Halevy, Neil Shicoff, Vjekoslav Sutej: La Juive (2 DVD)
The 1999 Vienna Production Of Halevy's La Juive Was A Triumph, Revealing This Grand Opera To Be A Vast, Passionate And Admirably Constructed Drama. One Singer Played An Especially Significant Role In The Success: Neil Shicoff, Who Brings The Character Of...
Wagner, Michael Schonwandt: Gotterdammerung (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...
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...
Handel, Harry Bicket: Rodelinda (2 DVD)
Star soprano Renee Fleming and countertenor Andreas Schotl star in Stephen Wadsworth's production of this classical tale of a queen (Rodelinda) separated from, then finally reunited with, her adored husband (Bertarido).This acclaimed Metropolitan Opera...
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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Christina Aguilera: The Girl Next Door
Having first appeared on national television some twenty years back, and since notched up more than a decade as a solo performer, Christina Aguilera stands almost unparalleled in modern pop music. Having refused to compromise on her way to becoming one...
Tchaikovsky, Valery Gergiev: Eugene Onegin (2 DVD)
Acclaim for the Met's "handsome" (New Yorker) new production of Tchaikovsky's romantic masterpiece:
Anna Netrebko's Tatiana: "Limpid tone, expressive point, dynamic sensitivity" (Financial Times)
Mariusz Kwiecien's Onegin: "Volatile and...
Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster (2 DVD)
Recently named one of the ten best music documentaries of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, Metallica: Some Kind olMonster is the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed 2004 documentary film that follows the band through three of the most turbulent...
Гимнастика для беременных женщин и молодых мам
Как известно, беременность и роды подвергают организм женщины серьезным испытаниям. Как подготовиться к ним? Как помочь себе легко родить? Как сохранить фигуру после родов? Как укрепить грудь и сберечь ее форму во время кормления? Предлагаемый комплекс...
The Best Of The Bolshoi Ballet
Dance of the tartars:
from Asafiev's The Fountain of Bakhchisaray Spanish dance:
from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Spring waters:
after Rachmaninov's song from op. 14 Polonaise and cracovienne: