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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni - Verdi: Otello (2005/1974)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni - Verdi: Otello (2005/1974)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni - Verdi: Otello (2005/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.09 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Herbert von Karajan directed this film of Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece as well as conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. As the tragic Moor of Venice, arguably his greatest role, Jon Vickers (in the words of critic David Cairns) "commands both the notes and the moral grandeur of the part… And he has the aura of greatness - greatness of heart, of bearing, of musical and dramatic conception". Mirella Freni is a heartbreakingly lovely and fragile Desdemona, while the fine English baritone Peter Glossop plays the villainous Jago.

Attlilio Cremonesi, La Cetra - Antonio Sartorio: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2005)

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Attlilio Cremonesi, La Cetra - Antonio Sartorio: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2005)

Attlilio Cremonesi, La Cetra - Antonio Sartorio: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,13 Gb | Total time: 67:38+53:24+33:35+52:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF | CD 409 | Recorded: 2004

In campo operistico, il periodo storico tra Cavalli e Handel - quello, per capirci, che comprende giganti come Stradella, A. Scarlatti, Legrenzi… - è il più trascurato dalla discografia. Ed è un peccato, perché è il periodo nel quale si sviluppano le forme e gli stili che saranno tipici del Barocco maturo, come l'aria con il da-capo ed il virtuosismo belcantistico. Benvenuta quindi questa produzione dell'austriaca ORF, che documenta dal vivo l'esecuzione di questo rarissimo "Giulio Cesare in Egitto" del veneziano Antonio Sartorio, uno dei maggiori eredi di Cavalli nel florido operismo lagunare.

Sara Mingardo, Sandrine Piau, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Un Viaggio a Roma (2018)

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Sara Mingardo, Sandrine Piau, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Un Viaggio a Roma (2018)

Sara Mingardo, Sandrine Piau, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Un Viaggio a Roma: Handel, Stradella, Muffat, Scarlatti, Corelli (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 355 Mb | Total time: 70:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP30565 | Recorded: 2015, 2017

Handel, Scarlatti, Corelli, Stradella, Muffat … From 1650 to the beginning of the eighteenth century, Rome exercised an immense power in attracting composers from all over Europe and experienced an intense moment of musical activity, because of - or in spite of - the papal administration. It was a prosperous period with a melting pot of influences. The programme devised here by the Roman conductor, Rinaldo Alessandrini, offers a complete and personal vision of the time, passionate and secular, lyrical (made sublime by Sandrine Piau) and orchestral, romantic in every way. Rinaldo Alessandrini is one of the leading figures in the international early music scene.

Luciano Pavarotti - The Pavarotti Story (2007)

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Luciano Pavarotti - The Pavarotti Story (2007)

Luciano Pavarotti - The Pavarotti Story (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.1 Gb | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 568 MB | 03:55:05
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

One of the most successful and admired opera singers of all time, Luciano Pavarotti was king among tenors from the late 1960s through the 1990s. His voice was noted for its exciting upper register, and tailor-made for the operas of Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, and Puccini, and as it darkened slightly over the years, for the verismo composers as well. His vocal longevity, which kept him singing youthfully well into his sixties, and still beautifully after that, was a credit to his commanding technique and artistry, and remarkable considering his nearly 40 years of performing.

Stephen Stubbs, Teatro Lirico - Antonio Sartorio: L'Orfeo (1999)

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Stephen Stubbs, Teatro Lirico - Antonio Sartorio: L'Orfeo (1999)

Stephen Stubbs, Teatro Lirico - Antonio Sartorio: L'Orfeo (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 652 Mb | Total time: 72:38+71:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Vanguard Classics | 99194 | Recorded: 1998

Born in Venice, Antonio Sartorio (1630-1680) composed 14 operas. He often made the long journey from Hanover, where he held the post of Maestro di Capella to the Duke of Brunswick, to compose and present new operas in his native city and recruit musicians for the German court. He is credited with introducing Italian opera to the Hanover court in 1672. Sartorio finally returned to Venice to be Maestro at St Mark’s where he composed sacred music, albeit not as much as the renowned Coffi might have been expected of him in that position.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 8] - Guillaume Tell, Edipo a Colono (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 8] - Guillaume Tell, Edipo a Colono (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 8]: Lamberto Gardelli, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Montserrat Caballé, Nicolai Gedda - Guillaume Tell; Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Edipo a Colono (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,16 Gb | Total time: 66:34+73:00+58:00+74:59+40:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1979, 1982

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2008/1968)

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Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2008/1968)

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Fiorenza Cossotto, Jon Vickers, Raina Kabaivanska - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2008/1968)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.74 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Cavalleria Rusticana: Magnificently sung, subtly played and dramatically acted… The passion of Sicily, fanned into a bonfire by one of the world's most brilliant conductors and great cast (New York Post).
Pagliacci: An interpretation of exceptionally strong emotions and artistic quality (Il Giorno). Vickers is outstanding, delivering 'Vesti la giubba' with unusual sensitivity and admirable restraint. Kabaivanska and Glossop are also impressive (New York Times).

Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert, Paul Escobar, Judith Chemla - Traviata: Vous meritez un avenir meilleur (2020) [Blu-Ray]

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Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert, Paul Escobar, Judith Chemla - Traviata: Vous meritez un avenir meilleur (2020) [Blu-Ray]

Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert, Paul Escobar, Judith Chemla - Traviata: Vous méritez un avenir meilleur (2020) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29975 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 34,5 Gb
Audio1: Italiano, Français / LPCM Audio 2.0 / 16 bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3782 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 7,09 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Bel Air Classiques | Sub: English, French

In Traviata – You deserve a better future, the audience is invited into Violetta’s privacy to have a close look at the fire to which she abandons herself among the guests of this musical and phantasmagorical celebration that blends theatre and opera, voices that speak and sing, and where the phantoms of this Paris in full industrial boom whose future we are living at present, sing and die.

Ellen Hargis, Paul O'Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King, Hille Perl - Il Zazzerino: Music of Jacopo Peri (1999)

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Ellen Hargis, Paul O'Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King, Hille Perl - Il Zazzerino: Music of Jacopo Peri (1999)

Ellen Hargis, Paul O'Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King, Hille Perl - Il Zazzerino: Music of Jacopo Peri (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 73:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMU907234 | Recorded: 1998

Jacopo Peri, Medici court musician and famed tenor, was among the earliest of opera composers. “Il Zazzerino” (the blond one) was also a pioneer in the popularization of the “new style” solo song, and with the 1609 publication of his collection La varie musiche he demonstrated his versatility as a composer, creating new music for a new age.

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Luigi Boccherini: Arie da Concerto (2017)

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Amaryllis Dieltiens, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Luigi Boccherini: Arie da Concerto (2017)

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Luigi Boccherini: Arie da Concerto (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 65:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Evil Penguin | EPRC0023 | Recorded: 2016

On this recording of Boccherini’s Arie da Concerto, the Belgian ensemble Capriola di Gioia defies the stubborn stereotyping of Boccherini as the gallant master of unsurpassable but insignificant melodies. Close listening to this marvellous music reveals a genius with a profound understanding of human psychology, and a rich harmonic palette to paint the smallest affective nuances. In these arias, Boccherini is rehabilitated as a true heir of Händel, a worthy contemporary to Haydn, and an early precursor of the belcanto of Bellini.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 7] - L'assedio di Corinto, Le Comte Ory (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 7] - L'assedio di Corinto, Le Comte Ory (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 7]: Thomas Schippers, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Shirley Verrett - L'assedio di Corinto; Vittorio Gui, Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra - Le Comte Ory (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 977 Mb | Total time: 52:14+42:07+66:41+56:27+56:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1956, 1974

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Galina Gorchakova - Italian Opera Arias (2001)

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Galina Gorchakova - Italian Opera Arias (2001)

Galina Gorchakova - Italian Opera Arias (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:40 | 283 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos | Catalog: DE3286

The great Russian bear has disgorged another magnificent voice. To encounter Galina Gorchakova for the first time, as I did, in the intimate surroundings of Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall was a hair-raising experience nobody would be likely to forget. Her blazing soprano has conquered audiences in the opera-house and, though the recordings which followed – such as Mazeppa (DG, 1/94) and Prince Igor (Philips, 4/95) – have sometimes raised doubts, they are not enough to obscure the essential message: Gorchakova promises to be one of the vocal giants of her generation.

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart: Così fan tutte (1999)

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Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart: Così fan tutte (1999)

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart: Così fan tutte (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 451 Mb | Total time: 63:46+58:57+38:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 5 67064 2 | Recorded: 1955

Beethoven thought the libretto immoral, Wagner thought it trivial. It was Herbert von Karajan’s mentor and inspiration, the composer and conductor Richard Strauss, who brought Mozart’s Così fan tutte back centre stage in the early years of the 20th century, since when this exquisite, witty and subtly disturbing exploration of sexual politics has become one of Mozart’s best-loved works. The present set preserves one of its most admired recordings, originally released in the autumn of 1955 on the eve of the bicentenary of Mozart’s birth. Gramophone described it as a ‘superlative issue’, perfectly staged for the microphone with an ideal cast and conducting and playing of the finest quality. ‘Listening with friends in my music room’, wrote the critic Alec Robertson, ‘gave the impression that by some miracle the opera was being performed there to a scale proportionate to its size, enabling us to savour the exquisite music, without any of the usual distractions.’

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

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James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

In 1994, the same Metropolitan Opera put two contrasting pieces of the verismo puzzle side by side—the belated verismo of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and the classic verismo of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, which had reached the stage some twenty-six years earlier.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2010)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2010)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 921 Mb | Total time: 03:47:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 480 4697 | Recorded: 1988

In many ways this is a magnificent achievement… Muti conducts with real assurance. Pacing the drama magnificently, it is on performances like these that the controversial Maestro has made his well-deserved musical reputation. Tell emerges as a masterpiece from first to last. Rossini's compositional confidence in his craft is never once in doubt, and there is no trace of any longueur anywhere.