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Shakespeare: Henriad

Shakespeare: Henriad


RICHARD II

Charles Edwards (Richard II), Henry Everett (Salisbury), William Gaunt (John of Gaunt), Jonny Glynn (Northumberland), David Sturzaker (Bolingbroke), William Chu (Duke of York), Sasha Waddell (Duchess of Gloucester), Sarah Woodward (Duchess of York)

Simon Godwin (director)

HENRY IV - PART I

Roger Allam (Sir John Falstaff), Jamie Parker (Prince Hal), Oliver Cotton (King Henry IV), Barbara Marten (Lady Northumberland), William Gaunt (Shallow), Paul Rider (Bardolph) & Jason Baughan (Westmoreland)

Dominic Dromgoole (director)

HENRY IV - PART II

Roger Allam (Sir John Falstaff), Jamie Parker (Prince Hal), Oliver Cotton (King Henry IV), Barbara Marten (Lady Northumberland), William Gaunt (Shallow), Paul Rider (Bardolph) & Jason Baughan (Westmoreland)

Dominic Dromgoole (director)

HENRY V

Jamie Parker (Henry V), Brendan O’Hea (Captain Fluellen/Bishop of Ely), Paul Rider (Bardolph/Archbishop of Canterbury/Duke of Burgundy), Brid Brennan (Chorus/Queen Isabel), Sam Cox (Pistol), David Hargreaves (King of France/ Nym/Sir Thomas Erpingham), Chris Starkie (Michael Williams/Earl of Cambridge /Duke of Orleans/Captain Jam), Olivia Ross (Princess Katherine/Boy), Nigel Cooke (Duke of Exeter), Kurt Egyiawan (Louis the Dauphin/Lord Scroop), Roger Watkins (Constable of France/Governor of Harfleur), Giles Cooper (Montjoy/Monsieur le Fer/Sir Thomas Grey), Lisa Stevenson (Hostess Quickly/Alice), Matthew Flynn (Captain Gower), James Lailey (Earl of Westmoreland/Captain Macmorris), Beruce Khan (John Bates/Duke of York)

Dominic Dromgoole (director)

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Verdi: Un ballo in maschera

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera


Plácido Domingo (Riccardo), Piero Cappuccilli (Renato), Katia Ricciarelli (Amelia), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Ulrica), Reri Grist (Oscar), William Elvin (Silvano), Gwynne Howell (Samuele), Paul Hudson (Tom), Francis Egerton (Un Giudice), John Carr (Un servo)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, Claudio Abbado, Otto Schenk (dir.)

Illicit love, suspicion, deception and supernatural portents of doom lead to a shocking drama at a masked ball in 1790s Sweden. The incomparable Plácido Domingo stars as the dashing King Gustavus III, whose reforms have inspired talk of assassination among the conservative nobility. Katia Ricciarelli is Gustavuss beloved Amelia, married to his closest friend, Anckarström, sung by Piero Cappuccilli. Claudio Abbado conducts the distinguished cast, supported by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Chorus, in Otto Schenks classic production of this Verdi favourite for The Royal Opera. This recording, with English subtitles, is preserved in its original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format.

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Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia

Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia


Joan Sutherland (Lucrezia), Alfredo Kraus (Gennaro), Anne Howells (Maffio Orsini), Stafford Dean (Don Alfonso), Robin Leggate (Jacopo Liveretto), Jonathan Summers (Don Apostolo Gazella), Phillip Gelling (Ascanio Petrucci), Michael Goldthorpe (Oloferno Vitellozzo), Paul Hudson (Gubetta), Francis Egerton (Rustighello), Roderick Kennedy (Astolfo)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, Richard Bonynge, John Copley (dir.)

Donizetti's operatic portrayal of Lucrezia Borgia is one of the most demanding roles for a soprano, and only such accomplished stars as Joan Sutherland have risen to the challenge. Lucrezia was notorious in Renaissance Ferrara as much for her beauty as for the political intrigue and suspicious deaths that surrounded her and her family. Here Sutherland deftly captures the complexity of a powerful, vengeful woman, who is at the same time a loving mother - in the final scenes she chillingly shows her unsuspecting victims the coffins in which they will be buried, but cannot bear the heartbreaking revelations that follow. Richard Bonynge conducts a cast including Alfredo Kraus as Gennaro, supported by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Chorus, in John Copley's production for The Royal Opera. This recording, with English subtitles, is preserved in its original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format.

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Shakespeare: Comedies

Shakespeare: Comedies


The Comedy of Errors

Love's Labours Lost

Much Ado About Nothing

Twelfth Night

All's Well That Ends Well

The Merchant of Venice

The Taming of the Shrew

A Midsummer Night's Dream

As You Like It

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Tempest

Measure for Measure

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Shakespeare: Tragedies

Shakespeare: Tragedies


Titus Andronicus

Julius Caesar

Antony and Cleopatra

Romeo and Juliet

Macbeth

Doctor Faustus

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Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K87

Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K87

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées


Michael Spyres (Mitridate), Patricia Petibon (Aspasia), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare), Christophe Dumaux (Farnace), Sabine Devieilhe (Ismène), Cyrille Dubois (Marzio) & Jaël Azzaretti (Arbate)

Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

Mozart was just 14 years old when he composed Mitridate, re di Ponto, a noble opera seria based on a play by Racine. A great success at its premiere, it is only rarely staged today, so this 2016 performance, led by Emmanuelle Haïm at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysées, was by definition a special occasion. The dazzlingly virtuosic cast is led by tenor Michael Spyres and sopranos Patricia Petibon and Sabine Devieilhe, while the intense modern staging is by Clément Hervieu-Léger, a resident director at France’s most illustrious theatre company, the Comédie Française.

In an interview with the French magazine Télérama, Emmanuelle Haïm described Mitridate as “the work of a young man, but also a work of maturity… Mozart is so inventive: no two arias are in the same form [there are over 20 in the opera altogether] and they really portray the states of mind and development of the characters. He didn’t just want to present a succession of arias: running through the entire piece there is a clear sense of dramaturgy, of storytelling. He also creates incredibly vivid accompanied recitative, in which the orchestra behaves with great sensitivity – it does much more than simply punctuate the protagonists’ emotions … We come to understand Mitridate himself as more than some sort of dreadful tyrant. He wants to preserve the safety and unity of his kingdom at any cost. In his first aria, which Mozart had to rewrite several times for the tenor in question, there is something majestic and noble, but also bruised and wounded … The way the role is written is crazy, both very high and very deep … but we have Michael Spyres, who also has a very strong sense of theatre … And you do also wonder how Mozart, as a 14-year-old, could understand women so well. Just look at Aspasia’s arias, which describe her tormented character with such vividness, while Ismene is both strong and tender. Patricia Petibon’s way of singing is ideal for Aspasia, and she has such an intense presence as a tragic actress, while there is a deceptive fragility about Sabine Devieilhe, whose Mozart has such intelligence, finesse and charm.”

Running time: 180 min. approx.

Languages: Sung in Italian, with subtitles available in Italian, French, German, English

Stereo PCM 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC – All regions – 16:9

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Europakonzert 2005 from Budapest

Europakonzert 2005 from Budapest


Bartók:

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

Berlioz:

Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21

Stravinsky:

The Firebird


Every year, the Berliner Philharmoniker’s founding day (1st May 1882) is celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. In 2005, the EUROPAKONZERT took place in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. At the impressive Budapest State Opera House, the Berliner Philharmoniker perform works by Bartók (Violin Concerto No.2), Stravinsky (Firebird) and Berlioz (Le Corsaire, Overture) under the baton of their music director Sir Simon Rattle. The Soloist for Bartók's 2nd violin concerto is Leonidas Kavakos. The Greek violinist has established himself as one of the most sought-after virtuosos and appears regularly with leading orchestras and in recital throughout the world.

DVD Picture: 16:9 -NTSC

DVD Sound: PCM Stereo

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Running time: 103 mins

Production year: 2005

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Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Malandain Ballet Biarritz


L’Après-midi d’un faune (Debussy) 2012

“As in the original ballet, my faun performs in a fantastical and sensual world, except that he is not a legendary half-human, half-beast creature, but a lonely young man expressing his desire for the very vague remembrance of love.” Thierry Malandain

Le Spectre de la rose (von Weber) 2012

“A dream is essentially a window open towards all sorts of fantasies. This young girl’s dream is about the ghost of a rose, a spirit full of various symbols. It means love, desire, spilled blood, when thorn-pricked, life-saving blood. A gallery of scattered images to be visited with the key of dreams.” Thierry Malandain

Une Dernière chanson / One Last Song (Traditional) 2012

A ballet leading to the most tender emotions. And even if it veers towards melancholy, even if the shivers of death run through it, the richness of its poetry will give the charm of all that ends well. Just the way one enjoys the last drink, the last ray of the sun, the last song.

Silhouette (Beethoven) 2016

This solo was created for dancer Frederik Deberdt in Biarritz. Etienne de Silhouette, a financial inspector under Louis XV, gave his name to the portraits of the face’s silhouette. This solo is a miniature through which the silhouette of the dancer Vaslav Nijinski passes.

Estro (Vivaldi) 2016

Thierry Malandain created this ballet on the elevation of desire with the aim to reach the peak, or, in the words of André Lendger: “It is easier today to climb a peak of 8000 meters than getting a few centimetres within oneself.”

Nocturnes (Chopin) 2016

Fréderic Chopin translated the moods that tortured him into his Nocturnes. By transcending the idea of combining two things as conflicting as dance and death, Nocturnes is as a fresco, like a dream crushed under the weight of eternal melancholy.


Choreographies by Thierry Malandain

With more than eighty works to his credit, Thierry Malandain developed a very personal vision of dance. Deeply linked to the concept of "Ballet" as an aesthetic movement, he gives priority to the dancing body and the celebration of its sensuality and humanity.

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Running time: 132 minutes

Production years: 2012, 2016

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Schoenberg: Moses und Aron

Schoenberg: Moses und Aron


Thomas Johannes Mayer (Moses), John Graham-Hall (Aron), Nicky Spence (A Youth)

Orchestre et Chœurs de National de L'Opéra de Paris, Philippe Jordan (conductor) & Romeo Castellucci (director)

Moses und Aron, Arnold Schönberg’s masterpiece, at the Paris Opera in a glorious and poetic staging by Romeo Castellucci and conducted by Philippe Jordan, now available on DVD and Blu-ray! A profound, powerful and yet unfinished opera, Moses und Aron ends with an admission of defeat: « O Word, thou Word that I lack! », Moses’ last cry, is also the last phrase the composer has been able to set to music. Recounting the story of Moses, who has experienced the immensity of God, and of Aron, who tries to speak of it; casting doubt upon the adequacy of tonal and traditional musical language; Moses und Aron questions the possibility of a True Speech. Following in their wanderings the children of Israel, a stateless people lost in the desert and looking for signs and images, Moses und Aron symbolizes the challenges encountered by a community looking for her own identity, torn between spiritual ideal and material needs. The Paris Opera Chorus and Orchestra who, thanks to his musical director Philippe Jordan’s work, has pierced all the secrets of Schönberg’s audacious score, reveal with grace and accuracy all the emotion contained in this anxious, overwhelming and unforgettable masterpiece.

Castellucci, with his bull and his ink, has managed somehow to make indelible images out of an opera in which images are the greatest evil of all. THE GUARDIAN

The spectacle […] remains unforgettable. You could quibble with specific ideas in Mr. Castellucci’s work, but the sweep and scale of his vision in this “Moses” is a path to Schönberg’s unforgiving, glorious opera. THE NEW YORK TIMES

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New York City Ballet in Paris

New York City Ballet in Paris


Bizet:

Symphony in C

Gounod:

Walpurgisnacht from Faust

Ravel:

La Valse

Sonatine


New York City Ballet, Orchestre Prométhée, Daniel Capps

The New York City Ballet, with its collection of extraordinary dancers and its unique repertoire, is one of the most prestigious dance companies in the world. This exceptional production, performed in Paris after eight years of absence, revolves around three great French composers who inspired NYCB founder George Balanchine: Charles Gounod, Maurice Ravel and Georges Bizet. The four ballets performed, choreographed from 1925 to 1980, perfectly encapsulate Balanchines genius and his very own neo-classical style. They also provide a particular insight on the bonds that tied Balanchine to France. What is known today as Walpurgisnacht Ballet was a ballet choreographed for the opera Faust (Charles Gounod) at the Paris Opera in 1975. It premiered as an independant piece in New York in 1980. Sonatine, set to a music by Maurice Ravel, was created by two New York City Ballet French principals, the recently departed Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. La Valse was originally composed by Ravel for the Ballets Russes and Serge Diaghilev, then exiled in France, shortly before Balanchine entered the company. Symphony in C (Georges Bizet), better known as Le Palais de Cristal, premiered at the Paris Opera. A spectacular tribute to Balanchine, beautifully served by the breath-taking technique of these American dancers, who rank today among the best in the world!

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