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Fernando Previtali, Orchestra and Chorus of Radiotelevisione Italiana Milano - Puccini: Turandot (2004/1958)

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Fernando Previtali, Orchestra and Chorus of Radiotelevisione Italiana Milano - Puccini: Turandot (2004/1958)

Fernando Previtali, Orchestra and Chorus of Radiotelevisione Italiana Milano - Puccini: Turandot (2004/1958)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4.03 Gb (DVD5) | 115 min
Classical | VAI | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch

The legendary Franco Corelli, world-renowned for his portrayal of Calaf, here stars in a magical RAI television production of what many consider to be Puccini’s crowning achievement. Under the creative direction of Mario Lanfranchi, this Turandot resonates with elements of Kabuki. Corelli, at the peak of his vocal powers, finds his match in the fiery Turandot of Lucille Udovich. Among her many credits, Udovich sang opposite Corelli in the noted 1954 revival of Spontini’s Agnes di Hohenstaufen at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; she also sang the role of of Elettra in the 1956 EMI studio recording of Mozart’s Idomeneo, under the direction of Sir John Pritchard.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Puccini: La Boheme (2005/1977)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Puccini: La Boheme (2005/1977)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Puccini: La Bohème (2005/1977)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.71 Gb (DVD9) | 123 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This was the very first “Live from the Met” telecast, and its availability on DVD will no doubt give rise to intense nostalgia, as it did for me. (How young everyone looked!) There’s an authentic sense of occasion to this performance. It’s one thing to play to a packed house, another to play to a nationwide television audience, and with so many eyes upon them, everyone involved in this Bohème rose to the occasion. It’s by no means a perfect evening—what performance ever is?—but it’s a treasurable one for anyone who cares about this opera, the Met, or the principal singers.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Turandot (2003/1988)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Turandot (2003/1988)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Turandot (2003/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.75 Gb (DVD9) | 132 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The DVD version of Turandot is based on an outstanding MET production from 1988: “A straightforward, spectacular and star-cast staging by Franco Zeffirelli that comes over extremely well. At the heart of it is James Levine’s massive, stormy reading. The Met orchestra are in tremendous form; so is the chorus. Eva Marton sings with stinging power and passion; Plácido Domingo is a superb Calaf, Leona Mitchell is a silvery-voiced Liu. It is superbly directed and recorded…A clear first choice.” (The Classical Video Guide)

Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Puccini: Messa di Gloria (1984)

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Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Puccini: Messa di Gloria (1984)

Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Puccini: Messa di Gloria (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 195 Mb | Total time: 47:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45197-2 | Recorded: 1983

Opera composer Puccini was a young man when he crafted this splendid work. Its text is the old-fashioned Roman Catholic Latin Mass. The title of the work derives from its longest component, the "Gloria." Youthful exuberance and optimism underlie the work.

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

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James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

In 1994, the same Metropolitan Opera put two contrasting pieces of the verismo puzzle side by side—the belated verismo of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and the classic verismo of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, which had reached the stage some twenty-six years earlier.

Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)

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Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)

Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 129 min
Classical | NVS ARTS | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Japanese

This famous production of Manon Lescaut from The Royal Opera, recorded in 1983, features two of the biggest stars in opera, Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa, in their vocal prime. Placido Domingo’s performance of Des Grieux is considered to be unsurpassed. Conductor Guiseppe Sinopoli made his British operatic debut with this production. Puccini’s first masterpiece was rapturously received on its first night. It has his hallmark sensuality and also a youthful freshness, its untamed outpouring of melody just as passionate as his more famous operas, La Boheme, Tosca and Madame Butterfly. The role of Des Grieux is one of the most taxing in the tenor repertoire and Domingo’s passionate portrayal is one of his greatest achievements.

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2014/1974) [BDRip]

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Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2014/1974) [BDRip]

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2014/1974) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 146 min | 7,90 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

In his sumptuous filming of Puccini's opera, directer Jean-Pierre Ponnelle uses an array of cinematic effects (including a memorable dream sequence) to evoke the protagonists' irreconcilably separate lives and worlds. As Butterfly, Mirella Freni is unbearably moving in one of the finest performances of her career, while Plácido Domingo makes Lt. Pinkerton a more sympathetic figure then usual.

Marco Armiliato, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Puccini: La Rondine (2009)

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Marco Armiliato, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Puccini: La Rondine (2009)

Marco Armiliato, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Puccini: La Rondine (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.74 Gb (DVD9) | 114 min
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna star in the 2009 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini’s 'La Rondine'. This new production, directed by Nicholas Joël, was the company’s first staging in 70 years. This elegant romance is the least-known work of the mature Giacomo Puccini. The story concerns a kept woman who defies convention to chase a dream of romantic love with an earnest, if naïve, young man. This Met Opera production features the dynamic soprano Angela Gheorghiu and Frenchborn tenor Roberto Alagna performing the roles of Magda and Ruggero, it blooms into its rightful place in the glorious Puccini canon. 'La Rondine' was commissioned by Vienna’s Carltheater in 1913. Due to the impending outbreak of World War I, premiered in 1917, at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo with Gilda Dalla Rizza and Tito Schipa.

Nicola Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Ramon Vargas - Puccini: La Boheme (2008)

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Nicola Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Ramon Vargas - Puccini: La Boheme (2008)

Nicola Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Ramón Vargas - Puccini: La Bohème (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.72 Gb (DVD9) | 132 min
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

Angela Gheorghiu leads a magnificent cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s iconic production of Puccini’s La Bohème – filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in Hi-Definition. This grand, sumptuous production of Puccini’s timeless masterpiece is brought to you on DVD by EMI Classics, continuing its collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera and its hugely successful Metropolitan Opera : Live in High-Definition series.

Riccardo Chailly, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Puccini: La Boheme (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Riccardo Chailly, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Puccini: La Boheme (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Puccini: La Bohème (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 14998 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 114 min | 22,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4155 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 114 min | 8,30 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean

The musical notes of this Puccini masterpiece provide the starting point and foundation for a new, highly successful collaboration between Riccardo Chailly and Davide Livermore. In their interpretation, there is “no moment, no movement, that goes against the musical meaning” (R. Chailly). The result is an energetic, authentic, and atmospherically strong Bohème, “in which every sacred phrase receives its own orchestral colour, its own dynamic and its own expression.” (Corriere della Sera)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Teresa Stratas, Jose Carreras - Puccini: La Boheme (2009)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Teresa Stratas, Jose Carreras - Puccini: La Boheme (2009)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Teresa Stratas, José Carreras - Puccini: La Bohème (2009)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 125 min | 7,64 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 1982

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to present Franco Zeffirelli's iconic staging of La Bohème as recorded liveat the Metropolitan Opera on January 16, 1982, available once again on DVD. This timeless production continues to thrill audiences almost every season since it was first introduced in 1981, and this performance captures the production at the very beginning with the original cast. Teresa Stratas, renowned for her acting abilities, captures the essence of Mimì–her fragility, her resolve, her passion. Stratas is partnered by José Carreras as Rodolfo, the poet and love of her dreams. The cast is rounded out with a lively Renata Scotto (who was filmed as Mimì in an earlier MET production, also available on DVD from Deutsche Grammophon) and sonorous Richard Stilwell. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, culminating with over 200 people on stage for the conclusion of Act 2. This performance, well-known for its musical and visual qualities, is now available again.

Jesus Lopez Cobos, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real - Puccini: La Boheme (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Jesus Lopez Cobos, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real - Puccini: La Boheme (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Jesús López Cobos, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real - Puccini: La Bohème (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29153 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 117 min | 39,0 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 117 min | 10,7 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

"This Bohème is a glorious vindication of traditional staging at its imaginative, re-creative best. Giancarlo Del Monaco here turns his attention to the much more popular work and comes up with a humdinger of a production, beautifully set by Michael Scott in period, fast-moving and full of pertinent detail." (Gramophone)

Robert Dornhelm, Bertrand de Billy, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Puccini: La Boheme (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Robert Dornhelm, Bertrand de Billy, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Puccini: La Boheme (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Robert Dornhelm, Bertrand de Billy, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Puccini: La Bohème (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29996 kbps / 1080i / 25 fps | 109 min | 27,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3827 kbps / 24-bit | Audio2: German / Dolby Digital Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 224 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 5 184 kbps / 25 fps | 109 min | 5,05 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Warner Home Video | Sub: German

Oscar-nominated director Robert Dornhelm lends the story a darker glow, with Bertrand de Billy's soft-centred but warm conducting and two superb star performances. Villazón as Rodolfo, less… sings with a focused intensity which at time recalls Caruso, and makes a scruffily credible hero… Netrebko's creamy-voiced Mimì is no naïve little seamstress; her scarlet satin and glamour-girl make-up suggests she's been around… but her anguish in Act III is no less heartfelt. Dornhelm's sombrely sumptuous images capture a credibly chilly, squalid, yet defiantly romantic milieu.

Andris Nelsons, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Puccini: La Boheme (2010) [Blu-ray]

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Andris Nelsons, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Puccini: La Boheme (2010) [Blu-ray]

Andris Nelsons, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Puccini: La Bohème (2010) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33946 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 112 min | 36,1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4331 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 112 min | 6,09 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte| Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

John Copley’s enduring production of one of the most famously melodious and popular of all operas is a classic of the Royal Opera repertory. With historically accurate designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman and an excellent cast headed by Hibla Gerzmava and Teodor Ilincai, this 2009 revival, in which conductor Andris Nelsons makes a distinguished Royal Opera House debut, does full justice to Puccini’s masterpiece. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Mirella Freni, Gianni Raimondi - Puccini: La Boheme (2006/1965)

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Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Mirella Freni, Gianni Raimondi - Puccini: La Boheme (2006/1965)

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Mirella Freni, Gianni Raimondi - Puccini: La Bohème (2006/1965)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb (DVD9) | 103 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

In the early 1960s two artistic giants, conductor Herbert von Karajan and director Franco Zeffirelli, joined forces to create this milestone production of Puccini's masterpiece at Milan's Teatro alla Scala. Filmed in that legendary opera house in 1965, with Zeffirelli himself directing for the cameras, this "Bohème" has been acclaimed universally for its unique theatrical impact and visual splendour. Starring the young Mirella Freni in her career-making performance.