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  • Peter Grimes (2013)
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    Peter Grimes (2013)

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    Filmed in June 2013 during three extraordinary performances that took place during the Aldeburgh Festival, “Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach” takes place in the heart of the town that inspired it and is the film interpretation of Britten’s “Peter Grimes”, the most successful opera of post-war Brit...

  • Il Trittico - Suor Angelica (2007)

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    In cooperation with the Teatro Communale in Modena and Italian Television RAI, Arthaus presents “Il trittico” (The Triptych) – Puccini’s collection of three one-act operas. With two leading Italian singers in the main roles – soprano Amarilli Nizza sings “Giorgetta”, “Suor Angelica” and “Lauretta...

  • Genoveva (2008)
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    Genoveva (2008)

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    "SCHUMANN’S GENOVEVA – A MODERN-DAY DRAMA OF THE SOUL"

    On 25th June 1850, Robert Schumann’s only opera, Genoveva, received its first performance at Leipzig State Theatre. It was a much-awaited event, as Schumann, widely regarded as the leading German instrumental composer, had set his mind to ...

  • Orlando (2008)
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    Orlando (2008)

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    “Orlando teaches all of us that love is often responsible for our loss of reason,” runs a line from Act 3 of the opera. It is a modest moral, and perhaps one not demanding of the dramatic finesse and musical diversity that Handel serves up in Orlando – for the opera’s complex of problems is rathe...

  • Hänsel und Gretel (2007)

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    "Hänsel und Gretel is a fairy-tale opera (Märchenspiel) by Engelbert Humperdinck to a libretto by his sister Adelheid Wette. The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas based...

  • Moses und Aron (2006)

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    "After more then 30 years of absence, the Vienna State Opera dedicates a new staging to Schoenberg’s unfinished opera Moses und Aron with Franz Grundheber as Moses and Thomas Moser as Aron – a breathtaking and multimedia opera highlight accompanied by the chorus and orchestra of the Vienna State ...

  • Götterdämmerung (2009)

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    Götterdämmerung by R. Wagner, from Aix-en-Provence Festival, 2009. Directed by Stéphane Braunschweig, conductor Simon Rattle, starring Anne Sofie Von Otter, Ben Heppner, Mikhail Petrenko, Katarina Dalayman, Emma Vetter, Dale Duessing and Gerd Grochowski. Performed in German.

  • Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (2009)

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    Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali by G. Donizetti, from Teatro alla Scala, 2009. Directed by Antonio Albanese, conductor Marco Guidarini, starring Jessica Pratt, Simon Bailey, Jong Min Park, Riccardo Massi, Vincenzo Taormina, Leonardo Cortellazzi, Aurora Tirotta, Asude Karayavuz, Chae Jun ...

  • Eugene Onegin (2008)

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    Eugene Onegin by P. I. Tchaikovsky, from Bolshoi Theatre, 2008. Directed by Dimitri Tcherniakov, conductor Alexander Vedernikov, starring Mariusz Kwiecien, Anatoly Kocherga, Makvala Kasrashvili, Tatiana Monogarova, Emma Sarkisyan, Margarita Mamsirova, Andrey Dunaev and Valery Gilmanov. Performed ...

  • Die Walküre (2007)

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    Die Walküre by R. Wagner, from Aix-en-Provence Festival, 2007. Directed by Stéphane Braunschweig, conductor Sir Simon Rattle, starring Andrea Baker, Willard White, Eva-maria Westbroek, Lilli Paasikivi, Eva Johansson, Eva Vogel, Erika Sunnegårdh, Robert Gambill, Heike Grötzinger, Joanna Porackova,...

  • Louise (2007)

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    Louise by G. Charpentier, from Paris Opera, 2007. Directed by André Engel, conductor Sylvain Cambreling, starring Luca Lombardo, José Van Dam, Mireille Delunsch, Jane Henschel, Marie-paule Dotti, Anne Salvan and Natacha Constantin. Performed in French.

  • L'elisir d'amore (2006)

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    L'elisir d'amore by G. Donizetti, from Paris Opera, 2006. Directed by Laurent Pelly, conductor Edward Gardner, starring Laurent Naouri, Ambrogio Maestri, Paul Groves, Heidi Grant Murphy and Aleksandra Zamojska. Performed in Italian.

  • L'Italiana in Algeri (2006)

    Movie

    L'Italiana in Algeri by G. Rossini, from Aix-en-Provence Festival, 2006. Directed by Toni Servillo, conductor Riccardo Frizza, starring Maxim Mironov, Christianne Stotijn, Giorgio Caoduro, Marco Vinco, Ruben Drole, Sabina Willeit and Elisaveta Martirosyan. Performed in Italian.

  • L’Étoile (2014)

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    L’Étoile by E. Chabrier, from Dutch National Opera, 2014. Directed by Laurent Pelly, conductor Patrick Fournillier, starring Julie Boulianne, Stéphanie D’oustrac, Elliot Madore, Jeroen Van Glabbeek, Hélène Guilmette, Christophe Mortagne, Richard Prada, Harry Teeuwen, Jérôme Varnier, François Piol...

  • The Magic Flute (2005)

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    "Mozart’s masterpiece is presented in a version shortened to 60 minutes for the youngest (from 5 years), young and also adult audiences, thus providing children with their first insight into the fascinating world of opera.

    Papageno is the presenter, who accompanies the audience through the pie...

  • Cavalleria Rusticana (2009)

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    This opera is supported by a musical variety of great arias, short duets and amazing choir passages that add to the unveiled expression of feelings. As a special guest the Argentinian Tenor José Cura stands out with his fascinating singing and acting performance. Besides him Carlo Guelfi as Tonio...

  • Così fan tutte (2009)

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    "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. After having cooperated twice before (Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni) Così fan tutte was t...

  • Medea (2010)
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    Medea (2010)

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    "Aribert Reimann is one of the world’s most important living composers. His works are performed regularly all over the world. Now comes his latest opera - Medea. Roughly 30 authors have written works based on this ancient myth but it was the play by Franz Grillparzer which inspired Reimann most: ...

  • Die Liebe der Danae (2010)

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    Richard Strauss completed his second-to-last opera “Die Liebe der Danae” in 1940. Written under war clouds, the “merry mythology” based on an idea by Hugo von Hofmannsthal was given a provisional, by-invitation-only dress rehearsal premiere at the 1944 Salzburg Festival the day before all theater...

  • Don Carlo (1965)
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    Don Carlo (1965)

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    In 1964 Deutsche Oper Berlin still had no General Music Director. But Artistic Director Gustav Rudolf Sellner made a virtue out a necessity and – in addition to the permanent conductor Heinrich Hollreiser and the regular guest conductor Karl Böhm – brought in further conductors from home and abro...

  • Fidelio (1961)
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    Fidelio (1961)

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    The Deutsche Oper in Berlin had hardly opened on 24th September 1961 before it started preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary. How was that possible? Had it entered into some sort of time warp? That might indeed have been possible for a theatre that in the past had devoted itself to Richard ...

  • Montezuma (1983)
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    Montezuma (1983)

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    Carl Heinrich Graun (1704–1759) wrote a total of 27 operas for the Berlin court and not least for Frederick II. In 1742 his “Cleopatra e Cesare” was performed at the opening of the “Haus Unter den Linden”, and in 1755 he wrote his most impressive work – “Montezuma”. The opera tells the tragic sto...

  • Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1976)

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    Mozart composed his Singspiel “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” in 1781, encouraged by no one less than the Austrian emperor Joseph II in order to emphasise the importance of this “national” form of music theatre as opposed to the Italian opera. It was a great success during Mozart’s lifetime and h...

  • Die tote Stadt (1984)

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    In 1920s Germany, Erich Korngold's work was considered “degenerate” and banned. Eventually, in 1934, he left for Hollywood. There, he made a name for himself as a film composer and only rarely wrote great works for the stage. Many of his quite successful operas, composed between 1913 and 1927, st...