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.

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

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

DG Unitel - 0735132

(DVD Video)

Normally: $22.50

Special: $20.25

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

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

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Arthaus Musik - 102194

(DVD Video)

$37.00

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

Verdi: La Traviata

Verdi: La Traviata

Live from the Arena di Verona, 2011


Ermonela Jaho (Violetta Valéry), Francesco Demuro (Alfredo Germont) & Vladimir Stoyanov (Giorgio Germont)

Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of the Arena di Verona, Julian Kovatchev (conductor) & Hugo de Ana (stage director)

La Traviata is not only one of Giuseppe Verdi’s best known works but ranks among the most popular operas of all times. Based on the novel and play La Dame aux camélias by Alexander Dumas (fi ls), the tragic story of the terminally ill courtesan Violetta who falls in love with the young gentleman Alfredo Germont has moved audiences to tears for more than 150 years.

This lavish new production of Verdi’s masterpiece is staged by Argentine director Hugo de Ana, a regular guest at the world’s most prestigious opera houses and acclaimed for his spectacular scenery sets and his special use of light. The extra-large stage of the Arena di Verona is his ideal challenge. Ermonela Jaho, an intense and dramatic Violetta, and Francesco Demuro, an elegant Alfredo, are both making their Arena debut. Vladimir Stoyanov, giving a commanding yet refined Germont, completes the exquisite trio of protagonists under the baton of acclaimed conductor Julian Kovatchev.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC

Subtitle Languages: IT (Original Language), GB, DE, FR, ES, JP, Korean

Running Time: 132 mins

FSK: 0

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Arthaus Musik - 102193

(DVD Video)

$37.00

Scheduled for release on 28 July 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Country Roads

Country Roads

The Heartbeat of America


featuring Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose, John Carter Cash Jr., Kevin Costner

A film by Marieke Schroeder

In her documentary Country Roads Marieke Schroeder embarks on a search for the authentic America – a country at a turning-point. It is a search for the substantial: the morale, the pioneering spirit that holds the nation and its population together in crisis. We meet the young generation of American singer-songwriters who consider themselves as successors of Country-rebels such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Steve Earle. They despair of themselves and their homeland and at the same time are full of hope, full of faith. Country Music opens up our view of the soul of the American nation and lets us rediscover the land and the music.

Bonus: Live Concert with Justin Townes Earle

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC

Audio Languages: GB, DE

Subtitles: FR, KOR

Running Time: 90 mins (Film), 60 mins (Bonus)

FSK: 0

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Arthaus Musik - 102199

(DVD Video)

$29.50

Scheduled for release on 28 July 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri

Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri

Recorded live at the Pesaro Festival, August 2013


Anna Goryachova (Isabella), Alex Esposito (Mustafà), Yijie Shi (Lindoro) & Mario Cassi (Taddeo)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, José Ramón Encinar (stage director) & Davide Livermore (director)

Pesaro’s new offering in 2013 was an off-the-wall production of Rossini’s popular comedy, ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’, presented as a Swinging Sixties, James Bond adventure, set in the desert oil fields of the North African coast. Davide Livermore’s gag-a-minute, helter-skelter romp followed an alarmingly life-like air-crash, which delivered the ‘Italian girl’ from Rome into the clutches of the local oil baron, Mustafa. All three lead singers (Alex Esposito as Mustafa, the high tenor Yijie Shi as the young lover Lindoro, and Anna Goryachova as the agile-voiced mezzo-soprano of the title role) thoroughly distinguished themselves – and the audience roared its approval of the evening’s entertainment.

Outstanding performances from Anna Goryachova and Alex Esposito.

Extra features: The making of L‘Italiana In Algeri and a cast gallery.

Running time: 153 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Opus Arte - OA1141D

(DVD Video)

Normally: $37.00

Special: $33.25

Scheduled for release on 28 July 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

William Shakespeare: Macbeth

William Shakespeare: Macbeth


including:

Fox, O:

Macbeth, Incidental music

Recorded live at Shakespeare Globe, London, June 2013.


Joseph Millson (Macbeth), Samantha Spiro (Lady Macbeth), Stuart Bowman (Macduff), Billy Boyd (Banquo), Gawn Grainger (Duncan), Philip Cumbus (Malcolm) & Finty Williams (Lady Macduff)

Eve Best (director)

When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.

From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches' prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination.

This production employs Renaissance costumes and staging.

Directorial debut at the Globe by distinguished theatre, film & TV actress Eve Best.

Stars double Olivier Award winner Samantha Spiro as Lady Macbeth.

Extra features: A cast gallery.

Running time: 147 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Opus Arte - Shakespeare's Globe - OA1137D

(DVD Video)

$29.50

Scheduled for release on 28 July 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Touching the Sound

Touching the Sound

The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii


A documentary by Peter Rosen

This documentary reveals the power of music to provide hope to people in difficult circumstances, redemption and hope are its theme.

The film depicts the life journey of the blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii and his extraordinary ability to communicate and connect with audiences all over the world.

Renowned and price-awarded filmmaker Peter Rosen has followed the career of Nobuyuki Tsujii since the Japanese pianist’s gold-medal triumph in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition of June 2009.

Rosen’s cameras have witnessed and recorded audiences responding to this brilliant musician from the stages of Texas to New York’s Carnegie Hall, from Maine to California and on to the concert halls of Tokyo and the tsunami devasted coastline of Tohoku.

Picture format DVD: NTSC - 16:9

Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Subtitles: English, German, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 70 mins

German FSK: 0

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

EuroArts - 2059838

(DVD Video)

$26.50

Scheduled for release on 28 July 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Salzburg Festival 2013


Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), Roberto Sacca (Walther Von Stolzing), Anna Gabler (Eva), Peter Sonn (David), Georg Zeppenfeld (Veit Pogner), Monika Bohinec (Magdalene), Markus Werba (Sixtus Beckmesser)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniele Gatti

Staged by Stefan Herheim

Stefan Herheim's idea of staging a midsummer night's dream as a fairytale narrative is enchanting and with this admirably matched ensemble of excellent singer-players, all of whom bring sharp contours to their roles, and the brilliant details of characterization make each scene an experience to cherish.

This unbelievably lavish and absolutely splendid stage set radiates youthful charm and conjures up a flood of incomparable images.

Roberto Sacca is a Walther von Stolzing who shows effortless control in his superb realization of the part; Michael Volle has both the voice and the acting ability to flesh out a fascinatingly multi-layered portrait of the masterful Hans Sachs.

Amazing to see how convincingly the chorus of the Vienna State Opera acts out the crowds and "how splendid the Vienna Philharmonic sounds" (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

In the succesful Salzburg Festival serial design and with luxury slipcase, including a Making of

Picture format DVD: 2 DVD in NTSC - 16:9

Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo DD 5.1 DTS 5.1

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Subtitles: English, German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Korean

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 270 mins performance + 15 mins documentary

German FSK: 0

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

EuroArts - 2072688

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

Normally: $59.00

Special: $51.75

Scheduled for release on 28 July 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Bach, C P E: Die letzen Leiden des Erlösers, Wq. 233 (H776)

Bach, C P E: Die letzen Leiden des Erlösers, Wq. 233 (H776)


Thomas Dewald, Anette Elster, Christine Schäfer, Ellen Schuring, Roman Trekel & Raphael Alpermann (Organ)

Kammerorchester C.P.E. BACH, Hartmut Haenchen

Hartmut Haenchen’s high intellect and musical integrity have secured his place in the forefront of musical life. Heis one of the most miscellaneous conductors in the world, who has made over 130 recordings with differentorchestras, including several award-winning recordings (Diapason d’Or in 2011, GRAND PRIX DE LA CRITIQUE, PRIXDE L’EUROPE FRANCOPHONE)

This performance is one of the last performances of the Chamber Orchestra Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to bepublished, as after 45 years, the orchestra will dissolve.

With performances of outstanding soloists Thomas Dewald (winner of the International Belvedére Opera Singer Award Vienna), Anette Elster, Christine Schäfer, Ellen Schuring, Roman Trekel and Raphael Alpermann (Organ).

Booklet contains the complete libretto of the « The Last Sufferings Of The Savior» in English and German.

First time ever release on DVD of CPE Bach’s « The Last Sufferings Of The Savior »

Picture format DVD: NTSC – 4:3

Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Booklet notes: English, German

Running time: 93 mins

German FSK: 0

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

EuroArts - 2060808

(DVD Video)

$37.00

Scheduled for release on 28 July 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Spontini: La Fuga In Maschera

Spontini: La Fuga In Maschera

Commedia per musica. Libretto by Giuseppe Palomba


Ruth Rosique, Caterina Di Tonno, Alessandra Marianelli, Clemente Paliotti, Filippo Morace, Alessandro Spina & Dionigi D’Ostuni

I Virtuosi Italiani, Corrado Rovaris

Once known for his stately grand operas Gaspare Spontini posthumously surprised posterity with a light-hearted “commedia per musica” that was found at an antiquarian book dealer in England in 2006 and performed for the first time since 1800 at the Festival Pergolesi e Spontini in Jesi, Italy.

With its motoric ensembles, intensifying rhythmic repetitions, and imaginative play with word fragments, La fuga in maschera anticipates Rossini at his best.

Known for their historically informed performances, I Virtuosi Italiani is considered as “one of the most dynamic and able-bodied ensembles in the international musical world” (Milano Finanza).

Corrado Rovaris and I Virtuosi Italiani play with immense verve and joy.

Convincing in their roles as young lovers are the young singers who are also “masters in the ancient art of commedia dell’arte” (la Repubblica) Ruth Rosique, Caterina Di Tonno, Alessandra Marianelli, Clemente Paliotti, Filippo Morace, Alessandro Spina and Dionigi D’Ostuni.

Picture format DVD: NTSC - 16:9

Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 145 mins

German FSK: 0

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

EuroArts - 2072648

(DVD Video)

$37.00

Scheduled for release on 28 July 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Page: 

 1   2 

 Next >>

Copyright © 2002-14 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.