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Adam: Giselle

Adam: Giselle

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, January 2014


Choreography Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

Giselle remains one of the most popular Romantic ballets of all time. The story brings together an engaging mix of human passions, supernatural forces, and the transcendent power of self-sacrificing love. The production by Sir Peter Wright catches the atmosphere of this great Romantic ballet, especially in the perfection of its White Act, with ghostly maidens drifting through the forest in spectacular patterns – one of the most famous of any scenes for the corps de ballet. Giselle dances with lightness and fragility, giving the impression of floating through the mist.

This is one of The Royal Ballet’s most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original yet always fresh at each revival. This performance features former Bolshoi star and now Royal Ballet principal Natalia Osipova in a breath-taking interpretation of the title role.

Extra features: The Romance of Giselle, The Corps de ballet in Giselle and a cast gallery.

Running time: 113 minutes

Subtitles: N/A

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OA1144D

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Scheduled for release on 1 September 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Teatro La Fenice, 2011


Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Andrea Concetti, Carmela Remigio, Myrto Papatanasiu, Marlin Miller, Manuela Bisceglie, William Corrò & Enrico Giuseppe Iori

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice, Riccardo Frizza

Great cast with Ildebrando D´Arcangelo, Carmela Remigio (sang with Pavarotti, worked with conductors like C. Abbado, R. Muti and performed at Covent Garden, La Scala etc.), Andrea Concetti (performed with conductors as C. Abbado and at opera houses in Paris, Zurich, Berlin, Salzburg Festival etc.)

Ildebrando D´Arcangelo will sing Don Giovanni this year at the Salzburg Festival.

From Sferisterio Opera Festival, Maccerata, Italy.

Staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi.

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C Major - 717408

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major


Theodor W. Adorno regarded Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 as “the first work of modern music”. Adorno’s teacher, Alban Berg, saw in it “the expression of a tremendous love for this world, a longing to live in peace and to savor Nature to its depths – before the arrival of Death. For it will inevitably come.” This live recording of the composer’s last completed symphony is part of an ongoing Leipzig cycle of Mahler’s symphonies. It confirms once more the Gewandhaus Orchestra’s reputation as an exemplary ensemble for the performance of Mahler’s music. The highest level of performance culture combined with a sharply contoured, transparent, polished, and detailed manner of playing, plus infectious verve and an unmistakable sound characterized by a darkly golden color – these are qualities responsible for the Gewandhaus Orchestra’s international reputation. Since the time of Bruno Walter, the orchestra has developed over the years a deep understanding of the works of Gustav Mahler, which in their collaboration with Riccardo Chailly has been continued.

BONUS: Riccardo Chailly on Mahler 9 and in conversation with Henry‐Louis de La Grange.

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Accentus Music Riccardo Chailly Mahler Symphony cycle - ACC20299

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Strauss, R: Arabella

Strauss, R: Arabella

Salzburg Easter Festival, 2014


Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Albert Dohmen, Gabriela Beňačková, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

Staatskapelle Dresden & Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Christian Thielemann

Staged by Florentine Klepper

2014 celebrates the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. Arabella from this year´s Salzburg Easter Festival and is after Capriccio the second R: Strauss Opera C Major is releasing in 2014. Der Rosenkavalier from this year´s Salzburg Festival will be released in fall 2014.

Fantastic star cast: Renèe Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Albert Dohmen (Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, MET), Gabriela Beňačková (Wiener Staatsoper, Covent Garden)

With Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden „the music of Richard Strauss is in best hands“. (ORF)

Subtitles: Deutsch, Eng, Fra, Spa, Chin, Kor, Jap

Booklet: Englisch, Deutsch, Französisch

No. of Discs: 2

Run time: 178 MIN

Disc Format: NTSC

Picture: 16:9

Audio: PCM Stereo, Dolby 5.1

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C Major - 717208

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Evgeny Kissin: The Gift of Music

Evgeny Kissin: The Gift of Music

plus The Albert Hall Encores


Evgeny Igorevich Kissin was born in Moscow on the 10th of October 1971. He started to play the piano at the age of two, as soon as he was tall enough to reach the keyboard and he has not looked back from that day to this.

His is a very rare story of continued success that has had the simultaneous blessing of critics, the public and musicians alike.

This film by Christopher Nupen, who gave us The Trout, the Jacqueline du Pré films and so many other classics, is a film which shows Kissin in preparation, interview, rehearsal and performance, with several dazzling performances shot live on stage, in true concert conditions.

It also contains all the encores from Kissin’s memorable Promenade concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in August, 1997. This was the first Prom in the 103-year history of the celebrated Promenade Concerts to be given by a solo recitalist and it attracted the biggest audience in all of those 103 years; very nearly six thousand people.

The music is by Liszt, Gluck, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Paganini, Kissin himself and Chopin, the composer for whom Kissin feels the closest affinity.

Picture format: 16:9

Sound: Dolby

Digital 2.0 Stereo

Subtitles: French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Running time: 104 minutes

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Christopher Nupen Films - A18CND

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Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov

Live from the Annecy Classic Festival 2013


Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Denis Matsuev (piano)

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35


St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov

In its fourth edition, the Annecy Classic Festival has become a major player in the national and international cultural landscape. In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic closes the festival and joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov.

Temirkanov conducts the orchestra in a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's lush Sheherazade, with its intoxicating scents and the glowing, oriental colours - a journey through One Thousand and One Nights.

Together with multi-gifted musician Denis Matsuev (winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition), the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites us on a journey, whose secret lies in Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2 and the Symphonic Dances. Denis Matsuev, the "Siberian Bear" as they call him, interprets the Piano Concerto No. 2 virtuously and passionately.

Including 8-minutes bonus (Verdi: La Forza del destino - Overture)

Picture format DVD: NTSC - 16:9

Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 150 mins

German FSK: 0

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EuroArts - 2075068

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$36.75

Scheduled for release on 1 September 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Nowak 1951, 3rd revised edition 2005


Nikolaus Harnoncourt first appeared with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1975. His interpretations have contributed greatly to its performance tradition of Bach’s 'St Matthew' and 'St John' Passions. Over the years, he steadily expanded his repertoire of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to include Schumann, Brahms, Dvorák, Smetana and Bruckner. He was appointed honorary guest conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in October 2000. With the exceptional performance on this DVD, Mr. Harnoncourt bid farewell to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra after a collaboration spanning 38 years and 276 concerts.

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RCO Live - RCO14103

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$33.00

Scheduled for release on 25 August 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Verdi: Il Trovatore

Verdi: Il Trovatore


Anna Netrebko (Leonora), Gaston Rivero (Manrico), Plácido Domingo (Il Conte di Luna) & Marina Prudenskaya (Azucena)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Filmed live in Berlin, Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo star in one of Verdi’s greatest operas, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.

Il Trovatore is without question one of Verdi’s most dramatic masterpieces – as well as one of his most melodic and including the irresistible ‘Anvil Chorus’ and the tenor showstopper ‘Di quella pira’.

Anna Netrebko makes her debut as Leonora, triumphing in a uniquely demanding role for a Verdi soprano and one she will sing again at the 2014 Salzburg Festival.

Adored for his legendary performances in the title role, Plácido Domingo here sings the baritone role of the troubador’s arch-rival, the aristocratic Count di Luna.

Celebrated film-maker Philipp Stölzl, well-known for his groundbreaking video collaborations with Rammstein and Madonna, directs his first Verdi opera, creating an extraordinarily powerful visual and visceral theatrical experience, unlike any other production of the opera.

The roles of the troubadour and the gypsy Azucena are taken by Uruguayan tenor Gaston Rivero and Russian mezzo-soprano Marina Prudenskaya.

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9 / NTSC

Filmed live in High Definition

Subtitles: Italian, English/German/French/Spanish/Chinese/Korean

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DG Unitel - 0735132

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Prior: Mowgli

Prior: Mowgli

Live from the Kremlin Ballet Theatre, Moscow, 2009


Moscow Classical Ballet & New Opera Orchestra

Choreography Natalia Kasatkina, Vladimir Vasilyov

Mowgli by Moscow Classical Ballet is a spectacular dance show performed at the Kremlin, enriched by interviews with its young composer and conductor, Alexander Prior. His first full length Ballet which he composed at the age of 13, is based on The Jungle Book by R. Kipling. It’s a romantic and surprising journey into a fantastic world. The choreographers are prominent State Prize winners Natalia Kasatkina & Vladimir Vasilyov, who transform the story about Mowgli and his friends into a bursting feast of colours and emotions.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC

Audio Language: GB (Bonus)

Running Time: 90 mins (Ballet), 57 mins (Bonus)

FSK: 0

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Arthaus Musik - 102194

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Scheduled for release on 4 August 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Anna Netrebko: Live from the Salzburg Festival

Anna Netrebko: Live from the Salzburg Festival


Mozart:

Le nozze di Figaro, K492

Live from the Salzburg Festival 2006

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Figaro), Anna Netrebko (Susanna), Bo Skovhus (Count), Dorothea Röschmann (Countess), Christine Schäfer (Cherubino), Marie McLaughlin (Marcellina), Franz-Josef Selig (Bartolo), Patrick Henckens (Basilio), Oliver Ringelhahn (Curzio), Florian Boesch (Antonio), Eva Liebau (Barbarina)

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor) & Claus Guth (director)

Puccini:

La Bohème

Live from the Salzburg Festival 2012

Anna Netrebko (Mimi), Piotr Beczala (Rodolfo), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello) & Nino Machaidze (Musetta), Alessio Arduini (Schaunard), Carlo Colombara (Colline), Davide Fersini (Benoît), Peter Kálmán (Alcindoro), Paul Schweinester (Parpignol), Steven Forster (Parpignol - Artist)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniele Gatti

Verdi:

La Traviata

Live from the Salzburg Festival 2005

Anna Netrebko (Violetta), Rolando Villazón (Alfredo), Thomas Hampson (Germont), Helene Schneiderman (Flora), Diane Pilcher (Annina), Salvatore Cordella (Gastone), Paul Gay (Barone), Herman Wallén (Marchese), Luigi Roni (Grenvil)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi (conductor) & Brian Large (director)


Since Anna Netrebko’s Salzburg sensational debut as Mozart’s Donna Anna in 2002, she has regularly returned to the Salzburg Festival, and has appeared in productions that have been highly acclaimed by opera connoisseurs all over the world, as well as by a broad pubic. The three Salzburg roles featuring her here – Violetta, Susanna and Mimì – represent artistic milestones in her outstanding stage career.

Presenting Anna Netrebko’s most acclaimed performances at the Salzburg Festival

Complementing the frontline release of the Berlin Il trovatore with Anna’s celebrated performances of the last ten years.

28-page booklet including a new essay by Roger Pines and full cast lists.

Packaging DVD: Soft Box with O-Card

Picture format DVD: NTSC / 16:9 / colour

Audio Format: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1 / DTS 5.0 (Bohème)

Region Code: All regions ("0")

Menu Language: English

Subtitles: Italian (orig. language), English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean Bohème)

Total time: c. 132’, 202’, 124’

Classification/"FSK": from 6 years

Authoring Studios: Emil Berliner Studios, msm-studios (Bohème)

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DG Unitel - 0735157

(DVD Video - 4 discs)

$49.00

Scheduled for release on 18 August 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

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