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Mozart Don Giovanni

Thomas Hengelbrock

Year: 2015

Runtime: 02:54:57

Philipp Himmelmann's staging of Don Giovanni boasts a star cast: Erwin Schrott performs in his signature role alongside Anna Netrebko.

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    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

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  • Lohengrin

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  • Summer Night Concert 2015

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    The Vienna Philharmonic performed its annual Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn, an open-air concert with free admission, in the unique ambience of the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Zubin Mehta conducted the Summer Night Concert with Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist.
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  • Un Ballo in Maschera Act I

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    Year: 1989

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  • Live At The Tabernacle 2014

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  • Live at the Download Festival

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    The American rockers 3 Doors Down take over the Download Festival with all-time favorite hit songs “Time of My Life,” “Duck and Run,” and ultimate chart breakers “Kryptonite” and “Here Without You.”

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  • Live at Soundstage

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    Before New Zealander Russell Crowe became an Oscar-winning Hollywood heavyweight, he was a guy in a band writing songs about his parents, his politics and his then-sweetheart. Crowe wrote his first song at age 6, and in the 1980s formed 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, or TOFOG - the name for a sound effect that Crowe heard while working on the set of the 1995 film, Virtuosity. Crowe and his bandmates give a performance that features the bravado-stripped, engaging and garrulous Crowe along with the rocking, carefree, and guitar infused Grunts.

    Crowe's deep baritone sings songs written for his then-sweetheart, "Inside Your Eyes," along with "Swallow My Gift," a tune he wrote in response to critics who over-scrutinize his music. The band features other songs off their album Other Ways of Speaking including "Never Be Alone Again," "What's Her Name?" and "Charlie's Song." Crowe's cover of "Ring of Fire" reveals the rough-edge rock that the band builds from while also hinting at their blues, folk and pop influences.

    The highlight of the evening is a duet with country-pop icon Kris Kristofferson. TOFOG and Crowe cover the hits "Me and Bobby McGee," originally sung by Janis Joplin, and Kris' "Sunday Morning Coming Down," recorded by Johnny Cash. On his own, Kristofferson performs hits that highlight his philosophical lyricism and poignant arrangements including "The Circle," "A Moment of Forever" and "Help Me Make It Through The Night."

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