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Here's news about high-definition video recordings of opera, ballet, classical music, plays, fine-art documentaries, and paintings. I call these recordings "HDVDs." In the journal below are independent (and hard-to-find critical) reports on hundreds of HDVDs. Pick the best titles for your excelsisphere.

December 2. I just posted a review of the 2016 Royal Ballet Nutcracker. We have on our Alphalist a thorough rundown and grade on each of the 10 Nutcracker Blu-rays you could order for a Christmas present!

I just updated and added screenshots to the Priory title The Grand Organ of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Finally we have reported on all 5 of the Priory organ Blu-rays. These exemplary recordings include a Blu-ray video, a DVD video, and a CD! Each of these titles has a fine program of organ music played by virtuoso musicians. In addition, there are fabulous bonus extras with information about the cathedrals, the towns where they are located, the details of each organ instrument, and a discussion of each selection that is played in the recital. Never before was so much value in recordings conveyed for such a modest price.  To see information on all these Priory titles, just go to the left navigation bar and click on "Priory" under "Titles by Publisher." Then all 5 Priory stories will be instantly produced for your enjoyment! _______________________________________________________________________________

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg opera to a libretto by the composer. Directed 2011 by David Mouchtar-Samorai at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. Stars Albert Pesendorfer (Hars Sachs), Jochen Kupfer (Sixtus Beckmesser), Michael Putsch (Walter von Stolzing), Michaela Maria Mayer (Eva), Guido Jentjens (Veit Pogner), Tilman Lichdi (David), Christoph Wittman, Kurt Schober, Martin Berner, Martin Platz, Philip Carmichael, Martin Nyvall, Yong Jae Moon, Vladislav Solodyagin, Daeyoung Kim, and Leilo Pfister. Marcus Bosch conducts the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg and the Staatstheater Nürnberg Chorus (Chorus Master T. Vaask). Sets by H. Hauser; costumes by U. Eicker; choreography by J. Monten; dramaturgy by K. Weßler; lighting by K. Kornberger; directed for TV by M. Schuetrumpf. Released 2013, disc has 5.0 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!

According to the notes on the package, this is a "light Wagner" interpretation of Meistersinger, but run time is 4 1/2 hours. Please help by writing a comment or a mini-review about this title!