Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming - Lehar: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming - Lehar: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming - Lehár: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 38,3 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 138 min | 6,34 Gb
Audio: English | PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (2007/1974)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (2007/1974)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (2007/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.70 Gb (DVD9) | 136 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Karajan's mid-1970s Tchaikovsky interpretations are regarded as his finest in a career of performing the Russian composer's last three symphonies. Unitel's films from this period - released here for the first time on DVD - documented the maestro with his great Berlin orchestra on 35mm colour film and in stereo. “Others have gotten more sadness out of Tchaikovsky… but not more virility and controlled intense beauty than Karajan in the Unitel film.” - New York Times

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2008/1978)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2008/1978)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2008/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.12 Gb (DVD9) | 79 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Herbert von Karajan conducted Brahms's choral masterpiece frequently throughout his long career, but only once on film and with both of these outstanding soloists. This unique document from the 1978 Salzburg Easter Festival was acclaimed by Diapason as "a magical interpretation, prodigiously realized … with a sublime fusion of timbres, a cohesion and, ultimately, a simplicity that are truly unequalled."

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Ann Hallenberg - Handel: Ariodante (2008)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Ann Hallenberg - Handel: Ariodante (2008)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Ann Hallenberg - Handel: Ariodante (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.72+4.08 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 157 min
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Founded in Italy in 1992 by Alan Curtis, one of the most acclaimed specialists in the interpretation of pre-romantic music, Il Complesso Barocco, has become a renowned international baroque orchestra with a focus on Italian Baroque opera and oratorio. Their high standard for interpretation, intonation and stylistic accuracy has led to their being requested in the most important concert venues and festivals in Europe.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2008/1979)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2008/1979)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2008/1979)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.11 Gb (DVD9) | 83 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Karajan surmounted this pinnacle of the choral-symphonic repertoire - which Beethoven himself called "the greatest work I have composed" - no fewer than four times in the recording studio, but only once live and on film: in this unique document from the 1979 Salzburg Easter Festival. The atmosphere of Salzburg's Festspielhaus and festival audience adds a special frisson to this conductor's classic interpretation of the Missa solemnis.

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2005/1967)

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Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2005/1967)

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2005/1967)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.81 Gb (DVD9) | 83 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Acknowledged to be the finest Karajan recording of this overwhelming sacred masterpiece - "electrifying … with the Italian chorus and orchestra singing and playing their hearts out … a historic document" (Gramophone). This 1967 performance features four of the 20th century's greatest Verdi singers - Price, Cossotto and Ghiaurov were at the peak of their careers, while the young Pavarotti was still comparatively unknown (though not for long).

Glenn Gould: Hereafter - A Film by Bruno Monsaingeon (2009) [BDRip]

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Glenn Gould: Hereafter - A Film by Bruno Monsaingeon (2009) [BDRip]

Glenn Gould: Hereafter - A Film by Bruno Monsaingeon (2009) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 106 min | 5,02 Gb
Audio: English / AC3 / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese

Glenn Gould remains an enigmatic, fascinating figure more than two decades after his death. This new film, directed by Gould's friend Bruno Monsaingeon, who has already written four books and made a 23-part TV series about him, is something very special. Taken from Gould's own words, the pianist himself seems to act as narrator in a retrospective on his life and art. A great deal of archival footage of both interviews and performances exemplify the pianist's genius and eccentricities.

Robin Ticciati, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2018) [BDRip]

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Robin Ticciati, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2018) [BDRip]

Robin Ticciati, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 138 min | 3,10 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Mozart's final opera returns to Glyndebourne after an absence of nearly 20years in a 'stark, compelling and very well acted' production directed byClaus Guth. Richard Croft sings the title role 'with exemplary stylistic poiseand tonal sweetness', and Anna Stéphany is a Sesto 'touchingly full of angstand remorse… with terrific élan and immaculate technical control' in thearias (The Telegraph) - her "Parto, Parto" 'simply breathtaking' (The Guardian). Guth's vision sets the 1st-century Roman story in a two-storeyoffice suite bureaucracy 'exquisitely lit by Olaf Winter', aptly framing thescheming of Vitelia, sung by Alice Coote 'in terrific form'. The OAE underRobin Ticciati 'brings out the sheer beauty' of Mozart's score (Express).

Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006/1990)

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Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006/1990)

Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 6.51+6.89 Gb (2xDVD9) | 239 min
Classical | Decca | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Director Peter Sellars helms this provocative adaptation of George Frideric Handel’s opera “Giulio Cesare,” sung in the original Italian by soprano Susan Larson (who plays Cleopatra) and countertenor Jeffrey Gall (in the role of Julius Caesar) but set in a very different locale: a futuristic Middle East. Sellars personally wrote the English subtitles included in this version to match the tone he intended for his vision.

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone (2007)

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Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone (2007)

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.30+2.88 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 161 min
Classical | Naïve | Sub.: English, Francais

Considering that Rossini's opera buffa "La pietra del paragone" (The Touchstone) is hardly ever staged and that its title is not even known through its overture, like "La scala di seta" or "La gazza ladra," music lovers can be forgiven for being in the dark about this sparklingly luminous work. One of Rossini's first operas, it was written for Milan's La Scala and premiered there in 1812. It was a resounding success - in spite of its standard libretto filled with disguises, mistaken identities and trials of love and loyalty. But it boasts a splendidly varied orchestral writing, which includes dramatic hunt and storm scenes, and betrays a love of language and wordplay which presages Rossini's later works. For this alone, it deserves an above-average treatment.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 5.89 Gb (DVD9) | 118 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English

Riccardo Muti conducts a fine cast in the powerful and atmospheric 1991 production of Verdi's ninth opera, whose story of the heroic tussle between Ezio, a Roman general, and Attila, the Nordic invader was written for the 1846 Teatro la Fenice season and premiered there to huge acclaim.

Susan Froemke - Wagner’s Dream (2012) [Blu-ray]

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Susan Froemke - Wagner’s Dream (2012) [Blu-ray]

Susan Froemke - Wagner’s Dream (2012) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20497 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 114 min | 22,5 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3384 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 114 min | 5,23 Gb
Audio: English / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese

Opera’s most monumental challenge is certainly Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle: For more than a century, the ideal production of this four part, 16-hour opera has stymied directors, including Wagner himself. His cosmic vision of gods and mortals vying for power and destroyed by greed calls for astonishing stage visuals and action that takes place both underwater and in the heavens.

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Götterdämmerung (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 14570 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 270 min | 44,6 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4056 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 270 min | 12,4 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. Filmed at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in high definition – the award winning Robert Lepage production. Featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan – universally recognized as the finest bass-baritone – and Wotan – of his generation. Also starring Deborah Voigt as Brunnhilde, and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund.

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Siegfried (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Siegfried (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Siegfried (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 239 min | 44,3 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 239 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. Filmed at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in high definition – the award winning Robert Lepage production. Featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan – universally recognized as the finest bass-baritone – and Wotan – of his generation. Also starring Deborah Voigt as Brunnhilde, and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Die Walkure (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Die Walkure (2012) [Blu-Ray]

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Die Walküre (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 240 min | 43,8 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 240 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. Filmed at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in high definition – the award winning Robert Lepage production. Featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan – universally recognized as the finest bass-baritone – and Wotan – of his generation. Also starring Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde, and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund.