Rossini: Armida (2 DVD)
Renee Fleming stars in the title role of this rarely heard diva showcase, in a production by Tony Award winne Mary Zimmerman. Rossini's opera, set in the time of the Crusades, tells the story of a vengeful sorceress who enthralls men in her island...
Verdi - La Traviata / Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, Thomas Hampson
01. Opening Credits
02. Preludio Atto Primo / Act One / Erster Act / Acte I Introduzione
03. "Dell'invito Trascorsa E Gia L'ora" Brindisi / Toast / Trinklied
04. "Liblamo Ne' Lieti Calici" Valzer E Duetto
05. "Che E Сiо?"
06. "Un Di Felice, Eterea"
07. "Ebben? Che Diavol Fate?" Stretta Dell' Introduzione
08. "Si Ridesta In Ciel L'aurora" Scena Ed Aria-Finale
09. "E Strano! - Ah, Fors'e Lui"
10. "Follie! Follie! Delirio Vano E Questo! - Sempre Libera" Scena Ed Aria
11. "Lunge Da Lei - De' Miei Bollenti Spiriti"
12. "Annina, Donde Vieni? - Oh Mio Rimofso!" Scena E Duetto
13. "Alfredo?" / "Per Parigi Or Or Partiva"
14. "Pura Siccome Un Angelo"
15. "Non Sapete Quale Affetto"
16. "Un Di, Quando Le Veneri"
17. "Ah! Dite Alla Giovine"
18. "Imponete" / "Non Amarlo Ditegli" Scena
19. "Dammi Tu Forza, O Cielo!"
20. "Che Fai?" / "Nulla" Scena Ed Aria
21. "Ah, Vive Sol Quel Core"
22. "Di Provenza Il Mar, Il Suol"
23. "Ne Rispondi D'un Padre All' Affetto? - No, Non Udrai Rimproveri" Quadro Seconbo / Scene 2 I Zweites Bild / Deuxieme Tableau Finale II
24. "Avrem Lieta Di Maschere La Notte"
25. "Noi Siamo Zingarelle"
26. "Di Madride Noi Siam Mattadori"
27. "Alfredo! Voi!"
28. "Invitato A Qui Seguirmi"
29. "Ogni Suo Aver Tal Femmina"
30. "Di Sprezzo Degno Se Stesso Rerde"
31. "Alfredo, Alfredo, Di Questo Core" Atto Terzo / Act Three / Dritter Akt / Acte Ill
32. Preludio Scena Ed Aria
33. "Annina?" / "Comandate?"
34. "Teneste La Promessa - Altendo, Attendo, Ne A Me Giungon Mai! - Addio Del Passato" Baccanale
35. "Largo Al Quadrupede" Scena E Duetto
36. "Signora..." / "Che T'accadde?"
"Parigi, O Cara, Noi Lasceremo"
37. "Ah, Non Piu! - Ah, Gran Dio! Morir Si Giovine" Finale Ultimo
38. "Ah, Violetta!" - "Voi, Signor?"
39. "Prendi, Quest'e L'immagine" ...
Rossini, Maurizio Benini: La Cenerentola (2 DVD)
When the opera begins, the impoverished Don Magnifico, Baron of Mountflagon, is on the verge of social and financial ruin. The only solution is for his daughters to find rich husbands. Years ago, when he still had some money, he married a widow who already had a little girl: Angelina. The baroness bore her new husband two more daughters, Clorinda and Tisbe. Since their mother's death the kindhearted Angelina has had a hard time at the hands of her vain and haughty half-sisters and her stepfather, who joins his own daughters in all the petty humiliations they deal out to Angelina. Nicknamed Cenerentola (Cinderella), and forced to do the most menial housework, Angelina bears it all with patience.
Not far from Don Magnifico's house is the castle of the young and wealthy prince Ramirо. The prince wants a bride, and has chosen an odd way to find one, sending out his tutor, the philosopher Alidoro, all over his domains to look for a suitable girl. He and his valet Dandini follow up Alidoro's leads but, in order to test the qualities of the bridal candidates more conclusively, they pretend that the prince is the servant and the servant the prince.
Libretto By Jacopo Ferretti, After Charles Perrault's Cendrillon / And Librettos By Charles Guillaume Etienne And Francesco Fiorini
Don Ramiro - Lawrence Brownlee
Dandini - Simone Alberghini
Don Magnifico - Alessandro Corbelli
Clorinda - Rachelle Durkin
Tube - Patricia Risley
Angelina, Known As Cenerentola - Elina Garanca
Alidoro - John Relyea
Conductor - Maurizio Benini
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus...
Engelbert Humperdinck, Kaufmann: Konigskinder
The first production of Konigskinder on film. Konigskinder follows the tumultuous story of the rugged King's Son, and the beautiful Goose-girl. After a chance meeting in the woods, the Konigskind (Jonas Kaufmann — "the fairy-tale prince of most opera-goers' dreams" — Financial Times) and the Goose-girl (Isabel Rey) fall desperately in love. However, the Goose-girl is unable to leave with the Konigskind, as she is trapped by a witch's spell. Eventually the lovers are reunited, but no sooner than they set eyes on each other, they are cast out by the townsfolk. The opera is brought to a heartbreaking close when hunger forces the starving couple to eat the witch's poisoned bread, which inevitably leads to their tragic demise. Konigssohn - Jonas Kaufmann Gansemagd - Isabel Rey Spielmann - Oliver Widmer Hexe - Liliana Nikiteanu Holzhacker - Reinhard Mayr Besenbinder - Bogustaw Bidzinski Sein Tochterchen - Marie-Therese Albert Ratsaltester - Kai Florian Bischoff Wirt - Tomasz Stawinski Wirtstochter - Anja Schlosser Schneider - Miroslav Christoff Stallmagd - Wiebke Lehmkuhl Torwachter - Pablo Ricardo Bemsch, George Humphreys Eine Frau - Susanne Grobholz...
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2 DVD)
This DVD features Luciano Pavarotti in one of his most celebrated roles in a classic, all-star performance of one of the great Verdi operas, Un Ballo in Maschera. Available for the first time on DVD, the complete opera of the classic 1980 production by Elijah Moshinsky was filmed live from The Metropolitan Opera. An all-star cast, led by Luciano Pavarotti at the height of his fame, includes Katia Ricciarelli (Amelia), Judith Blegen (Oscar), Bianca Berini (Ulrica) and Louis Quilico (Renato). The incomparable Metropolitan Opera Orchestra is conducted by Giuseppe Patane. This was an eye-catching and thought-provoking production in which Moshinsky staged the action in pre-revolutionary 1774 Boston. Extras include an interview with Luciano Pavarotti and James Levine. ...
Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde, Barenboim (2 DVD)
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's celebrated Bayreuth production filmed on the Festspielhaus stage with six cameras and in digital sound to recreate the unique intensity of a live performance in studio quality.
"On the small screen the almost impressionstic play of colour is heightened to become an overwhelming experience ... With Johanna Meier's unusually powerful Isolde and Rene Kollo's resplendent expressive Tristan, a better cast is hardly imaginable today"
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung...
Handel, Craig Smith: Giulio Cesare (2 DVD)
Opera In Three Acts Giulio Cesare - Jeffrey Gall Cleopatra - Susan Larson Cornelia - Mary Westbrook-Geha Sesto - Lorraine Hunt Achilla - James Maddalena Tolomeo...
English File: Pre-intermediate Class Video
Practical English - with Rob, who's from London, and Jenny, who's from New York. Shot on location, each episode presents functional and everyday social language in clear contexts.
In the street - interviews with British and American people answering questions on topics from the Student's Book. Watch and listen to real people using real English.
Short films - documentaries on topics from the Student's Book. These accessible, culture-rich films give students enjoyable extra listening practice.
This video helps you use the Practical English and Revise and Check lessons in the Student's Book. Notes on how to use the video in class are in the Teacher's Book....
Светлана Захарова, Сергей Филин, Александрова Мария в спектакле Дени Кайози «Дочь фараона»
Путешествующий по Египту в XIX веке англичанин засыпает в пирамиде и проваливается во времена фараонов, где немедленно влюбляется в дочь правителя....
Smokie: Gold. 1975-2015. 40th Anniversary Edition (3 DVD)