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Franz Welser-Most, Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2009)

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Franz Welser-Most, Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2009)

Franz Welser-Möst, Orchester der Oper Zürich - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) |Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 192 min | 5,80+6,39 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2007

This production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro caused a sensation when it first came out, stunning critics and audiences alike with its perfect balance of joyous humor, improvisatory brilliance, and always subtle music-making.

Mark Elder, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Venera Gimadieva, Michael Fabiano - Verdi: La Traviata (2015)

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Mark Elder, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Venera Gimadieva, Michael Fabiano - Verdi: La Traviata (2015)

Mark Elder, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Venera Gimadieva, Michael Fabiano - Verdi: La Traviata (2015)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.55 Gb (DVD9) | 132 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean

Verdi's tragic masterpiece is elegantly updated by director Tom Cairns in this 'fresh and thrillingly unfamiliar' (Independent) Glyndebourne production, in which Violetta's death is cast as an idée fixe, creating a liberating framework that is well supported by Hildegard Bechtler's semi-abstract designs. Described as a soprano of 'huge presence, compelling to watch', Venera Gimadieva is 'thrilling' (Guardian) in her company debut as the doomed courtesan, well matched by Michael Fabiano's sharply suited and 'robustly-sung' Alfredo (Financial Times), with Tassis Christoyannis delivering an imposing performance as the formidable Germont père. Conductor Mark Elder reveals his mastery of the opera's dramatic shape, coaxing each and every nuance out of the London Philharmonic Orchestra to create beautifully stylish music-making.

Stormy Six: Original Album Series (5CD, 2012) & Benvenuti Nel Ghetto (CD + DVD, 2013) Re-up

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Stormy Six: Original Album Series (5CD, 2012) & Benvenuti Nel Ghetto (CD + DVD, 2013) Re-up

Stormy Six: Original Album Series (5CD, 2012) & Benvenuti Nel Ghetto (CD + DVD, 2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
6CD | Warner Music, BTF | ~ 1702 or 687 Mb | Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 823 Mb
DVD5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed | Dolby AC3, 2 ch -> 4.94 Gb
RIO / Avant-Prog / Progressive Rock

Stormy Six from Milan, Italy was one of the original bands in the RIO movement and appeared in the famous on March 12th 1978 in the New London Theatre in London. However, as opposed to the other bands appearing with them, they did not start out their musical career as a RIO sounding band…

Franz Welser-Most, Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2007)

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Franz Welser-Most, Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2007)

Franz Welser-Möst, Orchester der Oper Zürich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) |Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 185 min | 6,91+5,74 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2006

This stylish and beautifully sung and acted 2006 performance of Don Giovanni from the Zurich Opera House should be of strong interest to anyone who loves the opera. The production, directed by Sven-Eric Bechtolf with costumes by Marianne Glittenberg and particularly striking sets by Rolf Glittenberg, is visually and dramatically dazzling. The timeframe is contemporary, but the clever trompe l'oeil set suggests the infinitely receding stage depth that flourished in 18th century scenic design. Don Giovanni's palace is a cosmopolitan playboy's penthouse, and the costumes clearly define the social standing of the characters in modern terms. It would be hard to imagine a Don Giovanni more suave, seductive, and confident than Simon Keenlyside; he's a terrific actor and he perfectly conveys the casual arrogance and entitlement that can attend someone well aware of his own attractiveness. His singing is every bit as fine as his acting; his tone is large and warm, his lines soar lyrically, and he has the effortless-sounding agility necessary for the rapid-fire recitative and arias like "Fin ch'han dal vino." The entire cast is vocally superb, if not consistently as dramatically assured as Keenlyside.

Riverside - Reality Dream (2009)

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Riverside - Reality Dream (2009)

Riverside - Reality Dream (2009)
2xDVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Progressive Rock | Scans | 01:56:45 | ~ 9.12 Gb

Riverside are one of the most universally acclaimed bands on this site, with all four of their album releases to date comfortably achieving in excess of 4 stars. It is perhaps surprising then that this is the band's first DVD release, and thus the first chance most of us have had to witness them live…

Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2006)

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Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2006)

Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 3.90 Gb+6.23 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 163 min
Classical | Challenge Classics | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Nederlands, Japanese, Italiano, Espanol

Koopman's Second Passion of St. Matthew: Passion plays became the musical high points of the church year in Leipzig under Bach. That fact that the Passion of St. Matthew can still overwhelm audiences today is without a doubt. Ton Koopman decided - after the first recording at ERATO more than 10 years ago - to record this masterpiece once again and consequently to put his experience with intensive involvement with the complete cantata by Bach into it. The result could not be more convincing in picture and sound, not the least thanks to the excellent soloists, who are much more well-balanced than the first time.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo - Verdi: Luisa Miller (2006/1979)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo - Verdi: Luisa Miller (2006/1979)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo - Verdi: Luisa Miller (2006/1979)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.64 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“Levine's version of Luisa Miller consistently demonstrates his Verdian mastery, and not just in the best-known masterpieces…Not only in Levine's conducting but also in the sets and costumes of Nathanial Merrill's production the attractive rustic element of the piece is effectively brought out.” (Penguin Guide)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005/2000)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005/2000)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005/2000)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.90 Gb + 5.31 Gb (2xDVD9) | 180 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Mozart’s darkest operatic masterpiece with a superb cast featuring Renée Fleming and Bryn Terfel, masterfully conducted by James Levine with Franco Zeffirelli’s beautiful staging.
Bryn Terfel, giving his first Don Giovanni at the MET, received rave reviews for both his singing and his dramatic performance – as the Los Angeles Times puts it: “Terfel is exquisite as the Don, raping and pillaging his way through Europe: His voice, diction and acting are perhaps the best in the role since Cesare Siepi.”

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2007/1983)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2007/1983)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2007/1983)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.62 Gb + 6.96 Gb (2xDVD9) | 250 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Français, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

"This very fine account…features the most starry casts of soloists, all at their peak, and is strongly directed by James Levine. Jessye Norman is magnetic…Domingo is at his most heroic in both halves of the massive narrative… an obvious principal DVD recommendation for the foreseeable future.” - The Penguin Classical Guide

Ami Suzuki - 29th Anniversary Live (2011)

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Ami Suzuki - 29th Anniversary Live (2011)

Ami Suzuki - 29th Anniversary Live (2011)
DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) | AC3 2.0 192 kbps | ~ 3.1 Gb
J-POP | DVD region: 2 | 02:11:26

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Saul (2016) [BDRip]

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Ivor Bolton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Saul (2016) [BDRip]

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Saul (2016) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 169 min | 9,16 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

Glyndebournes Saul stole the summer and had critics raving. The Guardian (****) applauded virtuoso stagecraft from director Barrie Kosky in his debut production there, calling the show a theatrical and musical feast of energetic choruses, surreal choreography and gorgeous singing. For The Independent, which ranked it amongst five top classical and opera performances of 2015, there was no praise too high for the cast. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Ivor Bolton sparkles from the pit with period panache, and designer Katrin Lea Tags exuberant costumes (The Times ****) set the Old Testament story in Handels time, with a witty twinge of the contemporary.

Rudolf Nureyev, Paris Opera Ballet, Orchestre Colonne - Minkus: La Bayadere (2010/1994) [Blu-Ray]

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Rudolf Nureyev, Paris Opera Ballet, Orchestre Colonne - Minkus: La Bayadere (2010/1994) [Blu-Ray]

Rudolf Nureyev, Paris Opera Ballet, Orchestre Colonne - Minkus: La Bayadère (2010/1994) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | VC-1 Video / 20089 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 21,2 Gb
Audio: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Classical | NVC ARTS

Paris Opera Ballet’s production of La Bayadère was recorded in May 1994 at the Palais Garnier in High Definition. This exceptional and critically acclaimed production of La Bayadère is the fully restored version of this classic Kirov ballet, the last work choreographed for the Paris Opera Ballet by Rudolf Nureyev before his tragic death in 1993.

James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra - Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg; Ullmann: Der zerbrochene Krug (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra - Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg; Ullmann: Der zerbrochene Krug (2010) [Blu-Ray]

James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra - Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg; Ullmann: Der zerbrochene Krug (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 14459 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 127 min | 21,0 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4103 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 127 min | 6,89 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese

The first fully-staged productions of the LA Opera House groundbreaking Recovered Voices project, highlighting the works of composers affected by the Holocaust. A double bill of one-act operas: Viktor Ullmann's Der zerbrochene Krug, taken from a comedy by the Romantic German poet Heinrich von Kleist, and Alexander Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg, based on Oscar Wilde's powerful tragedy The Birthday of the Infanta. The music of Alexander Zemlinsky and Viktor Ullmann remained buried for decades in the wake of the destruction wrought by the policies of the Nazi regime. Dozens of composers and thousands of compositions are still largely unknown to musicians and lovers of classical music and opera.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Christmas Rocks (2018) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Christmas Rocks (2018) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Christmas Rocks (2018)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080i, 29,970 fps, 16:9, Main Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 24-bit / Dolby TrueHD Audio 5.1, 96 kHz, 16-bit
Rock'n'Roll / Rockabilly / Jazz Rock / Pop Rock | ~ 23.10 Gb

~ Live at The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA, 18 December 2017 ~

The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 - The Summit: Live On Soundstage (2018) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

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The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 - The Summit: Live On Soundstage (2018) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 - The Summit: Live On Soundstage (2018)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 24-bit / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 48 kHz, 24-bit
A cappella / Jazz fusion | 01:19:22 | ~ 22.12 Gb

THE SUMMIT: The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6 is one of the most unique and thrilling musical collaborations ever assembled. With twenty Grammy Awards between them, these two musically iconic groups have joined forces to perform together…