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Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 29 Aug 2014 05:43:21 | Comments : 2

Pergolesi - Il Flaminio (Ottavio Dantone) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23424 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1 | 183 min | 40.8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3411 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Art Haus | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Deutsch, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

If you enjoy baroque comic opera, I recommend Il Flaminio. It is both entertaining and well performed. I tend to listen to the audio while doing other things rather than sit and watch the video performance -- which some people might or might not like. In this way I have found it highly enjoyable.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 28 Aug 2014 06:04:14 | Comments : 1

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Bellini - I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Claudio Abbado, R.Scotto, G.Aragail, L.Pavarotti) [2007/1967]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 363 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:71'52; CD2:49'36

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
Posted By : jbglx | Date : 27 Aug 2014 13:02:34 | Comments : 2

Giacomo Puccini - La Bohême
Alfredo Kraus - Renata Scotto - Sherrill Milnes - James Levine

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 124 Min. | 441 MB
Label / EMI Classics For Pleasure / Catalogue CD-CFPD4708
opera / LP Released in 1980

Yes! It is a brilliant work and does contain some of Puccini's most memorable melodies. So if you have to have a Puccini La Bohemè in your collection, then, this is the one. It has THE best casts on record , You have Scotto at her riveting best as Mimi & the wonderful Carol Neblett as Musetta, the best in these rolls.Then there are the men: Alfredo Kraus as Rodolfo, Sherrill Milnes as Marcello, Paul Plishka as Colline & Matteo Manuguerra as Schaunard. What more can you ask for, eat your heart out.-Amazon-
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 27 Aug 2014 05:55:39 | Comments : 0

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, R.Scotto, L.Pavarotti, P.Cappuccilli) [2007/1967]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 522 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:55'34; CD2:61'23

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
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 26 Aug 2014 06:05:06 | Comments : 1

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Gianandrea Gavazzeni, R.Scotto, C.Bergonzi, G.Taddei) [2007/1967]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 547 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:71'35; CD2:49'40

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
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 25 Aug 2014 22:48:36 | Comments : 2

Mozart - Don Giovanni (Mark Wigglesworth) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26956 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 176 min | 42,4 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3871 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Opera Australia | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Don Giovanni, a libertine, a rake with a devil-may-care attitude, is portrayed magnificently by Teddy Tahu Rhodes in this Opera Australia production, where he first appears on stage in a costume where less is definitely more! Charismatic and sexy, Rhodes acting and singing are magnificent. His misused servant, Leporello, is played by Conal Coad, who skilfully promotes the opera's comic elements whilst delivering a thumping bass full of drama.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 25 Aug 2014 08:32:50 | Comments : 1

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Verdi - Rigoletto (Carlo Maria Giulini, R.Scotto, L.Pavarotti) [2007/1966]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 473 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:61'09; CD2:66'44

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
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 23 Aug 2014 07:39:36 | Comments : 2

Kate Royal - Midsummer Night
Kate Royal, Soprano / English National Opera Orchestra / Edward Gardner
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 246 MB | Full Artwork: 196 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # 50999 2 68192 2 8 | Country/Year: Europe 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Vocal

"...Royal's voice is pure and strong, with a silvery sheen, and she brings a wide expressive range to these selections. The quality of the repertoire and the warmth and depth of Royal's interpretations make this an album that should be of interest to any fan of modern opera. Edward Gardner leads the Orchestra of English National Opera and Crouch End Festival Chorus in intensely passionate performances that emphasize the Romantic lyricism of the music. The sound is warm and clean, with an excellent sense of presence." ~AMG
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 23 Aug 2014 01:09:00 | Comments : 5

Cilea - Adriana Lecouvreur (Mark Elder) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 150 min | 31,7 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Starring Angela Gheorghiu as the celebrated French actress Adriana Lecouvreur and Jonas Kaufmann as her lover Maurizio, Count of Saxony, Cilea’s verismo drama explores celebrity, romance, jealousy, and death. The trio of sublime voices is completed by Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina as Adriana’s jealous rival, the Princess de Bouillon. David McVicar’s hit production – the first performance of the opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for more than a century – presents the life of the French actress as a blurring of the distinction between fantasy and reality.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 22 Aug 2014 08:25:15 | Comments : 2

Adam - Le Toreador (Albéric Magnard) [2005]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4.16 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Kultur | Sub: English | 84 min | +3% Recovery

Adam's delightful short opera (two acts, but played here in one 84-minute block) receives a fine semi-staged mounting at the Theatre Imperial de la Musique Compiegne. A few doors, a table and chairs interspersed with the orchestra -- this production's focus is squarely on the performers, and they don't disappoint. Ghyslaine Raphanel and Franck Cassard are perhaps a trifle mature to represent love's young dream, while Matthieu Lecroart isn't the doddering cuckold the libretto describes... By Randy Buck.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 22 Aug 2014 01:37:19 | Comments : 0

Bizet - Carmen (Marc Piollet) (2011)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23931 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 38,7 GB
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: French / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4109 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan, Korean, Chinese

Musically, the production is excellent. Béatrice Uria-Monzon is a smart…Roberto Alagna is in excellent voice, too, offering honeyed tones that never disguise his passion or his potential for violence…Erwin Schrott is an impressively self-confident Escamillo…The other roles are well handled-and Marc Piollet and the orchestra provide a high-contrast palette, with plenty of detail and vitality. Sound is first-rate, as is clarity of the picture; and the patient and luxurious camerawork avoids the hyperactivity that mars so many opera videos these days. All in all, then, a very good Carmen… (Fanfare)
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Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 20 Aug 2014 22:03:54 | Comments : 8

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin (Valery Gergiev) (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 164 min | 41,8 GB
Audio1: russian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: russian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3546 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Redesigned since it was first seen at the London Coliseum in 2011, Deborah Warner’s elegant and untricksy production of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical romance transferred last autumn to the Metropolitan Opera. Offering as it does a beautifully detailed and sensitively characterised reading of the piece, Chekhovian in atmosphere and period, it merits a warmer critical reception than it has received on either side of the Atlantic.
Posted By : tomashass | Date : 20 Aug 2014 17:53:41 | Comments : 1

Plácido Domingo - Domingo at The Met (Anniversary Edition) (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 03:51:55 | 538 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Sony Classical is proud to announce the release of Domingo at the MET, a 3-CD anniversary set with many previously unreleased live recordings celebrating Plácido Domingo’s 45th season at the Metropolitan Opera.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 20 Aug 2014 08:52:48 | Comments : 6

Pergolesi - Il prigionier superbo; La serva padrona (Corrado Rovaris) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23836 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1 | 177 min | 40.7 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3829 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Art Haus | Sub: Italian, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Spanish, Korean, Japanese

Il Prigionier Superbo is a three-act opera seria with six characters — two kings, two princes, two princesses. La Serva Padrona is a two-part comic intermezzo with two singing characters — master and servant. It was performed between Prigionier's acts when they bowed in 1733, as Naples theaters reopened after earthquake-forced closure. Prigionier vanished from the stage, but Serva Padrona grew popular, helped establish opera buffaand helped start a pamphlet war between Italian and French opera supporters in Paris... MARK MANDEL
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 20 Aug 2014 05:15:51 | Comments : 2

Verdi - Don Carlo (Antonio Pappano) (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 280 min | 44,1 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3805 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | SONY | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Korean, Chinese

The highlight of the 2013 Salzburg Festival in Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentennial year, Don Carlo is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars Jonas Kaufmann in the title role. “With Antonio Pappano in the pit, Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros brought to their interpretations of the leading role rapturous arcs of phrasing and tone that we have not heard for a generation. Verdi's music can weather mediocrity and still provide audiences with enjoyment ... but here he was truly honoured as he would have wished.” (The Telegraph)
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