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Maria Callas - In Concert: Hamburg 1959 & 1962 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Posted By: Vilboa
Maria Callas - In Concert: Hamburg 1959 & 1962 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Maria Callas - In Concert: Hamburg 1959 & 1962 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20005 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 118 min | 19,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 118 min | 6,45 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Warner Classics | Sub.: English, French, German

Callas’s only operatic appearances in Germany were Lucia di Lammermoor, with Karajan conducting, in Berlin in 1955, and La sonnambula in Cologne in 1957, but in both 1959 and 1962 she made concert tours of the country, visiting Hamburg twice. The video recordings of her concerts in the city showcase her in a dazzling variety of Italian and French repertoire for both soprano and mezzo-soprano: three consisting Verdi roles (Lady Macbeth, Elvira from Ernani and Elisabetta from Don Carlo); Imogene from Bellini’s Il pirate; Giulia from La vestale; Chimѐne from Massenet’s Le Cid; Verdi’s most explosively dramatic aria for mezzo-soprano—Eboli’s ‘O don fatale’ from Don Carlo; Carmen’s seductive Habanera and Séguedille and, from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Angelina’s final rondo, which magically combines modest charm and sparkling virtuosity.

Georges Pretre, The Orcestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2003/1980)

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Georges Pretre, The Orcestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2003/1980)

Georges Prêtre, The Orcestra of the Royal Opera House, Plácido Domingo, Luciana Serra, Agnes Baltsa, Ileana Cotrubas - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2003/1980)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Français (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.52 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Japanese

By Jacques Offenbach. Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the story of his three past loves - the doll-like Olympia, the high-class courtesan Giulietta, and the ambitious but delicate Antonia - and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival. In this production by the distinguished film director, John Schlesinger, with spectacular designs by Maria Björnson and William Dudley, Offenbach's nightmare world is brought to life. The all-star cast is headed by Placido Domingo as Hoffmann: his three loves are Ileana Cotrubas, Agnes Baltsa and Luciana Serra and the manifestations of his rival are sung by Geraint Evans, Robert Lloyd, Siegmund Nimsgern and Nicola Ghiuselev. The score, which includes such favorites as the "Barcarolle" and the "Doll's Song", is conducted by Georges Prêtre.

Georges Pretre, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala - Georges Prêtre - The Last Concert At La Scala (2020)

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Georges Pretre, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala - Georges Prêtre - The Last Concert At La Scala (2020)

Georges Pretre, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala - Georges Prêtre - The Last Concert At La Scala (2020)
FLAC tracks | 44:41 | 209 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: DG

Georges Prêtre, one of the greatest conductors of our era, and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan were bound together by an amicable and artistic relationship of more than fifty years.On February 22, 2016, the Maestro took his leave of his beloved La Scala with his final triumphant concert, conquering both audience and musicians with a programme of music from Beethoven, Verdi, Offenbach and Ravel.“La Scala lost one of the Masters who left their mark on history,” commented the legendary theatre’s director, Alexander Pereira. “His unrivalled musicality, and his magic, aroused enthusiasm with each orchestra he worked with. Last February, at the end of the concert, the musicians from La Scala said that he was younger than them all."

Franco Zeffirelli, Georges Pretre, Teatro alla Scala - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2005)

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Franco Zeffirelli, Georges Pretre, Teatro alla Scala - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2005)

Franco Zeffirelli, Georges Prêtre, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Elena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo, Teresa Stratas - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2005/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.66 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The great Italian stage and screen director Franco Zeffirelli made these widely acclaimed films, both starring Plácido Domingo. with Georges Prêtre conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala. Pagliacci, which co-stars the great singing actress Teresa Stratas, brought Zeffirelli the coveted Emmy as Best Director in the category of Classical Music Programming. Cavalleria was filmed on location in Sicily, which adds immeasurably to the power and atmosphere of this timeless story of love, honour, justice, and violence.

Georges Pretre, RCA Italian Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Anna Moffo, Carlo Bergonzi - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2015)

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Georges Pretre, RCA Italian Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Anna Moffo, Carlo Bergonzi - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2015)

Georges Prêtre, RCA Italian Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Anna Moffo, Carlo Bergonzi - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 641 Mb | Total time: 65:09+71:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875073472 | Recorded: 1965

Anna Moffo, as the young and vulnerable heroine Lucia, produces a wonderfully sincere, yet highly romantic performance in this classic recording of Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor. Featuring Georges Prêtre conducting the RCA Italian Opera Chorus and Orchestra, the recording features a stellar cast of singers, including the incomparable Carlo Bergonzi, Mario Sereni, and Ezio Flagello.

Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)

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Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)

Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.58 Gb | Total time: 53:37+59:35+71:36+53:08+70:47+65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 799622 | Recorded: 1963, 1967, 1970

Verdi, child of the people, king of popular opera, began life as the son of an innkeeper. He was brought up in modest circumstances. He first received lessons from the village priest, who was amazed by the young musician’s talents. Verdi’s musical education was rounded and complete: at the age of sixteen, the composer wrote fugues, masses and symphonies, which he would later destroy. As he met with reticence in Milan, he settled in Busseto where he fell victim to the pettiness of the town. However, his strong willpower enabled him to pursue his musical path without paying heed to what people said.