Verdi, James Levine: Don Carlo
Libretto / Livret: Joseph Mery & Camille Du Lode
Based On The Play By Friedrich Schiller
Versione Italiana: Achille De Lauzieres & Angelo Zanardini
Unabridged Version, Incl. Fontainebleau Act
- Filippo II, Re Di Spagna - Nicolai Ghiaurov
- Don Carlo, Infante Di Spagna - Placido Domingo
- Rodrigo, Marchese Di Posa - Louis Quilico
- II Grande Inguisitore - Ferruccio Furlanetto
- Un Frate - Julien Robbins
- Elisabetta Di Valois - Mirella Freni
- La Principessa Eboli - Grace Bumbry
- Tebaldo - Betsy Norden
- Una Voce Dal Cielo - Marvis Martin
- La Contessa d'Aremberq - Barbara Greene
- II Conte Di Lerma - John Gilmore
- Un Araldo Reale - Charles Anthony
- Un Boscaiolo - Peter Sliker...
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. ...
The Metropolitan Opera Gala 1991 (2 DVD)
Experience "hours and hours of glorious opera ... A triumphant celebration of virtuosity" (Toronto Globe and Mail) as New York's legendary opera company celebrated its first quarter century at Lincoln Center in 1991 with "one of the most exquisitely refined and extravagant assemblages of vocal artistry the Met stage has yet hosted" (New York Times). "Not just another night at the opera" (Los Angeles Times), this extraordinary gala features complete acts from three favorite works, starring many of the world's greatest singers, all conducted by Met Music Director James Levine.
1. Rigoletto (Act III)
2. Otello (Act III)
1. Die Fledermaus (Act II)
2. Gala Sequenct...
Borodin, Valery Gergiev: Prince Igor (2 DVD)
Prince Igor - Nikolai Putilin
Yaroslavna - Calina Corchakova
Vladimir - Yevgeny Akimov
Galitsky - Sergei Aleksashkin
Konchak - Vladimir Vaneev
Konchakovna - Olga Borodina...
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
The classic Mariinsky (Kirov) production of the greatest of all ballets. Filmed in the imperial splendour ol the Msriinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. Starring Ulyana Lopatkina, Danila Korsuntsev and the breathtaking Mariinsky corps de ballet. Conducted by the great Russian maestro Valery Gergiev.
Odette-Odile - Ulyana Lopatkina
Prince Siegfried - Danila Korsuntsev
The Queen - Alexandra Gronskaya
Tutor - Pyotr Stasiunas
Jester - Andrei Ivanov
Rothbart - Ilya Kuznetsov
03. The Prince's Birthday Party - Waltz
04. Entrance Of The Queen
05. Pas De Trois
06. Pas D'action
07. Polonaise (Goblet Dance)
10. Entrance Of Rothbart - Entrance Of Siegfried
11. Entrance Of The Swans
12. Entrance Of Odette
13. Swans' Dance
14. "White Swan" Duet (Odette And The Prince)
15. Dance Of The Cygnets
16. Odette's Solo
17. Swans' Dance
20. The Jester's Dance
21. Waltz Of The Princesses
22. Entrance Of Odile And Rothbart
23. Spanish Dance
24. Neapolitan Dance
25. Hungarian Dance (Cserdas)
27. "Black Swan" Pas De Deux (Odile And The Prince)
30. Waltz Of The Black And White Swans (Valse Bluette)
31. Entrance Of Odette
32. Odette And Rothbart
33. Entrance Of The Prince
34. Pas De Deux (Odette And The Prince)
35. Rothbart's Death
37. Curtain Calls
38. Closing Credits...
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
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
Today, when Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet h so popular in the theatre, it is curious to recall how comparatively little known were the ballet and its music in the 1950s. The first Russian staging was made by Leonid Lavrovsky at the Kirov Theatre, Leningrad, in 1940, five years after Prokofiev had completed the score. It was in 1956, when the Moscow Bolshoj Ballet arrived in London for Soviet ballet's ground-breaking first visit to the West that die emotional force of this production was seen, and profoundly affected our audiences. On 3 October in that year, the curtains of the Royal Opera House. Govern Garden, rose to reveal the motionless triptych of Romeo, Friar Laurence and Juliet (who was Galina Ulanova, Moscow's divinity). Even now, the sensation caused by that evening lingers on We were bowled over by the power of Muscovite dancing, by the radiance of Ulanova's presence, by the Torre of Prokofiev's score. Ironically, in the previous pear Frederick Ashton, The Royal Ballet's master choreographer, had staged his own response to this music in Copenhagen Tailored to die modest forces of the Royal Danish Bailer, this production had a clarity very different from the epic sweep of the Bolshoj version. Within two years of the Bolshoi's appearance, John Cranko, who had made his name as a young choreographer with The Royal Ballet mounted a version of Romeo for La Scala Milan, and this he revised and developed in 1962 when he became director of the Stuttgart Ballet.
Act 3 ...
Strauss, Christoph Von Dohnanyi: Salome
Libretto From Hedwig Lachmann's German Translation Of Oscar Wilde's Play By Arrangement With Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd. Production Originally Staged By The Salzburg Festival. Catherine Malfitano - Salome Bryn Terfel - Jokanaan Kenneth Riegel - Herod Anja Silja - Herodias Robert Gambill - Narraboth Peter Bonder - First Jew Graeme Broadbent - First soldier Michael Druiett - Second soldier Rupert Oliver Forbes - Fourth Jew Andrew Greenan - First Nazarene Andrea Hazell - A slave Gary Magee - Second Nazarene Alexander Oliver - Second Jew Ruby Philogene - Herodias's page Timothy Robinson - Third Jew Jeremy White - Fifth Jew Simon Wilding - A Cappadocean...
Wagner, James Levine: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (8 DVD)
English File: Pre-intermediate Class Video
Practical English - with Rob, who's from London, and Jenny, who's from New York. Shot on location, each episode presents functional and everyday social language in clear contexts.
In the street - interviews with British and American people answering questions on topics from the Student's Book. Watch and listen to real people using real English.
Short films - documentaries on topics from the Student's Book. These accessible, culture-rich films give students enjoyable extra listening practice.
This video helps you use the Practical English and Revise and Check lessons in the Student's Book. Notes on how to use the video in class are in the Teacher's Book....