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  • Les Sylphides / Soloists Classique Les Sylphides / Soloists Classique | DVD | (27/09/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £28.99

    Les Sylphides: A performance of the ballet by the Bolshoi Ballet Company with choreography by Mikhael Fokine. Soloists: Two celebrated stars of the Bolshoi Timofeyeva and Lavrosky perform in a series of ballet shorts including: 'The Dying Swan' 'Adabio' and 'Pas De Deux Classique'.

  • Tannhauser - Wagner Tannhauser - Wagner | DVD | (17/01/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

    This newest release in the EMI Classics Opera on DVD series is a stunning production of Wagner's masterpiece Tannhauser from the Zurich Opera conducted by Franz Welser-Most featuring Peter Sieffert as Tannhauser Solveig Kringelborn as Elisabeth and Thomas Hampson as Von Eschenbach. Initially produced in Dresden in 1845 Tannhauser provoked by a few ardent friends and admirers among them Schumann and Liszt. The history of the Zurich Opera is rich in cultural highlights: in 1913 Wag

  • Giselle Giselle | DVD | (29/05/2006) from £10.32  |  Saving you £4.67 (31.20%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Adam: Giselle (Smith The Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra)

  • Oedipus Rex - Stravinsky Oedipus Rex - Stravinsky | DVD | (13/06/2005) from £12.56  |  Saving you £4.43 (26.10%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Opera-oratorio in two acts. Poem after Sophocles by Jean Cocteau.

  • The Ultimate Opera Collection The Ultimate Opera Collection | DVD | (14/05/2007) from £9.47  |  Saving you £10.51 (52.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Titles Comprise: CARMEN by Bizet from the St. Margarethen Opera Festival 1998 AIDA by Verdi from the St. Margarethen Opera Festival 1997 DON GIOVANNI by Mozart from the Prague National Theatre 1991 TOSCA by Puccini from the O'Keefe Centre Toronto 1989 NABUCCO by Verdi from the St. Margarethen Opera Festival 2000.

  • La Fanciulla Del West La Fanciulla Del West | DVD | (21/05/2004) from £8.59  |  Saving you £1.40 (14.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Puccini's Wild West opera based on Belasco's play The Girl of the Golden West has the California gold rush as its dramatic backdrop for a story in which Minnie the only woman in a mining camp gambles on her one chance of happiness. Lorin Maazel conducts a fine cast in Jonathan Miller's 1991 production of the compelling and evocative opera which Puccini himself considered his best work. Unlocked from the archives of RAI television this is a classic recording from one of the world's great opera houses.

  • Louis Armstrong - Live in Australia 1964 Louis Armstrong - Live in Australia 1964 "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" | DVD | (28/04/2008) from £6.58  |  Saving you £1.44 (8.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Louis Armstrong Live In Concert Australia 1964

  • Bellydance Superstars At The Folies Bergere [2004] Bellydance Superstars At The Folies Bergere | DVD | (11/04/2005) from £13.16  |  Saving you £2.83 (17.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Features footage of some of the finest bellydancers in the world performing in Paris in October 2004. Set List: 1. Entrance Of The Stars 2. Tabi Tabi - Ansuya 3. Lailet Hob - Bellyqueen Amar Gamal and Kaeshi 4. Armut Agaci - Tribes Of Persopolis 5. Art Of The Drum Solo - Sonia & Issam Houshan 6. Raks Bedeya - Egyptian Nights 7. Ajaja - Petite Jamilla 8. Nataraja - Bombay Bellywood 9. Tin Tin - Amar Gamal 10. 'No Title' - Life Liberty and The Pursuit Of Rhythm 11.

  • Motorhead - the Birthday Party [1992] Motorhead - the Birthday Party | DVD | (21/07/2008) from £6.39  |  Saving you £4.60 (41.90%)  |  RRP £10.99

    We are Motorhead and we're gonna kick your ass! has become a legendary sentence that Lemmy bellows out as an opener for every Motorhead live show. It all started in 1975 when bassist/singer Lemmy formed his own group Motorhead with two of his buddies after he had been sacked from the psychedelic hard rock outfit Hawkwind. Named after the last song Lemmy had written for Hawkwind Motorhead set out to conquer the globe with their own version of high speed rock 'n' roll. In 1985 The World's Loudest and Hardest Band rocked the legendary Hammersmith Odeon in London. Even then their motto was: a guitar riff shouldn't be longer than it takes to open a bottle of beer. Tracklist: 1. Iron Fist 2. Stay Clean 3. The Hammer 4. Metropolis 5. Mean Machine 6. On The Road 7. Killed By Death 8. Ace Of Spades 9. Steal Your Face 10. Nothing Up My Sleeve 11. We Are The Road Crew 12. Bite The Bullett 13. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch 14. No Class 15. Overkill 16. Bomber 17. Motrhead

  • Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) -- Glyndebourne [1982] Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) -- Glyndebourne | DVD | (26/04/2004) from £10.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (41.10%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Funny fast and furious Rossini's masterpiece Il Barbiere di Siviglia is one of the most popular of comic operas with its sparkling and stylish score. John Cox's innovative production for Glyndebourne Festival Opera with good looking authentic designs by William Dudley put plenty of fizz into this old favourite and was a real hit with the critics. The usual Glyndebourne hallmarks of team work and extended rehersal paid handsome dividends in this production filmed in 1982.

  • Verdi: Il Trovatore Verdi: Il Trovatore | DVD | (20/11/2000) from £13.95  |  Saving you £3.04 (17.90%)  |  RRP £16.99

    A performance of Verdi's opera 'Il Trovatore' by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus; conducted by James Levine. Singers include: Eva Marton Luciano Pavarotti Sherril Milnes and Dolora Zajick; directed by Brian Large.

  • Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen -- Metropolitan/Levine Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen -- Metropolitan/Levine | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £38.63  |  Saving you £0.31 (0.70%)  |  RRP £45.99

    The James Levine cycle of Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen is humane and emotionally powerful rather than monumental or spiritual; Levine is more interested in finding our sympathy for the characters than inspiring pity or terror. These are very traditional productions in which you see a rock where you need to see a rock, a dragon where the libretto says a dragon (the Metropolitan Opera has never been a place for experiment). What Levine and the Met can and do offer is excellent orchestral playing and some of the best singers in these roles in the world. Siegfried Jerusalem is boyish and naive and touching as Siegfried, and he is also surprisingly good as the detached mischievous Loge of Das Rheingold. James Morris is uniformly impressive as Wotan and makes the character evolve from the young ruthless god of the first opera to the tired old god of Siegfried, who seeks nothing more than his own necessary defeat and death. As Brunnhilde, Hildegard Behrens makes a convincing shift from goddess to woman, from callousness to tenderness and on to vindictiveness and self-sacrificing wisdom. Overall, this is an attractive Ring cycle, well-cast and beautifully played; others have greater strengths in some areas, but Levine is reliable across the board. On the DVD: Der Ring des Nibelungen has all four operas, which are also available individually, contained in a single box. All the DVDs come with a photo gallery of the Metropolitan Opera productions and with menus and subtitles in German, French, English, Spanish and Chinese. Its a little disappointing, though, that they are presented in American NTSC format, not European PAL, and the picture ratio is standard TV 4:3. On the plus side, they all have an excellent clear acoustic in the three audio options: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. --Roz Kaveney

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Glyndebourne Festival Opera [1981] A Midsummer Night's Dream - Glyndebourne Festival Opera | DVD | (02/08/2004) from £12.49  |  Saving you £5.50 (30.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Benjamin Britten's enchanting opera adapted from Shakespeare's most English play is just the thing for a summer evening at Glyndebourne. In Peter Hall's magical and highly-acclaimed production for Glyndebourne Festival Opera filmed in 1981 the wood literally comes alive a perfetc setting for the mystical world of lovers fairies and rustics. The gorgeous and imaginative sets costume and lighting designs are by John Bury. Ileana Cotrubas is a majestic Tytiana James Bowman is a

  • Puccini: Tosca -- 1976 film version Puccini: Tosca -- 1976 film version | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Opera is an inherently theatrical medium that does not lend itself readily to the realism of film treatment. The shining exception is Puccini's Tosca, an action-packed melodrama that unfolds in three taut and gripping acts, like the meatiest of Hollywood films noir. And unlike most operas, these three acts are set in three very specific Roman locales. Thus this 1976 film takes place in the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle (Act 1), the Palazzo Farnese (Act 2) and the Castel Sant'Angelo (Act 3). The evocative settings, however, would be mere window-dressing if the cast wasn't just right; fortunately here Placido Domingo is at his virile peak in the heroic tenor role of Cavaradossi; Raina Kabaivanska is a sultry, vocally beautiful Tosca; while a more infamous and domineering Scarpia than that of Sherrill Milnes can hardly be imagined. Bruno Bartoletti and the New Philharmonia Orchestra give lustily dramatic support. Here the music and vocals are pre-recorded and the singers mime to the playback. Occasionally the result is a little unnatural, but overall the cast are good enough actors to bring off the conceit even in the close-ups. It all pays off triumphantly with the gripping realism of the rooftop finale, the one place where film can improve on stage. With the authenticity of the settings assured and such distinguished leads singing so well, this is an almost ideal filmed Tosca. On the DVD: Tosca on disc is presented in 4:3 ratio with a choice of Dolby 5.1 or LPCM Stereo. The picture is adequate but a little flat (possibly because the format is NTSC not PAL) and the same can be said for the sound, which does what it should but is never revelatory. Subtitles are provided in the main European languages and Chinese. --Mark Walker

  • Carmen Flamenco [1992] Carmen Flamenco | DVD | (22/09/2003) from £17.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Based on the story and music of Bizet's masterpiece Carmen Spanish choreographer Rafael Aguilar has created a fascinating erotic dance drama that fuses the expressionism of modern ballet with traditional Spanish dance. The audience itself is drawn into a maelstrom of emotions: a hot mixture of flamenco and bolero with subliminal dance scenes and sensual choreography. Using these elements in Carmen Flamenco Aguilar has created a timeless piece of dance drama that sets him apart f

  • George Balanchine's Jewels George Balanchine's Jewels | DVD | (29/05/2006) from £9.50  |  Saving you £6.00 (24.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Faure / Stravinsky /Tchaikovsky: Jewels Joyaux

  • Peter And The Wolf / L'Enfant Et Les Sortileges [1986] Peter And The Wolf / L'Enfant Et Les Sortileges | DVD | (25/09/2000) from £16.75  |  Saving you £3.24 (16.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    It was a happy idea to couple the Royal Ballet School production of Peter and the Wolf with the Netherlands Dance Theatre's L'enfant et les sortiléges, for in each story the boy is the protagonist, in one instance leading a wolf hunt and in the other wreaking revenge on his toys after his mother has locked him in his room to finish his homework. Neither work in their final form was conceived for dancing: the Prokofiev comes from the concert hall and the Ravel from the opera house. Colette, the authoress of Gigi penned the story of L'enfant et les sortil&ecute;ges, which is related here in an introduction by the choreographer Jiri Kylian with charm and a nod back at his own childhood pranks. Viewers coming to this dance version of the opera for the first time maybe be surprised that Ravel composed the boy's role for a girl and a rather buxom one in this instance. The somewhat gloomy, heavily embroidered production misses no opportunity in bringing to life the toys in the boy's room or the animals in the garden that turn on him in retribution. In conclusion as an act of compassion of binding the paw of an injured squirrel, the boy and the animal kingdom are reconciled in music of a truly sublime nature. Lorin Maazel conducts Ravel's sophisticated and witty score with its translucent vocal lines with the affection for which he has long been renowned. In marked contrast to that production, Peter and the Wolf is set against a plain backdrop with one prop, a slice of carved tree trunk centre stage. Anthony Dowell narrates and also dances the role of the Grandfather with aplomb. In each instance a musical instrument represents a character. The choreographer Matthew Hart marshals his small group of dancers, duck, cat, bird and wolf, with imagination and dexterity. David Johnson as Peter (represented by the full orchestra) gives a splendid performance, boyish and graceful, making a further excellent advertisement for schoolboys considering dancing as a career in the wake of Billy Elliot. A stylish presented and well contrasted double bill. --Adrian Edwards

  • The Three Tenors Christmas [1999] The Three Tenors Christmas | DVD | (08/12/2011) from £8.99  |  Saving you £-1.00 (-12.50%)  |  RRP £7.99

    1. Medley: White Christmas - Let It Snow - Oh Tannenbaum - Ay! Para - Navidad2. Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle3. Carol Of The Drum4. Medley: Ave Maria, Dolce Maria- Brahms' Wiegenlied5. Jingle Bells6. Medley: Children of Christmas - La Virgen Lava Panales - I'll Be Home for Christmas7. Adeste Fideles8. Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)9. Amazing Grace10. Feliz Navidad11. Silent Night12. Pregaria (El Cant de L'Anima a la Verge)13. Medley: Winter Wonderland - Strauss's Wiegenlied - Sleigh Ride - Susani14. Un Nuevo Siglo15. Medley: Dormi, O Bambino - Happy Christmas/ War Is Over

  • Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera -- Metropolitan Opera/Levine Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera -- Metropolitan Opera/Levine | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £12.92  |  Saving you £4.07 (24.00%)  |  RRP £16.99

    A performance of Verdi's opera 'Un Ballo In Maschera' by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus; conducted by James Levine. Singers include: Luciano Pavarotti and Aprile Millo. Directed by Brian Large.

  • Ballet Dance For Adult Beginners Ballet Dance For Adult Beginners | DVD | (07/06/2004) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £14.99

    If you have always wanted to try ballet but have never had the courage to give it a go this class will prove to you that not only can ballet be easy to follow and learn but that it is an amazing form of physical exercise toning the muscles and helping you find balance strength and stamina. Using a wide range of musical styles teacher Deborah Sims clearly demonstrates each individual step.

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