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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: La Traviata (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: La Traviata (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: La Traviata (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 132 min | 38,6 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 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 132 min | 9,31 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This 2007 production from the Teatro Regio di Parma is conducted by Yuri Termirkanov. He has appeared with many leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and La Scala.
"Do we really need another Traviata? Yes! Emphatically Yes! This one! The production by Karl-Ernst Herrmann is lavish. Each act has its individual color. Costumes, also by Herrmann, are period lavish. Staging by Karl-Ernst and Ursel Herrman is rich in detail." - American Record Guide

Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Rossini: Tancredi (2007)

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Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Rossini: Tancredi (2007)

Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Rossini: Tancredi (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.78 Gb (DVD9) | 155 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano

This DVD documents a production of the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, which over the last 25 years has developed into one of the most important institutions of Italian musical life. This wonderful 1999 "Tancredi" production was on the repertoire there before traveling to Rome and finally to Florence, where it was recorded in 2005. Her concentrated classical pictures are characterized by an almost overwhelming architectural look with columns, reliefs and an altar. Director Pier Luigi Pizzi plays with a black and white contrast, which symbolizes the parties of Syracuse and which he added the color red - a symbol of the retreating hero.

James Conlon, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Rossini: Semiramide (2002/1990)

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James Conlon, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Rossini: Semiramide (2002/1990)

James Conlon, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Rossini: Semiramide (2002/1990)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.30 + 3.98 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 223 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Filmed at New York's Metropolitan Opera, John Copley's production of Rossini's last, longest and most elaborate work for the Italian stage brings together what many consider the definitive contemporary cast, led by Marilyn Horne and June Anderson. Semiramide, a strong and melodious work, is one of Rossini's greatest dramatic operas, offering a fine challenge to the superb contralto and soprano bel canto singing of Ms. Horne and Ms. Anderson.

Bruno Bartoletti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Macbeth (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Bruno Bartoletti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Macbeth (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Bruno Bartoletti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Macbeth (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 42,2 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 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 156 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

What makes this production so rewarding are the utterly compelling performances of the Macbeths, Shakepearian in intensity…[Nucci's] Macbeth is a deeply thoughtful portrayal…Valayre is up there with the finest Lady Macbeths.(International Record Review)Nucci’s Macbeth is often described as veteran, which rather dismisses his musical and dramatic insight and his sense of Verdian line…Bartoletti is authoritative in the pit. Liliana Cavani’s production is strong, her stage-on-the-stage set magnifying and scrutinising the Macbeths’ moral descent. (Opera Now)

Daniele Callegari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniele Callegari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Daniele Callegari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 39,7 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 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 136 min | 9,61 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Parma’s Boccanegra is Leo Nucci…The handsome voice, which once seemed on the light side for Verdi’s heavier, darker title roles, now has the apposite color and weight, and it remains surprisingly firm and focused…he’s honest, commanding and deeply moving. Honest commitment distinguishes his colleagues, too. Tamar Iveri…[has] a lovely, full lyric voice with a welcome authority at bottom, steered by fine musicianship…and a lively, sympathetic temperament and presence. Francesco Meli…sings handsomely and looks properly romantic…Roberto Scandiuzzi…makes a fine, idiomatic Fiesco; and Simone Piazzola…gives promise of a major-league Boccanegra to come. Daniele Callegari, in Parma’s pit, lets the score unfold naturally and compellingly. (Opera News)

Stéphane Denève, Liceu Grand Theater Orchestra - Paul Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Stéphane Denève, Liceu Grand Theater Orchestra - Paul Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Stéphane Denève, Liceu Grand Theater Orchestra - Paul Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 121 min | 22,4 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4120 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 121 min | 6,53 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Dukas’ opera Ariane et Barbe-bleue, based on Maeterlinck’s symbolist version of the classic tale, sees free spirit Ariane become the sixth wife of the infamous Barbe-bleue, who gives his new bride seven keys to seven doors, but prohibits the use of the last. Ariane discovers an array of glittering jewels behind the first six doors, but a terrifying reality awaits her as she unlocks the seventh. José van Dam is cast as the villainous Barbe-bleue, while taking on the immensely demanding role of Ariane - who does not leave the stage throughout the entire opera - is American soprano Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet.

Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 205 min | 42.7 Gb
Audio1: Français / 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 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 205 min | 14,4 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

A grand opera that dominated the stages of Europe for most of the 19th century, Robert le diable is a masterpiece.
Director Laurent Pelly breathes new life into Giacomo Meyerbeer’s great spectacle and audaciously entertaining moral fable, in this colourful new staging for The Royal Opera. The wonderful score includes brilliant arias, dramatic ensembles, rousing choruses and a ballet of ghostly nuns, and with the wavering hero of the title sung by Bryan Hymel, acclaimed for his role as Énée in Les Troyens for The Royal Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, this is an unmissable experience.

Ivor Bolton, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra - Gluck: Alceste (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Ivor Bolton, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra - Gluck: Alceste (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Ivor Bolton, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra - Gluck: Alceste (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 15000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 21,1 Gb
Audio: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 8,84 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: Spanish, French, German, English

The 300th anniversary of Christoph Willibald Glucks birth in 2014 was celebrated at the Teatro Real in Madrid with a new production of Alceste (French version), staged by Krysztof Warlikowski and starring Angela Denoke as Alceste. Alceste is Glucks most programmatic example of his quest for purer expression and deeper meaning. All its elements show a conscious effort to recreate the tragic origins of opera: its staunch dramatic unity, austere musical form, use of the chorus as a fundamental part of the story and, above all, its anachronistic but devoted adaptation of Euripides' tragedy.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Salieri: Europa riconosciuta (2016/2004)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Salieri: Europa riconosciuta (2016/2004)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Salieri: Europa riconosciuta (2016/2004)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb (DVD9) | 133 min
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch

In 1778 Antonio Salieri’s Europa riconosciuta became the first work to be performed at the Milanese theatre later known as the Teatro alla Scala. Despite this honour, Europa riconosciuta (Europa recognised) remained unperformed for 226 years until 2004, when Riccardo Muti, then Music Director of La Scala, chose it to reopen the legendary theatre after three years of renovation work. “I love Salieri," Diana Damrau has said. "He was an important man and a musical authority in Vienna, a teacher and an heir to Gluck as a successful opera composer. And, like Mozart, he was a dramatist in music. Europa Riconosciuta is masterly in its construction and builds up step by step.

John DeMain, San Francisco Opera - Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (2014/2009) [Blu-Ray]

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John DeMain, San Francisco Opera - Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (2014/2009) [Blu-Ray]

John DeMain, San Francisco Opera - Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (2014/2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21981 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 158 min | 42,9 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 5647 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 158 min | 8,52 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, German, French, Japanese, Korean

George Gershwin miraculously melded classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both. Eric Owens (Porgy) and Laquita Mitchell (Bess) lead an amazing cast, pulling the audience into the intricate world of Catfish Row. Recorded live in 2009 at the War Memorial Opera House, conductor John DeMain, whose 1976 recording of Porgy and Bess won a Grammy, leads the triumphant cast.

Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2007/1972)

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Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2007/1972)

Karl Böhm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2007/1972)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.92 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

“A glittering account of the most perfect of all operettas, with an incredibly starry cast, all in peak condition. Karl Böhm's conducting is relaxed but sparkling.” (BBC Music Magazine)

Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25987 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 33,4 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3924 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 7,52 Gb
Audio: Русский / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Bel Air | Sub: French, English, German

Child murder, scheming monks and a Tsar lapsing into madness Modest Mussorgsky spread the thematic arc wide in his choral opera, which he began to work on from 1868, and with which he attempted to awaken an awareness of his own time through the indirect route of a historic story. As an artist of the 19th century, he was driven by the psychology of the masses. Thus, in 'Boris Godunov', alongside the hero of the title, the main role is actually taken primarily by the Russian people, rejoicing, starving, demanding and questioning. In conjuction with conductor Kent Nagano, Spanish stage director Calixto Bieito proposes an original reading of this brilliant work.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2007/1994)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2007/1994)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2007/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.83 Gb (DVD9) | 130 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

As a more consistently light-hearted version, with delightful La Scala sets and colourful costumes, the 1994 TDK Don Pasquale will also be hard to beat. Visually it is a joy, and with three outstanding principals the performance sparkles from start to finish. By not seeming too old, Ferruccio Furlanetto’s portrayal of Don Pasquale is the more convincing, but he has no chance against Nuccia Focille’s minx of a Norina and one certainly feels sorry for him at his discomfiture. Gregory Kunde is an appropriately ardent Ernesto; his voice isn’t creamy but the sings passionately and has good comic timing, and Lucio Gallo enters into the spirit of the story as a wily Dottore Malatesta.

Steuart Bedford, Britten-Pears Orchestra - Britten: Peter Grimes: on Aldeburgh Beach (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Steuart Bedford, Britten-Pears Orchestra - Britten: Peter Grimes: on Aldeburgh Beach (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Steuart Bedford, Britten–Pears Orchestra - Britten: Peter Grimes: on Aldeburgh Beach (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 11980 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 140 min | 21,0 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4127 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 7,52 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese

Filmed in June 2013 during three extraordinary performances that took place during the Aldeburgh Festival, “Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach” takes place in the heart of the town that inspired it and is the film interpretation of Britten’s “Peter Grimes”, the most successful opera of post-war Britain. Based on George Crabbe’s 1810 poem ‘The Borough’, Britten’s powerful and masterful evocation of the North Sea in all its moods has become inextricably linked with the Aldeburgh that was home to Crabbe in the late eighteenth century and Britten in the twentieth, and where both poem and opera were written.

Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 32991 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 109 min | 40,6 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 109 min | 6,53 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Diana Damrau and Angelika Kirchschlager star in the acclaimed 2008 production of Humperdinck's famous fairytale opera, in the company of two of Britain's most revered musical figures: Thomas Allen, playing the role of the Father, and the legendary conductor Colin Davis. Directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser combine their characteristic wit and a dash of deliciously dark comedy with the opera's fairytale charm. Humperdinck's music mixes catchy folk-like songs with sumptuous instrumental colour, making the result as tunefully approachable, musically memorable and visually delightful as opera gets. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in full Surround Sound.