Verdi: Il trovatore
Анна Нетребко(«Donizetti, Evelino Pido: Anna Bolena»), Гастон Риверо, Плачидо Доминго («Christmas in Vienna V») в драме Филиппа Штельцль «Il trovatore».
Filmed live in Berlin, Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo star in one of Verdi’s greatest operas, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Il Trovatore is without question one of Verdi’s most dramatic masterpieces – as well as one of his most melodic and including the irresistible ‘Anvil Chorus’ and the tenor showstopper ‘Di quella pira’.
Anna Netrebko makes her debut as Leonora, triumphing in a uniquely demanding role for a Verdi soprano and one she will sing again at the 2014 Salzburg Festival.
Adored for his legendary performances in the title role, Placido Domingo here sings the baritone role of the troubador’s arch-rival, the aristocratic Count di Luna. Celebrated film-maker Philipp Stolzl, well-known for his groundbreaking video collaborations with Rammstein and Madonna, directs his first Verdi opera, creating an extraordinarily powerful visual and visceral theatrical experience, unlike any other production of the opera.
The roles of the troubadour and the gypsy Azucena are taken by Uruguayan tenor Gaston Rivero and Russian mezzo-soprano Marina Prudenskaya....
Richard Strauss - Elektra (Karl Bohm) (2 DVD)
For this 1981 film of Richard Strauss's expressionist masterpiece, director G?tz Friedrich collaborated with the composer's disciple Karl B?hm, who recorded the soundtrack with the Vienna Philharmonic only month before his death - "music making of grandeur, ecstasy and precision" wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In her performance of the punishing title role, Leonie Rysanek "surmounted the score's superhuman demands with an interpretive achievement that crowns her career" (Daily Telegraph). Astrid Varnay, once a great Electra herself, presents here a potent rendition of Clytemnestra. As The New York Times noted in describing this "powerful moving Elektra", Friedrich and set designer Josef Svoboda have conjured up "distinctive images as memorably vivid as they are harsh".
"Ob ich die Musik nicht hore? Sie kommt doch aus mir" - Documentary / Making of Elektra...
Tony Palmer's Film About Stravinsky
Made at the request of the Stravinsky Estate to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky's birth, this highly-praised and award-winning film celebrates one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. It includes...
Rossini: Armida (2 DVD)
Renee Fleming stars in the title role of this rarely heard diva showcase, in a production by Tony Award winne Mary Zimmerman. Rossini's opera, set in the time of the Crusades, tells the story of a vengeful sorceress who enthralls men in her island...
KISS: Meet The Press
The art of giving an interview has never eluded the band KISS! Founding members Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons know how to work the media as well as the thousands of fans that show up for their stage show spectacles! KISS has had many lineup changes over the years that included Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer.
In 1996 KISS reunited the original four members that brought KISS to the forefront of rock and roll in the 1970s. KISS remains to this day one of the most marketed and exposed bands in the music and entertainment industry.
This video magazine contains press conference footage and raw footage of KISS being honored by the entertainment industry as well as rare and exclusive interviews!...
Strauss, Carlos Kleiber: Der Rosenkavalier (2 DVD)
Strauss, Andrew Davis: Capriccio (2 DVD)
Renee Fleming - Countess Sarah Connolly - Clairon Joseph Kaiser - Flamand Bernard Fitch - Monsieur Taupe Morten Frank Larsen - The Count Russell Braun - Olivier Peter Rose - La Roche Michael Devlin - The Major-Domo Olga Makarina - Italian Soprano Barry Banks - Italian Tenor Roland Naldi - Servants Paul Corona - Servants Steven Goldstein - Servants Christopher Schaldenbrand - Servants Grant Youngblood - Servants Scott Scully - Servants Brian Frutiger - Servants Kyle Pfortmiller - Servants David Chan - Musicians Rafael Figueroa - Musicians Dennis Giauque - Musicians Laura Feig - Dancers Eric Otto - Dancers Andrew Davis - Himself - Conductor...
Engelbert Humperdinck, Kaufmann: Konigskinder
The first production of Konigskinder on film. Konigskinder follows the tumultuous story of the rugged King's Son, and the beautiful Goose-girl. After a chance meeting in the woods, the Konigskind (Jonas Kaufmann — "the fairy-tale prince of most opera-goers' dreams" — Financial Times) and the Goose-girl (Isabel Rey) fall desperately in love. However, the Goose-girl is unable to leave with the Konigskind, as she is trapped by a witch's spell. Eventually the lovers are reunited, but no sooner than they set eyes on each other, they are cast out by the townsfolk. The opera is brought to a heartbreaking close when hunger forces the starving couple to eat the witch's poisoned bread, which inevitably leads to their tragic demise. Konigssohn - Jonas Kaufmann Gansemagd - Isabel Rey Spielmann - Oliver Widmer Hexe - Liliana Nikiteanu Holzhacker - Reinhard Mayr Besenbinder - Bogustaw Bidzinski Sein Tochterchen - Marie-Therese Albert Ratsaltester - Kai Florian Bischoff Wirt - Tomasz Stawinski Wirtstochter - Anja Schlosser Schneider - Miroslav Christoff Stallmagd - Wiebke Lehmkuhl Torwachter - Pablo Ricardo Bemsch, George Humphreys Eine Frau - Susanne Grobholz...
Strauss, Sir Georg Solti: Die Frau Ohne Schatten (2 DVD)
Die Frau ohne Sdutttn, arguably Strauss's finest collaboration witli the great Austrian writer Hofmaiimthal, is their "Magic Flute", charting the spiritual joumey of two contrasting couples. It is at once a hymn to marriage and its fulfilment by children, and a search for humanity, understanding and love. Sir Georg Solti conducts Gotz Friedrich's memorable production with elemental passion, tempered by sensitivity to the magical character of the opera. Der Kaiser - Thomas Moser Die Kaiserin - Cheryl Studer Die Amme - Marjana Lipovsek Barak - Robert Hale Seine Frau - Eva Marton Der Geisterbote - Bryn Terfel
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Salzburger Chorknaben und -madchen
Sir Georg Solti
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2 DVD)
Cilea's intoxicating opera is brought to new life on the Royal Opera House stage after a century's absence. Director David mcvicar's interpretation for The Royal Opera of this neglected masterpiece recreates the Comedie-Francaise in its heyday, the...