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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''

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Sony - 88985403589

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Scheduled for release on 23 June 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

Filmed at the Philharmonie Munich, 2. & 3.9.2016


Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden have already released the Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and continue their Bruckner Cycle at the Philharmonie in Munich with a ‘radiant and majestic’ (The Guardian) performance of the Symphony No. 3, also known as the ‘Wagner Symphony’. Thielemann, a more than experienced Bruckner interpreter, has once again proven himself, with masterly control over a shining wind section. With ‘moments of disruptive suspense and intense audio density he displays the full musical maelstrom of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3’ (Münchner Merkur).

SOUND FORMAT: Blu-ray: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD MA 5.0

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

BOOKLET: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 68 mins

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C Major Thielemann Bruckner Symphonies - 740904

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Scheduled for release on 9 June 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Donizetti: Rosmonda d'lnghilterra

Donizetti: Rosmonda d'lnghilterra


Jessica Pratt (Rosmonda), Eva Mei (Leonora), Dario Schmunck (Enrico), Nicola Ulivieri (Clifford), Raffaella Lupinacci (Arturo)

Orchestra Donizetti Opera, Sebastiano Rolli

Revived after 171 years in oblivion, the staging of Rosmonda d’Inghilterra at Bergamo’s Teatro Donizetti proved fascinating for the Italian public. From the excellent cast of singers, Jessica Pratt and Eva Mei gave standout performances. The opera revolves around a tale of love and intrigue surrounding the main protagonists- the famous Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, her husband Henry II of England, and the fair Rosamund de Clifford. Rosmonda is the quintessential innocent, unaware that the man she loves is the King of England and that she has unwittingly become a rival to the much-feared Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor, having already had her first marriage annulled for reasons of consanguinity, is unwilling to se her second marriage also fail. Only the faithful page Arturo, secretly in love with Rosmonda, knows that the Queen is aware of her husband’s betrayal; but he too is embroiled in this game of deceit hoping that he will end up winning the girl. The emotional and dramatic development is very effective. There is not a page in this score without some example of brilliant writing, a captivating theme, a moving passage. It all goes to prove how deeply original Donizetti was and how much there is still to be discovered about this underappreciated composer.

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Dynamic - 57757

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Scheduled for release on 9 June 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Puccini: La Bohème

Puccini: La Bohème


Olesya Golovneva, Maria Fontosh (sopranos), Joachim Bäckstöm (tenor), Miklós Sebestyén (bass), Vladislav Sulimsky, Daniel Hellström (baritones)

Malmö Children’s Chorus & Malmö Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Christian Badea (conductor) & Orpha Phelan (stage director)

Based on stories by Henri Merger but also infused with the composer’s own experiences as a penniless graduate, Puccini’s powerful opera La Boheme portrays its youthful characters’ romantic outlook on life and the brutally tragic end to their innocence. The story is set around 1930 but director Orpha Phelan sees Puccini’s characters as equally at home in our times: “their story is universal, all that is needed is to understand what it is like to be young and in love!” This Malmo production was acclaimed in the Svenska Dagbladet as “one of the most moving renditions of Puccini’s opera I have ever seen.” In this production, we are in Paris. The wonderfully romantic city, made for falling in love. “Anyone who has been in Paris in a slushy winter knows there is nothing especially romantic about it!” Orpha Phelan states. She does not want to idealize bohemian life. “Nor is there anything particularly romantic about choking to death… in a poor, ugly, cold neighborhood… In the opera this misery is enacted against such oh-so-beautiful music. It’s that contrast that makes the opera great.”

Picture format: 1080i Full HD

Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1

Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French

Region code: 0 (Worldwide)

No. of discs: 1

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Scheduled for release on 9 June 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'


Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony breaks the boundaries of the symphonic form in a world-embracing gesture. Riccardo Chailly is one of the staunchest performers of this work, and therefore it seemed appropriate in many ways that he chose this work for his inaugural concert as Claudio Abbado’s successor and new music director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The artistic statement was combined with a deeply personal conviction: it should be a “tribute to Claudio,” the highly esteemed friend and colleague to whom Chailly, as he emphasizes, owes very much. On 12 August 2016, Claudio Abbado’s unfinished Mahler cycle with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was completed in a breathtaking performance of the Mahler 8th, simultaneously heralding in a new era in Lucerne.

Picture Format Blu-ray: NTSC 16:9, Full HD

Sound Formats Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio

PCM Stereo

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: 92:56 min

Disc Format: BD 25

Subtitles: DE, EN, FR, JAP, KOR, CHIN

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Accentus Music - Riccardo Chailly Mahler Symphony cycle - ACC10390

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Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia


Danielle de Niese (Rosina), Alessandro Corbelli (Dr Bartolo), Björn Bürger (Figaro), Taylor Stayton (Count Almaviva), Christophoros Stamboglis (Basilio) & Janis Kelly (Berta)

London Philharmonic Orchestra & The Glyndebourne Chorus, Enrique Mazzola (conductor) & Annabel Arden (director)

The ‘sheer visual sophistication’ of Annabel Arden’s Barbiere serves ‘a triumphant celebration of Rossini’s musical genius’, featuring de Niese’s ‘powerfully sung’ Rosina, Bürger’s ‘gale-force’ Figaro and Stayton’s ‘pure and mellifluous’ Almaviva – a leading trio ‘musically and dramatically beyond compare’ (The Independent ★★★★★). Contributing to the ‘ensemble precision’, the rest of the cast includes a ‘scene-stealing’ Berta in Kelly, a ‘suavely unctuous’ Basilio from Stamboglis and Corbelli’s Bartolo, ‘an object lesson in comic understatement’ (The Guardian). With Enrique Mazzola at the helm of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, ‘the score bubbles along on a Puckish current of merry mischief’ (The Telegraph).

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO

Running time: 172 minutes

Sound format: LPCM & DTS HD Master Audio (Blu-ray)

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Opus Arte Glyndebourne - OABD7218D

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Scheduled for release on 2 June 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV46a

Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV46a

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, 2016


Sabine Devieilhe (Bellezza), Franco Fagioli (Piacere), Sara Mingardo (Disinganno), Michael Spyres (Tempo) with the participation of Christine Angot

Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor) & Krzysztof Warlikowski (stage director)

Stage designer – Malgorzata Szczesniak

Dramaturge – Christian Longchamp

Lighting designer – Felice Ross

Choreography – Claude Bardouil

Video designer – Denis Guéguin

Musical Assistant – David Bates

Language Coach – Rita de Letteriis

Stage Director Assistant – Marielle Kahn

Stage & Costumes Designer Assistant – Barbara Creutz

Video Assistant – Fabien Laubry

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence has firmly established itself as France’s preeminent summer festival and is a key fixture on the international festival calendar. It is particularly in the field of opera that the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence continues to break new ground and this release from the 2016 festival demonstrates that. In this new staging – a coproduction with the Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen – Emmanuelle Haïm directs Le Concert d’Astrée with a star-studded cast including Franco Fagioli, Sara Mingardo, Michael Spyres, and exclusive Erato artist Sabine Devieilhe.

Translated as “The Triumph of Time and Disillusionment” Handel’s first oratorio was one he would continue to revise throughout his life. The first version, heard here, was written and premiered in Rome in 1707 to a libretto by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili. It tells the story of the narcissistic Bellezza, her relationship with the deceitful Piacere, and her journey towards goodness, truth and inner beauty. It famously includes “Lascia la spina”, the first version of an aria he recycled for his opera Rinaldo – “Lascia ch'io pianga” – arguably his most famous aria.

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