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 ...
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....
Mozart. Die Zauberflote. Muti (2 DVD)
Part of the epoch-making release of Mozart's complete operas on film, Pierre Audi's production of this blithe fable suggests an operatic Garden of den, enhanced by the primary-coloured, story-book designs of Karel Appel. The tale of two young men undergoing a rite of passage to win heir perfect spouse inspired Mozart's most tuneful yet sublime core - superbly brought to life by Riccardo Muti and a distinguished cost of international soloists. ...
Tchaikovsky, Daniel Barenboim: Eugene Onegin (2 DVD)
Salzburg's new production of Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy is "masterly down to the smallest detail" (Salzburger Nach-richten). "Three hours of passion, tenderness and yearning... Great voices combined with wonderful acting" (Associated Press). Supported by the "romantic sweep" (Opera) of Daniel Barenboim's conducting, "dazzling Russian soprano Anna Samuil's Tatyana is ready to start a revolution" (Frankfurter All-gemeine Zeitung) while Peter Mattei "takes your'breath away... (with his) gorgeously sung Onegin" (Opera).
Opera In Three Acts
- Larina - Renee Morloc
- Tatyana - Anna Samuil
- Olga - Ekaterina Gubanova
- Filipyevna - Emma Sarkissian
- Eugene Onegin - Peter Mattei
- Lensky - Gerhard Frickhoffer
- Prince Gremin - Ferruccio Furlanetto
- A Captain - Sergej Kownir...
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
Даосский массаж: Фильмы 1-4 (4 DVD)
Fabio Luisi, Verdi: Macbeth (2 DVD)
«One of the greatest triumphs in recent Met history» (Wall Street Journal), Anna netrebko's Lady Macbeth «is causing a sensation» (New York Times), a performance «so exciting it propels both artist and audience figuratively to the brink of madness» (New York Observer). With Zeljko Lucic's «highly charged» Macbeth, Rene Pape's «gravely dignified» Banquo, Jo9seph Calleja's «ardent» Macduff and conductor Fabio Luisi «leading a distinguished and authoritative performance» of former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble's grimly powerful production» (New York Times)....
U2: Achtung Baby. A Classic Album Under Review
Achtung Baby was the album that fired U2 into the 90s. Displaying a broader musical palette than before and with a newfound smattering of irony, the four-piece dramatically overhauled their traditional approach to songwriting. The so-called 'band of the 80s' were moving on. They now reflected their moods in their music, had loosened up and were taking sonic risks - and every single one paid off.
U2 Achtung Baby: A Classic Album Under Review offers a previously unobtainable level of insight into the band during the recording of their most dynamic and well respected album. Via the use of live footage, long forgotten videos and the review, criticism and insight of a panel of highly opinionated experts, this package delivers the finest documentary film yet to emerge on Dublin's favourite sons....
Verdi, James Levine: Aida
Il Re Dell' Egitto - Dimitri Kavrakos Amneris - Dolora Zajick Aida - Aprile Millo Radames - Placido Domingo Ramfis - Paata Burchuladze Amonasro - Sherrill Milnes Un Messaggero - Mark W. Baker Sacerdotessa - Margaret Jane Wray
Conductor: James Levine
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Chorus Master: David Stivender
Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Choreographer: Rodney Griffin
A Metropolitan Opera Television Production
Mozart, Wolfgang Sawallisch: Die Zauberflote
Opera In Two Acts Sarastro - Kurt Moll Konigin Der Nacht - Edita Gruberova Pamina - Lucia Popp Tamino - Francisco Araiza Papageno - Wolfgang Brendel Papagena - Gudrun Sieber Sprecher - Jan-Hendrik Rootering Monostatos - Norbert Orth...