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Tchaikovsky: The Enchantress
Larissa Zyryanova, Vladimir Stepanov, Vadim Valyuta & others. Nizhegorodsky State Academic Theatre of Opera & Ballet. Pavel Reznikov, conductor.
Studio: VAI Audio.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 089948452898.  Daedalus Item Code: 58506
 
Composed in the spring of 1885—a happy and reclusive period in Tchaikovsky's life—The Enchantress is a mature work, immediately preceding The Queen of Spades in his operatic output. It ... (Read More)
 
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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Damaas Thijs, Elisabet Ros, Gil Roman & others. Orchestre Colonne. Edmón Colomer, conductor. Maurice Béjart, choreographer.
Studio: Image Entertainment.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 014381009026.  Daedalus Item Code: 58242
 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart has always been a bit of an auteur (if not an enfant terrible). Here he has outdone himself, with the first act's familiar, relatively anodyne story transformed ... (Read More)
 
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Twin Spirits: Portraying the Love of Robert & Clara Schumann in Words & Music
Sting, Trudie Styler, Derek Jacobi, Iain Burnside, Rebecca Evans, Natalie Clein & others.
Studio: Opus Arte.   Format: 2 DVDs Widescreen.
UPC: 809478009948.  Daedalus Item Code: 58358
 
Robert Schumann (1810–56) and Clara Wieck (1819–90) fell in love when she was a teenager and he was the student of her father, who stubbornly tried to thwart the relationship (after a legal battle, ... (Read More)
 
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Van Cliburn in Moscow, Vol. 1: Beethoven & Tchaikovsky—Piano Concertos
Van Cliburn, piano. Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Kirill Kondrashin, conductor.
Studio: VAI Audio.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 089948445296.  Daedalus Item Code: 58263
 
In this 1962 performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1—the piece with which Van Cliburn had clinched the Tchaikovsky Competition four years earlier—he is again backed by Kirill Kondrashin and ... (Read More)
 
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Verdi: Attila
Orlin Anastasov, Ventseslav Anastasov & others. Orchestra & Chorus of the Sofia National Opera. Alessandro Sangiorgi, conductor.
Studio: Dynamic.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 8007144337322.  Daedalus Item Code: 58618
 
Giuseppe Verdi's source for this tragic opera, his ninth, was Attila, King of the Huns by German playwright Zacharias Werner. Attila explores a pivotal moment in history—the collapse of ... (Read More)
 
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Verdi: Ernani
Marco Berti, Carlo Guelfi, Susan Neves & others. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma. Antonello Allemandi, conductor.
Studio: Unitel Classica.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 814337012083.  Daedalus Item Code: 58605
 
Despite difficulties in adapting Victor Hugo's play—including the necessity of getting police approval of the allegedly anti-monarchist libretto—Verdi scored his first big hit with this 1844 opera. ... (Read More)
 
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Verdi: Falstaff
Ambrogio Maestri, Massimo Cavalletti & others. Chorus & Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House. Daniele Gatti, conductor.
Studio: Unitel Classica.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 814337011116.  Daedalus Item Code: 58612
 
"Everything in this world is a joke," says Falstaff, and these words are embodied by Ambrogio Maestri, one of the finest Falstaffs of our time. The Italian baritone brings a versatile voice to the ... (Read More)
 
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Verdi: Falstaff
Donald Gramm, Benjamin Luxon, Max René Cosotti & others. The London Philharmonic Orchestra. The Glyndebourne Chorus. John Pritchard, conductor.
Studio: Arthaus Musik.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 807280108392.  Daedalus Item Code: 58578
 
To avoid bankruptcy, Falstaff courts Alice Ford and Meg Page, rich townsmen's wives, but the amused ladies join with Alice's jealous husband and two former cronies (Pistola and Bardolfo) to play a ... (Read More)
 
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Verdi: La Forza del Destino
Ziyan Atfeh, Dimitra Theodossiou, Aquiles Machado & others. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma. Gianluigi Gelmetti, conductor.
Studio: Unitel Classica.   Format: 2 DVDs Widescreen.
UPC: 814337012441.  Daedalus Item Code: 58610
 
In writing this successful 1862 tragedy—which premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia—Verdi turned again to a Spanish setting. La forza del destino is the tale of Leonora (soprano Dimitra ... (Read More)
 
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Verdi: Macbeth
Leo Nucci, Sylvie Valayre & others. Campagnia Balletto di Roma. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma. Bruno Bartoletti, conductor.
Studio: Unitel Classica.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 814337012205.  Daedalus Item Code: 58611
 
The first of Verdi's adaptations of Shakespeare, this 1847 opera was the composer's favorite among his works up to that time. Filmed in 2006 with highly creative stage designs by Liliana Cavani, this ... (Read More)
 
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Verdi: Nabucco
Ambrogio Maestri, Andrea Gruber, Paata Burchuladze & others. Orchestra Della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini. Daniel Oren, conductor.
Studio: Arthaus Musik.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 807280124194.  Daedalus Item Code: 58559
 
Directed and designed by Paolo Panizza, this 2004 production—live from the Teatro Municipale di Piacenza—captures the emotion and vigor that is the great story of Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar). Taken from ... (Read More)
 
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Wagner: The Colón Ring—The Ring in 7 Hours
Jukka Rasilainen, Stefan Heibach, Daniel Sumegi & others. Teatro Colón Orchestra & Chorus. Roberto Paternostro, conductor.
Studio: Deutsche Welle.   Format: 5 DVDs. boxed Widescreen.
UPC: 814337011307.  Daedalus Item Code: 58607
 
Is it possible to stage Richard Wagner's epic Ring Cycle in one day? With the blessing of the Wagner family, adaptor Cord Garben and director Valentina Carrasco have crafted a seven-hour ... (Read More)
 
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