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  • Homage A Sevilla - Placido Domingo Homage A Sevilla - Placido Domingo | DVD | (19/03/2007) from £11.77  |  Saving you £-2.39 (-17.10%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Placido DomingoHommage A SevillaWith scenes from Don Giovanni, Carmen, Fidelio, Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, La Forza Del Destino, El Gato Montes.

  • Die Verkaufte Braut - Smetana/Adam Fischer/Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper Die Verkaufte Braut - Smetana/Adam Fischer/Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper | DVD | (10/09/2007) from £13.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (17.70%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Smetana: Die Verkaufte Braut (Aka: The Bartered Bridge)

  • Verdi: Simon Boccanegra -- Metropolitan Opera/Levine Verdi: Simon Boccanegra -- Metropolitan Opera/Levine | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £15.39  |  Saving you £1.60 (9.40%)  |  RRP £16.99

    A performance of the Verdi opera 'Simon Boccanegra'. Conducted by James Levine.

  • Lehar - Der Zarewitsch Lehar - Der Zarewitsch | DVD | (13/08/2007) from £12.45  |  Saving you £0.40 (2.40%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Lehar: Der Zarewitsch - The Tsarevich

  • Wagner - Das Rheingold Wagner - Das Rheingold | DVD | (04/02/2008) from £6.25  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £13.99

    This film is the one existing record of Karajan's Salzburg Ring on video. Made in 1978, with imagination extra film sequences to complement the original stage production for the Easter Festival, it brings to life the epic grandeur of Karajan's concept, with the fallible gods, headed by Thomas Stewart's nobly-sung Wotan, depicted in all their mythic majesty.

  • Beethoven - Missa Solemnis Beethoven - Missa Solemnis | DVD | (04/02/2008) from £12.99  |  Saving you £1.60 (9.40%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Beethoven's Missa Solemnis from the 1979 Salzburg Easter Festival.

  • Luciano Pavarotti - The Italian Opera Collection - L'Ellsir D'Amore/La Boheme/Pagliacci Luciano Pavarotti - The Italian Opera Collection - L'Ellsir D'Amore/La Boheme/Pagliacci | DVD | (18/02/2008) from £24.84  |  Saving you £5.75 (18.60%)  |  RRP £30.99

    Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme and Il tabarro, Ruggiero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, performed by The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by James Levine.

  • Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti Sings Verdi - Il Trovatore/Un Ballo In Maschera/Ernani Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti Sings Verdi - Il Trovatore/Un Ballo In Maschera/Ernani | DVD | (11/02/2008) from £22.09  |  Saving you £2.90 (11.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Filmed live at New York's Metropolitan Opera, where the legendary Italian tenor sang 378 performances, more than anywhere else in the world.Includes:Giuseppe Verdi:Ernani.Un Ballo In Maschera.Il Trovatore.

  • Strauss - Eine Nacht In Venedig Strauss - Eine Nacht In Venedig | DVD | (12/05/2008) from £13.91  |  Saving you £0.08 (0.60%)  |  RRP £13.99

    A Night In Venice by Johann Strauss, recorded at BUFA, Berlin, 1973.

  • Undercover Kids Undercover Kids | DVD | (07/04/2008) from £4.73  |  Saving you £1.26 (21.00%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Nicole and Nelson are not ordinary kids - they have psychic powers. With the help of the school boff George and his high-tech gadgets the twins embark on a mission to reveal who is vandalizing their school.

  • Otello Otello | DVD | (11/04/2005) from £5.19  |  Saving you £10.80 (67.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Internationally renowned director Franco Zeffirelli brings Verdi's masterpiece to the screen. Based on Shakespeare's enduring classic 'Otello' is an epic tragedy of jealousy and betrayal. When the scheming Iago (Diaz) believes Otello (Domingo) has overlooked him for promotion he wreaks a subtle and terrible revenge on his master convincing him that his young wife Desdemona (Katia Ricciarelli) is unfaithful. Otello realises the deception too late spiralling into madness and murd

  • Classic British Jets-Victor Classic British Jets-Victor | DVD | (03/07/2006) from £6.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (37.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The story of the legendary V-Bomber from its days at the heart of Britains nuclear deterrent through its tanker conversion and disbandment.

  • R. Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten -- Salzburg Festival/Solti [1992] R. Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten -- Salzburg Festival/Solti | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £18.65  |  Saving you £3.34 (15.20%)  |  RRP £21.99

    A performance of Richard Strauss' opera 'Die Frau Ohne Schatten' performed at the Salzburg Festival in 1992.

  • Prince Igor [1998] Prince Igor | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £18.65  |  Saving you £-3.66 (-24.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Borodin's opera 'Prince Igor' performed by the Kirov Opera and Ballet. Tracklisting; Act 1 No. 2 Chorus of the Polovstan Maidens no. 3 Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens No. 4 Cavatina No. 6 recitative & Cavatina No. 7 Duet no. 8 Aria No. 9 Scena No.10 Aria No. 11 Recitative No. 12 Polovstian Dances & Chorus. Act 2 - No. 13a-c Chorus & Song No.13d-e Maidens Chorus & Scena No. 13f-g Song in Honour of Prince Galitsky Act 2 - No. 14 Arioso No. 15 Scena No.16 Scene No. 17 Fin

  • Salome Salome | DVD | (03/03/2003) from £14.34  |  Saving you £2.65 (15.60%)  |  RRP £16.99

    A performance of Strauss's biblical 'Salome' at the Royal Opera House.

  • Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) -- Stuttgart [1988] Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) -- Stuttgart | DVD | (06/03/2001) from £16.69  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The point of a good production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia is to have a Rosina and a Figaro who will knock your socks off in their respective arias, while holding back enough in all those crescendo ensembles in which the farce plot reaches its several culminations that the other stars get a chance to shine too. Cecilia Bartoli and Gino Quilico give full-blooded enough performances when on stage by themselves that self-effacement seems far from imminent, yet both are capable of less, and give it when it is needed. Of the others, David Kuebler is an attractively raffish Almaviva, while Robert Lloyd turns Basilio into a memorable cameo. Gabriele Ferro is one of the most intelligent of Rossini conductors--he understands the relationship between the pulse of the music and its dramatic function, and he is also outstanding in the delicacy of phrasing, even in climaxes, that ensures that every voice, every instrument, gets the moment of glory Rossini intended. Michael Hampe's solid reliable unfussy production keeps everything moving without drawing attention to itself. The DVD has subtitles in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, as well as trailers for other Arthaus Musik discs. --Roz Kaveney

  • Turn Of The Screw - Britten Turn Of The Screw - Britten | DVD | (21/01/2005) from £19.32  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Benjamin Britten's haunting and sinister opera composed in 1954 is based on the famous novella written by Henry James in 1898. Katie Mitchell's atmospheric and innovative film of the opera returns to the late 19th century setting of the original tale to a world where it is hard to tell ghosts from mere reflections in the glass. There have been many discussions about what happened to the children in both the novella and Britten's opera. This production with an inspired cast led by excellent performances from Lisa Milne and Mark Padmore remains true to both sources. The rich dark imagery entices the viewer exposing the deepest layers of the tantalising unnamed and hidden past relationships between the two servants and the children in one of the greatest operas of the 20th century.

  • Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) -- Paris/Gardiner Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) -- Paris/Gardiner | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £13.72  |  Saving you £3.27 (19.20%)  |  RRP £16.99

    It is an oft-repeated saw, about life in the heavenly spheres, that the angels revere Bach but listen to Mozart. If they have DVD players, you can bet theyre now watching this stunning production of Le Nozze di Figaro ("The Marriage of Figaro"), which comes about as close to Mozartian perfection as one could possibly hope to get. The faultlessly cast youthful performers bubble with infectious energy. Alison Hagley is a sprightly Susanna with a voice as clear as a bell, and brilliantly matched by a 28-year-old Bryn Terfel both acting and sounding in fine form. Hillevi Martinpelto demonstrates why she is one of the worlds favourite Mozart singers with her melting tones, richly coloured voice and generous stage presence, and Rodney Gilfry gives a muscular, wonderfully controlled performance as the Count. Olivier Milles direction mixes knockabout comedy and restrained pathos with fluid inventiveness, and there are even--heavens, can this really be an opera?--quite a few belly laughs, and deliciously amusing details. (Susannas guitar playing during Cherubinos "Voi che sapete" is a comic delight, and Figaros hidden sneers at Count Almaviva are hilarious.) John Eliot Gardiner draws exquisite playing from his authentic-instrument orchestra and employs tempos that are ideal. Add to that gorgeous 18th-century costumes and effective sets--it doesnt get much better than this. On the DVD: the production is beautifully realised for home viewing, with clear sound (the sets are simple wooden panels, which continually and flatteringly push the sound to the front) and great camera direction. There are subtitles in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese but no other special features.--Warwick Thompson

  • Rameau - Les Boréades / Robert Carsen, La La La Human Steps, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Opéra National de Paris [2003] Rameau - Les Boréades / Robert Carsen, La La La Human Steps, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Opéra National de Paris | DVD | (20/06/2004) from £25.65  |  Saving you £4.34 (14.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    A performance of the Rameau opera which follows the tale of Queen Alphise who is contemplating abdication rather that an arranged marriage.

  • Lehar - The Land Of Smiles Lehar - The Land Of Smiles | DVD | (01/01/2005) from £22.42  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Lehar: Das Land Des Lachelns (Bibl Habermann)

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