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The Shawshank Redemption (1994) [Full BluRay + 1080p BluRay Rip + 2xDVD9 Special Edition]

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Three Editions: Full BluRay 1:1 + 1080p BluRay Rip + 2xDVD9 (Two-Disc Special Edition)
For Video and Audio details see below | 31,94 Gb; 15,77 Gb; 14,09 Gb
Genre: Crime, Drama | Nominated for 7 Oscars + Another 12 wins | USA

In 1946 a young New England banker, Andy Dufresne (Robbins), is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and sentenced to life at the Shawshank State Prison - twice over. Quiet and introspective, he gradually strikes up a friendship with the prison 'fixer', Red (Freeman), and over the next two decades wins the trust of the governor and guards, but in his heart, he still yearns for freedom. Darabont's adaptation of a Stephen King novella is a throwback to the kind of serious, literate drama Hollywood used to make though the big spiritual resolution takes some swallowing - ditto the colour-blind relationships within the prison and the violent disavowal of any homosexual implications. Against this weighs the pleasure of discovering a first-time director with evident respect for the intelligence of his audience, brave enough to let character details accumulate without recourse to the fast-forward button. Darabont plays the long game and wins: this is an engrossing, superbly acted yarn, while the Shawshank itself is a truly formidable mausoleum.
Tchaikovsky - Cherevichki (Alexander Polianichko) (2010) [BluRay-rip]

Tchaikovsky - Cherevichki (Alexander Polianichko) (2010) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 143 min | 7,76 Gb
Audio: Russian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Based on Gogol’s fantastical and comic story of the Devil’s antics on Christmas Eve, this magical blend of opera and ballet is brought to vivid life in Francesca Zambello’s colourful production. Magnificent set designs (Mikhail Mokrov) and costumes (Tatiana Noginova), and an excellent, largely Russian cast provide authenticity. Splendid dancing by The Royal Ballet and Cossack dancers completes the spectacle.
Macmillan - L'Histoire de Manon (Aurélie Dupont, Roberto Bolle) (2016) [BluRay-rip]

Macmillan - L'Histoire de Manon (Aurélie Dupont, Roberto Bolle) (2016) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 125 min | 6,75 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | BelAir | Sub: English

In 1974, British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in turn decided to focus on the two protagonists for an ambitious ballet that could translate the feelings and emotions of two souls abused by the accidents of life and their own personal weaknesses. In short, how a young girl on her way to a convent manages to elope with the young student with whom she has just fallen in love, only to leave him to escape destitution and finally allow herself to be persuaded by her brother Lescaut to yield to the advances of wealthy “protectors”. Accused of prostitution and deported to Louisiana, Manon is rescued by Des Grieux. Driven to murder by Manon’s jailer, he escapes with her into the marshes where the young girl ultimately succumbs. Although sincere, the love that Manon and Des Grieux share for each other cannot stand up to the vagaries of existence. As a result, neither is able to escape moral or social decline. Rather than reuse the score of Massenet’s opera, MacMillan entrusted Leighton Lucas with the task of arranging a series of extracts taken from a selection of the French composer’s operatic, symphonic and vocal scores… The end result was a huge success from its debut performance in London in 1974 onwards.
Gluck - Iphigenie en Tauride (William Christie) (2016/2001) [BluRay-rip]

Gluck - Iphigénie en Tauride (William Christie) (2016/2001) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 108 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: French / AC-3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | ArtHaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Gluck‘s wonderful but neglected 1774 opera Iphigénie en Tauride, inspired by the Greek legend, is treated with forceful and convincing simplicity in Klaus Guth‘s revolutionary production staged at the Zurich Opera House. The psychological drama in a tense atmosphere of fears and traumas is underlined by Guth‘s use of huge masks and enclosed spaces. Conductor William Christie and his typically transparent but never cold orchestral sound perfectly match the descriptive elements in Gluck’s score, while the Armenian mezzosoprano Juliette Galstian as a fabulously good Iphigénie, the leading American opera baritone Rodney Gilfry as Oreste and the deceased South African tenor Deon van der Walt as Pylade head a superb cast.
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Riccardo Muti) (2015/1983) [BluRay-rip]

Mozart - Così fan tutte (Riccardo Muti) (2015/1983) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 188 min | 10,2 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

[quoteRiccardo Muti had made a sensational Salzburg début in 1971 and this Così fan tutte was his first Mozart opera at the festival. It was acclaimed by both the general public and international critics, who were virtually unanimous in their praise of the aesthetic quality of the production. Muti was praised for his authoritative approach to Mozart’s music, while the remarkably homogeneous team of international soloists was equally applauded. The singers form an admirably cohesive ensemble and all of them are outstanding Mozart singers. The production became a staple at the Salzburg Festival and hugely popular with audiences. Muti gives both the musicians and the audience time to appreciate Mozart’s music in all its beauty, formal mastery and, above all, in the endless variety of its depiction of human foibles. The Vienna Philharmonic’s playing is well sprung and relaxed, but always imbued with great intensity.]
Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (William Christie) (2014) [BluRay-rip]

Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (William Christie) (2014) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 181 min | 4,08 Gb
Audio: French / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

In Glyndebourne’s first-ever staging of a opera by Rameau, director Jonathan Kent presents a production which, in his own words, ‘strives to appeal to every sense and show audiences how engrossing and musically ravishing French Baroque opera can be’. Rameau’s inventive take on Racine’s great tragedy Phèdre is brought to life by Paul Brown’s colourful and elegant designs and Ashley Page’s playful choreography. Ed Lyon and Christiane Karg give captivating performances as the titular young lovers, while Sarah Connolly, making a welcome return to Glyndebourne, ‘invests Phaedra with both grandeur and a desperately human vulnerability’ (The Independent). Leading exponent of early music William Christie ‘sets an exhilarating pace, galvanising the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to playing of tremendous panache’ (The DailyTelegraph).
Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin (Mariss Jansons) (2012) [BluRay-rip]

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin (Mariss Jansons) (2012) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 151 min | 7,10 Gb
Audio: Russian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

Described by Tchaikovsky as ‘lyric scenes’, Eugene Onegin receives a spectacular reinterpretation from the Norwegian director Stefan Herheim. His productions create controversy and excitement around Europe, and here he takes Pushkin’s story of illusion, disaffection and frustrated love, and places the protagonists – world-weary Onegin and naïve, passionate Tatyana – in a triple temporal perspective, referencing the theatrical present, the period of the work’s composition, and the pageant of Russia’s history. Mariss Jansons, renowned for his mastery of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, conducts this performance from Amsterdam’s Muziektheater.
Vivaldi - Orlando furioso (Randall Behr) (2016/1989) [BluRay-rip]

Vivaldi - Orlando furioso (Randall Behr) (2016/1989) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 147 min | 4,42 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Antonio Vivaldi wrote hundreds of largely famous instrumental works, and his glorious church music is well known; but it wasn’t until recent decades that his operas – of which he is said to have created more than fifty – were resurrected. Orlando furioso occupies a central and very significant place among Vivaldi’s works. Not only does the whole score of this opera demonstrate its composer’s full, creative maturity, but its outstanding features are also an extraordinary musical beauty, an attractive recitative line and a balance thus created between the various parts of the dramatic and musical whole. This exceptional musical achievement was no doubt partly due to the famous theme of the original story, as well as the literary and dramatic qualities of a fi rst-rate libretto. Pier Luigi Pizzi’s 1979 production of Orlando furioso in Verona marked the beginning of contemporary international interest in Antonio Vivaldi’s operas. Ten years later the same director once more produced this work at the San Francisco Opera, where it was a great success.

Donizetti - Poliuto (Enrique Mazzola) (2016) [BluRay-rip]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 7, 2016
Donizetti - Poliuto (Enrique Mazzola) (2016) [BluRay-rip]

Donizetti - Poliuto (Enrique Mazzola) (2016) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 117 min | 5,47 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Glyndebourne has brought to light a long-overlooked winner in Donizetti’s Poliuto, delivering ‘a superb musical performance’ (The Telegraph) offering ‘lucent accounts of the principal roles and an incandescent London Philharmonic Orchestra, under Enrique Mazzola’ (New York Times). This first ever professional UK staging of the story of third-century Armenian martyr St Polyeuctus features a ‘trio of world-class young singers’ with Fabiano, winner of the Beverly Sills and Richard Tucker awards, displaying a ‘thrilling, vibrant tone’ in the title role, Martínez providing Paolina with ‘pinging coloratura’ and Golovatenko giving a ‘radiant-toned’ voice to Severo. (The Guardian)

Verdi - Attila (Valery Gergiev) (2013) [BluRay-rip]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at July 29, 2016
Verdi - Attila (Valery Gergiev) (2013) [BluRay-rip]

Verdi - Attila (Valery Gergiev) (2013) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 107 min | 4,98 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Mariinsky | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Russian

The Mariinsky label is delighted to release the first of four operas on DVD in 2013 with Verdi’s 'Attila'. Released in celebration of Verdi’s anniversary year, acclaimed Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov stars in the title role, in this the premiere of Arturo Gama’s production. He is ably supported by soprano, Anna Markarova in the role Odabella; baritone, Vladislav Sulimsky in the role of Ezio and tenor, Sergei Skorokhodov.