MOZART: The Magic Flute


Label: Manga Films
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Conductor: James Conlon
Actors: Joseph Kaiser (Tamino), Amy Carson (Pamina), René Pape (Sarastro), Lyubov Petrova (Queen of the Night), B. Jay Davis (Papageno), Silvia Moi (Papagena), Tom Randle (Monostatos).

A young World War I soldier waiting for the command to go to battle is transported into a twilight world between dream and nightmare. He is sent on a deadly mission to rescue the daughter of the Queen of the Night from the dark lord Sarastro.

Special features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, Trailer(s).

J. STRAUSS: Die Fledermaus


Release Date: 27 May 2008
Label: BBC Opus Arte
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Directors: Stephen Lawless, Francesca Kemp

Synopsis: Glyndebourne Festival/London Philharmonic Orchestra

Cast: Pamela Armstrong (Rosalinde), Thomas Allen (von Eisenstein), Lyubov Petrova (Adele), Pär Lindskog (Alfred), Ragnar Ulfung (Dr.Blind), Hakan Hagegard (Dr.Falke), Artur Korn (Frank), Malena Ernman (Prince Orlovsky), Udo Samel (Frosch), Renée Schüttengruber (Ida)

PROKOFIEV: Betrothal in a Monastery


Release Date: 29 July 2008
Label: Glyndebourne
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski

Synopsis: This rarely performed opera is a romantic comedy loosely based on Richard Sheridan’s 1775 play, The Duenna. Ostensibly the plot concerns the trials of two pairs of lovers, Louisa and Antonio, and Clara and Ferdinand, but ultimately it is the fishmonger, Mendoza, who in the great tradition of the anti-hero, wins our empathy.

Cast: Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (Don Jerom), Lyubov Petrova (Louisa), Andrey Breus (Ferdinand), Alexandra Durseneva (Duenna), Sergei Alexashkin (Mendoza), Vsevolod Grivnov (Don Antonio), Nino Surguladze (Clara), Alan Opie (Don Carlos), Jonathan Veira (Father Augustine).

**Recorded live at Glyndebourne on 12, 15 & 22 August 2006.
**Extensive accompanying booklet including a commissioned article about the opera, and a synopsis in English, French and German.
**Contains full libretto translated from the original Russian (Cyrillic) into English, French and German.
**2 discs in 250-page hard-bound book.



Release Date: 28 September 2010
Label: Warner Classics
Conductor: Jose Serebrier
Russian National Orchestra

Synopsis: Live recording made at the closing concert of the 1st Rostropovich International Festival in the Tchaikovsky Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire of Music.

Cast: Lyubov Petrova (soprano), Andrei Popov (tenor), Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello).