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Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006/1990)

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Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006/1990)

Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 6.51+6.89 Gb (2xDVD9) | 239 min
Classical | Decca | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Director Peter Sellars helms this provocative adaptation of George Frideric Handel’s opera “Giulio Cesare,” sung in the original Italian by soprano Susan Larson (who plays Cleopatra) and countertenor Jeffrey Gall (in the role of Julius Caesar) but set in a very different locale: a futuristic Middle East. Sellars personally wrote the English subtitles included in this version to match the tone he intended for his vision.

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone (2007)

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Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone (2007)

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.30+2.88 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 161 min
Classical | Naïve | Sub.: English, Francais

Considering that Rossini's opera buffa "La pietra del paragone" (The Touchstone) is hardly ever staged and that its title is not even known through its overture, like "La scala di seta" or "La gazza ladra," music lovers can be forgiven for being in the dark about this sparklingly luminous work. One of Rossini's first operas, it was written for Milan's La Scala and premiered there in 1812. It was a resounding success - in spite of its standard libretto filled with disguises, mistaken identities and trials of love and loyalty. But it boasts a splendidly varied orchestral writing, which includes dramatic hunt and storm scenes, and betrays a love of language and wordplay which presages Rossini's later works. For this alone, it deserves an above-average treatment.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Attila (2004/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 5.89 Gb (DVD9) | 118 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English

Riccardo Muti conducts a fine cast in the powerful and atmospheric 1991 production of Verdi's ninth opera, whose story of the heroic tussle between Ezio, a Roman general, and Attila, the Nordic invader was written for the 1846 Teatro la Fenice season and premiered there to huge acclaim.

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Götterdämmerung (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 14570 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 270 min | 44,6 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4056 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 270 min | 12,4 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. Filmed at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in high definition – the award winning Robert Lepage production. Featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan – universally recognized as the finest bass-baritone – and Wotan – of his generation. Also starring Deborah Voigt as Brunnhilde, and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund.

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Siegfried (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Siegfried (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Siegfried (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 239 min | 44,3 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 239 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. Filmed at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in high definition – the award winning Robert Lepage production. Featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan – universally recognized as the finest bass-baritone – and Wotan – of his generation. Also starring Deborah Voigt as Brunnhilde, and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Die Walkure (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Die Walkure (2012) [Blu-Ray]

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Die Walküre (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 240 min | 43,8 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 240 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. Filmed at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in high definition – the award winning Robert Lepage production. Featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan – universally recognized as the finest bass-baritone – and Wotan – of his generation. Also starring Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde, and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2012) [Blu-Ray]

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25998 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 42,1 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4162 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 163 min | 7,48 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese

The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. Filmed at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in high definition – the award winning Robert Lepage production. Featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan – universally recognized as the finest bass-baritone – and Wotan – of his generation. Also starring Deborah Voigt as Brunnhilde, and star tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund.

Patrick Summers, Wiener Symphoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Patrick Summers, Wiener Symphoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Patrick Summers, Wiener Symphoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23334 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 148 min | 34 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 4261 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,970 fps | 148 min | 6,83 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

What begins like a fairy-tale turns into a whimsical fantasy halfway between magic farce and Masonic mysticism: The Magic Flute links a love story with the great questions of the Enlightenment, juxtaposes bird-catcher charm with queenly vengeance, and bewitches the listener with music that mixes cheerful melodies, lovers’ arias, show-stopping coloraturas and mysterious chorales.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2004/1989)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2004/1989)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2004/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.25 Gb (DVD9) | 211 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English

Verdi's 1855 Paris opera which followed Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La Traviata is treated to a performance of blazing energy and intimate refinement with a superb cast which includes Cheryl Studer and Chris Merritt. The rarely-seen third act ballet is included complete, with the internationally-acclaimed dancers Carla Fracci and Wayne Eagling.

Jiri Kout, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2013/1993) [Blu-Ray]

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Jiri Kout, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2013/1993) [Blu-Ray]

Jiří Kout, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2013/1993) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20478 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 233 min | 43,1 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2161 kbps / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 233 min | 10,6 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean

This production of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” was recorded during the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s great tour to Japan in 1993. Directed by Götz Friedrich and conducted by Jiří Kout, this interpretation of the adulterous love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Isolde was a great success. Wagner’s composition of “Tristan und Isolde” was inspired by his love affair with Mathilde Wesendonck and the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer.

Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Delibes: Lakme (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Delibes: Lakme (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Delibes: Lakmé (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33819 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 42,5 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4014 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 136 min | 6,28 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opera Australia | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Lakmé, Delibes greatest opera, is performed by Opera Australia in all its oriental glory. Starring the exquisite coloratura soprano Emma Matthews as the innocent girl priestess Lakmé, and superb tenor Aldo Di Toro as the love-struck Gerald, the story tackles religion and cross-cultural love against a backdrop of British rule in India in the mid-19th century.

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: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3330 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 6,01 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | 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)

Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (2006/1981)

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Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (2006/1981)

Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (2006/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Français (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 5.93 Gb (DVD9) | 133 min
Classical | NVC Arts | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese

Filmed live at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House in 1981, this staging of Camille Saint-Saens's opera takes on one of the Bible's most famous tales. After trying to force the Hebrews to worship his god, the Philistine ruler meets an untimely end at the hands of the prodigiously powerful Samson (Jon Vickers), who leads the Hebrews in a revolt. But beautiful Philistine Dalila (Shirley Verrett) uses her seductive wiles to weaken the strapping hero.

Evelino Pido, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)

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Evelino Pido, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)

Evelino Pidò, Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.79 Gb (DVD9) | 125 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Frank Dunlop's witty, unvarnished view of Donizetti's country comedy, updated to the 1930s, is delightful to see, wondrous to hear. Gheorghiu and Alagna make an ideal partnership as capricious girl and shy bumpkin. They both act and sing their roles to near perfection in a staging that exposes the heart and heartlessness as much as the fun of this work.

Gianluca Capuano, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco - Handel: Ariodante (2021/2017) [BDRip]

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Gianluca Capuano, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco - Handel: Ariodante (2021/2017) [BDRip]

Gianluca Capuano, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco - Handel: Ariodante (2021/2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,970 fps | 216 min | 4,87 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Unitel Edition | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

At Salzburg Festival, Cecilia Bartoli shines as Ariodante with her dazzling coloratura in a highly acclaimed new production by the German director Christoph Loy, who is known for his clever psychological stagings. Loy turns Handel's splendid baroque opera into an exciting and differentiated reflection on gender roles. A high-class ensemble, first and foremost a brilliant Cecilia Bartoli in the trouser role of the knight Ariodante who effortlessly switches between cheerful and lamenting virtuoso singing makes the production a true triumph. At her side perform audience favourite Rolando Villazón as Lurcano and young American soprano Kathryn Lewek, praised by critics as a „true discovery“ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung).