Rimsky-Korsakov, Igor Stravinsky: Return Of The Firebird
Return Of the Firebird presents dramatic re-creations of the original Ballets russes productions of The Firebird, Petrushka and Scheherazade, first seen in Paris almost a century ago. Russian ballet superstar Andris Liepa heads an all-star cast and directs these magical films, shot in Russia's famous Mosfilm studios.
Постановка знаменитых спектаклей-балетов на сцене Большого театра. Руководитель Андрис Лиепа. Балетмейстер - Александр Прокофьев. Участники: Виктор Еременко, Андрис Лиепа, Екатерина Лиепа и многие другие....
Tchaikovsky, Daniel Barenboim: Eugene Onegin (2 DVD)
Salzburg's new production of Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy is "masterly down to the smallest detail" (Salzburger Nach-richten). "Three hours of passion, tenderness and yearning... Great voices combined with wonderful acting" (Associated Press). Supported by the "romantic sweep" (Opera) of Daniel Barenboim's conducting, "dazzling Russian soprano Anna Samuil's Tatyana is ready to start a revolution" (Frankfurter All-gemeine Zeitung) while Peter Mattei "takes your'breath away... (with his) gorgeously sung Onegin" (Opera).
Opera In Three Acts
- Larina - Renee Morloc
- Tatyana - Anna Samuil
- Olga - Ekaterina Gubanova
- Filipyevna - Emma Sarkissian
- Eugene Onegin - Peter Mattei
- Lensky - Gerhard Frickhoffer
- Prince Gremin - Ferruccio Furlanetto
- A Captain - Sergej Kownir...
Rossini, Maurizio Benini: La Cenerentola (2 DVD)
When the opera begins, the impoverished Don Magnifico, Baron of Mountflagon, is on the verge of social and financial ruin. The only solution is for his daughters to find rich husbands. Years ago, when he still had some money, he married a widow who already had a little girl: Angelina. The baroness bore her new husband two more daughters, Clorinda and Tisbe. Since their mother's death the kindhearted Angelina has had a hard time at the hands of her vain and haughty half-sisters and her stepfather, who joins his own daughters in all the petty humiliations they deal out to Angelina. Nicknamed Cenerentola (Cinderella), and forced to do the most menial housework, Angelina bears it all with patience.
Not far from Don Magnifico's house is the castle of the young and wealthy prince Ramirо. The prince wants a bride, and has chosen an odd way to find one, sending out his tutor, the philosopher Alidoro, all over his domains to look for a suitable girl. He and his valet Dandini follow up Alidoro's leads but, in order to test the qualities of the bridal candidates more conclusively, they pretend that the prince is the servant and the servant the prince.
Libretto By Jacopo Ferretti, After Charles Perrault's Cendrillon / And Librettos By Charles Guillaume Etienne And Francesco Fiorini
Don Ramiro - Lawrence Brownlee
Dandini - Simone Alberghini
Don Magnifico - Alessandro Corbelli
Clorinda - Rachelle Durkin
Tube - Patricia Risley
Angelina, Known As Cenerentola - Elina Garanca
Alidoro - John Relyea
Conductor - Maurizio Benini
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus...
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
The classic Mariinsky (Kirov) production of the greatest of all ballets. Filmed in the imperial splendour ol the Msriinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. Starring Ulyana Lopatkina, Danila Korsuntsev and the breathtaking Mariinsky corps de ballet. Conducted by the great Russian maestro Valery Gergiev.
Odette-Odile - Ulyana Lopatkina
Prince Siegfried - Danila Korsuntsev
The Queen - Alexandra Gronskaya
Tutor - Pyotr Stasiunas
Jester - Andrei Ivanov
Rothbart - Ilya Kuznetsov
03. The Prince's Birthday Party - Waltz
04. Entrance Of The Queen
05. Pas De Trois
06. Pas D'action
07. Polonaise (Goblet Dance)
10. Entrance Of Rothbart - Entrance Of Siegfried
11. Entrance Of The Swans
12. Entrance Of Odette
13. Swans' Dance
14. "White Swan" Duet (Odette And The Prince)
15. Dance Of The Cygnets
16. Odette's Solo
17. Swans' Dance
20. The Jester's Dance
21. Waltz Of The Princesses
22. Entrance Of Odile And Rothbart
23. Spanish Dance
24. Neapolitan Dance
25. Hungarian Dance (Cserdas)
27. "Black Swan" Pas De Deux (Odile And The Prince)
30. Waltz Of The Black And White Swans (Valse Bluette)
31. Entrance Of Odette
32. Odette And Rothbart
33. Entrance Of The Prince
34. Pas De Deux (Odette And The Prince)
35. Rothbart's Death
37. Curtain Calls
38. Closing Credits...
Strauss, Carlos Kleiber: Der Rosenkavalier (2 DVD)
Wagner, Peter Schneider: Lohengrin (2 DVD)
Edgar Allan Рое meets the Brothers Grimm in film-director Werner Herzog's probing vision of Wagner's romantic opera. Under the sensitive baton of Peter Schneider, Canadian tenor Paul Frey sings a lyrical Lohengrin, matched by Cheryl Studers luminous,...
Delius, Sir Charles Mackerras: A Village Romeo And Juliet
- Manz - Barry Mora Played By Leopold Hauerl
- Marti - Stafford Dean Played By Pavel Mikulik
- Vreli (Vrenchen) - Helen Field Played By Dana Moravkova
- Sali - Arthur Davies
- The Dark Fiddler - Thomas Hampson
- Vreli As A Child - Pamela Mildenhall Played By Katerina Svobodova...
Strauss, Christoph Von Dohnanyi: Salome
Libretto From Hedwig Lachmann's German Translation Of Oscar Wilde's Play By Arrangement With Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd. Production Originally Staged By The Salzburg Festival. Catherine Malfitano - Salome Bryn Terfel - Jokanaan Kenneth Riegel - Herod Anja Silja - Herodias Robert Gambill - Narraboth Peter Bonder - First Jew Graeme Broadbent - First soldier Michael Druiett - Second soldier Rupert Oliver Forbes - Fourth Jew Andrew Greenan - First Nazarene Andrea Hazell - A slave Gary Magee - Second Nazarene Alexander Oliver - Second Jew Ruby Philogene - Herodias's page Timothy Robinson - Third Jew Jeremy White - Fifth Jew Simon Wilding - A Cappadocean...
Rossini - Le Comte Ory (2 DVD)
In spring 2011, the first-ever performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera of Rossini's Le Comte Ory brought standing ovations and critical-acclaim. The spectacular trio of Juan Diego Florez, Diana Damrau and Joyce DiDonato ignited vocal and theatrical fireworks.
Le Comte Ory tells the story of a libidinous and cunning nobleman who disguises himself first as a hermit and then as a nun ("Sister Colette in order to gain access to the virtuous Countess Adele, whose brother is away at the Crusades. The 2011 Met production was directed by the Tony Award-winning Broadway director Bartlett Sher, who in recent years has also staged Il barbiere di Siviglia and Les Contes d'Hoffman for the Met. Sher presented the action as an opera within an opera, updated the action by a few centuries and giving the costume designer, Catherine Zuber, the opportunity to create some particularly extravagant headgear. Juan Diego Florez starred as the title role while Diana Damrau plays his love interest, Countess Adele, and Joyce DiDonato was in breeches as his pageboy Isolier. The trio had appeared in Sher's production of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.
The New York Times praised "the terrific cast", citing Damrau's "lustrous, agile coloratura soprano voice, and charisma galore" and describing how DiDonato, "who sang with plush sound and impeccable passagework, sent top notes soaring and conveyed all the swagger of a smitten page."
The Financial Times named Florez, "a bel-canto paragon virtually without peer. He attacks and/or floats top tones with laughing ease, phrases with slender grace and exudes charm even when impersonating a singing nun". The Wall Street Journal said: "It was a treat to hear Mr. Florez navigate the vocal extremes of the role, popping out high C's while adopting a rascally but winning demeanor."
Conducted with verve and finesse by Rossini specialist Maurizio Benini, the production also features the stylish French baritone Stephane Degout as Ory's bibulous conspirator Raimbaud (quite a change from his previous Met role - Debussy's gentle Pelleas), charismatic Italian bass Michele Pertusi as the Count's long-suffering Tutor, and, formidable as Adele's housekeeper Ragonde, the Swedish dramatic mezzo Susanne Resmark. ...
Светлана Захарова, Сергей Филин, Александрова Мария в спектакле Дени Кайози «Дочь фараона»
Путешествующий по Египту в XIX веке англичанин засыпает в пирамиде и проваливается во времена фараонов, где немедленно влюбляется в дочь правителя....