Mozart. Die Zauberflote. Muti (2 DVD)
Part of the epoch-making release of Mozart's complete operas on film, Pierre Audi's production of this blithe fable suggests an operatic Garden of den, enhanced by the primary-coloured, story-book designs of Karel Appel. The tale of two young men undergoing a rite of passage to win heir perfect spouse inspired Mozart's most tuneful yet sublime core - superbly brought to life by Riccardo Muti and a distinguished cost of international soloists. ...
Inside Bob Dylan's Jesus Years: Busy Being Born… Again!
At first called "Dylan's God-Awful Gospel" by his most loyal fans. Bob Dylan's Jesus Years are today regarded as among the best of his career. How did a Jewish folk singer from the Midwest come to Jesus? Finally, here is an insider's view of Bob Dylan's...
Giacomo Puccini / Bruno Bartoletti: Tosca Tosca
This gripping and visually stunning film has been universally hailed as one of the most satisfying of all versions of opera on celluloid. Director Gianfranco de Bosio has given an extraordinary dimension of realism to this story of love, deception and murder by shooting it all on the original Roman locations. The three exceptional singer-actors who bring this classic tragedy vividly to life are the beautiful Bulgarian soprano Raina Kabaivanska as Puccini's passionate heroine, Placido Domingo as her doomed lover and Sherrill Milnes as their nemesis, the villainous Baron Scarpia. ...
Wagner, James Levine: Siegfried (2 DVD)
Wotan, the chief of the gods, and Alberich, the lord of the Nibelungs, contended for dominion over the world. Wotan had the fortress Valhalla built for the gods' protection. The dwarf chose a different course, and acquired measureless might and wealth by a step the god would not have taken, for he gained the power to steal the gold guarded by the Rhine's daughters only by renouncing love. Now master of the "magic spell" inherent in the gold, he forged a "magic ring" for himself, while his brother Mime, the cunning smith, made him a cap of invisibility, the Tarnhelm. Having enslaved his fellow Nibelungs, he drove them to toil in the depths of the earth, mining its treasures which they piled up to enrich the lord of the underworld.
Siegfried - Siegfried Jerusalem
Mime - Heinz Zednik
Der Wanderer - James Morris
Alberich - Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner - Matti Salminen
Erda - Birgitta Svenden
Brunnhilde - Hildegard Behrens
Stimme des Waldvogels - Dawn Upshaw
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine...
Wagner, Herbert von Karajan: Das Rheingold
This film is the one existing record of Karajan's Salzburg Ring on video. Made in 1978, with imaginative extra film sequences to complement the original stage production for the Easter Festival, it brings to life the epic grandeur ofKarajan's concept,...
Tchaikovsky, Valery Gergiev: Eugene Onegin (2 DVD)
Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky triumph in Tchaikovsky's operatic masterpiece, filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Robert Carsen's beautifully evocative staging highlights the personal drama at the heart of Pushkin's tragedy of unrequited love, and Valery Gergiev conducts a thrilling account of Tchaikovsky's most intensely passionate score.
Tatiana - Renee Fleming
Olga - Elena Zaremba
Madame Larina - Svetlana Volkova
Filippyevna - Larisa Shevchenko
Lenski - Ramon Vargas
Eugene Onegin - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
A Captain - Keith Miller
Triquet - Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
Zaretski - Richard Bernstein
Prince Gremin - Sergei Aleksashkin ...
Anna Netrebko. Mozart: Don Giovanni (Blu-Ray)
Die Neuaufnahme von Mozart’s Don Giovanni auf Blu-ray prasentiert ein Star-Aufgebot. Von Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel und Anna Prohaska uber Daniel Barenboim als Dirigent sind einige der grossten Namen in der Opernwelt vertreten. Die Live-Aufnahme der...
Coldplay: DVD Collector's Box (2 DVD)
Since the release of their debut album Parachutes in the summer of 1999, Coldplay have gone from being the bright young hopes of the indie playground to their current status as universally acclaimed superstars with record sales in the millions.
This film goes behind the scenes to reveal a side of Coldplay not previously seen by fans, using interviews with the band and those close to them and rare footage of the boys at work and at play.
Telling the Coldplay story from day one and coming right up to the present time, this is an ideal opportunity to get the low-down the best band to emerge in years. Includes over 40 minutes of exclusive interviews Rare footage of the band throughout 'Insider' revelations about band members DVD Special features include extensive Coldplay discography and fan quiz;In the music world there appears to be an elite number of artists with a rare talent that emerges once a decade at best. The 1960s had the Beatles, in the 70s there was David Bowie, the 1980s witnessed the Smiths and U2 with the 90s offering the rise of Radiohead. The only band so far in the third millennium to boast a similar level of greatness is Coldplay.
This DVD uses exclusive interviews with the band members themselves to tell the Coldplay story, and in so doing offers a totally honest, accurate and heartfelt version of events that no second hand 'cut and paste' retelling could hope to achieve.
The film also features archive footage, contributions from many who know the band best and a host of other features, to achieve one of the finest music documentaries in existence.
Verdi, Michele Mariotti: Rigoletto
Acclaim for the MET's new Rigoletto, set in 1960 Las Vegas: "Wildly entertaining, inventive, strangely funny and yet also deeply sad... Captures both the emotional depth and surface glitter in an audacious staging" (Bloomberg News). "Beczala, looking...
Iron Maiden: Triumvirate (3 DVD)