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  • Mozart: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) -- Stuttgart/Zagrosek [1998] Mozart: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) -- Stuttgart/Zagrosek | DVD | (02/04/2001) from £6.74  |  Saving you £3.94 (15.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Mozart's first operatic hit Die Enfuhrung aus dem Serial ("The abduction from the seraglio") was a singspiel, a forerunner of the musical comedy with spoken dialogue between the musical numbers. In this beautifully sung, imaginatively staged production from the Stuttgart Opera House the director Hans Neuenfels splits each character by placing an actor at every singer's side who not only takes over his role for the spoken dialogue but also interacts with his singing double and other characters in the opera. Sometimes the pairing brings a sparring match between actor and singer, adding a further dimension to the drama, at other times the conductor of the orchestra becomes involved, as when Belmonte, the Spanish nobleman, directs him to cue the orchestra for his first aria. The production, in modern dress with each character clearly delineated by the costume designer, takes a few minutes to warm up while we address the director's concept. Osmin, the keeper of the harem is a tattooed thug with a sidekick to match. The aristocratic Konstanze, who has been abducted and imprisoned under him, and her intended Belmonte are in fashionable black, while their two servants are the object of much merriment. The spoken role of the Pasha adds a dramatic frisson to the plans for the abduction. His entry with his retinue walking toward the audience on a raised platform holding stakes topped out with severed heads is a riveting piece of theatre. So too is the final appearance of the ensemble. But as ever with Mozart there's a human dimension to this tale. The close up camerawork shows the Pasha's reactions and those of Konstanze to his advances as she reveals in a moving aria how she loves another man from whom she was cruelly parted. In Act Two the double duet of reconciliation between Konstanze and Belmonte, Blonde and Pedrillo as they question each others' constancy not only brings a sublime quartet but a heart stopping scene of filmed opera as the camera catches the couples' feet moving toward one another as they embrace in an intimate dance. The continuation here of the action into Act Three without a break (as with the earlier acts) brings a plus factor in dramatic continuity where there would be another interval in the opera house. Aside from one momentary lapse from Belmonte in his last aria, the singing throughout this production, like the orchestral playing under Lothar Zagrosek, matches any version on CD now on the market. On the DVD: We have the customary choice of subtitles, cues for the musical numbers and a short commentary accompanying a still of the principal characters in the opera.--Adrian Edwards

  • Country & Western Collection Live [DVD] Country & Western Collection Live | DVD | (23/05/2011) from £21.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    They’re all here - the Kings and Queens of Country Music performing classic number one hits, dance floor fillers and Country and Western anthems. Filmed at the iconic Cheyenne Saloon in Orlando Florida’s Church Street Station, this collection features chart-topping artists including Tammy Wynette, Mickey Gilley, Jimmy Dean, Boxcar Willie and George Jones to name but a few.

  • Wagner: Parsifal [Falk Struckmann, Matthais Hölle, Hans Sotin, Poul Elming] [Blu-ray] [2014] Wagner: Parsifal | Blu Ray | (19/05/2014) from £25.35  |  Saving you £4.64 (15.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    C Major presents for May from Bayreuth Festival 1998 conducted by the great Wagner conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli: Parsifal, never before available on Blu-ray. The four main roles are taken by Poul Elming, Linda Watson, Falk Struckmann and Hans Sotin - one of the strongest line-ups in Bayreuth's more recent history.

  • Adams: Doctor Atomic [Blu-Ray] [DVD] [2012] Adams: Doctor Atomic | Blu Ray | (02/02/2009) from £22.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (24.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Doctor Atomic

  • J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (Amsterdam 2012) (Iván Fischer, Mark Padmore, Peter Harvey) (Arthaus: 108075) [Blu-ray] [2013] J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (Amsterdam 2012) (Iván Fischer, Mark Padmore, Peter Harvey) (Arthaus: 108075) | Blu Ray | (11/03/2013) from £25.35  |  Saving you £4.64 (15.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    ARTH 108075; ARTHAUS MUSIK - Germania; Classica vocale Sacra Messe

  • Manowar - Hell On Earth V [HD DVD] [2012] Manowar - Hell On Earth V | HD DVD | (07/12/2009) from £21.25  |  Saving you £12.74 (37.50%)  |  RRP £33.99

    In Hell On Earth V troverete vari eventi a cui i Manowar hanno dato vita negli ultimi quattro anni, dalla presentazione de The Asgard Saga, con l' uscita dell' EP Thunder In The Sky, durante il Magic Circle Festival III a Loreley, Germania. Troverete inoltre vari brani registrati in Turchia, Spagna, Repubblica Ceca, USA e Canada nel 2005 e 2007, una versione di Hail And Kill filmata durante una tempesta nella Fortezza delle 7 Torri ad Istambul e molto molto altro !

  • Strauss: Elektra [Blu-ray] [2011] [2010] Strauss: Elektra | Blu Ray | (01/11/2010) from £22.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (24.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Elektra

  • Offenbach - La Belle Helene (Minkowski) Offenbach - La Belle Helene (Minkowski) | DVD | (27/10/2008) from £19.99  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Within Temptation And The Metropole Orchestra - Black Symphony Within Temptation And The Metropole Orchestra - Black Symphony | DVD | (22/09/2008) from £21.95  |  Saving you £3.04 (12.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Formed in 1996 around the nucleus of guitarist Robert Westerholt and vocalist Sharon den Adel Within Temptation have build a solid reputation as one of Europe's most successful Gothic Rock acts over the course of 4 albums. By 2005's 'The Silent Force' fuelled by the massive international radio hit Stand My Ground the band were racking up Top 10 entries in a whole host of countries. A myriad of Gold and Platinum certifications followed. Having already sold out their biggest UK tour in Nov 2007 the band staged their most ambitious concert to date at Rotterdam's Ahoy Arena in Feb 2008. Dubbed 'Black Symphony' the band performed to 10 000 fans with the 60-piece Metropole Orchestra and a 20-voice classical choir as well as on-stage performers and stunning pyrotechnic and lighting effects. Special guests on the night included Keith Caputo (Life Of Agony) and Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering). As well as the full Black Symphony concert (video and audio) this release includes a dazzling array of additional footage including promo videos exclusive documentaries additional live tracks (from Eindhoven 2007) and band interviews. Tracklist: DVD 1: Black Symphony - Within Temptation Live With The Metropole Orchestra 1. Ouverture 2. Jillian 3. The Howling 4. Stand My Ground 5. The Cross 6. What Have You Done 7. Hand Of Sorrow 8. The Heart Of Everything 9. Forgiven 10. Somewhere 11. The Swan Song 12. Memories 13. Our Solemn Hour 14. The Other Half (Of Me) 15. Frozen 16. The Promise 17. Angels 18. Mother Earth 19. The Truth Beneath The Rose 20. Deceiver Of Fools 21. All I Need 22. Ice Queen 23. Countdown DVD 2: Live in Eindhoven 2007 1. Intro 2. Jillian 3. The Howling 4. The Cross 5. Hand Of Sorrow 6. The Heart Of Everything 7. Restless 8. Our Solemn Hour 9. Mother Earth 10. Jane Doe 11. The Truth Beneath The Rose 12. All I Need CD 1: Black Symphony - Within Temptation Live With The Metropole Orchestra 1. Ouverture 2. Jillian 3. The Howling 4. Stand My Ground 5. The Cross 6. What Have You Done 7. Hand Of Sorrow 8. The Heart Of Everything 9. Forgiven 10. Somewhere 11. The Swan Song 12. Memories CD 2: Black Symphony - Within Temptation Live With The Metropole Orchestra 1. Our Solemn Hour 2. The Other Half (Of Me) 3. Frozen 4.The Promise 5. Angels 6. Mother Earth 7. The Truth Beneath The Rose 8. Deceiver Of Fools 9. All I Need 10. Ice Queen

  • Daniel O'Donnell The Ultimate Concert Collection [DVD] Daniel O'Donnell The Ultimate Concert Collection | DVD | (29/10/2012) from £22.23  |  Saving you £2.76 (11.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Daniel has been one of the top UK video/DVD sellers over the last 20 years, with numerous No. 1 chart placings. Daniel will be featured on National Television, Regional Radio and in the Press this autumn. This superb 4 DVD special edition boxset features 4 of Daniel's live concerts: An Evening With, The Classic Concert, Follow Your Dream and Showtime. Featuring over 6 hours of concert footage. (Previously available as single and double DVD's)

  • Vienna State Opera Gala 2005 - Gala Concert 50th Anniversary Of The Re-Opening Vienna State Opera Gala 2005 - Gala Concert 50th Anniversary Of The Re-Opening | DVD | (30/01/2006) from £6.77  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A 50 year celebration of the re-opening of the Vienna State Opera since the Second World War.

  • Strauss: Capriccio [Renèe Fleming, Bo Skovhus, Michael Schade, Angelika Kirchschlager] [Blu-ray] [2014] Strauss: Capriccio | Blu Ray | (05/05/2014) from £22.14  |  Saving you £4.64 (15.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Recording from the Vienna State Opera, 2013. To celebrate the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss C Major is releasing Capriccio for May. 'Ren e Feling is a world-class Countess: moving and intense.' - Der Kurier.

  • Cecilia and Bryn - at Glyndebourne [Blu-ray] Cecilia and Bryn - at Glyndebourne | Blu Ray | (02/06/2008) from £22.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (24.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Cecilia Bartoli and Bryn Terfel perform various works by various Composers.Also performing are The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.

  • Emil Gilels - Vol. 3 [1978] Emil Gilels - Vol. 3 | DVD | (26/07/2007) from £22.75  |  Saving you £0.24 (1.00%)  |  RRP £22.99

  • Rossini - La Pietra Del Paragone (Zedda, Madrid So) Rossini - La Pietra Del Paragone (Zedda, Madrid So) | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £22.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (24.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Rossini's 'La pietra del paragone' performed at the Teatro Real, Madrid.

  • Bellini - Norma (Pateni, Caballe) Bellini - Norma (Pateni, Caballe) | DVD | (15/02/2005) from £26.78  |  Saving you £2.21 (7.60%)  |  RRP £28.99

    Tragedia Lirica in due atti di Felice Romani.

  • Handel - Rodelinda [2003] Handel - Rodelinda | DVD | (28/04/2008) from £20.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Bach: Mass In B Minor Bach: Mass In B Minor | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £6.59  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor is one of the greatest and most famous works of sacred musicFeaturing some of today's leading Bach singers and distinguished conductor Herbert BlomstedtA touching occasion in which the Leipzig audience bids farewell to Herbert Blomstedt as Gewandhaus Music DirectorPerformed at St. Thomas Church Leipzig the church for which Bach conceived his worksRecorded at the Leipzig Bach Festival which is regarded as the world's leading festival celebrating J.S. Bach

  • Rossini - The Barber Of Seville Rossini - The Barber Of Seville | DVD | (02/01/2007) from £6.59  |  Saving you £3.80 (15.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia

  • Daniel Barenboim - Live from the Alhambra [2007] Daniel Barenboim - Live from the Alhambra | DVD | (07/05/2007) from £11.70  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Live From The Alhambra

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