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Veni Domine – Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel

 

The Vatican Library is home to the most important and extensive collection of sacred music manuscripts in the world and the Sistine Chapel Choir has unlimited access to this extraordinary archive. The Sistine Chapel choir, the oldest choir in the world, has sung this music for centuries, and in recent years has reached new musical heights of excellence. The Director of the Sistine Chapel, Monsignor Massimo Palombella, has taken on an exciting double challenge. On the one hand, he is presenting polyphonic works from the Vatican Library in new editions reflecting the very highest standards of contemporary academic scholarship in polyphony. On the other hand, he is also developing performance practices for the choir to bring even the most intricate and impossibly difficult motets to life in a way which respects and clarifies the liturgical meaning of the music. Many of the works on this recording by famous names such as Palestrina and Desprez, all written to form part of Papal Celebrations for Advent and Christmas, have never been heard before.

Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Josquin Desprez, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Tomàs Luis de Victoria, Giovanni Maria Nanino, Pérotin, Gregorian Chants
Conductor: Massimo Palombella
Orchestra: Sistine Chapel Choir (Cappella Sistina)
Production year: 2018
Run time: 60 min
Producers: Deutsche Grammophon, C Major Entertainment
Format: 4K

The Red Square Concert

 

Appearing for the first time together on Red Square, two of the biggest names in opera today, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky , performing for one night only in front of audience of 7,500 people. The exciting program includes arias from some of the most recognised operas including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, and Il trovatore. The singers are accompanied by conductor Constantine Orbelian, Russia’s State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” and a large chorus. Director Frank Hof, whose work includes the memorable Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, and Rolando Villazón performance at Berlin’s Waldbühne, shoot the Red Square performance with 18 cameras in magnificent HD to best capture the stunning backdrop of Red Square, and create an exclusive theatrical mix in 5.1 digital surround sound.

Composer: Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Cilea, Tchaikovsky, Léhar, Hermann, Kálmán
Conductor: Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Production year: 2013
Run time: 01:46:00
Director: Frank Hof
Producers: A production of UNIVERSAL MUSIC ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT in collaboration with ZDF
Format: 2K DCP

3 Stars in Vienna

 

Bathed in the warm light of the setting sun, Vienna’s imperial Schönbrunn Palace provides a romantic setting for this open-air concert held shortly before the final match of the Euro 2008 football championship. And shining even more brightly than the palace are the stars of the evening, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón and Plácido Domingo. The trio’s first joint concert, given at Berlin’s Waldbühne for the 2006 football World Cup, was recorded by UNITEL CLASSICA and awarded the Platinum DVD for sales of over 50,000 DVDs in Germany and over 100,000 worldwide. The Schönbrunn concert also broke records with 3.3 million viewers watching the concert live or deferred in Germany and Austria.

Composer: Jules Massenet, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Pietro Mascagni, Amilcare Ponchielli, Richard Wagner, Alfredo Catalani, Johann Strauß Sr., Richard Heuberger, Franz Lehár, Rudolf Sieczynski, Federico Moreno Torroba, Gioachino Rossini, Luigi Arditi
Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra: Radio Symphonieorchester Wien
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Plácido Domingo
Production year: 2008
Run time: 01:45:00
Director: Heidelinde Haschek
Producers: A co-production of ORF, ZDF and UNITEL CLASSICA
Format: 2K DCP

Classical Summit 2006 – Three Superstars in Berlin

 

In the tradition of the original ‘The Three Tenors,’ world-class singers Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón joined forces to entertain a live audience of 20,000 spectators on location and millions more around the world on TV. They sing the most famous arias and duets from the world of opera, accompanied by the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and its conductor Marco Armiliato.

Composer: Gioachino Rossini, Francesco Cilea, Jules Massenet, Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Lehár, Emil Nikolaus Von Reznicek, Maria Grever, Furio Rendine, Ernesto De Curtis, Pietro Mascagni, Leonard Bernstein, Mitch Leigh
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Rolando Villazón
Production year: 2006
Run time: 02:02:00
Director: Frank Hof
Producers: Unitel and BFMI in cooperation with DEAG and ZDF

Opera Gala Baden-Baden

 

“An extraordinary evening full of emotions!” that is how the press called “the concert event of the year”: Anja Harteros, Ekaterina Gubanova, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel, four singers in a league of their own presented an extraordinary summit of classical music superstars. The star-studded cast took the audience on a long journey, exploring some of the most remarkable and popular operas and combining all the features of this supreme musical genre in a single concert: beauty, magical sound, tragedy, and overflowing passion.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Georges Bizet, Pietro Mascagni, Arrito Boito, Nino Rota, Franz Lehár
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
Artists: Anja Harteros, Ekaterina Gubanova, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel
Production year: 2016
Run time: 02:19:00
Director: Volker Weicker
Producers: ZDF/3sat, UNITEL
Format: HDTV 16:9

Paris Concert March 2007 – Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón

 

The tension is palpable at Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées this 28th of March 2007. Anna Netrebko is not only making her debut in France, but she is making it with Rolando Villazón. The ‘dream couple’ of the opera world is about to bring its incomparable charm and magnetism to France’s ‘mélomanes.’ And the result is nothing less than phenomenal: ‘An unforgettable evening, rich in emotions, which many spectators will look back on with nostalgia one day and say: ‘I was there!’. No matter where they appear, Netrebko and Villazón inevitably work their magic on the audience, whether it consists of hundreds or, when broadcast on TV, of millions. For their Paris concert, the duo chose a broad selection of chiefly late-romantic works – the style for which their voices seem to be tailor-made..

Composer: Charles Gounod, Jules Massenet, Peter Tschaikowsky, Sergej Rachmaninow, Georges Bizet, Giuseppe Verdi, Reveriano Soutullo, Juan Vert, Federico Moreno Torroba, Pietro Mascagni, Alfredo Catalani, Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra: Orchestre National de Belgique
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón
Production year: 2007
Run time: 01:38:00
Director: Olivier Simonnet
Producers: UNITEL and Bel Air Media in association with France 2

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater

 

When Anna Netrebko sings one of the most beautiful sacred works of the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “Stabat mater”, many music lovers will see this as the highlight of the “Pergolesi year”. Her appearance together with contralto Marianna Pizzolato and with Bertrand de Billy at the head of the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden’s exuberantly Baroque Frauenkirche radiates “nothing less than bewitching depth and beauty” (Morgenpost). In addition to the Pergolesi, the concert features an excerpt from Joseph Haydn’s “Sieben letzte Worte des Erlösers am Kreuze” as well as Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Erbarme Dich”.

Composer: Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra: Sächs. Staatskapelle Dresden
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Marianna Pizzolato
Production year: 2010
Run time: 01:01:00
Director: Elisabeth Malzer
Producers: ZDF in co-production with UNITEL CLASSICA
Format: 2K DCP

New Year’s Gala from Dresden – Kálmán, Die Csárdásfürstin

 

“A great conductor and great singers in a jewel of the great operetta tradition” was the verdict of the press, converging on the Semperoper in Dresden to celebrate this operetta in grand style. Anna Netrebko sings Sylva Varescu in a concert performance of Emmerich Kálmán’s popular operetta “Die Csárdásfürstin”. Accompanied by the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden under the direction of its conductor Christian Thielemann, Anna Netrebko is teamed with the Peruvian star tenor and darling of the public Juan-Diego Flórez, also making his role debut as Sylva’s lover Edwin. Yet again the Semperoper has produced “deluxe operetta for television” (Die Welt).

Composer: Emmerich Kálmán
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Juan Diego Florez
Production year: 2014
Run time: 01:37:00
Director: Hannes Rossacher
Producers: ZDF / Unitel Classica
Format: 2K DCP

Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov at the Waldbühne Berlin

 

Returning to the stage where she achieved immense success, Anna Netrebko delivers a stunning performance of the most beautiful arias and duets from Italian Opera at the Waldbühne Berlin. For a magical night at the spectacular amphitheatre, the Russian star soprano is joined by Yusif Eyvazov. Being not only her partner on stage but also in life, the internationally acclaimed Azerbaijani tenor shines in beloved arias such as “Nessun dorma” from Turandot, whilst superstar Netrebko brings Verdi’s Macbeth and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi to life. The night’s repertoire also features several love songs by Igor Krutoy. The renowned Russian composer wrote the romantic pieces specifically for this “dream-team of the opera” (Berliner Morgenpost). The emotional opera duets and the contemporary Russian songs blend perfectly in the joyful and romantic atmosphere of this musical summer night’s dream by Netrebko and Eyvazov who “took Berlin by storm” (Opera Wire).

Composer: G. Verdi, G. Puccini, A. Ponchielli, G. Bizet, Igor Krutoy
Conductor: Michelangelo Mazza
Orchestra: Hungarian Stateopera Orchestra
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Noel Bouley
Production year: 2017
Run time: 01:30:00
Producers: A production of ZDF in co-production with DEAG and Unitel
Format: 2K DCP

Wagner Anniversary Gala – Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series

 

In memory of the great Richard Wagner and mindful of their own Wagner tradition, the Staatskapelle Dresden staged this glittering gala concert in the Semperoper on the eve of Richard Wagner’s bicentenary. They were directed by their principal conductor Christian Thielemann, indisputably one of the great Wagner conductors of our time, and he was joined by the hottest young heroic tenor of recent years, Jonas Kaufmann. The programme features the overtures to the Wagner operas written and premiered in Dresden – 1842 Rienzi, 1843 The Flying Dutchman and 1845 Tannhäuser – as well as great tenor scenes from Rienzi, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin. Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann was celebrated with bravos and tumultuous applause – as were the musicians and Thielemann.

Wagner Birthday Gala

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

i. Der fliegende Holländer – Ouvertüre
ii. Eine Faust – Ouvertüre
iii. Rienzi – Allmächt’ger Vater *
iv. Ouvertüre
v. Lohengrin – Prelude zum 1. Akt
vi. In fernem Land *
vii. Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) – Fraternité: Air pour l’orchestre
viii. Tannhäuser – Inbrust im Herzen *
ix. Ouvertüre

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor *

Staatskapelle Dresden

Semperoper Dresden, May 21, 2013

Composer: Wagner, Henze
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Artists: Jonas Kaufmann
Production year: 2013
Run time: 01:48:00
Director: Michael Beyer
Producers: UNITEL in co-production with ZDF/Arte
Format: 2K DCP

Verdi : Messa da Requiem – Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series

 

In time for the Verdi Year 2013 the Teatro alla Scala has come up with a special project: Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with an exquisite quartet of soloists – Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann and René Pape – conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the Teatro’s Maestro scaligero. This first performance in Milan is followed by performances at the Lucerne and the Salzburg Festival and in the Berlin Philharmonie in 2013.

Composer: Verdi
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala / Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Artists: Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape
Production year: 2012
Run time: 01:34:00
Director: Andy Sommer
Producers: A production of UNITEL, Camera Lucida, Arte France in cooperation with Teatro alla Scala
Format: 2K DCP

3 Stars in Berlin – Live from the Waldbühne 2011 – Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series

 

When Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Erwin Schrott join forces, the result is a summit of vocal giants, recorded for posterity at Berlin’s spectacular outdoor Waldbühne. Accompanied by the Prague Philharmonia under Marco Armiliato, the three singers beguiled the audience with a program ranging from famous arias to forgotten gems. There’s something for everyone, from the connoisseur to the layman who rarely listens to classical music. Also of the highest standard is the recording itself, with expert camerawork ensuring that the concert’s unique atmosphere is vividly transposed to the screen.

Composer: Bedrich Smetana, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Amilcare Ponchielli, Jules Massenet, Giuseppe Verdi, Pietro Mascagni, Pablo Sorozábal, Richard Tauber, George Gershwin, Franz Lehár, Pablo Ziegler
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Orchestra: PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott
Production year: 2011
Run time: 02:16:00
Director: Frank Hof
Producers: ZDF and DEAG Classicsin coproduction with UNITEL and CLASSICA
Format: 2K DCP

Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series 2018

 

UNDER THE STARS – LIVE FROM WALDBÜHNE JULY 2018 
Available only in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

WAGNER ANNIVERSARY GALA 2013
Jonas Kaufmann

THE THREE STARS IN BERLIN – LIVE FROM THE WALDBÜHNE 2011
with PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott

OPERA GALA BADEN-BADEN 2007
Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca, Ramón Vargas, Ludovic Tézier

VERDI: MESSA DA REQUIEM – Teatro alla Scala 2013
Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape

Available from June 2018 to June 2019 Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania

Anna Netrebko Recital Series 2018

 

ANNA NETREBKO & YUSIF EYVAZOV AT THE WALDBÜHNE BERLIN 2017

with the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Noel Bouley

THE THREE STARS IN BERLIN – LIVE FROM THE WALDBÜHNE 2011
with PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott

NEW YEAR’S GALA FROM DRESDEN – KÁLMÁN: DIE CSÁRDÁSFÜRSTIN 2014
Anna Netrebko, Juan Diego Flórez

PERGOLESI: STABAT MATER 2011
Anna Netrebko, Marianna Pizzolato

PARIS CONCERT MARCH 2007
Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón

CLASSICAL SUMMIT 2006 – THREE SUPERSTARS IN BERLIN
Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Rolando Villazón

THE THREE STARS IN VIENNA 2008
Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Plácido Domingo

VERDI: MESSA DA REQUIEM – Teatro alla Scala 2013
Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape

THE RED SQUARE CONCERT 2013
Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Detailed description coming soon!

Available from June 2018 to June 2019 Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania

Pavarotti in Cinema – Three unforgettable concerts

 

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Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) was one of the most popular contemporary vocal performers in the world. Three of his countless amazing performaces are now available as cinema screening, Pannonia Entertainment distributes these unique concert-movies to cinemas across Czech Rebublic and Hungary.

 

 

 

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Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Thomas Hampson – Three Stars in Munich (2015)

 

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The superstars of classical music were together for the first time at the Königsplatz, Munich for one night only. The Munich Königsplatz, with its elegant classical buildings, is a unique, picturesque performance space. With this rare meeting of opera superstars, the square transforms into an opera house under the open sky, and creates an atmospheric setting for its 15 000 strong audience.

Anna Netrebko joins Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson at the cultural heart of Munich for an open-air evening of celebrated arias, duets and opera scenes by Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Leoncavallo, Bizet, Offenbach, Lehár, and more. Special guests: Elena Zhidkova and Ildar Abdrazakov.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert-movie from May 2016 to cinemas across Hungary and Czech Republic.

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