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  • La Grande-Duchesse De Gerolstein - Offenbach La Grande-Duchesse De Gerolstein - Offenbach | DVD | (09/01/2006) from £11.85  |  Saving you £4.14 (25.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Recorded at the Theatre Du Chatelet in Paris.

  • Mozart: Cosi fan tutte [2000] Mozart: Cosi fan tutte | DVD | (30/06/2001) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Mozart's third and final opera with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, the hugely ambitious dramatic comedy Così fan Tutte (roughly translated as: "They're All Like That"), is brought passionately to life in a first-class production conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and featuring one of the great starring roles for Cecilia Bartoli. Filmed live at the Zurich Opera House in February 2000 on a set which visualises the subtitle "The School for Lovers", the plot revolves around two army officers arguing about the fidelity of their brides, then setting out to test their chastity. Despite the often playful humour, this is not only psychologically telling music-making, but reveals Mozart exploring the structure of opera, discarding convention to mix large ensemble sections with arias for as many different combinations of singers as possible. With Liliana Nikiteanu attractively contrasted with Bartoli, and thoroughly convincing performances by Roberto Sacca (Ferrando) and Oliver Widmer (Guilelmo), this Così has a freshness and flow which, coupled with the timeless romantic themes, feels very contemporary. On the DVD: the presentation, which includes an interesting 22-minute behind-the-scenes documentary, is spread over two DVDs. There is a multi-language booklet minus libretto, though there is the option to watch with English subtitles. Given the difficult live stage lighting conditions the 16:9 anamorphically enhanced picture is as good as can be expected. There are both stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks, though the latter gives the voices a disconcertingly disembodied character, leaving the former to be preferred. The total running time is approximately 213 minutes, not 275 minutes stated on the packaging. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Puccini's Tosca And La Boheme Puccini's Tosca And La Boheme | DVD | (09/06/2008) from £10.50  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £18.99

    The Canadian Opera Company Presents: Puccini's 'Tosca' And 'La Boheme' Puccini's Tosca: Puccini's three act opera remains one of the evergreens full of moving and heady arias and apt dramatic twists. Heady stuff beautifully performed on this outstanding DVD. Puccini's La Boheme Acts I & II: Many are hooked on opera on seeing La Boheme. It's a marvellous introduction to the whole opera experience with some of music's best known arias and a touchingtale of doomed love. There's high passion drama and heartrending lyricism. Puccini's La Boheme Acts III & IV: La Boheme features some of opera's most loved arias in an emotionally wrenching taleof doomed love. La Boheme dampens thee and puts lumps in the throat. Is this the exquisite music or the devastating story? Few confess. What's certain is that the combination was so powerful it reduced the composer to copious tears.

  • Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte --Gardiner Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte --Gardiner | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £14.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A performance of Mozart's 'Cosi Fan Tutte' performed by the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists. Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

  • Natural World Natural World | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £N/A  |  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

  • Prince Igor [1998] Prince Igor | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £14.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Borodin's opera 'Prince Igor' performed by the Kirov Opera and Ballet. Tracklisting; Act 1 No. 2 Chorus of the Polovstan Maidens no. 3 Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens No. 4 Cavatina No. 6 recitative & Cavatina No. 7 Duet no. 8 Aria No. 9 Scena No.10 Aria No. 11 Recitative No. 12 Polovstian Dances & Chorus. Act 2 - No. 13a-c Chorus & Song No.13d-e Maidens Chorus & Scena No. 13f-g Song in Honour of Prince Galitsky Act 2 - No. 14 Arioso No. 15 Scena No.16 Scene No. 17 Fin

  • Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier -- Vienna/Kleiber Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier -- Vienna/Kleiber | DVD | (03/09/2004) from £9.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    The epic grandeur of Der Rosenkavalier stems not just from its immense length (over three hours) but from the all-too-human complexity of its characters--each of whom is smitten with someone else--and the endless stream of graceful melodies the composer conjures. After the tonality-stretching dissonance of Salome and especially Elektra, Strauss moved onto a different musical path here: the music's sheer gorgeousness has given this most heartbreaking of 20th-century operas its pride of place in the repertory. For this 1994 performance at the Vienna Opera House, conductor Carlos Kleiber leads a committed reading of the buoyant score that savours every note. The three leads are superb singer-actresses who get full marks for embodying Strauss's most richly romantic creations: Felicity Lott (the Marschallin), Anne Sophie von Otter (Octavian) and Barbara Bonney (Sophie) also offer a truly entrancing final trio, one of the great scenes in all opera. The stereo sound mix is solid, as is the video transfer. --Kevin Filipski, Amazon.com

  • Landi - Sant' Alessio Landi - Sant' Alessio | DVD | (19/05/2008) from £9.50  |  Saving you £4.49 (32.10%)  |  RRP £13.99

    First performed at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome in 1632 Landis Sant Alessio (Saint Alexius) is recognised as the earliest opera on an historical rather than mythological subject. Staged in Caen (where the DVD was filmed) and Paris in October 2007 the opera was subsequently presented in concert form in London and New York and is scheduled for the opera houses of Luxembourg and Nancy in early 2008.

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream - Britten | DVD | (09/01/2006) from £11.85  |  Saving you £4.14 (25.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Britten's opera recorded live at the Teatro Del Liceu in April 2004.

  • Tristan Und Isolde - Wagner/Daniel Barenboim Tristan Und Isolde - Wagner/Daniel Barenboim | DVD | (16/07/2007) from £14.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Daniel Barenboim conducts Bayreuth's landmark 1983 production of Wagner's quintessential Romantic music-drama Tristan Und Isolde. The great Wagnerian singers Ren'' Kollo and Johanna Meier perform the title roles in Wagner's romantic masterpiece. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's celebrated Bayreuth production is filmed on the Festspielhaus stage with six cameras and in digital sound to recreate the unique intensity of a live performance in studio quality. With its exceptional cast of singers - plus the thoughtful staging by Ponelle and the musical expertise of Daniel Barenboim - this DVD is one of the finest Tristan and Isolde productions ever

  • Gotterdammerung - Wagner/Levine Gotterdammerung - Wagner/Levine | DVD | (16/07/2007) from £24.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This is Alfred Kirchner's only filmed opera production in Bayreuth: Wagner's G''tterd''mmerung from 1997 under the baton of James Levine. This production features an all-star cast led by Deborah Polaski as Br''nnhilde Wolfgang Schmidt as Siegfried and Falk Struckmann as Gunther.

  • Verdi - Macbeth Verdi - Macbeth | DVD | (22/10/2007) from £14.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Verdi Macbeth

  • Ruslan And Lyudmila Ruslan And Lyudmila | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £14.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A performance of Glinka's opera 'Ruslan And Lyudmila'.

  • Tristan Und Isolde - Wagner Tristan Und Isolde - Wagner | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £15.39  |  Saving you £6.60 (30.00%)  |  RRP £21.99

    A performance of Richard Wagner's opera 'Tristan Und Isolde'....

  • Parsifal - Wagner/Stein Parsifal - Wagner/Stein | DVD | (16/07/2007) from £14.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Wolfgang Wagner's arrestingly beautiful production filmed live at Bayreuth in 1981 and directed by Brian Large features a stellar cast led by Eva Randova Bernd Weikl and Siegfried Jerusalem.

  • Reves D'Un Marco Polo - Vivier [1980] Reves D'Un Marco Polo - Vivier | DVD | (03/01/2006) from £15.99  |  Saving you £7.40 (24.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    A performance of the Vivier opera in two acts that tells a mystical story which centres on the character called Agni. Reinbert De Leeuw conducts.

  • Boris Godunov - Mussorgsky [1992] Boris Godunov - Mussorgsky | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £14.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  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.

  • The Ultimate Opera Collection The Ultimate Opera Collection | DVD | (14/05/2007) from £7.09  |  Saving you £4.83 (37.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    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.

  • Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg - Wagner Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg - Wagner | DVD | (17/01/2005) from £14.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A performance of Wagner's opera 'Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg'.

  • Offenbach - Les Contes D'hoffmann (Guingal, Opera De Bilbao) Offenbach - Les Contes D'hoffmann (Guingal, Opera De Bilbao) | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £7.87  |  Saving you £11.50 (38.30%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Giancarlo Del Monaco's passionate and intelligent production of Jacques Offenbach's magnum opus creates a climactic kaleidoscope of deep and convincing emotions. A highly credible incarnation of the pitiable Kleinsach he sings about, Aquiles Machado is the poet who loses his romantic idealism, his reflection and finally his soul to a trio of charming enchantresses. Conductor Alain Guingal inspires the superbly dramatic cast, including Maria Bayo, Milagros Poblador, Valentina Kutzarova and Katharine Goeldner, in an outstanding recording in High Definition video and surround sound.

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