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Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 116 min | 36,0 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 116 min | 8,17 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

I due Foscari was Verdi’s sixth opera and based on Lord Byron’s play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457.
Lee’s production of I due Foscari, set against a simple curved backdrop and beautifully costumed, works best on screen…with Nucci giving a baritonal masterclass in the title role, Tatiana Serjan pouring out exciting (if veiled) tone as Lucrezia, and De Biasio enjoying a success as Jacopo. (Opera Now)

Joachim Fontaine, Kantorei Saarlouis, La Grande Société Philharmonique - Théodore Gouvy: Iphigénie en Tauride (2010)

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Joachim Fontaine, Kantorei Saarlouis, La Grande Société Philharmonique - Théodore Gouvy: Iphigénie en Tauride (2010)

Joachim Fontaine, Kantorei Saarlouis, La Grande Société Philharmonique - Théodore Gouvy: Iphigénie en Tauride (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 414 Mb | Total time: 106:15 | Covers included
Classical | Label: CPO ‎| 777 504-2 | Recorded: 2006

Political and cultural circumstances – depending on whether Lorraine / Lothringen belonged to France or Germany – made Théodore Gouvy a border crosser between these two countries. It was very unusual for a French composer of his generation not to assign a central role to music theater in his oeuvre. His rejection of Wagner's music dramas also made him something of an exception in France. It is true, however, that the oratorio was a key genre within his oeuvre – and the oratorio at least can be counted as a dramatic genre. Gouvy wrote six major oratorio compositions, two based on Nordic subjects and two drawing on ancient tragedies.

Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 107 min | 34,2 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 107 min | 7,54 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

…this is…a very attractive production. The sets and costumes are in period and completely traditional and tasteful. The stage action is thoroughly sensible and in accord with the libretto, and the acting by all the principals quite decent. Among the four lead singers, the standout is Silvia Dalla Genetta as Gulnara. Let’s hope that the exposure she receives here launches her on a major international career, for this is a world-class voice—a dramatic coloratura with a rapid but perfectly even vibrato; rich, penetrating vocal color devoid of shrillness on top; excellent breath control, including some marvelous soft singing; spot-on intonation; and an ability to handle wide intervallic leaps with aplomb.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,10 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Boris Brott, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Boris Brott, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Boris Brott, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 118 min | 37,9 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 118 min | 8,33 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

The opera is based on the play La Bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry.
The performance is conducted by Boris Brott, who served as Assistant Conductor to the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, and Music Director and Conductor for the Royal Ballet.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,92 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

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Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 210 min | 6,79+7,74 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2006

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.

Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 204 min | 41,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 204 min | 14,3 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This production from Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti Modena is conducted by Fabrizio Ventura. He has performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as well as the Arena di Verona and the Sydney Opera House. The cast is led Giacomo Prestia who has performed with some of the world’s greatest conductors including Abbado, Mehta, Muti, Gatti and Barenboim. He is supported by Mario Malagnini and Cellia Costea.

Antonino Fogliani, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Aida (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonino Fogliani, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Aida (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Antonino Fogliani, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Aida (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 154 min | 40,7 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 154 min | 10,8 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

A musically strong and visually spectacular production…In a very traditional staging, Lee brings an enormous amount of visual detail to the opera…Aida and Amneris lead with superb performances, extracting every ounce of the psychological drama of the later acts…The orchestra, under Fogliani’s direction, play with a brilliant palette of colours. (MusicWeb International)

Riccardo Muti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Ernani (2004/1982)

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Riccardo Muti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Ernani (2004/1982)

Riccardo Muti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Ernani (2004/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.82 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

Unlike Verdi's earlier successes, Nabucco and I Lombardi, both of which had been composed for the large stage at La Scala, Milan, Ernani was written for the smaller stage and more intimate atmosphere of Teatro La Fenice, Venice and he was in his thirty third year when it was composed. This recording is superb in every way. The singers, led by Placido Domingo as Ernani and Mirella Freni as Donna Elvira, entertain us with bravura performances and it's a joy to listen to and watch from beginning to end.

William Vann, London Mozart Players, Crouch End Festival Chorus - Parry: Judith (2020)

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William Vann, London Mozart Players, Crouch End Festival Chorus - Parry: Judith (2020)

William Vann, London Mozart Players, Crouch End Festival Chorus - Parry: Judith (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 598 Mb | Total time: 131:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos ‎| CHSA 5268(2) | Recorded: 2019

Parry’s 1888 oratorio on the Apocryphal tale of an avenging Jewish widow emerges as a worthy successor to Mendelssohn’s Elijah in this gripping world premiere recording with Sarah Fox, Kathryn Rudge and Toby Spence.

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 178 min | 45,4 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 178 min | 12,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

For "La forza del destino", Verdi created one of his most famous melodies, the "fate" motif that permeates the whole of the score. Music and action alternate in masterly fashion between large-scale crowd scenes and intimate interiority, in that way illustrating Verdi's real theme: the manner in which fallible human beings are destroyed by a cruel fate.

Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 140 min | 36,9 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 140 min | 9,83 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Il Trovatore was based on the play El Trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez and was an instant success. The cast is here led by Marcelo Alvarez, Norma Fantini and Leo Nucci and is conducted by Yuri Temirkanov.
Large symbols…make an effective home for a serious Il Trovatore, precisely paced and balanced by Yuri Temirkanov…Especially notable is his handling of what one might term 'old' Verdi orchestral tricks (ironic Bellinian wind counterpoints of parodistic military brass). The casting here is led by a Manrico from Marcelo Alvarez worthy of vocal and dramatic attention. (Gramophone Magazine)

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 39,4 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 7,20 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This is a wonderful performance, one of the finest in this Tutto Verdi series of the complete operas. Conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti is an unlikely looking gentleman at first glance but at his first wave of the baton one realizes he is a master. His upbeat tempi have a big sweep that gives the opera the brilliance Verdi intended. The tenor, Francesco Meli (Riccardo), is a young fresh voice, powerful and sensitive; the baritone, Vladimir Stoyanov is beginning to take over from the venerable Nucci in the series.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Purcell Collection [8CD] (1994)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Purcell Collection [8CD] (1994)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Purcell Collection [8CD] (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.88 Gb | Total time: 06:59:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato ‎| 4509-96371-2 | Recorded: 1976-1987

This eight-disc set includes odes and theater pieces; and Gardiner's performances are more than excellent. He synthesizes the spare delicacy and ceremonial grandeur of Purcell's music in performances that are very satisfying.