Wagner, James Levine: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (8 DVD)
Tupac: Double Feature (2 DVD)
Donizetti, Evelino Pido: Anna Bolena (2 DVD)
Opera In Two Acts Enrico VIII - Ildebrando D'arcangelo Anno Bolenci - Anna Netrebko Giovanna Seymour - Elina Garanca Lord Rochefort - Dan Paul Dumitrescu Lord Riccardo Percy - Francesco Meli Smeton - Elisabeth Kulman Sirhervey - Peter Jelosits...
Verdi, Daniel Oren: Nabucco
Instantly famous for the best-loved chorus in all opera — the "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" (Va, pensiero), Nabuccoms Verdi's first operatic triumph. In this massive and spectacular new production from the vast Roman arena in Verona, the story of love, betrayal and the lust for power in ancient Babylon is brought to life by a supreme cast of Verdians led by the great baritone Leo Nucci.
Opera In Four Acts
- Nabucco - Leo Nucci
- Ismaele - Fabio Sartori
- Zaccaria - Carlo Colombara
- Abigaille - Maria Guleghina
- Fenena - Nino Surguladze
- High Priest Of Baal - Carlo Striuli
- Abdallo - Carlo Bosi
- Anna - Patrizia Cigna...
Bob Marley: Stations Of The Cross (DVD + CD)
The tragedy that was the premature death of Bob Marley in 1982, did at least serve to remind the world that this was a man who had such charisma the politicians listened to him, such talent that the critics raved about him, and such soul that anybody with a pulse couldn't fail but be moved by his music.
This film tells the complete and unexpurgated story of Bob Marley and of the life he led and the music he made. From his earliest days growing up in a small Jamaican village, through his first musical excursions - some 12 years before the world learnt his name - to his era as an iconic and much loved superstar, a position he was cruelly only to enjoy for 6 short years.
Featuring the rarest footage of Bob and The Wailers in existence [including much from private collections], interviews with his very closest friends, loved ones and associates, contributions from the finest writers and journalists, plus news reports, location shoots, exclusive photographs and much more, this is the best film yet to document Marley's life as it will prove a delight for the millions of fans still enamoured of the man and his music....
Handel, Andreas Scholl, Inger Dam-Jensen: Partenope (2 DVD)
Countertenor Star Andreas Scholl Leads An Outstanding Cast In Handel's Partenope, Presented In Francisco Negrin's Stylish, Modern-Dress Staging From The Royal Danish Opera. This Entertaining Classical Comedy Revolves Around The Many Suitors Of Queen Partenope, With An Ever-More Complex Web Of Relationships Descending Into Farce, Before A Dual Literally Reveals A Man To Be A Woman And All Discover Whom They Truly Love. Partenope - Inger Dam-Jensen Arsace - Andreas Scholl Amindo - Christophe Dumaux Rosmira - Tuva Semmingsen Emilio - Bo Kristian Jensen Ormonte - Palle Knudsen
Lars Ulrik Mortensen
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...
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....
"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......
The World Of The Ring (2 Blu-ray)
These four documentaries last almost sin hours and provide a vivid account of Wagner's oer Ring des Nibelungen illustrated bv numerous music examples. Directed bv the award-winning director Eric Schulz (echo Klassik, Gramophone award, Romv), the film demonstrates that "Wagner's Ring is reallv verv simple ...This is educational television in the verv best sense of the term" (Kurier, Vienna).
Featuring excerpts from productions from Bayreuth (Chereau/Boulez and Kupfer / Barenboim], the Palau de les arts "Reina sofia" in Valencia (La Fura dels Baus / Merita) and the Vienna state opera (Bechtolf / Thielemann)....