Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro is the quintessential Glyndebourne opera – first performed in 1934 and in 1994 when the opera house re-opened.
‘This is a Figaro of rare grace, naturalness and charm’, said The Daily Telegraph, and for The Sunday Times it was a production that ‘affirms Mozart’s most beloved masterpiece as both of its time and perennially modern, Grandage oiling the comic mechanisms of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto with a master technician’s hands.’Read More
The DVD of Glyndebourne’s spectacular production of Purcell’s exuberant take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is now available.Read More
The DVD of the 2011 Glydebourne production of Handel’s opera, featuring the OAE conducted by Ottavio Dantone.Read More
A live recording from the Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Paris. Vladimir Jurowski, as part of our 2010 Beethoven Series, conducts Symphonies 4 and 7, plus the Coriolan Overture.
Running time: 89 minutes
Region Code: 0 (worldwide )
It seems appropriate to tell you now (as we are currently, as I type, rehearsing with him) that a DVD of the OAE and conductorVladimir Jurowski has just been released. If you’re a regular OAE-goer you may remember him kicking off our Beethoven series back in January last year with a blazing performance of Symphonies 4 and 7. We later performed No.7 at the Roundhouse as a Night Shift, but after those two performances we went on to Paris and gave the concert again. There it was streamed live and that recording has now been released on DVD. It’s shot (to my mind at least) in a a really exciting way, so you often feel like you’re really inside the Orchestra, and it’s fascinating watching Vladimir, his expressions and his cues to the Orchestra – not something you often see when you watch a concert from the audience. You can get a taster of the DVD on the clip below:
The DVD is available now, from, as they say, all good shops. Of course, the BEST shop is the OAE website, and you can buy it through us here. Our shop will be much improved when our new website goes live. More on that soon…
William Norris, Communications DirectorRead More