Album Opera

VA - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 26, 2017
VA - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2016)

VA - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:15:40 | 2,07 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 002503602

Decca, the opera company, presents a premium collection of the 100 most beautiful opera tracks on 6 CDs. Enjoy classic arias and overtures, performed by the greatest opera stars of all time. This is a fine compendium of opera's "greatest hits" by great singers including Pavarotti, Bartoli, Caballe, Horne and Sutherland from opera's latest "golden age" in the last decades of the 1900s. They're all there on six CDs, from Pavarotti's great "Nessun Dorma" to Sutherland's "Casta Diva."
Paolo Rustichelli & Carlo Bordini - Opera Prima (1973) [Japan Remastered 2004]

Paolo Rustichelli & Carlo Bordini - Opera Prima (1973) [Japan Remastered 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 286 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 107 MB | Scans | 40:47
Genre: Progressive Rock / RPI | Country: Italy | Label: BMG | BVCM-37504

Opera Prima by Italian duo Rustichelli & Bordini is an excellent keyboard-dominated symphonic album from 1973. The simplest way to describe the music here is to imagine ELP with the addition of a Mellotron and a gravel-throated Italian vocalist. This album is almost up there alongside Tarkus and Trilogy, and wipes the floor with just about everything else ELP did. The main issue with Opera Prima seems to be the vocals, which are something of an acquired taste. To be blunt keyboards player Paolo Rustichelli has a particularly gruff, ugly singing voice. However if you can get over the vocals you'll be rewarded with some of the richest keyboard textures in the RPI canon.
Choeurs et Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon, John Nelson - Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict (1992)

Choeurs et Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon, John Nelson - Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:51:31 | 584 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: 2292-45773-2

Béatrice et Bénédict, Berlioz's last completed work, is based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, but the libretto, by the composer, dispenses with most of the intrigue of the original and reduces the plot to a single premise: Béatrice et Bénédict mask their affection for each other by squabbling, and then finally come to their senses and get married. Although designated an opera, it is closer in effect to an opéra comique because of its very extensive use of spoken dialogue.

Anna Netrebko - Opera Arias (2003) [2.0 & 5.0] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at Aug. 13, 2017
Anna Netrebko - Opera Arias (2003) [2.0 & 5.0] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gianandrea Noseda - Opera Arias (2003)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:58 minutes | Scans included | 4,26 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (Studio Master, Official Digital Download ) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,21 GB
London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)

London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Signum | # SIGCD428 | Time: 00:48:16

London Early Opera follow up their debut release (Handel in Italy, Vol. 1) with a treasure trove of music by George Frideric Handel (as well as his contemporaries Thomas Arne and John Hebden) centered on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – a carnival of music and entertainments that entertained visitors for nearly 200 years. The booklet notes features images and expert commentaries of the Vauxhall Gardens by author David E. Coke and conductor and musicologist Bridget Cunningham.

Diana Damrau - Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias (2008) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 18, 2017
Diana Damrau - Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias (2008) (Repost)

Diana Damrau - Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:21 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 5099921202322

“A strong and pleasing voice, in both high and low notes – a combination which one rarely encounters,” ran one contemporary report of Catarina Cavalieri, the soprano who created Konstanze in Die Entführung. Though I’d put it rather less laconically, that verdict holds equally good for Diana Damrau, whose new Mozart recital includes two arias composed for Cavalieri, “Martern aller Arten” and Elvira’s “Mi tradì” (added for the 1788 Viennese revival of Don Giovanni). The glamorous German soprano, now in her mid-thirties, made her international reputation as a sensational Queen of the Night and Zerbinetta.

Avantasia - The Flying Opera (2011)  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 13, 2017
Avantasia - The Flying Opera (2011)

Avantasia - The Flying Opera (2011)
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480p) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
LinearPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps / DTS, 6 ch, 755 Kbps
Symphonic / Progressive / Power Metal | BD=>DVD9 | 02:02:11 | ~ 8.35 Gb

~ The Live Show (Live at Wacken Open Air 2008 & Masters of Rock Festival 2008) ~

VA - The Musicals Album (3CD, 2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at July 4, 2017
VA - The Musicals Album (3CD, 2017)

VA - The Musicals Album (3CD, 2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3:10:38 | 485 Mb
Genre: Classical, Pop, Easy Listening / Label: UMOD

Ladies & gentlemen, introducing ; The Musicals Album! From the boards of Broadway to the West End come some of the best loved and most sing-a-long show tunes ever written. These melodies come in many guises, sung by many voices; yet never fail to convey the glamour and excitement of the theater. Across 3CDs, this unique collection includes music from Les Miserables, Cats, West Side Story and The Phantom of the Opera sung by the best voices in the genre: Michael Ball, Sarah Brightman, Elaine Paige and Michael Crawford. Mastered with great care by Abbey Road Studios in London.
Orchestre de L’Opera de Lyon, John Eliot Gardiner - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (1985)

Orchestre de L’Opera de Lyon, John Eliot Gardiner - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:42:12 | 451 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416 149-2

This is the masterwork, Gluck's last important opera, which convinced the teenage medical student Berlioz, when he first heard it in 1821, that he had to be a composer. He worshipped Gluck and took his side in the phoney "Gluck vs.Piccini War". He set himself the task of sitting in the Conservatoire library to copy out the entire score in order to absorb its lessons. Its directness and drama influenced his artistic style his whole life through, as evinced by key points in "Les Troyens".
Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom of the Opera (2004) The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Two CD Deluxe Collector's Edition

Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Two CD Deluxe Collector's Edition

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 597 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 275 Mb | Scans ~ 527 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Musical | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 93522 | 02:00:25

For better or worse, Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of Gaston Leroux's gothic horror/romance novel has done for stage musicals what Spielberg's Jaws did for fish stories, with worldwide sales of its original cast album approaching 25 million. While director Joel Schumacher's film turns on his typically ambitious visual verve, its new film soundtrack recording has been paradoxically focused in scope, yet beefed up dynamically via the brawny presence of a hundred piece orchestra and The London Boys Choir. This double-disc version showcases all of Phantom's songs, with Gerard Butler imparting a welcome, youthful sensuality to his Phantom, making a fine foil for Emily Rossum's ever-conflicted Christine. Original show orchestrator David Cullen has fashioned compelling new contemporary arrangements to frame Webber's songs–which now conclude with the lilting, upbeat new ballad he wrote for the film, "Learn to Be Lonely," sung by Minnie Driver's Carlotta.