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Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 16 Sep 2014 18:46:48 | Comments : 3

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26560 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 186 min | 45,6 GB
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: German / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3710 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | SONY | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

One of Mozart’s best-known opera, Die Zauberflöte, opened the series of new opera productions of the 2012 Salzburg Festival. Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducted his ensemble, the Concentus Musicus Wien, performing the Salzburg Festival’s first-ever performance of Die Zauberflöte on period instruments.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 16 Sep 2014 04:07:25 | Comments : 0

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (Paris Version-1774)
Jochen Kowalski / Kammerorchester »Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach« / Hartmut Haenchen
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 447 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # 60 008 | Country/Year: Germany 1989
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Viennese School

"Once the head conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, and as the principal guest conductor with the Deutschen Staatsoper (German State Opera) in Berlin since 1995, Hartmut Haenchen (originally spelled Hänchen) is noted for the clear, precise phrasing and sumptuously sonorous tones he evokes from his musicians. (...) Since 1980, Haenchen has acted as the artistic director of the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, which was founded in Berlin and has presented revivals of C.P.E. Bach's music from re-discovered manuscripts. The ensemble has appeared in many television productions, has received awards for several recordings, and regularly tours..."
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 15 Sep 2014 20:19:31 | Comments : 5

Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang) (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22987 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 34,1 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3866 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Rossini’s unusual scoring of the drama calls for three tenor supporting roles – here sung to universal acclaim by long-standing Bartoli collaborators John Osborn and Javier Camarena and newcomer Edgardo Rocha. Bartoli’s dramatic command and vocal presence dominate the stage and reveal her artistry to be entering a rich new stage of development.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 15 Sep 2014 04:06:34 | Comments : 0

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (Vienna Version-1762)
Nancy Argenta / Michael Chance / Kammerchor Stuttgart / Tafelmusik / Frieder Bernius
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 362 MB | Artwork: 38 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SX2K 48 040 | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Viennese School

Frieder Bernius began his career primarily as a conductor of choral music, focusing largely on repertory from the Baroque and early Classical periods. Gradually he took a greater interest in orchestral music while still maintaining a preference for choral works. He has favored authentic performance practices and has become one of the leaders in the historically informed performance (HIP) movement. (...) Bernius began recording with Sony Classical in 1989, and among his most successful early recordings for that label was that of Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice (1992), with Nancy Argenta and Michael Chance. Along with his successes in the recording studio in the 1990s and first decade of the new century, Bernius continued to lead many highly acclaimed concerts at home and abroad with his three Stuttgart ensembles.
Posted By : tomashass | Date : 15 Sep 2014 02:05:18 | Comments : 1

Elina Garanca - Meditation (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:11:42 | 168 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

"Meditation" is an album for contemplative moments in our lives, for slowing down our everyday life and a return to what is really important in life to us. It conveys all emotions, which itself takes religion remote people, when they hear sacred music - whether in the church, in the concert hall or on the home stereo system: emotion, grandeur and simply the power of the pathetic. Not for nothing have dedicated their most beautiful melodies and maximum expressivity, both the great composers in music history as well as many of their lesser known colleagues of sacred music.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 14 Sep 2014 21:34:08 | Comments : 3

Donizetti - Don Pasquale (James Levine) (2011) [Full Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 142 min | 40,5 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4093 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

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. When Norina slaps Pasquale, the old man sees how deluded he has been to believe that the young beauty loves him. The San Francisco Chronicle paid homage to this turning point thus: "Netrebko captures the moment that gives the opera a heart it otherwise would lack" Filmed in November 2010, the DVD features backstage intermission interviews caught during the hubbub of performance.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 13 Sep 2014 20:37:37 | Comments : 8

Verdi - Il Trovatore (Daniel Barenboim) (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 39,2 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3849 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Lovers of Il trovatore a work famous for its perennially popular cavatinas and cabalettas rightly expect the singers to be at the very top of their vocal game and particularly look forward to the top C at the end of Manrico s stretta, a true do di petto produced not from the head but from the chest. Yet the production of the work that was staged at the end of 2013 by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin jointly run by Daniel Barenboim and Jürgen Flimm deliberately flouted these expectations and traded familiarity for astonishment. Such a reaction was due not only to the two most famous singers of our age, both of whom were appearing onstage for the first time in their respective roles, but also to the company s music director, who made it abundantly clear that he was concerned with more than just a feast for the ears and rousing rum-ti-tum rhythms.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 12 Sep 2014 21:59:22 | Comments : 4

Handel - Rodelinda (Harry Bicket) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 170 min | 41,1 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 | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Renée Fleming and Andreas Scholl lead a superb cast in Stephen Wadsworth’s celebrated production of Handel’s Rodelinda from the Metropolitan Opera – based on the "Live in HD" transmission to cinemas worldwide. The title role is unique in featuring no less than eight magnificent arias. Renée Fleming’s triumph in the first run of the production was hailed by The New York Times, "Ms Fleming draws on every resource of her artistry in this portrayal: luminous sound, exquisite ornamentation, floating high notes, emotional volatility."
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 11 Sep 2014 22:10:05 | Comments : 8

Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Pablo Heras-Casado) (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 35,9 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3695 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

This marks Rolando Villazón’s directorial debut in a dual-role: stage director and star singer (main role Nemorino) at the same time, and it is a clear WINNER. Inspired by the cartoon character Lucky Luke and the Spaghetti Western-tradition, the tenor’s staging for the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus is not only a film studio in the thirties but also a Western at the same time. Lead by the dynamic young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who “…conducts very singer friendly” (Online Musik Magazine). Extraordinary visual production, and one of the most memorable European operatic events of 2012.
Posted By : Pisulik | Date : 11 Sep 2014 16:23:12 | Comments : 0

Pumeza Matshikiza - Voice of Hope (2014)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Artworks | 00:50:13 | 104 MB
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2014

An album charting new star Pumezas journey from South African Township to the Opera Houses of the world. Growing up during apartheid in the townships of South Africa, Pumeza, by chance, heard singing from an open window at a music school. When she auditioned, the college bought her a plane ticket to London where she was immediately offered a full scholarship for the Royal College of Music. The album celebrates her journey, with beautiful music from her native South Africa including the moving lullaby Thula Baba (Hush, My Baby), the anthem Freedom Come all Yee and music from some of the most famous operas, including Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 10 Sep 2014 22:12:00 | Comments : 10

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gianluigi Gelmetti) (2008)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20496 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 167 min | 44,6 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3717 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

The cast for this Teatro Real de Madrid production is outstanding across the board. Figaro is the glue of any successful Barber— he moves the action ahead and the audience must look forward to his every appearance, vocally and dramatically. From the first bars of “Largo al factotum della città,” we know Pietro Spagnoli’s got the goods, with a satisfyingly solid and nimble baritone and a natural elegance to his movements on stage. Bruno Praticò is a prime basso buffo practitioner, impressively adept with the patter of Bartolo’s first act aria, his representation of the not-so-good Doctor suitably ridiculous, abetted by a Tweedledum/Tweedledee sort of costume. As Don Basilio, veteran Ruggero Raimondi exudes a perfect blend of decrepitude and cunning; if his voice is no longer as resplendent as it was 20 years ago, he still has a wonderful stage presence.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 09 Sep 2014 20:56:30 | Comments : 6

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Sylvain Cambreling) (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 220 min | 41.8 GB
Audio1: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Korean

Who loves whom in Così fan tutte, Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s cruelly comic reflection on desire, fidelity and betrayal? Or have the confusions to which the main characters subject one another ensured that in spite of the heartfelt love duets and superficially fleetfooted comedy nothing will work any longer and that a sense of emotional erosion has replaced true feelings? Così fan tutte is a timeless work full of questions that affect us all. The Academy Award-winning director Michael Haneke once said that he was merely being precise and did not want to distort reality.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 09 Sep 2014 05:21:04 | Comments : 3

Richard Wagner - Parsifal (2002) [2xDVD9] {Deutsche Grammophon}
2xDVD9 -> 12.9 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | ~ 264 min | Deutsch (LPCM, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / DTS, 5 ch) | ISO Images
Subs: German / English / French / Spanish / Chinese
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 130 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993, 2002 Deutsche Grammophon | 073 032-9
Classical / Opera

Parsifal (WWV 111) is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. It is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, a 13th-century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival (Percival) and his quest for the Holy Grail (12 ?.). Wagner first conceived the work in April 1857 but did not finish it until twenty-five years later. It was to be Wagner's last completed opera and in composing it he took advantage of the particular acoustics of his Bayreuth Festspielhaus. Parsifal was first produced at the second Bayreuth Festival in 1882. The Bayreuth Festival maintained a monopoly on Parsifal productions until 1903, when the opera was performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
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Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 08 Sep 2014 21:16:57 | Comments : 7

Meyerbeer - Robert le Diable (Daniel Oren) (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 211 min | 42.7 GB
Audio1: Francais / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Francais / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean

A grand opera that dominated the stages of Europe for most of the 19th century, Robert le diable is a masterpiece.
Director Laurent Pelly breathes new life into Giacomo Meyerbeer’s great spectacle and audaciously entertaining moral fable, in this colourful new staging for The Royal Opera. The wonderful score includes brilliant arias, dramatic ensembles, rousing choruses and a ballet of ghostly nuns, and with the wavering hero of the title sung by Bryan Hymel, acclaimed for his role as Énée in Les Troyens for The Royal Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, this is an unmissable experience.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 06 Sep 2014 23:17:05 | Comments : 4

Rossini - La Cenerentola (Maurizio Benini) (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 164 min | 35,7 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4122 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Rossini’s classic take on the “Cinderella” story is a comic opera full of thrilling arias, beautiful melodies and lots of laughs. The Metropolitan’s charming production was revived in 2009 for star mezzo, Elīna Garanča. The mezzo triumphs in the role and dispatches vocal fireworks throughout. She is joined by American tenor Lawrence Brownlee and a cast of bel canto singers.