Mark Powell: Dynamic Presentations
The DVD contains ten video sequences in which Mark Powell, the Student's Book author, introduces and comments on extracts from a broad range of business presentations to illustrate best practice. It is for intermediate to advanced learners of business...
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
Today, when Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet h so popular in the theatre, it is curious to recall how comparatively little known were the ballet and its music in the 1950s. The first Russian staging was made by Leonid Lavrovsky at the Kirov Theatre, Leningrad, in 1940, five years after Prokofiev had completed the score. It was in 1956, when the Moscow Bolshoj Ballet arrived in London for Soviet ballet's ground-breaking first visit to the West that die emotional force of this production was seen, and profoundly affected our audiences. On 3 October in that year, the curtains of the Royal Opera House. Govern Garden, rose to reveal the motionless triptych of Romeo, Friar Laurence and Juliet (who was Galina Ulanova, Moscow's divinity). Even now, the sensation caused by that evening lingers on We were bowled over by the power of Muscovite dancing, by the radiance of Ulanova's presence, by the Torre of Prokofiev's score. Ironically, in the previous pear Frederick Ashton, The Royal Ballet's master choreographer, had staged his own response to this music in Copenhagen Tailored to die modest forces of the Royal Danish Bailer, this production had a clarity very different from the epic sweep of the Bolshoj version. Within two years of the Bolshoi's appearance, John Cranko, who had made his name as a young choreographer with The Royal Ballet mounted a version of Romeo for La Scala Milan, and this he revised and developed in 1962 when he became director of the Stuttgart Ballet.
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Metallica: The Complete Story (2 DVD)
They're the most important and influential metal band ever, and more than 25 years into an incredible career they still have the power, energy, talent and creativity to produce the most enthralling rock music in existence; Metallica are nothing if not a...
Verdi, James Levine: Aida
Il Re Dell' Egitto - Dimitri Kavrakos Amneris - Dolora Zajick Aida - Aprile Millo Radames - Placido Domingo Ramfis - Paata Burchuladze Amonasro - Sherrill Milnes Un Messaggero - Mark W. Baker ...
Verdi, Daniel Oren: Nabucco
Instantly famous for the best-loved chorus in all opera — the "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" (Va, pensiero), Nabuccoms Verdi's first operatic triumph. In this massive and spectacular new production from the vast Roman arena in Verona, the story of love,...
Bob Dylan: Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years
Bob Dylan's creative genius reached a I crescendo as he hit the road with a ragtag band of folk troubadours in the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. Appearing unannounced in small venues, the Revue culminated in "The Night of the Hurricane" benefit at Madison...
Placebo: The Sun Also Rises
Still as popular as they ever were despite having been around 15-plus Placebo have a fanbase so dedicated and faithful that to this day their every release sells in the millions and the extraordinary live shows they still perform sell out in minutes....
Wagner: The Copenhagen Ring (7 DVD)
Humperdinck: Hansel Und Gretel
"Laurent Peily's poetic, witty and imaginative modernising of Hansel und Gretel gives fresh vitality to Humperdinck's adorable masterpiece"
The most popular of all fairy-tale operas receives its first ever...
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...