Laura Christie

Laura Christie - September 2010 Casting Calls Toronto, Canada  Graphics

Posted by nrg at Nov. 28, 2012
Laura Christie - September 2010 Casting Calls Toronto, Canada

Laura Christie - Casting Calls Toronto 2010
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Laura Christie - Summer Twist  Graphics

Posted by nrg at Nov. 26, 2012
Laura Christie - Summer Twist

Laura Christie - Playboy Amateurs (set 2)
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Laura Christie - Maple Sweet  Graphics

Posted by nrg at Oct. 17, 2012
Laura Christie - Maple Sweet

Laura Christie - Playboy Amateurs
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William Christie - Rameau: Pieces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de clavecin (2003)

William Christie - Rameau: Pièces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de clavecin (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 739 Mb | Total time: 115:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX 2901120.21 | Recorded: 1983

Compared to his colleagues in the French Baroque harpsichord business, Rameau wrote relatively little keyboard music. It all fits on two discs. Like the keyboard sonatas of his contemporary Scarlatti, these pieces contain moments when Rameau clearly uses the harpsichord to evoke the sound of the orchestra–trumpets, flutes, and drums–but unlike Scarlatti's, several of these pieces were actually orchestrated and reappear as dance numbers in Rameau's operas. William Christie is our leading exponent of French Baroque opera, Rameau in particular, and it follows that he is alive to every detail in these fascinating and delightful miniatures. At midprice, this is a great deal.
-David Hurwitz
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Renee Fleming, Natalie Dessay, Susan Grahan - Handel: Alcina (1999)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Renée Fleming, Natalie Dessay, Susan Grahan - Handel: Alcina (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 820 Mb | Total time: 57:50+76:33+56:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 8573-80233-2 | Recorded: 1999

Handel's operas–the center of his creative life before oratorios became the focus–have spent far too long in limbo awaiting rediscovery, which slowly started happening in the late '60s with works such as Giulio Cesare. But whether Handelian opera is still a novelty or you're already a rabid convert, this emotionally resonant, crisply played, superbly cast interpretation under William Christie and Les Arts Florissants is likely to shake up some of your ideas about the composer.

Agatha Christie: An English Mystery  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Sept. 15, 2017
Agatha Christie: An English Mystery

Laura Thompson, "Agatha Christie: An English Mystery"
ISBN: 0755314883, 0755314875 | 2007 | EPUB | 544 pages | 813 KB
William Christie,  Les Arts Florissants - Lully: Armide (2011) [Blu-Ray]

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Lully: Armide (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 168 min | 42,3 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2504 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 168 min | 9,10 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Fra Musica | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

For any enthusiast of Baroque music, the production of Lully's Armide at the Theatre des Champs Elysées, directed by William Christie and staged by Robert Carsen, was an exceptional event. The last and most successful collaboration between Lully and his librettist Quinault, Armide is the ideal of the genre as desired by Louis XIV: a tragic opera that achieves the perfect fusion of music, song and dance. William Christie leads the orchestra and chorus of Les Arts Florissants and a dazzling cast. Stephanie D’Oustrac is the imperious sorceress Armida, overcome by the violence of a forbidden passion.
William Christie, Orchestra “La Scintilla”, Cecilia Bartoli - Handel: Semele (2009) [Blu-Ray]

William Christie, Orchestra “La Scintilla”, Cecilia Bartoli - Handel: Semele (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24988 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 154 min | 36,3 Gb
Audio 1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio 2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3979 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

‘Semele’ is presented in Robert Carsen’s stylish modern dress production, originally seen in London, and most recently staged at the Zurich Opera in 2007. The drama tells of the ambition of the beautiful mortal, Semele, who, not satisfied with being Jupiter’s mistress, strives with fatal results to supplant Jupiter’s wife, Juno. Conceived as an oratorio but nowadays presented as a stage drama, it is a superb vehicle for all the principals, not least the substantial title role, which includes such popular arias as ‘Endless pleasure’ and ‘Myself I shall adore’.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Cavalli: La Didone (2012) [Blu-Ray]

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Cavalli: La Didone (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25962 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 176 min | 42.1 Gb
Audio1: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4003 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German

A live performance from October 2011 at the Theatre de Caen affords a superb introduction to Cavalli’s rarely performed 1641 opera La Didone. William Christie leads Les Arts Florissants in beautifully realized period style, while French stage actor Clement Hervieu-Leger, in his operatic directorial debut, draws powerful and moving characterizations from a large, versatile cast.
William Christie, Cappella Coloniensis - Hasse: Cleofide (2011)

William Christie, Cappella Coloniensis - Hasse: Cleofide (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,99 Gb | Total time: 72:33+60:15+64:22+50:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 7080 | Recorded: 1986

One can easily appreciate this early William Christie recording with Capella Coloniensis, a group originally formed in 1954 (!) to perform baroque works in historically informed performances. Christie masters this orchestra well, and the playing is impeccable. The casting is excellent, including some of the great singers of the time: Emma Kirkby, in her prime, Agnes Mellon, Dominique Visse and David Cordier, among others. There is even a male soprano, Randall K. Wong, a rare type of singer indeed.