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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Otello [Blu-Ray] (2016)

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Otello [Blu-Ray] (2016)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Otello [Blu-Ray] (2016)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 153 min | 42,0 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 | 153 min | 9,42 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 1989 kbps / 29,97 fps | 153 min | 6,24 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: Italian, English, German, French

Directed by the Tony Award winning and six time MET director, Bartlett Sher, this lavish production of Verdi's operatic masterpiece Otello features one of the most exciting young opera singers of her generation, Sonya Yoncheva, and the Metropolitan Opera & Chorus, conducted by their new director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Benjamin Bernheim, Frédéric Chaslin, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Boulevard des Italiens (2022)

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Benjamin Bernheim, Frédéric Chaslin, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Boulevard des Italiens (2022)

Benjamin Bernheim, Frédéric Chaslin, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Boulevard des Italiens: Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi, Spontini, Cherubini, Mascagni (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 257 Mb | Total time: 59:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 486 1964 | Recorded: 2021

Documenting more than a hundred years of Italian operatic music in France, Benjamin Bernheim’s new album Boulevard des Italiens. Music stretching from Spontini’s La Vestale to Mascagni’s Amica – all sung in French – receives gold-star treatment from Bernheim, a tenor ideally placed to sing this repertoire in his native language. As he explains, “The aim was really to show the history of the French language in opera houses in Paris by way of these Italian composers who brought their pieces there. With the Opéra Garnier at one end, and the Opéra-Comique at the other, the Boulevard des Italiens is where it all happened.”

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.

Fabio Luisi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Giuseppe Verdi: Jérusalem (2013)

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Fabio Luisi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Giuseppe Verdi: Jérusalem (2013)

Fabio Luisi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Giuseppe Verdi: Jérusalem (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 789 Mb | Total time: 168:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5308 | Recorded: 1998

Giuseppe Verdi's first big Paris hit, Jérusalem is an 1847 rewrite of I Lombardi. Along with a new French text, the action is clarified, characters and scenes are dropped, the tenor role is beefed up, and the obligatory ballet is added, among other changes. It's a more coherent opera in this version, although Italian audiences have clung to I Lombardi, which is still mounted on the world's stages. The Philips team, however, makes a powerful case for this French grand opera story of betrayal, love, war and rescue, penitence, and vindication painted in primary colors on a canvas of Crusaders and villains, rousingly set to effective, if blunt, music.

Franco Capuana, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Aida (2005/1966)

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Franco Capuana, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Aida (2005/1966)

Franco Capuana, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Aida (2005/1966)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 1 ch | 6.60 Gb (DVD9) | 160 min
Classical | Hardy Classic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais

The tradition of presenting operas in the Arena of Verona was inaugurated by Aida when it was performed there in 1913. The wide-open spaces of this opera-the blue skies and fragrant forests of Ethiopia, the starry nights on the Nile-and its picture of Egypt's ancient civilisation found their ideal setting in the grandeur of this centuries-old Roman amphitheatre and in the open air of Verona's summer nights.

John Matheson, BBC Concert Orchestra - Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza del Destino (2005)

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John Matheson, BBC Concert Orchestra - Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza del Destino (2005)

John Matheson, BBC Concert Orchestra - Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza del Destino (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 955 Mb | Total time: 68.08+57.33+31.03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera Rara | # ORCV304 | Recorded: 1981

This marks the final offering from Opera Rara's laudable restoration of BBC broadcasts from the 1970s and '80s of Verdi's first thoughts on specific operas, and it is quite up to the standard of the series. It differs only in being given without an audience, and was broadcast two years after the recording.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2002/1995)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2002/1995)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2002/1995)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.83 Gb (DVD9) | 141 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This evocative production by Giancarlo Del Monaco sumptuously captures the look and feel of 14th century Genoa and is a perfect compliment to Verdi’s setting of this story of searing conflict between public duty and private grief. Plácido Domingo is Gabriele Adorno, sworn enemy of the doge of Genoa, Simon Boccanegra (Vladimir Chernov). Gabriele is in love with the beautiful Amelia (Kiri Te Kanawa at her most affecting) who turns out to be none other than the long-lost daughter the doge. James Levine’s authoritative conducting of the Met orchestra and chorus reveals the dark power of Verdi’s score.

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.

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.

Mariella Devia, Sergej Larin, Michelle Pertusi, Parma Opera Ensemble - Verdi: Arie da Camera (2000)

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Mariella Devia, Sergej Larin, Michelle Pertusi, Parma Opera Ensemble - Verdi: Arie da Camera (2000)

Mariella Devia, Sergej Larin, Michelle Pertusi, Parma Opera Ensemble - Verdi: Arie da Camera (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 374 Mb | Total time: 90:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | # STR11017 | Recorded: 1998

Von wenigen Ausnahmen abgesehen, stellen die Liedkompositionen Verdis keinen wesentlichen Bestandteil seines musikalischen Schaffens dar. Die meisten Schöpfungen dieser Gattung sind in den Anfangsjahren des Komponisten entstanden, zumeist leichtgewichtige, anmutige Gesangsstücke im Stile Bellinis und Donizettis, es befinden sich darunter aber auch schon die für Verdi charakteristischen Gesänge patriotischen Inhalts. In diesen Frühwerken begegnet man manchmal musikalischen Motiven, die Verdi in seinen Meisterjahren wieder verwendet hat, eine Praxis, die auch von anderen italienischen Komponisten (Puccini ist da ein prominenter Fall) bekannt ist.

Rafael Kubelik, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto (1993)

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Rafael Kubelik, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto (1993)

Rafael Kubelik, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi - Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 583 Mb | Total time: 58:16+64:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 437 704-2 | Recorded: 1964

Renata Scotto shows an amazing flexibility and control. Her Caro nome is one to be heard many times. She reaches a high D and decrescendo's to an incredible ppp. I felt the aria drug a little in tempo, but the gorgeous sound more than made up for it. As Rigoletto, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has the vocal power demanded by the score. Too often he sounded as if he was delivering a recital of Leider. A smooth velvet sound was his mark throughout. In his duets with Gilda, this payed off handsomely. Even in his dealings with the courtiers after Gilda's abduction he showed us a rarely seen Dietrich blustery side.

Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]

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Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]

Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 133 min | 38,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4236 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 133 min | 6,15 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1920x1080 / 5000 kbps / 29,97 fps | 133 min | 8,26 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Here is the opera event of 2005, the Salzburg Festival’s "La Traviata" featuring Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, and Thomas Hampson in a dramatic staging by Willy Decker – the thrilling production that prompted riotous ovations not seen since Karajan’s heyday.

Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)

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Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)

Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.58 Gb | Total time: 53:37+59:35+71:36+53:08+70:47+65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 799622 | Recorded: 1963, 1967, 1970

Verdi, child of the people, king of popular opera, began life as the son of an innkeeper. He was brought up in modest circumstances. He first received lessons from the village priest, who was amazed by the young musician’s talents. Verdi’s musical education was rounded and complete: at the age of sixteen, the composer wrote fugues, masses and symphonies, which he would later destroy. As he met with reticence in Milan, he settled in Busseto where he fell victim to the pettiness of the town. However, his strong willpower enabled him to pursue his musical path without paying heed to what people said.

Live From The Salzburg Festival - Verdi: La Traviata (2005)

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Live From The Salzburg Festival - Verdi: La Traviata (2005)

Live From The Salzburg Festival - Verdi: La Traviata (2005)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~ 5.1 Mbps | 2hr 13mn | 6.63 MB
Italian: DTS, 6 ch, 1510 kbps \ AC3, 2 ch, 448 kbps
Subtitles: Italiano, English, German, Francais, Espanol, Chinese
Genre: Music, Classical, Opera

Here is the opera event of 2005, the Salzburg Festival’s "La Traviata" featuring Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, and Thomas Hampson in a dramatic staging by Willy Decker – the thrilling production that prompted riotous ovations not seen since Karajan’s heyday.

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (2003)

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (2003)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 547 Mb | Total time: 55:34+70:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: GBS Records | # M2K 42535 | Recorded: 1966

Dietrich Fischer Dieskau makes for an intriguingly offbeat, enjoyably seedy knight under Leonard Bernstein's baton. Bernstein has some interesting ideas about this opera, and not all of them work, but he grounds the opera with a solid, inspiring cast. Regina Resnik is clearly having a ball as Quickly, Rolando Panerai is fantastic in one of his most reliable roles. Only Juan Oncina and Graziella Sciutti, as the young lovers, disappoint. Best of all is Ilva Ligabue, caught in her prime in one of her best roles. Most of the cast would also feature in Bernstein's studio recording, but this live performance has a vitality absent from the more well-known studio effort.