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Antonio Florio, I Turchini - Leonardo Vinci: La Partenope (2012)

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Antonio Florio, I Turchini -  Leonardo Vinci: La Partenope (2012)

Antonio Florio, I Turchini - Leonardo Vinci: La Partenope (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 168 min | 3,57+6,60 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Korean | Recorded: 2011

La Partenope is a rich and colourful production, superbly performed here by I Turchini Orchestra and conductor Antonio Florio, world-renowned specialists of Baroque repertoire. In this version comic intermezzi have been added, as was customary in the eighteenth century.

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

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Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 361 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 19 | Time: 72:37 min

William Jackson of Exeter (17301803) was a painter and writer as well as a composer, but he has been, until now, something of a hidden treasure. As Timothy Roberts writes in his introduction to this first album of Jacksons music, his songs are rooted in English traditions, and if his harmonies rarely move beyond those of Corelli and Handel, Jacksons emphasis on sensibility also brings hints of early Romanticism. One contemporary observed that His melodies were pure and natural, resulting in music that is both elegant and charming. This recording brings two esteemed early-music stars into the Toccata Classics catalogue: Dame Emma Kirkby and Charles Daniels.

VA - Kurt Weill: Der Zar Lässt Sich Photographieren / The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken (1984)

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VA - Kurt Weill: Der Zar Lässt Sich Photographieren / The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken (1984)

Barry McDaniel, Heinz Kruse, Jan Latham-Koenig, Hilke Helling, Cologne Radio Chorus, Cologne Radio Orchestra, Thomas Lehrberger, Hans Franzen, Carla Pohl, Ulla Tocha, Marita Napier & Mario Brell - Kurt Weill: Der Zar Lässt Sich Photographieren / The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:46:21 | 185 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Capriccio

“Yet another outstanding entry in Capriccio’s heroic Kurt Weill series and a major hole in Weill's recorded catalogue plugged. Georg Kaiser, perhaps Weill's favorite German collaborator (the Brecht collaboration, although it produced terrific work, came with nettles and thorns), supplied the libretto, and Weill subtitled the piece an ‘opera buffa.’ However, as with Mozart, this hardly qualifies as a light-hearted romp. Indeed, it features the kind of humanistic ethical dilemma that attracted Weill again and again … kudos for a fine recording of a rarity.”

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman - Wagner: Die Walkure (2002/1990)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman - Wagner: Die Walkure (2002/1990)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman - Wagner: Die Walküre (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.88 Gb+4.22 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 241 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

The 1990 Metropolitan Opera performance of Die Walküre with James Levine conducting is a solid, four-square performance with few frills and no gimmicks, just extraordinarily fine singing and orchestral playing. There is no point in this where you find yourself asking why the director did something: this is the sort of production which could be criticised as unimaginative but defended as serving Wagner's intentions for this instalment of his Ring cycle. Levine and his orchestra give the music an emotional intensity that never overwhelms its grandeur, though perhaps in Wotan's farewell to Brunnhilde, we feel him more as father than as god.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Ercole su'l Termodonte (2007)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Ercole su'l Termodonte (2007)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Ercole su'l Termodonte (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 136 min | 6.67 GB (DVD9)
Classics | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Ercole su’l Termodonte was Vivaldi’s 16th opera, appearing in 1723 in Rome. There was a Papal ban on women appearing on stage at the time and so the opera was sung by seven castrati and a male tenor, the latter singing the title role, Hercules. Portraying either the Amazons of myth or Greek warriors, the castrati must have been quite a scene and made quite a sound. Conducted by a Catholic priest–Vivaldi himself–with red hair, the entire proposition boggles the mind.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Greatest Operas (2007) (14 CD Box Set)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Greatest Operas (2007) (14 CD Box Set)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Greatest Operas (2007) (14 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 14 CDs, 13:52:21 min | 1,86 Gb | Scans -> 17,6 mb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Bravissimo

Five complete operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at budget price in one space-saving set, featuring a twenty-four-page booklet with biographies, detailed listings, and historic photos! Exciting live recordings taped 1949–1974. A stunning array of great artists in Mozart’s most beloved operatic works!

VA - Bernstein: The Essentials (2018)

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VA - Bernstein: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Bernstein: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 514 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 110:20 min

American conductor and composer who straddled the divide between serious classical music and 'show bizz'.

VA - Musiques maçonniques (2018)

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VA - Musiques maçonniques (2018)

VA - Musiques maçonniques (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 606 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 33 | Time: 141:11 min

A l’occasion du tricentenaire de la Franc-maçonnerie, découvrez dans ce double CD toute la force spirituelle et universelle des plus belles pages de la musique classique maçonnique interprétées par des artistes de légendes (Natalie Dessay, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Aldo Ciccolini, William Christie, Claudio Abbado…). De la Musique funèbre maçonnique et de la Flûte enchantée de Mozart à l’Ode à la joie de Beethoven, du Chant pour les frères nouvellement initiés à la Marche de la Grande Loge, retrouvez toute l’harmonie des musiques et des chants qui résonnaient dans les temples maçonniques.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Morris, Christa Ludwig - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2002/1990)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Morris, Christa Ludwig - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2002/1990)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Morris, Christa Ludwig - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.82 Gb (DVD9) | 163 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

It takes a certain amount of forethought if Das Rheingold is to be more than a series of special effects scenes, though moments like the appearance of the giants through the mist or Alberich's transformations need to be as thrilling as they are here. As always in his Wagner, and perhaps especially in this very traditional 1990 Metropolitan Opera production of the Ring cycle, James Levine keeps to the forefront the underlying humanity of Wagner's gods and monsters. In the first scene, for example, he brings out the thoughtless, callous frivolity of the Rhine maidens as they precipitate the events of the four operas by taunting the gnome Alberich: it helps that they swirl around, green and gold, in a convincing representation of the bottom of the Rhine, but the emotions are the point. Ekkehaard Wlaschiha is a convincingly menacing Alberich partly because Levine brings out his vulnerability as well as his evil temper. James Morris is splendid as the younger less care-worn Wotan and Siegfried Jerusalem as Loge enjoys the sarcasm of his cynical commentary on Wotan's aspirations. The smaller parts have luxury casting: Matti Salminen as Fafner and Christa Ludwig as Fricka, for example.(Roz Kaveney)

Sylvain Cambreling - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1990)

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Sylvain Cambreling - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1990)

Sylvain Cambreling - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:33:42 | 935 Mb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: CDS 7 49641 2

Sylvain Cambreling is one of the leading French operatic conductors. He is known for his often startling innovations in many opera productions: in a performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the 2001 Salzburg Festival he employed a synthesizer to deliver recitative accompaniments, and at a performance of Janácek's Katya Kabanova, he used some of the composer's songs as transitional material between acts.

Teresa Berganza, Jose Carreras, Michel Plasson - Offenbach: La Périchole (1989)

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Teresa Berganza, Jose Carreras, Michel Plasson - Offenbach: La Périchole (1989)

Teresa Berganza, Jose Carreras, Michel Plasson - Offenbach: La Périchole (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:38:33 | 520 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: MI Classics | Catalog: CDS 7 47363 8

Michel Plasson is one of the most important French conductors from the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He is well known for his interpretations of French opera, particularly those of Gounod and Massenet. He has also received praise for his work in the choral music of Duruflé and Fauré, and the orchestral works of Magnard, Ravel, and other French composers.

Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann - Paisiello: Nina (2002)

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Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann - Paisiello: Nina (2002)

Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich, Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann - Paisiello: Nina (2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 120 min + 46 min (bonus) | 7,42 (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol, Japanese

Opera buffa in two acts / Sung in Italian The eponymous heroine of Paisiello’s Nina (1789) had a far-reaching influence on the operatic taste of the Romantic era. The mad heroines of Bellini and Donizetti are her direct descendants. Driven out of her wits by the supposed death of her lover, Lindoro, the role of Nina offers a wealth of opportunity for histrionic and vocal fireworks. In this live recording from the Zurich Opera of a revival of Cesare Lievi’s highly successful 1998 production, Cecilia Bartoli triumphs as Nina.

Roberta Invernizzi - The Gasparini Album - Arien (2018)

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Roberta Invernizzi - The Gasparini Album - Arien (2018)

Roberta Invernizzi - The Gasparini Album - Arien (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 59:30 | 136 MB
Classical, Opera | Label: Glossa

Im Mittelpunkt der neuesten Glossa-CD der Sopranistin Roberta Invernizzi steht der italienische Barockkomponist Francesco Gasparini (1661-1727). Als Zeitgenosse und Konkurrent von Alessandro Scarlatti komponierte er sechzig Opern sowie zahlreiche Oratorien und Kantaten, die mit großem Erfolg an allen wichtigen Opernhäusern Italiens von Rom bis Turin aufgeführt wurden.

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)

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LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano & William M. Hoffman: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:35:34 | 785 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone | Catalog: PTC5186538

PentaTone's live recording of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles is billed as the world premiere recording, though it was preceded by the 1991 video recording of the Metropolitan Opera's production, which was conducted by James Levine and starred Teresa Stratas. Even so, this 2016 audiophile presentation of the LA Opera production, conducted by James Conlon, is a major event for opera lovers, especially since the Met's recording is difficult to find and performances of The Ghosts of Versailles are rare.

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble, Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 42,6 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3411 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6152 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 9,47 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: English, French, German, Italian

A live recording of Don Giovanni from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, recorded on May 23rd 2013, featuring the 'Balthasar-Neumann Choir & Ensdemble', conducted & directed by Thomas Hengelbrock. Erwin Schrott performing in his most celebrated role, Don Giovanni. Featuring a stellar cast of singers – Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko, Luca Pisaroni, Malena Ernman. “Schrott creates Don Giovanni in all his malevolent glory — virile, confident, arrogant. He is bursting with animal sexuality, yet manages to hint at the manic obsession that drives the character. Stunning” (Opera Today).