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  • The Opera Gala - Live From Baden-Baden The Opera Gala - Live From Baden-Baden | DVD | (22/10/2007) from £13.66  |  Saving you £1.90 (11.20%)  |  RRP £16.99

    The new faces of opera present opera favourites in a glamorous live concert recording: Anna Netrebko El'na Garan''a Ram''n Vargas and the highly acclaimed young French baritone Ludovic T''zier sing a wide range of Italian and French opera arias. This recording features highlights from three gala concerts (28 & 31 July 3 August 2007) at Baden-Baden's Festspielhaus - surely the hottest event of the summer!

  • Mozart: Don Giovanni -- Zurich/Harnoncourt Mozart: Don Giovanni -- Zurich/Harnoncourt | DVD | (12/03/2002) from £9.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

    In this Zurich Opera House staging of Mozart’s darkly comic cautionary fable Don Giovanni the lighting and stage design keep the characters shaded in half-shadow: even Zerlina’s wedding feels like a subdued affair here, and the Don’s banqueting room is a suitably gloomy venue for the Stone Guest’s climactic visit for a spot of dinner and damnation. Both this staging and video director Brian Large’s filming play no tricks with the audience’s expectations, opting for a largely traditional presentation of this tragedy of swaggering bravado, cuckolded lovers and revenge from beyond the grave. Nikolaus Harnoncourt brings all the sensitivity of his historically informed approach to the orchestra pit. Heading a very strong cast are Rodney Gilfry, defiantly strong-voiced but also haughtily handsome as the seducing Don, and Cecilia Bartoli, a mercurial presence as Donna Elvira. Their scenes together crackle and fizz, even when Bartoli’s extremely ripe vibrato contrasts a little uncomfortably with Harnoncourt’s authenticity. Liliana Nikiteanu makes for a pretty, naïve Zerlina, convincingly torn between her Masetto (Oliver Widmer) and the animalistic attraction of the Don. Laszlo Polgar’s Leporello is wheedling and base, but still the inheritor of his master’s charisma; Isabel Rey and Roberto Sacca are solid as the colourless moralists Anna and Ottavio; while Matti Salminen’s powerful Commendatore isn’t expected to do anything more than stand still and declaim. Overall this is an excellent musical performance, unexceptionally staged. On the DVD: Don Giovanni on disc has a good 24-minute "Behind the Scenes" feature, including interviews with Cecilia Bartoli, Harnoncourt, Gilfry and Isabel Rey. There’s also a trailer for other ArtHaus releases. The 16:9 picture sometimes struggles to bring definition to the dimly lit sets; sound though is crisp and clean PCM stereo or Dolby 5.1. There are subtitles in five languages. --Mark Walker

  • Ballet Class - Intermediate And Advanced With David Howard [1986] Ballet Class - Intermediate And Advanced With David Howard | DVD | (07/07/2008) from £11.80  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £16.99

  • Giacomo Puccini - Puccini - Turandot Giacomo Puccini - Puccini - Turandot | DVD | (21/07/2008) from £11.25  |  Saving you £2.86 (19.10%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Turandot: Puccini - Arena di Verona

  • Boris Godunov - Mussorgsky [1992] Boris Godunov - Mussorgsky | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £13.14  |  Saving you £1.85 (12.30%)  |  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.

  • Beethoven - Fidelio Beethoven - Fidelio | DVD | (12/05/2008) from £13.96  |  Saving you £3.03 (17.80%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Ludwig Van Beethoven - Fidelio:From Berlin's Deutsche Oper in 1970.

  • Mary Stuart Mary Stuart | DVD | (30/05/2005) from £14.28  |  Saving you £3.71 (20.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    This famous production of Donizetti's Mary Stuart was one of English National Opera's most memorable from the 1980's. Dame Janet Baker chose the title role of Donizetti's Scottish queen for her farewell to the London operatic stage in 1982. It was a triumph for Dame Janet in one of the most rewarding of operatic roles. As Mary she displays her full range as a great singing actress at times imperious and confrontational yet during the quieter reflective moments intensely moving. H

  • The Makropulos Case - Glyndebourne Festival Opera [1995] The Makropulos Case - Glyndebourne Festival Opera | DVD | (22/09/2003) from £12.07  |  Saving you £5.44 (30.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Nicolas Lehnhoff's stunning 1995 production of Janacek's extraordinary black comedy The Makropulos Case was one of the first to be recorded in the superb new opera house at Glyndebourne. It was received with unanimous acclaim especially for its star the astounding singing-actress Anja Silja. Silja won an Evening Standard Award for her performance.

  • Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera [1975] Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera | DVD | (22/04/2002) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.49 (41.40%)  |  RRP £34.99

    A 1975 Royal Opera House production of Verdi's opera Un Ballo In Maschera. Conducted by Claudio Abbado and directed by Otto Schenk.

  • 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 £15.39  |  Saving you £1.60 (9.40%)  |  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

  • Undercover Kids Undercover Kids | DVD | (07/04/2008) from £2.48  |  Saving you £-0.79 (-13.20%)  |  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.

  • Gotterdammerung - Wagner Gotterdammerung - Wagner | DVD | (29/05/2006) from £27.79  |  Saving you £7.20 (20.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Wagner: Gotterdammerung (Haenchen Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Kruse)

  • Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto [2001] Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £16.06  |  Saving you £-1.07 (-7.10%)  |  RRP £14.99

  • Exploring The Northumberland Coast Path [2007] Exploring The Northumberland Coast Path | DVD | (17/12/2007) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Join Keith Hartnell as he explores the six stages of this beautiful coastal path exploring the many fascinating places of interest and meeting some of the characters that make this part of the North East so special. Stunning widescreen digital film makes this DVD the perfect souvenir for anybody interested in Northumberland. The Northumberland Coast is best known for its sweeping beaches rolling dunes high rocky cliffs and isolated islands. Amidst this striking landscape is the evidence of an area steeped in history covering 7000 years of human activity. A host of conservation sites including two National Nature Reserves testify to the great variety of wildlife and habitats also found on the coast. The special qualities of this coastal landscape led to it being designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

  • Rossini - Maometto Secondo Rossini - Maometto Secondo | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £18.41  |  Saving you £4.94 (19.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Rossini - Maometto Secondo

  • Otello - Verdi Otello - Verdi | DVD | (12/04/2004) from £11.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (29.40%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Filmed at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1995 this rendition of Verdi's 'Otello' is beautifully crafted by leading stars Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming. This was the first major success for Fleming at the Met and as this release illustrates she tackled the character of Desdemona wonderfully.

  • Various Composers - Opera and Ballet Favourites Various Composers - Opera and Ballet Favourites | DVD | (29/09/2008) from £9.39  |  Saving you £4.30 (28.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

  • Verdi: Requiem Verdi: Requiem | DVD | (04/01/2001) from £16.75  |  Saving you £3.24 (16.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Produced by the BBC in association with RM ARTS from the Usher Hall, Verdi's 'REQUIEM'.

  • Aida [2003] Aida | DVD | (21/05/2004) from £21.98  |  Saving you £7.40 (24.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Daniela Dessi Elisabetta Fiorillo Fabio Armiliato Juan Pons and Roberto Scandiuzzi lead the cast in the renowned period production filmed in 2003 against the historic paper trompe-l'oeil sets painted between 1936-45 by Josep Mestres Cabanes the last representative of the old Catalan school of stenography.

  • Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots (Bonynge, Sutherland) Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots (Bonynge, Sutherland) | DVD | (30/07/2007) from £16.75  |  Saving you £3.24 (16.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Dame Joan Sutherland takes her historic final bow in this gala farewell performance of Les Hugenots at the Sydney Opera House.

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