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...
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". ...
Семинар "Имболк в Колесе Года"
2 февраля ведьмы празднуют Имболк - день, когда зима слабеет и возвращается весна. Это время огня и время домашнего очага, время меняющихся потоков силы... На семинаре рассказывается о том, как настроиться на магию, созвучную Миру именно в этот период....
Tchaikovsky, Valery Gergiev: Eugene Onegin (2 DVD)
Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky triumph in Tchaikovsky's operatic masterpiece, filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Robert Carsen's beautifully evocative staging highlights the personal drama at the heart of Pushkin's tragedy of unrequited love, and Valery Gergiev conducts a thrilling account of Tchaikovsky's most intensely passionate score.
Tatiana - Renee Fleming
Olga - Elena Zaremba
Madame Larina - Svetlana Volkova
Filippyevna - Larisa Shevchenko
Lenski - Ramon Vargas
Eugene Onegin - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
A Captain - Keith Miller
Triquet - Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
Zaretski - Richard Bernstein
Prince Gremin - Sergei Aleksashkin ...
Cecilia Bartoli, Javier Camarena. Rossini: Le Comte Ory (Blu-ray)
Riccardo Chailly: Viva Verdi! The La Scala Concert
If there is one opera house in the world synonymous with the music of Verdi it is theTeatro alia Scala, Milan. This concert from the sumptuous auditorium of La Scala was given in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth and comprises some of his best-known overtui rarer repertoire from the operas. It also celebrates Riccardo Chailly's appointment as La Scala s Principal Conductor and Music Director, following in such famous footsteps asToscanini, Serafin and de Sabata. The Filarmonica della Scala have this music in their blood and under Chailly deliver performances of precision and panache. Recorded live in HD.
01. Opening Titles
02. Nabucco Sinfonia
03. Giovanna d'Arco Sinfonia
04. Jerusalem Introduction
Jerusalem Airs De Ballet
05. I. Pas De Quatre
06. II. Pas De Deux
07. III. Pas Solo
08. IV. Pas D Ensemble
9. I Vespri Siciliani Sinfonia
I Vespri Siciliani Le Quattro Stagioni
10. I. L'inverno - Winter
11. II. La Primavera - Spring
12. III. L'estate - Summer
13. IV. L'autunno - Autumn
14. La Forza Del Destino Sinfonia ...
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;
Mozart, Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail (2 DVD)
Critical acclaim for this superb co-production of Vienna's Staatsoper, the Wiener Fest-wochen and Brussels' Theatre de la Monnaie (Das Opernglas): "Directors Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann, working with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, demonstrate that the Entfuhrung is fully on the level of Mozart's Da Ponte operas and Zauberfldte. In the harmony of staging and music, this is one of the most impressive Mozart performances Vienna has offered in a long time... Breaking with tradition, it seeks to fulfil his intentions as closely as possible."
Opera In Three Acts
- Selim - Hilmar Thate
- Belmonte - Kurt Streit
- Konstanze - Aga Winska
- Blonde - Elzbieta Szmytka
- Pedrillo - Wileried Gahmlich
- Osmin - Artur Korn...
Delius, Sir Charles Mackerras: A Village Romeo And Juliet
- Manz - Barry Mora Played By Leopold Hauerl
- Marti - Stafford Dean Played By Pavel Mikulik
- Vreli (Vrenchen) - Helen Field Played By Dana Moravkova
- Sali - Arthur Davies
- The Dark Fiddler - Thomas Hampson
- Vreli As A Child - Pamela Mildenhall Played By Katerina Svobodova...
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...