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John Nelson, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2019)

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John Nelson, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2019)

John Nelson, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 590 Mb | Total time: 58:46+68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029541735 | Recorded: 2019

"The most dramatic piece that Berlioz ever wrote," is how conductor John Nelson describes La Damnation de Faust. The composer designated this thrilling hybrid of oratorio and opera a 'légende dramatique'. Following in the triumphant footsteps of Les Troyens, also recorded at the Auditorium Erasme in Strasbourg, this performance reunites Nelson and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg with singers Michael Spyres, Joyce DiDonato and Nicolas Courjal.

Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Corrado Rovaris, I Virtuosi Italiani - Rossini: Amici e Rivali (2020)

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Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Corrado Rovaris, I Virtuosi Italiani - Rossini: Amici e Rivali (2020)

Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Corrado Rovaris, I Virtuosi Italiani - Rossini: Amici e Rivali (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 364 Mb | Total time: 79:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029526947 | Recorded: 2019

Two of today’s most brilliant tenors, Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee, strike sparks off each other as they celebrate the star tenors of Rossini’s time, such as Andrea Nozzari, Giovanni David, and Manuel García. Amici e Rivali – ‘Friends and Rivals’ – comprises arias, duets and trios from seven of the composer’s operas, including the ever-popular Il barbiere di Siviglia and the rarely heard Ricciardo e Zoraide. The ‘duelling tenors’ are joined by the effervescent Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, the prize-winning young Spanish tenor Xabier Anduaga, I Virtuosi Italiani and conductor Corrado Rovaris.

Will Crutchfield, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Will Crutchfield, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Will Crutchfield, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 172 min | 41,5 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 172 min | 7,89 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

The Biblical story of Belshazzar’s hubristic arrogance set against the valour of the young warrrior-leader Cyrus provided the 20-year-old Rossini with a dramatic story with West-Eastern resonances which still speak to us today. For the title role of Cyrus, Rossini wrote what would be his longest-ever contralto role, to which the great Rossini singer Ewa Podles is both naturally attracted and ideally suited. She is partnered by two young American stars of Rossini singing, Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres, and a conductor-scholar, Will Crutchfield, of immense experience and sympathy.

Carlo Rizzi, Hallé Orchestra & Michael Spyres - Espoir (2017)

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Carlo Rizzi, Hallé Orchestra & Michael Spyres - Espoir (2017)

Carlo Rizzi, Hallé Orchestra & Michael Spyres - Espoir (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 286 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 186 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:18:23
Classical, Opera | Label: Opera Rara

Hailing from Mansfield, Missouri, Michael Sypres originally set out to pursue a career in musicals before singing opera. He comes from a family of musicians who run an opera company in Springfield MO, and after studying in the US, travelled to Europe to complete his studies in Vienna. He has rapidly established a formidable reputation for his sensitive singing and astonishing vocal range, with leading roles a the Royal Opera House Coven Garden, Lyric Theatre Chicago, Opéra de Paris and Aix-en-Provence Festival. In 2017, he appeared as Don José in Carmen in Paris and sang Enée, opposite Joyce DiDonato in Berlioz's Les Troyens in Strasbourg.

Ottavio Dantone, Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2014)

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Ottavio Dantone, Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2014)

Ottavio Dantone, Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 60:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | V 5409 | Recorded: 2014

This live recording brings a new and fresh light on Rossini's most famous works after Il Barbiere di Siviglia. The concert took place in Paris - Basilique de Saint-Denis, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the work, first performed in March 1864, in Paris. The amazing quality of the solo voices (Julia Lezhneva, Delphine Galou, Michael Spyres, Alexander Vinogradov) meets the dynamic and delicate direction of Ottavio Dantone and is supported by the unique atmosphere of accentus chamber choir.

Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d’Astrée - Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (2017)

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Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d’Astrée - Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (2017)

Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d’Astrée - Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Linear PCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 3 ch) | 138 min | 7,62 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Erato | Sub: Italiano, Francais, Deutsch, English | Recorded: 2016

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence has firmly established itself as France’s preeminent summer festival and is a key fixture on the international festival calendar. It is particularly in the field of opera that the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence continues to break new ground and this release from the 2016 festival demonstrates that. In this new staging – a coproduction with the Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen – Emmanuelle Haïm directs Le Concert d’Astrée with a star-studded cast including Franco Fagioli, Sara Mingardo, Michael Spyres, and exclusive Erato artist Sabine Devieilhe.

Will Crutchfield, Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini - Rossini: Aureliano in Palmira (2015) [BDRip]

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Will Crutchfield, Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini - Rossini: Aureliano in Palmira (2015) [BDRip]

Will Crutchfield, Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini - Rossini: Aureliano in Palmira (2015) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 200 min | 10,8 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean

Aureliano in Palmira celebrated its fi rst première on 26 December 1813 at the Scala In Milan. Soon afterwards the work was played in different theatres all over Europe. Nevertheless Rossini’s piece fell into oblivion more and more compared to the great competitors like “Tancredi” or the “Barber of Seville” for which Rossini recycled musical parts of “Aureliano”. But since a few years there are ambitions to play this work about love, war, jealousy, loyalty and magnanimity more frequently.

Antonino Fogliani, Virtuosi Brunensis - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (2015)

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Antonino Fogliani, Virtuosi Brunensis - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (2015)

Antonino Fogliani, Virtuosi Brunensis - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,09 Gb | Total time: 232:21 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660363-66 | Recorded: 2013

Performed for the first time in its original uncut version, this production of Guillaume Tell was the jewel in the crown of the 25-year history of the ‘Rossini in Wildbad’ opera festival. Rossini’s final, great, operatic masterpiece is a story of liberation, the oppressed Swiss attaining their ideal of emancipation by hounding the tyrannical Habsburgs out of their country. Although it was composed for the complex demands of the Paris Opéra, numerous dances, choruses and arias were dropped for reasons of practicality. These are restored in the present recording which also includes the stunning finale of the shorter 1831 version of the opera .

Fabio Luisi, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia, Davinia Rodriguez, Enea Scala, Michael Spyres - Mayr: Medea in Corinto (2016)

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Fabio Luisi, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia, Davinia Rodriguez, Enea Scala, Michael Spyres - Mayr: Medea in Corinto (2016)

Mayr - Medea in Corinto (Fabio Luisi, Davinia Rodriguez, Enea Scala, Michael Spyres) (2016)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.37 Gb+5.72 Gb (2xDVD9) | 167 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Korean

Mayr had established himself as a highly successful composer by the beginning of the 19th century. Medea in Corinto is one of his best-known operas, based on a libretto by Felice Romani. For decades after its 1813 première at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples, it provided one of the speciality roles for Isabella Colbran and Giuditta Pasta. In this recording, Italian conductor Fabio Luisi gives an intense reading of Mayr’s music and masterfully underlines its deep psychological dimensions, enhancing the drama that unfolds on stage. Luisi, a Grammy Award-winning artist, is also principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and general music director of the Zurich Opera. Michael Spyres and Enea Scala, take the important roles of Jason and Aegeus. The role of Medea is entrusted to the Spanish soprano Davinia Rodriguez, who effortlessly delivers Act I’s demanding cavatina with obbligato violin, usually omitted in most productions.

Stephane Deneve, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2014)

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Stephane Deneve, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2014)

Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Stéphane Denève, Michael Spyres, Natalie Dessay) (2014)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.29 Gb+7.01 Gb (2xDVD9) | 183 min
Classical | Erato | Sub: Francais, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan

Warner Classics & Erato DVD catalogue already contains several characteristically stylish and imaginative productions by the French opera director Laurent Pelly: Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne and La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, Massenet’s Cendrillon, Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Handel’s Giulio Cesare. The last three all star Natalie Dessay, and now she and Pelly are reunited once again, this time for Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, staged at Barcelona’s Liceu opera house in early 2013.