Metropolitan Life

The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Aug. 28, 2017
The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America (Repost)

Jon Teaford, "The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America"
2006 | pages: 293 | ISBN: 0231133723 | EPUB | 9,0 mb

The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Dec. 29, 2014
The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America

Jon C. Teaford, "The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America"
ISBN: 0231133723, 0231133731 | 2006 | EPUB | 352 pages | 9 MB
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine - Wagner: Lohengrin (2010)

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine - Wagner: Lohengrin (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:33:20 | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Met Opera | Catalog: 811357013403

Conductor and pianist James Levine is one of the powerhouse figures of the classical music scene today. As a child he undertook both piano and violin; he was so accomplished on the violin that at the age of ten he played Mendelssohn's second violin concerto at a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra youth concert. He studied piano at various summer music festivals before enrolling at New York's Juilliard School, where he took conducting courses with Jean Morel and continued piano studies with Rosina Lhevinne.
Riccardo Frizza, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming - Rossini: Armida (2011)

Riccardo Frizza, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming - Rossini: Armida (2011)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 171 min | 4,19+5,85 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 2010

Renée Fleming stars in the title role of this rarely heard diva showcase, in a production by Tony Award® winner Mary Zimmerman. Rossini's opera, set in the time of the Crusades, tells the story of a vengeful sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison. This DVD captures the production's Live in HD presentation, as seen in cinemas around the world.

The Regional Governing of Metropolitan America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at March 26, 2018
The Regional Governing of Metropolitan America

The Regional Governing of Metropolitan America by David Miller
English | February 15th, 2002 | ISBN: 081339807X, 081333991X | 178 Pages | PDF | 0.62 MB

The book explores the regional governing of metropolitan America in a comprehensive and systematic fashion. It reviews the financial system of state and local government at the broadest possible level?the national level?and explores the relationships between the federal government, the 50 state governments, and the 86,000 local governments that constitute the United States system.
Evelino Pido, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Florez - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2010)

Evelino Pidó, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 138 min | 7,31 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais. Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 2009

In his latest Decca DVD release, bel canto star Juan Diego Flórez undertakes the role of Elvino in Bellini’s romantic drama, playing opposite the mercurial French soprano, Natalie Dessay, in the Met’s striking, modern-dress production from March 2009. Bellini’s romantic opera La Sonnambula (1831), hinges on the love and misunderstanding between Elvino and Amina (the ‘sleepwalker’ of the title). Discovered in the bedroom of Rodolfo, Amina is assumed to have been unfaithful, and Elvino cancels their wedding. But in the dramatic final scene, he witnesses Amina sleepwalking, understands her innocence, and all ends happily. Mary Zimmerman’s production plays with the dual realities of a rehearsal of the opera and a performance of the opera itself.
James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2005)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 128 min | 7,55 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 1991

It would be hard to imagine a better performance of Donizetti's comic masterpiece. If there was one role that ideally suited Luciano Pavarotti's voice and stage personality, it was Nemorino, the impoverished and not-very-bright peasant who worships the village's prettiest and richest young woman from a distance, is swindled by a traveling vendor of "miracle" medicines, but wins her hand by dumb luck. The story has comedy, pathos, and a put-down of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (or at least the Tristan story) written long before Wagner composed it.

Metropolitan (1990)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at March 11, 2018
Metropolitan (1990)

Metropolitan (1990)
BRRip 720p | 1h 38mn | 1280x766 | MP4 AVC@1500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 1CH 48KHz | 1.19 GiB
BRRip 1080p | 1h 38mn | 1808x1080 | MP4 AVC@2500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 1CH 48KHz | 1.88 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 38mn | 1808x1080 | MKV AVC@10.5 Mbps 23.98fps | AC3@640Kbps 1CH 48KHz | 7.65 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Subtitles: English (BDRip)

In an apartment on Manhattan a couple of friends from the New York upper-class meet almost every night to talk about social mobility, play bridge and discuss Fourier's socialism; the cynic Nick
A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator - The Life of Florence Gould [Audiobook]

A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator - The Life of Florence Gould [Audiobook] by Susan Ronald
English | February 21st, 2018 | ASIN: B079YW5L3M | MP3@64 kbps | 14 hrs 14 mins | 391.45 MB
Narrator: Carol Monda

From Susan Ronald, author of The Pirate Queen, comes a revealing new audiobook biography.
James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2003/1988)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2003/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb (DVD9) | 154 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“This is straight and unfussy in its staging, and the video production by Brian Large could not be more expert and unobtrusive (save for one or two close-ups of Jessye Norman's larynx). Tatiana Troyanos's Composer is quite superb, and neither Battle nor Norman can be faulted vocally” (Penguin Guide)