust and the pursuit of pleasure, where cash is king and poverty is punishable by death.

La vie parisienne – Jacques Offenbach
Call Number: DVDc 518
Recorded in performance Dec. 26, 28-29, 2007, Opéra national de Lyon.

Don Gregorio – Gaetano Donizetti
Call Numbers: DVDc 520

The Minotaur – Harrison Birtwistle
Call Number: DVDc 521
Recorded in performance, Apr. 25 & 30 and May 3, 2008, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Other new DVDs:

A celebration of Leonard Bernstein: opening night at Carnegie Hall 2008
Call Number: DVDc 515

Le sacre du printemps – Igor Stravinsky
Call Number: DVDc 519
Seen here is the legendary two-part Sacre du printemps from the final years of his creative life, complemented by the film Soulscapes, a highly personal and moving portrait of Uwe Scholz with excerpts from his most important ballets.

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