Complete Operas on YouTube

The latest trend is to post complete opera films on YouTube.  This became possible when YT stopped restricting the size of the films.  I'm starting a list that includes only films that show the action.  This can only lead to madness.  These generally come without English subtitles, but most will have plot summaries in Wikipedia.  This list is constantly changing and I don't always keep up.

Early Opera

L'Orfeo by Monteverdi.
La Calisto with Janet Baker

High Baroque

Theodora from Glyndebourne with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
Rinaldo audio only with Cecilia Bartoli
Alcina from Vienna Pt1, Pt2


Nozze di Figaro with Netrebko and Roschmann, Pt1, Pt2.  Giant staircase.
L'anima del filosofo with Bartoli.
Orfeo ed Euridice in Italian from Glyndebourne.

Orphée et Eurydice, the French version of Gluck's opera.
I love this Don Giovanni.
Peter Sellars' Cosi fan tutte, Pt1, Pt2, Pt3, Pt4.
Peter Sellars' Don Giovanni, Pt1, Pt2, Pt3.  Features drug scene.

Bel Canto

I Capuleti e i Montecchi from Paris with Netrebko and DiDonato pt1, pt2.
For fun here is Maria Stuarda with Joyce DiDonato as Elizabeth.
La Donna del Lago with June Anderson
Linda di Chamounix with Damrau

German before Wagner

Fidelio with Janowitz and Bernstein.
Der Freischütz from Hamburg. 
Die Fledermaus with Kiri Te Kanawa.
Die Fledermaus in a version from Vienna with English subtitles.


Aida with Pavarotti from San Francisco.
Macbeth movie with Ramey and Verrett.
Attila with Ramey at La Scala


Lohengrin with Domingo from Vienna.
Parsifal from Bayreuth.


Kaufmann sings La Damnation de Faust
Carmen from Salzburg
Faust from Zurich


Zeffirelli film of Pagliacci.
Zeffirelli film of Cavalleria Rusticana with Domingo and Obrazova.
La Bohème from Salzburg 2012.

Strauss and German late romantic

Der Rosenkavalier from the Royal Opera
Der Rosenkavalier with Schwarzkopf.  Considered definitive.
Elektra with Gwyneth Jones
Elektra with Janis Martin
Salome with Maria Ewing. 
Arabella with Lucia Popp
Tiefland by d'Albert


Eugene Onegin film
Pique Dame with Obratzova.
Iolanta from Baden Baden


Henze's Elegy for young Lovers in English.
Antony and Cleopatra with Malfitano pt1, pt2.  I liked it.

The Aspern Papers original production.
Ainadamar- Osvaldo Golijov Part 1, Part 2, Part 3  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What a great idea and a great list!