Blu-ray Discs

Other labels

Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.

Bellini: Norma

Bellini: Norma


Maria Josè Siri (Norma), Sonia Ganassi (Adalgisa), Rubens Pelizzari (Pollione), Nicola Ulivieri (Oroveso)

Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Coro Lirico Marchigiano 'V. Bellini', Michele Gamba, Luigi Di Gangi e Ugo Giacomazzi

This production of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma from the Macerata Opera Festival was described by the Italian press as "a perfect synthesis of cast, direction, sets, lighting and costumes"; the aria Casta diva received a standing ovation. Among the superb cast, Uruguayan soprano Maria José Siri stands out in the title role, along with Italian mezzo Sonia Ganassi, who shines as Adalgisa.

Audio Format: PCM STEREO 2.0 / DTS 5.1 HD Master

Audio Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German,

Japanese and Korean

Region code: 0 – All regions

Recording date & place: July/August 2016 –

Arena Sferisterio – Macerata, Italy

Duration: 144 min.

Notes: Italian / English

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Dynamic - 57768

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor


Diana Damrau (Lucia), Charles Castronovo (Edgardo), Ludovic Tézier (Enrico), Taylor Stayton (Arturo), Kwangchul Youn (Raimondo), Rachael Lloyd (Alisa), Peter Hoare (Normanno)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Daniel Oren (conductor), Katie Mitchell (director)

Designer Vicki Mortimer

Lighting designer Jon Clark

Movement director Joseph Alford

Diana Damrau’s reputation as the world’s leading coloratura soprano has been built on her extraordinary technical virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship and her acute psychological insight. In Katie Mitchell’s sometimes radical production of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Royal Opera House, she is, as the Financial Times wrote, 'brilliantly convincing'. Award winning director Katie Mitchell took a revisionist approach to the drama, updating the action to the mid-19th century and applying a feminist slant as she added new and unexpected elements. Mitchell also made extensive use of a ‘split screen’ effect on the stage, counterpointing two different pieces of action at key moments.

Running time: 123 min. approx. (opera) + 15 min. (bonus)

Languages: Sung in Italian, with subtitles available in Italian,

French, German, English, Spanish

EXTRA FEATURES

Introduction to Lucia di Lammermoor

The sound of madness: The glass harmonica in Lucia di Lammermoor

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Erato - 9029579202

(Blu-ray)

Normally: $19.00

Special: $17.25

Scheduled for release on 6 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'


The names of Gustav Mahler and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra are inseparable. Willem Mengelberg's pioneering work and Mahler's own guest performances with the orchestra have laid the foundations for the Dutch Mahler cult and the RCO's Mahler tradition that flourished ever since. During the past years, Daniele Gatti has conducted strong and spectacular performances of four Mahler symphonies as a guest conductor. After the Fifth, Ninth, Sixth and Third, Gatti's first Mahler symphony as chief conductor was the Second Symphony.

This recording marks the start of a new RCO Live Mahler cycle with Daniele Gatti.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

RCO Live - RCO17108

(Blu-ray)

Normally: $23.25

Special: $21.00

Scheduled for release on 6 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Cage: Works for Percussion Vol. 4

Cage: Works for Percussion Vol. 4


Cage:

Music for Two

The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs

Connecting Egypt to Madison through Columbus Ohio, Cage, and the History of the American Labor Movement

(Incorporating Music for Marcel Duchamp & Variations 2)

A Flower

51'15.657"

(Realization of 45' for a Speaker & 27'10.554" for a Percussionist)

Extras: Interview with Whiting and producer Alan Otte, 73 minutes


Bonnie Whiting (percussion)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Mode - DVDBRMODE296

(Blu-ray)

$29.00

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Verdi: Il Trovatore

Verdi: Il Trovatore


Anna Pirozzi (Leonora), Enkelejda Shkosa (Azucena), Piero Pretti (Manrico), Marco Caria (Il Conte di Luna), Alessandro Spina (Ferrando)

Fondazione Orchestra Regionale delle Marche, Coro Lirico Marchigiano Vincenzo Bellin, Daniel Oren (conductor) & Francisco Negrin (director)

Written for exceptional singers, Il Trovatore has remained popular ever since its first performance at the Teatro Apollo in Rome on 19 January 1853, when even the toughest critics were convinced of its place in the repertoire. People are attracted to Il Trovatore because of its rousing melodies, its brutal, powerful plot, and its simple structure: elements that make it one of the best examples of Verdi’s theatre pieces. Recorded live at the Sferisterio theatre of Macerata in the summer of 2016, under conductor Daniel Oren's vibrant and incisive direction, this production boasts a first-rate cast and elegant direction from Francisco Negrin. The sets and costumes by Louis Désiré and lighting by Bruno Poet were well received by the Sferisterio audience.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Dynamic - 57769

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Verdi: Don Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo


Michele Pertusi (Philip II, the King of Spain), José Bros (Don Carlo, Infante of Spain), Vladimir Stoyanov (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Ievgen Orlov (The Great Inquisitor), Simon Lim (A monk), Serena Farnocchia (Elisabeth de Valois), Marianne Cornetti (Princess Eboli), Lavinia Bini (Tebaldo, page to Elisabeth), Gregory Bonfatti (The Count of Lerma/ Royal herald) & Marina Bucciarelli (A voice from Heaven)

Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini & Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma, Daniel Oren

Director Cesare Lievi

Sets and Costumes Maurizio Balò

Light Designer Andrea Borelli

First performed in French at the Paris Opera in 1867, Don Carlo is in many ways an amazingly innovative work. The opera seems to underline Verdi’s shift from the Manichean division between good and evil, which had been a clear, structural element of his dramaturgy up to that point in his career. In this opera, Verdi assembles all his mainstay music theatre themes: power, with its honours and burdens; the contrasts of impossible love; the conflict between father and son; and an oppressed people demanding freedom. Verdi radically revised the score in 1883, using an Italian libretto and reducing the opera from five acts to four. The popularity of Don Carlo has grown unremittingly ever since, with today's critics almost unanimously recognising it as one of Verdi’s greatest masterpieces, an opera that continues to reveal new gems. Daniel Oren is fully in control on the podium, ensuring unanimity between orchestra and singers. The Maestro softens the dark tones of the score, which are well reflected in the visuals, choosing instead to emphasise the various changes of mood.

Sung in: Italian

Video Format/ Aspect ratio: NTSC – 16:9

Audio Format: PCM STEREO 2.0 / DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio

Subtitles: Ita, Eng, Fre, Ger, Jap, Kor

Region code: 0 – All regions

Recording date & place: October 2016 – Teatro Regio di Parma, Italy

Duration: 182 min.

Notes: Italian / English

Packaging: AMARAY BOX

“Daniel Orin conducts a vibrant and dramatic performance weaving his way between Verdi’s diverse demands.” MusicWeb International, September 2017

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Dynamic - 57776

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Amar: Pixel

Amar: Pixel

A choreography by Mourad Merzouki


Adrien M & Claire B Company & Compagnie Kafig

Pixel is a stunning contemporary dance performance for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environment. A work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, minimal music and hip-hop. It opens a dialogue between the synthetic world of digital projection and the real bodies of dancers.

Mourad Merzouki, together with his Compagnie Käfig, has elevated hip-hop to the world stage. In doing so he has created a multicultural contemporary dance form which takes equal place with modern dance and other idioms of the genre. He has incorporated circus elements, martial arts, contemporary dance and puppetry, and brought in performers from Algeria, Brazil and Taiwan in order to develop his ideas. In the lead up to a recent UK tour the Financial Times called him ‘the ambassador of French hip-hop’ – a title which he truly merits.

Sound format: PCM Stereo

Language (Making of): French

Subtitles (Making of): English, Japanese

Region code: Worldwide

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Naxos - NBD0060

(Blu-ray)

$27.25

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Sommernachtskonzert 2017

Sommernachtskonzert 2017

Summer Night Concert 2017


Dvorak:

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Za tihlou Gazelou (from Armida)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Humperdinck:

Hänsel & Gretel Overture

Rachmaninov:

Twilight, Op.21 No. 3

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne, Op. 4 No. 4

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Finale from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 - Pas d'action

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Williams, John:

Hedwig's Theme (from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)


Fairytales and myths have inspired composers from time immemorial, and audiences, too, have invariably been enthralled by the unending struggle between good and evil. Central to the Vienna Philharmonic’s 2017 Summer Night Concert are German, French, Russian and Czech fairytales as well as a contemporary fantasy figure that is Anglo-Saxon in origin.

In 2017 the Summer Night Concert will again be conducted by one of the most distinguished musicians of our time. Christoph Eschenbach, who also conducted the 2014 Summer Night Concert, is in demand as a guest conductor for prominent orchestras and opera houses worldwide. Since 2010 he has been musical director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Having begun his career as a pianist, he learned conducting under George Szell and Herbert von Karajan. Since making his debut as a conductor in 1972, he has led renowned orchestras, including the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Sony - 88985425959

(Blu-ray)

$22.00

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann


Vittorio Grigolo (Hoffmann), Kate Lindsey (Nicklausse/Muse), Christine Rice (Giulietta), Sonya Yoncheva (Antonia), Sofia Fomina (Olympia), Thomas Hampson Coppélius/Dapertutto/Lindorf/Miracle)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, Evelino Pidò (conductor) & John Schlesinger (director)

The final revival of this well-loved production by John Schlesinger provided the perfect vehicle for Vittorio Grigòlo as Hoffmann to display his wonderful voice and masterful acting, surrounded by an exemplary supporting cast, including Sonya Yoncheva in the role of Antonia, and Thomas Hampson as Hoffmann’s arch rivals. The production at the Royal Opera House (November 2016) garnered very good reviews, especially for Vittorio Grigòlo.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Sony - 88985376629

(Blu-ray)

$22.00

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Verdi: Macbeth

Verdi: Macbeth


Plácido Domingo (Macbeth), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Lady Macbeth), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Banquo), Joshua Guerrero (Macduff), Josh Wheeker (Malcolm), Summer Hassan (Lady-in-Waiting), Theo Hoffmann (Doctor/ First Apparition), Liv Redpath (Second Apparition), Isaiah Morgan (Third Apparition), LA Opera Chorus (chorus), Darko Tresnjak (Director)

LA Opera Orchestra, James Conlon

'LA Opera's latest production of Verdi s Macbeth (2016) features Plácido Domingo in the title role and Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Lady Macbeth. The opera is staged by Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for his direction of the Broadway musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder.

''When I was a young tenor, I loved playing romantic or heroic leading roles. When I began to add baritone parts to my repertoire six years ago, I was particularly interested in playing fathers, as I could draw from my own experience as a family man. Macbeth is a completely different kind of role for me. He is a murderer, but I think that he is also something of a victim, drawn into his crimes by the witches and by Lady Macbeth.'' Plácido Domingo''

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Sony - 88985403589

(Blu-ray)

$22.00

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Page: 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

 Next >>

Copyright © 2002-17 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.