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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart - Rossini: Tancredi (2005/1992)

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart - Rossini: Tancredi (2005/1992)

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart - Rossini: Tancredi (2005/1992)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.31 Gb (DVD9) | 166 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Based on Voltaire's tragedy, this is a story of innocence wronged, set against a backdrop of Turks at war with Syracuse. Amenaide, the daughter of Argirio, leader of the senate, is in love with the exiled knight Tancredi. Argirio offers Amenaide's hand in marriage to Orbazzano, the leader of a rival faction, as a token of reconciliation. Amenaide resists this, and sends a letter to Tancredi, who has returned to Syracuse and is in hiding. The letter is intercepted, and it is mistaken as an invitation to the Turk Solamir to enter Syracuse. All are appalled, even the disguised Tancredi. Amenaide is sentenced to death for treachery, but Argirio allows a champion to fight for her vindication. Although still believing her guilty, Tancredi (still disguised) does so. He bests Orbazzano, saves Amenaide, and sadly prepares to leave Syracuse for good.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Tommaso Traetta: Antigona (2000)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Tommaso Traetta: Antigona (2000)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Tommaso Traetta: Antigona (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 618 Mb | Total time: 79:16+80:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 460 204-2 | Recorded: 2000

In November 1772, as the 16-year-old Mozart was preparing to astonish the Milanese with his third operatic work for the Teatro Regio Ducal, his older contemporary, Tommaso Traetta (1727–79) from the Puglia region of Italy, was presenting the premiere of his second opera for the court of Catherine the Great in St Petersburg. Today, the former’s Lucio Silla is probably better known than the latter’s Antigona. But which is the finer work? On the basis of this outstanding new recorded version, I would say that Traetta’s tragedia per musica in three acts far outclasses Mozart’s opera seria for its consistent musical inspiration and sheer theatrical know-how.

Jesús López-Cobos, Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims (2004)

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Jesús López-Cobos, Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims (2004)

Jesús López-Cobos, Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims (2004)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.48 Gb + 4.33 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 164 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Catalan, Italiano

Composed for the coronation of Charles X in Rheims Cathedral, this pièce de circonstance was to remain Rossini's last Italian opera. It contains some of the most inspired and brilliant vocal writing the composer ever produced. Most experts and analysts agree that this is an unconventinal opera, light and ironic, festive and exuberant, with a plot as simple as it is extrvagant, a work full of musical references which almost turn it, very subtly, into a "metaopera," or an "opera about opera."

Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)

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Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)

Harmonia Mundi - Opéra Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,61 Gb | Total time: 625:14 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX2908658.99 | Recorded: 1982, 1990, 1992, 2002

This luxurious set containing 39 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 CD-Rom and four detailed booklets will tell you the full story of Baroque opera in Italy, France, England, and Germany. No fewer than 17 complete operas (including two on DVD) and two supplementary CDs (the dawn of opera, Overtures for the Hamburg Opera) provide the most comprehensive overview of the genre ever attempted! The finest performers are assembled here under the direction of René Jacobs and William Christie to offer you 47 hours of music. An opportunity to discover or to hear again the masterpieces of Baroque opera, some of which have been unavailable on CD for many years.

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Juan Diego Flórez, María Bayo - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20496 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 167 min | 44,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3717 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 167 min | 9,08 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

The cast for this Teatro Real de Madrid production is outstanding across the board. Figaro is the glue of any successful Barber – he moves the action ahead and the audience must look forward to his every appearance, vocally and dramatically. From the first bars of “Largo al factotum della città,” we know Pietro Spagnoli’s got the goods, with a satisfyingly solid and nimble baritone and a natural elegance to his movements on stage. Bruno Praticò is a prime basso buffo practitioner, impressively adept with the patter of Bartolo’s first act aria, his representation of the not-so-good Doctor suitably ridiculous, abetted by a Tweedledum/Tweedledee sort of costume. As Don Basilio, veteran Ruggero Raimondi exudes a perfect blend of decrepitude and cunning; if his voice is no longer as resplendent as it was 20 years ago, he still has a wonderful stage presence.

Eduardo López Banzo, Al Ayre Espanol - Handel: Rodrigo (2008)

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Eduardo López Banzo, Al Ayre Espanol - Handel: Rodrigo (2008)

Eduardo López Banzo, Al Ayre Español - Handel: Rodrigo (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 793 Mb | Total time: 157:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # AM 132 | Recorded: 2007

Ambroisie presents a new edition of one of Handel's Italian period masterpieces, Rodrigo, with an exceptional cast led by Maria Riccarda Wesserling in the title role, María Bayo as his wife Esilena, Sharon Rostorf-Zamir as his young lover Florinda and Max Emanuel Cencic as Fernando. Following Amadigi di Gaula earlier this year, Rodrigo is the second Handel opera on the label conducted by Eduardo López Banzo. The release follows a European tour with the same cast and orchestra, Al Ayre Español, resulting in an interpretation that will undoubtedly lead to a new understanding of the piece almost exactly 300 years after it was written.

Victor Pablo Perez, Orchestra of Teatro Real, Carlos Alvarez, Maria Bayo, Sonia Ganasi - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Victor Pablo Perez,  Orchestra of Teatro Real, Carlos Alvarez, Maria Bayo, Sonia Ganasi - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Víctor Pablo Pérez, Orchestra of Teatro Real, Carlos Álvarez, María Bayo, Sonia Ganasi, José Bros - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 171 min | 41,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 171 min | 9,28 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Luis Pasqual's powerful production for the Spanish capital sets Da Ponte's timeless story of sleaze and seduction into the dark world of 1940s Spain. Carlos Álvarez, in the title role, toys with the affections of Donna Anna, Zerlina and the Spanish lady Donna Elvira, before his overpowering methods finally bring his own destruction. "José Bros is a luxurious Don Ottavio, with an excellent high register, perfect diction and an exquisite vocal elegance. Alvarez is the perfect Trickster of Seville. Victor Pablo Pérez, one of the most reputed conductors of the Spanish scene, manages a crystal clear work, very attentive to the beauty of Mozart's score." (La Razón, Madrid)