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Franz Welser-Most, Orchester der Oper Zürich - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2009)

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Franz Welser-Most, Orchester der Oper Zürich - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2009)

Franz Welser-Möst, Orchester der Oper Zürich - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 192 min | 5,80+6,39 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2007

This production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro caused a sensation when it first came out, stunning critics and audiences alike with its perfect balance of joyous humor, improvisatory brilliance, and always subtle music-making.

Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Fromental Halévy: Clari (2010)

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Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Fromental Halévy: Clari (2010)

Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Fromental Halévy: Clari (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 158 min | 4,14+5,18 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2008

Cecilia Bartoli recreates the 1828 triumph of the legendary Maria Malibran - original star and dedicatee of Halévy's "tragi-comedy", Clari. Tracing the love of a callow country-girl for a duplicitous Duke, this hugely entertaining and first-ever modern production of Clari proved the overwhelming hit of the Zurich Opera season. Zurich Opera's own period-instrument orchestra, La Scintilla, under Adam Fischer, contribute a thoroughly researched, stylistically and historically well-informed accompaniment, yet without neglecting the liveliness and spirit of Italian opera.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2014/2000) [BDRip]

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2014/2000) [BDRip]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2014/2000) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 192 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, French, Japanese

Mozart's third and final opera with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, the hugely ambitious dramatic comedy Così fan Tutte (roughly translated as "They're All Like That"), is brought passionately to life in a first-class production conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and featuring one of the great starring roles for Cecilia Bartoli. Filmed live at the Zurich Opera House in February 2000 on a set that visualizes the subtitle "The School for Lovers," the plot revolves around two army officers arguing about the fidelity of their brides, then setting out to test their chastity.

Bruno Campanella, Orchestre et Choers de l'Opera National de Paris - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2006/2002)

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Bruno Campanella, Orchestre et Choers de l'Opera National de Paris - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2006/2002)

Bruno Campanella, Orchestre et Choers de l'Opéra National de Paris - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2006/2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.77 Gb (DVD9) | 152 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano
This production of Rossinis Il Barbiere di Siviglia, staged by Coline Serreau, was presented at the Opera Bastille for the first time in 2002. It was the successful film directors second opera project. The international cast features one of the leading lyric mezzos working in the Rossini repertoire American Joyce DiDonato sings Rosina. German-Italian star tenor Roberto Saccà takes the role of her seducer, Count Almaviva and Czech baritone Dalibor Jenis, currently one of the best Figaros available, completes the leading trio. Delicate Spanish bass baritone Carlos Chausson playing Bartolo, Rosinas guardian, and Icelandic bass Kristinn Sigmundsson as the curious music teacher Basilio provide suitable buffo material for the operas various comic scenes.

Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2007/2001)

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Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2007/2001)

Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2007/2001)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.34 Gb (DVD9) | 161 min
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

The press enthusiastically declared this Barber of Seville a “firework display of exhilarating comedy” and praised the "unforced liveliness" of the cast. EuroArts releases this highly acclaimed staging of one of the most popular operas ever written. Vesselina Kasarova is the undisputed star of this production – she shines musically and dramatically in the part of Rosina, one of her signature roles, which she has since been invited to sing in many major opera houses from Vienna to New York.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, The Zurich Opera Orchestra - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2002)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, The Zurich Opera Orchestra - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2002)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2002)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 197 min | 7,41+6,46 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1996

Though Harnoncourt may be a little over-cautious, what's lost in joie de vivre is gained in clarity and nuance. Similarly, the singers have plenty of space to enunciate and cherish every rolling phrase. Although Carlos Chausson makes an appealing everyman character as Figaro, he and everyone else must perform (sometimes literally) in Rodney Gilfry's domineering shadow. Gilfry's Alamaviva is a swaggering counterpart to his Don Giovanni, with the same almost overwhelming sexual presence and charisma; no wonder, then, that Eva Mei's Countess is so jealous, or that Isabel Rey's Susanna seems genuinely attracted despite her better judgment. The ensemble cast are uniformly delightful and, unusually, are all good actors: when the Count and Countess squabble, Gilfry and Mei really work themselves into a fine passion.
– Mark Walker

Jesus Lopez Cobos, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Jesus Lopez Cobos, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Jesús López Cobos, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21962 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 192 min | 40,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4007 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 192 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Teatro Real | Sub: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

From the opening notes of the overture to the final curtain, Emilio Sagi’s classic, triumphant production fully brings to life all the elegant wit and theatricality of Mozart’s comic masterpiece.
Leading baritone Ludovic Tézier shines as the lustful Count Almaviva who attempts to obtain the favours of Figaro’s bride-to-be, Susanna (Isabel Rey), while Luca Pisaroni gives a feisty performance as Figaro. Conductor Jesús López Cobos masterfully captures the enchanting score. A witty yet profound tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness.

Dan Ettinger, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2016) [Blu-Ray]

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Dan Ettinger, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Dan Ettinger, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20915 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 192 min | 39,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3619 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 192 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro is an unforgettable opera about love, desire and the primal force of uncontrollable passion. Concluding the Salzburg Festival’s highly successful Mozart / Da Ponte cycle, director Sven-Eric Bechtolf sets this emotional tour de force in a stately English country house during the 1920s. The renowned Vienna Philharmonic ensures an exceptional evening of music from Mozart’s birthplace. “Everything about the show exuded immediacy and naturalness: the intriguingly updated production by the director Sven-Eric Bechtolf; the winning performances of a compelling cast; and the supple, glowing playing that the conductor Dan Ettinger drew from the Vienna Philharmonic…”. (The New York Times)

Stephane Deneve, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2014)

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Stephane Deneve, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2014)

Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Stéphane Denève, Michael Spyres, Natalie Dessay) (2014)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.29 Gb+7.01 Gb (2xDVD9) | 183 min
Classical | Erato | Sub: Francais, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan

Warner Classics & Erato DVD catalogue already contains several characteristically stylish and imaginative productions by the French opera director Laurent Pelly: Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne and La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, Massenet’s Cendrillon, Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Handel’s Giulio Cesare. The last three all star Natalie Dessay, and now she and Pelly are reunited once again, this time for Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, staged at Barcelona’s Liceu opera house in early 2013.