DVD Videos

Future releases

Page: 

 1   2 

 Next >>

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

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel


Adrian Eröd (Peter), Janina Baechle (Gertrud), Daniela Sindram (Hänsel), Ileana Tonca (Gretel), Michaela Schuster (Witch), Annika Gerhards (Sandman, Dew Fairy)

Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper & Bühnenorchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Christian Thielemann (conductor) & Adrian Noble (director)

Based on one of the best-loved stories by the Brothers Grimm, Hänsel und Gretel soon became one of the most-performed operas in the world and has remained enduringly popular with both children and adults ever since.This is the first production at the Wiener Staatsoper since World War II – inventively staged by Adrian Noble, former Artistic Director of Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

EuroArts - 8024272988

(DVD Video)

$16.00

Scheduled for release on 30 September 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

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, Antonio Pappano (conductor & David McVicar (director)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Erato - 9029593796

(DVD Video)

Normally: $16.25

Special: $14.50

Scheduled for release on 9 September 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Anna Netrebko: 	Verismo

Anna Netrebko: Verismo


Boito:

L'altra notte in fondo al mare (from Mefistofele)

Catalani:

Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (from La Wally)

Cilea:

Ecco: respiro appena. Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Giordano, U:

La mamma morta (from Andrea Chénier)

Leoncavallo:

Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!.... Hui! Stridono lassù (from I Pagliacci)

Ponchielli:

Suicidio! (from La Gioconda)

Puccini:

Un bel di vedremo (from Madama Butterfly)

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

In questa reggia (from Turandot)

Tutta su me ti posa (from Manon Lescaut)

Manon...senti, amor mio (from Manon Lescaut)

Sei tu che piangi? (from Manon Lescaut)

Sola, perduta, abbandonata (from Manon Lescaut)

Fra le tue braccia (from Manon Lescaut)

Yusif Eyvazov (tenor)


The “Diva Assoluta del Mondo” (Opera News) is back, as you have never heard her before!

With VERISMO Anna Netrebko presents her long-awaited new studio album – the first in three years – displaying her remarkable vocal maturity and reaffirming her status as one of the leading sopranos of her generation.

For Anna Netrebko herself, it was the obvious next step; for her public it promises to be a revelation. The challenging verismo repertoire offers a fascinating portrait of Netrebko’s voice in its full maturity. Having reached the latest peak in an already sensational career, the soprano continues her vocal and artistic development in logical fashion, illuminating the stylistic and psychological complexities of verismo with her own special intensity and powers of expression.

Set to be one of the most important and anticipated classical releases of 2016.

VERISMO features Netrebko in the greatest, most irresistible hits of the Grand Italian repertoire of the fading 19th Century, with arias by Puccini, Leoncavallo, Ponchielli, Boito, Giordano, Catalani.

Showcasing brand new interpretations of some of the greatest and most popular opera arias of all time.

A winning classical music team – Anna Netrebko and Sir Antonio Pappano – now joined on record for the very first time by her husband and tenor Yusif Eyvazov.

Anna Netrebko has reached the heart of the rich, mature dramatic repertoire that allows her to showcase the sheer beauty, endless, wide range of colours and emotion in combination with her distinct and beloved timbre that sets her apart from any other artist, past or present. In many ways this album is a self-discovery for this unique artist, and is destined to reach Anna’s widest fan-base.

Verismo at the turn of the last century introduced "real life" experience to opera and left behind the romantic approach of Belcanto. Netrebko’s recent performances of Verdi’s “Macbeth” and “Il Trovatore" but also her role debut of "Manon Lescaut" in March 2014 in Rome, have shown that Netrebko is able to combine the most beautiful sound production with the harsh, sometimes brutal and scary reality of those heroines she is awaking to life for us.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DG - 4795013

(1 CD + 1 DVD Video - 2 discs)

Normally: $17.75

Special: $15.75

Scheduled for release on 2 September 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Handel: Hercules

Handel: Hercules


Joyce DiDonato (Dejanira), William Shimell (Hercules), Ingela Bohlin (Iole), Toby Spence (Hyllus), Malena Ernman (Lichas) & Simon Kirkbride (Priest of Jupiter)

Les Arts Florissants Chorus & Orchestra, William Christie (conductor) & Luc Bondy (stage director)

Sets: Richard Peduzzi

Costumes: Rudy Sabounghi

Lighting: Dominique Bruguière

Video director: Vincent Bataillon

Production: François Duplat - Bel Air Media

The first collaboration ever between conductor William Christie and director Luc Bondy with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, this production of Hercules has been a major event. First release in High-Definition.

Hercules returns from the war with Iole, a princess he fell in love with. Mad with jealousy, Déjanire, his wife, ends up totally insane after poisoning her husband.

Half theatrical performance, half secular oratorio, Hercules wasn’t originally meant to be performed in front of an audience. Luc Bondy chose to show the dramatis personae as ordinary people, victims of their passions. The superb Chorus of the Arts Florissants, both mediator and prosecutor, is the main witness of this tragedy of women’s jealousy.

The Orchestre des Arts Florissants, conducted by William Christie, is at its best with Handel, allowing Christie to support and accompany a stellar vocal cast.

With his great presence, British baritone William Shimel gives a spectacular death to his hero while American mezzo Joyce DiDonato excels as Déjanire. Gifted with a particularly rich timbre, she displays an admirable singing technique and superlative dramatic abilities. Soprano Ingela Bohlia and mezzo Malena Ernmann, both from Sweden, make marvels in the supporting roles. Last but not least, British tenor Toby Spence serves the beautiful role of Hyllus with his elegant singing.

The movie Hercules received the student prize at the Golden Prague 2005.

2 DVDs: 1 DVD 9 + 1 DVD 5 NTSC

Opera: 190 minutes

Booklet enclosed: FR / ENG / DE

Menus and subtitles: FR / ENG / DE / SP

Screen format: 16/9

Sound format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Summer Opera Sale

Bel Air Classiques - BAC213

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

Normally: $29.25

Special: $23.40

Scheduled for release on 2 September 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & The Firebird

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & The Firebird

Stravinsky & the Ballets Russes, 100th anniversary collector's edition


Stravinsky:

The Firebird

Ekaterina Kondaurova (Firebird), Ilya Kuznetsov (Ivan Tsarevich), Marianna Pavlova (The Princess) & Vladimir Ponomarev (Kachtcheï the Immortal)

The Rite of Spring

and staged by Millicent Hodson, Kenneth Archer, lighting: Vladimir Lukin

Alexandra Iosifidi (The Chosen One), Elena Bazhenova (300-Year-Old Woman) & Vladimir Ponomarev (Shaman)

The Firebird:

Choreography & libretto: Michel Fokine (1910)

reconstruction Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa; Set & costume design:Anna & Anatoly Nezhny after original sketches by Alexander Golovin, Léon Bakst & Michel Fokine

The Rite of Spring

Choreography after Vaslav Nijinsky (1913)

Scene plan: Igor Stravinsky & Nicholas Roerich, reconstructed and staged by Millicent Hodson; Set and costume design: Nicholas Roerich, reconstructed and supervised by Kenneth Archer; Lighting: Vladimir Lukin


In celebration of the creation of 'Le Sacre du printemps' in Paris in 1913, Bel Air present a new edition in a DVD-book of a wonderful Stravinsky night at the Mariinsky with the original Nijinsky version of the 'Rite of Spring' and 'The Firebird' both conducted by Valery Gergiev.

The premiere of 'The Rite of Spring' at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris, on May 1913 caused a veritable scandal. The audience was shocked by the primitive violence of the ballet. It was so radically rejected that the ballet was taken off after eight performances. Although long forgotten, thanks to the relentless work of Millicent Hodson, Nijinsky’s original choreography was recreated.

'The Firebird' is a Russian folk tale in two scenes commissioned from the young Stravinsky by Diaghilev and premiered at the Paris Opera House in 1910. The ballet was an immediate success. The Ballets Russes enabled the choreographer Fokine to bring to this enterprise the right amount of novelty needed to captivate but not alienate the audience. It was a total success.

CONTENTS: DVD BOOK, 2 ballets 85 min.

Bonus: Documentary on the Ballets Russes (8 min), interviews with Millicent Hodson & Kenneth Archer (30 min), 36pp illustrated in 3 languages

Format: Colour, 16/9, NTSC, Sound: PCM Stereo - Dolby Digital 5.1.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Bel Air Classiques - BAC241

(DVD Video)

$23.50

Scheduled for release on 2 September 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Gounod: Roméo et Juliette

Gounod: Roméo et Juliette


Roberto Alagna (Roméo), Angela Gheorghiu (Juliette). Mercutio played by Pavel Novák / sung by Vratislav Krˇíž, Capulet played by Jan Šváb / sung by Aleš Hendrych, Frère Laurent played by Daniel Lipnik / sung by František Zahradnícˇek & Paris played by Marcel Acquarone / sung by Zdeneˇk Harvánek

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Chorus played by members of the Czech National Opera / sung by Kühn’s Mixed Choir, Prague, Anton Guadagno (conductor) & Barbara Willis Sweete (director)

Shakespeare’s lovers never looked and sounded as good as in this romantic film adaptation of Charles Gounod’s beloved opera Roméo et Juliette, starring one of classical music’s most popular and successful couples, Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu. A spectacular medieval castle and its surrounding countryside provide the breathtaking setting for this timeless tale of warring families and star-crossed lovers.

Conductor Anton Guadagno leads the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra through the opera’s beautiful arias and duets in this fresh interpretation of Gounod’s masterwork.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

Subtitles: GB, DE, FR, ES, JP, KOR

Region Code: 0

Running Time: 73 mins

DVD 9 / NTSC

FSK: 12

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Summer Opera Sale

Arthaus Musik - 109261

(DVD Video)

Normally: $22.75

Special: $20.47

Scheduled for release on 12 August 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Lombardi, D: Divina.com - Lapidi dantesche a Firenze

Lombardi, D: Divina.com - Lapidi dantesche a Firenze


David Moss (speaker), Damiano Meacci (live electronics)

Ensemble Novecento E Oltre, Antonio Ballista

Lombardi is a composer, pianist and visual artist of international stature thanks to his extraordinary repertoire. For several years he has directed the festival Nuova Musica Italiana e Nuova Musica Internazionale in Rome. Daniele Lombardi has taught piano at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan.

Thirty-four plaques containing fragments of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy are dotted around the historical centre of Florence. They were placed there at the beginning of the 1900s and were intended as a reminder of those people and places that had left their mark on the city and its history: a few lines from the boundless ocean of the poem floating adrift.

Divina.com was written as a mixed media piece to be sung by David Moss and comprises ensemble, live electronics and video. It was premiered on 5 July 2004 in front of Michelangelo’s David at Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia. The current audio edition is the live recording of that event.

Divina.com comprises thirty-six episodes, one for each epigraph and a further two, which refer to Michelangelo, who had written some of Dante’s verses next to the sketches in two of his drawings. The various excerpts are in syntactical order linked to the unfolding of the composition.

Sound format: PCM 2.0 Stereo

Picture format: 16:9

DVD 5 NTSC, region free

playing time: 85:34

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Neos - NEOS51601

(DVD Video)

$36.25

Scheduled for release on 12 August 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Mitchell, J: The Fiddle and The Drum

Mitchell, J: The Fiddle and The Drum

Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2007


Alberta Ballet Company

CHOREOGRAPHY BY: Jean Grand-Maître

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum explores Mitchell’s life-long concerns about environmental neglect and the warring nature of mankind within a ballet performed to a select soundtrack of her eternal songs. The unique combinations of three art forms – music, dance and art – comprise an engaging spectacle that Joni calls “…the best project of her career.” Legendary Canadian artist Joni Mitchell and internationally acclaimed choreographer Jean Grand-Maître of the Alberta Ballet Company are the co-creators of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and The Drum.

This narrative ballet was performed to an especially re–mastered soundtrack of Mitchell’s compelling music - her musical selections are from her earliest to latest recordings such as: For the Roses, Passion Play, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Beat of Black Wings, Sex Kills, The Three Great Stimulants and The Fiddle and The Drum.

BONUS: Special Features (Behind the Scene / Interviews / Image Galleries + Video Installations from the set)

SOUND FORMAT DVD: DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo

PICTURE 16:9, HD

SUBTITLES: Bonus: English

BOOKLET: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 115 mins Ballet: 55 mins / Bonus: 60 mins

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

C Major - 736308

(DVD Video)

$26.25

Scheduled for release on 12 August 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov


Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Dynamic - 37718

(DVD Video)

$26.25

Scheduled for release on 12 August 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

RACHMANINOV: TROIKA


Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Bel Air Classiques - BAC133

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

$29.25

Scheduled for release on 12 August 2016. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Page: 

 1   2 

 Next >>

Copyright © 2002-16 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.