Ms. Velma's Most Incredibly Magnificent Christmas Week 1976

A Christmas special of extraordinary beauty. One hour of magnificent staging, costumes, and music. Featuring Miss Velma Jaggers--famous the world over for her beautiful dramas and called by fashion designers one of the twelve best dressed women in American. Accompanied by the Statesmen Quartet and the Miss Velma Singers and Musicians. This is the rare and highly beloved complete recording of Miss Velma's holiday spectacular, Christmas in America. Now, presented in amazing low definition, digitally remastered from archival VHS. This is the actual, legendary, one-of-a-kind Christmas cantata extravaganza originally performed and broadcast from the Universal World Church in Los Angeles, California. —Universal World Church

Die Fledermaus 1990

After the Viennese premiere, the Fledermaus (the bat) conquered the world. It is one of the few operettas that are regularly performed at the major opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Scala Milan, the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House Convent Garden in London. John Cox directed this lavishly equipped production by Julia Trevelyan Oman initially in London in 1977. On New Year's Eve 1990, this staging offered the luxurious ambiance for the farewell to Joan Sutherland from her London audience. The singer had admired them since her first great success at this prestigious opera house in the fifties. The rushing feast in the second act reached its climax with its stormy cheered performance and the commitment of her friends and colleagues Luciano Pavarotti and Marilyn Horne, with whom she often stood together on the stage.

Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia 1992

For his first opera production, Dario Fo, the theatre director known for his brilliant wit, chose to stage Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia sung in Italian for the Netherlands Opera. First mounted in 1987, it was a huge success and a live recording of its revival in May 1992, the 200th anniversary of Rossini's birth, has been made. Fo has said that Rossini is the musician of eating and love. He composes music rich in herbs and aromas, in which you find olives, tomatoes, fish, grapes, roses and rosemary, sheets and tablecloths, dry wine and the laughter of girls. His Barber is a joyful carnival. During the overture he fills the stage with carnival revelers and immediately the commedia dell' arte origins of opera buffa are restored. Visual theatrics abound, never at the expense of the music, but highlighting it, engaging the eye as well as the ear. Fo addresses the heart more than the intellect and Rossini's comedy comes up dazzling and vital.

The Jeff Healey Band - See The Light - Live From London 1989

See The Light: Live From London captures The Jeff Healey Band in their natural element: onstage. Guitar Magazine has said that witnessing Jeff live is an experience few will ever forget. The more than 80 minutes of footage contains live versions of songs from See The Light plus outstanding interpretations of Roadhouse Blues and All Along The Watchtower. The live performance was recorded April 14, 1989.

Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released in the 1970s. Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth movie Recorded in Melbourne Australia with that city's Philharmonic Orchestra in 1975, a sell-out crowd of 30,000 saw Wakeman perform at the height of his career. Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth video It contains songs from his concept albums THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, and of course the record from which the concert takes its title. Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth film JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH captures a seminal moment in the live performances of progressive rock.

The Wild World of Hasil Adkins 1993

Short subject documentary by Julien Nitzberg about the legendary "psychobilly" musician and infamous wild man Hasil Adkins. Filming takes place in Adkins' own yard, his shack, and at various concerts. Adkins is notable for helping create an entirely new form of rock/rockabilly/country fusion, which he plays entirely by himself (with a guitar and drums simultaneously).

Guns of a Stranger 1973

Forced to kill a young Abilene gunman in the line of duty, Sheriff Matthew Roberts, torn by anguish takes off his badge and leaves Kansas. Roberts becomes known as 'The Drifter', wandering restlessly through the west. In Arizona, he aids elderly rancher, Tom Duncan, Tom's granddaughter, Virginia and kid-brother Danny (Steven Tackett) in their fight to save their small ranch from a crooked banker and his gang of outlaws.

Rigoletto 1994

Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera had a triumphant premiere at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851. This 1994 recording, directed by Riccardo Muti, stars Roberto Alagna, Renato Bruson and Andrea Rost.

Nihil oder Alle Zeit der Welt 1987

In an post-apocalyptic future, a group of young terrorists fights desperately against the obscure "Professor", the personification of all that is unwholesome in society, who ingeniously controls the ruins of civilization.