Verdi: Il trovatore
Анна Нетребко(«Donizetti, Evelino Pido: Anna Bolena»), Гастон Риверо, Плачидо Доминго («Christmas in Vienna V») в драме Филиппа Штельцль «Il trovatore».
Filmed live in Berlin, Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo star in one of Verdi’s greatest operas, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Il Trovatore is without question one of Verdi’s most dramatic masterpieces – as well as one of his most melodic and including the irresistible ‘Anvil Chorus’ and the tenor showstopper ‘Di quella pira’.
Anna Netrebko makes her debut as Leonora, triumphing in a uniquely demanding role for a Verdi soprano and one she will sing again at the 2014 Salzburg Festival.
Adored for his legendary performances in the title role, Placido Domingo here sings the baritone role of the troubador’s arch-rival, the aristocratic Count di Luna. Celebrated film-maker Philipp Stolzl, well-known for his groundbreaking video collaborations with Rammstein and Madonna, directs his first Verdi opera, creating an extraordinarily powerful visual and visceral theatrical experience, unlike any other production of the opera.
The roles of the troubadour and the gypsy Azucena are taken by Uruguayan tenor Gaston Rivero and Russian mezzo-soprano Marina Prudenskaya....
Tchaikovsky, Valery Gergiev: Eugene Onegin (Blu-ray)
Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky triumph in Tchaikovsky's operatic masterpiece, filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Robert Carsen's beautifully evocative staging highlights the personal drama at the heart of Pushkin's tragedy of unrequited love, and Valery Gergiev conducts a thrilling account of Tchaikovsky's most intensely passionate score.
Tatiana - Renee Fleming
Olga - Elena Zaremba
Madame Larina - Svetlana Volkova
Filippyevna - Larisa Shevchenko
Lenski - Ramon Vargas
Eugene Onegin - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
A Captain - Keith Miller
Triquet - Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
Zaretski - Richard Bernstein
Prince Gremin - Sergei Aleksashkin ...
Wagner: Lohengrin. Kaufmann, Harteros, Nagano (Blu-ray)
Richard Jones's Radical New Production Of Lohengrin Was The Talk Of The 2009 Munich Festival. It Was Also A Triumph For Jonas Kaufmann In The Title Role - "The Finest Heldentenor Since Jon Vickers" (La Scena Musicale). Die Welt Added That They "Could Not Think Of Any Cast More Perfectly Matched, So Youthfully Enthralling, In Short: So Wonderful..." With Striking Costumes And Designs By Ultz - And Directed By Maestro Kent Nagano - It Represents A Bold New Lohengrin For Today's World.
- Christof Fischesser - Heinrich der Vogler
- Jonas Kaufmann - Lohengrin
- Anja Harteros - Elsa von Brabant
- Wolfgang Koch - Friedrich von Telramund
- Michaela Schuster - Ortrud
- Yevgeni Nikitin - Heerrufer des Konigs
- Francesco Petrozzi - Brabantischer Edler
- Kenneth Roberson - Brabantischer Edler
- Christopher Magiera - Brabantischer Edler
- Igor Bakan - Brabantischer Edler
- Edelknaben - Tolzer Knabenchor
- Konstantin Wojtachnia - Herzog Gottfried / Elsas Bruder
Conducted by Kent Nagano
Richard Strauss / Franz Welser-Most: Arabella
Acclaimed as the leading Strauss soprano of today, Renee Fleming stars in Gotz Friedrich's enchanting Zurich staging of Strauss's Viennese opera.The composer wrote some of his most meltingly memorable music for Arabella, who - against the wishes of her impoverished aristocratic parents - is determined to marry for love, not wealth. When she gives her heart to the mysterious Mandryka, a series of misunderstandings puts their love to the test. ...
Весселина Казарова («Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust / Cambreling, Kasarova, Groves, White, Salzburger Festspiele»), Йонас Кауфманн («Jonas Kaufmann, Massenet: Werther Massenet - Werther»), Изабель Рей («Donizetti: Don Pasquale Donizetti - Don Pasquale») в опере Феликса Брайзаха «Bizet: Carmen».
Jonas Kaufmann, «the Prince of Tenors», appears with international star Vesselina Kasarova in Zurich Opera's starkly palpable staging of Bizet's ever- popular Carmen. The production sees Don Jose (Kaufmann) abandon his teenage attitudes in pursuit of Kasarova's free and independent Carmen- realizing too late that his self- control has vanished, along with his youth....
Anna Netrebko - Bellini: I Puritani (Blu-ray)
Anna Netrebko enchanted audiences and critic alike when she sang her first ever Elvira at the Met, and this DVD captures all the freshness and spontaneity of her acclaimed performance. "The prolonged ovation Netrebko received after the Act II...
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier. Fleming / Koch / Dambau Thielemann ( 2 DVD )
Renee Fleming appears in one of her greatest roles, - the beautiful Marschallin of Strauss's bittersweet comedy of love, Der Rosenkavalier. Her peerless performance is supported by "a galactic cast" (Christian Thielemann), which includes Sophie Koch as Octavian (the "Knight of the Rose , Diana Damrau as the young Sophie, Frartz Hawlata as the boorish Baron Ochs and Jonas Kaufmann, making a guest appearance as the Italian Singer. Herbert Wernicke's celebrated Salzburg Festival production was specially restaged at the Festspielhaus Baden for this high definition film....
Puccini, Andris Nelsons: Turandot
Opera In Three Acts
- Turandot - Maria Guleghina
- Liu - Marina Poplavskaya
- Calaf - Marcello Giordani
- Timur - Samuel Ramey
- Emperor Aitourn - Charles Anthony
- Ping - Joshua Hopkins
- Pang - Tony Stevenson
- Pong - Eduardo Valdes...
Wagner, James Levine: Die Walkure (2 DVD)
Wotan, chief of the gods, and the dwarf Alberich contend for mastery of the world. Wotan had Valhalla built by the giants Fasolt and Fafner, to be a fortress for the gods. Alberich the Nibelung forswore love - something Wotan could never have done - and thereby met a condition which earned him power and riches. From the gold out of the Rhine he had his slaves forge the Nibelung hoard, including a ring and a magic cap. These treasures were snatched from him by Wotan, who, having acquired them wrongfully, was forced in his turn to hand them over to the giants. The curse that Alberich laid on the ring drove Fafner forthwith to kill his brother; then, with the aid of the magic cap, Fafner turned himself into a dragon and now lies in a cave, watching over the hoard.
In his efforts to preserve his power against Alberich's challenges, Wotan has enmeshed himself in an ever more tangled web of compromises and obligations. He wants the ring and the hoard and needs a "free hero" who, knowing nothing of the past, and not subject to the restraints on Wotan, will be able to win them back for the god. A human woman has borne Wotan a pair of twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, who were parted in childhood. Wholly in accordance with Wotan's plans, their destiny has been harsh.
Die Walkure: Act 1-3
Siegmund - Gary Lakes
Hunding - Kurt Moll
Wotan - James Morris
Sieglinde - Jessye Norman
Brunnhilde - Hildegard Behrens
Fricka - Christa Ludwig
Gerhilde - Pyramid Sellers
Ortlinde - Martha Thigpen
Waltraute - Joyce Castle
Schwertleite - Sondra Kelly
Helmwige - Katarinaikonomu
Siegrune - Diane Kesling
Grimgerde Wendy Hillhouse
Rossweisse - Jacalyn Bower
Conductor: James Leviime
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra...
Glinka, Valery Gergiev: Ruslan And Lyudmila (2 DVD)
Lyudmila - Anna Netrebko
Ruslan - Vladimir Ognovenko
Ratmir - Larissa Diadkova
Farlaf - Gennady Bezzubenkov
Gorislava - Galina Gorchakova
Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus and Ballet, St Petersburg
In association with San Francisco Opera
Valery Gergiev directs the Kirov Opera in this spectacular 1995 production of Russia's first operatic masterpiece. Described by Tchaikovsky as "the Tsar of operas", Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila adapts Pushkin's comic epic drama, a magical mix of sorcery, knight errantry and romance.