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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2007/1994)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2007/1994)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2007/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.83 Gb (DVD9) | 130 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

As a more consistently light-hearted version, with delightful La Scala sets and colourful costumes, the 1994 TDK Don Pasquale will also be hard to beat. Visually it is a joy, and with three outstanding principals the performance sparkles from start to finish. By not seeming too old, Ferruccio Furlanetto’s portrayal of Don Pasquale is the more convincing, but he has no chance against Nuccia Focille’s minx of a Norina and one certainly feels sorry for him at his discomfiture. Gregory Kunde is an appropriately ardent Ernesto; his voice isn’t creamy but the sings passionately and has good comic timing, and Lucio Gallo enters into the spirit of the story as a wily Dottore Malatesta.

Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of English National Opera, Janet Baker - Donizetti: Mary Stuart [Maria Stuarda] (2005/1982)

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Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of English National Opera, Janet Baker - Donizetti: Mary Stuart [Maria Stuarda] (2005/1982)

Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of English National Opera, Janet Baker - Donizetti: Mary Stuart [Maria Stuarda] (2005/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.06 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | NVC Arts | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues

This famous production of Donizetti’s Mary Stuart was one of English National Opera’s most memorable from the 1980’s. Dame Janet Baker chose the title role of Donizetti’s Scottish queen for her farewell to the London operatic stage in 1982. It was a triumph for Dame Janet, in one of the most rewarding of operatic roles. As Mary, she displays her full range as a great singing actress, at times imperious and confrontational, yet during the quieter reflective moments intensely moving. Her adversary Elizabeth is sung by Rosalind Plowright, in one of the best performances of her career, both intense and passionate in this demanding role. The famous, though entirely fictional, encounter scene between the two Queens is extremely powerful. The cast also includes John Tomlinson I commanding voice as Talbot, and David Randall as an ardent Leicester. The Performance is gloriously conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.

Marco Guidarini, Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (2010)

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Marco Guidarini, Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (2010)

Marco Guidarini, Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala - Gaetano Donizetti: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali [Viva la mamma !] (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 114 min | 6,72 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: BelAir | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2009

The “Scala Academy Project” has chosen an opera by Donizetti never before performed on the Scala stage. Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (Viva la mamma !) is a dramma giocoso which premiered in Naples in 1827. Italian actor, director and writer Antonio Albanese, a true master of wit and satire, made his debut as opera director. The Orchestra is conducted by Marco Guidarini.

Arnold Bosman, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Gaetano Donizetti: La zingara (2002)

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Arnold Bosman, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Gaetano Donizetti: La zingara (2002)

Arnold Bosman, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Gaetano Donizetti: La zingara (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 590 Mb | Total time: 76:04+48:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 396/1-2 | Recorded: 2001

Despite its moronic libretto, the opera was an enormous success at its premiere in Naples in 1822, and even Bellini wrote nice things about the second-act septet. Donizetti mixes buffo and serious characters, as well as Neapolitan dialect (there are no recitatives; numbers are separated by spoken dialogue) with “pure” Italian, and the absurd plot is (sort of) held together by the clever Argilla, who under the guise of telling fortunes gains entry to people’s feelings as well as to every area of the castle. Is it a masterpiece? Even close? No, but there are niceties galore–rhythmic arias and ensembles, good (if typical) characterizations, and good tunes.

Antonino Fogliani, Fondazione Orchestra Gaetano Donizetti di Bergamo - Gaetano Donizetti: Ugo, Conte di Parigi (2004)

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Antonino Fogliani, Fondazione Orchestra Gaetano Donizetti di Bergamo - Gaetano Donizetti: Ugo, Conte di Parigi (2004)

Antonino Fogliani, Fondazione Orchestra Gaetano Donizetti di Bergamo - Gaetano Donizetti: Ugo, Conte di Parigi (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 590 Mb | Total time: 64:42+74:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 449/1-2 | Recorded: 2003

Ugo, conte di Parigi is widely regarded as Gaetano Donizetti's most obscure opera, having closed after only four performances in 1832. Its first modern revival was not given until a concert performance held in London in 1977, on which occasion it was recorded and issued as the first in Opera Rara's survey of Donizetti's complete operatic output, garnering considerable acclaim. In more recent times the Italian label Dynamic has instituted its own Donizetti series and has now gotten around to Ugo, conte di Parigi. For its recording, Dynamic has utilized a live performance from Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo held in October 2003 and featuring exciting young Romanian soprano Doina Dimitriu.

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Gaetano Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)

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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Gaetano Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Gaetano Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 615 Mb | Total time: 66:25+61:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 488/1-2 | Recorded: 2005

Composed for Venice in 1837, just a year-and-a-half after the fantastic success of Lucia di Lammermoor, Pia de' Tolomei "pleased altogether", in the composer's words. He revised it a couple of times thereafter and it was shown at various theaters as distant as Malta until 1855, after which it disappeared. It takes place in 13th-century Siena: Pia is married to Nello; his cousin Ghino loves her but she refuses his advances. Ghino angrily accuses Pia of adultery with an unknown man, who turns out to be Pia's brother, Rodrigo, and Nello imprisons her. Ghino eventually feels remorse and confesses his deception, but not soon enough to save Pia from being poisoned by Nello.

Emmanuel Plasson, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Gaetano Donizetti: Parisina d’Este (1999)

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Emmanuel Plasson, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Gaetano Donizetti: Parisina d’Este (1999)

Emmanuel Plasson, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Gaetano Donizetti: Parisina d’Este (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 596 Mb | Total time: 61:59+68:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 277/1-2 | Recorded: 1997

From its foreboding prelude to its melodramatic conclusion, 'Parisina' is one tuneful delight after ano- ther….Pendatchanska is a youthful protagonist. She has a warm voice of almost mezzo-soprano coloring….Hers is a major vocal talent…

I Solisti Italiani - ROSSINI: 6 Sonatas for Strings And DONIZETTI: String Quartets No.3 & 5 [2010, Japan, COCO-73144~5]

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I Solisti Italiani - ROSSINI: 6 Sonatas for Strings And DONIZETTI: String Quartets No.3 & 5 [2010, Japan, COCO-73144~5]

I Solisti Italiani - ROSSINI: 6 Sonatas for Strings And DONIZETTI: String Quartets No.3 & 5
2CD | Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia | COCO-73144~5 | Blu-Spec CD | ~ 638 + 311 Mb
Scans(jpg 300dpi) Included | Scans(png) -> 150 Mb

Benjamin Bernheim, Emmanuel Villaume, Prague Philharmonia - Benjamin Bernheim (2019)

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Benjamin Bernheim, Emmanuel Villaume, Prague Philharmonia - Benjamin Bernheim (2019)

Benjamin Bernheim, Emmanuel Villaume, Prague Philharmonia - Benjamin Bernheim (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 280 Mb | Total time: 63:17 | Scans included
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | 483 6078 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

This is the debut album of Benjamin Bernheim, signed to the Deutsche Grammophon after several sensational appearances with major opera companies. Like many other debuts, it mixes French and Italian arias, with an odd Tchaikovsky item thrown in, but pay attention, and it will be apparent that Bernheim is a cut above. Raised in Switzerland, he has perhaps a natural way with both French and Italian music. You get the feeling, though, that Bernheim could sing almost anything and make it convincing. His voice is not big, but it has many shades, and he falls easily into the grooves of Massenet and Verdi without seeming to shift gears in any way.

Evelino Pido, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)

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Evelino Pido, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)

Evelino Pidò, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.79 Gb (DVD9) | 125 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Frank Dunlop's witty, unvarnished view of Donizetti's country comedy, updated to the 1930s, is delightful to see, wondrous to hear. Gheorghiu and Alagna make an ideal partnership as capricious girl and shy bumpkin. They both act and sing their roles to near perfection in a staging that exposes the heart and heartlessness as much as the fun of this work.

Cecilia Bartoli, James Levine - An Italian Songbook: Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti (1997) [Re-Up]

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Cecilia Bartoli, James Levine - An Italian Songbook: Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti (1997) [Re-Up]

Cecilia Bartoli, James Levine - An Italian Songbook: Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: London/Decca | # 455 513-2 | Time: 01:07:23

The Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is one of the most charming and talented singers to appear on the scene in recent years, and this collection of Italian songs by three great opera composers–Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini–is a most deserving bestseller. There are many small pleasures in the selections, which reflect the bel canto predilections of their authors, and Bartoli renders them artfully. Some will be familiar even to casual listeners (Rossini's La Danza, the famous tarantella); others will be new to most, but equally deserving of a hearing. The sensitive and skillful accompaniment is by conductor-pianist James Levine.

Joan Sutherland - Donizetti, Verdi, Handel & Bellini: Opera Works (2021)

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Joan Sutherland - Donizetti, Verdi, Handel & Bellini: Opera Works (2021)

Joan Sutherland - Donizetti, Verdi, Handel & Bellini: Opera Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 505 MB | Tracks: 20 | 114:35
Style: Classical, Opera | Label: Cameo Classics

Joan Sutherland (1926–2010). The world-renowned soprano Joan Sutherland left her Sydney home for London in 1952, with the ultimate aim of singing Wagner. Contracted to Covent Garden, she felt her future lay in heavy, dramatic roles; and her early assignments there included Amelia in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera and the title role in Aida. Soon her breathtaking agility, crystalline staccatos and unique stratospheric purity became evident – not least as Jenifer in Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage, followed swiftly by the doll Olympia in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann (both 1955). Although increasingly identified with the bel canto repertoire, until her 1959 Covent Garden triumph in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor she kept her options open.

Alexander Rahbari, Virtuosi di Praga, Prague Chamber Choir - Gaetano Donizetti: Messa da Requiem (2007)

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Alexander Rahbari, Virtuosi di Praga, Prague Chamber Choir - Gaetano Donizetti: Messa da Requiem (2007)

Alexander Rahbari, Virtuosi di Praga, Prague Chamber Choir - Gaetano Donizetti: Messa da Requiem (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 251 Mb | Total time: 63:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Profil | # PH08026 | Recorded: 1997

Donizetti began writing his Requiem Mass after the death of fellow composer and friend Bellini. Ironically it was not performed until after Donizetti's death in 1848. Lacking a 'Sanctus', 'Benedictus' and 'Agnus Dei', the work is nevertheless a large-scale, powerful and compelling work which is one of Donizetti's most important non-operatic compositions.

Franz Hauk, Concerto de Bassus - Donizetti & Mayr: Messa di Gloria and Credo in D (2016)

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Franz Hauk, Concerto de Bassus - Donizetti & Mayr: Messa di Gloria and Credo in D (2016)

Franz Hauk, Concerto de Bassus - Donizetti & Mayr: Messa di Gloria and Credo in D (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 367 Mb | Total time: 86:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573605 | Recorded: 2014

While the German tradition observes a strict distinction between sacred and secular styles, the 19th-century Italian Mass can feel more akin to attending an operatic performance. Donizetti’s church music, consisting of at least a hundred items, has hardly been explored. Individual movements were often later recycled by the composer, in cantata-like fashion, to form a complete Mass, and it is this ad hoc technique that Franz Hauk has used to create a new work, the Messa di Gloria and Credo in D. This includes an expansive Qui sedes with its violin solo written for the famous violinist-composer Pietro Rovelli, and is completed with movements by Johann Simon Mayr from whom Donizetti learned his compositional craft in settings of sacred texts.

Richard Bonynge, Royal Opera Hause, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Fille du régiment (2009)

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Richard Bonynge, Royal Opera Hause, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Fille du régiment (2009)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Royal Opera Hause, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Fille du régiment (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 502 Mb | Total time: 106:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1366 | Recorded: 1967

Recorded in 1967, the recording features Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti at the high-noon of their careers! Pavarotti, with great charm and humor, tosses off endless high notes in a barnstorming performance. Sutherland easily tackles the great vocal demands and gives an effortlessly stunning performance. No other recording of this opera has come close to surpassing this classic for vocal beauty and sheer thrills!