Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
, wrote Puccini to his publisher Giulio Ricordi in 1889, "is a heroine I believe in and therefore she cannot fail to win the heart of the public." This turned out to be a truly prophetic statement since none of Puccini's other world...
Fitness At Home: Vol. 1 (3 DVD)
Verdi, Herbert Von Karajan: Otello
Herbert von Karajan directed this film of Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece as well as conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. As the tragic Moor of Venice, arguably his greatest role, Jon Vickers (in the words of critic David Cairns) "commands both the...
Monteverdi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt: L'Orfeo / Il Ritorno d'Ulisse In Patria / L'incoronazione Di Poppea (5 DVD)
Wagner, Michael Schonwandt: Gotterdammerung (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...
Fred Astaire: Second Chorus And Royal Wedding
"Second Chorus", the 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film starring Astaire, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw and Charles Butterworth, with music by Artie Shaw, Bernie Hanighen, Hal Borne and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, sees Danny O'Neill...
Daniel Barenboim: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni (2 DVD)
David Bowie: In The 70's (2 DVD)
It wasn't until the release of 1983's Let's Dance that David Bowie achieved the type of enormous, global success he had so sorely deserved for so very long. But for most of his fans he had, by that juncture, already produced the best music he was ever...
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...
Verdi: Il trovatore (Blu-ray)
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...