Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 39,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 7,42 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This is a wonderful performance, one of the finest in this Tutto Verdi series of the complete operas. Conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti is an unlikely looking gentleman at first glance but at his first wave of the baton one realizes he is a master. His upbeat tempi have a big sweep that gives the opera the brilliance Verdi intended. The tenor, Francesco Meli (Riccardo), is a young fresh voice, powerful and sensitive; the baritone, Vladimir Stoyanov is beginning to take over from the venerable Nucci in the series. His voice is powerful, well shaded, his acting puts a menace into his Renato and we commiserate with his agony of being a betrayed husband. Serena Gamberoni’s Oscar is a delight—a stunning beauty, her voice supple and flexible, she moves like a real opera star! An American from Arkansas, Kristin Lewis is a passionate Amelia with power, secure in her top notes. Elisabetta Fiorillo (Ulrica), an old-timer now with an alto range, makes a strong impression as the wise and not at all wicked soothsayer. (The WholeNote)

Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 107 min | 34,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 107 min | 5,81 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

…this is…a very attractive production. The sets and costumes are in period and completely traditional and tasteful. The stage action is thoroughly sensible and in accord with the libretto, and the acting by all the principals quite decent. Among the four lead singers, the standout is Silvia Dalla Genetta as Gulnara. Let’s hope that the exposure she receives here launches her on a major international career, for this is a world-class voice—a dramatic coloratura with a rapid but perfectly even vibrato; rich, penetrating vocal color devoid of shrillness on top; excellent breath control, including some marvelous soft singing; spot-on intonation; and an ability to handle wide intervallic leaps with aplomb. As Medora, Irina Lungu[’s]…coloratura technique is sound, and overall she sings creditably…Bruno Ribeiro is…a major asset as Corrado…he is…a fine singer…with a secure top and real interpretive temperament. In the role of Seid, Luca Salsi brings an extremely potent bass voice to bear, and is quite the formidable villain. (Fanfare)

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Nabucco (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Michele Mariotti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Nabucco (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Nabucco (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 42,1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 7,44 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Nabucco was Verdi’s third work for the stage and proved his first great success when performed in 1842. It deals with the Hebrew’s attempts to break free from the yoke of their Babylonian oppressors and is nowadays numbered among Verdi’s most popular works, not least on account of its famous Chorus of Hebrew Slaves, which has one of the best-loved melodies in the whole history of opera.)

Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Stiffelio (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Stiffelio (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Stiffelio (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 117 min | 36,1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 117 min | 6,33 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Stiffelio was based on the play Le pasteur, ou L'évangile et le foyer by Émile Souvestre and Eugène Bourgeois and was originally censored due to it involving as it does a Protestant minister of the church with an adulterous wife.
The golden timbre of Roberto Aronica graces the title role…His commanding tenor makes one sit up and listen, with some notable long-breathed phrasing and a smooth legato a joy to hear…[Yu Guanqun's] is a rich, true lyric soprano with a glint of steel and strong, even emission in the upper register…[Frontali] sings with great command of Verdian shape and line. (International Record Review)

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Götterdämmerung (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 10985 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 280 min | 41,9 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 5457 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 280 min | 15,1 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

La Fura del Baus, famous for their opening ceremony of the Olympic games in Barcelona and opera stagings in Salzburg, Ruhrtriennale, etc., use in their groundbreaking Ring 3D computer projections that evoke computer games, organic structures built of athletic performers that recall the "Cirque du soleil". “Ryan is a formidable stage-presence in both these music dramas…[He] can fine down the sound to spin a properly lyrical thread, and in his dying salutation to Brünnhilde rounds off a performance remarkable not just for its tireless stamina but for its musical and dramatic sensitivity.” (Gramophone).

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Siegfried (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Siegfried (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Siegfried (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 12979 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 256 min | 42,9 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5454 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 256 min | 13,8 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

La Fura del Baus, famous for their opening ceremony of the Olympic games in Barcelona and opera stagings in Salzburg, Ruhrtriennale, etc., use in their groundbreaking Ring 3D computer projections that evoke computer games, organic structures built of athletic performers that recall the "Cirque du soleil". “…excellent orchestral playing and decent sound to match…a striking and often absorbing experiment” (Gramophone).

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Die Walkure (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Die Walkure (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Die Walküre (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 13976 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 244 min | 43,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5543 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 244 min | 13,1 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

La Fura dels Baus, famous for their opening ceremony of the Olympic games in Barcelona and opera stagings in Salzburg, Ruhrtriennale, etc., use in Rheingold 3D computer projections that evoke computer games, organic structures built of athletic performers that recall the "Cirque du soleil". “Uusitalo is a commanding, mellifluous Wotan and although Jennifer Wilson's Brünnhilde is relatively unnuanced dramatically, she sings strongly and sensitively…The youthful Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana obediently and expertly delivers the plushy textures and stagey rhetoric Mehta requires” (Gramophone).

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23941 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 167 min | 40,5 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 16-bit / 2870 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 167 min | 9,04 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

La Fura dels Baus, famous for their opening ceremony of the Olympic games in Barcelona and opera stagings in Salzburg, Ruhrtriennale, etc., use in Rheingold 3D computer projections that evoke computer games, organic structures built of athletic performers that recall the "Cirque du soleil". From Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, 2007.

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Michele Mariotti, Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17025 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 247 min | 44,1 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4002 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 247 min | 13,3 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

For years the undisputed Rossini tenor par excellence, Juan Diego Flórez at last makes his debut in the hugely demanding role of Arnold and 'masters his part with seemingly effortless perfection' (Die Presse). Graham Vick's 2013 production gives the opera uncut in its original French version, complete with the often omitted ballet music. The William Tell legend of patriotic and political intrigue in 14th-century Switerland is interpreted by Vick as a timeless class conflict with dramatic and unforgettable images. A 'perfect cast' is conducted with 'verve and intensity' (Opera Today)

Omer Meir Wellber, Orquestra De La Comunitat Valenciana - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Omer Meir Wellber, Orquestra De La Comunitat Valenciana - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Omer Meir Wellber, Orquestra De La Comunitat Valenciana - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26458 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 149 min | 37,4 Gb
Audio1: Russian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3704 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 8,10 Gb
Audio: Russian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

In his first year as Music Director of Valencia’s Palau de les Arts, the exciting young conductor Omer Meir Wellber has scored a triumph with Tchaikovsky’s beloved opera Eugene Onegin. Film maker Mariusz Trelinski’s timeless production consists of a series of surrealist tableaux of great suggestive beauty. Omer Meir Wellber leads a superb young cast headed by Artur Rukiński as Onegin and Kristīne Opolais as Tatyana.

Andrzej Zulawski, Mstislav Rostropovich, Washington Symphony Orchestra - Mussorgsky: Boris Godounov (2014/1989) [Blu-Ray]

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Andrzej Zulawski, Mstislav Rostropovich, Washington Symphony Orchestra - Mussorgsky: Boris Godounov (2014/1989) [Blu-Ray]

Andrzej Żuławski, Mstislav Rostropovich, Washington Symphony Orchestra - Mussorgsky: Boris Godounov (2014/1989) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30991 kbps / 1080i / 24,0 fps | 117 min | 44,2 Gb
Audio1: Russian / DTS-HD MA / 2.0 / 887 kbps / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2754 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4977 kbps / 24,0 fps | 117 min | 5,35 Gb
Audio: Russian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Gaumont | Sub: French, English

The film is based on the musical recording of the famous opera by Modest Mussorgsky about the tragic events surrounding the ruling of the Russian tsar Boris in the early 17th century. The recording was actually made two years before the filming with the participation of the Washington Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich) and several opera stars (the part of Marina is sung by Galina Vishnevskaya). Zulawski made the film just as we would be watching the theatrical performance. Then we are going through the sets and, finally, we notice the film crew. The director deliberately filled the picture with a plenty of anachronisms making the implications on the Soviet history and the other dictatorships of the 20th century.

Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 204 min | 41,1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 204 min | 11,1 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This production from Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti Modena is conducted by Fabrizio Ventura. He has performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as well as the Arena di Verona and the Sydney Opera House. The cast is led Giacomo Prestia who has performed with some of the world’s greatest conductors including Abbado, Mehta, Muti, Gatti and Barenboim. He is supported by Mario Malagnini and Cellia Costea.

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Ernani (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Ernani (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Ernani (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 38,8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 7,02 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

The première of Ernani at Venices' Teatro La Fenice in 1844 failed to come up to Verdi's expectations, primarily because of the poor health of some of the singers. Both critics and audiences, however, soon warmed to Ernani, especially after the following performances. The opera contains some of Verdi's most successful, impassioned arias (first and foremost Elvira's cavatina and Silva's cantabile) and clearly denoted an evolution in terms of dramatic structure, more cohesive and with lesser use of blocks of closed numbers. Despite a turbulent 'premiere', Ernani became a real international success, beginning with the felicitous Vienna productions of May/June 1844. The cast of this Teatro Regio of Parma production features some of today's best singers for this type of repertoire.

Daniele Callegari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniele Callegari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Daniele Callegari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 144 min | 38,8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 144 min | 7,82 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

I Lombardi alla prima crociata was Verdi’s fourth opera and received its first performance at La Scala, Milan, in February 1843. The grandiloquent subject matter is fleshed-out with broad-brushed musical and dramatic effects and lavish choral scenes created a correspondingly impressive impact. A great success in Milan, it spread to the rest of Europe within a matter of only a few years.

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 116 min | 36,0 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 116 min | 6,29 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

I due Foscari was Verdi’s sixth opera and based on Lord Byron’s play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457.
Lee’s production of I due Foscari, set against a simple curved backdrop and beautifully costumed, works best on screen…with Nucci giving a baritonal masterclass in the title role, Tatiana Serjan pouring out exciting (if veiled) tone as Lucrezia, and De Biasio enjoying a success as Jacopo. (Opera Now)