Most Popular Brian Large Trailers
Total trailers found: 103
Verdi Macbeth Trailer (1987)
19 June 1987
Macbeth" was Giuseppe Verdi's first attempt at music drama and also the first manifestation of his profound love for Shakespeare's work.
Götterdämmerung Trailer (1990)
05 May 1990
The stupendous climax to Wagner’s four-part Ring cycle is brilliantly realized by the Otto Schenk/Günther Schneider-Siemssen production and byJames Levine’s monumental conducting.
Das Rheingold Trailer (1990)
23 April 1990
From the gorgeous scene deep in the river Rhine that opens the opera, up to the magic Rainbow Bridge that appears at the end, leading to a glistening Valhalla, Otto Schenk’s production captures the scenic world of Wagner’s Ring as brilliantly as James Levine and the Met orchestra capture the musical world.
La traviata Trailer (2005)
07 August 2005
Violetta, a courtesan much wooed by Parisian society, organizes a grand party that is attended, amongst others, by the young Alfredo Germont.
1984 Trailer (2008)
12 May 2008
Inspired by one of the twentieth century's greatest novels, composer Lorin Maazel evokes Orwell's totalitarian nightmare, where "Big Brother" is always watching, and those guilty of "thoughtcrime" are condemned to face their worst fears in the infamous "Room 101".
L'italiana in Algeri Trailer (1986)
30 January 1986
L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli.
L'Africaine Trailer (1988)
01 January 1988
This was a 1988 revival of a 1971 production that teamed Domingo (Vasco da Gama) and Verrett (Selika - both then very much in their prime) in Meyerbeer's discursive swan-song.
Die Fledermaus Trailer (1986)
01 January 1986
Performances from Pamela Coburn, Brigitte Fassbaender, Janet Perry, Eberhard Wachter, the Choir und Ballet der Bayerischen Staatsoper, and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester.
Parsifal Trailer (1993)
07 April 1993
01 January 1985
20 November 2015
In June 2015, superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann walked onto the stage of La Scala in Milan to perform a concert of Puccini arias.
Die Walkure Trailer (1980)
12 August 1980
The second part of Patrice Chérau's epoch-making Bayreuth Ring is a radical re-imagining of Die Walküre, unprecedented in its psychological penetration.
Don Giovanni Trailer (2008)
27 July 2008
Andrea Chénier Trailer (1985)
06 July 1985
Live from La Scala Saturday 06 July 1985
Der Rosenkavalier Trailer (1985)
30 March 1985
Live performance, new production season 1984-5. BBC 2 Television relay on 30 March 1985 of performance of February 11.
Gotterdammerung Trailer (1980)
12 August 1980
Götterdämmerung, the fourth of Richard Wagner's four Ring operas. The cast features Manfred Jung as Siegfried and Gwyneth Jones as Brünnhilde, with music provided by Bayreuther Festspiele Orchester conducted by Pierre Boulez.
Siegfried Trailer (1980)
12 August 1980
The third opera in Richard Wagner's epic Ring cycle, Siegfried follows the adventures of the son of demigods Siegmund and Sieglinde as he conquers his enemies and rescues the beauteous Brunnhilde with the help of his magic sword.
08 August 2015
As comparably short operas, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci are often billed together, but seldom is the lead tenor making his double role debut as Turiddu and Canio on the same evening.
05 April 2011
Gaetano Donizetti and his librettist Felice Romani kept the focus of their opera ANNA BOLENA on the personal rather than the political in this fictionalized Tudor tale: Henry VIII of England wants to get rid of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, so that he can marry her lady-in-waiting, Jane Seymour.
01 December 1981
Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves - the doll-like Olympia, the high-class courtesan Giulietta, and the ambitious but delicate Antonia - and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival.
Il Trovatore Trailer (2002)
22 April 2002
José Cura, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Verónica Villarroel and Yvonne Naef lead the star cast of Verdi's blazingly passionate opera IL TROVATORE, in Elijah Moshinsky's new Royal Opera House production co-produced with Teatro Real Madrid, with sets by the noted film designer Dante Ferretti and costumes by Anne Tilby.
Ariadne Auf Naxos Trailer (1988)
01 January 1988
La Bohème Trailer (2012)
02 November 2012
Don Giovanni Trailer (2001)
01 December 2001
Live 2001 production from the Zurich Opera House of the classic Mozart/Da Ponte opera, with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting and directed for television and video by Brian Large.
26 July 2006
This release contains the celebrated 2006 production of Mozart's Nozze di Figaro that was directed for the stage by Claus Guth at that year's Salzburg Festival.
La Clemenza di Tito Trailer (2006)
20 August 2006
The 1791 La Clemenza di Tito (or 'The Clemency of Titus') marked Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's final opera seria.
29 July 2013
Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden in this performance of Wagner's opera recorded live in 2013.
21 August 2012
Flemings voice might have been made for Ariadne and she achieved a great personal triumph in this production: The chief glory of the evening was hearing Renee Fleming, the Straussian soprano par excellence, making her role debut as Ariadne… As the possessor of what is, possibly, the most beautiful soprano voice in the world, she put her vocal treasures in the service of an empathic, nuanced interpretation of the role.
Nabucco Trailer (2002)
15 June 2002
Nabucco - live from Metropolitan Opera, June 2002. On its surface, Nabucco is about the epic struggle of Zaccaria and the Jews suppressed by Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar and his vengeful daughter, Abigaille.
Un Ballo in Maschera Trailer (1980)
14 February 1980
Live from the Metropolitan Opera, 14 February 1980. This version takes place in Boston rather than Sweden.
Der Rosenkavalier Trailer (2009)
31 January 2009
Herbert Wernicke's production of Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier", filmed live at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden on 31 January 2009.
19 August 1989
Arguably Modest Mussorgsky's greatest work, Khovanshchina was incomplete at the time of his death and so this glorious production, from the Vienna State Opera, employs Shostakovich's scoring with the addition of the final chorus composed by Stravinsky in 1913.
Carmen Trailer (1978)
01 December 1978
CARMEN is the classic tale of forbidden passion between a young man and a spoken-for woman, Carmen. From ORF and TDK Music, this release features a live performance of Georges Bizet's 19th century operatic masterwork Carmen.
Fedora Trailer (1997)
26 April 1997
Princess Fedora, who is to marry the Count the following day, arrives and sings of her love for him, unaware that the dissolute Count has betrayed her with another woman.
Die Walküre Trailer (1990)
23 February 1990
From Siegmund's stormy entrance to Wotan's sorrowful exit, Die Walküre is the most dramatic opera in Wagner's Ring cycle.
Ariadne Auf Naxos Trailer (2012)
25 February 2012
Christian Thielemann conducts this Staatskapelle Dresden production of Richard Strauss' chamber opera.
Lucrezia Borgia Trailer (2009)
01 July 2009
Live from Munich 2009
03 October 2009
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni is performed live at the Theater an der Wien in this 1999 production starring Carlos Alvarez in the title role and featuring the music of the Choir and Orchester der Weiner Staatsoper performing under the guiding wand of conductor Riccardo Muti.
Eugene Onegin Trailer (2007)
29 July 2007
The Wiener Philharmoniker mounts, and Andrea Breth stages, this 2007 production of Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin, starring Peter Mattei, Joseph Kaiser, Anna Samuil and Renée Morloc.
Elektra Trailer (1989)
01 January 1989
Recorded at the Vienna State Opera house in 1989, this staging of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Elektra is one of the glories of live opera on film, deserving of eternal availability.
09 January 2009
The ever popular New Year's Concert from Vienna returns in another sparkling performance, broadcast live to over 50 countries! Daniel Barenboim makes his New Year's Concert debut and brings with him a number of works that have never been performed at the concert before.
Puccini La Rondine Trailer (2008)
07 June 2008
This elegant romance is the least-known work of the mature Giacomo Puccini . The story concerns a kept woman who defies convention to chase a dream of romantic love with an earnest, if naïve, young man.
Borís Godunóv Trailer (2010)
23 October 2010
Live performance from the Metropolitan Opera, 23 October 2010.
Neujahrskonzert 2004 Trailer (2004)
10 February 2004
Wiener Philharmoniker, director Riccardo Muti
Eugene Onegin Trailer (2007)
27 February 2007
Live performance from the Metropolitan Opera, 24 February 2007.
Die Zauberflöte Trailer (2006)
09 June 2006
The Pierre Audi production of Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte", recorded live at the Salzburger Festpiele in 2006.
Elektra Trailer (1994)
01 January 1994
The Otto Schenk production of Richard Strauss's "Elektra", filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in January, 1994.
Roberto Devereux Trailer (2005)
19 January 2005
Live from Munich, 2005. London, 1601: love, lust and a death sentence at the English royal court - that's just the mix for great Italian opera.
Der Rosenkavalier Trailer (2004)
06 August 2004
This 2004 production of Richard Strauss's three-act comic opera Der Rosenkavalier (1911) emerged from the efforts of the Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg.
07 July 1990
The Three Tenors is a name given to the Spanish singers Plácido Domingo and José Carreras and the Italian singer Luciano Pavarotti who sang in concert under this banner during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Aida Trailer (1985)
03 January 1985
tt0825597. Aïda (1985) Metropolitan Opera. Verdi / Italian. Egypt is at war with Ethiopia. Aida, captive Ethiopian slave, is in love Radames, captain of the Egyptian army.
Verdi Rigoletto Trailer (1981)
15 December 1981
The opera s dramatic structure frames and enhances the characters. Scenes of magnificence regularly alternate with scenes of darkness and squalor.
26 August 2003
This production of Hans Werner Henze's opera Upupa & Der Triumph der Sohnesliebe features Laura Aiken, John Mark Ainsley, and Alfred Muff in lead roles.
Verdi La Traviata Trailer (2006)
29 July 2006
This superb 2006 production of the Los Angeles Opera's La Traviata stars Renée Fleming, who joins the ranks of the elite handful of sopranos whose vocal and acting talents make their portrayals memorable.
Wozzeck Trailer (1987)
01 January 1987
1987 recording of Wozzeck by the Vienna State Opera with Claudio Abbado conducting. Based upon Georg Büchner's 1837 play, Alban Berg's Wozzeck details the harsh existence of the title character, a former soldier in the German army who has to struggle mightily to make a living, even as others around him prosper.
Carmen Trailer (2000)
01 October 2000
Carmen is an opera in four acts by the French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée.
La Traviata Trailer (2006)
01 January 2006
Verdi's famous opera sung by the best at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles by the LA Opera.
Francesca da Rimini Trailer (1984)
07 April 1984
Live performance at the Metropolitan Opera, 1984. James Levine conducting Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
Sadko Trailer (1994)
01 January 1994
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's dazzling opera by-line in seven tableaux. The epic journey of Sadko a sea-faring minstrel from Novgorod, his wife Libava and their encounters with Volkhova, a sea Princess and the court of her parents the Tsar and Tsarina of the Sea.
16 February 2003
The Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concert for 2003.