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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Otello (2009/2001)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Otello (2009/2001)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Otello (2009/2001)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.15 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

The Milan „Otello“ traditionally opens the Scala season and did so in 2001 on 7 December, but at the same time it was the farewell production before the start of the three-year renovation of the house and not least a brilliant end to the Verdi Year. The audience as well as the press cheered Barbara Frittoli as a youthfully charming Desdemona, Leo Nucci as cleverly self-controlled Iago and Plácido Domingo as a thrilling Otello, both from the dramatic and the singing point of view. Domingo had been the leading Moro di Venezi for a quarter of a century, and in Milan he said farewell to this role – “in triumph”, according to ‘The Herald Tribune’.

Maurizio Arena, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera, Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo - Giacomo Meyerbeer: L'Africaine (2011)

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Maurizio Arena, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera, Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo - Giacomo Meyerbeer: L'Africaine (2011)

Maurizio Arena, Orchestra and Chorus of the San Francisco Opera, Shirley Verrett, Plácido Domingo - Giacomo Meyerbeer: L'Africaine (2011)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 194 min | 5,45+6,94 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1988

Plácido Domingo as Vasco da Gama and Shirley Verrett as the African queen, whom he has enslaved, star in Giacomo Meyerbeer‘s spectacular grand opera L’Africaine, in a colourfully exotic production by Lotfi Mansouri, under the sensitive musical direction of Maurizio Arena. The visual splendour of Wolfram Skalicki’s designs matches the vocal distinction of the cast in this seldom performed masterpiece. Director Brian Large captured this magical performance from the San Francisco Opera House for video in 1988.

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

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100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.40 Gb | Total time: 05:28:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 483 6001 | Recorded: 1961-2017

This imaginatively-curated, generously-filled Christmas package is sure to find favor during this and future holiday seasons. Why? Because it packs in every conceivable carol, tune, choral work or song in timeless performances from the greatest artists in the world: singers of immense communicative gifts including Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming and Luciano Pavarotti to name but four. It truly offers something of every Christmas mind, spirit, and looks fantastic.

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata (2005)

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Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata (2005)

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 63:46+45:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 7115 | Recorded: 1977

Carlos Kleiber's 1977 La Traviata is a rare gestalt among studio opera recordings, and it is one of the conductor's finer achievements. Kleiber knits the score together with unwavering rhythmic and dramatic intensity, never allowing any single moment to eclipse the larger scene or musical structure. The singers are kept on a tight leash – given enough room to shape phrases and cadences, but not to indulge in sheer vocal display. The orchestra is similarly focused on realizing every detail of rhythm, melody, and articulation with vivid intensity. As a result, favorite arias, duets, and ensembles melt into the surrounding scenes in a way that invites curiosity about the drama at large while propelling it relentlessly forward. The general pace may strike some as a bit fast, but it's never boring, and frequently brilliant.

Placido Domingo - My Christmas (2015)

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Placido Domingo - My Christmas (2015)

Placido Domingo - My Christmas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Label: Sony Classical | # 88875117432 | Time: 00:46:37
Genre: Classical Crossover, Vocal Pop, Holidays

With "My Christmas", world-renowned opera star Plácido Domingo releases a personal Christmas album with songs dear to his heart to celebrate the warmth and magic of the season. The album will include a number of well-loved Christmas numbers, and will feature a host of top artists singing and playing with Domingo. Plácido Domingo is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist. Recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera, his appearances around the world with his colleagues José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti in the now legendary The Three Tenors concerts are one of the great musical success stories of the 1990s. As a singer, his repertoire encompasses more than 140 roles, both as tenor and baritone, with more than 3500 career performances and more than 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias and duets and crossover discs. His work in the recording studio has earned him 12 Grammy Awards, including 3 Latin Grammy Awards.

Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)

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Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)

Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 48:54+40:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 976-2 | Recorded: 1980

Abbado's Verdi recordings are some of the finest available and this Requiem recording is no expection. Abbado takes a less ferocious approach than say Muti, or Barenboim, balancing the dramatic moments effectively against the more introspective aspects of the score. Ricciarelli is in fine form here, singing with a fine sense of line and intense emotional declamation. Her intonation is perfect. Verrett blends seamlessly with Ricciarelli, making the most of their duet and capturing the intense sadness of much of the writing quite well. Domingo, in his first recording of the part, provides a steady stream of golden tone, effortlessly produced. His emotional temperature runs about right here - not overly dramatic - after all, this is not Aida - but strong feelings kept on a tight rein. Ghiaurov is phenomenal.

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (2010)

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50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] -  Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (2010)

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Gb | Total time: 01:23:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9111 | Recorded: 1991

The Grosses Festpielhaus in Salzburg has been the scene of countless memorable musical events - operas, concerts and recitals - for 50 years. Here is a unique chance to celebrate the glories of this distinguished era. In an exceptional collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, we have prepared a 25-CD box set - 5 complete operas, 10 concerts and 2 recitals - featuring many of the world's greatest artists, in recordings with classical status and others that are appearing on CD for the first time. Concerts (five out of ten are first-time releases): with Abbado, Bernstein, B hm, Boulez, Karajan, Levine, Mehta, Muti, Solti. Soloists include Anne-Sophie Mutter and Jessye Norman.

Bruno Bartoletti, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raina Kabaivanska, Plácido Domingo - Puccini: Tosca (2007/1976)

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Bruno Bartoletti, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raina Kabaivanska, Plácido Domingo - Puccini: Tosca (2007/1976)

Bruno Bartoletti, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raina Kabaivanska, Plácido Domingo - Puccini: Tosca (2007/1976)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.54 Gb (DVD9) | 115 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This gripping and visually stunning film has been universally hailed as one of the most satisfying of all versions of opera on celluloid. Director Gianfranco de Bosio has given an extraordinary dimension of realism to this story of love, deception and murder by shooting it all in the original Roman location. Using diverse cinematic tricks and imaginative camerawork, this opera film is much more a visual interpretation of Puccini’s music than a theatre piece filmed in original settings.

Adam Fischer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Placido Domingo - Ponchielli: La Gioconda (2015/1986) [BDRip]

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Adam Fischer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Placido Domingo - Ponchielli: La Gioconda (2015/1986) [BDRip]

Adam Fischer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Plácido Domingo - Ponchielli: La Gioconda (2015/1986) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 5000 kbps / 29,97 fps | 169 min | 7,74 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Amilcare Ponchielli's sole operatic work La Gioconda made him a major figure in Italy. It was not just the title that made it such a success - 'La Gioconda' is the Italian term for the famous Leonardo da Vinci painting that is better known to the English-speaking world as 'Mona Lisa' - but rather its music and the poetic quality of Arrigo Boito's score. The production featured here was taken from a 1986 performance of the Vienna State Opera. Filippo Sanjust was responsible for production and set, Gerlinde Dill was in charge of choeography, whilst Adam Fischer conducted both choir and orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. Internationally renowned stars Eva Marton and Placido Domingo, who play the leading roles in the performance, ensure an unforgettable operatic experience.

Gerd Albrecht, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Saverio Mercadante: Il Giuramento (2006)

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Gerd Albrecht, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Saverio Mercadante: Il Giuramento (2006)

Gerd Albrecht, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mercadante: Il Giuramento (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 435 Mb | Total time: 51:45+46:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C 6800621 | Recorded: 1979

It is a concert performance, given and broadcast in Vienna in 1979, with one result being reasonably good sound. Another result is that the performers seem to warm up as they go, really hitting their strides about halfway through. In the case of Plácido Domingo, that could have been because he learned the role over a weekend, filling in for an ailing member of the planned cast. He is nevertheless one of the drawing cards of this recording, as is the presence of the young Italian soprano Mara Zampieri as the romantic lead Elaisa; her sheer dynamic range, with a slashing, edgy fortissimo, is impressive, as was the late-'70s engineering that captured it for posterity.

Placido Domingo - Placido Domingo Sings Wagner (2022)

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Placido Domingo - Placido Domingo Sings Wagner (2022)

Placido Domingo - Placido Domingo Sings Wagner (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 888 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 525 MB
3:03:03 | Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Having risen to fame in Italian opera, Plácido Domingo (then at the height of his artistic powers) later took up the Wagnerian repertoire with undeniable success. He played both Tristan and Siegfried on stage in around 200 performances each! This collection includes his noted performance as Tristan in the praised Antonio Pappano version (featuring Nina Stemme), love duets from Siegfried and Tristan with Deborah Voigt, major scenes from the Ring conducted by Pappano with Natalie Dessay and Violeta Urmana… It also includes, for the first time in digital, a live recording of the first act of Die Walküre, with Daniel Barenboim at the baton!

Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Giordano: Andrea Chenier [2005/1981]

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Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Giordano: Andrea Chenier [2005/1981]

Nello Santi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Giordano: Andrea Chénier [2005/1981]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.64 Gb (DVD9) | 139 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Out of all Italian verismo operas, Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier is one of the few of lasting popularity that is still performed regularly on major opera stages worldwide. This 1981 production features a stellar Plácido Domingo in the title role and a classic staging by Otto Schenk, making for one of the finest readings of the opera. Andrea Chénier was an overwhelming success when premiered at La Scala in 1896 and first performed in Vienna in 1926, returning to the stage whenever a truly great tenor was available to tackle the demanding title role. Gabriela Benacková and Piero Cappuccilli lead a strong supporting cast in this tragic love story set during the times of French Revolution.

Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Zubin Mehta, James Levine - The Best of the 3 Tenors (2003)

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Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Zubin Mehta, James Levine - The Best of the 3 Tenors (2003)

Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Zubin Mehta, James Levine - The Best of the 3 Tenors (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 362 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 164 MB | 01:04:12
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

The most devoted fans of the Three Tenors (José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti) may already have the music included in this album of greatest hits taken from their concerts in Rome (1990), Los Angeles (1994), and Paris (1998), but for listeners new to the singers, this disc makes a good introduction. The repertoire is weighted toward the Latinate, featuring primarily popular song and opera excerpts from Italy, Spain, and Latin America, but also included are songs from The Merry Widow, Carousel, Singin' in the Rain, and West Side Story. Most of the music has a strongly Romantic, emotionally charged, lyrical feeling that's enhanced by the lush orchestral arrangements.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2002/1995)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2002/1995)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2002/1995)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.83 Gb (DVD9) | 141 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This evocative production by Giancarlo Del Monaco sumptuously captures the look and feel of 14th century Genoa and is a perfect compliment to Verdi’s setting of this story of searing conflict between public duty and private grief. Plácido Domingo is Gabriele Adorno, sworn enemy of the doge of Genoa, Simon Boccanegra (Vladimir Chernov). Gabriele is in love with the beautiful Amelia (Kiri Te Kanawa at her most affecting) who turns out to be none other than the long-lost daughter the doge. James Levine’s authoritative conducting of the Met orchestra and chorus reveals the dark power of Verdi’s score.

Giuseppe Sinopoli, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Tosca (2006/1985)

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Giuseppe Sinopoli, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Tosca (2006/1985)

Puccini - Tosca (Giuseppe Sinopoli, Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo) (2006/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.57 Gb (DVD9) | 123 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

"This is certainly one of the most stunning productions in a house famous for stunning productions." (Newark Star-Ledger) "Behrens sang admirably in her own exciting style, with the bright tone and house-filling penetration that we have come to expect of this artist". (The New York Times) " Domingo's Cavaradossi is a gorgeous piece of singing". (New York magazine)