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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)

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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.84 Gb (DVD9) | 165 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

Filmed live in 2007 at the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival in the composer’s birthplace, Pesaro, Il Turco in Italia is a madcap ensemble opera with an inspired score that boasts music of both comic genius and extraordinary beauty. Set in Naples, it spins a crazy tale around a poet who uses the romantic entanglements of the inhabitants with a Turkish prince as inspiration for the plot of his next play. Ultimately, life imitates art as all ends happily, but not before a planned abduction leads to a chaotic situation of mistaken identity.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Zoroastre (2007)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Zoroastre (2007)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Zoroastre (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTSC, 5 ch) | 227 min | 7,32+6,79 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano | Recorded: 2006

Making full use of Drottningholm Theatre's unique 17th century Baroque theatre machinery, as well as his deep creative understanding of the profound drama of the work, stage director Pierre Audi creates a production of Zoroastre that completely accords with the spirit of Rameau. True to the form of the tragédie lyrique, choreographer Amir Hosseinpour's dances perfectly match the weight and meaning of both plot and music. The ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, reinforced with musicians from the Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, is expertly and passionately led into the musical stratosphere by musical director Christophe Rousset. This intensely dramatic production is captured live in vibrant High Definition video and true surround sound.

Marc Minkowski, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem serail (2007)

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Marc Minkowski, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem serail (2007)

Marc Minkowski, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem serail (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7,74 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Bel Air Classiques | Sub: Deutsch, Francais, English, Espanol

This lively production originated at Baden Baden in 2003 and moved to the Aix-en-Provence Festival the following year. Marc Minkowski is the moving spirit of the performance and “moving” is the right epithet, as most of his speeds are on the fast side. No harm in that when the work is so lengthy. He assembled a fine young cast, all of whom are up to their taxing parts, headed by Malin Hartelius as Konstanze, who is at once a visually attractive performer, absolutely tireless in her three arias, and at the same time projects a very moving portrayal. She is partnered by a promising young tenor in Matthias Klink as Belmonte. He is deprived of one of his arias but sings the rest with fluency and makes an eager young lover. Magali Léger is a bright-buttoned Blonde with voice to match, and her Pedrillo, Loïc Felix, is a suitable partner.

Legends & Lyrics - Volume 2: Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, 3 Doors Down (2008)

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Legends & Lyrics - Volume 2: Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, 3 Doors Down (2008)

Legends & Lyrics - Volume 2: Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, 3 Doors Down (2008)
DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps / AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps / DTS, 6ch | ~ 6.26 Gb
Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Song Writers In The Round | # 850636002035 | 01:23:15

This is a unique musical performance series, driven by famous recording artists who write their own songs, blended with professional song poets who write for other artists. "Legends & Lyrics" is currently airing on PBS on a weekly basis. Installments include artist performances, "Out Of The Box" interviews, "Did You Know?" historical facts addressing the origins of today's commercial music, "Rising Stars" featuring undiscovered talent, and "Tips Of The Week" for aspiring song poets. Shot in an intimate classical performance hall in HD and Surround Sound, the series honors the true creators of the most popular genres of commercial music. "Volume 2" showcases Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, 3 Doors Down, and Nathen Lee.

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

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Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 197 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

This Covent Garden performance has transferred to video and DVD remarkably successfully, partly because the singing and acting of the principals is so good, but chiefly because conductor Georg Solti finds an excellent balance between sharp characterisation and sumptuous romance; between wit and mischief on the one hand and profound feelings on the other. Though sensitive to its beauties, Solti keeps the music moving along, never becoming sloppy or over-indulgent.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2008)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2008)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTSC, 6 ch) | 155 min | 3,95+5,58 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Nederlands | Recorded: 2008

Castor et Pollux is arguably Rameau's finest creation in the tragdie lyrique style. Its libretto, based in mythology, focuses on an unusual theme: the self-sacrificing love between Castor, who is mortal, and his immortal brother, Pollux. When Castor is killed while defending his beloved Tlare from an attempted abduction, Pollux resolves to give up this immortality and take Castor's place in the Underworld. After passionate debate over who will live and who will die, the brothers are eternally united, transformed into the constellation Gemini. The striking luminous sets, depicting a stylized version of the constellation, give this fabulous production a glorious 21st century baroque look.

Steve Oliver - Albums Collection 1999-2016 (10CD + DVD5)

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Steve Oliver - Albums Collection 1999-2016 (10CD + DVD5)

Steve Oliver - Albums Collection 1999-2016 (10CD + DVD5)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.41 Gb | Time: 08:41:14
DVD5 | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | 01:26:12 | ~ 3.6 Gb
Guitar Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Pop, Pop/Rock | Scans included

Playing sideman to Rick Braun, Larry Carlton, Gato Barbieri, the Neville Brothers, and many others introduced guitarist/vocalist Steve Oliver to smooth jazz fans, but it was with Steve Reid's band that Oliver found a following. It was 1996 when Reid contacted Oliver at the last minute to fill in for a canceled opening act. Oliver hit the stage as a solo act and Reid was impressed with the guitarist's vocalese skills and summery sound. Oliver had come to vocalese not through King Pleasure or Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, but through Bobby McFerrin and Pat Metheny's work with Richard Bona and David Blamires, who sang along with guitar solos. Being a fan of the earthy Metheny sound, Reid hired Oliver after the gig and featured him in his touring band. Reid's Mysteries and Passion in Paradise albums featured Oliver not only as guitarist but songwriter as well. Oliver struck out on his own in 1999 with his debut, First View, released by Night Vision. The album spawned three hit singles on smooth jazz radio and earned the guitarist a Debut Artist of the Year award from Smooth Jazz News.

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.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | | 90 min | 4,93 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch | Recorded: 2019

André Grétry's Richard Coeur de Lion, or Richard the Lionhearted, lay neglected until 2019 when a production by the Opéra Royal de Versailles was mounted. This album is taken from that performance, and it's very well recorded indeed. The opera was quite well known in its time and was even performed in the young U.S. (in Boston, in 1796), and it's a great find, a real crowd-pleaser as much today as at the end of the 18th century. The story is based on a probably imaginary tale of an episode during Richard's return from the Crusades, when he was imprisoned in Linz, Austria.

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)

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Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.41+5.18 Gb (2xDVD9) | 211 min
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

National Theatre director Nicholas Hytner’s new staging of Verdi’s grandest – and arguably greatest – opera, Don Carlo, was the highlight of the 2007/2008 Royal Opera House season. This new production marked Rolando Villazón’s much anticipated, triumphant return to the house.

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD

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Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | 00:59:37 | Scans ~ 30 Mb
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 / 2.0 @ 448 kbps; DTS | ~ 5.3 Gb
Subs: English, French, Italian, German | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79835-2
Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Video Opera

Three Tales is a video-opera in three acts (titled Hindenburg, Bikini and Dolly) with music by American composer Steve Reich and visuals by Beryl Korot, his wife. It is scored for two sopranos, three tenors, string quartet, percussion, keyboards, and pre-recorded audio. Its premiere was at the Vienna Festival on May 12, 2002; the BBC had commissioned a version for television broadcast four months later. The 12-minute tale Hindenburg had been written (and recorded) in 1998, while the remaining tales were completed (and recorded) in the year of the premiere.

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2006/1989)

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Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2006/1989)

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2006/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Français | LinearPCM, 2 ch | 7.19 Gb (DVD9) | 134 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Español, Francais

This live recording was made at the Royal Albert Hall during one of London’s famous Promenade Concert seasons. Sir Georg Solti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a magnifi cent performance of Berlioz’s concert cantata La Damnation de Faust. This feast of Berlioz launched Solti’s farewell tour with the orchestra he had directed for twenty years and was described by The Times as “the unsurpassable culmination of two decades of music-making…one that summarised all that has been most admirable about Solti’s long reign in Chicago.”

Patrick Summers, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Gioacchino Rossini: La Cenerentola (2009)

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Patrick Summers, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Gioacchino Rossini: La Cenerentola (2009)

Patrick Summers, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez - Gioacchino Rossini: La Cenerentola (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 166 min | 6,14+5,05 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Decca | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Catalan, Chinese | Recorded: 2008

Fizzing with operatic brio, Rossini's ever-popular setting of Cinderella tells the much-loved tale through spectacular arias and irresistible ensembles. Superstar tenor Juan Diego Flórez in his signature role as the Prince, and American star Joyce DiDonato in the title role, lead an outstanding international cast in Joan Font's witty and dazzlingly colourful production - filmed 'live' at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Mylène Farmer - N°5 On Tour (2009) {Limited Collector's Edition}

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Mylène Farmer - N°5 On Tour (2009) {Limited Collector's Edition}

Mylène Farmer - N°5 On Tour (2009) {Limited Collector's Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 825 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 293 Mb | Scans (JPG + PDF) | 01:50:59
DVD5 | MPEG-2 Video 720x576 (16:9), 25.0 fps, 8000 Kbps
LPCM 2.0, 48 Khz, 1536 Kbps | 00:14:28 | ~ 1,10 Gb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Dance, Europop, Rock | Stuffed Monkey / Polydor / Universal Music #532 374-2

Mylène Farmer's fifth live album to date, No.5 on Tour, documents her 2009 tour of France in support of her most recent studio album, Point de Suture (2008). The standard edition of album includes 20 songs spread across two discs, including a bunch of her greatest hits performed in the electro-rock style of Point de Suture. Though some of these songs are also included on her previous live albums, most recently Avant Que l'Ombre…A Bercy (2006), N°5 on Tour stands apart from its in-concert predecessors on account of its new arrangements, abundance of new material, and recording quality so pristine that it sounds as though the album were recorded in a studio with overdubbed interjections of audience noise and stage banter.

Yoram David, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio Torino - Puccini: Edgar (2009)

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Yoram David, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio Torino - Puccini: Edgar (2009)

Yoram David, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio Torino - Puccini: Edgar (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.21 Gb (DVD9) | 157 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese

A fake death, a perverse woman and a pure woman, a man torn between them, a murder: the story of Edgar, Giacomo Puccini’s second opera, is full of dramatic turns of events. Arthaus Musik presents this powerful and tragic opera now in a version which was count for lost for nearly 120 years. For the first time the original version in four acts of Edgar by Giacomo Puccini was staged at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 2008. Thanks to the rediscovery of the manuscript score, after 119 years since the first and only performance in Milan in 1889 and after numerous versions condensing the opera in three acts, it will be again possible to experience the original opera that Puccini wrote.