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Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 29 Jul 2015 06:04:40 | Comments : 1

Rossini - The Early Operas (Il Signor Bruschino / La Cambiale di Matrimonio / L'Occasione fa il Ladro / La Scala di Seta)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch) | 24.96 GB
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

These video recordings all from the Schwetzingen opera festival were recorded in the late 80s and early 90s and originally released on laser disk on the Teldec label.
Posted By : stfine | Date : 28 Jul 2015 17:46:54 | Comments : 0

Giacomo Puccini - Turandot - Bregenz Festival (Khudoley, Massi, Yu; Carignani) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 10.2 mbps, 25 fps | Italian, AC3 384 kbps, 6 ch | 02:06:21 | 9.6 GB
Classical, Opera | Classica Live | HDTV->MKV

Premiere of new production at Bregenz Festival (Bregenzer Festspiele), July 22, 2015.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 28 Jul 2015 16:09:13 | Comments : 0

Luis Cobos - Concerto Fantastico
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 348 MB | Full Artwork: 28 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Music, Herzklang # HER 468577 2 | Country/Year: Germany 1991
Genre: Classical, Pop | Style: Popular Classical

Luis Cobos is a Spanish composer, conductor and musician. He is chairman of the management entity performers (AIE) and the chairman of the board of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. (...) As a conductor Cobos conducted national orchestra's which included the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony. He also collaborated with various tenors including Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Julio Iglesias, Ana Belén, Isabel Pantoja, Mónica Naranjo and Joaquín Sabina. ~wikipedia
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 28 Jul 2015 12:04:59 | Comments : 1

Strauss R. - Ariadne auf Naxos (James Levine, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle) (2003/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb (DVD9) | 154 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“This is straight and unfussy in its staging, and the video production by Brian Large could not be more expert and unobtrusive (save for one or two close-ups of Jessye Norman's larynx). Tatiana Troyanos's Composer is quite superb, and neither Battle nor Norman can be faulted vocally” (Penguin Guide)
Posted By : stfine | Date : 28 Jul 2015 11:30:56 | Comments : 2

Handel - Alcina (Petibon, Jaroussky; Marcon) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~4.0 mbps, 25 fps | French/German, AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 03:02:19 | 6.3 GB
Classical, Opera, Baroque | Arte, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence | HDTV->MKV

Recorded live at Grand Théâtre de Provence, July, 10, 2015, during the premiere of a new production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in coproduction with the Boshoi Theater, Moscow.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 28 Jul 2015 04:41:29 | Comments : 0

Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti) [2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 487.9 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 478 1366

This classic account of La Fille du régiment has already seen print in the usual slip box fashion. This mid-price issue gives the same info and pictures (sans the covers, which are unique to each set), but drops the German and Italian translations in favor of French and English only...
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 27 Jul 2015 07:42:05 | Comments : 0

Wagner - Tannhäuser (Sir Colin Davis, Heinz Feldhoff, Gwyneth Jones) (2008/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.28 Gb+7.84 Gb (2xDVD9) | 188 min
Classical |Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Götz Friedrich’s controversial Tannhäuser production from 1978 scandalized the Bayreuth old guard while revealing Tannhäuser’s revolutionary qualities to a new age of Wagner lovers.This brilliantly iconoclastic production, superbly sung and conducted, ushered in a new age of Wagner interpretation. Choreography of the ‘Bacchanal’ by John Neumeier and set design and costumes by the international well known stage designer Jürgen Rose. A superb cast led by Spas Wenkoff as Tannhäuser, Gwyneth Jones as Venus as well as Elisabeth and Bernd Weikl as Wolfram.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 26 Jul 2015 06:54:08 | Comments : 0

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti) [2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 910.48 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 001305602

Hardly any other singer of our time has had such an uninterrupted and brilliant career as the Australian soprano, Joan Sutherland. Already described as ‘La Stupenda’, the ‘Koloraturwunder’' or ‘The Incomparable’, she can look back on a career stretching over more than forty years which was soundly based and intelligently developed. Sutherland has been on the stage since 1947. Her European career began in London in 1952 and in 1959 the producers at DECCA became aware of the new vocal miracle and entered into an exclusive contract with Joan Sutherland. Since that time her regular recordings have captured all the important stages of her career...
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 26 Jul 2015 06:41:50 | Comments : 2

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin (Georg Solti, Petr Weigl) (2002/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.21 Gb (DVD9) | 144 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Petr Weigl's beautiful film evokes superbly this most atmospheric of opera, while Sir Georg Solti captures both the passion and subtlety of Tchaikowsky's magnificent score. The golden-voiced Teresa Kubiak sing the innocent Tatyana, Stuart Burrows is the ill-fated Lensky, and Bernd Weikl is Eugene Onegin, whose arrival is destined to change everybody's lives.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 25 Jul 2015 06:50:33 | Comments : 2

Rossini - La Cenerentola (Riccardo Chailly, Ann Murray, Francisco Araiza) [1988]
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch) | 7.26 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

La cenerentola (“Cinderella”) is one of Rossini’s longest comedies, nearly three hours. For any readers who are not familiar with this opera, let me briefly tell you that it bears little resemblance to Perrault’s famous fairy tale. There is no fairy godmother, no pumpkin coach with mice turned into horses, no glass slipper, and no ball at the Prince’s with a midnight curfew. What’s left is a sweet girl, mistreated by her stepfather and vain stepsisters, and a prince in search of a wife...
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Posted By : stfine | Date : 24 Jul 2015 13:42:06 | Comments : 0

Vincenzo Bellini - I Capuleti e i Montecchi (DiDonato, Kulchynska; Luisi) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 2.3 mbps, 25 fps | Italian, AAC 128-384 kbps, 2 ch | 02:20:01 | 2.4 GB
Classical, Opera | Opernhaus Zürich / Arte HD | HDTV->MP4

New production of Bellini's famous opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues), recorded live at Opernhaus Zürich, July 07, 2015.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 24 Jul 2015 06:14:45 | Comments : 2

Rossini: Semiramide (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne) [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 755.08 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 000717602

Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne were a famous combination both on record and on stage. Here they are presented at the very height of their formidable combined powers. At this point, Dame Joan's voice is fresh and firm, free from the scoops, swoops and mannerisms that later became associated with her singing. Alas, even at the time of this recording, her pronunciation had begun to deteriorate. There's little drama in her portrayal of the Babylonian queen, but one can still revel in the sheer beauty of the voice and the blazing coloratura. Marilyn Horne, however, has plenty of passion and power. Here alone is ample evidence of why this magnificent artist was so instrumental in the revival of Rossini's serious operas...
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 24 Jul 2015 06:07:23 | Comments : 0

Verdi - La Forza del Destino (James Levine, Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini) (2005/1984)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.07 Gb+3.24 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 180 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This John Dexter production was premiered in 1975 and filmed in 1984. The incomparable Leontyne Price delivered a series of unforgettable performances as Leonora, imprinting the role with the uniqueness of her voice and her superlative acting. James Levine's conducting was hailed by The New York Times for being "full of drive and fire" with "the grandeur of the magnificent score coming through."
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 23 Jul 2015 08:09:30 | Comments : 2

Telemann Edition: Tafelmusik [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 29cd, 8.4 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94104 | TT: 29:08:47

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was one of the most prolific composers of the Barock period, rivalling Vivaldi in his industry. He studied languages and science at Leipzig University, and was largely self-taught as far as music was concerned...
...This 29CD set provides a superb introduction to this master of the Barock. He is often suffers in comparison to Bach, Handel and Vivaldi mainly because it is so difficult to know where to start with such a vast body of work. This Brilliant Classics box set makes the Telemann experience all the more enjoyable by making this selection and providing a wonderful window into the world of this great composer.
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Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 23 Jul 2015 07:07:38 | Comments : 1

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (James Levine) (2004/1999)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.58 Gb+4.24 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 238 min
Classical |Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Tenor Ben Heppner and soprano Jane Eaglen perform two of opera's most demanding roles in a 1999 production of “Tristan und Isolde,” Richard Wagner's titanic tragedy. Based on a Celtic myth, the 1865 drama charts the passions of the Irish queen Isolde and the Cornish knight Tristan. He's transporting her, against her will, to marry his uncle, King Marke (bass Rene Pape), but the two drink a potion that will ensure both their undying love for each other---and their deaths. James Levine conducts the Met Orchestra.