Verdi, Marco Armiliato: Il Trovatore
Libretto By Salvadore Cammarano
And Leone Emanuele Вardare
,Based On The Play El Trovator By Antonio Garcia Gutierrez.
Acclaim for this Trovatore: "Alvarez made a stalwart, passionate, masculine figure... Radvanovsky has all the technical devices necessary for Leonora, and she is, moreover, a passionate actress ... Hvorostovsky sang with superb, flawless line, total control and long, flowing, high notes... Zajick held down Azucena powerfully, lacking nothing obvious of the mad gypsy's force of character... The opera's end I have never seen stayed or acted more convincingly" (Opera Today).
Il Conte Dl Luna - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Leonora - Sondra Radvanovsky
Azucena - Dolora Zajick
Manrico - Marcelo Alvarez
Ferrando - Stefan Kocan
Ines - Maria Zifchak
Ruiz - Eduardo Valdes
Un Vecchio Zingaro - Robert Maher
Un Messo - Raymond Aparentado
Conductor - Marco Armiliato ...
Nirvana: The Nirvana DVD Collectors Box (2 DVD)
When Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April 1994, he ensured his place in history and robbed a generation of their hero. Kurt Cobain has subsequently joined the ranks of firmly established music legends such as Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. This film traces the early life of Kurt, from growing up in small town Washington state, right up to his taste of superstardom prior to the release of the multi-platinum Nevermind album. This is the story of one of music's greatest icons, the troubled, short life of Kurt Cobain.
"Kurt Cobain: The Early Life of A Legend" covers the seldom recounted tale of this exceptionally gifted man's formative years. It documents his struggles throughout his childhood, and how this shaped him into the force that single-handedly created Grunge, breaking the boundaries of music forever. Packed with interviews with those who knew him best, this documentary film points the cameras where they have never previously preyed, finally giving Kurt the recognition he deserves.
- The complete and unauthorised biography of Kurt Cobain.
- Includes exclusive interviews with his grandfather Leland Cobain, ex-Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, revered Cobain biographer Charles R Cross, his ex-guardians the Schillingers and many others.
- Includes previously unseen photographs from private archives, rare film footage, and numerous examples of his artwork which he gave to close friends and relations
- DVD special features include extensive Kurt Cobain discography and digital fan quiz....
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 maestro Michel Plasson, bringing to life this dramatically truthful period production by celebrated film director, Benoit Jacquot, whose intention was to "make it impossible not to believe what the singers are expressing". Werther - Jonas Kaufmann Charlotte - Sophie Koch Albert - Ludovic Tezier Sophie - Anne-Catherine Gillet Le Bailli - Alain Vernhes Schmidt - Andreas Jaggi Johann - Christian Treguier Bruhlmann - Alexandre Duhamel Kathchen - Olivia Doray
Orchestre de ГОрerа national de Paris
Musical Director Philippe Jordan
Maitrise de Hauts-de-Seine —
Choeur d'enfants de ГОрёга national de Paris
Musical Direction Michel Plasson
Bob Dylan: Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years
Bob Dylan's creative genius reached a I crescendo as he hit the road with a ragtag band of folk troubadours in the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. Appearing unannounced in small venues, the Revue culminated in "The Night of the Hurricane" benefit at Madison Square Garden for wrongly-convicted boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. In his first interview in 30 years, "The Hurricane" tells all. Folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott, violinist Scarlet Rivera, bassist Rob Stoner, and Ms. Jacques Levy reveal the inside story of the Desire album, Joey Gallo, the Rolling Thunder Revue and the maligned tour film, Renaldo and Clara.
Hollowing his reinvention as "The Entertainer" in 1978, Bob Dylan fell into the Arms of the Lord through the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church. Dylan made three Gospel albums, winning a Grammy for "Gotta Serve Somebody." However, his radical new direction alienated fans and enraged critics as he preached evangelical messages from the Book of Revelation. In his first-ever interview, Dylan's Bible class teacher, Pastor Bill Dwyer, describes Dylan's born-again transformation. Legendary Slow Train Coming producer Jerry Wexler, background singer Regina McCrary, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, songwriter Al Kasha, San Francisco Chronicle rock reporter Joel Selvin, AJ Weberman and others tell the tale of Bob Dylan's Gospel Years.
Director & Producer Joel Gilbert (Bob Dylan 1966 World Tour-The Home Movies, 2003 and Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974-Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein, 2005) weaves the story of this monumental period of Dylan's life and music through revealing insider portraits, exclusive photos, live concert video clips and TV footage from 1975-1981, and with visits to Rundown Studios, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Vineyard Church, and the Fox Warfield Theatre.
Featuring: Concert Video Clips 1975-1981 World of John Hammond Clips Rundown Studios Revealed Muscle Shoals Studios Visit Revealing Insider Interviews...
Jon Lord: With Pictures
This 120 minute documentary style presentation features Jon Lord in his most personal and revealing interview since the early days of Deep Purple.
Filmed and produced in Australia in early 2003, whilst Jon was on his first solo tour since leaving Deep Purple, this presentation details the reasons behind Jon's departure from the band, current work and his future plans. In addition, a 30 minute documentary from 2011 provides an up to date view of Jon Lord's musical achievements throughout his extensive career.
The DVD highlights Jon's multifaceted approach to music with numerous personal interviews, live performances with Deep Purple, blues band The Hoochie Coochie Men. The Queensland Orchestra and Australian band George under the guidance of conductor Paul Mann. It features archival vision of Deep Purple's famous Concerto porformance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969, as well as many recent live appearances including an in concert performance in Cologne with ABBA's Frida from 2004. There is also an indepth radio interview on ABC Radio Australia, and up close and personal behind the scenes footage with Jon Lord, Paul Mann and Deep Purple. A treat for lovers of all styles of music....
Strauss, Carlos Kleiber: Der Rosenkavalier (2 DVD)
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...
Strauss, Andrew Davis: Capriccio (2 DVD)
Renee Fleming - Countess Sarah Connolly - Clairon Joseph Kaiser - Flamand Bernard Fitch - Monsieur Taupe Morten Frank Larsen - The Count Russell Braun - Olivier Peter Rose - La Roche Michael Devlin - The Major-Domo Olga Makarina - Italian Soprano Barry Banks - Italian Tenor Roland Naldi - Servants Paul Corona - Servants Steven Goldstein - Servants Christopher Schaldenbrand - Servants Grant Youngblood - Servants Scott Scully - Servants Brian Frutiger - Servants Kyle Pfortmiller - Servants David Chan - Musicians Rafael Figueroa - Musicians Dennis Giauque - Musicians Laura Feig - Dancers Eric Otto - Dancers Andrew Davis - Himself - Conductor...
Ian Dury: Rare And Unseen
The fifth title of this exclusive and all new DVD collection for fans, we take an inside look at the British rock-n-roll singer, lyricist, bandleader and actor Ian Dury the man who rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and New Wave era of rock music. Best known as the founder and lead singer of his band Ian Dury and the Blockheads, he released a host of seminal songs most notably Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, What A Waste and the UK chart-topping single Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. He toured extensively with his band over the years with the likes of Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Larry Wallis and released a dozen albums, with New Boots and Panties going platinum in 1977. After his death from liver cancer in 2000, Suggs, the singer with Madness, described him as ''possibly the finest lyricist we've seen.'' This brand new DVD release to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Dury s death is a collection of rare footage, featuring original film and videos of the singer, newsreels and photographs from private collections. Other Events to support release: The biopic Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll was released in cinemas in January 2010, chronicling Dury s rise to fame, his battle with polio and the legacy he left behind. Featuring: The earliest known TV performance from the London Programme 1976 // Three great interviews with much missed Mancunian Tony Wilson who died in 2007 // Final Richard and Judy interview and live performance restored for widescreen // Includes EIGHT live musical performances with the Kilburns and the Blockheads: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Upminster Kid, Rough Kids, Billy Bentley, England's Glory, Blockheads and Geraldine....
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....