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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’.
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.

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.
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.'