Wednesday, 29th September 2021

Opera and Ballet CDs

Ballet Music CDs are listed separately: BELOW:

Classical Opera CDs

L’Ange de Nisida
  • Donizetti: L’Ange de Nisida
  • Artists: Mark Elder, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Audio CD: 2 CDs (156 minutes)
  • Release Date: 22nd March, 2019
  • OPERA RARA: presents the world premiere recording of a lost Donizetti masterpiece, L’Ange de Nisida. Written in 1839 for the Theatre de la Renaissance in Paris, the theatre went bankrupt and the opera was left unperformed until 2018!
    Also Recommended: Donizetti: Roberto Devereux.
  • List Price: £21.99 See Latest Prices on Amazon
  • The Complete Recitals of Angela Gheorghiu
  • Artists: Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Richard Armstrong, etc
  • Audio CD: Warner Classics, 7 CD Set
  • Release Date: 20th January, 2017
  • Includes: Duets & Arias, Verdi per Due, Casta Diva, Live from Covent Garden, Puccini, Live from La Scala Homage to Maria Callas.
  • List Price: £22.00 See Latest Prices on Amazon
Great Performances
  • Great Performances (12 classic Operas at The Royal Opera House)
  • Artists: Sutherland, Baker, de los Angeles, Tear, Christoff, Gobbi, Evans, Schuard, Kanawa, Allen, Tomowa-Sintow and Vickers
  • Audio CD: 32 CD Set - Opus Arte (OACD9024D)
  • Release Date: 1st September 2014
  • Includes: “Lucia Di Lammermoor, Alceste, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Rosenkavalier, Don Carlo, Otello, Un Ballo in maschera, Haitink’s Meistersinger and Goodall’s Parsifal”
  • List Price: £57.72 See Latest Prices on Amazon
  • Massenet: Werther
  • Artists: Villazon, Koch, Iversen, Nakamura, ROH Orchestra, Pappano
  • 2-CD Set: Deutsche Grammophon (0289 477 9340 3)
  • Release Date: March 12, 2012  Gramophone Awards (2012 Finalist - Opera)
  • Includes: “In May 2011, Rolando Villazon made his acclaimed return to Covent Garden”
  • List Price: £14.76 See Latest Prices on Amazon
  • Wagner: "Tristan und Isolde"
  • Artists: Domingo, Stemme, Royal Opera House Chorus & Orchestra, Pappano
  • Audio CD: EMI (CDC 5580062) (226 minutes)
  • Release Date: September 13, 2005
  • Average Rating: 4 stars  Libretto in German, with English and French subtitles
  • List Price: £40.99 See Latest Prices on Amazon
  • Puccini: "Tosca"
  • Artists: Gheorghiu, Alagna, Raimondi, ROH Chorus & Orchestra, Pappano
  • Audio CD: 2-CD Box Set EMI (CDC 5571732) (126 minutes)
  • Release Date: November 5, 2001
  • Average Rating: 5 stars  Superbly engineered and boasts a first-rate cast.
  • List Price: £17.99 See Latest Prices on Amazon
  • Verdi: "La Traviata"
  • Artists: Gheorghiu, Lopardo, Nucci, ROH Orchestra, Solti
  • Audio CD: 2-CD Box Set Decca (CDC 4481192) (127 minutes)
  • Release Date: September 19, 1995
  • Average Rating: 5 stars  (Decca’s recording is a Penguin Guide Rosette Winner)
  • List Price: £21.99 See Latest Prices on Amazon
  • Duets & Arias
  • Artists: Gheorghiu, Alagna, ROH Orchestra, Armstrong
  • Audio CD: 1-CD EMI (CDC 55611727) (61 minutes)
  • Release Date: May 6, 1996
  • Average Rating: 4-5 stars  (14 tracks from Mascagni, Massenet, Donizetti, Offenbach, etc.)
  • List Price: £2.99 See Latest Prices on Amazon
3 Tenors 30th Anniversary
  • The Three Tenors - 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Artists: Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, with Zubin Mehta conducting
  • Audio CD: 2-CD Decca Classics (0743997)
  • Release Date: July 24, 2020
  • Average Rating: Includes complete DVD of concert plus “making of” documentary and CD album of original concert plus collectors booklet
  • List Price: £19.50 See Latest Prices on Amazon
  • Jonas Kaufmann: Fifty Great Arias
  • Artists: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), various Orchestras
  • Audio CD: 4-CD Box Set Decca (4787646)
  • Release Date: November 3, 2014
  • Average Rating: 4-5 stars  (Decca’s outstanding collection of four recital CDs was recorded from 2007-2013)
  • List Price: £19.25 See Latest Prices on Amazon

Ballet Music CDs

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Darcey Bussell Ballet Collection
  • The Darcey Bussell Ballet Collection
  • Featuring: Specially selected recordings by Darcey Bussell from her Royal Ballet days with The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, etc
  • Audio CD: Sony - 2 CD Set:
  • Release Date: 30th October 2015
  • Includes: “Swan Lake: Scene, Pas d’action, Valse, The Sleeping Beauty: Rose Adagio,   Valse, The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers, Romeo and Juliet: Introduction, Dance of the Knights, Balcony Scene, Coppelia: Prelude et Mazurka, Valse lente, Giselle: Grand pas de deux, The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy,   Dance of the Flutes, Spartacus Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, Cinderella: Finale.”
  • In Stock DVD in stock approx: £7.49
Romeo & Juliet
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
  • Artists: The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, with Maestro Koen Kessels
  • Audio 2-CDs: Opus Arte: OACD9047BD
  • Running time: 88 minutes
  • Release Date:  November 27, 2020
  • Details: Soundtrack recording of Prokofiev’s Ballet music as used on DVD: Romeo and Juliet Beyond Words. 1st shown on BBC TV, Christmas 2019.
  • List Price: £18.00 See Latest Prices on Amazon
The Nutcracker
  • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Op.71 Complete)
  • Artists: The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Mark Ermler
  • Audio CD: Sony Masterworks (88697 581242)
  • Release Date:October 5, 2009
  • List Price: £8.99 See Latest Prices on Amazon
Swan Lake
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Op.20 Complete)
  • Artists: The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Mark Ermler
  • Audio CD: Sony Masterworks (88697 575342)
  • Release Date: October 5, 2009
  • Average Rating: [5.0 stars]
  • List Price: £13.99 See Latest Prices on Amazon
Sleeping Beauty
  • Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (Op.66 Complete)
  • Artists: The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Mark Ermler
  • Audio CD:Sony Masterworks (88697 575302)
  • Release Date:October 5, 2009
  • Details: Crowning glory of the late Mark Ermler’s Royal Ballet recordings, (BBC)
  • List Price: £13.99 See Latest Prices on Amazon
  • Tchaikovsky : The Complete Ballets
  • Artists: Andre Previn & London Symphony Orchestra
  • Audio CD: Warner Classics (7-CD Box Set)
  • Release Date: August 16, 2016
  • Includes: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker (Complete)
  • List Price: £12.98 See Latest Prices on Amazon
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Artists: Christopher Austin & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Audio CD: Signum Records (Audio CD)
  • Release Date: March 11, 2013
  • Includes: Highlights of Joby Talbot’s score for the Ballet on CD.
  • List Price: £13.57 See Latest Prices on Amazon
A Classical Christmas
  • A Classical Christmas: Festive Classical Favourites
  • Artists: The Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Audio CD: Sony Masterworks (88697 581262)
  • Release Date:October 5, 2009
  • Includes:Festive Classical Favourites including a rarity in Quilter’s A Children’s Ov.
  • List Price: £4.99 See Latest Prices on Amazon