Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty: Kirov Ballet
"The Sleeping Beauty" is the grandest of all the surviving 19th-century ballets and the supreme achievement of the imperial Russian ballet. First performed in 1890 at the Maryinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the ballet has been preserved in continuous performance by the company that created it. The way in which the heirs of the old imperial ballet continue to honour the choreographic genius of Marius Petipa and the glories of Tchaikovsky's score, means that "The Sleeping Beauty" is ideally to be seen in the interpretation of the Kirov Ballet whose performance in the company's 200th year in 1982 was captured in this presentation.
Leading the cast is Irina Kolpakova, recognised as one of the former Soviet Union's greatest ballerinas and justly celebrated throughout the world for the beauty and clarity of her classic dancing in the role of Princess Aurora....
Успешный трейдер. Более семи лет занимается профессиональной торговлей на фондовом рынке США. К настоящему моменту его прибыль составляет тысячи долларов ежемесячно.
«Сегодня, зарабатывая тысячи долларов каждый месяц, я могу...
Donizetti, Juan Diego Florez, Patrizia Ciofi: La Fille Du Regiment (2 DVD)
Today's top bel canto tenor, Juan Diego Florez, and acclaimed Italian soprano Patrizia Ciofi lead о superb ensemble cast in Donizetti's sparkling opera-comique from the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa. This acclaimed production sets the action in the...
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...
Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
Luciano Pavarotti - Ernani
Leona Mitchell - Donna Elvira
Ruggero Raimondi - Don Ruy Gomez de Silva
Sherrill Milnes - Don Carlos
Charles Anthony - Don Riccardo
Richard Vernon - Jago
Jean Craft - Giovanna...
Puccini, Daniele Gatti: La Boheme
"This Boheme was the talk of the 2012 Salzburg Festival, the first production of Puccini's timeless masterpiece ever given there, in a bold and meticulously observed contemporary staging. A top-flight cast brings a thoroughly modern perspective to the...
Bellini: La Sonnambula
Amina - Natalie Dessay
Elvino - Juan Diego Florez
Count Rodolfo - Michele Pertusi
Lisa - Jennifer Black
Teresa - Jane Bunnell
Alessio - Jeremy Galyon
Notary - ...
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
Wagner, Michael Schonwandt: Siegfried (2 DVD)
Kasper Bech Holten's spectacular Copenhagen production presents Wagner's epic Ring cycle as the drama of its heroine Brunnhilde. By setting each of the four operas in a pivotal decade of the twentieth century, her story becomes also a history of the modern age and of the ideologies and conflicts that tore it apart. In the third part of Wagner's Ring cycle, the fearless hero Siegfried breaks free of the restrictions of his youth, and sets off in search of freedom, adventure and, ultimately, love.
Siegfried: Act 1-3
Siegfried - Stig Andersen
Mime - Bengl-Ola Morgny
Der Wanderer - James Johnson
Alberich - Sten Byriel
Fafner - Christian Christiansen
Erda - Susanne Resmark
Brunnhilde - Irene Theorin
Waldvogel - Gisela Stille
Royal Danish Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Schonwandt ...