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Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Bellini: I Puritani (1987)

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Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Bellini: I Puritani (1987)

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Bellini: I Puritani (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 794 Mb | Total time: 174:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 417 588-2 | Recorded: 1975

Sutherland's singing here is brighter and fresher than her earlier recording, with the lovely aria 'Qui la voce' no longer a wordless melisma…The recording is vivid and atmospheric and one marvels at Bellini's gorgeous melodies…with Sutherland, Bonynge and all on electrifying form.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Mozart: Idomeneo [2006/1982]

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Mozart: Idomeneo [2006/1982]

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Mozart: Idomeneo [2006/1982]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 6.86 + 4.20 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 182 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Considered the greatest “opera seria,” Idomeneo was composed when Mozart was just twenty-five and a tour de force for all singers. A 1982 production starring superstar Luciano Pavarotti as Idomeneo, the tortured king of Crete, with Ilena Cotrubas and Frederica von Stade along with Hildegard Behrens providing the mad scenes!

Giuseppe Patane, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Katia Ricciarelli, Luciano Pavarotti - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (2008/1980)

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Giuseppe Patane, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Katia Ricciarelli, Luciano Pavarotti - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (2008/1980)

Giuseppe Patanè, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Katia Ricciarelli, Luciano Pavarotti - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (2008/1980)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.87 Gb+3.58 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 149 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

An all-star cast, led by Luciano Pavarotti at the height of his fame in one of his most celebrated roles. Joined by Katia Ricciarelli (Amelia), Judith Blegen (Oscar), Bianca Berini (Ulrica) and Louis Quilico (Renato). Conducted by Giuseppe Patane. This was an eye-catching and thought-provkoing production. Moshinsky staged the action in pre-revolutionary 1774 Boston.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Puccini: La Boheme (2005/1977)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Puccini: La Boheme (2005/1977)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Puccini: La Bohème (2005/1977)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.71 Gb (DVD9) | 123 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This was the very first “Live from the Met” telecast, and its availability on DVD will no doubt give rise to intense nostalgia, as it did for me. (How young everyone looked!) There’s an authentic sense of occasion to this performance. It’s one thing to play to a packed house, another to play to a nationwide television audience, and with so many eyes upon them, everyone involved in this Bohème rose to the occasion. It’s by no means a perfect evening—what performance ever is?—but it’s a treasurable one for anyone who cares about this opera, the Met, or the principal singers.

Luciano Pavarotti - The Pavarotti Story (2007)

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Luciano Pavarotti - The Pavarotti Story (2007)

Luciano Pavarotti - The Pavarotti Story (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.1 Gb | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 568 MB | 03:55:05
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

One of the most successful and admired opera singers of all time, Luciano Pavarotti was king among tenors from the late 1960s through the 1990s. His voice was noted for its exciting upper register, and tailor-made for the operas of Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, and Puccini, and as it darkened slightly over the years, for the verismo composers as well. His vocal longevity, which kept him singing youthfully well into his sixties, and still beautifully after that, was a credit to his commanding technique and artistry, and remarkable considering his nearly 40 years of performing.

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

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James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

In 1994, the same Metropolitan Opera put two contrasting pieces of the verismo puzzle side by side—the belated verismo of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and the classic verismo of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, which had reached the stage some twenty-six years earlier.

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.

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

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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.

Verdi The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)

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Verdi The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)

Verdi: The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 20,9 Gb | Total time: 76:18:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 4789574 | Recorded: 1950-2013

Decca proudly presents the Complete Works by Giuseppe Verdi in a single 75 CD box set. From the ever-popular “Aida” to the obscure “Alzira,” all 28 of Giuseppe Verdi's operas are here as well as his Sacred Works, Arias, Songs, Ballet Music, the String quartet and other rarities.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti - Verdi: Un Ballo in maschera (2006)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti - Verdi: Un Ballo in maschera (2006)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti - Verdi: Un Ballo in maschera (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 137 min | 7,86 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 1991

Verdi and his librettist had originally intended that The Masked Ball would be set in the late 18th Century setting of the court of Gustavus III of Sweden. However this was not acceptable to the censor and it was changed to an imagined colonial Boston. In this production the opera has been set in its intended Swedish setting and appropriate changes made to the text. The staging reflects the setting and the scenery has a deliberately heavy feel which accentuates the sombre atmosphere of the opera. Nonetheless, all sets and costumes are lavish – clearly the ‘Met’ does not penny pinch with its productions. In particular the final scene "A large and sumptuously decorated ballroom" accurately reflects the description and the fancy dress costumes are really splendid.

Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)

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Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)

Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 661 Mb | Total time: 140:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 475 7514 | Recorded: 1970

Donizetti's rollicking comic opera The Elixir of Love receives a scintillating performance in this early 1970's London/Decca recording. Featuring an unbeatable cast, headed by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, this wonderful interpretation demonstrates singing of the highest levels of artistic integrity- definitive, passionate, lyrical, committed. The English Chamber Orchestra responds to Richard Bonynge's direction to provide sharp, colorful orchestral support, and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus' performance can only be described as brilliant.

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Riccardo Chailly, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Rigoletto (2006/1982) [BDRip]

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Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Riccardo Chailly, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Rigoletto (2006/1982) [BDRip]

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Riccardo Chailly, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Rigoletto (2006/1982) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 117 min | 6,35 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This extraordinarily powerful 1983 production may be the best-sung performance by Luciano Pavarotti on DVD, but when acting values are counted in, Ingvar Wixell manages to outshine the tenor star. Verdi gave the Duke two of Italian opera's most brilliant arias ("Questa o quella" and "La donna e mobile"), but he gave the deformed jester Rigoletto a depth and complexity of character that is reflected in music of great variety and enormous emotional impact: the cruel mockery of the opening scene, the self-doubts inspired by his dialogue with Sparafucile, the paternal anxieties and final despair at his daughter's sad fate, and the burning, self-destructive thirst for revenge. All these motives work their way into music of great dramatic richness, variety, and intensity. Wixell rises to its challenges, not only in the title role but in a cameo appearance as Rigoletto's nemesis Monterone. Location filming provides an atmosphere unavailable in staged productions. (Joe McLellan)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2009)

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Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2009)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 947 Mb | Total time: 140:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1513 | Recorded: 1971

In 1959 a young Australian soprano burst upon the international scene with a sensational performance of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. That soprano was Joan Sutherland, and now, 50 years later, Decca celebrates the prima donna in her most acclaimed role. Decca proudly presents, in a deluxe limited-edition, the soprano's 1971 landmark recording of Donizetti's opera. All the principal singers are here caught at the pinnacle of their careers, making this, quite possibly, the most beautiful Lucia ever captured on record.

Richard Bonynge, Royal Opera Hause, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (2009)

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Richard Bonynge, Royal Opera Hause, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (2009)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Royal Opera Hause, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 501 Mb | Total time: 106:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1366 | Recorded: 1967

Recorded in 1967, the recording features Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti at the high-noon of their careers! Pavarotti, with great charm and humor, tosses off endless high notes in a barnstorming performance. Sutherland easily tackles the great vocal demands and gives an effortlessly stunning performance. No other recording of this opera has come close to surpassing this classic for vocal beauty and sheer thrills!

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990)

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Richard Bonynge, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 784 Mb | Total time: 167:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 430 038-2 | Recorded: 1974

For me, this recording represents the absolute epitome of bel canto singing, with Pavarotti spinning endless golden tone as Fernand and Fiorenza Cossotto showcasing that indomitable chest-voice as Leonora.
–Katherine Cooper