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Sylvain Cambreling - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1990)

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Sylvain Cambreling - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1990)

Sylvain Cambreling - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:33:42 | 935 Mb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: CDS 7 49641 2

Sylvain Cambreling is one of the leading French operatic conductors. He is known for his often startling innovations in many opera productions: in a performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the 2001 Salzburg Festival he employed a synthesizer to deliver recitative accompaniments, and at a performance of Janácek's Katya Kabanova, he used some of the composer's songs as transitional material between acts.

Teresa Berganza, Jose Carreras, Michel Plasson - Offenbach: La Périchole (1989)

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Teresa Berganza, Jose Carreras, Michel Plasson - Offenbach: La Périchole (1989)

Teresa Berganza, Jose Carreras, Michel Plasson - Offenbach: La Périchole (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:38:33 | 520 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: MI Classics | Catalog: CDS 7 47363 8

Michel Plasson is one of the most important French conductors from the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He is well known for his interpretations of French opera, particularly those of Gounod and Massenet. He has also received praise for his work in the choral music of Duruflé and Fauré, and the orchestral works of Magnard, Ravel, and other French composers.

Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann - Paisiello: Nina (2002)

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Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann - Paisiello: Nina (2002)

Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich, Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann - Paisiello: Nina (2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 120 min + 46 min (bonus) | 7,42 (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol, Japanese

Opera buffa in two acts / Sung in Italian The eponymous heroine of Paisiello’s Nina (1789) had a far-reaching influence on the operatic taste of the Romantic era. The mad heroines of Bellini and Donizetti are her direct descendants. Driven out of her wits by the supposed death of her lover, Lindoro, the role of Nina offers a wealth of opportunity for histrionic and vocal fireworks. In this live recording from the Zurich Opera of a revival of Cesare Lievi’s highly successful 1998 production, Cecilia Bartoli triumphs as Nina.

Roberta Invernizzi - The Gasparini Album - Arien (2018)

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Roberta Invernizzi - The Gasparini Album - Arien (2018)

Roberta Invernizzi - The Gasparini Album - Arien (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 59:30 | 136 MB
Classical, Opera | Label: Glossa

Im Mittelpunkt der neuesten Glossa-CD der Sopranistin Roberta Invernizzi steht der italienische Barockkomponist Francesco Gasparini (1661-1727). Als Zeitgenosse und Konkurrent von Alessandro Scarlatti komponierte er sechzig Opern sowie zahlreiche Oratorien und Kantaten, die mit großem Erfolg an allen wichtigen Opernhäusern Italiens von Rom bis Turin aufgeführt wurden.

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)

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LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano & William M. Hoffman: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:35:34 | 785 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone | Catalog: PTC5186538

PentaTone's live recording of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles is billed as the world premiere recording, though it was preceded by the 1991 video recording of the Metropolitan Opera's production, which was conducted by James Levine and starred Teresa Stratas. Even so, this 2016 audiophile presentation of the LA Opera production, conducted by James Conlon, is a major event for opera lovers, especially since the Met's recording is difficult to find and performances of The Ghosts of Versailles are rare.

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble, Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 42,6 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3411 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6152 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 9,47 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: English, French, German, Italian

A live recording of Don Giovanni from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, recorded on May 23rd 2013, featuring the 'Balthasar-Neumann Choir & Ensdemble', conducted & directed by Thomas Hengelbrock. Erwin Schrott performing in his most celebrated role, Don Giovanni. Featuring a stellar cast of singers – Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko, Luca Pisaroni, Malena Ernman. “Schrott creates Don Giovanni in all his malevolent glory — virile, confident, arrogant. He is bursting with animal sexuality, yet manages to hint at the manic obsession that drives the character. Stunning” (Opera Today).

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Geminiano Giacomelli: Fiamma Vorace (2018)

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Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Geminiano Giacomelli: Fiamma Vorace (2018)

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Geminiano Giacomelli: Fiamma Vorace (2018)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 370 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 22 | Time: 77:47 min

Geminiano Giacomelli (1692-1740), like many other composers of his time, enjoyed wide popularity during his lifetime thanks to his operatic endeavors and was later forgotten, a victim of the rapid changes in vocal taste and style.

Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]

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Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]

Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 133 min | 38,6 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4236 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 133 min | 7,24 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Here is the opera event of 2005, the Salzburg Festival’s "La Traviata" featuring Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, and Thomas Hampson in a dramatic staging by Willy Decker – the thrilling production that prompted riotous ovations not seen since Karajan’s heyday.

Karl Bohm, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2005/1980)

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Karl Bohm, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2005/1980)

Karl Böhm, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2005/1980)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 146 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“One of Böhm's last operatic assignments, he accompanies his fine cast with huge wisdom. Gruberova and Talvela are outstanding. August Everding's production, adventurous for 1980, is now a delight to look at” (BBC Music Magazine). “the performance has a winning glow, with an excellent cast of soloists. Edita Gruberova as Konstanze is at her freshest…[Grist's Blonde] is a charming and characterful assumption, most of all when confronting the powerful Osmin of Martii Tavela” (Penguin Guide).

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania - Paisiello: Nina ossia La pazza per amore (2006)

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Richard Bonynge, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania - Paisiello: Nina ossia La pazza per amore (2006)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania - Giovanni Paisiello: Nina ossia La pazza per amore (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 440 Mb | Total time: 55:58+46:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nuova Era | # 223294-311 | Recorded: 1989

This tragicomedy was apparently the greatest success of Giovanni Paisiello’s career, some claim considering that he wrote around 90 operas and that his Barbiere di Siviglia both inspired Mozart to produce Le nozze di Figaro as a sequel and caused later audiences to criticise Rossini for daring to tackle the same subject. Although Paisiello (1740-1816) is interesting enough to deserve some attention today, his musical accomplishments are more reminiscent of Cimarosa than anyone else. He did, however, enjoy a colourful life, and served European rulers as diverse as Catherine the Great and Napoleon. When Nina was first performed at La Scala, the title role was taken by none other than Floria Tosca, the singer who was later to inspire Sardou and Puccini.

Xavier Sabata, Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi - Handel: Bad Guys (2012) (Repost)

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Xavier Sabata, Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi - Handel: Bad Guys (2012) (Repost)

Xavier Sabata, Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi - Handel: Bad Guys (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:04 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Aparte | Catalog: AP048

The castrato in Italian opera of the early 18th century had vocal power that was often associated with heroic roles, but Handel wrote several memorable villains for the voice type as well. Indeed, using the castrato's star quality to add depth to his bad guys was one facet of his operatic genius, and the idea of collecting a group of these arias is good enough to recommend this album even apart from the vocal gifts of Spanish countertenor Xavier Sabata. And those gifts are considerable. Sabata is a true operatic countertenor, somewhat in the vein of Philippe Jaroussky (to whose album of Vivaldi heroic arias this release makes a fine companion).

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2009) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 32521 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 188 min | 34,2+27.0 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 188 min | 15,4 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

David McVicar’s spellbinding production of Le nozze di Figaro is set in 1830s post-revolution France, where the inexorable unravelling of an old order has produced acute feelings of loss. In the relationship between Finley’s suave, dashingly self-absorbed Count and Röschmann’s passionately dignified Countess, which lies at the tragic heart of the opera, the sexy ease between a feisty Figaro (Erwin Schrott) and a sassy Susanna (Miah Persson) is starkly absent, the tenacious spark between Marcellina (Graciela Araya) and Bartolo (Jonathan Veira) suggesting what might be rekindled.

Edith Mathis - The Art Of Edith Mathis (2018)

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Edith Mathis - The Art Of Edith Mathis (2018)

Edith Mathis - The Art Of Edith Mathis (2018)
Classical, Opera, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 2.08 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 180 | Time: 525:24 min

In celebration of Edith Mathis’ 80th birthday, this collects her recordings of opera, oratorio and song. Her versatility is displayed in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Fidelio, Der Rosenkavalier, Freischütz, Berlioz’s Damnation de Faust, and the role she created in Henze’s opera Der junge Lord. The collection also includes her complete Schumann song recordings with Christoph Eschenbach, and, for the first time a selection from Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch with Karl Engel.

Marc Minkowski - Jacques Offenbach: Orphee aux Enfers (1998)

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Marc Minkowski - Jacques Offenbach: Orphee aux Enfers (1998)

Marc Minkowski - Jacques Offenbach: Orphee aux Enfers (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:50:14 | 685 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 56725

The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of opera's most potent archetypes, the subject of the earliest experiments in the genre by Peri and Monteverdi. But Offenbach's wickedly witty operetta uses it as a vehicle to lampoon stuffy artistic conventions as well as the social and political realities of Paris in the Second Empire. In this sublimely ridiculous scenario, Eurydice is a flighty flirt only too happy to be separated from husband Orpheus, a dullard violin teacher, when Pluto kidnaps her into his realm.

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici - Benedetto Marcello: Arianna (2000)

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Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici - Benedetto Marcello: Arianna (2000)

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici - Benedetto Marcello: Arianna (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 821 Mb | Total time: 61:42+67:13+55:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0656(3) | Recorded: 1999

Any recording of an opera by Benedetto Marcello will, for many, bring to mind his literary satire, IL TEATRO ALLA MODA, subtitled "a safe and easy method of properly composing and producing Italian operas according to modern practice." Within its pages, no one involved in the creation of opera-librettist, composer, singers, impresario-is spared. In one passage, the composer is admonished to "oblige the impresario to provide a great number of violins, oboes, horns, etc., preferring to let him economize on double basses, for these should not be used except in the preliminary tuning."