Great Performances: Driving Miss Daisy
Manufacturer: PBS Model: 34373764
Alfred Uhrys Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes to television starring Angela Lansbury as Daisy Werthan, James Earl Jones as her chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, and four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines reprising his Broadway role as Daisys son Boolie. This iconic tale of pride, changing times, and the transformative power of friendship has become one of the most beloved American stories of the late twentieth century.
The Merry Widow [DVD]
RenÃ©e Fleming heads an all-star cast with elegance and glamour including Broadway legend Kelli O Hara and veteran baritone Sir Thomas Allen.LehÃ¡r s evergreen comic operetta - The Merry Widow - is given a gala performance in this sumptuous new MET English-language production.The scintillating score is given a glowing, subtle performance (New York Times) under Sir Andrew Davis.RenÃ©e Fleming reprises her role as Hanna in performances at the Chicago Lyric Opera in November and December 2015. Andrew Davis conducts.
Rossini: La Donna del Lago (Blu-Ray)
Manufacturer: Warner Classics/Parlophone Brand: DIDONATO,JOYCE/FLOREZ,JUAN DIEGO Model: 35224591
Joyce DiDonato can do almost anything. She can sing high and low, loud and soft, and somehow make it all seem natural. She can manage florid runs and agitated climaxes as if they were expressive devices, not just vocal pyrotechnics. She can look sweetly demure, fondling flowers, or awesomely heroic, confronting royalty. She can make a simple gown look elegant, and a small gesture look big. Most important, she can reinforce such achievements with a mezzo-soprano â€” maybe a soprano sfogato â€” equally notable for richness and purity. - Martin Bernheimer, Wall Street Journal Joyce DiDonato is the worldâ€™s greatest living mezzo-soprano, thrilling audiences with, and garnering universal critical acclaim for, her expression, stagecraft, and flawless technique. The reception of her performances in the Paul Curran production of Rossiniâ€™s La Donna del Lago for the Metropolitan Opera were no exception, and this DVD and Bluray release, whose stellar cast includes Juan Diego Florez, John Osborn and Daniela Barcellona, cements this as a signature role for DiDonato.
Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century - Season 7
Manufacturer: PBS Model: 29562609
Season 7 features locations as diverse as a New York City public housing development, a Nevada military testing facility, a Swedish jazz festival, a German ceramics factory, and an activist neighborhood in Mexico. Featured artists: Thomas Hirschhorn, Graciela Iturbide, Leonardo Drew, Elliott Hundley, Arlene Shechet, Trevor Paglen, Wolfgang Laib, Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Katharina Grosse, Joan Jonas, and Omer Fast.
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