*Part of the Teatro Real Opera Series from Madrid, Spain* In Aida, the grandiose and the intimate converge as in few other operas: the bloody confrontation between Ethiopians and Egyptians is juxtaposed by the love of Radamès, Captain of the Egyptian Guard, for Aida, a slave of the Ethiopians. Their love is more powerful than the hatred between the two peoples, their social differences and incompatible perspectives. This love was as solid as the wall which blocked its consummation.
3 day rental • NR • 155 min. • Sung in Italian with subtitles
This beautiful documentary traces Merce Cunningham's artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery, from his early years as a struggling dancer in New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. The film weaves Merce's philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into his innovative work. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material.
This incredible film is streaming exclusively through the Rose--not available for viewing anywhere else! BBC archivists unearthed a veritable treasure trove of over 2 hours of previously unreleased Ella Fitzgerald concerts recorded by the BBC. Featuring two shows from 1965, and a performance live at Ronnie Scott’s from 1974; this is the timeless Ella Fitzgerald. Performances include the classics “Take The ‘A’ Train”, “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “Mack The Knife”, and “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”.
*Part of the Teatro Real Opera Series from Madrid, Spain* Piotr Beczala delivers a searing performance in the title role of this legendary opera--a figure of relentless ambition par excellence. A chance to see a riveting interpretation by Spain's preeminent opera house.
3 day rental • NR • 184 min. • Sung in Italian with subtitles
*Part of the Teatro Real Opera Series from Madrid, Spain* After its initial rejection, Verdi’s unique opera, whose action unfolds in a contemporary setting, LA TRAVIATA, based on Alexandre Dumas’ The Lady of the Camellias, became one of the most acclaimed works of the composer. A story that brought Verdi legendary status through music with a profound sense of humanity and psychological portrayal of the characters and their feelings. Behind the outward show of luxury and frivolous pleasure, the “populous desert they call Paris” hides the stark cruelty of a social class for whom everything can be bought and sold.
3 day rental • NR • 125 min. • Sung in Italian with subtitles
*Part of the Teatro Real Opera Series from Madrid, Spain* A temporary wife was a widespread practice in Japan at the end of the 19th century. The West – with the United States leading – had established diplomatic and commercial relations with the country in the mid-century and the fascination with the birthplace of geishas spread like wildfire. The influence of a distant (and imaginary) Orient would take form in works by a variety of European and North American artists that continued well into the 20th century.
3 day rental • NR • 145 min. • Sung in Italian with subtitles