Video and audio recordings of selected Berkeley Opera productions are available by mail. Videos present the entire show, on DVD with stereo Dolby Digital sound, or on VHS Hi-Fi tape. Audio recordings are two-disc CD sets with the musical numbers from the show.
When ordering, specify DVD (-D), CD (-C), or VHS (-V). Not all formats are available for every show.
Bat Out Of Hell(2004 production)
A new adaptation of of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Die Fledermaus by David Scott Marley
Marley's brilliant adaptation gives a unique Berkeley spin to a tale that originally poked fun at the foibles of turn-of-the-century Vienna. Brought into our present time and place, it is fresher and funnier while remaining true to the spirit of the original.
Both recordings feature Jillian Khuner, Shawnette Sulker, Sonia Gariaeff, Martin Lewis, Jason Sarten, Fé Bongolan, Nicolas Aliaga. Available on DVD or CD only.
Item BH1 - with Stephen Rumph and Richard Goodman
Item BH2 - with Ross Halper and Wayne Wong
The Riot Grrrl on Mars(2002 production)
A new adaptation of Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri by David Scott Marley
Rossini's commedia dell'arte farce undergoes a riotous transformation, but the shenanigans are timeless. There's no stopping a woman bent on interplanetary rescue — the men (Martian or Earthling) can only gape and dodge while she ferrets out her missing lover and twists her galactic opponent around her finger. Berkeley Opera blasts the bel canto world into a new higher-energy orbit with this new adaptation. Musical direction by Jonathan Khuner, stage direction by Andrew Morgan.
Two versions available:
Item RG1 - Sonia Gariaeff, Stephen Rumph, Cliff Romig, Wayne Wong, Sylvia Eowyn Bloom, Ariela Morgenstern, Nicolas Aliaga
Item RG2 - Marie Bafus, Andrew Morgan, Richard Goodman, Martin Bell, Eileen Morris, Ariela Morgenstern, Nicolas Aliaga (DVD not available for RG2)