Wagner, Michael Schonwandt: Siegfried (2 DVD)
Kasper Bech Holten's spectacular Copenhagen production presents Wagner's epic Ring cycle as the drama of its heroine Brunnhilde. By setting each of the four operas in a pivotal decade of the twentieth century, her story becomes also a history of the modern age and of the ideologies and conflicts that tore it apart. In the third part of Wagner's Ring cycle, the fearless hero Siegfried breaks free of the restrictions of his youth, and sets off in search of freedom, adventure and, ultimately, love.
Siegfried: Act 1-3
Siegfried - Stig Andersen
Mime - Bengl-Ola Morgny
Der Wanderer - James Johnson
Alberich - Sten Byriel
Fafner - Christian Christiansen
Erda - Susanne Resmark
Brunnhilde - Irene Theorin
Waldvogel - Gisela Stille
Royal Danish Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Schonwandt ...
Giordano / Nello Santi: Andrea Chenier
01. Opening Credits
02. Quadro Primo - Act One
03. Quadro Secondo - Act Two
04. Quadro Terzo - Act Three
05. Quadro Quattro - Act Four ...
Massenet: Manon (2 DVD)
Scene 1 - The Courtyard of an Inn near Paris
03. Solo - Lescaut
04. Beggars' Dance
05. Pas de Sept
06. Arrival of the Coach - Entrance of Manon...
Bizet, Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Carmen (2 DVD)
Acclaim for the Met's new Carmen: "The production provides an ideal context for Garanca's nuanced, sexy and cagey portrayal... an unerring feel for the nuance and subtext of a phrase, and alluring sensuality. Don Jose remains one of Alagna's strongest...
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...
Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazon - Manon (2 DVD)
Massenet's Manon is all about sex appeal, glamour, beauty, and youth, and if there is a couple on the international opera scene able to embody all those elements, it is the "gifted singing actors" (Die Welt) "Anna Netrebko, in a part that seems to have been made for her, and Rolando Villazon, expressively deploying his flaming, flexible tenor as her tragic lover" (Suddeufsche Zeitung). Live from Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim with "spontaneity and throbbing passion" (Der Tagesspiegel).
Anna Netrebko - Manon
Rolando Villazon - Chevalier des Grieux
Alfredo Daza - Lescaut
Christof Fischesser - Le Comte des Grieux
Remy Corazza - Guillot de Morfontaine
Arttu Kataja - De Bretigny
Hanan Alattar - Poussette
Gal James - Javotte
Silvia de La Muela - Rosette
Matthias Vieweg - Wirt...
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"...
Mozart, Nicolaus Harnoncourt: Le Nozze Di Figaro (2 DVD)
This new, excitingly original production of Mozart's most popular opera was the sensation of the 2006 Salzburg Festival. "What young director Claus Guth has made of Figaro - with Harnoncourt's active collaboration - is genius ... The stellar cast performed with power and precision ... This Figaro is as dangerous as the midday sun in one's eyes" (Le Monde). "A triumph for Mozart ... Netrebko's golden radiance ond dark velvet are ideal" (Salzburger Hachrichlen). "Shattering, unforgettable" (The Guardian).
Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Conductor
Bo Skovhus - Graf Almaviva
Dorothea Roschmann - Grafin Almaviva
Anna Netrebko - Susanna
Ildebrando d'Arcangelo - Figaro
Christine Schafer - Cherubino
Marie McLaughlin - Marcellina
Franz-Josef Selig - Bartolo
Patrick Henckens - Basilio
Oliver Ringelhahn - Don Curzio
Florian Boesch - Antonio
Eva Liebau - Barbarina
Uli Kirsch - Cherubim...
Tony Palmer: All You Need Is Love. Vol. 10: Making Moonshine - Country Music (2 DVD)
"A mighty achievement. Thank you."
"...An astute, fine-tooth-combing through popular music in all its hues and ages."
Country music was, originally,...
Verdi: Il trovatore
Анна Нетребко(«Donizetti, Evelino Pido: Anna Bolena»), Гастон Риверо, Плачидо Доминго («Christmas in Vienna V») в драме Филиппа Штельцль «Il trovatore».
Filmed live in Berlin, Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo star in one of Verdi’s greatest operas, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Il Trovatore is without question one of Verdi’s most dramatic masterpieces – as well as one of his most melodic and including the irresistible ‘Anvil Chorus’ and the tenor showstopper ‘Di quella pira’.
Anna Netrebko makes her debut as Leonora, triumphing in a uniquely demanding role for a Verdi soprano and one she will sing again at the 2014 Salzburg Festival.
Adored for his legendary performances in the title role, Placido Domingo here sings the baritone role of the troubador’s arch-rival, the aristocratic Count di Luna. Celebrated film-maker Philipp Stolzl, well-known for his groundbreaking video collaborations with Rammstein and Madonna, directs his first Verdi opera, creating an extraordinarily powerful visual and visceral theatrical experience, unlike any other production of the opera.
The roles of the troubadour and the gypsy Azucena are taken by Uruguayan tenor Gaston Rivero and Russian mezzo-soprano Marina Prudenskaya....