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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.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1993)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1993)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 72:54+75:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 436 902-2 | Recorded: 1992

It is probably now or never. With classic older sets vying with a clutch of more recent recordings, there is currently as complete and interesting an array of recordings of Rossini's La Cenerentola as we are likely to get at any one time. Among recent versions, Chailly's new Decca set is self-evidently a powerful contender. Cecilia Bartoli is arguably the most personable and musically accomplished Cenerentola since Teresa Berganza recorded the role with Abbado in 1971; and there is a strong cast of supporting principals, among them Alessandro Corbelli who offers the best characterized Dandini since Bruscantini. (With the added advantage of being far more technically expert in fioriture passages than was his distinguished predecessor.)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (1998)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (1998)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 581 Mb | Total time: 141:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 458 924-2 | Recorded: 1997

Cecilia Bartoli remains one of the world's finest Rossini singers and she proves it again with Il Turco in Italia, her 1st complete Rossini recording since 1993. The performance was recorded in Milan, with the power of the La Scala Orchestra & Chorus and the best Rossini an cast possible, led - of course - by Cecilia Bartoli's coloratura, more brilliant than ever.

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)

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Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 778 Mb | Total time: 52:30+42:11+73:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 0289 475 7918 2 | Recorded: 1966

This 1966 recording, billed as the first complete Semiramide on disc, with Joan Sutherland singing Semiramide and Marilyn Horne singing the trouser role Arsace, has long been considered the standard by which all other Semiramide's are measured. Although subsequently there have been more complete recordings, this remains among the best recorded performance and is a recommendation for every opera collection.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Le nozze di Teti; Il pianto d'Armonia (2001)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Le nozze di Teti; Il pianto d'Armonia (2001)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Le nozze di Teti; Il pianto d'Armonia (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 68:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 466 328-2 | Recorded: 1997-1998

Here are two of Rossini's "secular" cantatas: "The Lament of Harmony on the Death of Orpheus" for tenor, male chorus, and orchestra, written when he was a 16-year-old conservatory student, and the far more substantial "Wedding of Thetis and Peleus," one of many such pieces he composed for special occasions, commissioned for the marriage of an Italian princess to a French prince. Both consist of primarily short, separate, contrasting numbers, most of which would be perfectly at home in the opera house.

José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, Passionart Orchestra - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2020)

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José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, Passionart Orchestra - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2020)

José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, Passionart Orchestra - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 923 Mb | Total time: 197:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660492-94 | Recorded: 2019

The comic-heroic romp Matilde di Shabran was Rossini’s last commission for the theatres of Rome, the city where he’d had great successes such as Il barbiere di Siviglia. Rossini took advantage of the agile, sparkling style of librettist Jacopo Ferretti to create a narrative in which the ferocious Corradino, a declared misogynist, is introduced to the resourceful Matilde, who succeeds in melting his iron heart and winning his love. This premiere recording revives the original 1821 Rome version, which was conducted at the last minute by Paganini, and caused brawling in the streets between Rossini’s admirers and detractors.

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.

Maria Callas - Toujours: Paris 1958 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Maria Callas - Toujours: Paris 1958 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Maria Callas - Toujours: Paris 1958 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27976 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 23,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3443 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 5,90 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Warner Classics | Sub.: English, French, German

Callas made her belated Paris debut with this concert at the sumptuous Paris Opéra—now known as the Palais Garnier—in 1958. It was a major social event, attended by le tout Paris, and Callas appeared on the famous stage wearing her most elegant couture and a million dollars’ worth of jewellery. She opened with Norma’s “Casta diva”, which was followed by Leonora’s plaintive aria and the gripping “Miserere” from Act 4 of Il trovatore, before she lightened the mood with “Una voce poco fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia.

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.

Jenny Lin - Chinoiserie (2000)

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Jenny Lin - Chinoiserie (2000)

Jenny Lin - Chinoiserie (2000)
Works by Rossini, Chasins, Grainger, Arensky, Tcherepnin, Busoni,
Gould, Adams, Ornstein, Jacqueline Waeber-Diaz, Scott, Martinů

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1110 | Time: 01:19:43

In BIS' Chinoiserie, pianist Jenny Lin brings one of the most compelling and relevant themed recitals to be heard on disc in years, a collection of pieces by Western composers that attempts to explore the subject of China in some regard, not only musically but culturally.

Tobias Ringborg, Malmö Opera Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2018) [BDRip]

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Tobias Ringborg, Malmö Opera Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2018) [BDRip]

Tobias Ringborg, Malmö Opera Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6 215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 141 min | 6,33 Gb
Audio: Français / AC3 / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 192 Kbps
Classical | Naxos | Sub: French, English, German, Japanese, Korean

Gioachino Rossini was summoned to Paris in 1824 to breathe new life into its opera culture, and one of his most exciting innovations in this period was the creation of an entirely new genre of opera comedy. The risqué tale of Le Comte Ory had its origins in vaudeville theatre and is based on the story of a villainous Count who attempts the seduction of Countess Adele as she awaits the return of her husband from the Crusades. Le Comte Ory is the last of Rossini s comic operas, making full use of the libretto s farcical disguises and humor in one of his most colorfully orchestrated scores. This production, staged by Linda Mallik, features the Malmo Opera Orchestra and Chorus with world renowned soloists Leonardo Ferrando as Count Ory and Erika Miklosa as Countess Adele.

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2019) [BDRip]

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Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2019) [BDRip]

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 162 min | 4,84 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Unitel Edition | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese

“The role of Isabella is sung to perfection by Cecilia Bartoli – a clever, independent woman with an adventurous streak” (New York Times). Bartoli’s superb performance in Gioachino Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) at Salzburg Festival, directed by the BAFTA-winning stage director duo Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, is a highlight among the Rossini celebrations on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death. The DVD captures Bartoli’s excellent performance in a rare audiovisual recording of the Italian superstar, who is one of the most successful opera singers of our time. In this vibrant comedy, every look, every hand gesture brings Isabella to life: Bartoli presents the spirited Italian woman with fire, finesse and extraordinary acting abilities – “a Rossini masterclass” (Bachtrack).

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonidas Kavakos - Europakonzert 2015 from Athens [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonidas Kavakos - Europakonzert 2015 from Athens [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonidas Kavakos - Europakonzert 2015 from Athens [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23965 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 22,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3892 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 91 min | 4,18 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | EuroArts

The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882, is annually celebrated in an European city of cultural significance. In 2015 the EUROPAKONZERT takes place for the second time after 2004 in Athens, with Leonidas Kavakos joining the Berliner Philharmoniker for the Sibelius Violin Concerto and Bach’s “Largo” from Sonato No. 3. The concert was a smash hit, stunning the audience on site in Athens.The soloist on this recording, Leonidas Kavakos won the ECHO Klassik Award in 2013 as ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’.

Dmitri Jurowski, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Dmitri Jurowski, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Dmitri Jurowski, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 11980 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 20,9 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3492 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 6,28 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | ArtHaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

„It can be truly said of Adelaide di Borgogna that, like a rose, it bloomed but a day - l’espace d’un matin.” First performed in Rome on the 27th December 1817, it enjoyed very few revivals. In 2011 the Rossini Festival in Pesaro presented the second staged performance of Adelaide di Borgogna since 1825.

Roberto Abbado, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Mosè in Egitto (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Roberto Abbado, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Mosè in Egitto (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Roberto Abbado, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Mosè in Egitto (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28683 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 43,2 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3857 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 152 min | 7,05 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German

This thought-provoking, modern-day interpretation of Rossini’s “Mosè in Egitto” sets the scene for superior music-making at the prestigious Rossini Festival in Pesaro. For conductor Roberto Abbado, the transposition of the action to the present day releases the energy of Rossini’s music. At his disposal is a cast of top-quality vocalists such as the “refined bel canto artist” (Bresciaoggi) Sonia Ganassi as Elcia, and the “outstanding” Dmitry Korchak as the Pharaoh’s son, two lovers fatefully drawn into the political turmoil and catastrophes of their time. Also among the protagonists are the “thoroughly brilliant” (DeutschlandRadio Kultur) baritone Alex Esposito as Faraone and, in his Rossini Festival debut, young, full-bodied bass Riccardo Zanellato as Moses. Conductor Roberto Abbado “inspired his musicians to deliver a spectacular performance” (Salzburger Nachrichten).