Damrau

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 88697222492 | Time: 01:13:18

In many ways, Debussy’s piano music finds its rightful home on the harp. Apart from the distinctive textural and colouristic elements in the writing itself, we have contemporary accounts of Debussy’s piano-playing that refer to his ability to make you forget a piano even had hammers. Of course, this doesn’t allow for dreamy, “impressionistic” interpretations; rather, it makes clarity and precision absolute imperatives – which qualities we find in abundance in this recital by Xavier de Maistre and friends.
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.
Diana Damrau: Forever - Unforgettable Songs From Vienna, Broadway And Hollywood (2013)

Diana Damrau: Forever - Unforgettable Songs From Vienna, Broadway And Hollywood (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 386 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 182 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog Number: 1159128

The soprano Diana Damrau stars in the operas of Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti and Strauss, but Forever is the ‘soundtrack of her life’ in the form of much-loved numbers from operetta, musicals and the movies – including Die Fledermaus, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera and The Little Mermaid. “This music shows a side of me that many people don’t know yet,” she says. “These tunes are great art, because they are associated with unforgettable moments in everyone’s lives.”

Fiamma del Belcanto - Diana Damrau (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 16, 2015
Fiamma del Belcanto - Diana Damrau (2015)

Fiamma del Belcanto - Diana Damrau (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 316 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 186 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog Number: 2564616674

In this recital of 19th century Italian arias Damrau proves that precision, refinement and controlled intensity of expression – the guiding principles of bel canto (literally, beautiful singing) – apply not only to Bellini and Donizetti, but also in the more explicit passions of their successors, Verdi, Puccini and Leoncavallo. Performing with the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio Torino under Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, and featuring as guests artists Nicolas Testé (Diana Damrau’s husband), Nicole Brandolino and Piotr Beczała, this album sits between two releases of complete recordings of works at the centre of the bel canto canon – Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (November 2014) and Verdi’s La Traviata (Autumn 2015). This album is sure to further affirm her place as the important dramatic coloratura soprano of her generation.
Richard Strauss - Capriccio - Metropolitan Opera  (Fleming, Damrau, Kaiser; Davis) 2011 [HDTV 720p]

Richard Strauss - Capriccio - Metropolitan Opera (Fleming, Damrau, Kaiser; Davis) 2011 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 3.6 mbps, 30 fps | Deutch, AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch, English hard subs | 02:25:07 | 4.1 GB
Classical, Opera | Met | HDTV->MKV

23.04.2011 at the Met, Ms. Fleming sang the Countess in Strauss’s “Capriccio,” her first performance of the complete role at the house. (She sang the great final scene in the Met’s season-opening gala in 2008.) The role suits her ideally at this stage of her career, and she sang splendidly. The performance over all, sensitively conducted by Andrew Davis and featuring a winning cast, made an excellent case for this Strauss curiosity, his final opera, which had its premiere in Munich in 1942.
Diana Damrau - Fiamma del belcanto (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Diana Damrau - Fiamma del belcanto (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:49 minutes | 1,56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In this recital of 19th century Italian arias Damrau proves that precision, refinement and controlled intensity of expression – the guiding principles of bel canto (literally, beautiful singing) – apply not only to Bellini and Donizetti, but also in the more explicit passions of their successors, Verdi, Puccini and Leoncavallo. Performing with the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio Torino under Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, and featuring as guests artists Nicolas Testé (Diana Damrau’s husband), Nicole Brandolino and Piotr Beczała, this album sits between two releases of complete recordings of works at the centre of the bel canto canon – Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (November 2014) and Verdi’s La Traviata (Autumn 2015).
Verdi - Rigoletto (Fabio Luisi, Zeljko Lucic, Juan Diego Florez, Diana Damrau) [2010]

Verdi - Rigoletto (Fabio Luisi, Željko Lučić, Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau) [2010]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.21 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | 137 min | +3% Recovery

Opera never has shown its contrasts more than in this Rigoletto from the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden. The production is full of harsh conflicts, which Verdi himself implies by filling this tragedy with so much cheery music. All of the performances here are outstanding. Željko Lučić vanquishes the title role with his powerful voice and emotive acting, which makes him riveting if slightly painful to watch as he is emotionally destroyed.::
–Rob McGinness, ClassicsToday.com

Damrau, Beczala, Mariotti, Met Opera - Verdi: Rigoletto (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 28, 2015
Damrau, Beczala, Mariotti, Met Opera - Verdi: Rigoletto (2013)

Damrau, Beczala, Mariotti, Met Opera - Verdi: Rigoletto (2013)
Classical | Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: Italian | Subtitles: ENglish | Run time: 136 mins | 6.56 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 5365kbps | DTS, 48000Hz, 6ch, 1510kbps

The sought-after lyric tenor Piotr Beczala, is the womanizing Duke in this new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto from the Metropolitan Opera. Željko Luèiæ sings the title role and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda. This DVD and Blu-ray release appears in the Verdi year 2013, as music lovers around the world celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Italy’s beloved composer.
Mozart: Don Giovanni - D'Arcangelo, Damrau, Villazon, DiDonato, Nezet-Seguin (2012)

Mozart: Don Giovanni - D'Arcangelo, Damrau, Villazon, DiDonato, Nezet-Seguin (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 3 CDs | Full Scans | 742 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001724802

This thrilling recording around concert performances at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus is set to be a milestone in at least two ways. It marks the beginning of an extended Deutsche Grammophon collaboration with rising star Yannick Nézet-Séguin – the young French-Canadian maestro - “surely the most exciting talent of his generation” (Edward Seckerson, The Independent, January, 2011) who has already been celebrated from the Metropolitan Opera House New York to Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala Milan and the Salzburg Festival.

Mahler: Symphony No 2 - Boulez, Damrau, Lang (2007)  Music

Posted by katoifa at Sept. 19, 2010
Mahler: Symphony No 2 - Boulez, Damrau, Lang (2007)

Mahler: Symphony No 2 - Boulez, Damrau, Lang (2007)
DVD-9 | 89mins | 720 x 480 | FPS (29.97fps) | MPEG-2 3000Kbps | 6.51 GB
Audio#1: AC3 @448Kbps 6 CH | Audio#2: DTS @755kbps 6 CH
Genre: Concert - Symphony | Label: Euroarts

Thanks to the surprising proliferation of Mahler’s music on DVD, there are multiple performances of this particular symphony with which to compare this new one (not least among them Bernstein’s and Abbado’s); there is also Boulez’s own previous performance with the Vienna Philharmonic, made a couple of months after this concert, available on one generous DG CD, to consider by way of comparison.