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Jean-Claude Malgoire - Monteverdi: Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Ballo delle ingrate (1988/2017)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire - Monteverdi: Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Ballo delle ingrate (1988/2017)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, András Laczó & Isabelle Poulenard - Monteverdi: Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Ballo delle Ingrate (1988/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 210 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | 00:59:03
Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical

Two highly dramatic short works by Monteverdi, Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Ballo delle ingrate are performed by distinguished French soloists with Jean-Claude Malgoire directing La Grande Ecurie et La Chambre du Roy.

Alexander Lazarev, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2006/1987)

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Alexander Lazarev, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2006/1987)

Alexander Lazarev, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2006/1987)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Русский (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.68 Gb (DVD9) | 170 min
Classical | NVC Arts | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese

Boris Godunov is the quintessential Russian opera and brings to the stage one of the most curious episodes in the history of 16th-century Russia. After Mussorgsky's death in 1881, the work was revised by Rimsky-Korsakov whose version is sung in this performance.

Paul Daniel, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Mitridate, Re di Ponto (2002/1993)

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Paul Daniel, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Mitridate, Re di Ponto (2002/1993)

Paul Daniel, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Mitridate, Re di Ponto (2002/1993)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 6.74 Gb (DVD9) | 177 min
Classical | Kultur | Sub.: English

Mozart's fourth opera - written when he was only 14 - displays all the hallmarks of the fresh, inventive writing that was to flourish into extraordinary genius in his later works and, with a cast as good as this, The Royal Opera's production takes Mitridate, re di Ponto to the highest levels of operatic achievement. Based on a play by Jean Racine, it is a story of jealous love and political intrigue.

Boris Khaikin, The Bolshoi Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2005/1978)

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Boris Khaikin, The Bolshoi Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2005/1978)

Boris Khaikin, The Bolshoi Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2005/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Русский (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.10 Gb (DVD9) | 175 min
Classical | Kultur | Sub.: English

Universally acknowledged as the greatest of all Russian operas, this is a faithful and often dazzling production of the standard Rimsky-Korsakov version taped ³live² at the Bolshoi in 1978. As Boris, the renowned Yevgeni Nesterenko is as justifiably identified with the role in his generation as Chaliapin, London and Kipness were in theirs. Nesterenko gives a remarkably vivid, human portrait of the tormented half-crazed Tsar, and is supported by a first rate ensemble in a richly designed and costumed production that represents opera at its grandest.

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.

Friedemann Layer, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Montpellier - Amilcare Ponchielli: Marion Delorme (2002)

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Friedemann Layer, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Montpellier - Amilcare Ponchielli: Marion Delorme (2002)

Friedemann Layer, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Montpellier - Amilcare Ponchielli: Marion Delorme (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 517 Mb | Total time: 129:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accord | 474 613-2 | Recorded: 2001

My late, lamented colleague, Michael Oliver, would have exulted at the prospect of reviewing this hardly-ever-heard example of verismo, a genre (like so many others) of which he made a speciality. Ponchielli’s last opera appears never to have been recorded before, and has received few performances, even in Italy, after its comparatively successful première at La Scala in 1885.

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)

Posted By: ArlegZ
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 Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: Argippo (2020)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: Argippo (2020)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: Argippo (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 670 Mb | Total time: 2h 03' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 7079 | Recorded: 2019

With this second contribution to the Vivaldi Edition, Fabio Biondi and his ensemble Europa Galante sign here the recording of the twentieth opera of the collection - a pasticcio in which Vivaldi ‘recycles’ hit tunes from the ‘World of Warcraft’ operas of his contemporaries.

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.