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Bartók, Bluebeard’s Castle: (h) Film version, Kováts, Sass, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Solti, dir Szinetár, in Hungarian, TT 57:58

Beethoven, Fidelio: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Janowitz, Vickers, Adam, Wildermann, Richmond, Raitzin, rec 1977, color, TT 1:57:00.

Beethoven in Berlin: New Year’s Eve concert 1991 with Studer, Clemenz, Capasso, Aler, Oshima, Molsberger, speaker Bruno Ganz, pianist Yevgeny Kissin, augmented RIAS Chamber Choir, RIAS Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra cond Abbado in Music for Goethe’s Tragedy Egmont, Op 84; scene and aria Ah! Perfido! for soprano and orchestra, Op 65; Overture Leonore III, Op 72a; Fantasia in C Minor for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op 80, TT 1:27:00.

Bellini, Norma: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Caballé, Veasey, Vickers, Sinimberghi, Ferrin, cond Patanè, dir Sequi, rec 1974, color, TT 2:40:00. (z) Australian Opera, Sutherland, Elkins, Stevens, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, dir Sequi, TV dir Fitzwater, TV sound Widdicombe, in Italian no subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 1.8.78, TT 2:33:00.

Bellini, Il Pirata: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Morino, Aliberti, Surjan, Spagnoli, cond Zedda, rec 1987, TT 2:44:00.

Bellini, Casta Diva (film biography): (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Ronet, Lualdi, Gray, voices of Mancini, Poggi, Neri, Matera, Formichi, Chorus and Orchestra of Rome Opera, cond De Fabritiis, dir Gallone, including excerpts from Il Pirata, La Sonnambula, Norma, Lucia di Lammermoor, in English, 1954 romanticised technicolor film, TT 1:38:00.

Berg, Lulu: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Schäfer, Harries, Schöne, Kuebler, Bailey, Bardon, Veira, Drakulich, Maxwell, Jenkins, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Davis, dir Vick, des Brown, lighting Webster, TV dir Burton, TV lighting Turner, TV audio Middleton, in German with subtitles, TT 3:02:00.

Berg, Wozzeck: (v) Berlin State Opera, Grundheber, Meier, Baker, Clark, Wottrich, von Kannen, Vogel, Trekel, Menzel, Schaechter, Chor und Kinderchor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, cond Barenboim, dir Chéreau, rec live Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin 4.94, TT 1:34:00.

Bernstein, Candide: Concert performance at the Barbican Centre, London, 13.12.89, with Jerry Hadley, Anderson, Green, Ludwig, Gedda, Jones, Ollmann, Bayley, Jenkins, Benson, Suart, Treleaven, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, cond Bernstein, TV dir Burton, TT 2:27:00.

Bernstein, On the Town: Von Stade, Hampson, Ramey, Laine, Garrison, Ollmann, Lear, McLaughlin, Daly, London Voices, London Symphony Orchestra, narration written and performed by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, cond Tilson Thomas, dir Birch, TV dir Swann, rec at the Barbican London June 1992, in English, TT 1:47:00.

Bizet, Carmen: (c) Earl’s Court version with Maria Ewing, Trussel, Gauci, Fondary, McCann, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Delacôte, dir Pimlott, des Lazaridis, lighting Hersey, chor Collins, in French, TT 1:45:00. (h) Film version, Migenes-Johnson, Domingo, Raimondi, Esham, Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Radio France, Orchestre National de France, cond Maazel, chor Gades, screen adaptation Rossi/Guerra, in French with sub-titles, TT 2:29:00. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Ewing, McCauley, McLaughlin, Holloway, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Haitink, dir Hall, des/lighting Bury, chor Keen, in French, TT 3:00:00. (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Domingo, Obraztsova, Mazurok, Buchanan, Kanfoush, Rydl, Zednik, cond Kleiber, dir/des Zeffirelli, Opéra Comique version with spoken dialogue, 1978 color, TT 2:33:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Baltsa, Carreras, Mitchell, Ramey, cond Levine, des Bury, lighting Wechsler, stage dir Mills, TV dir Large, TV sound Saks, in French no subtitles, TT 2:52:00. (yy) Film based on the 1967 Salzburg Festival production, Bumbry, Vickers, Diaz, Freni, Miljakovic, Hamari, Kerns, Diakov, Equiluz, Paunov, Mariemma and Ballet de España, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, cond/dir Karajan, stage design Otto, sets/costumes Wakhevitch, in French, TT 2:43:37.

Borodin, Prince Igor: (y) Covent Garden London, Leiferkus, Tomowa-Sintow, Burchuladze, Zaremba, Steblianko, Ghiuselev, Egerton, Garrett, Leggate, cond Haitink, dir Serban, TV dir Burton, in Russian with subtitles, TT 3:13:53.

Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Appelgren, Bowman, Buchan, Cotrubas, Davies, Duesing, Lott, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Haitink, dir Hall, des Bury, in English, TT 2:40:00.

Britten, Peter Grimes: (x) English National Opera London, Langridge, Cairns, Opie, cond Atherton, dir Albery, sets Bechtler, costumes Gillibrand, lighting Kalman, TV dir Gavin, in English, TT 2:24:16. (y) Covent Garden London, Vickers, Harper, Bailey, cond Davis, dir Moshinsky, des O’Brien/Firth, TV dir Vernon, in English, TT 2:30:00.

Britten, The Turn of the Screw: (h) Film version by Petr Weigl, singers Donath, June, Tear, Harper, Watson, Ginn, Langridge; actors M. Vásáryová, Medrická, Kukura, E. Vásáryová, Blazicková, Gulyás, Müller; Covent Garden Orchestra, cond Davis, in English, TT 1:45:42.

Britten, War Requiem: Orgonasova, Rolfe Johnson, Skovhus, Tölz Boys Choir, Monteverdi Choir, North German Radio Chorus, North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond Gardiner, dir Gavin, rec live Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival 1992, TT 1:27:00.

Charpentier, Louise: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Moore, Thill, Pernet, dir Gance, rec 1938, TT 1:23:00.

Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: (z) Australian Opera, Sutherland, Shaw, Austin, Begg, Wegner, Ewer, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, dir Copley, chor Ray, sets/properties Lees, costumes Stennett, lighting Barratt, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 18.2.84, TT 2:20:00. (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Caballé, Carreras, Nave, Serra, cond Müller, dir De Tomasi, in Italian with French subtitles, rec 1978, color, TT 2:23:00.

Corigliano, The Ghosts of Versailles: (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Stratas, Horne, Clark, Quilico, Hagegård, Fleming, Dahl, Zambalis, Christin, Shaulis, Kazaras, Rosenshein, Drews, Courtney, Berberian, Pauley, cond Levine, dir Graham, des Conklin, lighting Wechsler, TV dir Large, TV sound Saks, in English no subtitles, TT 2:57:00.

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: (bb) Welsh National Opera, Archer, Hagley, Maxwell, Cox, Walker, Burkey, Massocchi, cond Boulez, dir Stein,sets Herrmann, costumes Bickel, lighting Kalman, TV dir Stein, TV sound Wright, with Chatelet Théâtre Musical de Paris, TT 2:38:00.

Delibes, Lakmé: (z) Australian Opera, Sutherland, Tourangeau, Wilden, Pringle, Grant, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, dir Ayrton, TV dir Charles, TV sound Hinder, in French no subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 18.8.76, TT 2:35:00.

Donizetti, Anna Bolena: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Sutherland, Forst, Myers, Morris, Stubbs, cond Bonynge, rec 1984, color, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:38:00.

Donizetti, Don Pasquale: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Tajo, Valletti, Noni, Bruscantini, chorus and orchestra of RAI, cond Erede, black and white, in Italian, rec 1954, TT 1:49:00.

Donizetti, L’Elisir d’Amore: (a) Opéra et Chœur de L’Opéra National de Lyon, Alagna, Gheorghiu, Scaltriti, Alaimo, Dan, cond Pidò, dir Dunlop, chor Kay, sets Platé, costumes Schmidt & Peduzzi, lighting Barrault, TV dir Large, TT 2:04:52. (ii1) Bel Canto Society New York, Gobbi, Tajo, Corradi, di Lelio, Simimberghi, chorus and ballet of the Rome Opera, cond Morelli, dir Costa, rec 1946, TT 1:20:00. (ii2) Bel Canto Society New York, Valletti, Noni, Capecchi, Taddei, chorus and orchestra of RAI Milan, dir Brissoni, cond Rossi, rec 1954, TT 1:52:00.

Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment: (z) Australian Opera, Sutherland, Begg, Yurisich, Austin, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, dir Sequi, sets Bardon, costumes Stennett, lighting Barratt, TV dir Butler, TV sound Irvine, in French with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 9.8.86, TT 2:00:00.

Donizetti, La Favorita: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Kraus, Cossotto, Bruscantini, R. Raimondi, color, TT 2:31:00.

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: (z) Australian Opera, Sutherland, Donnelly, Greager, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, dir Copley, sets Bardon, costumes Stennett, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera HoÖøe, TT 2:30:00. (ii1) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Corradi, Filippeschi, Poli, Tajo, di Lelio, Zagonara, chorus and orchestra of the Rome Opera, cond De Fabritiis, dir Ballerini, rec 1947, black and white, TT 1:52:00. (ii2) Bel Canto Society New York, Carreras, Ricciarelli, Nucci, Winsauer, Dickie, Lorenzi, Bogart, cond Gardelli, dir De Tomasi, in Italian, rec 1982, color, TT 2:14:00.

Donizetti, Lucrezia Borgia: (y) Covent Garden London, Sutherland, Kraus, Howells, Dean, cond Bonynge, dir Copley, sets Pascoe, costumes Stennett, lighting Bryan, TV dir Large, in Italian, TT 2:37:00. (z) Australian Opera, Sutherland, Elkins, Stevens, Ewer, Allman, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, dir Ogilvie, TV dir Charles, TV sound Hinder, in Italian no subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 8.7.77, TT 2:20:00.

Donizetti, Maria di Rohan: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Nicolesco, Morino, Coni, cond De Barnart, rec 1988, color, TT 2:13:00.

Donizetti, Roberto Devereux: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Caballé, Carreras, Coster, Bordoni, Furlanetto, cond Rudel, in Italian with French subtitles, rec 1977, color, TT 2:05:00.

Gershwin, Porgy and Bess: (h) 1992 film version, White, Haymon, Baker, Clarey, Simpson, Evans, Ingram/Blackwell, Hawkins/Hubbard, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Rattle, dir Nunn, in English, TT 3:05:00.

Giordano, Andrea Chénier: (ii1) Bel Canto Society New York, Del Monaco, Stella, Taddei, cond Questa, rec 1958, TT 1:55:00. (ii2) Bel Canto Society New York, Domingo, Benackova, Barbieri, Cappuccilli, Zednik, cond Santi, dir Schenk, in Italian, rec 1981, color, TT 2:27:00.

Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Baker, Gale, Speiser, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Leppard, dir Hall, des/lighting Bury, movement Hopps, TV dir Greenberg, TV sound Payne, TV lighting Burgess/Bryan, in Italian no subtitles, TT 2:10:00.

Gluck, Orphée et Eurydice: (z) Australian Opera, Hobson, Thane, M. Gormley, Australian Dance Theatre, Australian Opera Dancers, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, cond Guidarini, dir/des Lazaridis, chor Tankard, lighting Levings, TV dir B utler, TV sound Lane, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 20.9.93, TT 1:48:00.

Gounod, Faust: (ii1) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Gedda, Freni, Soyer, Krause, Auphan, cond Mackerras, rec 1972, color, TT 2:38:00. (ii2) Bel Canto Society New York, Kraus, A. Gonzales, Colla, Ghiuselev, Tortura, Coviello, Vespasiani, cond Guingal, rec 16.2.86, color, 3:11:00.

Gounod, Roméo et Juliette: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Kraus, Robinson, Bizzi, Coviello, Martinovich, cond Guingal, in French, rec 24.4.85, color, TT 2:40:00.

Handel, Giulio Cesare: (z) Australian Opera, Pushee, Kenny, Bennett, Dalton, Gilchrist, Alexander, Gunn, Campbell, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, cond Hickox, dir Negrin, chor Nash, des Baker, lighting Cunningham, rec live Sydney Opera House 13.7.94, in Italian with subtitles, TT 3:36:00.

Handel, Messiah: (h2) Filmed at Kilmainham’s Royal Hospital, Dublin, to mark 250th anniversary of premiere in Dublin on April 13, 1742, Russell, Browner, Thompson, George, The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, cond Christophers, prod Boulding, TT 2:07:00.

Handel, Theodora: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Upshaw, Daniels, Olsen, Croft, Hunt, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, cond Christie, dir Sellars, sets Tsypin, costumes Ramicová, lighting Ingalls, TV dir Sellars, TV lighting Turner, TV audio Middleton, in English with subtitles, TT 3:26:00.

Handel, A Night With Handel: Great Handel arias set in contemporary London by night; Ainsley, Connolly, Mannion, McFadden, Miles, Robson, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, cond Bicket, TT 51:00.

Haydn, The Creation: (h1) Film version produced and directed by Chris Hunt, and featuring Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Michael George as soloists with the Choir of New College, Oxford, and the Academy of Ancient Music Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Christopher Hogwood, in English, TT 1:41:56. (h2) Film version directed by Humphrey Burton, and featuring Judith Blegen, Thomas Moser, Kurt Moll, Lucia Popp and Kurt Ollmann as soloists with the Choir and Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio conducted by Leonard Bernstein, TT 2:00:00.

Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: (h) Film version, Fassbaender, Gruberova, Prey, Dernesch, Jurinac, Burrowes, Höbarth, Vienna Sängerknaben and Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Solti, dir Everding, des Janda, photography Treu, in German, TT 1:47:00. (z) Australian Opera, Johnston, Douglas, Campbell, Donnelly, Robertson, McCusker, Haggart, Australian Opera Children’s Chorus, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, cond Fritzsch, dir Moshinsky, TV dir Lumsden, TV sound Lawrence, TV lighting Arthur, rec live Sydney Opera House 24.8.92, in English, TT 1:53:00.

Janacek, The Makropulos Affair: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Silja, Begley, Braun, Shore, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Davis, dir Lehnhoff, des Hoheisel, lighting Henderson, TV dir Large, in Czech with subtitles, TT 1:35:00.

Lehár, The Merry Widow: (z) Australian Opera, Sutherland, Stevens, McDonald, Austin, Wilcock, Ewer, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, dir Mansouri, chor Ray, des Fredrikson, lighting Barratt, TV dir Lumsden, TV sound Lawrence, in English, rec live Sydney Opera House 23.2.88, TT 2:35:00.

Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: (h1) Film version, Vickers, Kabaivanska, Panerai, La Scala Milan ensemble, cond Karajan, in Italian, with Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), TT 2:27:36. (h2) Film version, Domingo, Stratas, Pons, Andreolli, Rinaldi, Pistone, del Manto, La Scala Milan ensemble, cond Prêtre, dir Zeffirelli, in Italian, TT 1:10:05; with Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), TT 2:20:10. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Pavarotti, Stratas, Pons, Chester, Croft, Hanriot, Bater, cond Levine, dir Melano, des Zeffirelli, lighting Wechsler, TV dir Large, TV audio Saks; with Il Tabarro (Puccini), TT 2:21:00.

Loewe, Brigadoon: (h) Film version, Kelly, Johnson, Charisse, Stewart, Jones, Sharpe, dir Minnelli, TT 1:45:00.

Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde: Norman, Vickers, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, cond Rattle, dir Gavin, TT 1:06:00.

Mahler, Symphony No 2: (u) Edinburgh International Festival, Armstrong, Baker, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, cond Bernstein, dir Burton, TT 1:32:00.

Mahler, Symphony No 4: McNair, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Haitink, filmed at the Schauspielhaus Berlin December 1991, TT 1:40:01.

Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana: (h1) Film version, Cossotto, Cecchele, La Scala Milan ensemble, cond Karajan, in Italian, with Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), TT 2:27:36. (h2) Film version, Domingo, Obraztsova, Bruson, Gall, Barbieri, La Scala Milan ensemble, cond Prêtre, dir Zefirelli, in Italian, with Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), TT 2:20:10.

Massenet, Werther: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Kraus, J. Davidson, D. Cava, Saccomani, cond Asensio, rec 1982, color, TT 2:10:00.

Meale, Voss: (z) Australian Opera, Chard, Richardson, Pringle, Gard, Begg, C. Grant, State Orchestra of Victoria, cond Challender, dir Sharman, chor Koltai, sets Thompson, costumes Arrighi, lighting Levings, TV dir Butler, in English, rec live Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne 28.3.87, TT 1:50:00.

Meyerbeer, Les Huguenots: (r) Arthaus Musik, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Denning, Peacock, Leech, Welker, Capasso, Blasius, cond Soltesz, dir Dew, des Pilz, TV dir Large, rec 1991, TT 2:36:00. (z) Australian Opera, Sutherland, Thane, Johnston, Austin, Pringle, C. Grant, Wegner, cond Bonynge, dir Mansouri, chor Strike, sets Stoddart, costumes Stennett, lighting Coutts, in French with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 2.10.90, TT 3:20:00.

Mills, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll: Victoria State Opera, Campbell, Sullivan, Jones, Hannan, Ryan, Rowley, Todorovic, State Orchestra of Victoria, cond Mills, dir Wherrett, sets Thomson, costumes Lynch, lighting Levings, TV dir Butler, rec Playhouse Victorian Arts Centre 1996, TT 2:23:00.

Monteverdi, L'Incoronazione di Poppea: (h) Film version, Yakar, Perry, Tappy, Schmidt, Salminen, Esswood, Oliver, Minetto, Huttenlocher, Keller, Calabro, Monteverdi Ensemble of Zurich Opera House, cond Harnoncourt, dir/des Ponnelle, in Italian, TT 2:42:00. (r) Arthaus Musik, Schwetzinger Festspiele 1993, Schumann, Croft, Kuhlmann, Peeters, Ryam, Kanoh, Brooks, Visse, Pendzich, Hartmann, La Pierre, Schwanewilms, cond Jacobs, sets Roos/Angebrandt, costumes Gregori, lighting Toelstede, TV dir Montes-Baquer, TT 2:30:00. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Ewing, Bailey, Lloyd, Clarey, Gale, Duesing, K. Lewis, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Leppard, dir Hall, des Bury, TV dir Hall, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:35:00.

Monteverdi, Orfeo: (h) Film version, Huttenlocher, Turban, Schmidt, Hermann, Linos, Gröschel, Franzen, Calabro, Monteverdi Ensemble of Zürich Opera House, cond Harnoncourt, dir/des Ponnelle, in Italian, TT 1:41:34.

Monteverdi, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Baker, Luxon, Hunt, Trama, Greig, Livingstone, Popova, Hughes, Wakefield, Lloyd, Burrows, Howells, Lewis, Oliver, Caley, Dickerson, Fryatt, Woodland, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Leppard, dir Hall, des Bury, lighting Versey, TV dir Heather, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:30:00.

Mozart, Così Fan Tutte: (b) Vienna Philharmonic, Gruberova, Ziegler, Stratas, Lima, Furlanetto, Montarsolo, cond Harnoncourt, dir Ponnelle, TT 2:56:00. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Austin, Allen, Petri, Döse, Lindenstrand, Perriers, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Pritchard, dir Slack, des Luzzati, lighting Bryan, TV dir Heather, TV lighting Versey, in Italian, TT 2:29:00. (z) Australian Opera, Kenny, Hobson, Janes, Black, Illing, Pringle, State Orchestra of Victoria, cond Robinson, dir Järvefelt, des Oberle, lighting Levings, TV dir Butler, TV sound Harvey, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne 28.3.90, TT 2:50:00. (dd) Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists cond John Eliot Gardiner, Roocroft, Mannion, Trost, Gilfry, James, Nicolai, dir Gardiner in collaboration with Medcalf, des Tommasi, lighting Bryan, filmed live at Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, TT 3:13:00.

Mozart, Don Giovanni: (b1) Vienna State Opera, Siepi, Ernster, Grümmer, Dermota, Della Casa, Edelmann, Berry, Berger, cond Furtwängler, dir Graf, sets Holzmeister, in Italian, TT 2:57:00. (b2) Vienna Symphoniker, E. Perry, H. Perry, Labelle, Hunt, Freeman, Patterson, Zhu, James, cond Smith, dir Sellars, in Italian, TT 3:09:35. (h) Film version, Raimondi, Te Kanawa, Van Dam, Moser, Riegel, Berganza, King, Macurdy, National Theatre of Paris ensemble, cond Maazel, dir Losey, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:55:00. (r) Arthaus Musik, Choir of Cologne City Opera, Gürzenich Orchester Cologne, Allen, James, Vaness, Sandve, Furlanetto, Rost, Dorn, Hölle, cond Conlon, dir Hampe, des Diappi/Zimmermann, TV dir Montes-Baquer, rec 1991, TT 2:53:00. (w1) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Luxon, Yakar, Goeke, Dean, Branisteanu, Gale, Rawnsley, Thau, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Haitink, dir Hall, des Bury, lighting Bryan, TV dir Heather, TV lighting Versey, sound Vine, in Italian, TT 2:52:00. (w2) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Cachemaille, Page, Martinpelto, Pieczonka, Ainsley, Banse, Scaltriti, Oskarsson, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, cond Kreizberg, dir Warner, sets Bechtler, costumes Bechtler/Gillibrand, lighting Kalman, TV dir Bailey, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:56:00. (yy) Salzburg Festival 1987, Ramey, Tomowa-Sintow, Winbergh, Burchuladze, Varady, Furlanetto, Malta, Battle, Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, cond Karajan, dir Hampe, des Pagano, lighting Reichmann and Breitenfelder, TV dir Viller, TT 3:12:04.

Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, White, Masterson, Davies, Hoback, Bissmeier, Watson, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Kuhn, dir Wood, des Dudley, lighting Bryan, in German, TT 2:18:00. (ss) Bavarian State Opera, Holtzmann, Araiza, Gruberova, Grist, Orth, Talvela, cond Böhm, dir Everding, TV dir Hundorf, TT 2:26:00.

Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro: (b1) Vienna State Opera, Freni, Te Kanawa, Ewing, Prey, Fischer-Dieskau, Begg, Kesteren, Caron, Montarsolo, Kraemmer, Perry, cond Böhm, dir Ponnelle, TT 3:01:00. (b2) Vienna State Opera, Raimondi, Studer, McLaughlin, Gallo, Sima, Lilowa, Mazzola, Zednik, Kasemann, Tannenbergerova, Gáti, cond Abbado, dir Miller, chor Bates, sets Davison, costumes Acheson, lighting Pyant, TV dir Large, TT 3:00:17. (r) Arthaus Musik, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Pape, Röschmann, Magee, Trekel, Risley, Schreier, Hastings, cond Barenboim, dir Langhoff, sets Kapplmüller, costumes Yabara, TV dir Tarta, rec 1999, TT 3:11:00. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Finley, Hagley, Fleming, Schmidt, Rohrl, Hillhouse, Todorovitch, Tear, Adams, Gritton, Graham-Hall, Pulman, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Haitink, dir Medcalf, des Gunter, TV dir Bailey, in Italian with subtitles, TT 3:10:00. (dd) Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists cond John Eliot Gardiner, Terfel, Hagley, Gilfry, Martinpelto, Stephen, McCulloch, Feller, Egerton, Clarkson, Backes, dir Mille, chor Turocy, sets Sabounghy, costumes Lebreton, lighting Thévenon, in Italian, TT 2:50:00.

Mozart, Figaro/Zauberflöte highlights: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, excerpts from the complete performances of Le Nozze di Figaro in Italian and Die Zauberflöte in German listed above and below, no subtitles, TT 1:20:00.

Mozart, Requiem: (b) Vienna State Opera, Augér, Bartoli, Cole, Pape, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Solti, dir Burton (music) Weinmann (liturgy), audio Raeburn, in Latin, rec live St Stephen’s Cathedral Vienna 5.12.91, TT 1:33:06. (h) Film version, McLaughlin, Ewing, Hadley, Hauptmann, Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, cond Bernstein, dir Burton, TT 1:05:00.

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: (h) Animated film version by Rens Groot, Moll, Schreier, Price, Melbye, Tear, Adam, Ude, Serra, McLaughlin, Murray, Schwarz, Venuti, Goldberg, Reeh, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, cond Davis. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Goeke, Lott, Luxon, Conquet, Sandoz, Thomaschke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Haitink, dir Cox, des Hockney, lighting Bryan, TV dir Heather, in German with subtitles, TT 2:45:00. (z) Australian Opera, Wilson, Kenny, Fulford, Leahmann, Shanks, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, dir/des Järvefelt, in English, rec live Sydney Opera House 21.8.86, TT 2:40:00. (dd) Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists cond John Eliot Gardiner, Peeters, Sieden, Oelze, Schade, Finley, Backes, Roth, Peper, Roberts, Guber, Jonas, Dieterich, Mendel, Wöller, Tindall, Savage, Johnston, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, semi-staged at Congertgebouw Amsterdam, dir Gardiner/Medcalf, TV dir Marks, in German, TT 2:40:00. (jj) Gewandhaus Leipzig, Gebhardt, Schloz, Uibel, Falewicz, Ludeke, Polster, Halx, cond Bahner, chor Schurath, in German, TT 2:36:00. (ss) Bavarian State Opera, Popp, Gruberova, Araiza, Brendel, Moll, Rootering, Sieber, Orth, Coburn, Evangelatos, Wulkopf, cond Sawallisch, dir Everding, des Rose, TV dir Windgassen, TT 2:40:08. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Battle, Serra, Araiza, Hamm, Moll, Kilduff, Zednik, Schmidt, cond Levine, des Hockney, in German, TT 2:49:00.

Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov: (m) Kirov Opera St Petersburg, Lloyd, Borodina, Steblianko, Leiferkus, Morosov, Boitsov, Ognovenko, Yan, Filatova, Dyatkova, Kondina, Perlassova, Solodovnikov, cond Gergiev, dir Tarkovsky, in Russian with subtitles, TT 3:30:15.

Offenbach, Les Contes d’Hoffmann: (y) Covent Garden London, Domingo, Serra, Baltsa, Cotrubas, Evans, Nimsgern, Ghiuselev, Lloyd, cond Prêtre, dir Schlesinger, des Björnson/Dudley, TV dir Large, in French with subtitles, TT 2:49:00. (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Kraus, Hendricks, Welting, Ghiuselev, cond Guingal, rec 21.2.88, color, 2:54:00.

Orff, Carmina Burana: Battle, Lopardo, Allen, Shin-Yu Kai Chorus, Boys Choir of the Berlin State and Cathedral Choirs, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Ozawa, dir Gavin, TT 1:02:21.

Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites: (r) Arthaus Musik, Chœurs de l’Opéra National du Rhin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Schmidt, Fassbender, Petibon, Henry, Dale, Denize, Millot, cond Latham-Koenig, dir Keller, sets Capeyron, costumes Emir, lighting Borrini, TV dir Kent, rec 1999, TT 2:29:00.

Prokofiev, The Fiery Angel: (m) Kirov Opera St Petersburg, Gorchakova, Leiferkus, Perlaskova-Verkovich, Kit, Dyadkova, Boitsov, Galuzin, Laptev, Lebed, Pluzhnikov, Alexashin, Fedotov, Chernozhukov, Karabanov, Bezzubenkov, Markova-Mikhailenko, Ognovenko, Kravtsova, Filimonova, cond Gergiev, dir Freeman, des Roger, lighting Lukasevich/Whitson, TV dir Large, in Russian with subtitles, TT 2:00:00.

Prokofiev, War and Peace: (m) Kirov Opera St Petersburg, Gergalov, Prokina, Gregoriam, Borodina, Marusin, Okhotnikov, Gerelo, Bogachova, Morozov, cond Gergiev, dir Vick, sets O’Brien, costumes Komolova/Wilmington, TV dir Burton, in Russian with subtitles, TT 4:08:33.

Puccini, La Boheme: (t) La Scala Milan, Freni, Raimondi, Martino, Panerai, Maffeo, Vinco, Badioli, cond Karajan, dir/des Zeffirelli, in Italian, TT 1:44:00. (y) Covent Garden London, Cotrubas, Shicoff, Zschau, Allen, Rawnsley, Howell, cond Gardelli, dir Copley, des Oman, TV dir Large, in Italian, TT 1:50:00. (z1) Australian Opera, Fowles, Rosenshein, Illing, Fulford, Elizabethan Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Cillario, dir Sinclair, des Lingwood, TV dir Lumsden, sound Lawrence, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 31.8.88, TT 2:00:00. (z2) Australian Opera, Barker, Hobson, R. Lemke, Douglas, Rowley, D. Lemke, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, cond Smith, dir Luhrmann, des Martin, TV dir Nottage, TV sound Lawrence, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 25.2.93, TT 2:00:00.

Puccini, La Fanciulla del West: (y) Covent Garden London, Neblett, Domingo, Carroli, Lloyd, Howell, cond Santi, dir/costumes/lighting Faggioni, sets Adam, TV dir Vernon, in Italian, TT 2:19:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Daniels, Domingo, Milnes, Laciura, Robbins, Josephson, Anthony, Courtney, Vernon, Fitch, Forest, Short, Croft, Tian, Kelly, Yannissis, Hartman, Best, cond Slatkin, dir del Monaco, des Scott, lighting Wechsler, TV dir Large, TV sound Saks, in Italian no subtitles, TT 2:20:00.

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: (b) Vienna State Opera, Freni, Domingo, Ludwig, Kerns, Sénéchal, Rintzler, Schary, Stendoro, cond Karajan, dir/des Ponnelle, in Italian, TT 2:24:00. (q) Arena di Verona, Kabaivanska, Antinori, Jankovic, Saccomani, cond Arena, dir Chazalettes, des Santicchi, TV dir Large, in Italian. (z) Opera Australia, Barker, Morris, MacFarlane, Silveus, McNicol, Cummins, Brown, Saunders, Wood, Edwardson, cond Summers, dir Oxenbould, des Cohen/England, TV dir Kirkpatrick, TV sound Lane, TV lighting Arthur, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 6.8.97, TT 2:10:00.

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Nitescu, Denniston, de Candia, Montarsolo, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Gardiner, dir Vick, des Hudson, lighting Tipton, TV dir Burton, TV audio Middleton, TV lighting Turner, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:06:00. (y) Covent Garden London, Te Kanawa, Domingo, Allen, cond Sinopoli, dir Friedrich, sets Schneider-Siemssen, costumes Meczies, TV dir Burton, in Italian, TT 2:10:00. (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Freni, Dvorsky, Serra, cond Varviso, in Italian with Spanish subtitles, rec 1990, TT 2:15:00.

Puccini, Il Tabarro: (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Pons, Stratas, Domingo, Anthony, Davià, Quivar, Creech, Gonzales, Stevenson, cond Levine, dir Melano, des Reppa, lighting Wechsler, TV dir Large, TV audio Saks; with Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), TT 2:21:00.

Puccini, Tosca: (h1) Film version, Kabaivanska, Domingo, Milnes, Mariotti, Luccardi, Ferrara, Grella, Medici, Ambrosian Singers, New Philharmonia Orchestra, cond Bartoletti, dir de Bosio, des Pucci, in Italian, TT 1:56:00. (h2) Film version in the settings and at the times of Tosca, Malfitano, Domingo, Raimondi, Chorus and Orchestra of Radio Rome, cond Mehta, dir Griffi, TV dir Large, in Italian with subtitles, TT 1:55:00. (q) Arena di Verona, Marton, Aragall, Wixell, cond Oren, dir Bussotti, des Giorgi, TV dir Large, in Italian, TT 2:05:00. (z) Australian Opera, Marton, Furlan, Shaw, cond Erede, dir Copley, sets Lees, costumes Stennett, TV dir Butler, sound Irvine, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 2.11.85, TT 2:10:00. (ii3) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Caballé, Carreras, Wixell, cond Davis, rec 1980, color, TT 2:00:00. (rr) Canadian Opera Company, Evstatieva, Polozov, Opthof, Skinner, Strummer, Silva-Marin, Avey, Pace, Milne, cond Bradshaw, dir Corsaro, sets Schäfer, costumes Mess, lighting Bosworth, in Italian with subtitles, TT 1:56:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Behrens, Domingo, MacNeil, Courtney, Tajo, cond Sinopoli, dir Zeffirelli, in Italian, TT 2:05:00.

Puccini, Turandot: (q) Arena di Verona, Dimitrova, Martinucci, Gasdia, Vinco, cond Arena, dir Montaldo, sets Rucceri, costumes Cecchi, TV dir Large, in Italian, TT 1:53:00. (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Corelli, Udovick, Mattioli, Clabassi, cond Previtali, rec 1958, black and white, TT 1:54:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Marton, Domingo, Mitchell, Plishka, Cuenod, Schexnayder, Glassman, Laciura, Thompson, Koch, Forrest, cond Levine, dir/des Zeffirelli, TV dir Browning, TV audio Saks, in Italian, TT 2:14:00.

Puccini Gala: Compilation including excerpts from La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, La Rondine, Turandot and Manon Lescaut with Domingo, Freni, Te Kanawa, Milnes, Pavarotti, Martino, Raimondi, Panerai, Focile, Ludwig, Kabaivanska, Kerns, TT 1:19:39.

Puccini (film biography): (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, 1953 film by Claude Renoir featuring music from Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Tosca and Turandot sung bu Gigli, Stella, Carteri and Neri, conducted by Previtali and Molinari Pradelli, and directed by Gallone, color, TT 1:38:00.

Purcell, Dido and Aeneas: Ewing, Daymond, Evans, Burgess, Rozario, Plazas, Stephen, McDougall, Testory, Bowman, Collegium Musicum 90, cond Hickox, dir Maniura, des Kortekaas, filmed Hampton Court House England 5.95, TT 56:00.

Rimsky-Korsakov, Sadko: (m) Kirov Opera St Petersburg, Galusin, Tsidipova, Tarassova, Minjelkiev, Gergalov, Grigorian, Alexashkin, Diadkova, Boitsov, Bezzubenkov, Ognovenko, Gassiev, Putilin, cond Gergiev, dir Stepaniuk, sets Okunov, lighting Lukasevich, TV dir Large, in Russian with subtitles, TT 2:54:52.

Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia: (r) Arthaus Musik, Choir of Cologne City Opera, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Bartoli, Kuebler, Quilico, Feller, Lloyd, Bruch, Kertész-Gabry, Kappeler, cond Ferro, dir Hampe, sets Frigerio, costumes Pagano, TV dir Viller, rec 1988, TT 2:37:00. (t) La Scala Milan, Prey, Berganza, Alva, Dara, Montarsolo, Cesari, Malagú, Roni, Kraemmer, Schaidler, cond Abbado, dir Ponnelle, in Italian, TT 1:42:00. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Ewing, Rawnsley, Cosotti, Desderi, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Cambreling, dir Cox, des Dudley, TV dir Heather, sound Payne, lighting Bryan/James, in Italian, TT 2:35:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Battle, Blake, Nucci, Dara, Furlanetto, cond Weikert, in Italian, TT 2:41:00.

Rossini, La Cenerentola: (g) Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Bartoli, Dara, Giménez, Corbelli, Pertusi, Grove, Knoop, cond Campanella, prod De Simone, dir Sparvoli, sets Carosi, costumes Nicoletti, lighting Barrett, TV dir Large, TV audio Raeburn, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:43:54. (t) La Scala Milan, Von Stade, Araiza, Montarsolo, Desderi, Guglielmi, Zannini, Plishka, cond Abbado, dir/des Ponnelle, photography Watkin, in Italian, TT 2:32:00. (z) Australian Opera, Cullen, Bennett, Black, Shanks, McDonald, Johnston, Pringle, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Cillario, dir Hampe, des Heinrich, TV dir Lumsden, TV sound Lawrence, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 7.8.87, TT 2:40:00.

Rossini, Le Comte Ory: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Tézier, Woodman, Laho, Shaulis, Robbins, Montague, Massis, Judson, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Davis, dir Savary, des Toffolutti, lighting Poisson, TV dir Large, TV audio Middleton, TV lighting Turner, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:20:00.

Rossini, Ermione: (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Antonacci, Montague, Ford, Lopez-Yanez, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Davis, dir Vick, des Hudson, lighting Göbbel, TV dir Burton, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:18:00.

Rossini, L’Italiana in Algeri: (r) Arthaus Musik, Bulgarian Male Choir Sofia, Radio-Symphony-Orchestra Stuttgart, von Kannen, Focile, McLean, Hartmann, Gambill, Soffel, Serra, cond Weikert, dir Hampe, des Pagano, TV dir Viller, rec Schwetzinger Festspiele 1987, TT 2:28:00. (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Berganza, Misciano, Bruscantini, Petri, cond Sanzogno, rec 1957, TT 1:58:00; plus bonus aria recital by Mario Petri in excerpts from Otello, Un Ballo in Maschera, Tannhäuser, Don Giovanni (with Ida Sinimberghi), Rigoletto and song, acc N. Rescigno, TT 30:00.

Rossini, Semiramide: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Caballé, Horne, Araiza, Ramey, cond Lopez-Cobos, rec 1980, color, TT 2:21:00.

Rossini, Tancredi: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Horne, Lloris, Palacio, Martinovich, cond Lewis, rec 1989, color, TT 2:53:00.

Rossini, Il Viaggio a Reims: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Caballé, Cuberli, Gasdia, Valentini-Terrani, Merritt, Raimondi, Furlanetto, Dara, cond Abbado, dir Ronconi, rec 1988, color.

Rossini (film biography): (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, 1943 film covering Rossini’s career from 1815 to 1829 with Nino Besozzi as Rossini, Paola Barbara as Isabella Colbran and Paola Stoppa, featuring excerpts from Otello, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Mosè, and Guillaume Tell, with Pederzini, Pasero, G. Gatti, Stabile, De Muro Lomanto, P. Pauli, De Taranto, in Italian with English subtitles, TT 1:34:00.

J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus: (y) Covent Garden London, Te Kanawa, Prey, Heichele, Luxon, Hinge and Bracket, Aznavour, Park and Eagling, cond Domingo, dir Lindtberg/Gregson, des Oman, TV dir Burton, in German, TT 3:00:00. (z1) Australian Opera, Sutherland, Austin, Gard, Begg, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, dir Besch, des Stoddart, in English, rec live Sydney Opera House, TT 2:35:00. (z2) Opera Australia, Austin, Farrugia, Sullivan, Warlow, Dawes, Kirkby, Brennan, Johnston, Kelso, Montresor, cond Franks, dir Hume, sets Roberts, costumes Strathie, TV dir Kirkpatrick, TV sound Batty, TV lighting Arthur, in English, rec live Sydney Opera House 25.2.97, TT 2:27:00. (ss) Bavarian State Opera, Coburn, Perry, Fassbaender, Wächter, Brendel, Hopferwieser, Kusche, Gruber, Muxeneder, Unger, Steinbeisser, cond Kleiber, dir Schenk, sets Schneider-Siemssen, TV dir Large, in German, TT 2:26:00.

R. Strauss, Arabella: (h) Film version, Janowitz, Weikl, Kollo, Ghazarian, Lilowa, Kraemmer, Gruberová, Wiener Philharmoniker, cond Solti, dir Schenk, in German, TT 2:29:06. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Putnam, Rolandi, Sarfaty, Bröcheler, Korn, K. Lewis, Bradley, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Haitink, dir Cox, chor Wagemakers, des Oman, lighting Bryan, TV dir Vernon, in German, TT 2:35:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Te Kanawa, McIntyre, Dernesch, McLaughlin, Brendel, Kuebler, Workman, Josephson, Robbins, Dessay, Shaulis, Crouthamel, Brandes, Asch, Anthony, Frye, Bater, Coffey, cond Thielemann, dir Schenk, sets Schneider-Siemssen, costumes Canonero, TV dir Large, in German, TT 2:46:00.

R. Strauss, Elektra: (h) Film version, Rysanek, Varnay, Fischer-Dieskau, Ligendza, Beirer, Greindl, Böhme, Doig, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Böhm, dir Friedrich, des Svoboda, in German, TT 1:57:00.

R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: (b) Vienna State Opera, Lott, von Otter, Bonney, Moll, Hornik, Miljakovic, Zednik, Gonda, Wimberger, Kmentt, Kasemann, Bankl, Jelosits, Ikaia-Purdy, cond Kleiber, dir Schenk, sets Heinrich, costumes Kniepert, TV dir Hohlfeld, in German, TT 3:13:00. (y) Covent Garden London, Te Kanawa, Howells, Haugland, Bonney, cond Solti, dir Schlesinger, sets Dudley, costumes Björnson, movement Fazan, lighting Bryan, TV dir Large, in German, TT 3:15:00. (ss) Bavarian State Opera, Jones, Fassbaender, Popp, Jungwirth, Kusche, Araiza, Waas, Thaw, Wewezow, Peter, Paskuda, Lenz, Wilbrink, Orth, cond Kleiber, dir Schenk, des Rose, in German, TT 3:02:00.

R. Strauss, Salome: (y) Covent Garden London, Ewing, Riegel, Devlin, Knight, Leggate, cond Downes, dir Hall, chor Keen, des/lighting Bury, TV dir Bailey, in German with subtitles, TT 1:43:00.

R. Strauss, Lieder with Te Kanawa and Solti: Video entitled The Maestro and the Diva, featuring Dame Kiri in rehearsal, conversation and performance with Sir Georg, as pianist/conductor, and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Four Last Songs, Die Nacht, Hat gesagt — bleibt’s nicht dabei, Muttertändelei, Madrigal, Ständchen, Schlechtes Wetter, Begegnung, Allerseelen, Malven, Cäcilie, Zueignung, TT 1:57:38.

R. Strauss Gala: Claudio Abbado conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in the trio and finale from Act III of Der Rosenkavalier with Battle, Fleming, von Stade and Schmidt, as well as the tone poems Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche and the Burleske for piano and orchestra with Martha Argerich as soloist, rec 31.12.91, TT 1:17:24.

Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress: (h) Film version, Hendricks, Hagegård, Fedderly, Swedish Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, cond Salonen, dir Åby, in English, TT 2:00:00. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lott, Goeke, Ramey, Van Allan, Willis, Elias, Fryatt, Lawlor, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Haitink, dir Cox, des Hockney, lighting Bryan, TV dir Heather, TV lighting Versey, sound Vine, in English, TT 2:20:00.

Sullivan, Cox and Box: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Smythe, Fryatt, Lawlor, dir Alden, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Heather, in English, TT 1:05:00.

Sullivan, The Gondoliers: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Michell, Shilling, McDonnell, Egerton, Collins, dir Wood, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Heather, in English, TT 1:56:00. (z) Australian Opera, Hobson, Lemke, Johnston, Douglas, Gard, Ewer, Maconaghie, Croft, Olsen, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Franks, dir/chor Macdonald, des Benson, lighting Montgomery, TV dir Coombes, sound Chambers, in English, rec live Sydney Opera House 2.3.89, TT 2:30:00.

Sullivan, HMS Pinafore: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Howerd, Marshall, Drower, Bulman, Jones, Watt, dir Greenberg, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Greenberg, in English, TT 1:36:00.

Sullivan, Iolanthe: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Hammond-Stroud, Van Allen, Oliver, Hemsley, Mills, Collins, dir Pountney, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Heather, in English, TT 1:58:00.

Sullivan, The Mikado: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Conrad, Revill, Collins, Dean, Flowers, dir Geliot, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Greenberg, in English, TT 1:58:00. (z) Australian Opera, McDonald, Cousens, Yurisich, Begg, Ewer, Eddie, Bermingham, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Greene, dir Renshaw, des Goodchild, chor Todd, lighting Rayment, TV dir Lumsden, TV sound Irvine, in English, rec live Sydney Opera House 25.2.87, TT 2:35:00.

Sullivan, Patience: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Hammond-Stroud, Fryatt, Dugdale, Collins, Jenkins, Squires, Adams, Kennedy, Chapman, Hay, dir Cox, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Heather, in English, TT 1:57:00. (z) Australian Opera, Douglas, Begg, Warlow, Olsen, Ewer, Bermingham, Hislop, Powell, Germain, Kirkby, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, cond Stanhope, dir Cox, des Stoddart, lighting Byrnes, TV dir Kirkpatrick, TV sound Chambers, in English, rec live Sydney Opera House 28.2.95, TT 2:10:00.

Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Allen, Michell, Oliver, Kelly, Knight, Hudson, Flowers, Wren, dir Geliot, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Greenberg, in English, TT 1:50:00. (=) English, Gallaher, Lamond, Metzger, Tyler, Donaldson, Fabulous Singlettes, cond Hocking, dir/chor Schaefer, des Maclean, lighting Barratt, sound Gurney, TV dir Butler, TV audio Batty, rec live Queensland Performing Arts Centre Brisbane 5.11.94, TT 1:55:00.

Sullivan, Princess Ida: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Gorshin, Christie, Dale, Collins, Dickerson, Powell, Jackson, dir Gilbert, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, TV dir Heather, in English, TT 1:55:00.

Sullivan, Ruddigore: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Price, Michell, Treleavan, Adams, Dugdale. Howard, Peters, Hudson, Korman, dir Renshaw, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Gavin, in English, TT 1:55:00.

Sullivan, The Sorcerer: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Revill, Kernan, Adams, Oliver, Willis, Christie, Hartle, Kelly, dir Pimlott, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Heather, in English, TT 2:00:00.

Sullivan, Trial By Jury: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Howerd, Flowers, Davies, McCreadie, McDonnell, dir Toye, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, TV dir Bailey, in English, TT 1:05:00.

Sullivan, The Yeomen of the Guard: (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Grey, Marks, Gale, Hillman, Bainbridge, Savidge, Chard, Bulman, Powell, Korman, dir Besch, des Cameron, lighting Beeson, chor Gilbert, TV dir Heather, in English, TT 1:57:00.

Sullivan, Gilbert &, Their Greatest Hits: D’Oyly Carte Singers and a chorus of 1000 in selections from The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, The Gondoliers and The Mikado, TT 54:00.

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: (h) Film version, Weikl/Docolomansky, Kubiak/Vásáryová, Burrows/Horváth, Hamari/Magálová, Reynolds/Hegerlíková, Ghiaurov/Kocí, John Alldis Choir, Covent Garden London Orchestra, cond Solti, dir Weigl, photog Simoncic, in Russian, TT 1:56:27. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Prokina, Drabowicz, Thompson, Winter, Filatova, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Davis, dir Vick, chor Howell, des Hudson, lighting Webster, TV dir Burton, in Russian with subtitles, TT 2:36:00.

Verdi, Aida: (q) Arena di Verona, Chiara, Martinucci, Cossotto, Scandola, cond Guadagno, dir Sbragia, des Rossi, chor Fascilla, TV dir Large, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:36:00. (y) Covent Garden London, Studer, d’Intino, O’Neill, Agache, Lloyd, Beesley, Marsden, Barclay, cond Downes, dir Moshinsky, chor Flatt, des Yeargan, lighting Harrison, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:30:00. (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Gencer, Cossotto, Bergonzi, Colzani, Giaiotti, cond Capuana, rec 1966 Verona, TT 2:30:00. (pp) Arturo Toscanini concert collection, Nelli, Gustavson, Tucker, Valdengo, Scott, Harbour, Assandri, Stich-Randall, Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC Symphony Orchestra, cond Toscanini, dir Rodgers, audio Grey, rec live New York 26.3.49 and 2.4.49, TT 2:29:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Millo, Domingo, Zajick, Milnes, Burchuladze, Kavrakos, Baker, Wray, cond Levine, dir Frisell, chor Griffin, sets Quaranta, TV dir Large, TV audio Saks, in Italian, TT 2:38:00.

Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera: (ii1) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Bergonzi, Stella, Zanasi, Guglielmi, Danieli, Clabassi, cond De Fabritiis, rec 1967, color, TT 2:30:00. (ii2) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Ricciarelli, Carreras, Nucci, rec 1981, color, TT 2:21:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Pavarotti, Nucci, Millo, Quivar, Blackwell, Hawkins, Cook, Wells, Anthony, Fracker, cond Levine, dir/des/lighting Faggioni, TV dir Large, TV sound Saks, in Italian, TT 2:17:00.

Verdi, Don Carlo (five-act version): (y) Covent Garden London, Lima, Cotrubas, Zancanaro, Lloyd, Baglioni, Rouleau, Best, cond Haitink, dir Visconti staged by Renshaw, des Visconti assisted by Chiari/Sanjust, lighting Visconti revived by McGee, TV dir Large, in Italian, TT 3:30:00. (vv) Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Alagna, Hampson, Mattila, Van Dam, Meier, Halfvarson, Airizer, Efraty, Brown, Weir, Chœur du Théâtre du Châtelet, Orchestre de Paris, cond Pappano, dir Bondy, chor Childs, sets Aillaud, costumes Bickel, lighting Cheli, TV dir Hubert, in French with subtitles, TT 3:31:00.

Verdi, Don Carlo (four-act version): (t) La Scala Milan, Pavarotti, Ramey, Dessì, Coni, d’Intino, Anisimov, Silvestrelli, Laurenza, Zanetti, Bolognesi, Focile, cond Muti, dir/des/TV dir Zeffirelli, TV sound Groves, in Italian no subtitles, TT 3:03:00. (yy) Salzburg Festival 1986, Furlanetto, Carreras, Cappuccilli, Salminen, de Grandis, Izzo d’Amico, Baltsa, Bandelli, Nitsche, Horn, Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor der Bulgarischen Nationaloper Sofia, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Salzburger Konzertchor, cond/dir Karajan, sets Schn eider-Siemssen, costumes Wakhevitch, lighting Reichmann and Breitenfelder, TT 2:59:30..

Verdi, Falstaff: (h) Film version, Bacquier, Stilwell, Cosotti, Armstrong, Ihloff, Szirmay, Lindenstrand, Lanigan, Maus, Cold, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chor der Deutschen Opera Berlin, Schöneberger Sängerknaben, Wiener Philharmoniker, cond Solti, dir Friedrich, in Italian, TT 2:06:18. (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Gramm, Dickerson, Trama, Penkova, Griffel, Condo, Gale, Cosotti, Luxon, Fryatt, London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Pritchard, dir/des Ponnelle, lighting Bryan, TV dir Heather, in Italian with subtitles, TT 1:58:00. (y) Covent Garden London, Bruson, Ricciarelli, Nucci, Hendricks, Gonzalez, Valentini-Terrani, Boozer, cond Giulini, dir Eyre, des Griffin/Stennett, TV dir Large, in Italian, TT 2:22:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Plishka, Freni, Horne, Bonney, Pola, Lopardo, de Palma, Laciura, Courtney, Graham, Wright, Willson, cond Levine, dir/des Zeffirelli, lighting Wechsler, TV dir Large, TV audio Saks, in Italian, TT 2:06:00. (yy) Salzburg Festival 1982, Taddei, Panerai, Araiza, de Palma, Zednik, Davià, Kabaivanska, Perry, Ludwig, Schmidt, Wiener Philharmoniker, Ballettschule Salzburger Landestheater, Wiener Staatsopernballett, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, cond/dir Karajan, sets Schneider-Siemssen, costumes Wakhevitch, lighting Reichmann and Breitenfelder, TT 2:15:14.

Verdi, La Forza del Destino: (ii1) Bel Canto Society New York, Corelli, Tebaldi, Bastianini, Christoff, Dominguez, Capecchi, Di Stasio, Algorta, M. Caruso, Bardi, Forgione, cond Molinari-Pradelli, rec 1958 San Carlo Naples, TT 2:37:00. (ii2) Bel Canto Society New York, Caballé, Carreras, Nave, Cappuccilli, Bruscantini, Ghiaurov, cond Patanè, rec 1978 La Scala, color, TT 3:11:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Price, Giacomini, Nucci, Giaiotti, Vernon, Jones, Fissore, Kesling, Courtney, Laciura, Darrenkamp, cond Levine, dir Dexter, sets Berman, costumes Hall, TV dir Browning, TV audio Saks, in Italian, TT 3:00:00.

Verdi, Jérusalem: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Ricciarelli, Luchetti, Siepi, Colla, Manganotti, Marchica. cond Renzetti, dir Giacchieri, rec 1985, color, TT 2:54:00.

Verdi, Luisa Miller: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Bergonzi, Rubin, Salazar, Passigli, Pasquetto, Pertusi, Zanellato, cond Campori, color, in Italian, rec 1986, color, TT 2:32:00.

Verdi, Nabucco: (q) Arena di Verona, Bruson, Dimitrova, Petkov, Garaventa, cond Arena, dir Giacchieri, des Minguzzi, TV dir Large, in Italian, TT 2:25:00. (z) Australian Opera, Summers, Connell, Martin, Gunn, Austin, Dawes, Brunato, State Orchestra of Victoria, cond Cillario, dir Kosky, des Corrigan, lighting Levings, TV dir Butler, TV sound Weilby, rec live Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne 7.5.96, TT 2:15:00.

Verdi, Otello: (f) Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vickers, Freni, Glossop, Malagú, Botion, Sénéchal, Macchi, Van Dam, Berlin Philharmonic, cond Karajan, in Italian, TT 2:21:00. (q) Arena di Verona, Atlantov, Te Kanawa, Cappuccilli, cond Pesko, dir de Bosio, des Rossi, TV dir Montell, in Italian, TT 2:23:00. (hh) Berlin Komischer Oper, Nocker, Noack-Von Kamptz, Bauer, Rogge, Blasberg, Seuffert, Schmook, Kaschel, Rossler, cond Masur, dir Felsenstein, in German, TT 2:01:00. (ii1) Bel Canto Society New York, Del Monaco, Carteri, Capecchi, Clabassi, cond Serafin, rec 1958, TT 2:14:00. (ii2) Bel Canto Society New York, Domingo, Freni, Cappuccilli, Ciannella, Raffanti, Mori, Moresi, Jori, Roni, cond Kleiber, dir/des Zeffirelli, lighting Vanni, rec 1976 La Scala, TT 2:26:00.

Verdi, Requiem: (t) La Scala Milan, Price, Cossotto, Pavarotti, Ghiaurov, cond Karajan, dir Clouzot, TT 1:25:00.

Verdi, Rigoletto: (h1) Film version, Wixell, Pavarotti, Gruberova, Vergara, Furlanetto, Barbieri, Bracht, Kuhlmann, Otey/Weikl, Corazza, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Chailly, dir Ponnelle, sets Quaranta, costumes Schlumpf, in Italian, TT 1:56:00. (ii1) Bel Canto Society New York, Gobbi, Filippeschi, Neri, voice of Pagliughi, cond Serafin, rec 1947, TT 1:41:00. (ii2) Bel Canto Society New York, Kraus, Nucci, Serra, Pertusi, cond Campori, In Italian, rec 1987, color, TT 2:31:00,

Verdi, Simon Boccanegra: (y) Covent Garden London, Agache, Te Kanawa, Scandiuzzi, Sylvester, Opie, Beesley, cond Solti, dir Moshinsky, des Yeargan, TV dir Large, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:15:07. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Chernov, Te Kanawa, Lloyd, Domingo, Pola, Tian, Anthony, Olson, cond Levine, dir del Monaco, des Scott, lighting Wechsler, TV dir Large, TV audio Saks, in Italian without subtitles, TT 2:21:00.

Verdi, Stiffelio: (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Domingo, Sweet, Chernov, Riberi, Plishka, Anthony, Lattimore, cond Levine, dir del Monaco, des Scott, lighting Wechsler, TV dir Large, TV audio Saks, in Italian, TT 1:55:00.

Verdi, La Traviata: (l) La Fenice Venice, Gruberova, Shicoff, Zancanaro, cond Rizzi, dir/des Pizzi, TV dir Bailey, TT 2:10:00. (y) Covent Garden London, Gheorghiu, Lopardo, Nucci, cond Solti, dir Eyre, des Crowley, TV dir Burton/Maniura, in Italian, TT 2:14:50. (z) Australian Opera, Carden, Greager, Wilkie, Gunn, Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Cillario, dir Copley, TV dir Prokop, TV sound Lawrence, sets Bardon, costumes Stennett, in Italian with subtitles, rec live Sydney Opera House 14.10.87, TT 2:05:00. (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Carteri, Filacuridi, Tagliabue, di Lelio, cond Sanzogno, rec 1954, TT 1:56:00.

Verdi, Il Trovatore: (q) Arena di Verona, Cossotto, Plowright, Bonisolli, Zancanaro, cond Giovaninetti, dir Griffi, sets Ceroli, costumes Pescucci, TV dir Large, in Italian with subtitles, TT 2:30:00. (ii1) Bel Canto Society New York, Del Monaco, Gencer, Barbieri, Bastianini, cond Previtali, rec 1957, TT 2:04:00. (ii2) Bel Canto Society New York, Pederzini, Mascherini, voices of Sacchi and Salvarezza, cond Santini, dir Gallone, filmed 1949, TT 1:42:00. (ii3) Bel Canto Society New York, Domingo, Kabaivanska, Cossotto, Cappuccilli, Van Dam, cond Karajan, 1978 color, TT 2:35:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Marton, Zajick, Pavarotti, Milnes, Wells, di Franco, Baker, Morrison, Bills, cond Levine, dir Melano, des Frigerio, TV dir Large, TV audio Saks, in Italian, TT 2:13:00.

Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: (nn) Bayreuth Festival, Estes, Balslev, Salminen, Schunk, Schlemm, Clark, cond Nelsson, dir Kupfer, sets Sykora, costumes Heinrich, TV dir Large, in German, excerpts TT 1:00:16. (oo) Savonlinna Opera Festival Finland, Grundheber, Behrens, Salminen, Sirkiä, Silvasti, Välkki, cond Segerstam, dir Bäckman, des Pirskanen, TV dir Cronvall, in German no subtitles, TT 2:19:00.

Wagner, Lohengrin: (nn1) Bayreuth Festival, Hofmann, Vogel, Armstrong, Connell, Roar, Weikl, cond Nelsson, dir Friedrich, sets Uecker, costumes Parmeggiani, TV dir Large, in German, TT 3:19:21. (nn2) Bayreuth Festival, Frey, Studer, Schnaut, Wlaschiha, Schenk, Schulte, cond Schneider, dir Herzog, des von Gierke, TV dir Large, TT 3:34:38, excerpts TT 1:11:54.

Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: (nn) Bayreuth Festival, Weikl, Prey, Schenk, Molnár, Egel, Vermeersch, Holdorf, Maus, Pampuch, Solyom-Nagy, Ecker, Schweikart, Jerusalem, Clark, Häggander, Schiml, Hölle, cond Stein, dir/sets Wagner, costumes Heinrich, TV dir Large, in German, TT 4:28:53, excerpts TT 1:22:01.

Wagner, Parsifal: (nn) Bayreuth Festival, Jerusalem, Salminen, Randova, Weikl, Sotin, Roar, Krämer, Ecker, Schiml, Schwarz, Pampuch, Egel, Sharp, cond Stein, dir/des Wagner, chor Duse, TV dir Large, in German no subtitles, TT 3:52:22. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Jerusalem, Meier, Moll, Weikl, Mazura, Rootering, cond Levine, dir Schenk, sets Schneider-Siemssen,costumes Langenfass, TV dir Large, TV sound Saks, in German no subtitles, TT 4:26:00.

Wagner, Das Rheingold: (nn1) Bayreuth Festival, McIntyre, Zednik, Becht, Schwarz, Egel, Jerusalem, Salminen, Hübner, Pampuch, Reppel, Wenkel, Sharp, Gramatzki, Schiml, cond Boulez, dir Chéreau, sets Peduzzi, costumes Schmidt, TV dir Large, in German, TT 2:43:42. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Morris, Ludwig, Jerusalem, Wlaschiha, Zednik, Rootering, Salminen, Häggander, Held, Baker, Svendén, Erickson, Kesling, Parsons, cond Levine, dir Schenk, des Schneider-Siemssen, TV dir Large, TV sound Saks, in German, TT 2:43:00.

Wagner, Die Walküre: (nn1) Bayreuth Festival, Hofmann, Salminen, Altmeyer, Schwarz, McIntyre, Jones, Reppel, Middleton, Clarke, Schnaut, Schiml, Gramatzki, Killebrew, Glauser, cond Boulez, dir Chéreau, sets Peduzzi, costumes Schmidt, TV dir Large, in German, plus special documentary spoken in English, The Making of the Ring, on the centenary production of the cycle at Bayreuth, introduced by Friedelind Wagner, narrated by George Grizzard, written by John Ardoin, TT 4:29:02. (nn2) Bayreuth Festival, Elming, Hölle, Tomlinson, Secunde, Evans, Finnie, Johansson, Floeren, Close, Katagiri, Bundschuh, Svendén, Dijkstra, cond Barenboim, dir Kupfer, sets Schavernoch, costumes Heinrich, TV dir Hohlfeld, filmed Bayreuth, TT 3:58:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Behrens, Norman, Ludwig, Lakes, Morris, Moll, Sellers, Thigpen, Castle, Kelly, Ikonomu, Kesling, Hillhouse, Bower, cond Levine, dir Schenk, des Schneider-Siemssen, TV dir Large, TV sound Saks, in German, TT 4:04:00.

Wagner, Siegfried: (nn1) Bayreuth Festival, Jung, Zednik, McIntyre, Jones, Hübner, Becht, Wenkel, Sharp, cond Boulez, dir Chéreau, sets Peduzzi, costumes Schmidt, TV dir Large, in German, TT 3:47:58. (nn2) Bayreuth Festival, Jerusalem, Clark, Tomlinson, von Kannen, Kang, Evans, Svendén, Leidland, cond Barenboim, dir Kupfer, sets Schavernoch, costumes Heinrich, TV dir Hohlfeld, filmed Bayreuth 6/7.92, TT 4:03:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Jerusalem, Morris, Zednik, Behrens, Wlaschiha, Svendén, Upshaw, Salminen, cond Levine, dir Schenk, des Schneider-Siemssen, TV dir Large, TV sound Saks, in German, TT 4:13:00.

Wagner, Götterdämmerung: (nn1) Bayreuth Festival, Jung, Hübner, Mazura, Becht, Jones, Altmeyer, Killebrew, Wenkel, Schnaut, Clarke, Sharp, Gramatzki, Schiml, cond Boulez, dir Chéreau, sets Peduzzi, costumes Schmidt, TV dir Large, in German, TT 4:09:45. (nn2) Bayreuth Festival, Jerusalem, Brinkmann, Kang, von Kannen, Evans, Bundschuh, Meier, Svendén, Finnie, Priew, Leidland, Küttenbaum, Turner, cond Barenboim, dir Kupfer, sets Schavernoch, costumes Heinrich, TV dir Hohlfeld, filmed Bayreuth 6/7.91, TT 4:30:00. (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, Behrens, Jerusalem, Salminen, Ludwig, Raffell, Lisowska, Wlaschiha, Bean, Castle, Gruber, Erickson, Kesling, Parsons, cond Levine, dir Schenk, des Schneider-Siemssen, TV dir Large, TV sound Saks, in German, TT 4:41:00.

Wagner, Tannhäuser: (nn1) Bayreuth Festival, Sotin, Weikl, Wenkoff, Jones, Schunk, Pickering, Mazura, Feldhoff, Brettschneider, cond Davis, dir Friedrich, des Rose, chor Neumeier, TV dir Oloffson, in German, TT 3:09:31 (nn2) Bayreuth Festival, Versalle, Studer, Engert-Ely, Brendel, Sotin, Pell, Vogel, Bieber, Sólyom-Nagy, Robinson, cond Sinopoli, dir and sets Wagner, costumes Heinrich, chor Markó, TV dir Large, TT 3:07:11, excerpts TT 1:10:14.

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Nilsson, Vickers, Hesse, Berry, Rundgren, cond Böhm, rec 1973, color, TT 3:32:00. (nn) Bayreuth Festival, Kollo, Meier, Schwarz, Salminen, Becht, Schunk, Pampuch, Egel, cond Barenboim, dir/des Ponnelle, lighting Voss, in German, excerpts TT 1:12:25.

Wagner Gala: 1993 New Year’s Eve performance of Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Claudio Abbado; excerpts from Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Die Walküre, with Studer, Meier, Jerusalem, Terfel, TV dir Large, TV sound Alder, TT 1:28:00.

Weber, Der Freischütz: (r) Arthaus Musik, Chorus of the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester, Rauch, Weller, Margiono, Ritterbusch, Dohmen, Silvasti, Koerbl, Yang, Zwarg, Darzins, cond Metzmacher, dir Konwitschny, des Koerbl, lighting Toelstede, TV dir Breisach, rec 1999, TT 2:40:00.

Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins: Stratas, Kimball, Rose, Haskin, Kelley, Perry, Lyon Opera Orchestra, cond Nagano, dir Sellars, chor Byrd, costumes Ramicova, lighting Vogel/Ingalls, TT 47:12.

Weill, The Threepenny Opera: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Lenya, Forster, Sodoloff, dir Pabst, rec 1931, in German with subtitles, TT 1:50:00.

Weill, The Threepenny Opera: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Lenya, Forster, Sodoloff, dir Pabst, rec 1931, in German with subtitles, TT 1:50:00.

VIDEO OPERA STORIES TOLD BY CHARLTON HESTON

(1) Verdi’s Falstaff with Bruson, Ricciarelli, Hendricks, Gonzales, Valentini-Terrani, Nucci, Covent Garden London ensemble, cond Giulini, dir Eyre, des Griffen/Stennett, lighting Tipton, TV dir Large, excerpts in Italian with subtitles, TT 1:00:00.

(2) Verdi’s Aida with Chiara, Martinucci, Cossotto, Scandola, Arena di Verona ensemble, cond Guadagno, dir Sbragia, chor Fascilla, des Rossi, TV dir Large, excerpts in Italian with subtitles, TT 1:00:00.

(4) Puccini’s Tosca with Marton, Aragall, Wixell, Arena di Verona ensemble, cond Oren, dir Bussotti, des Giorgi, TV dir Large, excerpts in Italian with subtitles, TT 1:00:00.

VIDEO CONCERTS and DOCUMENTARIES

Cecilia Bartoli, A Portrait: Recording at La Fenice; Cecilia’s early years; the Rossini tradition; the performance of Mozart; a singing lesson; looking to the future; in concert at the Savoy Hotel with György Fischer, piano, including arias from Così fan Tutte, La Clemenza di Tito, La Donna del Lago, Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia; produced and directed by David Thomas, film editor Tony Webb, TT 1:47:10.

Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman — Spirituals in Concert: with chorus and orchestra conducted by James Levine; Nancy Allen, harp; Hubert Laws, flute; Sylvia Olden Lee, piano; Evelyn Simpson-Currenton, organ; Robert de Cormier, choral director; TV dir Large, TV audio Frost, TT 1:31:00.

Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis, Baroque Duet: A film by Susan Froemke, Peter Gelb, Albert Maysles and Pat Jaffe, with soprano Battle and trumpeter Marsalis and the Orchestra of St Luke’s cond Nelson in works by Handel, Bach, Scarlatti, Gershwin, Predieri, Johnson, Armstrong, Marsalis, and Parker; and jazz items with pianists Marcus Roberts and Ellis Marsalis, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, drummer Jason Marsalis and bass player Reginald Veal, TT 1:24:25.

Leonard Bernstein conducts West Side Story: The making of the recording with Te Kanawa, Carreras, Troyanos, Ollmann, TT 1:29:00.

Leonard Bernstein, The Gift of Music:  Intimate portrait of Bernstein as composer, conductor, performer and teacher, conceived and directed by Horant H. Hohlfeld, narrated by Lauren Bacall, TT 1:25:00.

Maria Callas at Covent Garden, 1962 and 1964: Two of the ATV Golden Hour programs designed by Tom Lingwood and produced by Bill Ward and telecast live — on 4.9.62 with Callas singing excerpts from Don Carlo (Verdi) and Carmen (Bizet) cond Prêtre, and on 9.2.64 in Act II of Tosca (Puccini) with Renato Cioni as Cavaradossi and Tito Gobbi as Scarpia, cond Cillario, des/dir Zeffirelli, TT 1:11:00.

Maria Callas in Concert, Hamburg, 1959 and 1962: Excerpts from La Vestale (Spontini), Macbeth (Verdi), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Don Carlo (Verdi), Il Pirata (Bellini), Le Cid (Massenet), Mireille (Gounod), Carmen (Bizet), La Forza del Destino (Verdi), Ernani (Verdi), La Cenerentola (Rossini), cond Rescigno (1959), Prêtre (1962).

Maria Callas, Life and Art: 1987 documentary produced and directed by Alan Lewens and Alistair Mitchell celebrating Callas’ singing and dramatic skills and exploring the woman behind the public persona; featuring extracts from Tosca, Norma, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana and L’Elisir d’Amore, TT 1:17:00.

Maria Callas Reveals Herself: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, the suppressed 1974 interview in which she answers questions such as why she stopped singing, and about her colleagues, her childhood, and her relationship with Aristotle Onassis; + Antonino Votto compares Callas and Tebaldi, TT 49:00.

José Carreras sings Andrew Lloyd Webber:  with guests Marti Webb, Stephanie Lawrence, Jane Harrison, Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, TT 52:00.

José Carreras, A Life Story: Award-winning documentary tracing his life from childhood through his debut at the Liceo Opera, his first concert tours, his struggle against leukaemia and the triumphant resumption of his career; also features career highlights such as the Three Tenors concert, TT 1:17:00.

José Carreras, A Tribute to Mario Lanza: Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on March 15, 1994, with BBC Concert Orchestra, English Concert Soloists, cond Ricci, dir Lowney, including music by Rodgers, Brodszky, Tosti, Califona, Mascagni, Gastaldon, Donizetti, Romberg, Cardillo, De Curtis, Lara, d’Hardelot, Schubert, TT 1:24:00.

Carreras/Baltsa in Concert 1987: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], excerpts from L’Arlesiana, Carmen, Macbeth, La Donna del Lago, Aida, Cavalleria Rusticana, Andrea Chénier, La Cenerentola, La Traviata, color, TT 1:15:00.

Carreras/Ricciarelli in Concert 1984: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, excerpts from Il Corsaro, Poliuto, Adriana Lecouvreur, La Wally, L’Arlesiana, Le Cid, Aida, La Traviata plus overtures Il Giorno di Regno and Don Pasquale, cond Amaducci, color, TT 1:06:00.

Carreras/Domingto/Pavarotti in Concert 1990: Live recording of the performance at the Baths of Caracalla, Rome, on July 7, 1990, with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, cond Mehta, including opera and operetta excerpts and songs, TT 1:26:18.

Carreras/Domingto/Pavarotti in Concert 1994: Live recording of the performance at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Music Center Opera Chorus, cond Mehta, including opera and operetta excerpts and songs, TT 1:52.00.

Carreras/Domingo/Diana Ross, Christmas in Vienna: With the Wiener Symphoniker cond Sutej, arrangements by Schifrin of music by Schubert, Newton, Brahms, Davis, Plácido Domingo Jr, Fons, Berlin, Mascagni and traditional Christmas carols, TT 1:06:13.

Carreras/Freni/Bruson/Ghiaurov in Concert with Muti 1982: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], arias and duets with Muti at the piano, excerpts from La Favorita, Ernani, Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra, Aida, Pagliacci, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, L’Arlesiana, Adriana Lecouvreur, color, TT 1:21:00.

Franco Corelli’s Favorite Corelli: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Granada, as well as excerpts from Aida, Carmen, Il Trovatore, Cavalleria Rusticana, Turandot, the Verdi Requiem and La Gioconda, TT 38:00.

Cotrubas/Obraztsova/Scotto in Concert: Filmed at the Roman Amphitheatre of Siracusa, Italy, July 1991, with the Czech Symphony Orchestra cond Krieger; excerpts from Pagliacci, Le Villi, Samson et Dalila, La Bohème, Un Ballo in Maschera, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Gianni Schicchi, Carmen, Aida and more, TT 1:05:00.

Mario del Monaco, The Singing Volcano: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, excerpts from Cavalleria Rusticana (3), Werther, Pagliacci, Madama Butterfly, Giulietta e Romeo (Zandonai) and songs, 1952-60, as well as his last interview (1978), with subtitles, TT 37:00.

Plácido Domingo and Friends: Selections from 1989 Paris concert featuring Domingo, Estes, Hendricks, Verrett, Yan Yan, National Orchestra of France, cond Maazel, in excerpts from Luisa Miller, Tosca, Don Carlos, Otello, Suor Angelica and Il Trovatore, TT 46:00.

Plácido Domingo, Grandisimo!: Recorded at Seville Stadium, Spain, 1990, with Julia Migenes-Johnson, Guadalupe Sanchez, guitarist Ernesto Bitetti and the National Symphonic Orchestra of Spain cond Kohn and Alejandro; excerpts from Carmen, Porgy and Bess, Tosca, La Rondine, La Tabernera del Puerto (P. Sorozabal) etc, TT 57:00.

Plácido Domingo Live from Miami: Recorded live at Miami Arena, Florida, 1991, with Ana Panagulias and the Symphonic Orchestra of Miami cond Kohn; excerpts from L’Africaine, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Pasquale, L’Elisir d’Amore, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, La del Manojo de Rosas (P. Sorozábal), Luisa Fernanda (F.M. Torroba), La Boda de Luis Alfonso (J. Giménez) etc, TT 1:00:00.

Domingo, An Evening with Plácido: 1987 Wembley Arena charity performance, featuring excerpts from Fedora, La Fanciulla del West, Il Trovatore, La Bohème, The Merry Widow, El Gato Montes; with Marta Senn, Eduard Tomagian, English Chamber Orchestra cond Eugene Kohn, TT 52:00.

Domingo/Levine/Ponnelle in Hommage a Sevilla: Domingo in scenes from Don Giovanni, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, La Forza del Destino, Fidelio, El Gato Montes (Penella), with Vergara, Alonso, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, cond Levine, dir Ponnelle, TT 59:00.

Domingo/Pavarotti, Songs of Christmas: Christmas favorites and rarities with Rydl, Prey, Dvorsky, Moser, Gruberova, Hofmann, Ricciarelli, Ghiaurov, Freni and the Vienna Boys Choir as well as Domingo and Pavarotti, in support of SOS Children’s Villages, TT 58:00.

Judy Garland in Meet Me In St Louis: (h) 1944 film co-starring O’Brien, Drake, Main, dir Minnelli, TT 1:48:00.

Garland/Martin/Sinatra, Once in a Lifetime: One-hour entertainment produced and directed by Norman Jewison in 1962, featuring a collection of classic songs, including Rockabye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody, Swanee, You Made Me Love You, Let There Be Love and When You’re Smiling,from Judy Garland, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, TT 55:00.

Beniamino Gigli in Mamma: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, 1941 film co-starring actress Emma Grammatica featuring four excerpts from Otello, one with Margherita Cossa, and Rigoletto as well as songs, chor and orch of Rome Opera, cond Ricci, black and white, in Italian with English subtitles, TT 1:23:00.

A Tito Gobbi Feast: A 92-minute 1943 Italian film with English subtitles, including excerpts from Un Ballo in Maschera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Pagliacci, and songs; plus a 40-minute aria recital including excerpts from Rigoletto, Tosca, Il Tabarro, Gianni Schicchi, Il Trovatore, Pagliacci, Un Ballo in Maschera and Falstaff, TT 2:12:00.

Herbert von Karajan in Salzburg: Film by Froemke, Gelb and Dickson featuring Karajan and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in rehearsal and excerpts from Don Giovanni with Battle, Burchuladze, Furlanetto, Malta, Ramey, Tomowa-Sintow, Varady, Winbergh; the overture to Tannhäuser; and the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde with Jessye Norman. TT 1:24:00.

Ute Lemper, Illusions: Songs of Marlene Dietrich (Illusions, Allein, Lili Marlene, Black Market, Jonny wenn du Geburtstag hast, Falling in love again, Lola); Songs of Edith Piaf (Milord, Elle fréquentait la rue Pigalle, Les feuilles mortes, L’accordéoniste, Polichinelle, La vie en rose, Non je ne regrette rien); In Search of Cabaret (setting the scene, Berlin, Paris, Un rendezvous dans l’irréel – Georges Moustaki), TT 1:42:10.

Nellie Melba, Evensong (film biography): 1934 black-and-white film adapted from the novel and play by Beverly Nichols featuring Evelyn Laye as Melba, Conchita Supervia, Browning Mummery and Kortner, including excerpts from La Bohème (3), La Cenerentola and La Traviata, and songs, TT 1:23:00.

Jessye Norman sings Carmen: 1989 film by Froemke, Gelb, Maysles and Zwerin featuring highlights from the opera co-starring Shicoff, Estes, Chorus of Radio France, Orchestra National de France, cond Ozawa, TT 1:00:00.

Jessye Norman and Geoffrey Parsons in recital: From the 1987 Hohenems Festival, Austria, performing Handel, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, spirituals, TT 58:36.

Pavarotti in Hyde Park: Concert of July 30, 1991, with Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra and flautist Andrea Griminelli, conducted by Leone Magiera, including lighter classics such as O Sole Mio, Torna a Surriento and Nessun Dorma, TT 1:39:00.

Luciano Pavarotti’s 30th Anniversary Gala: Recorded live at the Teatro Valli, Reggio Emilia, on April 29, 1991, the anniversary of Pavarotti’s debut, with Anderson, Cappuccilli, Coni, Dara, Furlanetto, Kabaivanska, Pace, Sabbatini, Verrett, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, cond Magiera/Benini; arias from Tosca, Don Giovanni, L’Elisir d’Amore, La Bohème, La Favorita, Lucia di Lammermoor, L’Arlesiana, Il Trovatore, La Forza del Destino, La Traviata; TT 1:44:12.

Luciano Pavarotti’s Christmas Special: Selection of classical favorites for the holiday season filmed in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Montreal, with Les Petits Chanteurs and Les Disciples de Massenet, cond Decker, TT 53:00.

Luciano Pavarotti’s Concert in China: (ww) From Exhibition Hall Theatre of Peking, June 24, 1986, including opera excerpts and Italian songs with the Municipal Opera Theatre of Genoa ensemble, cond Buckley, TT 1:35:00.

Luciano Pavarotti’s Royal Gala: From Royal Albert Hall, London, April 13, 1982, including opera excerpts and an Italian song with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Adler, TT 1:00:00.

Luciano Pavarotti and the Italian Tenor: Filmed in Pavarotti’s home town, Modena, with rare footage of his early appearances and interviews with his accompanist and teacher, as well as six songs performed by Pavarotti and archival film of Caruso, Schipa, Gigli and Di Stefano; prod Bronson, dir Waletzky, acc Magiera, TT 57:16.

Yvonne Printemps, Three Waltzes: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Printemps, Fresnay, in music by Oscar Straus and adaptations of music by Johann Strauss I and Johann Strauss II, in French with subtitles, rec 1938, black and white, TT 1:41:00.

Renata Scotto Sings Italian Opera: Excerpts from Otello, Macbeth, Don Carlos, Le Villi, Manon, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, La Wally, with Quebec Symphony Orchestra, cond Armenian, TT 1:06:00.

Conchita Supervia and Evelyn Laye in Evensong: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, including excerpts from La Bohème, La Cenerentola and La Traviata and Spanish songs, in English, 1934 black-and-white film, TT 1:23:00.

The Essential Joan Sutherland: Highlights from Dame Joan’s greatest roles, mostly as performed with the Australian Opera, introduced by her and Richard Bonynge, including extracts from Norma, La Fille du Régiment, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, The Merry Widow, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Adriana Lecouvreur, Les Huguenots, Lakmé, Semiramide, Lucrezia Borgia, Die Fledermaus and Lucia di Lammermoor, and Home Sweet Home, cond Bonynge, TT 1:56:33.

Joan Sutherland: A Life on the Move: (h) 1986 Brian Adams film following Dame Joan around the world performing, recording, relaxing at home in London and Switzerland, TT 1:20:00.

La Stupenda: A Portrait of Dame Joan Sutherland: (h) 1991 Brian Adams film documenting the 42-year career of Dame Joan, including extracts from Les Huguenots, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Fille du Régiment, Die Fledermaus, Lakmé, Lucrezia Borgia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Alcina, I Puritani, Semiramide, La Périchole, Mignon, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Norma, Il Trovatore and Adriana Lecouvreur, TT 1:30:00.

Sutherland/Horne Gala Concert: (z) Featuring arias and duets from operas including Semiramide, Lakmé, Norma, and Les Contes d’Hoffmann, with Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, rec live Sydney Opera House 12.6.85, TT 2:22:00.

Suitherland/Pavarotti at the Met: (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, gala performance rec live January 1987, featuring Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti and conductor Richard Bonynge with the Met ensemble in Act III of La Traviata (Verdi) with Nucci, Johnsson, Courtney, dir Graham, des Moiseiwitsch, lighting Wechsler; Act I Scene 2 and Act III Scene 3 of Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) with Robbins, Bybee, dir Donnell, des Colonnello, lighting Wechsler; and Act III of Rigoletto (Verdi) with Nucci, Jones, Furlanetto, des Moisiewitsch, lighting Wechsler; TT 1:45:00.

Sutherland/Pavarotti Gala Concert: (z) Featuring excerpts from La Traviata, Tosca and I Puritani, with Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, cond Bonynge, rec live Sydney Opera House 23.1.83, TT 2:03:00.

Richard Tauber in Heart’s Desire and Forbidden Music: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, two films featuring Tauber — Heart’s Desire of 1935, with Diana Napier, Leonora Corbett, Paul Graetz and Frank Voster, including excerpts from Carmen and many songs, including some by Tauber and two by Schumann, TT 1:19:00, and Forbidden Music of 1936, with Diana Napier, Jimmy Durante, June Clyde and Derrick de Marney, including songs, TT 1:04:00.

Kiri Te Kanawa in Concert: Excerpts from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Le Cid (Massenet), I Gioielli della Madonna (Wolf-Ferrari), Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Louise (Charpentier), La Forza del Destino (Verdi), Carousel and The Sound of Music (Rodgers), Porgy and Bess (Gershwin) and The Enchantress (Herbert); Chants d’Auvergne (Canteloube); with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Carl Davis, rec live London 28.4.89, TT 1:40:00.

Kiri Te Kanawa and André Previn Together on Broadway: The Making of Sidetracks, featuring also guitarist Mundell Lowe and double bass player Ray Brown, in It Could Happen to You, The Second Time Around, A Sleepin’ Bee, Honeysuckle Rose, Why Don’t You Do Right?, Angel Eyes, Polka Dots & Moonbeams, Autumn Leaves, It Never Was You, Teach Me Tonight, TT 52:00.

Kiri Te Kanawa, My World of Opera: Excerpts from Covent Garden productions of Der Rosenkavalier, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Don Carlo, La Bohème, Die Fledermaus; La Scala productions of Ernani, Andrea Chénier, Nabucco; Arena di Verona Otello; Glyndebourne Festival La Cenerentola, Orfeo ed Euridice; with Allen, Atlantov, Baker, Bonney, Carreras, Cotrubas, Domingo, Freni, Lloyd, Shicoff, dir Cheetham, written by Robin Scott, TT 59:00.

Kiri Te Kanawa at Christmas: Live from the Barbican Hall, London, with Philharmonia Orchestra and Tallis Chamber Choir in classical and contemporary Christmas carols, TT 50:00.

Frederica von Stade in Christmas with Flicka: 1980 production also featuring popular recording artist Melba Moore, conductor Julius Rudel and Broadway’s Rex Smith, with a program of more than 18 carols including O Tannenbaum and Deck the Halls as well as an original music-video style version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, TT 58:00.

Fritz Wunderlich Live!: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, Maestro di Musica (Pergolesi), excerpts from Die Zauberflöte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (4 excerpts, 1 with Prey, 1 with Köth and Prey), Eugene Onegin (2 excerpts, 1 with Prey) plus song, black and white, TT 47:00.

Vienna Boys Choir sings Mozart: Taped at the Hofburg Chapel, Vienna, with tenor Kurt Equiluz, bass Ernst Jankowitsch, organist Herbert Tachezi, the Wiener Hofmusikkapelle and members of the Herrenchores der Staatsoper Wien and the Orchesters der Staatsoper Wien conducted by Uwe Christian Harrer; includes Missa Solemnis, KV.139, Alma Dei creatoris, KV.277, Sancta Maria, mater Dei, KV.273, Inter natos mulierum, KV.72, Subtuum praesidium, KV.198, Ave verum corpus, KV.618, TT 1:12:00.

VIDEO GALAS

Australian Opera, Celebration!, 40 Years of: (z) Video produced in 1996 to mark 40 years’ association of the Australian Opera and ABC television, including archival footage and highlights of performances ranging from Le Nozze di Figaro in 1960 to Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème of 1990; featuring Sutherland, Smith, Warren-Smith, Shaw, Carden, Kenny, Black; dir Butler, TT 1:30:00.

Australian Opera Favorites: (z) Excerpts from Australian Opera productions of La Bohème, Il Trovatore, Tosca, Un Ballo in Maschera, Lakmé, La Traviata and The Merry Widow introduced by Peter Ross, casting as on complete AO video versions, TT 1:30:00.

Australian Opera More Favorites: (z) Excerpts from Un Ballo in Maschera, Così fan tutte, La Traviata, Pagliacci, Die Fledermaus, Carmen, The Merry Widow, La Bohème, Les Contres d’Hoffmann, The Mikado and The Gondoliers taken from Australian Opera gala concerts and stage productions; casting as on complete AO video versions, TT 1:10:00.

Covent Garden Opening Celebration 1.12.99: (y) first, opera, half includes overture to Oberon (Weber), love duet from Act I of Die Walküre (Wagner), final scene of Fidelio (Beethoven) with Domingo, Polaski, Brewer, Andersen, Lloyd, Covent Garden ensemble, cond Haitink; second, ballet, half features Cooper, Corella, Durante, Mukhamedov with the Royal Ballet ensemble, cond Twiner, in highlights from works performed by the company since 1946; TT 2:14:00.

Essential Opera 2: Anderson, Bartoli, Brendel, Cappuccilli, Carreras, Domingo, Felty, Freni, Kabaivanska, Larson, Mitchell, Pavarotti, Prey, G. Raimondi, Sabbatini, Sutherland, Sylvan, Te Kanawa, Tourangeau, Verrett, cond Furlanetto, Karajan, Levine, Solti, in excerpts from Die Walküre, Le Nozze di Figaro, Lakmé, Rigoletto, Tosca, Così fan Tutte, L’Arlesiana, Turandot, Lucia di Lammermoor, Eugene Onegin, Madama Butterfly, Pagliacci, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème, TT 1:22:55.

Gala Tribute to Tchaikovsky: (y) Covent Garden London (performance by the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet to celebrate the life and works of the composer on the centenary in 1993 of his death), Te Kanawa, Tomowa-Sintow, Burchuladze, Domingo, Hvorostovsky, Leiferkus; Benjamin, Bussell, Collier, Durante, Kumakawa, Mukhamedov, Sansom, Solymosi; cond Barlow, Domingo, Downes, Wordsworth; dir Large, with subtitles, TT 2:15:00.

Great Moments in Opera: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, 19 of the greatest names in the opera world singing the arias that made them famous – Maria Callas, Nedda Casei, Franco Corelli, Judith De Paul, Eileen Farrell, Marilyn Horne, Dorothy Kirsten, Robert Merrill, Anna Moffo, Birgit Nilsson, Jan Peerce, Roberta Peters, Lily Pons, Leontyne Price, Beverly Sills, Lilian Sukis, Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi, Richard Tucker, black and white/color, TT 1:35:00.

Metropolitan Opera Gala 1996: (tt) James Levine’s 25th anniversary celebration on April 27, 1996, including excerpts from Rienzi, Tannhäuser, Don Carlo, Louise, L’amico Fritz, Giuditta, Die Walküre, Les Pêcheurs de perles, Roméo et Juliette, Die Fledermaus, Tristan und Isolde, Luisa Miller, Eugene Onegin, Samson et Dalila, La Périchole, Der Rosenkavalier, Faust, Don Giovanni and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg featuring Alagna, Bergonzi, Bumbry, Cotrubas, Croft, Domingo, Fleming, Gheorghui, Hadley, Hagegård, Hampson, Hong, Malfitano, Mattila, Meier, Morris, Murphy, Nilsson, Ramey, Robbins, Scandiuzzi, Swenson, Te Kanawa, Terfel, Voigt, Von Otter, Von Stade, Zajick, cond Levine, dir Berkowitz/Kneuss, lighting Wechsler, TV dir Large, TV audio Saks, TT 2:41:00.

Opera Australia Chorus: (z) Excerpts from Australian Opera/Opera Australia performances, 1983-1997, of Aida (Verdi), Nabucco (Verdi), Il Trovatore (Verdi), Orphée et Eurydice (Gluck), Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), Tosca (Puccini), Madama Butterfly (Puccini), La Bohème (Puccini), Turandot (Puccini), TT 1:09:00.

Opera Favorites (Domingo/Te Kanawa): Selections from Die Fledermaus, The Tales of Hoffmann, La Fanciulla del West, Otello, Ernani, Manon Lescaut, TT 1:00:00.

Opera Stars in Concert: Kraus, Ricciarelli, Valentini-Terrani, Raimondi, Coni, Symphonic Orchestra of Madrid cond Sanzogno in arias and duets from (2) Carmen, Elisir, Rigoletto, Ballo, Gianni Schicchi, TT 1:00:00.

Opera Titans: (ii) ¶ Bel Canto Society New York [the quality of this tape may be variable], Björling (w Güden), Gigli, Tetrazzini, Schipa, Caniglia, Carosio (w Masini, Mascagni cond), Tagliavini, Del Monaco, Gobbi, De Taranto, La Scala Chorus, black and white/color, TT 1:05:00.

VIDEO FILMS

Carnegie Hall: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, 1947 film by Edgar G. Ulmer, with Marsha Hunt, Walter Damrosch, Jascha Heifetz, Harry James, Vaughn Monroe, Jan Peerce, Gregor Piatigorsky, Ezio Pinza, Lily Pons, Fritz Reiner, Artur Rodzinski, Artur Rubinstein, Risë Stevens, Leopold Stokowski, Bruno Walter and the New York Philharmonic, about an employee of Carnegie Hall who wants her son to be a musician, including excerpts from Samson et Dalila, Carmen, Simon Boccanegra and Don Giovanni, and O sole mio, black and white, TT 2:24:00.

Don Quixote: (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, 1933 film with English dialogue starring Chaliapin, dir Pabst, music by Ibert, TT 1:17:00.

VIDEO DANCE

Adam, Giselle: (j) American Ballet Theatre, Fracci, Bruhn, Marks, Lander, Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, cond Lanchbery, chor Blair, film dir Niebeling/Blair, TT 1:30:26. (m) Kirov Ballet St Petersburg, Mezentseva, Zaklinsky, Selyutsky, Terekhova, Orchestra of the St Petersburg Theatre of Opera and Ballet, cond Fedotov, chor Coralli/Perrot rev Petipa, sets Press/Okunev, TV dir Montell, TT 1:50:00. (z) Australian Ballet, Walsh, Coe, Gaisina, Masson, Wilson, Morrison, Peasley, Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra, cond Smith, chor Petipa after Coralli/Perrot, reproduced Peasley, new production M. Gielgud, des Farmer, lighting Akers, TT 1:44:00.

Adam/Pugni/Delibes/Drigo/Oldenbourg, Le Corsaire: (m) Kirov Ballet St Petersburg, Neff, Asylmuratova, Pankova, Ruzimatov, pupils of Vaganova School, Kirov Theatre Orchestra, cond Fedotov, TV dir Nears, TT 1:25:00.

Byrne, The Catherine Wheel: (k) Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation, Rudner, Way, Rawe, Glasner, Kurshals, Washington, Uchida, Carrafa, chor Tharp, des Loquasto, lighting Tipton, computer animation Allen, TT 1:07:00.

Hérold, La Fille mal Gardée: (y) Covent Garden London, Collier, Coleman, Shaw, Edwards, Grant, cond Lanchbery, chor Ashton, des Lancaster, TV dir Vernon, TT 1:37:00. (z) Australian Ballet, Tonkin, McAllister, Powell, Morgante, Wilson, cond Smith, chor Ashton staged by Worth, des Lancaster, lighting Akers, TV dir Lumsden, TV sound Hetherington, rec live Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne 20.6.89, TT 1:44:00. (mm) Basler Ballett, Kozlova, Jensen, Ris, Henssler, Spoerli, Schläpfer, Rebsamen, Fehr, Mehlhorn, Nagy, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, cond Lanchbery, chor Spoerli, scenario Spoerli after Dauberval, dir Montes-Baquer, TT 1:17:17.

Jeffes, Still Life at the Penguin Café: (y) Covent Garden London, des Griffin, chor Bintley, cond Jackson, introduced by Jeremy Irons; also The Penguin Café Orchestra: A Profile, dir Harries, prod Tickell; TT 1:29:36.

Khachaturian, Spartacus: (n) Bolshoi Moscow, Moukhamedov, Gabovich, Bessmertnova, Bylova, cond Zhyuraitis, chor Grigorovich, des Virsaladze, TV dir Montell, TT 2:10:00. (z) Australian Ballet, Heathcote, Pavane, Horsman, Marchant, Marshall, Morgante, Lytton, Tonkin, Baynes, Brinkley, Coney, Woodgate, Ella, Combe, Palmer, State Orchestra of Victoria, cond Wilkins, chor Seregi, sets Forray, costumes Márk, lighting Akers, TT 2:00:00. (uu) Bolshoi Moscow (Pickwick), Mukhamedov, Vetrov, Semenyaka, Bilova, cond Zhuraitis, chor Grigorovich, des Virsaladze, TT 2:15:00.

Løvenskjold, La Sylphide: (i) Royal Danish Ballet, Jeppesen, Hübbe, Englund, cond Jørgensen, chor Bournonville, sets Frandsen, costumes Bloch, TV dir Grimm, TT 1:10:00.

Melikov, Legend of Love: (uu) Bolshoi Moscow (Pickwick), Bilova, Mikhalchenko, Mukhamedov, Taranda, cond Kopilov, chor Grigorovich, des Virsaladze, TT 1:51:00.

Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: (y2) Covent Garden London, Fonteyn, Nureyev, Blair, Doyle, Dowell, Rencher, Somes, Farron, Edwards, Parkinson, Larsen , Hynd, Newton, Kavanagh, cond Lanchbery, chor MacMillan, des Georgiadis, TV dir Czinner, TT 2:00:00.

Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker: (y) Covent Garden London, Collier, Dowell, Rose, Niblett, Coleman, Cope, cond Rozhdestvensky, chor Ivanov/Wright, des Oman, TV dir Vernon, TT 1:44:00. (z) Australian Ballet, Attard, Heathcote, Scott, Elsmann, McAllister, State Orchestra of Victoria, cond Smith, chor Murphy, des Fredrikson, lighting Montgomery, TV dir Lumsden, TV sound Wellby, rec live Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne 22.9.94, TT 1:35:00.

Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: (m1) Kirov Ballet St Petersburg, Kolpakova, Berezhnoi, Kunakova, Lopukhov, cond Fedotov, chor Petipa, TV dir Macheret, TT 2:48:00. (m2) Kirov Ballet St Petersburg, Lezhnina, Ruzimatov, Makhalina, Guliayev, Babanin, Mikhailova, cond Fedotov, chor Petipa rev Sergeyev, des Virsaladze, rec Place des Arts Montreal June 1989, TT 2:09:39. (y) Covent Garden London, Solymosi, Durante, Dowell, Hussein, Tuckett, McGorian, Drew, Benjamin, Pickford, cond Wordsworth, chor Petipa, des Bjørnson, lighting Collins, TV dir Nears, TT 2:12:00. (z) Australian Ballet, Walsh, Ashmole, Michel, Toy, Hamilton, Duchesne, Whitmore, Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra, cond Wordsworth, chor Petipa reproduced by M. Parker from the N. Sergeyev notation, additional choreography M. Gielgud, des Colman, lighting Akers, TT 2:14:00.

Margot Fonteyn: (h) Film presenting the story of the world’s best-loved ballerina, presented by Fonteyn herself and including interviews and performances, prod/dir Patricia Foy, TT 1:30:00.

Rudolf Nureyev: (h) Film presenting the story of a life dedicated to dance, including interviews and performances, narrated by Cliff Morgan, pianist Philip Gammon, prod/dir Patricia Foy, TT 1:30:00.

Australian Ballet Favorites: (z) Excerpts from Giselle with Walsh, Coe; Coppelia with Pavane, Peasley; Swan Lake with Coney, Horsman; The Sleeping Beauty with Walsh, Ashmole; Spartacus with Pavane, Heathcote; Songs of a Wayfarer with Heathcote, Marchant, written and produced by Suzanne Davidson, narrated by Maina Gielgud, TT 1:20:00.

Australian Ballet Window on the World of Classical Ballet: (z) A behind-the-scenes look at the Australian Ballet, directed by Don Featherstone and narrated by Richard Morecroft, showing the daily routine of classes and rehearsal, meeting some of the dancers off stage and showing what’s involved in staging a ballet, including scenes of artistic director Maina Gielgud rehearsing Swan Lake and a performance of the Act II pas-de-deux, TT 1:36:00.

Joffrey Ballet, Billboards: Music by Prince, chor Dean/Moulton/Sappington/Pucci, rec Purchase, New York, August 1993, TT 1:15:00.

The Film of the Royal Ballet: (y) 1959 film starring Margot Fonteyn as Odette in Act II of Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky) with Michael Somes as Prince Siegfried, chor Petipa/Ivanov; in the title role of The Firebird (Stravinsky) with Michael Somes, Rosemary Lindsay and Franklin White, chor Fokine; and in the title role of Ondine (Henze) with Michael Somes and Julia Farron, chor Ashton. Film produced and directed by Paul Czinner, featuring also the corps de ballet and orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, conducted by Hugo Rignold, TT 2:07:00.

Essential Ballet: (m) Kirov Ballet St Petersburg at Covent Garden, London, and Red Square, Moscow, in excerpts from Eugene Onegin, Paquita, Swan Lake, The Leaves Are Fading, Nutcracker, Diana and Actaeon, The Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Giselle, Aniuta, The Firebird, Carneval des Animaux, Don Quixote, with Makhalina, Liepa, Asylmuratova, Zaklinsky, Chenchikova, Lezhina, Ruzimatov, Vasiev, Gergiev, Fedotov, Ananiashvili, Fadeyechev, Kulik, Arbo, Belarbi, Maximova, Vasiliev, Liepa, Plisetskaya, Vaganova Ballet Academy, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond Sotnikov, TT 1:57:07.

Dance of the Devil: (h) Russian film based on the story Veey by N. Gogol, starring Grineve, Mamin, Abaidullov, dir Grigorovich, chor Lebedev, composer Gladkov, cond Ponkin, TT not given.

VIDEO DRAMA

Shakespeare, William, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: (ee) BBC version, Jacobi, Bloom, Porter, Stewart, Allen, James, Ward, Swann, Robb, Hyde, Bateman, James, Kemp, Beevers, Homewood, Richards, McGinty, Charleson, Wylton, Benson, Humpoletz, Padden, Baines, Humphry, Sterland, Gale, Mason, Meaden, Blair, Jessup, Poole, Henry, prod Messina, dir Bennett, TT 1:58:00.

Shakespeare, William, King Henry IV: (ee) BBC version, Finch, Quayle, Gwillim, Piggot-Smith, Dotrice, Bruce, Edwards, Buck, Brown, Swift, Purchase, Morris, Cairney, Neal, Rutherford, Owens, Wilton, Galloway, Gostelow, Beard, Morgan, Lewin, Bailie, Milvain, Barber, Winter, Heath, Hughes, prod Messina, dir Giles, TT 2:29:00.

Shakespeare, William, King Henry V: (ee) BBC version, Gwillim, McCowen, Boisseau, Smith, Edwards, Davenport, Parrish, Hollis, Ashby, Buck, Beacham, Baxter, Abineri, Whymper, Price, Rowlands, Howe, Poyser, Wylton, Ward, McKevitt, Forfar, Ritchie, Pinner, Holland, Gostelow, Pringle, Fowler, Broad, Walters, Drinkel, Harris, Saunders, Bryans, Glover, Forgione, Brown, Hagon, Ruddock, Quayle, Bruce, Pountney, Chenery, prod Messina, dir Giles, TT 2:45:00.

Shakespeare, William, King Lear: (ee) BBC version, Hordern, Middlemass, Shrapnel, Rodway, Kitchen, Barge, Blethyn, Wilton, Bird, Curry, Weston, Waters, Lesser, Grillo, Armstrong, Stott, Blake, Sympson, Walmsley, Howe, Dallimore, Brown, Kurakin, Wilson, Albrecht, prod Sutton, dir Miller, TT 3:06:00.

Shakespeare, William, Macbeth: (ee) BBC version, Williamson, Lapotaire, Bruce, Way, Dyson, Dignam, Hazeldine, Ellison, Rowe, Grainger, Hogg, Lyon, Kane, Henderson, Bolam, Doyle, Bowles, Leighton, Boland,Lowe, Reich, Alexander, Baker, Mair, Dunbar, Cardiff, Lindsay, Woodnutt, Long, Porteus, Abeny, Fulford, Coppin, prod Sutton, dir Gold, TT 2:29:00.

OTHER VIDEOS

Classics in Vision: Excerpts from Decca videos of Classical Symphony (Prokofiev), Rigoletto (Verdi), Chants d’Auvergne (Canteloube), José Carreras – A Life Story, The Essential Sutherland, Requiem (Mozart), Tosca (Puccini), A Portrait of Cecilia Bartoli, The Creation (Haydn), Illusions with Ute Lemper, Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) and Pavarotti in Hyde Park, TT 56:00.

Classics on VHS: Excerpts from Philips videos of Carmina Burana (Orff) The Four Seasons (Vivaldi), Messiah (Handel), Symphony No 7 in A (Beethoven), Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz), Jessye Norman at Notre Dame, Lohengrin (Wagner), The Blue Danube (J. Strauss), Misa Criolla (Ramirez) and Canadian Brass.

Sidney Nolan retrospective: A biographical retrospective entitled Such is Life on Sir Sidney Nolan, written and directed by Brian Adams, TT 1:00:00.

Instrument of War: Two-part story of the Great Highland Bagpipe, featuring Tom Conti, Charlton Heston, Phil Collins and 1000 pipers; first part traces use of pipes in war from ancient times to World War I, second part covers period from World War II to the present day, prod/dir Patrick King and Grahame Wickings, TT 1:43:00.

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons (Anton van Munster film): Violin soloist Franco Agostini with I Musici in a film about Venice, past, present and future, TT 45:50.

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons (David Mintz film): Seasonal pictures with performance by Scottish Chamber Orchestra directed by Jaime Laredo from the violin, TT 39:00.

Key to abbreviations.

Languages.

All libretti and scores are bi-lingual, with original text and parallel English translation, unless price is followed by a letter indicating it is monolingual only — (c) Czech, (e) English, (f) French, (g) German, (h) Hungarian, (i) Italian, (l) Latin, (r) Russian, (s) Spanish.

Format.

Most items are in paperback; an asterisk (*) following the price indicates hard covers.

Guides.

The Opera Guides are prepared jointly by the English National Opera and Covent Garden, London. They contain the bi-lingual libretto, a plot summary, musical analysis and thematic guide. Cambridge Opera Handbooks, which do not contain the libretto but present detailed historical and analytical material as well as discography and a select bibliography, are available for some titles and are indicated by the letter (h) following a price in the Guide column.

Videos.

All titles are in VHS or DVD format as indicated, and practically all are stereo hi-fi. The quality of tapes marked ¶ may be variable.

For casting details please refer to the casting information above.

The letters following the prices for videos indicate the performing company: (z) Australian Opera/Opera Australia / Australian Ballet, (y) Covent Garden London, (x) English National Opera London, (w) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, (v) Berlin State Opera, (u) Edinburgh International Festival, (t) La Scala Milan, (s) Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Faris and introduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr, (r) Arthaus Musik, (q) Arena di Verona, (o) Drottningholm Court Theatre Sweden, (n) Bolshoi Moscow (CEL), (m) Kirov Opera/Ballet Leningrad, (l) La Fenice Venice, (k) Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation, (j) American Ballet Theatre, (i) Royal Danish Ballet, (h) Film version, (g) Teatro Comunale di Bologna, (f) Deutsche Oper Berlin, (e) Paris Opera Ballet, (d) Lyric Opera of Chicago, (c) Earl’s Court version with Maria Ewing, (b) Vienna State Opera/Ballet, (a) Orchestre et Chœur de L’Opéra National de Lyon, (zz) Rambert Dance Company, (yy) Salzburg Festival, (xx) San Francisco Opera, (ww) Municipal Opera Theatre of Genoa, (vv) Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, (uu) Bolshoi Moscow (Pickwick), (tt) Metropolitan Opera New York, (ss) Bavarian State Opera, (rr) Canadian Opera Company, (qq) Schwetzingen Festival Germany, (pp) Arturo Toscanini concert collection, (oo) Savonlinna Opera Festival Finland, (nn) Bayreuth Festival, (mm) Basler Ballett, (kk) Dresden State Opera, (jj) Gewandhaus Leipzig, (ii) Bel Canto Society New York, (hh) Berlin Komischer Oper, (gg) Rome Opera, (ff) Royal Shakespeare Company, (ee) BBC version, (dd) Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists cond John Eliot Gardiner, (cc) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields cond Neville Marriner, (bb) Welsh National Opera, (aa) Thames Television version. (=) Other.

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