There are many great new DVDs arriving in Arts that include the following.

These & other audiovisual items can be requested through the Library’s online catalogue, for playing on audiovisual equipment in Arts during opening hours.

Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

EuroArts, c2010

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.

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi.

Virgin Classics, 2012

Love never dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Universal, c2012, c2011

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: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

Tafelmusik Media, 2012

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.

Carmen by Antonio Gades and Carlos Saura.

Teatro Real, c2011

Carmen is the highly regarded ballet based on Bizet’s classic opera, magnificently staged by Antonio Gades and Carlos Saura.  Recorded in performance in 2011 at Teatro Real de Madrid.

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.

Opera Australia, c2011

Rigoletto is Opera Australia’s production of Verdi’s opera classic featuring soprano, Emma Matthews.  Directed by Elijah Moshinsky.

Historic pipe organs of Melbourne. Vol. 1.

Assemble Edit Media Services, c2010

Features music played on various historic pipe organs in churches around Melbourne.

Emil Gilels, recital : Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann.

Deutsche Grammophon ; Unitel Classica, c2007

A recital by renowned pianist, Emil Gilels, recorded in 1971 during the Carinthian Summer Music Festival in Stiftskirche, Ossiach, Austria.


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