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  1. Benjamin Britten: A Time There was (2013)

    Director
    Tony Palmer
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 101 minutes), £12.99

    Tony Palmer’s in-depth portrait of composer Benjamin Britten. The English Chamber Orchestra perform extracts from Britten’s works, including ‘The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’, ‘Peter...

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  2. Wagner’s Dream: The Making of the Metropolitan Opera’s New ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ (2012)

    Director
    Brian Large
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £14.99

    This documentary by Susan Froemke follows theatre director Robert Lepage as he takes on opera’s most monumental challenge: a back-to-back production of Wagner’s epic Ring cycle, the four-part, 16-hour...

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  3. Written on Skin (2012)

    aka: Benjamin: Written on Skin

    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 98 minutes), £24.99

    A tale inspired by a medieval legend about an ill-fated troubadour, drawn into a liaison with an innocent maiden. But the couple are observed by the maiden’s jealous protector, who wreaks a shocking...

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  4. Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes (2012)

    aka: Benjamin: Written on Skin

    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 168 minutes), £24.99

    An opera by Britten with a libretto by Montagu Slater from George Crabbe’s poem ‘Peter Grimes’, which appeared in his book, The Borough. The borough in the opera is a fictional village which shares...

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  5. Master Qi and the Monkey King (2012)

    Director
    Michael Govenar
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 81 minutes), $24.95

    Documentary chronicling the life and work of Qi Shu Fang, one of the most well-known masters of Chinese Opera, who has moved, with her husband Ding Me-kui and their company of Chinese Opera performers to the...

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  6. Rameau: Operas (11-Disc Box) (2011)

    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 1140 minutes), £49.99

    This collection of five operas, and a rarely performed grand motet, offers a glimpse into the magnificent output of one of the leading French composers of the Baroque era. Jean-Philippe Rameau is renowned...

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  7. Anna Nicole (2011)

    Subject
    Media studies; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 120 minutes), £29.99

    In a tragic-comic take on the extremes of celebrity culture, composer Mark Anthony Turnage, librettist Richard Thomas and director Richard Jones add Anna Nicole Smith to opera’s gallery of bad, sad girls....

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  8. Goya (2011)

    aka: Gian Carlo Menotti-Goya

    Director
    Kasper Bech Holten
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 101 minutes), £22.97

    Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007) was far from being a musical revolutionary - and yet he had a crucial influence on the history of 20th century opera. He wrote his first opera at the age of...

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  9. Rameau Project, The (2010)

    Subject
    Drama; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 90 minutes), £130.00

    The results of a four-year development process by The Opera Project, THE RAMEAU PROJECT is a sprawling, multi-layered music theatre work for nine performers, featuring Kellaway’s "re-imaginings" of the...

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  10. Richard Strauss: Elektra (2010)

    Director
    Nikolaus Lehnhoff
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 109 minutes), £24.99 (DVD); £29.99 (Blu-ray)

    Performance of Richard Strauss’s tragic one-act opera ELEKTRA, recorded at the Grosses Festspielhaus during the Salzburg Festival in 2010. Some of the vocalists featured in the leading roles include Irene...

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