Verdi, Marco Armiliato: Il Trovatore
Libretto By Salvadore Cammarano
And Leone Emanuele Вardare
,Based On The Play El Trovator By Antonio Garcia Gutierrez.
Acclaim for this Trovatore: "Alvarez made a stalwart, passionate, masculine figure... Radvanovsky has...
Handel, Harry Bicket: Rodelinda (2 DVD)
Star soprano Renee Fleming and countertenor Andreas Schotl star in Stephen Wadsworth's production of this classical tale of a queen (Rodelinda) separated from, then finally reunited with, her adored husband (Bertarido).This acclaimed Metropolitan Opera...
"Our aim was just to be as good as Love" John Densmore, The Doors
LOVE Story is the story of legendary Los Angeles band LOVE & their singer Arthur Lee. One of the first mixed race rock bands, the dark claustrophobic vision of their music and the...
Blink 182: Collector's Box (2 DVD)
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
Today, when Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet h so popular in the theatre, it is curious to recall how comparatively little known were the ballet and its music in the 1950s. The first Russian staging was made by Leonid Lavrovsky at the Kirov Theatre, Leningrad, in 1940, five years after Prokofiev had completed the score. It was in 1956, when the Moscow Bolshoj Ballet arrived in London for Soviet ballet's ground-breaking first visit to the West that die emotional force of this production was seen, and profoundly affected our audiences. On 3 October in that year, the curtains of the Royal Opera House. Govern Garden, rose to reveal the motionless triptych of Romeo, Friar Laurence and Juliet (who was Galina Ulanova, Moscow's divinity). Even now, the sensation caused by that evening lingers on We were bowled over by the power of Muscovite dancing, by the radiance of Ulanova's presence, by the Torre of Prokofiev's score. Ironically, in the previous pear Frederick Ashton, The Royal Ballet's master choreographer, had staged his own response to this music in Copenhagen Tailored to die modest forces of the Royal Danish Bailer, this production had a clarity very different from the epic sweep of the Bolshoj version. Within two years of the Bolshoi's appearance, John Cranko, who had made his name as a young choreographer with The Royal Ballet mounted a version of Romeo for La Scala Milan, and this he revised and developed in 1962 when he became director of the Stuttgart Ballet.
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Saint-Saens, James Levine: Samson Et Dalila
Opera In Three Acts
- Samson - Placido Domingo
- Dalila - Olga Borodina
- Grand-Pretre De Dagon - Sergei Leiferkus
- Abimelech - Richard Paul Fink
- Un Vieillard Hebreu - Rene Pape
- Un Messager Philistin - Charles...
The History Of The Eagles (2 DVD)
"Director Alison Ellwood, along with Producer (and Academy Award-winning documentarian), Alex Gibney, meticulously crafts an intimate patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage, and unseen home movies exploring the evolution and enduring...
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...
Verdi, Michele Mariotti: Rigoletto
Acclaim for the MET's new Rigoletto, set in 1960 Las Vegas: "Wildly entertaining, inventive, strangely funny and yet also deeply sad... Captures both the emotional depth and surface glitter in an audacious staging" (Bloomberg News). "Beczala, looking...
Tupac: Double Feature (2 DVD)