Tony Palmer's Film About The World Of Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford has starred in some of the biggest box-office hits of all time.
From Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, to the original Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, both in London's West End and on Broadway; from circus showman in...
Wagner, Peter Schneider: Lohengrin (2 DVD)
Edgar Allan Рое meets the Brothers Grimm in film-director Werner Herzog's probing vision of Wagner's romantic opera. Under the sensitive baton of Peter Schneider, Canadian tenor Paul Frey sings a lyrical Lohengrin, matched by Cheryl Studers luminous,...
Светлана Захарова («Дочь фараона»), Владислав Лантратов, Мария Александрова («Дочь фараона») в постановке Винсента Батайона «Баядерка»
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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 ...
Bizet, Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Carmen (2 DVD)
Acclaim for the Met's new Carmen: "The production provides an ideal context for Garanca's nuanced, sexy and cagey portrayal... an unerring feel for the nuance and subtext of a phrase, and alluring sensuality. Don Jose remains one of Alagna's strongest...
Mussorgsky, Valery Gergiev: Boris Godunov (2 DVD)
The complete 1872 version, filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1990.
This is masterly on almost ever count musical and visual, and would now be the outright choice for this work in all the media... Front stage, as it were, are some of the best of the current generation Of Russian singers, not a dud among them... Gergiev is another of the recording's heroes. Seldom, if ever... has the score sounded so hauntingly beautiful and apt for this huge panorama of seventeenth-century Russia... Don't miss this riveting experience.
Opera In Four Acts
- Boris Godunov - Robert Lloyd
- Feodor - Larissa Dyatkova
- Grigory Otrepiev - Alexei Steblianko
- Marina Mnishek - Olga Borodina
- Xenia - Olga Kondina
- Nurse - Yevgenia Perlassova
- Rangoni - Sergei Leiferkus
- Hostess - Ludmila Filatova...
Wagner, James Levine: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (8 DVD)
Kenny Rogers: Going Home
Alter more than 40 years of perpetual success this DVD provides an insight into a unique performer. Kenny Rogers - Going Home is an essential DVD for all fans. Featuring some of the superstar's most memorable performances and songs, it also reveals an insight into his life, family, music and achievements. It features Kenny performing in concert at the tamed House of Blues in Los Angeles before a celebrity packed audience and includes the memorable duet with Dolly Parton singing Islands in the Stream. Under the skilled baton of David foster and his Orchestra, Kenny performs a selection of everyone's favourite songs, interspersed with candid fascinating comments and memories from the superstar himself.
The performances and song will thrill you. An American icon, there are few artists of Kenny' stature. His phenomenal success as a global entertainer is unique and his live concerts have always been a mainstay of his outstanding popularity.
01. Twenty Years Ago
02. Youth Only Happens To You One Time 03. Walking My Baby Back Home
04. It's A Good Day 05. When I Fall In Love
06. In The Mood
07. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
08. Ruby (Don't Take Your Love To Town)
09. The Gambler
10. Islands In The Stream
11. Love The World Away
13. I Get Along Without You Very Well
14. Love Is Just Around The Corner
15. Sweet Music Man
16. I Remember You
17. You Are So Beautiful
18. Sweet Home, Chicago
19. Twenty Years Ago ...
Smokie: Gold. 1975-2015. 40th Anniversary Edition (3 DVD)
Dvorak: Rusalka (Blu-ray)
Dvorak's enchanting fairy tale of the water nymph Rusalka has been a signature role for Renee Fleming for the past 25 years. The Gramophone Classical Music Guide writes: "Renee Fleming's tender and heartwarming account of Rusalka's Song to the Moon reflects the fact that the role of the lovelorn water nymph, taken by her in a highly successful production at the MET in New York, has become one of her favourites". Here at last - in sumptuous HD - is that MET production by the late Gunther Schneider-Siemssen and directed by Otto Schenk. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts with "sensitivity and urgency" (.Financial Times) and the strong supporting cast includes Piotr Beczala "wonderful as the Prince, his tenor elegant and impassioned" [New York Times)....