Alexander Oliver

Amadeus (1984)

Slow movingInspiringBeautifulEmotional

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  F. Murray Abraham  •  Tom Hulce  •  Elizabeth Berridge  •  Roy Dotrice

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  F. Murray Abraham  •  Tom Hulce  •  Elizabeth Berridge  •  Roy Dotrice

Andrea Chénier (1985)

Live from ROH 1985. Giordano's Andrea Chenier is one of the greatest of verismo operas, full of heart-stopping big tunes and powerful emotional situations. If it is not as well-known as it should be, it is because in summary it sounds a little too like Puccini's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Humphrey Burton  •  Lamberto Puggelli
CAST:  Plácido Domingo  •  Anna Tomowa-Sintow  •  Giorgio Zancanaro  •  Jonathan Summers

Live from ROH 1985. Giordano's Andrea Chenier is one of the greatest of verismo operas, full of heart-stopping big tunes and powerful emotional situations. If it is not as well-known as it should be, it is because in summary it sounds a little too like Puccini's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Humphrey Burton  •  Lamberto Puggelli
CAST:  Plácido Domingo  •  Anna Tomowa-Sintow  •  Giorgio Zancanaro  •  Jonathan Summers

Salome (1997)

Richard Strauss's opera, from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Bondy  •  Hans Hulscher
CAST:  Catherine Malfitano  •  Bryn Terfel  •  Kenneth Riegel  •  Anja Silja

Richard Strauss's opera, from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Bondy  •  Hans Hulscher
CAST:  Catherine Malfitano  •  Bryn Terfel  •  Kenneth Riegel  •  Anja Silja

Iolanthe (1982)

Strephon, a shepherd (the son of a Fairy, Iolanthe, and a mortal), is in love with Phyllis, a shepherdess. He wants to marry her, but, although Phyllis also loves Strephon, she has a dilemma - she is so beautiful that all of the House of Lords, as well as her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Heather  •  David Pountney
CAST:  Derek Hammond-Stroud  •  Richard Van Allen  •  Alexander Oliver  •  Thomas Hemsley

Strephon, a shepherd (the son of a Fairy, Iolanthe, and a mortal), is in love with Phyllis, a shepherdess. He wants to marry her, but, although Phyllis also loves Strephon, she has a dilemma - she is so beautiful that all of the House of Lords, as well as her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Heather  •  David Pountney
CAST:  Derek Hammond-Stroud  •  Richard Van Allen  •  Alexander Oliver  •  Thomas Hemsley

The Sorcerer (1982)

The villagers of Ploverleigh are celebrating the marriage of Alexis, son of Sir Marmaduke Poindextre, to Aline, daughter of Lady Sangazure, who just happens to be Sir Marmaduke's old flame. Alexis is determined that all shall share the purity of his true love. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Heather  •  Stephen Pimlott
CAST:  Clive Revill  •  David Kernan  •  Alexander Oliver  •  Nan Christie

The villagers of Ploverleigh are celebrating the marriage of Alexis, son of Sir Marmaduke Poindextre, to Aline, daughter of Lady Sangazure, who just happens to be Sir Marmaduke's old flame. Alexis is determined that all shall share the purity of his true love. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Heather  •  Stephen Pimlott
CAST:  Clive Revill  •  David Kernan  •  Alexander Oliver  •  Nan Christie

The Pirates Of Penzance (1982)

As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last over and he happily leaves the service of the pirates. When Frederic meets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodney Greenberg  •  Michael Geliot
CAST:  Keith Michell  •  Alexander Oliver  •  Gillian Knight  •  Janis Kelly

As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last over and he happily leaves the service of the pirates. When Frederic meets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodney Greenberg  •  Michael Geliot
CAST:  Keith Michell  •  Alexander Oliver  •  Gillian Knight  •  Janis Kelly

L'Incoronazione di Poppea (1979)

Live performance, part of Monteverdi cycle staged by Oper Zürich with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Zürich Opera House Monteverdi Ensemble. Staged and directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
CAST:  Renate Lenhart  •  Helrun Gardow  •  Klaus Brettschneider  •  Rachel Yakar

Live performance, part of Monteverdi cycle staged by Oper Zürich with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Zürich Opera House Monteverdi Ensemble. Staged and directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
CAST:  Renate Lenhart  •  Helrun Gardow  •  Klaus Brettschneider  •  Rachel Yakar