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Nicola Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Ramon Vargas - Puccini: La Boheme (2008)

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Nicola Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Ramon Vargas - Puccini: La Boheme (2008)

Nicola Luisotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Ramón Vargas - Puccini: La Bohème (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.72 Gb (DVD9) | 132 min
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

Angela Gheorghiu leads a magnificent cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s iconic production of Puccini’s La Bohème – filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in Hi-Definition. This grand, sumptuous production of Puccini’s timeless masterpiece is brought to you on DVD by EMI Classics, continuing its collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera and its hugely successful Metropolitan Opera : Live in High-Definition series.

Rene Jacobs, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Idomeneo [2009]

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Rene Jacobs, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Idomeneo [2009]

René Jacobs, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Idomeneo [2009]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 191.06 | Covers | 837 Mb
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902036.38 | Rec: 2009

The most famous of Mozart’s has also been the most controversial not in his lifetime, but in the 20th century! Many commentators of that period saw it only as the final metamorphosis of an outdated genre, whereas, on the contrary, the young Mozart threw himself into the work with true creative fury. But that injustice has now been overcome, as is demonstrated here: after a series of distinguished Mozart operatic recordings, notably , René Jacobs has shown he has all the requisite vigour to perform this dazzling composition, given here in the absolutely complete text Mozart intended for its premiere in Munich on 29 January 1781.

Gyorgy Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Rameau: Les Indes galantes (2018)

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Gyorgy Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Rameau: Les Indes galantes (2018)

György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Rameau: Les Indes galantes (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 658 Mb | Total time: 60:45+62:56 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD924005 | Recorded: 2018

With Les Indes galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau, György Vashegyi – along with his Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir – makes a further dazzling addition to their Glossa series of French dramatic masterpieces from the Baroque, and in the company of a luxurious line-up of vocal soloists.

Riccardo Frizza, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Christianne Stotijn, Maxim Mironov - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2008/2006)

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Riccardo Frizza, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Christianne Stotijn, Maxim Mironov - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2008/2006)

Riccardo Frizza, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Christianne Stotijn, Maxim Mironov - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2008/2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.61 Gb (DVD9) | 134 min
Classical | Bel Air | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol

Rossini's wonderful comic opera, written when he was only 21, to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli, was first performed in Venice on May 22, 1813. Since then audiences have thrilled to such mezzos as Teresa Berganza and Marilyn Horne, in the title role of Isabella, the Italian girl who torments the Pasha into loving his own wife. Here rising star Christianne Stotijn, a BBC Young Generation Artist, moves into new repertoire in this production from Aix-en Provence, 2006, conducted by Rossini specialist Riccarda Frizza and directed by Toni Servillo.

Alexandre Bloch, Orchestre National de Lille - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de perles (2018)

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Alexandre Bloch, Orchestre National de Lille - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de perles (2018)

Alexandre Bloch, Orchestre National de Lille - Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 464 Mb | Total time: 109:43 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186 685 | Recorded: 2017

Les Pêcheurs de Perles is best known for its glorious duet, but Georges Bizet’s opera has much more to offer. This live recording more than ever brings out the brilliance of this oriental story about love, duty and friendship. In the last 150 years, Bizet’s piece has mainly been heard in editions that stray from the composer’s original composition. This album – on the contrary - offers the first recording in history of the 1863 premiere version, reconstructed and published by Bärenreiter in 2015. Les Pêcheurs de perles contains a quintessentially French blend of lyricism, exoticism and drama, and the four soloists (Julie Fuchs as Leïla, Cyrille Dubois as Nadir, Florian Sempey as Zurga and Luc Bertin-Hugault as Nourabad) belong to today’s best performers for this specialist repertoire. Their vocal excellence is matched by the choral contributions of Les Cris de Paris. The rich sound palette of Les Pêcheurs is fully brought to life by the inspired playing of the Orchestre National de Lille under the baton of its new Music Director Alexandre Bloch.

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032 No. 4: Il Distratto (2017)

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Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032 No. 4: Il Distratto (2017)

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032 No. 4: Il Distratto (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 79:55 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA674 | Recorded: 2016

The fourth volume of the Haydn2032 project thrusts into the limelight one of the most important stock characters in the theatre of sounds and words, the Kapellmeister, and explores some glamorous and (in)glorious moments in the career of Maestro Haydn. It features three symphonies by the "Shakespeare of Music" - one of which is even associated with ana ctual play. This bears teh title "Sinfonia in C per la commedia intitolata il distratto" and consists of an overture, four entra'actes, and a finale to be played at the end of the performance. Also on this release is a large-scale buffo scene by his colleague Cimarosa. Il maestro di cappella is a witty and ironic parody, in which a member of the "old school" of musicians tries to improve the ensemble playing of his orchestra. To his chagrin, the players do react, but in extremely undisciplined fashion: they are distracted, make false entries and disagree musically…

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea (2019)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea (2019)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 950 Mb | Total time: 3h 06'35'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HAF890262224 | Recorded: 2018

“Some of the most wonderful music in the world” is how William Christie describes Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea, noting in particular the opera’s overriding humanism and interest in questions of morality and ambition. Performed by an exceptional cast of soloists (including Sonya Yoncheva, Kate Lindsey, Stéphanie d’Oustrac…) working with a remarkable stage director, Jan Lauwers, each of the work’s characters is vividly brought to life, accompanied by a reduced ensemble featuring a large continuo section essential for capturing the unique sound world of the composer. This acclaimed production was recorded in 2018 at the prestigious Salzburg Festival.

Oleg Caetani, Wiener Symphoniker, Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras - Donizetti: Poliuto (1989)

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Oleg Caetani, Wiener Symphoniker, Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras - Donizetti: Poliuto (1989)

Oleg Caetani, Wiener Symphoniker, Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras - Donizetti: Poliuto (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 480 Mb | Total time: 46:41+59:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CbS Records | # M2K 44821 | Recorded: 1986

Donizetti's opera "Poliuto", based on the play "Polyeucte" by the French composer Pierre Corneille, is now one of the rarest works in the classical opera repertoire. However, this live recording, recorded in the Vienna Konzerthaus in 1986, impresses her with an impressive cast: star tenor José Carreras in the role of Poliuto is accompanied by Italian soprano Katia Ricciarelli as Paolina, who is an absolutely equal star in this recording. The choir of the Wiener Sängerakademie sings, accompanied by the Wiener Symphoniker under the direction of Oleg Caetani.

English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Lewis, Janet Baker - Purcell: Dido And Aeneas (1962) {2000 Decca/Universal Germany}

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English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Lewis, Janet Baker - Purcell: Dido And Aeneas (1962) {2000 Decca/Universal Germany}

English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Lewis, Janet Baker - Purcell: Dido And Aeneas (1962) {2000 Decca/Universal Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 303 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: opera

Purcell: Dido And Aeneas is a 1962 album by The English Chamber Orchestra with Anthony Lewis & Janet Baker. This was reissued/remastered in 2000 by Decca via Universal Germany.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Cecilia Bartoli sings Mozart & Haydn (2003)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Cecilia Bartoli sings Mozart & Haydn (2003)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Cecilia Bartoli sings Mozart & Haydn (2003)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.67 Gb+7.23 Gb (2xDVD9) | 196 min
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English

One of the greatest artists of her generation, Cecilia Bartoli is at the height of her powers. With thrilling performances of Mozart and Haydn arias, recorded live in concert, this double disc set also includes symphonic performances from Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his Concentus Musicus Wien.

Sarah Mesko - Daytime & Night Songs (2019)

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Sarah Mesko - Daytime & Night Songs (2019)

Sarah Mesko - Daytime & Night Songs (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks +Booklet) | Cover | 35:25 | 150 MB
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Navona

Composer Mira J. Spektor presents both sensitivity and passion in her new album DAYTIME & NIGHT SONGS. She combines masterful, original compositions with thought-provoking poetry written by a number of artists. Poetry is a key element of the album. Spektor draws influence from a variety of writers, such as Phyllis McGinley and Ruth Whitman. One of the more fascinating collaborations is Spektors composition using the words of her granddaughter, 11-year-old Lily Nussbaum. On the albums second track Quiet, Nussbaums vision is mature. Coupled with the sophisticated performance of the piano, most listeners would be in disbelief at the writers youth. Three of the songs contain poems in French, a language which, alongside English and German, Spektor frequently writes in. La Complainte De Rutebeuf (The Complaint of Rutebeuf) was written by the French trouvère (poet-composer) Rutebeuf in the 13th Century. Emerveillement (Wonderment) is derived from a poem written by a mistress of famed poet Paul Verlaine.

Georges Pretre, RCA Italian Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Anna Moffo, Carlo Bergonzi - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2015)

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Georges Pretre, RCA Italian Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Anna Moffo, Carlo Bergonzi - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2015)

Georges Prêtre, RCA Italian Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Anna Moffo, Carlo Bergonzi - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 641 Mb | Total time: 65:09+71:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875073472 | Recorded: 1965

Anna Moffo, as the young and vulnerable heroine Lucia, produces a wonderfully sincere, yet highly romantic performance in this classic recording of Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor. Featuring Georges Prêtre conducting the RCA Italian Opera Chorus and Orchestra, the recording features a stellar cast of singers, including the incomparable Carlo Bergonzi, Mario Sereni, and Ezio Flagello.

David Hill, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (2004)

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David Hill, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (2004)

David Hill, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 218 Mb | Total time: 60:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5 62479 2 | Recorded: 1995

'Carmina Burana' stands tall as one of the great 20th-century masterpieces of choral music. Well-known for it's opening theme "O Fortuna," the work has garnered critical acclaim since it's inception in the 1930's. Carl Orff composed the material from a collection of 13th-century Latin and German poems written by Benedictine monks in Beuren and the melodies are at times tender, full of beauty, yet scandalous in nature.

Jonas Kaufmann, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Wiener Philharmoniker & Ádám Fischer - Wien (2019)

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Jonas Kaufmann, Rachel Willis-Sørensen,  Wiener Philharmoniker & Ádám Fischer - Wien (2019)

Jonas Kaufmann, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Wiener Philharmoniker & Ádám Fischer - Wien (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 388 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 206 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:57
Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical

Esteemed tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, returns with his sensational new album "WIEN". This must-have album showcases the crowd-pleasing evergreens that turned Vienna into a beloved capital of classical music. "WIEN" features a stunning collection of operetta hits and Viennese songs composed between 1870 and 1950 - Kaufmann teams up with the world renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Adam Fisher. Vienna’s heyday for operetta produced stage-hits such as Johann Strauß’s ‘Komm in die Gondel’ (from Eine Nacht in Venedig / A Night in Venice) the ‘Clock Duet’ from Die Fledermaus and the ‘Title duet’ from Wiener Blut, as well as Franz Léhar’s ‘Lippen Schweigen’ from The Merry Widow. The city also inspired many timeless songs including Robert Stolz’s ‘Im Prater blühn wieder die Bäume’ and Rudolf Siecznski’s ‘Wien, Wien nur du allein’, Hans May’s ‘Heut ist der Schönste Tag’; Hermann Leopoldi’s ‘In einem kleinen Café in Hernals’ and Georg Kreisler’s ‘Der Tod muss ein Wiener sein’ - to name a few of these charming songs championed down the years by the tenor-greats such as Richard Tauber, Rudolf Schock & Fritz Wunderlich - Kaufmann has won numerous prestigious awards including Gramophone Awards and Echo Klassik Awards.

Danie Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2003)

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Danie Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2003)

Danie Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2003)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 179 min | 6,73 Gb + 5,87 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | Recorded: 2002

A revolutionary treatment of one of the "sacred cows" of the opera repertoire. Daniel Barenboim, who here conducts, invited Munich film director Doris Dorrie to produce Cosi fan tutte for the Staatsoper Berlin in 2002, and the resulting project drew plaudits from die-hard Mozart fans as well as introducing a whole new generation to the opera genre.