CDs Unlimited - Secondhand List - 24/06/2013

DVDs

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MINKUS (orch. Lanchberry): La Bayadere. choreographed and staged by Nureyev with Isabell Guerin, Laurent Hilaire and Elisabeth Platel (REGION CODE 2 - 6) Cologne Orchestra - Queval 4509-96851-2 Warner Music £9.99
MARIA CALLAS - La Divina (A Film Portrait by Tony Palmer) - Tony Palmer's 1987 film portrait, now available on DVD. Lengthy interviews with colleagues and confidants embrace both Callas' undoubted theatrical genius and the emotional traumas that propelled her stumbling private life. The scene is set from the moment this documentary's producer John Ardoin, himself a Callas biographer, declares the story of Callas the woman to be one of the great tragedies of our time. From that point, the film forges potent links between the evolution of the diva's artistry through her great performances--Tosca, in particular--and the defiant soul captured in a considerable archive of media encounters that range from the intense and contemptuous to the coquettish. This is 90 essential minutes for anyone interested in the Callas legend. Her story will never be better told [REGION CODE 2, 5 & 6] DELETION AS ABOVE 100 052 Arthaus £10.99
BERNSTEIN The Making of West Side Story. [Region Code: 0] Classic FM Best Buy - September 2005 Te Kanawa, Carreras, Troyanos, Ollmann, Chorus and Orchestra - Bernstein 073 4054 DG £7.99
ADAM: Giselle (Region Code: 0) This production was choreographed by David Blair for the American Ballet Theatre and was filmed by Hugo Niebeling in 1968. Fracci, Bruhn, Marks, Lander, American Ballet Theatre, Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Lanchbery 073 4069 DG £7.99
GOUNOD: Faust [2 DVD SET] First Time on DVD; mewly remastered. (ALL REGIONS) Araiza, Raimondi, Benackova, Gronroos, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - Binder 073 4108 DG £9.99
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (All Regions) Bruson, Devia, La Scola, Berti, Colombara, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro all Scala - Ranzani OA LS3003 D Opus Arte £4.99
PORPORA (1685-1768): Salve Regina*. MOZART: Exsultate jubilate K165**. HAYDN: Symphony No.104 'London' Filarmonica della Scala - Muti, *with Kirchschlager (mezzo), **Ziesak (sop) 5 99402 9 EMI £3.99
WAGNER: Das Rheingold (Region Code: 0) “The singing and action fit together perfectly…This Rheingold has an incomparable quality.” (FAZ). “All in all, the new Stuttgart Rheingold was a clear winner.” (Opera Magazine) Wolfgang Probst, Michaela Schuster, Helga Ros Indridadóttir, Esa Ruuttunen, Eberhard Francesco Lorenz, Stuttgart State Orchestra - Zagrosek 2052068 EuroArts £6.99
DONIZETTI: La Fille du Regiment (All Regions) Ewa Podles, Bruno Pratico, Paul Austin Kelly, Mariella Devia, Edoardo Borioli, Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Alla Scala - Renzetti DV-OPLFDR TDK £8.99
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4. NIELSEN: Symphony No.4* (rec. BBC Proms 26.07.2004 & 20.07.2005) Haefliger (piano), BBC Scottish SO - Brabbins, *BBC SO - Vanska BBC DVD001 BBC £3.99
CABALLE Beyond Music - A documentary featuring one of the finest Spanish voices of recent times. The film accompanies Montserrat Caballe on a trip through the most significant cities, historical performances and audio recordings of her life. We witness her in conversation, in numerous historic performances and, through the testimonies of friends and fellow musicians, gain a deeper understanding of Montserrat the person and Caballe the artist. Caballe's Beyond Music includes an exclusive selection of legendary audiovisual. ALL REGIONS. BBC Music Magazine Recommended - April 2005 Featuring: Abbado, Carreras, Domingo, Fleming, Mehta, Freddie Mercury, Sutherland, Rostropovitch, Studer, Di Stefano DV-DOCMSC TDK £9.99
BEVERLY SILLS in DONIZETTI The Daughter of the Regiment. (Playable in all Regions) Sills, McDonald, Malas, Costa-Greenspon, Anderson, Stevenson, Freyman, Wylie, Wexler, Filene Center Orchestra, the Wolf Trap Co. Chorus - Wendelken-Wilson VAI4212 VAI £8.99
BERLIOZ: Les Troyens [2 DVD SET] ALL REGIONS Domingo, Norman, Troyanos, Monk, Cheek, Plishka, Ahlstedt, Catania, MET - Levine 073 4310 DG £14.99
RENATO BRUSON (Lugano Recital 1983) - DONIZETTI: Vien Leonora, A tanto amor (La Favorita). VERDI: Di Provenza il mare il suol (La Traviata). Credo in un Dio crudele (Otello). In braccio alle dovizie (I Vespri Siciliani). Per me giunto e il di supremo (Don Carlos). PUCCINI: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut. LEONCAVALLO: Intermezzo from I Pagliacci. ROSSINI: Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Overture (REGION CODE: 0) DELETION Bruson (baritone), Orchestra Della RTV Della Svizzera Italiana - Amaducci VLD 159 Videoland £7.99
SWING, SING & THINK - David Fray Records J.S. Bach (a film by Bruno Monsaingeon incl. performances, rehearsals & interviews/discussion)- BACH: Piano Concertos BWV 1052, 1055, 1056, 1058 [ALL REGIONS] Die Deutshe Kammerphilharmonia, Bremen - David Fray (piano/dir) 2 13064 9 Virgin £5.99
VOICES OF OUR TIME: GRACE BUMBRY (Recital 2002) - SCHUBERT: Liebesbotschaft, Aufenthalt, Rastlose Liebe, Die Taubenpost, Die Manner sind mechant BRAHMS: Liebestreu, Lerchengesang, Auf dem Kirchhofe, Therese. LISZT: Oh! quand je dors, Enfant si j'etais roi. BERLIOZ: "D'Amour l'ardente flamme" Marguerite's aria from La Damnation de Faust. SCHUMANN: Widmung, Der Nussbaum, Auftrage. R STRAUSS: Standchen, Sehnsucht, Cacilie, TRAD: You can tell the world. OBRADORS: Del cabello mas sutil, El Vito. BIZET: La Seguidilla from Carmen. With interviews. ALL REGIONS Bumbry (sop), Deutsch (piano) DV-VTGB-EUR TDK £7.99
HEROLD: La Fille Mal Gardee (ALL REGIONS) - The Australian Ballet; choreography by Frederick Ashton Fiona Tonkin, David McAllister, Ray Powell, Stephen Morgante, Roy Wilson, Mark Brinkley, Ricardo Ella, State Orchestra of Victoria - Noel Smith OA F4015 D Opus Arte £5.99
GUNDULA JANOWITZ IN CONCERT - 1970 live concert, featuring arias from Giulio Cesare, Don Giovanni, Der Freischtz, Attila, Tosca, and Tannhuser. The Grazer Philharmonic, under the direction of Berislav Klobucar, rounds out the program with the Overtures to Giulio Cesare, and I Vespri Siciliani. (All regions) Janowitz (sop), Graz Philharmonic Orchestra - Klobucar VAI4458 VAI £9.99
WAGNER: Gotterdammeung plus Bonus: Making of Gotterdammerung (BLU-RAY Disc not compatible with standard DVD players) Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, 2009 Ryan, Lukas, Kapellmann, Salminen, Wilson, Matos, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Mehta 701204 C Major £16.99
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (ALL REGIONS) Bruson, Devia, La Scola, Beri. Colombara, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro All Scala - Ranzani 93052 Brilliant £4.99
PLÁCIDO DOMINGO (Hommage À Sevilla) - MOZART: "Fin ch'han dal vino" (Don Giovanni). BIZET: Flower Song (Carmen). BEETHOVEN: "Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!...In des Lebens Fruhlingstagen" (Fidelio). ROSSINI: "All'idea di quel metallo" (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia). VERDI: "La vita e inferno all'infelice!...Oh tu che in seno agli angeli" (La Forza Del Destino). PENELLA: "Me llamabas, Rafaeliyo" (El Gato Montes). TORROBA: Sevilla es. Plus commentaries by Domingo [ALL REGIONS). Opera scenes directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Domingo (tenor), VPO - Levine 073 4289 DG £6.99
BEVERLY SILLS (MADE IN AMERICA) Singing Career of Beverly Sills traced througfh interview and talk show apperances incl. duets with Danny Kaye, Merv Griffin and Carol Burnett and performances from her signature roles in Mignon, Julius Caesar, Manon, Roberto Devereux, Giulio Casare, Rigoletto, Die Zauberflote, Ariadne auf Naxos, L'Assedio di Corinto, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Merry Widow plus historic 1955 highlights from La Traviata with Bastianini and Knowles & Sills singing "Caro nome" on Major Bowes Amateur Hour [ALL REGIONS] Sills, Orchestra, conductors 073 4299 DG £7.99
Das Rheingold [REGION CODE: 2 - 5] Bayreuth 1991 Tomlinson, Finnie, Clark, Von Kannen, Holle, Bayreuth Festival - Barenboim 2564 62318 2 Warner Classics £7.99
WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde [REGION CODE 2 & 5] Munich 1998 [2 DVD SET] Jon Fredric West, Waltraud Meier, Kurt Moll, Bernd Weikl, Marjana Lipovsek, Bavarian State Opera - Mehta ODVD11 Del Prado £8.99
TCHAIKOVSKY: The Sleeping Beauty (choreographed and staged by Rudolf Nureyev) with Aurelie Dupont as Princesse Aurore, Manuel Legris as Prince Desire [REGION CODE 2 - 6] Ballet et Orchestre De L'Opera De Paris - Coleman 8573 85802 2 Warner £5.99
VERA GALUPE BORSZKH - The Annual Farewell Recital - The brilliant Ira Siff assumes the identity of Mme. Galupe-Borszkh, prima donna of La Gran Scena Opera Company. The world's only "traumatic soprano", Madame has led the company in performances all over the world. Madame's blend of hilarious opera spoof, serious vocalism, and side-splitting monologues on life, art, and tenors has won her loyal following which includes some of opera's notables: Joan Sutherland, Leontyne Price, James Levine, Renata Scotto, Sherrill Milnes, Anna Moffo and many others. In this programme, Madame treats us to a cross section of her mature art, incl arias from La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein, Dido and Aeneas, La Gioconda, Mefistofele, Il Trovatore, as well as songs by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Poulence and traditional songs (ALL REGIONS] Galupe-Borszkh (sop), Zawa (piano) VAIA4250 VAI £7.99
TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake [ALL REGIONS] Nathalie Nordquist, Anders Nordstrom, Marketa Kaila, Christian Rambe, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra - Queval OA 0865 D Opus Arte £9.99
Barbara Hendricks Recital - MENDELSSOHN: Auf Flugeln des Gesanges, Fruhlingslied, Fruhlingslied (Lenau), Des Madchens Klage, And'res Maienlied "Hexenlied". WOLF: Verborgenheit, Das verlassene Magdlein, Der Gartner, Lebe wohl, Er ist's. MAHLER: Ich ging mit Lust, Ich atmet'eine Linden Duft, Rheinlegendchen, Ablosung im Sommer, Liebst du um Schonheit, Scheiden und Meiden. MOZART: An Chloe. SCHUBERT: Nacht und Traume {Region Code 2 - 5] Hendricks (sop), Schiff (piano) 51011 4856 2 Warner £5.99
BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis incl. Pope Benedict XVI's Speech about the Missa Solemnis, Beethoven & Faith) from The XX World Youth Day 2005 in Cologne [ALL REGIONS] Harasimowicz, Groop, Hadley, Selig, London Philharmonic Choir, RPO - Sir Gilbert Levine 102 061 Arthaus £6.99
ANDRE RIEU Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Wiener Blut, Fruhlingsstimmenwalzer, Ich Tanze Mit Dir In Den Himmel Hinein, Hava Nagila, Tea for Tea, Schlittschuhlaufer, Funiculi Funicula, Nonnenchor, Salome, An Der Schonen Baluen Donau, Radetzky March, Strauss & Co, The Second Waltz, Glenn Miller Melody, The Andre Sisters, Sirtaki, Stars and Stripes, Auld Lang Syne, Brasil Symphony [ALL REGIONS] Andre Rieu (violin) and his Orchestra 8829 Membran £3.99
PUCCINI: Il Trittico (Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica*, Gianni Schicchi**) [REGION CODE: 2 - 6] Cappuccilli, Martinucci, Sass, Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala Milan - Gavazzeni, *with Rosalind Plowright, **with Juan Pons 5050467-0932-2 Warner £7.99
TAN DUN: The First Emperor [ALL REGIONS] Domingo, Futral, DeYoung, Groves, Tian, Hsing-Kuo, MET - Tan Dun 2 15129 9 EMI £7.99
PIERRE BOULEZ (Live at the Louvre) STRAVINSKY: The Firebird (1910 score), Fireworks Op.4 (STILL SEALED) ALL REGIONS Orchestre de Paris - Boulez 3078628 EuroArts £7.99
BOITO: Mefistofele [ALL REGIONS] Furlanetto, Filianoti, Theodossiou, Zaramella, Orchestra, Chorus, Corps de Ballet and Children's Chorus of Teatro Massimo - Ranzani 33581 Hardy £10.99
WAGNER: Parsifal [2 DVD SET] ALL REGIONS Jerusalem, Randova, Weikl, Sotin, Roar, Salminen, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Stein 073 4328 DG £9.99
MOZART (A Naxos Musical Journey) - Piano Concertos Nos. 13 & 20 (ALL REGIONS) Jando (piano), Concentus Hungaricus - Ligeti DVD1 1009 Naxos £3.49
MAHLER: Symphony No.2 (Berlin 26/27.03.2005) ALL REGIONS Damrau (sop), Land (mezzo), Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin, Berlin Staatskapelle - Boulez 2054418 EuroArts £9.99
OPERA FANATIC (An Opera Road Movie With The World Highest Tenor Directed By Jan Schmidt-Garre) Opera Fanatic, the worlds first opera road movie, needs no Route 66, no Harley Davidson and no smell of gasoline and burning rubber. Things are altogether more stylish when ten divas and a tenor come together with their heady combination of droll humour and vanity. Their quest for the secret of the chest voice turns into a road movie that will appeal to more than just opera fans. Jan Schmidt-Garre lets the eccentric old ladies speak for themselves and in tenor Stefan Zucker confronts them with an expert whose originality lends the fi lm much of its charm. A journey to the heart of Italian opera in the 1950s NOMINATED FOR THE VIENNA TV AWARD. Prizes at the Munich International Documentary Festival and at Golden Prague (Czech Crystal) ALL REGIONS SEE ABOVE 101 813 Arthaus £6.99
BRITTEN: Peter Grimes [ALL REGIONS] Griffey, Racette, Michaels-Moore, Palmer, Peterson, MET - Runnicles 2 17414 9 EMI £7.99
WAGNER: Das Rheingold [Region Codes 1 - 6] Bayreuth 1976 (Only available 'new' as part of complete Ring) McIntyre, Zednik, Becht, Schwarz, Bayreuth Festival - Boulez 070 401-9 Philips £7.99
KENT NAGANO (Seeking New Shores - A Portrait by Oliver Becker) - In autumn 2006 Nagano took up two new posts: as chief conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and General Music Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper. The film shows Kent Nagano in rehearsal with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and follows him to California, Paris and Munich. Interviews with Placido Domingo, Gerard Mortier, Lang Lang, Achim Freyer and others provide a fascinating insight into this outstanding conductors personality and the various stages in his career. Special Feature: The making of Kent Nagano conducts Classical Masterpieces - A film by Martin Roddewig [ALL REGIONS] SEE ABOVE 101 809 Arthaus £7.99
BIRTHDAY CONCERT FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI Live from the Vatican 16th April 2007 - GIOVANNI GABRIELI (circa 1553 - circa 1612): Canzon noni toni a 12, C 183, Sonata XIII. MOZART: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216. DVORAK: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World". Words of thanks and blessing by Pope Benedict XVI [ALL REGIONS] Hilary Hahn (violin), Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR - Gustavo Dudamel 073 4357 DG £6.99
MOZART: Die Zauberflote [ALL REGIONS] Battle, Serra, Araiza, Hemm, Moll, Zednik, Schmidt, MET - Levine 073 070 9 DG £7.99
DONIZETTI: Maria Stuarda [Blu-Ray disc; Not compatible with DVD players] Gramophone Editors Choice - May 2011 Cedolins, Ganassi, Bros, Palazzi, Caria, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Carminati 704304 C Major £11.99
POULENC: Dialogues des Carmelites [Blu-Ray disc; Not compatible with DVD players] Voulgaridou, Harries, Schwanewilms, Schnaut, Buchner, Schukoff, Hamburg Opera Chorus, Hamburg Philharmonic - Young 101 494 Arthaus £10.99
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio [Blu-Ray; not compatible with standard DVD players] Diener, Sacca, Trattnigg, Muff, Gallo, Zurich Opera Orchestra, Zurich Opera Chorus - Bernard Haitink OA BD7040 D Opus Arte £12.99
BIRTWISTLE: The Minotaur [Blu-Ray; not compatible with standard DVD players] Tomlinson, Reuter, Rice, Watts, Langridge, The Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Antonio Pappano OA BD7052 D Opus Arte £12.99
THE BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE Opera & Ballet Highlights - VERDI: Il trovatore - Gypsy chorus (Royal Opera House) TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake - Entrance of Swans (Act 2) (Paris Opera Ballet). MOZART: The Magic Flute - Aria: Queen of the Night (Act 2) (Royal Opera House). PUCCINI: La Bohme - Che gelida manina! (Teatro Real). BIZET: Carmen - Habanera (Glyndebourne). PUCCINI: Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro (Glyndebourne). MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Divertissement (Act 2) (Pacific Northwest Ballet). STRAUSS: Die Fledermaus - Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka (Glyndebourne). RAMEAU: Zoroastre - Entr acte: Ouverture / A mes (Drottningholm Theatre) tristes regards (Act 2 / Scene I). ROSSINI: La Cenerentola - Signora Altezza (Act 1) (Glyndebourne).BELLINI: Norma - Casta Diva (De Nederlandse Opera). BALACHINE: Jewels - Emeralds: Final (Paris Opera Ballet). Cecilia & Bryn at Glyndebourne: Pa-pa-pa-pa (duet) from Mozart's Magic Flute (Glyndebourne) (This Blu-ray Disc is not compatible with standard DVD players) Including artists such as Bryn Terfel, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne Sofie von Otter, Jose Cura, Simon Keenlyside, Dimitri Hvorostovsky,Thomas Allen, Felicity Palmer, and Agnes Letestu OA BD7000 D Opus Arte £3.75
BALLET COLLECTION - TCHAIKOVSKY: Valse, Act 1 Finale (The Sleeping Beauty). Entrance of the Swans, Cygnets Dance, Pas de trois (Swan Lake). Battle of the Toys and Mice, Madame du Cirque and the Dancing Bear, Chinese Dance, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Russian Dance, Dance of the Mirlitons, Waltz of the Snowflakes, Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker). HEROLD: The Fanny Elssler pas de deux, Picnic, Dance of the cock and hens, Clog Dance(La Fille mal garde). MENDELSSOHN: Oberon's Kingdom, Epilogue (A Midsummer Nights Dream). ADAM: Retour des vendangeurs et valse (Giselle). DELIBES: Pas des esclaves, Pizzicati, Les Chasseresses (Sylvia). Bringing Coppelia to life (Coppelia). PROKOFIEV: Cinderella, Duet of the Prince and Cinderella (Cinderella) ALL REGIONS. Featuring some of the worlds most exciting and talented dancers, this collection brings together some of the best scenes from favourite ballets. SEE ABOVE OA 1019 D Opus Arte £6.99
MOZART: Die Zauberflote [Blu-Ray disc; not playable on conventional DVD machines] ALL REGIONS La Teatro alla Scala, Milan 20 March, 2011 Gunther Groissbock, Saimir Pirgu, Albina Shagimuratova, Genia Kuhmeier, Ailish Tynan, Alex Esposito, Peter Bronder, Orchestra & Choir of Teatro alla Scala, Milan - Boer (Kentridge director) OA BD7099 D Opus Arte £14.99
MOZART: Cosi Fan Tutte [BLU-RAY DISC not playable on conventional DVD machines] Salzburg 2009 ALL REGIONS Persson, Leonard, Lethipuu, Boesch, Skovhus, Petibon, Vienna State Opera Chorus, VPO - Adam Fischer 2072534 EuroArts £12.99
DONIZETTI: L'Elisir D'Amore [BLU-RAY DISC not playable on conventional DVD machines] ALL REGIONS. Glyndebourne 2009 Siurina, Auty, Daza, Di Pasquale, Pretorian, Glyndeburne Chorus, LPO - Benini OA BD7057 D Opus Arte £14.99
ROSSINI: La Cenerentola [ALL REGIONS] Salzburg 1982 Ann Murray, Francisco Araiza, Gino Quilico, Walter Berry, Vienna State Chorus, VPO - Chailly 100 215 Arthaus £10.99
BRYN TERFEL (Songs & Arias) - BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture. WAGNER: "Wie Todesahnung Dammrung deckt die Lande - O du mein holder Abendstern" (Tannhauser). "Leb wohl, du kuhnes, herrliches Kind!", Ride of the Valkyries. (Die Walkure). MOZART: "Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso" & Overture (Marriage of Figaro). "Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja" (Die Zauberflote). VERDI: "Ehi! Paggio!....L'onore! Ladri!" (Falstaff). LOEWE: How to Handle a Woman "You swore that you had taught me" (Camelot). RODGERS/HAMMERSTEIN: It Might As Well Be Spring "The things I used to like" C M SCHONBERG: Ls Miserables "There out in the darkness". MITCH LEIGH: To Dream the Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha). WILLIAMS (1896-1978): My Little Welsh Home "I am dreaming of the mountains". TRAD: Suo-Gan "Huna, blentyn, as fy mynwes" (LIVE FROM Amsterdam 01.06.2002) plus GERSHWIN: "Bess you is my woman now"*. TRAD: Shenandoah**. BIZET: The Pearl Fisher's Duet*** plus The making of "Bryn Terfel - Live in Concert" and video clips (ALL REGIONS) DELTION Terfel, Radio Filarmonisch Orkest Holland - de Waart, *Fleming & Terfel, WNO - Gemignani, **Terfel, Martin (pipes), LSO - Wordsworth, ***Terfel & Bocelli, LSO - Wordsworth 073 4006 DG £6.99
WAGNER: Das Rheingold [ALL REGIONS] James Morris, Christa Ludwig, Siegfried Jerusalem, Ekkehard Wlaschina, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, MET - Levine 073 082-9 DG £7.99
THE BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE II Opera Ballet & Theatre. HANDEL: 'Viva, via il nostro Alcide! Aria Presti omai lEgizia terra' (Giulio Cesare). DELIBES: Pizzicati from Sylvia. MOZART: 'Di Scrivermi' (Cosi fan tutte), 'Signore! Cos e quel stupore?' (Le nozze di Figaro), 'Meta di voi qua vadano' (Don Giovanni). PURCELL: 'To the hills and the vales', The Triumphing Dance (Dido & Aeneas). 'See even Night herself is here' (The Fairy Queen). HEROLD: Fanny Elssler pas de deux (La fille mal gardee). PUCCINI: 'Questa Mimi Ch'io beva del tossico!' (La Boheme). CAVALLI: Fifth entrance - Concert of Guitars (Ercole amante). HENZE: Rocking Dance from Undine. HUMPERDINCK: Pantomime from Hansel und Gretel. TCHAIKOVSKY: Pas de trois from Act IV of Swan Lake. SHAKESPEARE: 'If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine (Romeo & Juliet) (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) Artists include Darcey Bussell, Sarah Connolly, Joyce DiDonato, Gerald Finley, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dorothea Roschmann, Christopher Saunders, Edward Watson, Miyako Yoshida OA BD7077 D Opus Arte £3.99
WAGNER: Lohengrin (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) STILL SEALED Zeppenfeld, Vogt, Dasch, Rasilainen, Lang, Youn, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus - Andris Nelsons OA BD7103 D Opus Arte £16.99
CAVALLI: Ercole Amante (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) 2 DISC SET [All Regions] Pisaroni, Cangemi, Ovenden, Panzarella, Chorus of Netherlands Opera, Concerto Koln - Ivor Bolton OA BD7050 D Opus Arte £16.99
MOZART: Don Giovanni (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) All Regions Carlos Alvarez, Maria Bayo, Jose Bros, Sonia Ganassi, Lorenzo Regazzo, Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Madrid - Perez OA BD7051 D Opus Arte £15.99
PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas [DVD] Fiona Shaw, Malena Ernman, Christopher Maltman, Judith van Wanroji, Hilary Summers, Lina Markeby, Les Arts Florissants - Christie FRA001 FRA £13.99
Marek Janowski - Conductor and Teacher A Film by Michel Follin. One of a series of 12 influential French programmes made between 1987 and 1991 to capture the art of the leading performers of the time, live in concert but also and above in a teaching environment. This film takes us inside the process between maestro Janowski and budding youung interpreter, Olivier Dejours. Centred around performances of Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Mozart's Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’ and Berlioz's Requiem [STILL SEALED] All Regions Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gurzenich Orchester Koln, Choeurs de Dusseldorf et de Radio France - Janowski with Dejours HMD 9909037 Harmonia Mundi £7.99
TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake Agnes Letestu and Jose Martinez take the central roles of Odette and Siegried in Rudolf Nureyev's passionate dreamlike interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet and accompanied by the Paris Opera Orchestra directed by Vello Pähn. This is the first complete recording of this version of the ballet which was recorded live at the Palais Garnier, Paris in December 2005 [ALL REGIONS] Letestu, Martinez, Paris Opera Ballet & Orchestra - Pahn OA 0966 D Opus Arte £11.99
VERDI: La Traviata [ALL REGIONS] BONUS: “La Traviata” in Graz – An introduction by Ioan Holender. Including interviews with Peter Konwitschny and Marlis Petersen as well as backstage and rehearsal footage. “Marlis Petersen gives a mesmerising performance as Violetta, her singing perfect, her acting outstanding.” Kurier Marlis Petersen, Giuseppe Varano, James Rutherford, Kristina Antonie Fehrs, Fran Lubahn, Grazer PO, Chorus of the Opera Graz - Evans 101 587 Arthaus £10.99
WAGNER: Tannhauser [2 DVD SET] (ALL REGIONS) Gramophone DVD of the Month Stig Andersen, Tina Keberg, Susanne Resmark, Tommi Hakala, Stephen Milling, Royal Danish Opera - Layer 074 3390 Decca £10.99
MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godunov (ALL REGIONS) Anastassov, Storey, Vaneev, Bronder, Children's Choir of Teatro Regio and the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire, Turin and Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio - Noseda OA 1053 D Opus Arte £13.99
WAGNER: Die Walkure (BLU-RAY disc - not compatible with DVD players) ALL REGIONS (STILL SEALED) Botha, Youn, Dohmen, Haller, Watson, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Thielemann OA BD7081 D Opus Arte £15.99
PEER GYNT - A ballet by HENIZ SPOERLI with music by EDVARD GRIEG (& M A TURNAGE & B DEAN) ALL REGIONS Rademaker /Schepmann (Peer Gynt), Han (Solveig), Quaresma (Ase), Brunner (Ingrid), Gardette (Anitra), Zurich Ballet, Kohl (Solveig - Soprano), Bidzinski (Peer Gynt - Tenor), Adamczak (Soprano), Zhu (Soprano), Zurich Opera Orchestra & Choir - Jensen BAC050 Belair Classics £12.99
SERGIU CELIBIDACHE - In Rehearsal and Performance (January 1965 & November 1982) R STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel. RIMSKY KORSAKOV: Scheherazade ALL REGIONS Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart - Sergiu Celibidache 2060368 EuroArts £10.99
SERGIU CELIBIDACHE - In Rehearsal and Performance . DVORAK: Symphony No.9. PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.1 [Recorded in 1991 (Dvorak) and 1988 (Prokofiev)] ALL REGIONS Munich PO - Sergiu Celibidache 2066558 EuroArts £10.99
CELIBIDACHE Conducts RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso, Rhapsodie espagnole, Bolero. DEBUSSY: Iberia, Prelude a l'Apres-midi d'un faune (Recorded Cologne 13/14.05.1994 at Cologne Music Triennale) ALL REGIONS Munich PO - Celibidache 3077968 EuroArts £9.99
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci. MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana* [ALL REGIONS] First international DVD release Raina Kabaivanska, Jon Vickers, Peter Glossop, Rolando Panerai, Sergio Lorenzo, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Herbert von Karajan, *with Fiorenza Cossotto, Gianfranco Cecchele, Adriana Martino, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Anna di Stasio 073 4389 DG £8.99
DANIEL BARENBOIM - THE JUBILEE CONCERT FROM BUENOS AIRES - Mozart: Piano Sonata in C Major K330. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in F minor 'Appassionata' Op.57. ALBENIZ: Iberia Boks I & II plus 13 encores by Chopin, Schumann, Villa-Lobos, Scarlatti, Ginastera et al. PLUS DVD OF "MULTIPLE IDENTITIES - ENCOUNTERS WITH DANIEL BARENBOIM" - A documentary film that tracks Barenboim from summer 1999 through Berlin, Chicago, Tel Aviv and Weimar up to his stage anniversary in Buenos Aires summer 2000 and ends up with his controversial performance of "Prelude and Liebestod" from Wagner's Tristan in Jerusalem summer 2001 [STILL SEALED] ALL REGIONS [2 DVD SET] BBC Music Magazine Recommended Daniel Barenboim, with Berlin Staatskapelle, Chicago SO, BPO, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Yo Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, Cecilia Bartoli, Waltraud Meier, Edward Said and many, many others 2050427 EuroArts £13.99
NICHOLAS MAW: Sophie’s Choice - An Opera, directed by Trevor Nunn [2 DVD SET] ALL REGIONS Dale Duesing, Gordon Gietz, Angelika Kirchschlager, Rod Gilfrey, Orchestra & Chorus of Royal Opera House- Rattle OA 1024 D Opus Arte £12.99
GAITE PARISIENNE A film by Victor Jessen (1954) B&W [ALL REGIONS] The legendary “in-house” filming of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, shot and edited by Victor Jessen, is now available on DVD, with fascinating bonus features. The ballet stars Alexandra Danilova, Frederic Franklin, and Leon Danielian. DVD extras include audio commentary by Franklin, optional explanatory subtitles which identify many of the dancers in the ensemble, an interview with Frederic Franklin, a documentary titled “The Saga of Victor Jessen,” and a complete list of the ballet productions filmed by Jessen. B&W (feature) / Color (bonus segments) Alexandra Danilova, Frederic Franklin, Leon Danielian and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo VAI4384 VAI £10.99
HEROLD (arr.Lanchbery): La Fille Mal Gardee. Choreography by Frederick Ashton (ALL REGIONS) ‘The Royal Ballet’s present revival makes much of its vigorous characters, its brilliantly virtuosic solos and duets…[Marianella Nunez] gives the swift, intricate footwork as gorgeously as I have ever seen it. …Nunez is an excellent match for Carlos Acosta’s whizzing solos and his cheerful eagerness as her admirer Colas. …Altogether, a terrific show.’ The Stage. Carlos Acosta, Marianela Nunez, William Tuckett, Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Twiner OA 0992 D Opus Arte £12.99

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