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Image 4DVD-BOX: Kings & Rogues Box Set
Shakespeare: KINGS & ROGUES BOX SET

Globe Theatre

HENRY IV (PARTS I & II)
Roger Allam, Jamie Parker
Director: Dominic Dromgoole

HENRY VIII
Miranda Raison, Dominic Rowan, Anthony Howell
Director: Mark Rosenblatt

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Christopher Benjamin, Serena Evans, Sarah Woodward
Director: Christopher Luscombe

Rebellion and maturity run through Shakespeare's histories like a single twisted thread, exemplified by the tearawayturned- hero Hal and his forever adolescent associate Falstaff, who deserves and gets a comedy to himself in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Lives real and imagined, nobles and beggars, Tudor history and culture all spring to vivid life on the stage of the Globe Theatre in award-winning productions featuring many fine British actors and original music played by an 'authentic' Shakespearean pit band.



759 kr
Image Il Trovatore, La Traviata & Macbeth (3 DVD)
This trio of unforgettable Royal Opera productions features some of the most cherished and admired examples of Verdi’s operatic genius. The composer returned to his early masterpiece Macbeth after the great successes Il trovatore and La traviata had propelled him into universal fame, and his 1865 revision (today the most popular version of the work) shares the marks of dramatic and musical innovation that enshrine all three operas as undying classics. Phyllida Lloyd stages Verdi’s setting of the Scottish play, featuring Simon Keenlyside’s athletic, brooding Thane opposite Liudmyla Monastryrska’s imperious Lady. Rivalry blazes between Jose Cura’s troubadour and Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Count in an Elijah Moshinsky production with sets by noted film designer Dante Ferretti. Starring as the ill-fated courtesan Violetta in Richard Eyre’s classic production is Renee Fleming, loved by Joseph Calleja as Alfredo against the wishes of his unyielding father, played by Thomas Hampson. These are Verdi’s best-loved works brought vividly to life.

439 kr
Image 5DVD-BOX: The Beauty Of Ballet
Bringing together five classic productions from The Australian Ballet, this special collection explores the beauty of ballet by uniting spectacular choreography, stunning set design, premier dancers and sumptuous musical scores. Five very different worlds are assembled, all of which are guaranteed to enthral viewers for their visual charm and powerful narrative. As well as the classics Giselle, Coppélia and La Fille mal gardée, the collection also includes Sir Kenneth MacMillans acclaimed take on the tragic love story Manon as well as László Seregis epic account of the Roman soldier Spartacus.Delibes: CoppéliaChoreography Arthur Saint-LéonAdam: GiselleChoreography Marius PetipaMassenet: ManonChoreography Sir Kenneth MacMillanHérold: La Fille mal GardéeChoreography Frederick AshtonKhachaturián: SpartacusChoreography László Seregi


349 kr
Image Cecilia sings Mozart Arias
"Live"-inspelning från Stefaniensaal i Graz som är känd för sin fina akustik.



Cecilia Bartoli, mezzosopran.

Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Cecilia sings Mozart Arias



Mozart-arior



Voi avete un cor fedele

Vado, ma dove? Oh Dei!

Bella mia fiamma, addio
Giunse alfin il momento – Al desio di chi t’adora

Un moto di gioia mi sento



Symphony 38 "Prague"


239 kr
Image Arior; Symfoni nr 92
Cecilia Bartoli sjunger kantater av Joseph Haydn.

Hon ackompanjeras av Concentus Musicus Wien under ledning av Nikolaus Harnoncourt. "Live"-inspelning från Stefaniensaal i Wien.




Ingår gör även Haydns 92:a symfoni, även kallad "Oxfordsymfonin".

Cecilia Bartoli, mezzosopran.

Concentus Musicus / Nikolaus Harnoncourt.





239 kr
Image Twin Spirits
Twin Spirits is a unique and intimate, live theatrical performance by a chamber ensemble of actors, singers and musicians, portraying the deep and ultimately tragic love between the composer Robert Schumann and his pianist wife Clara Wieck. In this intensely moving performance of words, song and music, the Schumanns' long separation, so formative an influence on their lives, is reflected in the division of the ensemble into male and female groups. Robert's letters to Clara are read by Sting and his songs sung by Simon Keenlyside, with accompaniments and instrumental music played by Iain Burnside and Sergej Krylov. Clara's letters to Robert are read by Trudie Styler and her songs sung by Rebecca Evans, with accompaniments and instrumental music played by Natalie Clein and Natasha Paremski. The narrator, Derek Jacobi, links together the letters and lyrics to complete the essential outline of the story. Conceived and directed by John Caird, Twin Spirits was first performed in June 2005 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London and has since been experienced only at private performances for charity by small audiences of all ages and interests, leaving them deeply touched and inspired.

Robert Schumann (in words) STING
Robert Schumann (in song) SIMON KEENLYSIDE
Violin SERGEJ KRYLOV
Piano IAIN BURNSIDE

Clara Wieck (in words) TRUDIE STYLER
Clara Wieck (in song) REBECCA EVANS
Cello NATALIE CLEIN
Piano NATASHA PAREMSKI

Narrator DEREK JACOBI
Devised and directed for the stage by JOHN CAIRD

Recorded at the Royal Opera House, London, December 2007


Repertoire
1. Robert Schumann - Préambule from Carnaval, Op. 9
2. The story begins
3. Robert Schumann - Bittendes Kind from Kinderszenen, Op. 15
4. The child Clara
5. Robert Schumann - Hasche-Mann from Kinderszenen, Op. 15
6. Reflections
7. Robert Schumann - Von fremden Ländern und Menschen from Kinderszenen, Op. 15
8. A mystical proposal
9. Chopin - Adagio from Variations on 'Là ci darem', Op. 2
10. Forbidden love
11. Robert Schumann - Stille Tränen from Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35
12. The thunderstorm
13. Clara Schumann - Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen, Op. 12 No.2
14. Separation
15. Robert Schumann - Duet, Er und Sie, Op. 78 No.2
16. Clara's career
17. Clara Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7 - Romanze
18. The shepherd's daughter
19. Robert Schumann - Romanze No.2 from Drei Romanzen, Op. 94
20. A marriage diary
21. Robert Schumann - Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins from Carnaval, Op. 9
22. The most beautiful present
23. Mozart - Duet, 'Là ci darem' from Don Giovanni, K.527
24. The year of the song
25. Robert Schumann - Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne from Dichterliebe, Op. 48
26. Robert Schumann - Wenn ich in deine Augen seh' from Dichterliebe, Op. 48
27. Robert Schumann - Ich grolle nicht from Dichterliebe, Op. 48
28. Mortality
29. Clara Schumann - Sie liebten sich Beide, Op. 13, No.2
30. Parting
31. Robert Schumann - Ich hab im Traum geweinet from Dichterliebe, Op. 48
32. The last embrace
33. Robert Schumann - Stille Liebe from Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35
34. Alone in his room
35. Robert Schumann - Träumerei from Kinderszenen, Op. 15
36. Married in eternity
37. Robert Schumann - Frage from Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35
38. Written in the stars above
39. Robert Schumann -Trio No.1 in D minor, Op. 63 - Finale: Mit Feuer

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 206 Mins
SOUND: 5.0 DTS SURROUND / PCM STEREO




239 kr
Image Glorious Glyndebourne
GLORIOUS GLYNDEBOURNE

excerpts from:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2012)
Leos Janácek: The Cunning Little Vixen (2012)
Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (2004)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2006)
Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd (2010)
Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (2009)
Georges Bizet: Carmen (2002)
George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare (2005)
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2007)
Igor Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress (2010)
Gioachino Rossini: La cenerentola (2005)
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2011)

featuring:
Anne Sofie von Otter
Danielle de Niese
John Mark Ainsley
William Christie
Mark Elder
and many more

Bonus: See Opera Differently

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German
Running time: 146 mins
No. of DVDs: 1




239 kr
Image Tristan & Isolde
...De Billy’s version is both poetic and dramatic...

...A first class cast - Deborah Polaski is an excellent artist who brings to life a rich Isolde, full of hate and love, despair and abandonment...

(El Mundo)



Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound, LPCM-stereo

Bildformat: 16:9


Solister: John Treleaven, Deborah Polaski, Erik Halfvarson,
Falk Struckmann, Lioba Braun, Wolfgang Rauch m fl.

Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu/
Bertrand de Billy.





449 kr
Image Napoli (BD)
Alban Lendorf (Gennaro), Alexandra Lo Sardo (Teresina), Benjamin Buza (Golfo), Lis Jeppesen (Veronica), Alba Nadal (Giovanina), Mette Bodtcher (Flora), Jean-Lucien Massot (Peppo), Fernando Mora (Giacomo), Poul Erik Hesselkilde (Pascarillo), Josephine Berggreen (A Pilgrim)

Royal Danish Ballet & Det Kongelige Kapel / Graham Bond

Choreographer: August Bournonville

Staging: Nikolaj Hübbe and Sorella Englund

One of the cornerstones of the Royal Danish Ballet, 'Napoli' - created in 1842 by the Company's most celebrated choreographer and ballet master, August Bournonville - is a timeless tale of love set in the beautiful, rustic surroundings of Naples and which centres on young fisherman Gennaro's quest to rescue his beloved Teresina, supposedly drowned at sea.

For their latest production of this seminal Danish work, the Company chose to propel the action forward to the 1950s, taking inspiration from the early films of Federico Fellini in their masterly portrayal of raw, urban life. Elaborate sets and costumes by Maja Ravn and an entirely new musical score for Act II assist in the updating, while Nikolaj Hübbe and Sorella Englund's striking new choreography melds with Bournonville's classic routines, inviting 'superb' character dancing (New York Times) and providing a showcase for the Company's young dancers in virtuosic solo roles - the sensational Alban Lendorf among them.

Running time: 105 minutes
Sound format: 2.0 LPCM & 5.1(5.0) DTS



399 kr
Image Clemenza di Tito, La
...An evening of overwhelming beauty...
(Le Monde)

...Everybody was taken by the warmth and the emotion in Susan Graham’s voice as well as her breathtaking acting...
(Le Figaro)

Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound, LPCM-stereo
Bildformat: 16:9

Solister: Susan Graham, Hannah Esther Minutillo,
Catherine Naglestad, Ekaterina Siurina, Roland Bracht,

Christoph Prégardien.
Orchestra & Chorus of the Opéra National de Paris/
Sylvain Cambreling.



349 kr
Image Otello
4+ AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I HIFI & MUSIK



The first of Verdi’s two late Shakespearian operas stands as one of the great masterpieces of grand opera. José Cura, ranked among the world’s leading interpreters of Verdi’s music, takes the title role in Willy Decker’s profound and intense production, recorded live at the Liceu, Barcelona in 2006 in true surround sound and filmed with high definition cameras.



Plus:

Introduction

Illustrated Synopsis & Cast Gallery



Reviews:

‘Verdi’s wise, passionate score was served with precision, gusto and a keen ear for drama by maestro Antoni Ros-Marbà and the solid, malleable Liceu orchestra.’

(Opera News)



‘José Cura has the vocal colouring, the power and strength, but above all the dramatic temperament that this colossal Verdi character demands.’

‘…the Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova captivated with her sensational Desdemona. Hers is a lyrical voice of great beauty, with sufficient volume used with taste and transmitted with both sweetness and firmness.’

(El Pais)



PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9

SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO



José Cura, Krassimira Stoyanova, Lado Ataneli,
Vittorio Grigolo, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Vicenç Esteve Madrid,
Giorgio Giuseppini, Francisco Santiago, Roberto Accurso

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu/
Antoni Ros-Marbà



Stage Director: Willy Decker





399 kr
Image Adventures of Pinocchio, The
"What an inspired and exciting opera this is. Gorgeous characters, a busy story rich in incident and an exhilarating mix of music. Delight follows delight."
(The Stage)

Opera North's enchanting staging of The Adventures of Pinocchio, Jonathan Dove's 21st opera, is a wittily inventive feast for the eyes and ears. A full-length, through-composed grand opera with 29 characters, a sizeable chorus and a profound symphonic score, it is overflowing with visual delights, and children will love it! A sublime achievement by Martin Duncan and team, this production shines a bright new light on Collodi's dream-like original story, full of charm, darkness and magic. The superb ensemble stars Victoria Simmonds in the title role, and the orchestra and chorus respond splendidly under David Parry's vibrant baton. Mastered from the High Definition video recording and in true surround sound, this is a wonderful chance for children and adults to relive an exhilarating theatre experience at home.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
SOUND: 5.1 DTS SURROUND/ PCM STEREO
LENGTH: 213 Mins



399 kr
Image Sophie's Choice
EN AV ÅRETS BÄSTA SKIVOR 2010 ENLIGT STAFFAN STORM PÅ SYDSVENSKAN

In 2002, Nicholas Maw's opera Sophie's Choice, based on the novel by William Styron, was given its premiere at the Royal Opera House. The subject had struck Maw when he had first watched the film several years previously, and he immediately felt it would be 'the most extraordinary basis for an opera'. Commissioned by the Royal Opera House and BBC Radio 3, Maw embarked on an adaptation of Styron's book, which took six years to complete. Conducted by Simon Rattle, a long-term enthusiast of Nicholas Maw's music, and with a wonderful cast led by Angelika Kirchschlager, Rod Gilfry, Dale Duesing and Gordon Gietz, the work won international acclaim and was later restaged in Washington, Berlin and Vienna. The Royal Opera House celebrates the work of this British composer, who died in 2009, with the release on DVD of the BBC transmission, as broadcast live in December 2002.

Narrator: Dale Duesing
Stingo: Gordon Gietz
Sophie: Angelika Kirchschlager
Nathan: Rod Gilfry
Librarian: Adrian Clarke
Yetta Zimmerman: Frances McCafferty
Zbigniew Bieganski: Stafford Dean
Wanda: Stephanie Friede
Eva: Abigail Browne
Jan: Billy Clerkin
Old woman on train: Gillian Knight
Young man on train: Neil Gillespie
Rudolph Franz Höss: Jorma Silvasti
Doctor: Alan Opie
Bartender: Darren Jeffery
Larry Landau: Quentin Hayes

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Stage Director: Trevor Nunn

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 21st December 2002.

Plus
Illustrated synopsis.
Cast gallery.
Interview with Simon Rattle.

Reviews
"...the central performances of Angelika Kirschlager and Rodney Gilfry as doomed lovers Sophie and Nathan were deemed to be among the most committed and convincing ever seen at the Royal Opera House." The Independent

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 223 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM




399 kr
Image Les Boréades
I denna inspelning från 2003 av Rameaus opera "Les Boréades" kan vi bl a höra sopranen Barbara Bonney. Medverkar gör också den suveräna dansensemblen La La La Human Steps. Koreografi: Édouard Lock.



Ljudformat: Dolby Stereo och 5.1 surround

Bildformat: 16:9 Anamorphic


Barbara Bonney, sopran; Paul Agnew, tenor m fl.

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie




349 kr
Image Sleeping Beauty, The
Live-inspelning från Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam 2003.



Ljudformat: DTS 5.1

Bildformat: 19:9

The Dutch National Ballet; Holland Symfonia / Ermanno Florio.




349 kr
Image Rheingold, Das
"Any production of this epic work is an an event, and there aren't many of them. This is an excellent version, visually a mixture of realistic and abstract, but mythic and timeless and very moving. Deborah Polaski was a fine Brunnhilde, and she continues in this role. Wotan, with a pony-tail and dark glasses, was nobly performed by Falk Struckmann. In Wotan's "farewell" the affection between father and daughter was most expressively sung and acted.".
(Barcelona Business)

Ljudformat: DTS Surround, LPCM Stereo
Bildformat: 16:9
Solister: Falk Struckmann, Graham Clark, Günter von Kannen,
Lioba Braun, Kwanchul Youn.
Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin / Bertrand de Billy.


349 kr
Image Don Giovanni
...A fully rounded piece of work… Coherent production, perfectly staged, impeccable singers...

(El Periodico)



...The staging thrills and fills the main character with humanity… Musically much better than the London version – Véronique Gens makes a wonderful Donna Elvira, confident, strong, perfect both in her singing and acting...

(El Pais)



...The production retains its frenzied pace, the action evolving in a bare Alfons Flores set. This is a bleak westland where illicit actions go undetected, the home turf of Wojtek Drabowicz's tall, haughty Don Giovanni. This Don is less the working class anti-hero and more the yuppie hedonist with too much time and money on his hands...

(Plays International)





Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound, LPCM-stereo

Bildformat: 16:9




Solister: Wojtek Drabowicz, Kwanchul Youn,
Regina Schörg, Véronique Gens, Marcel Reijans,
Anatoly Kocherga.

Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu/Bertrand de Billy.





399 kr
Image Macbeth
...A strong cast was the most prominent factor in the return of Macbeth to the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Carlos Álvarez...sung in glorious voice and with a good sense of the psychology of the character. His dominating Lady was Guleghina...her dramatic presence is overwhelming, especially in her wonderful Sleepwalking scene...

(Opera)



Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound, LPCM-stereo

Bildformat: 16:9


Solister; Carlos Álvarez, Maria Guleghina, Roberto Scandiuzzi,

Begoña Alberdi, Marco Berti.

Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu/
Bruno Campanella.



Scenografi: Phyllida Lloyd





399 kr
Image Poppeas kröning
Här kan vi höra Monteverdis tidlösa mästerverk "L’incoronazione Di Poppea" (Poppeas kröning) i en inspelning från Het Muziektheater i Amsterdam. Medverkar gör bl a den lysande countertenoren Michael Chance.



Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound, LPCM-stereo

Bildformat: 16:9
Solister: Cynthia Haymon, Brigitte Balleys,
Michael Chance, Harry van der Kamp,
Ning Liang, Heidi Grant Murphy.

Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset.







349 kr
Image Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
...A strikingly staged, beautifully sung production...
(New York Times)

...Pierre Audi’s daringly minimalist production bespeaks a belief in opera as theatre that one rarely encounters… This is opera as music drama, and an experience not to be missed...
(New York Post)

...That the presentness of theatre and the pastness of music can coincide is one of the miracles of opera, and is one of the miracles of Mr. Audi’s production...
(The New Yorker)

Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound
Bildformat: 16:9



Solister: Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Graciela Araya,
Toby Spence, Jaco Huijpen,
Christopher Gillett, Brian Asawa.

Baroque Ensemble/Glen Wilson.



349 kr
Image Traviata, La
...Norah Amsellem's Violetta flourishes - vocally and dramatically, nothing is a challenge to her... Thanks to Pizzi's intelligence, every detail in the action works in this production... Jesus Lopez Cobos' maturity is astonishing... his perfect conducting looks for emotion and finds it... This production is only waiting for a DVD to make history...
(Le Monde de la Musique)

...A triumphant success... Norah Amsellem is an absolutely exceptional Violetta, a complete and fascinating artist...
(L'Opera)

Scenografi: Pier Luigi Pizzi

Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound, LPCM-stereo
Bildformat: 16:9


Solister: Norah Amsellem, José Bros, Renato Bruson,
Itxaro Mentxaka, Maria Espada, Emilio Sánchez,
David Rubiera, Marco Moncloa

Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Madrid/ Jesús López Cobos




399 kr
Image Rêves d’un Marco Polo
Claude Vivier anses vara den främste kanadensiske tonsättaren genom tiderna. Vivier studerade för bl a Gilles Tremblay och Karlheinz Stockhausen och han var även influerad av österländsk musik.

Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound, LPCM-stereo
Bildformat: 16:9

Solister: Susan Narucki, Lani Poulson,

Claron McFadden, Kathryn Harries,
Karl Daymond, Johan Leysen.

Asko Ensemble; Schönberg Ensemble/Reinbert de Leeuw.





349 kr
Image Rhenguldet
...Pierre Audi’s Ring really shines...

(Wagner Society, NL)



...Amsterdam’s new Ring has begun very promisingly: the crucial architecture is already in place...

(The Independent)



Ljudformat: DTS Surround Sound, LPCM-stereo

Bildformat: 16:9


Solister: John Bröcheler, Henk Smit, Graham Clark, Reinhild Runkel, Chris Merritt, Jürgen Freier.

Residentie Orchestra/Hartmut Haenchen.





399 kr
Image Aida
...Wilson’s production of Aida is one of his truly great creations - highly disciplined and utterly convincing...

...The Monnaie’s performance was superb...

...The outstanding cast had no weak links vocally...

(Opera)



SCENOGRAFI: Robert Wilson



LJUDFORMAT: DTS Surround, LPCM-stereo

BILDFORMAT: 16:9


Solister: Norma Fantini, Marco Berti, Ildiko Komlosi,

Mark Doss, Orlin Anastassov, Guido Jentjens

Monnaie Symphony Orchestra/Kazushi Ono




399 kr
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