Kleiber Verdi

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Ileana Cotrubas, Placido Domingo - Verdi: La Traviata [2005/1977]

Verdi - La Traviata (Carlos Kleiber, Ileana Cotrubas, Placido Domingo) [2005/1977]
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon 00289 477 7115 | TT: 63.46+45.50 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 431 Mb

Carlos Kleiber's 1977 La Traviata is a rare gestalt among studio opera recordings, and it is one of the conductor's finer achievements. Kleiber knits the score together with unwavering rhythmic and dramatic intensity, never allowing any single moment to eclipse the larger scene or musical structure. The singers are kept on a tight leash – given enough room to shape phrases and cadences, but not to indulge in sheer vocal display. The orchestra is similarly focused on realizing every detail of rhythm, melody, and articulation with vivid intensity. As a result, favorite arias, duets, and ensembles melt into the surrounding scenes in a way that invites curiosity about the drama at large while propelling it relentlessly forward. The general pace may strike some as a bit fast, but it's never boring, and frequently brilliant.
Fabio Luisi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Verdi: Jérusalem (2013)

Fabio Luisi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Verdi: Jérusalem (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 785 Mb | Total time: 47:45+48:14+72:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 5308 | Recorded: 1998

Giuseppe Verdi's first big Paris hit, Jérusalem is an 1847 rewrite of I Lombardi. Along with a new French text, the action is clarified, characters and scenes are dropped, the tenor role is beefed up, and the obligatory ballet is added, among other changes. It's a more coherent opera in this version, although Italian audiences have clung to I Lombardi, which is still mounted on the world's stages. The Philips team, however, makes a powerful case for this French grand opera story of betrayal, love, war and rescue, penitence, and vindication painted in primary colors on a canvas of Crusaders and villains, rousingly set to effective, if blunt, music.

Maurizio Barbacini - Verdi: Gustavo III (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 12, 2018
Maurizio Barbacini - Verdi: Gustavo III (2003)

Maurizio Barbacini - Verdi: Gustavo III (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:06:15 | 547 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Dynamic | Catalog: CDS426

True lovers of opera know that Verdi’s Ballo in maschera was originally set in Stockholm, at the Court of Gustav III, King of Sweden. That first version was censured for political reasons and Verdi was forced to change names, setting and several passages of the score. But now, on the initiative of Philip Gosset and Ilaria Narici, musicologists of Casa Ricordi, Gustavo III has been reconstructed, thanks, also, to the recent rediscovery of some Verdian manuscripts.

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.

Verdi in Victorian London  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Nov. 2, 2017
Verdi in Victorian London

Verdi in Victorian London by Massimo Zicari
English | July 11, 2016 | ISBN: 1783742135 | 364 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Now a byword for beauty, Verdi's operas were far from universally acclaimed when they reached London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why did some critics react so harshly? Who were they and what biases and prejudices animated them? When did their antagonistic attitude change? And why did opera managers continue to produce Verdi's operas, in spite of their alleged worthlessness?
Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - New Year's Concert Vienna 1992 (2004)

Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - New Year's Concert Vienna 1992 (2004)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.18 Gb (DVD9) | 90 min
Classical | Philips

"The Kleiber must-haves are two New Year's concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic (1989, from Deutsche Grammophon; 1992, from Philips). Here is the very essence of joyous music-making with the added visual value of the sumptuous large hall of the Musikverein in Vienna." - New York Times
Bizet - Carmen (Carlos Kleiber, Elena Obraztsova, Placido Domingo) (2015/1978) [Blu-ray][/b]

Bizet - Carmen (Carlos Kleiber, Elena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo) (2015/1978) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 12013 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 154 min | 15,6 GB
Audio: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

The Vienna Carmen from 1978 is a sensational filmed document from the musical legacy of Carlos Kleiber: the meticulous conductor only ever conducted a highly selected repertoire, and among his very few audio and video recordings are only seven complete operas.
Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001)

Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.06 Gb+6.87 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The epic grandeur of Der Rosenkavalier stems not just from its immense length (over three hours) but from the all-too-human complexity of its characters–each of whom is smitten with someone else–and the endless stream of graceful melodies the composer conjures. After the tonality-stretching dissonance of Salome and especially Elektra, Strauss moved onto a different musical path here: the music's sheer gorgeousness has given this most heartbreaking of 20th-century operas its pride of place in the repertory.