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Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)

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Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:37:19 | 763 MB
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 0289 459 6882 7

It's been conventional wisdom for several generations that Solomon, great oratorio though it may be, contains a lot of deadwood; conductors have regularly cut some items and changed the order of others. (Even John Eliot Gardiner's excellent recording cuts about 30 minutes of music.) Leave it to Paul McCreesh to give us the complete score–and demonstrate that Handel's original structure makes plenty of sense and that every number is worthwhile.

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 178 min | 45,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 178 min | 9,62 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

For "La forza del destino", Verdi created one of his most famous melodies, the "fate" motif that permeates the whole of the score. Music and action alternate in masterly fashion between large-scale crowd scenes and intimate interiority, in that way illustrating Verdi's real theme: the manner in which fallible human beings are destroyed by a cruel fate.

Nicola Luisotti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo - Verdi: I Masnadieri (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Nicola Luisotti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo - Verdi: I Masnadieri (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Nicola Luisotti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo - Verdi: I Masnadieri (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 124 min | 38,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 124 min | 6,74 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This is an exciting performance. Gabriele Lavia’s steampunk production is stylish and plays up the violence and tension that underpin the opera. Nicola Luisotti’s conducting does likewise, as he is sharp and authoritative but also allows the music to breath naturally. The cast is excellent.(Opera Now)

Coro and Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Muti - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (1993)

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Coro and Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Muti - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (1993)

Coro and Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Muti - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:56:09 | 580 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: S2K 52 492

I have a personal criterion for judging sopranos in modern recordings of any role that Maria Callas excelled in: If you can beat Callas, you are gold. And despite her achievements in bel canto roles (most of which I find uninteresting, either dramatically or as music), I still think that Callas’s greatest gift to the world of opera, particularly opera in Italy, was to point out to the entire country and the world how much more there was in roles like Elvira in I Vespri Siciliani, Cheribini’s Medea, Iphigénie in this opera, and yes, even Lady Macbeth than had been previously thought.

Charles Mackerras, Elisabeth Söderström, Charles Mackerras - Janácek: Jenůfa (1985)

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Charles Mackerras, Elisabeth Söderström, Charles Mackerras - Janácek: Jenůfa (1985)

Charles Mackerras, Elisabeth Söderström, Charles Mackerras - Janácek: Jenůfa (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:10:07 | 593 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 414 483-2

It's hard to think of a twentieth century Czech-language opera that has enjoyed more success than Leos Janácek's Jenufa, and there is certainly no shortage of good recordings of it. Among the most exceptional is this effort for Decca led by Charles Mackerras. Elisabeth Söderström is riveting in her portrayal of the small-town girl desperate that the empty-headed Steva, played by Petr Dvorský, will marry her and legitimize their child.

Schubert - Fierrabras, D. 796 (Claudio Abbado; Arnold Schoenberg Chor; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe) [1991/2004]

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Schubert - Fierrabras, D. 796 (Claudio Abbado; Arnold Schoenberg Chor; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe) [1991/2004]

Schubert - Fierrabras, D. 796 (Claudio Abbado; Arnold Schoenberg Chor; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe) [1991/2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 676 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 427 341-2 | TT: CD1`68:26, CD2`75:27

Fierrabras is a three-act German opera with spoken dialogue written by the composer Franz Schubert in 1823, to a libretto by Josef Kupelwieser, the general manager of the Theater am Kärntnertor (Vienna's Court Opera Theatre). Along with the earlier Alfonso und Estrella, composed in 1822, it marks Schubert's attempt to compose grand Romantic opera in German, departing from the Singspiel tradition.

Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1994)

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Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1994)

Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:32 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 436 992-2

Christopher Hogwood has found himself a dream cast here, with even the smallest roles taken by big names. There are a couple of surprises along the way, such as the underage First Sailor (sung by a slightly quavery treble) and the cross-dressing Sorceress, here taken by a bass. Still David Thomas cackles and machinates with the best of them, so don't let that put you off.

English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1986)

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English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1986)

English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:10 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416 299-2

At under an hour this mini-masterpiece should be in every opera-lover's collection. There are scores of versions available but I tend to favour those with a Dido of really starry vocal quality given that her torments lie at the heart of the opera and all other considerations are secondary: Purcell and his librettist Nathum Tate make little of Aeneas's psychology and the other roles are all supplementary, reflecting upon Dido's plight, even to the extent of some suggesting that the Sorceress is her alter ego.

Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino - Massenet: Thais (2009)

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Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino - Massenet: Thais (2009)

Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino - Massenet: Thaïs (2009)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 14974 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 139 min | 21,2 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2369 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 139 min | 7,53 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese

Thaïs, a mature work by the composer Jules Massenet on the libretto by Louis Gallet, it is based on the novel of the same name by Anatole France. The new production of this rarely performed work is the result of more than a year of close collaboration between the forces of the Theatre and Stefano Poda, responsible, for the first time in Italy, for the direction, choreography, sets, lighting and costumes. On the podium, Gianandrea Noseda, who, seduced by the dramatic force and modernity of the orchestral writing, conducts Thaïs for the first time; a debut also for the protagonist Barbara Frittoli, who has chosen the Regio to make her debut in this difficult role. Georgian baritone Lado Ataneli gives an impressive study of the monk Athanaël.

Monteverdi - Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi (Miroslav Venhoda, Prague Madrigal Singers) [1997]

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Monteverdi - Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi (Miroslav Venhoda, Prague Madrigal Singers) [1997]

Monteverdi - Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi (Miroslav Venhoda, Prague Madrigal Singers) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 236 MB
Classical | Label: Supraphon a.s. | Catalog Number: SU 3294-2 211 | TT: 45:55

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic priest.
Monteverdi's work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period.[1] He developed two individual styles of composition – the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque.[2] Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, L'Orfeo, an innovative work that is the earliest surviving opera that is still regularly performed. He was recognized as an innovative composer and enjoyed considerable fame in his lifetime.

Lautten Compagney - Monteverdi: La dolce vita (2017)

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Lautten Compagney - Monteverdi: La dolce vita (2017)

Lautten Compagney - Monteverdi: La dolce vita (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:41 | 180 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Music, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

The themes of Monteverdi's arias, madrigals and concertos are timeless: passion, longing, hope, pain and happiness are as affecting today as they were four centuries ago. Dorothee Mields, one of the 21st century's most exceptional sopranos devotes her gifts to the works of one of the 17th century's most exceptional composers, the "true sun of the emotions", as Monteverdi was described by one of his contemporaries.

Jens Neubert, Daniel Harding, London Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Hunter's Bride (Der Freischutz) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Jens Neubert, Daniel Harding, London Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Hunter's Bride (Der Freischutz) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Jens Neubert, Daniel Harding, London Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Hunter's Bride (Der Freischütz) (2013)
[Blu-Ray]

BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19965 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 26,8 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4097 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 136 min | 7,31 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean

“Hunter’s Bride” is a film opera based on the romantic opera “Der Freischütz” by Carl Maria von Weber. Dreams and hopes of young people are told in this exquisite fairy tale. Max and Kaspar, both hunters, fight side by side in the Napoleonic Wars, as well as each other to conquer Agathe’s love. European cultural history becomes visible in an opulent historical panorama and one of the most beautiful pieces of music. The pictures of Norwegian director of photography Harald Gunnar Paalgard give a spatial dimension to the unique sound of the London Symphony Orchestra, which recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Performed by renowned opera soloists – Juliane Banse, Michael König, Michael Volle, René Pape – the film opera was a huge public success in European theatres. Filmed on 35mm film on original locations in Germany, the film opera dramatises the enchanted tale with stunning images, and surround-sound revives the music for the eyes and the ears of the audience.

Vesselina Kasarova, Galina Vracheva & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Marteau: Entdeckung eines Romantikers (2017)

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Vesselina Kasarova, Galina Vracheva & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Marteau: Entdeckung eines Romantikers (2017)

Vesselina Kasarova, Galina Vracheva & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Marteau: Entdeckung eines Romantikers (2017)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 191 MB
Label: Solo Musica | Tracks: 21 | Time: 53:17 min

Henri Marteau originally wrote the eight songs '… pour chant avec accompagnement de quatuor d'instruments à archets', but then asks the Bulgarian composer Pantcho Wladigueroff, who is born in Zurich, for an arrangement for piano and voice. The poems which he carefully sets to music are by Sully Prudhomme and François Coppé, and they depict the vivid and symbolical nature and the rain, the Bretagne, the sea and the pretty grisettes who visit their lovers after work.

Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23911 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 29,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3330 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 7,11 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

…Massimo Checchetto’s opening set…is winningly picturesque…Bepi Morassi’s staging within it seems perfectly natural, its charms never forced. Pratt has a beautiful, expressive face, ever alive to Amina’s changing fortunes and her unchanging love. Her voice, too, is lovely and expressive…She’s endearingly simple, just as Amina should be. Gabriele Ferro conducts the Fenice forces with grace and practiced style…The sound is spacious and the Blu-ray image crystal clear. (Opera News)

Puccini - Madame Butterfly - Scotto - Domingo ( 2 CD 2003 )

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Puccini - Madame Butterfly - Scotto - Domingo ( 2 CD 2003 )

Puccini - Madame Butterfly
Renata Scotto - Plácido Domingo - Lorin Maazel

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG | 2 CD | Scans | 129 Min. | 573 MB
Label : Sony Classical / Catalogue : SM2K91135
Opera / LP´s Released in 1978

This exquisite 1978 studio recording of Madame Butterfly stars Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo, Gillian Knight and Ingvar Vixell, singing their respective roles with breathtaking realism and melodic richness. Quite possibly the best Butterfly on record, and a must have for devotees of Renata Scotto