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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’.
Arthur Fagen, Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Chorus - Rands: Vincent (2017)

Arthur Fagen, Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Chorus - Rands: Vincent (2017)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 262 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Naxos | 2017 | 01:58:45

Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Music, Bernard Rands is well established as a major figure in contemporary music. His music has been described as 'plangent lyricism with dramatic intensity', qualities developed since his studies with Dallapiccola and Berio. Inspired in the 1970's by the then new Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Rands researched and sketched Vincent for the next 40 years. Described by the Huffington Post as Rands' 'crowning achievement', Vincent represents much of the great painter's life and in particular the dramatic setbacks of his later years, contrasting the affection of his brother Theo with intese inner struggles, his vicious conflict with Gauguin, and his tragic and untimely death.
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.
Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown - Francois-Andre Danican Philidor: Les Femmes Vengees (2015)

Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown - Francois-Andre Danican Philidor: Les Femmes Vengees (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:20 | 326 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.660353

The first performances of Les Femmes Vengées (The Avenged Women) in 1775 restored the fortunes of Francois-André Danican Philidor, which had been wavering since the great success of Tom Jones a decade earlier. His opéra-comique, which foreshadows the plot of Mozarts Così fan tutte (Mozart had been in Paris during the first performances of Philidors work), offers delicious opportunities for mock-indignation and repartee in its arias and ensembles. This recording presents the complete music. Opera Lafayette and Ryan Browns recording of Philidors Sancho Pança [8.660274] was hailed as a witty, authentic interpretation by the American Record Guide.

Opera Gala - Live from Baden Baden (2016)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 20, 2016
Opera Gala - Live from Baden Baden (2016)

Opera Gala - Live from Baden Baden (2016)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 30000 kbps, 1920*1080i, 29.970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 4162 kbps, 24-bit / LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 2304 kbps, 24-bit
Classical, Opera | Sony Music Entertainment | 02:18:50 | ~ 39.65 Gb

The Festspiel-Saison at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden culminated with Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Anja Harteros and Ekaterina Gubanova all on stage in this magnificent Opera Gala. The gala presented a diverse range of solo-arias and duets…
Anna Moffo - Sings Selected Arias From Her RCA Opera Recordings (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Anna Moffo - Sings Selected Arias From Her RCA Opera Recordings (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 77:55 minutes | 832 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of the brightest stars in the 20th-century operatic firmament, the Pennsylvania-born soprano Anna Moffo (1932–2006) enjoyed a meteoric rise in the 1950s and 1960s that saw her conquer all the major opera houses in Europe and America. After making her Metropolitan Opera début in 1959 as Violetta in La traviata, she went on to appear with the company in 200 performances of 21 roles over a total of 18 seasons, before finally singing her last complete performance – once again as Verdi’s Violetta – and retiring from the stage in 1976. Specially released to mark the 10th anniversary of Anna Moffo’s death, Sony Classical releases for the first time, newly mastered from the original analogue tapes using 24bit/96kHz technology.
Maria Callas - Callas A Paris: More Arias From French Opera (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Callas à Paris: More Arias From French Opera (1964) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:48 minutes | 939 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

As in her first Callas à Paris recital, recorded two years previously, the diva performs arias of diverse weight, colour and mood - from the darker tones of Berlioz's Marguerite to the brilliant 'Jewel Song' of Gounod's Marguerite, and from the mezzo-ish melancholy of Massenet's Charlotte to the soprano coquetry of the same composer's Manon. 'Simply as an artist,' wrote Gramophone in its review of the recital, 'in her sense of line, her feeling for a word, her command of colour and her mastery of the whole complex art of interpretation - [Callas] is so far ahead of all other contemporary singers, and of all but the greatest past singers, too, that she almost spoils us for the rest.'
Galina Gorchakova, Philharmonia Of Russia, Constantine Orbelian - Italian Opera Arias (2001) PS3 + FLAC

Galina Gorchakova, Philharmonia Of Russia, Constantine Orbelian - Italian Opera Arias (2001)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:57 minutes | PDF booklet | 3,39 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | PDF booklet | 1,07 GB

Galina Gorchakova, endowed with what London’s Sunday Times called “one of the most important dramatic voices in the post-war era,” makes her debut on Delos with Italian Opera Arias, a collection of her signature roles that have earned her critical acclaim and an immense public following the world over. Gorchakova is accompanied by Constantine Orbelian and the Philharmonia of Russia, the Maestro’s own assemblage of Russia’s leading orchestral musicians resulting in la creme de la creme of Russian ensembles.