Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazon - Manon (2 DVD)
Massenet's Manon is all about sex appeal, glamour, beauty, and youth, and if there is a couple on the international opera scene able to embody all those elements, it is the "gifted singing actors" (Die Welt) "Anna Netrebko, in a part that seems to have been made for her, and Rolando Villazon, expressively deploying his flaming, flexible tenor as her tragic lover" (Suddeufsche Zeitung). Live from Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim with "spontaneity and throbbing passion" (Der Tagesspiegel).
Anna Netrebko - Manon
Rolando Villazon - Chevalier des Grieux
Alfredo Daza - Lescaut
Christof Fischesser - Le Comte des Grieux
Remy Corazza - Guillot de Morfontaine
Arttu Kataja - De Bretigny
Hanan Alattar - Poussette
Gal James - Javotte
Silvia de La Muela - Rosette
Matthias Vieweg - Wirt...
Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison
In the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the Hollywood offices of Highway 61 Entertainment from London with no return address. Inside were two mini-cassette audio tapes dated December 30,1999 and labeled "The Last Testament ^, of George Harrison". A voice eerily similar to Harrison's tells „^vv a shocking story: Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash in November of 1966 and replaced with a double! British intelligence, MI5, had forced the Beatles to cover up McCartney's death to prevent mass suicides of Beatle fans. However, the remaining Beatles tried to signal fans with clues on album covers and in songs.
Until now, the "Paul is Dead" mystery that exploded worldwide in 1969 was considered a hoax. However, in this film, the mysterious voice on the tapes reveals a secret Beatles history, chronicling McCartney's fatal accident, the cover up, dozens of unknown clues, and a dangerous cat and mouse game with "Maxwell," the Beatles' MI5 handler, as John Lennon became increasingly reckless with the secret. The voice also claims that Lennon was assassinated in 1980 after he threatened to finally expose "Paul McCartney" as an imposter!
Highway 61 Entertainment has investigated this stunning new account of the conspiracy to hide McCartney's tragic death and produced this unauthorized documentary thai includes newly unearthed evidence. The mysterious voice on the audio tapes narrates the entire film in what may prove to be the most important document in rock and roll history, leaving little doubt that PAUL McCARTNEY REALLY IS DEAD!...
Bellini: La Sonnambula
Amina - Natalie Dessay
Elvino - Juan Diego Florez
Count Rodolfo - Michele Pertusi
Lisa - Jennifer Black
Teresa - Jane Bunnell
Alessio - Jeremy Galyon
Notary - ...
Bob Dylan: 1966 World Tour - The Home Movies
With a set of drums and an 8mm color home movie camera, Mickey Jones toured the world in 1966 with Bob Dylan and The Band. He captured on film what became known as "The tour that changed Rock and Roll forever." The booing crowds, the scathing reviews,...
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.
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Bizet, Antonio Pappano: Carmen
With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don Jose, this new Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate reading of one of the world's favourite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward - powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece. Carmen - Anna Caterina Antonacci Don Jose - Jonas Kaufmann Escamillo - Ildebrando D'arcangelo Micaela - Norah Amsellem...
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
Wagner, James Levine: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (8 DVD)
Smokie: Gold. 1975-2015. 40th Anniversary Edition (3 DVD)
Handel, Giovanni Antonini: Giulio Cesare (Blu-ray)
This "dynamite new production" (Opera Today) of Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egittoinaugurated Cecilia Bartoli's first season as Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival. "Bartoli's Dream Start with Dream Voices" wrote the Vienna Kurier of this uproarious Moshe Leiser / Patrice Caurier staging, in which Bartoli heads a hand-picked cast including Andreas Scholl, Philippe Jaroussky and Anne Sofie von Otter, with "Il Giardino Armonico" conducted by Giovanni Antonini....