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Claudio Abbado, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2008)

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Claudio Abbado, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2008)

Claudio Abbado, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 572 Mb | Total time: 67:07+68:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 7435 | Recorded: 1984

This is one of those great Rossinian singing competitions in which everyone–and, in particular, the listeners–wins. Composed as a piece of occasional entertainment for the coronation of Charles X in Paris, Rossini borrowed liberally from his recent comic success Le Comte Ory and fashioned a musical necklace chock filled with one shiny bauble after another. Each character has a showpiece aria, from the highs of soprano Cecilia Gasdia as a melodramatic poetess all the way down to the basso realms of Samuel Ramey and Ruggero Raimondi. The ensembles are as delicious as the solos, and Claudio Abbado, in a very theatrical mood (this was recorded live) keeps everything going wittily and with great elan. The plot is practically nonexistent, but with singing like this, it's hard to complain.

Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas (Highlights) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas (Highlights) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas (Highlights) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30419 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 97 min | 32,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4294 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 97 min | 6,85 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub.: Italian, English

From the innovative and gorgeous "Tutto Verdi" project comes a chance to catch all the high points! The "Tutto Verdi" highlights DVD and Blu-ray discs include arias from 20 Verdi operas. The selections hail from the best-known and -loved productions like Aida, La Traviata, and Rigoletto as well as lesser-known beauties, all in HD and surround sound.

Bruno Bartoletti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Macbeth (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Bruno Bartoletti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Macbeth (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Bruno Bartoletti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Macbeth (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 42,2 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 156 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

What makes this production so rewarding are the utterly compelling performances of the Macbeths, Shakepearian in intensity…[Nucci's] Macbeth is a deeply thoughtful portrayal…Valayre is up there with the finest Lady Macbeths.(International Record Review)Nucci’s Macbeth is often described as veteran, which rather dismisses his musical and dramatic insight and his sense of Verdian line…Bartoletti is authoritative in the pit. Liliana Cavani’s production is strong, her stage-on-the-stage set magnifying and scrutinising the Macbeths’ moral descent. (Opera Now)

Daniele Callegari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniele Callegari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Daniele Callegari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 39,7 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 136 min | 9,61 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Parma’s Boccanegra is Leo Nucci…The handsome voice, which once seemed on the light side for Verdi’s heavier, darker title roles, now has the apposite color and weight, and it remains surprisingly firm and focused…he’s honest, commanding and deeply moving. Honest commitment distinguishes his colleagues, too. Tamar Iveri…[has] a lovely, full lyric voice with a welcome authority at bottom, steered by fine musicianship…and a lively, sympathetic temperament and presence. Francesco Meli…sings handsomely and looks properly romantic…Roberto Scandiuzzi…makes a fine, idiomatic Fiesco; and Simone Piazzola…gives promise of a major-league Boccanegra to come. Daniele Callegari, in Parma’s pit, lets the score unfold naturally and compellingly. (Opera News)

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Nabucco (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Michele Mariotti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Nabucco (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Nabucco (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 42,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 9,66 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Nabucco was Verdi’s third work for the stage and proved his first great success when performed in 1842. It deals with the Hebrew’s attempts to break free from the yoke of their Babylonian oppressors and is nowadays numbered among Verdi’s most popular works, not least on account of its famous Chorus of Hebrew Slaves, which has one of the best-loved melodies in the whole history of opera.)

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Luisa Miller (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Luisa Miller (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Luisa Miller (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 146 min | 37,8 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 146 min | 10,2 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This tale of love, disguised nobility, murder, and love lost may sound like any other opera to some. But Verdi's Luisa Miller is a gem of the verismo genre. The gorgeous staging is surmounted only by a cast which includes Marcelo Alavarez, Leo Nucci, Fiorenca Cedolins, and Giorgio Surian.

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 116 min | 36,0 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 116 min | 8,17 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

I due Foscari was Verdi’s sixth opera and based on Lord Byron’s play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457.
Lee’s production of I due Foscari, set against a simple curved backdrop and beautifully costumed, works best on screen…with Nucci giving a baritonal masterclass in the title role, Tatiana Serjan pouring out exciting (if veiled) tone as Lucrezia, and De Biasio enjoying a success as Jacopo. (Opera Now)

Massimo Zanetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Massimo Zanetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Massimo Zanetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 170 min | 40,2 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 170 min | 8,37 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 192 Kbps | AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

The singing and musicianship here is of a high standard and Zanetti conducts with verve…Certain aspects of Pier Luigi Pizzi’s production are good while others are somewhat disappointing. (MusicWeb International)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.08 Gb (DVD9) | 171 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues

Complete with the obligatory ballet demanded by the French grand style this opera now invariably known under its Italian title of I Vespri Sililiana was specially commissioned for the Great Exhibition of Paris of 1855. It is now the common practice to adhere to the Italian libretto and to dispense with the lengthy ballet sequence of Act III. Such is the case with this 1986 production from Bologna under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. The performance is notable for the fine singing of both the chorus and the four leads.

Carlo Maria Giulini, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Renato Bruson, Katia Ricciarelli - Verdi: Falstaff (2007/1982)

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Carlo Maria Giulini, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Renato Bruson, Katia Ricciarelli - Verdi: Falstaff (2007/1982)

Carlo Maria Giulini, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Renato Bruson, Katia Ricciarelli - Verdi: Falstaff (2007/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.59 Gb (DVD9) | 139 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano

When Carlo Maria Giulini returned to conducting public performances of opera after an absence of fourteen years, he chose for the occasion one of the enduring comic masterpieces - Verdi's Falstaff. The composer was almost eighty when he broke the six-year silence following the premiere of Otello, and startled the musical world by revealing his complete mastery of comic invention. Renato Bruson, the renowned interpreter of Verdi and one of the leading lyric baritones of the day, sings the title role.

Fabio Luisi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Verdi: Nabucco (2009/2001)

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Fabio Luisi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Verdi: Nabucco (2009/2001)

Fabio Luisi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Verdi: Nabucco (2009/2001)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.73 Gb (DVD9) | 126 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

After personal tragedies and the fiasco of his last opera Un giorno di regno, Verdi wanted to give up composing for ever. Fortunately he made a further attempt: Nabucco. His first real success, the first genuine “Verdi opera”, was born. Nabucco – the complex story of Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon, who proclaims himself God and is hereon affl icted with madness – remains a success with audiences. The renowned director Günter Krämer paid particular attention to the interpersonal component of the opera accentuating the conflict-ridden king’s loss of power as the core.

Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Nabucco (2008)

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Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Nabucco (2008)

Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Nabucco (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 141 min
Classical | Decca | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

There is a good sense here of the fitness of things, and of their grandeur too. Guleghina is the Abigaille of out time: powerful, intense, wide of range, agile in passagework, and when need arises capable of softness. As Nabucco, the veteran Nucci comes through with impressive authority and stamina… Chorus and orchestra do the arena and its 2007 season credit. (Gramophone Classical Music Guide)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Tosca (2011/2000)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Tosca (2011/2000)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Tosca (2011/2000)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.69 Gb (DVD9) | 121 min
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Tosca was revived to great acclaim at La Scala in this 2000 production, which built on Luca Ronconi's 1996 version with musical direction from principal conductor Riccardo Muti and Lorenza Cantini's nightmarishly distorted set. Puccini's most recorded opera is loved and derided in equal measure for its high-octane dramatics, rich arias and the fire-spitting exchanges of the eponymous heroine and her wily tormentor Scarpia. Under Muti, the music takes precedence over the self-conscious theatricality of the book. As a result, some high dramatic points–the stabbing, always tricky, and Tosca's suicide, equally dicey–are underplayed here.

Massimo Zanetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Rigoletto (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Massimo Zanetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Rigoletto (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Massimo Zanetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Rigoletto (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 38,0 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 9,81 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

The opera was based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo and is perceived to be the first of Verdi’s great masterpieces of his mid-to-late career. This performance features a top-class cast, led by Nino Machaidze and Leo Nucci.
Nucci simply owns the role of Rigoletto…a master-class in vocal acting…Machaidze is the very embodiment of Gilda. Her characterization is simply marvellous…[she] has a lovely full tone - this is no canary Gilda - with 'Caro nome' poised and emotional…The supporting cast is excellent…I was highly impressed by Massino Zanetti's conducting. (International Record Review)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini - Verdi: La Forza del Destino [2005/1984]

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini - Verdi: La Forza del Destino [2005/1984]

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini - Verdi: La Forza del Destino [2005/1984]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.07 Gb+3.24 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 180 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This John Dexter production was premiered in 1975 and filmed in 1984. The incomparable Leontyne Price delivered a series of unforgettable performances as Leonora, imprinting the role with the uniqueness of her voice and her superlative acting. James Levine's conducting was hailed by The New York Times for being "full of drive and fire" with "the grandeur of the magnificent score coming through."