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Christine Schäfer, Rainer Kussmaul, Berliner Barock Solisten - Handel: Alcina. Arias & Suites (2009)

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Christine Schäfer, Rainer Kussmaul, Berliner Barock Solisten - Handel: Alcina. Arias & Suites (2009)

Christine Schäfer, Rainer Kussmaul, Berliner Barock Solisten - Handel: Alcina. Arias & Suites (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 340 Mb | Total time: 73:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avi Music | AVI 8553143 | Recorded: 2008

Star soprano Christine Schafer sings scenes and arias from one of Handel’s most popular operas. The combination of Handel and Schafer ensure this is going to a major release.

Pangea - Invasori (1976) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

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Pangea - Invasori (1976) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

Pangea - Invasori (1976) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 257 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BTF (AMS 112 CD)

The reissue one of the most legendary italian prog albums ever! "Invasori" was originally released only in a few promo copies for the Philips label back in 1976 (and that LP is now a very expensive collectors' item), so that many italian prog fans didn't even know that this title was ever existing. "Invasori" is a beautiful and haunting progressive concept album divided in two suites in the classic italian style, with italian vocals, various moods and an overall spacey atmosphere with hints of Pink Floyd. This is an excellent and rare find!

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Renee Fleming, Natalie Dessay - Handel: Alcina (1999)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Renee Fleming, Natalie Dessay - Handel: Alcina (1999)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Renée Fleming, Natalie Dessay - Handel: Alcina (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 920 Mb | Total time: 57:50+76:33+56:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 8573-80233-2 | Recorded: 1999

Handel's operas–the center of his creative life before oratorios became the focus–have spent far too long in limbo awaiting rediscovery, which slowly started happening in the late '60s with works such as Giulio Cesare. But whether Handelian opera is still a novelty or you're already a rabid convert, this emotionally resonant, crisply played, superbly cast interpretation under William Christie and Les Arts Florissants is likely to shake up some of your ideas about the composer.

Andreas Spering, Cappella Coloniensis - Handel: Siroe, Re di Persia (2004)

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Andreas Spering, Cappella Coloniensis - Handel: Siroe, Re di Persia (2004)

Andreas Spering, Cappella Coloniensis - Handel: Siroe, Re di Persia (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 830 Mb | Total time: 79:08+75:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 921826.27 | Recorded: 2003

While it isn't Handel's most obscure opera (hum a few bars from Catone, anyone?), Siroe, Re di Persia is definitely on the margins. It's hard to say why exactly, although the unflatteringly edited Metastasio libretto (by Nicola Haym) is surely part of the reason; the character and conflict development of the original are largely missing from the version Handel set. But the music is Handel at his best, and let's face it: from the perspective of a modern listener, plot is not the main draw of opera seria. With that in mind, Harmonia Mundi's complete recording, with Andreas Spering and the Cappella Coloniensis, is an excellent first step toward giving Siroe wider exposure. It's well played, thoughtfully conducted, and it features an excellent trio of leading ladies.

Vjekoslav Sutej, Orchestra of the Arena di Verona - Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (2006)

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Vjekoslav Sutej, Orchestra of the Arena di Verona - Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (2006)

Vjekoslav Šutej, Orchestra of the Arena di Verona - Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (2006/2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.27 Gb (DVD9) | 80 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Voici une représentation filmée au Teatro Filarmonico de Vérone en février 2002 dans une mise en scène de la famille Alagna. Paillasse (en italien Pagliacci, qui signifie « Les clowns ») est un opéra en deux actes écrit et composé par Ruggero Leoncavallo, créé le 21 mai 1892 au Teatro Dal Verme à Milan. L’opéra évoque, à travers la vie d'une troupe de commedia dell'arte, la condition des comédiens de théâtre qui doivent en toute circonstance faire bonne figure en scène, quelles que soient les difficultés de leur vie privée.

Ensemble Démesure & Juliette De Banes Gardonne - Caresana: Secular Chamber Cantatas (2019)

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Ensemble Démesure & Juliette De Banes Gardonne - Caresana: Secular Chamber Cantatas (2019)

Ensemble Démesure & Juliette De Banes Gardonne - Caresana: Secular Chamber Cantatas (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:53:21 | 262 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics

Secular cantatas of love and tragedy by a Neapolitan precursor of Pergolesi, in world premiere recordings.

Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Stiffelio (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Stiffelio (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Stiffelio (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 117 min | 36,1 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 | 117 min | 8,21 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

Stiffelio was based on the play Le pasteur, ou L'évangile et le foyer by Émile Souvestre and Eugène Bourgeois and was originally censored due to it involving as it does a Protestant minister of the church with an adulterous wife.
The golden timbre of Roberto Aronica graces the title role…His commanding tenor makes one sit up and listen, with some notable long-breathed phrasing and a smooth legato a joy to hear…[Yu Guanqun's] is a rich, true lyric soprano with a glint of steel and strong, even emission in the upper register…[Frontali] sings with great command of Verdian shape and line. (International Record Review)

Gustav Kuhn, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Verdi: Alzira (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Gustav Kuhn, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Verdi: Alzira (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Gustav Kuhn, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Verdi: Alzira (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 106 min | 33,3 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 | 106 min | 7,45 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

Alzira is based on the play by Voltaire and displays the composer's maturity through glowing lyric moments, and the weaving together of complex emotional and musical strands.
All act with conviction as they are singing and bring good expression and diction to their roles…In the title role, Junko Saito sings with warm expressive tone, good diction and also acts with conviction. (MusicWeb International)

Xavier Sabata, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Catharsis (2017)

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Xavier Sabata, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Catharsis (2017)

Xavier Sabata, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Catharsis (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 332 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:12
Classical, Vocal | Label: Aparté

Around the year 1600, a group of Florentine aristocrats, inspired by ancient Greek drama, gave birth to opera. They intended to move and glorify human passions in such a strong way that the spectator's soul would be cleansed of these passions. This was the process that Aristotle called 'catharsis'. Xavier Sabata grasps this highly intense moment at the heart of the destiny of legendary heroes of Baroque opera. A fascinating album by the author of Bad Guys, accompanied by George Petrou and Armonia Atenea.

Tiziano Severini, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2009)

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Tiziano Severini, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2009)

Tiziano Severini, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.11 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

Based on Victor Hugo’s most sensational play, Lucrèce Borgia, a scandalous tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness and orgies, Donizetti’s opera is one of the great masterpieces of Italian bel canto repertoire. While omitting some of its more excessive elements, the libretto by Felice Romani inspired Donizetti to compose superb arias, duets, ensembles and choruses, bringing each act to a stirring conclusion.

Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Musica Nuda 2 (2006) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Musica Nuda 2 (2006) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Musica Nuda 2 (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 594 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Bass Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Radio Fandango | # 0180932RAF | Time: 01:32:39

The second album by Petra Magoni (vocal) and Ferruccio Spinetti (bass) is another piece of an original project, unique in many respects in Italian music. The voice sharp, ironic, bad, sweet Magoni moves back to the great songs of pop music: Come Together, Never Can Say Goodbye, but also original compositions like the beautiful Io Sono Metà or Le Due Corde Vocali in which joins, for the first time, the voice of Ferruccio Spinetti. Two voices to tell a story, a dialogue that sums up well what do you look for in Musica Nuda 2: the sharp reduction to the bare essentials across with ironic depth.

Alberto Veronesi, Orchestra Guido Cantelli of Milan - Antonio Salieri: Falstaff (1998)

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Alberto Veronesi, Orchestra Guido Cantelli of Milan - Antonio Salieri: Falstaff (1998)

Alberto Veronesi, Orchestra Guido Cantelli of Milan - Antonio Salieri: Falstaff (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 74:42+69:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9613(2) | Recorded: 1997

By far the best opera based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, is Verdi's Falstaff. But the lazy, cowardly, greedy, overweight, alcohol-soaked, sexually predatory, and somehow (despite everything) endearing antihero is big enough for more than one opera. Salieri's Falstaff is much simpler and smaller in scale than Verdi's, less inventive and energetic. But this is a sophisticated, funny, brightly performed treatment of Falstaff's attempt to woo two married women with identical love notes.

René Clemencic, Orchestra Filarmonica di Russe - Salieri: Axur, Re d'Ormus (2006)

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René Clemencic, Orchestra Filarmonica di Russe - Salieri: Axur, Re d'Ormus (2006)

René Clemencic, Orchestra Filarmonica di Russe - Salieri: Axur, Re d'Ormus (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 360 Mb | Total time: 78:01+78:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nuova Era | # 223298-311 | Recorded: 1989

Axur, re d'Ormus is an operatic dramma tragicomico in five acts by Antonio Salieri. The libretto was by Lorenzo da Ponte. Axur is the Italian version of Salieri's 1787 French-language work Tarare which had a libretto by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Axur premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 8 January 1788, the title role being sung by Francesco Benucci, Mozart's first Figaro. It became one of the most famous operas in Vienna, being performed much more frequently than Mozart's Don Giovanni, which was first performed in Vienna on 7 May 1788.

La Maschera Di Cera - S.E.I. (2020)

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La Maschera Di Cera - S.E.I. (2020)

La Maschera Di Cera - S.E.I. (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 79 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AMS Records (AMS312CD)

Seven long years separate La Maschera di Cera’s previous studio album (“Le Porte del Domani”, the ideal follow-up to Le Orme’s concept album “Felona e Sorona”) and “S.E.I.”, a great comeback for one of the key groups in the recent renewed interest for the glorious and unique Italian Progressive Rock of the ’70s. Warm symphonic atmospheres, Italian lyrics and a vocal style that often reminds the melodrama tradition: this is what has often characterized this musical genre and perfectly fit the band’s proposal…

Marcello Rota, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (2008)

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Marcello Rota, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (2008)

Marcello Rota, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.44 Gb (DVD9) | 134 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

One of Donizetti’s most emotionally raw operas, Roberto Devereux ossia Il conte di Essex was also the third to be loosely based on episodes in the life of Queen Elizabeth I. It deals with the love of Elizabeth and her favourite, the Earl of Essex, perhaps most tellingly expressed in the Act I duet, Nascondi, frena i palpiti, o misero mio core / Hide, hold back your palpitation, oh my wretched heart! Elizabeth’s subsequent abdication is, however, a matter of dramatic licence, yet provides a memorable operatic conclusion to this tragedy of love and jealousy as she despairs at the death of her lover – Quel sangue versato al ciel s’innalza / The blood that is spilt rises up to Heaven.