Opera Rara breathe new life into another unaccountably neglected score, Jacques Offenbach’s Fantasio, with a new studio recording featuring a magnificent cast including Sarah Connolly, Brenda Rae, Victoria Simmonds, Russell Braun, Brindley Sherratt, Neal Davies, and Robert Murray, supported by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the wonderful Sir Mark Elder.
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Our brand-new recording of Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons is now available as a download. With its vivid poetry and technical ingenuity, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons remains as fresh today as the day it was written, remaining as influential and transfixing as ever.Read More
One of the OAE’s first recordings – with former Emeritus Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
“The OAE recording of Schubert 9 with Sir Charles Mackerras way back when is absolutely fantastic! It was amongst the orchestra’s first recordings, and Sir Charles had such an immense vision in mind with an unfaltering commitment to original tempi and Schubertian style that together we really broke new ground with the recording.Read More
Guaranteed to come to life at night and entertain the rest of your toys with music and witticisms, this miniature composer is the perfect gift for any music lover and small enough to fit in your pocket or fist should his knowing glare become too intimidating.
With more movable joints.
Equally as talkative as many living composers.
Plus, download your very own Ludwig-sized printable piano here
What happens when you cross Beethoven with wine and garlic?
Check out ‘the French Beethoven‘.
Hear ‘the French Beethoven’ (and the real one) this October.
Our brand-new recording of Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons is now available.Read More
Bach’s joyous and exhuberant Christmas Oratorio, in a brand-new recording – just in time for the festive season.Read More
This CD from our OAE RELEASED Label features the Orchestra’s Principal Horn, Roger Montgomery, as soloist in Mozart’s Horn Concertos, in performances directed by OAE Leader Margaret Faultless.Read More
Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro is the quintessential Glyndebourne opera – first performed in 1934 and in 1994 when the opera house re-opened.
‘This is a Figaro of rare grace, naturalness and charm’, said The Daily Telegraph, and for The Sunday Times it was a production that ‘affirms Mozart’s most beloved masterpiece as both of its time and perennially modern, Grandage oiling the comic mechanisms of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto with a master technician’s hands.’Read More
For this CD we are joined by Polyphony and Stephen Layton for Bach’s most dramatic masterpiece. Featuring a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a vivid account, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection.
In Ian Bostridge, we have the most iconic Evangelist of the last twenty years; an artist who is an incomparable communicator, a singer of technical brilliance, and an impassioned, experienced interpreter of Bach’s music.Read More
William Christie conductor
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cast: Lorraine Hunt, David Daniels, Dawn Upshaw, Richard Croft
The young violinist Alina Ibragimova is already established as an admired recording artist, standing alongside great artists of the past and present with her versions of Bach and Beethoven’s violin works. She appears on this latest release with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Vladimir Jurowski (in his Hyperion premiere) in a programme which includes a classic of the concerto repertoire: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64.Read More
Vladimir Jurowski conducts works by Mahler, including Songs of a Wayfarer with soloist Sarah Connolly,Read More
The debut solo album from talented Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, recorded back in 2007.Read More
The DVD of Glyndebourne’s spectacular production of Purcell’s exuberant take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is now available.Read More
The DVD of the 2011 Glydebourne production of Handel’s opera, featuring the OAE conducted by Ottavio Dantone.Read More
Our very first piece of Night Shift merchandise on the online shop! Enjoy your beer at home in this Night Shift branded tulip-shaped pint glass.
Find out more about The Night Shift.Read More
New for 2012, we are now selling ‘OAE goes Green’ travel mugs.
Perfect for taking your morning coffee or tea into the office, the plastic mugs come with a screw-top lid and a sleeve.
Read more about the OAE’s Green initiatives here.
So, save a few trees and order your mug today!
Mugs are also microwave and dishwasher safe.Read More
You can now buy specially designed OAE Christmas cards. Cards are blank for your own message, with the OAE logo on rear. A great way to support your favourite Orchestra and also spread the word about us!
Christmas cards are sold individually.Read More