Ballad Operas

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart - Rossini: The Early Operas (2008)

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart - Rossini: The Early Operas - Il Signor Bruschino, La Cambiale di Matrimonio, L'Occasione fa il Ladro, La Scala di Seta (2008)

NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 374 min | 6.52+5.73+6.80+6.65 Gb (4xDVD9)
Classical | Label: EuroArts | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | Recorded: 1989, 1990, 1992

Thousands of music enthusiasts are drawn each year to the Schwetzingen Festival in the time-honored walls of the beautiful Rokokotheater, an ideal place for Rossini's farse, his light one-act operas from the early part of his career. These operas already contain all the elements with which Rossini later took the music world by storm: melodic inventiveness, ingenious connections between sung lines and orchestral accompaniment, musical humor and emsembles using breathtakingly fast parlando singing. The witty and ironical relaization of these musical comedies by Michael Hampe and conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti with a great ensemble of singers was met with enthusiastic approval and makes the present recordings milestones in the still young Rossini videography and the very rare productions in this genre.

V.A. - Verdi: The Great Operas (25CDs, 1995)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 10, 2017
V.A. - Verdi: The Great Operas (25CDs, 1995)

V.A. - Verdi: The Great Operas (25CDs, 1995)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,67 Gb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 1995

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - such as "La donna mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida. His work has sometimes been criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than a chromatic musical idiom and for being essentially melodrama during his early years. He was an atheist. Verdi's masterworks dominate the standard repertoire a century and a half after their composition.
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Goettinger Symphonie Orchester - Claude Debussy: The Edgar Allan Poe Operas (2016)

Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Goettinger Symphonie Orchester - Claude Debussy: The Edgar Allan Poe Operas (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:28:49 | 393 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pan Classics | Catalog: PC10342

The listener may be forgiven for not knowing that any Debussy "Edgar Allan Poe Operas" existed, for neither of the works recorded here was ever completed. Moreover, and you don't learn this unless you read the notes or have investigated for yourself, one of them was hardly begun. After the success of Pelléas et Mélisande in New York, Debussy was encouraged to adapt a pair of Poe's short stories for a new American production. Debussy needed little encouragement and quickly produced a pair of scenarios, but other projects intervened, and the operas were never finished. The more complete one is La chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher), for which there are substantial sketches and several full realizations including the one here by "creative musicologist" Robert Orledge.
Rossini - The Early Operas (Il Signor Bruschino; La Cambiale di Matrimonio; L'Occasione fa il Ladro; La Scala di Seta) [2008]

Rossini - The Early Operas (Il Signor Bruschino / La Cambiale di Matrimonio / L'Occasione fa il Ladro / La Scala di Seta)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch) | 24.96 GB
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

These video recordings all from the Schwetzingen opera festival were recorded in the late 80s and early 90s and originally released on laser disk on the Teldec label.

George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 6, 2015
George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)

George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,23 Gb
Label: Sony / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2009

This set contains 8 operas by Handel in 22 CDs. In many ways, this box is a mix-bag: some of them performed in the "traditional style" with severe cuts, and others in "historically-informed" performances. Selection includes some of the most popular Handel operas and some of the rarely-performed. It's the latter category that one should pay closer attention.

Maria Callas - Her Greatest Operas: Box Set 10 CD (2010)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 29, 2015
Maria Callas - Her Greatest Operas: Box Set 10 CD (2010)

Maria Callas - Her Greatest Operas: Box Set 10 CD (2010)
Classical/Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,30 Gb | Covers 5,5 Mb
Label: Membrane | Release Year: 2010

Although Maria Callas died over three decades ago, she remains an icon: as a supreme singing-actress; as a celebrity, and as a woman of great style and elegance. The epitome of the operatic diva, the American-born Greek soprano is recognised as a singer who defined, and even redefined opera in the 20th century and she has never lost her place among the world’s top-selling classical artists.

Operas of Mozart [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at April 22, 2015
Operas of Mozart [repost]

Operas of Mozart
24xDVDRip | MKV/AVC, ~728 kb/s | 704x464 | Duration: ~12 Hours | English: AC3, 192 kb/s (2 ch) | + PDF Guide | 7.02 GB
Genre: Music, Cultures

By December 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had written the defining compositions in every available musical genre of his time: symphony, chamber music, masses, and—above all—opera. Opera was the prestige genre of the time, and Mozart loved it dearly and counted on it heavily for personal, professional, artistic, and financial reasons. Just the thought of opera, as Mozart wrote, made him "beside myself at once."
George Frideric Handel - Six Operas (Alan Curtis & Il Complesso Barocco, 2009) [Re-Post]

George Frideric Handel - Six Operas (Alan Curtis & Il Complesso Barocco, 2009) (15 CD)
Classical | EAC & FLAC (TRACKS+CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 4,8 GB
Released: 2009 | Label: Virgin Classics

Verdi - The Great Operas (1995) (25 CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at June 9, 2018
Verdi - The Great Operas (1995) (25 CD Box Set)

Verdi - The Great Operas (1995) (25 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 25 CDs, 26:41:02 min | Scans included | 6,66 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Brilliant Classics

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture…
Emmylou Harris - The Ballad Of Sally Rose (Expanded Edition) (1985/2018)

Emmylou Harris - The Ballad Of Sally Rose (Expanded Edition) (1985/2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 407 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:05:06
Country, Folk, Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal | Label: Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Entertainment

Emmylou Harris once called her 1985 release The Ballad Of Sally Rose, one of the singer’s most personal albums, a country opera. The song cycle is based loosely on her short time with influential singer-songwriter Gram Parsons, who died in 1973. Known more for singing songs written by others, this was Harris’ first self-composed album and it remains one of her favourites.