Music & Dance


New! The Genius of Mozart 52 min.

In spite of Andrea’s love of Puccini, he still regards Mozart as the greatest opera composer who ever lived and episode seven is his collection of Mozart’s genius. Indeed Giacomo Puccini would have agreed with this point of view, travelling to Salzburg, as he did at the end of his life, to try and conclude his unfinished masterpiece, Turandot. This homage to Mozart includes the Overture from the M...

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New! Great Italian Opera in Vienna 50 min.

Italian Opera from the Musikverein and this Hall boasts the perfect acoustic for opera performance. We’ll hear Verdi’s Overture from La Forza Del Destino and Di quelle Pira from Il Trovatore, followed by Libiamo from the ever popular, La Traviata. Contrasting the high operatic style of Verdi with the more popular melody of Puccini, three arias from Tosca are enchanting – Recondita Armonia, Te Deum...

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New! Great Opera In Vienna 51 min.

Strauss’ Fledermaus Overture from the famous Golden Hall – the Musikverein in Vienna. Synonymous with that city, the popularity of Strauss is complemented by the genius of Mozart and our collection takes in an overture and the Queen of the Night Aria, Der Holle Rache. Whilst the famous Hall was being built, Bizet was shocking Parisian audiences with his outrageous Carmen and the Entr’Acte 1 is fol...

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New! Great Opera In Vienna II 51 min.

Andrea’s Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra and Singers is the first ensemble to perform at the famous Golden Hall in Vienna, in front of arguably the most exacting classical music audience in the world. This collection features the great masters who were loved by the city in their lifetimes. From Mozart, Austria’s famous son to Verdi, universally acclaimed in Vienna for his rousing operas and the Frenc...

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New! Great Opera In Vienna III 51 min.

In his day, Giuseppe Verdi was acclaimed in Vienna for his grandiose operas and this Collection starts with a homage to his mastery – we’ll hear from Nabucco, Il Trovatore and La Traviata, before enjoying the famous Musetta’s Waltz from Puccini’s La Boheme with an ensemble of young, energetic singers and featuring Melissa Di Biasio. Before a rousing finale, as Lucca’s three tenors enchant with O S...

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New! Music Novelties from Vienna 51 min.

A collection of ‘novelties’ from Vienna’s famous Golden Hall. Andrea’s talented singers and orchestra have broken new ground by bringing popular opera to this traditionally symphonic concert hall. From the poignant love story, La Boheme, we’ll experience Rudolpho’s romantic aria, Che Gelita Manina and his love’s response, Si Mi Chiamano Mimi. La Boheme is packed with beautiful melodies and Andrea’...

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New! Opera's Greatest Love Stories 51 min.

The power of music is the perfect way to interpret human emotion and opera composers rose to the challenge of interpreting love’s joy and pain. A good love story is at the heart of any great opera and this collection explores Puccini’s tragedies - Tosca and La Boheme and features the famous love song from Cavalleria Rusticana. The youthful tenor voice of Michael Alfonsi concludes this episode with...

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New! Puccini In Lucca 50 min.

Andrea is back in Lucca. This medieval Tuscan walled city was home to Giacomo Puccini, the most performed opera composer in the world. The Puccini Festival concert series plays nightly homage to Lucca’s famous son and this collection comes from the beautiful Church of San Giovanni, where Puccini was organist. We’ll experience an evening of soaring melody with Un Bel Di Vedremo, the Intermezzo and...

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New! Quick March! 50 min.

The march is one of the oldest styles of music ever composed and of course, it was adopted by many composers to inject energy, rhythm and colour into their operas. Mozart was inspired to compose the march by his hero, Handel and the latter is credited with the traditional, British Grenadiers. Berlioz’s grand opening of The Damnation of Faust features his Marches Hongroise depicting the approach of...

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New! Vive La France ! 52 min.

A fine tradition of French classical music was encouraged by King Louis XIV, who established an orchestra in court of Versailles, under the guidance of Jean Baptiste Lully. Lully composed the lion’s share of France’s court music in the 17th Century, before meeting an untimely death after injuring himself conducting! From Lully to Berlioz and his Damnation de Faust this French collection explores a...

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