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20 Years BBC Singer of the World in Cardiff (BBC)

20 Years BBC Singer of the World in Cardiff (BBC)

Dimitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone); Bryn Terfel (Baritone); Karita Mattila (Soprano);

"...essential viewing…" (The Independent)

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

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

John Graham-Hall (Peter Grimes (Peter Grimes); Gustav von Aschenbach (Death in Venice)); Susan Gritton (Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes)); Sarah Connolly (Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia)); Christopher Maltman (Prince Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia)); John Mark-Ainsley (Captain Vere (Billy Budd)); Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd (Billy Budd)); Susan Bullock (Elisabeth I (Gloriana)); Toby Spence (Earl of Essex (Gloriana)); Andrew Shore (Voice of Dionysus (Death in Venice)); Tim Mead (Voice of Apollo (Death in Venice));

"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)

A Christmas Celebration (The Royal Ballet; The Royal Opera)

A Christmas Celebration (The Royal Ballet; The Royal Opera)

Ricardo Cervera (Nutcracker / Nephew); Miyako Yoshida (Sugar Plum Fairy); Iohna Loots (Clara); Angelika Kirchschlager (Hansel); Diana Damrau (Gretel); Anja Silja (Witch);

"... the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is a handsome, magical, thoroughly traditional rendering ..." (The Sunday Express - The Nutcracker)

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)

Albeniz: Merlin (Teatro Real)

Albeniz: Merlin (Teatro Real)

David Wilson Johnson (Merlin); Stuart Skelton (Arthur); Eva Marton (Morgan Le Fay); Carol Vaness (Nivian);

"The lost opera of Camelot takes centre stage...Camelot, the court of King Arthur, has been rediscovered in Madrid...an expectant house has been thrilled by the world premiere of Merlin, the 'lost' opera of Isaac Albéniz....the conductor José De Eusebio painstakingly reconstructed it from various manuscript sources and publishers’ proofs...colour drenched sets, with giant, glowing Harry Potter style wands and the suggestive couplings of damsels and gnomes. From its opening stage scene, as dawn breaks outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London on a Christmas Morning to the final curtain, with the sun setting behind Madrid’s encircling mountains, turning the Plaza de Oriente and the Teatro Real pink, it is easy to imagine that Camelot is here after all." (The Times)