Bolshoi troupe triumphs at Paris Opera’s 2008 season opening with ’Eugene Onegin’ under the talented direction of Dmitri Tcherniakov.Three romantic heroes each with a solitary destiny: Tatiana, a Romanesque young woman seeking absolution, Onegin, a distant dandy hiding emptiness under affected haughtiness, and Lenski, abandoned by his literary idol. Between these three, barren affections presage the inexorable social ruin.
A sultry serenade from Eugene Wilde – one of his great 80s albums for the Philly World label – put together in a mix of warm soul vocals and catchy, upbeat rhythms! Wilde slides into some mellow territory on a few ballads – but most of the set is bubbling over with tracks that have Eugene stepping into Philly modern territory – that boogie-inflected mode that came into the city's scene in the 80s, upbeat and nicely positive overall! Titles include "Prelude", "Good & Plenty", "Don't Say No", "Are You Coming Over", "I Want You", "Here I Go Again", and "Diana".
This Soviet production filmed live at the Kirov conveys the full beauty of Tchaikovsky's vision. It is a poetically tender work which was confirmed by Tchaikovsky himself in 1878 when he said I played the whole of Eugene Onegin, the author was the sole listener, the listener was moved to tears. Eugene Onegin is Tchaikovsky's most lyrical operatic work. While composing it, he wrote he was filled with indescribable pleasure and enthusiasm. The opera is based on Pushkin's novel in verse and was first produced in Moscow on March 29, 1879. Featuring Sergei Leyferkus as Onegin, Yuri Marusin, Tatiana Novikova, Larissa Dyadkova.
This volume brings together articles on the cult of the mother-goddess Cybele and her consort Attis, from the emergence of the religion in Anatolia through its expansion into Greece and Italy to the latest times of the Roman Empire and its farthest extent west, the Iberian Peninsula. …