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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.

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.

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)

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.

Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI Radiotelevisione di Milano - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2008/1956)

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Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI Radiotelevisione di Milano - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2008/1956)

Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI Radiotelevisione di Milano - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2008/1956)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.15 Gb (DVD9) | 156 min
Classical | Hardy Classic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol

This is a film recorded by the Radiotelevisione Italiana in 1956. The first thing that must be remarked is the first-class quality of both the sound and the picture for the standards of the time. Secondly, how young and how good were the singers. Rossana Carteri, who makes Susana , was only 26, while Marcella Pobbe and Luigi Alva, in the roles of the Comtess and Don Basilio, were 29 and Nicola Rossi Lemeni as Figaro 36. Having a Susana and a Comtess who are both both young and gorgeous makes quite credible the final scene in the garden where they exchange roles. Their duetto "Canzonetta Sull' Aria" is particularly enjoyable as well as the Comtess' "Dove Sono I Bei Momento", and Susana's "Deh, Vieni Non Tardar". Nicola Rossi Lemeni was one of the best Italian bassos in those times and he shows his abilities in the role of Figaro. The same can be said about the German basso-baritone Heinz Reifuss who makes a sensual Comte.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2005/1998)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2005/1998)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2005/1998)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.27 Gb (DVD9) | 134 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Maria Guleghina impresses strongly. To my mind she is Puccini’s ideal ‘tart with a heart for gold’. She has control and sensitivity and she acts everybody off the stage. She’s coy (but with just a hint of being street-wise) in Act I, outrageously flighty and avaricious in Act II, and, at last, contrite in Act IV. Just watch her as she taunts Geronte di Ravoir (a far too gentlemanly Luigi Roni) in Act II and the way she disports herself on the floor of the stage to seduce Des Grieux back to her charms.

Walter Felsenstein, Karl-Fritz Voigtmann, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin - Jacques Offenbach: Ritter Blaubart (2009/1973)

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Walter Felsenstein, Karl-Fritz Voigtmann, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin - Jacques Offenbach: Ritter Blaubart (2009/1973)

Walter Felsenstein, Karl-Fritz Voigtmann, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin - Jacques Offenbach: Ritter Blaubart (2009/1973)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20+4.54 Gb (2xDVD9) | 139 min
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Felsenstein’s Ritter Blaubart is accompanied by the music of French composer Jaques Offenbach and was performed to great critical acclaim in Paris in 1866. Opera reviewer Oscar Bie delightfully remarked: “How the music flourishes in soil like this. How the tragedy laughs, and how seriously the comedy takes itself. […] This is not opera, nor is it comedy, and only on occasions is it parody. No, this is something much more sublime altogether: it is that wonderfully shimmering realm, full of truth about life, which borders grand fates and all-conquering humour.” Felsenstein’s adaptation of this diversified opera affords countless opportunities for audiences to make associations, moments in which they are torn between laughter and abomination, but which all the while reveals an aptitude of theatrical magic one could only admire.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2004/1988)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2004/1988)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2004/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7,89+6,29 Gb (2xDVD9) | 240 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English

The staging is fascinating. Vast panelled video screens provide the scenic backdrops. Videos of nature in all its glory are projected onto these. It makes for breathtaking effect, and the good news is that one does not tire of it.
Muti conducts with real assurance. Pacing the drama magnificently, it is on performances like these that the controversial Maestro has made his well-deserved musical reputation. Tell emerges as a masterpiece from first to last. Rossini's compositional confidence in his craft is never once in doubt, and there is no trace of any longueur anywhere… (Musicweb International)

John Pritchard, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2004/1973)

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John Pritchard, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2004/1973)

John Pritchard, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2004/1973)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | 7.34 Gb (DVD9) | 179 min
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart's timeless opera buffa, is one of the greatest of all operatic masterpieces. It is based on Beaumarchai's comedy Le Marriage de Figaro and tells the tale of the servant Figaro, who is about to marry the maid Susanna. Count Almaviva, keeping an eye on Susanna himself, tries to prevent this marriage with the help of Bortolo, the doctor, but is continually thwarted.