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Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live) (2017)

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Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live) (2017)

Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 111:26 min | 480 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

The genesis of Rossinis first full-scale opera Demetrio e Polibio is shrouded in speculation, but its initial intention as a family opera for the tenor Domenico Mombelli, with roles for his daughters and a libretto by his wife seems clear. Its narrative of political turmoil, romance, kidnap, and the ultimate blessings of true love and unity is a prelude to subjects to which Rossini would frequently turn in future triumphs. The composers facility for melody and his genius for combining voices into the loveliest of duets is already much in evidence in this confident but rarely heard debut.

Maria Callas - Maria Callas Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964 (2017)

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Maria Callas - Maria Callas Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964 (2017)

Maria Callas - Maria Callas Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 44:02:48 | 8.73 GB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 815 | Rls.date: 2017

Marking the 40th anniversary of Maria Callas’ death (16th September 1977), Maria Callas Live captures the legendary soprano in action on the stages of the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. Thanks to new audio remastering from the best available sources, this 45-disc set reveals Callas’ compelling genius as a singing actress with a new truthfulness and immediacy.

George Petrou, Camerata Stuttgart - Handel: Oreste (2004)

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George Petrou, Camerata Stuttgart - Handel: Oreste (2004)

George Petrou, Camerata Stuttgart - Handel: Oreste (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 627 Mb | Total time: 76:39+68:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 609 1273-2 | Recorded: 2004

Ever the recycler, Handel cobbled together Oreste from parts of pre-existing scores for his 1734 season at Covent Garden. The work promptly disappeared from the repertory for the next 250 years – a fact that is both understandable, given that it's a less convincing result than his fully original operas, and a shame, since Handel's table scraps are still amongst the most entertaining morsels from the period. The present recording, by George Petrou, the Camerata Stuttgart, and a cast of mostly Greek singers, is its first complete performance on CD and an admirably realized production, characterized by polished, stylish singing and vivid orchestral playing. In style, sound, and dramatic pacing, Petrou's effort distinguishes itself as a fine entry in the Handelian opera catalog, and makes a compelling argument for the musical value of the piece itself.

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs (2017)

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Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs (2017)

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:58 min | 223 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

This new release by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu is an all-Sibelius programme featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. The album includes two major tone poems by Jean Sibelius, Tapiola and En Saga, combined with a set of songs orchestrated by Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) in 2015. Sibeliuss tone poem Tapiola, written shortly after the 7th Symphony, may be regarded as the culmination of a period that began with the Fifth Symphony, a period where Sibelius created music that grew organically out of tiny germs into huge processes. It was completed in 1926 and remained Sibeliuss last great orchestral work.

George Petrou, Orchestra of Patras - Handel: Arianna in Creta (2005)

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George Petrou, Orchestra of Patras - Handel: Arianna in Creta (2005)

George Petrou, Orchestra of Patras - Handel: Arianna in Creta (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 759 Mb | Total time: 54:25+67:56+41:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 609 1375-2 | Recorded: 2005

In the winter of 1733-1734, the opera houses of London were abounding in Ariannas. In late December, Porpora's Arianna in Nasso was staged by the Opera of the Nobility. In late January, Handel's Arianna in Creta was staged by the composer's own opera company. Comparison, apparently, proved odious – and fatal: Porpora's Naxos Arianna has fallen from the repertoire while Handel's Cretan Arianna has barely hung on by her finger tips. This 2005 Greek performance with George Petrou leading the Orchestra of Patras is the work's first recording in decades – and, thankfully, it's quite fine. Most of the women soloists – and whether their characters are male or female, most of the parts here are sung by woman because most of the parts then were written for castratos – are terrific. Mata Katsuli is sweet but strong in the title role and Theodora Baka is especially effective and affecting as Alceste. The period instrument Orchestra of Patras is stylish, colorful, and lively, particularly the winds and brass playing in the finale. As captured in Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm characteristically crisp, deep, and detailed sound, this Arianna is well worth hearing by anyone who reveres the operas of the German-English composer.
(James Leonard)

The Phantom of the Opera at The Royal Albert Hall (2011) [ReUp]

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The Phantom of the Opera at The Royal Albert Hall (2011) [ReUp]

The Phantom of the Opera at The Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Blu-Ray | AVC, 1920x1080, ~27.4 Mbps | 2hr 39mn | 40.97 GB
English: DTS-HD MA, 6 ch, 2746 kbps \ АС3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Genre: Drama | Romance | Musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera is a worldwide entertainment phenomenon. It has been staged in 145 cities across 27 countries and has been seen by over 130 million people, its box office sales eclipse Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars and the original cast recording album remains one of the biggest selling music titles of all time.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22958 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 166 min | 40,5 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3974 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 166 min | 9,04 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Nikolaus Harnoncourt created an interpretation in which Haydn’s work can become a veritable gem of opera literature. Renowned actor and director Tobias Moretti relates the story as a light-footed, magical fairy tale infused with slapstick, witty details and fantasy costumes.

Marina Rebeka, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Marco Armiliato - Amor fatale: Rossini Arias (2017)

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Marina Rebeka, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Marco Armiliato - Amor fatale: Rossini Arias (2017)

Marina Rebeka, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Marco Armiliato - Amor fatale: Rossini Arias
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:34 min | 284 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Marina Rebeka is one of the most successful sopranos of her generation. To mark the occasion of the upcoming Rossini year of 2018, she and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by Marco Armiliato, have recorded an album of highly dramatic opera arias. Amor fatale offers the opportunity to reacquaint oneself with the great soprano arias from Rossini's less well-known tragic operas, in a fine interpretation.

Kevin Mallon, Aradia Ensemble - Vivaldi: Griselda (2008)

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Kevin Mallon,  Aradia Ensemble - Vivaldi: Griselda (2008)

Kevin Mallon, Aradia Ensemble - Vivaldi: Griselda (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 723 Mb | Total time: 65:17+64:21+39:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660211-13 | Recorded: 2006

Vivaldi’s Griselda, one of more than twenty operas, is based on a story retold in Boccaccio’s Il decamerone about the testing of Griselda’s patience and virtue by her royal husband through a series of cruel trials. The sense of drama that permeates many of Vivaldi’s more programmatic works, such as the Four Seasons, is very naturally carried over into his operas, especially with the use of so-called ‘simile’ arias, in which an emotional state is compared with various natural phenomena. Several very fine examples can be heard in Griselda, including Costanza’s extraordinary ‘Agitata da due venti’ in Act Two; the text compares love and duty with two contrary winds, and the setting is correspondingly wild, with fierce fioriture and wide leaps.

Lucienne Renaudin Vary - The Voice of the Trumpet (2017)

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Lucienne Renaudin Vary - The Voice of the Trumpet (2017)

Lucienne Renaudin Vary - The Voice of the Trumpet
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:51 min | 294 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

At just 17 years of age, Lucienne was hailed ‘Revelation of the Year’ in the 2016 Victoires de la Musique Classique (the French Grammy Awards), performing live at the ceremony to a televised audience of 1.5 million. Lucienne had already appeared at the Victoires three years earlier, at the age of 14, in an tribute to French trumpet legend Maurice André. In addition to a sterling classical technique, Lucienne is also a prodigious and passionate jazz trumpeter, having studied both styles in parallel. For her forthcoming debut album, titled A Voice, she will move effortlessly between the two in wide-ranging repertoire inspired by and featuring the human voice.

Francesco Rosi, Lorin Maazel, Orchestre National de France, Julia Migenes-Johnson - Bizet: Carmen (2011/1984) [Blu-Ray]

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Francesco Rosi, Lorin Maazel, Orchestre National de France, Julia Migenes-Johnson - Bizet: Carmen (2011/1984) [Blu-Ray]

Francesco Rosi, Lorin Maazel, Orchestre National de France, Julia Migenes-Johnson, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi - Bizet: Carmen (2011/1984) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25095 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 155 min | 41,8 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1770 kbps / 16-bit | Audio3: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps / DN -4dB

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4977 kbps / 29,97 fps | 155 min | 6,93 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Gaumont / Second Sight | Sub: English

This movie version of Bizet's popular opera Carmen was filmed on location, conveying a kind of atmosphere, a sense of space, movement, and presence that's hard to achieve in a staged performance. It takes the action out of doors for many scenes, with the opening titles superimposed on the bloody conclusion of a bullfight. Elsewhere the changing of the guard, the crowd scenes, the dance number that opens Act 2, and the panoramic scenery of the smugglers' mountain hideout all benefit from the freedom granted by movie cameras.

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse - Donizetti: La Favorite (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse - Donizetti: La Favorite (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse - Donizetti: La Favorite (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24920 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 35,2 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4049 kbps / 24-bit

Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 152 min | 8,26 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

One of the composer's most beguiling scores, La Favorite is Donizetti's La favorita in its original French form - a tale of love and war that represents a glorious mix of Italian bel canto and 19th century grand opera.

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs - Lully: Psyche (2008)

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Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs - Lully: Psyche (2008)

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs - Lully: Psyche (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 173:42 | 1,13 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777 367-2

CPO follows its stellar releases of Conradi's Ariadne and Lully's Thésée by the Boston Early Music Festival with an equally extraordinary performance of Lully's Psyché. These are works that have had limited exposure and are known far better by reputation than by performances or recordings.

Michael Volle, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Georg Fritzsch - Wagner Arias (2017)

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Michael Volle, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Georg Fritzsch - Wagner Arias (2017)

Michael Volle, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Georg Fritzsch - Wagner Arias (2017)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:48 | 151 MB
Label: Orfeo

The roles featured on this CD are, in more ways than one, truly great ones; the vocal and interpretational demands on the artist are of an equally high calibre. The fact, as J. M. Fischer writes in the booklet text, that the term 'heroic baritone' has established itself in connection with these roles is recognition of the highly technical challenges – and simultaneously an understatement. The parallels with Wagnerʼs 'heroic tenor roles' can be seen in the truly supreme vocal challenges, and yet the bass-baritone protagonistʼs role in each of these works also demands even greater control of the dramatic character and, therefore, a more complex musical approach. The enduring fascination of these demanding roles can also be sought in their 'tragic awareness'.

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Bellini: I Puritani (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Bellini: I Puritani (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Nino Machaidze, Juan Diego Flórez, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo - Bellini: I Puritani (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 41,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 9,43 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

This very traditional production by Pier'Alli boasts an enchanting Elvira in the young Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze, with Juan Diego Flórez as a peerless Arturo and Ildebrando d'Arcangelo a strong presence as Giorgio Valton.