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Ivor Bolton, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2020) [Blu-Ray]

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Ivor Bolton, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2020) [Blu-Ray]

Ivor Bolton, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2020) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25887 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 178 min | 43,2 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3862 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most successful comic operas ever. Director David Bösch is a born storyteller. He likes to focus on the classics, and is known for his poetic approach. In this new production of Le nozze di Figaro, the hectic, bubbly story of Figaro’s eventful wedding party is visually interpreted in a revolving stage set.

Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016) [Re-Up]

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Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016) [Re-Up]

Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 14:57:27 | 2,10 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Some have likened Herbert von Karajan's "chamber-music approach" to Wagner's Ring cycle in terms of his scaling down or deconstructing the heroic roles. This approach has less to do with dynamics per se than it does with von Karajan's masterful balancing of voices and instruments. He achieves revelations of horizontal clarity, allowing no contrapuntal strand to emerge with an unwanted accent or a miscalibrated dynamic. The texts are unusually pinpointed and distinct, although the singers don't convey the experience and dimension of Sir Georg Solti's cast on London. There are exceptions.

BBC Concert Orchestra, John Andrews & Various Artists - Malcolm Arnold: The Dancing Master, Op. 34 (2020)

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BBC Concert Orchestra, John Andrews & Various Artists - Malcolm Arnold: The Dancing Master, Op. 34 (2020)

BBC Concert Orchestra, John Andrews & Various Artists - Malcolm Arnold: The Dancing Master, Op. 34 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 325 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:15:40
Classical, Opera | Label: Resonus Classics

Originally intended as an opera for television, Malcolm Arnold’s collaboration with film-maker and librettist Joe Mendoza, The Dancing Master, Op. 34, was considered too racy for viewers in the 1950s and subsequently rejected for broadcast and largely forgotten. Conductor John Andrews, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and a stellar cast, breathes new life into this operatic gem, here receiving its first recording. With its cast of larger-than life Restoration caricatures – the trapped heiress, the scheming maid, the over-protective guardian, and the handsome rake – the opera showcases Arnold’s taste for exuberant satire and tender Romanticism in equal measure.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2011) [Blu-Ray]

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, John Del Carlo, Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 142 min | 40,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4093 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 142 min | 7,70 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

A red hot ticket at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010/2011 was Donizetti's comic gem, Don Pasquale, with Anna Netrebko reviving Norina, the part that made her a star in New York. Opera summed up the simple truth: ". . . everyone adored her". John Del Carlo's impressive singing and acting chops as the Don are given every boost by Otto Schenk's hilarious staging and James Levine's witty conducting. Leading this opera for the first time at the Met, the renowned maestro demonstrates that his gifts suit Donizetti as perfectly as Wagner. Mariusz Kwiecien and Matthew Polenzani scintillate as Malatesta and Ernesto.

Daniel Cuiller, Stradivaria, Chœur de l’Académie Baroque - Rebel et Francœur: Pirame & Thisbé (2008)

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Daniel Cuiller, Stradivaria, Chœur de l’Académie Baroque - Rebel et Francœur: Pirame & Thisbé (2008)

Daniel Cuiller, Stradivaria, Chœur de l’Académie Baroque - François Rebel et François Francœur: Pirame & Thisbé (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 74:01+66:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | MIR058 | Recorded: 2007

After discovering François Francoeur's splendid orchestral pieces, the suites de Symphonies pour le festin royal de Monseigneur le Comte d'Artois, I was prompted by curiosity to play some of his magnificent violin sonatas in concert. This confirmed me in the conviction this violinist was undoubtedly one of the most appealing and gifted composers of 18th century France. Then it occurred to me to search his operatic output for the work or works most representative of his talents as an instrumentalist and orchestrator. The collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale soon convinced me that the 'more or less perfect pearl' was right in front of us: Piramé & Thisbé, a tragedie lyrique written in collaboration with his friend and associate François Rebel, three years his junior.

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)

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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.84 Gb (DVD9) | 165 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

Filmed live in 2007 at the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival in the composer’s birthplace, Pesaro, Il Turco in Italia is a madcap ensemble opera with an inspired score that boasts music of both comic genius and extraordinary beauty. Set in Naples, it spins a crazy tale around a poet who uses the romantic entanglements of the inhabitants with a Turkish prince as inspiration for the plot of his next play. Ultimately, life imitates art as all ends happily, but not before a planned abduction leads to a chaotic situation of mistaken identity.

Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Handel: Partenope (2005)

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Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Handel: Partenope (2005)

Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Handel: Partenope (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 933 Mb | Total time: 77:57+55:49+56:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chaconne ‎| CHAN 0719 | Recorded: 2004

Partenope is mature Handel, and belongs in the top flight of his stage works. A comedy from 1730, which was first rejected as too frivolous by the Royal Academy of Music in London, the text had been set 20 years earlier by Caldara for an opera that had been a major influence on the young Handel. The tone is light and the action - all disguises and cross-dressing, with everyone ending up with the right partner - is swift moving; there are relatively few extended arias but a number of ensembles, as well as the obligatory sinfonia and march for the battle scene at the beginning of the second act. This performance under Christian Curnyn hits the right spot from the very start.

Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)

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Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)

Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi, Gérard Lesne, Christina Pluhar - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 150 min | 7,74 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Armide | Sub: English, Français, Deutsch | Recorded: 2003

Studio Armide represents magnificent documentary film Olivier Simonnet «Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles». Marc-Antoine Charpentier never had an official function at the court of Louis XIV. In 2004 Versailles finally opened its doors to him for the tercentennial commemorations of his death. The finest performers of baroque music, from Jordi Savall to Christophe Rousset, played the most important works of the time in the Royal Chapel opera house, as well as in the chateau salons and galleries: from instrumental music (Lully’s Alceste) to vocal music (Actéon), from lyric tragedy (Médée) to sacred music (Missa assumpta est Maria). The life of this collaborator of Molière’s and cultural life under Louis XIV are enriched by the participation of conductors and musicians.

Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (2016)

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Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (2016)

Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 867 Mb | Total time: 177:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 483 0004 | Recorded: 2015

New love, position, power, revenge, disguise, mistaken identity, complications and passionate devotion – the full spectrum of baroque opera seria is here in this new recording of Pergolesi’s ‘Adriano In Siria’. Franco Fagioli leads the cast, alongside Romina Basso, Yuriy Mynenko, Dilyara Idrisova, Juan Sancho and Cigdem Soyarslan, accompanied by the exuberant Polish orchestra Capella Cracoviensis under the baton of Jan Tomasz Adamus. Famed for his Stabat Mater, Pergolesi died aged just 26 but had already completed four opera seria; ‘Adriano in Siria’ is the third of these and has a libretto by Metastasio.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2014) [BDRip]

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2014) [BDRip]

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2014) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 8,87 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese

This production of Anna Bolena faithfully meets the musical vision proposed by Fabio Biondi. The mise-en-scène, therefore, excludes any explicit reference to the plot’s historical time, and the events have been set at the beginning of the 1800s, when Donizetti’s opera was premièred.

Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali - Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (2008)

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Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali - Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (2008)

Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali - Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (2008)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 616 Mb | Total time: 79:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar ‎| RIC 269 | Recorded: 2008

Henri IV of France married Maria de' Medici in 1600. A new art-form - opera - played an important role in the wedding celebrations in Florence, with Jacopo Peri's L'Euridice being performed on 6 October at the Palazzo Pitti. Giulio Caccini, however, was clearly in some opposition to his illustrious colleague and beat him to publication; his own version of the same Rinuccini libretto appeared in print in December of the same year. Caccini's lyricism, emotion and skilled vocal writing show clearly that his L'Euridice is the true forerunner of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Ricercar now proudly presents this world premiere recording of Caccini's masterpiece.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner - Beethoven: Fidelio (2003)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner - Beethoven: Fidelio (2003)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner - Beethoven: Fidelio (2003)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.60 Gb (DVD9) | 123 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The German stage director Jürgen Flimm – and his design team of Robert Israel and Florence von Gerkan – have set the opera in the second half of the 20th century and have costumed the action decidedly on the American side of the Atlantic Ocean. Such an approach follows the line of Flimm’s other contemporary opera successes – for example his current Bayreuth Ring (premiered in 2000) or his 2001 Otello at the Berlin Staatsoper. Modernising the period does not become updating for its own sake. Rather, the actions and behaviour of the characters cunningly align contemporary manners with the existing prescriptions of a “period” libretto.

Franco Piva, Orchestra e Coro Citta di Adria - Domenico Cimarosa: Cleopatra (2006)

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Franco Piva, Orchestra e Coro Citta di Adria - Domenico Cimarosa: Cleopatra (2006)

Franco Piva, Orchestra e Coro Citta di Adria - Domenico Cimarosa: Cleopatra (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (M3U & Log) ~ 443 Mb | Total time: 56:55+46:43 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni ‎| GB2395/96 | Recorded: 2006

Cimarosa was one of a number of very good composers who was attracted to do a stint at the court of Catherine the Great. Apparently, this opera was composed during this visit. Though now known mainly for his opera buffa, especially Il Matrimonia Segreto, Cimarosa composed other types of operas, of which this is one. The libretto tells a snippit of the Anthony and Cleopatra tale, and is no competitor of, say, Shakespeare's magnificent and nuanced account. On the surface the libretto seems to be much in the tradition of eighteenth century opera seria, with dialogue interrupted by musical episodes, mainly arias, illustrating the feelings more or less appropriate to the development of the plot.

Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: La Cambiale di matrimonio (2008)

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Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: La Cambiale di matrimonio (2008)

Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: La Cambiale di matrimonio (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 5.17 Gb (DVD9) | 83 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

The plot of La cambiale di matrimonie, which Rossini composed when he was just eighteen years old, revolves around the farcical attempts of Tobia Mill, a rich English merchant, to combine business with pleasure by forcing this daughter, the lovely Fanny (“the merchandise”) to marry Slook, his rich colonial correspondent from America, by means of a bill of exchange. Eventually, it is the gallant Slook himself who persuades Mill to allow Fanny to marry her true love, Edoardo Milfort. This Rossini Opera Festival—Pesaro production features two well-established singers, Désirée Rancatore and Saimir Pirgu, who are joined by three promising young singers: Fabio Maria Capitanucci, Enrico Maria Marabellie and Maria Gortsevskaya.

Estévan Velardi, Camerata Ligure - Alessandro Stradella: Il Barcheggio (1991)

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Estévan Velardi, Camerata Ligure - Alessandro Stradella: Il Barcheggio (1991)

Estévan Velardi, Camerata Ligure - Alessandro Stradella: Il Barcheggio (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 476 Mb | Total time: 49:15+49:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | GB2102/03 | Recorded: 1990

Alessandro Stradella was an important early composer of trumpet music. Like Melani, he worked in Rome for much of his career, though by 1681, when he wrote the wedding cantata Il barcheggio, he was living in Genoa; he was murdered in a Genoese street the following February and Il barcheggio is said to have been his last work.