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Mark Elder, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Gaetano Donizetti: Belisario (2013)

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Mark Elder, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Gaetano Donizetti: Belisario (2013)

Mark Elder, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Gaetano Donizetti: Belisario (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 554 Mb | Total time: 60:16+64:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera Rara | # ORC49 | Recorded: 2012

Belisario is, quite simply, one of Donizetti’s finest achievements. Dating from the high watermark of Donizetti’s maturity, with its premiere in 1836 (the year after the debut of Maria Stuarda in Milan and Lucia di Lammermoor in Naples), Belisario proved a triumph on stages throughout the 19th century. Yet, incredibly, it is little known today. The libretto, by Salvadore Cammarano (who collaborated with Donizetti on Lucia di Lammermoor), tells the moving and typically complicated story of the 6th century Byzantine general. Falsely accused by his wife, Antonina, of killing their son, he was blinded and exiled as his punishment. Only the recognition by his daughter, Irene, that her father’s former captive, Alamiro, was her long-lost brother restores Belisario’s reputation; tragically, too late to save his life.

Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore (2004/1967)

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Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore (2004/1967)

Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore (2004/1967)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 6.96 Gb (DVD9) | 130 min
Classical | Hardy Classic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol

A dream cast for a wonderful opera. Renata Scotto and Carlo Bergonzi, whose partnership in the EMI recording of Madama Butterfly made it the version of choice, can be seen as well as heard in Donizetti's delicious opera buffa. The cast is filled out with superb singing actors, including Carlo Cava, Giuseppe Taddei and others. A major discovery and a feast for opera fans.

Maurizio Benini, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Maurizio Benini, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Maurizio Benini, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33896 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 121 min | 36,3 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3093 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 5000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 121 min | 7,49 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2210 kbps / 29,970 fps | 121 min | 5,12 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Acclaimed Italian conductor Maurizio Benini makes his Glyndebourne debut in Donizetti’s intoxicating and deeply touching opera, whose fast-moving comic story unfolds the romantic rivalry between penniless farmhand and bumptious soldier, both vying for the love of Adina. Will the bogus Dr Dulcamara’s potion – the elixir of love – help farmhand Nemorino win her heart? Peter Auty takes the role of Nemorino with Ekaterina Siurina as Adina. Recorded in High Definition and true surround sound.

Nadine Sierra, Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI - Made for Opera (2022)

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Nadine Sierra, Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI - Made for Opera (2022)

Nadine Sierra, Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI - Made for Opera (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 217 Mb | Total time: 61:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 4860942 | Recorded: 2020

Nadine Sierra’s childhood intuition – that she was born to sing opera – has proved correct in every way and is reflected in the title of her second solo album for DG. The dramatic presence, searing passion and technical brilliance for which the American lyric soprano regularly scores rave reviews are captured in Made for Opera, which trains the spotlight on three of the most demanding roles in the repertoire – Verdi’s Violetta, Donizetti’s Lucia and Gounod’s Juliette. Recorded with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and Capella Cracoviensis under Riccardo Frizza, the album not only reflects Nadine Sierra’s command of bel canto technique and rich range of vocal colours, but also documents her insights into the psychology of the ill-starred heroines of La traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor and Roméo et Juliette.

Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2018) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor  (2018) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Oren, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2018) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28011 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 149 min | 40,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3802 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 4475 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 8,68 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 6,85 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Erato | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Diana Damrau’s reputation as the world’s leading coloratura soprano has been built on her extraordinary technical virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship and her acute psychological insight. In Katie Mitchell’s sometimes radical production of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Royal Opera House, she is, as the Financial Times wrote, 'brilliantly convincing'. Award winning director Katie Mitchell took a revisionist approach to the drama, updating the action to the mid-19th century and applying a feminist slant as she added new and unexpected elements. Mitchell also made extensive use of a ‘split screen’ effect on the stage, counterpointing two different pieces of action at key moments.

Alfred Eschwe, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Alfred Eschwe, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Alfred Eschwé, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2015/2005) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 16995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 22,5 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-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 29,97 fps | 131 min | 8,04 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 131 min | 5,99 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Erato | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Rolando Villazón as Nemorino exhibits a real gift for comic acting, manipulating his rubber face into dozens of hilarious poses, flawlessly turning stock comic gestures into laugh-out-loud moments, and even juggling apples with the panache of a circus performer. More important, he uses his lyric tenor to sing the part with impressive subtlety, suggesting Nemorino's desperation while singing of his love for Adina. His big show-stopper, "Una furtiva lagrima," features melting pianissimos and a breathtaking decrescendo in its final phrase. Netrebko's Adina is every bit as good, with deft acting and a lovely lyric soprano voice that makes you understand why she's the only girl for Nemorino.

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Canadian Opera Company, Joan Sutherland, James Morris - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2001)

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Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Canadian Opera Company, Joan Sutherland, James Morris - Donizetti: Anna Bolena  (2001)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Canadian Opera Company, Joan Sutherland, James Morris - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2001)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 157 min | 4,29 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Label: VAI | Sub: English | Recorded: 1984

It would have been better, of course, if this 1984 production of Donizetti's Anna Bolena, or at least its title role, had been filmed 20 years earlier, when Joan Sutherland's voice was in its spectacular prime. But like her Canadian Opera Norma, dating from 1981, this is a better-late-than-never documentation of one of the most remarkable voices of the 20th century.

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.

Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of English National Opera, Janet Baker - Donizetti: Mary Stuart [Maria Stuarda] (2005/1982)

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Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of English National Opera, Janet Baker - Donizetti: Mary Stuart [Maria Stuarda] (2005/1982)

Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of English National Opera, Janet Baker - Donizetti: Mary Stuart [Maria Stuarda] (2005/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.06 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | NVC Arts | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues

This famous production of Donizetti’s Mary Stuart was one of English National Opera’s most memorable from the 1980’s. Dame Janet Baker chose the title role of Donizetti’s Scottish queen for her farewell to the London operatic stage in 1982. It was a triumph for Dame Janet, in one of the most rewarding of operatic roles. As Mary, she displays her full range as a great singing actress, at times imperious and confrontational, yet during the quieter reflective moments intensely moving. Her adversary Elizabeth is sung by Rosalind Plowright, in one of the best performances of her career, both intense and passionate in this demanding role. The famous, though entirely fictional, encounter scene between the two Queens is extremely powerful. The cast also includes John Tomlinson I commanding voice as Talbot, and David Randall as an ardent Leicester. The Performance is gloriously conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.

Marco Guidarini, Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (2010)

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Marco Guidarini, Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (2010)

Marco Guidarini, Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala - Gaetano Donizetti: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali [Viva la mamma !] (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 114 min | 6,72 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: BelAir | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2009

The “Scala Academy Project” has chosen an opera by Donizetti never before performed on the Scala stage. Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (Viva la mamma !) is a dramma giocoso which premiered in Naples in 1827. Italian actor, director and writer Antonio Albanese, a true master of wit and satire, made his debut as opera director. The Orchestra is conducted by Marco Guidarini.

Arnold Bosman, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Gaetano Donizetti: La zingara (2002)

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Arnold Bosman, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Gaetano Donizetti: La zingara (2002)

Arnold Bosman, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Gaetano Donizetti: La zingara (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 590 Mb | Total time: 76:04+48:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 396/1-2 | Recorded: 2001

Despite its moronic libretto, the opera was an enormous success at its premiere in Naples in 1822, and even Bellini wrote nice things about the second-act septet. Donizetti mixes buffo and serious characters, as well as Neapolitan dialect (there are no recitatives; numbers are separated by spoken dialogue) with “pure” Italian, and the absurd plot is (sort of) held together by the clever Argilla, who under the guise of telling fortunes gains entry to people’s feelings as well as to every area of the castle. Is it a masterpiece? Even close? No, but there are niceties galore–rhythmic arias and ensembles, good (if typical) characterizations, and good tunes.

Antonino Fogliani, Fondazione Orchestra Gaetano Donizetti di Bergamo - Gaetano Donizetti: Ugo, Conte di Parigi (2004)

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Antonino Fogliani, Fondazione Orchestra Gaetano Donizetti di Bergamo - Gaetano Donizetti: Ugo, Conte di Parigi (2004)

Antonino Fogliani, Fondazione Orchestra Gaetano Donizetti di Bergamo - Gaetano Donizetti: Ugo, Conte di Parigi (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 590 Mb | Total time: 64:42+74:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 449/1-2 | Recorded: 2003

Ugo, conte di Parigi is widely regarded as Gaetano Donizetti's most obscure opera, having closed after only four performances in 1832. Its first modern revival was not given until a concert performance held in London in 1977, on which occasion it was recorded and issued as the first in Opera Rara's survey of Donizetti's complete operatic output, garnering considerable acclaim. In more recent times the Italian label Dynamic has instituted its own Donizetti series and has now gotten around to Ugo, conte di Parigi. For its recording, Dynamic has utilized a live performance from Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo held in October 2003 and featuring exciting young Romanian soprano Doina Dimitriu.

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Gaetano Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)

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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Gaetano Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Gaetano Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 615 Mb | Total time: 66:25+61:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 488/1-2 | Recorded: 2005

Composed for Venice in 1837, just a year-and-a-half after the fantastic success of Lucia di Lammermoor, Pia de' Tolomei "pleased altogether", in the composer's words. He revised it a couple of times thereafter and it was shown at various theaters as distant as Malta until 1855, after which it disappeared. It takes place in 13th-century Siena: Pia is married to Nello; his cousin Ghino loves her but she refuses his advances. Ghino angrily accuses Pia of adultery with an unknown man, who turns out to be Pia's brother, Rodrigo, and Nello imprisons her. Ghino eventually feels remorse and confesses his deception, but not soon enough to save Pia from being poisoned by Nello.

Emmanuel Plasson, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Gaetano Donizetti: Parisina d’Este (1999)

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Emmanuel Plasson, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Gaetano Donizetti: Parisina d’Este (1999)

Emmanuel Plasson, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Gaetano Donizetti: Parisina d’Este (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 596 Mb | Total time: 61:59+68:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 277/1-2 | Recorded: 1997

From its foreboding prelude to its melodramatic conclusion, 'Parisina' is one tuneful delight after ano- ther….Pendatchanska is a youthful protagonist. She has a warm voice of almost mezzo-soprano coloring….Hers is a major vocal talent…

I Solisti Italiani - ROSSINI: 6 Sonatas for Strings And DONIZETTI: String Quartets No.3 & 5 [2010, Japan, COCO-73144~5]

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I Solisti Italiani - ROSSINI: 6 Sonatas for Strings And DONIZETTI: String Quartets No.3 & 5 [2010, Japan, COCO-73144~5]

I Solisti Italiani - ROSSINI: 6 Sonatas for Strings And DONIZETTI: String Quartets No.3 & 5
2CD | Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia | COCO-73144~5 | Blu-Spec CD | ~ 638 + 311 Mb
Scans(jpg 300dpi) Included | Scans(png) -> 150 Mb