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...
Tupac: Double Feature (2 DVD)
The Metropolitan Opera Gala 1991 (2 DVD)
Experience "hours and hours of glorious opera ... A triumphant celebration of virtuosity" (Toronto Globe and Mail) as New York's legendary opera company celebrated its first quarter century at Lincoln Center in 1991 with "one of the most exquisitely refined and extravagant assemblages of vocal artistry the Met stage has yet hosted" (New York Times). "Not just another night at the opera" (Los Angeles Times), this extraordinary gala features complete acts from three favorite works, starring many of the world's greatest singers, all conducted by Met Music Director James Levine.
1. Rigoletto (Act III)
2. Otello (Act III)
1. Die Fledermaus (Act II)
2. Gala Sequenct...
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...
Wagner, James Levine: Gotterdammerung (2 DVD)
Opera In Three Acts Siegfried - Siegfried Jerusalem Gunther - Anthony Raffell Hagen - Matti Salminen Alberich - Ekkehard Wlaschiha Erste Norn - Gweneth Bean Zweite Norn - Joyce Castle Dritte Norn - Andrea Gruber Brunnhilde - Hildegard Behrens...
Wagner, Pierre Boulez: Siegfried (2 DVD)
01. Opening Credits / Vorspann / Generique Debut
02. Vorspiel / Prelude / Prelude (Cast / Besetzung / Distribution)
03. «Zwangvolle Plage! Muh' Ohne Zweck!» (Mime, Siegfried)
04. «Vieles Lehrtest Du, Mime» (Siegfried, Mime)
05. «So Starb Meine Mutter An Mir? » (Siegfried, Mime)
06. «Heildir, Weiser Schmied! » (Wanderer, Mime)
07. «Auf Der Erde Riicken Wuchtet Der Riesen Geschlecht» (Wanderer, Mime)
08. «Verfluchtes Licht! » (Mime, Siegfried)
09. «Notung! Notung! Neidliches Schwert! » (Siegfried, Mime)
11. «Ln Wald Und Nacht» (Alberich, Wanderer)
12. «Fafner! Fafner! Erwache, Wurm! » (Wanderer, Alberich, Fafner)
13. «Wir Sind Zur Stelle! » (Mime, Siegfried)
14. «Dass Der Mein Vater Nicht Ist» (Siegfried)
15. «Waldweben / Forest Murmurs / Les Murmures De La Foret»
«Aber, Wie Sah Meine Mutter Wohl Aus? » (Siegfried)
16. Siegfrieds Hornruf / Siegfried's Horn Call / Siegfried Sonne Du Cor
«Haha! Da Hatte Mein Lied Mir Was Liebes Erblasen!»
(Siegfried, Fafner, Waldvogell
17. «Wohin Schleichst Du Eilig Und Schlau»
(Alberich, Mime, Siegfried, Waldvogell)
18. "Willkommen, Siegfried!"
(Mime, Siegfried, Alberich)
19. «Neides Zoll Zahlt Notung»
01. Vorspiel – «Wache, Wala!« (Wanderer)
02. «Stark Ruft Das Lied» (Erda, Wanderer)
03. «Dir Unweisen Ruf Ich Ins Ohr» (Wanderer)
04. «Dortseh' Ich Siegfried Nahn» (Wanderer, Siegfried)
05. «Kenntestdu Mich, Kuhner Sprofi» (Wanderer, Siegfried)
06. «Selige Ode Auf Wonniger Hoh'!» (Siegfried)
07. «Heil Dir, Sonne!» (Brunnhilde, Siegfried)
08. »Dort Seh'ich Grane» (Brunnhilde, Siegfried)
0. «Ewig War Ich, Ewig Bin Ich» (Brunnhilde, Siegfried) ...
Black Box 2 (3 DVD)
Rossini, Maurizio Benini: La Cenerentola (2 DVD)
When the opera begins, the impoverished Don Magnifico, Baron of Mountflagon, is on the verge of social and financial ruin. The only solution is for his daughters to find rich husbands. Years ago, when he still had some money, he married a widow who already had a little girl: Angelina. The baroness bore her new husband two more daughters, Clorinda and Tisbe. Since their mother's death the kindhearted Angelina has had a hard time at the hands of her vain and haughty half-sisters and her stepfather, who joins his own daughters in all the petty humiliations they deal out to Angelina. Nicknamed Cenerentola (Cinderella), and forced to do the most menial housework, Angelina bears it all with patience.
Not far from Don Magnifico's house is the castle of the young and wealthy prince Ramirо. The prince wants a bride, and has chosen an odd way to find one, sending out his tutor, the philosopher Alidoro, all over his domains to look for a suitable girl. He and his valet Dandini follow up Alidoro's leads but, in order to test the qualities of the bridal candidates more conclusively, they pretend that the prince is the servant and the servant the prince.
Libretto By Jacopo Ferretti, After Charles Perrault's Cendrillon / And Librettos By Charles Guillaume Etienne And Francesco Fiorini
Don Ramiro - Lawrence Brownlee
Dandini - Simone Alberghini
Don Magnifico - Alessandro Corbelli
Clorinda - Rachelle Durkin
Tube - Patricia Risley
Angelina, Known As Cenerentola - Elina Garanca
Alidoro - John Relyea
Conductor - Maurizio Benini
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus...
Michele Mariotti, Rossini: Matilde Di Shabran, Neapolitan Version, 1821 (2 DVD)
For sheer musical greatness, it is hard to beat "Matilde di Shabran," ... Juan Diego Florez brilliantly reprises the role of his first great success - New York Times
Following internationally acclaimed performances and an award-winning CD recording for Decca, Juan Diego Florez returns to the opera that few tenors dare sing in Mario Martone's production for the 2012 Rossini Opera Festival at Pesaro. Underpinned by a plot of "almost Shakespearean depth" (The Guardian), Rossini's melodramma giocoso features some of his most outrageously virtuosic vocal music, delivered here by Florez, Olga Peretyatko and Anna Goryachova under the baton of the Italian maestro Michele Mariotti.
Olga Peretyatko - Matilde
Juan Diego Florez - Corradino
Paolo Bordogna - Isidoro
Anna Goryachova - Edoardo
Nicola Alaimo - Aliprando
Chiara Chialli - Contessa D'Arco
Simon Orfila - Ginardo
Giorgio Misseri - Egoldo
Marco Filippo Romano - Raimondo
Ugo Rosati - Rodrigo ...
"Our aim was just to be as good as Love" John Densmore, The Doors
LOVE Story is the story of legendary Los Angeles band LOVE & their singer Arthur Lee. One of the first mixed race rock bands, the dark claustrophobic vision of their music and the bands sinister reputation set them apart from the Utopian ideals of the 'Flower Power generation and the 'Summer of Love' era. Their 1967 album Forever Changes is rightly deemed to be one of the greatest records of all time.
Set against the turbulent times of the USA in the 60s, this incredible documentary covers their fascinating journey from their origins at Dorsey High School in South Los Angeles, their spell as Hollywood's favourite band, to the creation of their masterpiece 'Forever Changes', followed by their drug fuelled disintegration in 1968 and their continuing relevance to this day.
Featuring extensive interviews with LOVE s front man and main songwriter Arthur Lee, as well original band members Johnny Echols, Bryan Maclean, Alban 'Snoopy' Pfisterer, Michael Stuart, Elektra boss Jac Holzman, producer Bruce Botnick, The Doors' John Densmore and arranger David Angel, their story is told first hand by those who were there.
The mysterious and reclusive nature of the band has meant that this incredible story has never properly been told before, until now......