Depeche Mode: Rewind 30 Years At The Edge (2 DVD)
When four lads from London's home counties got together in 1980, sharing a love of David Bowie and all with a keen eye on the synthesiser sounds then just gaining ground in the UK via artists like Gary Numan and Ultravox, they could barely have envisaged the kind of impact they would have on the world music scene. But today Depeche Mode remain the most popular and successful electronic group ever, and have themselves influenced a huge array of groups and artists in so becoming - stand up Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Pet Shop Boys, Linkin Park and the creators of thousands of dance and techno records.
This 2DVD set celebrates the astonishing music and lengthy career of Depeche Mode by way of a stunning documentary film in which their extraordinary story is told in depth. Featuring an array of performance and studio footage of the band, numerous archive interviews with members past and present, contributions from those who know the group best - including Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby and OMD's Andy McCluskey - news reports, location shoots and seldom seen photographs, plus comment and review by th band's official biographer and the finest rock writers around. Throw into the mix some of the most outstanding music from the last three decades and the programme will prove a joy for the millions of Depeche Mode fans across the globe....
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...
Puccini: Tosca (Blu-ray)
Passion, Loyalty, Lust And Finally Tragedy Are Dramatically Highlighted In Robert Carsen's "Theatre-Within-Theatre" Staging Of Puccini's Great Opera. As The Beautiful Tosca, Emily Magee Plays Opposite The Charismatic Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi) And Debonair Thomas Hampson (Scarpia); Together They Bring A Rare Intensity To This Famous Tale Of Love And Revenge From Beyond The Grave.
Tosca - Emily Magee
Cavaradossi - Jonas Kaufmann
Scarpia - Thomas Hampson
Angelotti - Valeriy Murga
Sacristan - Giuseppe Scorsin
Chorus, Children's Chorus And Orchestra Of The Opernhaus Zurich
Conducted By Paolo Carignani...
Mozart, Wolfgang Sawallisch: Die Zauberflote
Opera In Two Acts Sarastro - Kurt Moll Konigin Der Nacht - Edita Gruberova Pamina - Lucia Popp Tamino - Francisco Araiza Papageno - Wolfgang Brendel Papagena - Gudrun Sieber Sprecher - Jan-Hendrik Rootering Monostatos - Norbert Orth...
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...
Riccardo Chailly: Viva Verdi! The La Scala Concert
If there is one opera house in the world synonymous with the music of Verdi it is theTeatro alia Scala, Milan. This concert from the sumptuous auditorium of La Scala was given in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth and comprises some of his best-known overtui rarer repertoire from the operas. It also celebrates Riccardo Chailly's appointment as La Scala s Principal Conductor and Music Director, following in such famous footsteps asToscanini, Serafin and de Sabata. The Filarmonica della Scala have this music in their blood and under Chailly deliver performances of precision and panache. Recorded live in HD.
01. Opening Titles
02. Nabucco Sinfonia
03. Giovanna d'Arco Sinfonia
04. Jerusalem Introduction
Jerusalem Airs De Ballet
05. I. Pas De Quatre
06. II. Pas De Deux
07. III. Pas Solo
08. IV. Pas D Ensemble
9. I Vespri Siciliani Sinfonia
I Vespri Siciliani Le Quattro Stagioni
10. I. L'inverno - Winter
11. II. La Primavera - Spring
12. III. L'estate - Summer
13. IV. L'autunno - Autumn
14. La Forza Del Destino Sinfonia ...
Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
Luciano Pavarotti - Ernani
Leona Mitchell - Donna Elvira
Ruggero Raimondi - Don Ruy Gomez de Silva
Sherrill Milnes - Don Carlos
Charles Anthony - Don Riccardo
Richard Vernon - Jago
Jean Craft - Giovanna...
Led Zeppelin: The Untold Story
It has often been said that Led Zeppelin were to the 1970s what the Beatles were to the 1960s. During this decade they achieved global domination and broke records worldwide with their 6 studio albums and epic world tours. But in order to fully comprehend the story of their monumental success, massive influence, and impressive legacy, it is first necessary to examine the formative years of the band. From performing on the amateur scene and in session studios, to the comparative success of playing in The Yardbirds and Band Of Joy collective experiences of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones came together to form the greatest rock band of all time.
Led Zeppelin – The Untold Story reveals an often overlooked side of the saga. Using early performance footage, seldom seen interviews and previously unpublished photographs, as well as contributions from colleagues, friends, and associates who worked alongside the future members of Led Zeppelin, The Untold Story is finally made public....
Britten: Composer / Conductor / Pianist (7 DVD)
Iron Maiden: Triumvirate (3 DVD)