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Alberto Zedda, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Ewa Podles, Sumi Jo - Rossini: Tancredi (1995)

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Alberto Zedda, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Ewa Podles, Sumi Jo - Rossini: Tancredi (1995)

Alberto Zedda, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Ewa Podles, Sumi Jo - Rossini: Tancredi (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 574 Mb | Total time: 75:20+72:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660037-38 | Recorded: 1994

Tancredi, which was based on Tasso’s epic poem Gerusalemme Liberata and was first heard in 1813, is most widely remembered for its overture, but this excellent Naxos set makes a strong case for the piece. It completely displaces the previous versions from Sony and RCA, and the eminent Rossini scholar and conductor, Alberto Zedda, proves a far more resilient, generally brisker and lighter Rossini interpreter than his predecessors. Sumi Jo is superb as the heroine, Amenaide, in dazzlingly clear coloratura, as well as imaginative pointing of phrase, rhythm and words.

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Antonio Pappano, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez) (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 177 min | 45,5 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 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 177 min | 8,13 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Captured live at London’s Royal Opera House, this Barbiere, with its unbeatable cast and the directors’ characteristic wit and intelligence, offers a unique dramatic twist: Joyce DiDonato, who had broken her leg on the opening night, went on with the show. As she said: “Being trapped in the wheelchair was a quite literal way of demonstrating Rosina's huge desire to break free.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Tolomeo (2008)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Tolomeo (2008)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Tolomeo (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 767 Mb | Total time: 56:11+45:25+46:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 477 7106 | Recorded: 2006

For the 1727 season – the waning days of opera's popularity in London – transplanted German composer George Frederick Handel wrote no less than three operas for the English capital's stage. Tolomeo, rè d'Egitto was the last and least enthusiastically received of them. Unsuccessfully revived in 1730 and then again in 1733, Tolomeo was unperformed for the next 200 years, and even now, it remains one of Handel's least performed and recorded operas. Prior to this Archiv set, only a 1995 Vox recording of the work with Richard Auldon Clark leading the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra had been released in the digital era.

Maurizio Barbacini, Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Rossini: La Gazzetta (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Maurizio Barbacini, Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Rossini: La Gazzetta (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Maurizio Barbacini, Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Rossini: La Gazzetta (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27920 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 41,4 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 147 min | 13,5 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Catalan

World Premiere - this is the first ever recorded performance of Rossini’s La Gazzetta.
The Nobel Prize-winning writer Dario Fo applies his inventive genius to Rossini's comic opera in its premiere DVD release. Recorded in 2005 under the musical direction of Maurizio Barbacini, Fo's production brings fresh vitality and colour to the story of Lisetta, and of her father's attempts to find a husband for her through an advertisement in the newspaper La Gazzetta.

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.

Gerard Korsten, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2015/2006) [BDRip]

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Gerard Korsten, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2015/2006) [BDRip]

Gérard Korsten, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2015/2006) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 186 min | 10,1 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese

Giorgio Strehler was one of Europe’s most celebrated theatre directors. In his Piccolo Teatro in Milan he created outstanding interpretations of Bertolt Brecht and William Shakespeare. As an opera director he worked at all the major international opera houses, most notably the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, where he was responsible for productions of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra (1971), Macbeth (1975) and in 1980 for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. This legendary production of Mozart’s masterpiece is now available as a 2006 recording, featuring the wonderful Diana Damrau as Susanna and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Figaro.

Rene Jacobs, Concerto Koln - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2006)

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Rene Jacobs, Concerto Koln - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2006)

René Jacobs, Concerto Köln - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 182 min | 6.80+5.80 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: BelAir | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2004

Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in June 2004, le Nozze de Figaro was unanimously acclaimed by public and critics alike as a Mozart opera landmark. Director Jean-Louis Martinoty brings an elegantly intelligent narrative sense to an interpretation in which the protagonists, against a backdrop of magnificent canvases of 18th- century inspiration, are dressed by Sylvie de Segonzac in a palette in which every shade is perfect.