Opera DVDs: A-C
 
Opera DVDs Released in the U.S. - Listed by Composer
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ABRAHAM, Paul (1892-1960)

Viktoria und ihr Husar
Cast: Frigyes Harsányi, Zsuzsa Kalocsai, Tibor Szoloki, Mrika Oszvald, Zsuzsana Kovács, István Jankovics, Jósef Bozsó, Sándor Mucsi
Conductor: Miklós Szinetar
Director: Lászlo Markláry - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Operettentheater Budapest
Year: 1992 - Length: 106 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 5.0
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Videoland

ADAM, Adolphe (1803-1856)

Le Toréador, ou l’Accord Parfait
Cast: Ghyslaine Raphanel, Matthieu Lécroart, Franck Cassard
Conductor: Jean Luc Tingaud
Director: Pierre Jourdan - Video Director: Pierre Jourdan
Location/Venue: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne
Year: 2004 - Length: 84 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English [Embedded]
Label/Studio: Kultur

ADAMS, John (b.1947)

The Death of Klinghoffer
Cast: Sanford Sylvan, Christopher Maltman, Yvonne Howard, Thomas Randle, Kamel Boutros, Leigh Melrose, Emil Marwa, Susan Bickley, Vivian Tierney, Dean Robinson, Kirsten Blasé, Nuala Willis
Conductor: John Adams
Director: Penny Woolcock
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 2003 - Length: 119
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Decca

Doctor Atomic
Cast: Gerald Finley, Jessica Rivera, Eric Owens, Richard Paul Fink, James Maddalena, Thomas Glenn, Jay Hunter Morris, Ellen Rabiner
Conductor: Lawrence Renes
Director: Peter Sellars - Video Director:
Location/Venue: De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam
Year: 2007 - Length: 288 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: DD 2.0, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Dutch; English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Opus Arte
Note: Also released on
Blu-ray disc
 
El Niño
Cast: Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, Willard White
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Director: Peter Sellars - Video Director: Peter Maniura
Location/Venue: Théâtre Musical de Paris - Châtelet
Year: 2000 - Length: 119 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English; French; Japanese; Spanish
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik
 
ADÈS, Thomas (b.1971)

Powder Her Face
Cast: Mary Plazas, Heather Buck, Dan Norman, Graeme Broadbent
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Director: David Alden - Video Director: Margaret Williams
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1999 - Length: 161 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: Stereo
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Digital Classics

ALBÉNIZ, Isaac (1860-1909)

Merlin
Cast: David Wilson-Johnson, Eva Marton, Stuart Skelton, Carol Vaness, Ángel Ódena, Víctor García Sierra, Ángel Rodríguez, Juan Tomás Martínez, Federico Gallar, Eduardo Santamaría, Stephen Morscheck
Conductor: José de Eusebio
Director: John Dew - Video Director: Toni Bargalló
Location/Venue: Teatro Real Madrid
Year: 2003 - Length: 184 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: BBC Opus Arte
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d’ALBERT, Eugen (1864-1932)

Tiefland
Cast: Petra Maria Schnitzer, Christiane Kohl, Liuba Chuchrova, Kismara Pessatti, Eva Liebau, Peter Seiffert, Matthias Goerne, László Polgár, Rudolf Schasching, Valeriy Murga, Michael Mrosek
Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
Director: Matthias Hartmann - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Opernhaus Zürich
Year: 2006 - Length: mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English; French; German, Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: EMI Classics

ALFANO, Franco (1875-1954)

Cyrano de Bergerac
Cast: Roberto Alagna, Nathalie Manfrino, Richard Troxell, Nicolas Rivenq, Marc Barrard, Franck Ferrari, Richard Rittelmann, Hanna Schaer, Thomas Dolié, Jael Azzaretti, Marcel Acquarone
Conductor: Marco Guidarini
Director: David Alagna, Frédérico Alagna - Video Director: George Blume
Location/Venue: Opéra National de Montpellier
Year: 2003 - Length: 133 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
Notes: Sung in French

AUBER, Daniel (1782-1871)

Haÿdée, ou Le Secret
Cast: Isabelle Philippe, Bruno Comparetti, Paul Medioni, Anne Sophie Schmidt, Mathias Vidal
Conductor: Michel Swierczewski
Director: Pierre Jourdan - Video Director: Pierre Jourdan
Location/Venue: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne
Year: 2005 - Length: 137 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Kultur

BARTÓK, Béla (1881-1945)

Bluebeard’s Castle
Cast: Sylvia Sass, Kolos Kováts
Conductor: Georg Solti
Director: Miklós Szinetár
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1981 - Length: 56 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Decca

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Fidelio
Cast: Hans Sotin, Theo Adam, Richard Cassilly, Anja Silja, Ernst Wiemann, Lucia Popp, Erwin Wohlfahrt, Kurt Marschner, William Workman
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Director: Joachim Hess
Location/Venue: Film (Hamburg State Opera)
Year: 1968 - Length: 115 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: Mono
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik

Fidelio
Cast: Gwyneth Jones, James King, Gustav Neidlinger, Josef Greindl, Olivera Miljakovic, Martti Talvela, Donald Grobe, Barry McDaniel, Manfred Röhrl
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Director: Gustav Rudolf Sellner - Video Director: Ernst Wild
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1970 - Length: 112 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon

Fidelio
Cast: René Kollo, Gundula Janowitz, Hans Helms, Hans Sotin, Manfred Jungwirth, Lucia Popp, Adolf Dallapozza, Karl Terkal, Alfred Sramek
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Otto Schenk
Location/Venue: Vienna State Opera
Year: 1978 - Length: 147 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 Anamorphic - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon

Fidelio
Cast: Elisabeth Söderström, Curt Appelgren, Elizabeth Gale, Robert Allman, Anton de Ridder, Ian Caley, Michael Langdon
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Peter Hall - Video Director: Dave Heather
Location/Venue: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Year: 1979 - Length: 120 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik/EuroArts
Notes: Released individually and in a
box set of operas from Glyndebourne

Fidelio
Cast: Gabriela Benacková, Josef Protschka, Neill Archer, Marie McLaughlin, Robert Lloyd, Monte Pederson, Hans Tchammer, Lynton Atkinson, Mark Beesley
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi
Director: Adolf Dresen - Video Director: Derek Bailey
Location/Venue: Royal Opera House, London
Year: 1991- Length: 124 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Image

Fidelio
Cast: Robert Lloyd, Falk Struckmann, Ben Heppner, Karita Mattila, René Pape, Jennifer Welch-Babidge, Matthew Polenzani, Eric Cutler, Alfred Walker
Conductor: James Levine
Director: Jürgen Flimm - Video Director: Brian Large
Location/Venue: Metropolitan Opera
Year: 2002 - Length: 123 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon

Fidelio
Cast: Günther Groissböck, Alfred Muff, Jonas Kaufmann, Camilla Nylund, László Polgár, Elizabeth Rae Magnuson, Christoph Strehl, Boguslaw Bidzinski, Gabriel Bermúdez
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Director: Jürgen Flimm - Video Director: Felix Breisach
Location/Venue: Opernhaus Zürich
Year: 2004 - Length: 134 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: TDK

Notes: Released individually and in a box set with Carmen and Don Giovanni

Fidelio
Cast: Waltraud Meier, Peter Seiffert, Carsten Stabell, Juha Uusitalo, Matti Salminen, Ildikó Raimondi, Rainer Trost, Javier Agulló, Nahuel di Pierro
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Director: Pierluigi Pier’Alli - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Palau de les Arts, Valencia
Year: 2006 - Length: 148 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Medici Arts

Fidelio
Cast: Melanie Diener, Roberto Saccà, Lucio Gallo, Alfred Muff, Sandra Trattnigg, Christoph Strehl, Kresimir Strazanac, Boguslaw Bidzinski, Morgan Moody
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Katharina Thalbach - Video Director: Felix Breisach
Location/Venue: Opernhaus Zürich
Year: 2008 - Length: 150 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo; DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Opus Arte
Note: Also released on BLU-RAY disc

BELLINI, Vincenzo (1801-1835)

Beatrice di Tenda
Cast: Edita Gruberova, Michael Volle, Stephania Kaluza, Raùl Hernández, Miroslav Christoff, Boguslaw Bidzinski
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Director: Daniel Schmid - Video Director: Yves André Hubert
Location/Venue: Opernhaus Zürich
Year: 2001 - Length: 144 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: TDK

I Capuleti e I Montecchi
Cast: Roberto Tagliavini, Valentina Farcas, Paola Gardina, Giacomo Patti, Gabriele Spina
Conductor: Pietro Mianiti
Director: Cristina Mazzavillani Muti - Video Director: Giovanna Nocetti
Location/Venue: Teatro Alighieri, Ravenna
Year: 2005 - Length: 141 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Kicco Classic

I Capuleti e I Montecchi
Cast: Patrizia Ciofi, Clara Polito, Danilo Formaggia, Federico Sacchi, Nicola Amodio
Conductor: Luciano Acocella
Director: Denis Krief - Video Director: Marco Scalfi
Location/Venue: Marina Franca
Year: 2005 - Length: 136 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Dynamic

Norma (Act I Only)
Cast: Montserrat Caballé, Margreta Elkins, Roberto Merolla, James Morris, Alicia Olavaria, Antonio de Marcos
Conductor: Enrique Garcia Asensio
Director: - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Teatro Real, Madrid
Year: 1971 - Length: 140 mins (full DVD including bonus)
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Black & White - Sound: Mono
Subtitles:
Label/Studio: VAI
Note: This is a non-staged concert performance of Act I only.  DVD also includes a 1979 Caballé recital at the same venue with Miguel Zanetti at the piano.

Norma
Cast: Montserrat Caballé, Josephine Veasey, Jon Vickers, Agostino Ferrin, Marisa Zotti, Gino Sininberghi
Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
Director: Sandro Sequi - Video Director: Pierre Jourdan
Location/Venue: Théâtre Antique d'Orange
Year: 1974 - Length: 161 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: Mono
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Video Artists International

Norma
Cast: Joan Sutherland, Margreta Elkins, Ronald Stevens, Clifford Grant, Etela Piha, Trevor Brown
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Director: Sandro Sequi - Video Director: William Fitzwater
Location/Venue: Opera Australia
Year: 1978 - Length: 153 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD Stereo
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Kultur

Norma
Cast: Joan Sutherland, Tatiana Troyanos, Francisco Ortiz, Justino Díaz, Frances Ginzer, Michael Shust
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Director: Lotfi Mansouri - Video Director: Norman Campbell
Location/Venue: Canadian Opera Company, Toronto
Year: 1981 - Length: 150 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Video Artists International

Norma
Cast: Maria Dragoni, Gianluca Zampieri, Raffaella Angeletti, Giorgio Giuseppini, Paola Leveroni, Walter Omaggio
Conductor: Massimiliano Carraro
Director: Massimo Gasparon
Location/Venue: Teatro Comunale Chiabrera, Savona
Year: 2000 - Length: 152 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Kicco Classic

Norma
Cast: June Anderson, Daniela Barcellona, Shin Young Hoon, Ildar Abdrazakov, Svetlana Ignatovitch, Leonardo Melani
Conductor: Fabio Biondi
Director: Roberto Andò - Video Director: Carlo Battistoni
Location/Venue: Teatro Regio, Parma
Year: 2001 - Length: 163 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: TDK

Norma
Cast: Hasmik Papian, Gegam Grigorian, Varduhi Khachatrian, Mikhail Ovakimian, Alla Avetisian, Varuzhan Martirosian
Conductor: Karen Lavchian
Director: Boris Airapetian
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 2004 - Length: 120 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DTS 5.1, LPCM Stereo
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Decca

Norma
Cast: Dimitra Theodossiou, Nidia Palacios, Carlo Ventre, Riccardo Zanellato, Maria Grazia Calderone, Mariano Brischetto
Conductor: Giuliano Carella
Director: Walter Pagliaro - Video Director: Marco Scalfi
Location/Venue: Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania
Year: 2005 - Length: 164 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Japanese; Spanish
Label/Studio: Dynamic

Norma
Cast: Hasmik Papian, Hugh Smith, Irini Tsirakidis, Giorgio Giuseppini, Anna Steiger, Carlo Bosi
Conductor: Julian Reynolds
Director: Guy Joosten - Video Director: Misjel Vermeiren
Location/Venue: De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam
Year: 2005 - Length: 188 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Dutch; English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Opus Arte
Note: Also released on
Blu-ray

Norma
Cast: Edita Gruberova, Zoran Todorovich, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Sonia Ganassi, Cynthia Jansen, Markus Herzog
Conductor: Friedrich Haider
Director: Jürgen Rose - Video Director: Brian Large
Location/Venue: Bavarian State Opera, Munich
Year: 2006 - Length: 155 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon

Norma
Cast: Dimitra Theodossiou, Daniela Barcellona, Carlo Ventre, Simón Orfila, Roberta Minnucci, Giancarlo Pavan
Conductor: Paolo Arrivabeni
Director: Massimo Gasparon - Video Director: Tiziano Mancini
Location/Venue: Sferisterio Opera Festival, Macerata
Year: 2007 - Length: 165 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Dynamic

Norma
Cast: Daniela Dessì, Fabio Armiliato, Kate Aldrich, Rafal Siwek, Maria Luce Erard, Antonello Ceron
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Director: Federico Tiezzi - Video Director: Patrizia Carmine 
Location/Venue: Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Year: 2008 - Length: 162 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Hardy Classic

I Puritani
Cast: Silvio Maionica, Gianna d’Angelo, Agostino Ferrin, Luciano Saldari, Dino Dondi, Giuseppe Botta, Maja Zingerle
Conductor: Arturo Basile
Director: Walter Boccaccini - Video Director: Vittorio Brignole
Location/Venue: Trieste
Year: 1966 - Length: 140 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 – Black&White
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Japanese; Spanish
Label/Studio: Hardy Classic Video

I Puritani
Cast: Konstantin Gorny, Simón Orfila, José Bros, Carlos Álvarez, Vicenç Esteve Madrid, Raquel Pierotti, Edita Gruberova
Conductor: Friedrich Haider
Director: Andrei Serban - Video Director: Toni Bargalló
Location/Venue: Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Year: 2001 - Length: 159 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: TDK

I Puritani
Cast: Eduardo Valdes, Franco Vassallo, Anna Netrebko, John Relyea, Eric Cutler, Valerian Ruminski, Maria Zifchak
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Director: Sandro Sequi, Sharon Thomas - Video Director: Gary Halvorson
Location/Venue: Metropolitan Opera
Year: 2007 - Length: 149 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
Note: Also released on
Blu-ray
Blu-ray disc sound choices: PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1, DTS-HD 5.1

La Sonnambula
Cast: Anna Moffo, Plinio Clabassi, Anna Maria Anelli, Danilo Vega, Gianna Galli, Guido Mazzini
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Director: Mario Lanfranchi
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1956 - Length: 122 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: Mono
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Video Artists International

La Sonnambula
Cast: Giacomo Prestia, Nicoletta Curiel, Eva Mei, José Bros, Gemma Bertagnolli, Enrico Turco, Saverio Gambi
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Director: Federico Tiezzi, Massimo Teoldi - Video Director: Paola Longobardo
Location/Venue: Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Year: 2004 - Length: 138 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: TDK

BENATZKY, Ralf (1884-1957)

Im Weissen Rössl
Cast: Harald Serafin, Rainhard Fendrich, Zabine Kapfinger, Marco Jentzsch, Klaus-Dieter Lerche, Anja-Katharina Wigger, Klaus Eberhartinger, Erik Göller, Ina Nadine Wagler, Rafael Schuchter, Markus Puchberger, Heribert Pudik, Peter Leutgöb
Conductor: Rudolf Bibl
Director: Günther Fruhmann - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Mörbisch Sea Festival
Year:  - Length: 139 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; Italian, Spanish
Label/Studio: Videoland

BERG, Alban (1885-1935)

Lulu
Cast: Christine Schäfer, Wolfgang Schöne, David Kuebler, Kathryn Harries, Stephan Drakulich, Norman Bailey, Jonathan Veira, Donald Maxwell, Neil Jenkins, Patricia Bardon
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Director: Graham Vick - Video Director: Humphrey Burton
Location/Venue: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Year: 1996 - Length: 183 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English; French; German; Japanese; Spanish
Label/Studio: Kultur
Notes: 3-Act Version

Lulu
Cast: Laura Aikin, Cornelia Kallisch, Peter Keller, Steve Davislim, Alfred Muff, Peter Straka, Guido Götzen, Andrea Bönig, Katharina Peetz, Rolf Haunstein, Martin Zysset, Werner Gröschel, Lynn Lange
Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
Director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf - Video Director: Thomas Grimm
Location/Venue: Opernhaus Zürich
Year: 2002 - Length: 130 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: TDK
Notes: 2-Act Version

Wozzeck
Cast: Toni Blankenheim, Richard Cassilly, Peter Haage, Gerhard Unger, Hans Sotin, Kurt Moll, Franz Grundheber, Kurt Marschner, Sena Jurinac, Elisabeth Steiner, Martina Schumacher
Conductor: Bruno Maderna
Director: Joachim Hess
Location/Venue: Film (Hamburg State Opera)
Year: 1970 - Length: 106 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: Mono
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik

Wozzeck
Cast: Franz Grundheber, Hildegard Behrens, Walter Raffeiner, Philip Langridge, Heinz Zednik, Aage Haugland
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Director: Adolf Dresen - Video Director: Brian Large
Location/Venue: Vienna State Opera
Year: 1987 - Length: 97 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Image

Wozzeck
Cast: Dale Duesing, Ronald Hamilton, Barry Banks, Dieter Bundschuh, Frode Olsen, Bodo Schwanbeck, Alexander Spemann, William Saetre, Kristine Ciesinski, Linda Ormiston
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Director: Peter Mussbach
Location/Venue: Frankfurt Opera
Year: 1996 - Length: 102 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Kultur

Wozzeck
Cast: Franz Hawlata, Angela Denoke, Reiner Goldberg, Hubert Delamboye, David Kuebler, Johann Tilli, Vivian Tierney, Kurt Gysen, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Steven Cole, Gemma Velayos
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Director: Calixto Bieito - Video Director: Pietro D'Agostino
Location/Venue: Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Year: 2006 - Length: 129 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: Catalan; English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Opus Arte
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BERLIOZ, Hector (1803-1869)

La Damnation de Faust
Cast: Anne Sophie von Otter, Keith Lewis, José van Dam, Peter Rose
Conductor: Georg Solti
Director: Rodney Greenberg
Location/Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London
Year: 1989 - Length: 134 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik

La Damnation de Faust
Cast: Vesselina Kasarova, Paul Groves, Willard White, Andreas Macco
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Director: Alex Olle, Carlos Padrisssa - Video Director: Alexandre Tarta
Location/Venue: Salzburg Festival
Year: 1999 - Length: 146 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; Japanese
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik

Les Troyens
Cast: Plácido Domingo, Allan Monk, John Cheek, Paul Plishka, Douglas Ahlstedt, Claudia Catania, Jessye Norman, Tatiana Troyanos, Jocelyne Taillon, Julien Robbins, John Macurdy, Barbara Conrad, Robert Nagy, Jane White, Robert Sanchez, Morley Meredith, Philip Creech, John Darrenkamp, James Courtney, Allan Glassman, Jean Kraft
Conductor: James Levine
Director: Fabrizio Melano - Video Director: Brian Large
Location/Venue: Metropolitan Opera
Year: 1984 - Length: 250 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon

Les Troyens
Cast: John Villars, Russell Braun, Tigran Martirossian, Robert Lloyd, Ilya Levinsky, Gaële Le Roi, Deborah Polaski
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Director: Herbert Wernicke - Video Director: Alexandre Tarta
Location/Venue: Salzburg Festival
Year: 2000 - Length: 237 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; Japanese; Spanish
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik
 
Les Troyens
Cast: Susan Graham, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Renata Pokupic, Gregory Kunde, Ludovic Tézier, Nicolas Testé, Laurent Naouri, Mark Padmore, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Topi Lehtipuu, Fernand Bernardi, René Schirrer, Danielle Bouthillon, Laurent Alvaro, Nicolas Courjal, Benjamin Davies, Robert Davies, Frances Jellard, Lydia Koniordou, Quentin Gac
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Yannis Kokkos - Video Director: Peter Maniura
Location/Venue: Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
Year: 2003 - Length: 312 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: BBC Opus Arte
Note: Also released on BLU-RAY disc

BERNSTEIN, Leonard (1918-1990)

Candide
Cast: Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Adolph Green, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann, Clive Bayley, Neil Jenkins, Lindsay Benson, Richard Suart, John Treleaven
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Humphrey Burton
Location/Venue: Barbican Centre, London
Year: 1989 - Length: 147 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English; French; German
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
Notes: Concert Performance

Candide
Cast: Michael Slattery, Rosalind Elias, Robert Orth, Nancy Allen Lundy, Gabriele Ribis, Hilda Ramos, Benjamin Brechler, Edoardo Boccoli, Alessandro Manuali, James Varah, Suh Phill, Edgardo Rinaldi, Giulio Federico Janini, Walter Palamenga, Alessandro Loi, Cristina Fondi
Conductor: John De Main
Director: Enrico Castiglione - Video Director: Enrico Castiglione
Location/Venue: Teatro Argentina, Rome
Year: 2003 - Length: 109 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Kultur

Candide
Cast: Paul Groves, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti Lupone, Thomas Allen, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Janine LaManna
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Director: Lonny Price
Location/Venue: Avery Fisher Hall, New York
Year: 2004 - Length: 116 mins
Screen Ratio: 1.78:1 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Image

Trouble in Tahiti
Cast: Nancy Williams, Julian Patrick, Antonia Butler, Michael Clarke, Mark Brown
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Bill Hays
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1973 - Length: 45 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Kultur

Trouble in Tahiti
Cast: Karl Daymond, Stephanie Novacek, Thomas Randle, Toby Stafford-Allen, Mary Hegarty
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Director: Tom Cairns
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 2001 - Length: 75 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: BBC Opus Arte

West Side Story (The Making of)
Cast: Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollmann, Nina Bernstein, Louise Edeiken, Angelina Réaux, Stella Zambalis, Alexander Bernstein, Stephen Bogardus
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Christopher Swann
Location/Venue: Documentary
Year: 1984 - Length: 88 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: Chinese; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon

Wonderful Town
Cast: Kim Criswell, Audra McDonald, Thomas Hampson, Brent Barrett, Karl Daymond, Timothy Robinson, Richard Burkhard, Paul Bradley, Michael Dore, Simone Sauphanor, Frances Bourne
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Video Director: Andreas Morell
Location/Venue: Philharmonie, Berlin
Year: 2002 - Length: 76 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German
Label/Studio: EuroArts
Notes: Concert Performance
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BIRTWISTLE, Harrison (b.1934)

The Minotaur
Cast: Christine Rice, John Tomlinson, Johan Reuter, Rebecca Bottone, Pumeza Matshikiza, Wendy Dawn Thompson, Christopher Ainslie, Tim Mead, Philip Langridge, Amanda Echalaz, Andrew Watts; Stephen Langridge
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Stephen Langridge - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Royal Opera House, London
Year: 2008 - Length: 175 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Opus Arte

BIZET, Georges (1838-1875)

Carmen
Cast: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Pedro de Cordoba, Horace B. Carpenter, William Elmer, Jeanie Macpherson, Anita King, Milton Brown
Conductor: Gillian Anderson
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Location/Venue: Silent film
Year: 1915 - Length: 75 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3
Label/Studio: Video Artists International

Carmen
Cast: Belén Amparán, Franco Corelli, Anselmo Colzani, Elda Ribetti, Rena Gary-Falachi, Mitì Truccato Pace, Antonio Cassinelli, Antonio Sacchetti, Vittorio Pandano, Enzo Pieri
Conductor: Nino Sanzogno
Director: Franco Enriquez
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1956 - Length: 143 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 Black&White - Sound: Mono
Subtitles: English; French; Italian
Label/Studio: Hardy Classic Video

Carmen
Cast: Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Justino Díaz, Olivera Miljakovic, Julia Hamari, Robert Kerns, Anton Diakov, Kurt Equiluz, Milen Paunov
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Director: Herbert von Karajan
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1967 - Length: 163 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon

Carmen
Cast: Elena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo, Yuri Mazurok, Isobel Buchanan, Cheryl Kanfoush, Axelle Gall, Kurt Rydl, Hans Helm, Heinz Zednik, Paul Wolfram
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Location/Venue: Vienna State Opera
Year: 1978 - Length: 154 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: LPCM Stereo
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: TDK

Notes: Released individually and in a box set with Fidelio and Don Giovanni

Carmen
Cast: Julia Migenes-Johnson, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham, François Le Roux, John-Paul Bogart, Susan Daniel, Lillian Watson, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Gérard Garino, Julien Guiomar
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Director: Francesco Rosi
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1984 - Length: 155 mins
Screen Ratio: 1.66:1 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English; French; Spanish
Label/Studio: Columbia TriStar

Carmen
Cast: Malcolm Walker, Marie McLaughlin, Barry McCauley, Xavier Depraz, Maria Ewing, Elizabeth Collier, Jean Rigby, Federico Davià, David Holloway, Gordon Sandison, Petros Evangelides, Robert Kingham
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Peter Hall - Video Director: Peter Hall
Location/Venue: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Year: 1985 - Length: 175 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Japanese; Portuguese; Spanish
Label/Studio: Kultur

Carmen
Cast: Agnes Baltsa, José Carreras, Leona Mitchell, Samuel Ramey, Myra Merritt, Diane Kesling, Anthony Laciura, Bruce Hubbard, Ara Berberian, Nico Castel, Charles Duval
Conductor: James Levine
Director: Paul Mills - Video Director: Brian Large
Location/Venue: Metropolitan Opera
Year: 1987 - Length: 172 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German
Label/Studio: Deutsche Grammophon

Carmen
Cast: Maria Ewing, Luis Lima, Leontina Vaduva, Gino Quilico, Judith Howarth, Jean Rigby, Christopher Booth-Jones, Roderick Earle, Bruno Caproni, Francis Egerton, Jean-Pierre Blanchard
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Director: Nuria Espert - Video Director: Barrie Gavin
Location/Venue: Royal Opera House, London
Year: 1991 - Length: 163 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Image

Carmen (Abridged)
Cast: Malgorzata Walewska, Mario Malagnini, Boaz Senator, Ulrike Sonntag, Ivan Tomasev, Marco Camastra, Roberta Mattelli, Susanna Fülöp, Sergio Lombana
Conductor: Giorgio Croci
Director: Gianfranco de Bosio
Location/Venue:
Year: 1998 - Length: 80 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Classic World

Carmen
Cast: Maria Ewing, Jacques Trussel, Alain Fondary, Miriam Gauci, Rodney Macann, Christopher Blades, David Hamilton, Emile Belcourt, Rosemary Ashe, Ludmilla Andrew
Conductor: Jacques Delacôte
Director: Steven Pimlott - Video Director: Gavin Taylor
Location/Venue: Earls Court, London
Year: 1999 - Length: 166 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Image

Carmen
Cast: Hans Voschezang, Lisa Milne, Marcus Haddock, Jonathan Best, Anne Sofie von Otter, Mary Hegarty, Christine Rice, Anthony Wise, Laurent Naouri, Quentin Hayes, Colin Judson, Franck Lopez
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Director: David McVicar - Video Director: Sue Judd
Location/Venue: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Year: 2002 - Length: 220 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: BBC Opus Arte
Note: Also released on
Blu-ray
Blu-ray disc sound choices: Dolby True HD 2.0, Dolby True HD 5.1

Carmen
Cast: Marina Domashenko, Maya Dashuk, Cristina Pastorello, Milena Josipovich, Marco Berti, Raymond Aceto, Marco Camastra, Antonio Feltracco, Dario Benini, Roberto Accurso, Lucia Real, Belén Lopez, José Triguero, Joaquin Mulero
Conductor: Alain Lombard
Director: Franco Zeffirelli - Video Director: George Blume
Location/Venue: Arena di Verona
Year: 2003 - Length: 150 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: TDK

Carmen
Cast: Nadia Krasteva, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sebastian Holecek, Asa Elmgren, Violetta Kowal, Stephanie Atanasow, Janusz Monarcha, Dimitrij Solowiow, Russi Nikov, Martin Fournier, Rudolf Randa
Conductor: Ernst Märzendorfer
Director: Gianfranco de Bosio
Location/Venue: St. Margarethen Festival
Year: 2005 - Length: 165 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic- Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German
Label/Studio: EuroArts
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Carmen
Cast: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Norah Amsellem, Matthew Rose, Jean Sebastien Bou, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Jacques Imbrailo, Elena Xanthoudakis, Viktoria Vizin
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Francesca Zambello - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Royal Opera House
Year: 2006-7 - Length: mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Decca
Note: Also released on
Blu-ray
Blu-ray disc sound choices: LPCM 24 bit stereo

Carmen
Cast: Angela Bonfitto, Jevgenij Taruntsov, Silvia Dalla Benetta, Giuseppe Altomare, Esther Andaloro, Monica Tagliasacchi, Marco Filippo Romano, Vincenzo Maria Sarinelli, Park Thaiwan, Evans Tonon, Francesco Borelli
Conductor: Elisabetta Maschio
Director: Giovanna Nocetti - Video Director: Giovanna Nocetti
Location/Venue: Teatro Coccia, Novara
Year: 2008 - Length: mins
Screen Ratio:  - Sound: Dolby 2.0
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Kicco Classic

Carmen
Cast: Nino Surguladze, Philippe Do, Irina Lungu, Simone Alberghini, Emanuele D'Aguanno, Nicolas Courjal, Gezim Myshketa, Alexandra Zabala, Paola Gardina, Francis Dudziak
Conductor: Carlo Montanaro
Director: Dante Ferretti - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Sferisterio Opera Festival, Macerata
Year: 2008 - Length: 157 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Dynamic

Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Cast: Annick Massis, Yasuharu Nakajima, Luca Grassi, Luigi De Donato, Letizia Giuliani, Gheorghe Iancu, Francesca Bertoli, Silvia Casadio, Jacopo Nannicini, Marian Serbanescu
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Director: Pier Luigi Pizzi - Video Director: Tiziano Mancini
Location/Venue: Teatro Malibran, Venice
Year: 2004 - Length: 122 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Italian; Japanese; Spanish
Label/Studio: Dynamic

BOESMANS, Philippe (b.1936)

Julie
Cast: Malena Ernman, Garry Magee, Kerstin Avemo
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Director: Luc Bondy - Video Director: Vincent Bataillon
Location/Venue: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Year: 2005 - Length: 74 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: BelAir Classiques

BOITO, Arrigo (1842-1918)

Mefistofele
Cast: Gabriela Benacková, Judith Christin, Emily Manhart, Dennis O’Neill, Daniel Harper, Douglas Wunsch, Samuel Ramey
Conductor: Maurizio Arena
Director: Robert Carsen - Video Director: Brian Large
Location/Venue: San Francisco Opera
Year: 1989 - Length: 159 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Kultur

Mefistofele
Cast: Ferruccio Furlanetto, Giuseppe Filianoti, Dimitra Theodossiou, Sonia Zaramella, Monica Minarelli, Mimmo Ghegghi
Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
Director: Giancarlo Del Monaco - Video Director: Matteo Ricchetti
Location/Venue: Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Year: 2008 - Length: 144 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Dynamic

 
BORODIN, Alexander (1833-1887)
 
Prince Igor
Cast: Boris Khmelnitsky, Nelli Pshennaya, Boris Tokarev, Bimbolat Vataev [Actors]; Vladimir Kinyaev, Tamara Milashkina, Virghilius Norelka, Irina Bogacheva [Voices]
Conductor: Gennady Provatorov
Director: Roman Tikhomirov
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1969 - Length: 110 mins
Black&White
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Kultur

Prince Igor
Cast: Evgeny Nesterenko, Elena Kurovskaya, Alexander Vedernikov, Tamara Sinyavskaya, Vladimir Sherbakov, Vladimir Jaroslavich, Boris Morozov, Vladimir Petrov, Valery Yaroslavtsev, Konstantin Baskov, Nina Grigorieva, Margarita Miglau
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Director: Oleg Moralev - Video Director: Alexander Barannikov
Location/Venue: Bolhoi Opera
Year: 1981 - Length: 169 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: Mono
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Russian; Spanish
Label/Studio: VAI

Prince Igor
Cast: Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova, Yevgeny Akimov, Sergei Aleksashkin, Vladimir Vaneev, Olga Borodina
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Director: Yevgeny Sokovnin, Irkin Sabitov - Video Director: Aarno Cronvall
Location/Venue: Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg
Year: 1998 - Length: 194 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Chinese; English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Philips

Notes: Released individually and in a box set of Russian operas conducted by Valery Gergiev

BRETÓN, Tomás (1850-1923)

La Dolores
Cast: Elisabete Matos, Alfredo Portilla, Ángel Ódena, Stefano Palatchi, Enrique Baquerizo
Conductor: Antoni Ros-Marbá
Director: José Carlos Plaza
Location/Venue: Teatro Real Madrid
Year: 2006 - Length: 180 mins
Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Label/Studio: Universal Music Latino

La Verbena de la Paloma
Cast: José Antonio López, Amparo Navarro, María José Suárez, David Rubiera, Emilio Sánchez, Marina Pardo, Federico Gallar, Nuria Castejón, Cristina Luar, Felipe García-Vao, Anabel Aldalur, Fernando Cobo, Ángel Saiz
Conductor: Miguel Roa
Director: Marina Bollaín
Location/Venue: El Escorial, Madrid
Year: 2006 - Length: 75 mins (+12 mins Bonus)
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Decca

BRITTEN, Benjamin (1913-1976)

Albert Herring
Cast: Patricia Johnson, Felicity Palmer, Elizabeth Gale, Derek Hammond-Stroud, Alexander Oliver, Richard Van Allan, Alan Opie, John Graham-Hall, Jean Rigby, Patricia Kern, Maria Bovino, Bernadette Lord, Richard Peachey
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Peter Hall - Video Director: Peter Hall
Location/Venue: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Year: 1985 - Length: 150 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Spanish
Label/Studio: Kultur

Billy Budd
Cast: Peter Pears, Peter Glossop, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, Kenneth McDonald, David Bowman, Dennis Wicks, Robert Tear, Robert Bowman, Delme Bryn-Jones, Eric Garret, Norman Lumsden, Nigel Rogers, Benjamin Luxon, Keith Raggett, Philip Wait, Richard Jones, Alan Wolsencroft, William Winder, Bernard Franeli
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Director: Basil Coleman
Location/Venue: Film (BBC)
Year: 1966 - Length: 158 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 Black&White - Sound: LPCM Mono, Enhanced Dolby Mono
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Decca

Billy Budd
Cast: Thomas Allen, Philip Langridge, Richard Van Allan, Philip Guy Bromley, Clive Bayley, Edward Byles, Mark Richardson, John Connell, Neil Howlett
Conductor: David Atherton
Director: Tim Albery - Video Director: Barrie Gavin
Location/Venue: English National Opera
Year: 1988 - Length: 157 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Image

Death in Venice
Cast: Robert Gard, John Shirley-Quirk, James Bowman
Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Director: Tony Palmer
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1981 - Length: 132 mins
Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Image

Death in Venice
Cast: Robert Tear, Alan Opie, Michael Chance
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Director: Stephen Lawless, Martha Clarke - Video Director: Robin Lough
Location/Venue: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Year: 1990 - Length: 138 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Kultur

Gloriana
Cast: Sarah Walker, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Jean Rigby, Richard Van Allan, Elizabeth Vaughan, Alan Opie, Neil Howlett, Malcolm Donnelly, Lynda Russell
Conductor: Mark Elder
Director: Colin Graham- Video Director: Derek Bailey
Location/Venue: English National Opera
Year: 1984 - Length: 147 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik

Gloriana
Cast: Josephine Barstow, Thomas Randle, Emer McGilloway, David Ellis, Susannah Glanville, Eric Roberts, Clive Bayley, Richard Whitehouse, Hilary Jackson, Peter Bodenham, Iain Paterson
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 2000 - Length: 138 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Opus Arte

Let’s Make an Opera
Cast:
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Director: Petr Weigl
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1996 - Length: 100 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Cast: Ileana Cotrubas, James Bowman, Curt Appelgren, Cynthia Buchan, Ryland Davies, Dale Duesing, Felicity Lott, Robert Bryson, Andrew Gallagher, Donald Bell, Patrick Power, Adrian Thompson, Lieuwe Visser, Claire Powell, Damien Nash, Stuart King, Stephen Jones, Jonathan Whiting, Martin Warr
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Peter Hall - Video Director: Dave Heather
Location/Venue: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Year: 1981 - Length: 156 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Kultur

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Cast: David Daniels, Ofelia Sala, Gordon Gietz, Deanne Meek, William Dazeley, Brigitte Hahn, Peter Rose, Christopher Gillett, Emil Wolk
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Director: Robert Carsen - Video Director: François Roussillon
Location/Venue: Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Year: 2005 - Length: 157 mins
Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: Catalan; English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Virgin Classics

Owen Wingrave
Cast: Gerald Finley, Peter Savidge, Hilton Marlton, Josephine Barstow, Anne Dawson, Elizabeth Gale, Charlotte Hellekant, Martyn Hill, Andrew Burden
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Director: Margaret Williams
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 2001 - Length: 92 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Kultur

Peter Grimes
Cast: Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Bryan Drake, Michael Rippon, Owen Brannigan, Ann Robson, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jill Gomez, Anne Pashley, Gregory Dempsey, Robert Tear, David Bowman, Monte de Lyle
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Director: John Culshaw - Video Director: Brian Large
Location/Venue: Film (BBC)
Year: 1969 - Length: 142 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: LPCM Mono, Enhanced Dolby Mono
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Decca

Peter Grimes
Cast: Jon Vickers, Heather Harper, Norman Bailey, Elizabeth Bainbridge, John Dobson, Philip Gelling, John Laningan, Forbes Robinson, John Tomlinson
Conductor: Colin Davis
Director: Elijah Moshinsky - Video Director: John Vernon
Location/Venue: Royal Opera House, London
Year: 1981 - Length: 155 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Kultur

Peter Grimes
Cast: Philip Langridge, Janice Cairns, Alan Opie, Ann Howard, Andrew Greenan, Robert Poulton, Alan Woodrow, Susan Orton, Maria Bovino, Sarah Pring, Mark Richardson, Edward Byles, Eric Shilling, Lee Devine, Antony Rich, Anthony Cunningham, Anne Egglestone
Conductor: David Atherton
Director: Tim Albery - Video Director: Barrie Gavin
Location/Venue: English National Opera
Year: 1994 - Length: 145 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Kultur

Peter Grimes
Cast: Christopher Ventris, Emily Magee, Alfred Muff, Liliana Nikiteanu, Sandra Trattnigg, Liuba Chuchrova, Rudolf Schasching, Richard Angas, Cornelia Kallisch, Martin Zysset, Cheyne Davidson, Valeriy Murga, Morgan Moody, Martina Welschenbach, Jeffery Krueger, Julian Visser, Hartmut Kriszun
Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
Director: David Pountney - Video Director: Felix Breisach
Location/Venue: Opernhaus Zürich
Year: 2005 - Length: 150 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: EMI Classics

Peter Grimes
Cast: Anthony Dean Griffey, Patricia Racette, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Felicity Palmer, Jill Grove, Leah Partridge, Erin Morley, Dean Peterson, John Del Carlo, Greg Fedderly, Bernard Fitch, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Logan William Rhodes
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Director: John Doyle - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Metropolitan Opera
Year: 2008 - Length: mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound:
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: EMI Classics

The Rape of Lucretia
Cast: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Kathryn Harries, Jean Rigby, Russell Smythe, Richard Van Allan, Alan Opie, Anne-Marie Owens, Cathryn Pope
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Director: Graham Vick - Video Director: Michael Simpson
Location/Venue: English National Opera
Year: 1987 - Length: 119 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Kultur

The Turn of the Screw
Cast: Helen Field, Menai Davies, Richard Greager, Machiko Obata, Sam Linay, Phyllis Cannan
Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Director: Michael Hampe - Video Director: Claus Viller
Location/Venue: Schwetzingen Festival
Year: 1990 - Length: 108 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English; French; Spanish
Label/Studio: Arthaus Musik

The Turn of the Screw
Cast: Eilene Hannan, Margaret Haggart, Anson Austin, Wendy Dixon
Conductor: David Stanhope
Director: Neil Armfield - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Opera Australia
Year: 1991 - Length: 113 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Kultur

The Turn of the Screw
Cast: Mark Padmore, Lisa Milne, Catrin Wyn Davies, Diana Montague, Nicholas Kirkby Johnson, Caroline Wise, Keturah Day, Liz Kettle, Felicity Cutting
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Director: Katie Mitchell
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1996 - Length: 117 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English; French; Spanish
Label/Studio: BBC Opus Arte

The Turn of the Screw
Cast: Mireille Delunsch, Hanna Schaer, Marlin Miller, Marie McLaughlin, Gregory Monk, Nazan Fikret, Olivier Dumait
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Director: Luc Bondy - Video Director: Vincent Bataillon
Location/Venue: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Year: 2001 - Length: 108 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: BelAir Classiques

BUSONI, Ferruccio (1866-1924)

Arlecchino
Cast: Marco Alemanno, Sabina Willeit, Lucio Dalla, Maurizio Lo Piccolo, Filippo Adami
Conductor: David Alger
Director: Lucio Dalla - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Year: 2007 - Length: 67 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; Italian
Label/Studio: Fabula
Note: DVD also includes Stravinsky’s ballet “Pulcinella” (46 mins)

Doktor Faust
Cast: Thomas Hampson, Gregory Kunde, Sandra Trattnigg, Günther Groissböck, Reinaldo Macias, Martin Zysset, Andreas Winkler, Thilo Dahlmann, Matthew Leigh, Giuseppe Scorsin, Tomasz Slawinski, Gabriel Bermúdez, Randall Ball, Miroslav Christoff
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Director: Klaus Michael Grüber - Video Director: Felix Breisach
Location/Venue: Opernhaus Zürich
Year: 2006 - Length: 172 mins + Bonus (43 mins)
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: ArtHaus Musik
Note: Also released on
Blu-ray disc

CABALLERO, Manuel Fernández (1835-1906)

El Dúo de la Africana
Cast: María Rodríguez, Guillermo Orozco, Luis Álvarez, Trinidad Iglesias, Isabel Ayucar, Javier Ferrer, Pedro Miguel Martínez, Joseba Pinela, Milagros Ponti
Conductor: Jesús López Cobos
Director: Juanjo Granja - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Teatro Real Madrid
Year: 2004 - Length: 120 mins
Screen Ratio: - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Label/Studio: Universal Music Latino
Notes: Several reviewers report that subtitles do not work

CAVALIERI, Emilio de’ (c.1550-1602)

La Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo
Cast: Cecilia Gasdia, Furio Zanasi, Roberto Staccioli, Massimo Rossetti, Stefano Cucci, Lucilla Tumino
Conductor: Lorenzo Tozzi
Director: - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Basilica San Paolo Fuori Le Mura, Rome
Year: 2000 - Length: 120 mins
Screen Ratio: - Sound: DD 5.1
Subtitles:
Label/Studio: Image

CAVALLI, Francesco (1602-1676)

La Calisto
Cast: María Bayo, Marcello Lippi, Hans Peter Kammerer, Graham Pushee, Louise Winter, Alexander Oliver, Dominique Visse, Barry Banks, Reinhard Dorn, Sonia Theodoridou, Robin Tyson
Conductor: René Jacobs
Director: Herbert Wernicke - Video Director: Jacques Bourton
Location/Venue: Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels
Year: 1996 - Length: 178 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: Dutch; English; French; German
Label/Studio: Harmonia Mundi

La Didone
Cast: Claron McFadden, Magnus Staveland, Jordi Domenech, Manuela Custer, Marina De Liso, Donatella Lombardi, Isabel Alvarez, Antonio Lozano
Conductor: Fabio Biondi
Director: Carlo Majer - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Teatro La Fenice
Year: 2006 - Length: mins
Screen Ratio: - Sound:
Subtitles:
Label/Studio: Dynamic

CHABRIER, Emmanuel (1841-1894)

L’Étoile
Cast: Colette Alliot-Lugaz, Georges Gautier, Jules Bastin, François Le Roux, Antoíne David, Ghyslaine Raphanel, Magali Damonte, Michel Fockenoy, René Schirrer, Elizabeth Vidal, Isabelle Mament, Isabelle Eschenbrenner, Andrée Didier, Brigitte Desnoues, Valérie Marestin
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Jean-Pierre Brossman - Video Director: Bernard Maigrot
Location/Venue: Opéra National de Lyon
Year: 1986 - Length: 100 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Image

Une Éducation Manquée
Cast: Franck Cassard, Mary Saint Palais, Philippe Fourcade
Conductor: Michel Swierczewski
Director: Pierre Jourdan
Location/Venue: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne
Year: 2003 - Length: 47 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Kultur

CHARPENTIER, Gustave (1860-1956)

Louise
Cast: Grace Moore, Georges Thill, André Pernet, Suzanne Desprès, Robert Le Vigan, Ginette Leclerc, Edmond Beauchamp, Jacqueline Gauthier, Cadet Rivers, Pauline Carton, Roger Blin
Conductor: Eugène Bigot
Director: Abel Gance
Location/Venue: Film
Year: 1938 - Length: 86 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 Black&White - Sound: Mono
Subtitles: None
Label/Studio: Bel Canto Society

CHERUBINI, Luigi (1760-1842)

Medea
Cast: Carlo Cigni, Elisabetta Scano, Cesare Ruta, Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni, Chiara Chialli, Sara Garau, Rosa Maria Cuboni
Conductor: Eric Hull
Director: Giuseppe Sollazzo - Video Director: Giovanna Nocetti
Location/Venue: Sassari
Year: 2004 - Length: 136 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English; French; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: Kicco Classic

CHIN, Unsuk (b.1961)

Alice in Wonderland
Cast: Sally Matthews, Piia Komsi, Julia Rempe, Dietrich Henschel, Gwyneth Jones, Andrew Watts, Guy de Mey, Cynthia Jansen, Steven Humes, Christian Rieger, Rüdiger Trebes, Stefan Schneider
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Director: Achim Freyer
Location/Venue: Nationaltheater, Munich
Year: 2007 - Length: 123 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: EuroArts

CILEA, Francesco (1866-1950)

Adriana Lecouvreur
Cast: Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Ivo Vinco, Fiorenza Cossotto, Attilio D'Orazi, Paolo Mazzotta, Pietro di Vietri, Scilly Fortunato, Nella Verri, Piero de Palma, Keizo Takahashi
Conductor: Gianfranco Masini
Director: Giuseppe De Tomasi
Location/Venue: Tokyo
Year: 1976 - Length: 148 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: Stereo
Subtitles: Japanese [embedded]; English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: VAI

Adriana Lecouvreur
Cast: Joan Sutherland, Heather Begg, Anson Austin, Graeme Ewer, John Shaw, John Wegner, Judith Saliba, Jennifer Bermingham, Christopher Dawes, Jeffrey Black
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Director: John Copley - Video Director: Hugh Davison
Location/Venue: Opera Australia
Year: 1984 - Length: 134 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0
Subtitles: English [Embedded]
Label/Studio: Kultur
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Adriana Lecouvreur
Cast: Mirella Freni, Peter Dvorský, Fiorenza Cossotto, Ivo Vinco, Ernesto Gavazzi, Sara Mingardo, Alessandro Cassis, Oslavio di Credico, Giuseppe Riva, Patrizia Dordi, Saverio Porzano
Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Director: Lamberto Puggelli - Video Director: Brian Large
Location/Venue: Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Year: 1989 - Length: 154 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Opus Arte (previously released by Image)

Notes: Released individually and in a box set of operas from La Scala
Adriana Lecouvreur
Cast: Daniela Dessì, Sergei Larin, Olga Borodina, Carlo Guelfi, Giorgio Giuseppini, Mario Bolognesi, Ernesto Gavazzi, Marco Camastra, Adelina Scarabelli, Annamaria Popescu
Conductor: Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Director: Lamberto Puggelli - Video Director: Lamberto Puggelli
Location/Venue: Teatro alla Scala
Year: 2000 - Length: 138 mins
Screen Ratio: 16:9 - Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish
Label/Studio: EuroArts

CIMAROSA, Domenico (1749-1801)

Il Matrimonio Segreto
Cast: Barbara Daniels, Carlos Feller, Claudio Nicolai, David Kuebler, Georgine Resick, Werner Sindemann, Marta Szirmay
Conductor: Hilary Griffiths
Director: Michael Hampe - Video Director: Claus Viller
Location/Venue: Schwetzingen Festival
Year: 1986 - Length: 151 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: EuroArts (previously released by Image)
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Il Matrimonio Segreto
Cast: Enrico Fissore, Valeria Baiano, Antonella Bandelli, Carmen Gonzalez, Roberto Coviello, Paolo Barbacini
Conductor: Francis Travis
Director: Filippo Crivelli - Video Director: Mirto Storni
Location/Venue: Film (RTSI Swiss TV)
Year: 1986 - Length: 164 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: Stereo
Subtitles: English
Label/Studio: Faveo/Opus Arte
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COCCIA, Carlo (1782-1873)

Arrighetto
Cast: Gezim Mishketa, Elisaveta Martyrosian, Enrica Fabbri, Filippo Adami, Maurizio Lo Piccolo, Omar Montanari, Davide Rocca, Massimo Pagnoni, Asia D'Arcangelo, Fabio Vichi
Conductor: Fabrizio Dorsi
Director: Rosetta Cucchi - Video Director:
Location/Venue: Teatro Coccia di Novara
Year: 2005 - Length: 85 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: DD 2.0, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English; Italian; Japanese
Label/Studio: Bongiovanni

CZERNOWIN, Chaya (b.1957)

Pnima Ins...Innere
Cast: Richard Beek, Philip Larson, Tom Sol Elias Maurides, Ute Wasserman, Silke Storz
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Director: Claus Guth
Location/Venue: Münchener Biennale
Year: 2000 - Length: 92 mins
Screen Ratio: 4:3 - Sound: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English; French; German; Spanish
Label/Studio: Mode/KOCH