Subcategories

Evelino Pido, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Posted By: Vilboa
Evelino Pido, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Evelino Pido, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 193 min | 41.6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 16-bit
––––––
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 193 min | 13,6 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

With her sensational role debut at the Vienna State Opera, superstar diva Anna Netrebko displays a performance of rare vocal and dramatic power. The Russian soprano sings the role of the unjustly accused second wife of British King Henry VIII, ‘veering between indignant fury and tender righteousness’ and demonstrating a new level of confidence in her technique with excellent ‘passagework, particularly in trills, and seamless runs even to the lowest notes’ (Opera News).

Antonino Fogliani, Orchestra of Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2006)

Posted By: Vilboa
Antonino Fogliani, Orchestra of Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2006)

Antonino Fogliani, Orchestra of Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.70 Gb (DVD9) | 143 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

In July 1835 Donizetti was to have staged the first of the three new operas for which he had signed a contract with the management of the San Carlo theatre; but things, as so often happens in the world of opera, did not work out as the composer had intended. The subject - Walter Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor - had long since been chosen but the direction had not provided for having the libretto written so that it could be read and approved by the censor by the beginning of March, four months before the scheduled date of the première, as the contract stipulated. At the end of May, at the composer’s urgent bidding, the writing of the libretto was entrusted to Salvatore Cammarano, destined to become one of the composer’s favourite working partners: yet the date of the première, inevitably, had to be postponed. After many problems, Lucia di Lammermoor was at last staged on the evening of 26th September 1835.

Patrick Fournillier, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2004)

Posted By: Vilboa
Patrick Fournillier, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2004)

Patrick Fournillier, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2004)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb (DVD9) | 145 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

This DVD shows an impressive staging of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti filmed at the opera house in Genoa, directed by preeminent opera director Graham Vick, conducted by renowned opera conductor Patrick Fournillier and sung by an all star cast - Marcelo Álvarez hailed as one of the hottest tenors on the international scene and Stefania Bonfadelli frequent guest on the stages of the world‘s greatest opera houses and celebrated by audience and critics alike. In this staging, Graham Vick concentrated all his attention on the performers and employed the simplest of means to create spaces representing the atmosphere of the scenes rather than concrete physical locations for them. In spirit, therefore, his production remains loyal to the libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, the music by Gaetano Donizetti and their concentration on the story’s essentials, focussing as closely as possible on the passionate engagement of Lucia, Edgardo and Enrico.

Niels Muus, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2003)

Posted By: Vilboa
Niels Muus, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2003)

Niels Muus, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2003)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.75 + 3.19 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 136 min + 37 min (bonus)
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Slowly the camera roams through the narrow streets of Macerata, past the cathedral, the monuments, the library and the university, until it reaches the Arena Sferisterio. In the 1820s this was a competition venue for a handball game popular at that time. At the beginning of the twentieth century the ‘neo-classical monster’, as the stadium is disrespectfully called in the vernacular, was also discovered as an opera venue and a dazzling backdrop for the ‘Macerata Opera Festival’. The stage, which is 14.5 meters deep and 40 meters wide, is sufficiently large for all kinds of events and spectacles to be staged. At the end of July 2002 the time had come again. An audience of 5000 had gathered to listen to the new production of Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore under the direction Saverio Marconi, conducted by Niels Muus.

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2002/1980)

Posted By: Vilboa
Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2002/1980)

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2002/1980)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.71 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Pioneer | Sub: English

Dame Joan Sutherland and tenor Alfredo Kraus star in Donizetti's tale of sixteenth century opulence and decadence. Joan Sutherland is unquestionably the unsurpassed Lucrezia of all-time, and this production at Covent Garden showcases her incomparable coloratura technique. Bel canto specialist Richard Bonynge conducts The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in this historic performance.

Olga Peretyatko, Miguel Gómez-Martínez, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - La bellezza del canto (2011)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Olga Peretyatko, Miguel Gómez-Martínez, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - La bellezza del canto (2011)

Olga Peretyatko, Gomez-Martinez, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - La bellezza del canto (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 70:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697785442 | Recorded: 2010

Operatic powerhouse Olga Peretyatko is accompanied by the Munchner Rundfunkorchester (Munich Radio Orchestra) conducted by Miguel Gomez-Martinez on this high-quality album of (coloratura) soprano favorites. With an able, keen orchestra behind her, Peretyatko is free to demonstrate her considerable talents. Two arias are by opera legend Rossini. One, his "Non si dà follia maggiore," begins the album, and Peretyatko interprets it in a way that leaves the listener entranced. Peretyatko's voice is clean, bright, and full of vibrato. Her interpretation is also highly dramatic.

Natalie Dessay, Evelino Pidò, Concerto Köln - Italian Opera Arias (2008)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Natalie Dessay, Evelino Pidò, Concerto Köln - Italian Opera Arias (2008)

Natalie Dessay, Evelino Pidò, Concerto Köln - Italian Opera Arias (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 472 Mb | Total time: 73:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | 5 14365 2 | Recorded: 2007

This selection of scenes and arias, all very familiar items, is distinguished by the imaginative accompaniments under Evelino Pidò. …here we have one of the great opera personalities of our time - it's a lovely voice, used with a formidable technique.
–Gramophone

Gianluca Capuano, Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Pigmalione (2018)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Gianluca Capuano, Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Pigmalione (2018)

Gianluca Capuano, Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Pigmalione (2018)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 38 min | 2,60 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean | Recorded: 2017

Pigmalione was Gaetano Donizetti’s first opera, written to a libretto by Simeone Antonio Sografi in just two weeks when he was 19. Donizetti himself defined Pigmalione as a 'lyrical scene'. It was his only work to be based on a mythological subject and tells the story of a sculptor whose statue comes alive. The main role is sung by Antonino Siragusa, who gives a masterful interpretation with his polished and colourful voice, especially in the substantial recitatives. Japanese soprano Aya Wakizono gives an excellent performance in the role of Galatea, her enticing voice well suited to the demands of the short part.

Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Donizetti Opera - Donizetti: Il Castello di Kenilworth (2019)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Donizetti Opera - Donizetti: Il Castello di Kenilworth (2019)

Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Donizetti Opera - Donizetti: Il Castello di Kenilworth (2019)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 139 min | 7,11 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean | Recorded: 2018

Recorded during the 2018 Donizetti Festival, Il Castello di Kenilworth was first staged at Naples’ San Carlo in 1829. Drawn from a novel by Sir Walter Scott and adapted by librettist Leone Tottola, this rare opera was unjustly long neglected. This recording features the original version, with the role of Warney entrusted to a tenor (which the composer changed into a baritone in the 1836 revision of the score). Il Castello di Kenilworth is the first of the several successful works to follow that Donizetti based on British history, introducing the character of Queen Elizabeth I, torn by the inner struggle between a monarch’s duty and a woman’s feelings.

Renata Scotto - Legendary performances: 7 complete operas [14CDs] (2007)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Renata Scotto - Legendary performances: 7 complete operas [14CDs] (2007)

Renata Scotto - Legendary performances: 7 complete operas [14CDs] (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.55 Gb | Total time: 14:25:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bravissimo | # BRV 9910 | Recorded: 1966, 1967, 1970,1973

Renata Scotto (born 24 February 1934) is an Italian soprano and opera director.
Recognized for her sense of style, musicality and as a remarkable singer-actress, Scotto is considered one of the preeminent singers of her generation, specializing in the bel canto repertoire with excursions into the verismo and Verdi repertoires.
Since retiring from the stage as a singer in 2002, she has turned successfully to directing opera as well as teaching in Italy and America, along with academic posts at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Juilliard School in New York.

José Carreras - Legendary Performances: 7 complete operas [14CDs] (2007)

Posted By: ArlegZ
José Carreras - Legendary Performances: 7 complete operas [14CDs] (2007)

José Carreras - Legendary Performances: 7 complete operas [14CDs] (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.74 Gb | Total time: 14:58:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bravissimo | # BRV 9909 | Recorded: 1972, 1973,1975, 1976

Josep Maria Carreras i Coll born 5 December 1946, better known as José Carreras, is a Spanish tenor who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini.
Born in Barcelona, he made his debut on the operatic stage at 11 as Trujamán in Manuel de Falla's El retablo de Maese Pedro and went on to a career that encompassed over 60 roles, performed in the world's leading opera houses and in numerous recordings. He gained fame with a wider audience as one of the Three Tenors along with Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti in a series of mass concerts that began in 1990 and continued until 2003. Carreras is also known for his humanitarian work as the president of the José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation (La Fundació Internacional Josep Carreras per a la Lluita contra la Leucèmia), which he established following his own recovery from the disease in 1988.

Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Fondazione Orchestra Stabile di Bergamo 'Gaetano Donizetti' - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2002)

Posted By: Vilboa
Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Fondazione Orchestra Stabile di Bergamo 'Gaetano Donizetti' - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2002)

Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Fondazione Orchestra Stabile di Bergamo 'Gaetano Donizetti' - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2002)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.68 Gb (DVD9) | 141 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: English, Italiano, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

With the present release of this Donizettian masterpiece, recorded live in 2001, Dynamic makes an historic move, becoming the first Italian label to produce a DVD opera. This very high quality production by Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo features, in the roles of the two queens, Carmela Remigio (Maria Stuarda) and Sonia Ganassi (Elisabetta), two great artists here making a fine display of their excellent vocal and acting skills. Francesco Esposito’s direction and costumes, and Italo Grassi’s sets are very effective and superbly highlighted by the filming. What makes the release even more interesting is the use of a new critical edition made by the renowned Swedish musicologist Anders Wiklund for Casa Ricordi.

Fabiano Maria Carminati, Orchestra of Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2006)

Posted By: Vilboa
Fabiano Maria Carminati, Orchestra of Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2006)

Fabiano Maria Carminati, Orchestra of Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti, Dimitra Theodossiou - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.70 Gb + 5.41 Gb (2*DVD9) | 183 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

In the summer of 1830 the impresarios of Teatro Carcano contacted Donizetti and asked him to compose a new opera for the season’s opening. At the moment of signing the contract Donizetti still ignored the subject of the new opera; but he knew that the librettist would be Felice Romani and the female protagonist Giuditta Pasta. Success was resounding and unanimous, also with the critics. Donizetti had indeed reached artistic maturity. Anna Bolena tells of a human drama of solitude and oppression; it is a work of psychological introspection centred.

Nicola Rescigno, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2008/1981)

Posted By: Vilboa
Nicola Rescigno, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2008/1981)

Nicola Rescigno, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2008/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 132 min
Classical | Decca | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Filmed in 1981, live from the Metropolitan Opera, Luciano Pavarotti sings Nemorino in Donizetti's comic opera. This one of his Pavarotti's most famous roles and here he sings it in his prime joined by an all-star ensemble: Judith Blegen sings the role of Adina and the great comic baritone Sesto Bruscantini plays the wily Dr Dulcamara. Nicola Rescigno conducts. Kirk Browning's production is traditional and entertaining.

Thomas Schippers, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Carlo Bergonzi - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2002)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Thomas Schippers, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Carlo Bergonzi - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2002)

Thomas Schippers, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Carlo Bergonzi - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 683 Mb | Total time: 70:03+76:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Westminster | # 471250 | Recorded: 1970

This Lucia was recorded in 1970, when Beverly Sills was at the peak of her vocal and dramatic powers. She had been singing the role of Lucia on stage for six years, and she knew the character. Here is a manic-depressive who is slightly crazy from the start, and Sills's embellishments to the vocal line (and there are tons of them; hardly a line is left as written), mostly composed especially for her, are always at the service of the drama. She is a far cry from the chirpy Pons and Peters (and even Sutherland, whose just-plain-singing of the role is unmatchable, but who was never all that interested in building character) and comes closer to Callas, but without the great Greek soprano's huge palette of colors or, for that matter, vocal limitations. Sills is gloriously fluent in the coloratura, the high notes are impeccable, and her reading of the words is truly involved and involving.