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Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo (2017) [BDRip]

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Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo (2017) [BDRip]

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 23.976 fps | 187 min | 7,13 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | Sub: French, English, Italian

In 1646, France's first minister, Italian-born Cardinal Mazarin, eager to bring Italian culture to Paris, hired Luigi Rossi to write an opera for the Paris carnival. The premiére was given a magnificent staging and the performance, which lasted six hours, was a triumph. However, the expense of the performance only stoked discontent against Mazarin, which soon broke out into full-scale popular rebellion. On this video, Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion recreate the magic of that first performance, thanks to a skillful musical reconstruction and the group's vibrant, multi-colored timbre. The dramatic power of the myth of Orpheus is brilliantly conveyed in Jetske Mijnssen's production, which transposes the story into contemporary terms, to evoke the timeless experience of love and death that humanity both desires and fears.

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (2002)

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Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (2002)

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (2002)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.27 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Jordi Savall directs Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and the leading soloists of early opera in a beautiful period production of Monteverdi's favola in musica staged at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2002. Gilbert Deflo's stage direction reflects the sublime art and imagery found in Mantua's Palazzo Ducale, with its famous Hall of Mirrors, where the opera was first performed in 1607.

Marc Minkowski, Orchestre de l'Opera national de Paris, Inva Mula, Charles Castronovo - Gounod: Mireille (2010)

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Marc Minkowski, Orchestre de l'Opera national de Paris, Inva Mula, Charles Castronovo - Gounod: Mireille (2010)

Marc Minkowski, Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris, Inva Mula, Charles Castronovo - Gounod: Mireille (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.73 Gb+5.22 Gb (2xDVD9) | 152 min
Classical | Fra musica | Sub: Francais, English, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch

This production resuscitates Gounod s original composition, largely forgotten. A triumph for Minkowski, conducting at the Opera national de Paris, it attracted more than 1 million viewers when broadcast on TV! No competition on DVD or Bluray At last, Mireille one of the most original works of the 19th century has found its rightful place at the Palais Garnier. In 1854, a young Provençal poet, Fredéric Mistral, founded a literary association with a few other people, the aim of which was to uphold and illustrate its language and culture. They called this school Félibrige, a word of mysterious origin - a blend of joy, books and freedom. In 1859, he took things one step further and gave Félibrige its battle flag and masterpiece, Miréio, a vast epic love poem. As it happened, Gounod, whose Faust was created that year, read Mireille shortly after publication and was full of enthusiasm and went to Saint-Rémy de Provence to seek out this passionate music. Due to its singularity and density, the work has had a difficult career and was revised and altered several times. In 1939, Guy Ferrant and Henri Busser, disciples of Gounod, restored the original and Mireille was finally restored from the fine midsummer's morning and its dancing to the gripping scene in the desert-like Crau region.

Mark Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2018) [BDRip]

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Mark Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2018) [BDRip]

Mark Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 180 min | 8,66 Gb
Audio: Français / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Naxos | Sub: French, English, German, Korean, Japanese

With his affinity for the 16th-century sculptor Benvenuto Cellini’s advocacy of artistic and personal freedom, Hector Berlioz went straight for the grand gesture with his first completed opera. Returning to it years after initial production debacles, Berlioz stated that he would ‘never again find such verve and Cellinian impetuosity, nor such a variety of ideas.’ The plot revolves around Cellini’s wooing of Teresa, a match frustrated at every opportunity by his rival, the cowardly Fieramosca. Benvenuto Cellini is a pithy work combining romance, excitement, violence, comedy and spectacle; the perfect stage for Terry Gilliam’s stylishly colorful and larger than life directing.

Claude Vivier - Kopernikus - Opera Factory Freiburg (2015) {Bastille Musique 1}

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Claude Vivier - Kopernikus - Opera Factory Freiburg (2015) {Bastille Musique 1}

Claude Vivier - Kopernikus - Opera Factory Freiburg (2015) {Bastille Musique 1}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 263 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 45 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Bastille Musique / SWR2 | Bastille Musique 1
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Opera / Opéra rituel de mort

Bastille Musique presents its first release »Claude Vivier: Kopernikus« in a brilliant SWR studio recording by the Opera Factory Freiburg, the Holst-Sinfonietta and Klaus Simon (conductor). Besides the CD containing Vivier’s masterful chamber opera from 1980, which he called opéra-rituel de mort, the lavish package includes a 64-pages trilingual booklet (EN, FR, DE) and three photo leaflets with previously unpublished pictures of Claude Vivier as well as the artists during a staged performance.

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2015/1983) [BDRip]

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Riccardo Muti,  Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2015/1983) [BDRip]

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2015/1983) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 188 min | 10,2 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Riccardo Muti had made a sensational Salzburg début in 1971 and this Così fan tutte was his first Mozart opera at the festival. It was acclaimed by both the general public and international critics, who were virtually unanimous in their praise of the aesthetic quality of the production. Muti was praised for his authoritative approach to Mozart’s music, while the remarkably homogeneous team of international soloists was equally applauded. The singers form an admirably cohesive ensemble and all of them are outstanding Mozart singers. The production became a staple at the Salzburg Festival and hugely popular with audiences. Muti gives both the musicians and the audience time to appreciate Mozart’s music in all its beauty, formal mastery and, above all, in the endless variety of its depiction of human foibles. The Vienna Philharmonic’s playing is well sprung and relaxed, but always imbued with great intensity.

Claudio Abbado, Orchesrta of the Wiener Staatsoper - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2015/1989) [BDRip]

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Claudio Abbado, Orchesrta of the Wiener Staatsoper - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2015/1989) [BDRip]

Claudio Abbado, Orchesrta of the Wiener Staatsoper - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2015/1989) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 172 min | 9,36 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish

Arguably Modest Mussorgsky's greatest work, Khovanshchina was incomplete at the time of his death and so this glorious production, from the Vienna State Opera, employs Shostakovich's scoring with the addition of the final chorus composed by Stravinsky in 1913. It is a work of immense power and humanity, set at the time when Peter the Great assumed power in Russia, a turning point in Russia's history when old forces came into conflict with new. Political intrigue, religious persecution, the tragedy of a nation, all form a backdrop against which individual dramas are acted out. The great Bulgarian bass, Nicolai Ghiaurov sings Prince Ivan Khovansky, the leader of the revolutionary Streltsys and Paata Burchuladze sings Dositheus, the leader of the Old Believers. Fellow Russians, including Ludmila Semtschuk as Marfa and Vladimir Atlantov as Khovansky's son, complete this formidable cast. This live recording of Alfred Kirchner's production of Khovanshchina is conducted by Claudio Abbado. Triumphantly hailed as "one of the great performances of our day, an unforgettable display of skill and sympathy combined", by the Financial Times, it is a recording to treasure.

Aarne Vainio - Aarioita ja lauluja (2019)

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Aarne Vainio - Aarioita ja lauluja (2019)

Aarne Vainio - Aarioita ja lauluja (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 195 MB | Tracks: 15 | 45:56 min
Style: Classical | Label: Finlandia Classics

Aarne Vainio is one of the most prominent soloists in the history of the National Opera. In the 1960s, he was the leading bass-baroque of the opera, singing over 80 roles in 26 years. The astonishing extent of the voice of Vainio (D-g1) made it possible to play both bass and baritone roles. With recordings, she is as cheeky as Escamillo, Scarpia and Figaro as Ramfis and the Great Quiz player, succinct (bass) baritone and magnificent bass cantante. As a Wotan, she is a chord with the current blasters. Vainio always pronounces the text naturally clearly, uses his voice for a masculine processing and tone. There is both soft sensitivity and great power - no shouting. In addition, the album hears cowboy folk songs, Carl Michael Bellman and Finnish art songs. Especially Aarre Merikannon Valvotko far away there and Ahti Sonninen's Song of Happiness are captivating samples of Vainio's masterful breathing and legate control and sophisticated grip.

Maria Callas - The Incomparable Callas: Favourite Arias (1987) (Repost)

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Maria Callas - The Incomparable Callas: Favourite Arias (1987) (Repost)

Maria Callas - The Incomparable Callas: Favourite Arias (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:13 | 359 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI | Catalog: CDM 7 63182 2

The fame and legacy of Maria Callas are nearly unsurpassed in the modern history of opera. Her fame has transcended the usual boundaries of classical music, and she has been the inspiration for several movies, an opera, and a successful Broadway musical. Her extensive catalogue of recordings remains among the most coveted and controversial for both her fans and detractors.

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2014) [BDRip]

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2014) [BDRip]

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2014) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 180 min | 9,80 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

In Glyndebourne’s first-ever staging of a opera by Rameau, director Jonathan Kent presents a production which, in his own words, ‘strives to appeal to every sense and show audiences how engrossing and musically ravishing French Baroque opera can be’. Rameau’s inventive take on Racine’s great tragedy Phèdre is brought to life by Paul Brown’s colourful and elegant designs and Ashley Page’s playful choreography. Ed Lyon and Christiane Karg give captivating performances as the titular young lovers, while Sarah Connolly, making a welcome return to Glyndebourne, ‘invests Phaedra with both grandeur and a desperately human vulnerability’ (The Independent). Leading exponent of early music William Christie ‘sets an exhilarating pace, galvanising the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to playing of tremendous panache’ (The DailyTelegraph).

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Siegfried (1963) (4CD Box Set)

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Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Siegfried (1963) (4CD Box Set)

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Siegfried (1963) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.boolet | 1099 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 03:59:45 | 554 mb
Classical, Opera, Romantic | Label: 1984 - Decca Records / 455564

The third portion of Solti's famed traversal of Richard Wagner's "Ring" tetralogy (I love that word, had to use it) is, simply, terrific. You could call it uneven, but that's unevenness fluctuating between "very good" and "inspired".

Sebastien Dauce, Ensemble Correspondances - Ballet Royal de la Nuit (2018)

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Sebastien Dauce, Ensemble Correspondances - Ballet Royal de la Nuit (2018)

Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances - Ballet Royal de la Nuit: Francesco Cavalli, Michel Lambert, Luigi Rossi, Louis Constantin, Antoine Boësset, Jean de Cambefort (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,98 Gb | Total time: 64:21+66:51+53:37 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM90260306 | Recorded: 2017

Following an initial reconstruction on disc in 2015, the Ballet Royal de la Nuit enjoyed a triumphal modern premiere at the Théâtre de Caen in November 2017. That staged version, presented in this outstanding box set, at last includes the entire musical score (twenty-seven additional dances). The meticulous reconstitution of Sébastien Daucé, the incomparable poetry of Francesca Lattuada, an oneiric universe featuring more than 120 costumes designed by Olivier Charpentier, all contribute to an incredible enchantment further enhanced by the exploits of virtuoso jugglers and circus artists. In this ballet, a masterly achievement from every point of view, the spell remains unbroken from first note to last.

Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri - Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

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Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri - Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (2015) 3 CDs
Franco Fagioli (Orfeo), Malin Hartelius (Euridice), Emmanuelle de Negri (Amor)
Accentus; Insula Orchestra; conducted by Laurence Equilbey

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 723 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Opera | Label: Archiv Produktion (DG) | # 00289 479 5315 9 | Time: 02:31:52

This is a full recording of the original Italian version (the “Vienna version” from 1762) of Gluck’s beloved take on the Orpheus myth, Orfeo et Euridice PLUS extra music written by Gluck for later performances of his opera. It includes virtuoso arias for Fagioli and as such represents a brilliant showcase for him and a collectible item for connoisseurs. This is Franco Fagioli’s first ever recording of a complete opera in which he sings the title role and since, the role has become one of Franco’s calling cards in recent seasons. It is known for its absolutely gorgeous music, including one of opera’s most audience-pleasing tunes, the uber-famous aria “Che farò senza Euridice”. This version of the opera (by far the most popular one) appears for the first time ever on period instruments on DG / Archiv, hence filling a major gap in our catalogue and is a substantial project featuring one of our exciting new signings in one of his finest roles.

Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

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Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

P.I. Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, conductor
Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Vladimir Valaitis, Andrey Fedoseyev, Valentina Levko
Andrey Sokolov, Valery Yaroslavtsev, Vitaly Vlasov, Yury Dementyev, Galina Borisova

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 718 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 366 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | # 420 375-2 | Time: 02:40:13

This version of The Queen of Spades was originally recorded in 1974 and made available as a special import; it was then generally released by Philips in 1988. Reviewing it at the time, AB gave a level account of its strengths, but had little difficulty in preferring the Tchakarov set when it was issued in 1990. Deleted by Philips, the Ermler performance has now been restored to the Melodiya catalogue. I cannot see anyone dissenting from AB's view: certainly I do not, except perhaps to regard him as being over-generous in his account of Atlantov's Herman in calling it ''loud and unsubtle''. Stronger words would also be appropriate, especially when Atlantov is compared with the sensitive Wieslaw Ochman on the Tchakarov set. Valentina Levko is a good Countess in what is a well-established Russian tradition of responses to the role: AB thought the old lady's reminiscences not so pointedly delivered as by some other singers, and I would add that she would certainly have acquired a better French accent during her long sojourn as the Venus of Paris.

Leonor Bonilla - Vaccaj: Giulietta e Romeo (Live) (2019)

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Leonor Bonilla - Vaccaj: Giulietta e Romeo (Live) (2019)

Leonor Bonilla - Vaccaj: Giulietta e Romeo (Live) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 672 MB | Tracks: 15 | 151:00 min
Style: Classical | Label: Dynamic

Eduward Strauss was overshadowed by his more famous elder siblings Johann II and Josef but his music from the 1870s and 1880s easily stands comparison with theirs, and in the dance genres of the quick polka and the gallop he was in a class of his own. These world premiere recordings of handsome Edis music include the beguiling waltz Freie Gedanken or Free Thoughts written for the Hesperus Artists Association, and the charming polka-mazurka Schmeichelkatzchen (Little Flatterer), which was popular enough with Viennese audiences to be reprised throughout that season. Volume 1 of this edition was considered energetic and beautiful by the American Record Guide.