‘Distant Harmony: Pavarotti in China’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary On DVD & Digital Platforms

(Credit: Courtesy of Giant Pictures) The 30th Anniversary Edition of director DeWitt Sage’s award-winning feature documentary “Distant Harmony: Pavarotti in China” has been released on DVD and digital platforms for the first time. The 1988 documentary was released by Giant Pictures and recounts Luciano Pavarotti’s trip to China in 1986 where he performed “La Bohème,” conducted master classes and performed {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Pretty Yende Held Highlight New DVD/CD Releases – September 4

This week, two albums and one DVD are set for release, including a major opera production featuring two superstars. Peñalosa – Lamentations On Sept. 6, BIS Records will release acclaimed vocal ensemble New York Polyphony’s sixth album, “Peñalosa – Lamentations.” The album, according to the press release, “features rarely heard works from late 15th-century and early 16th-century Spanish composers Francisco {…}

Sonya Yoncheva & Stephen Costello Headline New DVD/CD Releases – August 26

This week will feature two unique releases from 2018 festivals. Both sets were extremely well-regarded productions when they premiered. Rigoletto  C Major releases a new production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” from the Bregenz Festival. The new release stars Stephen Costello, Vladimir Stoyanov, Mélissa Petit, Miklós Sebestyén, and  Katrin Wundsam in a production by  Philipp Stölzl. Enrique Mazzola conducts the production which OperaWire {…}