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Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra & Chorus of the Arena di Verona - Antonio Salieri: Il mondo alla rovescia (2010)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra & Chorus of the Arena di Verona - Antonio Salieri: Il mondo alla rovescia (2010)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra & Chorus of the Arena di Verona - Antonio Salieri: Il mondo alla rovescia (2010)
Classical | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 622 Mb | Total time: 76:21+62:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 655/1-2 | Recorded: 2009

Since (at least) the Greeks, humorists, moralists and satirists have been fascinated by the artistic game of inversion, of “the world turned upside down”, which is how one might translate the title of this largely forgotten opera by Salieri. It here gets its first ever recording. Present an image of society turned on its head and you enable your audience/reader/viewer to see the actual way of things in a whole new light. Your aims may be to expose the follies and errors of the actual, to propose a better way of doing things, or simply to get some laughs from the resulting improbabilities and surprises - or, of course, a mixture of all these motives and more.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 6: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Weber, Nicolai (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 6: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Weber, Nicolai (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 6: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Weber, Nicolai (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.88 Gb | Total time: 07:03:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Guleghina - Giordano: Andrea Chenier (2011/1997)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Guleghina - Giordano: Andrea Chenier (2011/1997)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Guleghina - Giordano: Andrea Chénier (2011/1997)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.90 Gb (DVD9) | 123 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

In continuing the great tradition of Decca's magnificent Met Opera DVDs, Giordano's Andrea Chénier is captured here in excellent quality, showcasing Luciano Pavarotti, the premiere opera star of his day in one his most memorable performances, alongside Maria Guleghina and Juan Pons, with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by James Levine. One of the great verismo operatic dramas, Andrea Chénier is notable for the title role's two great solo arias, 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' (also known as 'L'improvviso') and 'Come un bel di di maggio', as well as the overwhelming final duet, 'Vicino a te'. Truly a legendary and unique performance from the great tenor.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 1.10 Gb | Total time: 192:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95283 | Recorded: 2014, 2015

Demofoonte dates from the early Milan years of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), long before the radical reform operas for which he is most famous and his break with opera seria and the librettos of Pietro Metastasio. Gluck arrived in the northern Italian city in 1737 and was mentored there by composer Giovanni Battista Sammartini. Though Sammartini primarily composed symphonies and music for the church, Milan boasted a vibrant opera scene, and Gluck soon formed an association with one of the city's up-and-coming opera houses, the Teatro Regio Ducal.

Sebastien Rouland, Chœurs et Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon - Offenbach: La vie parisienne (2008)

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Sebastien Rouland, Chœurs et Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon - Offenbach: La vie parisienne (2008)

Sébastien Rouland, Chœurs et Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon - Offenbach: La vie parisienne (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.61 Gb (DVD9) | 135 min
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

After La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein, and La Fille du régiment, Virgin Classics develops its DVD catalogue with yet a new stage production by renowned director Laurent Pelly (his 3rd for the label) accompanied by his assistant Agathe Mélinand who again adapted the dialogues as in the other productions. Filmed in Lyons during the performances (18th December – 1st January 2008) the production and the cast re-enacted in our moderns times the satirical portrayal of Parisian life in the Second Empire. The performances were a hit: Laurent Pelly brought to Offenbach’s operetta all the gusto and humour the subject calls for – his staging is wild and frenzied. La Vie parisienne was Offenbach's first full-length piece to portray contemporary Parisian life, unlike his earlier period pieces and mythological subjects. It became one of Offenbach's most popular operettas.

Lea Salonga - Live in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2020)

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Lea Salonga - Live in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2020)

Lea Salonga - Live in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:13:12 | 438 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Broadway Records

Known for her powerhouse vocals and perfect pitch, Tony Award winner Lea Salonga wows audiences once again with Broadway hits and movie greats, including songs from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin and The Greatest Showman. Her vocal flair is matched by the best band in town, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Gerard Salonga.Lea - the voice behind Disney Princesses Jasmine and Mulan - celebrated her 40th Anniversary in the entertainment industry in 2018 with a special concert in her native Manila, Philippines. More recently, Lea has performed in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.37 Gb | Total time: 15:30:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Adam Fischer, Orchester der Oper Zurich, Nina Stemme, Luciana D'Intino, Salvatore Licitra - Verdi: Aida (2007)

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Adam Fischer, Orchester der Oper Zurich, Nina Stemme, Luciana D'Intino, Salvatore Licitra - Verdi: Aida (2007)

Adam Fischer, Orchester der Oper Zürich, Nina Stemme, Luciana D'Intino, Salvatore Licitra - Verdi: Aida (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 5.83 Gb+6.75 Gb (2xDVD9) | 217 min
Classical | BelAir | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol

This 2006 production from the Zurich Opera is a traditional one by Nicolas Joël in veteran Ezio Frigerio's wonderfully evocative, highly coloured sets. Then Adám Fischer in the pit leads a remarkably strong yet subtle account of the score, which – when played and sung like this – is once more revealed as one of Verdi's greatest masterpieces. Four of the principals easily surpass their DVD rivals. Stemme offers a deeply considered, expressive and superbly sung Aida, one for whom the work's vocal perils do not seem to exist. Add to that acting that goes to the heart of the matter, and one is left breathless in admiration after so many sopranos not truly fitted to the part. Licitra has done nothing better than his Radames here. At last fulfilling his potential, he sings the role with an open-hearted sincerity and a heroic voice up to the part's exigent demands.

Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza, Coro Costanzo Porta - Purcell: Didona and Aeneas (2016)

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Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza, Coro Costanzo Porta - Purcell: Didona and Aeneas (2016)

Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza, Coro Costanzo Porta - Purcell: Didona and Aeneas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 76:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | CC72737 | Recorded: 2016

Fabio Bonizzoni, one of Baroque music performance leading conductors of our time, and his group La Risonanza make their debut on Challenge Classics with Dido and Aeneas, Purcell's operatic masterpiece. It is coupled with The Love of Mars and Venus by John Eccles and Gottfried Finger, Purcell's near contemporaries. Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, composed in the 1680s, is arguably the most beloved and best-known opera in English. Bonizzoni says: "The charm of this opera is in that it contains everything, like Cervantes' Don Quixote: any life experience is within it. Love, hate, death, dream, despair, the innocent and the wicked play.

Riccardo Frizza, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2006)

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Riccardo Frizza, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2006)

Riccardo Frizza, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2006)
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 185:15 | Covers | 826 Mb
Classical | Decca | # B0006859-02 | Rec: 2004

Premiered in 1821, Matilde di Shabran was Rossini's 32nd opera. It is a semi-serious work, with a plot that concerns a woman-hating, militaristic, hypochondriacal Lord (Corradino) whose doctor (Aliprando) tries to get him to fall in love with his ward, the sharp-witted Matilde, in order to make him happy. There are buffo characters and Corradino, after falling for Matilde, almost has her executed when he's duped by a Countess who loves him into thinking Matilde loves another. But a comic character, Isidoro, the court poet, saves the day and all ends happily.

Montserrat Caballe - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Montserrat Caballe - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Montserrat Caballé - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 643 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 74321 63464 2 | Time: 02:33:02

Double disc anthology of the best recordings of the late great Spanish soprano. She had one of the most unique voices that ever recorded opera and her legacy lives on with this beautiful compendium of her most famous arias and performances.

Munich Radio Orchestra & Ulf Schirmer - Saint-Saëns: Proserpine, R. 292 (2017)

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Munich Radio Orchestra & Ulf Schirmer - Saint-Saëns: Proserpine, R. 292 (2017)

Véronique Gens, Marie-Adeline Henry, Frédéric Antoun, Andrew Foster-Williams, Jean Teitgen, Munich Radio Orchestra & Ulf Schirmer - Saint-Saëns: Proserpine, R. 292 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 416 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 220 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:34:46
Classical, Opera | Label: Bru Zane, Ediciones Singulares

The protagonist of Saint-Saëns’ Proserpine, premiered at the Opéra-Comique on 14 March 1887, is no reincarnation of the ancient goddess, but a Renaissance courtesan well versed in culpable amours. According to the composer, she is ‘a damned soul for whom true love is a forbidden fruit; as soon as she approaches it, she experiences torture’. Yet for all the innocence of her rival Angiola, the unexpected happens: ‘It is the bloodthirsty beast that is admirable; the sweet creature is no more than pretty and likeable.’ Visibly enraptured by this delight in horror, Saint-Saëns indulges in unprecedented orchestral modernity, piling on the dissonances beneath his characters’ cries of rage or despair. He concluded thus: ‘Proserpine is, of all my stage works, the most advanced in the Wagnerian system.’ The least-known, too, and one which it was high time to reveal to the public, in its second version, revised in 1899.

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

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Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

Peter Schreier - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Arias (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016
Staatskapelle Dresden; Otmar Suitner, conductor; Walter Olbertz, cembalo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 180 Mb
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300754BC | Time: 00:51:51

Peter Schreier is unquestionably one of the greatest tenors of the twentieth century. For over 40 years he was known above all for his embodiment of Mozart tenor roles, and dazzled as a lieder singer in songs by Schubert, Schumann and Hugo Wolf. The sacred works of Johann Sebastian Bach, his oratorios and passions, formed another key element in the repertory of this native Saxon. He sang at all the world’s major opera houses – at the New York Met, at La Scala in Milan, in Buenos Aires, Vienna and Paris – and needless to say on his “home turf” of Dresden and Berlin. Not forgetting his many years of guest appearances at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. It was in Salzburg, in 1967, that he sprang into the breach as Tamino in place of Fritz Wunderlich, who died so tragically young. The successes that followed thick and fast upon that were to make Peter Schreier into the opera world’s Mozart tenor of choice in the course of the following decades.

Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]

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Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]

Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 34999 kbps / 1080i / 24 fps | 96 min | 33,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 7 465 kbps / 24 fps | 96 min | 6,48 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Entertainment One

Imagine that ten of the world's most well-known highly regarded filmmakers were given a free hand to make real any vision. Aria is that history-making film. Sexy, violent, thought-provoking and funny, here is the movie critics raved about, audiences flocked to see, and no one could stop talking about. Includes Bridget Fonda's electrifying film debut, a revealing and breathtaking performance from Elizabeth Hurley, and Theresa Russell as the trigger-happy King Zog of Albania.

Albina Shagimuratova, Rene Barbera, Misha Kiria, Marko Mimica, Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia - Donizetti: Il Paria (2021)

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Albina Shagimuratova, Rene Barbera, Misha Kiria, Marko Mimica, Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia - Donizetti: Il Paria (2021)

Albina Shagimuratova, Rene Barbera, Misha Kiria, Marko Mimica, Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia - Donizetti: Il Paria (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:51:22 | 398 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Opera Rara

Set in 16th-century India, 'Il Paria' is a powerful and moving story of impossible love, social barriers and religious intolerance. Donizetti was particularly proud of his work, reusing many of its melodies in future compositions. Albina Shagimuratova leads a stellar cast including René Barbera, singing one of the most demanding roles ever written for tenor, and the talented Georgian baritone Misha Kiria in the title character.