Cecilia Bartoli, Javier Camarena. Rossini: Le Comte Ory (Blu-ray)
Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazon - Manon (2 DVD)
Massenet's Manon is all about sex appeal, glamour, beauty, and youth, and if there is a couple on the international opera scene able to embody all those elements, it is the "gifted singing actors" (Die Welt) "Anna Netrebko, in a part that seems to have been made for her, and Rolando Villazon, expressively deploying his flaming, flexible tenor as her tragic lover" (Suddeufsche Zeitung). Live from Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim with "spontaneity and throbbing passion" (Der Tagesspiegel).
Anna Netrebko - Manon
Rolando Villazon - Chevalier des Grieux
Alfredo Daza - Lescaut
Christof Fischesser - Le Comte des Grieux
Remy Corazza - Guillot de Morfontaine
Arttu Kataja - De Bretigny
Hanan Alattar - Poussette
Gal James - Javotte
Silvia de La Muela - Rosette
Matthias Vieweg - Wirt...
Mozart, Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail (2 DVD)
Critical acclaim for this superb co-production of Vienna's Staatsoper, the Wiener Fest-wochen and Brussels' Theatre de la Monnaie (Das Opernglas): "Directors Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann, working with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, demonstrate that the Entfuhrung is fully on the level of Mozart's Da Ponte operas and Zauberfldte. In the harmony of staging and music, this is one of the most impressive Mozart performances Vienna has offered in a long time... Breaking with tradition, it seeks to fulfil his intentions as closely as possible."
Opera In Three Acts
- Selim - Hilmar Thate
- Belmonte - Kurt Streit
- Konstanze - Aga Winska
- Blonde - Elzbieta Szmytka
- Pedrillo - Wileried Gahmlich
- Osmin - Artur Korn...
Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison
In the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the Hollywood offices of Highway 61 Entertainment from London with no return address. Inside were two mini-cassette audio tapes dated December 30,1999 and labeled "The Last Testament ^, of George Harrison". A voice eerily similar to Harrison's tells „^vv a shocking story: Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash in November of 1966 and replaced with a double! British intelligence, MI5, had forced the Beatles to cover up McCartney's death to prevent mass suicides of Beatle fans. However, the remaining Beatles tried to signal fans with clues on album covers and in songs.
Until now, the "Paul is Dead" mystery that exploded worldwide in 1969 was considered a hoax. However, in this film, the mysterious voice on the tapes reveals a secret Beatles history, chronicling McCartney's fatal accident, the cover up, dozens of unknown clues, and a dangerous cat and mouse game with "Maxwell," the Beatles' MI5 handler, as John Lennon became increasingly reckless with the secret. The voice also claims that Lennon was assassinated in 1980 after he threatened to finally expose "Paul McCartney" as an imposter!
Highway 61 Entertainment has investigated this stunning new account of the conspiracy to hide McCartney's tragic death and produced this unauthorized documentary thai includes newly unearthed evidence. The mysterious voice on the audio tapes narrates the entire film in what may prove to be the most important document in rock and roll history, leaving little doubt that PAUL McCARTNEY REALLY IS DEAD!...
Семинар "Ведьмина лестница"
"Ведьмина лестница" - это материализованное заклинание, цель которого — там, где вы ее наметите сами. С точки зрения материального мира — шнур или связанные шнуры с узелками или вплетенными предметами. Правильно сделанная "Ведьмина лестница" будет работать даже у новичка. На семинаре создание "Ведьминой лестницы" рассматривается поэтапно — с описанием всех тонкостей и нюансов, пропущенных в популярной литературе....
Handel, Giovanni Antonini: Giulio Cesare (2 DVD)
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 encounters her disguised as gardener Sandrina. Famed filmmakers Doris Dorrie directs a superb young cast in this tale of love, hate and intrigue across class harriers, all vividly depicted by Mozart's astonishingly rich and varied music.
DVD 1. La Finta Giardiniera: Act 1
DVD 2. La Finta Giardiniera: Act 2 & 3 ...
Pink Floyd: Meddle - A Classic Album Under Review
Following the departure of their founding father, Syd Barrett, in 1968, Pink Floyd were forced to reassess their position on the musical map. By the time Meddle was released in 1971 - the album Dave Gilmour considers "the start of the path forward' - the band were demonstrating an expert grasp of the new sonic territories they had been exploring. The mega-selling Dark Side Of The Moon, which followed Meddle, would arguably have sounded a whole lot different had it not been for its groundbreaking predecessor.
Pink Floyd - Meddle: A Classic Album Under Review offers a hitherto undocumented level of insight into the band during the build up, recording and aftermath of their most significant musical turning point. Via the use of performance footage, long forgotten photographs, contributions from friends and colleagues, review, criticism and insight from a panel of esteemed experts - and lots, lots more - this film delivers the long awaited critical review of a world class band at their creative peak.
Features Include: Live and studio performances from the Meddle era, reassessed by a panel of revered experts Obscure footage and unseen photographs Review, comment and criticism from; Pink Floyd producer and Beatles engineer, Norman Smith; Floyd's 1960s touring partner and Soft Machine bass player, Hugh Hopper; founding member of Yes, Pete Banks; Floyd author and rock writer, Mark Blake; Classic Rock magazine's Malcolm Dome; author and Mojo journalist, Mark Sturdy; ambient music expert, Mark Prendergast; Wire magazine's David Stubbs and many others Footage of and comment on Pink Floyd's musical influences at this pivotal point in their career...
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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Monteverdi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt: L'Orfeo / Il Ritorno d'Ulisse In Patria / L'incoronazione Di Poppea (5 DVD)