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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)

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Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.84 Gb (DVD9) | 165 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

Filmed live in 2007 at the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival in the composer’s birthplace, Pesaro, Il Turco in Italia is a madcap ensemble opera with an inspired score that boasts music of both comic genius and extraordinary beauty. Set in Naples, it spins a crazy tale around a poet who uses the romantic entanglements of the inhabitants with a Turkish prince as inspiration for the plot of his next play. Ultimately, life imitates art as all ends happily, but not before a planned abduction leads to a chaotic situation of mistaken identity.

Asher Fisch, Bayerischer Staatsorchester, Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (2015) [BDRip]

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Asher Fisch, Bayerischer Staatsorchester,  Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (2015) [BDRip]

Asher Fisch, Bayerischer Staatsorchester, Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (2015) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 29,97 fps | 178 min | 11,0 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2000 kbps / 29,97 fps | 178 min | 7,28 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: Italian, English, French, German

Martin Kušej’s thrilling contemporary interpretation of Verdi’s late period opera proved the perfect vehicle for the Bavarian State Opera’s dream team of Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros. The imposing sets’ references to terrorism and the implosion of modern civilization bring the opera’s inherent drama to a breathtaking pinnacle. Specialist promo & marketing activity.

Marc Minkowski, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem serail (2007)

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Marc Minkowski, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem serail (2007)

Marc Minkowski, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem serail (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7,74 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Bel Air Classiques | Sub: Deutsch, Francais, English, Espanol

This lively production originated at Baden Baden in 2003 and moved to the Aix-en-Provence Festival the following year. Marc Minkowski is the moving spirit of the performance and “moving” is the right epithet, as most of his speeds are on the fast side. No harm in that when the work is so lengthy. He assembled a fine young cast, all of whom are up to their taxing parts, headed by Malin Hartelius as Konstanze, who is at once a visually attractive performer, absolutely tireless in her three arias, and at the same time projects a very moving portrayal. She is partnered by a promising young tenor in Matthias Klink as Belmonte. He is deprived of one of his arias but sings the rest with fluency and makes an eager young lover. Magali Léger is a bright-buttoned Blonde with voice to match, and her Pedrillo, Loïc Felix, is a suitable partner.

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

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Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2004/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 197 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

This Covent Garden performance has transferred to video and DVD remarkably successfully, partly because the singing and acting of the principals is so good, but chiefly because conductor Georg Solti finds an excellent balance between sharp characterisation and sumptuous romance; between wit and mischief on the one hand and profound feelings on the other. Though sensitive to its beauties, Solti keeps the music moving along, never becoming sloppy or over-indulgent.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2005/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.08 Gb (DVD9) | 171 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues

Complete with the obligatory ballet demanded by the French grand style this opera now invariably known under its Italian title of I Vespri Sililiana was specially commissioned for the Great Exhibition of Paris of 1855. It is now the common practice to adhere to the Italian libretto and to dispense with the lengthy ballet sequence of Act III. Such is the case with this 1986 production from Bologna under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. The performance is notable for the fine singing of both the chorus and the four leads.

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)

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Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.41+5.18 Gb (2xDVD9) | 211 min
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

National Theatre director Nicholas Hytner’s new staging of Verdi’s grandest – and arguably greatest – opera, Don Carlo, was the highlight of the 2007/2008 Royal Opera House season. This new production marked Rolando Villazón’s much anticipated, triumphant return to the house.

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2006/1989)

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Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2006/1989)

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2006/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Français | LinearPCM, 2 ch | 7.19 Gb (DVD9) | 134 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Español, Francais

This live recording was made at the Royal Albert Hall during one of London’s famous Promenade Concert seasons. Sir Georg Solti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a magnifi cent performance of Berlioz’s concert cantata La Damnation de Faust. This feast of Berlioz launched Solti’s farewell tour with the orchestra he had directed for twenty years and was described by The Times as “the unsurpassable culmination of two decades of music-making…one that summarised all that has been most admirable about Solti’s long reign in Chicago.”

Yoram David, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio Torino - Puccini: Edgar (2009)

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Yoram David, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio Torino - Puccini: Edgar (2009)

Yoram David, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio Torino - Puccini: Edgar (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.21 Gb (DVD9) | 157 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese

A fake death, a perverse woman and a pure woman, a man torn between them, a murder: the story of Edgar, Giacomo Puccini’s second opera, is full of dramatic turns of events. Arthaus Musik presents this powerful and tragic opera now in a version which was count for lost for nearly 120 years. For the first time the original version in four acts of Edgar by Giacomo Puccini was staged at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 2008. Thanks to the rediscovery of the manuscript score, after 119 years since the first and only performance in Milan in 1889 and after numerous versions condensing the opera in three acts, it will be again possible to experience the original opera that Puccini wrote.

Johannes Debus, Wiener Symphoniker - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2016) [Blu-Ray]

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Johannes Debus, Wiener Symphoniker - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Johannes Debus, Wiener Symphoniker - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23958 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 4089 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 10,7 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2000 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 7,10 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Bregenzs Tales of Hoffmann is different from everything you saw before. The New York Times praised the thoughtfulness and creativity of Stefan Herheims new production, devised by the director as a search for ones own self in a sparkling drag show. A shining-toned (NYT) Hoffmann is embodied by tenor Daniel Johansson in the title role. He is supported by a fantastic cast: Rachel Frenkel is positively ideal as Muse and Niklausse (Kurier), Kerstin Avemo as Olympia is endowed with brilliant, cheekily extemporized coloraturas (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Michael Volle sings the parts of Lindorf, Coppelius, Dr. Miracle and Dappertutto, the works four villains, with warmth and intensity (NYT) and Mandy Fredrich is a finelyphrased Antonia (Kurier).

Horst Stein, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Siegfried Jerusalem, Eva Randova - Wagner: Parsifal (2007/1981)

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Horst Stein, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Siegfried Jerusalem, Eva Randova - Wagner: Parsifal (2007/1981)

Horst Stein, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Siegfried Jerusalem, Eva Randova - Wagner: Parsifal (2007/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20 Gb+7.57 Gb (2xDVD9) | 233 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Wolfgang Wagner’s arrestingly beautiful production, filmed live at Bayreuth in 1981 and directed by Brian Large, features a stellar cast led by Eva Randova, Bernd Weikl and Siegfried Jerusalem. “A production and performance that showed the festival at its finest… Wolfgang Wagner’s Bayreuth production of his grandfather’s “farewell to the world” has “an unusual beauty and logic of its own… There is an air of magic and mystery about the staging… The performance was excellent… Horst Stein [conducted] a beautifully proportioned Parsifal.” (The New York Times)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: La donna del lago (2004/1992)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: La donna del lago (2004/1992)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: La donna del lago (2004/1992)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7,41 Gb (DVD9) | 167 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English

Director Werner Herzog and conductor Riccardo Muti combine with the finest of casts to lavish Rossini’s rarely-performed Neapolitan masterpiece, set in feudal sixteenth century Scotland, with the genius it deserves. June Anderson is an outstanding Elena (the Lady of the Lake) in the 1992 production of the melodrama based on Sir Walter Scott’s poem.
''The slickness of the scene changes, the direction of Werner Herzog, together with Rossini’s music, the solo and choral singing and Muti’s vibrant conducting keep the watcher and listener interested. As Elena, June Anderson keeps a pure vocal line with secure legato, plenty of tonal colour and secure coloratura.'' (MusicWeb International)

Angelo Questa, Chorus and Orchestra of RAI, Mario del Monaco - Giordano: Andrea Chenier (2006/1955)

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Angelo Questa, Chorus and Orchestra of RAI, Mario del Monaco - Giordano: Andrea Chenier (2006/1955)

Angelo Questa, Chorus and Orchestra of RAI, Mario del Monaco - Giordano: Andrea Chénier (2006/1955)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.50 Gb (DVD9) | 115 min
Classical | Bel Canto Society

Chenier was the role with which Del Monaco changed singing by introducing a technique taught by Arturo Melocchi, based on singing with the larynx kept low, at the bottom of the neck. It gave Del Monaco a powerful, brassy, thick, muscular, penetrating sound.
In March 1949 Del Monaco sang Chenier at La Scala. His performances excited the public and marked a changing of the guard. Gigli sang his final Scala performances in 1947, as Chenier. His object and that of the tenors he influenced was, above all, to caress you. Del Monaco's was to excite you.

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Canadian Opera Compani, Joan Sutherland, Tatiana Troyanos - Bellini: Norma (2001/1981)

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Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Canadian Opera Compani, Joan Sutherland, Tatiana Troyanos - Bellini: Norma (2001/1981)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra of the Canadian Opera Compani, Joan Sutherland, Tatiana Troyanos - Bellini: Norma (2001/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4.12 Gb (DVD5) | 150 min
Classical | VAI | Sub: English

By 1981, when this production was taped for Canadian television, Joan Sutherland's voice was unquestionably past its prime. But even in its decline, that voice remained something quite special, and the role of the troubled Druid priestess Norma was one of her specialties. A substantial advantage in this recording is the presence at the podium of her husband and coach, Richard Bonynge, who had a deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of her voice and stage persona. His pacing and balance give the voice opportunities to challenge, at least momentarily, the ravages of time. Lotfi Mansouri, one of the great operatic entrepreneurs of the late 20th century, assembled a first-class supporting cast for Sutherland–most notably Tatiana Troyanos, to whose memory this video is dedicated.

Richard Bonynge, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Joan Sutherland - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2004/1986)

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Richard Bonynge, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Joan Sutherland - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2004/1986)

Richard Bonynge, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Richard Greager - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (2004/1986)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 143 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Lucia di Lammermoor catapulted Joan Sutherland to international fame in 1959. It is a role with which her name is now inextricably linked and one which provides a perfect showcase for her remarkable vocal agility and acting ability. Set in the misty moors of Scotland, Lucia di Lammermoor is based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is a tragic tale of star-crossed lovers separated by a family feud. In Gaetano Donizetti's dark, romantic opera, the forces of hate tear the young couple apart, leading to madness and murder. Richard Greager, Malcolm Donnelly, Joan Sutherland. Directed by John Copley, conducted by Richard Bonynge.

Maurizio Benini, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Emilia Romagna 'Arturo Toscanini' - Verdi: Un Giorno di Regno (2012/1997)

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Maurizio Benini, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Emilia Romagna 'Arturo Toscanini' - Verdi: Un Giorno di Regno (2012/1997)

Maurizio Benini, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Emilia Romagna 'Arturo Toscanini' - Verdi: Un Giorno di Regno (Il Finto Stanislao) (2012/1997)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 5 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7,23 Gb (DVD9) | 124 min
Classical | Hardy Classic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol

Giuseppe Verdi’s second opera Un giorno di regno is one of the composer’s least known works. The premiere in Milan in 1840 was a failure, which Verdi said was due to his own personal circumstances: During the creative process two of his children and his first wife died within two months. Despite the rather weak libretto, the stage work has its merits and captivates, for example, with fresh, catchy melodies that, although they can not deny the influence of Rossini and Donizetti, are by no means imitative.