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Riccardo Muti, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (1997)

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Riccardo Muti, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (1997)

Riccardo Muti, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 568 Mb | Total time: 49:28+78:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 66510 2 | Recorded: 1975

Betrayal and forgiveness are the themes of this complex opera: Amelia's betrayal of her husband, Renato (she is having an affair with Riccardo. governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony), and the betrayal and assassination of Riccardo by a group of conspirators. The libretto is better integrated than most of Verdi's operas written before Otello and Falstaff. It was originally about an historic incident, the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden, but Roman censors, nervous about royal assassinations, forced the absurd relocation of the opera to colonial Boston. The music is prime middle-period Verdi, less spectacular than Il Trovatore, Rigoletto or La Forza del Destino, but it is warmly, richly expressive.

James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1998)

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James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1998)

James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Plácido Domingo - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 839 Mb | Total time: 65:30+69:52+36:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 39502 2 | Recorded: 1976

Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" is a story of forbidden love, seduction, jealousy, honor and revenge. The opera was composed in 1862 and had its premiere in St. Petersburg. In this recording from 1976 with star cast (Leontyne Price in the role of Donna Leonora, Plácido Domingo as Don Alvaro and Sherrill Milnes as Don Carlo) under the direction of James Levine the beauty and attention to detail Verdi comes out particularly well. The London Symphony Orchestra and the John Alldis Choir provide the perfect musical accompaniment for the ensemble, which includes Fiorenza Cossotto, Bonaldo Giaiotti and Gabriel Bacquier. This recording is considered one of the best of Verdi's La Forza del Destino.

Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [BDRip]

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Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [BDRip]

Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 101 min | 5,21 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

In the imposing Arena di Verona, soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Vittorio Grigolo present with dramatic and passionate synergy an evening of the most beautiful operatic love arias and duets in opera history. Passion that burns, consumes and sometimes kills is the central theme of this concert including arias from Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod as well as from Puccini´s Tosca, La bohème, Madama Butterfly and Verdi´s La traviata, all conducted by Plácido Domingo. Sonya Yoncheva has the full and vibrant timbre of a true lyrical soprano while Vittorio Grigolo, like Cavaradossi and Rodolfo, plays the cards of ardor and passion, with sweet and affectionate colors. An overall successful evening.

Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [Blu-Ray]

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Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [Blu-Ray]

Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22923 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps | 101 min | 21,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3917 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

In the imposing Arena di Verona, soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Vittorio Grigolo present with dramatic and passionate synergy an evening of the most beautiful operatic love arias and duets in opera history. Passion that burns, consumes and sometimes kills is the central theme of this concert including arias from Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod as well as from Puccini´s Tosca, La bohème, Madama Butterfly and Verdi´s La traviata, all conducted by Plácido Domingo. Sonya Yoncheva has the full and vibrant timbre of a true lyrical soprano while Vittorio Grigolo, like Cavaradossi and Rodolfo, plays the cards of ardor and passion, with sweet and affectionate colors. An overall successful evening.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo - Verdi: Luisa Miller (2006/1979)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo - Verdi: Luisa Miller (2006/1979)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo - Verdi: Luisa Miller (2006/1979)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 5 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.64 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“Levine's version of Luisa Miller consistently demonstrates his Verdian mastery, and not just in the best-known masterpieces…Not only in Levine's conducting but also in the sets and costumes of Nathanial Merrill's production the attractive rustic element of the piece is effectively brought out.” (Penguin Guide)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Don Carlo (2005/1983)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Don Carlo (2005/1983)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Grace Bumbry, Nicolai Ghiaurov - Verdi: Don Carlo (2005/1983)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 5,34+6,71 Gb (2xDVD9) | 213 min
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Filmed in 1983, this DVD captures the Metropolitan Opera’s sweeping sets, its army of authentically costumed singers, and a cast of glowing soloists led by Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Grace Bumbry and Nicolai Ghiaurov.
Verdi’s drama of private passions played out against a backdrop of intense political battles becomes extra vivid in this immense staging. This Met version, sung in Italian, includes the oft-omitted Fontainebleau scene, as well as the Prelude and Introduction.

Plácido Domingo, Orchestra e Coro della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini - Verdi: La Traviata (2006/2002)

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Plácido Domingo, Orchestra e Coro della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini - Verdi: La Traviata (2006/2002)

Plácido Domingo, Orchestra e Coro della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini - Verdi: La Traviata (2006/2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 6.32+5.91 Gb (2xDVD9) | 139 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

This production of Verdi’s ever-popular, melodic opera was filmed in Busseto, near Parma, Italy, close to the composer’s home and birthplace. The story of the opera concerns the plight of Violetta a mid-19th century Parisian courtesan who is dying of consumption. She responds to the ardent love of the young Alfredo but sacrifices him when his father, Giorgio pleads that their love will ruin his daughter’s happiness and his son’s career. Leaving the musicality of the opera to conductor Plácido Domingo, Franco Zeffirelli is here concerned with a natural expression of Verdi’s opera – and Alexander Dumas’ story.

Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎- In Concert (1990)

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Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎- In Concert (1990)

Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎- In Concert (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 587 | ~ 344 or 163 Mb | Scans Included
Classical, Opera, Modern, Romantic

Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert (re-released as The Three Tenors in Concert) is a live album by José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with conductor Zubin Mehta. The album was recorded on July 7, 1990 in Rome as the first Three Tenors concert with the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the orchestra of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma on the evening before the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final…

Leonard Slatkin, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (2005/1992)

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Leonard Slatkin, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (2005/1992)

Leonard Slatkin, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (2005/1992)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.62 Gb (DVD9) | 139 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This attractive and lively production of Puccini's Wild West opera makes the best imaginable case for it, especially the exuberant Barbara Daniels in the title role; while Domingo is at his peak, in 1992, as the nice bandit Dick Johnson. (BBC Music Magazine)

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

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100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.40 Gb | Total time: 05:28:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 483 6001 | Recorded: 1961-2017

This imaginatively-curated, generously-filled Christmas package is sure to find favor during this and future holiday seasons. Why? Because it packs in every conceivable carol, tune, choral work or song in timeless performances from the greatest artists in the world: singers of immense communicative gifts including Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming and Luciano Pavarotti to name but four. It truly offers something of every Christmas mind, spirit, and looks fantastic.

Placido Domingo - My Christmas (2015) [Re-Up]

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Placido Domingo - My Christmas (2015) [Re-Up]

Placido Domingo - My Christmas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Label: Sony Classical | # 88875117432 | Time: 00:46:37
Genre: Classical Crossover, Vocal Pop, Holidays

With "My Christmas", world-renowned opera star Plácido Domingo releases a personal Christmas album with songs dear to his heart to celebrate the warmth and magic of the season. The album will include a number of well-loved Christmas numbers, and will feature a host of top artists singing and playing with Domingo. Plácido Domingo is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist. Recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera, his appearances around the world with his colleagues José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti in the now legendary The Three Tenors concerts are one of the great musical success stories of the 1990s. As a singer, his repertoire encompasses more than 140 roles, both as tenor and baritone, with more than 3500 career performances and more than 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias and duets and crossover discs. His work in the recording studio has earned him 12 Grammy Awards, including 3 Latin Grammy Awards.

Riccardo Muti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Ernani (2004/1982)

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Riccardo Muti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Ernani (2004/1982)

Riccardo Muti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Ernani (2004/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.82 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

Unlike Verdi's earlier successes, Nabucco and I Lombardi, both of which had been composed for the large stage at La Scala, Milan, Ernani was written for the smaller stage and more intimate atmosphere of Teatro La Fenice, Venice and he was in his thirty third year when it was composed. This recording is superb in every way. The singers, led by Placido Domingo as Ernani and Mirella Freni as Donna Elvira, entertain us with bravura performances and it's a joy to listen to and watch from beginning to end.

Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Giordano: Andrea Chenier [2005/1981]

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Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Giordano: Andrea Chenier [2005/1981]

Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Giordano: Andrea Chénier [2005/1981]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.64 Gb (DVD9) | 139 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Out of all Italian verismo operas, Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier is one of the few of lasting popularity that is still performed regularly on major opera stages worldwide. This 1981 production features a stellar Plácido Domingo in the title role and a classic staging by Otto Schenk, making for one of the finest readings of the opera. Andrea Chénier was an overwhelming success when premiered at La Scala in 1896 and first performed in Vienna in 1926, returning to the stage whenever a truly great tenor was available to tackle the demanding title role. Gabriela Benacková and Piero Cappuccilli lead a strong supporting cast in this tragic love story set during the times of French Revolution.

James Conlon, The LA Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Macbeth (2017) [BDRip]

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James Conlon, The LA Opera Orchestra -  Verdi: Macbeth (2017) [BDRip]

James Conlon, The LA Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Macbeth (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 4,44 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical | Sub: Italian, English, German, French

LA Opera's latest production of Verdi s Macbeth (2016) features Plácido Domingo in the title role and Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Lady Macbeth. The opera is staged by Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for his direction of the Broadway musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder.

Bruno Bartoletti, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raina Kabaivanska, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Tosca (2007/1976)

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Bruno Bartoletti, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raina Kabaivanska, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Tosca (2007/1976)

Puccini - Tosca (Bruno Bartoletti, Raina Kabaivanska, Plácido Domingo) (2007/1976)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.54 Gb (DVD9) | 115 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This gripping and visually stunning film has been universally hailed as one of the most satisfying of all versions of opera on celluloid. Director Gianfranco de Bosio has given an extraordinary dimension of realism to this story of love, deception and murder by shooting it all in the original Roman location. Using diverse cinematic tricks and imaginative camerawork, this opera film is much more a visual interpretation of Puccini’s music than a theatre piece filmed in original settings.