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Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio, Op.72 – Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle (2003/2014) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio, Op.72 – Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle (2003/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1kHz | Time – 1:50:11 minutes | 0,98 GB | Genre: Classical, Opera
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks |  © Warner Classics

Fidelio may seem like an isolated phenomenon in a career overwhelmingly dominated by instrumental music. But Beethoven’s letters reveal that from his early years in Vienna he was anxious to try his hand at opera. In 1803 he got as far as composing several numbers for a grand opera, Vestas Feuer, to a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, Mozart’s collaborator on Die Zauberflöte. But the project foundered on the incongruity between the ancient Roman setting and what Beethoven called “language and verses that could only have come out of the mouths of our Viennese apple-women.” He continued to cast around for suitable librettos until near the end of his life, even making sketches for operas on Macbeth – a tantalising prospect – and Bacchus.

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Amici Forever – The Opera Band (2003) [FLAC]

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Artist ……….: Amici Forever
Release Date ….: 08.30.2014
Album ………..: The Opera Band
Label ………..: Victor RCA
Catalog Number ..: 82876-52739-2
Language ……..: English
Genre ………..: Opera
Size …………: 279.6
Source ……….: CDDA
URL ………….: http://www.amazon.com

01. prayer in the night 03:16
02. senza catene 03:47
03. canto alla vita 04:26
04. vita mia 04:17
05. requiem for a soldier 03:51
06. whisper of angels 03:46
07. the pearl fishers 04:40
08. soave sia il vento 03:06
09. nimrod lux aeterna 04:20
10. song to the moon 05:27
11. zadok the priest 03:45
12. nessun dorma 03:12
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47:53
47:53 min
279.62 MB
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Dinu Lipatti – The Master Pianist (7 CD Box Set) (2008) [APE]

Dinu Lipatti – The Master Pianist (7 CD Box Set) (2008) [APE]

Release: 2008 | EAC Rip | Format: APE (Image) +.Cue +Log | Size: 1,16 GB
Genre: Classical, Piano, Orchestra | Label: EMI Classics

Dinu Lipatti- The Master Pianist plays Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Grieg, Schumann, Bartok and Schubert on this seven CD set. Dinu Lipatti (1917- 1950 ) was a Romanian classical pianist and composer whose career was tragically cut short by his death from Hodgkin’s disease at age 33. Despite his short career and a relatively small recorded legacy, Lipatti is considered one of the finest pianists of the 20th century.

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Giuseppe Di Stefano – Legendary Performances (14 CD Box Set) (2007) [APE]

Giuseppe Di Stefano – Legendary Performances (14 CD Box Set) (2007) [APE]

Release: 2007 | EAC Rip | Format: APE (Image) +.Cue +Log | Size: 2,84 GB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: BRAVISSIMO

Seven complete operas starring the legendary Giuseppe Di Stefano – great live opera recordings at budget price in one space-saving set!
Exciting live recordings taped 1952-1961.
During his peak years, Giuseppe Di Stefano (b. 1921) had one of the most sensually beautiful tenor voices ever recorded. He was universally regarded as the leading lyric tenor in the world during the 1950’s and he was the tenor most often chosen to appear on stage with Maria Callas. Through the years he made a long series of major recordings, many of them with Callas, but also with other great sopranos of the time, including Renata Tebaldi and Birgit Nilsson. Throughout the major part of his career, Di Stefano was idolized by the public for his beautiful romantic voice, dark good looks, energetic manner, and movie-star lifestyle. His career, though brilliant, was cut a bit short, as his voice seriously deteriorated in quality in his early fifties.

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Tania Kross – Krossover Opera Revisited (2013) [FLAC]

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Tania Kross — Krossover Opera Revisited

Release Info

Artist…..: Tania Kross
Album …..: Krossover Opera Revisited
Label……:
Source…..: CD (LP)
Year…….: 2013
Genre……: Opera
Rip date…: 2014-01-24
Store date.: 2013-00-00
Bitrate….: 584 kbps
Encoder….: FLAC 1.2.1 -8
Size…….: 233.29 megs

Track List

1. Mea Culpa 5:59
2. O Mar 3:26
3. Golden Leaves 3:24
4. Undyed 3:09
5. Rebib 5:22
6. Nichts Macht Mehr Sinn 3:13
7. To the End of the World 3:57
8. Not a Some Thing 4:15
9. Go Slow 4:02
10. Voor Geen Goud 3:50
11. Vivo 5:21
12. Nocturne 3:42
13. The Wedding Night 3:38
53:18
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Michael Bolton – My Secret Passion: The Arias (1998) [FLAC]

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Michael Bolton – My Secret Passion: The Arias

Label…………………….: Sony Classical Records
Genre…………………….: Opera
Release Date………………: 2012-08-11
Store Date………………..: 1998-01-20
Source……………………: CDDA
Grabber…………………..: cdparanoia
Encoding Scheme……………: flac 1.2.1
Size……………………..: 213 Mo
Total Playing Time…………: 40:34

Tracklisting

01. Pourquoi me reveiller ? 02:57
02. Nessun dorma! 03:13
03. Una furtiva lagrima 04:51
04. M’appari 03:07
05. Che gelida manina 04:48
06. O soave fanciulla 04:25
07. Vesti la giubba 03:13
08. E lucevan le stelle 03:17
09. Recondita armonia 02:24
10. E la solita storia 04:42
11. Celeste Aida 03:37

Greets : FoXy, KLine, Kaley, electralia, FTDB…
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The 3 Tenors – In Concert (1994) [FLAC]

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Artist…: The 3 Tenors
Album….: In Concert
Genre….: Opera
Year…..: 1994
Source…: CDDA
Tracks…: 27 files
Size…..: 365.9MB
Run.Time.: 73:22 min
Rls.Date.: 10-10-2013
Encoder..: FLAC 1.2.1 Lossless
Quality..: 671 kbps Avg 44.1kHz 2 channels
01 Jose Carreras — O Souverain O Juge 5:00
O Pere
02 Placido Domingo — Amor Vida De Mi 3:21
Vida
03 Luciano Pavarotti — Pourquoi Me 2:38
Reveiller
04 Jose Carreras — With A Song In My 3:15
Heart
05 Placido Domingo — Granada 3:35
06 Luciano Pavarotti — Non Ti Scordar 3:19
Di Me
07 The 3 Tenors — My Way (A Tribute To 4:01
Hollywood)
08 The 3 Tenors — Moon River (A Tribute 1:38
To Hollywood)
09 The 3 Tenors — Because (A Tribute To 2:23
Hollywood)
10 The 3 Tenors — Singin’ in the Rain 2:18
(A Tribute To Hollywood)
11 Jose Carreras — Tu Ca Nun Chiagne 2:55
12 Placido Domingo — Vesti La Giubba 2:38
13 Luciano Pavarotti — Nessun Dorma 3:24
14 The 3 Tenors — America (Around The 0:54
World)
15 The 3 Tenors — All I Ask Of You 1:59
(Around The World)
16 The 3 Tenors — Funicul Funicul 1:21
(Around The World)
17 The 3 Tenors — Sous Les Ponts De 2:00
Paris (Around The World)
18 The 3 Tenors — Brazil (Around The 1:26
World)
19 The 3 Tenors — Be My Love (Around 1:48
The World)
20 The 3 Tenors — Marechiare (Around 3:09
The World)
21 The 3 Tenors — Lippen Schweigen 2:37
(Around The World)
22 The 3 Tenors — Santa Lucia Luntana 3:27
(Around The World)
23 The 3 Tenors — Those Were The Days 2:21
(Around The World)
24 The 3 Tenors — Te Quiero Dijiste 2:28
(Around The World)
25 The 3 Tenors — Torna A Surriento 3:51
(Around The World)
26 The 3 Tenors — La Donna ? Mobile 2:16
(Encore)
27 The 3 Tenors — Libiamo Ne’ Lieti 3:20
Calici (Encore)

Total Run Time : 73:22 min
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Philip Glass – Waiting for the Barbarians (2CD) (2008) [FLAC]

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Artist : Philip Glass
Album : Waiting for the Barbarians Label : Orange Mountain Genre : Opera Source : CD Street Date : 2008-07-08 Quality : 659 kbps / 44.1kHz / 2 channels Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1
Size : 662.63 MB
Time : 133:29min Url : http://www.philipglass.com

Disc 1/2 1. Prelude 5:06 2. Scene 1: “In fact, we never had a prison” 6:38 3. Scene 2: “Dreamscape No. 1” 3:43 4. Scene 3: “You sent for me” 8:48 5. Scene 4: “Youre working late” 4:27 6. Scene 5: “Normally speaking, we would never approve of 3:29 torture…” 7. Scene 6: “Take off your cap” 7:11 8. Scene 7: “Dreamscape No. 2” 2:36 9. Scene 8: “Do you like living in the town?” 8:45 10. Scene 9: “…To demonstrate our strength to the barbarians” 5:45 11. Scene 10: “Did you have a good evening?” 4:09 12. Scene 11: “Dreamscape No. 3” 2:47 13. Scene 12: “What is it?” 2:40 14. Scene 13: “Can you see them?” 4:00 15. Scene 14: “Who gave you permission to desert your post?” 2:00 Disc 2/2 1. Scene 1: “Here, in the dark” 6:41 2. Scene 2: “Dreamscape No. 4” 2:14 3. Scene 3: “What is going on?” 7:59 4. Prologue to Scene 4 4:58 5. Scene 4: “Perhaps you would be so kind” 6:40 6. Scene 5: “Enemy, Barbarian Lover!” 4:41 7. Scene 6: “So were still feeding you well?” 6:09 8. Scene 7: “Dreamscape No. 5” 3:41 9. Scene 8: “Tell me, what has happened” 8:07 10. Scene 9: “You dont have to go” 5:11 11. Scene 10: “Our town is beautiful” 5:04

Waiting for the Barbarians is an opera composed by Philip Glass
on a libretto by Christopher Hampton and based on a novel by
Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee. This project has been on
the back burner for a long time; Glass first contacted Coetzee
about adapting his book in 1991 and outlined a treatment of it
that year, but the finished product wasnt delivered until 2005.
This is a recording of the premiere, held September 10 of that
year at the Theatre Erfurt in Germany; in a way, it is
appropriate that this work should be heard in Germany first, as
it bears a kinship with the kind of ruthless efficiency that
typifies Weimar-era German works such as Bertolt Brecht and Kurt
Weills Der Jasager. However, its story is set in South Africa,
where a local official in a small town finds himself at a moral
crossroads as an invading, governmental military unit conducts a
series of torturous interrogations as a prelude to a tactical
strike against a locally based tribe. Glass must pick his
projects with a sixth sense of sagacity, as such a story is
strikingly timely in the United States in 2008, the year of the
recordings release, with the U.S. government having come under
fire for attempting to sidestep international conventions on
torture through a cleverly bureaucratic redefinition of the term
“torture.”

Waiting for the Barbarians is highly effective in a dramatic
sense, aided by an excellent libretto and vocal writing that is
as close to conversation as melody is willing to allow. Like Les
Enfants Terribles (1992), Waiting for the Barbarians represents a
step forward for Glass in his treatment of dramatic subjects; in
his early operas, there is such consistency of style that one
might tend to view them as part of an aesthetic continuum. The
basic components of this style are so strong that it doesnt
compromise the subjects of Glass early theater works, although
Glass only chooses properties that mean a great deal to him, so
any sense of uniformity across several projects — indeed, if it
truly existed as such — was fated to dissolve over time. While
the music here is unmistakably within Glass strongest idiom, the
orchestration is greatly varied, and the mood consistently
married to the progression of the tragic story as it unfolds. He
avoids typical operatic devices such as leitmotivs and set piece
arias and recitatives; individual voices come out from the
orchestration to underscore actions and emotions in the narrative
with clarity, immediacy, and concision. Waiting for the
Barbarians is as close to a play, or even an illustrated novel,
as an opera can get, and Glass approach helps convey a subtext,
which in part as Glass states, is that “opera can become an
occasion for dialogue about political crisis.”

The recording is live, and the ambiance tends to swallow the
voices a bit, but not by much; certainly the major difference
between this Orange Mountain Music release and a typical Nonesuch
recording of a Glass opera — back when such recordings were
regularly produced — would be that the voices would have a bit
more presence in the Nonesuch. This recording is so well made
that it doesnt make much of a difference, and one gets used to
the ambiance, which is similar to what one would hear in the
opera house anyway. For a major label to make an opera recording
like this ultimately involved such high overhead that it seemed
hardly worth the effort even if it sold well; coming through
Glass own label, this is in every way satisfactory in
communicating this major Glass effort, one that rightly he should
be very proud of as its a real achievement.
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VA – Naxos 25th Anniversary. The Great Classics. Box #1 – Great Opera (2012) [FLAC]

VA – Naxos 25th Anniversary. The Great Classics. Box #1 – Great Opera (2012) [FLAC]

EAC rip | 10CD | FLAC – Log – Cue | Release: 2012 | 3.04 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos Records

The Great Classics series from Naxos is the perfect introduction to myriad genres of classical music. Comprising both complete and compiled selections from the greatest works in the repertoire, the boxes are bursting with wonderful pieces of music, both recognizable and unfamiliar. The boxes take the listener on a thrilling tour of some of the worlds most dramatic musical media, encompassing music from six centuries and featuring sensational performers. All boxes come with a fascinating booklet with detailed information on the genre itself, chronological placement of each work, and a comprehensive study of the music. A fitting celebration of 25 years of superb music from Naxos, the worlds favourite classical label.

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Renee Fleming – The Art of Renee Fleming (2012) [FLAC]

Renee Fleming – The Art of Renee Fleming (2012) [FLAC]

Release: 2012 | EAC Rip | Format: FLAC (Image) +.Cue +Log +Scans | Size: 356 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca

Tracklist:
Franz Schubert
01. Ave Maria, D839
Vincenzo Bellini – Norma
02. Casta Diva
Francesco Cilèa – Adriana Lecouvreur
03. Lo son l’umile ancella del Genio creator
Charles Gounod – Roméo et Juliette
04. Ah! je veux vivre (Waltz Song)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Die tote Stadt
05. Glück, das mir verblieb (Mariettas Lied)
Antonin Dvorák – Rusalka
06. Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon)
Alfredo Catalani – La Wally
07. Ebben?… Ne andrò lontana
Giacomo Puccini – Tosca
08. Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore
Madama Butterfly
09. Un bel dì vedremo
George Gershwin – Porgy and Bess
10. Summertime
Giacomo Puccini – Gianni Schicchi
11. O mio babbino caro
Leonard Bernstein – West Side Story
12. Somewhere
George Frederick Handel – Serse (Xerxes)
13. Ombra mai fu
Charles Gounod / Johann Sebastian Bach
14. Ave Maria
Bonus:
Stephen Flaherty – Ragtime
15. Wheels of a Dream
John Newton / Traditional Spiritual
16. Amazing Grace
Richard Rodgers – Carousel
17. You’ll Never Walk Alone
Leonard Cohen
18. Hallelujah

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