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Lehár: The Merry Widow

Lehár: The Merry Widow

sung in English


Lehár:

Die Lustige Witwe


Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari), Nathan Gunn (Danilo), Kelli O’Hara (Valencienne), Alek Shrader (Camille)

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus & Ballet, Sir Andrew Davis

Director and choreographer Susan Stroman

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact).

Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

Bonus Feature: Backstage at the MET with members of the Cast

English, French and German subtitles

“Davis keeps Lehar's effervescent score bubbling along and this would be the perfect, light-hearted operatic fare to see in the New Year...There's a great sense of fun running through the entire cast. Fleming's Hanna Glawari is glamorously over the top, as is Nathan Gunn's Danilo, revelling in his wild life of drinking, gambling and grisettes at Chez Maxim's.” Gramophone Magazine

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Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe

Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe

Ballet adapted by John Lanchbery


John Meehan (Count Danilo), Karen Kain (Widow Hanna Glawari), Raymond Smith (Camille), Yoko Ichino (Valencienne)

The National Ballet of Canada, The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Ermanno Florio

Choreography: Ronald Hynd

Ronald Hynd’s three act ballet 'The Merry Widow' to the music of Franz Lehár is an exciting studio production, performed by the superb National Ballet of Canada.

The Australian dancer John Meehan gives an outstanding performance in the role of Count Danilo, who is ordered by the Pontevedrian Embassy to avert their impending bankruptcy by marrying into the fortunes of the recently widowed Hanna Glawari – beautifully portrayed by the Canadian prima ballerina Karen Kain.

Raymond Smith dances the part of the French attaché, Camille, who falls madly in love with the Ambassador’s wife, Valencienne (Yoko Ichino).

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Running Time: 88 mins

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Midsummer Night's Gala 2014

Midsummer Night's Gala 2014


Barcelata:

Maria Elena

Cilea:

È la solita storia 'Lamento di Federico' (from L'Arlesiana)

Elgar:

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Gershwin:

I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy & An American in Paris)

I Got Rhythm Variations

Giménez:

La boda de Luis Alonso: Intermedio

Heuberger:

Gehen wir ins Chambre séparée (from Der Opernball)

Holländer:

Ich weiß nicht, zu wem ich gehöre

Lehár:

Warum hat jeder Frühling, ach, nur einen Mai (from Der Zarewitsch)

Puccini:

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Ravel:

Feria

Piano Concerto in G major: Presto

Rodgers, R:

I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair (from South Pacific)

Some Enchanted Evening (from South Pacific)

Straus, O:

Warum soll eine Frau kein Verhältnis haben

Strauss, R:

Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1

Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2

Velázquez, C:

Besame Mucho


Angela Denoke (soprano), Ramón Vargas (tenor) & Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

Tonkünstler Orchester, Juanjo Mena

Grafenegg, home to the world’s best orchestras, singers and musicians, is set in the gorgeous wine-country landscape of Lower Austria - the historic castle and its beautiful gardens invite the audience to a spectacle of classical music inspired by nature.

The Midsummer Night’s Gala takes a musical stroll through the romantic landscape of Wachau while lending the German top soprano Angela Denoke, the Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas and renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet your ear.

The Tonkünstler Orchester is conducted by Juanjo Mena, one of Spain’s most distinguished conductors.

Enjoy a musical world tour with popular classics from Opera, Musical, Operetta and Film Music.

For the finale, the orchestra performs Edward Elgar’s 'Pomp and Circumstance' March, accompanied by spectacular fireworks.

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Running time: 88 mins

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Midsummer Night’s Gala 2015

Midsummer Night’s Gala 2015


Bizet:

Carmen: Prelude to Act I

Falla:

Ritual Fire Dance (from El amor brujo)

Kalman:

Tanzen Möcht' ich (from Die Csárdásfürstin)

Grüß mir mein Wien (from Gräfin Mariza)

Lehár:

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Massenet:

Pourquoi me reveiller (from Werther)

Porter, C:

Kiss Me Kate Overture

I hate men

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Sarasate:

Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43

Verdi:

Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)


Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo), Piotr Beczala (tenor) & Julia Fischer (violin)

Tonkünstler Orchester, Yutaka Sado

Grafenegg, home to the world’s best orchestras, singers and musicians, is set in the gorgeous wine-country landscape of Lower Austria - the historic castle and its beautiful gardens invite the audience to a spectacle of classical music inspired by nature.

The Midsummer Nigh’s Gala takes a musical stroll through the romantic landscape of Wachau, while lending the German top soprano Elisabeth Kulman, the tenor Piotr Beczala and renowned violinist Julia Fischer your ear.

The Tonkünstler Orchester is conducted by Yutaka Sado, one of Japan’s most distinguished conductors.

Enjoy a musical world tour with popular classics from Opera, Musical, Operetta and Film Music. For the finale be prepared for a wonderful surprise!

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Dinara Alieva in Moscow

Dinara Alieva in Moscow


 

Potpourri of Russian Songs - Homage to Deanna Durbin from the film His Butler's Sister

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Bernstein:

West Side Story: Mambo

Charpentier, G:

Depuis le jour (from Louise)

Cilea:

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Falla:

Danse Espagnole (from La Vida Breve)

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Giordano, U:

Fedora: Intermezzo, Act 2

Kalman:

Tanzen Möcht' ich (from Die Csárdásfürstin)

Lehár:

Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)

Loewe, F:

I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)

Luna, P:

El niño judio: Zarzuela

El Niño Judío: De España vengo

Massenet:

Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (from Manon)

Adieu, notre petite table (from Manon)

Offenbach:

Orphée aux Enfers Overture

Puccini:

Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo

Strauss, J, II:

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

Torroba:

La Marchenera: La Petenera


Dinara Alieva (soprano)

Masters of Choral Singing & Russian National Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian

Rising superstar soprano Dinara Alieva – a mainstay at the Bolshoi Opera since 2010 – has been entrancing opera and concert audiences throughout Europe and elsewhere ever since, appearing to consistent acclaim in major roles at many of the world’s top houses.

This exciting and consistently delightful live concert video – following her highly successful prior CD release on Delos, 'Pace mio Dio' (DE3462) – showcases not only her voluptuous voice, interpretive power and stylistic versatility, but also (thanks to the visual element) her stunning glamour and charismatic stage presence.

The varied and highly appealing program encompasses operatic favourites from such composers as Charpentier, Massenet and Cilea – as well as lighter fare from the Spanish Zarzuela and the Viennese operetta traditions, plus several beloved popular standards.

Woven through the vocal program is a series of scintillating orchestral bonbons courtesy of conductor Constantine Orbelian (per Opera News, “…the singer’s dream collaborator) leading the superb Russian National Orchestra and the vaunted Grand Choir, Masters of Choral Singing.

Also includes a Potpourri of Russian songs: 'Homage to Deanna Durbin', from the film 'The Butler’s Sister'.

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Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg

Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg

Operetta Film from 1972


Eberhard Wächter (Graf von Luxemburg), Lilian Sukis (Angele Didier), Erich Kunz (Fürst Basil), Peter Fröhlich (Armand Brissard), Helga Papouschek (Juliette Vermont), Jane Tilden (Stasa Kokozow), Lilian Sukis (Eberhard Waechter) & Kurt Sowinetz (Erich Kunz)

Symphony Orchestra Kurt Graunke, Munich, Walter Goldschmidt (conductor) & Wolfgang Glück (director)

With its charmingly romantic theme, effective stage action and abundance of spirited and delicate moods, this Parisian-flavoured libretto gave Franz Lehár every opportunity to display his talent. After the sensational success of the “Merry Widow” (1905), Lehár completed this operetta in only three weeks in 1909 and at first referred to it himself as „a slovenly piece of work“. Once again, however, impulsiveness and spontaneity proved to be the ingredients of an outright success. „The Count of Luxembourg“ is - with regard to its inventiveness, originality and instrumental colouring - on a par with Lehár‘s other international successes. This film version offers a wealth of artistic entertainment, with a superb cast that includes Eberhard Wächter, Lilian Sukis, Erich Kunz, Jane Tilden, Peter Fröhlich and Helga Papouschek.

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Running Time: 95 mins

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“Erich Kunz makes a dapper and dashing but dignity-affronted Basil and nearly steals every scene in which he appears...An enchanted evening of romance and comedy with some of Lehár’s loveliest waltz songs delivered by a first class ensemble of singers.” MusicWeb International, July 2012

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Lehár: Zigeunerliebe (Gipsy Love)

Lehár: Zigeunerliebe (Gipsy Love)

Operetta Film from 1974


Janet Perry (Zorika), Ion Buzea (Józsi), Adolf Dallapozza (Jonel), Colette Lorand (Ilona) & Heinz Friedrich (Dragotin)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Heinz Wallberg (conductor) & Václav Kašlík (stage director)

Musical Arrangement BERT GRUND

Franz Lehár (1870-1948) found remarkably expressive and brilliantly colorful sounds for the drama and romantic moods of this unique topic. The style was decisively infl uenced by the familiar cadence of Hungarian gypsy music in the composer‘s native country. This is not only evidenced by the csárdás rhythms or the inclusion of the cymbalom in the arrangement, but above all by the many pronouncedly melancholy hues of the melody and harmony produced by the use of minor keys.

After „The Merry Widow“ and „The Count of Luxembourg“, „Gypsy Love“ is Franz Lehár‘s third most successful operetta. After its triumphant Vienna premiere in 1910, it was performed all over the world from Broadway to the Far East, for example at the Empire Theater in Darjeeling, at the foot of the Himalayas! This 1974 film features major artists with extensive operatic experience such as Janet Perry, Ion Buzea and – last but not least – Adolf Dallapozza.

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Live aus der Semperoper - The Lehár Gala From Dresden

Live aus der Semperoper - The Lehár Gala From Dresden


Lehár:

Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert (from Giuditta)

Liebe du Himmel auf Erden (from Paganini)

Die Mädels sind nur zum Küssen da (from Friederike)

Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Wilde Rosen - Valse Boston

Wer will heut' Nacht mein Liebster sein? (from Paganini)

Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküßt (from Paganini)

Niemand liebt dich so wie ich (from Paganini)

Wär' es auch nichts als ein Augenblick (from Das Fabriksmädel)

Warum hat jeder Frühling, ach, nur einen Mai (from Der Zarewitsch)

Endlich, Jószi, bist du hier (from Zigeunerliebe)

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Ich bin verliebt (from Schön ist die Welt)

Zehner Polka, Op. 121

Warum soll eine Frau kein Verhältnis haben?

An der Elbe, Op. 477


Angela Denoke (soprano), Ana Maria Labin (soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

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Lehár: Paganini

Lehár: Paganini

Operetta Film From 1973


Antonio Theba (Paganini), Teresa Stratas (Princess Anna Elisa), Johannes Heesters (Prince Felice), Dagmar Koller (Bella Giretti), Peter Kraus (Pimpinelli) & Fritz Tillmann (Count Carcasona)

Symphony Orchestra Kurt Graunke, Munich, Wolfgang Ebert (conductor) & Eugen York (stage director)

Script by PAUL KNEPLER AND BELA JENBACH

Television adaptation by ROLF AND ALEXANDRA BECKER, EUGEN YORK

Franz Lehár’s operetta „Paganini“ (Vienna, 1925) marked the start of a new period in the composer’s work that was strongly influenced by the tenor Richard Tauber. Lehár now began to write works that were highly demanding in vocal terms and stylistically closely modelled on the opera repertoire.

The enormous success achieved by these works prove how right he was in not merely trying to make people laugh, but also to provide them with emotionally moving situations. One of the most successful operettas from this period was undoubtedly „Paganini“, which includes the immortal melody „Gern hab‘ ich die Frau’n geküsst“. Now for the first time, the legendary 1973 film version of the operetta offers an opportunity to experience once again stars like Teresa Stratas, Peter Kraus, Dagmar Koller and, last but not least, Johannes Heesters.

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Subtitle Languages: DE (Original Language), GB, FR

Running Time: 107 mins

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“The colour film and sound recording, from 1973, are very good...Lovely melodies, lovely production.” MusicWeb International, December 2012

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Berlin Opera Night

Berlin Opera Night

Recorded live at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2003


Dvorak:

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

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano)

Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351: La Rejouissance

Lehár:

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Charles Castronovo (tenor)

Leoncavallo:

Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

Vladimir Galouzine (tenor)

Massenet:

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo)

Mozart:

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Madamina, il catalogo è questo (from Don Giovanni)

René Pape ( bass)

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Michele Crider (soprano)

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Salvatore Licitra (tenor)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Grace Bumbry (mezzo)

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus: Bruderlein und Schwesterlein

Soloists joined by Jochen Kowalski (counter-tenor), Markus Brüch (tenor)

Strauss, R:

Marie Theres'! ... Hab mir's gelobt (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano), Juliane Banse (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Wagner:

Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)

Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)


Major stars of the international opera stage come together with the Chor und Orchester of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, under the baton of the illustrious Kent Nagano, in this opera gala in aid of the German AIDS Foundation.

Highlights from operas by Mozart, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Dvorák, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Lehár and Johann Strauss II are performed by world-class musicians from around the globe.

Proceeds from the sales of this title go to support the work of the German AIDS Foundation.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

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Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 78 mins

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“In a rather mixed bag, there are a number of class acts...the highlight performance of the night in respect of bringing a role alive...[is] Kasarova singing an expressive and beautifully realised Werther!...The audience might have been more thrilled by the tenors at full throttle, but this is the highlight for me - a gold nugget in this collection.” MusicWeb International, June 2011

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