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Oleg Caetani, Wiener Symphoniker, Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras - Gaetano Donizetti: Poliuto (1989)

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Oleg Caetani, Wiener Symphoniker, Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras - Gaetano Donizetti: Poliuto (1989)

Oleg Caetani, Wiener Symphoniker, Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras - Gaetano Donizetti: Poliuto (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 480 Mb | Total time: 46:41+59:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CbS Records | # M2K 44821 | Recorded: 1986

Donizetti's opera "Poliuto", based on the play "Polyeucte" by the French composer Pierre Corneille, is now one of the rarest works in the classical opera repertoire. However, this live recording, recorded in the Vienna Konzerthaus in 1986, impresses her with an impressive cast: star tenor José Carreras in the role of Poliuto is accompanied by Italian soprano Katia Ricciarelli as Paolina, who is an absolutely equal star in this recording. The choir of the Wiener Sängerakademie sings, accompanied by the Wiener Symphoniker under the direction of Oleg Caetani.

Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Jose Carreras, Catherine Malfitano - Verdi: Stiffelio (2008/1993)

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Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Jose Carreras, Catherine Malfitano - Verdi: Stiffelio (2008/1993)

Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, José Carreras, Catherine Malfitano - Verdi: Stiffelio (2008/1993)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.46 Gb (DVD9) | 122 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English

Once regarded as Verdi's lost opera because of early censorship and controversy, Stiffelio has now established its rightful place in Verdi's canon. In this 1993 recording from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, José Carreras, as the Protestant minister whose faith is shattered when he discovers his wife's adulterous liaison with a family friend, leads a fine cast that includes Catherine Malfitano, Gregory Yurisich, Gwynne Howell and Robin Leggate under the baton of Edward Downes.

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

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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.

Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras - The Three Tenors - Paris 1998 (1998/2023)

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Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras - The Three Tenors - Paris 1998 (1998/2023)

Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras - The Three Tenors - Paris 1998 (1998/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 386 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 198 MB
1:17:26 | Classical | Label: Decca Records France

If you think you've heard it all, you're wrong. The three big guys are indeed back, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, with a rabidly enthusiastic crowd to welcome them. They sing many favorites– "Granada," "Because," "Nessun dorma"–and there are a pair of medleys: one devoted to love songs, and one called "Medley of the World," which ends with a rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" that might just bring tears to your eyes. If the truth be known, the three tenors have put on 8 years since we first heard them together, and a fair amount of bloom is off their rose-like voices–with Domingo's ardency sounding a bit hard-edged, Carreras's tone even more spread than before, and some of Pavarotti's gold tarnished and his breath shorter. Suffice it to say that older CDs by these three formerly-really-great tenors are worth their weight in gold, compared to the bronze you'll find here. But the classy James Levine at the helm keeps the "event" going with passion, and it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement. –Robert Levine

Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, Antoni Ros Marba - Rafael Martínez Valls: Cançó d'amor i de guerra (2001)

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Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, Antoni Ros Marba - Rafael Martínez Valls: Cançó d'amor i de guerra (2001)

Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, Antoni Ros Marba - Rafael Martínez Valls: Cançó d'amor i de guerra (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:17 | 322 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: RCA | Catalog: G0100002794191

Cançó d'amor i de guerra (en español «Canción de amor y de guerra») es una zarzuela en catalán escrita en dos actos, que se estrenó el 16 de abril de 1926 en el Teatre Nou de Barcelona. Se convirtió en el primer gran éxito del compositor valenciano Rafael Martínez Valls, con texto de Lluís Capdevila y Víctor Mora.

Gianfranco Masini, London Symphony Orchestra, Montserrat Caballe - Gioacchino Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (1992)

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Gianfranco Masini, London Symphony Orchestra, Montserrat Caballe - Gioacchino Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (1992)

Gianfranco Masini, London Symphony Orchestra, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras - Gioacchino Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 569 Mb | Total time: 141:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 432 453-2 | Recorded: 1975

The Naples years, 1815 to 1822, are at the very centre of Rossini's creative life. It is here that genius—''I had facility and lots of instinct''—was put to school. And firmly so: the serious masterpieces of the Naples years take as their subjects the Bible and Shakespeare, Scott and Racine, Tasso and English historical romance.

Pierre-Michel LeConte, Orchestre Lyrique et Chœur l’ORTF - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2006)

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Pierre-Michel LeConte, Orchestre Lyrique et Chœur l’ORTF - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2006)

Pierre-Michel LeConte, Orchestre Lyrique et Chœur l’ORTF, Vasso Papantoniou, José Carreras - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 723 Mb | Total time: 68:38+48:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gala | # GL 100.763 | Recorded: 1972

This live recording from Paris in 1972 has two main attraction: the chance to hear a very young - 25 years old, in fact - José Carreras at the outset of his career and, more importantly, I think, the opportunity to hear Vasso Papantoniou, an excellent soprano largely unknown outside her native Greece where she has made her career and who at times sounds uncannily like her compatriot, Maria Callas, especially in the middle of her voice and in her deployment of highly expressive downward portamenti. Her vibrato is faster and, like Callas, top notes can be shrill, be she is a complete artist who obviously impressed the Parisian audience. To hear her at her best either her opening or closing aria will do; listen to her from "M'odi, ah! mo'di" to the end of the opera, where she opts to use the virtuoso aria Donizetti wrote especially for diva Henriette Méric-Lelande and very good she is too.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala - Giordano: Andrea Chénier (2006/1985)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala - Giordano: Andrea Chénier (2006/1985)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala - Giordano: Andrea Chénier (2006/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.73 Gb (DVD9) | 128 min
Classical | Kultur | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese

Set in Paris immediately before and during the French Revolution, Andrea Chenier is Giordano's passionate and most successful opera. Jose Carreras stars in the title role as the idealistic poet of the French Revolution, and Maddalena, the object of Chenier's adoration, is portrayed by Hungarian soprano Eva Marton.

Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Zubin Mehta, James Levine - The Best of the 3 Tenors (2003)

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Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Zubin Mehta, James Levine - The Best of the 3 Tenors (2003)

Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Zubin Mehta, James Levine - The Best of the 3 Tenors (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 362 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 164 MB | 01:04:12
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

The most devoted fans of the Three Tenors (José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti) may already have the music included in this album of greatest hits taken from their concerts in Rome (1990), Los Angeles (1994), and Paris (1998), but for listeners new to the singers, this disc makes a good introduction. The repertoire is weighted toward the Latinate, featuring primarily popular song and opera excerpts from Italy, Spain, and Latin America, but also included are songs from The Merry Widow, Carousel, Singin' in the Rain, and West Side Story. Most of the music has a strongly Romantic, emotionally charged, lyrical feeling that's enhanced by the lush orchestral arrangements.

Giuseppe Patane, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras - Verdi: La forza del destino (2011)

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Giuseppe Patane, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras - Verdi: La forza del destino (2011)

Giuseppe Patanè, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras - Verdi: La forza del destino (2011)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 192 min | 5,68 Gb+7,16 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Hardy Classic | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1978

Montserrat Caballé as Leonora is precisely what one would hope for. The voice is in near-pristine shape–the occasional attack on a loud high note early on can be vicious, but she sings with unusual commitment (not that the role has many nuances), glorious tone, and her entire arsenal of tricks: long-breathed phrases, diminuendos, high, floated pianissimo, grand chest voice. She even sings most of the words, rarely relying on “ah” sounds for high notes. The sound is huge and major-league and her comportment–acting is the wrong word–is regal. She sings the “Vergine degli angeli” with her back to the audience and the sound is as ethereal as you ever wanted it to be.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Teresa Stratas, Jose Carreras - Puccini: La Boheme (2009/1982)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Teresa Stratas, Jose Carreras - Puccini: La Boheme (2009/1982)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Teresa Stratas, José Carreras - Puccini: La Bohème (2009/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7,64 Gb (DVD9) | 125 min
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to present Franco Zeffirelli's iconic staging of La Bohème as recorded liveat the Metropolitan Opera on January 16, 1982, available once again on DVD. This timeless production continues to thrill audiences almost every season since it was first introduced in 1981, and this performance captures the production at the very beginning with the original cast. Teresa Stratas, renowned for her acting abilities, captures the essence of Mimì–her fragility, her resolve, her passion. Stratas is partnered by José Carreras as Rodolfo, the poet and love of her dreams. The cast is rounded out with a lively Renata Scotto (who was filmed as Mimì in an earlier MET production, also available on DVD from Deutsche Grammophon) and sonorous Richard Stilwell.

Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎- In Concert (1990)

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Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎- In Concert (1990)

Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎- In Concert (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 587 | ~ 344 or 163 Mb | Scans Included
Classical, Opera, Modern, Romantic

Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert (re-released as The Three Tenors in Concert) is a live album by José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with conductor Zubin Mehta. The album was recorded on July 7, 1990 in Rome as the first Three Tenors concert with the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the orchestra of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma on the evening before the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final…

Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Lombardi (2004/1984)

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Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Lombardi (2004/1984)

Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Lombardi (2004/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.73 Gb (DVD9) | 127 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Espanol

Another Verdi triumph from the archives of La Scala, this 1984 production of one of the master's early popular successes showcases José Carreras's truly glorious instrument, a tenor voice of loveliness and delicacy that, in its abbreviated prime, was one of the true operatic glories. He sounds superb as the hero, Oronte, and, as his paramour Giselda, Ghena Dimitrova nearly matches Carreras's ringingly beautiful tone: their wonderful Act 4 duet is almost too much of a good thing.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras - Bizet: Carmen (2000/1987)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras - Bizet: Carmen (2000/1987)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Agnes Baltsa, José Carreras - Bizet: Carmen (2000/1987)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.25 Gb (DVD9) | 172 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Francais, English, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

James Levine's conducting of this work is magnificent. You can just see the passion that he brings forth for this opera. He is paired with a very talented group of singers in the principal roles. Both Agnes Baltsa and José Carreras are doing a brilliant job with both their singing and acting. They both have a stage presence that very few can beat. Agnes Baltsa possesses a crystal clear voice, but she can also belt if that's what it takes to make the final outcome more believable. José Carreras' voice contains so much beauty; it's full of emotions, sensual and with that irresistible hint of honey. Like Baltsa he can also sacrifize beauty to enhance his performance.

Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Puccini: Messa di Gloria (1984)

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Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Puccini: Messa di Gloria (1984)

Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Puccini: Messa di Gloria (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 195 Mb | Total time: 47:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45197-2 | Recorded: 1983

Opera composer Puccini was a young man when he crafted this splendid work. Its text is the old-fashioned Roman Catholic Latin Mass. The title of the work derives from its longest component, the "Gloria." Youthful exuberance and optimism underlie the work.