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  • Don Giovanni - Mozart Don Giovanni - Mozart | DVD | (14/03/2005) from £9.75  |  Saving you £7.00 (31.80%)  |  RRP £21.99

    The Opera Don Giovanni drama in two acts.

  • Verdi: Simon Boccanegra - Abbado [2002] Verdi: Simon Boccanegra - Abbado | DVD | (22/12/2003) from £20.41  |  Saving you £4.58 (18.30%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A performance of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra which tells the story of the struggle for power in 14th Century Genoa. Claudio Abbado conducts.

  • La Scala Collection La Scala Collection | DVD | (02/05/2006) from £47.75  |  Saving you £12.24 (20.40%)  |  RRP £59.99

    Various Composers: La Scala Collection - 11 Operas

  • Nabucco - Arena Di Verona [1981] Nabucco - Arena Di Verona | DVD | (25/07/2005) from £12.09  |  Saving you £5.90 (32.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Nabucco was Verdi's first real success and its nationalistic theme of yearning for freedom made it highly popular in an Italy of 1842 under Austrian rule. The great chorus of the exiled Hebrews 'Va pensiero' has become one of the best-loved of operatic melodies and made Verdi the voice of the Italian people. This performance was recorded in Verona in 1981 where the huge open-air Roman Arena provides a magnificent setting for this vast and spectacular opera. The great baritone Renat

  • Wagner: Siegfried [1976] Wagner: Siegfried | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

  • Die Tote Stadt - Korngold [2001] Die Tote Stadt - Korngold | DVD | (06/08/2002) from £20.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Any fan of Alfred Hitchcock - and in particular of Vertigo his film in which Kim Novak gives male fantasies something to feed on - is certain to love Eric Wolfgang Korngold's Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City). This was the finest opera to come from the pen of this composer of film scores who found both fame and fortune in Hollywood. It relates the remarkable tale of the protagonist Paul and his individualistic approach to dealing with the loss of his beloved wife Marie. As the drama unfolds all is not what it seems - dream and reality intertwine as Paul attempts to come to terms with the past in exchange for a tolerable future.

  • Natural World Natural World | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £34.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Fromthe ice age and woolly mammoth to the oceans and rainforests Discovery looks at all that is incredible about our world

  • Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti In Concert - Modena Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti In Concert - Modena | DVD | (19/11/2007) from £5.17  |  Saving you £-0.18 (-3.60%)  |  RRP £4.99

    A rare and intimate evening with Pavarotti live in Modena.

  • Verdi: Il Trovatore -- Royal Opera House [2002] Verdi: Il Trovatore -- Royal Opera House | DVD | (24/09/2002) from £21.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Carlo Rizzi conducts Verdi's Il Trovatore with the assistance of the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

  • Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Domingo, Citta Lirica) Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Domingo, Citta Lirica) | DVD | (24/09/2003) from £13.93  |  Saving you £6.06 (30.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    On the anniversary of the first success of Madama Butterfly in Brescia on 28th May 1904 Placido Domingo conducted from the podium of Torre del Lago Daniela Dess Fabio Armilato and Juan Pons in a new production by Stefano Monti with sets designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro and costumes of Maison Gattinoni.

  • Fidelio - Beethoven [2004] Fidelio - Beethoven | DVD | (18/02/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Ludwig van Beethoven - FidelioRecorded live at the Opernhaus Zurich 15 February 2004.

  • The Death Of Klinghoffer The Death Of Klinghoffer | DVD | (09/02/2004) from £13.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £13.99

    An adaptation of John Adam's opera 'The Death Of Klinghoffer' which tells the story of the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship the Achile Lauro.

  • La Grande-Duchesse De Gerolstein - Offenbach La Grande-Duchesse De Gerolstein - Offenbach | DVD | (09/01/2006) from £5.95  |  Saving you £5.01 (31.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Recorded at the Theatre Du Chatelet in Paris.

  • Gershwin: Porgy And Bess [1992] Gershwin: Porgy And Bess | DVD | (14/05/2001) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

    This production is directed by Trevor Nunn and is based on his highly successful Glyndebourne staging in 1986/87 which was revived at Covent Garden in the autumn of 1992 with most of the original cast including Willard White and Cynthia Haymon. Immediately after that performance the production was moved to the giant stage at Shepperton Studios with much expanded sets and lighting. It was then recorded using the original award-winning EMI soundtrack. The romance and beauty of this tender story its dramatic development and the sheer vitality of the characters come alive in this exciting visual production.

  • Boris Godunov - Mussorgsky [1992] Boris Godunov - Mussorgsky | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £8.00  |  Saving you £0.76 (5.10%)  |  RRP £14.99

    The legendary Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky helmed his one and only opera in 1983 with this famed production of Mussorgsky's 'Boris Godunov'. Staged at London's famed Royal Opera House the staging features Robert Lloyd giving a masterful performance in the title role. Conductor Valery Gergiev known primarily for his fine work leading St. Petersburg's Kirov Opera takes the baton.

  • Turandot - Puccini [1988] Turandot - Puccini | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £15.39  |  Saving you £1.60 (9.40%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Puccini's 'Turandot' performed by the Metropolitan Opera. Artists include: Eve Marton and Placido Domingo. Conducted by James Levine. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Sung in Italian

  • Die Lustige Witwe - Lehar [2004] Die Lustige Witwe - Lehar | DVD | (30/05/2005) from £18.89  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Recorded Live from the Zurich Opera House 2004Based on the comedy L'Attache d'ambassade by Henri Meilhac.

  • Strauss: Die Fledermaus -- Royal Opera House [1977] Strauss: Die Fledermaus -- Royal Opera House | DVD | (16/01/2001) from £14.27  |  Saving you £10.72 (42.90%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Originally broadcast live by the BBC from the Royal Opera House on New Year's Eve 1990, this production of Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss' masterpiece of comic operetta, was a truly historic occasion, marking the retirement from the stage of one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century, Dame Joan Sutherland. Sung in English, in a version by John Mortimer, conducted by Sutherland's husband Richard Bonynge and directed for television by Humphrey Burton, this is an exceptional translation from stage to screen. The story, an elaborate farce with elements of satirical comedy set around a lavish masked ball in 19th-century Vienna comes to life through outstanding performances by a large, vivacious cast, including Judith Howarth, Nancy Gustason and Jochen Kowalski as Prince Orlofsky. Gorgeously designed, wonderfully costumed and enthusiastically played as it is, attention inevitably centres on the "special recital" by the "surprise guests": Sutherland herself, Marilyn Horne and Luciano Pavarotti. No finer, more exhilarating and touching a farewell could have been imagined. After the curtain there is a short, on-stage tribute to Sutherland by Jeremy Isaacs, bringing to a close a glorious, unforgettable evening of music-making for which the word "glittering" might have been invented. --Gary S. Dalkin On the DVD: By presenting the production on two discs the picture quality is maximised, and, by the standards of live-filmed opera, is very good indeed. The discs are presented with PCM stereo sound and a 4:3 TV ratio image. There are options for French and German subtitles, but unless trailers for two further Arthaus DVDs count, there are no extras. The booklet is well documented, though lacking the libretto. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • Dinosaur Hunter Dinosaur Hunter | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £1.50  |  Saving you £4.75 (59.40%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Dinosaur hunting has become the great craze across America, and the Creath family have got the bone hunting fever. Lured by both the reward money and the excitement of finding a real dinosaur skeleton, they join in the rush for dinosaur fossils.Dinosaur expert Jack McCabe suspects that there are rare and valuable dinosaur bones in the area and he is willing to pay handsomely for any information. However, no-one is expecting Hump Hinton, McCabe's greatest rival, who, seeking fame and fortune, is willing to do just about anything to get his hands on the valuable old bones.An adventurous tale of love and treachery, 'The Dinosaur Hunter' discovers the importance of honesty, trust, and above all, family.

  • Inside the Actors Studio - Dave Chappelle Inside the Actors Studio - Dave Chappelle | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £4.72  |  Saving you £5.27 (52.80%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Dave Chappelle continues the close relationship betweenInside the Actors Studio and America''s masters of comedy.His career which began in high school and has taken him -and us - through his film appearances standup televisionspecials and the Comedy Central series Chappelle''s Show deserves that rarest of entertainment accolades ''meteoric.''Chappelle''s Show broke many of the molds for sketchcomedy and pushed the boundaries of even as audaciousa network as Comedy Central. He has continued his boldvoyage toward comedy''s outer limits with the featurefilm Dave Chappelle''s Block Party.The sometimes hilarious often touching and alwaysintriguing answers to many different questions are waiting here in this Emmy''-nominated episode of Inside the Actors Studio.

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