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Philip Glass
Beauty and the Beast (Criterion Collection)
Glass' opera is included on the DVD as an alternate soundtrack. The opera was not just inspired by Cocteau's silent film, but synchronized with it and intended to be performed alongside of it. This Criterion disc brings this unique experience to the home theater.

John Adams

The Death of Klinghoffer

London Symphony Orchestra/Adams

DVD / Philips (2003)

Gian Carlo Menotti

The Medium

Powers, Schippers

DVD / VAI (1951)

Peter Schickele (as “P.D.Q. Bach”)

The Abduction of Figaro

Minnesota Opera/Brunelle

DVD / VAI (2004)

George Gershwin

Porgy and Bess

White/Haymon, Glyndebourne/Rattle

DVD / EMI (1993)

Gian Carlo Menotti

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Thomas Schippers

DVD / VAI (1955)

Gian Carlo Menotti

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Teresa Stratas, Giorgio Tozzi, Willard White, Robert Sapolsky, Nico Castel

VHS / Kultur ()

Gian Carlo Menotti

The Consul (1960 television production)

Patricia Neway

DVD / VAI (1960)

Carlisle Floyd

Willie Stark

LSU Opera

DVD / Newport Classic (2008)

John Adams

Doctor Atomic

Netherlands Opera/Renes

2 DVD / BBC/Opus (2008)

Philip Glass

Beauty and the Beast (Criterion Collection) (includes the Glass opera as an alternate soundtrack to the film)

Jean Cocteau

DVD / Criterion (1947)

Philip Glass


Dennis Russel Davies cond.

DVD / Image Entertainment (1993)