Wagner, James Levine: Siegfried (2 DVD)
Wotan, the chief of the gods, and Alberich, the lord of the Nibelungs, contended for dominion over the world. Wotan had the fortress Valhalla built for the gods' protection. The dwarf chose a different course, and acquired measureless might and wealth by a step the god would not have taken, for he gained the power to steal the gold guarded by the Rhine's daughters only by renouncing love. Now master of the "magic spell" inherent in the gold, he forged a "magic ring" for himself, while his brother Mime, the cunning smith, made him a cap of invisibility, the Tarnhelm. Having enslaved his fellow Nibelungs, he drove them to toil in the depths of the earth, mining its treasures which they piled up to enrich the lord of the underworld.
Siegfried - Siegfried Jerusalem
Mime - Heinz Zednik
Der Wanderer - James Morris
Alberich - Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner - Matti Salminen
Erda - Birgitta Svenden
Brunnhilde - Hildegard Behrens
Stimme des Waldvogels - Dawn Upshaw
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine...
Bravo! Video 1
La video de BRAVO!
1 reprend les principales situations rencontrees dans le livre de I'eleve de BRAVO!
1 ou presente des situations proches, mises en scene dans des sequences courtes et dynamiques.
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Line Dance: A Beginner's Guide
Line dance is not only a Southern phenomenon. All over the U.S., ladies and gents love to get in mixed lines and dance in total synch! This dvd teaches the most important, basic steps (always shot in the perspective that makes it the easiest to follow), but also artistically demanding figures! In the end, an entire basic choreography is presented.
Disc breakdown: First: Easy-to-trace figures, then artistically more demanding figures. Finally, an entire basic line dance choreography is presented by line dance pro Robert Hahn....
Halevy, Neil Shicoff, Vjekoslav Sutej: La Juive (2 DVD)
The 1999 Vienna Production Of Halevy's La Juive Was A Triumph, Revealing This Grand Opera To Be A Vast, Passionate And Admirably Constructed Drama. One Singer Played An Especially Significant Role In The Success: Neil Shicoff, Who Brings The Character Of Eleazar To Life With Breathtaking Intensity. Shicoff Has Found The Role That He Was Bom To Sing. The DVD Features The Revival Of The Vienna State Opera In 2003 And Offers Exciting Bonus Material Including The Documentary. Finding Eleazar, And A Video Clip Of The Acclaimed "Rachel" Aria Sung By Neil Shicoff And Directed By Hollywood's Legendary Sidney Lumet. Hacik Bayvertian - Un Autre Homme Boaz Daniel - Ruggiero Walter Fink - Le Cardinal De Brogni Johannes Gisser - Un Homme Du Peuple Simina Ivan - La Princesse Eudoxie Janusz Monarcha - Albert Martin Muller - Officier Neil Shicoff - Elezar Krassimira Stoyanova - Rachel Jianyi Zhang - Leopold...
Gounod, Erich Binder: Faust (2 DVD)
Opera In Three Acts / Libretto / Livret: Jules Barbier, Michel Carre
From The Vienna State Opera, With A Superb Cast Revelling In Gounod's Beloved Melodies, Here Is The Provocative, Visually Sumptuous 1985 Production By Famed Film-Director Ken Russell, Also Renowned For His Flamboyant Biopics Of Liszt, Mahler, And Tchaikovsky.
Le Docteur Faust - Francisco Araiza
Mephistopheles - Ruggero Raimondi
Marguerite - Gabriela Benackova
Valentin - Walton Gronroos
Wagner - Alfred Sramek
Siebel - Gabriele Sima
Marthe - Gertrude Jahn
Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper
Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper
Chorus Master: Walter Hagen-Groll
Buhnenorchester Der Wiener Staatsoper Ballett Der Wiener Staatsoper
Elevinnen Und Eleven Der Ballettschule Der Wiener Staatsoper
Conductor: Erich Binder
Video Direction: Ken Russell
Set And Costume Design: Carl Toms
Lighting Design: Robert Bryan
Choreography: Alphonse Poulin ...
Sting: Bring On The Night
Always expanding the boundaries of pop music, in 1985, Sting embarked on his ambitious, first solo tour. Twenty years later and for the first time on DVD, the film Bring On The Night a brought to new life with a high-definition digital anamorphic picture transfer and digitally remastered surround audio. Originally capturing this historic event on film, critically acclaimed director Michael Apted (Coal Miner's Daughter, Gorillas In The Mist) documented the formation of "The Blue Turtles Band" featuring Omar Hakim, Darryl Jones, Kenny Kirkland, Branford Marsalis, Dolette McDonald & Janice Pendarvis. From rehearsals in an historic castle to performing their first live show at the Theatre Mogador in Paris, experience how Sting pushes the boundaries of both music and film.
01. Bring On The Night / When The World Is Running
02. Down You Moke The Best Of What's Still Around
03. News Conference
04. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
05. Low Life
06. Fortress Around Your Heart
07. Love Is The Seventh Wave
08. The Flintstones
09. Another Day
10. Shadows In The Rain
11. Consider Me Gone
12. Driven To Tears
13. The Big Risk
14. Opening Night
15. Shadows In The Rain
16. Fortress Around Your Heart
17. We Work The Black Seam
18. I Burn For You
19. Children's Crusade
20. Need Your Love So Bad
23. I Been Down So Long
24. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
25. Demolition Man
26. Message In A Bottle...
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, Juan Diego Florez, Patrizia Ciofi: La Fille Du Regiment (2 DVD)
Today's top bel canto tenor, Juan Diego Florez, and acclaimed Italian soprano Patrizia Ciofi lead о superb ensemble cast in Donizetti's sparkling opera-comique from the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa. This acclaimed production sets the action in the...
Strauss, Carlos Kleiber: Der Rosenkavalier (2 DVD)