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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."

Elina Garanca - Mozart Opera & Concert Arias  Music

Posted by First Amendment at March 26, 2011
Elina Garanca - Mozart Opera & Concert Arias

Elina Garanca - Mozart Opera & Concert Arias
EAC | Tracks | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Covers | RAR 264 MB
CD | Classical | 2006 | Virgin | Playing Time: 62'15"

The young Latvian mezzo Elina Garanca makes her recital debut on the label with a delightful programme of Mozart arias, interweaving five of Mozart’s brilliant and demanding concert arias, including the supremely taxing ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te’ with extracts from La finta giardiniera, La clemenza di Tito and Così fan tutte. Well-known for her engaging stage performances as Dorabella Elina has chosen also to include Fiordiligi’s dazzling ‘Come scoglio’.
Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa - Bernard Haitink, Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa - Bernard Haitink, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Matilla, Silja, Silvasti, Hadley, Randová, a.o.

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Front- en back covers, Coverart Embedded | ~580 Mb
Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Donizetti - Maria Stuarda (Maurizio Benini, Joyce DiDonato, Elza van den Heever) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 32000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 142 min | 41.1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 142 min | 6,88 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 kbps
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

On New Year’s Eve 2012 Joyce DiDonato became the first singer to take the title role in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. With her at its heart, the production became, in the words of Opera magazine, “a high point of the season and of the company’s performance history of bel canto operas”.
Max Emanuel Cencic - Venezia - Opera Arias of the Serenissima (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Max Emanuel Cencic - Venezia - Opera Arias of the Serenissima (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:21 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“With these arias by Vivaldi and his lesser-known contemporaries I am hoping both to capture the musical tastes of Venice in the early 18th century and to recreate the moods and colours of a city that was open to the world. Venice was one of Europe’s most important musical centres, both exporting its operatic glories and importing new ideas from Rome and Naples.”
John Powell Singers, Victorian Opera Orchestra, Richard Bonynge - Michael William Balfe: Satanella (2016)

John Powell Singers, Victorian Opera Orchestra, Richard Bonynge - Michael William Balfe: Satanella (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:51:46 | 499 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.660378-79

Composer Michael William Balfe composed 29 operas, and around 250 other pieces. He is best known for his opera The Bohemian Girl. Balfe’s opera Satanella was his 23rd opera, and was premiered at Covent Garden in 1858. The work is a hybrid of classical opera tradition and stand-alone songs. This release is performed by the John Powell Singers and the Victorian Opera Orchestra under the direction of Richard Bonynge.
Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Juan Diego Florez, Joyce Di Donato - Rossini - Le Comte Ory (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - Le Comte Ory (Maurizio Benini, Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce Di Donato, Diana Damrau) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 144 min | 32,1 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 144 min | 7,81 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Erato | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

In spring 2011, the first-ever performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera of Rossini's Le Comte Ory brought standing ovations and critical-acclaim. The spectacular trio of Juan Diego Florez, Diana Damrau and Joyce DiDonato ignited vocal and theatrical fireworks. Le Comte Ory tells the story of a libidinous and cunning nobleman who disguises himself first as a hermit and then as a nun ("Sister Colette") in order to gain access to the virtuous Countess Adele, whose brother is away at the Crusades. The 2011 Met production was directed by the Tony Award-winning Broadway director Bartlett Sher, who in recent years has also staged Il barbiere di Siviglia and Les Contes d'Hoffman for the Met. Sher presented the action as an opera within an opera, updated the action by a few centuries and giving the costume designer, Catherine Zuber, the opportunity to create some particularly extravagant headgear. Juan Diego Florez starred as the title role while Diana Damrau plays his love interest, Countess Adele, and Joyce DiDonato was in breeches as his pageboy Isolier. The trio had appeared in Sher's production of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.

The Wailin' Jennys - Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House (2009)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 8, 2017
The Wailin' Jennys - Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House (2009)

The Wailin' Jennys - Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House (2009)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 01:05:23 | 165 MB
Genre: Folk, Bluegrass | Label: Outside Music

The long-awaited follow-up to their hit CD FIRECRACKER is a beautifully produced live album featuring a majority of tracks that have not appeared on previous releases, including their long sought after version of Jane Siberry's classic "Calling All Angels." the recording is also the first to feature the Jenny's most popular and current line-up, with newcomer Heather Masse joining Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta with her lush vocals and tasteful bass playing and virtuoso instrumentalist Jeremy Penner on fiddle and mandolin.
Mozart - Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (Daniel Barenboim, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opera de Paris) [1985]

Mozart - Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (Daniel Barenboim, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opera de Paris;
Kathleen Battle, Ann Murray, David Rendall, Matti Salminen) [1985]

EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 238 MB
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog Number: CDC 7 47342 2 | TT: 55:39

Thank you Kathleen Battle for making another masterful recording.Mozart's requiem is an excellent work,and this particular version is well recorded too.I just wish mozart wrote more music for the soprano to sing in his requiem.I must say that Verdi's requiem is the greatest ever composed,but thus far of all the requiems i've listened to,mozart's requiem must come in second.Mozart,you go boy!!Kathleen,you go girl!!!! Ps,requiems should be listened to especially on rainy evenings & nights with some introspective thoughts.Perhaps,mozart is now composing an anti-requiem for the afterlife..
Gurzenich-Orchester Cologne, Cologne Opera Chorus, Dmitrij Kitajenko - Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (2015)

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky: Jolanthe (2015) 2CDs
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Chor der Oper Köln; Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: OEHMS | # OC963 | Time: 01:47:27

The world premieres of Iolanta and The Nutcracker took place on 18 December 1892 at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. “The execution of both,” wrote the composer to his brother Anatoly the next day, “was magnificent, and that of the ballet perhaps too magnificent – its brilliance made one’s eyes tired.” Gustav Mahler conducted the first performance of the one-act opera outside Russia on 3 January 1893 in Hamburg and also directed the Viennese premiere of Iolanta on 22 March 1900.