The Royal Opera Collection

 

The Royal Opera Collection Box Set released 2017. Below are the discs for 15 productions of The Royal Opera. Each of them has already been reported on this website, and you can get more details by using the links provided:

  1. Le nozze di Figaro. Mozart. 2009. (Grade: A+)
  2. Don Giovanni. Mozart. 2014. (Grade: A)
  3. Die Zauberflöte. Mozart. 2008. (Grade A)
  4. Macbeth. Verdi. 2012. (Grade A-)
  5. La traviata. Verdi. 2011. (Grade A)
  6. Carmen. Bizet. 2008. (Grade A+)
  7. Parsifal. Wagner. 2014. (Grade N/A)
  8. Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci. Mascagni/Leoncavallo. 2016. (Grade N/A)
  9. La Bohème. Puccini. 2010. (Grade C+)
  10. Turandot. Puccini. 2014. (Grade N/A)
  11. Il trittico (Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi). Puccini. 2012. (Grade A)
  12. Salome. Strauss. 2010. (Grade A+)
  13. Król Roger. Syzmanowski. 2015. (Grade N/A)
  14. Gloriana. Britten. 2013. (Grade N/A)
  15. Written on Skin. Benjamin. 2014. (Grade B+)

There are 17 operas here (Il trittico has three 1-Act operas rolled into one). This Le nozze is considered by some to be the best opera video ever. The Salome is, per the traffic on this website, one of the most popular Blu-ray opera recordings. The Carmen and Zauberflöte are still the best available recordings in Blu-ray. The Written on Skin is the authoritative recording of this remarkable new opera. We haven't graded all of the titles in this box, but we have given 9 of the titles a B+ or better. So if the price drops below, say $200, you are probably getting at a good discount 10 titles you will really admire plus 5 bonus recordings that likely will unearth for you some buried treasure. If you are new to opera on video, this looks like a great place to start.