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Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia, Opera Rara Chorus - Donizetti: Il Paria (2020)

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Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia, Opera Rara Chorus - Donizetti: Il Paria (2020)

Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia, Opera Rara Chorus - Donizetti: Il Paria (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 407 Mb | Total time: 60:24+50:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera Rara | # ORC60 | Recorded: 2019

Set in 16th-century India, Il Paria is a powerful and moving story of impossible love, social barriers and religious intolerance. Donizetti was particularly proud of his work, reusing many of its melodies in future compositions. Returning to Opera Rara following our multi-award-winning recording of Rossini’s Semiramide, Albina Shagimuratova leads a stellar cast including René Barbera, singing one of the most demanding roles ever written for tenor, and the talented Georgian baritone Misha Kiria in the title character.

Mark Elder, The Hallé - Wagner: Siegfried (2019)

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Mark Elder, The Hallé - Wagner: Siegfried (2019)

Mark Elder, The Hallé - Wagner: Siegfried (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 958 Mb | Total time: 261:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hallé Concerts Society | CD HLD 7551 | Recorded: 2018

The Hallé completes its highly regarded Ring cycle, with the live recording of its acclaimed Bridgewater Hall performance under Sir Mark Elder. Roaring jubilation and radiant beauty from Elder and the Halle. Elder is a superb Wagnerian, acutely conscious of the complex relationship between tempo and pace, and immaculate in his judgment both of the span of each act and the ebb and flow of detail within it. Thrilling climaxes alternated with moments of astonishing beauty and quiet, almost exquisite terror. (The Guardian on the Halles performance of Siegfried) The third element of Wagners Ring cycle contains humor, drama and a concluding ecstasy as the eponymous hero meets his heroine Brünnhilde, setting up the explosive finale of the concluding opera.

Mark Elder, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Donizetti: Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal (2007)

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Mark Elder, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Donizetti: Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal (2007)

Mark Elder, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Donizetti: Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 674 Mb | Total time: 61:56+69:58+44:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera Rara | # ORC33 | Recorded: 2005

Donizetti considered Dom Sébastien, Roi de Portugal (1843), his final completed opera written for the Paris Opéra, to be his masterpiece. In spite of its relative obscurity, on the basis of this recording, one is inclined to agree with him. The opera has several attributes that in the past have proved to be obstacles to its popularity. The first is its length – it's in five substantial acts and lasts three hours, but that's not so onerous for contemporary audiences accustomed to Wagner and Strauss. Besides, the composer created an abbreviated version for Viennese audiences, who at that time wanted to be out of the theater by 10 p.m., and that version could be used if necessary.

Mark Elder, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Mark Elder, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Mark Elder, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 151 min | 31,7 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 | 151 min | 10,6 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Starring Angela Gheorghiu as the celebrated French actress Adriana Lecouvreur and Jonas Kaufmann as her lover Maurizio, Count of Saxony, Cilea’s verismo drama explores celebrity, romance, jealousy, and death. The trio of sublime voices is completed by Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina as Adriana’s jealous rival, the Princess de Bouillon. David McVicar’s hit production – the first performance of the opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for more than a century – presents the life of the French actress as a blurring of the distinction between fantasy and reality.

Mark Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2018) [BDRip]

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Mark Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2018) [BDRip]

Mark Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 180 min | 8,66 Gb
Audio: Français / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Naxos | Sub: French, English, German, Korean, Japanese

With his affinity for the 16th-century sculptor Benvenuto Cellini’s advocacy of artistic and personal freedom, Hector Berlioz went straight for the grand gesture with his first completed opera. Returning to it years after initial production debacles, Berlioz stated that he would ‘never again find such verve and Cellinian impetuosity, nor such a variety of ideas.’ The plot revolves around Cellini’s wooing of Teresa, a match frustrated at every opportunity by his rival, the cowardly Fieramosca. Benvenuto Cellini is a pithy work combining romance, excitement, violence, comedy and spectacle; the perfect stage for Terry Gilliam’s stylishly colorful and larger than life directing.

Mark Elder, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Albina Shagimuratova, Daniela Barcellona - Rossini: Semiramide (2018)

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Mark Elder,  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Albina Shagimuratova, Daniela Barcellona - Rossini: Semiramide (2018)

Mark Elder, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Albina Shagimuratova, Daniela Barcellona - Rossini: Semiramide (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 877 Mb | Total time: 66:48+65:18+63:16+36:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera Rara | # ORC57 | Recorded: 2017

Semiramide, based on a play by Voltaire about an ancient Assyrian queen, was Rossini's last Italian opera. Some five hours long in performance, it has always been subject to cuts from producers worried that it was a butt-breaker, but Rossini insisted that it be performed as written. He was right: its massive two acts have a logic and flow that do not flag. Despite its size and difficulty (check the hefty list of sponsors and patrons in the booklet), the opera is being revived increasingly often. The work has been called the last Baroque opera, with its tragic plot from antiquity encrusted with glittering, highly ornamented arias, and you might suppose that a performance stands or falls with the singers. This version certainly offers strong ones, including the superb pair of sopranos Albina Shagimuratova in the title role and Daniela Barcellona in the travesti or cross-dressing role of the commander Arsace.

Mark Elder, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Venera Gimadieva, Michael Fabiano - Verdi: La Traviata (2015)

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Mark Elder, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Venera Gimadieva, Michael Fabiano - Verdi: La Traviata (2015)

Mark Elder, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Venera Gimadieva, Michael Fabiano - Verdi: La Traviata (2015)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.55 Gb (DVD9) | 132 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean

Verdi's tragic masterpiece is elegantly updated by director Tom Cairns in this 'fresh and thrillingly unfamiliar' (Independent) Glyndebourne production, in which Violetta's death is cast as an idée fixe, creating a liberating framework that is well supported by Hildegard Bechtler's semi-abstract designs. Described as a soprano of 'huge presence, compelling to watch', Venera Gimadieva is 'thrilling' (Guardian) in her company debut as the doomed courtesan, well matched by Michael Fabiano's sharply suited and 'robustly-sung' Alfredo (Financial Times), with Tassis Christoyannis delivering an imposing performance as the formidable Germont père. Conductor Mark Elder reveals his mastery of the opera's dramatic shape, coaxing each and every nuance out of the London Philharmonic Orchestra to create beautifully stylish music-making.