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The Royal Opera - A Collection

The Royal Opera - A Collection

Plácido Domingo (Otello (Otello)); Kiri Te Kanawa (Desdemona (Otello)); Sergei Leiferkus (Iago (Otello)); José Carreras (Stiffelio (Stiffelio)); Cheryl Studer (Aida (Aida)); Dennis O’Neill (Radamès (Aida)); Roberto Alagna (Romeo (Romeo et Juliette)); Maria Ewing (Salome (Salome)); Bruce Ford (Mitridate (Mitridate)); Jochen Kowalski (Farnace (Mitridate)); Ann Murray (Sifare (Mitridate));

"Pure gold from the top team...Here was an evening to cherish, one to go straight into the memory in firmest indelible ink...The combination of Domingo and Solti promised gold and delivered every ounce expected." (The Times - Otello)

The Royal Opera Collection

The Royal Opera Collection

Renée Fleming (Violetta Valéry (La Traviata)); Jonas Kaufmann (Don José (Carmen)); Diana Damrau (Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte)); Simon Keenlyside (Papageno (Die Zauberflöte); Macbeth (Macbeth)); Anna Caterina Antonacci (Carmen (Carmen)); Joseph Calleja (Alfredo Germont (La Traviata)); Dorothea Röschmann (Pamina (Die Zauberflöte)); Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni); Król Roger (Król Roger)); Angela Denoke (Kundry (Parsifal)); René Pape (Gurnemanz (Parsifal)); Eva-Maria Westbroek (Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana); Giorgetta (Il tabarro)); Aleksandrs Antonenko (Turiddu/Canio (Cavalleria Rusticana; I Pagliacci); Luigi (Il tabarro));

"This production’s slow journey from darkness into the light…works well on the small screen, not least thanks to high-definition camera work and Sue Judd’s inspired direction for television. The real magic, though, is supplied by the onstage cast...In Dorothea Röschmann’s hands, Pamina emerges not so much a powerless victim of Fate but more as a passionate woman prepared to suffer in the nameof love. Her natural command of the stage is sagely employed by McVicar...Diana Damrau’s supremely sung Queen of the Night oozes class, while Simon Keenlyside’s profoundly human, touchingly sympathetic view of Papageno deserves an Olivier Award." (Die Zauberflöte - Classic FM)

The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company)

The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Simon Russell Beale (Prospero); Joe Dixon (Caliban); Mark Quartley (Ariel); Jenny Rainsford (Miranda); Simon Trinder (Trinculo); Tony Jayawardena (Stephano); Oscar Pearce (Antonio); Joseph Mydell (Gonzalo);

"Simon Russell Beale’s return to the Royal Shakespeare Company after 20 years has been overshadowed by excitement about the production’s use of digital technology. While the effects are innovative, for me the kaleidoscopic visual spectacle pales besides the show’s human values and its moving affirmation of forgiveness." (The Guardian ★★★★)

The Verdi Edition

The Verdi Edition

"...a remarkable Rigoletto...a DVD that has to be in your collection" (International Record Review - Rigoletto)

Three Ballets by Kenneth MacMillan (The Royal Ballet)

Three Ballets by Kenneth MacMillan (The Royal Ballet)

"There has never been a choreographer that I can think of who could produce three such contrasting works, and you sit watching in wonderment at the fertile imaginings of his mind." (The Daily Telegraph)

Three Ballets by Wayne McGregor (The Royal Ballet)

Three Ballets by Wayne McGregor (The Royal Ballet)

"Wayne McGregor's Infra: sumptuous beauty and shimmering possibility." (The Daily Telegraph)