Barenboim's "champagne spirit" - a vintage Viennese New Year. Marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, Barenboim's programme includes music on the theme of peace, nine works never before played at the New Year's Concerts, plus costumes by Vivienne Westwood. The complete concert, recorded live at the Musikverein, Vienna, 1 January 2014.
Jonas Kaufmann brings down the house in this sumptuous period production from Covent Garden. Umberto Giordano (1867-1948), Andrea Chénier Live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Jonas Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Željko Lučić The Royal Opera, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Antonio Pappano (conductor) David McVicar (director)