Create an
Account

  Add to My Q

Plácido Domingo: Il Postino

Various Artists

Year: 2012

Runtime: 02:24:10

This performance of the Daniel Catan opera Postino performed at the Los Angeles Opera House features vocalists such as Placido Domingo, Charles Castronovo, and Cristina Gallardo-Domas, in the leading roles.

Various Artists Available In:

Opera

Shows You May Also Like See All Shows You May Also Like

  • The Club Album

    Anne Sophie Mutter

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 9 min

    In May 2015 Anne-Sophie Mutter put her noble, impressively named “Lord Dunn-Raven” Stradivarius through more than its usual paces. For a change, rather than standing on stage in one of the world’s renowned well-tempered grand concert halls, she spent two evenings playing in a tiny graffiti-scrawled nightclub in the Friedrichshain district of Berlin. The name of the club was Neue Heimat, or “new home”, and on two evenings in early summer it was jam-packed with hip young people.

    Added to My Q

  • Live at Loreley

    Placido Domingo

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 45 min

    Placido Domingo performing on the spectacular stage near the famous Loreley rock! He is joined by the two sopranos Angel Blue, who has been described by Placido as ‘the next Leontyne Price’, and Micaëla Oeste, who was a member of the ‘Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist’ program with Washington National Opera, where she triumphed after stepping in mid-performance as Ophelie in Hamlet.

    Added to My Q

  • Sensuality & Nationalism in Romantic Ballet

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 57 min

    Sensuality and Nationalism in Romantic Ballet shows facets of the 19th century Ballet that illustrate innovations beyond our common understanding of Ballet in this era. It offers a revolutionary focus highlighting the stories and characters of everyday people. This focus is inspired by a combination of dynamic influences from 'national dance'. The Ballet of this era transformed the aesthetics and technique of dance to become the vibrant link to the traditional dance form: classical ballet.

    Added to My Q

  • Verdi: Don Carlo

    Antonio Pappano

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 3 hr 55 min

    Giuseppe Verdi's late opera Don Carlo delivers all the big topics while the ultra-simple décor in Peter Stein's production provides a spartan counterpoint to the dramatic action. With star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role.

    Added to My Q

  • Mahler: Symphony No.8

    Gustavo Dudamel

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    Seen in hundreds of theatres across North and South America, this is the emotionally charged culmination of Gustavo Dudamel's 2012 Mahler cycles in Los Angeles and Caracas: Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand" - 1400 American and Venezuelan performers assembled for a once-in-a-generation event and one of the most ambitious live recordings ever made. "This was not just a grand performance, it was a communal one. The chorus, which included 400 children who sang from memory, was simply indescribable as the many became one. The soloists also flourished in these remarkable surroundings" (Los Angeles Times).

    Added to My Q

  • LA Opera Orchestra - Il Postino 2009 part 2

    Placido Domingo

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 52 min

    Il Postino is an opera in three acts by Daniel Catán with a Spanish libretto by the composer. Based on the novel Ardiente paciencia by Antonio Skármeta and the film Il Postino by Michael Radford, the work contains elements of drama and comedy, integrating themes of love and friendship along with political and spiritual conflict.The opera premiered at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion by Los Angeles Opera on 23 September 2010.

    Set on a small Italian island, exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda receives so much fan mail that a personal postman, Mario Ruoppolo, is hired to deliver his letters. Mario, smitten by Beatrice Russo, turns to Pablo for help writing poetry that would help him win the heart of the woman he longs for. Soon after, Mario and the barmaid fall in love and wed. In the third act, influenced by Pablo's works, Mario begins writing political poems and while reciting at a communist demonstration, violence breaks out and he receives a gunshot wound, killing him.

    Il Postino was commissioned by Los Angeles Opera who co-produced the premiere production with the Theater an der Wien in Vienna and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Daniel Catán wrote the role of Pablo Neruda for Plácido Domingo, who sang it at the Los Angeles premiere and in subsequent performances in Vienna and Paris.

    Added to My Q

  • The Ring of the Nibelung - Götterdämmerung - Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

    Richard Wagner

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 23 min

    To honor Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday, Latin America’s famous opera house in Buenos Aires hosts a one-of-a-kind project: Performing Wagner’s powerful music drama “The Ring of the Nibelung” on stage in a single day. Stage Director Valentina Carrasco, who has worked with the award-winning Catalonian theatre group “La Fura dels Baus” for the past ten years, transposes the “Colón Ring” into the 1970s – the period of Argentina’s military dictatorship. Symbols of that age are seen on the costumes, while the characters also make references to the period in their behavior and gestures.

    Added to My Q

  • Lohengrin

    Richard Wagner

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 3 hr 35 min

    Lohengrin is a Romantic opera in three acts composed and written by Richard Wagner, first performed in 1850. The opera has inspired other works of art. King Ludwig II of Bavaria named his fairy-tale castle "New Swan Castle", or "Neuschwanstein", after the Swan Knight. It was King Ludwig's patronage that later gave Wagner the means and opportunity to compose, build a theatre for, and stage his epic cycle The Ring of the Nibelung.
    The most popular and recognizable part of the opera is the Bridal Chorus, better known as "Here Comes the Bride", often played as a processional at weddings in the West.

    Added to My Q

  • R. Wagner: The Ring of the Nibelung - Siegfried - Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 13 min

    To honor Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday, Latin America’s famous opera house in Buenos Aires hosts a one-of-a-kind project: Performing Wagner’s powerful music drama “The Ring of the Nibelung” on stage in a single day.
    Wagner wrote the libretto and music over the course of about twenty-six years, from 1848 to 1874. The four parts that constitute the Ring cycle are, in sequence: Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold), Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods).
    Behind this exquisite live performance of “Siegfried” is the Teatro Colón Orchestra lead by conductor Roberto Paternostro. The musical adaptation by Cord Garben. Leonid Zakhozhaev sings for Siegfried and the part of Bruenhilde is sang by Linda Watson.
    Stage Director Valentina Carrasco, who has worked with the award-winning Catalonian theatre group “La Fura dels Baus” for the past ten years, transposes the “Colón Ring” into the 1970s – the period of Argentina’s military dictatorship. Symbols of that age are seen on the costumes, while the characters also make references to the period in their behavior and gestures.

    Added to My Q

  • New Year's Concert 2013

    Franz Welser

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 2 hr 39 min

    Since 1939, The Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concert has become a tradition and the world's most famous classical music event. For the second time in three years,celebrated conductor Franz Welser-Most returns to the podium for this extraordinary event. Welser-Most is the music director of The Cleveland Orchestra,General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards.

    The Vienna New Year's Concert is unique and has often been imitated, but not equaled, with a live broadcast on television in over 70 countries around the world with over 40 million viewers

    Added to My Q

  • Ballet's Greatest Hits

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

    Presented by Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest dance education initiative, and subject of the award-winning ballet documentary “First Position,” “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” presents a one-of-a-kind glimpse of ballet from today and yesterday. The film is hosted by “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, and stars leading figures from the world of ballet. Dancers such as Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston, Skylar Brandt, Marcelo Gomes, Veronika Part and Hee Seo from American Ballet Theatre, Taras Domitro and Maria Kochetkova of San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet favorites Ashley Bouder and Daniel Ulbricht, Matthew Golding of Dutch National Ballet, Alejandro Virelles of Boston Ballet and Greta Hodgkinson of National Ballet of Canada perform iconic roles from the classical repertoire including Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, Flames of Paris and Don Quixote. Audiences will gain special insight from backstage interviews with the performers and ballet luminaries such as Alexei Ratmansky, Angel Corella, Benjamin Millepied, Edward Villella, Jose Manuel Carreño, Mathieu and Denys Ganio, Matthew Bourne, Susan Jaffe and many others. See them dance, hear them talk and feel their passion in a unique dialogue between ballet’s history and its present.

    Added to My Q

  • Christmas at Notre-Dame

    Luciano Pavarotti

    Year: 1978

    Runtime: 51 min

    Luciano Pavarotti at his best during the 1978 Christmas concert. The first video recording of this great singer in a magnificent performance of sacred music at the historic Montreal Notre-Dame basilica.

    Added to My Q

  • Life and Art

    Maria Callas

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

    Maria Callas died on 16th September 1977 at the age of 53. She had been, without doubt, the 20th century's greatest soprano, but was equally famous for events in her private life, her reclusive later years and for the silence she imposed on herself. As well as her stunning musical performances, her reputation depended on the drama she invested in her roles, revealing to the public the true nature of characters such as Tosca, Norma, Médée or Violetta in La traviata. This film reveals her character as well as celebrating her vocal art and her dramatic talents. It shows her as a woman and as a diva, constantly torn between her personal aspirations and her artistic ambitions.

    Added to My Q

  • Mozart Don Giovanni

    Thomas Hengelbrock

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 2 hr 55 min

    Philipp Himmelmann's staging of Don Giovanni boasts a star cast: Erwin Schrott performs in his signature role alongside Anna Netrebko.

    Added to My Q

  • Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiec - Donizetti La Favorite

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 37 min

    In the autumn of 2016 the Bavarian State Opera staged Donizetti’s La Favorite in the original French version, with Elīna Garanča making her debut in the title role in a staged production of this grand opéra. Director Amélie Niermeyer’s dense and minutely choreographed production had the intimacy of a chamber opera, the tiniest gestures shedding light on the action and allowing Niermeyer to bring out the opera’s feminist potential. Alongside the Fernand of Matthew Polenzani and the Alphonse of Mariusz Kwiecień, Elīna Garanča painted the portrait of a woman who, able to see through others’ motives, is overcome by disillusionment but who by controlling her two lovers succeeds in remaining their superior.

    Added to My Q

  • Tristan and Isolde

    Wagner

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 4 hr 9 min

    Wagner's supporters say that he took music to new heights of expression here; his detractors say it's the death-knell for melody and structure. It's four hours of aching yearning that does not rest until the last few minutes of the opera.

    Added to My Q

  • Parsifal

    Wagner

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 4 hr 7 min

    Parsifal is an opera in three acts by German composer Richard Wagner. It was Wagner's last completed opera and in composing it he took advantage of the particular acoustics of his Bayreuth Festspielhaus. Wagner described Parsifal not as an opera, but as "Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel" ("A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage").

    Added to My Q

  • In Concert 1994

    The Three Tenors

    Year: 1994

    Runtime: 2 hr 53 min

    Legendary tenors José Carreras, Plàcido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, together with conductor Zubin Mehta, celebrate the finale to soccer's 1994 World Cup with a live concert at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium before an estimated worldwide audience of more than one billion viewers. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Music Center Opera Chorus the tenors perform a selection of operatic arias and international favourites specially orchestrated by composer/arranger Lalo Schifrin. The result is an outstanding event, featuring world-renowned performers who share a passion for opera and football. The Vision (The Making of) takes us behind the scenes to watch as the story of the concert unfolds. In this exclusive film we see the three tenors relaxing, rehearsing and in concert, performing the Brindisi and Granada. And then six weeks later in Los Angeles, they are captured at their final dress rehearsal before the momentous concert.

    Added to My Q

  • Un Ballo in Maschera Act I

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Year: 1989

    Runtime: 52 min

    The outstanding production of Verdi’s Masked Ball at the Salzburg Festivals 1989 and 1990 was Herbert von Karajan’s legacy to the Festival. Supported by a cast of superlative actor-singers in opulent scenery, Sir George Solti agreed to conduct the opera at short notice after Karajan’s unexpected death in 1989. The production had been expected to be a highlight in Karajan’s series of Verdi operas at Salzburg. Karajan’s celebrated ability to unite a cultivated sound with dramatic effects was known to create extraordinary and highly acclaimed opera events. For Un ballo in maschera Karajan planned something unusual: He would not set the opera in colonial Massachusetts, as the censors had forced Verdi to do when he was composing the work, but in Stockholm in the 1790s at the court of King Gustav III of Sweden, as Verdi had originally conceived his work. Together with the film director John Schlesinger and his stage team, Karajan developed a concept that promised theatrical splendour equal to the musical excellence that the conductor and the handpicked cast of singers would surely provide in collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. But this was not to be: stage rehearsals had already begun for the opening performance of the 1989 festival when Karajan died on 16 July. Therefore it was extraordinarily lucky that a conductor of Sir Georg Solti’s standing, was prepared to undertake the task just a week before the premiere, and with the whole world watching. He and the staging by Hollywood film director John Schlesinger was acclaimed by audience and press alike.

    Added to My Q

  • Un Ballo in Maschera Act II

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Year: 1989

    Runtime: 1 hr 25 min

    The outstanding production of Verdi’s Masked Ball at the Salzburg Festivals 1989 and 1990 was Herbert von Karajan’s legacy to the Festival. Supported by a cast of superlative actor-singers in opulent scenery, Sir George Solti agreed to conduct the opera at short notice after Karajan’s unexpected death in 1989. The production had been expected to be a highlight in Karajan’s series of Verdi operas at Salzburg. Karajan’s celebrated ability to unite a cultivated sound with dramatic effects was known to create extraordinary and highly acclaimed opera events. For Un ballo in maschera Karajan planned something unusual: He would not set the opera in colonial Massachusetts, as the censors had forced Verdi to do when he was composing the work, but in Stockholm in the 1790s at the court of King Gustav III of Sweden, as Verdi had originally conceived his work. Together with the film director John Schlesinger and his stage team, Karajan developed a concept that promised theatrical splendour equal to the musical excellence that the conductor and the handpicked cast of singers would surely provide in collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. But this was not to be: stage rehearsals had already begun for the opening performance of the 1989 festival when Karajan died on 16 July. Therefore it was extraordinarily lucky that a conductor of Sir Georg Solti’s standing, was prepared to undertake the task just a week before the premiere, and with the whole world watching. He and the staging by Hollywood film director John Schlesinger was acclaimed by audience and press alike.

    Added to My Q

  • Live At The Tabernacle 2014

    3 Doors Down

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 19 min

    Hit rockers 3 Doors Down performed to a sold-out crowd at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, GA. Rising to fame with their song “Kryptonite” in 2000, 3 Doors Down has continuously sold out venues on their tours across the world as their legion of fans remains dedicated to the Mississippi natives. This fantastic live performance is a must-see!

    Added to My Q

  • Live at the Download Festival

    3 Doors Down

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 30 min

    The American rockers 3 Doors Down take over the Download Festival with all-time favorite hit songs “Time of My Life,” “Duck and Run,” and ultimate chart breakers “Kryptonite” and “Here Without You.”

    Added to My Q

  • Live at Soundstage

    30 Odd Foot Of Grunts

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 55 min

    Before New Zealander Russell Crowe became an Oscar-winning Hollywood heavyweight, he was a guy in a band writing songs about his parents, his politics and his then-sweetheart. Crowe wrote his first song at age 6, and in the 1980s formed 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, or TOFOG - the name for a sound effect that Crowe heard while working on the set of the 1995 film, Virtuosity. Crowe and his bandmates give a performance that features the bravado-stripped, engaging and garrulous Crowe along with the rocking, carefree, and guitar infused Grunts.

    Crowe's deep baritone sings songs written for his then-sweetheart, "Inside Your Eyes," along with "Swallow My Gift," a tune he wrote in response to critics who over-scrutinize his music. The band features other songs off their album Other Ways of Speaking including "Never Be Alone Again," "What's Her Name?" and "Charlie's Song." Crowe's cover of "Ring of Fire" reveals the rough-edge rock that the band builds from while also hinting at their blues, folk and pop influences.

    The highlight of the evening is a duet with country-pop icon Kris Kristofferson. TOFOG and Crowe cover the hits "Me and Bobby McGee," originally sung by Janis Joplin, and Kris' "Sunday Morning Coming Down," recorded by Johnny Cash. On his own, Kristofferson performs hits that highlight his philosophical lyricism and poignant arrangements including "The Circle," "A Moment of Forever" and "Help Me Make It Through The Night."

    Added to My Q

  • How Did We End Up Here?

    5 Seconds of Summer

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 36 min

    ‘How Did We End Up Here?’ takes you through an up-close and personal journey of how 5SOS have become one of the biggest bands of today. The film includes all-access documentary footage with an exclusive behind-the-scenes view as they travel from continent to continent, revealing their incredible journey from their very first gig in Sydney in 2011 to selling out three consecutive nights at Wembley Arena during the 2015 tour. It is the band telling their story, their way, and includes some fantastic footage recorded live from one of the Wembley Arena shows.

    Added to My Q