Enjoy this UNITEL Blu-ray/DVD release of Donizetti's 'La Favorite' from the Bayerische Staatsoper, with an all-star cast featuring Matthew Polenzani as Fernand and Elīna Garanča as Léonor de Guzman. The production, new to the Staatsoper, is staged by Amélie Niermeyer.
Amazon: ... a major success, both for the production by Penny Woolcock and the musical performance, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, with Diana Damrau as the priestess Leïla and, as the two men competing for love, the tenor Matthew Polenzani (Nadir) and the baritone Mariusz Kwiecien (Zurga).
The first release of the live concert from the 2003 Verbier Festival from Deutsche Grammophon, featuring singers Andrea Rost, Magdalena Kozena, Matthew Polenzani, and Thomas Quasthoff, and pianists Yefim Bronfman and James Levine.
Encores! Great Performances at the Met (DVD) This special Metropolitan Opera Encores program features 18 unforgettable arias and duets selected from eight seasons of GREAT PERFORMANCES at The Met broadcasts, performed by today's greatest opera stars and talents.
New Year's Eve 2012 brought the first-ever performance at New York's Metropolitan Opera of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, famed for its incendiary, if fictional, confrontation between Mary Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots) and Queen Elizabeth I of England. The performance on this DVD took place on January 19th 2013 and was broadcast to cinemas around the world.
Legendary music producer, Milt Okun, along with composer Lee Holdridge and conductor and singer, Plácido Domingo, bring some of the most famous names in opera to John Denver's famous hit songs: Great Voices Sing John Denver.
“Schubert, Beethoven, Britten and Hahn” – Wigmore Hall Live
Often referred to as one of the most gifted and distinguished lyric tenors of his generation, Matthew Polenzani has been praised for the artistic versatility and fresh lyricism that he brings to concert and operatic appearances on leading international stages. He has performed, among many others, opposite Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko and Diana Damrau, and under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Pierre Boulez and Riccardo Muti.