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Maria Callas - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1958) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 130:09 minutes | 2,76 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

As she demonstrated in both Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia, Callas, the great tragedienne, could also turn her skills to comedy. As it happened, the 1956 La Scala production of Rossini's most popular opera did not prove a great success with audiences, but its stars - Callas, Tito Gobbi and Luigi Alva - reassembled in London the following year for this recording. Callas sang the role of Rosina at its original mezzo-soprano pitch and her version of 'Una voce poco fa' - punctuated by an unforgettable 'ma' ('but') in the cabaletta - is a miracle of both elegance and wit.
Maria Callas - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 112:50 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Callas's two comic roles were both in operas by Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia. She first played the capricious and flirtatious Fiorilla - a married Neapolitan woman who takes up with a visiting Turk - in Rome in 1950. Five years later, at La Scala, she appeared in a production by Franco Zeffirelli, also, famously, the director of her Covent Garden Tosca and Paris Norma. Gramophone wrote: 'Callas acts vividly, chiding, boasting, melting, and when in typical Rossinian style she is given a 'key' figure, each repetition of it carries, so one thinks, a slightly different meaning. I found myself teased by memories of these little phrases for hours afterwards'.
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23931 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 170 min | 39,8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3985 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 170 min | 9,18 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

In Parma, where audiences are considered the most discerning in all Italy, the benchmark for vocal artists is set traditionally high. Operagoers here are intimately familiar with the works of their favourites, from Rossini to Puccini, and know every tricky corner by heart. God forbid any singer who fails to accomplish the task without due seemliness Unsurprisingly, then, this performance attempts no directorial experiments. The main setting for this realistically inspired production both indoors and out is Rosinas house, which is converted as required into its constituent parts.
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Antonio Pappano) (2009) [BluRay-rip]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Antonio Pappano) (2009) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (16:9) / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 176 min | 3,99 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Captured live at London’s Royal Opera House, this Barbiere, with its unbeatable cast and the directors’ characteristic wit and intelligence, offers a unique dramatic twist: Joyce DiDonato, who had broken her leg on the opening night, went on with the show. As she said: “Being trapped in the wheelchair was a quite literal way of demonstrating Rosina's huge desire to break free.

Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Antonello Allemandi) [2009]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Nov. 14, 2015
Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Antonello Allemandi) [2009]

Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Antonello Allemandi) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 6 ch)| 7.84 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Naxos | Sub: English, Italiano | 165’09 | +3% Recovery

Il turco in Italia has too long been regarded as a cheap knockoff composed by Rossini to capitalize on the great success of L’italiana in Algeri. In fact, the later opera has the superior libretto, and is markedly bolder in its technical demands and use of exotic colors. It isn’t as often performed, but when it is done with the energy and flair shown in this production of Pesaro’s Rossini Opera Festival, it works very well.
FANFARE: Barry Brenesal

Rossini - Il Viaggio a Reims (Claudio Abbado) [2008]  

Posted by Sowulo at Sept. 22, 2015
Rossini - Il Viaggio a Reims (Claudio Abbado) [2008]

Rossini - Il Viaggio a Reims (Claudio Abbado) [2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 557.81 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 00289 477 7435

Claudio Abbado is one of the leading conductors of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He has held a number of prestigious posts, any one of which would be a crowning achievement for a conductor, and his musical presence in both concert and recordings has left an undeniable legacy of excellence. His family traces its roots to a prominent Moorish family expelled from Spain in 1492 and is said to include the architect of the Alhambra. His father was Michelangelo Abbado, a violinist and teacher who gave both Claudio and his brother, Marcello Abbado, their first piano and music lessons (Marcello has gone on to become a pianist and composer). Claudio was educated at the Milan Conservatory, graduating in 1955 with a certificate in piano. ~ Joseph Stevenson, Rovi
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Will Humburg, Sonia Ganassi, Ramon Vargas) [1993]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Will Humburg, Sonia Ganassi, Ramon Vargas) [1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 605.28 MB
Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8.660027-29

The Naxos label has done a wonderful job of providing opera-lovers with inexpensive recordings of both repertory and rare operas. This recording of Rossini's perennial "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" sets a standard which will be hard to sustain. The orchestra, a group of players from the Hungarian State Opera, are lively and alert to the musical presentation desired by conductor Humburg. The soloists are, with few exceptions, wonderful. Roberto Servile in the title role is as good as modern baritones get in the role–he sings well and is having a marvelous time of it. Franco de Grandis sings splendidly as Don Basilio. Sonia Ganassi, singing Rosina, brings good coloratura technique to Rossini's sometimes fiendish writing, but somehow lacks those indefinable qualities which make a great Rosina…
Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Jonathan Webb, Simone Alaimo, Mirto Papatanasiu) (2009) [BluRay-rip]

Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Jonathan Webb, Simone Alaimo, Mirtò Papatanasiu) (2009) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 162 min | 8,8GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese

Il Turco in Italia is one of Rossini‘s wittiest but most neglected works. It is full of ingenious and freshly composed invention. It is Rossini‘s fi rst collaboration with Felice Romani - Bellini‘s librettist - on this opera and Romani understood perfectly Rossini‘s love of pastiche and parody. He provided a commedia dell‘ arte scenario that gave Rossini plenty of opportunity to mock traditions he had helped to cultivate in the first place. The plot is delightfully salcious and among the many jewels in the score, the duet for Geronio and Selim, in which the Turk tries to persuade the ageing husband to sell his wife to him, is widely considered one of the composer‘s masterpieces.
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni, Dmitry Korchak, Luca Salsi, Ketevan Kemoklidze) [2012]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni, Dmitry Korchak, Luca Salsi, Ketevan Kemoklidze) [2012]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.97 Gb + 3.78 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Japanese, Korean | 170 min | +3% Recovery

An opera buffa, a comedy, a masterpiece of intrigues, lies and love! 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' (The Barber of Seville), an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini, from the Teatro Regio di Parma. The production stars Dmitry Korchak as Il Conte d'Almaviva, Ketevan Kemoklidze as Rosina, Luca Salsi as Figaro and Giovanni Furlanetto as Don Basilio. The aging Doctor Bartolo longs to marry Rosina; but with the aid of the energetic and enterprising barber Figaro, the Count succeeds in gaining entry to Bartolo's house disguised first as a soldier then as a music teacher…
Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Jonathan Webb) (2010) [Blu-ray]

Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Jonathan Webb) (2010) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 8488 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 162 min |20,3GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 4995 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese

Il Turco in Italia is one of Rossini‘s wittiest but most neglected works. It is full of ingenious and freshly composed invention. It is Rossini‘s fi rst collaboration with Felice Romani - Bellini‘s librettist - on this opera and Romani understood perfectly Rossini‘s love of pastiche and parody. He provided a commedia dell‘ arte scenario that gave Rossini plenty of opportunity to mock traditions he had helped to cultivate in the first place. The plot is delightfully salcious and among the many jewels in the score, the duet for Geronio and Selim, in which the Turk tries to persuade the ageing husband to sell his wife to him, is widely considered one of the composer‘s masterpieces.