Verdi: La Traviata. Cotrubas Kleiber

Verdi - La Traviata (John Pritchard, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi)

Verdi - La Traviata (John Pritchard, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi) [2002/1963]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 627 MB
Classical | DECCA | 470 440-2 | CD1:61'06; CD2:71'17

This recording of LA TRAVIATA is the third one in my collection (the other two being the Cotrubas/Kleiber and the Callas/Giulini recordings), and am I glad I bought it! As superb as those other two recordings are, I actually LIKE this one the most. It is an all-around excellent performance. Bergonzi's is possibly the finest Alfredo on any complete recording; Merrill is perfectly suited to Germont; Pritchard paces the opera beautifully; the recorded sound is spacious, with lots of atmosphere in the party scenes. But the real surprise of the recording is Sutherland. She brings all of her distinctive gifts to the role of Violetta: a ripe, beautiful voice; supreme coloratura ability; a talent for conveying pathos…
Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata (1977) [Deutsche Grammophon 1986] {Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz} RE-UP

Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata (1977) [Deutsche Grammophon 1986]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 110:02 minutes | 2,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Quite possibly the definitive studio recording of Verdi’s opera masterpiece, this stunning performance, brilliantly conducted by Kleiber, features multiple Grammy-winning tenor Plácido Domingo and the legendary soprano Ileana Cotrubaş. Originally recorded in 1977, this new high-definition release lends an unheard clarity to this already essential recording.
Verdi - La Traviata  - Ileana Cotrubas  - Placido Domingo - Sherill Milnes - Carlos Kleiber  (1986)

Verdi - La Traviata - Ileana Cotrubas - Placido Domingo - Sherill Milnes - Carlos Kleiber
Opera | mp3 320 Kbps | 2 CD | 252 MB
Deutsche Grammophon 1986

Verdi - La Traviata (Franz Welser-Most) (2006)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 13, 2016
Verdi - La Traviata (Franz Welser-Most) (2006)

Verdi - La Traviata (Franz Welser-Möst) (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.41 Gb (DVD9) | 128 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Japanese

La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi very personal opera, was premiered in 1853 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The first night was a fiasco, but after a few revisions the opera set out to conquer the world. La Traviata offers no scope for grandiose crowd scenes or historical pomp. In keeping with the intimate nature of the action, Verdi’s music reflects the inner feelings of the protagonists. The heroine, whose emotional state is determined by external circumstances, is in the centre of the story of emotional upheavals. Jürgen Flimm haunting staging stays close to Verdi’s intent. He focuses on the protagonists, showing their shakiness, emotions, despair, love, sacrifice and tragedy rather than concentrating on the abysses of the Parisian demi-monde. Eva Mei and Piotr Beczala are a perfectly matched couple. Her soft and flexible soprano and his lyrical tenor, marked by excellent diction, work very well together, joined by the “golden” voice of outstanding Thomas Hampson.

Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa) (2014)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 5, 2016
Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa) (2014)

Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa) (2014)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.74 Gb (DVD9) | 145 min
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol

Diana Damrau’s primacy as an interpreter of Violetta Valéry in La traviata can be inferred from the names of theatres where she has performed Verdi’s most popular opera: the Metropolitan, New York; La Scala, Milan; London’s Royal Opera House; the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Zurich Opera. Paris’s Opéra Bastille joined that list of leading houses in June 2014, when the German soprano appeared in a new production by the film director Benoît Jacquot.
Maria Callas - Verdi: La Traviata (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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

Violetta, the most complex and fully-rounded of Verdi's heroines, was one of the roles that defined Maria Callas as an artist. She performed it more than 60 times between 1951 and 1958, most famously in Luchino Visconti's production at La Scala in 1955/56. It is often said that the role demands a different kind of voice for each act, and, when she made this recording for the Cetra label in 1953, Callas offered youthful, ringing power complemented by coloratura prowess and the capacity for great delicacy. More than 60 years on, her characterisation, in its subtlety and truth, still sets the standard for La traviata.
Verdi - La Traviata (Gimadieva , Pirgu, Salsi; Abel) 2016 [HDTV 540p]

Verdi - La Traviata (Gimadieva , Pirgu, Salsi; Abel) 2016 [HDTV 540p]
AVC, 960x540p (16:9), 1.5 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 02:49:29 | 2.2 GB
Subtitles: Dut, Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Spa, Por, Swe
Classical, Opera | Royal Opera House | HDTV->MKV

Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production.
Verdi - La Traviata (Carlo Rizzi, Edita Gruberova, Neil Shicoff) (2000/1992)

Verdi - La Traviata (Carlo Rizzi, Edita Gruberova, Neil Shicoff) (2000/1992)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 5.94 Gb (DVD9) | 130 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

“A moving performance, well cast and with sympaethetic conducting from Carlo Rizzi…Shicoff is in splendid voice, phrasing and shaping his big set-pieces sensitively, and Edita Gruberova makes a moving Violetta.” (Penguin Guide)
Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Diana Damrau, Francesco Demuro) (2014) [BluRay-rip]

Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Diana Damrau, Francesco Demuro) (2014) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 6,79GB
Audio: Italian / AC-3 / 6ch / 448 kbps / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Diana Damrau’s primacy as an interpreter of Violetta Valéry in La traviata can be inferred from the names of theatres where she has performed Verdi’s most popular opera: the Metropolitan, New York; La Scala, Milan; London’s Royal Opera House; the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Zurich Opera. Paris’s Opéra Bastille joined that list of leading houses in June 2014, when the German soprano appeared in a new production by the film director Benoît Jacquot. Conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa, it is presented on this DVD release from Warner Classics, which joins a DVD of Verdi’s Rigoletto, with Damrau as Gilda, recorded in Dresden and released in 2010, and the recent CD release of the soprano’s spine-tingling interpretation of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, recorded live in Munich.
Verdi - La Traviata (Antonino Votto, Renata Scotto, Gianni Raimondi, Ettore Bastianini) [2007]

Verdi - La Traviata (Antonino Votto, Renata Scotto, Gianni Raimondi, Ettore Bastianini) [2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 586.89 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 00289 477 5665

“The first of Scotto's two studio recordings of Traviata finds her in fresher voice than her later attempt under Muti, though her colleagues here are less distinguished.”