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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!

Vito Clemente, Orchestra Sinfonica Gioachino Rossini - Donizetti: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (2010)

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Vito Clemente, Orchestra Sinfonica Gioachino Rossini - Donizetti: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (2010)

Vito Clemente, Orchestra Sinfonica Gioachino Rossini - Donizetti: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (2010)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.60 Gb (DVD9) | 151 min
Classical | Bongiovanni | Sub: Italiano, English

An opera about a company who are staging an opera? Donizetti is at the height of his comic powers and provides an abrasively disenchanted take on a world he knew all too well, with it tantrum-throwing primadonnas and narcissistic tenors, its spite and envy, its mean and noble sides… a world which is still very much with us.

Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia, Opera Rara Chorus - Donizetti: Il Paria (2020)

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Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia, Opera Rara Chorus - Donizetti: Il Paria (2020)

Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia, Opera Rara Chorus - Donizetti: Il Paria (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 407 Mb | Total time: 60:24+50:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera Rara | # ORC60 | Recorded: 2019

Set in 16th-century India, Il Paria is a powerful and moving story of impossible love, social barriers and religious intolerance. Donizetti was particularly proud of his work, reusing many of its melodies in future compositions. Returning to Opera Rara following our multi-award-winning recording of Rossini’s Semiramide, Albina Shagimuratova leads a stellar cast including René Barbera, singing one of the most demanding roles ever written for tenor, and the talented Georgian baritone Misha Kiria in the title character.

Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)

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Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)

Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 662 Mb | Total time: 140:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 475 7514 | Recorded: 1970

Donizetti's rollicking comic opera The Elixir of Love receives a scintillating performance in this early 1970's London/Decca recording. Featuring an unbeatable cast, headed by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, this wonderful interpretation demonstrates singing of the highest levels of artistic integrity- definitive, passionate, lyrical, committed. The English Chamber Orchestra responds to Richard Bonynge's direction to provide sharp, colorful orchestral support, and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus' performance can only be described as brilliant.

Marco Armiliato, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2013/2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Marco Armiliato, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2013/2009) [Blu-Ray]

Marco Armiliato, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2013/2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28818 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 143 min | 41,8 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4198 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 143 min | 7,73 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This blu-ray release was originally broadcast live in HD from The Met on February 7, 2009. In addition to Netrebko’s spectacular performance, Mariusz Kwiecien’s Enrico delivers theatrical truth with a matchless baritone with the luster of polished mahogany. This Met performance of director Mary Zimmerman’s “imaginative staging…and nuanced portrayals” (Times) is a tour de force of music and theatricality. Having dazzled opera audiences from St. Petersburg to L.A. as Lucia, Anna Netrebko triumphantly returns to the Metropolitan Opera in this touchstone coloratura role!

Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix (2012/1996)

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Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix (2012/1996)

Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich - Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix (2012/1996)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 3.88 + 6.24 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 162 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, Français, Español, Italiano, Deutsch

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) wrote his first opera at the early age of 21, which over the next 25 years was to be followed by another seventy. From 1830 onwards his operas caught the attention of the public and remained on the programmes, which was unusual at that time. When in 1841 the sought-after opera composer was on yet another of his tours, he was approached by the manager of the Vienna Kärntnertortheater, Bartolomeo Morelli, who requested him to set Linda di Chamonix to music after a libretto by Gaetano Rossi. Donizetti, who was keen to establish himself in Vienna, having already done so in Paris and Milan, accepted the commission.

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.

Alberto Erede, Orchestra e Coro della RAI - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2005/1955)

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Alberto Erede, Orchestra e Coro della RAI - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2005/1955)

Alberto Erede, Orchestra e Coro della RAI - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2005/1955)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (Dolby AC3, 1 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 105 min
Classical | Hardy | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol, Japanese

The RAI Pasquale of 1955 is almost as good as the two Verdis [#4 Otello and #551 Traviata], marred only by Italo Tajo's overdone mugging in the title-part. Alda Noni, remembered affectionately by older opera-goers in the same part at London's Cambridge Theatre in the late 1940s, remains a charming, minxish though now more buxom Norina. Sesto Bruscantini is a model of a Malatesta, Cesare Valletti even better as an Ernesto in the class of his teacher, Tito Schipa. Erede's seasoned conducting and a resourceful staging makes this a delightful experience.

Tiziano Severini, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2009)

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Tiziano Severini, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2009)

Tiziano Severini, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.11 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

Based on Victor Hugo’s most sensational play, Lucrèce Borgia, a scandalous tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness and orgies, Donizetti’s opera is one of the great masterpieces of Italian bel canto repertoire. While omitting some of its more excessive elements, the libretto by Felice Romani inspired Donizetti to compose superb arias, duets, ensembles and choruses, bringing each act to a stirring conclusion.