Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Deutsche Grammophon Brand: DVD Model: 28930128
For the third consecutive year, Anna Netrebko starred in the opening production of the season at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; a performance enjoyed by her legion of fans in more than 64 countries, as part of the Met s Live In HD cinema broadcasts.The Met s new staging of Tchaikovsky s passionately lyrical masterpiece is the first DVD/Blu-ray release featuring Anna Netrebko in one of Russian opera s greatest and most demanding roles.Anna s portrayal of Tatiana s journey from the tortured young woman of the famous letter scene , to society beauty has been acclaimed as much for its dramatic truth as its soaring musical lyricism.Polish tenor star Piotr Beczala received glowing reviews for his performance as the lovelorn poet Lenski, Onegin's friend turned rival.This greatest of Russian operas is conducted by the Music Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Valery Gergiev.Deborah Warner's new production, staged at The Met by award-winning actress Fiona Shaw, moves the drama from the 1820s of Pushkin s poem, to the more intensely psychological era of the opera s composition, in the 1870s.The epic staging follows Tatiana from the isolated farmhouse of her youth to the glittering ballrooms of St.Petersburg and her fateful final encounter with Onegin, here set against a tempestuous Russian snowstorm.The title role of the imperious Eugene Onegin is sung by charismatic Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, here making his Met debut in a role that has been his calling card a...
Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years (DVD Deluxe)
Manufacturer: Apple (Universal)
Academy Award-winner Ron Howardâ€™s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatlesâ€™ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatlesâ€™ career (1962-1966) â€“ the period in which they toured and captured the worldâ€™s acclaim. Ron Howardâ€™s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, â€œThe Beatles.â€Â It explores their inner workings â€“ how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together â€“ all the while, exploring The Beatlesâ€™ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film focusâ€™s on the time period from the early Beatlesâ€™ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. Â Produced by White Horse Pictures & Imagine Entertainment.Executive produced by Apple Corps Ltd., Whitehorse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARSDisc One Running Time: Approx. 106 minsDisc Two running time: Approx. 100 minsDISC TWO â€“ Special FeaturesOver 100 minutes of special feat...
T.A.M.I. Show / The Big T.N.T. Show [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Shout! Factory Brand: DVD
The energy and excitement of some of musics greatest grooves! The unmistakable sounds of a generation explode onto the screen with two of the greatest concert films of the rock nâ€™ roll revolution: The T.A.M.I. Show and The Big T.N.T. Show. Filmed just eight months after The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1964s The T.A.M.I. Show introduced rock nâ€™ soul youth culture to America as never before. Its 1966 follow-up The Big T.N.T. Show built on its predecessors legacy as a showcase for the hottest hit-makers in music. Collectively, the two films are an incredible time capsule of American popular culture in the 1960s, and representative of the gold standard for concert films. This Collectors Edition is a double-barreled blast of the sights and the sounds of musics greatest eras, and features performances by future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, Bo Diddley, The Supremes, Ike and Tina Turner, The Ronettes, The Byrds, Ray Charles, and many other American and British Invasion hitmakers in their prime!
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