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Maria Callas - In Concert: Hamburg 1959 & 1962 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Maria Callas - In Concert: Hamburg 1959 & 1962 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Maria Callas - In Concert: Hamburg 1959 & 1962 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20005 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 118 min | 19,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 118 min | 6,45 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Warner Classics | Sub.: English, French, German

Callas’s only operatic appearances in Germany were Lucia di Lammermoor, with Karajan conducting, in Berlin in 1955, and La sonnambula in Cologne in 1957, but in both 1959 and 1962 she made concert tours of the country, visiting Hamburg twice. The video recordings of her concerts in the city showcase her in a dazzling variety of Italian and French repertoire for both soprano and mezzo-soprano: three consisting Verdi roles (Lady Macbeth, Elvira from Ernani and Elisabetta from Don Carlo); Imogene from Bellini’s Il pirate; Giulia from La vestale; Chimѐne from Massenet’s Le Cid; Verdi’s most explosively dramatic aria for mezzo-soprano—Eboli’s ‘O don fatale’ from Don Carlo; Carmen’s seductive Habanera and Séguedille and, from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Angelina’s final rondo, which magically combines modest charm and sparkling virtuosity.

Nicola Rescigno, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Boris Christoff - Handel: Giulio Cesare (1997)

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Nicola Rescigno, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Boris Christoff - Handel: Giulio Cesare (1997)

Nicola Rescigno, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Boris Christoff - Handel: Giulio Cesare (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 505 Mb | Total time: 142:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mondo Musica ‎| MFOH 10041 | Recorded: 1966

Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt, HWV 17), commonly known simply as Giulio Cesare, is an Italian opera in three acts written for the Royal Academy of Music by George Frideric Handel in 1724. The libretto was written by Nicola Francesco Haym who used an earlier libretto by Giacomo Francesco Bussani, which had been set to music by Antonio Sartorio.

Joan Sutherland, Nicola Rescigno, New York Opera Society Orchestra - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2000)

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Joan Sutherland, Nicola Rescigno, New York Opera Society Orchestra - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2000)

Joan Sutherland, Nicola Rescigno, New York Opera Society Orchestra - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 73:33+75:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gala | GL 100.545 | Recorded: 1961

There's little doubt that to have heard Sutherland in 1961 must have been really something. It was the year she found New York, and New York found her. This recording, along with the live recording of her early 1961 New York debut in Beatrice di Tenda are legendary moments. Both are concert performances, conducted by Nicola Rescigno.
This Sonnambula was in Carnegie Hall in December and just after her Met debut. The voice is astonishing. The 'Ah, non guinge' is sung with almost wild abandon, absolutely thrilling, and was described the next day by Harold Schonberg as "flawlessly performed pyrotechnics".

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.

Maria Callas, Nicola Rescigno, Orchestra of the American Opera Society, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Bellini: Il Pirata (1997)

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Maria Callas, Nicola Rescigno, Orchestra of the American Opera Society, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Bellini: Il Pirata (1997)

Maria Callas, Nicola Rescigno, Orchestra of the American Opera Society, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Bellini: Il Pirata (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 344 Mb | Total time: 66:29+67:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 66432 2 | Recorded: 1959

The titular character of Bellini’s Il pirata is the tenor, Gualtiero, but it is the soprano, Imogene, who leaves the most powerful impression, thanks above all to her lengthy and dramatic closing scena. Il pirata had fallen into obscurity before it was revived for Callas at La Scala in May 1958. She went on to make a studio recording of the final scene a few months later and early in 1959 starred in this concert performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Collaborating with one of her favourite conductors, Nicola Rescigno, she electrified the audience with singing of inimitable poetry and theatrical power.