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20 Years BBC 'Singer of the World' in Cardiff
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directed by Rhian Williams; produced by David M. Jackson, Fiona Morris, fl. 2009 and Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Marius Brenciu, Inger Dam-Jensen, 1964-, Neal Davies, Valeria Esposito, fl. 1987, Lisa Gasteen, 1957-, Anja Harteros, 1972-, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 1962-, Katarina Karnéus, David Malis, 1957-, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Daesan No, Bryn Terfel, 1965-, Kirsi Tiihonen, Paul Whelan and Guang Yang, in 20 Years BBC 'Singer of the World' in Cardiff (Opus Arte, 2003), 4 hours 49 mins
This DVD celebrates the rich harvest of talent in the first 20 years of BBC Singer of the World.
directed by Rhian Williams; produced by David M. Jackson, Fiona Morris, fl. 2009 and Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Marius Brenciu, Inger Dam-Jensen, 1964-, Neal Davies, Valeria Esposito, fl. 1987, Lisa Gasteen, 1957-, Anja Harteros, 1972-, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 1962-, Katarina Karnéus, David Malis, 1957-, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Daesan No, Bryn Terfel, 1965-, Kirsi Tiihonen, Paul Whelan and Guang Yang, in 20 Years BBC 'Singer of the World' in Cardiff (Opus Arte, 2003), 4 hours 49 mins
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Acis and Galatea
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directed by Wayne McGregor, 1970-; conducted by Christopher Hogwood, 1941-2014; choreographed by Wayne McGregor, 1970-; designed by Hildegard Bechtler, 1951-, Hildegard Bechtler, 1951-, Lucy Carter; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Danielle de Niese, Charles Workman, Paul Agnew, Matthew Rose and Ji-Min Park, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Ballet and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Acis and Galatea (Opus Arte, 2010), 1 hour 49 mins
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th April 2009.Christopher Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a distinguished cast including Danielle de Niese and Charles Workman in Wayne McGregor's new production of Handel's opera in which The Royal Opera and The Roya...
directed by Wayne McGregor, 1970-; conducted by Christopher Hogwood, 1941-2014; choreographed by Wayne McGregor, 1970-; designed by Hildegard Bechtler, 1951-, Hildegard Bechtler, 1951-, Lucy Carter; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Danielle de Niese, Charles Workman, Paul Agnew, Matthew Rose and Ji-Min Park, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Ballet and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Acis and Galatea (Opus Arte, 2010), 1 hour 49 mins
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Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia
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directed by Axel Köhler, 1959-; conducted by Howard Arman, 1954-; designed by Roland Aeschlimann, Marie-Thérèse Jossen, Matthias Hönig; produced by Axel Köhler, 1959-; performed by Matthias Rexroth, Romelia Lichtenstein, Mechthild Bach, Tim Mead, Raimund Nolte, Melanie Hirsch and Gerd Vogel, Handel Festival Orchestra and Chorus of Halle, in Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia (ArtHaus Musik, 2006), 3 hours 12 mins
George Frideric Handel's 'Admeto' is considered one of the most successful operas produced in the first half of the 18th century. Along with 'Radamisto', 'Giulio Cesare', 'Tamerlano', 'Rodelinda' and 'Alessandro', which were also written in this period, 'Admeto' belongs to Handel‘s so-called 'London operas' - wo...
directed by Axel Köhler, 1959-; conducted by Howard Arman, 1954-; designed by Roland Aeschlimann, Marie-Thérèse Jossen, Matthias Hönig; produced by Axel Köhler, 1959-; performed by Matthias Rexroth, Romelia Lichtenstein, Mechthild Bach, Tim Mead, Raimund Nolte, Melanie Hirsch and Gerd Vogel, Handel Festival Orchestra and Chorus of Halle, in Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia (ArtHaus Musik, 2006), 3 hours 12 mins
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The Adventures of Pinocchio
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directed by Martin Duncan; composed by Jonathan Dove, 1959- (2007); conducted by David Parry; designed by Francis O'Connor, Francis O'Connor, Davy Cunningham; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Victoria Simmonds, Jonathan Summers, Mary Plazas, Rebecca Bottone, Graeme Broadbent, fl. 1991, Mark Wilde, James Laing, Carole Wilson, Anthony Cunningham, Gillene Herbert, Ben Kerslake, Nicholas Butterfield and Allan Clayton, Orchestra of Opera North, in The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opus Arte, 2009), 2 hours 35 mins
Opera Norths enchanting staging of The Adventures of 'Pinocchio', Jonathan Doves 21st opera, is a wittily inventive feast for the eyes and ears. A full-length, through-composed grand opera with 29 characters, a sizeable chorus and a profound symphonic score, it is overflowing with visual delights, and children wil...
directed by Martin Duncan; composed by Jonathan Dove, 1959- (2007); conducted by David Parry; designed by Francis O'Connor, Francis O'Connor, Davy Cunningham; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Victoria Simmonds, Jonathan Summers, Mary Plazas, Rebecca Bottone, Graeme Broadbent, fl. 1991, Mark Wilde, James Laing, Carole Wilson, Anthony Cunningham, Gillene Herbert, Ben Kerslake, Nicholas Butterfield and Allan Clayton, Orchestra of Opera North, in The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opus Arte, 2009), 2 hours 35 mins
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Aida
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directed by Robert Wilson, 1941-; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1871); conducted by Kazushi Ono; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Norma Fantini, Marco Berti, Ildikó Komlósi, 1959-, Mark Doss, Orlin Anastassov, Guido Jentjens, Michela Remor and André Grégoire, Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra, in Aida (Opus Arte, 2006), 2 hours 39 mins
Cult director Robert Wilson's highly stylised and intensely dramatic staging brings a Zen-like tranquillity to Verdi's great opera.
directed by Robert Wilson, 1941-; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1871); conducted by Kazushi Ono; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Norma Fantini, Marco Berti, Ildikó Komlósi, 1959-, Mark Doss, Orlin Anastassov, Guido Jentjens, Michela Remor and André Grégoire, Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra, in Aida (Opus Arte, 2006), 2 hours 39 mins
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Aida
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directed by José Antonio Gutiérrez; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1871); choreographed by Ramon Oller; designed by Josep Mestres Cabanes, Franca Squarciapino, 1940-, Albert Faura; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Stefano Palatchi, 1960-, Elisabetta Fiorillo, Daniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Juan Pons, fl. 1980, Josep Fadó and Ana Nebot, Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Aida (Opus Arte, 2004), 3 hours 6 mins
Daniela Dessì, Elisabetta Fiorillo, Fabio Armiliato, Juan Pons and Roberto Scandiuzzi lead the cast in the renowned period production filmed in 2003 against the historic paper trompe-l'oeil sets painted between 1936-45 by Josep Mestres Cabanes.
directed by José Antonio Gutiérrez; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1871); choreographed by Ramon Oller; designed by Josep Mestres Cabanes, Franca Squarciapino, 1940-, Albert Faura; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Stefano Palatchi, 1960-, Elisabetta Fiorillo, Daniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Juan Pons, fl. 1980, Josep Fadó and Ana Nebot, Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Aida (Opus Arte, 2004), 3 hours 6 mins
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Aida
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directed by Elijah Moshinsky, 1946-; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1871); conducted by Edward Downes; choreographed by Kate Flatt; designed by Michael Yeargan, 1946-, Michael Yeargan, 1946-, Howard Harrison; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Cheryl Studer, 1955-, Luciana d'Intino, Dennis O'Neill, 1948-, Alexandru Agache, Robert Lloyd, 1940-, Mark Beesley, John Marsden and Yvonne Barclay, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Aida (Opus Arte, 2008), 2 hours 31 mins
Cheryl Studer, in the title role, leads an excellent cast in Elijah Moshinsky's 1994 production of Verdi's extravagant and magnificent Egyptian opera. Aida was acclaimed at its first performance in 1871 and has grown in stature ever since to become one of the best-loved and most-performed grand operas of all time.
directed by Elijah Moshinsky, 1946-; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1871); conducted by Edward Downes; choreographed by Kate Flatt; designed by Michael Yeargan, 1946-, Michael Yeargan, 1946-, Howard Harrison; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Cheryl Studer, 1955-, Luciana d'Intino, Dennis O'Neill, 1948-, Alexandru Agache, Robert Lloyd, 1940-, Mark Beesley, John Marsden and Yvonne Barclay, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Aida (Opus Arte, 2008), 2 hours 31 mins
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Aida
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directed by Luca Ronconi, 1933-2015; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1871); conducted by Lorin Maazel, 1930-2014; designed by Mauro Pagano, Vera Marzot, Vannio Vanni; performed by Luciano Pavarotti, 1935-2007, Nicolaï Ghiaurov, 1929-2004, Gena Dimitrova, 1941-1995, Maria Chiara, 1939-, Juan Pons, fl. 1980, Paata Burchuladze, 1955-, Francesca Garbi and Ernesto Gavazzi, 1941-, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, in Aida (ArtHaus Musik, 1988), 2 hours 34 mins
Luciano Pavarotti heads an exceptional cast in this spectacular live recording from La Scala, Milan, with Ghena Dimitrova, Maria Chiara, Nicolai Ghiaurov and Juan Pons, all in peak form. Luca Ronconi's magnificent production of Verdi's much-loved masterpiece was a triumphant success, with Mauro Pagano's monumental...
directed by Luca Ronconi, 1933-2015; composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901 (1871); conducted by Lorin Maazel, 1930-2014; designed by Mauro Pagano, Vera Marzot, Vannio Vanni; performed by Luciano Pavarotti, 1935-2007, Nicolaï Ghiaurov, 1929-2004, Gena Dimitrova, 1941-1995, Maria Chiara, 1939-, Juan Pons, fl. 1980, Paata Burchuladze, 1955-, Francesca Garbi and Ernesto Gavazzi, 1941-, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, in Aida (ArtHaus Musik, 1988), 2 hours 34 mins
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Amahl and the Night Visitors
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conducted by Thomas Schippers, 1930-1977; choreographed by John Butler, 1918-1993; designed by Eugène Berman, 1899-1972, Eugène Berman, 1899-1972; produced by Samuel Chotzinoff, 1889-1964 and Allan Altman, 1961-; performed by Bill McIver, 1943-, Rosemary Kuhlmann, 1922-, Andrew McKinley, 1904-1996, David Aiken and Leon Lishner, 1913-1995, in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Showcase Productions, 2007), 46 mins
The yearly live telecasts of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors were a cherished Christmas tradition throughout the 1950s. In addition, since its premiere in 1951, Amahl has been performed regularly by community groups and small opera companies throughout the US, making it the single most popular...
conducted by Thomas Schippers, 1930-1977; choreographed by John Butler, 1918-1993; designed by Eugène Berman, 1899-1972, Eugène Berman, 1899-1972; produced by Samuel Chotzinoff, 1889-1964 and Allan Altman, 1961-; performed by Bill McIver, 1943-, Rosemary Kuhlmann, 1922-, Andrew McKinley, 1904-1996, David Aiken and Leon Lishner, 1913-1995, in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Showcase Productions, 2007), 46 mins
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Andrea Chénier
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directed by Angelo Questa, fl. 1955; composed by Umberto Giordano, 1867-1948 (1895); choreographed by Luciana Novaro, fl. 1958; designed by Ludovico Muratori, fl. 1950-1970, Maud Strudthoff, fl. 1949-1970, David Altschuler, fl. 1952-1978; performed by Mario Del Monaco, 1915-1982, Giuseppe Taddei, 1916-2010, Antonietta Stella, 1929-, Luisa Mandelli, 1922-, Ortensia Beggiato, fl. 1955, Maria Amadini, Franco Calabrese, Antonio Sacchetti, fl. 1956, Leonardo Monreale, Leo Pudis, fl. 1955, Athos Cesarini, fl. 1955, Salvatore De Tommaso, fl. 1955, Bruno Cioni, fl. 1955 and Egidio Casolari, fl. 1957, Coro di Milano della RAI and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI, in Andrea Chénier (Bel Canto Society, 1955), 1 hour 55 mins
It's doubtful that most of you ever have attended a performance as thrilling as this one. Several now-defunct companies released this performance on VHS. Our DVD version easily surpasses all earlier incarnations, including ours. The images don't look like they come from a kinescope (although they do). Our tech Jon...
directed by Angelo Questa, fl. 1955; composed by Umberto Giordano, 1867-1948 (1895); choreographed by Luciana Novaro, fl. 1958; designed by Ludovico Muratori, fl. 1950-1970, Maud Strudthoff, fl. 1949-1970, David Altschuler, fl. 1952-1978; performed by Mario Del Monaco, 1915-1982, Giuseppe Taddei, 1916-2010, Antonietta Stella, 1929-, Luisa Mandelli, 1922-, Ortensia Beggiato, fl. 1955, Maria Amadini, Franco Calabrese, Antonio Sacchetti, fl. 1956, Leonardo Monreale, Leo Pudis, fl. 1955, Athos Cesarini, fl. 1955, Salvatore De Tommaso, fl. 1955, Bruno Cioni, fl. 1955 and Egidio Casolari, fl. 1957, Coro di Milano della RAI and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI, in Andrea Chénier (Bel Canto Society, 1955), 1 hour 55 mins
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