With EMI Classics (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Chief Inspector Morse (John Thaw) has an ear for music, a taste for beer, and a nose for crime. He sets out with Detective Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately) to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 8,934

2. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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83 Metascore

In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

Votes: 26,834 | Gross: $10.16M

3. Wuthering Heights (1992)

PG | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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A man becomes obsessed with vengeance when his soul mate marries another man.

Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes, Janet McTeer, Sophie Ward

Votes: 11,407

4. Jefferson in Paris (1995)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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45 Metascore

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet

Votes: 2,692 | Gross: $2.47M

5. Callas Forever (2002)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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49 Metascore

The last days of legendary opera singer Maria Callas.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Jay Rodan

Votes: 2,011 | Gross: $0.45M

6. Otello (1986)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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Based on Shakespeare's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Justino Díaz, Petra Malakova

Votes: 473 | Gross: $0.19M

7. Tosca (2001)

Not Rated | 126 min | Musical, Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

Benoit Jacquot reinvents the way we view opera in this magnificent production of Puccini's story of Tosca's love for the painter Cavaradossi and the intervention of Scarpia.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi, David Cangelosi

Votes: 367 | Gross: $0.06M

8. Tosca's Kiss (1984)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. In his documentary film Tosca's ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Schmid | Stars: Giuseppe Manacchini, Leonida Bellon, Salvatore Locapo, Giovanni Puligheddu

Votes: 154 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Maria Callas at Covent Garden (1964 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Music

9.0
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Few of Maria Callas's performances were filmed, so these two gala concerts recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1962 and 1964 are special. On 4 November 1962, it was before ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maria Callas, Renato Cioni, Tito Gobbi, Robert Bowman

Votes: 67

10. Lady Macbeth von Mzensk (1992)

100 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.2
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Director: Petr Weigl | Stars: Markéta Hrubesová, Galina Vishnevskaya, Michal Dlouhý, Nicolai Gedda

Votes: 70

11. Macbeth (II) (2011)

170 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Sue Judd | Stars: Simon Keenlyside, Raymond Aceto, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Elisabeth Meister

Votes: 22

12. Don Carlo (1992 TV Movie)

183 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Samuel Ramey, Luciano Pavarotti, Paolo Coni, Alexander Anisimov

Votes: 38

13. Viva Vivaldi! (2000 TV Special)

106 min | Music

8.2
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The spectacular mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is joined by the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico in a program of baroque music from composer Antonio Vivaldi, "The Red Priest". The concert ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Enrico Onofri, Mario Bianchi

Votes: 40

14. Orphée et Eurydice (2000 TV Movie)

Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.8
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Magdalena Kozená, Madeline Bender, Patricia Petibon, Monteverdi Choir

Votes: 26

15. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2002 TV Movie)

187 min | Musical

7.9
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A stage performance of the Shostakovich opera, filmed in Barcelona.

Director: Toni Bargalló | Stars: Mireille Capelle, Graham Clark, John Hurst, Anatoli Kocherga

Votes: 11

16. Tosca (2011)

131 min | Drama, Music

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ACT I Rome, June 1800. Cesare Angelotti, an escaped political prisoner, rushes into the Church of Sant'Andrea della Valle. After finding the key his sister has hidden for him, he hides in ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jonathan Haswell | Stars: Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Lukas Jakobski

Votes: 27

17. Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2001 TV Special)

85 min | Music

9.0
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Director: Bob Coles | Stars: Berliner Philharmoniker, Radiokören, Eric Ericsons Kammarkör, Orfeón Donostiarra

Votes: 17

18. Bach: Cello Suites (1991 Video)

Unrated | 240 min | Music

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Ballet adaptation of Bach's famous Cello Suites.

Director: Andy Sommer | Star: Mstislav Rostropovich

19. Maria Callas in Concert - Hamburg, 16 March 1962 (1962 TV Special)

119 min | Music

9.1
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A filmed record of two concerts given in Hamburg, Germany, by opera star Maria Callas in 1958 and 1962.

Stars: Maria Callas, Georges Prêtre

Votes: 44

20. Gold and Silver Gala with Placido Domingo (1996 TV Special)

90 min | Music

8.0
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Great Opera Arias: Concert With Domingo, Alagna, Gheorghiu movie was released Nov 18, 2008 by the Kultur Films Inc. studio. World-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo is joined by opera ... See full summary »

Director: Kriss Rusmanis | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Roberto Alagna, Dwayne Croft, Angela Gheorghiu

Votes: 16

21. The Byron Janis Story (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.6
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From childhood injury, to physical disability, and a lifetime battling arthritis, famous classical pianist Byron Janis has fought adversity his whole life. He stands as a lesson to all those who face hurdles in life and can still succeed.

Director: Peter Rosen | Stars: Jim Dale, Byron Janis, Steven Abrahamson, Emanuel Ax

Votes: 5

22. Don Giovanni (2010 TV Movie)

G | 173 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Mozart's second collaboration with the mercurial librettist Lorenzo da Ponte is among the very blackest of black comedies. Glyndebourne welcomes back the winning team of director Jonathan ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Maniura | Stars: Gerald Finley, Anna Samuil, Kate Royal, Luca Pisaroni

23. Maurice Bejart's Nutcracker (2000 TV Movie)

102 min | Musical, Music

5.0
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Director: Ross MacGibbon | Stars: Damaas Thijs, Elizabeth Ros, Gil Roman, Jûichi Kobayashi

Votes: 23

24. Don Carlo (2010 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

8.4
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Stars: Rolando Villazón, Marina Poplavskaya, Simon Keenlyside, Sonia Ganassi

Votes: 5

25. People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' (2003 Video)

58 min | Documentary

7.3
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10 years after the release of "Philadelphia", director Jonathan Demme, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and others discuss about the making of that film and it's important legacy through the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Ron Nyswaner, Jonathan Demme, Tom Hanks, Edward Saxon

Votes: 53

26. The Hidden Heart: A Life of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears (2009 Video)

78 min | Documentary

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Director: Teresa Griffiths | Star: Peter Pears

27. Faust (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Music

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Directors: Sue Judd, Robin Lough | Stars: Roberto Alagna, Bryn Terfel, Angela Gheorghiu, Simon Keenlyside

Votes: 8

28. Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas (2004 Video)

176 min | Drama, Music

9.4
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Toni Bargalló | Stars: Simon Keenlyside, Natalie Dessay, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Alain Vernhes

Votes: 7

29. Alceste (1999 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves, Dietrich Henschel, Yann Beuron

Votes: 10

30. Glenn Gould the Alchemist (1974 TV Movie)

157 min | Documentary

7.4
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Filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon visits piano virtuoso Glenn Gould more than ten years after his self-imposed exile from the stage, which results in a mixture of interview and performance.

Director: François Ribadeau | Stars: Glenn Gould, Bruno Monsaingeon

Votes: 10

31. Le Nozze di Figaro (2009 TV Movie)

192 min | Music

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Director: Felix Breisach | Stars: Erwin Schrott, Martina Janková, Michael Volle, Malin Hartelius

32. Maria Callas: Life and Art (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

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Maria Callas: Life and Art is a brilliant documentary of opera diva Maria Callas. The documentary includes extensive interviews with her friends and colleagues, as well as performance footage.

Directors: Alan Lewens, Alastair Mitchell | Stars: Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Carlo Maria Giulini, Franco Zeffirelli

Votes: 45

33. La Bohème (2005 TV Movie)

116 min | Music

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Director: Felix Breisach | Stars: Cristina Gallardo Domas, Marcello Giordani, Michael Volle, Cheyne Davidson

34. Maria Callas: Débuts à Paris (1958 TV Movie)

107 min

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Director: Roger Benamou | Stars: Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi, Jean Paul Hurteau, Albert Lance

Votes: 38

35. David Oistrakh Archival Treasures (1994 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Bruno Monsaingeon | Stars: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, David Oistrakh

36. Classic archive (2001–2003)

52 min | Music

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Stars: Glenn Gould, David Oistrakh

37. Fierrabras (2007 TV Movie)

171 min | Drama, Music

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Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: László Polgár, Juliane Banse, Michael Volle, Christoph Strehl

38. Der Rosenkavalier (II) (2004 TV Movie)

204 min | Music

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Director: Chloé Perlemuter | Stars: Chor des Opernhauses Zürich, Liuba Chuchrova, Günther Groissböck, Guido Götzen

39. Don Giovanni (2007 TV Movie)

185 min | Music

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Director: Felix Breisach | Stars: Franz Welser-Möst, Simon Keenlyside, Alfred Muff, Eva Mei

40. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2005 TV Movie)

267 min | Music

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Director: Andy Sommer | Stars: José van Dam, Matti Salminen, Martin Zysset, Cheyne Davidson

41. Antonio Pappano (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

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In János Darvas' film, Pappano speaks about his career and his views on music.

Director: János Darvas | Star: Antonio Pappano

42. Der fliegende Holländer (1991 TV Movie)

134 min | Fantasy, Music, Romance

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Director: Eckhart Schmidt | Stars: Robert Hale, Julia Varady, Jaakko Ryhänen, Anny Schlemm

43. Messiah (II) (2009 TV Movie)

158 min | Music

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Director: David Kremer | Stars: Ailish Tynan, Alice Coote, Allan Clayton, Matthew Rose

45. Julia Varady, ou Le chant possédé (1998 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Bruno Monsaingeon | Stars: Julia Varady, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

46. Tannhäuser (2003 TV Special)

200 min | Music

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Director: Chloé Perlemuter | Stars: Peter Seiffert, Roman Trekel, Rolf Haunstein, Isabelle Kabatu

47. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Porgy and Bess (1993)

184 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The story of a disabled beggar in Charleston, S.C. who falls in love with a prostitute, this is the first filmed version of Gershwin's opera which uses Gershwin's own orchestrations and ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey

Votes: 126

48. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: The First Emperor (2007)

189 min | Musical

7.6
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To unite the lands he has conquered, the First Emperor of China, believes that a national anthem is needed. He hires a childhood friend to compose it for him, not realizing that his friend does not share the Emperor's aspirations.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Elizabeth Futral, Paul Groves, Hsing-Kuo Wu

Votes: 23

49. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (2008)

112 min | Musical

6.5
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Set in the industrialized 1950s, Hansel and Gretel are latch-key kids to a depressed mother and overworked father. The witch runs a stainless-steel kitchen with modern gadgets and a glass-door oven. One hopes it's the self-cleaning kind.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Alice Coote, Christine Schäfer, Alan Held, Rosalind Plowright

Votes: 11

50. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Macbeth (2008)

Musical

7.7
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The witches tell fortunes: Macbeth will be King, Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth helps the agenda by murdering King Duncan; and, what the heck, Banquo, too. Macbeth takes the crown, Lady Macbeth hosts a dinner; Banquo crashes the event.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Zeljko Lucic, John Relyea, Maria Guleghina, Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs

Votes: 6


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