Jiri Kout, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2013/1993) [Blu-Ray]

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Jiri Kout, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2013/1993) [Blu-Ray]

Jiří Kout, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2013/1993) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20478 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 233 min | 43,1 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2161 kbps / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 233 min | 10,6 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean

This production of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” was recorded during the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s great tour to Japan in 1993. Directed by Götz Friedrich and conducted by Jiří Kout, this interpretation of the adulterous love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Isolde was a great success. Wagner’s composition of “Tristan und Isolde” was inspired by his love affair with Mathilde Wesendonck and the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer.

Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Delibes: Lakme (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Delibes: Lakme (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Delibes: Lakmé (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33819 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 42,5 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4014 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 136 min | 6,28 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opera Australia | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Lakmé, Delibes greatest opera, is performed by Opera Australia in all its oriental glory. Starring the exquisite coloratura soprano Emma Matthews as the innocent girl priestess Lakmé, and superb tenor Aldo Di Toro as the love-struck Gerald, the story tackles religion and cross-cultural love against a backdrop of British rule in India in the mid-19th century.

Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23911 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 29,9 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3330 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 6,01 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

…Massimo Checchetto’s opening set…is winningly picturesque…Bepi Morassi’s staging within it seems perfectly natural, its charms never forced. Pratt has a beautiful, expressive face, ever alive to Amina’s changing fortunes and her unchanging love. Her voice, too, is lovely and expressive…She’s endearingly simple, just as Amina should be. Gabriele Ferro conducts the Fenice forces with grace and practiced style…The sound is spacious and the Blu-ray image crystal clear. (Opera News)

Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (2006/1981)

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Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (2006/1981)

Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (2006/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Français (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 5.93 Gb (DVD9) | 133 min
Classical | NVC Arts | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese

Filmed live at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House in 1981, this staging of Camille Saint-Saens's opera takes on one of the Bible's most famous tales. After trying to force the Hebrews to worship his god, the Philistine ruler meets an untimely end at the hands of the prodigiously powerful Samson (Jon Vickers), who leads the Hebrews in a revolt. But beautiful Philistine Dalila (Shirley Verrett) uses her seductive wiles to weaken the strapping hero.

Evelino Pido, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)

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Evelino Pido, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)

Evelino Pidò, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.79 Gb (DVD9) | 125 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Frank Dunlop's witty, unvarnished view of Donizetti's country comedy, updated to the 1930s, is delightful to see, wondrous to hear. Gheorghiu and Alagna make an ideal partnership as capricious girl and shy bumpkin. They both act and sing their roles to near perfection in a staging that exposes the heart and heartlessness as much as the fun of this work.

Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Requiem (2013)

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Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Requiem (2013)

Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Requiem (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28013 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 93 min | 24,0 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3968 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 93 min | 6,55 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

A Verdi Requiem with a dream line-up of soloists and the forces of La Scala, Milan, directed by one of the greatest maestros of our time. Preceding acclaimed performances at the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals, Barenboim and his magnificent partners recorded this masterpiece around a live performance at La Scala, Milan, in 2012. This marks the first audio recording by Barenboim in his role as La Scala’s Music Director.

Gianluca Capuano, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco - Handel: Ariodante (2021/2017) [BDRip]

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Gianluca Capuano, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco - Handel: Ariodante (2021/2017) [BDRip]

Gianluca Capuano, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco - Handel: Ariodante (2021/2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,970 fps | 216 min | 4,87 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Unitel Edition | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

At Salzburg Festival, Cecilia Bartoli shines as Ariodante with her dazzling coloratura in a highly acclaimed new production by the German director Christoph Loy, who is known for his clever psychological stagings. Loy turns Handel's splendid baroque opera into an exciting and differentiated reflection on gender roles. A high-class ensemble, first and foremost a brilliant Cecilia Bartoli in the trouser role of the knight Ariodante who effortlessly switches between cheerful and lamenting virtuoso singing makes the production a true triumph. At her side perform audience favourite Rolando Villazón as Lurcano and young American soprano Kathryn Lewek, praised by critics as a „true discovery“ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung).

Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)

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Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)

Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.98 Gb (DVD9) | 122 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Français, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Español, Chinese, Japanese

Les pêcheurs de perles dates from 1863 and represents much more than a mere operatic exercise written by a twenty-five-year-old composer. Pêcheurs is, as a matter of fact, the only other Bizet opera, beside Carmen, to have remained in the repertoire. This opera contains memorable passages, which have ensured its long-lasting success and which many great singers (beginning with Caruso) have recorded and performed: for example the aria of Nadir Je crois entendre encore; the beautiful aria of Léïla Comme autrefois, dans la nuit sombre and, above all, the superb duet between Léïla and Nadir Ton cour n’a pas compris le mien.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Teresa Stratas, Jose Carreras - Puccini: La Boheme (2009/1982)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Teresa Stratas, Jose Carreras - Puccini: La Boheme (2009/1982)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Teresa Stratas, José Carreras - Puccini: La Bohème (2009/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7,64 Gb (DVD9) | 125 min
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to present Franco Zeffirelli's iconic staging of La Bohème as recorded liveat the Metropolitan Opera on January 16, 1982, available once again on DVD. This timeless production continues to thrill audiences almost every season since it was first introduced in 1981, and this performance captures the production at the very beginning with the original cast. Teresa Stratas, renowned for her acting abilities, captures the essence of Mimì–her fragility, her resolve, her passion. Stratas is partnered by José Carreras as Rodolfo, the poet and love of her dreams. The cast is rounded out with a lively Renata Scotto (who was filmed as Mimì in an earlier MET production, also available on DVD from Deutsche Grammophon) and sonorous Richard Stilwell.

Andras Schiff plays Bach: French Suites Nos. 1-6; Overture in the French Style in B minor; Italian Concerto (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Andras Schiff plays Bach: French Suites Nos. 1-6; Overture in the French Style in B minor; Italian Concerto (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Andras Schiff plays Bach: French Suites Nos. 1-6; Overture in the French Style in B minor; Italian Concerto in F major (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24110 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 36,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3528 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 7,09 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

Surely Bach’s French Suites, which he composed during his years at Cöthen (1717–1723), are among the finest inducements to practise that any teacher has ever made to a pupil. In this case Bach wrote them for his young wife, Anna Magdalena. The over-riding impression left by these suites is one of endearing tunefulness. Clavier-Übung II is a later collection of didactic keyboard pieces. It comprises two greatly contrasted works: the Italian Concerto and the Overture in the French Style. These performances admirably demonstrate the thoughtful and persuasive approach that András Schiff adopts when performing Bach. Recorded live at the Bachfest 2010, Protestant Reformed Church of Leipzig, 11 June 2010.

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart - Rossini: Tancredi (2005/1992)

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart - Rossini: Tancredi (2005/1992)

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart - Rossini: Tancredi (2005/1992)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.31 Gb (DVD9) | 166 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Based on Voltaire's tragedy, this is a story of innocence wronged, set against a backdrop of Turks at war with Syracuse. Amenaide, the daughter of Argirio, leader of the senate, is in love with the exiled knight Tancredi. Argirio offers Amenaide's hand in marriage to Orbazzano, the leader of a rival faction, as a token of reconciliation. Amenaide resists this, and sends a letter to Tancredi, who has returned to Syracuse and is in hiding. The letter is intercepted, and it is mistaken as an invitation to the Turk Solamir to enter Syracuse. All are appalled, even the disguised Tancredi. Amenaide is sentenced to death for treachery, but Argirio allows a champion to fight for her vindication. Although still believing her guilty, Tancredi (still disguised) does so. He bests Orbazzano, saves Amenaide, and sadly prepares to leave Syracuse for good.

Harry Bicket, Orchestra Simfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Martin y Soler: L’arbore di Diana (2010)

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Harry Bicket, Orchestra Simfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Martin y Soler: L’arbore di Diana (2010)

Harry Bicket, Orchestra Simfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Martín y Soler: L’arbore di Diana (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 147 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan

L’arbore di Diana (The Tree of Diana), which was staged at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2009, is a two-act opera buffa by the composer Vicent Martín i Soler with a libretto by the famous Lorenzo Da Ponte. The opera focuses on the temptation and joy of falling in love. Though the plot includes features borrowed from the pastorale and erotic comedy, it also had political intentions and endorsed the abolition of convents and monasteries decreed by the emperor.

Alexander Lasarev, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre - Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada (2010/1989)

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Alexander Lasarev, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre - Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada (2010/1989)

Alexander Lasarev, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre - Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada (2010/1989)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | Русский (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.36 Gb (DVD9) | 157 min
Classical | TEN Video | Sub.: Deutsch, English

Pokrovsky's acclaimed production, a story of early Slavs prior to christian conversion, captures the essence of the Bolshoi's traditions of drama and realism. It is complemented by Andrei Petrov's inspired choreography.

Martin Yates, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov - Kenneth MacMillan: Manon (2019) [BDRip]

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Martin Yates, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov - Kenneth MacMillan: Manon (2019) [BDRip]

Martin Yates, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov - Kenneth MacMillan: Manon (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,970 fps | 119 min | 2,67 Gb
Audio: AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | OPUS ARTE

Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov star as tragic lovers Manon and Des Grieux in this performance of Kenneth MacMillans Manon, a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory. Nicholas Gerogiadiss period designs set the ballet in the contrasting worlds of Paris Luxury and Louisiana swampland, while the intense emotion of MacMillans choreography is complemented by a score drawn from Massenets music. The impassioned pas de deux from Manon and Des Grieux drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillans most powerful dramas.

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (2010)

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (2010)

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.70 + 6.19 Gb (2xDVD9) | 230 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Jonathan Kent's spectacular production of Purcell's huge semi-opera is joyous, imaginative and witty Glyndebourne, with its intimate auditorium, provides the perfect setting for a drama which is partly spoken and partly sung. Based on an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the story is lavished with a brilliance that justifies this production's acclaim. Paul Brown's inventive designs, Kim Brandstrup's exquisite choreography, an excellent cast of actors and singers and outstanding playing by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under William Christie combine to make a seamless theatrical experience, here recorded in High Definition and true surround sound.