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Andrew Davis, The London Philharmonic - Rossini: Ermione (2006/1995)

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Andrew Davis, The London Philharmonic - Rossini: Ermione (2006/1995)

Andrew Davis, The London Philharmonic - Rossini: Ermione (2006/1995)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.05 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | NVC Arts | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues

Recorded at Glyndebourne’s superb new opera house, this lavishly praised production of Rossini’s forgotten and unusual tragic opera has proved to be an unequivocal success. Based on Racine’s Andromaque, this account of the Greek and Trojan love tangle has been set by Graham Vick in the classically-inspired auditorium of an Italian opera house, rather than in ancient Greece. The set designs, with their striking colours, forms and lighting are as if created especially for the small screen.

Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas (Highlights) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas (Highlights) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas (Highlights) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30419 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 97 min | 32,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4294 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 97 min | 6,85 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub.: Italian, English

From the innovative and gorgeous "Tutto Verdi" project comes a chance to catch all the high points! The "Tutto Verdi" highlights DVD and Blu-ray discs include arias from 20 Verdi operas. The selections hail from the best-known and -loved productions like Aida, La Traviata, and Rigoletto as well as lesser-known beauties, all in HD and surround sound.

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Giorno di Regno (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Giorno di Regno (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Giorno di Regno (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 119 min | 37,8 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 119 min | 8,39 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Un giorno di regno is the rare case of a musical comedy by Verdi. But his second stage work proved a complete fiasco when unveiled at La Scala, Milan, in 1840 and more than half a century was to pass before he attempted a second comedy with his final opera, Falstaff. Today, conversely, Verdi’s early melodrama giocoso enjoys increasing popularity thanks to its wellspring of musical ideas and effervescent melodies.

François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles, Choeur Marguerite Louise - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2019)

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François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles, Choeur Marguerite Louise - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2019)

François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles, Chœur Marguerite Louise - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2019)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Francais | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 6.93 Gb (DVD9) | 127 min
Classical | Château de Versailles Spectacles | Sub.: Francais, English

There are some works which seem to be suspended in their time. La Damnation de Faust is a visionary project which took decades to become known as a chef-d’oeuvre, firstly in the rest of Europe and then in France, but posthumously. Today it is an emblematic work, built up of anthological pieces fro orchestra and choir and soloists’ aits which remain in our memories. Its interpretation by François-Xavier Roth in concert version enables us to hear this work with force and the audacity of early Berlioz: sombre but brilliant.

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann - Bizet: Carmen (2008)[BluRay]

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Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann - Bizet: Carmen (2008)[BluRay]

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann - Bizet: Carmen (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 34,5 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2559 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 152 min | 10,6 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don Jose, this Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate reading of one of the world's favourite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano, Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward - powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.08 Gb (DVD9) | 171 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues

Complete with the obligatory ballet demanded by the French grand style this opera now invariably known under its Italian title of I Vespri Sililiana was specially commissioned for the Great Exhibition of Paris of 1855. It is now the common practice to adhere to the Italian libretto and to dispense with the lengthy ballet sequence of Act III. Such is the case with this 1986 production from Bologna under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. The performance is notable for the fine singing of both the chorus and the four leads.

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Rodelinda (2005)

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Rodelinda (2005)

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Rodelinda (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 202 min | 7,15 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues | Recorded: 1998

Rodelinda is a tale of unrequited love steeped in jealousy, treachery and grief. Jean-Marie Villegier's stylish production of Rodelinda sets Handel's tale of royal exile and fidelity in this silent movie era. The composer's ravishing music is perfectly set off by the sophisticated glamour and visual daring that characterized the birth of cinema.

Renato Palumbo, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari - Heinrich Marschner: Hans Heiling (2005)

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Renato Palumbo, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari - Heinrich Marschner: Hans Heiling  (2005)

Renato Palumbo, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari - Heinrich Marschner: Hans Heiling (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 147 min | 4.11+4,85 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2004

An opera with a rich vein of musical ideas; sumptuous and original sets; a little-known German Romantic composer; high-level interpreters (among them Anna Caterina Antonacci, a star of international renown): these are the ingredients of Hans Heiling, staged in 2004 in Cagliari under the scrupulous and refined baton of Renato Palumbo. There is no doubt that this timeless story of gnomes and spirits, love and suffering, supernatural powers and mortal beauty will captivate many opera lovers.

Antonio Fogliani, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2008)

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Antonio Fogliani, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2008)

Antonio Fogliani, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.24 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese

Two queens on one island. A recipe for disaster. Especially as both have a legitimate claim to the other’s throne. They are, after all, related… So the power politics are the name of the game. And, for reasons of state, one of the heads that wears a crown has to roll. Maria Stuarda was laid to rest for more than a hundred years, finally being revived in 1958 in Bergamo under conductor Oliviero de Fabritiis. However the real breakthrough for the opera fi nally came with Giorgio de Lullo’s Florentine production for the Maggio Musicale in 1967 (with set design and costumes by Pier Luigi Pizzi, director, set designer and costume designer at La Scala in 2008).

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11] - Stabat Mater; Petite Messe solennelle; Messa di Gloria (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11] - Stabat Mater;  Petite Messe solennelle; Messa di Gloria (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11]: Antonio Pappano, Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Stabat Mater, Petite Messe solennelle, Messa di Gloria; Georges Cziffra - Improvisations & Transcriptions (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 891 Mb | Total time: 65:27+75:49+81:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1957, 1959, 1992, 2010, 2012

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2010/2003) [Blu-Ray]

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2010/2003) [Blu-Ray]

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2010/2003) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 314 min | 38,5 Gb+39,5 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 245 min | 13,2 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir, Choeur du Théâtre du Châtelet and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in a landmark recording of Berlioz's towering opera. A tragic tale of love and fate, war and peace and the intertwined destinies of two cities, the opera is based on Virgil's imperial vision of the founding myth of Rome. The American tenor Gregory Kunde as Aeneas and the Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci lead an international cast in this stunning production.

Riccardo Muti, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)

Riccardo Muti, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 173 min | 7,55 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1999

For his production of “ Don Giovanni“ at the Vienna International Festival (Wiener Festwochen), Roberto de Simone does not want to follow in the footsteps of other directors who modernise the design and add something that did not exist in Mozart’s original. He sends Don Giovanni on a journey through time to revisit the centuries that the character lived through starting with the original costume of the 16th century and ending in the 19th century. Don Giovanni changes garments but is still the same legend and archetype. Something similar can be said for his accompanying antagonist, Donna Elvira. De Simone succeeds in sticking to the flow of the plot and to the music, in which the soloists and Riccardo Muti’s state opera orchestra have a crucial part. Muti spiritedly conducts with a sense for style and gives the singers room to shine. In the baroque ambiance of the theatre on the river Wien, we experience a “Don Giovanni“ in a unique unity of theatrical pretence and top-rate musical performance.

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2013) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 254 min | 33,0 Gb+31,1 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 207 min | 11,2 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Les Troyens is a tour de force that ranges from fiery military marches to intense choruses, passionate soliloquies and the lyrical love duets of Dido and Aeneas. For Hector Berlioz, librettist and composer, the opera became the work of decades and the passion of a lifetime, the culmination of his literary love affair with Virgil's Aeneid and with two tragic heroines, Cassandra and Dido. David McVicar's staging is on an enormous scale, assembling one of the largest casts ever seen at Covent Garden. The sweeping theme of the rise and fall of empires runs throughout Les Troyens, along with moving meditations on love and honour.

Claude D'Anna, Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Leo Nucci, Shirley Verrett - Verdi: Macbeth (2007)

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Claude D'Anna, Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Leo Nucci, Shirley Verrett - Verdi: Macbeth (2007)

Claude D'Anna, Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Leo Nucci, Shirley Verrett - Verdi: Macbeth (2007)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 132 min+45 min (bonus) | 5.69+6.30 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 1997

Claude D'Anna's film of Verdi's Macbeth is a gloomy affair, stressing the descent into madness of the principal villains. It's acted by the singers of the Decca recording of the opera (with two substitutions of actors standing in for singers) and the lip-synching is generally unobtrusive. The musical performance is superb, conducted by Riccardo Chailly with admirable fire, and sung by some of the leading lights of the opera stages of the 1980s.