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Featured DVDs

DVD M Arab

Sven-Eric Bechtolf's production of Richard Strauss' Arabella is set in 1930s Vienna rather than the original. American soprano Emily Magee makes a believable Arabella, torn between duty and wanting to marry the `right' man for love.

Don Carlo

Winner of the 2011 Gramophone Award for best DVD - this Covent Garden performance of the five act Italian version of Verdi's "Don Carlo" is simply superb. Rolando Villazon's thrilling tenor is in top form and very exciting to hear.

Il Giasone
DVD M Gias

Loosely based on the story of Jason and the golden fleece, the opera contains many comic elements. Superior performance from counter-tenor Christophe Dumaux.

DVD M Iola

A pairing of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Stravinsky's Perséphone conceived and directed by Peter Sellars in an exhilarating double bill is a study in ways of seeing. Iolanta, is sung to shimmering perfection by Ekaterina Scherbachenko.

Le comte ory
DVD M Comt

In spring 2011, the first-ever performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera of Rossini's Le Comte Ory brought standing ovations and critical-acclaim. The spectacular trio of Juan Diego Florez, Diana Damrau and Joyce DiDonato ignited vocal and theatrical fireworks.

DVD M Mede

Twentieth century adaptation of Cherubini's tragic opera. Medea, the notorious sorceress figure from Greek mythology, has given everything for Jason, committing fearful crimes to win him the Golden Fleece. Jason repays her by leaving her in favour of the younger and gentler Dirce. Medea's revenge is fearsome, murdering her own two sons by Jason and causing Dirce to be consumed in flames at her wedding.

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