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The New Ring: Premiere of Götterdämmerung at Bayreuth Festival 2022

The multiple award-winning director Valentin Schwarz, at just 33 years of age, is one of the youngest directors in the history of the Bayreuth Festival. Set to premiere initially in 2020, his interpretation of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle now takes to the stage two years later, telling a story of today’s people, today’s characters, and […]

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The Colours of Schreker with Christoph Eschenbach & Matthias Goerne

Franz Schreker’s works are visceral, elusive, and multi-dimensional, digging deep into the human psyche. Navigating the complexities of human emotion, his ground-breaking methods brought timbre to the forefront, allowing it to be just as important as the melody, harmony, and rhythm. Combining impressionism, expressionism, naturalism, and symbolism, together with all the traditions of the Viennese […]

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Matthias Goerne & Daniil Trifonov – LIEDER: Berg, Schumann, Wolf, Shostakovich, Brahms

This recital was filmed live at the Berlin Philharmonie in January 2019, shortly after baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Daniil Trifonov had recorded the same repertoire for Deutsche Grammophon. The two world-renowned artists present a programme of Lieder inspired by texts dealing with the human condition and the great mysteries of destiny and death. They […]

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Elīna Garanča and Jonas Kaufmann in Parsifal from the Wiener Staatsoper

Filmed live at the Wiener Staatsoper in April 2021, this brand-new production of Parsifal stars DG artist Elīna Garanča in a hugely acclaimed role debut as Kundry, here a photojournalist, opposite tenor Jonas Kaufmann’s Parsifal (“two icons in prime form” Bachtrack). It is conducted by the Staatsoper’s Music Director and Wagner specialist Philippe Jordan and […]

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Monteverdi Choir | English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner – St John Passion

After performances in recent years of Bach’s liturgical cantatas and St Matthew Passion, John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi ensembles turn to the composer’s other great meditation on the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus. Martin Luther described the Gospel of John as ‘unique in loveliness and, in truth, the principal Gospel, far superior to the […]

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Veni Domine – Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel Choir and its director Massimo Palombella presents medieval plainchant and masterpieces of Renaissance polyphony written for the liturgical period of Advent and Christmas. Performing in the unique acoustic of the Sistine Chapel, the world’s longest-established choir brings a selection of beautiful works by composers such as Palestrina, Nanino, Marenzio, Victoria and Allegri, […]

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Bryn Terfel & Friends in Concert

In a perfect prelude to the holiday season, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel presents a magical selection of seasonal works from a candlelit Brecon Cathedral as part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series (filmed in December 2020). He is joined by a stellar group of fellow Welsh musicians: soprano Natalya Romaniw, tenor Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, […]

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