Subcategories

Daniel Harding, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Posted By: Vilboa
Daniel Harding, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Harding, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23656 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 192 min | 42,4 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3603 kbps / 24-bit
––––––
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 192 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

This is the original, somewhat longer version of the opera, for which director Sven-Eric Bechtolf created, in place of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s adaptation of Molières Le bourgeois gentilhomme, a fascinatingly entertaining intermezzo in which theatre, dance and the masterly music of Richard Strauss form an impressive unity. “It incorporates elements of Molière’s play and text from the later prologue, with which he and Strauss salvaged their hybrid flop to produce the masterpiece we know today,” wrote The Sunday Times. “In the abstract, it might sound ­rarefied, but on the Salzburg opera stage, it proved entrancing.” TheNew York Times reported, “Jonas Kaufmann was spectacular as Bacchus growing improbably stronger as his relatively brief stint progressed. Emily Magee was scarcely less impressive in the demanding longer role of Ariadne. And Elena Mosuc managed Zerbinetta’s vocal pyrotechnics with aplomb.”

Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Lohengrin (2014) [Blu-ray]

Posted By: Vilboa
Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester -  Wagner: Lohengrin (2014) [Blu-ray]

Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Lohengrin (2014) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 209 min | 41,2 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
––––––
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 209 min | 11,3 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Richard Jones's radical new production of Lohengrin was the talk of the 2009 Munich Festival. It was also a triumph for Jonas Kaufmann in the title role. Die Welt added that they "could not think of any cast more perfectly matched, so youthfully enthralling, in short: so wonderful … ". With striking costumes and designs by Ultz - and directed by Maestro Kent Nagano - it represents a bold new Lohengrin for today's world.

Christian Thielemann, Munchner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Posted By: Vilboa
Christian Thielemann, Munchner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Christian Thielemann, Münchner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 211 min | 45,0 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3904 kbps / 24-bit
––––––
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 211 min | 11,4 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Renée Fleming performs in a wonderful version of Der Rosenkavalier with an all star cast. Sophie Koch, Diana Damrau, Franz Hawlata, Jonas Kaufmann perform in this Decca release with the Munchner Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann conducting. For this filming, Baden-Baden Festival Opera is re-staging the celebrated Herbert Wernicke production, already seen in Salzburg (1995) and Paris (1998) – a stylish pastiche of vast mirrors, Viennese Baroque decorations, Hollywood-esque staircases and early 20th century evening wear.