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Frida Leider - hors (without) Wagner, 1921-1926 (1998) {Dante LYS 399}

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Frida Leider - hors (without) Wagner, 1921-1926 (1998) {Dante LYS 399}

Frida Leider - hors (without) Wagner, 1921-1926 (1998) {Dante LYS 399}
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© 1921-26, 1998 Dante Productions | LYS 399
Classical / Vocal / Opera / Historical

Dramatic soprano Frida Leider was regarded by many colleagues, critics, and opera enthusiasts as the finest Wagnerian soprano during the interwar years. She was admired not only for a powerful voice of considerable beauty and flexibility, but also for her artistic integrity and histrionic gifts that compared favorably with those of the finest stage actresses. She had seen Eleanora Duse on stage and had been impressed with the legendary Italian actress' power and economy of gesture. Likewise, the musical comedy star Fritzi Massary proved an enduring icon for her poise and concentration.

Werner Ehrhardt, L'Arte del Mondo - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz: Peters Bryllup (2015)

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Werner Ehrhardt, L'Arte del Mondo - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz: Peters Bryllup (2015)

Werner Ehrhardt, L'Arte del Mondo - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz: Peters Bryllup (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 70:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88843017602 | Recorded: 2013

Das Orchester l'arte del mondo unter der Leitung von Werner Ehrhardt ist immer auf der Suche nach herausragenden musikalischen Wiederentdeckungen und sorgt mit den Weltersteinspielungen in der Reihe »Opern aus den Archiven der Welt« immer wieder für Aufsehen.

Adam Szerszeń, Mariusz Godlewski, Tomasz Tokarczyk, Krakow Opera Orchestra - Moniuszko: Beata (Live) (2019)

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Adam Szerszeń, Mariusz Godlewski, Tomasz Tokarczyk, Krakow Opera Orchestra - Moniuszko: Beata (Live) (2019)

Adam Szerszeń, Mariusz Godlewski, Tomasz Tokarczyk, Krakow Opera Orchestra - Moniuszko: Beata (Live) (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks +Booklet) | Cover | 01:14:40 | 321 MB
Classical, Opera | Label: DUX

Operowa twórczość Stanisława Moniuszki najczęściej kojarzona jest z tematyką narodową oraz licznymi odniesieniami do patriotyzmu i propagowania wzorców związanych z kulturą polską. Okazuje się jednak, że kompozytor za główny cel nie zawsze stawiał sobie promowanie rodzimej tradycji. Beata, ostatnia, jednoaktowa opera Stanisława Moniuszki jest kompozycją wyrazowo mniej złożoną od chociażby Strasznego Dworu. Dzieło za życia kompozytora nie doczekało się aprobaty polskiej publiczności, oczekującej od kompozytora raczej dzieł ku pokrzepieniu serc niż wodewilu. Akcja tej opery komicznej oparta jest o liczne intrygi oraz miłosne perypetie głównej bohaterki, Beaty. Niniejszy album w pewnym sensie ukazuje nam operową twórczość Stanisława Moniuszki z innej, nie tak oczywistej, perspektywy.

Kremerata Musica; Gidon Kremer - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires (1998) Reissue 2018, 2CDs

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Kremerata Musica; Gidon Kremer - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires (1998) Reissue 2018, 2CDs

Astor Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires (1998) Reissue 2018, 2CDs
Horacio Ferrer, narrator; Julia Zenko, vocal; Jairo, vocal; Buenos Aires Lyric Chorus
Kremerata Musica; Gidon Kremer, conductor & violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Tango Operita | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295738174 | 01:34:26

A rendition of a tango operita, commissioned by the Argentinian Ministry of Culture (this rendition anyway), was revived by violinist Gidon Kremer, who had such a love for the original LPs from Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer that he wanted to recreate the music. Ferrer was kept on as El Duende (the Goblin) – the role that he created when he wrote the libretto thirty years earlier. Regrettably, Piazzolla had passed on prior to the remake. Nonetheless, the arrangements and orchestrations are remarkable. The suffering and the passion of Maria (the main character in the show) are perfectly portrayed by the tango. The music changes forms as her character progresses, taking on traditional tangos, modern tangos, milongas, waltzes, and other styles to reflect changes in Maria. The music is always well-composed. This is an opera for the display of modern music, and the tango of Piazzolla is modern music at its finest.

Maija Kovalevska, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra & Atvars Lakstigala - Majesty (2019)

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Maija Kovalevska, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra & Atvars Lakstigala - Majesty (2019)

Maija Kovalevska, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra & Atvars Lakstigala - Majesty (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 228 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 Mb | 00:52:16
Classical, Opera | Label: Odradek Records

A sumptuous selection of operatic arias interpreted by Maija Kovalevska, who, with the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, performs her favourite heroines from operas by Puccini, Mozart, Massenet, Gluck and Tchaikovsky.

Festspielorchester Göttingen, Laurence Cummings - Handel: Rodrigo, HWV 5 (Live) (2019)

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Festspielorchester Göttingen, Laurence Cummings - Handel: Rodrigo, HWV 5 (Live) (2019)

Erica Eloff, Fflur Wyn, Anna Dennis, Jorge Navarro Colorado, Russell Harcourt, Leandro Marziotte, Festspiel Orchester Göttingen & Laurence Cummings - Handel: Rodrigo, HWV 5 (Live) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 889 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 386 Mb | 02:48:16
Classical, Opera | Label: Accent

For a long time, a large portion of Handel’s early opera Rodrigo was thought to have been lost. It was not until 1974 that the printed libretto turned up again and nine years later the third act was found in the Earl of Shaftesbury’s Handel collection. On August 29, 1984, finally, the work was revived during the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music and in 2019 it’s on the programme at the Göttingen International Handel Festival. The opera narrates a freely adapted version of the end to the regency of the Last Visigoth King Roderich. In the libretto by Francesco Silvani, however, the reason behind it is less the lust for power on the part of his opponents than the thirst for vengeance of his spurned mistress. It was back in 1707 in Rome that George Frideric Handel wrote Rodrigo.

Thomas Fulton, Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte-Carlo - Auber: La muette de Portici (2002)

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Thomas Fulton, Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte-Carlo - Auber: La muette de Portici (2002)

Thomas Fulton, Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte-Carlo - Auber: La muette de Portici (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 623 Mb | Total time: 75:10+74:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 75257 2 5 | Recorded: 1987

History hasn't been kind to La Muette de Portici. Premiered in Paris in 1828, Auber's opera deals with a 17th-century Neapolitan uprising against Spanish rule, led by the fisherman Masaniello, whose mute sister, Fenella, has been seduced by Alphonse, son of the Spanish viceroy. Morally, the work is complex. Though Masaniello is in the right, his distrust of revolutionary violence is confirmed when he encounters Elvire, Alphonse's blameless wife, who is victimised by both sides in the conflict. Masaniello's fanatical deputy, Pietro, however, advocates indiscriminate carnage, and the power struggle that ensues has catastrophic consequences.

Anthony Lewis, The Baroque Opera Orchestra, Janet Baker - Handel: Admetus, King of Thessaly (2004)

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Anthony Lewis, The Baroque Opera Orchestra, Janet Baker - Handel: Admetus, King of Thessaly (2004)

Anthony Lewis, The Baroque Opera Orchestra, Janet Baker - Handel: Admetus, King of Thessaly (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 530 Mb | Total time: 63:55+71:32+77:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ponto | # PO-1029 | Recorded: 1968, 1969

For decades there has been only one recording of Admeto available: a quite splendid performance from 1977 (Virgin Records 5613692) directed by Alan Curtis with Il complesso barocco. One of the first baroque operas to be recorded with original instruments, it reflects the best of the historical performance movement. It is thus with considerable anticipation and curiosity that one approaches this new release of Handel’s Admeto, sung in English (to a fine translation by Geoffrey Dunn), directed by Sir Anthony Lewis, and recorded just nine years earlier in 1968. The cast for this recording is no less remarkable. Dame Janet Baker plays the self-sacrificing Alcestis; Admetus is sung elegantly and expressively by Maureen Lehane; Sheila Armstong is a brilliant and stylish Antigona, and the mezzo soprano Margaret Lensky provides a touching portrayal of the lovesick Thrasymedes.

Heinz Ferlesch, Barucco, Wiener Singakademie Kammerchor - Handel: Alexander's Feast (2009)

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Heinz Ferlesch, Barucco, Wiener Singakademie Kammerchor - Handel: Alexander's Feast (2009)

Heinz Ferlesch, Barucco, Wiener Singakademie Kammerchor - Handel: Alexander's Feast (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 380 Mb | Total time: 55:28+28:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF Alte Music | # CD 3084 | Recorded: 2009

Alexander’s Feast or the Power of Musick was first performed at the Covent Garden Theatre in 1736, at a time when the interest of Londoners in Italian opera was waning and Georg Friedrich Händel increasingly turned towards English-language oratorios. The libretto is based on the eponymous and highly popular ode by John Dryden (1697) celebrating Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Along with the Messiah, the ode quickly became one of Händel’s most acclaimed works. His art, which “is of Arcadian beauty at times” (Karl-Heinz Ott), is celebrated in all its facets in The Power of Musick. The period instrument ensemble Barucco, the Wiener Singakademie Kammerchor and a trio of outstanding soloists under the baton of Heinz Ferlesch hold out the promise of a splendid baroque feast.

Enoch zu Guttenberg, Orchester KlangVerwaltung - Mozart: Des Königs Zauberflöte (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Enoch zu Guttenberg, Orchester KlangVerwaltung - Mozart: Des Königs Zauberflöte (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Enoch zu Guttenberg, Orchester KlangVerwaltung - Mozart: Des Königs Zauberflöte (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 182 min | 46,2 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / DTS-HD MA / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3207 kbps / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6081 kbps / 24-bit | Audio3: Dolby TrueHD/Atmos Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 4038 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 182 min | 9,82 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Farao Classics | Sub: German, English, Japanese, Korean

This version of Mozart's Magic Flute, which was performed for the first time at the Herrenchiemsee Festival in 2010 under the direction of Enoch zu Guttenberg, draws on a common 19th-century practice: in aristocratic families, putting on classic German theatre works in extravagant amateur performances was a ritual designed to show off a good education. Ludwig II of Bavaria also stood in this tradition of aristocratic passion for the theatre. However, the scenario as presented here is fictitious. The role of the 'real' Papageno is played by the actor Gerd Anthoff. Simultaneously involved in the plot and yet detached from it, he recounts to the audience the 'true' story of the Magic Flute, making comments and corrections, all while entering into fantastical collaborations with his singer double.

John Nelson - Berlioz: Requiem (Grande Messe des morts) (2019)

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John Nelson - Berlioz: Requiem (Grande Messe des morts) (2019)

London Philharmonic Choir, Philharmonia Chorus, John Nelson, Philharmonia Orchestra & Michael Spyres - Berlioz: Requiem (Grande Messe des morts) [Live] (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:21:36 | 189 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Classics

Marking the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death, this performance of the mighty Requiem or Grande Messe des Morts - took place in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, in March 2019. Conducted by John Nelson, it involved over 300 musicians, including tenor Michael Spyres. As Nelson said: “Every measure resonates deeply with me and I feel there is sincerity, even in the great moments of bombast.” The Times wrote: “The surpassing virtue of this performance … was that both aspects, the spine-shakingly spectacular and the heart-rendingly haunting, were allowed to make their impact.

Christophe Rousset, Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid - Martín y Soler: Il burbero di buon cuore (2012)

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Christophe Rousset, Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid - Martín y Soler: Il burbero di buon cuore (2012)

Christophe Rousset, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid - Martín y Soler: Il burbero di buon cuore (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 79:06+57:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 580/1-2 | Recorded: 2007

The opera opened in 1786, the same year as Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro , and both were revived in Vienna three years later. In the revival of Il bubero di buon cuore , since Martín y Soler was then in the court of Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg, Mozart wrote two new arias for Madama Lucilla. “Chi sa qual sia l’affano” and “Vado, ma dove, o Dei?,” which are beautifully sung on this recording by Véronique Gens, the first aria on CD 1, track 18, and the second on CD 2, track 4.

Dame Clara Butt - 'Abide with Me' (2000) {Pearl GEM 0081 rec 1910-1930}

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Dame Clara Butt - 'Abide with Me' (2000) {Pearl GEM 0081 rec 1910-1930}

Dame Clara Butt - 'Abide with Me' (2000) {Pearl GEM 0081 rec 1910-1930}
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© 1910-30, 2000 Pearl | GEM 0081
Classical / Vocals / Opera / Operetta / Folk / Historical

Even though Dame Clara Butt engaged in operatic performances at venues such as Covent Garden, her fame was founded in her appearances on the concert stage as well as at festivals. Celebrated for her sturdy and broad lower range, she achieved musical success in Britain quickly after she completed her academic studies. She went on to lead a charmed life, eventually marrying and touring with the prominent baritone Kennerley Rumford.

Bruno Campanella, Choeurs & Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris- Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (2002)

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Bruno Campanella, Choeurs & Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris- Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (2002)

Bruno Campanella, Choeurs & Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opera de Paris, June Anderson, Alfredo Kraus - Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 488 Mb | Total time: 68:49+42:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 724357526029 | Recorded: 1986

La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is an opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard. It was first performed on 11 February 1840 by the Paris Opéra-Comique at the Salle de la Bourse.

VA - Opera Romance: The Greatest Love Stories in Opera (2019)

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VA - Opera Romance: The Greatest Love Stories in Opera (2019)

VA - Opera Romance: The Greatest Love Stories in Opera (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 469 MB | Cover | 01:36:16 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 266 MB
Classical, Opera | Label: Menuetto Classics

For the last 400 years, operas have been based around themes of real human emotion: life, death, joy, anger, and most predominantly, love. From two impoverished bohemians, to lovers who can only be together in death, we’ve chosen some of opera’s greatest love stories.