British Theatre Directors

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  • Billy Budd (Britten), 2010

    Movie + 1 extra

    An award-winning opera debut from British theatre director Michael Grandage.

    The cast includes Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere) and Darren Jeffery (Lieutenant Ratcliffe) with conductor Mark Elder and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), 2016

    Movie

    Annabel Arden’s lively production is suffused with Spanish colour and warmth, with just a hint of the surreal.

    The cast includes Björn Bürger (Figaro), Danielle de Niese (Rosina), Taylor Stayton (Count Almaviva) and Alessandro Corbelli (Dr Bartolo) with Enrique Mazzola and the London Philharmoni...

  • The Wreckers (Ethel Smyth), 2022

    Movie + 4 extras

    Melly Still’s brand new production of Ethel Smyth’s powerful, psychological drama.

    The cast includes Karis Tucker (Thurza), Rodrigo Porras Garulo (Marc), Lauren Fagan (Avis) and Philip Horst (Pasko) with conductor Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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  • Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), 2012

    Movie

    Michael Grandage’s five-star production of Mozart’s greatest comedy.

    The cast includes Vito Priante (Figaro), Lydia Teuscher (Susanna) and Audun Iversen (Count Almaviva) with conductor Robin Ticciati and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

    Photo: Alastair Muir

  • The Fairy Queen (Purcell), 2009

    Movie

    Jonathan Kent’s ‘delectable’ production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen takes us from rowdiest, raunchiest comedy to bewitching beauty and pathos.

    The cast includes Sally Dexter (Titania), Helen Bradbury (Helena), Oliver le Sueur (Demetrius) and Susannah Wise (Hermia), with conductor William Christ...

  • Così fan tutte (Mozart), 2006

    Movie

    A Glyndebourne classic, Nicholas Hytner’s staging finds both charm and darkness in Mozart’s opera.

    The cast includes Topi Lehtipuu (Ferrando), Anke Vondung (Dorabella), Ainhoa Garmendia (Despina) and Miah Persson (Fiordiligi) with conductor Iván Fischer and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenm...

  • Cendrillon (Massenet), 2019

    Movie

    Massenet’s enchanting retelling of the familiar Cinderella story, originally directed by Fiona Shaw.

    The cast includes Danielle de Niese (Cendrillon), Kate Lindsey (Prince Charming), Nina Minasyan (The Fairy Godmother) and Agnes Zwierko (Madame De La Haltière) with conductor John Wilson and the ...

  • Falstaff (Verdi), 2009

    Movie

    Richard Jones's production brings a zany, sitcom energy to Verdi's classic comedy.

    The cast includes Christopher Purves Sir John (Falstaff), Tassis Christoyannis (Ford) and Dina Kuznetsova (Mrs Alice Ford) with conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Photo: Alastair Muir

  • L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), 2009

    Movie + 1 extra

    Donizetti’s sun-drenched, small-town comedy makes a joyful return in Annabel Arden’s production.

    The cast includes Ekaterina Siurina (Adina) and Peter Auty (Nemorino) with conductor Maurizio Benini and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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  • Don Giovanni (Mozart), 2010

    Movie + 1 extra

    Jonathan Kent’s sleek, contemporary staging of Mozart's wild musical ride that takes its audience quite literally to hell and back again.

    The cast includes Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni), Brindley Sherratt (Commendatore) and Kate Royal ( Donna Elvira) with conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the Orche...

  • The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček), 2012

    Movie

    Janáček takes an enchanting tale and turns it into a colourful reflection on the highs and lows of life and death in nature’s constant cycle of renewal.

    The cast includes Lucy Crowe (Vixen), Sergei Leiferkus (Forester) and Emma Bell (Fox) with conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmo...

  • Rusalka (Dvořák), 2019

    Movie + 1 extra

    Inspired by The Little Mermaid, Rusalka offers a poignant reimagining of the classic fairy tale.

    The cast includes Sally Matthews (Rusalka), Evan LeRoy Johnson (Prince) and Patricia Bardon (Ježibaba) with conductor Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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  • The Rape of Lucretia (Britten), 2015

    Movie

    Fiona Shaw takes on Britten's emotionally heart-wrenching and lyrically beautiful opera.

    The cast includes Christine Rice (Lucretia), Duncan Rock (Tarquinius), Matthew Rose (Collatinus) and Louise Alder (Lucia) with conductor Leo Hussain and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Photo: Robbie Jack