Puccini: Tosca (Blu-ray)
Passion, Loyalty, Lust And Finally Tragedy Are Dramatically Highlighted In Robert Carsen's "Theatre-Within-Theatre" Staging Of Puccini's Great Opera. As The Beautiful Tosca, Emily Magee Plays Opposite The Charismatic Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi) And Debonair Thomas Hampson (Scarpia); Together They Bring A Rare Intensity To This Famous Tale Of Love And Revenge From Beyond The Grave.
Tosca - Emily Magee
Cavaradossi - Jonas Kaufmann
Scarpia - Thomas Hampson
Angelotti - Valeriy Murga
Sacristan - Giuseppe Scorsin
Chorus, Children's Chorus And Orchestra Of The Opernhaus Zurich
Conducted By Paolo Carignani...
The Doors: From The Outside
This brand new documentary film tells the story of The Doors, not from the perspective of the surviving members - as has been told so many time before - but from the recollections, memories, stories and anecdotes of those who knew the group and its members best.
Our panel is headed by a woman who was as close to Jim Morrison as anyone ever was; his widow Patricia Kennealy-Morrison. Patricia has rarely spoken on film about her relationship with Jim, or about her own memories of The Doors. This is a once in a lifetime contribution from someone who knew just about everything that went on.
Next up is Billy James, the man who "discovered" Jim Morrison and an early incarnation of The Doors. Billy signed them to their first deal with Columbia Records, and gained the trust and respect of the entire group. Here he tells all about those very early days when The Doors were known only to a select few.
Richard Goldstein – ex-editor of Village Voice and close friend of the band is on hand too with his anecdote-heavy version of events, as is Mark Benno, the legendary blues musician whose searing guitar graced the L.A. Woman album.
The very finest Rock journalists and writers, and those who lived through and were affected by The Doors' music as it was being released also contribute to this most original documentary film. In this regard, we are joined by Robert Christgau, Johnny Rogan, Dave DiMartino, Ritchie Unterberger, Doug Sundling, and Jim Morrison’s biographer James Riordan.
The programme is further enhanced by the rarest footage of the band in existence, classic live and studio musical performances, seldom seen photographs, news clips, location shots and much more....
Wagner, Pierre Boulez: Siegfried (2 DVD)
01. Opening Credits / Vorspann / Generique Debut
02. Vorspiel / Prelude / Prelude (Cast / Besetzung / Distribution)
03. «Zwangvolle Plage! Muh' Ohne Zweck!» (Mime, Siegfried)
04. «Vieles Lehrtest Du, Mime» (Siegfried, Mime)
05. «So Starb Meine Mutter An Mir? » (Siegfried, Mime)
06. «Heildir, Weiser Schmied! » (Wanderer, Mime)
07. «Auf Der Erde Riicken Wuchtet Der Riesen Geschlecht» (Wanderer, Mime)
08. «Verfluchtes Licht! » (Mime, Siegfried)
09. «Notung! Notung! Neidliches Schwert! » (Siegfried, Mime)
11. «Ln Wald Und Nacht» (Alberich, Wanderer)
12. «Fafner! Fafner! Erwache, Wurm! » (Wanderer, Alberich, Fafner)
13. «Wir Sind Zur Stelle! » (Mime, Siegfried)
14. «Dass Der Mein Vater Nicht Ist» (Siegfried)
15. «Waldweben / Forest Murmurs / Les Murmures De La Foret»
«Aber, Wie Sah Meine Mutter Wohl Aus? » (Siegfried)
16. Siegfrieds Hornruf / Siegfried's Horn Call / Siegfried Sonne Du Cor
«Haha! Da Hatte Mein Lied Mir Was Liebes Erblasen!»
(Siegfried, Fafner, Waldvogell
17. «Wohin Schleichst Du Eilig Und Schlau»
(Alberich, Mime, Siegfried, Waldvogell)
18. "Willkommen, Siegfried!"
(Mime, Siegfried, Alberich)
19. «Neides Zoll Zahlt Notung»
01. Vorspiel – «Wache, Wala!« (Wanderer)
02. «Stark Ruft Das Lied» (Erda, Wanderer)
03. «Dir Unweisen Ruf Ich Ins Ohr» (Wanderer)
04. «Dortseh' Ich Siegfried Nahn» (Wanderer, Siegfried)
05. «Kenntestdu Mich, Kuhner Sprofi» (Wanderer, Siegfried)
06. «Selige Ode Auf Wonniger Hoh'!» (Siegfried)
07. «Heil Dir, Sonne!» (Brunnhilde, Siegfried)
08. »Dort Seh'ich Grane» (Brunnhilde, Siegfried)
0. «Ewig War Ich, Ewig Bin Ich» (Brunnhilde, Siegfried) ...
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...
Wagner, James Levine: Gotterdammerung (2 DVD)
Opera In Three Acts Siegfried - Siegfried Jerusalem Gunther - Anthony Raffell Hagen - Matti Salminen Alberich - Ekkehard Wlaschiha Erste Norn - Gweneth Bean Zweite Norn - Joyce Castle Dritte Norn - Andrea Gruber Brunnhilde - Hildegard Behrens...
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...
Rossini - La Cenerentola / Campanella, Bartoli, Dara, Houston Grand Opera
Cecilia Bartoli both thrills the senses and touches the heart in Rossini's sparkling comedy, her feisty Cinderella combining rebelliousness with pathos, vocal beauty with stunning virtuosity. She and a star cast of Italian principals captivate the...
Mark Albrecht: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflote (Blu-ray)
Since its premiere in a tiny suburban theatre in Vienna, "Die Zauberflote" has delighted audiences young and old for over 200 years. Mozart's Singspiel seamlessly alternates seriousness and jollity, and combines philosophical ideas with a fairytale world of wondrous animals and magical musical instruments. Emanuel Schikaneder's original production was theatrically inventive, and this new interpretation from director Simon McBurney emulates that in fresh and current terms. Fusing music, technology and stagecraft, this exciting production gives Die Zauberflote a refreshing new treatment that is both thrilling and simple in its approach. Following an overwhelming success on stage. McBurney's unique production received five-star reviews in the Dutch press: "a feast for the eyes and the ears" (Het Parool) and "Delicious!" (Trouw). Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound....
Edito: Methode De Francais. Niveau B2
Le DVD Edito propose, sous la forme d'un journal televise, 10 sequences en lien avec les themes des unites du livre de l'eleve. Chaque sequence comprend:
1. Un extrait du journal, au ton toujours humoristique;
James Levine, Puccini: La Boheme