Christian Thielemann, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2020/2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Christian Thielemann, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2020/2014) [Blu-Ray]

Christian Thielemann, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2020/2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31853 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 140 min | 39,2 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3625 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 140 min | 7,63 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean

Director Sven- Erich Bechtolf “has again delved deeply into music and text”, observed the opera magazine Opernnetz in its rave review of the performance captured here. “In Rolf Glittenberg’s beautiful Jugendstil salon, he is constantly in touch with the heartbeat of the story […] As Ariadne, Soile Isokoski radiates enchanting vocal beauty as she forms endless nuances in one blossoming phrase after another. Daniela Fally sings the gruellingly difficult part of Zerbinetta with great flexibility, acting it with nonchalant coquettishness.

Valery Gergiev, Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre - Prokofiev: War and Peace (2015/1991) [BDRip]

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Valery Gergiev, Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre - Prokofiev: War and Peace (2015/1991) [BDRip]

Valery Gergiev, Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre - Prokofiev: War and Peace (2015/1991) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 248 min | 13,4 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish

Sergei Prokofiev devoted the last twelve years of his life to War and Peace. He completed the orchestration by April 1942 and the entire score was ready in March 1943. Having completed the first version (containing eleven scenes) unusually quickly, the composer continued working on the opera over the next ten years. The greatest landmark in the stage history of the opera came with the 1991 production at the Mariinsky Theatre, when Prokofiev's complete score was performed for the first time with no cuts.

Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2007/2001)

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Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2007/2001)

Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2007/2001)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.34 Gb (DVD9) | 161 min
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

The press enthusiastically declared this Barber of Seville a “firework display of exhilarating comedy” and praised the "unforced liveliness" of the cast. EuroArts releases this highly acclaimed staging of one of the most popular operas ever written. Vesselina Kasarova is the undisputed star of this production – she shines musically and dramatically in the part of Rosina, one of her signature roles, which she has since been invited to sing in many major opera houses from Vienna to New York.

Will Crutchfield, Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini - Rossini: Aureliano in Palmira (2015) [BDRip]

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Will Crutchfield, Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini - Rossini: Aureliano in Palmira (2015) [BDRip]

Will Crutchfield, Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini - Rossini: Aureliano in Palmira (2015) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 200 min | 10,8 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean

Aureliano in Palmira celebrated its fi rst première on 26 December 1813 at the Scala In Milan. Soon afterwards the work was played in different theatres all over Europe. Nevertheless Rossini’s piece fell into oblivion more and more compared to the great competitors like “Tancredi” or the “Barber of Seville” for which Rossini recycled musical parts of “Aureliano”. But since a few years there are ambitions to play this work about love, war, jealousy, loyalty and magnanimity more frequently.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Tosca (2011/2000)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Tosca (2011/2000)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Tosca (2011/2000)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.69 Gb (DVD9) | 121 min
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Tosca was revived to great acclaim at La Scala in this 2000 production, which built on Luca Ronconi's 1996 version with musical direction from principal conductor Riccardo Muti and Lorenza Cantini's nightmarishly distorted set. Puccini's most recorded opera is loved and derided in equal measure for its high-octane dramatics, rich arias and the fire-spitting exchanges of the eponymous heroine and her wily tormentor Scarpia. Under Muti, the music takes precedence over the self-conscious theatricality of the book. As a result, some high dramatic points–the stabbing, always tricky, and Tosca's suicide, equally dicey–are underplayed here.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Nadja Michael, Kurt Streit - Cherubini: Medee (2012)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Nadja Michael, Kurt Streit - Cherubini: Medee (2012)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Nadja Michael, Kurt Streit - Cherubini: Médée (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.32+2.35 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 138 min
Classical | BelAir | Sub: Français, Nederlands, English, Deutsch

Written in 1797, Cherubini's faithful version of Euripides' ancient tragedy is one of the most savage and powerful works of the opera repertoire, relating the cruel vengeance of a wounded woman for whom infanticide seems to be the only solution to her humiliation in love. As a continuation of Gluck's music, Cherubini's work is of boundless emotion, at once a refined, terrifying and desperate portent of a tragic outcome.

Andras Schiff - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2- Live at the BBC Proms 2018 (2020) [Blu-Ray]

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Andras Schiff - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2- Live at the BBC Proms 2018 (2020) [Blu-Ray]

András Schiff - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2- Live at the BBC Proms 2018 (2020) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 27883 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 142 min | 35,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3522 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 142 min | 7,69 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Naxos

Distinguished Bach specialist Sir András Schiff returned to the BBC Proms in 2018 to present Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier. Extending the variety already evident in Book I (available on 2.110653), Bachs effortless brilliance and new-found sonorities push harmony and counterpoint further than ever with a combination of ancient and modern styles, church austerity and galant lightness. Schiff has said that no-one combines the sacred and the secular as Bach does, and this is comprehensively demonstrated in Bachs fascinating and challenging sequence. This performance in the Royal Albert Hall was described as a musical meditation for our troubled times by the Independent.

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2008/2000)

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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2008/2000)

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2008/2000)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.51 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Unter der Leitung von Roberto Rizzi Brignoli verlieh eine neue Sängergeneration Cileas berühmtester Oper im Januar 2000 frischen Glanz. Für ihr Scala-Debüt als Adriana wurde Daniela Dessi von der italienischen Presse einhellig bejubelt. Die Oper von Francesco Cilea bezieht sich auf die authentische Figur Adrienne Couvreur, die Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts als erfolgreichste französische Schauspielerin galt und durch eine Liebschaft mit dem Grafen Moritz von Sachsen zur Rivalin der Herzogin von Boullion wurde. Dieser Umstand wird auch mit ihrem plötzlichen Tod im Alter von nur 38 Jahren in Verbindung gebracht, der die Folge einer Vergiftung gewesen sein soll. Die Oper feierte ihre Uraufführung im Jahre 1902 mit Enrico Caruso.

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]

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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.84 Gb (DVD9) | 180 min
Classical | Kicco Classic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais

A live performance from the Teatro Lirico “Giuseppe Verdi” of Trieste under the direction of conductor Paolo Arrivabeni. Cast features Daniella Barcellona, Charles Workman, and Daniela Pini.

Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI di Milano, Franco Corelli, Belen Amparan - Bizet: Carmen (2004/1956)

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Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI di Milano, Franco Corelli, Belen Amparan - Bizet: Carmen (2004/1956)

Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI di Milano, Franco Corelli, Belén Amparán - Bizet: Carmen (2004/1956)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 1 ch) | 7.28 Gb (DVD9) | 143 min
Classical | Hardy | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais

Franco Corelli's charismatic Don Josè finally available on home video in this 1956 production with the great tenor in his early prime. Carmen is sung by Belén Amparan and Anselmo Colzani contributes a swaggering Escamillo.

Constantin Trinks, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Euryanthe (2020)

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Constantin Trinks, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Euryanthe (2020)

Constantin Trinks, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Euryanthe (2020)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27987 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 167 min | 42,5 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3776 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 167 min | 9,04 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Naxos | Sub: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean

Weber's great heroic-romantic opera Euryanthe premiered in Vienna in 1823. It concerns the wronged Euryanthe, victim of a plot to establish her unfaithfulness, but her love imbues her with colossal strength which Weber characterises with acute psychological insight. Through-composed and dispensing with spoken dialogue, its chivalric plot provides opportunities for a series of arias, ariosos, duets, cavatinas and choruses that contain some of his greatest operatic music. This production employs the operas original version with a few, very minor cuts.

Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)

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Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)

Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31944 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 144 min | 39,3 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1888 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 144 min | 7,78 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik

In the Pierre Boulez Saal Opening Concert, Daniel Barenboim, the Boulez Ensemble and renowned soloists are celebrating the idea of what this new concert hall of the Barenboim Said-Academy in Berlin stands for: to create a space where beloved classics, modern masterworks of the early 20th century, and music of our time can be heard side by side and inspire audiences and performers alike.

Karl Bohm, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Mozart: Requiem [2005/1971]

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Karl Bohm, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Mozart: Requiem [2005/1971]

Karl Bohm, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Mozart: Requiem [2005/1971]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.45 Gb (DVD9) | 64 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Karl Böhm conducting the Requiem: one of the foremost Mozart conductors of the 20th century in one of Mozart’s most admired works. Singers Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Peter Schreier and Walter Berry join forces to form a brilliant cast of soloists. Taped in 1971 at the Piaristenkirche in Vienna, this is a rare document of outstanding artistic quality.

Fernando Previtali, Orchestra and Chorus of Radiotelevisione Italiana Milano - Puccini: Turandot (2004/1958)

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Fernando Previtali, Orchestra and Chorus of Radiotelevisione Italiana Milano - Puccini: Turandot (2004/1958)

Fernando Previtali, Orchestra and Chorus of Radiotelevisione Italiana Milano - Puccini: Turandot (2004/1958)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4.03 Gb (DVD5) | 115 min
Classical | VAI | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch

The legendary Franco Corelli, world-renowned for his portrayal of Calaf, here stars in a magical RAI television production of what many consider to be Puccini’s crowning achievement. Under the creative direction of Mario Lanfranchi, this Turandot resonates with elements of Kabuki. Corelli, at the peak of his vocal powers, finds his match in the fiery Turandot of Lucille Udovich. Among her many credits, Udovich sang opposite Corelli in the noted 1954 revival of Spontini’s Agnes di Hohenstaufen at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; she also sang the role of of Elettra in the 1956 EMI studio recording of Mozart’s Idomeneo, under the direction of Sir John Pritchard.

Massimo Zanetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Rigoletto (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Massimo Zanetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Rigoletto (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Massimo Zanetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Rigoletto (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 38,0 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-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 9,81 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

The opera was based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo and is perceived to be the first of Verdi’s great masterpieces of his mid-to-late career. This performance features a top-class cast, led by Nino Machaidze and Leo Nucci.
Nucci simply owns the role of Rigoletto…a master-class in vocal acting…Machaidze is the very embodiment of Gilda. Her characterization is simply marvellous…[she] has a lovely full tone - this is no canary Gilda - with 'Caro nome' poised and emotional…The supporting cast is excellent…I was highly impressed by Massino Zanetti's conducting. (International Record Review)