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Arnold Ostman, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2001)

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Arnold Ostman, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2001)

Arnold Östman, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 609 Mb | Total time: 78:57+76:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 056-2 | Recorded: 1992

There's magic in these musical hills, as conductor Arnold Östman leads an exemplary performance of Die Zauberflöte on original instruments.Sumi Jo's breathtaking Queen of the Night is the queen of intonation, while Barbara Bonny's Pamina is a phrasing angel, from her pianissimo B flats to her gentle, yet heartfelt, "Ach ich fühl's." Singing as comfortably as a folk singer, Kurt Streit's lyrical, yet dramatic, Tamino is manly and heroic. Gilles Cachemaille is an appropriately charming Papageno, and all supporting performances are stellar. This crystal-clear interpretation must be as close to perfection as Mozart probably dreamed. A true treasure.

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.

Sumi Jo, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera & Richard Bonynge - Adam: Le toréador (Opera Gala – Volume 1) (2020)

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Sumi Jo, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera & Richard Bonynge - Adam: Le toréador (Opera Gala – Volume 1) (2020)

Sumi Jo, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera & Richard Bonynge - Adam: Le toréador (Opera Gala – Volume 1) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 339 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | 01:17:10
Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Classics

Le toréador, ou L'accord parfait (The Toreador, or The Perfect Agreement) is an opéra comique in two acts by the French composer Adolphe Adam with a libretto by Thomas-Marie-François Sauvage. It was first performed at the Opéra-Comique, Paris on May 18, 1849. It was a huge success and the work regularly appeared in the repertoire of the Opéra-Comique until 1869.

Giovanni Antonini, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli - Bellini: Norma (2013)

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Giovanni Antonini, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli - Bellini: Norma (2013)

Giovanni Antonini, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli - Bellini: Norma (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 593 Mb | Total time: 143:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 6018 | Recorded: 2011, 2013

For generations Bellini’s “Norma” has been looked at from the vantage point of the Verismo era at the beginning of the 20th century. Now Cecilia Bartoli unveils the opera’s original pre-romantic style and colour by taking Norma back to its roots. For the first time ever the entire music is recorded with period instruments from Bellini’s time. Traditional cuts are reinstated. Keys and tonalities are put back into place and the music is executed according to Bellini’s own tempo indications.

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Placido Domingo, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (2011)

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Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Placido Domingo, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera  (2011)

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Plácido Domingo, Josephine Barstow - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (2011)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 145 min | 7,67 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese | Recorded: 1990

The outstanding production of Verdi’s Masked Ball at the Salzburg Festivals 1989 and 1990 was Herbert von Karajan’s legacy to the Festival. Supported by a cast of superlative actor-singers in opulent scenery, Sir George Solti agreed to conduct the opera at short notice after Karajan’s unexpected death in 1989. The production had been expected to be a highlight in Karajan’s series of Verdi operas at Salzburg. Karajan’s celebrated ability to unite a cultivated sound with dramatic effects was known to create extraordinary and highly acclaimed opera events. For Un ballo in maschera Karajan planned something unusual: He would not set the opera in colonial Massachusetts, as the censors had forced Verdi to do when he was composing the work, but in Stockholm in the 1790s at the court of King Gustav III of Sweden, as Verdi had originally conceived his work. Together with the film director John Schlesinger and his stage team, Karajan developed a concept that promised theatrical splendour equal to the musical excellence that the conductor and the handpicked cast of singers would surely provide in collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.