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Paolo Olmi, Orchestra of the Opera National de Lyon - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2003/1994)

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Paolo Olmi, Orchestra of the Opera National de Lyon - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2003/1994)

Paolo Olmi, Orchestra of the Opera National de Lyon, Giovanni Furlanetto, Elzbieta Szmytka, Ludovic Tézier - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2003/1994)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 190 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

The Marriage of Figaro, as this elegant 1994 production brilliantly reminds us, was a French bedroom comedy before it became a Mozart opera. It is a classic of French literature, and it is still enjoyable as a spoken play after more than two centuries of existence. Its literary quality gives this production a special flavor. The music–some of Mozart's finest–is beautifully presented by a carefully chosen international cast (including Giovanni Furlanetto, Elzbieta Szymtka, Janice Watson, and Ludovic Tezier), but what sets this production apart is its theatrical flavor, cultivated by a director who is an expert on classic French theater. The standards of spoken theater are upheld in timing, body language, the inflection of punch lines. These qualities are more important here than in most operas; style is both crucial and elusive. Fortunately, the Opera de Lyon, one of most imaginative companies in Europe, shows an impressive sense of style. (Joe McLellan)

Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro Regio Torino - Verdi: Don Carlo (2015) [BDRip]

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Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro Regio Torino - Verdi: Don Carlo (2015) [BDRip]

Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro Regio Torino - Verdi: Don Carlo (2015) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 184 min | 9,93 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Teatro Regio’s 2013 revival of their highly successful 2006 production of Verdi’s Don Carlo celebrates the 40th anniversary of the theatre’s reopening in 1973. With traditional staging and lavish costume design, the production garnered high acclaim in the national and international press, with GB Opera commending the ‘sumptuous’ setting and French online music magazine ResMusica praising director Hugo de Ana’s decision to revive the show ‘in all its splendour’. Shown here in the four-act version, Don Carlo is the fascinating tale of father-son power struggles, adultery and love that borders on incest. The cast – under the powerful baton of Gianandrea Noseda – is headed by renowned Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas, and also features Ludovic Tézier, who has been hailed as ‘one of the best Verdian singers of our time’ (ResMusica).

Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2018) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor  (2018) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2018) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28011 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 149 min | 40,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3802 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Erato | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Diana Damrau’s reputation as the world’s leading coloratura soprano has been built on her extraordinary technical virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship and her acute psychological insight. In Katie Mitchell’s sometimes radical production of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Royal Opera House, she is, as the Financial Times wrote, 'brilliantly convincing'. Award winning director Katie Mitchell took a revisionist approach to the drama, updating the action to the mid-19th century and applying a feminist slant as she added new and unexpected elements. Mitchell also made extensive use of a ‘split screen’ effect on the stage, counterpointing two different pieces of action at key moments.

Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4115 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 12,2 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan

Obsessive in gambling and in love, the soldier Hermann is the protagonist of Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, based on a story by Pushkin. He is smitten with the aristocratic Lisa and fixated on learning the winning secret of ‘the three cards’ from her grandmother, the Countess, played by iconic contralto Ewa Podles. This opulent production from Barcelona’s Liceu captures St Petersburg in the era of Catherine the Great, while the house’s Music Director Michael Boden conducts a large and impressive cast.

Donato Renzetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2008)

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Donato Renzetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2008)

Donato Renzetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 142 min | 7,01 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues | Recorded: 1997

Glyndebourne’s intimate opera house provides the perfect setting for Rossini’s third French opera, a sparkling medieval comedy of lust and chastity. Jérôme Savary brings out all the verve and excitement of this rarely heard score.

Paavo Järvi, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2011)

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Paavo Järvi, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir  - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2011)

Paavo Järvi, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 72:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | 6286100 | Recorded: 2009

Celebrating 80 years of vigorous artistic life with Brahms’ expansive and consoling mass for the dead, Ein deutsches Requiem, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) under its Chief Conductor Paavo Järvi, is joined by soprano Natalie Dessay, baritone Ludovic Tézier and the Swedish Radio Choir in an interpretation described as “exemplary” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Evelino Pido, Orchestre de l'Opera National de LyonPatrizia Ciofi, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: Lucie de Lammermoor (2004)

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Evelino Pido, Orchestre de l'Opera National de LyonPatrizia Ciofi, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: Lucie de Lammermoor (2004)

Evelino Pidò, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de LyonPatrizia Ciofi, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: Lucie de Lammermoor (2004)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.70 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | TDK | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

We can thank the Lyon Opera for reviving the long-forgotten French version in January 2002 and it is that production upon which this DVD is based. With Patricia Ciofi in the title role and the splendid Roberto Alagna as Edgard Ravenswood, the production was recorded for TV under Don Kent's direction, with Evelino Pido ably conducting the orchestra and chorus of the Opera National de Lyon.

Nicola Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Ramon Vargas - Puccini: La Boheme (2008)

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Nicola Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Ramon Vargas - Puccini: La Boheme (2008)

Nicola Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Ramón Vargas - Puccini: La Bohème (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.72 Gb (DVD9) | 132 min
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

Angela Gheorghiu leads a magnificent cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s iconic production of Puccini’s La Bohème – filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in Hi-Definition. This grand, sumptuous production of Puccini’s timeless masterpiece is brought to you on DVD by EMI Classics, continuing its collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera and its hugely successful Metropolitan Opera : Live in High-Definition series.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2010/2003) [Blu-Ray]

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2010/2003) [Blu-Ray]

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2010/2003) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 314 min | 38,5 Gb+39,5 Gb
Audio1: Français / 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 | 245 min | 13,2 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir, Choeur du Théâtre du Châtelet and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in a landmark recording of Berlioz's towering opera. A tragic tale of love and fate, war and peace and the intertwined destinies of two cities, the opera is based on Virgil's imperial vision of the founding myth of Rome. The American tenor Gregory Kunde as Aeneas and the Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci lead an international cast in this stunning production.

Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Munchener Opernorchester, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2014)

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Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Munchener Opernorchester, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2014)

Jesús López-Cobos, Münchener Opernorchester, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 633 Mb | Total time: 65:23+71:34 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0825646219018 | Recorded: 2013

Diana Damrau gave her first performance as Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera in October 2008, to much critical acclaim. This recording with the Munich Opera followed almost five years later, in July 2013, showing that she has staying power in the ultimate coloratura role. The Munich performance was conducted by Jesús López-Cobos, and Damrau was joined by an exceptional cast, which included Joseph Calleja as Edgardo, Ludovic Tézier as Enrico, and Nicolas Testé as Raimondo.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 607 Mb | Total time: 65:13+69:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 470 293-2 | Recorded: 1999

Gardiner illuminates Alceste's subtle colors and inflections, assisted by von Otter, whose perceptive performance as Alceste is one of emotional sincerity and spot-on vocal accuracy.
Despite being a watershed between baroque and classical opera - and a major influence on Mozart, Berlioz and even Wagner -Gluck (1714-87) is still best known today for one opera. Orfeo ed Euridice might be a masterpiece but it's one that has tended to overshadow his other fine achievements.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Alceste (2008)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Alceste (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Alceste (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 133 min | 7,68 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch | Recorded: 1999

Rebelling against the increasingly formulaic operas of the time, Christoph Willibald Gluck's "reformist" opera Alceste (1767) was a successful attempt to return to a purer form of musical drama. It is highly appropriate that this 1999 production of the revised 1776 Paris version should be conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, with the English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir, the same forces responsible for many fine Bach performances equally emphasizing character and text. In setting the tragic story of the profound love between Queen Alceste and her husband King Admète, Gluck provided a score of austere, rending beauty.

Jesus Lopez Cobos, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Jesus Lopez Cobos, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Jesús López Cobos, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21962 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 192 min | 40,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4007 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 192 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Teatro Real | Sub: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

From the opening notes of the overture to the final curtain, Emilio Sagi’s classic, triumphant production fully brings to life all the elegant wit and theatricality of Mozart’s comic masterpiece.
Leading baritone Ludovic Tézier shines as the lustful Count Almaviva who attempts to obtain the favours of Figaro’s bride-to-be, Susanna (Isabel Rey), while Luca Pisaroni gives a feisty performance as Figaro. Conductor Jesús López Cobos masterfully captures the enchanting score. A witty yet profound tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness.

Louis Langree, London Symphony Orchestra, Natalie Dessay - Verdi: La Traviata (2012)

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Louis Langree, London Symphony Orchestra, Natalie Dessay - Verdi: La Traviata (2012)

Louis Langrée, London Symphony Orchestra, Natalie Dessay - Verdi: La Traviata (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Italiano (DTS, 6 ch) | 139 min | 7.50 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2011

With this new production of La traviata at the 2011 Aix-en-Provence Festival, Natalie Dessay made her first European appearances as Verdi’s Violetta, a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire. She made her debut in the role in 2009 at the Santa Fe Festival in the US, and subsequently sang Violetta in Japan. Dessay’s 2011-12 season will include La traviata at the Vienna State Opera (in this Aix-en-Provence production by French theatre and opera director Jean-François Sivadier) and the New York Metropolitan.

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse - Donizetti: La Favorite (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse - Donizetti: La Favorite (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse - Donizetti: La Favorite (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24920 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 35,2 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4049 kbps / 24-bit
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Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 152 min | 8,26 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

One of the composer's most beguiling scores, La Favorite is Donizetti's La favorita in its original French form - a tale of love and war that represents a glorious mix of Italian bel canto and 19th century grand opera.