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Adam: Giselle

Adam: Giselle


Marianela Nuñez (Giselle) & Vadim Muntagirov (Count Albrecht)

Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Barry Wordsworth

Choreography Marius Petipa

Production Peter Wright

The quintessential Romantic ballet, Giselle has remained a cornerstone of the classical repertory since its premiere in 1841. Peter Wright’s landmark production for The Royal Ballet does full justice to the work’s emotional and atmospheric power, with John Macfarlane’s designs beautifully capturing the contrast between the human and supernatural worlds. Giselle is one of the most challenging and demanding roles in the repertory and has always been a showcase for exceptional ballerinas. With Marianela Nuñez’s ‘absolute mastery’ of the choreography, she and her Albrecht, Vadim Muntagirov, are ‘technically thrilling’ (Guardian).

Running time: 115 minutes

Sound format: LPCM 2.0 & DTS 5.1 Digital Surround (DVD) LPCM 2.0

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Adam: Giselle

Adam: Giselle


Marianela Nuñez (Giselle) & Vadim Muntagirov (Count Albrecht)

Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Barry Wordsworth

Choreography Marius Petipa

Production Peter Wright

The quintessential Romantic ballet, Giselle has remained a cornerstone of the classical repertory since its premiere in 1841. Peter Wright’s landmark production for The Royal Ballet does full justice to the work’s emotional and atmospheric power, with John Macfarlane’s designs beautifully capturing the contrast between the human and supernatural worlds. Giselle is one of the most challenging and demanding roles in the repertory and has always been a showcase for exceptional ballerinas. With Marianela Nuñez’s ‘absolute mastery’ of the choreography, she and her Albrecht, Vadim Muntagirov, are ‘technically thrilling’ (Guardian).

Running time: 115 minutes

Sound format: LPCM 2.0, DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Atmos

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Liebermann, L: Frankenstein

Liebermann, L: Frankenstein


Federico Bonelli (Victor), Laura Morera (Elizabeth), Steven McRae (The Creature)

Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Koen Kessels, Liam Scarlett (chor.)

Royal Ballet Principals Federico Bonelli, Laura Morera and Steven McRae dance the lead roles in Liam Scarlett’s new ballet, based on the world’s most famous work of horror fiction, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This ambitious theatrical collaboration brings the novel to life with spectacular period sets and costumes by John Macfarlane and a newly commissioned score by Lowell Liebermann. Scarlett’s choreography draws out the emotional power of this classic story. Passionate encounters between Victor, Elizabeth and the Creature express their torment, regret, anger, yearning and love.

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Liebermann, L: Frankenstein

Liebermann, L: Frankenstein


Federico Bonelli (Victor), Laura Morera (Elizabeth), Steven McRae (The Creature)

Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Koen Kessels, Liam Scarlett (chor.)

Royal Ballet Principals Federico Bonelli, Laura Morera and Steven McRae dance the lead roles in Liam Scarlett’s new ballet, based on the world’s most famous work of horror fiction, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This ambitious theatrical collaboration brings the novel to life with spectacular period sets and costumes by John Macfarlane and a newly commissioned score by Lowell Liebermann. Scarlett’s choreography draws out the emotional power of this classic story. Passionate encounters between Victor, Elizabeth and the Creature express their torment, regret, anger, yearning and love.

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Gala Performances Box Set

Gala Performances Box Set


Bizet:

Parle-moi de ma mère (from Carmen)

Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna

Curtis, E:

Tu ca nun chiagne

Roberto Alagna

Donizetti:

Quel guardo il cavaliere (from Don Pasquale)

Leontina Vaduva

Caro elisir, sei mio (from L'elisir d'amore)

Plácido Domingo, Leontina Vaduva

Gounod:

Faust - Prologue

Plácido Domingo, Robert Lloyd

Avant de quitter ces lieux (from Faust)

Dwayne Croft

Grigoriu:

Muzica (from Valurile Dunarii)

Angela Gheorghiu

Halévy:

Rachel, quand du Seigneur (from La Juive)

Roberto Alagna

Mascagni:

Suzel, buon di 'Cherry Duet' (from L'amico Fritz)

Plácido Domingo, Verónica Villarroel

Massenet:

Ah! Tout est bien fini... O souverain (from Le Cid)

Plácido Domingo

Mozart:

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Plácido Domingo, Susan Graham

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Kiri Te Kanawa

Stephen Barlow

Rimsky Korsakov:

A skaly groznyje - Song of the Varangian Merchant

Paata Burchuladze, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Edward Downes

Strauss, R:

Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Susan Graham, Lillian Watson

Tchaikovsky:

The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: The Dance of the Clowns

Edward Downes

The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Schneeflöckchen

Maria Deller-Takemura, Philip Mosley

Barry Wordsworth

None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6

Plácido Domingo

Edward Downes

Ya vas lyublyu 'Yeletsky’s aria' (from Pique Dame)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Stephen Barlow

Pas de deux

Darcey Bussell, Zoltán Solymosi

Barry Wordsworth

Gospod' moy, yesti greshen ya from Iolanta

Paata Burchuladze

Edward Downes

Akh, istomilas' ya gorem from The Queen of Spades

Anna Tomowa-Sintow

Stephen Barlow

The Nutcracker: Grand pas de deux

Leanne Benjamin, Tetsuya Kumakawa

Barry Wordsworth

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Elizabeth McGorian, Adam Cooper, Iohna Loots

Pas de deux (Anastasia)

Viviana Durante, Bruce Sansom


Two spectacular gala concerts from the stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, are brought together here in their unforgettable glory. In the 1993 Winter Gala, world-leading singers (including Plácido Domingo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Kiri Te Kanawa) and dancers (including Darcey Bussell, Lesley

Collier, and Irek Mukhamedov) celebrate the music of Tchaikovsky, in highlights from such opera and ballet favourites as The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. In the famously glittering 1996 gala concert, Domingo is joined by a cast of opera stars including Angela

Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna and Susan Graham. Asher Fisch conducts this programme of great opera arias by composers including Bizet, Massenet, Gounod, Mozart and Donizetti.

These classic recordings are preserved in their original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format, capturing The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet at a memorable period in their long history.

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Ashton: Rhapsody & The Two Pigeons

Ashton: Rhapsody & The Two Pigeons


 

Rhapsody

Music: Sergey Rachmaninoff

Natalia Osipova & Steven Mcrae

Messager:

The Two Pigeons (complete ballet)

Lauren Cuthbertson (The young girl), Vadim Muntagirov (The young man), Laura Morera (A gypsy girl) & Ryoichi Hirano (Her lover)


Two Frederick Ashton ballets in one exquisite evening performance. Principals Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae dance Ashton’s Rhapsody, created for the Royal Ballet in 1980 by Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lesley Collier, with spectacular choreography to suit the dancers’ star reputations.

Lauren Cuthbertson and Vadim Muntagirov lead a charismatic cast in Ashton’s poignant and heart-warming reflection on Love, The Two Pigeons, based on an old French folk tale and first performed on Valentine’s Day 1961. These two ballets by the company’s founder choreographer capture the Royal Ballet’s famous skill and distinctive style. Barry Wordsworth conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in the rapturous Rachmaninov and Messager scores.

Extra features:

Includes an introduction to Rhapsody, an introduction to Two Pigeons, exploring the choreography of The Two Pigeons and a cast gallery.

Running time: 118 minutes

Sound format: LPCM & DTS Master Audio 5.1

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Ashton: Rhapsody & The Two Pigeons

Ashton: Rhapsody & The Two Pigeons


 

Rhapsody

Music: Sergey Rachmaninoff

Natalia Osipova & Steven Mcrae

Messager:

The Two Pigeons (complete ballet)

Lauren Cuthbertson (The young girl), Vadim Muntagirov (The young man), Laura Morera (A gypsy girl) & Ryoichi Hirano (Her lover)


Two Frederick Ashton ballets in one exquisite evening performance. Principals Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae dance Ashton’s Rhapsody, created for the Royal Ballet in 1980 by Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lesley Collier, with spectacular choreography to suit the dancers’ star reputations.

Lauren Cuthbertson and Vadim Muntagirov lead a charismatic cast in Ashton’s poignant and heart-warming reflection on Love, The Two Pigeons, based on an old French folk tale and first performed on Valentine’s Day 1961. These two ballets by the company’s founder choreographer capture the Royal Ballet’s famous skill and distinctive style. Barry Wordsworth conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in the rapturous Rachmaninov and Messager scores.

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Includes an introduction to Rhapsody, an introduction to Two Pigeons, exploring the choreography of The Two Pigeons and a cast gallery.

Running time: 118 minutes

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Giordano, U: Andrea Chénier

Giordano, U: Andrea Chénier

Live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Maddalena de Coigny), Željko Lučić (Carlo Gérard), Denyce Graves (Bersi), Elena Zilio (Madelon), Rosalind Plowright (Contessa de Coigny), Roland Wood (Roucher), Peter Coleman-Wright (Pietro Fléville), Eddie Wade (Fouquier-Tinville), Adrian Clarke (Mathieu), Carlo Bosi (The Incredibile), Peter Hoare (Abbé), Jeremy White (Schmidt), John Cunningham (Major Domo), Yuriy Yurchuk (Dumas)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano (conductor & David McVicar (director)

“Kaufmann is performing the title role for the first time, and it’s hard to imagine him bettered. His striking looks make him very much the Romantic and romanticised outsider of Giordano’s vision. His voice, with its dark, liquid tone, soars through the music with refined ease and intensity: all those grand declarations of passion, whether political or erotic, hit home with terrific immediacy.” – The Guardian

Presented in its Covent Garden premiere in January 2015, this staging – directed by David McVicar and conducted by the Royal Opera’s Music Director, Sir Antonio Pappano – shows a bloody tricolour daubed with the words “Even Plato banned poets from his Republic” – written by Robespierre on the death warrant of the historical Chénier, a poet and journalist sent to the guillotine in 1794 for criticising France’s post-revolutionary government. Andrea Chénier was a great success at its premiere at La Scala, Milan, on 28 March 1896. It established Giordano as a leading member of Italy’s giovane scuola, and has remained Giordano’s most popular opera, with occasional productions at leading opera houses. This production is the first by The Royal Opera since 1984. Of Giordano’s later operas, only Fedora (1898) has attracted some continued interest.

“Captivating from start to finish, Giordano’s flawed masterpiece Andrea Chenier is presented in a sterling production under director David McVicar...Kaufmann’s voice is in superb condition, expressive and compellingly projected in his arias...[Westbroek's] voice is a substantial instrument which she manages capably, as demonstrated by her Act Three showpiece aria La mamma morta.” MusicWeb International, September 2016

“The Countess de Coigny in sumptuous purple satin is sung to great effect by Rosalind Plowright, as is Elena Zilio’s Madelon…never less than compelling on screen, Jonas Kaufmann is a perfect foil to Eva-Maria Westbroek’s Maddalena who wrings every last drop of emotion out of ‘La mamma morta’…but the man of the hour is Antonio Pappano who conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House as if all their lives depended on it” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2016 ****

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Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci


Leoncavallo:

Pagliacci

Dimitri Platanias (Tonio), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda), Dionysus Sourbis (Silvio), Benjamin Hulett (Beppe)

Mascagni:

Cavalleria Rusticana

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Santuzza), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Turiddu), Dimitri Platanias (Alfio), Martina Belli (Lola), Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia)


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Opera Chorus, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Damiano Michieletto (director)

These two short Italian operas are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. The Royal Opera’s Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a cast that includes charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and the thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko.

Subtitles: ENG, FR, D, JP, KOR

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO

Sound format: Dolby Stereo & DTS 5.1 (DVD)

“Dimitri Platanias makes a brash and brutish Alfio in Cavalleria and a thrillingly emphatic Tonio in Pagliacci. Aleksandrs Antonenko is not a subtle artist, but the raw energy of both his Canio and his Tiriddu makes an impact…Antonio Pappano knows exactly how these pieces should go, while the ROH forces play and sing their hearts out in realising them” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2016 ****

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Solti at Covent Garden

Solti at Covent Garden


Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice - Dance of the Furies

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Gounod:

Faust - Ballet Music

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Ponchielli:

Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)

Rossini:

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Semiramide Overture

Verdi:

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

La traviata: Prelude to Act 3


Beginning in 1961, Georg Solti enjoyed a ten-year tenure as Music Director of London’s Covent Garden Opera Company, where he raised performance standards while giving British singers more prominence than ever before. These changes were not lost on Buckingham Palace, and in 1968, Covent Garden earned the right to be renamed ‘The Royal Opera’. With its orchestra he made some of his – and posterity’s – most thrilling recordings, cherished by music-lovers and audiophiles the world over. The 1960 recording of the ballet music from Faust was issued first as a 45rpm disc and later as a coupling to the Offenbach-Rosenthal Gaîte Parisienne, surely the very definition of the fabled ‘Decca Sound’ (it appears on Decca Eloquence 480 6589). The pieces by Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach and Ponchielli were originally issued by RCA in 1959 (in England) and 1960 (in the USA) and in the 1970s on Decca when the recordings repatriated to them.

“given a straight, crisp, neat performance [Dance of the Hours] … delicious oboe playing” Gramophone Magazine, April 1960 (L’italiana in Algeri)

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