2013 Blu Ray

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 18991 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 86 min | 22,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4146 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 86 min | 4,65 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

"The audience knows that the performance of a Mahler symphony is not only a musical experience, but is also emotionally effective" (R. Chailly). This counts especially for Mahler's enigmatic sixth symphony, an emotionally stirring challenge for both performers and listeners, whilst also being one of the most impressive works in musical history. Chailly's interpretation with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is "intensely great" (Die Presse). "Chailly uncompromisingly considers this sixth symphony through the lens of modernity; looking forward, not retrospectively staying in 'late romantic'. In this celebrated orchestra, all sections splendidly come together and fulfil an 'open' sound, conserving whilst respecting its original beauty." (Salzburger Nachrichten)
Christopher Purves, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - George Benjamin: Written on Skin (2013) [Blu-ray]

Christopher Purves, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta - George Benjamin: Written on Skin (2013) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25012 kbps / 1080i / 23.976 fps | 89 min | 22,0 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3473 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4 972 kbps / 23.976 fps | 89 min | 4,02 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese

When Written on Skin had its premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, conducted by George Benjamin himself, it received a standing ovation. The opera's arrival at Covent Garden in 2013 was eagerly anticipated, and provided audiences with the opportunity to experience the work of two of Britain's greatest living artists. Benjamin previously collaborated with playwright Martin Crimp on Into the Little Hill, a magical retelling of the Pied Piper fairytale, and for this new work they joined forces with acclaimed stage director Katie Mitchell. For all three, the production marked their main-stage debut at the Royal Opera House. The tale, inspired by a medieval legend, tells of an ill-fated troubadour, drawn into a liaison with an innocent maiden. But they are observed by the jealous eye of her protector, who wreaks a shocking revenge on the young couple.
Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2013) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 254 min | 33,0 Gb+31,1 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Les Troyens is a tour de force that ranges from fiery military marches to intense choruses, passionate soliloquies and the lyrical love duets of Dido and Aeneas. For Hector Berlioz, librettist and composer, the opera became the work of decades and the passion of a lifetime, the culmination of his literary love affair with Virgil's Aeneid and with two tragic heroines, Cassandra and Dido. David McVicar's staging is on an enormous scale, assembling one of the largest casts ever seen at Covent Garden. The sweeping theme of the rise and fall of empires runs throughout Les Troyens, along with moving meditations on love and honour.
Matthew Bourne, Brett Morris, The Sleeping Beauty Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Matthew Bourne, Brett Morris, The Sleeping Beauty Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 39345 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 105 min | 44,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3933 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 105 min | 5,65 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Matthew Bourne’s SLEEPING BEAUTY sees the choreographer return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer’s ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and, most famously, in 1995, with the international hit Swan Lake. Bourne takes this date as his starting point, setting the Christening of Aurora, the story’s heroine, in the year of the ballets first performance; the height of the Fin de siècle period when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forwards in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long Summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day; a world more mysterious and wonderful than any Fairy story!
Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 211 min | 42.7 Gb
Audio1: Francais / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean

A grand opera that dominated the stages of Europe for most of the 19th century, Robert le diable is a masterpiece.
Director Laurent Pelly breathes new life into Giacomo Meyerbeer’s great spectacle and audaciously entertaining moral fable, in this colourful new staging for The Royal Opera. The wonderful score includes brilliant arias, dramatic ensembles, rousing choruses and a ballet of ghostly nuns, and with the wavering hero of the title sung by Bryan Hymel, acclaimed for his role as Énée in Les Troyens for The Royal Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, this is an unmissable experience.
Riccardo Frizza, San Francisco Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Frizza, San Francisco Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27420 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 127 min | 38,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3837 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Japanese, Korean

This is the first EuroArts release in cooperation with the San Francisco Opera, internationally recognized as one of the top opera companies in the world Renée Fleming as “America's most-loved and most-lauded opera singer”(The Times, London) played Lucrezia Borgia with passion and outstanding virtuosity in line with a top-notch cast: Michael Fabiano, Elizabeth DeShong and Vitalij Kowaljow. Fleming plays a femme fatale renowned for her ruthless pursuit of power that reveals poignant vulnerability when she comes face to face with her long-lost son. Led by internationally acclaimed conductor Riccardo Frizza.
Will Crutchfield, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Will Crutchfield, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 172 min | 41,5 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 172 min | 9,32 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

The Biblical story of Belshazzar’s hubristic arrogance set against the valour of the young warrrior-leader Cyrus provided the 20-year-old Rossini with a dramatic story with West-Eastern resonances which still speak to us today. For the title role of Cyrus, Rossini wrote what would be his longest-ever contralto role, to which the great Rossini singer Ewa Podles is both naturally attracted and ideally suited. She is partnered by two young American stars of Rossini singing, Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres, and a conductor-scholar, Will Crutchfield, of immense experience and sympathy.
Dmitri Jurowski, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Dmitri Jurowski, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 11980 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 20,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3492 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 7,42 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Art Haus | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

„It can be truly said of Adelaide di Borgogna that, like a rose, it bloomed but a day - l’espace d’un matin.” First performed in Rome on the 27th December 1817, it enjoyed very few revivals. In 2011 the Rossini Festival in Pesaro presented the second staged performance of Adelaide di Borgogna since 1825.
Jens Neubert, Daniel Harding, London Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Hunter's Bride (Der Freischutz) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Jens Neubert, Daniel Harding, London Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Hunter's Bride (Der Freischütz) (2013)
[Blu-Ray]

BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19965 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 26,8 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4097 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 136 min | 7,31 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean

“Hunter’s Bride” is a film opera based on the romantic opera “Der Freischütz” by Carl Maria von Weber. Dreams and hopes of young people are told in this exquisite fairy tale. Max and Kaspar, both hunters, fight side by side in the Napoleonic Wars, as well as each other to conquer Agathe’s love. European cultural history becomes visible in an opulent historical panorama and one of the most beautiful pieces of music. The pictures of Norwegian director of photography Harald Gunnar Paalgard give a spatial dimension to the unique sound of the London Symphony Orchestra, which recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Performed by renowned opera soloists – Juliane Banse, Michael König, Michael Volle, René Pape – the film opera was a huge public success in European theatres. Filmed on 35mm film on original locations in Germany, the film opera dramatises the enchanted tale with stunning images, and surround-sound revives the music for the eyes and the ears of the audience.
Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble - Astor Piazzolla 'Tango!' (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble - Ástor Piazzolla 'Tango!' (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20893 kbps / 1080i / 23,976 fps | 84 min | 17,5 Gb
Audio1: DTS-HD MA / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 6492 kbps / 24-bit | Audio3: Dolby Digital Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 384 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 23,976 fps | 84 min | 3,86 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Challenge Classics | Sub: English, German, French, Dutch

The Blu-ray version of the release 'Tango!' by the Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble features a video of the studio performance of several of the Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla's most popular pieces, including Verano Porteno, Oblivion, and Libertango. Accompanied by a special documentary, 'Music from the Heart', which presents interviews with ensemble members and behind-the-scenes footage of the studio recording process. The Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble was formed in January 2011 by the critically acclaimed Dutch violinist and violist Isabelle van Keulen especially for a series of concerts in Haarlem's Concertgebouw which showcased the music of Ástor Piazzolla.