Galuppi L’olimpiade (andrea Marcon, Roberta Invernizzi, Romina Basso) (2008)

Galuppi - L’Olimpiade (Andrea Marcon, Roberta Invernizzi, Romina Basso) [2008]

Galuppi - L’Olimpiade (Andrea Marcon, Roberta Invernizzi, Romina Basso) [2008]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Letterboxed | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7,79Gb+3,62Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 210 min | +3% Recovery

This production was recorded at the Teatro Malibran of La Fenice in Venice in occasion of the celebrations for the 3rd centenary of Galuppi’s birth. This is the first performance in modern times, and a World Premiere recording on DVD. The Orchestra Barocca di Venezia, conducted by baroque expert Andrea Marcon plays on original instruments from the 18th century. Olimpiade, was written for the opening of the carnival season of Milan’s Teatro Ducale on December 26, 1747… (http://www.arkivmusic.com)
Vivaldi - L'Olimpiade, RV 725 (Mingardo, Invernizzi, Prina, Kulikova, Giordano, Novaro, Foresti; Alessandrini) (2002)

Vivaldi - L'Olimpiade, RV 725 (Mingardo, Invernizzi, Prina, Kulikova, Giordano, Novaro, Foresti; Concerto Italiano - Alessandrini) (2002)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 786.01 MB
Label: Opus 111 | TT: CD1 69:15, CD2 59:34, CD3 46:30

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso ("The Red Priest") because of his red hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, Catholic priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice. Recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe. Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over forty operas. His best known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.
Roberta Invernizzi, I Turchini, Antonio Florio - I Viaggi di Faustina (2013)

Roberta Invernizzi, I Turchini, Antonio Florio - I Viaggi di Faustina (2013)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:28 | 167 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD 922606

I Viaggi di Faustina is part of a series from Spain's Glossa label, with each album examining the legacy of a singer from the 18th century, re-creating the repertory sung and even the sound of the voice insofar as such a thing is possible. The title I Viaggi di Faustina refers to Faustina Bordoni, the Neapolitan singer who became famous for her onstage brawl with her rival Francesca Cuzzoni, shrewdly egged on by Handel's promoters in London. But her career was centered on Naples, where she married German-born composer Johann Adolf Hasse; the "viaggi" here are trips both to and from Naples, and the music consists of excerpts from operas she is known to have sung.
Monteverdi - A voce sola, con Sinfonie (Roberta Invernizzi; Accademia Strumentale Italiana; Alberto Rasi) [2002]

Monteverdi - A voce sola, con Sinfonie (Roberta Invernizzi; Accademia Strumentale Italiana; Alberto Rasi) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 245 MB
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | Catalog Number: STR 33562 | TT: 60:27

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic priest.
Monteverdi's work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period.[1] He developed two individual styles of composition – the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque.[2] Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, L'Orfeo, an innovative work that is the earliest surviving opera that is still regularly performed. He was recognized as an innovative composer and enjoyed considerable fame in his lifetime.

Vivaldi - L'Olimpiade (Rinaldo Alessandrini) [2002]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 5, 2017
Vivaldi - L'Olimpiade (Rinaldo Alessandrini) [2002]

Vivaldi - L'Olimpiade (Rinaldo Alessandrini) [2002]
Classical | Opus 11 OP30316 | TT: 175.19 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 766 Mb

"Despite the public context – the story is played out against the backdrop of the Olympic Games – this is a drama which focuses on the personal predicaments of the principal characters, each of whom faces an interesting conflict between head and heart somewhere along the line. This is more apparent from Metastasio's words than from Vivaldi's music, to be honest, but that isn't to say that the composer has been unresponsive. The most effective and intimate moments occur in the recitatives, which are fluidly conversational and full of realistic interruptions, questions and exclamations, all of which Vivaldi handles with considerable dramatic skill. Rinaldo Alessandrini's direction is typically unfussy and to the point, ever alert to the music's dramatic intent but without imposing himself on it unduly. The finest vocal performances come from Sara Mingardo, Roberta Invernizzi and Sonia Prina, but in truth no one is a weak link. The recitatives are effectively done, the arias thrown off with dash and aplomb, and everyone sounds as if they believe in the work.” (The Gramophone)

Handel - Alcina (Andrea Marcon) (2016) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at July 13, 2016
Handel - Alcina (Andrea Marcon) (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Handel - Alcina (Andrea Marcon) (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25001 kbps / 1080i / 23,976 fps | 188 min | 43,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4383 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 23,976 fps | 188 min | 8,56 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | ERATO | Sub: Italian, English, French, German

Philippe Jaroussky as Ruggiero is in thrall to Patricia Petibon as the sorceress Alcina in Katie Mitchell’s virtuosic production of Handel’s opera from the 2015 Aix-en-Provence Festival, described by Bachtrack as “a night of a thousand delights”. Conducted by Andrea Marcon, this was, in the words of Opera News, “musically … a performance of the highest festival level”. The production of Alcina, by the British director Katie Mitchell, was welcomed by the Financial Times as “meticulously executed …, rich in detail, consummately polished”. Like Mitchell’s Aix-en-Provence staging of George Benjamin’s hugely successful Written on Skin (first seen in 2012), it offers simultaneous action in multiple zones of the stage, with Alcina’s elegant boudoir taking pride of place. As the New York Times wrote: “It involves a huge sorcery machine for turning people into animals (or whatever). And Ms. Mitchell works magic of her own onstage, constantly showing the enchantresses Alcina and Morgana alternating between glamorous public personas and their ‘real life’, older, private selves …There are also bits of simulated sex, mingling genders and suggesting, among other things, inventive new ways to hit high notes.”
Vivaldi - Catone in Utica (Alan Curtis, Topi Lehtipuu, Ann Hallenberg, Sonia Prina, Romina Basso) [2013]

Vivaldi - Catone in Utica (Alan Curtis, Topi Lehtipuu, Ann Hallenberg, Sonia Prina, Romina Basso) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 855.96 MB
Classical | Label: Naïve | Catalog Number: OP 30545 | TT: CD1:69’25; CD2:60’11; CD3:31’23

Naive’s Vivaldi Edition is proud to present the 15th opera, and the 50th release, in the acclaimed series. Conducted by one of the masters of baroque opera, Alan Curtis, and gathering an impressive, vocal cast from the top echelons of Baroque singing 'Catone in Utica' is one of the Venetian master’s great, late operas. Composed four years before his death and premiered at Verona in the spring of 1737, 'Catone' inaugurated Vivaldi's third and last opera season. The Red Priest's farewell to the Teatro dell’Accademia Filarmonica was to resemble the crowning piece of a fire-works display.
Handel - Berenice, regina d'Egitto, HWV 38 (Alan Curtis, Romina Basso, Franco Fagioli, Vito Priante) (2010)

Handel - Berenice, regina d'Egitto, HWV 38 (Curtis) (2010)
FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) => 808 MB | CD1:60’29; CD2:51’14; CD3:54’52
EAC Rip | Classical/Opera/Vocal | Label: EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics EU (Virgin Classics) | FSonic/FServe

“One of the great scholar-musicians of recent times” is how the New York Times has described Alan Curtis, while Gramophone judges that: “Alan Curtis has done more than most to prove that many of Handel's 42 operas are first-rate music dramas”, and the BBC Music Magazine has praised him as “a seasoned Handelian who has contributed, perhaps more than anyone now, to the composer’s operas on disc.”

Magdalena Kozena, La Cetra, Andrea Marcon - Monteverdi (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2016
Magdalena Kozena, La Cetra, Andrea Marcon - Monteverdi (2016)

Magdalena Kožená - Claudio Monteverdi (2016)
La Cetra Barockorchester Basel; Andrea Marcon, harpsichord and conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 353 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 4595 AH | Time: 01:17:06

Mezzo Magdalena Kožená returns with another early music adventure on Archiv Production after her highly acclaimed Vivaldi album: Kožená explores the early Italian Baroque music of Claudio Monteverdi with rewarding results. Inspired by the improvisational nature of much of this music, Kožená reveals yet another aspect of her musical personality with selections from L’incoronazione di Poppea, Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and more.
Pergolesi - L'Olimpiade (Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis) (2011) [BluRay-rip]

Pergolesi - L'Olimpiade (Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis) (2011) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 170 min | 9,22GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese, Korean

With Olimpiade the famous poet Metastasio created one of the most popular librettos of the 18th century. It was set to music by over 60 baroque and classical composers including Vivaldi, Caldara, Hasse, Cimarosa and Donizetti. Pergolesi’s composition from 1735 was one of the earliest adaptations…