“This is something of a find – a production produced in Milan's television studios in 1973 that does more than justice to Giordano's verismo work about personal conflicts at the time of the French Revolution. It's directed, with considerable imagination, by the Czech Vaclav Kaslik, at the top of his profession in the 70s. In realistic period sets he unerringly creates the milieu of a degenerate aristocracy in Act 1 and of the raw mob-rule of the Revolution in the succeeding acts. The only drawback is the poor lip-synch. Conductor Bruno Bartoletti makes certain we're unaware of the score's weaker moments and releases all the romantic passion in Giordano's highly charged writing for his principals.
Andrea Chénier presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano’s operas and shows why Puccini sometimes feared Giordano as a rival. Taking the starring role of Chénier, with its three marvellous arias, is Jonas Kaufmann. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of Chénier’s beloved Maddalena and baritone Željko Lučić stars as Carlo Gérard – the servant-turned-revolutionary who is Chénier’s rival for the love of Maddalena. David McVicar brings Giordano’s thrilling historical drama back to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1985 in a stunning new production.
The Pilates Fix brings you a modern mix of classical Pilates and effective cardio movements to create an overall dynamic workout. Included are two 10 minute routines; stretching to increase flexibility and cardio to blast away extra pounds.
8 Pilates workouts to lengthen and strengthen! Targeted Pilates routines for a perfect body! Learn how to work your whole body on a busy schedule. Andrea Speir is a classically trained Pilates instructor who integrates her background as a dancer with her love for all forms of physical fitness to create workouts that are uniquely her own. After a knee and broken rib injury during a dance performance accident, Pilates became Andrea’s cure to a strong and healthy body.
Who is the man behind Inspector Montalbano? An intimate portrait of acclaimed Italian novelist Andrea Camilleri gives us access to the man himself, his work and personal history, including Camilleri's undying attachment to his native Sicily. In Italian with English subtitles.
This Andrea Jensen-led class is a 30 minute, Level 1+ option that’s both short and fun. A Vinyasa-style class, focus is on the shoulders and core as well as balancing poses and twists. The yoga class prepares you for moving into Garudasana, also known as Eagle Pose. In the Sanskrit language, the word Garuda is the name of the huge, white-headed mythical bird who served as Lord Vishnu’s transportation of choice. The bird is also the destroyer of Nagas, or mythical serpents representing inferior, dark, destructive forces.
Out of all Italian verismo operas, Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier is one of the few of lasting popularity that is still performed regularly on major opera stages worldwide. This 1981 production features a stellar Plácido Domingo in the title role and a classic staging by Otto Schenk, making for one of the finest readings of the opera. Andrea Chénier was an overwhelming success when premiered at La Scala in 1896 and first performed in Vienna in 1926, returning to the stage whenever a truly great tenor was available to tackle the demanding title role. Gabriela Benacková and Piero Cappuccilli lead a strong supporting cast in this tragic love story set during the times of French Revolution.