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Bellini: Norma - Callas, Filippeschi - RAI, Serafin (1955)  

Posted by fredoking at Feb. 14, 2010
Bellini: Norma - Callas, Filippeschi - RAI, Serafin (1955)

Vincenzo Bellini: Norma - Callas, Filippeschi - RAI, Serafin (1955)
XLD Rip | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Covers Scans | 2 CD | 472 MB
Classical | Gret Opera Performances | Catalog Number: 66 370 | 2007

With two official EMI versions and five complete live recordings, Norma is at the top of the Callas hit parade, but choosing a single version is a nightmare as each has its virtues, based on the state of the soprano's voice or the surrounding cast. My second choice lies with the 1955 live recording in Roma where nearly perfect performance is sustained by a correct if not excellent sound quality.
Once we get the obvious out of the way–that from 1950 to 1964 (and arguably both before and since) Maria Callas was the greatest Norma available–we have at least a half-dozen of her performances to choose from. Two were recorded in the studio, there's another from London, one or two from Milan, and a couple of others (along with this 1955 performance) from Rome. Here she was in her vocal prime. The voice is in control at all volumes, and from blazing top to cruel/tragic low notes her coloratura is flawless, idiomatic, and always at the service of the music and text. And this security allows her to "read" the role with searing insights, offering us equal parts Norma the Woman and Norma the Warrior. In short, it's as nearly perfect a performance of this role as we're ever going to hear. Her fury and hatred in her last-act confrontation with Pollione is as terrifying as her tenderness with her children is touching.
Partnering her is the somewhat brutal Mario del Monaco, who as usual makes up with vocal splendor what he lacks in nuance, and if the truth be known, he seems to try harder here to vary his approach than in most other recordings we have of his work. Ebe Stignani's Adalgisa is the best combination of girlishness and knowing; she partners Callas well. Giuseppe Modesti's Oroveso is properly booming. Tullio Serafin was a master of the score, and he brings both tautness and lyricism to it. The sound is good enough. This epic performance has been available on many labels (and still is); this is the only one I know of that is pitched properly–the others are sharp.
Robert Levine
Bellini: Norma - Callas, Filippeschi - Scala, Serafin (1954)

Vincenzo Bellini: Norma - Callas, Filippeschi - Scala, Serafin (1954)
XLD Rip | FLAC, CUE, LOG | HQ Covers + Booklet | 3 CD | 487 MB
Classical | EMI | Catalog Number: 5 56241 2 | 1997

With two official EMI versions and five complete live recordings, Norma is at the top of the Callas hit parade, but choosing a single version is a nightmare as each has its virtues, based on the state of the soprano's voice or the surrounding cast. My first choice lies with the first 1954 studio recording where the balance between vocal health and emotive quality is as good as one can get for this artist.
This was Maria Callas' first studio-recorded Norma, and it remains a formidable performance. If it doesn't quite have the emotional shadings of her 1960 EMI re-make, it is certainly vocally more secure and in its way just as authoritative. The grandeur of the voice itself is always in evidence; her seeming spontaneity to dramatic situations makes the drama real. Mario Filippeschi's Pollione is impressive–he was a finer tenor than he's given credit for–and Ebe Stignani's Adalgisa is warm and blends superbly with Callas in the duets. Nicola Rossi-Lemeni's Oroveso is a mass of wobbles. Tullio Serafin leads masterfully but observes all the cuts that were standard for the '50s. Most people prefer the 1960 performance, with its clearer delineation between Norma-the-warrior and Norma-the-woman (and for Corelli and Ludwig in the two supporting roles, not to mention the stereo sound), but by 1960 Callas' vocal problems were pretty overt, so you'll have to take the good with the bad. My preference is for the 1955 recording (on Opera d'Oro) with del Monaco under Serafin; its minute-by-minute potency and glorious singing are unmatchable.
Robert Levine
Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1954) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 160:26 minutes | 1,65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

This is the first of Callas's two complete recordings of her signature role, the druid priestess Norma, in which she has remained unrivaled for 50 years. It captures her voice inits imposing early prime, while in the two famous duets for Norma and Adalgisa she is partnered by Ebe Stignani, generally considered the greatest Italian mezzo-soprano of her era. The conductor is Callas's mentor Tullio Serafin.
Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, Giovanni Antonini - Bellini: Norma (2013) [Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, Giovanni Antonini - Bellini: Norma (2013)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.59GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Decca

In collaboration with Giovanni Antonini, Riccardo Minasi and Maurizio Biondi, Cecilia Bartoli restores the sound and spirit of Norma in a landmark Decca recording based on the opera’s original sources. Cecilia Bartoli leads a fabulous cast in Decca’s groundbreaking new recording, which presents Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma in a form that is complete with the exquisite mix of vocal and instrumental colours that Bellini intended for his ‘tragic opera’.

Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 30, 2016
Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)

Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 03:33:48 | 492 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Classics

The New Sound of Maria Callas Opera singers come and go, but just a few – the legends – live on. And Maria Callas was the great­est legend of them all, though not just for the wonder of her voice. She changed the way people thought about opera, but she also became famous as the glamorous celebrity who fell in love with Aristotle Onassis, leaving her elderly husband to live with him on his yacht Christina and enjoy the high life with the international jet set.

Bellini - Norma (Renato Palumbo) (2016) [BluRay-rip]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 28, 2016
Bellini - Norma (Renato Palumbo) (2016) [BluRay-rip]

Bellini - Norma (Renato Palumbo) (2016) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 176 min | 8,32 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 512 kbps
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Catalan, Korean, Japanese

“If we weep from emotion on hearing it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of” Richard Wagner on Bellini’s most famous opera Norma, the most successful work by the last and greatest composer of bel canto. This new production of Norma, directed by Grammy Award-nominated opera, theatre and film director Kevin Newbury and starring Sondra Radvanovsky as a “powerful, elegant” Norma (New York Times) and Gregory Kunde as Pollione, is “something very special. The word ‘historic’ is used perhaps a little too often but tonight there really is no other adjective to describe the sensational performances offered to us by Sondra Radvanovsky and Gregory unde.” (operatraveller.com)

Norma RAE (1979) Repost  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Oct. 26, 2016
Norma RAE (1979) Repost

Norma RAE (1979)
DVDrip | XviD-1132 | [email protected] | 688x288 | Audio: English | Subs: French, English, Greek (idx/sub) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h50 | 1.0 Gb
Drama | USA 02 Mar 1979 | Director Martin RITT

Set in the industrial South and based on a true story, Martin Ritt's NORMA RAE is a moving portrait of a woman's fight to improve both her own life and the deplorable conditions that exist in the… Set in the industrial South and based on a true story, Martin Ritt's NormaRAE is a moving portrait of a woman's fight to improve both her own life and the deplorable conditions that exist in the mill where she works…

Norma Loy - Baphomet (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 23, 2016
Norma Loy - Baphomet (2016)

Norma Loy - Baphomet (2016)
Coldwave, Synth, New Wave | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:58 | 168 MB
Label: Unknown Pleasures | Release Year: 2016

When you speak about Cold Wave, it’s impossible not to mention the name Norma Loy. The legendary two piece released a number of style defining albums and EPs in the 80s the ongoing popularity of songs like Lesbische Voodoo Teenager, Romance or Power of Spirit says a thing or two about their impact. Blending Minimal Synth, Post Punk, New Wave and influences of Industrial Music, their sound brew is still distinctive, despite the long period silence of coherent releases.

Norma Miller - Waffles, Crepes and Pancakes [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Sept. 28, 2016
Norma Miller - Waffles, Crepes and Pancakes [Repost]

Norma Miller - Waffles, Crepes and Pancakes
2011 | ISBN: 0716022834 | English | 192 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Norma Jean - The Best Of Norma Jean (1964-1973) (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 1, 2016
Norma Jean - The Best Of Norma Jean (1964-1973) (2016)

Norma Jean - The Best Of Norma Jean (1964-1973) (2016)
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:43 | 173 MB
Label: Legacy Recordings | Release Year: 2016

"Pretty Miss Norma Jean" may be best remembered as Porter Wagoner's stage partner before he was paired with Dolly Parton, but she was also well known for an often hard-edged group of songs that spoke of poverty, hard work, and the instability of romantic relationships. Although she didn't have the songwriting creativity of Loretta Lynn or Dolly Parton, she was comparable to those stars in her general outlook. Norma Jean Beasler was no stranger to poverty herself, born into a hard-working farm family near Wellston, OK. As a child, she wanted to be a country star like Kitty Wells, whom she tried to emulate. She made her professional debut singing "If Teardrops Were Pennies" at age 12 on the radio in Oklahoma City. In high school, she toured with a few Western swing bands, including those of Billy Gray and Merle Lindsay.