Mezzo Opera

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano & William M. Hoffman: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:35:34 | 785 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone | Catalog: PTC5186538

PentaTone's live recording of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles is billed as the world premiere recording, though it was preceded by the 1991 video recording of the Metropolitan Opera's production, which was conducted by James Levine and starred Teresa Stratas. Even so, this 2016 audiophile presentation of the LA Opera production, conducted by James Conlon, is a major event for opera lovers, especially since the Met's recording is difficult to find and performances of The Ghosts of Versailles are rare.
Max Emanuel Cencic, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Handel: "Mezzo-Soprano" - Opera Arias (2010)

Max Emanuel Cencic, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Handel: "Mezzo-Soprano" - Opera Arias (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 64:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 6945740 1 | Recorded: 2009

Max Emanuel Cencic accurately describes himself as a mezzo-soprano rather than a counter tenor. His tone, while pure, is colorfully nuanced, nothing like the blanched purity that was once (but is thankfully no longer) stereotypical of counter tenors. A lifetime of singing the most advanced repertoire has given him a confident technique, exceptionally sure intonation, astonishing vocal power, and an effortless-sounding flexibility; at the age of six he sang the Queen of the Night's "Der Hölle Rache on Zagreb" television, and he went on to become a soloist with the Vienna Boys' Choir. On this album he tackles some of Handel's most virtuosic and demanding mezzo arias, most of them relatively unfamiliar. /quote]
Lea Desandre, Nathalie Pérez, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Opera Fuoco and David Stern - Berenice, che fai ? (2017) [24/96]

Lea Desandre, Nathalie Pérez, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Opera Fuoco and David Stern - Berenice, che fai ? (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:34 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Opera Fuoco's latest recording features three former members of the Opera Fuoco studio, Lea Desandré, Natalie Perez, Chantal Santon and the Opera Fuoco orchestra conducted by David Stern. Berenice, che fai? is a compilation of late Baroque and early Classical works based principally on Metastasio’s famous 18th-century opera scene «Ah Berenice» from his opera Antigono.
Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018)

Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 784 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 40 | Time: 155:45 min

Jake Heggie, who has been described as US opera’s most successful composer, chose the celebrated playwright Terence McNally as his librettist for Great Scott. The two previously collaborated on the gripping Dead Man Walking, which has become something of a modern classic since its premiere in 2000. Joyce DiDonato first performed its central role, Sister Helen Prejean, at New York City Opera in 2002 and will do so again in concert stagings in London and Madrid in January/February 2018, coinciding with the album release of Great Scott.
Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 155:45 minutes | 2.88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Jake Heggie, who has been described as US opera’s most successful composer, chose the celebrated playwright Terence McNally as his librettist for Great Scott. The two previously collaborated on the gripping Dead Man Walking, which has become something of a modern classic since its premiere in 2000. Joyce DiDonato first performed its central role, Sister Helen Prejean, at New York City Opera in 2002 and will do so again in concert stagings in London and Madrid in January/February 2018, coinciding with the album release of Great Scott.
Max Emanuel Cencic, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Venezia: opera arias of the serenissima (2013)

Max Emanuel Cencic, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Venezia: opera arias of the serenissima (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 63:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099946454522 | Recorded: 2012

For today s audiences, Vivaldi s name exemplifies Venetian opera in the early 18th century but he was not the only composer to shape the distinctive musical aesthetic of the great trading city known as La Serenissima. In this release of arias by Vivaldi and his contemporaries, countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic further explores Venice s contribution to world s rich store of Baroque opera. Cencic recreates the Venetian ambiance with the support of Italian violinist/conductor Riccardo Minasi and his ensemble Il Pomo d Oro.
Anne Sofie von Otter, Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Kent Nagano - Massenet: Werther (1997)

Anne Sofie von Otter, Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Kent Nagano - Massenet: Werther (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 119:48 | 518 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 0630-17790-2

This is a worthy reading of one of Massenet's best scores, thoughtfully conducted by Kent Nagano. Anne Sofie von Otter combines intelligence and a beautiful voice with passion and conviction in the complicated character of Charlotte. Tenor Jerry Hadley is occasionally afflicted by a musical-theater tendency to croon but expresses most of the torments of the title role, while Dawn Upshaw makes a better-rounded character of Sophie than the average soubrette.
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Verdi: 4 Sacred Pieces (1993) (Repost)

Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Verdi: 4 Sacred Pieces (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:06:39 | 451 MB
Genre: Classical, Scred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 477 9583

Recorded live at a concert in the large hall of the Musikverein in Vienna in November 1991, this performance of Verdi’s dramatic Requiem is really commanding. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the chorus of the Vienna State Opera respond appropriately to Abbado’s exciting but not over-operatic handling of the work, and the recording is admirably clear. The soloists are a fine and well-matched quartet.
Lea Desandre, Nathalie Pérez, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Opera Fuoco and David Stern - Berenice, che fai? (2017)

Lea Desandre, Nathalie Pérez, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Opera Fuoco and David Stern - Berenice, che fai?
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:34 min | 375 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Opera Fuoco's latest recording features three former members of the Opera Fuoco studio, Lea Desandré, Natalie Perez, Chantal Santon and the Opera Fuoco orchestra conducted by David Stern. Berenice, che fai? is a compilation of late Baroque and early Classical works based principally on Metastasio’s famous 18th-century opera scene «Ah Berenice» from his opera Antigono. Not only was the scene set to music by such composers as Haydn and Hasse, but also by Antonio Maria Mazzoni and Marianna Martinez, a composer of Spanish descent who was widely connected to the Viennese music scene and, for a time, lived in the same noble house as Metastasio and Haydn at Grosse Michelstrasse.

VA - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 26, 2017
VA - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2016)

VA - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:15:40 | 2,07 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 002503602

Decca, the opera company, presents a premium collection of the 100 most beautiful opera tracks on 6 CDs. Enjoy classic arias and overtures, performed by the greatest opera stars of all time. This is a fine compendium of opera's "greatest hits" by great singers including Pavarotti, Bartoli, Caballe, Horne and Sutherland from opera's latest "golden age" in the last decades of the 1900s. They're all there on six CDs, from Pavarotti's great "Nessun Dorma" to Sutherland's "Casta Diva."