Anna Netrebko. Mozart: Don Giovanni (Blu-Ray)
Die Neuaufnahme von Mozart’s Don Giovanni auf Blu-ray prasentiert ein Star-Aufgebot. Von Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel und Anna Prohaska uber Daniel Barenboim als Dirigent sind einige der grossten Namen in der Opernwelt vertreten. Die Live-Aufnahme der...
Massenet - Cendrillon (2 DVD)
Recent Grammy award-winner Joyce DiDonato stars as Cinderella in the debut Covent Garden production of Massenet's Centrillon. DiDonato captures all hearts- not just Prince Charming's- in this enchanting, sophisticated retelling of the classical fairy...
Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Tenorr star Juan Diego Florez sings the role of the young lover Ernesto in Donizetti's sparkling operatic comedy. Filmed live at the Zurich Opera House, this witty and colourful production also stars the great bass-baritone Ruggero Raimondi in the title-role of the irascible Don. The story of young love triumphant inspired many of the composer's most infectiously toe-tapping ensembles and most tender arias, establishing Don Pasquale as one of Italian opera's most irresistible evenings.
Ruggero Raimondi - Don Pasquale
Juan Diego Florez - Ernesto
Isabel Rey - Norina
Oliver Widmer - Dottor Malatesta
Valeriy Murga - Un Notaro ...
Richard Strauss - Elektra (Karl Bohm) (2 DVD)
For this 1981 film of Richard Strauss's expressionist masterpiece, director G?tz Friedrich collaborated with the composer's disciple Karl B?hm, who recorded the soundtrack with the Vienna Philharmonic only month before his death - "music making of grandeur, ecstasy and precision" wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In her performance of the punishing title role, Leonie Rysanek "surmounted the score's superhuman demands with an interpretive achievement that crowns her career" (Daily Telegraph). Astrid Varnay, once a great Electra herself, presents here a potent rendition of Clytemnestra. As The New York Times noted in describing this "powerful moving Elektra", Friedrich and set designer Josef Svoboda have conjured up "distinctive images as memorably vivid as they are harsh".
"Ob ich die Musik nicht hore? Sie kommt doch aus mir" - Documentary / Making of Elektra...
Bellini: La Sonnambula
Amina - Natalie Dessay
Elvino - Juan Diego Florez
Count Rodolfo - Michele Pertusi
Lisa - Jennifer Black
Teresa - Jane Bunnell
Alessio - Jeremy Galyon
Notary - ...
Monteverdi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt: L'Orfeo / Il Ritorno d'Ulisse In Patria / L'incoronazione Di Poppea (5 DVD)
Bizet, Antonio Pappano: Carmen
With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don Jose, this new Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate reading of one of the world's favourite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward - powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece. Carmen - Anna Caterina Antonacci Don Jose - Jonas Kaufmann Escamillo - Ildebrando D'arcangelo Micaela - Norah Amsellem...
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 ...
Mozart. La Finta Giardiniera. Bolton (2 DVD)
Part of on epoch-making release of Mozart's complete operas on DVD, here is the 18-year-old composer's first mature opera buffo. Hilarity mingles with passionate emotions when Belfiore believes he has killed his lover in a fit of jealousy but then encounters her disguised as gardener Sandrina. Famed filmmakers Doris Dorrie directs a superb young cast in this tale of love, hate and intrigue across class harriers, all vividly depicted by Mozart's astonishingly rich and varied music.
DVD 1. La Finta Giardiniera: Act 1
DVD 2. La Finta Giardiniera: Act 2 & 3 ...
Working with Bernstein on this concert version of Candide, none of us imagined for a moment that this was going to be his last show: our only comfort now is that Lenny himself believed he had got it right at last.
As he explains in the course of the performance, Candide spanned 35 years of his life, beginning with Lillian Hellman's original libretto, directed for Broadway by Tyrone Guthrie in 1956, through Hal Prince's very successful production in 1973 with a new book by Hugh Wheeler, and the "opera house version" in 1982. Bernstein remained unsatisfied.
The present score is based on the Scottish Opera production, organized by John Mauceri, which I adapted and co-directed with Jonathan Miller in 1988. From our first discussions it became clear that what LB. wanted was more Voltaire. He wanted Candide to sing his lament over Cunegonde's body, finding her on the battlefield as he does in the original book. He wanted more of Voltaire's original text, and he wanted most of all to incorporate the Chorale, with its final restatement at the end of the evening of Voltaire's essential message....