Gioacchino Rossini / Claudio Abbado: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle directed this film of Rossini's comic masterpiece four years before filming Mozart's Figaro. The result was an irresistibly entertaining and musically rewarding film, starring Hermann Prey as Beaumarchais's scheming barber of...
Donizetti, Evelino Pido: Anna Bolena (2 DVD)
Opera In Two Acts Enrico VIII - Ildebrando D'arcangelo Anno Bolenci - Anna Netrebko Giovanna Seymour - Elina Garanca Lord Rochefort - Dan Paul Dumitrescu Lord Riccardo Percy...
Mozart. La Finta Giardiniera. Bolton (2 DVD)
Part of on epoch-making release of Mozart's complete operas on DVD, here is the 18-year-old composer's first mature opera buffo. Hilarity mingles with passionate emotions when Belfiore believes he has killed his lover in a fit of jealousy but then...
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...
Tchaikovsky, Valery Gergiev: The Nutcracker
A dazzling new version of a much-loved classic performed by the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet. Acclaimed Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin returned to the original story by E.T. A. Hoffmann to create a darkly magical childhood world of dancing snowflakes,...
W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro Le nozze di Figaro / Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Stephen Medealf's superb production of The Marriage of Figaro opened on the 60th anniversary of the first performance at Glyndebourne, inaugurating the new opera house. Mozart's comedy presents a scenario where society overcomes its differences - social,...
Massenet: Manon (2 DVD)
Scene 1 - The Courtyard of an Inn near Paris
03. Solo - Lescaut
04. Beggars' Dance
05. Pas de Sept
06. Arrival of the Coach - Entrance of Manon...
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...
Michele Mariotti. Gioacchino Rossini. Guillaume Tell (2 DVD)
For years the undisputed Rossini tenor par excellence, Juan Diego Florez at last makes his debut in the hugely demanding role of Arnold and "masters his part with seemingly effortless perfection" (Die Presse). "Grand, cinematic opera in widescreen and...
One Direction: We Love One Direction
Superstar group One Direction has taken pop music fans all over the world by storm. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan exploded onto the scene and captured the hearts of fans from their start on The X Factor. With documentary we take a close look into how the combination of 1D s good looks, charm, and fan interaction catapulted them into mega-stardom. You II see a playful side of the guys through exclusive interviews spanning from their start to where they are now. We give you the true inside look at the stories behind the fame....