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A Britten Collection (Teatro alla Scala/ENO/Glyndebourne/The Royal Opera)

A Britten Collection (Teatro alla Scala/ENO/Glyndebourne/The Royal Opera)

"Elder's unerring sense of theatre puts him absolutely at one with the stage in every episode. He's clearly the guiding spirit of this Billy Budd. The production has been directed with laudable unobtrusiveness by Michael Grandage...Video director Francois Rousillon does exceptional work here, with the precision of HD a constant pleasure. Opus Arte's recorded sound is superb." (International Record Review - Billy Budd)

Adam: Giselle (Royal Opera House)

Adam: Giselle (Royal Opera House)

Marianela Nuñez (Giselle); Vadim Muntagirov (Count Albrecht); Marius Petipa (Choreography); Peter Wright (Production); Adolphe Adam (Music); Barry Wordsworth (Conductor);

"The Guardian" (Muntagirov and Nuñez are technically thrilling....)

Adam: Giselle (The Royal Ballet)

Adam: Giselle (The Royal Ballet)

Alina Cojocaru (Giselle); Johan Kobborg (Count Albrecht); Marianela Nuñez (Myrtha (Queen of the Wilis)); Martin Harvey (Hilarion);

"Cojocaru's interpretation, everyone seems to agree, is one of the greatest of all time, and she continues to refine it with every performance...One of the things which makes Cojocaru so poignant in this role is a quality that one senses in the dancer herself. Something in the emotional charge of her performances, some fragility beneath the ballerina steel, emphasises the ephemeral nature of the art form. It reminds us that we must seize the day." (The Observer)

Adam: Giselle (The Royal Ballet)

Adam: Giselle (The Royal Ballet)

Natalia Osipova (Giselle); Carlos Acosta (Albrecht);

"Holten directs meticulously: the staging has been rehearsed with exceptional thoughtfulness and attention to detail." (The Daily Telegraph)

Adams: Doctor Atomic (De Nederlandse Opera)

Adams: Doctor Atomic (De Nederlandse Opera)

Gerald Finley (J. Robert Oppenheimer); Jessica Rivera (Kitty Oppenheimer); Eric Owens (General Leslie Groves); Richard Paul Fink (Edward Teller); James Maddalena (Jack Hubbard); Thomas Glenn (Robert Wilson);

"The cast is flawless...Adams has created a beautiful provocative work that refreshes the repertoire." (The Times)

Amelia

Amelia

Alexandre Castongua (Cello); Simon Claude (Violin); Njo Kong Kie (Piano & Musical Direction); Nadine Medawar (Vocalist);

"Amelia is nothing but dance, brilliantly shot, relentlessly in your face, astonishingly fast. The lesson of Amelia...is to dance this hard, this fast, this gloriously while you still can." (Los Angeles Times)