Bloomsbury Video Library - Early and Baroque Collection

Early and Baroque Collection, pre-1750

The Early and Baroque Opera (pre-1750) collection features nine productions of early works from leading European opera houses including the Dutch National Opera, Teatro La Fenice, and Teatro Real. Performances include Graham Vick's production of Handel's Tamerlano (Teatro Real, 2008), William Christie conducting Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (Teatro Real, 2008) and Pierre Audi's final production as Director of the Dutch National Opera, Landi's Morte d'Orfeo (2018).

L'incoronazione di Poppea (Teatro Real, 2010)
La Morte d'Orfeo (Dutch National Opera, 2018)
La Vedova Scaltra (Venezia Teatro La Fenice, 2007)

L'Olimpiade (Venezie Teatro La Fenice, 2006)
L'Orfeo (Teatro Real, 2008)
Tamerlano (Teatro Real, 2008)

This collection includes:

  • Teatro Real's majestic production of Handel's vivid tragedy, Tamerlano, featuring Paul McCreesh's authentic and luminous interpretation of the score, stunning theatrical staging by Graham Vick, and designer Richard Hudson's extravagant Baroque-Islamic costumes.
  • Dominique Poulange's production of Baldassarre Galuppi's L'Olimpiade, in which The Orchestra Barocca di Venezia, conducted by baroque expert Andrea Marcon, plays on original instruments from the 18th century.
  • The 2007 production of Wolf-Ferrari's comic opera La Vedova, filmed live at the Teatro La Fenice in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Goldoni.