Domingo: Hommage A Sevilla
01. Opening Credits / Vorspann / Generique
Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)
02. Sevilla es
Sung and conducted by Placido Domingo
03. Commentary by / Kommentar von / Commentaire de Placido Domingo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
04. Don Giovanni: "Fin ch'han dal vino"
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
06. II barbiere di Siviglia: "All'idea di quel metallo"
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
08. Carmen: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetee"
Flower Song / Blumenarie / Air de la fleur
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
10. La forza del destino: "La vita e inferno all'infelice!... Oh, tu che in seno agli angeli"
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
12. Fidelio: "Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!... In des Lebens Fruehlingstagen"
Manuel Penella (1880-1939)
14. El gato montes: "Me llamabas, Rafaeliyo?"
Duet with Virginia Alonso, soprano
16. Carmen: "C'est toi!" - "C'est moi!"
Duet with Victoria Vergara, mezzo-soprano...
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake. Moscow Classical Ballet
Boasting many of russia's most talented young dancers, the Мoscow Сlassical Вallet brigs its celebrated swan lake to DVD for the very first time.
Queen Еlena Garcia Вenites; Рrince Siegfried Nikolay Chevychelov; Odette / odile Мarina Rzhailkova; Rothbard Мaxim Guerasimov.
Artistic directors Natalia Kasatkina, Vladimir Vasilev; TV director Ivan Vasilev.
Orchestra of Moscow Classical Ballet; Pavel Salnikov....
Wagner, James Levine: Parsifal (2 DVD)
- Bernd Weikl - Amfortas
- Jan-Hendrik Rootering - Titurel
- Kurt Moll - Gurnemanz
- Franz Mazura - Klingsor
- Siegfried Jerusalem - Parsifal
- Waltraud Meier - Kundry
- Paul Groves - First Knight
- Jeffrey Wells - Second Knight
- Heidi Grant Murphy - Esquire / Flower Maiden
- Jane Bunnell - Esquire / Flower Maiden
- John Horton Murray - Esquire
- Bernard Fitch - Esquire
- Kaaren Erickson - Flower Maiden
- Korliss Uecker - Flower Maiden
- Gwynne Geyer - Flower Maiden...
Massenet - Cendrillon (2 DVD)
Recent Grammy award-winner Joyce DiDonato stars as Cinderella in the debut Covent Garden production of Massenet's Centrillon. DiDonato captures all hearts- not just Prince Charming's- in this enchanting, sophisticated retelling of the classical fairy...
Mozart, John Eliot Gardiner: Le Nozze Di Figaro
Opera In Four Acts Il Conte di Almaviva - Rodney Gilfry La Contessa di Almaviva - Hillevi Martinpelto Susanna - Alison Hagley Figaro - Bryn Terfel Cherubino - Pamela Helen Stephen Marcellina - Susan McCulloch Bartolo - Carlos Feller Antinoi - Julian Clarkson...
Jonas Kaufmann, Massenet: Werther (Blu-ray)
Internationally acclaimed tenor Jonas Kaufmann triumphs as the lovelorn young poet in Massenet`s great Romantic opera. A superb French supporting cast, led by Sophie Koch as his beloved Charlotte, is conducted by the legendary French maestro Michel Plasson, bringing to life this dramatically truthful period production by celebrated film director, Benoit Jacquot, whose intention was to "make it impossible not to believe what the singers are expressing". Werther - Jonas Kaufmann Charlotte - Sophie Koch Albert - Ludovic Tezier Sophie - Anne-Catherine Gillet Le Bailli - Alain Vernhes Schmidt - Andreas Jaggi Johann - Christian Treguier Bruhlmann - Alexandre Duhamel Kathchen - Olivia Doray
Orchestre de ГОрerа national de Paris
Musical Director Philippe Jordan
Maitrise de Hauts-de-Seine —
Choeur d'enfants de ГОрёга national de Paris
Musical Direction Michel Plasson
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
Donizetti - L'Elisir D'Amore
The newly-wed opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna were perfectly cast in Frank Dunlop's witty production, set in the 1920s, of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, a beguiling mixture of sharp comedy and heartfelt pathos.
Bonus Feature - "Love Potion"
Derek Bailey's film "Love Potion" presents a fascination "behind-the-scenes" look at the staging, rehearsal and recording of Frank Dunlop's celebrated production of L'elisir d'amore. Featuring interviews with Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, as well as extensive rehearsal footage, it offers a unique insight into the world of opera recording. "Love Potion" is an English-language film....
Bizet, Antonio Pappano: Carmen (Blu-ray)
With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don Jose, this new Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate reading of one of the world's favourite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward - powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece. Carmen - Anna Caterina Antonacci Don Jose - Jonas Kaufmann Escamillo - Ildebrando D'arcangelo Micaela - Norah Amsellem...
Working with Bernstein on this concert version of Candide, none of us imagined for a moment that this was going to be his last show: our only comfort now is that Lenny himself believed he had got it right at last.
As he explains in the course of the performance, Candide spanned 35 years of his life, beginning with Lillian Hellman's original libretto, directed for Broadway by Tyrone Guthrie in 1956, through Hal Prince's very successful production in 1973 with a new book by Hugh Wheeler, and the "opera house version" in 1982. Bernstein remained unsatisfied.
The present score is based on the Scottish Opera production, organized by John Mauceri, which I adapted and co-directed with Jonathan Miller in 1988. From our first discussions it became clear that what LB. wanted was more Voltaire. He wanted Candide to sing his lament over Cunegonde's body, finding her on the battlefield as he does in the original book. He wanted more of Voltaire's original text, and he wanted most of all to incorporate the Chorale, with its final restatement at the end of the evening of Voltaire's essential message....