Светлана Захарова («Дочь фараона»), Владислав Лантратов, Мария Александрова («Дочь фараона») в постановке Винсента Батайона «Баядерка»
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Rossini: La Cenerentola (Blu-ray)
Fizzing with operatic brio, Rossini's ever-popular setting of Cinderella tells the much-loved tale through spectacular arias and irresistible ensembles. Superstar tenor Juan Diego Florez in his signature role as the Prince, and American star Joyce DiDonato in the title role, lead an outstanding international cast in Joan Font's witty and dazzlingly colourful production — filmed "live" at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu....
Bizet, Antonio Pappano: Carmen
With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don Jose, this new Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate reading of one of the world's favourite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward - powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece. Carmen - Anna Caterina Antonacci Don Jose - Jonas Kaufmann Escamillo - Ildebrando D'arcangelo Micaela - Norah Amsellem...
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor - Armiliato (2 DVD)
Having Dazzled Opera Audiences As Lucia From St. Petersburg To Los Angeles, In 2009 Anna Netrebko Returned To The Met In Mary Zimmerman's "Imaginative Staging" (New York Times) Of Donizetti's Masterpiece.
"Netrebko Shaped The Arching Phrases...
Wagner, James Levine: Siegfried (2 DVD)
Wotan, the chief of the gods, and Alberich, the lord of the Nibelungs, contended for dominion over the world. Wotan had the fortress Valhalla built for the gods' protection. The dwarf chose a different course, and acquired measureless might and wealth by a step the god would not have taken, for he gained the power to steal the gold guarded by the Rhine's daughters only by renouncing love. Now master of the "magic spell" inherent in the gold, he forged a "magic ring" for himself, while his brother Mime, the cunning smith, made him a cap of invisibility, the Tarnhelm. Having enslaved his fellow Nibelungs, he drove them to toil in the depths of the earth, mining its treasures which they piled up to enrich the lord of the underworld.
Siegfried - Siegfried Jerusalem
Mime - Heinz Zednik
Der Wanderer - James Morris
Alberich - Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner - Matti Salminen
Erda - Birgitta Svenden
Brunnhilde - Hildegard Behrens
Stimme des Waldvogels - Dawn Upshaw
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine...
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...
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 Sacerdotessa - Margaret Jane Wray
Conductor: James Levine
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Chorus Master: David Stivender
Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Choreographer: Rodney Griffin
A Metropolitan Opera Television Production
Mozart, Nicolaus Harnoncourt: Le Nozze Di Figaro (2 DVD)
This new, excitingly original production of Mozart's most popular opera was the sensation of the 2006 Salzburg Festival. "What young director Claus Guth has made of Figaro - with Harnoncourt's active collaboration - is genius ... The stellar cast performed with power and precision ... This Figaro is as dangerous as the midday sun in one's eyes" (Le Monde). "A triumph for Mozart ... Netrebko's golden radiance ond dark velvet are ideal" (Salzburger Hachrichlen). "Shattering, unforgettable" (The Guardian).
Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Conductor
Bo Skovhus - Graf Almaviva
Dorothea Roschmann - Grafin Almaviva
Anna Netrebko - Susanna
Ildebrando d'Arcangelo - Figaro
Christine Schafer - Cherubino
Marie McLaughlin - Marcellina
Franz-Josef Selig - Bartolo
Patrick Henckens - Basilio
Oliver Ringelhahn - Don Curzio
Florian Boesch - Antonio
Eva Liebau - Barbarina
Uli Kirsch - Cherubim...
John Adams: The Death Of Klinghoffer
Opera In Two Acts Leon Klinghoffer - Christopher Maltman Captain - Kathleen Battle Marilyn Klinghoffer - Yvonne Howard Molqi - Tom Randle Mamoud - Kamel Boutros Rambo - Leigh Melrose...
Smokie: Gold. 1975-2015. 40th Anniversary Edition (3 DVD)