Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann Chor and Ensemble - Verdi: La Traviata (2016)

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Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann Chor and Ensemble - Verdi: La Traviata (2016)

Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann Chor and Ensemble - Verdi: La Traviata (2016)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 139 min
Classical | C major | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Korean, Chinese, Japanese

Star tenor and director Rolando Villazn's staging of La Traviata at the Festspielhaus in Baden Baden is "visually spectacular" (The Huffington Post) and made for "an enthusiastic reception for the premiere" (Stuttgarter Zeitung)! Villazn "proves again his excellent narrating skills on stage" (WDR Klassik). "The setting and opulence of the stage captivates the spectator, as do the stylized costumes designed by Thibault Vancraenenbroeck for circus artists" (Stuttgarter Zeitung). Olga Peretyatko as Violetta delivers "a fantastic portrait of the title role wavering between adolescent joie de vivre, mature insight and anguish" (Stuttgarter Zeitung).

Lü Jia, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (2008)

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Lü Jia, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (2008)

Lü Jia, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.56+6.64 Gb (2xDVD9) | 201 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

The title La Gazza Ladra is translated as ‘The Thieving Magpie’, which as expected is a story based around the theft of some silverwear which a magpie has absconded for its nest, a crime which a servant girl is wrongly accused of. La Gazza Ladra is an "opera semiseria", a genre from Rossini’s time which was used to define a drama with a happy ending in which the innocent victim, unjustly condemned, should be saved from the scaffold at the eleventh hour and the rascal persecutor punished.

Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2012) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30675 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 280 min | 41,5+40,5 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3739 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 280 min | 12,9 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

English-speaking audiences have always found Die Meistersinger to be a life-enhancing celebration of wisdom, art and song. So it proves in David McVicar's production – the first at Glyndebourne – which is updated to the early-19th century of Wagner's childhood. At the centre of a true ensemble cast is Gerald Finley, a 'gleamingly sung', 'eminently believable' Sachs (The Independent on Sunday), supported by the dynamic conducting of Vladimir Jurowski which, like McVicar's production, uses Glyndebourne's special intimacy to bring sharp focus to bear on the subtlety of Wagner's musical and dramatic counterpoint.

Bernard Haitink, Zurich Opera House Orchestra - Beethoven: Fidelio (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Bernard Haitink, Zurich Opera House Orchestra - Beethoven: Fidelio (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Bernard Haitink, Zurich Opera House Orchestra - Beethoven: Fidelio (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30896 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 40,8 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3767 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 6,78 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Translucence, transparency – warmth' are the qualities identified by Bernard Haitink as necessary for an ideal sound performance of Beethoven's only opera, and all are present in this fantastic recording of Katharina Thalbach's new production for Opernhaus Zurich. Haitink conducts the Zurich Opera Orchestra in a magnificent performance in which Leonore Overture No. 3 provides an interlude between the two scenes of the second act, following a tradition started by Gustav Mahler.

Bernard Haitink, Berliner Philharmoniker - Europakonzert 1999 from St. Mary Church Krakow (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Bernard Haitink, Berliner Philharmoniker - Europakonzert 1999 from St. Mary Church Krakow (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Bernard Haitink, Berliner Philharmoniker - Europakonzert 1999 from St. Mary Church Krakow (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19922 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 21,6 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4227 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 6,60 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: Latin, German, English, French

The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882, is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. For this newly released EUROPAKONZERT Blu-ray Disc all recordings were lovingly restored and converted to High Definition video. The Berliner Philharmoniker are joined for Mozart’s Motet and Mass on this recording by Christine Schäfer, whose unique timbre and performing style has more than once been likened to those of other vocal greats such as Irmgard Seefried and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. This round of exceptional musicians is completed by Emanuel Ax, winner the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, as the soloist for the works of Chopin and Schumann.

Federico Maria Sardelli, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Handel: Rinaldo (2021) [BDRip]

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Handel: Rinaldo (2021) [BDRip]

Federico Maria Sardelli, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Handel: Rinaldo (2021) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 2,95 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Handel's masterpiece Rinaldo is based on Torquato Tasso's epic La Gerusalemme liberata, which tells the tale of the attempted seduction of the hero by the enchantress Armida against the backdrop of the First Crusade. Musicologists agree that Handel carried out a major cut-and-paste exercise with Rinaldo, as more than two thirds of his 1711 score was taken from earlier works. This particular production by Pier Luigi Pizzi, conceived in 1985 for Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia, has since travelled to some twenty major opera houses worldwide. Putting aside practical cuts and a few displacements of musical numbers, its durable attraction lies in the gorgeous costumes and scenery, a stylish paragon of 'hyperbaroque' that deliberately avoids both literalism and cheap provocation.

Marcello Viotti, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Edita Gruberova - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (2003)

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Marcello Viotti, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Edita Gruberova - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (2003)

Marcello Viotti, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Edita Gruberova - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (2003)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.52 Gb+4.23 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 170 min
Classical | TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) wanted to move the audience of his operas to tears. And this is exactly what Beatrice di Tenda manages to do: it has great music and the story really touches the heart. In this production by Daniel Schmid, one can experience the stunning singers Edita Gruberova and Michael Volle in the main roles – with Marcello Viotti conducting the Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House. In Beatrice di Tenda, Bellini departs from the belcanto style, which he used in Norma, and explores a new way of musical expression, which brought to the fore a new warmth and different characteristics.

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Das Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Edita Gruberova, Kurt Moll - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2005/1983)

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Wolfgang Sawallisch, Das Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Edita Gruberova, Kurt Moll - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2005/1983)

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Das Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Edita Gruberova, Kurt Moll - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2005/1983)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch| LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.89 Gb (DVD9) | 160 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Mozarts beliebte Oper "Die Zauberflöte" unter der Leitung von Wolfgang Sawallisch - jetzt erstmals auf DVD erhältlich! 1983 live aufgenommen, zeigt diese Produktion aus der Bayerischen Staatsoper eine der bekanntesten Opern überhaupt - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts "Die Zauberflöte" in der Inszenierung von August Everding. Edita Gruberova als begehrteste Königin der Nacht der Welt, Francisco Ariza als einer der berühmtesten Taminos unserer Zeit, machen neben anderen Weltstars der Oper (Kurt Moll, Lucia Popp, Wolfgang Brendel, u.a.) diese Produktion zu einem Fest für Augen und Ohren. Eingerahmt und kongenial geleitet wird dieses Ensemble von Wolfgang Sawallisch. "Zeigt das Ernsthafte - vergesst aber den Humor nicht" - mit dieser Einstellung beweist Everding in dieser einzigartigen Inszenierung sein Genie auf dem Gebiet der Opernregie. Diese Zauberflöte ist ein absolutes Muss für alle Opernfans.

Seiji Ozawa, Berliner Philharmoniker, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Orff: Carmina Burana; Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2004/1989,2002)

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Seiji Ozawa, Berliner Philharmoniker, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Orff: Carmina Burana; Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2004/1989,2002)

Seiji Ozawa, Berliner Philharmoniker, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Orff: Carmina Burana; Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2004/1989, 2002)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Latin, Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.64 Gb (DVD9) | 134 min
Classical | Philips

This DVD presents Seiji Ozawa conducting two great choral masterpieces, beloved by audiences around the world. Orff's Carmina Burana, boisterous and lyrical, sets medieval songs in a celebration of life's pleasures. Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony, concludes with the uplifting 'Ode to Joy', a timeless plea for universal brotherhood.

Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2021/1991) [Blu-Ray]

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Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2021/1991) [Blu-Ray]

Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2021/1991) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 35997 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps | 69 min | 21,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 69 min | 4,07 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Sony Classical

Since Sergiu Celibidache s appointment as their chief conductor in 1979, the Munich Philharmonic developed into one of the finest orchestras in the world. Their performances of Bruckner, in particular, were in a class of their own and where orchestra and conductor truly excelled. It is in the symphonies of Anton Bruckner that the grandeur of the music unfolds organically, its power innocent of all brutality, its monumentality issuing from stillness and austerity. Says Celibidache, "Every performance of a Bruckner symphony is a first performance, every rehearsal is a thousandfold NO designed to achieve a single YES."

Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming - Lehar: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming - Lehar: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming - Lehár: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 38,3 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 138 min | 6,34 Gb
Audio: English | PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (2007/1974)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (2007/1974)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (2007/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.70 Gb (DVD9) | 136 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Karajan's mid-1970s Tchaikovsky interpretations are regarded as his finest in a career of performing the Russian composer's last three symphonies. Unitel's films from this period - released here for the first time on DVD - documented the maestro with his great Berlin orchestra on 35mm colour film and in stereo. “Others have gotten more sadness out of Tchaikovsky… but not more virility and controlled intense beauty than Karajan in the Unitel film.” - New York Times

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2008/1978)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2008/1978)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2008/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.12 Gb (DVD9) | 79 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Herbert von Karajan conducted Brahms's choral masterpiece frequently throughout his long career, but only once on film and with both of these outstanding soloists. This unique document from the 1978 Salzburg Easter Festival was acclaimed by Diapason as "a magical interpretation, prodigiously realized … with a sublime fusion of timbres, a cohesion and, ultimately, a simplicity that are truly unequalled."

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Ann Hallenberg - Handel: Ariodante (2008)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Ann Hallenberg - Handel: Ariodante (2008)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Ann Hallenberg - Handel: Ariodante (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.72+4.08 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 157 min
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Founded in Italy in 1992 by Alan Curtis, one of the most acclaimed specialists in the interpretation of pre-romantic music, Il Complesso Barocco, has become a renowned international baroque orchestra with a focus on Italian Baroque opera and oratorio. Their high standard for interpretation, intonation and stylistic accuracy has led to their being requested in the most important concert venues and festivals in Europe.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2008/1979)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2008/1979)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2008/1979)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.11 Gb (DVD9) | 83 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Karajan surmounted this pinnacle of the choral-symphonic repertoire - which Beethoven himself called "the greatest work I have composed" - no fewer than four times in the recording studio, but only once live and on film: in this unique document from the 1979 Salzburg Easter Festival. The atmosphere of Salzburg's Festspielhaus and festival audience adds a special frisson to this conductor's classic interpretation of the Missa solemnis.