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Bruno Campanella, Orchestre et Choers de l'Opéra National de Paris - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2007/1998)

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Bruno Campanella, Orchestre et Choers de l'Opéra National de Paris - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2007/1998)

Bruno Campanella, Orchestre et Choers de l'Opéra National de Paris - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2007/1998)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.83 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese

TDK presents a production of Rossinis LItaliana in Algeri by renowned opera stage director Andrei Serban and conducted by Bruno Campanella from the prestigious Opéra National de Paris. The excellent cast of singer-actors was led by international mezzo- star Jennifer Larmore who, with her unaffected contact with the audience, beautiful voice and excellent acting, is central to this staging. The American singer has acquired a reputation as a Rossini specialist, and is no stranger to inventive stagings of the composers comedies. However, the work may be named after the Italian girl, but her adversary Mustafà is just as dominant, and this production has one of the leading exponents of this gleeful role, the buffo bass Simone Alaimo.

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006/1988)

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Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006/1988)

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 6.96 Gb+7.31 Gb (2xDVD9) | 209 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932-1988) was one of the most eminent opera directors of the second half of the 20th century. His productions not only graced the repertoires of opera houses in Salzburg, Milan and New York, but also enhanced television programming with original, classical opera films produced exclusively by Unitel. Ponnelle always bestowed particular love and care on Mozart's operas, whether popular works such as "Die Zauberflöte" and "Figaro," or less known works such as "La clemenza di Tito," "Idomeneo" and "Mitridate."

Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell'Arena di Verona - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2004)

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Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell'Arena di Verona - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2004)

Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell'Arena di Verona - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2004)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.61 Gb (DVD9) | 142 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly – the composer’s selfproclaimed favourite work and certainly one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire – is brought to life at the world-famous Arena di Verona. This opulent production, directed by respected film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli, is sung by a cast of excellent singers. Fiorenza Cedolins is a sought after Butterfly singer and her Pinkerton is performed by the renowned tenor Marcello Giordani. The celebrated operatic baritone Juan Pons gives the principled United States consul Sharpless. The performance is lead by long-established Arena di Verona conductor Daniel Oren with all the splendour that a Puccini opera demands. The sum of all this is a gloriously sung musical experience.

Renato Palumbo, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2007)

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Renato Palumbo, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2007)

Renato Palumbo, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.12 + 4.11 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 169 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

TDK presents Rossini’s popular comic opera, La Cenerentola, in a staging from the opera house in Naples. The operatic re-telling of this much loved fairy-tale centres on Cinderella’s honesty and integrity, and on her willingness to forgive others, and to encourage those around her to be equally tolerant.

Yoram David, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio Torino - Puccini: Edgar (2009)

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Yoram David, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio Torino - Puccini: Edgar (2009)

Yoram David, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio Torino - Puccini: Edgar (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.21 Gb (DVD9) | 157 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese

A fake death, a perverse woman and a pure woman, a man torn between them, a murder: the story of Edgar, Giacomo Puccini’s second opera, is full of dramatic turns of events. Arthaus Musik presents this powerful and tragic opera now in a version which was count for lost for nearly 120 years. For the first time the original version in four acts of Edgar by Giacomo Puccini was staged at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 2008. Thanks to the rediscovery of the manuscript score, after 119 years since the first and only performance in Milan in 1889 and after numerous versions condensing the opera in three acts, it will be again possible to experience the original opera that Puccini wrote.

Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Rigoletto (2000/1996)

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Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Rigoletto (2000/1996)

Edward Downes, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Rigoletto (2000/1996)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.13 Gb (DVD9) | 135 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Nederlands, Espanol

Verdi's drama of revenge, in its stunning new production by David McVicar, is filled with some of the composer's most celebrated music. Sir Edward Downes conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House with a cast which includes Paolo Gavanelli, Marcelo Alvarez, and Christine Schäfer.

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

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Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 197 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

This Covent Garden performance has transferred to video and DVD remarkably successfully, partly because the singing and acting of the principals is so good, but chiefly because conductor Georg Solti finds an excellent balance between sharp characterisation and sumptuous romance; between wit and mischief on the one hand and profound feelings on the other. Though sensitive to its beauties, Solti keeps the music moving along, never becoming sloppy or over-indulgent.

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino - Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata (2018) [BDRip]

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Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino - Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata (2018) [BDRip]

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino - Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 140 min | 3,18 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 480 Kbps
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata is an operatic drama in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera. The work is based on an epic poem by Tommaso Grossi, which was “very much a child of its age; a grand historical novel with a patriotic slant.” Verdi dedicated the score to Maria Luigia, the Habsburg Duchess of Parma, who died a few weeks after the premiere. "I Lombardi best encapsulates the spirit of the Italian people’s desire for nationhood. One would be pleasantly surprised, full as it is, of rousing choruses and musical numbers of great beauty, with music wonderfully expressive and perfectly in accord with drama at times.

Horst Stein, Orchester & Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2006/1984)

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Horst Stein, Orchester & Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2006/1984)

Horst Stein, Orchester & Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2006/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb+7.27 Gb (2xDVD9) | 267 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Staged and directed by Richard Wagner's grandson Wolfgang at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1984, this production of Wagner's only comedy dispenses with the common cliches to reveal the humanity of each character. Here, Beckmesser is no longer a foolish caricature but a cultivated intellectual; Stolzing emerges as a thoughtful individual rather than aggressive aristocret; and Hans Sachs sheds his solemn patriarchal veneer to become a likeable middle-aged man. “Hermann Prey´s interpretation of Beckmesser as a cultivated intellectual is a triumph of dramatic and vocal artistry: a stunning performance . . . Brilliant . . . Bernd Weikl as Sachs – an almost unique combination of musical refinement and expressive power.” (Abendzeitung, Munich)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic - Handel: Arminio (2018) [BDRip]

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George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic - Handel: Arminio (2018) [BDRip]

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic - Handel: Arminio (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 167 min | 9,10 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

Max Emanuel Cencic excels with his celebrated and award-winning production of George Frideric Handels masterpiece Arminio at the International Handel Festival Karlsruhe. The remarkable counter-tenor Cencic, who dedicates himself to the revival and performance of the music of the 18th century, demonstrates once more that Baroque singing can be both technically brilliant and at the same time modern and emotionally engaging. His enchanting staging of Arminio is the fulminant revival of the heroic story. When premiered in 1737 at Londons Covent Garden, Arminio strangely received only six performances, despite being praised as a miracle and in every respect excellent and vastly pleasing by contemporaries.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Orchestre de Paris - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2014)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Orchestre de Paris - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2014)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Orchestre de Paris - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26928 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 30,7 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4398 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 110 min | 7,79 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BelAir | Sub: German, French, English, Italian, Spanish

Last production staged by Patrice Chéreau, this Elektra will remain as the main and most striking lyrical event of these last years in Aix-en-Provence. This production is leaded by three amazing singers: the German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius gave a tremendous, never-to-be-forgotten account of the title role, Waltraud Meier portrays a human and chilling Clytemnestra and Adrianne Pieczonka is a fantastic Chrysothemis. Everyone's loneliness and intimate struggles are Patrice Chéreau's favorites theatrical themes. With Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Orchestre de Paris, this production of Elektra becomes an unforgettable experience.

Seiji Ozawa, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Vladimir Atlantov, Mirella Freni - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame [2009/1992]

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Seiji Ozawa, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Vladimir Atlantov, Mirella Freni - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame [2009/1992]

Seiji Ozawa, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Vladimir Atlantov, Mirella Freni - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame [2009/1992]
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 145 min
Classical | Sony | Sub.: No

Das war ein Abend, wie Opernfreunde ihn lieben: Tschaikowskis »Pique Dame«, ein Werk des Repertoires und doch selten gespielt, ein Ensemble nicht nur berühmter Namen, sondern großer Singschauspieler, dazu ein Dirigent der Sonderklasse – eine Aufführung, wie sie auch an einem Haus wie der Wiener Staatsoper nicht zum »Alltag« gehört. Der Erfolg der Aufführung, der Jubel waren gleichsam vorprogrammiert. Zumal die Wiener Staatsoper ihrem Publikum noch eine ganz besondere Attraktion anzubieten hatte: Im Mittelpunkt des Abends und schier endloser Ovationen stand eine der großen Heroinen der Opernbühne, Martha Mödl, die hier in den Fünfziger- und Sechzigerjahren des Jahrhunderts als Leonore in Beethovens »Fidelio«, als Isolde und Brünnhilde, aber auch in so manchen Partien des dramatischen Mezzofachs Triumphe gefeiert hatte.

Carlo Rizzi, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato - Bellini: Norma (2018) [BDRip]

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Carlo Rizzi, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato - Bellini: Norma (2018) [BDRip]

Carlo Rizzi, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato - Bellini: Norma (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 169 min | 9,19 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Erato | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

To open the Met’s 2017–18 season, powerhouse soprano Sondra Radvanovsky tackled one of opera’s most fearsome roles, the title druid priestess of Bellini’s Norma, who wrestles with love and betrayal before making the ultimate sacrifice on a funeral pyre. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sang Norma’s friend and rival, Adalgisa, in Sir David McVicar’s evocative production.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [BDRip]

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [BDRip]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 215 min | 11,6 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

An operatic dream came true in May 2016, when two singers made their role debuts as Lohengrin and Elsa at the Dresden State Opera.
Previously at home in French and Italian lyric tenor roles, Piotr Beczala was expanding his repertory in a direction that many opera fans had long wanted him to explore, while Anna Netrebko – previously hailed as the “queen of bel canto” – was undertaking her first Wagnerian role. It was also her first foray into the lyric-dramatic repertory.

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Puccini: Turandot (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Puccini: Turandot (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Puccini: Turandot (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 13656 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 125 min + 36 min (bonus) | 20,5 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2177 kbps / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 125 min | 8,09 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

The charming story of Chinese princess Turandot who will only marry a suitor who can solve her riddles is presented in this adaptation of the opera by Giacomo Puccini.; Critically acclaimed filmmaker Chen Kaige directs this performance. The authenticity of this production is incredible, with its superb costumes and sets, all of which were designed in China.; Zubin Mehta conducts the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, and Maria Guleghina is a remarkable Turandot. The performance offers “genuine fireworks of sound.” (Wiener Zeitung)