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Inva Mula - Il Bel Sogno - Opera Arias (Ivo Lipanovic, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra) [2009]

Inva Mula - Il Bel Sogno - Opera Arias (Ivo Lipanovic, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra) [2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 363 MB
Classical | Erato / 50999 6 94538 09

Mula is blessed with superb poise and wonderful assurance together with a tremendous ability to emotionally affect the listener.
Lyric-coloratura soprano Inva Mula has released an alluring recital of French and Italian arias for the Virgin Classics label. ‘Courtesan’ might be a more appropriate title for the disc as by my reckoning four of the heroine roles operate in that profession.
– Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International

Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine)  Music

Posted by Aregak at March 30, 2017
Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine)

Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 258 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 439 949-2 | TT: 59’04

This disc of Mozart's opera arias manages to capture the perfection of Kathleen Battle's first disc of Mozart concert arias conducted under Previn. We are accorded the opportunity and privilege to hear Ms. Battle essay characters that she never did in the opera house, Constanze, Cherubino, and the Countess among them. In "Porgi amor," the CD's opening track, she negotiates the long passages of the Countess' aria with seeming ease. Hers is a smaller voice than we are used to hearing in the role but this is unimportant as her vocal acting is superb, bringing the heartache housed in the libretto fully to life…
By M. Bish
Kathleen Battle - French Opera Arias (Bastille Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Myung-Whun Chung) [2013]

Kathleen Battle - French Opera Arias (Bastille Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Myung-Whun Chung) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 268 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 479 1116 | TT: 62’52"

Kathleen Battle ended her operatic career on a sour note when she was fired from the MET, and this album somehow reflects that–it lacks her usual vivacity and joy. This is the only recital I've heard form her that's routine, and things aren't helped by the fact that her voice, a light colorature, isn't substantial enough for many of these arias, which are for a lyric soprano.
By Santa Fe Listener
Mozart - Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (Daniel Barenboim, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opera de Paris) [1985]

Mozart - Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (Daniel Barenboim, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opera de Paris;
Kathleen Battle, Ann Murray, David Rendall, Matti Salminen) [1985]

EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 238 MB
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog Number: CDC 7 47342 2 | TT: 55:39

Thank you Kathleen Battle for making another masterful recording.Mozart's requiem is an excellent work,and this particular version is well recorded too.I just wish mozart wrote more music for the soprano to sing in his requiem.I must say that Verdi's requiem is the greatest ever composed,but thus far of all the requiems i've listened to,mozart's requiem must come in second.Mozart,you go boy!!Kathleen,you go girl!!!! Ps,requiems should be listened to especially on rainy evenings & nights with some introspective thoughts.Perhaps,mozart is now composing an anti-requiem for the afterlife..
VA - Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013)

VA - Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (25 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks, log) | Covers included | 4,62 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 25 CDs, 03:44:38 min | 3,7 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera & Classical Vocal / Label: Sony Classical

Wagner at The Met is the first authorized release of Richard Wagner's operatic masterpieces, including the complete Ring Cycle, captured live in historic broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera.
VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)

VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks, log) | Covers included | 3,53 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 20 CDs, 21:27:47 min | 2,87 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera & Classical Vocal / Label: Sony Classical

Verdi at the Met captures the drama of Verdi's greatest operas as they were performed live at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. These ten recordings cover four decades starting with La Traviata in 1935 and feature some of the best-loved voices and conductors of the twentieth century. The famous pairing of tenor Richard Tucker and baritone Leonard Warren can be heard in Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino.

Beggars Opera - 9 Albums (1970-2012) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 4, 2017
Beggars Opera - 9 Albums (1970-2012) (Repost)

Beggars Opera - 9 Albums (1970-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 3,38 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,2 GB | Covers - 456 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records, Esoteric Recordings

This band was from Scotland, their name is derived from a novel by the poet John Gray in 1728. The musicians of Beggars Opera were Martin Griffiths (vocals), Rick Gardiner (guitar and vocals), Alan Park (keyboards), Gordon Sellar (bass, acoustic guitar and vocals), Virginia Scott (Mellotron and vocals) and Raymond Wilson (drums and percussion).
Their debut album "Act One" (1970) contains fluent and tasteful organ driven progrock with powerful "Sixties" sounding guitarwork. The long track "Raymond's Road" is a splendid tribute to the "classics" featuring Mozart's A la Turka, Bach's Toaccata in d-fuga en Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite on the Hammond organ…
The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Soloists, Dennis Russell Davies Philip Glass: Akhnaten (1987) 2CDs

Philip Glass - Akhnaten: An Opera in Three Acts for Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists (1987)
The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Soloists, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 316 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Opera | Label: CBS Masterworks | # M2K 42457 | Time: 02:08:37

The third in the Glass’ trilogy of operas about men who changed the world in which they lived through the power of their ideas, “Akhnaten”‘s subject is religion. The Pharaoh Akhnaten was the first monotheist in recorded story, and his substitution of a one-god religion for the multi-god worship in use when he came to power was responsible for his violent overthrow. The opera describes the rise, reign, and fall of Akhnaten in a series of tableaus. Libretto (Egyptian, Arcadian, Hebrew, and language of the audience) by the composer in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel and Richard Riddell. Vocal text drawn from original sources by Shalom Goldman.

Jussi Bjorling - Opera Arias (1999)  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 10, 2017
Jussi Bjorling - Opera Arias (1999)

Jussi Bjorling - Opera Arias (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 310.78 MB
Classical | Label: Naxos Historical. US | Catalog Number: 8.110701

Jussi Björling was one of the strongest and steeliest lyric tenors of the 20th century, as famous for his Rodolfo in La Boheme as he was for his Calaf in Turandot. This superbly engineered survey of his early career takes us from 1936 to 1948, and covers, for the most part, his standard repertoire of French and Italian music–extracts from Aida and from Faust, and from both Massenet's Manon and Puccini's Manon Lescaut. He was a singer equally at home with the elegances of bel canto and with the passionate sorrows of verismo–he is particularly fine in "Vesti la guibbia" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci… –Roz Kaveney

Opera and Video: Technology and Spectatorship (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Dec. 20, 2016
Opera and Video: Technology and Spectatorship (repost)

Opera and Video: Technology and Spectatorship by Héctor J. Pérez
English | 2012 | ISBN: 3034305427 | 187 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB