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 ...
Glinka, Valery Gergiev: Ruslan And Lyudmila (2 DVD)
Lyudmila - Anna Netrebko
Ruslan - Vladimir Ognovenko
Ratmir - Larissa Diadkova
Farlaf - Gennady Bezzubenkov
Gorislava - Galina Gorchakova
Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus and Ballet, St Petersburg
In association with San Francisco Opera
Valery Gergiev directs the Kirov Opera in this spectacular 1995 production of Russia's first operatic masterpiece. Described by Tchaikovsky as "the Tsar of operas", Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila adapts Pushkin's comic epic drama, a magical mix of sorcery, knight errantry and romance.
Carlos Acosta: Spartacus. The Bolshoi Ballet (Blu-ray)
Libretto By Yuri Grigorovich After The Novel Spartaco By Raffaello Giovagnoli
Internationally acclaimed as the greatest male dancer ol his generation, Carlos Acosta stars as the rebel slave in the most spectacular of all Soviet ballets. Filmed in Paris after triumphant performances in Moscow and London, the Bolshoi's classic production presents the Cuban star at the height of his physical and dramatic powers - as the greatest Spartacus of our time....
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...
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
The classic Mariinsky (Kirov) production of the greatest of all ballets. Filmed in the imperial splendour ol the Msriinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. Starring Ulyana Lopatkina, Danila Korsuntsev and the breathtaking Mariinsky corps de ballet. Conducted by the great Russian maestro Valery Gergiev.
Odette-Odile - Ulyana Lopatkina
Prince Siegfried - Danila Korsuntsev
The Queen - Alexandra Gronskaya
Tutor - Pyotr Stasiunas
Jester - Andrei Ivanov
Rothbart - Ilya Kuznetsov
03. The Prince's Birthday Party - Waltz
04. Entrance Of The Queen
05. Pas De Trois
06. Pas D'action
07. Polonaise (Goblet Dance)
10. Entrance Of Rothbart - Entrance Of Siegfried
11. Entrance Of The Swans
12. Entrance Of Odette
13. Swans' Dance
14. "White Swan" Duet (Odette And The Prince)
15. Dance Of The Cygnets
16. Odette's Solo
17. Swans' Dance
20. The Jester's Dance
21. Waltz Of The Princesses
22. Entrance Of Odile And Rothbart
23. Spanish Dance
24. Neapolitan Dance
25. Hungarian Dance (Cserdas)
27. "Black Swan" Pas De Deux (Odile And The Prince)
30. Waltz Of The Black And White Swans (Valse Bluette)
31. Entrance Of Odette
32. Odette And Rothbart
33. Entrance Of The Prince
34. Pas De Deux (Odette And The Prince)
35. Rothbart's Death
37. Curtain Calls
38. Closing Credits...
Coldplay: DVD Collector's Box (2 DVD)
Since the release of their debut album Parachutes in the summer of 1999, Coldplay have gone from being the bright young hopes of the indie playground to their current status as universally acclaimed superstars with record sales in the millions.
This film goes behind the scenes to reveal a side of Coldplay not previously seen by fans, using interviews with the band and those close to them and rare footage of the boys at work and at play.
Telling the Coldplay story from day one and coming right up to the present time, this is an ideal opportunity to get the low-down the best band to emerge in years. Includes over 40 minutes of exclusive interviews Rare footage of the band throughout 'Insider' revelations about band members DVD Special features include extensive Coldplay discography and fan quiz;In the music world there appears to be an elite number of artists with a rare talent that emerges once a decade at best. The 1960s had the Beatles, in the 70s there was David Bowie, the 1980s witnessed the Smiths and U2 with the 90s offering the rise of Radiohead. The only band so far in the third millennium to boast a similar level of greatness is Coldplay.
This DVD uses exclusive interviews with the band members themselves to tell the Coldplay story, and in so doing offers a totally honest, accurate and heartfelt version of events that no second hand 'cut and paste' retelling could hope to achieve.
The film also features archive footage, contributions from many who know the band best and a host of other features, to achieve one of the finest music documentaries in existence.
Tony Palmer's Film About Stravinsky
Made at the request of the Stravinsky Estate to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky's birth, this highly-praised and award-winning film celebrates one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. It includes...
Mozart, John Eliot Gardiner: Le Nozze Di Figaro
Opera In Four Acts Il Conte di Almaviva - Rodney Gilfry La Contessa di Almaviva - Hillevi Martinpelto Susanna - Alison Hagley Figaro - Bryn Terfel Cherubino - Pamela Helen Stephen Marcellina - Susan McCulloch Bartolo - Carlos Feller Antinoi - Julian Clarkson...
Handel, Craig Smith: Giulio Cesare (2 DVD)
Opera In Three Acts Giulio Cesare - Jeffrey Gall Cleopatra - Susan Larson Cornelia - Mary Westbrook-Geha Sesto - Lorraine Hunt Achilla - James Maddalena Tolomeo...
Tchaikovsky, Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Ballet & Orchestra: The Nutcracker
In this Russian Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's glorious score and Vainonen's colourful, traditional production, complemented by Simon Virsaladze's stunning designs, make this as magical and memorable a Christmas treat as ever. Masha The Princess - Alina Somova The Nutcracker Prince - Vladimir Shklyarov Masha - Alexandra Korshunova Stahlbaum - Vladimir Ponomaryov His Wife - Alexandra Gronskaya Luisa - Alena Mashintseva Franz - Pavel Miheyev Drosselmeyer - Fyodor Lopukhov The Grandmother - Lira Khuslamova The Grandfather - Stanislav Burov The Nanny - Valeria Karpina...