Various Composers - Opera Highlights Volume 2 DVD

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Following swiftly on from the April release of Volume 1 Arthaus Musik is proud to present Volume II of Opera Highlights. This exciting new disc offers us the chance to get an insight into the opinions and motivations of some of the worlds greatest opera singers and presents new recordings and interviews produced especially for this DVD. Opera Highlights is both a visually exciting introduction for new viewers to opera as well as a unique opportunity to see great singers talking to camera then performing roles for which they are famous. The opening title sequence... has been specially designed by Pat Gavin who has won countless awards for his innovative electronic graphics. Tracklist: Ann Murray: 'If you worship the man who has spurned you' from Handel's Xerxes (from Nicholas Hytner's English National Opera production conducted by Charles Mackerras) 'Take your pleasure' from Handel's Ariodante (from David Alden's English National Opera production conducted by Ivor Bolton) Philip Langridge: The 'sea wall' aria from Britten's Peter Grimes (from Tim Albery's English National Opera production conducted by David Atherton) Galina Gorchakova: 'Renata's Confession' from Prokofiev's Fiery Angel (from David Freeman's Kirov Opera production conducted by Valery Gergiev) Thomas Allen: 'They'll lash me in a hammock' from Britten's Billy Budd (from Tim Alberys English National Opera production conducted by David Atherton) 'Great Hymn to the Wonder of Nature' from Janeks Cunning little Vixen (from Nicolas Hytner's production for the Thtre du Chtelet conducted by Charles Mackerras) Eva Jenis and Hanna Minutillo: 'Love duet' 2nd Act from Janek's Cunning little Vixen (from Nicolas Hytner's production for the Thtre du Chtelet conducted by Charles Mackerras) Yvonne Kenny: 'Piangero la sorte mia' from Handel's Giulio Cesare (from Francisco Negrin's production for Opera Australia conducted by Richard Hickox) 'O weep for me' from Purcell's The Fairy Queen (from David Pountney's English National Opera production conducted by Nicholas Kok) Michael Konig: 'Oh golden days of my youth where have you gone?' and 'Enemies enemies' (Duet with Vladimir Gluschak) from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (from Nikolaus Lehnhoffs European Union Opera staging at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky) Orla Boylan: 'No there could never be another' from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (from Nikolaus Lehnhoff's European Union Opera staging at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky) Vladimir Gluschak: 'You wrote to me' and 'Can this be the same Tatyana?' from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (from Nikolaus Lehnhoff's European Union Opera staging at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky) Anna Netrebko: 'Aria of Lyudmila' from the 4th Act from Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila (from Lotfi Mansouri's production for the Kirov Opera conducted by Valery Gergiev) Vladimir Ognovenko: 'Finns Ballad' from the 2nd Act from Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila (from Lotfi Mansouri's production for the Kirov Opera conducted by Valery Gergiev) Larissa Diadkova: as Ratmir in the 2nd Act from Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila (from Lotfi Mansouris production for the Kirov Opera conducted by Valery Gergiev) [show more]

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Released
30 April 2007
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