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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)

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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.84 Gb (DVD9) | 165 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

Filmed live in 2007 at the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival in the composer’s birthplace, Pesaro, Il Turco in Italia is a madcap ensemble opera with an inspired score that boasts music of both comic genius and extraordinary beauty. Set in Naples, it spins a crazy tale around a poet who uses the romantic entanglements of the inhabitants with a Turkish prince as inspiration for the plot of his next play. Ultimately, life imitates art as all ends happily, but not before a planned abduction leads to a chaotic situation of mistaken identity.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Zoroastre (2007)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Zoroastre (2007)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Zoroastre (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTSC, 5 ch) | 227 min | 7,32+6,79 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano | Recorded: 2006

Making full use of Drottningholm Theatre's unique 17th century Baroque theatre machinery, as well as his deep creative understanding of the profound drama of the work, stage director Pierre Audi creates a production of Zoroastre that completely accords with the spirit of Rameau. True to the form of the tragédie lyrique, choreographer Amir Hosseinpour's dances perfectly match the weight and meaning of both plot and music. The ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, reinforced with musicians from the Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, is expertly and passionately led into the musical stratosphere by musical director Christophe Rousset. This intensely dramatic production is captured live in vibrant High Definition video and true surround sound.

Pierre-Michel LeConte, Orchestre Lyrique et Chœur l’ORTF - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2006)

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Pierre-Michel LeConte, Orchestre Lyrique et Chœur l’ORTF - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2006)

Pierre-Michel LeConte, Orchestre Lyrique et Chœur l’ORTF, Vasso Papantoniou, José Carreras - Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 723 Mb | Total time: 68:38+48:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gala | # GL 100.763 | Recorded: 1972

This live recording from Paris in 1972 has two main attraction: the chance to hear a very young - 25 years old, in fact - José Carreras at the outset of his career and, more importantly, I think, the opportunity to hear Vasso Papantoniou, an excellent soprano largely unknown outside her native Greece where she has made her career and who at times sounds uncannily like her compatriot, Maria Callas, especially in the middle of her voice and in her deployment of highly expressive downward portamenti. Her vibrato is faster and, like Callas, top notes can be shrill, be she is a complete artist who obviously impressed the Parisian audience. To hear her at her best either her opening or closing aria will do; listen to her from "M'odi, ah! mo'di" to the end of the opera, where she opts to use the virtuoso aria Donizetti wrote especially for diva Henriette Méric-Lelande and very good she is too.

Asher Fisch, Bayerischer Staatsorchester, Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (2015) [BDRip]

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Asher Fisch, Bayerischer Staatsorchester,  Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (2015) [BDRip]

Asher Fisch, Bayerischer Staatsorchester, Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (2015) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 29,97 fps | 178 min | 11,0 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2000 kbps / 29,97 fps | 178 min | 7,28 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: Italian, English, French, German

Martin Kušej’s thrilling contemporary interpretation of Verdi’s late period opera proved the perfect vehicle for the Bavarian State Opera’s dream team of Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros. The imposing sets’ references to terrorism and the implosion of modern civilization bring the opera’s inherent drama to a breathtaking pinnacle. Specialist promo & marketing activity.

Marc Minkowski, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem serail (2007)

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Marc Minkowski, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem serail (2007)

Marc Minkowski, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem serail (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7,74 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Bel Air Classiques | Sub: Deutsch, Francais, English, Espanol

This lively production originated at Baden Baden in 2003 and moved to the Aix-en-Provence Festival the following year. Marc Minkowski is the moving spirit of the performance and “moving” is the right epithet, as most of his speeds are on the fast side. No harm in that when the work is so lengthy. He assembled a fine young cast, all of whom are up to their taxing parts, headed by Malin Hartelius as Konstanze, who is at once a visually attractive performer, absolutely tireless in her three arias, and at the same time projects a very moving portrayal. She is partnered by a promising young tenor in Matthias Klink as Belmonte. He is deprived of one of his arias but sings the rest with fluency and makes an eager young lover. Magali Léger is a bright-buttoned Blonde with voice to match, and her Pedrillo, Loïc Felix, is a suitable partner.

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

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Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 197 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

This Covent Garden performance has transferred to video and DVD remarkably successfully, partly because the singing and acting of the principals is so good, but chiefly because conductor Georg Solti finds an excellent balance between sharp characterisation and sumptuous romance; between wit and mischief on the one hand and profound feelings on the other. Though sensitive to its beauties, Solti keeps the music moving along, never becoming sloppy or over-indulgent.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2008)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2008)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTSC, 6 ch) | 155 min | 3,95+5,58 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Nederlands | Recorded: 2008

Castor et Pollux is arguably Rameau's finest creation in the tragdie lyrique style. Its libretto, based in mythology, focuses on an unusual theme: the self-sacrificing love between Castor, who is mortal, and his immortal brother, Pollux. When Castor is killed while defending his beloved Tlare from an attempted abduction, Pollux resolves to give up this immortality and take Castor's place in the Underworld. After passionate debate over who will live and who will die, the brothers are eternally united, transformed into the constellation Gemini. The striking luminous sets, depicting a stylized version of the constellation, give this fabulous production a glorious 21st century baroque look.

Simone Perugini - Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera, K. 196 (2022)

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Simone Perugini - Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera, K. 196 (2022)

Simone Perugini - Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera, K. 196 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:33:34 | 722 / 353 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Accademia Lirica Toscana "Domenico Cimarosa"

Parallelamente sto intraprendento il difficile studio della biografia cimarosiana, con l'intento di pubblicarne poi i risultati in una monografia. La vita di Cimarosa, a tutt'oggi, ha molti aspetti ambigui e sconosciuti ed è costruita dai rari biografi più sull'anedottica che su rigorosi studi scientifici che, a tutt'oggi, ancora mancano.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.08 Gb (DVD9) | 171 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues

Complete with the obligatory ballet demanded by the French grand style this opera now invariably known under its Italian title of I Vespri Sililiana was specially commissioned for the Great Exhibition of Paris of 1855. It is now the common practice to adhere to the Italian libretto and to dispense with the lengthy ballet sequence of Act III. Such is the case with this 1986 production from Bologna under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. The performance is notable for the fine singing of both the chorus and the four leads.

Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo - Christoph Willibald Gluck: La clemenza di Tito (2014)

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Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo - Christoph Willibald Gluck: La clemenza di Tito (2014)

Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo - Christoph Willibald Gluck: La clemenza di Tito (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.16 Gb | Total time: 52:18+41:15+78:16+41:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88843031432 | Recorded: 2013

The opera is starring countertenor Valer Sabadus - one of opera's most exciting newcomers - now exclusively signed to Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, a division of Sony Classical. Christoph Willibald Gluck, widely known for fundamentally reforming the 'opera seria' wrote some of the greatest and exemplary masterpieces of this great genre before he started his famous reform of the opera. This makes this work a fascinating and enlightening piece in the puzzle for the evolution of opera and the eminent character Gluck. Gluck's setting of La Clemenza was first performed in Naples in 1752, ten years before his first reform opera.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | | 90 min | 4,93 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch | Recorded: 2019

André Grétry's Richard Coeur de Lion, or Richard the Lionhearted, lay neglected until 2019 when a production by the Opéra Royal de Versailles was mounted. This album is taken from that performance, and it's very well recorded indeed. The opera was quite well known in its time and was even performed in the young U.S. (in Boston, in 1796), and it's a great find, a real crowd-pleaser as much today as at the end of the 18th century. The story is based on a probably imaginary tale of an episode during Richard's return from the Crusades, when he was imprisoned in Linz, Austria.

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)

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Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.41+5.18 Gb (2xDVD9) | 211 min
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

National Theatre director Nicholas Hytner’s new staging of Verdi’s grandest – and arguably greatest – opera, Don Carlo, was the highlight of the 2007/2008 Royal Opera House season. This new production marked Rolando Villazón’s much anticipated, triumphant return to the house.

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & The Metropolitan Opera Chorus - Philip Glass: Akhnaten (Live at the Met, 2019) (2019)

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The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & The Metropolitan Opera Chorus - Philip Glass: Akhnaten (Live at the Met, 2019) (2019)

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & The Metropolitan Opera Chorus – Philip Glass: Akhnaten (Live at the Met, November 23, 2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 563 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 315 Mb | 02:17:41
Classical, Opera | Label: Metropolitan Opera

One of the biggest hits of the 2019–20 season, Philip Glass's Akhnaten is the third installment in the composer's Portrait Trilogy focused on revolutionary figures from world history. Starring as the ancient Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to radically alter his society, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines this performance from the Live in HD series. In her Met-debut season, Karen Kamensek conducts the hypnotic score, leading a cast that also features soprano Dísella Lárusdóttir as Queen Tye, mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges as Nefertiti, and bass Zachary James as Amenhotep I. Phelim McDermott's endlessly inventive production fills the Met stage with breathtaking visuals, including virtuosic pattern-juggling routines by Gandini Juggling.

Roger Norrington, London Classical Players - Mozart: Don Giovanni [Prague Version] (2022)

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Roger Norrington, London Classical Players - Mozart: Don Giovanni [Prague Version] (2022)

Roger Norrington, London Classical Players - Mozart: Don Giovanni [Prague Version] (2022)
WEB FLAC | Tracks ~ 524 Mb | Total time: 2 h 23 min | Cover included
Classical | Label: Erato | Recorded: 1992

On the release date of our Sir Roger Norrington retrospective boxset, we also release his long-lost instrumental recordings of Brahms. Norrington approached this project after recording his Beethoven cycle, wondering if mid-19th-century would fit with his views on historically informed performance: “Tempos spacious but forthright; tempo modification, sensitive but simple; textures clear, as benefits such polyphonic writing; balance restored in favour of the winds…” A definitively original vision that gives these recordings a unique appeal.

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD

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Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | 00:59:37 | Scans ~ 30 Mb
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 / 2.0 @ 448 kbps; DTS | ~ 5.3 Gb
Subs: English, French, Italian, German | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79835-2
Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Video Opera

Three Tales is a video-opera in three acts (titled Hindenburg, Bikini and Dolly) with music by American composer Steve Reich and visuals by Beryl Korot, his wife. It is scored for two sopranos, three tenors, string quartet, percussion, keyboards, and pre-recorded audio. Its premiere was at the Vienna Festival on May 12, 2002; the BBC had commissioned a version for television broadcast four months later. The 12-minute tale Hindenburg had been written (and recorded) in 1998, while the remaining tales were completed (and recorded) in the year of the premiere.