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  1. Hamlet (2018 Video)

    Director
    Francois Roussillon
    Subject
    Drama; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (185), £25

    Operatic retelling of HAMLET by composer Brett Dean and librettist Matthew Jocelyn, which had its world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival 2017. Music played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with the...

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  2. Macbeth (2018 Video)

    Director
    Matteo Ricchetti
    Subject
    Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 156 minutes), £24.99 (Blu-ray)

    The 1865 Paris version of Verdi’s Opera sung in Italian, filmed at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Italy. Blu-ray subtitles are in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Korean.

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  3. Coriolanus (2018 Video)

    Director
    Angus Jackson; Robin Lough
    Producer
    John Wyver
    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 170 minutes), £19.99

    Modern dress production of Shakespeare’s play about a soldier who struggles to become a leader, starring Sope Dirisu and Haydn Gwynne. DVD extras include a director’s commentary.

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  4. Maria by Callas (2018)

    Director
    Tom Volf
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 119 minutes), £19.40

    A portrait of opera singer Maria Callas. Told through private letters, unpublished memoirs, performances and TV interviews, this is the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek-American...

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  5. Benjamin Britten (2018)

    Subject
    Music

    Podcast series. Baritone and composer Roderick Williams discusses Benjamin Britten, a complex and often contradictory character, and one of the 20th century’s greatest opera composers. This is the second...

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  6. Cosi Fan Tutte (2017)

    aka: Così Fan Tutte: W.A. Mozart

    Director
    Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
    Subject
    Dance; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 188 minutes), £21.58

    An unconventional ballet production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte for the Opéra National de Paris. Così is an opera of double meanings, plot twists and partner-swapping. Choreographer Anne Teresa De...

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  7. Hamlet (2017)

    Subject
    Music; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (145 minutes), £26.12

    An operatic staging of Hamlet with music by two contemporaries of Verdi, Franco Faccio and Arrigo Boito.

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  8. Anthony and Cleopatra (2017 Video)

    Director
    Iqbal Khan; Robin Lough
    Producer
    John Wyver
    Subject
    Drama; Music; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 195 minutes), £19.99

    Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between...

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  9. Einstein on the Beach: An Opera in Four Acts (2016)

    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 264 minutes), £29.99

    Avant-garde opera from composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson. The plot revolves, loosely, around Einstein’s relationship to the creation of the atomic bomb. Originally premiered in 1976, this...

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  10. Cathedrals of Culture (2014)

    Director
    Wim Wenders; Michael Glawogger; Karim Ainouz; Michael Madsen; Robert Redford
    Subject
    Architecture; Arts and Humanities
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 165 minutes), £11.34

    Six acclaimed filmmakers, including Robert Redford, Michael Glawogger and Michael Madsen, each explore the architecture and history of six iconic buildings; the Berlin Philharmonic, the National Library of...

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