Reviews December 2014

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Reviews – December 2014

OPERA

Florencia en el Amazonas

LA Opera

December 14, 18, 20

A steamboat passage through the fabled rainforest becomes a mystical voyage of discovery, each passenger harboring secret hopes of what the trip will bring. Among them, a famous prima donna hopes to recapture the great love of her life. Reality and fantasy intertwine as the dangerous splendors of the Amazon test the travelers’ preconceptions of their hopes and dreams.

The sensational Chilean soprano Verónica Villarroel returns as Florencia, joined by one of the finest casts ever assembled for this production, including fast-rising soprano Lisette Oropesa. A ravishingly beautiful score by Daniel Catán, the beloved composer of Il Postino, shimmers with passionate melodies and sumptuous orchestrations reminiscent of Puccini and Debussy. Inspired by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez, Florencia en el Amazonas paints an intoxicating portrait of the transformative nature of love.

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CDs

 

Pepe Aguilar – Unplugged

Seitrack U.S.

El álbum contiene 13 temas entre los que se encuentran “Perdono y Olvido”, “Mi Credo”, “Entre dos Ríos”, “Miedo”, “Viento” y “Prometiste”, además de contar con invitados musicales como Miguel Bosé, Saúl Hernández, Natalia Lafourcade, Reyli, Ángela Aguilar, Leonardo Aguilar, La Marisoul de la Santa Cecilia y Amandititita, todos bajo la producción de Meme del Real de Café Tacvba.

 

 

Miguel Bosé – Amo

Warner Music Latina

Tras cuatro años sin publicar material inédito, Miguel Bosé ha lanzado Amo, que se ha posicionado en el número 1 de iTunes en diferentes países. Encanto es un tema de corte electrónico, con espectaculares arreglos de cuerda, es tan sólo una muestra de los himnos que envuelven y arrastran de los que se compone Amo. Otros temas incluye Libre Ya De Amores y Amo.

 

Annie Lennox – Nostalgia

Blue Note Records

The 12-track collection features fresh and hauntingly beautiful takes on iconic American compositions that continue to resonate as we face the complexities of modern life, songs like “I Put A Spell On You,” “Memphis In June,” “Strange Fruit,” “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” and “God Bless The Child.” On Nostalgia, Annie pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

 

DVDs

Frozen – Sing-Along Edition

Experience Frozen, the hit musical comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in a new to DVD, full-length Sing-Along Edition! Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. It’s pure enchantment – and full of fun for the whole family!

 

 

 

4 Moons (Cuatro Lunas)

Breaking Glass Pictures

4 Moons tells four different stories about love and self-acceptance: a boy secretly attracted to his male cousin; two college students starting a secret relationship; a couple wasted due to the arrival of another man; and an old man dazzled over a young male prostitute. Directed by Sergio Toval Velarde. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

 

 

 

Cantinflas

Lionsgate

In Cantinflas, the true story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comedy film star is told for the first time. From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world, one joke at a time. Relive the laughter that has charmed generations. Directed by Sebastián del Amo. Spanish with English subtitles.

 

 

Jersey Boys

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Jersey Boys tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and more.

 

 

 

 

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