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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.
James Conlon, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Shirley Verrett, Cornell MacNeil - Puccini: Tosca (2010)

James Conlon, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Shirley Verrett, Cornell MacNeil - Puccini: Tosca (2010)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Italiano (DTS, 6 ch) | 127 min+27 min (bonus) | 7.49 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Decca | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 1978

Luciano Pavarotti will always be associated with the role of the painter Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca. His interpretations of the arias "Recondita armonia" and "E lucevan le stelle" became two of his greatest hits, which he sang at all his stadium concerts .
Michele Mariotti, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Florez - Rossini: La Donna del lago (2015)

Michele Mariotti, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez - Rossini: La Donna del lago (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 165 min | 43,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 165 min | 7,93 Gb
Audio: Italian / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 kbps
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

The Metropolitan Opera give this live performance of Rossini's work based on the poem by Sir Walter Scott. Michele Mariotti conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus with Joyce DiDonato as Elena, the lady of the lake, who loves the heroic Malcolm (Daniela Barcellona). However, King James V (Juan Diego Flórez) arrives in the Highlands and sets his sights on Elena while her father Douglas (Oren Gradus), who is rebelling against the King's rule, promises his daughter to clan chief Rodrigo (John Osborn).
James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Falstaff (2015) [Blu-Ray]

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Falstaff (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 127 min | 35,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3964 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 127 min | 6,89 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese

Verdi's brilliant final masterpiece Falstaff, in its first new Met production in 50 years – and conducted by Met Music Director James Levine in his first new production since his return to his podium at the Met. When it comes to theatrical flair, captivating costumes, stage antics and imagination, there are not many shows on Broadway to rival the Met s new Falstaff. “Ambrogio Maestri is made for the title role, with the apt physique, nimble acting and superb vocal presence that make him the leading Falstaff of the day. There is no weak link in a finely balanced, comically-attuned cast (the women are especially impressive) and Levine’s conducting is pitch-perfect. The show fizzles from start to finish and is tremendous fun” (Classical Music).
Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming - Lehar: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Andrew Davis, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming - Lehár: The Merry Widow (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 38,3 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 138 min | 7,50 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Piotr Beczala - Dvorak: Rusalka (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Piotr Beczala - Dvořák: Rusalka (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 165 min | 42,1 Gb
Audio1: Czech / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 165 min | 8,97 Gb
Audio: Czech / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

Dvorak’s enchanting fairytale of the water-nymph Rusalka has been a signature role for Renée Fleming for the past 25 years. The Gramophone Classical Music Guide writes: “Renée Fleming's tender and heartwarming account of Rusalka's Song to the Moon reflects the fact that the role of the lovelorn water nymph, taken by her in a highly successful production at the MET in New York, has become one of her favourites”.
Nicola Luisotti, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Nicola Luisotti, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 143 min | 39,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 143 min | 7,75 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese

Puccini’s musical vision of the American West is vividly brought to life in Giancarlo Del Monaco’s atmospheric production. Deborah Voigt is Minnie, the girl of the title and owner of a bar in a Californian mining camp. Marcello Giordani sings Dick Johnson, the bandit-turned-lover hunted by the cynical sheriff Jack Rance (Lucio Gallo), who wants Minnie for himself. Complete with whiskey-drinking cowboys, gunplay, a poker game, and a snowstorm, La Fanciulla del West is Puccini at his most colorful.