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Image L'Orfeo
La Capella Reial de Catalunya / Jordi Savall

A beautiful period production of Monteverdi's favola in musica staged at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu

Region Code All regions
Picture format 16:9
Running time 140 mins
Sound format Dts Surround / LPCM Stereo
Menu languages GB
Subtitle languages GB

Jordi Savall directs Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and the leading soloists of early opera in a beautiful period production of Monteverdi's favola in musica staged at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2002. Gilbert Deflo's stage direction reflects the sublime art and imagery found in Mantua's Palazzo Ducale, with its famous Hall of Mirrors, where the opera was first performed in 1607.

PLUS EXTRA FEATURES
L' Orfeo in Mantua. Stage director Gilbert Deflo, in Mantua's Palazzo Ducale, reveals the inspiration behind his staging of L'Orfeo
Illustrated synopsis of the opera
Cast Gallery

"...singing, instruments, scenery, costumes and movements breathe with a single breath; the same warm, golden tone from beginning to end ..."

Xavier Cester, AVUI, 4 February 2002

Television Producer Hans Petri Television Director Brian Large




299 kr
Image Giulio Cesare
ARTISTIC QUALITY: 10
SOUND QUALITY: 10

(CLASSICSTODAY.com)

HÖGSTA BETYG I P2:s CD-REVYN

BETYG: ******
LJUDKVALITET: *****

(Opus)

"...Christie conducts Handel beguilingly - in fact, I’d go so far as to suggest that nobody does Handel better. Christie drew brisk playing from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, crisp and punchy, yet he also carried the slow tempos with magical stillness. But the performance was about much more than sound alone: underneath the OAE’s sheen there was an internalized musical depth to each of the numbers..."
(Opera)

"...a production with performances to savour, led from the pit by William Christie and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on stylish form. Sarah Connolly… gave a ‘complete’ performance full of intelligence and subtlety. Danielle de Niese stole the show as a wily, fun-filled sex kitten who renders men helpless with her irresistible charms..."
(Opera Now)

Scenografi: David McVicar

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

Solister: Sarah Connolly, Angelika Kirchschlager,

Danielle de Niese,
Christophe Dumaux, Patricia Bardon,
Christopher Maltman, Rachid Ben Abdeslam.

The Glyndebourne Chorus;
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/William Christie.



449 kr
Image Boheme, La
...Enormous, captivating, awesome… a complete show...

(El Mundo)



...The Madrid Symphony Orchestra played remarkably… and the cast, in its totality, showed a great level. Aquiles Machado gives
his heart to the character...

(El Pais)



SCENOGRAFI: Giancarlo del Monaco



LJUDFORMAT: DTS Surround, LPCM-stereo

BILDFORMAT: 16:9

Solister: Inva Mula, Aquiles Machado, Laura Giordano,

Fabio Maria Capitanucci, David Menéndez, Felipe Bou,

Gonzalo Fernández De Terán, Juan Tomás Martínez, Alfredo Mariotti

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real/Jesús Lopez Cobos



349 kr
Image Luisa Fernanda
‘The production at the Teatro Real in Madrid was a top-of-the-range version… Vidal is a peach of a role for Domingo: his voice easily commands its baritone range and he dominates the action, convincingly heroic in voice and figure and still able to project a greying virility in the style of Sean Connery. Nancy Herrara as Luisa and Jose Bros as Javier gave fine support.’
(The Independent)

Plácido Domingo heads an internationally renowned cast in Emilio Sagi's stylish new production for Madrid's Teatro Real of Moreno Torroba's enduring Zarzuela, whose story itself is set in the Spanish capital. Filmed using High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound. Jesus Lopez Cobos conducts the Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real.

Zarzuela: Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating dances.

Plus
Interviews with Plácido Domingo, Emilio Sagi and Jesús López Cobos

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
Vidal Hernando: Plácido Domingo
Luisa Fernanda: Nancy Herrera
Javier Moreno: José Bros
Duchess Carolina: Mariola Cantarero
Mariana: Raquel Pierotti

Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real
(Madrid Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)
Conductor: Jesús López Cobos
Stage Director: Emilio Sagi



299 kr
Image Così fan tutte
"...en sällsynt homogen ensemble..."

(Opera)



‘Dressed in shades of sand and stone by Vicki Mortimer, and bathed in summer light by Paule Constable, Hytner’s period production marries elegance, farce and psychological acuity.’
(The Independent)

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful new production, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers. Recorded using High Definition cameras and with true surround sound.

Plus
Interviews with Ivan Fischer, Nicholas Hytner and members of the cast
Illustrated Synopsis & Cast Gallery

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO

Ferrando: Topi Lehtipuu
Guglielmo: Luca Pisaroni
Don Alfonso: Nicolas Rivenq
Fiordiligi: Miah Persson
Dorabella: Anke Vondung
Despina: Ainhoa Garmendia

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Stage Director: Nicholas Hytner



349 kr
Image 7DVD-BOX: Monteverdi Cycle
L'incoronazione di Poppea
Cynthia Haymon, Brigitte Balleys, Michael Chance,
Claron McFadden, Heidi Grant Murphy, Ning Liang
Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Graciela Araya, Toby Spence,
Jaco Huijpen, Christopher Gillet, Brian Asawa
Baroque Ensemble / Glen Wilson

L'Orfeo
John Mark Ainsley, Juanita Lascarro, Michael Chance,
David Cordier, Mario Luperi, Brigitte Balleys
Tragicomedia and Concerto Palatino / Stephen Stubbs

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Lorna Anderson, Maarten Koningsberger, Adrian Martin
ASKO Ensemble / David Porcelijn

Opus Arte is proud to present Pierre Audi's profound and refined productions of Monteverdi's opera masterpieces from the Amsterdam Muziektheater as a complete 9.5 hours box set, which explores the depths of human emotions in compelling music drama. The brilliant cast of the beautifully styled, evocative L'Orfeo, under the sophisticated musical direction of Stephen Stubbs, includes John Mark Ainsley, Michael Chance and David Cordier. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria features Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Graciela Araya, both commanding and very moving under Glen Wilson's transparent and inspired musical direction. In L'incoronazione di Poppea Christophe Rousset and the musicians of his Les Talens Lyriques lead an all-star cast, including Brigitte Balleys, Cynthia Haymon, Claron McFadden and Dominique Visse, together reaching great heights in a highly evocative production. As a bonus disc, this box set includes the previously unreleased Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, starring Lorna Anderson and Maarten Koningberger, with the ASKO Ensemble led boldly by David Porcelijn.

Duration: 9 Hours 30 Mins
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Type: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NL



679 kr
Image Zoroastre
"Bland sångarna gläds man särskilt åt den unga begåvade svenske tenoren Anders J Dahlin"

(Arbetarbladet)




Making full use of Drottningholm Theatre’s unique 17th century Baroque theatre machinery, as well as his deep creative understanding of the profound drama of the work, stage director Pierre Audi creates a production of Zoroastre that completely accords with the spirit of Rameau. True to the form of the tragédie lyrique, choreographer Amir Hosseinpour’s dances perfectly match the weight and meaning of both plot and music. The ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, reinforced with musicians from the Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, is expertly and passionately led into the musical stratosphere by musical director Christophe Rousset. This intensely dramatic production is captured live in vibrant High Definition video and true surround sound.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 227 Mins
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO

Anders J Dahlin, Evgueniy Alexiev, Sine Bundgaard,
Anna Maria Panzarella, Lars Arvidson, Marcus Schwartz,
Gerard Théruel, Ditte Andersen

The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and Chorus; Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset

Stage Director: Pierre Audi



349 kr
Image Nozze di Figaro, Le
GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER / DVD

"Miah Perssons Susanna är verkligen delikat - en cocktail av behag och jävlar anamma, med den klaraste av röster."
(Sydsvenskan)

In David McVicar's spellbinding production of Le nozze di Figaro the break-down of the relationship between Finley's suave, dashingly self-absorbed Count and Röschmann's passionately dignified Countess lies at the heart of the opera. The struggle to rekindle their love contrasts tragic-comically with the sexy ease between a feisty Figaro (Erwin Schrott) and a sassy Susanna (Miah Persson) is starkly absent, and the tenacious spark that remains between Marcellina (Graciela Araya) and Bartolo (Jonathan Veira). Antonio Pappano conducts (and accompanies the recitatives) with invigorating wit and emotional depth, allowing the ensemble to capture the moments of dramatic tension to perfection and engaging fully with the rhythm of an already classic production, captured in High Definition video and surround sound.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 184 Mins
SOUND: DTS SURROUND 5.0 / LPCM STEREO




399 kr
Image Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni: Simon Keenlyside
Leporello: Kyle Ketelsen
Commendatore: Eric Halfvarson
Donna Anna: Marina Poplavskaya
Donna Elvira: Joyce DiDonato
Don Ottavio: Ramón Vargas
Zerlina: Miah Persson
Masetto: Robert Gleadow
The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Stage Director: Francesca Zambello

Don Giovanni is one of the timeless classics of all opera. Mozart's music, and the words of his great collaborator Da Ponte, are brought to life in Francesca Zambello's engrossing production from 2002 with its rich and colourful designs by Maria Bjornson. The music is memorable, dramatic and enjoyable: from the seductive solo voices of the famous 'La ci darem la mano' to the fabulous ensemble as Don Giovanni's infatuated conquests, vengeful victims and their outraged relatives join forces for justice. And retribution does finally come to Don Giovanni, a serial womanizer and a murderer, with the searing flames of Hell ready to engulf him. Simon Keenlyside heads the outstanding cast, conducted by renowned Mozart expert Charles Mackerras.

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th & 12th September 2008.

Plus
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery
Into the Royal Opera House
Backstage Tour

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

Also available on Blu-ray: OA BD7028






399 kr
Image Dido & Aeneas
The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera join forces for Wayne McGregor's acclaimed fusion of music and movement, whose richly layered designs perfectly complement Purcell's telling of a classical tale of love thwarted by evil powers. With Sarah Connolly and Lucas Meachem in the title roles, Christopher Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Filmed with High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound.

Dido, Queen of Carthage: Sarah Connolly
Aeneas, a Trojan prince: Lucas Meachem
Belinda, Dido's maid: Lucy Crowe
Sorceress: Sara Fulgoni
Second Woman: Anita Watson
First Witch: Eri Nakamura
Second Witch: Pumeza Matshikiza
Spirit: Iestyn Davies
Sailor: Ji-Min Park

Dancers of The Royal Ballet: Olivia Cowley, Melissa Hamilton,
Cindy Jourdain, Iohna Loots, Kristen McNally, Samantha Raine, Paul Kay,
Brian Maloney, Steven McRae, Xander Parish, Liam Scarlett, Johannes Stepanek

The Royal Opera Extra Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Stage Director: Wayne McGregor

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 3rd & 8th April 2009.

Plus
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Interview with Wayne McGregor.

Reviews
'Dido is perfectly integrated, and the expressively stylised movements that McGregor has devised for the singers make a fascinating contrast to the gyrations of the corps de ballet. ...The casts were excellent. [Sarah Connolly] struck gold with a heartbreaking account of "When I am laid". The sensitivity of her acting and her intense musicality was striking throughout. Lucy Crowe made a delightful Belinda, with Lucas Meachem a quarterback hunk of an Aeneas. The young ad hoc chorus sang beautifully.' The Telegraph

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 72 Mins
SOUND: 5.1 HALF DTS / PCM STEREO



239 kr
Image Ercole Amante
Commissioned to celebrate the marriage of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and Marie Thérèse of Spain, the original production of Cavalli's Ercole Amante took two years to complete and, at the time, was the grandest show ever performed in Europe. DNO's contemporary, hilarious and surreal production, directed by David Alden, is a triumph of opera buffa, a riot of decoration and symbolism complemented by Constance Hoffman's exceptional costumes. Luca Pisaroni's Ercole is heroic and melodious in turn, Veronica Cangemi is a splendid Iole, and the Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera and Concerto Köln give a sublime performance under Ivor Bolton, a master of baroque music. An outstanding production, filmed in High Definition and surround sound.

Ercole: Luca Pisaroni
Iole: Veronica Cangemi
Giunone: Anna Bonitatibus
Illo: Jeremy Ovenden
Deianira: Anna Maria Panzarella
Licco: Marlin Miller
Nettuno/Tevere/Spirit of Eutyro: Umberto Chiummo
Bellezza/Venere: Wilke te Brummelstroete
Cinzia/Pasitea/Spirit of Clerica: Johannette Zomer
Mercurio/Spirit of Laomedonte: Mark Tucker
A Page/Spirit of Bussiride: Tim Mead

Concerto Köln
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Stage Director: David Alden

Plus
Illustrated synopsis.
Cast gallery.
Behind the scenes with Johanette Zomer.
Behind the scenes with Luca Pisaroni.
The making of Ercole Amante.

Reviews
'Another success for the revival of Cavalli's 'Ercole amante', conducted in Amsterdam by Bolton, Francesco Cavalli continues his unstoppable ascent.' Il Giornale della musica

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
SOUND: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM




399 kr
Image Billy Budd
John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere), Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), Phillip Ens (Claggart), Iain Paterson (Mr Redburn), Matthew Rose (Mr Flint), Darren Jeffery (Lieutenant Ratcliffe), Alasdair Elliott (Red Whiskers), John Moore (Donald), Jeremy White (Dansker), Ben Johnson (Novice), Colin Judson (Squeak) & Richard Mosley-Evans (Bosun)

The Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor) & Michael Grandage (director)

Glyndebourne has a proud association with the operas of Benjamin Britten, however until 2010 had never staged Billy Budd. The all-male opera with a libretto co-written by EM Forster, is based on the battle between pure good and blind evil, and is set on a British man-'o-war ship.

Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, chose this work to make his long-awaited operatic debut. Sir Mark Elder returned to conduct, marking the 100th opera production in his illustrious career.

This remarkable 2 disc set is available for the price of one.

Extra features:
Introducing Billy Budd
Designs on Billy Budd

Running time 200 mins
Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Menu languages EN
Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES




299 kr
Image Anna Nicole
Anna Nicole: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Old Man Marshall: Alan Oke
The Lawyer Stern: Gerald Finley
Virgie: Susan Bickley
Cousin Shelley: Loré Lixenberg
Larry King: Peter Hoare
Aunt Kay: Rebecca de Pont Davies
Older Daniel: Dominic Rowntree
Blossom: Allison Cook
Doctor: Andrew Rees
Billy: Grant Doyle
Mayor: Wynne Evans

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonio Pappano

Director: Richard Jones

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, 23 & 26 February 2011

In a tragic-comic take on the extremes of celebrity culture, composer Mark Anthony Turnage, librettist Richard Thomas and director Richard Jones add Anna Nicole Smith to opera's gallery of bad, sad girls. A pneumatic Playboy model who married an octogenarian billionaire, she achieved grotesque fame before her destitute, drug griddled death. With its jazz-coloured score and Eva-Maria Westbroek's starry performance, this is, as the New York Times said: "an engrossing outrageous, entertaining and, ultimately deeply moving opera".

"...It's a tremendous show...shocking it isn't; stunning it is!"
The Independent

Extra features:
Cast gallery
Illustrated synopsis
Behind the scenes feature including artist interviews

Running time 120 mins approx
Region Code All regions
Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Menu languages EN Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES
Dimensions (mm) W136 H192 D47

Also available on Blu-ray: OA BD7088




299 kr
Image The Rake's Progress
Anne Trulove
Miah Persson

Tom Rakewell
Topi Lehtipuu

Father Trulove
Clive Bayley

Nick Shadow
Matthew Rose

Mother Goose
Susan Gorton

Baba the Turk
Elena Manistina

Sellem
Graham Clark

The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski

Director - John Cox

In this celebrated Glyndebourne Festival production, David Hockney's designs for director John Cox reinterpret the Hogarth etchings that inspired the opera's libretto, written for Stravinsky by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman.

In 2010, this revival under Glyndebourne's Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, captured the opera's neo-classical spirit and its juxtaposition of whimsy, cynicism and compassion, prompting the Financial Times to call it, ''as enjoyable a performance of Stravinsky's opera as any that has come along".

Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Opera House, 18 & 19 December, 2010

Extra features:
Documentary includes interview with David Hockney
Introduction to the Rakes's Progress

Running time 150 mins
Region Code All regions
Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Menu languages EN
Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES




299 kr
Image 3DVD-BOX: Love, Passion & Deceit
The Glyndebourne Festival is a quintessentially English summer event. The world's most acclaimed artists, conductors and directors excel in producing top-flight performances every year and this latest collection offers the choice of three such classic opera productions.

3 COMPLETE OPERAS (3 DVDs)

Subtitles
La Cenerentola EN/FR/DE/ES/IT
Così fan tutte EN/FR/DE/ES/IT
Die Fledermaus EN/ES

Includes:
Rossini: La Cenerentola
Raquela Sheeran, Lucia Cirillo, Ruxandra Donose, Nathan Berg
Luciano di Pasquale, Maxim Mironov, Simone Alberghini
London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski / Director: Sir Peter Hall

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Topi Lehtipuu , Luca Pisaroni, Nicolas Rivenq, Miah Persson
Anke Vondung, Ainhoa Garmendia
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Glyndebourne Chorus
Conductor: Ivan Fischer / Director: Nicholas Hytner

Strauss: Die Fledermaus
Pär Lindskog, Lyubov Petrova, Pamela Armstrong, Thomas Allen
Ragnar Ulfung, Håkan Hagegård, Artur Korn, Malena Ernman
Udo Samel, Renée Schüttengruber
The Glyndebourne Chorus, The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski / Director: Stephen Lawless

What the press said:

La Cenerentola
''This is a performance that meets the Glyndebourne gold standard... Hall has decided to keep it real and produced something understated, sensitive and thus deeply pleasurable.'' Daily Telegraph

Così fan tutte
''...an evening of Mozartian magic... a staging that cries out to be revisited.'' Sunday Times

Die Fledermaus
''The pace is racy, the articulation brilliant, the Viennesisms deftly in place, the waltz fruity and uplifting. It's a cracking start'' The Independent



299 kr
Image Evening With The Royal Opera
AN EVENING WITH THE ROYAL BALLET

Bringing together a collection of arias and choruses from some of the world's favourite operas, this disc showcases the outstanding artists and productions from the stage of the Royal Opera House.

Highlights from: The Barber of Seville, La traviata, Carmen, Rigoletto, Le nozze di Figaro La bohème, Dido & Aeneas, Don Giovanni , Hansel & Gretel, Die Zauberflöte Gianni Schicchi, Falstaff

International stars featured in the collection include: Jonas Kaufmann, Renee Fleming, Simon Keenlyside, Gerald Finley and Miah Persson.







189 kr
Image Mose in Egitto
ROSSINI: MOSÈ IN EGITTO

Faraone: Alex Esposito
Amaltea: Olga Senderskaya
Osiride: Dmitry Korchak
Elcia: Sonia Ganassi
Mambre: Enea Scala
Moses: Riccardo Zanellato
Aronne: Yijie Shi
Amenofi: Chiara Amarù

Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Director: Graham Vick

Recorded live at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, August 2011

This thought-provoking, modern-day interpretation of Rossini's "Mosè in Egitto" sets the scene for superior music-making at the prestigious Rossini Festival in Pesaro. For conductor Roberto Abbado, the transposition of the action to the present day releases the energy of Rossini's music. At his disposal is a cast of top-quality vocalists such as the "refined bel canto artist" (Bresciaoggi) Sonia Ganassi as Elcia, and the "outstanding" Dmitry Korchak as the Pharaoh's son, two lovers fatefully drawn into the political turmoil and catastrophes of their time. Also among the protagonists are the "thoroughly brilliant" (DeutschlandRadio Kultur) baritone Alex Esposito as Faraone and, in his Rossini Festival debut, young, full-bodied bass Riccardo Zanellato as Moses. Conductor Roberto Abbado "inspired his musicians to deliver a spectacular performance" (Salzburger Nachrichten).



299 kr
Image Blu-ray Experience (The): Opera & Ballet Highlight
"The Blu-ray Experience" includes opera and ballet highlights from the Opus Arte catalogue, and gives everyone the opportunity to experience the stunning quality of High Definition picture and sound, at an extremely competitive price. Including world-class artists such as Bryn Terfel, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne Sofie von Otter, Jose Cura, Simon Keenlyside and Agnes Letestu, this 60- minute introduction to the world of Blu-ray is a must-have purchase this autumn. Blu-ray offers an outstanding audio and visual experience, with up to six times the resolution of standard definition DVD, and up to 7.1 channels of High Definition surround sound.



69 kr
Image Gazzetta, La
The Nobel Prize-winning writer Dario Fo applies his inventive genius to Rossini's comic opera in its premiere DVD release. Recorded in 2005 under the musical direction of Maurizio Barbacini, Fo's production brings fresh vitality and colour to the story of Lisetta, and of her father's attempts to find a husband for her through an advertisement in the newspaper La Gazzetta.

Lisetta: Cinzia Forte
Don Pomponio: Bruno Praticò
Filippo: Pietro Spagnoli
Alberto: Charles Workman
Madame La Rose: Agata Bienkowska
Doralice: Marisa Martins
Monsù Traversen: Simón Orfila
Anselmo: Marc Canturri

Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Intermezzo Choir
Musical Director: Maurizio Barbacini
Stage Director: Dario Fo

Recorded live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, on 1st and 3rd July 2005.


Plus
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Interview with Dario Fo.

Reviews
'...ironic and sensual, friendly but with a light taste of satire, La Gazzetta by Rossini has been reborn in this production that has the distinctive stamp of Fo, who has been able to handle with strength the Rossinian chaos without neglecting - and here his major virtue - the music.' El Periodico de Catalunya

PICTURE FORMAT: 1080i
LENGTH: 155 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 & 5.1 PCM




299 kr
Image Tristan und Isolde
Glyndebourne's celebrated production of Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Tristan und Isolde is a supremely intelligent achievement; gravely beautiful, haunting and meditative, it is deeply reflective rather than visceral, fortified by Roland Aeschlimann's stunningly effective set, a womb-like space through which the protagonists move like gods. Conductor Jirí Belohlávek mirrors Lehnhoff's approach in his sophisticated plumbing of the score's depths, with every shift in texture carefully laid bare by an inspired London Philharmonic Orchestra. Nina Stemme's Isolde and Robert Gambill's Tristan, both gloriously lyrical, are matched by superb performances from René Pape as the betrayed and vulnerable King Marke and Bo Skovhus as Kurwenal, deeply touching in his helpless devotion to Tristan. This High Definition recording of a production of uncommon intimacy reveals the opera's music and drama in a new light.

Tristan: Robert Gambill
Isolde: Nina Stemme
Brangäne: Katarina Karnéus
Kurwenal: Bo Skovhus
King Marke: René Pape
Melot: Stephen Gadd
Young Sailor/Shepherd: Timothy Robinson
Steersman: Richard Mosley-Evans

The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
Stage Director: Nikolaus Lehnhoff

Recorded live at Glyndebourne, Lewes, Sussex on 1st August and 6th August 2007.

Plus
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Do I hear the light? - a film by Reiner E. Moritz
Artist biographies.
'On the set' - a slide show of the set being built.
'Trimborn on Tristan' - a talk by Richard Trimborn

Reviews
'I don't think that I have ever witnessed a more perfect realisation of a Wagner opera than this superb Tristan und Isolde. ...[Jirí Belohlávek] is scrupulous with the score, and takes his time over it: the pauses and silences are immense and there is no factitious attempt to whip up excitement by speeding. ...a great and unforgettable occasion'
(The Daily Telegraph)

PICTURE FORMAT: 1080i
LENGTH: Approx 358 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 & 5.0 DOLBY





399 kr
Image Ercole Amante
Commissioned to celebrate the marriage of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and Marie Thérèse of Spain, the original production of Cavalli's Ercole Amante took two years to complete and, at the time, was the grandest show ever performed in Europe. DNO's contemporary, hilarious and surreal production, directed by David Alden, is a triumph of opera buffa, a riot of decoration and symbolism complemented by Constance Hoffman's exceptional costumes. Luca Pisaroni's Ercole is heroic and melodious in turn, Veronica Cangemi is a splendid Iole, and the Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera and Concerto Köln give a sublime performance under Ivor Bolton, a master of baroque music. An outstanding production, filmed in High Definition and surround sound.

Ercole: Luca Pisaroni
Iole: Veronica Cangemi
Giunone: Anna Bonitatibus
Illo: Jeremy Ovenden
Deianira: Anna Maria Panzarella
Licco: Marlin Miller
Nettuno/Tevere/Spirit of Eutyro: Umberto Chiummo
Bellezza/Venere: Wilke te Brummelstroete
Cinzia/Pasitea/Spirit of Clerica: Johannette Zomer
Mercurio/Spirit of Laomedonte: Mark Tucker
A Page/Spirit of Bussiride: Tim Mead

Concerto Köln
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Stage Director: David Alden

Plus
Illustrated synopsis.
Cast gallery.
Behind the scenes with Johanette Zomer.
Behind the scenes with Luca Pisaroni.
The making of Ercole Amante.

Reviews
'Another success for the revival of Cavalli's 'Ercole amante', conducted in Amsterdam by Bolton, Francesco Cavalli continues his unstoppable ascent.' Il Giornale della musica

PICTURE FORMAT: 1080i
SOUND: 5.0 DTS Surround / PCM Stereo
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NL




399 kr
Image Bohème (La)
Teodor Ilincai (Rodolfo), Hibla Gerzmava (Mimì), Gabriele Viviani (Marcello), Inna Dukach (Musetta), Kostas Smoriginas (Colline), Jacques Imbrailo (Schaunard), Jeremy White (Benoit), Donald Maxwell (Alcindoro)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Andris Nelsons (conductor) & John Copley (director)

John Copley's enduring production of one of the most famously melodious and popular of all operas is a classic of the Royal Opera repertory. With historically accurate designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman and an excellent cast headed by Hibla Gerzmava and Teodor Ilincai, this 2009 revival, in which conductor Andris Nelsons makes a distinguished Royal Opera House debut, does full justice to Puccini's masterpiece. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

"[Ilincai] gave a thoroughly assured and engaging performance. ... Sumptuously sung, Gerzmava's portrayal was sensitive and well-rounded - timid yet warm and attractive in her first scene with Rodolfo, intimate rather than melodramatic in her final death-bed moments." Classical Source

Extra features:
Cast gallery
Interview with Jonathan Copley
Interview with Andris Nelsons

Running time 121 mins
Region code All regions
Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4
Disc size: BD50
Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound format 2.0 LPCM & 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Menu language EN
Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES/IT





299 kr
Image Fairy Queen, The
GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

Sopranos:
Lucy Crowe, Claire Debono, Anna Devin, Helen-Jane Howells, Rachel Redmond, Carolyn Sampson

Tenors:
Robert Burt, Sean Clayton, Ed Lyon, Adrian Ward

Baritones:
Lukas Kargl, John Mackenzie

Basses:
Desmond Barrit, Andrew Foster-Williams

Titania: Sally Dexter
Oberon: Joseph Millson
Bottom: Desmond Barrit
Puck: Jotham Annan
Hermia: Susannah Wise
Helena: Helen Bradbury
Demetrius: Oliver Le Suer
Lysander: Oliver Kieran Jones

The Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor: William Christie

Stage Director: Jonathan Kent

Extra features:
Interview with William Christie
Interview with Jonathan Kent

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House,
Lewes, East Sussex, on 17th & 19th July 2009.

"There are too many highlights to mention in this varied and infinitely delightful entertainment. Glyndebourne has a triumph on its hands."
(The Stage)

Jonathan Kent's spectacular production of Purcell's huge semi-opera is joyous, imaginative and witty. Glyndebourne, with its intimate auditorium, provides the perfect setting for a drama which is partly spoken and partly sung. Based on an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the story is lavished with a brilliance that justifies this production's acclaim. Paul Brown's inventive designs, Kim Brandstrup's exquisite choreography, an excellent cast of actors and singers and outstanding playing by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under William Christie combine to make a seamless theatrical experience, here recorded in High Definition and true surround sound.



299 kr
Image The Blu-ray Experience, Vol. 2: Opera, Ballet & Th
"The Blu-ray Experience II: Opera, Ballet & Theatre" includes opera, ballet and theatre highlights from the Opus Arte catalogue, and gives everyone the opportunity to experience the stunning quality of High Definition picture and sound, at an extremely competitive price.

Including world-class artists such Carlos Acosta, Darcy Bussell, Sarah Connolly, Miyako Yoshida, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Adetomiwa Edun, Gerald Finley, this is a must-have purchase this autumn.

Blu-ray offers an outstanding audio and visual experience, with up to six times the resolution of standard definition DVD, and up to 5.1 channels of High Definition surround sound.



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