SACD multi-channel releases of a collection of operatic arias by Salieri performed by Ceciia Bartoli with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Adam Fischer, and Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7 with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Carlos Kleiber (DECCA / DGG)

Music of Sir Arnold Bax: Overture, Elegy and Rondo and Sinfonietta with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth (NAXOS)

DVD video releases of a Kirov Opera production of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov conducted by Valery Gergiev, Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda with Edita Gruberova in a Zurich Opera production, a film by Petr Weigl of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and Britten's The Turn of the Screw in a 1990 Stuttgart production conducted by Steuart Bedford (PHILIPS / TDK / IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT / ARTHAUS)

DVD video releases of two operas of Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix in a Zurich production with Edita Gruberova, and Le Fille du Régiment in a La Scala production with Ewa Podles, Paul Austin Kelly and Mariella Devia; also two operas of Tchaikovsky: a Kirov Opera production of Pique Dame conducted by Valery Gergiev, and a Petr Weigl film of Solti's 1975 recording of Eugene Onegin (TDK / PHILIPS / DECCA)

DVD videos of a Royal Opera production of Verdi's Rigoletto, two versions of Verdi's Otello, one with Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Peter Glossop and the Berlin Phiharmonic/Herbert von Karajan, the other with Placido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa and Sergei Leiferkus and the Royal Opera/Sir Georg Solti, and a 1958 Italian film of Verdi's La forza del destino with Renata Tebaldi, Franco Corelli and Ettore Bastianini (BBC OPUS ARTE / TDK / KULTUR / HARDY CLASSIC VIDEO)

DVD videos documentaries of Rudolf Nureyev's choreography for Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and Glazunov's Raymonda, a complete performance of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet from LaScala, and a complete performance of Nureyev's version of Minkus' Don Quichotte (TDK / EUROARTS)

Two DVD videos of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Ballet, one a Vienna film production with Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, the other a Bolshoi Ballet presentation featuring Maya Plisetskaya, a Royal Ballet presentation of Coppélia by Delibes, and Bolshoi film productions of Stravinsky's Firebird and Petrushka, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (PHILIPS / VAI / BBC OPUS ARTE)

DVD videos of a 1988 Met production of Verdi's Aida with Placido Domingo, Aprile Millo and Dolora Zajick conducted by James Levine, a 2000 production of Prokofiev's War and Peace from the Paris National Opera, a 1998 Kirov production of Borodin's Prince Igor, and a 1962 concert of Beethoven and Wagner performed by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch with pianist Wilhelm Backhaus and soprano Birgit Nilsson (DGG / TDK / PHILIPS)

Bach's French Suites played by harpsichordist David Cates (MUSIC & ARTS)

A 2-CD set of original recordings of Berlin Cabaret music including performances by Lotte Lenya, Marlene Dietrich and Ernst Busch (EDEL)

DVD videos of Mozart's Magic Flute with Sir Colin Davis/Royal Opera, Lehar's Merry Widow with Yvonne Kenney in a San Francisco Opera production conducted by Erich Kunzel, Puccini's Madama Butterfly with Mirella Freni and Placido Domingo with Herbert von Karajan conducting, and Bizet's Carmen with Anne Sofie van Otter from the Glyndebourne Festival (OPUS ARTS / DECCA)