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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Cavalli: La virtu de strali d'Amore (2011/2008)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Cavalli: La virtu de strali d'Amore (2011/2008)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Cavalli: La virtù de strali d'Amore (2011/2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 2.83+6.21 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 150 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

La virtù de’ strali d’Amore was the first of ten operas Cavalli wrote with librettist Giovanni Faustini. Set in Cyprus, the plot involves enchanted and pastoral elements, love and its thwarting, the counterpointing of Man and God, sorcery, revelation and ultimate resolution, all accomplished in a brilliant series of scenes. A follower of Monteverdi, Cavalli reveals the influence of the older man but also his own pronounced independence. Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante have become one of the most admired partnerships in the history of baroque music performance.

Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann Chor and Ensemble - Verdi: La Traviata (2016)

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Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann Chor and Ensemble - Verdi: La Traviata (2016)

Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann Chor and Ensemble - Verdi: La Traviata (2016)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 139 min
Classical | C major | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Korean, Chinese, Japanese

Star tenor and director Rolando Villazn's staging of La Traviata at the Festspielhaus in Baden Baden is "visually spectacular" (The Huffington Post) and made for "an enthusiastic reception for the premiere" (Stuttgarter Zeitung)! Villazn "proves again his excellent narrating skills on stage" (WDR Klassik). "The setting and opulence of the stage captivates the spectator, as do the stylized costumes designed by Thibault Vancraenenbroeck for circus artists" (Stuttgarter Zeitung). Olga Peretyatko as Violetta delivers "a fantastic portrait of the title role wavering between adolescent joie de vivre, mature insight and anguish" (Stuttgarter Zeitung).

Lü Jia, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (2008)

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Lü Jia, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (2008)

Lü Jia, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.56+6.64 Gb (2xDVD9) | 201 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

The title La Gazza Ladra is translated as ‘The Thieving Magpie’, which as expected is a story based around the theft of some silverwear which a magpie has absconded for its nest, a crime which a servant girl is wrongly accused of. La Gazza Ladra is an "opera semiseria", a genre from Rossini’s time which was used to define a drama with a happy ending in which the innocent victim, unjustly condemned, should be saved from the scaffold at the eleventh hour and the rascal persecutor punished.

Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2012) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30675 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 280 min | 41,5+40,5 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3739 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 280 min | 12,9 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

English-speaking audiences have always found Die Meistersinger to be a life-enhancing celebration of wisdom, art and song. So it proves in David McVicar's production – the first at Glyndebourne – which is updated to the early-19th century of Wagner's childhood. At the centre of a true ensemble cast is Gerald Finley, a 'gleamingly sung', 'eminently believable' Sachs (The Independent on Sunday), supported by the dynamic conducting of Vladimir Jurowski which, like McVicar's production, uses Glyndebourne's special intimacy to bring sharp focus to bear on the subtlety of Wagner's musical and dramatic counterpoint.

Bernard Haitink, Zurich Opera House Orchestra - Beethoven: Fidelio (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Bernard Haitink, Zurich Opera House Orchestra - Beethoven: Fidelio (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Bernard Haitink, Zurich Opera House Orchestra - Beethoven: Fidelio (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30896 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 40,8 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3767 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 6,78 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Translucence, transparency – warmth' are the qualities identified by Bernard Haitink as necessary for an ideal sound performance of Beethoven's only opera, and all are present in this fantastic recording of Katharina Thalbach's new production for Opernhaus Zurich. Haitink conducts the Zurich Opera Orchestra in a magnificent performance in which Leonore Overture No. 3 provides an interlude between the two scenes of the second act, following a tradition started by Gustav Mahler.

Federico Maria Sardelli, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Handel: Rinaldo (2021) [BDRip]

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Handel: Rinaldo (2021) [BDRip]

Federico Maria Sardelli, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Handel: Rinaldo (2021) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 2,95 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Handel's masterpiece Rinaldo is based on Torquato Tasso's epic La Gerusalemme liberata, which tells the tale of the attempted seduction of the hero by the enchantress Armida against the backdrop of the First Crusade. Musicologists agree that Handel carried out a major cut-and-paste exercise with Rinaldo, as more than two thirds of his 1711 score was taken from earlier works. This particular production by Pier Luigi Pizzi, conceived in 1985 for Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia, has since travelled to some twenty major opera houses worldwide. Putting aside practical cuts and a few displacements of musical numbers, its durable attraction lies in the gorgeous costumes and scenery, a stylish paragon of 'hyperbaroque' that deliberately avoids both literalism and cheap provocation.

Marcello Viotti, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Edita Gruberova - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (2003)

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Marcello Viotti, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Edita Gruberova - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (2003)

Marcello Viotti, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Edita Gruberova - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (2003)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.52 Gb+4.23 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 170 min
Classical | TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) wanted to move the audience of his operas to tears. And this is exactly what Beatrice di Tenda manages to do: it has great music and the story really touches the heart. In this production by Daniel Schmid, one can experience the stunning singers Edita Gruberova and Michael Volle in the main roles – with Marcello Viotti conducting the Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House. In Beatrice di Tenda, Bellini departs from the belcanto style, which he used in Norma, and explores a new way of musical expression, which brought to the fore a new warmth and different characteristics.

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Das Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Edita Gruberova, Kurt Moll - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2005/1983)

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Wolfgang Sawallisch, Das Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Edita Gruberova, Kurt Moll - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2005/1983)

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Das Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Edita Gruberova, Kurt Moll - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2005/1983)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch| LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.89 Gb (DVD9) | 160 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Mozarts beliebte Oper "Die Zauberflöte" unter der Leitung von Wolfgang Sawallisch - jetzt erstmals auf DVD erhältlich! 1983 live aufgenommen, zeigt diese Produktion aus der Bayerischen Staatsoper eine der bekanntesten Opern überhaupt - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts "Die Zauberflöte" in der Inszenierung von August Everding. Edita Gruberova als begehrteste Königin der Nacht der Welt, Francisco Ariza als einer der berühmtesten Taminos unserer Zeit, machen neben anderen Weltstars der Oper (Kurt Moll, Lucia Popp, Wolfgang Brendel, u.a.) diese Produktion zu einem Fest für Augen und Ohren. Eingerahmt und kongenial geleitet wird dieses Ensemble von Wolfgang Sawallisch. "Zeigt das Ernsthafte - vergesst aber den Humor nicht" - mit dieser Einstellung beweist Everding in dieser einzigartigen Inszenierung sein Genie auf dem Gebiet der Opernregie. Diese Zauberflöte ist ein absolutes Muss für alle Opernfans.

Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming - Lehar: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming - Lehar: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming - Lehár: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 38,3 Gb
Audio1: English / 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 | 138 min | 6,34 Gb
Audio: English | PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Ann Hallenberg - Handel: Ariodante (2008)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Ann Hallenberg - Handel: Ariodante (2008)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Ann Hallenberg - Handel: Ariodante (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.72+4.08 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 157 min
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Founded in Italy in 1992 by Alan Curtis, one of the most acclaimed specialists in the interpretation of pre-romantic music, Il Complesso Barocco, has become a renowned international baroque orchestra with a focus on Italian Baroque opera and oratorio. Their high standard for interpretation, intonation and stylistic accuracy has led to their being requested in the most important concert venues and festivals in Europe.

Robin Ticciati, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2018) [BDRip]

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Robin Ticciati, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2018) [BDRip]

Robin Ticciati, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 138 min | 3,10 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Mozart's final opera returns to Glyndebourne after an absence of nearly 20years in a 'stark, compelling and very well acted' production directed byClaus Guth. Richard Croft sings the title role 'with exemplary stylistic poiseand tonal sweetness', and Anna Stéphany is a Sesto 'touchingly full of angstand remorse… with terrific élan and immaculate technical control' in thearias (The Telegraph) - her "Parto, Parto" 'simply breathtaking' (The Guardian). Guth's vision sets the 1st-century Roman story in a two-storeyoffice suite bureaucracy 'exquisitely lit by Olaf Winter', aptly framing thescheming of Vitelia, sung by Alice Coote 'in terrific form'. The OAE underRobin Ticciati 'brings out the sheer beauty' of Mozart's score (Express).

Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006/1990)

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Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006/1990)

Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 6.51+6.89 Gb (2xDVD9) | 239 min
Classical | Decca | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Director Peter Sellars helms this provocative adaptation of George Frideric Handel’s opera “Giulio Cesare,” sung in the original Italian by soprano Susan Larson (who plays Cleopatra) and countertenor Jeffrey Gall (in the role of Julius Caesar) but set in a very different locale: a futuristic Middle East. Sellars personally wrote the English subtitles included in this version to match the tone he intended for his vision.

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone (2007)

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Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone (2007)

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.30+2.88 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 161 min
Classical | Naïve | Sub.: English, Francais

Considering that Rossini's opera buffa "La pietra del paragone" (The Touchstone) is hardly ever staged and that its title is not even known through its overture, like "La scala di seta" or "La gazza ladra," music lovers can be forgiven for being in the dark about this sparklingly luminous work. One of Rossini's first operas, it was written for Milan's La Scala and premiered there in 1812. It was a resounding success - in spite of its standard libretto filled with disguises, mistaken identities and trials of love and loyalty. But it boasts a splendidly varied orchestral writing, which includes dramatic hunt and storm scenes, and betrays a love of language and wordplay which presages Rossini's later works. For this alone, it deserves an above-average treatment.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 5.89 Gb (DVD9) | 118 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English

Riccardo Muti conducts a fine cast in the powerful and atmospheric 1991 production of Verdi's ninth opera, whose story of the heroic tussle between Ezio, a Roman general, and Attila, the Nordic invader was written for the 1846 Teatro la Fenice season and premiered there to huge acclaim.

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Götterdämmerung (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 14570 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 270 min | 44,6 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4056 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 270 min | 12,4 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. Filmed at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in high definition – the award winning Robert Lepage production. Featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan – universally recognized as the finest bass-baritone – and Wotan – of his generation. Also starring Deborah Voigt as Brunnhilde, and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund.