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Harry Bicket, Orchestra Simfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Martin y Soler: L’arbore di Diana (2010)

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Harry Bicket, Orchestra Simfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Martin y Soler: L’arbore di Diana (2010)

Harry Bicket, Orchestra Simfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Martín y Soler: L’arbore di Diana (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 147 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan

L’arbore di Diana (The Tree of Diana), which was staged at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2009, is a two-act opera buffa by the composer Vicent Martín i Soler with a libretto by the famous Lorenzo Da Ponte. The opera focuses on the temptation and joy of falling in love. Though the plot includes features borrowed from the pastorale and erotic comedy, it also had political intentions and endorsed the abolition of convents and monasteries decreed by the emperor.

Christian Thielemann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Richard Strauss: Arabella (2001/1994)

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Christian Thielemann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Richard Strauss: Arabella (2001/1994)

Christian Thielemann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Richard Strauss: Arabella (2001/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.39 Gb (DVD9) | 168 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Otto Schenk’s opulent production, conducted masterfully by Christian Thielemann, provides a perfect setting for Strauss’s bittersweet comedy of true love and mistaken identity. The great Kiri Te Kanawa is radiant as Arabella, the daughter of an impoverished aristocrat who must marry a wealthy man to save her family. Wolfgang Brendel sings Mandryka, the landowner from the provinces who wins her over with his honesty and genuine charm in the midst of Viennese society.

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]

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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.84 Gb (DVD9) | 180 min
Classical | Kicco Classic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais

A live performance from the Teatro Lirico “Giuseppe Verdi” of Trieste under the direction of conductor Paolo Arrivabeni. Cast features Daniella Barcellona, Charles Workman, and Daniela Pini.

Maurizio Barbacini, Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Rossini: La Gazzetta (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Maurizio Barbacini, Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Rossini: La Gazzetta (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Maurizio Barbacini, Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Rossini: La Gazzetta (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27920 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 41,4 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 147 min | 13,5 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Catalan

World Premiere - this is the first ever recorded performance of Rossini’s La Gazzetta.
The Nobel Prize-winning writer Dario Fo applies his inventive genius to Rossini's comic opera in its premiere DVD release. Recorded in 2005 under the musical direction of Maurizio Barbacini, Fo's production brings fresh vitality and colour to the story of Lisetta, and of her father's attempts to find a husband for her through an advertisement in the newspaper La Gazzetta.

William Christie, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli - Handel: Semele (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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William Christie, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli - Handel: Semele (2009) [Blu-Ray]

William Christie, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli - Handel: Semele (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24988 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 154 min | 36,3 Gb
Audio 1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio 2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3979 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 154 min | 8,32 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

‘Semele’ is presented in Robert Carsen’s stylish modern dress production, originally seen in London, and most recently staged at the Zurich Opera in 2007. The drama tells of the ambition of the beautiful mortal, Semele, who, not satisfied with being Jupiter’s mistress, strives with fatal results to supplant Jupiter’s wife, Juno. Conceived as an oratorio but nowadays presented as a stage drama, it is a superb vehicle for all the principals, not least the substantial title role, which includes such popular arias as ‘Endless pleasure’ and ‘Myself I shall adore’.

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Cecilia Gasdia, Chris Merritt - Rossini: Armida [2012/1991]

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Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Cecilia Gasdia, Chris Merritt - Rossini: Armida [2012/1991]

Rossini - Armida (Claudio Scimone, Cecilia Gasdia, Chris Merritt) [2012/1991]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 94222 | TT: 76.10+76.45 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 625 Mb

After its successful premiere, Rossini’s opera “Armida” was quickly forgotten, only to be triumphantly revived by Maria Callas in 1952, and ever since it is considered a masterpiece. This performance with primarily Italian forces, has all the wit, charm, beauty and sparkle that any Rossini opera can wish for. Some big names here: Cecilia Gasdia, Chris Merritt,William Matteuzzi and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Great addition to the Brilliant Classics Opera Collection. Armida is today considered one of Rossini’s greatest operas, but following its premier in Naples in 1817 it quickly faded from the standard operatic repertoire. Its plot of knightly duties, love and supernatural worlds (foreshadowing Weber in places) inspired the composer to write some of his most original and inimitable music, with unusual combinations of instruments and some beautiful extended solos for cello and violin.The love music is undeniably heartfelt and sincere; Rossini’s inspiration may have been assisted by his romantic involvement with the soprano Isabella Colbran, a major star of the time and the first to perform the title role.