Verdi Bonynge

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2002/1983)

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2002/1983)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.27 Gb (DVD9) | 142 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Joan Sutherland was at the height of her career when she took on the role of Leonora – arguably the most dramatic of all Verdi heroines – in 1983. Elijah Moshinsky’s production, in which he was ably supported by the Australian artist Sidney Nolans (set design), Luciana Arrighi (costumes) and Nick Chelton (lighting), was tailor-made for Sutherland, allowing Leonora to develop into a truly tragic heroine occupying the opera’s central ground. This performance at the Australian Opera, Sydney – and featuring a high quality cast under the baton of Richard Bonynge – was recorded by Australian Television on 2nd July 1983. Verdi’s powerful and passionate opera tells a tale of civil war and treachery.
Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Bellini: Norma (2002)

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Bellini: Norma (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 772 Mb | Total time: 62:17+30:43+69:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 413-2 | Recorded: 1964

I believe this is the only note-complete performance of this opera, and furthermore, the only one that is sung in all of the original keys (in almost every other recording "Casta diva" and the duets are transposed down). It is a spectacular example of bel canto. Recorded in 1964, Joan Sutherland was at her peak, exhibiting fearless, beautiful singing, thoroughly accurate in fiorature and breath control.
Giuseppe Patane, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras - Verdi: La forza del destino (2011)

Giuseppe Patanè, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras - Verdi: La forza del destino (2011)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 192 min | 5,68 Gb+7,16 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Hardy Classic | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1978

Montserrat Caballé as Leonora is precisely what one would hope for. The voice is in near-pristine shape–the occasional attack on a loud high note early on can be vicious, but she sings with unusual commitment (not that the role has many nuances), glorious tone, and her entire arsenal of tricks: long-breathed phrases, diminuendos, high, floated pianissimo, grand chest voice. She even sings most of the words, rarely relying on “ah” sounds for high notes. The sound is huge and major-league and her comportment–acting is the wrong word–is regal. She sings the “Vergine degli angeli” with her back to the audience and the sound is as ethereal as you ever wanted it to be.
Richard Bonynge, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 784 Mb | Total time: 167:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 430 038-2 | Recorded: 1974

For me, this recording represents the absolute epitome of bel canto singing, with Pavarotti spinning endless golden tone as Fernand and Fiorenza Cossotto showcasing that indomitable chest-voice as Leonora.
–Katherine Cooper
Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)

Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.58 Gb | Total time: 53:37+59:35+71:36+53:08+70:47+65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 799622 | Recorded: 1963, 1967, 1970

Verdi, child of the people, king of popular opera, began life as the son of an innkeeper. He was brought up in modest circumstances. He first received lessons from the village priest, who was amazed by the young musician’s talents. Verdi’s musical education was rounded and complete: at the age of sixteen, the composer wrote fugues, masses and symphonies, which he would later destroy. As he met with reticence in Milan, he settled in Busseto where he fell victim to the pettiness of the town. However, his strong willpower enabled him to pursue his musical path without paying heed to what people said.
Joseph Calleja, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Ramón Tebar - Verdi (2018)

Joseph Calleja, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Ramón Tebar - Verdi (2018)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:15 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4831539

Of the large crop of tenors reaching their prime years in the late 2010s, Malta's Joseph Calleja has shown strong signs of breaking out from the pack, and this Verdi recital can only help him. Calleja combines a rich, smooth middle range with a bright, edgy top in which he can convincingly explode in emotion. Album buyers have been primed for a new recital release from Calleja and would probably have been perfectly satisfied with an album covering Verdi's greatest hits.

Il Corpo Delle Lanterne Verdi - Volume 8  Comics

Posted by Mendose at April 27, 2018
Il Corpo Delle Lanterne Verdi - Volume 8

Il Corpo Delle Lanterne Verdi - Volume 8
Italian | CBR | 118 pages | 57.8 MB

Verdi: The Operas and Choral Works Unlocking the Masters Series  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlexGolova at March 18, 2018
Verdi: The Operas and Choral Works Unlocking the Masters Series

Verdi: The Operas and Choral Works (Unlocking the Masters Series) by Victor Lederer
English | 16 Oct. 2014 | ISBN: 1574674404 | 224 Pages | MOBI | 832.87 KB

Addio fottuti musi verdi (2017)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at March 6, 2018
Addio fottuti musi verdi (2017)

Addio fottuti musi verdi (2017)
BDRip | AVI / XviD@1580 kb/s | 720x304 | 1h 32mn | 1.44 GB | Italian: AC3, 640 kb/s (6 ch)
BDRip 720p | MKV / AVC@5490 kb/s | 1280x536 | 1h 32mn | 4.51 GB
Italian: DTS, 1509 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtitles: Italian
Genre: Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Ciro è un grafico ultra-qualificato disoccupato. In cerca di lavoro, si ritrova a mandare un curriculum nello spazio, dove troverà attenzione da una società aliena meritocratica.
Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano - Verdi: Aida (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano - Verdi: Aïda (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 145:46 minutes | 2,51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This magnificent recording of Aida, made in Rome, rises to all the musical and dramatic challenges presented by Verdi’s richly-coloured Egyptian epic. Antonio Pappano, once again proving his mastery of Italian opera, moves between sumptuous grandeur and touching intimacy. The responses of the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia are both immediate and vibrant, while the singers – Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ludovic Tézier and Erwin Schrott – do justice to every facet of their roles.