Verdi, Michele Mariotti: Rigoletto
Acclaim for the MET's new Rigoletto, set in 1960 Las Vegas: "Wildly entertaining, inventive, strangely funny and yet also deeply sad... Captures both the emotional depth and surface glitter in an audacious staging" (Bloomberg News). "Beczala, looking...
Puccini: Tosca / La Boheme / Madama Butterfly (3 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)....
Michele Mariotti, Bellini: I Puritani (2 DVD)
Star tenor Juan Diego Florez and exciting young discovery Nino Machaidze lead an outstanding cast in this new production of Bellini's final opera, filmed live at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. Set during the English Civil War between Puritans and...
Rossini, Maurizio Benini: La Cenerentola (2 DVD)
When the opera begins, the impoverished Don Magnifico, Baron of Mountflagon, is on the verge of social and financial ruin. The only solution is for his daughters to find rich husbands. Years ago, when he still had some money, he married a widow who...
Strauss, Carlos Kleiber: Der Rosenkavalier (2 DVD)
Mozart, Sir Roger Norrington: Idomeneo (2 DVD)
Part Of The Epoch-Making Release Of Mozart's Complete Operas On DVD, Idomeneo Was The Twenty-Five-Year-Old Composer's First Mature Masterpiece. Based On O Tale In Homer's Odyssey, The Island Of Crete Is The Setting For A Drama Of Young Love Thwarted,...
Jonas Kaufmann, Massenet: Werther (2 DVD)
Internationally acclaimed tenor Jonas Kaufmann
triumphs as the lovelorn young poet in Massenet`s great Romantic opera.
A superb French supporting cast, led by Sophie Koch
as his beloved Charlotte, is conducted by the legendary French...
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...
Fred Astaire: Second Chorus And Royal Wedding
"Second Chorus", the 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film starring Astaire, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw and Charles Butterworth, with music by Artie Shaw, Bernie Hanighen, Hal Borne and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, sees Danny O'Neill...