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  • Gala From St. Petersburg [DVD] [2003] [2010] Gala From St. Petersburg | DVD | (01/02/2010) from £20.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    300 Years Of St. Petersburg - Gala Concert

  • Johann Strauss: Simplicius -- Zurich Opera/Welser-Most [2000] Johann Strauss: Simplicius -- Zurich Opera/Welser-Most | DVD | (21/02/2003) from £12.31  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This is a superb performance of excellent, long-forgotten music. Simplicius was lost for more than a century, but when it was recovered (including a few patches for missing parts), the Zurich Opera House welcomed it back with a production worthy of a historic event. Johann Strauss II, like most comic geniuses, had a lifelong wish to produce something deeply serious. Parts of Simplicius come close to that goal, but then a delectable tune in 3/4 time pops up and we are back in the realm of the waltz king, enjoying it all the more because of the contrast. In both styles, the music is wonderful and Franz Welser-Most conducts with exactly the right touch. The absurdist set designs of Johann Engels and the stage direction of David Pountney sometimes call Hieronymus Bosch to mind. This production puts detailed plot summaries on the screen during the overture and at other strategic point--a good idea because the plot is complicated and slightly absurd. It is set during the Thirty Years War and is full of hidden identities, unreasonable rules and sudden plot twists. Besides various tangled love pairings, and the idiocies of war, the plot centres on the figure of Simplicius, a holy simpleton like Candide or Parsifal, and his comic encounters with the realities of love and war. The story is full of colourful characters, all sung and acted with distinction. Michael Volle is a hermit who has raised his son Simplicius (Martin Zysset) in isolation from humanity until, at age 20, he is abducted by soldiers and comes into contact with reality. Other vivid performances are given by Rolf Haunstein as a rather absurd general, Elizabeth Magnuson as his silly daughter, Oliver Widmer as an astrologer, and Louise Martini as Schnappslotte, who sells liquor to the soldiers. Martina Jankova steals the show as her daughter Tilly, and Liliana Nikiteanu makes much of a small role as a Swedish spy. --Joe McLellan

  • Verdi - La Traviata (Maazel, Gheorghiu) Verdi - La Traviata (Maazel, Gheorghiu) | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £20.05  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    La TraviataLive from the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, 2007

  • Strauss: Arabella (2012 Vienna State) (Emily Magee/ Genia Kuhmeier/ Tomasz Konieczny/ Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera/ Franz Welser-Möst/ Sven-Eric Bechtolf) (Electric Picture: EPC04BD) [Blu-ray] Strauss: Arabella (2012 Vienna State) (Emily Magee/ Genia Kuhmeier/ Tomasz Konieczny/ Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera/ Franz Welser-Möst/ Sven-Eric Bechtolf) (Electric Picture: EPC04BD) | Blu Ray | (15/10/2012) from £25.35  |  Saving you £4.64 (15.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

  • Franz Joseph Haydn - Haydn: Cello Concertos Nos. 1,2; Piano Concerto No. 11 Franz Joseph Haydn - Haydn: Cello Concertos Nos. 1,2; Piano Concerto No. 11 | DVD | (31/07/2006) from £18.76  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Recorded at the Henry Wood Hall London 17-19 November 1975 (Cello Concertos). Recorded at the Markgrafliches Opernhaus Bayreuth 23-27 November 1982 (Piano Concerto).Mstislav Rostropovich is internationally acclaimed and acknowledged as the world's greatest living cellist He ha given countless memorable performances and is noted for his commanding technique and intense visionary playing.Haydn Cello Concertos are the most significant works for the instrument from the Classical period.They are beguiling works and Rostropovich in this famous recording made at Henry Wood Hall London in 1975 with the cellist himself also directing the Academy of St Martin in the Fields presents them as the classic Haydn works we now know them to be.Complemented by Haydn's most famous Piano Concerto - Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Homero Francesch piano.Many recordings and concerts tours with its founder Sir Neville Marriner have made the Academy of St Martin in the Fields synonymous with lively precise and vigorous interpretations of 18th-century music.

  • Rameau - Castor Et Pollux (Rousset, Audi) Rameau - Castor Et Pollux (Rousset, Audi) | DVD | (29/09/2008) from £25.35  |  Saving you £4.64 (15.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Castor Et Pollux

  • Kalman - Die Csardasfurstin (Bibl, Von Bothmer, Scoenenberg) Kalman - Die Csardasfurstin (Bibl, Von Bothmer, Scoenenberg) | DVD | (09/09/2013) from £22.01  |  Saving you £2.90 (11.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Kalman: Die Csardasfurstin (Bibl Von Bothmer Scoenenberg)

  • Mozart - Die Zauberflote [1971] Mozart - Die Zauberflote | DVD | (20/11/2006) from £21.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Hamburg Philhharmoni State Orchestra and Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera.

  • Verdi - La Traviata (Maazel, Gheorghiu) [Blu-ray] Verdi - La Traviata (Maazel, Gheorghiu) | Blu Ray | (01/09/2008) from £24.59  |  Saving you £3.44 (11.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    La TraviataLive from the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, 2007

  • Gades/ Saura: Carmen (Teatro Real: TR97004BD) [Blu-ray] Gades/ Saura: Carmen (Teatro Real: TR97004BD) | Blu Ray | (31/01/2012) from £25.35  |  Saving you £4.64 (15.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Created by Antonio Gades in collaboration with Carlos Saura, this matchless production shows how the explosive power and intensity of feeling in traditional Spanish flamenco can bring vividly to life the sultry passion, earthy emotion, love and rivalry that is Carmen. Filmed in High Definition at the Teatro Real, Madrid for the 75th anniversary celebration of Gades birth, the Compaa Antonio Gades performs Carmen to perfection. Antonio Gades is one of the most influential figures in Spanish flamenco. He played a decisive role in getting the genre recognized by the contemporary art world. Gades started performing his choreography for Georges Bizet's Carmen in the 1960s, taking it all the way to the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. This was one of his most successful ballets. It was also brought to the big screen by Carlos Saura in 1983, a film that received an Oscar nomination and won the Jury's Award at the Cannes Festival.

  • Il Maestro Pappano - a Musical Portrait [Benelux Import] Il Maestro Pappano - a Musical Portrait | DVD | (05/08/2013) from £22.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £22.99

    A musical portrait of a conductor for the 21st Century in Brussels London Bayeuth and Bridgeport by Pierre Barre and Thierry Loreau.

  • Puccini - Tosca (Schirmer, Wiener Symphoniker) Puccini - Tosca (Schirmer, Wiener Symphoniker) | DVD | (02/06/2008) from £21.25  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Tosca From Open Air Opera Festival Bregenzer Festspiele 2007

  • Busoni - Doktor Faust (Jordan, Orch of the Zurich Opera) [Blu-ray] Busoni - Doktor Faust (Jordan, Orch of the Zurich Opera) | Blu Ray | (05/01/2009) from £24.59  |  Saving you £4.64 (15.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    oktor Faust remained a fragment at the time of the composer?s death. Busoni died in 1924, unable to complete what he himself described as his 'state masterpiece' - an opera to which he had a deep personal attachment. The missing scenes from the score - the appearance of Helen and Faust?s closing monologue - were completed by his pupil, Philipp Jarnach, whom Busoni had become acquainted with during his period in exile in Z?rich. In this form the opera was given its fi rst performance in Dresden in 1925. Then in the 1980s the conductor Anthony Beaumont came across previously undiscovered sketches by Busoni and produced a new version of Doktor Faust, which was premiered in Bologna in 1985. The current recording uses the Jarnach score.

  • Barenboim - Tango Argentina [2006] Barenboim - Tango Argentina | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £18.76  |  Saving you £3.74 (15.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Tango Argentina

  • Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade (Jesi 2011) (Raúl Giménez, Lyubov Petrova, Yetzabel Arias Fernández,  Alessandro De Marchi) (Arthaus: 108064) [Blu-ray] [2013] Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade (Jesi 2011) (Raúl Giménez, Lyubov Petrova, Yetzabel Arias Fernández, Alessandro De Marchi) (Arthaus: 108064) | Blu Ray | (25/02/2013) from £23.74  |  Saving you £6.25 (20.80%)  |  RRP £29.99

    ARTH 108064; ARTHAUS MUSIK - Germania; Classica Lirica

  • Dances and Dreams (Gala From Berlin 2011) (Evgeny Kissin/ Berliner Philharmoniker/ Sir Simon Rattle) (Euroarts: 2058724) [Blu-ray][Region Free] [2012] Dances and Dreams (Gala From Berlin 2011) (Evgeny Kissin/ Berliner Philharmoniker/ Sir Simon Rattle) (Euroarts: 2058724) | Blu Ray | (17/09/2012) from £22.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (24.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    EURA 2058724; EURARTS - Germania; Classica Orchestrale

  • Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail [Desirée Rancatore, Tobias Moretti, Javier Camarena] [Blu-ray] [2014] Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail | Blu Ray | (28/04/2014) from £21.37  |  Saving you £8.62 (28.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Opera as never experienced before: a world-class cast, stylish haute couture outfits, the spectacular setting of Hangar-7 with more than 10 different locations and state-of-the-art technology. All of this cut together as a live opera film: a modern and unique production of Mozart's Die Entf hrung aus dem Serail - one of the highlights of the Salzburg Festival 2013. In Adrian Marthaler's production, the whole Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport becomes the backdrop for an extraordinary opera.

  • Rameau - Zoroastre (Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques) Rameau - Zoroastre (Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques) | DVD | (30/04/2007) from £25.35  |  Saving you £4.64 (15.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Making full use of Drottningholm Theatre's unique 18th-century baroque theatre machinery, as well as his deep creative understanding of the profound drama of the work, stage director Pierre Audi creates a production of Zoroastre that completely accords with the spirit of Rameau, true to the form of the tragedie lyrique, choreographer Amir Hosseinpour's dances perfectly match the weight and meaning of both plot and music. The ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques reinforced with musicians from the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, is expertly and passionately led into the musical stratosphere by musical director Christophe Rousset. This intensely dramatic production is captured live in vibrant High Definition video and true surround sound.

  • Mozart - Le Nozze Di Figaro (Jacobs, Spagnoli, Dash, Joshua) [2007] Mozart - Le Nozze Di Figaro (Jacobs, Spagnoli, Dash, Joshua) | DVD | (05/02/2007) from £20.05  |  Saving you £9.94 (33.10%)  |  RRP £29.99

  • Weill - Der Kuhhandel (Eberle, Volksoper Wien) Weill - Der Kuhhandel (Eberle, Volksoper Wien) | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £18.76  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Der Kuhhandel - Arms and the Cow. Operetta in Two Acts.

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