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Ivan Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Ivan Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24128 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 181 min | 44,9 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby TrueHD Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3435 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy Plays Opera (2024)

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy Plays Opera (2024)

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy Plays Opera (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 327 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 190 Mb | 01:19:27
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

This premiering album by Neville Marriner includes modern, witty instrumental arrangements of the most famous arias and scenes from Verdi and Puccini’s operatic masterpieces: Nessun dorma, La donna è mobile… Don’t miss the moving chant of the ondes Martenot in Madama Butterfly or the voluble cimbalom in the Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore!

Alexis Kossenko, Hasnaa Bennani - La Grande Ecurie and Gwendoline Blondeel - Mondonville: Le Carnaval du Parnasse (2024)

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Alexis Kossenko, Hasnaa Bennani -  La Grande Ecurie and Gwendoline Blondeel - Mondonville: Le Carnaval du Parnasse (2024)

Alexis Kossenko, Hasnaa Bennani - La Grande Ecurie and Gwendoline Blondeel - Mondonville: Le Carnaval du Parnasse (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:07:19 | 700 / 296 Mb
Genre: Classical

Le Carnaval du Parnasse, Mondonville's heroic ballet, was a dazzling triumph at its premiere in 1749, eclipsing Rameau'sZoroastre, which premiered the same year. Dedicated to the Marquise de Pompadour, muse of the arts and the omnipotent favourite of the King, this whimsical carnival is nothing short of a deliciousmarivaudage: on Mount Parnassus, Apollo and his Muses indulge in feasts of the senses and entertainments of the heart…Mondonville displays prodigious virtuosity throughout, depicting unheard-of orchestral colours and imagining unbridled dances and vast ceremonial choruses comparable to those in his great motets. Alexis Kossenko and his ensemble Les Ambassadeurs ~ La Grande Ecurie, joined by the eminent vocal power of the Choeur de Chambre de Namur, have made an exceptional rediscovery of this masterful reincarnation of the splendours of the Court of Louis XV, then at its apogee.

Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4115 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan

Obsessive in gambling and in love, the soldier Hermann is the protagonist of Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, based on a story by Pushkin. He is smitten with the aristocratic Lisa and fixated on learning the winning secret of ‘the three cards’ from her grandmother, the Countess, played by iconic contralto Ewa Podles. This opulent production from Barcelona’s Liceu captures St Petersburg in the era of Catherine the Great, while the house’s Music Director Michael Boden conducts a large and impressive cast.

Bedřich Smetana: Collection [8CDs] (2023)

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Bedřich Smetana: Collection [8CDs] (2023)

Bedřich Smetana: Collection [8CDs] (2023)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Total time: 09:37:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 96909 | Recorded: 1962-2013

The most complete collection available of music by the father of Czech nationalism in music. Má Vlast, The Bartered Bride and the String Quartet ‘From My Life’: all written within a decade of each other, all so fundamental in their different genres in forming a Czech national identity in music that it can seem incredible they were the work of a single composer.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City & Gerard Schwarz - The Shining (2024)

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City & Gerard Schwarz - The Shining (2024)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City & Gerard Schwarz - The Shining (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 514 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 252 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:45:49
Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone

Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents the world-premiere recording of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s opera The Shining (2016). Based on the novel by Stephen King, this opera “elevates the tale from horror story to a human drama” (Wall Street Journal) thanks to Moravec’s atmospheric, electrifying score and Campbell’s deft libretto. While staged performances have received critical and public acclaim, this engaging masterpiece can now be enjoyed as a recording for the first time.

Budapest Scoring Orchestra - Italian Opera (2024)

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Budapest Scoring Orchestra - Italian Opera (2024)

Budapest Scoring Orchestra - Italian Opera (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 209 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 Mb | 00:45:08
Classical, Opera | Label: Hungaroton

On the new Budapest Scoring Orchestra album, you can find the most famous Italian operas performed by gifted solo artists.

Annalisa Stroppa, Javier Camarena, Florian Sempey, Evgeny Stavinsky, Edoardo Milletti - Donizetti: La favorite, A. 58 (2024)

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Annalisa Stroppa, Javier Camarena, Florian Sempey, Evgeny Stavinsky, Edoardo Milletti  - Donizetti: La favorite, A. 58 (2024)

Annalisa Stroppa, Javier Camarena, Florian Sempey, Evgeny Stavinsky, Edoardo Milletti - Donizetti: La favorite, A. 58 (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:59:10 | 634 Mb
Genre: Classical

Written for the Opéra in Paris, Gaetano Donizetti’s La Favorite contains some of his most famously enthralling arias. While its much-reduced Italian version has continued in popularity, this superb production from the Donizetti Opera Festival in his birthplace of Bergamo returns the work to its rarely heard 1840 French grand opera origins. Set in 14th-century Spain, the tragic story is of a pious novice (Fernand) who falls in love with a noble lady and abandons the cloister, meeting her in secret. He becomes a war hero and asks the King for her hand, later finding out to his horror that she is Léonor de Guzman, the King’s beloved mistress.

Les Ombres, Antonin Rondepierre, Emmanuelle de Negri, Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre, Isabelle Druet - Destouches: Télémaque

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Les Ombres, Antonin Rondepierre, Emmanuelle de Negri, Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre, Isabelle Druet - Destouches: Télémaque

Les Ombres, Antonin Rondepierre, Emmanuelle de Negri, Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre, Isabelle Druet - Destouches: Télémaque & Calypso
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:06:09 | 823 Mb
Genre: Classical

At the end of the world, on the mythical island of Ogygia, while Neptune unleashes a storm, the inconsolable Calypso tries to seduce a handsome young castaway named Telemachus… Will Ulysses' son respond to the nymph's dangerous charms? Will he manage, as a humble mortal in the scheme of the gods, to escape the island where his father was once a prisoner ? A quintessential Homeric epic, Télémaque & Calypso is a flamboyant tribute to Destouches' own dramatic efficiency, and his particular attention to "lively speech" and natural declamation. After Sémiramis, Sylvain Sartre continues his brilliant journey through the masterpieces of the adventurous composer and musketeer, which are now finally revealed.

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Choeur de l’Opera de Monte-Carlo & Kazuki Yamada - Camille Saint-Saens: Dejanire 2024

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Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Choeur de l’Opera de Monte-Carlo & Kazuki Yamada - Camille Saint-Saens: Dejanire 2024

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Choeur de l’Opera de Monte-Carlo & Kazuki Yamada - Camille Saint-Saens: Dejanire 2024
FLAC (tracks), Lossless+Booklet | 1:43:49 | 449 Mb
Genre: Classical

‘It will be a strange score: people will either not like it at all, or will like it enormously’, prophesied Camille Saint-Saëns a few days before the premiere of Déjanire. The opera, first performed in Monte Carlo on 14 March 1911, is based on incidental music written in 1898 for the Béziers Arena. Fascinated by the subject, the composer soon wanted to give it a second, more ambitious life. He therefore conceived a mythological epic that inspired ‘powerfully evocative music’, according to Gabriel Fauré, who was struck by the impact of the choral writing. Yet the love drama that rends the heroine’s heart engenders wildly romantic duets and culminates in the public immolation of Hercules, set ablaze by the poisoned tunic offered to him by the fallen queen. This new Déjanire received high praise from the critics, who flocked to Monaco to see it. But the modernist path that French opera was taking at the time did not allow the work to survive the upheavals of the First World War. It would have been a shame to prolong this unjustified ostracism any longer.

Golda Schultz, Antonello Manacorda & Kammerakademie Potsdam - Mozart, You Drive Me Crazy! (2024)

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Golda Schultz, Antonello Manacorda & Kammerakademie Potsdam - Mozart, You Drive Me Crazy! (2024)

Golda Schultz, Antonello Manacorda & Kammerakademie Potsdam - Mozart, You Drive Me Crazy! (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:13
Classical, Vocal, Opera | Label: Alpha Classics

‘Mozart, You Drive Me Crazy!’ This is the title that the South African soprano Golda Schultz has decided to give to her new album, devoted to the female heroines of Don Giovanni , Così fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro , roles that have marked her career from Berlin to The Metropolitan Opera: ‘Why does Mozart drive me crazy? First of all, because his music, which sounds so easy when you listen to it, is extremely difficult to perform… And when I immerse myself in the world of Da Ponte and Mozart, I realise that there’s a deep complexity to their female characters: they endure the toughest trials, but they also display great strength. In fact, these operas explore humanity from the feminine perspective: every single one of these women is constantly evolving. They show how human beings transcend trauma and how grief and pain can be overcome.’ The programme is conducted by another eminent Mozartian, Antonello Manacorda, with the Kammerakademie Potsdam.

Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Julius Caesar / Giulio Cesare (1994)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Julius Caesar / Giulio Cesare (1994)

Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Julius Caesar / Giulio Cesare (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 651 Mb | Total time: 214:37 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C351943D | Recorded: 1965

It is usually the big nineteenth-century opera sets that are bought for their singers; but with a line-up of principals such as we have here Handel too is swept into the golden net. Lucia Popp, two years into her career after her Vienna debut, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Walter Berry: that is a quartet which in its time may have seemed no more than standard stuff, but at this date looks starry indeed. […] The Orfeo, for one thing, is sung in German instead of Italian; it has cuts, though many fewer than the Mackerras recording in English with Dame Janet Baker; it has the solo voices recorded very close indeed (those that are supposedly off-stage are just about where many modern recordings would have them except when off-stage); and the orchestra sounds, to our re-trained ears, big and thick, with the heavy bass-line that used to seem as proper to Handel as gravy from the roast was to Yorkshire pudding.

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real - Janáček: Jenůfa (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Ivor Bolton, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real - Janáček: Jenůfa (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real - Janáček: Jenůfa (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 32940 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 40,6 Gb
Audio1: Čeština / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4143 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

The vulnerable young woman at the heart of Janacek's breakthrough opera is a signature role for the English soprano Amanda Roocroft. Here, in Stéphane Braunschweig's clear but deeply affecting production, she is partnered by the Slovak tenor Miroslav Dvorsky, as the man through whom she finds redemption, love and hope. The complex figure of the Kostelnicka becomes both tormentor and tormented in this fearless interpretation by the great dramatic soprano Deborah Polaski.

Julie Fuchs, Orchestre national d'Île-de-France & Enrique Mazzola - Mademoiselle (2019)

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Julie Fuchs,  Orchestre national d'Île-de-France & Enrique Mazzola - Mademoiselle (2019)

Julie Fuchs, Orchestre national d'Île-de-France & Enrique Mazzola - Mademoiselle (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:52
Classical, Vocal, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon has announced the release of Julie Fuchs’ second album. The new album, set for release on Feb. 15, 2019, will be titled “Mademoiselle” and will feature of a collection of Bel canto arias personally chosen by the soprano. Enrique Mazzola conducts the Orchestre National d’ile de France. The soprano’s first album for the company was entitled “Yes!” and featured a collection of French works. She also released a Debussy album and an album with Poulenc’s complete songs for soprano.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Il Giustino (2002)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Il Giustino (2002)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Il Giustino (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 655 Mb | Total time: 56:41+79:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 45518 2 | Recorded: 2001

Supreme master of the Baroque concerto and one of the finest composers of sacred music, Vivaldi is now also being rediscovered as an opera composer of genius. Some credit for this must go to Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco, whose performances of Giustino since 1985 have made this colourful and dramatic work the most widely played of Vivaldi's operas in modern times. Giustino contains an endless flow of Vivaldian melodic inspiration and inventive orchestration; the score calls for a psaltery and for birdsong, while the goddess Fortune descends to the tune of Spring from the Four Seasons. This first recording is based on a concert performance in Rotterdam in 2001; the fine cast is headed by Dominique Labelle as the empress Arianna and Francesca Provvisionato as the plough-boy emperor Giustino.