Covent Garden Tosca

Maria Callas at Covent Garden 1962 & 1964 (DVD5)  

Posted by fredoking at Oct. 9, 2009
Maria Callas at Covent Garden 1962 & 1964 (DVD5)

Maria Callas at Covent Garden 1962 & 1964
Italian | Subtitle: Fr/En/De | 1:09:42 | 720 x 480 | NTSC | 4:3 | 29.97fps | MPEG-2 | LPCM | 48kHz | 3.7GB
Genre : Classical/Concert
Publisher: EMI

It is a pity that so few recordings of Maria Callas in concert exist to leave the testimony of this genius of the singing and actor's play that she was. Only 5 recitals have been filmed (Paris 1958, Hamburg 1959 and 1962, Covent Garden 1962 and 1964), recorded on 3 DVD.
As promised, this is the 3rd (and last) DVD. Enjoy

No one sang Carmen or Tosca like Maria Callas and this DVD shows us exactly why.
Jules Massenet - Rolando Villazon / Sophie Koch / Covent Garden Orchestra - Werther (2012)

Jules Massenet - Werther
Rolando Villazon / Sophie Koch / Covent Garden Orchestra / Antonio Pappano
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 600 MB | Full Artwork: 308 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 477 9340 | Country/Year: Europe 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

". . . [there are numerous times] when subtlety and beauty of his vocal effects take the breath away: the dazzling light and rapid fade, for instance, during the syllables of the word "lumière" [in act one] . . . Sophie Koch puts her best tonsils forward singing the agonized Charlotte of act three, while Eri Nakamura is suitably bubbly [as Sophie] . . . Villazón's ardour finds its match in Antonio Pappano's conducting. He never shrinks from the luscious ache in Massenet's music or its dramatic bustle. Nocturnal sighs; bucolic whooping; dark melodramatics: the Royal Opera House orchestra takes care of them all." ~The Times
Sir Henry Rowley Bishop  - Shakespeare At Covent Garden (1999)

Sir Henry Rowley Bishop - Shakespeare At Covent Garden (1999)
(performed by Philip Pickett, Musicians of the Globe)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 300 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 155 MB
Baroque Opera | 67:18

In 1993 the late Sam Wanamaker asked Philip Pickett to form an associate ensemble to carry the name and ethos of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre around the world through concerts, recordings and broadcasts.Determined to achieve the highest possible standards of musical performance, Pickett immediately formed the Musicians of the Globe from among the very best of England’s early music instrumentalists. Together with distinguished vocal soloists they explore a colourful and varied repertoire of Elizabethan and Jacobean music, much of it inspired by Shakespeare. The nucleus of the group – a 6-part English consort of violin, recorder, cittern, lute, bandora and bass viol – can be expanded to perform large-scale programmes of 17th-century music, and the Musicians often collaborate with John Ballanger, director of Fools Paradise and England’s leading juggling jester.
Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa - Bernard Haitink, Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa - Bernard Haitink, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Matilla, Silja, Silvasti, Hadley, Randová, a.o.

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Front- en back covers, Coverart Embedded | ~580 Mb
Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes - Bernard Haitink, Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus

Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes - Bernard Haitink, Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus
XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~665 Mb

Marilyn Horne:1964 Covent Garden Recital  

Posted by mounitis at May 25, 2008
Marilyn Horne:1964 Covent Garden Recital

Marilyn Horne:The 1964 Covent Garden Recita-Opera Ariasl
Classical | APE | 1 CDs | Covers | 225 Mb | DECCA | Rapidshare
Maria Callas - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 112:50 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Callas's two comic roles were both in operas by Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia. She first played the capricious and flirtatious Fiorilla - a married Neapolitan woman who takes up with a visiting Turk - in Rome in 1950. Five years later, at La Scala, she appeared in a production by Franco Zeffirelli, also, famously, the director of her Covent Garden Tosca and Paris Norma. Gramophone wrote: 'Callas acts vividly, chiding, boasting, melting, and when in typical Rossinian style she is given a 'key' figure, each repetition of it carries, so one thinks, a slightly different meaning. I found myself teased by memories of these little phrases for hours afterwards'.
Maria Callas - Puccini: Tosca (1965/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Puccini: Tosca (1965) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 112:23 minutes | 2,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Tosca was the role in which – in 1965, the year this recording was made – Callas gave her last complete performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and the Paris Opéra. This was her final complete recording of an opera, and, 12 years after her first version of Tosca, it reunited her with the Scarpia of Tito Gobbi. They were joined by Carlo Bergonzi as Cavaradossi. Gramophone praised ‘a thrilling and very complete interpretation, with scene after scene, bar after bar, brought to life by sheer intelligence and dramatic insight’.

Digging Too Deep (Tosca Trevant Mystery) by Jill Amadio  

Posted by bisneswoman at March 22, 2015
Digging Too Deep (Tosca Trevant Mystery) by Jill Amadio

Digging Too Deep (Tosca Trevant Mystery) by Jill Amadio
English | November 15, 2013 | ISBN-10: 0988781697 | 214 pages | EPUB | 0.2 MB

Death is discovered on an idyllic southern California island when feisty British gossip columnist Tosca Trevant is banished to the U.S. at the request of Buckingham Palace. Idly snooping out of sheer boredom, she stumbles across what she believes to be human remains in a recently widowed music professor's rock garden. Tosca asks a retired U.S. Secret Service agent for help, and by solving the riddle of a coded music score, the two sleuths bring a serial killer to an unexpected end.
The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Giacomo Puccini: Tosca (2CD, 1997)

The Greatest Years of Maria Callas - Giacomo Puccini: Tosca (2CD, 1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 19 | ~ 628 Mb | 2:02:42 | Full Scans (Artwork & Libretto)
Label: Sakkaris Records | Genre: Classical, opera

Live recording of the immortal Puccini's opera, effected in London on 1964, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. The Orchestra and Chorus conducts maestro Carlo Felice Cillario. One more historical live recording.