Anna Netrebko. Live From The Salzburg Festival (3 Blu-Ray)
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 all the technical devices necessary for Leonora, and she is, moreover, a passionate actress ... Hvorostovsky sang with superb, flawless line, total control and long, flowing, high notes... Zajick held down Azucena powerfully, lacking nothing obvious of the mad gypsy's force of character... The opera's end I have never seen stayed or acted more convincingly" (Opera Today).
Il Conte Dl Luna - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Leonora - Sondra Radvanovsky
Azucena - Dolora Zajick
Manrico - Marcelo Alvarez
Ferrando - Stefan Kocan
Ines - Maria Zifchak
Ruiz - Eduardo Valdes
Un Vecchio Zingaro - Robert Maher
Un Messo - Raymond Aparentado
Conductor - Marco Armiliato ...
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. ...
Wagner, James Levine: Parsifal (2 DVD)
- Bernd Weikl - Amfortas
- Jan-Hendrik Rootering - Titurel
- Kurt Moll - Gurnemanz
- Franz Mazura - Klingsor
- Siegfried Jerusalem - Parsifal
- Waltraud Meier - Kundry
- Paul Groves - First Knight
- Jeffrey Wells - Second Knight
- Heidi Grant Murphy - Esquire / Flower Maiden
- Jane Bunnell - Esquire / Flower Maiden
- John Horton Murray - Esquire
- Bernard Fitch - Esquire
- Kaaren Erickson - Flower Maiden
- Korliss Uecker - Flower Maiden
- Gwynne Geyer - Flower Maiden...
Handel: Semele (2 DVD)
Live from the Zurich Opera House, Cecilia Bartoli stars in the virtuoso title role of Handel's drama of ambition, vanity and seduction. Now one of Handel's most popular operas, Semele contains some of his best vocal music, including "Where'er you walk"...
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2 DVD)
This DVD features Luciano Pavarotti in one of his most celebrated roles in a classic, all-star performance of one of the great Verdi operas, Un Ballo in Maschera. Available for the first time on DVD, the complete opera of the classic 1980 production by Elijah Moshinsky was filmed live from The Metropolitan Opera. An all-star cast, led by Luciano Pavarotti at the height of his fame, includes Katia Ricciarelli (Amelia), Judith Blegen (Oscar), Bianca Berini (Ulrica) and Louis Quilico (Renato). The incomparable Metropolitan Opera Orchestra is conducted by Giuseppe Patane. This was an eye-catching and thought-provoking production in which Moshinsky staged the action in pre-revolutionary 1774 Boston. Extras include an interview with Luciano Pavarotti and James Levine. ...
Anna Netrebko - Bellini: I Puritani (2 DVD)
Anna Netrebko enchanted audiences and critic alike when she sang her first ever Elvira at the Met, and this DVD captures all the freshness and spontaneity of her acclaimed performance. "The prolonged ovation Netrebko received after the Act II...
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....
Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore
Decca is proud to present Luciano Pavarotti in one of his most famous roles, a traditional MET production of Donizetti's much-loved comic classic, L'elisir d'amore. This stunning production is now available for the first time on DVD featuring Pavarotti at the peak of his prime joined by an all-star ensemble. Filmed in 1981 at The Metropolitan Opera, Luciano Pavarotti sings as Nemorino in Donizetti's comic opera. Conducted by Nicola Rescigno, Kirk Browning's production is beautiful and entertaining. Judith Blegen sings the role of Adina and the great comic baritone, Sesto Bruscantini, plays the wily Dr. Dulcamara. ...
Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde (Blu-ray)
The high-point of the 2015 Bayreuth Festival: Katharina Wagner's highly anticipated new production of the great-grandfather's immortal music-drama of love and longing. With Evelyn Herlitzius as the «perfect Isolde, singing with precision and ardour right up to the end, and Stephen Gould as Tristan, sovereign master of this murderously difficult role, as Tristan, sovereign master of this murderously difficult role, as impressive for refinement as for power in the strenuous last act… Wagner authority Christian Thielemann conducted with an elegance and precision that is probably unsurpassable today»....