Classical Opera (1750-1830)

The Classical Opera collection consists of 13 fully exclusive performances from leading opera houses including The Royal Opera House and Opéra National de Paris, among others. This collection showcases the work of leading directors including Laurent Pelly (Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, 2017), Robert Carsen (Mozart's Idomeneo, Teatro Real, 2019), and David McVicar (Mozart's Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera House, 2019, and Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera House, 2017).

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Venezia Teatro La Fenice, 2009)
Il Burbero di buon cuore (Teatro Real, 2007)
L'arbore di Diana (Liceu Barcelona, 2009)

Die Zauberflöte (The Royal Opera, 2017)
Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera, 2019)
Il crociato in Egitto (Venezia Teatro La Fenice, 2007)

This collection includes:

  • The vibrant and youthful 2017 production of Gioachino Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia featuring Florian Sempey, Michele Angelini, Catherine Trottmann, and the award-winning team of acclaimed director Laurent Pelly and conductor Jérémie Rhorer.
  • David McVicar's classic production of Die Zauberflöte (The Royal Opera, 2017), which transports the audience to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The Stage called it 'a remarkably complete staging of a piece of extraordinary dramatic diversity'.
  • Kasper Holten's 2014 production of Don Giovanni for the Royal Opera, which showcases a spectacular revolving set by award-winning designer Es Devlin, ingenious video projections by Luke Halls, and an 'ideal cast on world beating form' (The Independent).