Mozart, Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Cosi Fan Tutte (2 DVD)
Opera In Two Acts Fiordiligi - Edita Gruberova Dorabella - Delores Ziegler Guglielmo - Ferruccio Furlanetto Ferrando - Luis Lima Despina - Teresa Stratas Don Alfonso - Paolo Montarsolo...
Megadeth: The Story Of Megadeth: One Step Closer: A Musical Documentary
Hailing From Los Angeles And Formed In 1983, Megadeth Is Considered One Of Americas Most Important Heavy Metal Bands. Founded By Ex Metallica Member Dave Mustaine, Along With Bassist David Ellefson, These Pioneers Of The U:S. Thrash Metal Movement Rose To International Fame In The 80s. Sited As One Of The "Big Four Of Metal" Alongside Slayer, Metallica And Anthrax, Megadeth Have Enjoyed Sales Of Over 28 Million Albums Worldwide. Megadeth Is Known For Its Distinctive Technical Instrumental Style That Not Only Endears Them To Their Massive Legions Of Metal Fans, But Has Also Earned Them Six Consecutive Albums Being Certified Platinum Or Multi-Platinum In Northamerica. This Musical Documentary Contains Rarely Seen Interviews, Stories And Live Clips.
01. Dave Mustaine (Interview / 1995) 02. The Beginning Of Megadeth (The Story) 03. Trust (Live Clip) 04. In My Darkest Hour (Live Clip) 05. Hangar 18 (Live Clip) 06. Wake Up Dead (Live Clip) 07. Head Crusher (Live Clip) 08. Symphony Of Destruction (Live Clip) 09. Peace Sells (Live Clip) 10. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due (Live Clip)...
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor - Armiliato (2 DVD)
Having Dazzled Opera Audiences As Lucia From St. Petersburg To Los Angeles, In 2009 Anna Netrebko Returned To The Met In Mary Zimmerman's "Imaginative Staging" (New York Times) Of Donizetti's Masterpiece.
"Netrebko Shaped The Arching Phrases...
Wagner, Michael Schonwandt: Gotterdammerung (2 DVD)
Kasper Bech Holten's spectacular Copenhagen production presents Wagner's epic Ring cycle as the drama of its heroine Brunnhilde. By setting each of the four operas in a pivotal decade of the twentieth century, her story becomes also a history of the modern age and of the ideologies and conflicts that tore it apart. In the final part of Wagner's Ring cycle. Brunnhilde believes herself betrayed by Siegfried. But, as the old, male-dominated world goes up in flames, the hope of a new world is reborn from the ashes...
Gotterdammerung: Act 1-3
Siegfried - Stig Andersen
Gunther - Guido Paevatalu
Hagen - Peter Klaveness
Alberich - Sten Byriel
Briinnhilde - Irene Theorin
Gutrune - Yin Kihlberg
Waltraute - Anette Bod
1. Norn - Susanne Resmark
2. Norn - Hanne Fischer
3. Norn - Anne Margrethe Dahl
Woglinde - Djina Mai-Mai
Wellgunde - Elisabeth Meyer-Topsoe
Flosshilde - Ulla Kudsk Jensen
Royal Danish Opera Chorus
Chorus master: Philip White
Royal Danish Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Schonwandt ...
Anna Netrebko. Mozart: Don Giovanni (Blu-Ray)
Die Neuaufnahme von Mozart’s Don Giovanni auf Blu-ray prasentiert ein Star-Aufgebot. Von Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel und Anna Prohaska uber Daniel Barenboim als Dirigent sind einige der grossten Namen in der Opernwelt vertreten. Die Live-Aufnahme der...
Coldplay: DVD Collector's Box (2 DVD)
Since the release of their debut album Parachutes in the summer of 1999, Coldplay have gone from being the bright young hopes of the indie playground to their current status as universally acclaimed superstars with record sales in the millions.
This film goes behind the scenes to reveal a side of Coldplay not previously seen by fans, using interviews with the band and those close to them and rare footage of the boys at work and at play.
Telling the Coldplay story from day one and coming right up to the present time, this is an ideal opportunity to get the low-down the best band to emerge in years. Includes over 40 minutes of exclusive interviews Rare footage of the band throughout 'Insider' revelations about band members DVD Special features include extensive Coldplay discography and fan quiz;In the music world there appears to be an elite number of artists with a rare talent that emerges once a decade at best. The 1960s had the Beatles, in the 70s there was David Bowie, the 1980s witnessed the Smiths and U2 with the 90s offering the rise of Radiohead. The only band so far in the third millennium to boast a similar level of greatness is Coldplay.
This DVD uses exclusive interviews with the band members themselves to tell the Coldplay story, and in so doing offers a totally honest, accurate and heartfelt version of events that no second hand 'cut and paste' retelling could hope to achieve.
The film also features archive footage, contributions from many who know the band best and a host of other features, to achieve one of the finest music documentaries in existence.
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 already had a little girl: Angelina. The baroness bore her new husband two more daughters, Clorinda and Tisbe. Since their mother's death the kindhearted Angelina has had a hard time at the hands of her vain and haughty half-sisters and her stepfather, who joins his own daughters in all the petty humiliations they deal out to Angelina. Nicknamed Cenerentola (Cinderella), and forced to do the most menial housework, Angelina bears it all with patience.
Not far from Don Magnifico's house is the castle of the young and wealthy prince Ramirо. The prince wants a bride, and has chosen an odd way to find one, sending out his tutor, the philosopher Alidoro, all over his domains to look for a suitable girl. He and his valet Dandini follow up Alidoro's leads but, in order to test the qualities of the bridal candidates more conclusively, they pretend that the prince is the servant and the servant the prince.
Libretto By Jacopo Ferretti, After Charles Perrault's Cendrillon / And Librettos By Charles Guillaume Etienne And Francesco Fiorini
Don Ramiro - Lawrence Brownlee
Dandini - Simone Alberghini
Don Magnifico - Alessandro Corbelli
Clorinda - Rachelle Durkin
Tube - Patricia Risley
Angelina, Known As Cenerentola - Elina Garanca
Alidoro - John Relyea
Conductor - Maurizio Benini
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus...
Britten: Composer / Conductor / Pianist (7 DVD)
Mussorgsky, Valery Gergiev: Boris Godunov (2 DVD)
The complete 1872 version, filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1990.
This is masterly on almost ever count musical and visual, and would now be the outright choice for this work in all the media... Front stage, as it were, are some of the best of the current generation Of Russian singers, not a dud among them... Gergiev is another of the recording's heroes. Seldom, if ever... has the score sounded so hauntingly beautiful and apt for this huge panorama of seventeenth-century Russia... Don't miss this riveting experience.
Opera In Four Acts
- Boris Godunov - Robert Lloyd
- Feodor - Larissa Dyatkova
- Grigory Otrepiev - Alexei Steblianko
- Marina Mnishek - Olga Borodina
- Xenia - Olga Kondina
- Nurse - Yevgenia Perlassova
- Rangoni - Sergei Leiferkus
- Hostess - Ludmila Filatova...
Puccini, Nicola Luisotti: La Fanciulla Del West (2 DVD)
"I cannot think of a soprano who can sing any better this demanding role. What wins you over is Voigt's deep feeling for the character. The role of Johnson gives Giordani ample opportunities to luxuriate in tenorial top notes and unleash impassioned phrases. Gallo is a coolly menacing Jack Ranee. Thanks in large part to the stylish, nuanced and sensitive conducting of Nicola Luisotti, the score emerged as arguably Puccini's most subtly written and boldly modern music".
New York Times
Opera In Three Acts Minnie - Deborah Voigt Jack Rance - Lucio Gallo Dick Johnson - Marcello Giordani Nick - Tony Stevenson Ashby - Keith Miller Sonora - Dwayne Croft...