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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.
Igor Stravinsky - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) (56 CDs Box Set)

Igor Stravinsky - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) (56 CDs Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 56 CDs, 47h 09 min | 10,9 Gb | Scans -> 1,01 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

Igor Stravinsky The Complete Columbia Album Collection is an unprecedented reissue of the complete recordings of his works that Igor Stravinsky made for CBS/American Columbia, bringing together for the very first time on CD all of the mono "Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky" recordings issued in the 1940s and 1950s alongside the more familiar stereo remakes from the 1960s, as well as all the authorized performances that Stravinsky's assistant Robert Craft conducted for the label in the composer's presence, after age and infirmity had restricted his own ability to do so.
Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018)

Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 784 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 40 | Time: 155:45 min

Jake Heggie, who has been described as US opera’s most successful composer, chose the celebrated playwright Terence McNally as his librettist for Great Scott. The two previously collaborated on the gripping Dead Man Walking, which has become something of a modern classic since its premiere in 2000. Joyce DiDonato first performed its central role, Sister Helen Prejean, at New York City Opera in 2002 and will do so again in concert stagings in London and Madrid in January/February 2018, coinciding with the album release of Great Scott.
Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 155:45 minutes | 2.88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Jake Heggie, who has been described as US opera’s most successful composer, chose the celebrated playwright Terence McNally as his librettist for Great Scott. The two previously collaborated on the gripping Dead Man Walking, which has become something of a modern classic since its premiere in 2000. Joyce DiDonato first performed its central role, Sister Helen Prejean, at New York City Opera in 2002 and will do so again in concert stagings in London and Madrid in January/February 2018, coinciding with the album release of Great Scott.
Leonard Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (1991)

Leonard Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:39:30 | 727 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 427 440-2

This is a problem recording, and even fans of Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Horne will find it odd. The Maestro's tempi are weirdly slow, Horne sings the role note-by-note rather than phrase-by-phrase, and when she finally does decide to emote, in the final scene, she sounds like she's gone loony. James McCracken was an artist with a huge but unappealing voice who also had brains and power, but he's no delight for the ear.
Anne Sofie von Otter, Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Kent Nagano - Massenet: Werther (1997)

Anne Sofie von Otter, Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Kent Nagano - Massenet: Werther (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 119:48 | 518 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 0630-17790-2

This is a worthy reading of one of Massenet's best scores, thoughtfully conducted by Kent Nagano. Anne Sofie von Otter combines intelligence and a beautiful voice with passion and conviction in the complicated character of Charlotte. Tenor Jerry Hadley is occasionally afflicted by a musical-theater tendency to croon but expresses most of the torments of the title role, while Dawn Upshaw makes a better-rounded character of Sophie than the average soubrette.

I Pooh - Opera Prima (1971) Repost  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 7, 2018
I Pooh - Opera Prima (1971) Repost

I Pooh - Opera Prima (1971)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 259 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Soft Rock | CGD #9031-70515-2

Veteran Italian rock band Pooh formed in Bologna in 1966. During the late '60s, the band featured Roby Facchinetti, Valerio Negrini, Dodi Battaglia, and Riccardo Fogli, but after Negrini left in 1971, the band recruited guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Red Canzian plus drummer and percussionist Stefano D'Orazio, and began a long run as one of the best and most popular Italian rockers of their times. The band recorded for many labels, including CBS, Vedette, CGD (Compagnia Generale del Disco), and Warner Music Italy, selling over 100 million records in the process. Pooh continued to tour and record continually up into the 2010s, but in late 2016 they decided to call it quits by the end of the year, in order to complete their 50-year anniversary as a band.
Bryan Hymel - Héroïque - French Opera Arias (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bryan Hymel - Héroïque - French Opera Arias (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:49 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

This recital, Héroïque, is tenor Bryan Hymel’s first studio recording for Warner Classics. Its imaginatively conceived programme showcases him in repertoire that he has made his own on stages such as the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden and the Bavarian State Opera: opera in French that demands a thrilling heroism in both voice and style – and a top register of outstanding brilliance, since the album offers a grand total of 19 top C’s. On the world's great stages, Hymel has gone from Don José in Carmen to Enée in Berlioz’s Les Troyens, the title role in Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable, Henri in Verdi’s Les Vêpres siciliennes and Arnold in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell.
Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:11 minutes | 1.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Gluck’s birth, Daniel Behle presents this album of Gluck’s lesser known opera arias. Showcasing their rich variety of styles, he illustrates that these works are primed for revival.