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Posted By : jbglx | Date : 30 May 2015 12:28:00 | Comments : 6

Wagner - Das Rheingold - Solti (2008 )
EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG | 2CD | Scans | 145 Min. | 726 MB
Opera / LP´s Originally Released in 1959 / 24 Bit / 96 Khz Remastering
Label : Decca The Original Series / Catalogue 4780382

DAS RHEINGOLD, the prelude to Wagner's drama DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, is the shortest work in the series, and at times it can be forgotten. Of the four pieces that make up the Ring Cycle, it probably would not be a stand alone opera, as the other three would be, and with the exception of "The Entry of the gods into Valhalla" it does not have the memorable highlights of the other three longer works of the cycle.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 30 May 2015 07:14:25 | Comments : 2

Martin y Soler - Il burbero di buon cuore (Christophe Rousset) [2009 / 2007]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.63 Gb+ 4.23 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 140 min

The plot to Il burbero di buon cuore was taken from a 1771 play by Goldoni, Le bourru bienfaisant. As with all of Goldoni’s mature comedies, stereotypes of commedia dell’arte and old Roman farce are humanized with vivid personal detail. Thus, the Bartolo-like antagonist, Ferramondo, isn’t a conventional blusterer, but a kindly, well-intentioned man who is easily irritated and possesses a hair-trigger temper. His niece, Angelica, is too frightened to do more than equivocate before her uncle. This, of course, only drives him quickly up a wall... Barry Brenesal
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 30 May 2015 07:03:32 | Comments : 2

Delibes - Lakmé (Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, Emma Matthews) (2011) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 7,37GB
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Lakmé, Delibes greatest opera, is performed by Opera Australia in all its oriental glory. Starring the exquisite coloratura soprano Emma Matthews as the innocent girl priestess Lakmé, and superb tenor Aldo Di Toro as the love-struck Gerald, the story tackles religion and cross-cultural love against a backdrop of British rule in India in the mid-19th century. French conductor Emmanuel Joel-Hornak brings out the full depth of the lush, dramatic score, with familiar high points being the beautiful renditions of the well-known Flower duet and Bell Song. Dominica Matthews adds her rich voice as Mallika and Stephen Bennett is darkly dominating as Brahmin priest Nilakantha, Lakmés father, while Roxane Hislop is a consumate Mistress Bentson.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 29 May 2015 11:29:32 | Comments : 4

Delibes - Lakmé (Emmanuel Joel-Hornak) (2012) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33819 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 143 min |42,5 GB
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: French / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4014 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Lakmé, Delibes greatest opera, is performed by Opera Australia in all its oriental glory. Starring the exquisite coloratura soprano Emma Matthews as the innocent girl priestess Lakmé, and superb tenor Aldo Di Toro as the love-struck Gerald, the story tackles religion and cross-cultural love against a backdrop of British rule in India in the mid-19th century.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 29 May 2015 09:40:09 | Comments : 1

Rossini - Ermione (Andrew Davis) [2005]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7,05 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol | 138 min

Recorded at Glyndebourne’s superb opera house, this lavishly praised production of Rossini’s forgotten and unusual tragic opera has proved to be an unequivocal success. Based on Racine’s Andromaque, this account of the Greek and Trojan love tangle has been set by Graham Vick in the classically-inspired auditorium of an Italian opera house, rather than in ancient Greece. The set designs, with their striking colours, forms and lighting are as if created especially for the small screen.With the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Subtitles: English / French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish. "Ermione leapt into the house as a drama - engaging, fiery, tragic, profound" OPERA "Glyndebourne pulls out all the stops to do a rarely performed Rossini tragedy proud ... Monday will surely go down in Glyndebourne’s history as one of the Great Nights - the first time it has mounted one of Rossini’s serious operas, and done so with outstanding success ... As Ermione galloped with headlong momentum to its hair-raising finishing line, you felt you had been through an emotional car-wash ..." THE TIMES
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Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 28 May 2015 06:12:44 | Comments : 1

Pergolesi - Il Prigionier Superbo & La Serva Padrona (Corrado Rovaris) (2010) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 177 min | 9,58GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Japanese, Korean

The Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, which has been devoting itself to the research and performance of Pergolesi‘s music for years now, had his operas recorded live at the annual Music Festival in Jesi. Released on this BD are two productions from Jesi of one almost forgotten opera, Il prigionier superbo, and one of Pergolesi’s most popular works, La serva padrona, combined like they were at the original premiere.
Posted By : stfine | Date : 27 May 2015 11:01:37 | Comments : 0

Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata (Rebeka, Hvorostovsky / Armiliato) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 1.1 mbps, 25 fps | Italian, AAC-LC 128-384 kbps, 2 ch | Subs: Eng, Ita, Rus | 02:25:40 | 3.9 GB
Classical, Opera | Wiener Staatsoper | WEB->TS

Recorded live at Wiener Staatsoper, March, 21, 2015.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 27 May 2015 10:26:20 | Comments : 0

Donizetti - L'elisir d'amore (Evelino Pidò, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna) (2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.79 Gb (DVD9) | 125 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Frank Dunlop's witty, unvarnished view of Donizetti's country comedy, updated to the 1930s, is delightful to see, wondrous to hear. Gheorghiu and Alagna make an ideal partnership as capricious girl and shy bumpkin. They both act and sing their roles to near perfection in a staging that exposes the heart and heartlessness as much as the fun of this work.
Posted By : stfine | Date : 26 May 2015 15:06:59 | Comments : 0

Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata (Jaho, Rodriguez, Demuro / Palumbo) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 2.2 mbps, 25 fps | Italian, AAC-LC 128-384 kbps, 2 ch | 02:05:49 | 2.2 GB
Classical, Opera | arte Concert | HDTV->TS

Recorded live at Teatro Real, Madrid, May, 08, 2015, during the premiere of a new production.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 26 May 2015 06:38:09 | Comments : 0

Galuppi - L’Inimico delle Donne (Rinaldo Alessandrini, Anna Maria Panzarella) [2011]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7,60 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 115 min | +3% Recovery

“This eighteenth-century premonition of The Mikado is a delight...The cast is good, though there's only one star: Anna Maria Panzarella (Agnesina) does the tomboy thing terribly well and as she falls in love it's not just her costumes and the music which become more feminine, it's also her acting and singing...'L'inimico delle donne is very simply filmed...You really feel you are there. And it's where I want to be. A delight from start to finish.”
International Record Review, January 2012
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 26 May 2015 06:17:00 | Comments : 5

Donizetti - Anna Bolena (Fabio Biondi, Marta Torbidoni, Laura Polverelli) (2013) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 8,87GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese

This production of Anna Bolena faithfully meets the musical vision proposed by Fabio Biondi. The mise-en-scène, therefore, excludes any explicit reference to the plot’s historical time, and the events have been set at the beginning of the 1800s, when Donizetti’s opera was premièred.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 24 May 2015 10:42:33 | Comments : 0

Pergolesi - Il Flaminio (Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina) (2010) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 183 min | 9,0GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese, Korean

The 2010 Jesi production is conscious of the complexity of Flaminio for all its seeming simplicity and cleverly exploits the suggestive milieu of the Teatro Valeria Moriconi, in particular its shape and relatively small scale. Without any attempt at realism, (the main action takes place “in a villa on the outskirts of the city of Naples, complete with hunting lodge, etc.”, but just a handful of props to symbolise the bucolic atmosphere), the production concentrates on establishing a kind of meta-theatrical relationship to this repertoire work which sets out to highlight the interweaving and overlayering of truth and fiction, passion and irony, tragedy and comedy.
Posted By : stfine | Date : 24 May 2015 10:02:11 | Comments : 0

Giuseppe Verdi - Nabucco (Lucic / Cobos) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 1.3 mbps, 25 fps | Italian, AAC-LC 128-384 kbps, 2 ch | 02:18:12 | 1.4 GB
Classical, Opera | Wiener Staatsoper | WEB->MP4

Nabucco (Nabucodonosor) was the work which established Verdi's international reputation as a composer. The chorus of the Hebrew slaves in the third act has remained immensely popular to this day. Recorded live at Wiener Staatsoper, May, 14, 2015.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 23 May 2015 14:09:18 | Comments : 0

Elīna Garanča - Meditation (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0021327-02 | Time: 01:11:42

Meditation, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca's 2014 release on Deutsche Grammophon, is an album of serene vocal and choral works that express religious feelings with an operatic touch and showcase the Latvian singer's warm and radiant voice. Choosing pieces from the early Baroque era to contemporary works, Garanca presents a soothing program that is consistent in its comforting tone and gentle treatment, though as a purely musical consideration, it tends to flow a bit too evenly and predictably. Insofar as the selections represent the Christian tradition, including settings of the Ave Maria, the Salve Regina, the Sanctus, the Agnus Dei, and the Regina Coeli, the character of the collection admits little variety, except for the general alternation between penitential and quietly ecstatic moods.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 23 May 2015 10:42:47 | Comments : 1

Richard Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele / Karl Böhm
14xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 3,84 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips # 446 057-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1967, 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

"Musikalisch dichte, klanglich prächtig ausbalancierte und das Primat der Sänger wahrende Aufnahme, deren Schönheit aus der Gesamtwirkung resultiert...Im Gesamteindruck setzt diese Aufnahme große Wagner-Tradition mit großer Bestimmtheit und Überzeugungskraft fort." ~Hermes Opernlexikon