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Lise de la Salle, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luisi - Chopin: Ballades, Piano Concerto No.2 (2010)

Lise de la Salle, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luisi - Chopin: Ballades, Piano Concerto No.2 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:28 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: V 5215

France's Naïve label has heavily promoted the career of the young pianist Lise de la Salle, who was 22 when this recording was made. Her fashion-spread good looks fit with Naïve's design concepts, and she has the ability to deliver the spontaneous, unorthodox performances the label favors. How does she fare in a field extremely crowded with Chopin recitals? Her performances certainly aren't derivative of anyone else, and this live recording from the Semperoper in Dresden (you get a one-minute track of just applause at the end) has a good deal of attention-getting flair. The standout feature of de la Salle's performance, in the four ballades at least, is her orientation toward slow tempos, inventively deployed.

Mercadante - Francesca da Rimini (Fabio Luisi) (2017)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 2, 2017
Mercadante - Francesca da Rimini (Fabio Luisi) (2017)

Mercadante - Francesca da Rimini (Fabio Luisi) (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.46 Gb+6.15 Gb (2xDVD9) | 200 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Korean, Japanese

Written almost two centuries ago by Saverio Mercadante, coveted by many theatres of the day, Francesca da Rimini was, in fact, never staged. Every time it was scheduled for performance, something happened and it got canceled. A long series of incidents prevented it from reaching the stage for as many as 185 years. Its forgotten manuscript, which was only known for its ill-starred fate, suddenly re-emerged five years ago in Madrid, teh city where it was to have been premiered in 1831. The soprano Leonor Bonilla is quite impressive in the part of the protagonist: she portrays the character's psychological frailty as well as her determination wtih a steely vocal technique, spinning out incredible modulations, displaying strong and dazzling vocalizations, easily soaring into the high register and flaunting such an attractive, casual and poignant stage presence that she even dares moving some dance steps with the corps de ballet. Aya Wakizono is an admirable Paolo: endowed with a superb mezzo voice, she seeks and achieves consistency throughout the range, is virtuosic in the coloratura, and fluent. No less demanding is the part of the tenor Lanciotto, with its fearful leaps and ornamentation worth of the Neapolitan Rossini: Mert Sungu might in time get rid of a touch of harshness here and there, but already now he can tackle all the difficulties of the part with a timbric quality and an expressively worth of note…
Gaetano Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Pavarotti, Battle, Nucci, Dara - Levine) [1990]

Gaetano Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Pavarotti, Battle, Nucci, Dara - Levine) [2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 516 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | TT: CD1:60’56; CD2:41’40

This studio recording was made in 1989 coinciding with a memorable production from the Metropolitan Opera, later captured on DVD. It's a delightful performance, and a wonderful highlight of Pavarotti's later career. Kathleen Battle's sparkling soprano is a brilliant accompaniment to Pavarotti's still-ringing tone.
"Pavarotti's voice was still beautiful and pliable, his phrasing exquisite. And he loved the role of Nemorino and always seemed happy with both its comedy and pathos–he steals every scene he's in, and no one minds…Kathleen Battle sings Adina with perfect, pearl-like tone, absolute fluency and commitment, and a trill to die for…Enzo Dara is an ideal Dulcamara, just the right combination of huckster and sentimentalist, with ease in every register and with fast music."
– Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com

Mayr - Medea in Corinto (Fabio Luisi) (2016)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 3, 2016
Mayr - Medea in Corinto (Fabio Luisi) (2016)

Mayr - Medea in Corinto (Fabio Luisi) (2016)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.37 Gb+5.72 Gb (2xDVD9) | 167 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Korean

Mayr had established himself as a highly successful composer by the beginning of the 19th century. Medea in Corinto is one of his best-known operas, based on a libretto by Felice Romani. For decades after its 1813 première at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples, it provided one of the speciality roles for Isabella Colbran and Giuditta Pasta. In this recording, Italian conductor Fabio Luisi gives an intense reading of Mayr’s music and masterfully underlines its deep psychological dimensions, enhancing the drama that unfolds on stage. Luisi, a Grammy Award-winning artist, is also principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and general music director of the Zurich Opera. Michael Spyres and Enea Scala, take the important roles of Jason and Aegeus. The role of Medea is entrusted to the Spanish soprano Davinia Rodriguez, who effortlessly delivers Act I’s demanding cavatina with obbligato violin, usually omitted in most productions.
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, English CO, Richard Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, English Chamber Orchestra, Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 140:20 minutes | 2,72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Donizetti's rollicking comic opera "The Elixir of Love" receives a scintillating performance in this early 1970's London/Decca recording. Featuring an unbeatable cast, headed by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, this wonderful interpretation demonstrates singing of the highest levels of artistic integrity- definitive, passionate, lyrical, committed. The English Chamber Orchestra responds to Richard Bonynge's direction to provide sharp, colorful orchestral support, and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus' performance can only be described as brilliant. Donizetti wrote immediately attractive operatic works, this "Elixir of Love" being a perfect example.
Verdi - Macbeth (Fabio Luisi, Anna Netrebko, Zeljko Lucic) (2015)

Verdi - Macbeth (Fabio Luisi, Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić) (2015)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.83 Gb+5.63 Gb (2xDVD9) | 155 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Fabio Luisi conducts the Metropolitan Opera in this production of Verdi's work, based on Shakespeare's tragic play. Zeljko Lucic stars in the title role with Anna Netrebko as his wife, Lady Macbeth. The cast also includes Joseph Calleja as Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. New York Observer stated: “.. a superstar cast … the most potent: Anna Netrebko's ferociously exciting star turn as Lady Macbeth … a "demented" performance, one so exciting it propels both artist and audience figuratively to the brink of madness.”
Puccini - Manon Lescaut (Opolais, Alagna; Luisi) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Puccini - Manon Lescaut (Opolais, Alagna; Luisi) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 5.1 ch | 02:28:28 | 2.9 GB
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera HD Live | HDTV->MKV

Soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Alagna is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.
Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Alfred Eschwe) (2015/2005) [Blu-Ray]

Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Alfred Eschwé) (2015/2005) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 16995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 22,5 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (16:9) / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 2,93 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Erato | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Rolando Villazón as Nemorino exhibits a real gift for comic acting, manipulating his rubber face into dozens of hilarious poses, flawlessly turning stock comic gestures into laugh-out-loud moments, and even juggling apples with the panache of a circus performer. More important, he uses his lyric tenor to sing the part with impressive subtlety, suggesting Nemorino's desperation while singing of his love for Adina. His big show-stopper, "Una furtiva lagrima," features melting pianissimos and a breathtaking decrescendo in its final phrase. Netrebko's Adina is every bit as good, with deft acting and a lovely lyric soprano voice that makes you understand why she's the only girl for Nemorino.

Verdi - Macbeth (Fabio Luisi) (2015) [BluRay-rip]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 8, 2016
Verdi - Macbeth (Fabio Luisi) (2015) [BluRay-rip]

Verdi - Macbeth (Fabio Luisi) (2015) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 155 min | 7,24 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Fabio Luisi conducts the Metropolitan Opera in this production of Verdi's work, based on Shakespeare's tragic play. Zeljko Lucic stars in the title role with Anna Netrebko as his wife, Lady Macbeth. The cast also includes Joseph Calleja as Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. New York Observer stated: “.. a superstar cast … the most potent: Anna Netrebko's ferociously exciting star turn as Lady Macbeth … a "demented" performance, one so exciting it propels both artist and audience figuratively to the brink of madness.”
Donizetti - L’elisir d’amore (Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2004/1968]

Donizetti - L’elisir d’amore (Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi) [2004/1968]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (Dolby AC3, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch)| 6.96 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Hardy | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol | 130 min | +3% Recovery

This black-and-white, wonderfully old-fashioned film of a live performance of L'elisir d'amore, complete with faded painted backdrops and no attempt to update or "make relevant" this delicious work, is, well, delicious–gorgeously sung and charmingly acted. The pedigree is impeccable. I can't recall a recent performance of an Italian opera with all-Italian forces, including conductor, and at the risk of sounding chauvinistically Italian, there really is something elegant and natural about an entire cast steeped in the language, rhythms, and idiom that keeps the Italian-opera tradition alive.
–Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com