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Image Traviata, La
"This is the story of a dying woman. It is written as such. This is what it tells. During the performance, this woman dies before our eyes, in what is practically a live event. There is no way to conjure the fact away. The main subject of this opera is death and there is no way to avoid that. Death with love. Love with death. One and the other, one in the other."
(Peter Mussbach)

Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata


Opera in three acts





After the play


La Dame aux Camélias


by Alexandre Dumas



Conducted by Yutaka Sado

Staged by Peter Mussbach



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Bolt
Composed in 1931 by Dmitri Shostakovich, The Bolt-to a book by Viktor Smirnov, is being revived for the first time in more than 70 years.
Shostakovich composed a caustically humourous ballet, blending popular tunes, serious music, circus music, waltzes, marches, tangos.
He Had imagined his ballet as a joyful lampoon of proletarian drama.
His intention was to highlight the eventful and ambiguous relationship existing between proletarian experience and the representation given of it by the Soviet vanguard.
Alexei Ratmansky’s choreography develops into a true marvel, opening with a ballet of giant robots and ending in a blood red delirious grand parade.

The Bolshoi Ballet; Orchestra of the State Theatre Bolshoi, Moscow/Pavel Sorokin


Choreography Alexei Ratmansky


20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Figaros bröllop
248:- (ord 398:-)

Pietro Spagnoli, Anette Dasch, Rosemary Joshua,
Luca Piasroni, Angelika Kirschlager

Concerto Köln /René Jacobs

Inspelning från Theatre des Champs-Elysées.
SCENOGRAFI: Jean-Louis Martinoty




20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Love for Three Oranges, The
As the prologue begins a near riotous dispute divides the clans of “Tragic”, “comic”, “Lyric” and “Brainless”. The former only like tears, the latter swear only by Laughter... and we shall hear their angry banter throughout the opera. Despite this charivari, a work must be chosen itself... And its theme? A king despair to see his princely heir stagnate in seemingly incurable melancholy.

Format: 16/9
Sound: PCM stereo, Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Alexey Tanovitsky, Andrey Ilyushnikov, Nadezha Serdjuk
Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Tugan Sokhiev



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Symphonie fantastique
The Symphonie fantastique and Harold in Italy are the major works in the history of program music. Everything is dramatic with Berlioz: the themes are characters, the orchestra is a scenic space, the musicians become actors.

A traditional filming reproduces the perspective of an audience in its seat armed with opera glasses. This film shows just the opposite: the spectator is placed in the orchestra among the musicians and in front of the conductor. We thus have the perspective of the musicians and the emotions they live with Christoph Eschenbach. The film is a recording of an exceptional concert and the audiovisual extension of this event. The image of the film director Andy Sommer thus gives the TV viewer a vision, a "reverse shot" which a conventional audience cannot enjoy. He will have the spectacular impression of being in the very midst of this always surprising score.

Produced by François Duplat
Editing by Toby Trotter
Directed for video by Andy Sommer


Tabea Zimmermann, alto solo

Orchestre de Paris/Christoph Eschenbach

Hector Berlioz

Symphonie fantastique

Harold en Italie


14,97 € (24,95 €)
Image In den Winden im Nichts
IN DEN WINDEN IM NICHTS

Musik: Cellosvit nr 2, 3 & 6 (J S Bach)



KOREOGRAF: Heinz Spoerli



Zürichbaletten.

Claudius Herrmann, cello



BONUSMATERIAL: Intervju med Heinz Spoerli




19,17 € (31,95 €)
Image Dame de Pique, La
Denna DVD-video innehåller två intressanta baletter med Bolshoi Ballet.



PIQUE DAME

Musik: Symfoni nr 6 "Pathétique" (Tjajkovskij)

OBS! DENNA BALETT INNEHÅLLER EJ MUSIK UR TJAJKOVSKIJS OPERA "PIQUE DAME"!

Dansare: Nikolay Tsiskaridze, Ilze Liepa,

Svetlana Lunkina, Georgiy Geraskin



PASSACAGLIA

Musik: Anton Weber



KOREOGRAF: Roland Petit



19,17 € (31,95 €)
Image Children of the Beijing Opera, The
The children of the Beijing Opera
One minute on stage, ten years of training

A film by Don Kent & Christian Dumais-Lvowski


In granting us the rare privilege of entry, the Beijing Opera School offers access to the age-old art form of traditional Chinese opera.
Based on a typical day for student and their teachers, the film lets us follow them through dawn to dusk activities that include acrobatics, classes in singing, music and dance, makeup sessions, schoolwork, rehearsals and performances. This is a total immersion in an establishment where discipline is, in many respects, that of military academy.

Picture Format: 4.3
Sound: PCM stereo




14,97 € (24,95 €)
Image Don Quixote
DON QUIXOTE
From the original version by Marius Petipa & Alexandre Gorsky

Viengsay Valdès, Kitri
Romel Frometa, Basilio
Dayron Vera, Don Quixote
Javier Sanchez, Sancho Panza

Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Symphonic Orchestra of the Great Theatre of Havana
Cond. Giovanni Duarte

If there is one country in the world where classical ballet is still an art form for the people and by the people, it is Cuba.
A veritable artistic miracle, the Cuban National Ballet was born of the unshakeable will of a heroic woman: Alicia Alonso.
"Madame" Alicia created this improbable ballet company in 1948, and sixty years later, the octogenarian prima ballerina who's sight started to fail at 20 years old but who continued to dance, is still the director. It took courage and a crazy vision to impose in the Caribbean, and in this country of salsa and Latin rhythms, such a very European choreographic tradition founded on a structure and a musical repertoire completely opposed to those of Cuba.
But Alicia Alonso is a tenacious warrior who quickly shared her passion with all the Cuban people.




20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Solos
A major figure on the contemporary choreography scene, Billy T.jones is also a remarkable dancer and a performer with an electrifying stage presence. Here, alone in a studio and filmed from a totally cinematic point of view, he speaks to us of violence, gentleness and emotion in three short pieces: Ionization to music by Edgar Varèse; Chaconne, from Bach's partita for solo Violin in D minor; and tea for two, the famous classic song. Bonuses on the The dancing man include interviews with the choreographer, master classes and dance excerpts.


14,10 € (23,50 €)
Image L'Elisir d'amore
L'elisir d'amore is a melodrama giocoso in two acts by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto after Eugène Scribe's libretto for Daniel-François-Esprit Auber's Le philtre (1831). The premiere was at the Teatro della Canobbiana, Milan on May 12, 1832. L'elisir d'amore is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas. It appears as number twenty on Opera America's list of the 20 most-performed operas in North America. It contains the popular aria "Una furtiva lagrima," one of the most famous and often-recited arias in all of opera.


20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Ballets Trockadero, Vol. II (Les)
Includes music from Swan Lake-act II, The Dying Swan, Le Corsaire, Go for Barocco and Raymonda

Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. The TROCKS, as they are affectionately known, quickly garnered a major critical essay by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker, and combined with reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice, established the Company as an artistic and popular success. By mid 1975, the TROCKS' inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces, was being noted beyond New York. Articles and notices in publications such as Variety, Oui, The London Daily Telegraph, as well as a Richard Avedon photo essay in Vogue, made the Company nationally and internationally known. The original concept of LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO has not changed. It is a Company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works in faithful renditions of the manners and conceits of those dance styles. The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all the parts--heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses, angst-ridden Victorian ladies--enhances rather than mocks the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting and amusing the most knowledgeable, as well as novices, in the audiences. For the future, there are plans for new works in the repertoire: new cities, states and countries to perform in; and for the continuation of the TROCKS' original purpose: to bring the pleasure of dance to the widest possible audience. They will, as they have done for thirty four years, "Keep on Trockin'."

Format: 16/9
Sound: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0



17,37 € (28,95 €)
Image Ballets Trockadero, Vol. 1 (Les)
Music from Les Sylphides, Le Grand Pas de Quatre, Paquita,
the dying Swan and more.

Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. The TROCKS, as they are affectionately known, quickly garnered a major critical essay by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker, and combined with reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice, established the Company as an artistic and popular success. By mid 1975, the TROCKS' inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces, was being noted beyond New York. Articles and notices in publications such as Variety, Oui, The London Daily Telegraph, as well as a Richard Avedon photo essay in Vogue, made the Company nationally and internationally known. The original concept of LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO has not changed. It is a Company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works in faithful renditions of the manners and conceits of those dance styles. The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all the parts--heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses, angst-ridden Victorian ladies--enhances rather than mocks the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting and amusing the most knowledgeable, as well as novices, in the audiences. For the future, there are plans for new works in the repertoire: new cities, states and countries to perform in; and for the continuation of the TROCKS' original purpose: to bring the pleasure of dance to the widest possible audience. They will, as they have done for thirty four years, "Keep on Trockin'."

Format: 16/9
Sound: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0



17,37 € (28,95 €)
Image Firebird, The / Rite of Spring, The
Today it is difficult to imagine the impact on audiences at the beginning of the 20th century of Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) and his Ballets Russes. Diaghilev, a genius impresario surrounded himself with the greatest avant-garde talents of his time. Wonderstruck, sometimes shocked, audiences discovered performances that brought together the best choreographers, dancers, composers, painters and decorators. Truly authors of an aesthetic revolution, the Ballets Russes had an enduring impact on theatre arts and dance. The two works presented here are performed by the lead dancers and Ballet Company of the Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre which in the 19th century was the temple of classical dance. It was also in Saint Petersburg that Serge Diaghilev created Ballets Russes that he brought to international renown. The Mariinsky Orchestra is conducted by Valery Geriev, known the world over for his interpretation of Stravinsky'work.


28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Tales of Hoffmann, The
Marc Laho, Hoffmann
Stella Doufexis, La muse/Nicklausse
Nicolas Cavalier, Lindorf/Coppélius/Miracle/Daperlutto
Featuring Patricia Petibon, Olympia

Chœur du Grand Théâtre de Genève
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Staged by Olivier Py
Cond. Patrick Davin

Art, sex and death - the obligatory destinations of every great work, this banal trilogy is nevertheless painted with a unique palette in the Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach.
Great thoughts are often quite close to the trite, a hair's breadth away from common ground.

Sound: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital DTS 5.1
Format: 16/9



29,37 € (48,95 €)
Image Tchaikovsky Gala
Tchaikovsky Gala featuring Roberto Bolle

Extract from
Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker

Corpo di Ballo ed Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
David Coleman, conductor


This Tchaikovsky Gala is a showcase of virtuosity which is not to be missed, presented by Roberto Bolle resident star of La Scala and a handful of international guest artists: Polina Semionova, Nadja Saidakova and Ronald Savkovic. Some of the most exacting and demanding moments from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker are presented, showing to great effect the prowess of the corps de ballet and stars alike: Roberto Bolle and Polina Semionova, principal of the Berlin Staatsballett. And also from Berlin the principal couple Nadja Saidakova and Ronald Savkovic, in this their very first appearance on the Scala stage. David Coleman conducts some of the musical highlights from the three Tchaikovsky's ballets, all of which are held in high esteem in the hearts and minds of ballet fans: Swan Lake, in Vladimir Bourmeister's version ; Sleeping Beauty, with choreographied by Marius Petipa and The Nutcracker, another familiar title for La Scala, this time in Patrice Bart's version Jewels of music and dance all set in the Act III décor of Swan Lake: Prince Siegfried's birthday festivities are being held in the castle hall, a veritable tourbillon of dances, from Czardas to Spanish, Neapolitan to Mazurka all of which leads into the celebrated "Black Swan" pas de deux, starring Roberto Bolle and Polina Semionova. As if by magic, another homage to Tchaikovsky appears: Aurora and her four princes in the immortal "Rose Adagio", encompassing both dreamy sweetness and technical strength, being one of the most difficult choreographic passages of Sleeping Beauty alongside the "Blue Bird" pas de deux and the Act II pas de deux from The Nutcracker performed here by Nadja Saidakova and Ronald Savkovic.



28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Tchaikovksy Gala
Tchaikovksy Gala featuring Roberto Bolle
Extract from Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker

Corpo di Ballo ed Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Conducted by David Coleman


This Tchaikovsky Gala is a showcase of virtuosity which is not to be missed, presented by Roberto Bolle resident star of La Scala and a handful of international guest artists: Polina Semionova, Nadja Saidakova and Ronald Savkovic. Some of the most exacting and demanding moments from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker are presented, showing to great effect the prowess of the corps de ballet and stars alike: Roberto Bolle and Polina Semionova, principal of the Berlin Staatsballett. And also from Berlin the principal couple Nadja Saidakova and Ronald Savkovic, in this their very first appearance on the Scala stage. David Coleman conducts some of the musical highlights from the three Tchaikovsky's ballets, all of which are held in high esteem in the hearts and minds of ballet fans: Swan Lake, in Vladimir Bourmeister's version ; Sleeping Beauty, with choreographied by Marius Petipa and The Nutcracker, another familiar title for La Scala, this time in Patrice Bart's version Jewels of music and dance all set in the Act III décor of Swan Lake: Prince Siegfried's birthday festivities are being held in the castle hall, a veritable tourbillon of dances, from Czardas to Spanish, Neapolitan to Mazurka all of which leads into the celebrated "Black Swan" pas de deux, starring Roberto Bolle and Polina Semionova. As if by magic, another homage to Tchaikovsky appears: Aurora and her four princes in the immortal "Rose Adagio", encompassing both dreamy sweetness and technical strength, being one of the most difficult choreographic passages of Sleeping Beauty alongside the "Blue Bird" pas de deux and the Act II pas de deux from The Nutcracker performed here by Nadja Saidakova and Ronald Savkovic.

Picture Format:16/9
Sound: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Walküre, Die
Robert Gambill (Siegmund)
Mikhail Petrenko (Hunding)
Willard White (Wotan)
Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde)
Eva Johansson (Brünnhilde)
Lilli Paasikivi (Fricka)
Joanna Porackova (Gerhilde)
Elaine McKrill (Ortlinde)
Julianne Young (Waltraute)
Andrea Baker (Schwertleite)
Erika Sunnegårdh (Helmwige)
Heike Grötzinger (Siegrune)
Eva Vogel (Grimgerde)
Anette Bod (Rossweisse)

After the success of « Das Rheingold », Stéphane Braunschweig's staging of the second part of the tetralogy « Die Walküre » was a triumph in Aix's brand new Grand Théâtre de Provence. With a remarkable international cast - Sir Willard White, Robert Gambill, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Eva Johansson and Mikhail Petrenko - accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle brought almost unparalleled breadth to the work. In opting for a movingly human approach to the drama unfolding on stage, director Stéphane Braunschweig obtained superb performances from an extraordinary group of singers.

Picture Format: 16/9
Sound Format: PCM stereo, Dolby-Digital 5.1

Also available on BLU-RAY: BAC 434


29,37 € (48,95 €)
Image Cinderella
Cinderella: Karine Seneca
Frederic: Stanislav Jermakov
The Godmother: Marine Castel
The Stepmother: Jozef Varga
The Stepsisters: Nicolas Blanc & François Petit

Chorégraphy by Heinz Spoerli
Zurich Opera House Orchestra
Cond.Vladimir Fedoseyev

Picture Format: 16/9
Sound: Dolby digital 5.1/DTS 5.1/PCM stereo

Once upon a time a former prima ballerina called Cinderella. After her mother's death she became a servant in the dance company directed by her stepmother and her two stepsisters. The invitation to a charity gala performance, which the famous solo dancer Frederic, will attend, is going to change her life.


20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Orpheus & Eurydike
Orpheus - Yann Bridard (ballet), Maria Riccarda Wesseling (opera), Eurydice - Marie-Agnès Gillot (ballet), Julia Kleiter (opera), Amor - Miteki Kudo (ballet ) & Sunhae Im (opera)

Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris & Balthasar-Neumann Chor & Ensemble, Thomas Hengelbrock

Choreography and Stage Direction: Pina Bausch

Set, costume and lighting designs: Rolf Borzik

Filmed in HD at the Palais Garnier February 2008 Orpheus and Eurydice is Pina Bausch's masterpiece and the ultimate symbol of the genius of this German choreographer, who died last June, five days after being diagnosed with cancer. Bausch was the artistic director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, which she founded in 1973. She had a formidable international reputation as one of modern dance's greatest innovators. Her dance-theatre works include the melancholic Café Müller (1978), in which dancers stumble around the stage crashing into tables and chairs, and a thrilling Rite of Spring (1975), which required the stage to be completely covered with soil. Excerpts from Bausch's Café Müller and another of her works, Masurca Fogo, reached a wider audience when they were featured in Pedro Almodóvar's film Talk to Her (2002). Bausch also appeared in Federico Fellini's 1983 film And the Ship Sails On. In recent months, she had been preparing a 3-D cinema project with Wim Wenders; shooting was slated to commence in September. Bausch continued to perform as a dancer throughout her 60s. Her company last visited the UK in 2008 for a sold-out series of performances, drawing long queues for returns at Sadler's Wells in London.

Guardian critic Judith Mackrell gave the show a five-star review, praising Bausch's ability to "combine movement of shocking visceral intensity with stage visions of often hallucinogenic strangeness".

"She was an artist of the kind that the world is only blessed with from time to time. Her repertoire of works has inspired generations of audiences and artists with an impact that is hard to overestimate." Alistair Spalding, artistic director, Sadler's Wells

Color, 16/9, NTSC - PCM STEREO, DOLBY
DIGITAL 5.1, DTS 5.1



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Orpheus & Eurydike
Orpheus - Yann Bridard (ballet), Maria Riccarda Wesseling (opera), Eurydice - Marie-Agnès Gillot (ballet), Julia Kleiter (opera), Amor - Miteki Kudo (ballet ) & Sunhae Im (opera)

Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris & Balthasar-Neumann Chor & Ensemble, Thomas Hengelbrock

Choreography and Stage Direction: Pina Bausch

Set, costume and lighting designs: Rolf Borzik

Filmed in HD at the Palais Garnier February 2008 Orpheus and Eurydice is Pina Bausch's masterpiece and the ultimate symbol of the genius of this German choreographer, who died last June, five days after being diagnosed with cancer. Bausch was the artistic director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, which she founded in 1973. She had a formidable international reputation as one of modern dance's greatest innovators. Her dance-theatre works include the melancholic Café Müller (1978), in which dancers stumble around the stage crashing into tables and chairs, and a thrilling Rite of Spring (1975), which required the stage to be completely covered with soil. Excerpts from Bausch's Café Müller and another of her works, Masurca Fogo, reached a wider audience when they were featured in Pedro Almodóvar's film Talk to Her (2002). Bausch also appeared in Federico Fellini's 1983 film And the Ship Sails On. In recent months, she had been preparing a 3-D cinema project with Wim Wenders; shooting was slated to commence in September. Bausch continued to perform as a dancer throughout her 60s. Her company last visited the UK in 2008 for a sold-out series of performances, drawing long queues for returns at Sadler's Wells in London.

Guardian critic Judith Mackrell gave the show a five-star review, praising Bausch's ability to "combine movement of shocking visceral intensity with stage visions of often hallucinogenic strangeness".

"She was an artist of the kind that the world is only blessed with from time to time. Her repertoire of works has inspired generations of audiences and artists with an impact that is hard to overestimate."
(Alistair Spalding, artistic director, Sadler's Wells)

RUNNING TIME: 104 minutes
SUBTITLES: FR, ENG, DE, SP, IT
PICTURE: Color, 16/9
SOUND: PCM STEREO, DTS HD, MASTER AUDIO 5.1



28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Orfeo & Eurydice
Orpheus: Roberto Alagna
Eurydice: Serena Gamberoni
The Guide: Marc Barrard
Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra and Choir
Conductor: Giampaolo Bisanti

Opting for the French-language version of Gluck's Orpheus, David Alagna was faced with the task of achieving an appropriately subtle adaptation. In a plot transposed to the present day, Eurydice dies in a car accident on the day of her wedding, and Orpheus's quest for his beloved is a dream beginning and ending at the cemetery. No happy ending in this interpretation, but a new approach to characterisation: Amore, sung by a baritone, becomes a funeral parlour employee and Orpheus's guide. And Orpheus, of course, loses his loved one forever by turning to look back. The enormously talented Roberto Alagna throws himself body and soul into this production. His incredible vitality and flawless timbre and diction make him a great Orpheus. His partner, young Italian soprano Serena Gamberoni, is simply stunning as Eurydice, while French baritone Marc Barrard is suitably terrifying as the guide to the Underworld. The orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna is conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, who masterfully brings out all Gluck's poetry, romantic melancholy and depth.

Format: 16:9
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Orfeo ed Euridice
Roberto Alagna (tenor), Serena Gamberoni (soprano) & Marc Barrard (baritone)

Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra, Giampaolo Bisanti

Libretto Pierre-Louis Moline

Theatrical and musical adaptation in one prologue and three acts by David Alagna

Filmed in High Definition at the Bologna Opera, January 2008

THE PERFORMANCE: Roberto Alagna as Orpheus in his brother David's new version of Gluck's masterpiece. A major event recorded in Bologna.

Opting for the French-language version of Orpheus, David Alagna was faced with the task of achieving an appropriately subtle adaptation. In a plot transposed to the present day, Eurydice dies in a car accident on the day of her wedding and Orpheus's quest for his beloved is a dream beginning and ending at the cemetery. No happy ending in this interpretation, but a new approach to characterisation:Amore, sung by a baritone, becomes a funeral parlour employee and Orpheus' guide. Orpheus, of course, loses his loved one forever by turning to look back. World famous tenor Roberto Alagna throws himself body and soul into this production. His incredible vitality, flawless timbre and diction make him a great Orpheus. His partner, young Italian soprano Serena Gamberoni, is simply stunning as Eurydice, while French baritone Marc Barrard is suitably terrifying as the guide to the Underworld. The orchestra is conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, who masterfully brings out all Gluck's poetry, romantic melancholy and depth.

A co-production with the Montpellier Opera.

Colour 16/9 - PCM STEREO, DTS HD MASTER

AUDIO 5.1



28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Baroque Academie
To reveal the talent of unknown young singers by sending them on a tour of the world's leading venues: this is the aim of "Le Jardin des Voix", the academy founded by William Christie.
We share moments of grace, uncertainty and disappointment as the film follows the jury through the auditioning process. Then, a year later, we find the ten winners at the Théâtre de Caen for three weeks of intensive rehearsal with some of the leading figures from today's Baroque music scene.


17,37 € (28,95 €)
Image Convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, Le (Viva la
Marco Guidarini, conductor
Alfonso Caiani, chorus master
Antonio Albanese, stage director

The "Scala Academy Project" has chosen an opera by Donizetti never before performed on the Scala stage. Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (Viva la mamma !) is a dramma giocoso which premiered in Naples in 1827. Italian actor, director and writer Antonio Albanese, a true master of wit and satire, made his debut as opera director. The Orchestra is conducted by Marco Guidarini. Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali was inspired by two comedies written by Antonio Simone Sografi between 1794 and 1816. It follows the theatrical tradition of Goldoni, Gozzi and Metastasio, and subjects the bad habits of the operatic world to biting and sardonic criticism. The opera pokes fun at the "rights, either real or presumed, that each opera artist assumes to possess and which leads them to not liking particular operas or dances, irritating the public, ruining impresarios and ridiculing virtuosos".


20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Swan Lake
Zürich Ballet
Zürich Opera Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

Choreography by Heintz Spoerli

Everyone knows Swan Lake. But circumstances in Zurich over the past thirty years have clearly not favoured this ballet. I don't think there were genuine reservations: the reasons were contingent, coincidental. My own history with Swan Lake has three act. An initial encounter with the material, in Basel in 1986, resulted in a fairly "traditional" production. The Düsseldorf version came at a time when Swan Lake was being staged everywhere, giving me the freedom to try something totally different. Today, I feel a need to go back to the roots to the work itself - which doesn't mean I wish to reconstruct some kind of "original".
(Heintz Spoerli)

Format: 16 :9
Sound: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1

Also available on Blu-ray: BAC 455


20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Ballet Live In Paris
Soloists, corps de ballet & orchestra of the Igor Moiseyev Ballet (State Academic Folk Dance Ensemble)

Choreography Igor Moiseyev

Conductor Anatoli Gus

Lighting design Jacques Rouveyrollis

The 70 dancers of the Igor Moiseyev Ballet take us on a journey around the world and through the regions of the former Soviet Union, revealing an incredible multitude of folklores, including Moldovan, Belarussian, Ukrainian, Nanai, Kalmyk, Tatar, Adjaran and Caucasian.

14 dazzling, surprising and joyful ballets, including the major works from the repertoire of Igor Moiseyev. A show acclaimed throughout the world. Igor Moiseyev staged the acrobatic parades on Red Square from the 1930s and established the Theatre of Folk Art. In 1936, Vyacheslav Molotov put him in charge of the new dance company, which has since become known as the Moiseyev Ballet. Among about 200 dances he created for his company, some humorously represented the game of football and guerrilla warfare. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Moiseyev's work has been especially admired

"for the balance that it maintained between authentic folk dance and theatrical effectiveness". In 1955 the company performed in Paris, the first Soviet ensemble to appear in the West after the war, and scored an enormous success. In 1957, they came to London, and in 1958, by then numbering 100 dancers, they made their New York début, at the Metropolitan Opera House - the first major Soviet ensemble to appear in the United States.

Moiseyev was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1953, Hero of Socialist Labor in 1976, received the Lenin Prize (1967, for the dance show A Road to the Dance), four Stalin/USSR State Prizes (1942, 1947, 1952, 1985), Russian Federation State Prize (1996), was awarded numerous orders and medals of the Soviet Union, Spain and many other countries. On the day of his centenary, Moiseyev became the first Russian to receive Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 1st class - the highest civilian decoration of the Russian Federation. In 2001, he was awarded the UNESCO Mozart Medal for outstanding contribution to world music culture. He died in Moscow in 2007. The Moiseyev Dance Company continues under the directorship of Yelena Shcherbakova.

PRESS REVIEW

"Breathtaking...Impressive...Exceptionally fine...Outstanding" New York Times

"Finesse, speed and virtuosity" Washington Post

DVD CONTENT
Duration: 107 min.
Booklet: FR / ENG
Image: Colour, 16/9, NTSC
Sound: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Filmed in High Definition: Palais des Congrès de Paris, 12/2011


17,37 € (28,95 €)
Image Roméo et Juliette
Lyric drama in five acts, libretto Jules Barbier & Michel Carré

Nino Machaidze [Juliette], Ketevan Kemoklidze [Stephano], Cristina Melis [Gertrude], Stefano Secco [Roméo], Jean-François Borras [Tybalt], Paolo Antognetti [Benvolio] Artur Rucinski [Mercutio], Nicolo Ceriani [Paris], Giampiero Ruggeri [Gregorio], Manrico Signorini [Capulet], Giorgio Giuseppini [Frère Laurent], Deyan Vatchkov [Le Duc de Vérone]

Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di Ballo della Fondazione Arena di Verona / Fabio Mastrangelo

Direction FRANCESCO MICHELI, Set design EDOARDO SANCHI, Costumes SILVIA AYMONINO, Choreography NIKOS LAGOUSAKOS, Lighting PAOLO MAZZON

Filmed in High Definition at the Verona Arena, 08/2011

Here from the iconic Verona arena is Charles Gounod's masterpiece Roméo & Juliette, performed there for the first time since 1977. This new production was entrusted to Italian director Francesco Micheli, making his arena debut, who opted for a personal, highly original version: "An arena within the Arena, like a blood-red Elizabethan theatre. A senescent world that will not let its own children live."

Juliette is sung by Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze, in a return to one of her early roles at the Salzburg Festival. Stefano Secco, often heard at the Opéra Bastille in Paris and other international venues, is Roméo. Artur Rucinski interprets Mercutio, Romeo's friend and the rival of Jean-François Borras's Tybalt. The page Stéphano is sung by soprano Ketevan Kemoklidze. The Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona are conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo.



27,30 € (45,50 €)
Image Roméo et Juliette
Lyric drama in five acts, libretto Jules Barbier & Michel Carré

Nino Machaidze [Juliette], Ketevan Kemoklidze [Stephano], Cristina Melis [Gertrude], Stefano Secco [Roméo], Jean-François Borras [Tybalt], Paolo Antognetti [Benvolio] Artur Rucinski [Mercutio], Nicolo Ceriani [Paris], Giampiero Ruggeri [Gregorio], Manrico Signorini [Capulet], Giorgio Giuseppini [Frère Laurent], Deyan Vatchkov [Le Duc de Vérone]

Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di Ballo della Fondazione Arena di Verona / Fabio Mastrangelo

Direction FRANCESCO MICHELI, Set design EDOARDO SANCHI, Costumes SILVIA AYMONINO, Choreography NIKOS LAGOUSAKOS, Lighting PAOLO MAZZON

Filmed in High Definition at the Verona Arena, 08/2011

Here from the iconic Verona arena is Charles Gounod's masterpiece Roméo & Juliette, performed there for the first time since 1977. This new production was entrusted to Italian director Francesco Micheli, making his arena debut, who opted for a personal, highly original version: "An arena within the Arena, like a blood-red Elizabethan theatre. A senescent world that will not let its own children live."

Juliette is sung by Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze, in a return to one of her early roles at the Salzburg Festival. Stefano Secco, often heard at the Opéra Bastille in Paris and other international venues, is Roméo. Artur Rucinski interprets Mercutio, Romeo's friend and the rival of Jean-François Borras's Tybalt. The page Stéphano is sung by soprano Ketevan Kemoklidze. The Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona are conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo.



28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Giselle
Giselle: Svetlana Lunkina
Count Albrecht: Dmitry Gudanov
Hans: Vitaly Biktimirov
Berthe: Elena Bukanova
Bathilde: Ekaterina Barykina
Duke: Alexey Loparevich
Wilfreed: Vladislav Lantratov
Giselle's friends: Yulia Grebenshchikova, Anna Okuneva, Anna Tikhomirova, Ana Turazashvili, Maria Vinogradova, Angelina Vlashinets
Myrtha, the Queen of Wilis: Maria Allash
Two Wilis: Olga Kishnyova, Victoria Osipova
Peasant Pas de Deux: Chinara Alizade, Andrey Bolotin
Bolshoi Ballet Company, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Musical direction: Pavel Klinichev
Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa
Choreographic version Yuri Grigorovich
Designer Simon Virsaladze

The Bolshoi Ballet troupe in Yuri Grigorovich's version of the romantic masterpiece 'Giselle', at last available in HD. First performed in 1841, 'Giselle' was an immediate hit. With music by Adolphe Adam and a libretto by Théophile Gautier and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, the ballet touches on the great romantic themes: local colour, a pastoral love affair doomed to end in tragedy, a plunge into fantasy and redemption through the power of love. Learning that Albrecht, her beloved, is in fact a nobleman engaged to be married to a princess, the naive peasant girl Giselle dies. The Queen of the Wilis - the spirits of deceased young virgins- decides that Albrecht should follow Giselle to the grave, and condemns him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. But Giselle's spirit dances with him and saves him. Composer Adolphe Adam owes his reputation to this archetypal, richly melodic Romantic ballet. As Giselle, Svetlana Lunkina is simply sensational. Her Albrecht is the iconically noble dancer Dmitri Gudanov. And the cast is perfectly rounded off by Maria Allash as the Queen of the Wilis. The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra is conducted by Pavel Klinichev.



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Giselle
Giselle: Svetlana Lunkina
Count Albrecht: Dmitry Gudanov
Hans: Vitaly Biktimirov
Berthe: Elena Bukanova
Bathilde: Ekaterina Barykina
Duke: Alexey Loparevich
Wilfreed: Vladislav Lantratov
Giselle's friends: Yulia Grebenshchikova, Anna Okuneva, Anna Tikhomirova, Ana Turazashvili, Maria Vinogradova, Angelina Vlashinets
Myrtha, the Queen of Wilis: Maria Allash
Two Wilis: Olga Kishnyova, Victoria Osipova
Peasant Pas de Deux: Chinara Alizade, Andrey Bolotin
Bolshoi Ballet Company, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Musical direction: Pavel Klinichev
Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa
Choreographic version Yuri Grigorovich
Designer Simon Virsaladze

The Bolshoi Ballet troupe in Yuri Grigorovich's version of the romantic masterpiece 'Giselle', at last available in HD. First performed in 1841, 'Giselle' was an immediate hit. With music by Adolphe Adam and a libretto by Théophile Gautier and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, the ballet touches on the great romantic themes: local colour, a pastoral love affair doomed to end in tragedy, a plunge into fantasy and redemption through the power of love. Learning that Albrecht, her beloved, is in fact a nobleman engaged to be married to a princess, the naive peasant girl Giselle dies. The Queen of the Wilis - the spirits of deceased young virgins- decides that Albrecht should follow Giselle to the grave, and condemns him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. But Giselle's spirit dances with him and saves him. Composer Adolphe Adam owes his reputation to this archetypal, richly melodic Romantic ballet. As Giselle, Svetlana Lunkina is simply sensational. Her Albrecht is the iconically noble dancer Dmitri Gudanov. And the cast is perfectly rounded off by Maria Allash as the Queen of the Wilis. The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra is conducted by Pavel Klinichev.



28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Turandot
Opera in three acts, libretto: Giuseppe Adami & Renato Simoni

La Principessa Turandot: Maria Guleghina
L' Imperatore Altoum: Carlo Bosi
Timur: Luiz-Octavio Faria
Calaf: Salvatore Licitra
Liù: Tamar Iveri
Ping: Leonardo Lopez Linarès
Pong: Gianluca Bocchino
Pang: Saverio Fiore
Mandarino: Giuliano Pelizon
Il Principe di Persia: Angel Harkatz Kaufman

Orchestra, Chorus & Corps de ballet of the Arena di Verona / Giuliano Carella (direction)

Turandot from the Verona Arena: Franco Zeffirelli's epic production of Puccini's masterpiece.

In its 88th year, the prestigious Verona Arena Festival honoured the legendary Italian stage director Franco Zeffirelli. Zeffirelli delivered an opulent staging af the fairy-tale story of the Chinese Princess Turandot, who will only marry a prince capable of solving her riddles.

The Russian soprano Maria Guleghina proved a brilliant Turandot, whilst tenor Salvatore Licitra's trump card is his imposingly radiant voice of which he remains in sovereign control even in the role's much feared tessitura. The soprano Tamar Iveri is a beautiful and sensitive Liù. The Orchestra and Chorus of the Verona Arena are conducted by Maestro Giuliano Carella.

"Gold and more gold. It is the precious metal to dominate in the Forbidden City created by Franco Zeffirelli for the new, lavish setting of Turandot, which opened June 18 the opera season at the Arena of Verona. An epic production, with huge processions, sumptuous costumes and technology... After the blue and gray moon of the first act, the court and the appearance of Turandot (played by Maria Guleghina international star), including pagodas, statues and gold banners, give a glance awesome ripping applause." Corriere della Serra

Technical data : ntsc 16:9,
Sound: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1,



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Music by Kurt Weill (1900-1950),
Libretto by Bertolt Brecht

Jane Henschel (Leocadia Begbick);
Donald Kaasch (Fatty the Bookkeeper);
Willard White (Trinity Moses);
Measha Brueggergosman (Jenny Smith);
Michael König (Jim Maclntyre);
John Easterlin (Jack O'Brien / Toby Higgins);
Otto Katzameier (Bank-Account Bill);
Steven Humes (Alaska-Wolf Joe);
Orquesta y Coro del Teatro Real,
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid,
Coro Intermezzo / Pablo Heras-Casado

Stage direction Alex Ollé, Carlus Padrissa - La Fura dels Baus,
Scenography Alfons Flores, Costumes Lluc Castells, Lighting Urs Schönebaum

High Definition recording : Teatro Real - Madrid: 09/2010

Bel Air present the hard-hitting new production of Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Catalan collective, La Fura dels Baus, from the Teatro Real de Madrid. Composed in the 1930s by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, this is a mordant satire on capitalism in a society in which the ultimate crime is not having money. In 20 scenes the authors tell the story of a city lost in the middle of a desert and run by three thugs; in Mahagonny food, sex, gambling and violence rule supreme.

The production, by Alex Ollé and Carlus Padrissa of La Fura dels Baus, combines enormous inventiveness, joy and energy with awe-inspiring ferocity.

Perfect casting brings together a group of singers - Measha Brueggergosman, Michael König, Jane Henschel and Willard White - who are also marvellous actors. The Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus are directed by young Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who received the "El Ojo Crítico" prize in 2010, awarded annually to Spain's most outstanding artists. La Fura was founded in 1979 as a Catalan street theatre group. Key features of the 'Furan' language were already apparent: interaction with the audience, the use of unusual spaces and the adaptation of the show to the characteristics of each space. Their work for the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Mediterráneo, mar olímpico brought La Fura dels Baus to an audience of billions throughout the world. Their first foray into opera was with La Atlántida, with frequent collaborator Jaume Plensa, and has developed as far as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Boris Godunov, a daring reflection on the problem of terrorism, its limits and the manipulation it generates. Stunning images and more information on www.lafura.com.

16/9, NTSC, PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Total timing : 138 minutes,
Subtitles : Fr, Eng, Ger, Spa



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Tribute to Jerome Robbins
RAVEL En Sol
Marie-Agnès Gillot, Florian Magnenet
Nico MUHLY Triade World Premiere, Choreography & costume design by Benjamin Millepied
Marie-Agnès Gillot, Laëtitia Pujol, Audric Bezard, Marc Moreau
CHOPIN In The Night
Clairemarie Osta, Benjamin Pech, Agnès Letestu, Stéphane Bullion, Delphine Moussin, Nicolas Le Riche
CHOPIN The Concert

Dorothée Gilbert, Stéphane Phavorin, Alessio Carbone, Emmanuel Thibault
Paris Opera Ballet
Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris / Koen Kessels

Ten years after his death, the Paris Opera Ballet paid homage to the American choreographer who considered the Paris Opera his second home after New York City Ballet, Jerome Robbins.

The three pieces performed here illustrate not only the diversity of the choreographer's repertoire and sources of inspiration, but also his love of music and his all-embracing attitude to the performing arts. Jerome Robbins brought new energy to classical dance, introducing 20th-century urban rhythms, confirming its status as a modern entertainment form and instilling it with the interrogations of contemporary theatre.

'En Sol', set to Maurice Ravel's 'Concerto en sol', follows no particular narrative line or dramatic effect. Echoing the music's jazzy invitations and light-heartedly copying Broadway style, this is a light and joyous piece for two soloists and an ensemble. It provided Jerome Robbins with an opportunity to reveal the relaxed, fluid feel so emblematic of his style. 'In the Night' and 'The Concert' are two tributes to Frederic Chopin. Robbins transforms 'The Nocturnes' into 'In the Night', a long and poetic pas de deux built, whereas 'The Concert' joins the ranks of the few comic ballets in the history of dance.

Lastly, Benjamin Millepied, who made his dance debut with Robbins in New York, dedicates his second creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, 'Triade', to the choreographer. "Dance is composed of human relations", Robbins used to say. A worthy heir to his master, Benjamin Millepied matches this credo through a fruitful dialogue with composer Nico Muhly.



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Tribute to Jerome Robbins
TRIBUTE TO JEROME ROBBINS

En Sol, Triade, In the night, The Concert

RAVEL En Sol
Marie-Agnès Gillot, Florian Magnenet
Nico MUHLY Triade World Premiere, Choreography & costume design by Benjamin Millepied
Marie-Agnès Gillot, Laëtitia Pujol, Audric Bezard, Marc Moreau

CHOPIN In The Night
Clairemarie Osta, Benjamin Pech, Agnès Letestu, Stéphane Bullion, Delphine Moussin, Nicolas Le Riche

CHOPIN The Concert
Dorothée Gilbert, Stéphane Phavorin, Alessio Carbone, Emmanuel Thibault

Paris Opera Ballet
Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris / Koen Kessels

Ten years after his death, the Paris Opera Ballet paid homage to the American choreographer who considered the Paris Opera his second home after New York City Ballet, Jerome Robbins.

The three pieces performed here illustrate not only the diversity of the choreographer's repertoire and sources of inspiration, but also his love of music and his all-embracing attitude to the performing arts. Jerome Robbins brought new energy to classical dance, introducing 20th-century urban rhythms, confirming its status as a modern entertainment form and instilling it with the interrogations of contemporary theatre.

'En Sol', set to Maurice Ravel's 'Concerto en sol', follows no particular narrative line or dramatic effect. Echoing the music's jazzy invitations and light-heartedly copying Broadway style, this is a light and joyous piece for two soloists and an ensemble. It provided Jerome Robbins with an opportunity to reveal the relaxed, fluid feel so emblematic of his style. 'In the Night' and 'The Concert' are two tributes to Frederic Chopin. Robbins transforms 'The Nocturnes' into 'In the Night', a long and poetic pas de deux built, whereas 'The Concert' joins the ranks of the few comic ballets in the history of dance.

Lastly, Benjamin Millepied, who made his dance debut with Robbins in New York, dedicates his second creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, 'Triade', to the choreographer. "Dance is composed of human relations", Robbins used to say. A worthy heir to his master, Benjamin Millepied matches this credo through a fruitful dialogue with composer Nico Muhly.



28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Wozzeck
Georg Nigl, Mardi Byers
Orchestra & Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre
Teodor Currentzis

Stage direction and set design: Dmitri Tcherniakov

In 2010, for the first time in its history, the Bolshoi Opera presented Alban Berg's masterpiece 'Wozzeck'. Dmitri Tcherniakov's truly historic production is now available in this HD DVD.

The Russian director's aim with this bold, sensitive transposition was "to highlight the hidden sorrows of a late 20th-century man dwelling in a megalopolis." The redoubtably complex title role was entrusted to Austrian baritone Georg Nigl. Nigl studied with Kammersängerin Hilde Zadek. Over the last few years he has worked with, among others, Thomas Hengelbrock and his Baltasar Neumann Ensemble, Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI Ensemble, and Giovanni Antonini and Luca Pianca and their Il Giardino Armonico.

American soprano Mardi Byers plays Marie. A native of Colorado, she made her international debut as 'Tosca' in Lübeck and Elisabetta in 'Don Carlos' in Wiesbaden and Basel. She has also sung Donna Anna and Suor Angelica at the New York City Opera, as well as Elisabeth in 'Tannhäuser' and Ariadne. The Proms audience saw her in Mahler 8 in 2010 with Jiri Belohlavek.

Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis directs the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and Chorus. Artistic director of the Perm Opera and founder and musical director of the Musica Aeterna ensemble, Currentzis is now to be seen in the world's leading venues: the Opéra de Paris, Opernhaus Zurich, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Teatro Real in Madrid.



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Nutcracker (The)
Marie: Nina Kaptsova
Prince: Artem Ovcharenko
Drosselmeyer: Denis Savin
Stahlbaum: Alexey Loparevich
Mrs. Stahlbaum: Olga Suvorova
Mouse King: Pavel Dmitrichenko
She-Devil: Victoria Litvinova
He-Devil: Morikhiro Ivata
The Bolshoi Ballet / Pavel Klinichev

Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, Set and costume designs Simon Virsaladze, Lighting design Mikhail Sokolov

A masterpiece of classical dance, and a Christmas favourite with audiences everywhere, this Nutcracker is a magical version of the score by Tchaikovsky filmed at the Bolshoi Theatre.

Since its première in Saint-Petersburg in 1892, The Nutcracker has been one of the most successful classical ballets and Tchaikovsky's score has become one of his most famous compositions. Yuri Grigorovich deals with Hoffmann's fantastic imagery and takes ideas from Marius Petipa's scenario: battle of the mice, snowflakes flurry, character dances executed by the dolls that came to life...

The most talented soloists of the Bolshoi Ballet appear in this production including Nina Kaptsova (Marie) and Artem Ovcharenko (the Nutcracker Prince) and Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer).



20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image A Renaissance
A Renaissance, DVD documentary

In this remarkable film, Denis Sneguirev invites us to witness the rescue and revival of Moscow's legendary Bolshoi Theatre. In a mix of 3D images, animation, documentary footage and interviews, he recounts the history of the Bolshoi from its origins to the present day.

Hitherto unknown archival material takes viewers back to a time when stars like Ulanova, Maximova, Plisetskaya, Vasiliev or Grigorovich graced the Bolshoi stage.

Here we watch the teams of architects, engineers and construction workers labouring day and night to rebuild the theatre in the course of a colossal venture which Russia's media dubbed the "construction project of the century".



14,97 € (24,95 €)
Image Le Nozze di Figaro
Ludovic Tezier, Barbara Frittoli, Ekaterina Siurina, Luca Pisaroni, Karine Deshayes, Ann Murray, Robert Lloyd, Robin Leggate

Paris Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Philippe Jordan

Stage direction and lighting design: Giorgio Strehler

The legendary production by Giorgio Strehler filmed at the Paris Opera with a cast that unites the finest Mozartians of our time.

A revival of Strehler's 'Marriage of Figaro' is always an event. In 2010, 37 years after its creation, it rose again in triumph at the Opera Bastille with a new generation of performers: Ludovic Tézier (Count Almaviva), Barbara Frittoli (Countess), Ekaterina Siurina (Susanna), Luca Pisaroni (Figaro) and Karine Deshayes (Cherubino).

Conductor, Philippe Jordan directs the Orchestra and Chorus of the Paris Opera.

Also in this bonus edition, there is an interview with Humbert Camerlo who has worked extensively with Giorgio Strehler and achieved this staging for the revival, which continues from September 15 to October 25, 2012 at the Opera Bastille for 14 special performances.



27,30 € (45,50 €)
Image Le Nozze di Figaro
Stage direction and lighting design: Giorgio Strehler

Ludovic Tézier [Il Conte di Almaviva]
Barbara Frittoli [La Contessa di Almaviva]
Ekaterina Siurina [Susanna]
Luca Pisaroni [Figaro]
Karine Deshayes [Cherubino]
Ann Murray [Marcellina]
Robert Lloyd [Bartolo]
Robin Leggate [Don Basilio]
Antoine Normand [Don Curzio]
Christian Tréguier [Antonio]
Maria Virginia Savastano [Barbarina]

Paris Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Philippe Jordan

The legendary production by Giorgio Strehler filmed at the Paris Opera with a cast that unites the finest Mozartians of our time.


28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Sleeping Beauty
Svetlana Zakharova, David Hallberg, Maria Allash, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Vassily Sinaisky

Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, Nov 2011 sets designed by Ezio Frigerio costumes designed by Franca Squarciapino

Classical ballet release event for this year!

Tchaikovsky's ballet in a new production for the reopening of the historic Bolshoi Ballet stage. It also celebrates superstar David Hallberg's Bolshoi debut, the first American principal soloist ever to be hired by the Bolshoi Ballet.

The choreographer, Yuri Grigorovich presents a new version of his most famous choreography for a breath taking experience in splendid sets designed by Ezio Frigerio and more than 400 new costumes designed by Franca Squarciapino.

The American superstar dancer David Hallberg is Prince Désiré. Hallberg is the first main american soloist ever to be hired by the Bolshoi Ballet. Princess Aurora is danced by the principal Svetlana Zakharova, well known to Parisian audiences thanks to her many performances at the Palais Garnier. She is also the soloist on the best seller 'Pharaoh's daughter' DVD released by Bel Air Classiques in 2004. They are joined by a great cast : Maria Allash (Lilac Fairy) , Artem Ovcharenko (Bluebird) and Nina Kaptsova (Princess Florine). The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra is conducted by Vassily Sinaisky.

"David Hallberg: Elegant in all things, boasting a space-cleaving jump, he is a princely dancer." FINANCIAL TIMES


28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Sleeping Beauty
Svetlana Zakharova, David Hallberg, Maria Allash, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Vassily Sinaisky

Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, Nov 2011 sets designed by Ezio Frigerio costumes designed by Franca Squarciapino

Classical ballet release event for this year!

Tchaikovsky's ballet in a new production for the reopening of the historic Bolshoi Ballet stage. It also celebrates superstar David Hallberg's Bolshoi debut, the first American principal soloist ever to be hired by the Bolshoi Ballet.

The choreographer, Yuri Grigorovich presents a new version of his most famous choreography for a breath taking experience in splendid sets designed by Ezio Frigerio and more than 400 new costumes designed by Franca Squarciapino.

The American superstar dancer David Hallberg is Prince Désiré. Hallberg is the first main american soloist ever to be hired by the Bolshoi Ballet. Princess Aurora is danced by the principal Svetlana Zakharova, well known to Parisian audiences thanks to her many performances at the Palais Garnier. She is also the soloist on the best seller 'Pharaoh's daughter' DVD released by Bel Air Classiques in 2004. They are joined by a great cast : Maria Allash (Lilac Fairy) , Artem Ovcharenko (Bluebird) and Nina Kaptsova (Princess Florine). The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra is conducted by Vassily Sinaisky.

"David Hallberg: Elegant in all things, boasting a space-cleaving jump, he is a princely dancer." FINANCIAL TIMES


20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Médée
Nadja Michael: Médée
Kurt Streit: Jason
Christianne Stotijn: Néris, Médée's slave
Vincent Le Texier: King Créon
Hendrickje Van Kerckhove: Dircé Créon's daughter.

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, conductor
Les Choeurs de la Monnaie
Stephen Betteridge, chorus master

Three years after the creation of Médée, Krzysztof Warlikowski and Christophe Rousset were together again at La Monnaie for the revival of one memorable production whose staging reinforces the violence, tension and cruelty of this tragedy.

Whilst this work by Cherubini is considered part of the 'opéra-comique' genre, it is only due to the presence of spoken dialogue, which has been modernised here in the Polish stage director's interpretation.

Written in 1797, Cherubini's faithful version of Euripides' ancient tragedy is one of the most savage and powerful works of the opera repertoire, relating the cruel vengeance of a wounded woman for whom infanticide seems to be the only solution to her humiliation in love. As a continuation of Gluck's music, Cherubini's work is of boundless emotion, at once a refined, terrifying and desperate portent of a tragic outcome.

Running Time: 2h 18min
Booklet: Eng, Ger, Fr, Neth
Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 , Subtitles : Eng, Ger, Fr, Neth


28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Médée
Nadja Michael: Médée
Kurt Streit: Jason
Christianne Stotijn: Néris, Médée's slave
Vincent Le Texier: King Créon
Hendrickje Van Kerckhove: Dircé Créon's daughter.

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, conductor
Les Choeurs de la Monnaie
Stephen Betteridge, chorus master

Three years after the creation of Médée, Krzysztof Warlikowski and Christophe Rousset were together again at La Monnaie for the revival of one memorable production whose staging reinforces the violence, tension and cruelty of this tragedy.

Whilst this work by Cherubini is considered part of the 'opéra-comique' genre, it is only due to the presence of spoken dialogue, which has been modernised here in the Polish stage director's interpretation.

Written in 1797, Cherubini's faithful version of Euripides' ancient tragedy is one of the most savage and powerful works of the opera repertoire, relating the cruel vengeance of a wounded woman for whom infanticide seems to be the only solution to her humiliation in love. As a continuation of Gluck's music, Cherubini's work is of boundless emotion, at once a refined, terrifying and desperate portent of a tragic outcome.



29,37 € (48,95 €)
Image Live at Royal Albert Hall (DVD)
Leading Chopin interpreter Nelson Freire is the soloist in Chopin’s lyrical and brilliant Second Piano Concerto. On the podium the young French conductor Lionel Bringuier makes his Proms debut conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and gives a sizzling performance of Roussel’s Symphony No.3 and of Ravel’s score for the ballet 'Daphnis et Chloé' - Suite No 2.

Chopin wrote his concerto at the age of 19 while crazily in love with an opera singer, but it's the work itself which is the object of adoration for soloist Nelson Freire who describes himself as having something of a 'crush' on the piece after first hearing it as a teenager.

The three other works on the programme chart French music over a century of changing musical tastes, beginning in 1844 with Berlioz's vivid evocation of a swashbuckling pirate adventure in his overture 'Le corsaire'. By 1912 the tides of modernism influenced Ravel's lavishly scored, pastoral ballet Daphnis and Chloë, with its famous opening soundscape of dawn breaking over the forest canopy, and by the 1930s Roussel's Third Symphony reflected the trends of neo-classicism.

"It was around the beginning of the second movement of Albert Roussel's Third Symphony that the playing of the BBC Symphony Orchestra – under the outstanding 23-year-old French conductor Lionel Bringuier, making his Prom debut – moved into top gear. From that point on, the orchestra's awareness of its own sound, collectively and individually, became heightened to an unusually compelling degree. The playing stayed on this exalted level until the end of the concert, which closed with Ravel's second Daphnis and Chloé suite...shaped with a certainty of direction that never compromised the music's inherent sensuousness. It provided a sensational climax to the evening."

17,37 € (28,95 €)
Image David & Jonathas
David & Jonathas
Tragédie en musique, Libretto: Père François de Paule Bretonneau

Les Arts Florissants
William Christie
direction: Andreas Homoki
Scenography: Paul Zoller
Costumes: Gideon Davey
Lighting: Franck Evin

The rare biblical opera 'David and Jonathas' is like 'Médée', one of the major works of the French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The opera has been in the repertoire of Les Arts Florissants since 1988 and was first presented in a stage production by William Christie at the Aix-en-Provence Festival 2012. This DVD release is a special event for all Baroque music lovers.
Written a year after the death of Lully, this lyric tragedy allows Charpentier to develop beyond the religious dimension, a story of male friendship and forbidden love between David and Jonathas.
An excellent cast gathered around William Christie and Les Arts Florissants brings young singers to the title roles: Pascal Charbonneau, a tenor and a former student of the European Academy of Music, sings David. The role of Jonathas is given to a woman: soprano Ana Quintans.

The staging by Andreas Homoki (Director of the Zurich Opera since summer 2012) focuses on the psychological aspect of this forbidden love story, giving a moving reading of the drama.

Press Reviews
"Paris-based Les Arts Florissants have an admirable capacity for boldly reimagining the Baroque for the modern day, as their adaptation of David et Jonathas shows" The Telegraph

"Conductor William Christie brings the score dazzlingly to life... through buoyant, tripletime dances and aching laments." The Guardian




20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Don Giovanni
Stage direction: Dmitri Tcherniakov
Costumes: Dmitri Tcherniakov & Elena Zaitseva
Lighting Gleb Filshtinsky
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence - 07/2010

Bo Skovhus [Don Giovanni]
Kyle Ketelsen [Leporello]
David Bizic [Masetto]
Colin Balzer [Don Ottavio]
Marlis Petersen [Donna Anna]
Kristine Opolais [Donna Elvira]
Kerstin Avemo [Zerlina]
Anatoli Kotscherga [Il Commandatore]
English Voices / Freiburger Barockorchester
Louis Langrée

A new 'Don Giovanni' in Aix from renowned Russian stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov, awarded best director at the International Opera Awards 2013, and conductor Louis Langrée.
More than two centuries after its creation, the emotional pull of this supreme opera remains absolutely intact. Dmitri Tcherniakov duly revisits the myth and makes the seducer of Seville a 'man without qualities', a cipher whose words have a hypnotic power over women. His words will disrupt the proprieties ruling the Commandatore's family. His words are also what makes Don Juan such a subversive figure and the embodiment of one of the most powerful modern European myths.

Leading the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra is one of the best Mozart conductors, Louis Langrée. Bo Skovhus portrays a dispirited Don Giovanni, old playboy and anti-hero. Kyle Ketelsen is his servant Leporello, currently a shoe-in for this rôle.

The superb female trio is composed of Marlis Petersen (Donna Anna), Kristine Opolais (Elvira) and Kerstin Avemo (Zerlina).


27,30 € (45,50 €)
Image Don Giovanni

Stage direction: Dmitri Tcherniakov
Costumes: Dmitri Tcherniakov & Elena Zaitseva
Lighting Gleb Filshtinsky
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence - 07/2010

Bo Skovhus [Don Giovanni]
Kyle Ketelsen [Leporello]
David Bizic [Masetto]
Colin Balzer [Don Ottavio]
Marlis Petersen [Donna Anna]
Kristine Opolais [Donna Elvira]
Kerstin Avemo [Zerlina]
Anatoli Kotscherga [Il Commandatore]
English Voices / Freiburger Barockorchester
Louis Langrée

A new 'Don Giovanni' in Aix from renowned Russian stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov, awarded best director at the International Opera Awards 2013, and conductor Louis Langrée.
More than two centuries after its creation, the emotional pull of this supreme opera remains absolutely intact. Dmitri Tcherniakov duly revisits the myth and makes the seducer of Seville a 'man without qualities', a cipher whose words have a hypnotic power over women. His words will disrupt the proprieties ruling the Commandatore's family. His words are also what makes Don Juan such a subversive figure and the embodiment of one of the most powerful modern European myths.

Leading the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra is one of the best Mozart conductors, Louis Langrée. Bo Skovhus portrays a dispirited Don Giovanni, old playboy and anti-hero. Kyle Ketelsen is his servant Leporello, currently a shoe-in for this rôle.

The superb female trio is composed of Marlis Petersen (Donna Anna), Kristine Opolais (Elvira) and Kerstin Avemo (Zerlina).

Running time: 183 min.
Bonus: Don Giovanni in Aix-en-Provence (26 min.)
Booklet: (FR / ANGL / ALL)
Subtitles: (FR / ANGL / ALL / ESP / IT)
Image: 1080i, Colour, 16/9, NTSC
Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1


28,17 € (46,95 €)
Image Rite of Spring / Firebird
The Rite Of Spring
choreography after Vaslav Nijinsky (1913), scenery, set, costumes: Igor Stravinsky and Nicholas Roerich, reconstructed and staged by Millicent Hodson, Kenneth Archer, lighting: Vladimir Lukin

The Firebird
choreography & libretto: Michel Fokine (1910), reconstruction: Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa, set and costume design:
Anna and Anatoly Nezhny after original sketches by Alexander Golovin, Léon Bakst and Michel Fokine

The Chosen One: Alexandra Iosifidi
300-Year-Old Woman: Elena Bazhenova
Shaman: Vladimir Ponomarev
The Firebird: Ekaterina Kondaurova
Ivan Tsarevich: Ilya Kuznetsov
The Princess of Great Beauty: Marianna Pavlova
Kashchei the Immortal: Vladimir Ponomarev
Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet
Music Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev

In celebration of the creation of 'Le Sacre du printemps' in Paris in 1913, Bel Air present a new edition in a DVD-book of a wonderful Stravinsky night at the Mariinsky with the original Nijinsky version of the 'Rite of Spring' and 'The Firebird' both conducted by Valery Gergiev.

The premiere of 'The Rite of Spring' at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris, on May 1913 caused a veritable scandal. The audience was shocked by the primitive violence of the ballet. It was so radically rejected that the ballet was taken off after eight performances. Although long forgotten, thanks to the relentless work of Millicent Hodson, Nijinsky's original choreography was recreated.

'The Firebird' is a Russian folk tale in two scenes commissioned from the young Stravinsky by Diaghilev and premiered at the Paris Opera House in 1910. The ballet was an immediate success. The Ballets Russes enabled the choreographer Fokine to bring to this enterprise the right amount of novelty needed to captivate but not alienate the audience. It was a
total success.

Contents: DVD Book, 2 ballets 85 min.

Bonus: Documentary on the Ballets Russes (8 min), interviews with Millicent Hodson & Kenneth Archer (30 min), 36pp illustrated in 3 languages
Format: Colour, 16/9, NTSC, Sound: PCM Stereo - Dolby Digital 5.1


20,97 € (34,95 €)
Image Wagner - A Genius in Exile
A film by Andy Sommer with Antoine Wagner

Dagny Beidler, Katja Fleischer,
Laurenz Lütteken, Albert Lutz,
Eva Rieger, Armin Trösch,
Mikhail Rudy [piano]
Philippe Jordan [conductor]

In this biographical and musical road movie by Andy Sommer, Antoine Wagner, a young (30-year-old) photographer living in New York, heads to Switzerland on the trail of his great, great-grandfather, the renowned composer Richard Wagner.

It is not widely known that Wagner spent several years in Switzerland - first as a political exile then as an artist who had become famous. It was in that country that he wrote his great theoretical essays, began working on the composition of 'Der Ring des Nibelungen' and wrote 'Tristan und Isolde', the 'Wesendonck-Lieder' and 'Die Meistersinger'. There, too, he lived the two great love stories of his life: first with Mathilde Wesendonck and later, with the woman who would become his wife, Cosima Liszt.

In order to apprehend this complex personality, Antoine Wagner returns to Zurich and Lucerne and the sites where his ancestor had lived, meeting historians, musicologists, musicians and enlightened amateurs. He also sets off on a mountaineering expedition in contact with grandiose, violent Nature, exploring those landscapes that Wagner so admired and which were a profound source of inspiration for him.

Reviewed in BBC Music Magazine, June 2013, ****
"a straightforward, visually attractive survey of Wahner's Swiss links and locations during his two periods of exile, with the multi-lingual Antoine asking local experts the salient questions, punctuated with his own quite interesting photography.

Some good sense and new perspectives emerge...a welcome corrective to the picture of the decadent dreamer some biographers peddle...An enjoyable account and a good guide." Michael Scott Rohan


17,37 € (28,95 €)
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