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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 5.89 Gb (DVD9) | 118 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English

Riccardo Muti conducts a fine cast in the powerful and atmospheric 1991 production of Verdi's ninth opera, whose story of the heroic tussle between Ezio, a Roman general, and Attila, the Nordic invader was written for the 1846 Teatro la Fenice season and premiered there to huge acclaim.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2004/1989)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2004/1989)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2004/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.25 Gb (DVD9) | 211 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English

Verdi's 1855 Paris opera which followed Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La Traviata is treated to a performance of blazing energy and intimate refinement with a superb cast which includes Cheryl Studer and Chris Merritt. The rarely-seen third act ballet is included complete, with the internationally-acclaimed dancers Carla Fracci and Wayne Eagling.

Jeffrey Tate, Staatskapelle Dresden - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2011)

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Jeffrey Tate, Staatskapelle Dresden - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2011)

Jeffrey Tate, Staatskapelle Dresden - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 717 Mb | Total time: 68:12+60:54+45:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 00289 478 2675 | Recorded: 1987-89

Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann is among those operas with most textual problems, since the composer did not live to its premiere, leaving an incomplete score. The traditional text, bringing in extra material, much of it unauthentic, and leaving out alot, was only established in the 20th century. This Dresden recording sessions were held (June 1987-June 1989) borrowed much from Michael Kaye's 1991 Schott Edition.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2010)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2010)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 921 Mb | Total time: 03:47:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 480 4697 | Recorded: 1988

In many ways this is a magnificent achievement… Muti conducts with real assurance. Pacing the drama magnificently, it is on performances like these that the controversial Maestro has made his well-deserved musical reputation. Tell emerges as a masterpiece from first to last. Rossini's compositional confidence in his craft is never once in doubt, and there is no trace of any longueur anywhere.

Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2006/1989)

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Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2006/1989)

Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2006/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.14 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Recorded at the Vienna State Opera house in 1989, this staging of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Elektra is one of the glories of live opera on film, deserving of eternal availability. The DVD picture has great clarity, despite the darkness of Hans Schavernoch’s set design. Other than the cliché of a huge statue head, toppled on its side, the set manages to be suitably representative of a decaying palace as well as an imposing, theatrical space, dominated by the mammoth body of the statue from which the head apparently dropped, draped with the ropes that seem to have enabled the decapitation. Sooner or later most of the characters cling to and twist around those ropes, an apt stage metaphor for the remorseless repercussions from the murder of Agammenon by his unfaithful wife Klytämnestra and her paramour, Aegisthus. Reinhard Heinrich’s costumes capture a distant era while sustaining a creepily modern look — part Goth, part homeless, part Spa-wear.

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (2002)

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (2002)

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.0 Gb | Total time: 08:36:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 75535 2 | Recorded: 1983, 1987, 1991

Three of Mozart's most popular operas – Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte, conducted by leading opera maestro Riccardo Muti in performances from Vienna and Salzburg, are here available in one set.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2004)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2004)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2004)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italian (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 240 min | 7,89+6,29 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English | Recorded: 1988

The staging is fascinating. Vast panelled video screens provide the scenic backdrops. Videos of nature in all its glory are projected onto these. It makes for breathtaking effect, and the good news is that one does not tire of it.
Muti conducts with real assurance. Pacing the drama magnificently, it is on performances like these that the controversial Maestro has made his well-deserved musical reputation. Tell emerges as a masterpiece from first to last. Rossini's compositional confidence in his craft is never once in doubt, and there is no trace of any longueur anywhere…
–Musicweb International