Category Archives: Dvds

Surfing with Marlene and Orson

I’m sure you know how it is when searching the internet and one idea takes the next and all of a sudden you have moved from browsing for Christmas presents to researching about some German hypnotiser who lived in the … Continue reading

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Adorable! Cecilia Bartoli in Händel’s Semele

My favourite singer in one of my favourite arias: from Händel’s Semele the aria Myself I shall adore. The earthling Semele has become the lover of Jupiter and now she imagines how the crown of Juno would suit her… Juno … Continue reading

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The Copenhagen Ring is here!

Let me just show you this hoping it will persuade you to watch this wonderful staging of Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen by Kasper Bech Holten and the Royal Danish Opera. A fabulous and modern rendition not diminishing the ‘epicness’ of … Continue reading

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The Science of Sleep

I just watched the nicest film: The Science of Sleep. Young Stephane Miroux has trouble dividing sleep and dream from waking and real life. His dreams are extremely vivid and a source of creativity but they are also tyrannical in … Continue reading

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After all – the show must go on

I have been watching Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece Fanny & Alexander. Having loved that film for years rewatching it just confirmed the magnificence of the beautiful pictures and the disturbing text. The first part with Christmas in the home of the … Continue reading

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Sinéad Cusack

One guilty pleasure of autumn is watching lots of BBC costume dramas while eating ginger biscuits and drinking Ceylon tea. In my ongoing and rather exhausting search for new material I happened to find an adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North … Continue reading

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Werther in Concert

My local library is really good when it comes to buying opera dvds. I often go there and leaf through the selection and find stuff I never knew I craved – but then there it is. Many I just pass … Continue reading

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