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Sviatoslav Richter with Orchestra

Sviatoslav Richter with Orchestra


Bach, J S:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050

only Richter recording

Oleg Kagan (violin) & Marina Vorozhtsova (flute)

Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Yuri Nikolayevsky

Haydn:

Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11

Minsk Chamber Orchestra, Yuri Tsyiruk

Scriabin:

Prometheus (The Poem of Fire), Op. 60

All-Union Radio and Central Television Large Chorus & USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov


The opportunity to see Richter in live performance is a treasure. It’s even more exciting to see him in two major works by favorite composers which do not exist in audio-only recordings.

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Verdi: I Due Foscari

Verdi: I Due Foscari


Plácido Domingo (Francesco Foscari), Francesco Meli (Jacopo Foscari), Anna Pirozzi (Lucrezia Contarini), Chiara Isotton (Pisana), Andrea Concetti (Jacopo Loredano), Edoardo Milletti (Barbarigo)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Michele Mariotti, Alvis Hermanis (dir.)

In his ‘new life’ as a baritone Plácido Domingo has triumphed in the role of Francesco Foscari in Los Angeles, London and Vienna. Now he takes to the role in La Scala, Milan, the theatre that is the symbol of Italian opera. I due Foscari, premiered in 1844, famously one of Verdi’s darkest operas, is staged by Alvis Hermanis, who made such an impact at the Salzburg Festival with Die Soldaten and Il trovatore. Domingo is joined by two of Italy’s most exciting singers, the soprano Anna Pirozzi and the tenor Francesco Meli, and the acclaimed Italian conductor Michele Mariotti. The Financial Times was deeply moved by Domingo’s performance, calling his interpretation of the role ‘sublime’.

BONUS Ioan Holender interviews Plácido Domingo on the occasion of I Due Foscari at La Scala in Milan

SUBTITLES: Italian (original language), German, English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese BONUS: English, German BOOKLET: English, German, French TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 138 mins (Opera 122’/ Bonus 16’)

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Vinci, Leonardo: Didone abbandonata

Vinci, Leonardo: Didone abbandonata


Roberta Mameli (Didone), Carlo Allemano (Enea), Raffaele Pé (Iarba), Gabriella Costa (Selene), Marta Pluda (Araspe), Giada Frasconi (Osmida), Alessandra Artifoni (harpsichord), Giovanni Bellini (theorbo)

Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Carlo Ipata

Didone abbandonata was one of the greatest successes in the rather brief operatic career of Leonardo Vinci, a musician who had an adventurous life about which we still know very little. Written for Rome’s Teatro delle Dame, the opera was premiered during the 1726 Carnival season and marked the first collaboration between Vinci and Pietro Metastasio, a teamwork destined to produce abundant fruits, for in the four following years Metastasio would write as many as five new librettos for Vinci. It was immediately very successful, as was the Florentine production here presented, which was the first modern performance of Didone abbandonata, finally reviving one of the great masterpieces of early 18th-century opera. This production was recorded live at Teatro di Firenze and features a cast of Baroque specialists including Roberta Mameli, Carlo Allemano, and Raffaele Pe.

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Kenneth Macmillan's Anastasia

Kenneth Macmillan's Anastasia

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Bohuslav Martinů


 

Anastasia

Tchaikovsky/Martinů


Natalia Osipova (Anastasia/Anna Anderson), Marianela Nuñez (Mathilde Kschessinska), Federico Bonelli (Kschessinska’s Partner), Edward Watson (The husband), Thiago Soares (Rasputin), Christina Arestis (Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna), Christopher Saunders (Tsar Nicholas Ii)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Simon Hewett, Kenneth Macmillan (choreographer)

Royal Ballet Principal Natalia Osipova dances the title role in Kenneth MacMillan’s haunting ballet, to atmospheric music by Tchaikovsky and Martinů. Anastasia tells the story of Anna Anderson who, following the Russian Revolution and the murder of the royal family, claimed she was the surviving Grand Duchess Anastasia. Many believed her to be an imposter; others hoped she was Anastasia, a remnant of a lost world. A powerful, psychological challenge for the lead dancer, Anastasia explores one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved, and the distorting mirror of memory, time and place.

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The Royal Opera Collection

The Royal Opera Collection


Benjamin, G:

Written on Skin

Christopher Purves (Protector), Barbara Hannigan (Agnès), Bejun Mehta (First Angel/Boy), Victoria Simmonds (Second Angel/Marie) & Allan Clayton (Third Angel/John)

George Benjamin (conductor) & Katie Mitchell (director)

Bizet:

Carmen

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Carmen), Jonas Kaufmann (Don Jose), Norah Amsellem (Micaela), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Escamillo), Jacques Imbrailo (Morales), Matthew Rose (Zuniga), Elena Xanthoudakis (Frasquita), Viktoria Vizin (Mercedes), Caroline Lena Olsson (Lillas Pastia), Jean Sebastien Bou (Le Dancaire), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (Le Remendado)

Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Francesca Zambello (stage director)

Britten:

Gloriana

Susan Bullock (Queen Elizabeth I), Toby Spence (Earl of Essex), Patricia Bardon (Countess of Essex), Mark Stone (Lord Mountjoy), Kate Royal (Lady Rich), Jeremy Carpenter (Sir Robert Cecil), Clive Bayley (Sir Walter Raleigh) & Brindley Sherratt (Ballad Singer)

Paul Daniel (conductor) & Richard Jones (director)

Leoncavallo:

Pagliacci

Dimitri Platanias (Tonio), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda), Dionysus Sourbis (Silvio), Benjamin Hulett (Beppe)

Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Damiano Michieletto (director)

Mascagni:

Cavalleria Rusticana

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Santuzza), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Turiddu), Dimitri Platanias (Alfio), Martina Belli (Lola), Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia)

Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Damiano Michieletto (director)

Mozart:

Don Giovanni, K527

Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Alex Esposito (Leporello), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Commendatore), Véronique Gens (Donna Elvira), Antonio Poli (Don Ottavio), Malin Byström (Donna Anna), Elizabeth Watts (Zerlina) & Dawid Kimberg (Masetto)

Nicola Luisotti (conductor) & Kasper Holten (director)

Die Zauberflöte, K620

Simon Keenlyside (Papageno), Dorothea Röschmann (Pamina), Will Hartmann (Tamino), Diana Damrau (Queen of the Night), Franz-Josef Selig (Sarastro), Adrian Thompson (Monostatos), Ailish Tynan (Papagena)

Colin Davis (conductor), David McVicar (dir.)

Le nozze di Figaro, K492

Erwin Schrott (Figaro), Miah Persson (Susanna), Gerald Finley (Count Almaviva), Dorothea Röschmann (Countess Almaviva), Rinat Shaham (Cherubino), Graciela Araya (Marcellina), Jonathan Veira (Bartolo), Philip Langridge (Bartolo), Jeremy White (Antonio), Ana James (Barbarina), Francis Egerton (Curzio)

Antonio Pappano (conductor) & David McVicar (stage director)

Puccini:

La Bohème

Teodor Ilincai (Rodolfo), Hibla Gerzmava (Mimì), Gabriele Viviani (Marcello), Inna Dukach (Musetta), Kostas Smoriginas (Colline), Jacques Imbrailo (Schaunard), Jeremy White (Benoit), Donald Maxwell (Alcindoro)

Andris Nelsons (conductor) & John Copley (director)

Turandot

Lise Lindstrom (Turandot), Marco Berti (Calaf), Eri Nakamura (Liu), Raymond Aceto (Timur), Dionysos Sorbis (Ping), David Butt Philip (Pang), Doug Jones (Pong), Alasdair Elliott (Emperor); Michel de Souza (Mandarin), Marianna Cotterill and Anne Osborne (Handmaidens)

Henrik Nánási (conductor) & Andrei Serban (director)

Il Trittico

Il Tabarro: Lucio Gallo (Michele), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Luigi), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Giorgetta), Irina Mishura (La Frugola) Suor Angelica: Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica), Anna Larsson (La Zia Principessa), Eryl Royle (Suor Osmina), Anna Devin (Suor Genovieffa); Gianni Schicchi: Lucio Gallo (Gianni Schicchi), Ekaterina Siurina (Lauretta), Francesco Demuro (Rinuccio), Elena Zilio (Zita), Rebecca Evans (Nella), Marie McLaughlin (La Ciesca), Jeremy White (Betto di Signa)

Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Richard Jones (director)

Strauss, R:

Salome

Nadja Michael (Salome), Michael Volle (Jokanaan), Michaela Schuster (Herodias), Thomas Moser (Herod), Joseph Kaiser (Narraboth)

Philippe Jordan (conductor) & David McVicar (stage director)

Szymanowski:

Król Roger

Mariusz Kwiecien (King Roger II of Sicily), Georgia Jarman (Roxana), Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd), Kim Begley (Edrisi), Alan Ewing (Archbishop), Agnes Zwierko (Deaconess)

Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Kasper Holten (director)

Verdi:

Macbeth

Simon Keenlyside (Macbeth), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Lady Macbeth), Raymond Aceto (Banquo), Dmitri Pittas (Macduff), Nigel Cliffe (Servant), Steven Ebel (Malcolm), Elisabeth Meister (Lady-in-Waiting) & Lukas Jakobski (Doctor)

Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Phyllida Lloyd (stage director)

La Traviata

Renée Fleming (Violetta), Joseph Calleja (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont), Eddie Wade (Baron Douphol) & Richard Wiegold (Doctor Grenvil)

Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Richard Eyre (director)

Wagner:

Parsifal

Simon O’Neill (Parsifal), Angela Denoke (Kundry / Voice from Above), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Gerald Finley (Amfortas), Willard W. White (Klingsor) & Robert Lloyd (Titurel)

Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Stephen Langridge (director)


The Royal Opera Collection brings together 15 outstanding productions from The Royal Opera, spanning all-time classics and contemporary masterpieces. Featuring some of the world’s finest performers and leading directors, The Collection demonstrates the breadth of The Royal Opera’s work including Le nozze di Figaro, Carmen, Turandot, La traviata, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, and the multiple award winning Written on Skin. A special edition book is also included, containing new articles about The Royal Opera, richly illustrated with stunning photographs.


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Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Martha Argerich (piano)


Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). In this all-Beethoven program, Ozawa conducts the popular Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, performed with his fellow colleagues of the Saito Kinen Orchestra.

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Running time: 82 mins + 30 mins bonus

Production year: 2016

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Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus

Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Koncz:

Hungarian Fantasy on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Weber:

Oberon Overture

Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73

Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet)


The Europakonzert 2017 brought the Berliner Philharmoniker to one of the most mythical places in history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite. Andreas Ottensamer was the soloist with his interpretation of Weber‘s highly elaborate Clarinet Concerto. The Berliner Philharmoniker, under the baton of Mariss Jansons, also played Dvořák’s 8th Symphony, an unusually optimistic and light-hearted composition.

The Berliner Philharmoniker celebrate their founding day (May 1st, 1892) in a European city of cultural significance every year.

This year’s concert takes the orchestra to one of the most mythical places in its history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite.

Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker’s rostrum once again, while the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer is the solo clarinettist for the 2017 Europakonzert.

In front of the city’s Byzantine castle, the Berliner Philharmoniker play works by Carl Maria von Weber and Antonín Dvořák , which impress with their lyrical zest and warm colours.

Andreas Ottensamer performs his interpretation of von Weber‘s Clarinet Concerto, which is known as a much more elaborate composition than Mozart‘s clarinet concertos owing to the cooperation between the composer and clarinettist Joseph Heinrich Bärmann.

The concert concludes with Dvořák‘s 8th Symphony, an unusually optimistic and light-hearted composition.

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Running time: 90mins

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Production year: May 2017

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La grande danza: Aterballetto in Milan

La grande danza: Aterballetto in Milan


1 Opening

2 Words and Space (Jiří Pokorny)

3 Phoenix (Philippe Kratz)

4 Narcissus (Giuseppe Spota)

5 Applause & End Credits


Giuseppe Spota (Narcissus) & Philippe Kratz (Phoenix)

Aterballetto Dance Company

Words and Space (Jiří Pokorny)

Jiří Pokorny's “Words and Space” is a metaphor of an intrapersonal speech, a book full of floating stories. It is personal, intimate and very poetic.

“Phoenix” is inspired by the idea of the infinite circular motion of life: Birth, growth, immobility, death and finally birth again. Choreographer Philippe Kratz tries to understand who we were and what we are capable of becoming.

In “Narcissus” Giuseppe Spota takes a look at the youth of today. Are they ready to come out of their virtual frames and face the mirror of everyday life? Or will they all end up like Narcissus, alone to admire and cherish themselves?

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Production: June 7th & 8th 2017

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Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites

Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites

Filmed in HD at the Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), 03/2010


Alain Vernhes (Marquis de la Force), Susan Gritton (Blanche de la Force), Bernard Richter (Chevalier de la Force), Sylvie Brunet (Madame de Croissy), Soile Isokoski (Madame Lidoine), Susanne Resmark (Mère Marie), Hélène Guilmette (Soeur Constance), Heike Grötzinger (Mère Jeanne) & Anaïk Morel (Soeur Mathilde)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Kent Nagano

Stage direction and set design: Dmitri Tcherniakov

Costumes Elena Zaytseva, Lighting Gleb Filshtinsky

A passionate lover of the human voice, Francis Poulenc composed the Dialogues des Carmélites in 1953, using a libretto he himself had written from a screenplay by Georges Bernanos. The first ever performances in Munich, this production was entrusted to Dmitri Tcherniakov, whose worldwide reputation is underpinned by productions like Eugene Onegin and Macbeth at the Paris Opera and Don Giovanni at Aixen-Provence.

The superb international cast includes a fine Blanche de la Force in Susan Gritton and an excellent Madame de Croissy by Sylvie Brunet, who was favourably compared to Rita Gorr in the press. They are superbly backed up by Soile Isokoski, Susanne Resmark, Hélène Guilmette, Alain Vernhes and the fabulous Bernard Richter.

Kent Nagano with the Dialogues literally at his fingertips – he recorded a landmark version some years ago – is at the helm of the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Duration : 146 minutes

Subtitles : Fr, Eng, Ger, Spa

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“[the production is] set in a soulless authoritarian state but filmed in a way that underlines individual dilemmas and common humanity. It is worth watching for Sylvie Brunet’s doughty Madame de Croissy, Soile Isokoski’s gracious Madame Lidoine and Susan Gritton’s winning Blanche.” Financial Times, 4th June 2011 ***

“Tcherniakov's production is probably the most physically active Dialogues ever staged. Everyone is seemingly in constant motion...Sylvie Brunet is a memorably formidable and pitiable Croissy...Helen Guilmette's Constance, lively but never cloying or cute, is immeasurably enhanced by heavenly floated pianissimi...Isokoski, suitably dignified in her role, is in ravishing voice.” International Record Review, July/August 2011

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Berg: Lulu

Berg: Lulu


Marlis Petersen (Lulu), Daniela Sindram (Gräfin Geschwitz), Rachael Wilson (Eine Theater-Garderobiere/Ein Gymnasiast/Ein Groom), Rainer Trost (Der Maler/Ein Neger), Bo Skovhus (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper), Matthias Klink (Alwa), Martin Winkler (Ein Tierbändiger/Ein Athlet), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Der Prinz/Der Kammerdiener/Der Marquis), Elsa Benoit (Eine Fünfzehnjährige), Christian Rieger (Der Medizinalrat/Der Bankier/Der Professor), Pavlo Hunka (Schigolch), Christoph Stephinger (Der Theaterdirektor)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Dmitri Tcherniakov (director)

Lulu, Alban Berg’s hauntingly mysterious opera in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov, has been one of the major events of the 2015 Bayerische Staatsoper season : an ideal setting for conductor Kirill Petrenko first-ever DVD recording ! A sensuous and impenetrable opera, Berg’s masterpiece depicts the burning and sometimes bestial intensity of human relationships through the figure of Lulu, the true femme fatale, bearer of an enigma that haunts us way beyond the end of the opera. Venenous, sibylline, deathly for who approaches her, the dangerous Lulu destroys the established and bourgeois order she evolves in, carrying away with her all certainty, just like the audacious and demanding musical language Berg invented to give form to this unreachable character. Frank Wedekind’s work proved indeed to be an extremely fertile ground for the dodecaphonic composer’s imagination, and gave birth to one of the most singular and ambitious work of art of the twentieth century. With the privilege of a dream cast, gathering Berg’s best interprets, this new production of Lulu is conducted by Kirill Petrenko, and staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov. A visionary genius considered as the contemporary stage ‘enfant terrible’, it is with a shattering realism that he directs those characters, hostages to their own passions and darkest fantasies, and reveals the complexity of this great human and social tragedy. Marlis Petersen is Lulu, a role she was then singing for the ninth time, and which awarded her, for this production, the title of ‘singer of the year’ by German magazine Opernwelt

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