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Du Yun & Abigail Fischer & Kyle Pfortmiller - Angel's Bone (2017)

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Du Yun & Abigail Fischer &  Kyle Pfortmiller - Angel's Bone (2017)

Du Yun & Abigail Fischer & Kyle Pfortmiller - Angel's Bone (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:25:51 | 197 Mb
Contemporary Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: VIA Records

Angel s Bone is a new work of opera-theatre by composer Du Yun and librettist Royce Vavrek that follows the plight of two angels whose nostalgia for earthly delights has, mysteriously, brought them back to our world. They are found battered and bruised from their long journey by a man and his wife. The married couple is in the midst of a financial crisis, they seem to have grown far apart from one another in this marriage, and the unspoken aggression between them is palpable; nevertheless, Mr. and Mrs. X.E. set out to nurse the wounded angels back to health: they bathe them, wash the dirt from their nails… then lock them in a room, leaving them a claw foot bathtub for a shared bed, and decide to exploit these magical beings for wealth and personal gains.

Wilhelm Furtwangler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grummer, Lisa della Casa - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2001/1954)

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Wilhelm Furtwangler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grummer, Lisa della Casa - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2001/1954)

Wilhelm Furtwängler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grümmer, Lisa della Casa, Walter Berry - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2001/1954)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.37 Gb (DVD9) | 177 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The tale of womaniser Don Giovanni and his servant Leporello. Giovanni's attempts to woo Donna Anna end in tragedy when he kills her father in a duel. Anna and her fiancé Don Ottavio swear vengeance. Giovanni then attempts to seduce Zerlina at her wedding reception, but is foiled when his former mistress Donna Elvira warns the bride of Giovanni's reputation. Giovanni now has everyone out for his blood, but tries to trick his pursuers by switching places with Leporello. Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts the Vienna State Opera Chorus and Philarmonic Orchestra performing Mozart's famous opera. The principle singers are Walter Berry, Erna Berger, Otto Edelmann, Anton Dermota, Elisabeth Grummer and Cesare Siepi as Don Giovanni.

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Antonio Mazzoni: Aminta, il Re pastore (2007)

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Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Antonio Mazzoni: Aminta, il Re pastore (2007)

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Antonio Mazzoni: Aminta, il Rè pastore (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 711 Mb | Total time: 135:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617201 | Recorded: 2006

Here is yet another operatic masterpiece reborn thanks to Juan Bautista Otero and his splendid Réal Compania Opera de Camara. 'Aminta, il re pastore' is an extraordinary work which the famed castrato Farinelli commissioned from the Bolognese composer Mazzoni after the huge success of his two operas produced in Lisbon, 'La clemenza di Tito' and 'Antigono'. Faithfully following Metastasio's original libretto, Mazzoni composed here a sublime opera seria in 3 acts, shorter than usual, with a blend of pathos, delicacy of expression and virtuosity that gives a marvelously complete picture of what one might call 'the Farinelli sound'.

Evelino Pido, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)

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Evelino Pido, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)

Evelino Pidò, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (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.

Clemens Bieber - Weingartner: Die Dorfschule, Op. 64 (2016)

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Clemens Bieber - Weingartner: Die Dorfschule, Op. 64 (2016)

Clemens Bieber - Weingartner Die Dorfschule, Op. 64
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 42:53 min | 199 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

Following the publication of Carl Orff's Gisei, CPO now release its sister work: Felix Weingartner's one-act Die Dorfschule (The Village School) a work also based on the plot of Terakoya. Weingartner's masterfully crafted realization of the ancient Japanese drama centring on a village school, can now be contrasted with young Carl Orff's tentative early version.

Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Jacques Lacombe - Orff: Gisei, das Opfer (2016)

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Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Jacques Lacombe - Orff: Gisei, das Opfer (2016)

Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Jacques Lacombe - Orff: Gisei, das Opfer
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:16 min | 245 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2016

In 1913, when he was only eighteen years old, Carl Orff finished his first opera, Gisei. This tragic story, featuring the sacrificial death of a child as well as Japanese culture in general, so greatly inspired the young composer that throughout his life he remained fond of Japan. In Japanese tragedy he found numerous similarities to the ancient Greek tragedies of Sophocles, with which he constantly engaged himself intensively.

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Lehar: The Land of Smiles (1988)

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Lehar: The Land of Smiles (1988)

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Lehar: The Land of Smiles (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:27:03 | 268 MB
Genre: Classical, Operetta | Label: EMI | Catalog: CHS 7 69523 2

The Land of Smiles was, after The Merry Widow, the biggest of Lehar's successes, an unusually tragic and serious operetta that he rewrote from an earlier failure, The Yellow Jacket. Richard Tauber originated the role of Prince Sou-Chong, the Chinese diplomat, and everyone since has stood in his shadow. A very serious work for an operetta, it is filled with achingly beautiful melodies and complex characterizations, as well as a score of Puccini-like delicacy and richness.

Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

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Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:19:17 | 698 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pinchgut Live | Catalog: PG003

Pinchgut Opera presented one of the glories of the French baroque for the first time in Australia. Castor & Pollux is Rameau's finest creation. It's a story based in mythology about the self-sacrificing love between two brothers. The music goes straight to the heart. With some of the most beautiful vocal and orchestral writing of the period, the opera was an instant hit when it was first presented.

Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Astrid Varnay, Leonie Rysanek, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Strauss: Elektra (2005/1981)

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Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Astrid Varnay, Leonie Rysanek, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Strauss: Elektra (2005/1981)

Karl Böhm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Astrid Varnay, Leonie Rysanek, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Strauss: Elektra (2005/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb+4.16 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 208 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Götz Friedrich’s 1981 Elektra film sets Richard Strauss’ opera in a dark and dingy abandoned 20th-century factory populated by grungy denizens in psuedo-Greek garb. Elektra herself appears like some deranged homeless woman reeking with sweat and slime (in the rain). And the depravity doesn’t stop there. Friedrich plays up the work’s sado-masochistic elements, with bloody whippings and an orgy sequence involving nude lesbians bathing themselves in the blood of a sacrificial ram. Now you might think that all of this detracts from the score, but on the contrary, the production matches image to music so brilliantly that anyone seeing this opera for the first time would think they were created for each other (which allows you to ignore the occasional useless, almost silly gesture, such as the frequent and prolonged shots of Agamemnon’s bloodied visage during Elektra’s opening monologue).

Astrid Weber - Pfitzner: Die Rose vom Liebesgarten (2017)

Posted By: SERTiL
Astrid Weber - Pfitzner: Die Rose vom Liebesgarten (2017)

Astrid Weber - Pfitzner: Die Rose vom Liebesgarten
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 164:49 min | 843 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2017

Following its rediscoveries of Meyerbeers Vasco da Gama and Nicolais Il templario, the Chemnitz Opera House has now made yet another valuable contribution to stage history with its revival of Hans Pfitzners Die Rose vom Liebesgarten (The Rose from the Garden of Love). At long last we in turn now have the opportunity to fill a significant discographic gap with a new complete recording of this work.

Boston Early Music Festival - Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, La Couronne des Fleurs (2014)

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Boston Early Music Festival - Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, La Couronne des Fleurs (2014)

Boston Early Music Festival - Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, La Couronne des Fleurs (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:11 | 487 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: CPO | Catalog: cpo777876-2

Based on a program presented at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2011, this recording, made in a German radio studio in 2013, offers a pair of little-known short operas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. One of the two, La descente d'Orphee aux enfers (not to be confused with a similarly titled cantata), either was left unfinished or has been partially lost; it is missing a finale and resolution to the plot.

Dagmar Schellenberger - Zeller: Der Vogelhändler (Live) (2017)

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Dagmar Schellenberger - Zeller: Der Vogelhändler (Live) (2017)

Dagmar Schellenberger - Zeller: Der Vogelhändler (Live)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:25 min | 377 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Things will be jolly good at the Mörbisch Lake Festival in 2017! With Christel the post mistress and Adam the bird seller, two of the best-known operetta characters will be returning to the lake stage after an absence of nearly twenty years. Petty corruption in positions of authority, comedy of errors and something for the heart – all the classic operetta ingredients come together masterfully in the Vogelhändler. The arias “Grüß’ enk Gott, alle miteinander”, “Ich bin die Christel von der Post” and “Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol” are very well known to lovers of operetta throughout the world.

Valery Gergiev, Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Valery Gergiev, Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 250 min | 42,0 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 250 min | 13,5 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Monumental operas deserve epochal stagings. And "Les Troyens" by Hector Berlioz is just such a work. This grand opera, complete with ballets, large choruses and orchestral set pieces, is just given the full treatment by famous Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus. Recorded at Valencia´s Palau de les Arts under the baton of the great Valery Gergiev, this coproduction with St. Petersburg´s Mariinski Theatre and Warsaw´s Wiekl Theatre is “such a feast for the eyes, a veritable orgy of optical opulence” that displays “this artist group´s sheer inexhaustible fund of imagination and creativeness” (Das Opernglas).

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Manuel Garcia: Il Califfo di Bagdad (2009)

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Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Manuel Garcia: Il Califfo di Bagdad (2009)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Manuel Garcia: Il Califfo di Bagdad (2009)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:20 | 552 MB
Genre: Classical, Zarzuela | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: DG-0028947662754

Doubtless history has been unkind to many composers. As unkind to Manuel García , truly, as it has been to Joaquín Gaztambide, Cristóbal Oudrid or Rafael Calleja. Doubtless, yes. But there's one point which should be clarified. Manuel García has been stigmatized as the “lost link” between Mozart and Rossini, an intermediate stepping stone towards the “Rossini Style” (!!), and yesterday's Teatro de la Zarzuela offering was duly defined by critics and opera buffs as “ Rossinian ”.

Dawn Upshaw, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Kaija Saariaho: La Passion de Simone (2013) (Repost)

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Dawn Upshaw, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Kaija Saariaho: La Passion de Simone (2013) (Repost)

Dawn Upshaw, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Kaija Saariaho: La Passion de Simone (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:32 | 268 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Choral | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1217-5

La Passion de Simone is an oratorio for solo soprano, choir, orchestra, and electronics by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Originally premiered in a stage version directed by Peter Sellars, this oratorio about the life and work of French philosopher Simone Weil, has been developed in a new version for live video by Jean-Baptiste Barriere. This new version premiered at the occasion of the 60th birthday celebration of Kaija Saariaho, offered to her as a surprise gift in Helsinki’s Musikkitalo earlier this month.