Verdi Bonynge

Carlo Maria Giulini - Verdi: Rigoletto (1980/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 1, 2016
Carlo Maria Giulini - Verdi: Rigoletto (1980/2016) [TR24][OF]

Carlo Maria Giulini - Verdi: Rigoletto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 119:30 min | 2.00 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2016

The Giulini set on DG, with Cappuccilli, Cotrubas and Domingo is exceptional: searching, humane, powerfully registered… It can also be said that neither Bonynge nor Sinopoli search out the score's prevailingly dark sonorities as surely as Giulini (in his insistence on the score's dark colours and his interest in its portrayal of primary human affections.
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 117:53 minutes | 2,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For sheer vocal splendor you can't go wrong with the 1971 Decca recording featuring the virile baritone Sherrill Milnes as Rigoletto, Luciano Pavarotti in radiant voice as a stylish but slightly scene-stealing Duke, and Joan Sutherland as a Gilda who is a little too vocally resplendent to come across as innocent, but is certainly a treat to hear.

Verdi: Il Trovatore - Pavarotti, Sutherland, Horne [Bonynge] [2 CD]  Music

Posted by aibdescalzo at May 31, 2010
Verdi: Il Trovatore - Pavarotti, Sutherland, Horne [Bonynge] [2 CD]

Verdi - Il Trovatore [Bonynge]
Classical (opera) | 2 CD | APE + CUE | NO Logs | Ripped using Easy CD-DA Extractor 12 | Scans | 577 mb | RS + SM | TT 02:18:09
Released: 12 Dec. 1998 | Label: Decca | Recorded: 1976

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Ingvar Wixell, Peter Knapp, Norma Burrowes, Graham Clark, Marilyn Horne, Wynford Evans
National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge (conductor)
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.

Donizetti - Maria Stuarda (Richard Bonynge) [1990/1976]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 4, 2017
Donizetti - Maria Stuarda (Richard Bonynge) [1990/1976]

Donizetti - Maria Stuarda (Richard Bonynge) [1990/1976]
Classical | DECCA 425 410-2 | TT: 122.50 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 508 Mb

This opera becomes a battle of the divas in its great second act, with Sutherland, as Mary Stuart, pitted against the jealous, paranoid, and vengeful Elizabeth I (Tourangeau). There is an intensely dramatic confrontation in which insults are violently exchanged between the powerful monarch and her imprisoned but still regal rival to the throne. Mary wins the battle of insults, but this is a dangerous victory over one who has the power of life and death. Elizabeth orders Mary's execution and Act III becomes a spectacle of pathos and horror. Sutherland's usual style is more attuned to pathos than to the swapping of insults, but she rises splendidly to the challenges of Act II and she has a splendid supporting cast. (Joe McLellan)

Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia (Richard Bonynge) [1989/1978]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 3, 2017
Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia (Richard Bonynge) [1989/1978]

Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia (Richard Bonynge) [1989/1978]
Classical | DECCA 421 497-2 | TT: 134.13 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 575 Mb

“Sutherland is in her element here - and what a wonderful score it is too…Horne has the odd moment of unsteadiness in the early parts of the opera, but she is impressive in the brilliant Brindisi of the last Act” (The Penguin Guide)
Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Bellini: I Puritani (1973/1987/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Bellini: I Puritani (1973/1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 173:52 minutes | 3.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Pavarotti made only one studio recording of I Puritani. In 1973 he recorded the opera with Richard Bonynge conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and with Joan Sutherland as Elvira.
Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (1966/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (1966/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 147:36 minutes | 2.90 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„Bellini’s penultimate opera – written for La Fenice, Venice, in 1833 – has never enjoyed the popularity of such works as La sonnambula, Norma and I puritani. Listening to this vintage Joan Sutherland recording dating from 1966, it is hard to fathom why. The story is strong and stirring – a sort of cross between Maria Stuarda and La Gioconda – and offers fine roles for the wronged titular heroine, her villainous husband Filippo, her platonic admirer Orombello and his would-be mistress, Agnese del Maino (a Princess Eboli avant la lettre).

Bellini - Beatrice di Tenda (Richard Bonynge) [1992/1966]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 27, 2017
Bellini - Beatrice di Tenda (Richard Bonynge) [1992/1966]

Bellini - Beatrice di Tenda (Richard Bonynge) [1992/1966]
Classical | DECCA 433 706-2 | TT: 197.32 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 859 Mb

Bellini’s penultimate opera – written for La Fenice, Venice, in 1833 – has never enjoyed the popularity of such works as La sonnambula, Norma and I puritani. Listening to this vintage Joan Sutherland recording dating from 1966, it is hard to fathom why. The story is strong and stirring – a sort of cross between Maria Stuarda and La Gioconda – and offers fine roles for the wronged titular heroine, her villainous husband Filippo, her platonic admirer Orombello and his would-be mistress, Agnese del Maino (a Princess Eboli avant la lettre). How odd that Sutherland never managed to persuade Covent Garden to mount it for her, especially with this glorious cast. The Decca set is historic because it offered the legendary Sutherland/Pavarotti collaboration for the first time on disc. Luciano is wonderfully stylish here, elegant and ringing: Nureyev, vocally-speaking, to Sutherland’s Fonteyn. La Stupenda was going through one of her ‘moony’, muddy-diction phases, but the vocalism is quite dazzling. It’s a joy to encounter Josephine Veasey in her only commercially recorded Italian role: velvet-toned, shining, she is Sutherland’s most lustrous mezzo rival in any bel canto recording. (BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE)
VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)

VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks, log) | Covers included | 3,53 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 20 CDs, 21:27:47 min | 2,87 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera & Classical Vocal / Label: Sony Classical

Verdi at the Met captures the drama of Verdi's greatest operas as they were performed live at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. These ten recordings cover four decades starting with La Traviata in 1935 and feature some of the best-loved voices and conductors of the twentieth century. The famous pairing of tenor Richard Tucker and baritone Leonard Warren can be heard in Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino.