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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | VC-1 Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 20,0 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 5000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 4,57 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 2,69 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

New Year’s Eve Concert 1998 – Songs of Love and Desire Love was the theme of the 1998 New Year’s Eve Concert. And who wrote better music about love than Mozart and Verdi? Maestro Claudio Abbado has chosen two of the best Mozart interpreters, Christine Schäfer and Simon Keenlyside, for this traditionally meaningful event. Marcelo Álvarez from Argentina interprets highlights of the tenor repertoire, and Italian Primadonna Mirella Freni tops the occasion with a breathtaking performance of the Letter Scene of Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin.

Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Luciana Serra, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La scala di seta (2002)

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Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Luciana Serra, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La scala di seta (2002)

Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Luciana Serra, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La scala di seta (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 505 Mb | Total time: 49:12+44:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Fonit | # 0927 43307-2 | Recorded: 1988

"La scala di seta" is an operatic farsa comica in one act by Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa. It was first performed in Venice, Italy, at the Teatro San Moisè on 9 May 1812. The overture has been frequently recorded and continues to be featured in the modern concert repertoire.

David Parry, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Gioachino Rossini: Ermione (2010)

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David Parry, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Gioachino Rossini: Ermione (2010)

David Parry, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Gioachino Rossini: Ermione (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 651 Mb | Total time: 64:47+69:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera Rara | # ORC42 | Recorded: 2009

During the years from 1815 to 1822 when his career centered on Naples, Rossini composed a sequence of works for the Teatro San Carlo, which at that time boasted an outstanding orchestra and a company of resident singers that was the leading ensemble available anywhere. A string of masterpieces resulted, including Ermione - which is without doubt one of the composer's greatest operas, despite it being perhaps the least immediately successful. Ermione was received with incomprehension at its sole performance in 1819 and was never revived in Rossini's lifetime. Since its first stage revival in Pesaro in 1987, Ermione has been recognized as a lost masterpiece. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the opera's novelties begin with an overture interrupted by a choral lament of Trojan prisoners. Tension and staggering originality are maintained right to the very end.

Ion Marin, London Symphony Orchestra - Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide (1994)

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Ion Marin, London Symphony Orchestra - Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide (1994)

Ion Marin, London Symphony Orchestra - Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 837 Mb | Total time: 59:45+74:48+72:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 437 797-2 | Recorded: 1993

Semiramide is Rossini's last opera seria. The title role was written for his wife, Isabella Colbran. The extremely florid vocal style is often a vehicle for spectacular vocal display rather than an intrinsic part of the score. The ensemble-scenes (particularly the duos between Arsace and Semiramide) and choruses are also of a high order, as is the orchestral writing, which makes full use of a large pit. The work starts with a well-known overture, and throughout it calls for outstanding singers in the leading soprano and contralto roles. Semiramide is occasionally performed but is not part of the standard operatic repertoire.

Silvio Varviso, Orchestra e Coro Rossini di Napoli - Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1999)

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Silvio Varviso, Orchestra e Coro Rossini di Napoli - Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1999)

Silvio Varviso, Orchestra e Coro Rossini di Napoli - Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 730 Mb | Total time: 144:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 452 591-2 | Recorded: 1964

The Overture gives the clue: this is the Barber of the nudge and the wink, of the Neapolitan siesta rubato and the rumbustious business. Silvio Varviso, who works his willing orchestra hard enough, tends to operate by exaggerated contrasts of tempo rather than by pointing within the phrasing itself: the cast, similarly, work the comic value of the words rather than the wit of their underlay or inflection.

Giuliano Carella, The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (2002)

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Giuliano Carella, The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (2002)

Giuliano Carella, The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 612 Mb | Total time: 47.48+35.32+71.26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera Rara | # ORC22 | Recorded: 2002

Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra (1815) was the first of the nine Rossini Neapolitan operas written for Teatro San Carlo. The works Rossini composed were hailed (and have been ever since) as some of the most remarkable ever to be composed for the lyric stage. Opera Rara has made a new performing edition from the autograph manuscript and, for the first time, Rossini’s opera has been recorded absolutely complete, with the original orchestration. As Queen Elizabeth, Jennifer Larmore takes command of her country and her audience with a portrayal, which is strong, yet avoids the stereotypical concept of Elizabeth associated with the films of Bette Davis. Larmore, with the splendid vocalism, makes Rossini’s florid vocal writing work for the character. The part of her rival Matilde has Majella Cullagh giving another of her limpid-voiced heroines. Antonino Siragusa makes his mark in the demanding tenor part of Norfolk while Bruce Ford as Leicester adds the ninth and last of the Neapolitan operas to his repertoire.

Bruno Campanella, Orchestre et Choers de l'Opéra National de Paris - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2007/1998)

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Bruno Campanella, Orchestre et Choers de l'Opéra National de Paris - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2007/1998)

Bruno Campanella, Orchestre et Choers de l'Opéra National de Paris - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2007/1998)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.83 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese

TDK presents a production of Rossinis LItaliana in Algeri by renowned opera stage director Andrei Serban and conducted by Bruno Campanella from the prestigious Opéra National de Paris. The excellent cast of singer-actors was led by international mezzo- star Jennifer Larmore who, with her unaffected contact with the audience, beautiful voice and excellent acting, is central to this staging. The American singer has acquired a reputation as a Rossini specialist, and is no stranger to inventive stagings of the composers comedies. However, the work may be named after the Italian girl, but her adversary Mustafà is just as dominant, and this production has one of the leading exponents of this gleeful role, the buffo bass Simone Alaimo.

Ferenc Fricsay, RIAS Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin - Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Rossini: Stabat Mater (1993)

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Ferenc Fricsay, RIAS Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin - Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Rossini: Stabat Mater (1993)

Ferenc Fricsay, RIAS Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin - Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Rossini: Stabat Mater (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 556 Mb | Total time: 77:40+72:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 684-2 | Recorded: 1954, 1960

This set, issued to mark the 75th anniversary of Fricsay's birth, dates from late 1960 when the conductor was already suffering from the disease that killed him. It was to prove to be his final performance of the piece. I don't think it's fanciful to feel in this intensely dramatic and immediate reading that the conductor fully realized his own mortality. At any rate it's an interpretation of tragic force and lyrical beauty that eclipses most of its rivals. Fricsay was here working with a choir and orchestra entirely devoted to him and, as in the Shaw performance on Telarc/Conifer such familiarity pays huge dividends in terms of unified thought. Then, the circumstances of a live occasion seem to infect everyone concerned with a feeling of urgency.

José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide (2018)

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José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide (2018)

José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 697 Mb | Total time: 165:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660419-21 | Recorded: 2013

Based on an epic poem by Niccolò Forteguerri and set in the times of the Crusades, Ricciardo e Zoraide is a drama full of infatuations and jealousy, imprisonment and murderous plots, concluding with a gallant rescue and a benevolent outcome. The problems of such a complex and intense libretto were solved by Rossini through sheer dramatic skill, sophisticated melodic inventiveness, an emphasis on contrasts between dark and light, and the innovative and extensive use of on-stage musicians. This rarely heard opera is a true bel canto feast that reinvents the long tradition of chivalrous tales that still fascinate us today.

Alberto Zedda, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: La gazza ladra (2015)

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Alberto Zedda, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: La gazza ladra (2015)

Alberto Zedda, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: La gazza ladra (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 793 Mb | Total time: 180:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660369-71 | Recorded: 2009

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) marked a culmination of the convergence of serious and comic elements in Rossini’s work. The result is an ideal hybrid: a tragic opera with a happy ending that rises to the status of true opera seria. With its outstanding dramatic and musical qualities it remains one of Rossini’s greatest and most successful operas, a constant presence in the repertoire since its triumphant 1817 première in Milan. This performance is conducted by Alberto Zedda, who made his conducting début in 1956, produced the first critical edition of La gazza ladra, and is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the operas of Rossini.

Antonino Fogliani, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2016)

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Antonino Fogliani, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2016)

Antonino Fogliani, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 662 Mb | Total time: 156.49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660382-84 | Recorded: 2014

The great writer Stendhal wrote of Il viaggio a Reims that “this opera is a feast”. The plot is a contemporary farce tailor-made for a particular occasion—the coronation festivities of Charles X—though Rossini valued the music so highly that he reused at great part of the score three years later in the opera Le Comte Ory. With a cast of ten principal and eight smaller rôles, this sparkling work is heard complete for the first time and in accordance with the critical edition prepared by the Fondazione Rossini and Casa Ricordi.

Herbert von Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)

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Herbert von Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)

Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.19Gb+4.19Gb (2xDVD5) | 207 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English

“this DVD brings compelling accounts of the master at work, visually as well as aurally. There is a powerful intensity to the Beethoven overtures and the opening of William Tell is beautifully done, with glorious playing from the Berliners…There is plenty of fascinating archival material to see; and within the maestro's obviously glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, he emerges as a musical communicator of warmth - and humour too. A most revealing issue.” (The Penguin Guide)

Antonino Fogliani, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide (2013)

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Antonino Fogliani, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide (2013)

Antonino Fogliani, Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 943 Mb | Total time: 03:41:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660340-42 | Recorded: 2012

Following his triumphant visit to Vienna in 1822, when several of his operas were extremely well-received, international success beckoned for Rossini. First performed at La Fenice, Venice in 1823, Semiramide was Rossini’s last Italian opera, written at the height of his creative powers. Its subject is Greek tragedy for which librettist Gaetano Rossi drew on an adaptation by Voltaire. Instrumentally sophisticated and classically structured, the opera remains one of the most remarkable examples of Rossini’s cultivation of bel canto.

Maria Callas, Georges Sebastian Chœur et Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris - La grande nuit de l'Opéra, 1958 (2021)

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Maria Callas, Georges Sebastian Chœur et Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris - La grande nuit de l'Opéra, 1958 (2021)

Maria Callas, Georges Sebastian, Chœur et Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris - La grande nuit de l'Opéra, 1958 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 270 Mb | Total time: 80:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: INA | # DFINA17CD | Recorded: 1958

The gala evening at the Paris Opera on December 19, 1958 was announced in the press as ""the greatest show in the world". Maria Callas, at the height of her glory, performed for the first time in front of a Parisian audience. The diva delivered all the facets of her art through the Italian classics that she loved, with the theatrical genius that is proper to her. Paris gave her a triumphant evening!
The original recording of this evening, broadcast in Eurovision throughout Europe, has been newly restored with the greatest care.

Marco Armiliato, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin - The Berlin Concert: Live from the "Waldbuhne" (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Marco Armiliato, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin - The Berlin Concert: Live from the "Waldbuhne" (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Marco Armiliato, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - The Berlin Concert: Live from the "Waldbühne" (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23496 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 28,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD High-Res Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 5500 kbps / 29,97 fps | 110 min | 7,15 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

The knock-out concert event of 2006! Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo and Rolando Villazón came together for one unforgettable evening of opera arias and ensembles. This is not a cross-over concert, but a genuine collection of operatic gems, performed by three thrilling performers in front of an audience of 20,000 roaring fans. The excitement in the audience brings out the best in each performer. With selections from L'Arlesiana, Gianni Schicchi, Otello, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Giuditta, La Bohème, West Side Story and much more! Marco Armiliato leads the Deutschen Oper Berlin Orchestra.