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Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 29 Oct 2014 09:06:23 | Comments : 6

Handel - Admeto (Nicholas McGegan) (2010)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23946 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 181 min | 41,8 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4198 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French

Handel’s second opera for the so-called “rival queens,” Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni, was Admeto, which had its premiere in 1727. Their purported rivalry—created more by the public than by the singers themselves—resulted most famously in the cat fight parodied by John Gay in his Beggar’s Opera of the same year. The operas Handel wrote for these reigning divas are as musically brilliant as any of his other works. But as a result of his attempts to structure dramas that would give absolutely equal value to two leading ladies, the rival-queen operas are dramatically problematic and strain credulity at times, Admeto not excepted.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 27 Oct 2014 07:36:04 | Comments : 3

Mozart - Don Giovanni (Riccardo Frizza) (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 40,4 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

When it comes to Mozartian perfection on the opera stage, one needn’t always seek it in Milan, Vienna, Salzburg or New York! At the Sferisterio Opera Festival in the centralltalian city of Macerata, a rapt audience was treated to a production of Don Giovanni ..that will enter the annals of opera (ForumOpera.com). This magnificent reading of Mozart’s timeless masterpiece sweeps the viewer into a libertine, 1B’h-century society dominated by sensuality and erotic impulses. They are acted out on the stage’s main prop, a large, unmade bed, not only by Don Giovanni, but also by justabout everyone eise in the .. nearly faultless cast” (ForumOpera.com). ln his role debut as the title hero, lldebrando D’Arcangelo is .. incandescent” (Gazzetta di Parma) and “doesn’t do Don Giovanni; he is the Don. Unsurpassable” (24 Ore).
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 25 Oct 2014 06:59:39 | Comments : 11

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin (Omer Meir Wellber) (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26458 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 155 min | 37,4 GB
Audio1: russian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: russian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3704 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

In his first year as Music Director of Valencia’s Palau de les Arts, the exciting young conductor Omer Meir Wellber has scored a triumph with Tchaikovsky’s beloved opera Eugene Onegin. Film maker Mariusz Trelinski’s timeless production consists of a series of surrealist tableaux of great suggestive beauty. Omer Meir Wellber leads a superb young cast headed by Artur Rukiński as Onegin and Kristīne Opolais as Tatyana.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 23 Oct 2014 06:08:36 | Comments : 3

Verdi - Les vêpres siciliennes (Paolo Carignani) (2011)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 208 min | 41,9 GB
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: French / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Les vêpres siciliennes, like the similarly epic Don Carlos, was conceived as a grand opéra for Paris and is driven by the tensions between private passions and public politics. Originally set during Sicily’s 13th-century uprising against French rule, in Christof Loy’s staging for the Netherlands Opera the action is transposed to a 1940s world of sudden violence and shadowy double-dealing. Imaginatively cast and idiomatically conducted, the performance presents this magnificent score in its entirety, including the allegorical ballet The Four Seasons.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 23 Oct 2014 06:05:19 | Comments : 4

Beethoven - Fidelio (Zubin Mehta) [2007]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.90 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol | 148 min | +3% Recovery

This video of Beethoven’s Fidelio was taped over four nights at the end of October, 2006 at the then year-old Palau de las Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain. The production inaugurated the opera house’s first official season, and a cast of international opera stars was called upon to take part under Zubin Mehta’s leadership in an evocative production by Pierluigi Pier’Alli... Mattila/Levine (DG)
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 22 Oct 2014 05:07:40 | Comments : 2

Charlotte Church - Charlotte Church
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 260 MB | Full Artwork: 97 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SK 89003 | Country/Year: Europe 1999
Genre: Classical, Pop | Style: Classical, Vocal, Ballad

"Charlotte Church's debut album Voice of an Angel won a large crossover audience -- an audience much larger than the average opera record gets, let alone a record made by a 12-year-old. (...) Yes, "Just Wave Hello" already sounds dated, but the rest of the record boasts accomplished, professional (albeit mainstream) production and arrangements and, lest we forget, a very gifted, endearing vocalist called Charlotte Church. She has a sweet, pure soprano voice that will charm and win over listeners who don't consider themselves opera fans. Whether it wins opera fanatics is another matter entirely, but this album wasn't made for them anyway."
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 21 Oct 2014 07:25:10 | Comments : 4

Beethoven - Symphony No.9, Leonore Overture No.3 (Daniel Barenboim) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.37 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol | 96 min | +3% Recovery

Because Beethoven's symphonies have been played many different ways, from conventional modern versions with full-scale symphony orchestras to historically informed performances on period instruments, listeners should try several sets to get a clear idea of what suits them. Of the mainstream style of interpreting Beethoven, Otto Klemperer's approach is one of the most widely admired, and his EMI recordings of the nine symphonies have become legendary, representing the serious, rigorous, and clear-eyed treatment that he generally brought to classical music, but especially to these masterpieces...
Posted By : juanchito | Date : 17 Oct 2014 02:07:29 | Comments : 1

Annette Dasch - Die Gretchenfrage - The Crucial Question - Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Marc Piollet (2014)
Bluray | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC 29948 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1 | 33.52 GB
Audio: DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3724 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit); LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit;
(documentary): German LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit | Length: 01:31:04 + 0:29:57 (documentary)
Classical, Opera | Nitroflare/Uploadable/Bitshare/Freakshare
Posted By : jbglx | Date : 16 Oct 2014 14:21:02 | Comments : 0

Arrigo Boito - Mefistófele
Nicolai Ghiuselev - Kaludi Kaloudov - Stefka Evstatieva
Ivan Marinov

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Stereo DDD | 2 CD | Cover Scan | 143 Min. | 582 MB
Label / CAPRICCIO / Catalogue C51186
opera / CD 2005

First off, I must confess to having an incredible fondness for this score, and my love for it grows all the more each time I hear it. It is definite proof of Boito's genius, not only as the most literate of all Italian librettists but as a fine musician in his own right .This Capriccio set (sourced from Bulgaria) makes this set a standout , the overall excellence of all 3 principals; they are, as a group, the strongest of any set now available.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 16 Oct 2014 08:24:16 | Comments : 10

Handel - Rinaldo (Ottavio Dantone) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25643 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 190 min | 42,2 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4415 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

Skin-tight rubber and lacrosse sticks bring contemporary chic to this timeless fantasy of warriors and witches in Robert Carsen's fun-filled transformation of Handel's first London triumph. Conducting from the keyboard just as Handel himself did, Ottavio Dantone leads a youthful cast of today's luminaries in the dramatic art of Baroque opera, the 'affecting' Sonia Prina, the 'unadorned intensity' of Anett Fritsch and 'fire-breathing flair' (The Observer) of Brenda Rae.
Posted By : jbglx | Date : 15 Oct 2014 13:26:28 | Comments : 1

Antonio Carlos Gomes - Colombo
Rossana Potenza - Alexandru Agache - Gustavo Porta

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Stereo DDD | 1 CD | Scans | 64 Min. | 283 MB
Label / BONGIOVANNI / Catalogue GB 2429-2
opera / CDReleased in 2013

Colombo is technically not quite an opera. Gomes called it a "Poema Corale-Sinfonico". Although each of the work's four parts is given a specific location--the Convent of Rabida, the Royal Palace, at Sea, on the Island--it more closely resembles an oratorio or a scenic cantata. It was composed in celebration of the "Fourth Centenary of the Discovery of the Americas by Columbus"; the premiere was on October 12, 1892, in Rio de Janeiro
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Posted By : Pisulik | Date : 15 Oct 2014 10:08:35 | Comments : 2

Renee Fleming - Christmas In New York (2014)
Vocals, Jazz, Holiday | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:07 | 147 MB
Label: Universal Music Classics | Release Year: 2014

American soprano Renee Fleming's first-ever holiday album celebrates the beloved and iconic Christmas season in New York City. From the holiday windows lining 5th Avenue to the red and green-lit spire of the Empire State Building, the essence of the city at the most wonderful time of year is captured on Christmas in New York. Pop, Broadway and jazz greats Chris Botti, Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Kelli O Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright join Renée as she lends her sublime voice to hits like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silver Bells" and other gems, including "Central Park Serenade" a brand new duet by songwriting legend Diane Warren. In total, Renee Fleming and her guests have won 16 Grammy awards across multiple categories.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 09 Oct 2014 01:55:33 | Comments : 2

Emmerich Kalman - Die Csardasfürstin
Lotte Rysanek / Else Liebesberg / Chor und Orchester der Wiener Volksoper / Franz Bauer-Theussl
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 222 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Artemis # 71.017 | Country/Year: Switzerland 1988
Genre: Classical | Style: Operetta, Early 20th Century

"Die Csárdásfürstin or A Csárdáskirálynő (literally The Csárdás Princess; translated into English as The Riviera Girl and The Gipsy Princess) is an operetta in 3 acts by Hungarian composer Emmerich Kalman, libretto by Leo Stein and Béla Jenbach. It premiered in Vienna at the Johann Strauss Theater, 17 November 1915. Numerous film versions and recordings have been made. The operetta is widely beloved in Hungary, Austria, Germany, all of Europe and particularly in former Soviet Union, where it had been adapted into a hugely popular film. It is arguably Kálmán's most successful work..." ~wikipedia
Posted By : d'Avignon | Date : 07 Oct 2014 22:24:19 | Comments : 9

Louis Andriessen – La Commedia (2014)
CD: Classical/21st Century | FLAC lossless/2cd | cuesheets+logs | covers+booklet | 1h43m45s | DVD5: VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 720:480 | 16:9 | Audio AC-3@224kb/ps | 1h45m02s | 4.05gb
Label: Nonesuch | cat. no. 7559-79590-0
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 30 Sep 2014 07:03:17 | Comments : 1

Legendary Performances of Carreras: Verdi - Luisa Miller (Fernando Previtali, Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras, Renato Bruson) [2007/1976]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 664 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9909 | CD1:71'44; CD2:66'43

All of these are live recordings so the sound is quite variable. The standard square box contains separate soft plastic sleeves in which the cds are inserted. The advantage is that the cds are well protected (minor risk for scrapes compared to cardboard), but there is no information printed on the sleeve since it is made of plastic. There is some basic information printed on each cd (name, composer, cd #, the act/s and the date of the recording). There is also a small 24pg booklet that introduces the box including some photos as well as content description for each disc (opera, singers, time and location as well as a list of the separate tracks). I have been collecting these boxes for a while and always find it worthwhile as there are gems nicely interspersed in these collections. By Moonfish