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Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018) [BDRip]

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Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018) [BDRip]

Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 154 min | 7,22 Gb
Audio: Français / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Francais, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean

Gaetano Donizetti's La Favorite was rather laborious in the making: it started out as a re-working of L'Ange de Nisida, to which the composer added parts taken from some other operas of his. The work, which was premiered at the Opéra of Paris, is set in 14th-century Castile and tells the story of the hapless love between Fernand, who has second thoughts about taking holy orders and leaves the monastery of Santiago de Compostela, and Leonor, the mistress of king Alphonse XI. It is an intimate drama, where history and politics are but the backdrop to the protagonists' passions and torments. Fabio Luisi's conducting is both measured in balancing the orchestral sounds, and personal, varied and vigorous.

Richard Bonynge, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Joan Sutherland - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2004/1986)

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Richard Bonynge, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Joan Sutherland - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2004/1986)

Richard Bonynge, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Richard Greager - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2004/1986)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 143 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Lucia di Lammermoor catapulted Joan Sutherland to international fame in 1959. It is a role with which her name is now inextricably linked and one which provides a perfect showcase for her remarkable vocal agility and acting ability. Set in the misty moors of Scotland, Lucia di Lammermoor is based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is a tragic tale of star-crossed lovers separated by a family feud. In Gaetano Donizetti's dark, romantic opera, the forces of hate tear the young couple apart, leading to madness and murder. Richard Greager, Malcolm Donnelly, Joan Sutherland. Directed by John Copley, conducted by Richard Bonynge.

Edward Gardner, Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris - Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore (2008)

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Edward Gardner, Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris - Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore (2008)

Edward Gardner, Orchestre du Théatre National de l'Opéra de Paris - Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7.52 Gb (DVD9) | 133 min
Classical | BelAir | Sub.: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol

Transposing the plot to the Italy of the 1950s, director Laurent Pelly (La Fille du Régiment in London and New York, with Natalie Dessay) offers us an absolute jewel, beautifully crafted and shot through with poetry. American Heidi Grant Murphy sings Adina, accompanied by tenor Paul Groves as Nemorino. “Doctor” Dulcamara is masterfully played by the up-front Ambrogio Maestri and Laurent Naouri‘s Belcore is delightfully repulsive. Appointed music director of the English National Opera in 2006, young British conductor Edward Gardner conducts the Paris Opera Orchestra.

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.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2011)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2011)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2011)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 133 min | 7,36 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | Recorded: 2010

A red hot ticket at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010/2011 was Donizetti’s comic gem, Don Pasquale, with Anna Netrebko reviving Norina, the part that made her a star in New York. Opera summed up the simple truth: “. . . everyone adored her”.

Mark Elder, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Donizetti: Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal (2007)

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Mark Elder, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Donizetti: Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal (2007)

Mark Elder, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Donizetti: Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 674 Mb | Total time: 61:56+69:58+44:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera Rara | # ORC33 | Recorded: 2005

Donizetti considered Dom Sébastien, Roi de Portugal (1843), his final completed opera written for the Paris Opéra, to be his masterpiece. In spite of its relative obscurity, on the basis of this recording, one is inclined to agree with him. The opera has several attributes that in the past have proved to be obstacles to its popularity. The first is its length – it's in five substantial acts and lasts three hours, but that's not so onerous for contemporary audiences accustomed to Wagner and Strauss. Besides, the composer created an abbreviated version for Viennese audiences, who at that time wanted to be out of the theater by 10 p.m., and that version could be used if necessary.

Giacomo Sagripanti, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Donizetti: Gianni di Parigi (2013)

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Giacomo Sagripanti, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Donizetti: Gianni di Parigi (2013)

Giacomo Sagripanti, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Donizetti: Gianni di Parigi (2013)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.30 Gb (DVD9) | 111 min
Classical | Bongiovanni | Sub: Italiano, English

Dedicated by Donizetti to Rubini (the part of the protagonist was written expressly for the famous tenor), Gianni di Parigi is a delightful opera, rich in brilliant music and often very inspired, alternating pages of high virtuoso belcanto singing to others of gentler melodic effusion, already truly romantic, and reaching to the highest levels of Donizetti's comic spirit in the long articulated scene of the two buffi, justifiably the best known piece of the opera.

Bruno Cinquegrani, Orchestra del Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: Marino Faliero (2011/2008)

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Bruno Cinquegrani, Orchestra del Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: Marino Faliero (2011/2008)

Bruno Cinquegrani, Orchestra del Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: Marino Faliero (2011/2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 5 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 4.35 + 4.83 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 152 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

Donizetti’s fiftieth opera, Marino Faliero, was first performed in Paris on 12 March 1835 with a cast comprising four of the finest singers of the period before premiering in London a few weeks later. Although both of these premieres were overshadowed by Bellini’s I Puritani, Marino Faliero subsequently enjoyed a long and successful run of international performances throughout the 19th Century before disappearing from the stage until its modern revival in 1966. Set in Venice in 1355, it remains a major work of Italian Romanticism, sentimental, martial, full of conspiratorial adventure and culminating with the execution of the leading character.

Stephen Costello, Constantine Orbelian, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra - A Te, O Cara: Stephen Costello sings bel canto (2018)

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Stephen Costello, Constantine Orbelian, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra - A Te, O Cara: Stephen Costello sings bel canto (2018)

Stephen Costello, Constantine Orbelian, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra - A Te, O Cara: Stephen Costello sings bel canto (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 211 Mb | Total time: 49:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delos | DE 3541 | Recorded: 2017

American tenor Stephen Costello's meteoric career has taken him to the stages of the world's top opera houses. In this, his first recording for Delos, he performs a glittering assortment of arias that will appeal strongly to any opera lover, but that will be a particular treat for fans of the bel canto repertoire. While it mainly showcases classic arias by Gaetano Donizetti, we also hear single selections by Vicenzo Bellini and Giuseppe Verdi. Polished and sensitive orchestral collaboration comes courtesy of Maestro Constantine Orbelian and his vaunted Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra. The Associated Press has called Stephen Costello ''… a prodigiously gifted singer whose voice makes an immediate impact.''

Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2014)

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Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2014)

Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2014)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 142 min | 7,56 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Erato | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2013

The Metropolitan Opera give a live performance of Donizetti's work about Mary, Queen of Scots' final days in the lead up to her execution. Maurizio Benini conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra with Joyce DiDonato portraying the title role and Elza van den Heever as Queen Elizabeth I.

Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2018) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor  (2018) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2018) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28011 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 149 min | 40,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3802 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Erato | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Diana Damrau’s reputation as the world’s leading coloratura soprano has been built on her extraordinary technical virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship and her acute psychological insight. In Katie Mitchell’s sometimes radical production of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Royal Opera House, she is, as the Financial Times wrote, 'brilliantly convincing'. Award winning director Katie Mitchell took a revisionist approach to the drama, updating the action to the mid-19th century and applying a feminist slant as she added new and unexpected elements. Mitchell also made extensive use of a ‘split screen’ effect on the stage, counterpointing two different pieces of action at key moments.

Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova - Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (2006)

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Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova - Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (2006)

Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Patrizia Ciofi, Juan Diego Flórez - Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 121+38 min | 7,78+2,76 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 2005

Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment aims to please and it succeeds, with its catchy tunes, wildly difficult showpieces for the principles, and a simple, if also simplistic, narrative line. This 2005 live performance at Genoa's Teatro Carlo Felice features virtuoso singing by tenor Juan Diego Flórez as Tonio and soprano Patrizia Ciofi, as Marie, the "daughter" of the soldiers who have adopted her. Tonio's big Act I scene and aria, "Ah! mes amis," was a famous showpiece for Pavarotti and Flórez is in that league, nailing the aria's nine high Cs with an ease mere mortals reserve just for breathing.

Antonio Fogliani, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2008)

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Antonio Fogliani, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2008)

Antonio Fogliani, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.24 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese

Two queens on one island. A recipe for disaster. Especially as both have a legitimate claim to the other’s throne. They are, after all, related… So the power politics are the name of the game. And, for reasons of state, one of the heads that wears a crown has to roll. Maria Stuarda was laid to rest for more than a hundred years, finally being revived in 1958 in Bergamo under conductor Oliviero de Fabritiis. However the real breakthrough for the opera fi nally came with Giorgio de Lullo’s Florentine production for the Maggio Musicale in 1967 (with set design and costumes by Pier Luigi Pizzi, director, set designer and costume designer at La Scala in 2008).

Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 32000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 142 min | 41.1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 142 min | 9,18 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 kbps
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

On New Year’s Eve 2012 Joyce DiDonato became the first singer to take the title role in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. With her at its heart, the production became, in the words of Opera magazine, “a high point of the season and of the company’s performance history of bel canto operas”.

Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna (2019) [BDRip]

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Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna (2019) [BDRip]

Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 7,34 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Enrico di Borgogna is a melodramma per musica that was premiered in Venice in 1818, marking Donizettis stage debut. The plot of this rarely performed opera follows a rather traditional scheme: Enrico wants to defeat the son of the villain who usurped his fathers throne and is about to marry his beloved Elisa. Fortunately, he succeeds in stopping the marriage and regaining his inheritance. This release is a world première video recording of the 2018 Donizetti Opera Festival performance, which received excellent reviews for its brilliant staging.