Verdi, James Levine: La Traviata
"Stratas not only sings magnificently but also looks the role... She is a screen presence as riveting to watch as to listen to... Having cast the film very close to perfection, Zeffirelli has staged it in a way that serves both the film and the grandeur...
Monteverdi - L`inconorazione Di Poppea (2 DVD)
The culmination of a three-year Monteverdi project led by conductor William Christie and direct Pier Luigi Pizzi at Madrid's Teatro Real, L'incoronazione di Poppea brings a potent blend of sex and politics, high drama and comedy. Leading the cast are Danielle de Niese, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic and Anna Bonitatibus.
William Christi, who most recently started 2012 at New York's Metropolitan Opera, conducting The Enchanted Island, is joined by the Les Arts Florissants as he evokes a veritable orgy of nuances, subtly creates atmosphere and shows a perfect sense for the accents of the piece. It took Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi three years to mount Monteverdi's three operas together. The result was a production full of elegance and beauty.
Performed in a new edition of the Venetian version of the opera by the musicologist Jonathan Cable, Poppea features a starry cast. Playing the upwardly mobile temptress of the opera's title is the glamorous American soprano Danielle de Niese, who, in the words of the New York Times, is "seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals".
In an interpretation described as "overwhelming" by El Pais, the capricious Emperor Nero (Nerone) is embodied by French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky. The brilliant Croatian countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic plays Nerone's rival for Poppea's love, Ottone, while Nerone's discarded wife Ottavia, is sung by the Italian mezzo soprano Anna Bonitatibus, described by Forumopera as "an incandescent Ottavia who vouchsafed a superb example of singing and of theatre". ...
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake. Fonteyn - Nureyev
Odette / Odile: Margot Fonteyn
Prince Siegfried: Rudolf Nureyev
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Perhaps the most popular ballet video ever released, this version of Tchaikovsky's beloved work stars one of the most famous classical dance partnerships of all time, Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn. Nureyev choreographed this production for the Vienna State Opera Ballet. No ballet lover can afford to be without this DVD, which finds two icons of 20th-century dance in magnificent form. Ballet authority John Lanchbery, former music director of the Sadler's Wells and Royal Ballet companies, as well as of American Ballet Theatre and Australian Ballet, conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's enchanting score....
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.
Rossini: Armida (2 DVD)
Renee Fleming stars in the title role of this rarely heard diva showcase, in a production by Tony Award winne Mary Zimmerman. Rossini's opera, set in the time of the Crusades, tells the story of a vengeful sorceress who enthralls men in her island...
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2 DVD)
Cilea's intoxicating opera is brought to new life on the Royal Opera House stage after a century's absence. Director David mcvicar's interpretation for The Royal Opera of this neglected masterpiece recreates the Comedie-Francaise in its heyday, the...
Edito: Methode De Francais. Niveau B2
Le DVD Edito propose, sous la forme d'un journal televise, 10 sequences en lien avec les themes des unites du livre de l'eleve. Chaque sequence comprend:
1. Un extrait du journal, au ton toujours humoristique;
Saint-Saens, James Levine: Samson Et Dalila
Opera In Three Acts
- Samson - Placido Domingo
- Dalila - Olga Borodina
- Grand-Pretre De Dagon - Sergei Leiferkus
- Abimelech - Richard Paul Fink
- Un Vieillard Hebreu - Rene Pape
- Un Messager Philistin - Charles Anthony...
Verdi, Daniele Gatti: Aida (2 DVD)
01. Introduction By Renee Fleming
02. Prelude And Opening Credits
Act 1 / Scena 1
03. Si, Cone Voce Che l'Etiope Ardisca
04. Se Quel Guerrier Io Rassi!
05. Quale Insolita Gioia Nel Tuo Sguardo!
06. Vieni, О Diletta, Appressati
07. Alta Cagion V'aduna
08. Su! Del Nilo Al Sacra Lido
09. Ritoma Vincitor!
10. Posscnte, Possente Ftha
11. Danza Sacra Delle Sacerdotesse (Sacred Dance Of The Priestesses)
12. Immenso Ftha... Nume, Custode E Vindice
Act 2 / Scena 1
13. Chi Niai Fra Gl'inni E I Plausi Erge Alia Gloria Il Vol 2
14. Datiza Di Piccoli Schiavi Mori (Dance Of The Young Moorish Slaves)
15. Fu La Sorte Dell'armi A' Tuoi Tuncsta, Povera Aida!
16. Su! Del Nilo Al Sacro Lido
17. Gloria All'egitto, Ad Hide
18. Marcia Triontale (Triumphal March)
19. Ballabile (Ballet)
20. Vieni, О Guerriero Vindice
21. Salvator Della Patria, Io Ti Sahito
22. Che Veggo!.. Egli?.. Mio Padre!
23. О Re: Pei Sacri Numi... Gloria All'Egitto
24. O Tu Che Sei d'Osiride Madre Immortale E Sposa
25. Qui Radames Verra!.. О Patria Mia
26. Ciel! Mio Padre!.. Rivedrai Le Foreste Imbalsamate
27. Put Ti Riveggo, Mia Dolce Aida
28. Fuggiam Gli Ardori Inospiti
29. Aida! - Tu Non M' Ami
Act 4 / Scena 1
30. L'aborrita Rivale A Me Sfuggia
31. Gia I Sacerdotj Adunami
32. Ohime!.. Morir Mi Sento!
33. Radames! Radames! Radames!
34. La Fatal Pietra Sovra Me Si Chiuse
35. Immenso Ftha... О Terra, Addio
36. Curtain Calls And Closing Credits ...
Rossini: Guillaume Tell (Blu-ray)
Ребека Марина, Никола Алаймо («Michele Mariotti, Rossini: Matilde Di Shabran, Neapolitan Version, 1821»), Хуан Диего Флорес («Bellini: La Sonnambula Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD: Bellini's La sonnambula») в спектакле Грэма Викерса «Guillaume Tell»
For years the undisputed Rossini tenor par excellence, Juan Diego Florez at last makes his debut in the hugely demanding role of Arnold and "mast part with seemingly effortless perfection" (Die Presse). "Grand, cinematic opera in widescreen and surround sound" wrote Die Welt of Graham Vic production of Rossini's last opera, given uncut in its original French version .complete with the often-omitted ballet music. The William Tell legend of and political intrigue in 14th-century Switzerland is interpreted by Vick as a timeless class conflict with dramatic and unforgettabie images. A «perfect cast» is conducted with "verve and intensity" (Opera Today) by the brilliant young Italian Michele Mariotti....