There are many great new DVDs arriving in Arts that include the following.
Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte is reinvented as a “hippie musical” in a production recorded at Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin in 2002. Verdi’s La Traviata is given a minimalistic 1940s/50s treatment in a 2011 production staged in the open air at Theatre de lÁrcheveche, Aix-en-Provence.
Love Never Dies features the much acclaimed Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to the classic musical The Phantom of the Opera, filmed live at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in 2011. The setting is New York’s Coney Island, ten years after the mysterious disappearance of “The Phantom” from Paris.
The Galileo Project is a fantastic DVD and CD commemorating Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope. The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra performs music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel to a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope, NASA and Canadian astronomers. Tafelmusik recently toured Australia with The Galileo Project : Music of the Spheres.
Features music played on various historic pipe organs in churches around Melbourne.