Rossini - Le Comte Ory (2 DVD)
In spring 2011, the first-ever performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera of Rossini's Le Comte Ory brought standing ovations and critical-acclaim. The spectacular trio of Juan Diego Florez, Diana Damrau and Joyce DiDonato ignited vocal and theatrical fireworks.
Le Comte Ory tells the story of a libidinous and cunning nobleman who disguises himself first as a hermit and then as a nun ("Sister Colette in order to gain access to the virtuous Countess Adele, whose brother is away at the Crusades. The 2011 Met production was directed by the Tony Award-winning Broadway director Bartlett Sher, who in recent years has also staged Il barbiere di Siviglia and Les Contes d'Hoffman for the Met. Sher presented the action as an opera within an opera, updated the action by a few centuries and giving the costume designer, Catherine Zuber, the opportunity to create some particularly extravagant headgear. Juan Diego Florez starred as the title role while Diana Damrau plays his love interest, Countess Adele, and Joyce DiDonato was in breeches as his pageboy Isolier. The trio had appeared in Sher's production of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.
The New York Times praised "the terrific cast", citing Damrau's "lustrous, agile coloratura soprano voice, and charisma galore" and describing how DiDonato, "who sang with plush sound and impeccable passagework, sent top notes soaring and conveyed all the swagger of a smitten page."
The Financial Times named Florez, "a bel-canto paragon virtually without peer. He attacks and/or floats top tones with laughing ease, phrases with slender grace and exudes charm even when impersonating a singing nun". The Wall Street Journal said: "It was a treat to hear Mr. Florez navigate the vocal extremes of the role, popping out high C's while adopting a rascally but winning demeanor."
Conducted with verve and finesse by Rossini specialist Maurizio Benini, the production also features the stylish French baritone Stephane Degout as Ory's bibulous conspirator Raimbaud (quite a change from his previous Met role - Debussy's gentle Pelleas), charismatic Italian bass Michele Pertusi as the Count's long-suffering Tutor, and, formidable as Adele's housekeeper Ragonde, the Swedish dramatic mezzo Susanne Resmark. ...
Wagner, Michael Schonwandt: Siegfried (2 DVD)
Kasper Bech Holten's spectacular Copenhagen production presents Wagner's epic Ring cycle as the drama of its heroine Brunnhilde. By setting each of the four operas in a pivotal decade of the twentieth century, her story becomes also a history of the modern age and of the ideologies and conflicts that tore it apart. In the third part of Wagner's Ring cycle, the fearless hero Siegfried breaks free of the restrictions of his youth, and sets off in search of freedom, adventure and, ultimately, love.
Siegfried: Act 1-3
Siegfried - Stig Andersen
Mime - Bengl-Ola Morgny
Der Wanderer - James Johnson
Alberich - Sten Byriel
Fafner - Christian Christiansen
Erda - Susanne Resmark
Brunnhilde - Irene Theorin
Waldvogel - Gisela Stille
Royal Danish Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Schonwandt ...
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,...
Mozart, Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Cosi Fan Tutte (2 DVD)
Opera In Two Acts Fiordiligi - Edita Gruberova Dorabella - Delores Ziegler Guglielmo - Ferruccio Furlanetto Ferrando - Luis Lima Despina - Teresa Stratas Don Alfonso - Paolo Montarsolo...
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.
Rossini - La Cenerentola / Campanella, Bartoli, Dara, Houston Grand Opera
Cecilia Bartoli both thrills the senses and touches the heart in Rossini's sparkling comedy, her feisty Cinderella combining rebelliousness with pathos, vocal beauty with stunning virtuosity. She and a star cast of Italian principals captivate the...
Michele Mariotti, Rossini: Matilde Di Shabran, Neapolitan Version, 1821 (2 DVD)
For sheer musical greatness, it is hard to beat "Matilde di Shabran," ... Juan Diego Florez brilliantly reprises the role of his first great success - New York Times
Following internationally acclaimed performances and an award-winning CD recording for Decca, Juan Diego Florez returns to the opera that few tenors dare sing in Mario Martone's production for the 2012 Rossini Opera Festival at Pesaro. Underpinned by a plot of "almost Shakespearean depth" (The Guardian), Rossini's melodramma giocoso features some of his most outrageously virtuosic vocal music, delivered here by Florez, Olga Peretyatko and Anna Goryachova under the baton of the Italian maestro Michele Mariotti.
Olga Peretyatko - Matilde
Juan Diego Florez - Corradino
Paolo Bordogna - Isidoro
Anna Goryachova - Edoardo
Nicola Alaimo - Aliprando
Chiara Chialli - Contessa D'Arco
Simon Orfila - Ginardo
Giorgio Misseri - Egoldo
Marco Filippo Romano - Raimondo
Ugo Rosati - Rodrigo ...
Verdi, Daniele Gatti: Aida (2 DVD)
01. Introduction By Renee Fleming
02. Prelude And Opening Credits
Act 1 / Scena 1
03. Si, Cone Voce Che l'Etiope Ardisca
04. Se Quel Guerrier Io Rassi!
05. Quale Insolita Gioia Nel Tuo Sguardo!
06. Vieni, О Diletta, Appressati
07. Alta Cagion V'aduna
08. Su! Del Nilo Al Sacra Lido
09. Ritoma Vincitor!
10. Posscnte, Possente Ftha
11. Danza Sacra Delle Sacerdotesse (Sacred Dance Of The Priestesses)
12. Immenso Ftha... Nume, Custode E Vindice
Act 2 / Scena 1
13. Chi Niai Fra Gl'inni E I Plausi Erge Alia Gloria Il Vol 2
14. Datiza Di Piccoli Schiavi Mori (Dance Of The Young Moorish Slaves)
15. Fu La Sorte Dell'armi A' Tuoi Tuncsta, Povera Aida!
16. Su! Del Nilo Al Sacro Lido
17. Gloria All'egitto, Ad Hide
18. Marcia Triontale (Triumphal March)
19. Ballabile (Ballet)
20. Vieni, О Guerriero Vindice
21. Salvator Della Patria, Io Ti Sahito
22. Che Veggo!.. Egli?.. Mio Padre!
23. О Re: Pei Sacri Numi... Gloria All'Egitto
24. O Tu Che Sei d'Osiride Madre Immortale E Sposa
25. Qui Radames Verra!.. О Patria Mia
26. Ciel! Mio Padre!.. Rivedrai Le Foreste Imbalsamate
27. Put Ti Riveggo, Mia Dolce Aida
28. Fuggiam Gli Ardori Inospiti
29. Aida! - Tu Non M' Ami
Act 4 / Scena 1
30. L'aborrita Rivale A Me Sfuggia
31. Gia I Sacerdotj Adunami
32. Ohime!.. Morir Mi Sento!
33. Radames! Radames! Radames!
34. La Fatal Pietra Sovra Me Si Chiuse
35. Immenso Ftha... О Terra, Addio
36. Curtain Calls And Closing Credits ...
Rammstein In Amerika (2 DVD)
Легендарная немецкая индастриал-метал группа представляет уникальный DVD/BR, в который вошел документальный фильм о творчестве группы, а также запись живого выступления в Нью-Йорке - "LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN". Двухчасовой документальный фильм...
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2 DVD)
Cilea's intoxicating opera is brought to new life on the Royal Opera House stage after a century's absence. Director David mcvicar's interpretation for The Royal Opera of this neglected masterpiece recreates the Comedie-Francaise in its heyday, the...