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Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Le Roi Danse: Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jacques Cordier, Robert Cambert (2004)

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Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Le Roi Danse: Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jacques Cordier, Robert Cambert (2004)

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Le Roi Danse: Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jacques Cordier, Robert Cambert (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 432 Mb | Total time: 75:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 063-2 | Recorded: 2000

Voici la bande originale du film de Gérard Corbiau, réalisateur notamment du film Farinelli. On ne peut qu'admirer le soin avec lequel le cinéaste a mis en lumière les conflits et l'admiration réciproque entre les deux astres de Versailles : Louis XIV et Jean-Baptiste Lully. La musique est pétillante d'intelligence, de couleurs, de rebondissements, comme les intrigues de la première cour du monde. Sous la baguette explosive de Reinhard Göbel, le Musica Antiqua Köln révèle les contrastes les plus violents. C'est un bain de jouvence qui nous fait entrer dans un univers de théâtre aussi fascinant… Que dangereux !

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29918 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 23,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3927 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 5,57 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

During Claudio Abbado’s time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the great symphonic repertoire naturally formed the core of his artistic work, and it was almost forgotten just what an important role the music theatre of his Italian homeland played in his life – after all, he had led La Scala in Milan from 1968 to 1986. Just how special the works of Verdi were to him could be heard in the New Year’s Eve Concert from 2000 which, with famous scenes and arias, rang in the Verdi year 2001 when the music world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lawrence Foster, Nikolai Schukoff & Melody Moore - Verdi: Otello (2017)

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Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lawrence Foster, Nikolai Schukoff & Melody Moore - Verdi: Otello (2017)

Lester Lynch, Melody Moore, Helena Zubanovich, Leandro César, Kevin Short, JunHo You, Carlos Cardoso, Luis Rodrigues, Coro Gulbenkian, Santa Cecilia Music Academy Children's Choir, Lisbon, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Lawrence Foster & Nikolaï Schukoff - Verdi: Otello (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 539 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 330 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:22:52
Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone

The opera Otello by Giuseppe Verdi and Arrigo Boito not only represents the outstanding result of an intensely fruitful creative collaboration between composer and librettist, but also one of the most important core works in the opera repertoire. With his musical setting of Shakespeare’s play, the composition of which took him several years, Verdi also achieved a new level of quality within the framework of his operatic oeuvre. His path was resolute and consistent, leading him away from structured numbers of arias, recitatives and ensembles, and towards the through-composed, large-scale dramatic form. All this based on the timeless literary foundation of Shakespeare's play.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Charles-Simon Catel: Sémiramis (2012)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Charles-Simon Catel: Sémiramis (2012)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel Orchestra & Chorus - Charles-Simon Catel: Sémiramis (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 439 Mb | Total time: 35:19+70:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921625 | Recorded: 2011

First performed at the Paris Opéra in 1802, Sémiramis by Charles-Simon Catel is an example of the revival at that time of the tragédie lyrique inherited from Gluck. A work with a touch of exoticism (Babylon), expressing the pathos of isolation, but also with pomp in its ambitious finales, the work bade farewell to the ‘Louis-XVI style’ and announced, in a neo-Classical style, the grand opéra of the Romantic period. But it came at a time of polemics between supporters and detractors of the new Paris Conservatoire, where Catel, at that time professor of harmony there, had made so many enemies that the audience pit at the Opera was bristling with vengeful hostility when the curtain rose on the first act…

Bühnenorchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (2021)

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Bühnenorchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (2021)

Bühnenorchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:14:59 | 537 / 309 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Orfeo

Le label Naxos avait déjà publié, en DVD, une version live filmée au Teatro Real de Madrid en 2008 du Bal masqué de Verdi sous la direction du grand chef espagnol Jesús López Cobos, disparu en 2018. On le retrouve ici dans cet enregistrement audio capté sur la scène de l’Opéra de Vienne en 2016 et commercialisée par le même éditeur. Cette publication fait honneur à deux grands artistes disparus peu après, le baryton Dmitri Hvorostovsky en Renato et Jesús López Cobos qui donne une superbe impulsion au chef-d’œuvre de Verdi à la tête de l’Orchestre de la Wiener Staatsoper, lequel, comme on le sait, n’est autre qu’une partie du Philharmonique de Vienne.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Menahem Pressler - New Year's Eve / Silvesterkonzert 2014 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Menahem Pressler - New Year's Eve / Silvesterkonzert 2014 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Menahem Pressler - New Year's Eve / Silvesterkonzert 2014 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29379 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 37,1 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3623 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 91 min | 6,44 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

The music world has known the outstanding artist Menahem Pressler for more than half a century. He was the heart of the famous Beaux Arts Trio, and in 2008, when the trio decided to separate, a memorable solo career restarted. At the age of 90, the grand master of the piano gave his long overdue debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Plácido Domingo, Orchestra e Coro della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini - Verdi: La Traviata (2006/2002)

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Plácido Domingo, Orchestra e Coro della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini - Verdi: La Traviata (2006/2002)

Plácido Domingo, Orchestra e Coro della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini - Verdi: La Traviata (2006/2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 6.32+5.91 Gb (2xDVD9) | 139 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

This production of Verdi’s ever-popular, melodic opera was filmed in Busseto, near Parma, Italy, close to the composer’s home and birthplace. The story of the opera concerns the plight of Violetta a mid-19th century Parisian courtesan who is dying of consumption. She responds to the ardent love of the young Alfredo but sacrifices him when his father, Giorgio pleads that their love will ruin his daughter’s happiness and his son’s career. Leaving the musicality of the opera to conductor Plácido Domingo, Franco Zeffirelli is here concerned with a natural expression of Verdi’s opera – and Alexander Dumas’ story.

Tobias Ringborg, Malmö Opera Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2018) [BDRip]

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Tobias Ringborg, Malmö Opera Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2018) [BDRip]

Tobias Ringborg, Malmö Opera Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6 215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 141 min | 6,33 Gb
Audio: Français / AC3 / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 192 Kbps
Classical | Naxos | Sub: French, English, German, Japanese, Korean

Gioachino Rossini was summoned to Paris in 1824 to breathe new life into its opera culture, and one of his most exciting innovations in this period was the creation of an entirely new genre of opera comedy. The risqué tale of Le Comte Ory had its origins in vaudeville theatre and is based on the story of a villainous Count who attempts the seduction of Countess Adele as she awaits the return of her husband from the Crusades. Le Comte Ory is the last of Rossini s comic operas, making full use of the libretto s farcical disguises and humor in one of his most colorfully orchestrated scores. This production, staged by Linda Mallik, features the Malmo Opera Orchestra and Chorus with world renowned soloists Leonardo Ferrando as Count Ory and Erika Miklosa as Countess Adele.

Marc Andreae, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Haydn: Lo Speziale (2003/1982)

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Marc Andreae, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Haydn: Lo Speziale (2003/1982)

Marc Andreae, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Haydn: Lo Speziale (2003/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.16 Gb (DVD5) | 95+59 min
Classical | Silverline Classics

Haydn conducted the first performance in 1768. This 5 star plus production was staged at the Congress Palace, Lugano in 1982. The fine Libretto in Italian is by Carlo Goldoni. The acting is superb, the body language great. In fact one of the best is an extra apprentice who has no lines at all. The singing is excellent throughout and Griletta (Antonella Manotti) has a very fine voice and technique. The staging is one of the finest I have ever seen.

Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Tomás Netopil - Mozart: Lucio Silla, K135 (2007)

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Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Tomás Netopil - Mozart: Lucio Silla, K135 (2007)

Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Tomás Netopil - Mozart: Lucio Silla, K135 (2007)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:23:43 | 630 / 329 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Dynamic

Sing the traditional structures of Neapolitan opera as a basis, in Lucio Silla Mozart gave life to a style that was very Advanced in both forms and ontents: the choruses, the great number accompanied recitatives, the arias that were not necessarily scored with the ”da capo” structure represent the opera’s main novelties alongside wholly unusual, bold harmonic and melodic features.The use of various forms of solo aria - and the consequent abandonment of the single ”da capo” model - confirms the composer’s wish to find the structures best suited to the expression of various different emotional states. ue.

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova, Olga Borodina - Borodin: Prince Igor (2003/1998)

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Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova, Olga Borodina - Borodin: Prince Igor (2003/1998)

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova, Olga Borodina - Borodin: Prince Igor (2003/1998)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.75 Gb+7.01 Gb (2xDVD9) | 194 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Valery Gergiev directs the Kirov Opera and Ballet in this magnificent 1998 production of Borodin’s "Prince Igor", presented in a new Mariinsky Theatre performing edition and featuring Mikhail Fokine’s original choreography in the famous Polovtsian Dances. Its four acts tell of the struggle between the Russians and Polovtsian nomads, of Prince Igor’s capture and escape from his noble opponent, Khan Konchak, and of love between Igor’s son, Vladimir, and Konchak’s daughter, Konchakovna.

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2019) [BDRip]

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Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2019) [BDRip]

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 162 min | 4,84 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Unitel Edition | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese

“The role of Isabella is sung to perfection by Cecilia Bartoli – a clever, independent woman with an adventurous streak” (New York Times). Bartoli’s superb performance in Gioachino Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) at Salzburg Festival, directed by the BAFTA-winning stage director duo Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, is a highlight among the Rossini celebrations on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death. The DVD captures Bartoli’s excellent performance in a rare audiovisual recording of the Italian superstar, who is one of the most successful opera singers of our time. In this vibrant comedy, every look, every hand gesture brings Isabella to life: Bartoli presents the spirited Italian woman with fire, finesse and extraordinary acting abilities – “a Rossini masterclass” (Bachtrack).

Kiri Te Kanawa, Hagegard, Wiener Philharmoniker, Ulf Schirmer - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (1996) 2CD, Reissue 2009 [Re-Up]

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Kiri Te Kanawa, Hagegard, Wiener Philharmoniker, Ulf Schirmer - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (1996) 2CD, Reissue 2009 [Re-Up]

Richard Strauss - Capriccio (1996) 2CD, Reissue 2009
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Håkan Hagegård, baritone
Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Ulf Schirmer

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 596 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 328 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: DECCA | # 478 0333 | Time: 02:19:18

The discography of Strauss’s last opera is not exactly crowded, but the two existing accounts provide formidable competition for any newcomer. First there was Sawallisch, conducting the Philharmonia for EMI in 1957 (unfortunately in mono) and a cast led by Schwarzkopf, Ludwig and Fischer-Dieskau. Then, in 1971, came that other supreme Straussian, Karl Böhm, with Janowitz, Troyanos and (again) Fischer-Dieskau, recorded in Munich for DG. The new Decca set brings together many of today’s leading exponents of Strauss’s roles, dominated, for me, by the unsurpassed Clairon of Brigitte Fassbaender, now alas, never to be heard on stage again following her retirement. Heilmann and Bär make an ardent pair of rival suitors, Hagegård an admirable Count and Halem a sonorous, characterful La Roche. (There is a delightful link with the past history of the opera in the person of Hans Hotter: he sang Olivier in the 1942 premiere, La Roche in the 1957 Sawallisch set, and here, at 84 when recorded in December 1993, a one-line cameo as a servant.) For many, though, the set’s desirability will rest on Te Kanawa’s Countess.

Marko Mimica - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia, A. 41 (Live) (2021)

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Marko Mimica - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia, A. 41 (Live) (2021)

Marko Mimica - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia, A. 41 (Live) (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:15:15 | 612 / 310 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Dynamic

Dynamic releases the Donizetti Opera’s production of “Lucrezia Borgia.” The acclaimed production from the 2019 festival features Carmela Remigio in the title role, Xabier Anduaga as Gennaro, Varduhi Abrahamyan as Orsini and Marko Mimica as Alfonso. Riccardo Frizza conducts the production which OperaWire said, “among the best all year.”

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko - Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila [2003/1995]

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Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko - Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila [2003/1995]

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko - Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila [2003/1995]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.46 Gb+7.76 Gb (2xDVD9) | 210 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

There is not much to fault in this quintessentially Russian opera with the lavish staging and fantastic costumes surely a feat to the eye. You cannot find much fault on the musical side of things either as many have expressed their opinion that this remains the finest version of the opera by a mile. The charismatic and almost demonic Gergiev conducts with his systematic, unabated passion for music which is most certainly in his blood and his players definitely do him proud. The cast is also top notch on all counts with Netrebko and Gorchakova particularly impressive.