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Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Daniel Barenboim - Verdi: Requiem (2013)

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Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Daniel Barenboim - Verdi: Requiem (2013)

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Daniel Barenboim - Verdi: Requiem (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 368 MB | 01:26:44
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

The early 2010s have seen a profusion of good performances and recordings of Verdi's Requiem mass. This may be because the work offers operatic singers and conductors a chance to strut their stuff in a one-shot deal, without the expense of mounting an entire operatic production. Whatever the explanation, the situation is a boon for listeners, and the present album takes its place among the very best. The Requiem is the towering work of sacred music in the late 19th century, full of social resonances that are explored in the booklet of this release with conductor Daniel Barenboim leading the Orchestra and Chorus of the La Scala Theatre.

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)

Joan Sutherland - Donizetti, Verdi, Handel & Bellini: Opera Works (2021)

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Joan Sutherland - Donizetti, Verdi, Handel & Bellini: Opera Works (2021)

Joan Sutherland - Donizetti, Verdi, Handel & Bellini: Opera Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 505 MB | Tracks: 20 | 114:35
Style: Classical, Opera | Label: Cameo Classics

Joan Sutherland (1926–2010). The world-renowned soprano Joan Sutherland left her Sydney home for London in 1952, with the ultimate aim of singing Wagner. Contracted to Covent Garden, she felt her future lay in heavy, dramatic roles; and her early assignments there included Amelia in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera and the title role in Aida. Soon her breathtaking agility, crystalline staccatos and unique stratospheric purity became evident – not least as Jenifer in Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage, followed swiftly by the doll Olympia in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann (both 1955). Although increasingly identified with the bel canto repertoire, until her 1959 Covent Garden triumph in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor she kept her options open.

Jesus Lopez Cobos, Orchestra of Teatro Real, Norah Amsellem, Jose Bros, Renato Bruson - Verdi: La Traviata (2006)

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Jesus Lopez Cobos, Orchestra of Teatro Real, Norah Amsellem, Jose Bros, Renato Bruson - Verdi: La Traviata (2006)

Jesús López Cobos, Orchestra of Teatro Real, Norah Amsellem, José Bros, Renato Bruson - Verdi: La Traviata (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.96 Gb+3.98 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 175 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Norah Amsellem as Violetta leads a cast of outstanding talent in Pier Luigi Pizzi’s beautiful production filmed with High Definition cameras and recorded in multi-track surround sound. Jesus Lopez Cobos conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real (Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus) in an acclaimed reading of one of Verdi’s greatest works.

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.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Falstaff (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Falstaff (2015) [Blu-Ray]

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Falstaff (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 127 min | 35,2 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3964 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 127 min | 5,83 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese

Verdi's brilliant final masterpiece Falstaff, in its first new Met production in 50 years – and conducted by Met Music Director James Levine in his first new production since his return to his podium at the Met. When it comes to theatrical flair, captivating costumes, stage antics and imagination, there are not many shows on Broadway to rival the Met s new Falstaff. “Ambrogio Maestri is made for the title role, with the apt physique, nimble acting and superb vocal presence that make him the leading Falstaff of the day. There is no weak link in a finely balanced, comically-attuned cast (the women are especially impressive) and Levine’s conducting is pitch-perfect. The show fizzles from start to finish and is tremendous fun” (Classical Music).

Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]

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Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]

Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 133 min | 38,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4236 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 133 min | 6,15 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Here is the opera event of 2005, the Salzburg Festival’s "La Traviata" featuring Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, and Thomas Hampson in a dramatic staging by Willy Decker – the thrilling production that prompted riotous ovations not seen since Karajan’s heyday.

Antonio Pappano, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi: Don Carlo (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonio Pappano, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi: Don Carlo (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Antonio Pappano, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi: Don Carlo (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 235 min | 44,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3805 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,970 fps | 235 min | 10,7 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | SONY | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Korean, Chinese

The highlight of the 2013 Salzburg Festival in Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentennial year, Don Carlo is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars Jonas Kaufmann in the title role. “With Antonio Pappano in the pit, Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros brought to their interpretations of the leading role rapturous arcs of phrasing and tone that we have not heard for a generation. Verdi's music can weather mediocrity and still provide audiences with enjoyment … but here he was truly honoured as he would have wished.” (The Telegraph)

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.

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2001 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2001 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2001 (2021) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24961 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 96 min | 21,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2248 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 96 min | 6,53 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

To celebrate their traditional New Year's Eve Concert, Daniel Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker encouraged the audience to dance. The result was a lively whirl of catchy and melodious numbers selected from over 300 years of music history - a heady cocktail of old and new that put a spring in the steps of both connoisseurs of brilliant orchestral miniatures and lovers of Latin American rhythms.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29918 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 23,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3927 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 5,57 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

During Claudio Abbado’s time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the great symphonic repertoire naturally formed the core of his artistic work, and it was almost forgotten just what an important role the music theatre of his Italian homeland played in his life – after all, he had led La Scala in Milan from 1968 to 1986. Just how special the works of Verdi were to him could be heard in the New Year’s Eve Concert from 2000 which, with famous scenes and arias, rang in the Verdi year 2001 when the music world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death.

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.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Luciano Pavarotti, Daniela Dessi - Verdi: Don Carlo (2004/1992)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Luciano Pavarotti, Daniela Dessi - Verdi: Don Carlo (2004/1992)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Luciano Pavarotti, Daniela Dessi - Verdi: Don Carlo (2004/1992)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.02 Gb+5.46 Gb (2xDVD9) | 182 min
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

Those who know Zeffirelli's style won't be surprised by the conventionally lavish production, but it effectively evokes the atmosphere of religious oppression and personal antagonisms Verdi so unerringly depicts. The dark-hued, threatening setting fits Muti's energetic, rhythmically vital conception. He quickens the emotions in a peculiarly Italianate way, and throughout evinces a feeling for the colouring of the score. His reading is in turn a good background for some thoughtful and idiomatic singing.

John Pritchard, Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi - Verdi: La Traviata (1998)

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John Pritchard, Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi - Verdi: La Traviata (1998)

John Pritchard, Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi - Verdi: La Traviata (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 632 Mb | Total time: 61:06+71:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 440-2 | Recorded: 1962

Joan Sutherland who, three years earlier had wowed the world with her Lucia, easily accomplishes the act 1 coloratura… She does manage to inflect emotion into Violetta’s solos in act 3 with a particularly poignant rendering of the letter scene. Bergonzi’s Alfredo in this recording is one of his best assumptions on record. His voice is at its lightest with near perfect legato and with phrasing that other tenors can only aspire to.