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...
Queen: Days Of Our Lives (Blu-ray)
In 1971, four college students got together to form a rock band.
Since then, that certain band called Queen have released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger than ever 40 years on.
But it was no bed of roses. No pleasure cruise. Queen had their share of kicks in the face, but they came through and this is how they did it, set against the backdrop of brilliant music and stunning live performances from every corner of the globe.
In this film, for the first time, it is the band that tells their story. Featuring brand new interviews with the band and unseen archive footage (including their recently unearthed, first ever TV performance), it is a compelling story told with intelligence, wit, plenty of humor and painful honesty. ...
Gounod, Erich Binder: Faust (2 DVD)
Opera In Three Acts / Libretto / Livret: Jules Barbier, Michel Carre
From The Vienna State Opera, With A Superb Cast Revelling In Gounod's Beloved Melodies, Here Is The Provocative, Visually Sumptuous 1985 Production By Famed Film-Director Ken Russell, Also Renowned For His Flamboyant Biopics Of Liszt, Mahler, And Tchaikovsky.
Le Docteur Faust - Francisco Araiza
Mephistopheles - Ruggero Raimondi
Marguerite - Gabriela Benackova
Valentin - Walton Gronroos
Wagner - Alfred Sramek
Siebel - Gabriele Sima
Marthe - Gertrude Jahn
Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper
Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper
Chorus Master: Walter Hagen-Groll
Buhnenorchester Der Wiener Staatsoper Ballett Der Wiener Staatsoper
Elevinnen Und Eleven Der Ballettschule Der Wiener Staatsoper
Conductor: Erich Binder
Video Direction: Ken Russell
Set And Costume Design: Carl Toms
Lighting Design: Robert Bryan
Choreography: Alphonse Poulin ...
Giacomo Puccini / Bruno Bartoletti: Tosca Tosca
This gripping and visually stunning film has been universally hailed as one of the most satisfying of all versions of opera on celluloid. Director Gianfranco de Bosio has given an extraordinary dimension of realism to this story of love, deception and murder by shooting it all on the original Roman locations. The three exceptional singer-actors who bring this classic tragedy vividly to life are the beautiful Bulgarian soprano Raina Kabaivanska as Puccini's passionate heroine, Placido Domingo as her doomed lover and Sherrill Milnes as their nemesis, the villainous Baron Scarpia. ...
Mark Albrecht: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflote (Blu-ray)
Since its premiere in a tiny suburban theatre in Vienna, "Die Zauberflote" has delighted audiences young and old for over 200 years. Mozart's Singspiel seamlessly alternates seriousness and jollity, and combines philosophical ideas with a fairytale world of wondrous animals and magical musical instruments. Emanuel Schikaneder's original production was theatrically inventive, and this new interpretation from director Simon McBurney emulates that in fresh and current terms. Fusing music, technology and stagecraft, this exciting production gives Die Zauberflote a refreshing new treatment that is both thrilling and simple in its approach. Following an overwhelming success on stage. McBurney's unique production received five-star reviews in the Dutch press: "a feast for the eyes and the ears" (Het Parool) and "Delicious!" (Trouw). Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound....
Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage (Blu-ray)
Rush is one of rock's most influential bands. Ranked third in consecutive gold or platinum albums after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the band enjoys a devoted following by legions around the world and is revered by generations of musicians. Yet, their incredible success story has, up to this point, remained largely untold. Now comes the new documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, the first comprehensive exploration of the extraordinary power trio. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with notables such as Jack Black, Billy Corgan, Trent Reznor, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Gene Simmons, this film explores the forty-year career and phenomenon behind what could be the world's biggest cult band....
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...
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....
Мир библии (4 DVD)
Первоначально подготовленные для переводчиков Библии, теперь эти фильмы доступны всем желающим. Зрители могут увидеть места, где разворачивались библейские события: от Ирана до Рима, от Египта до Турции. Рассказ о географии, климате, истории, религии,...
Tony Palmer: All You Need Is Love. Vol. 3: Jungle Music - Jazz (2 DVD)
"A mighty achievement. Thank you."
"There's no shortage of ambition in this 17-episode series directed in 1977 for British TV by music journalist and filmmaker Tony Palmer. Subtitled "The Story of Popular...