Joyce DI Donato

Hector Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini - Di Donato, Orchestre National de France, Nelson

Hector Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini - Di Donato, Orchestre National de France, Nelson
EAC Rip | APE, CUE, LOG | HQ Covers + Libretto | 3 CD | 900 MB
Classical | Virgin Classics | Catalog Number: 0724354570629 | 2004

This recording presents–almost–Berlioz's original thoughts on this very complicated opera (which went through more than a dozen versions, with additions and subtractions, in the composer's lifetime), although conductor John Nelson also adds an aria or two Berlioz later added, making it somewhat different from the version recorded by Philips under Sir Colin Davis a little over 30 years ago. If I had to choose one of these two superb performances, it would be this: the opera's odd rhythms are more strongly underlined by Nelson, the whole work seems more lively, and the comic moments are genuinely funny. And the singing is superb, with Patrizia Ciofi a simply great, light-toned Teresa, Gregory Kunde tackling the title role and singing as impressively as Gedda did for Davis, and Joyce di Donato singing Ascanio's music as well as you'll ever hear it. The darker-voiced roles are equally well taken, with Laurent Naouri's Balducci particularly vivid. The orchestral playing, choral singing, and ensemble work and sonics are first rate. This is a superb recording, presenting Berlioz's odd masterwork brilliantly.
Robert Levine for

Joyce DiDonato - Diva Divo (Opera Arias)  Music

Posted by First Amendment at March 24, 2011
Joyce DiDonato - Diva Divo (Opera Arias)

Joyce DiDonato – Diva Divo (Opera Arias)
EAC | Tracks | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Covers | RAR 354 MB
CD | Classical | 2011 | Virgin Classics | Playing Time: 80'33"

Joyce DiDonato celebrates the rich dramatic variety of the mezzo-soprano voice in this collection of arias for different characters – of both sexes – from a single opera, or from different operatic treatments of the same story.
Composers: Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hector Berlioz, Charles Gounod, Vincenzo Bellini, Jules Massenet, Gioachino Rossini, Christoph-Willibald Von Gluck.

Rossini - Le Comte Ory (Maurizio Benini) (2012) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 18, 2017
Rossini - Le Comte Ory (Maurizio Benini) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - Le Comte Ory (Maurizio Benini) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 144 min | 30,2 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 144 min | 7,81 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Erato | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

In spring 2011, the first-ever performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera of Rossini's Le Comte Ory brought standing ovations and critical-acclaim. The spectacular trio of Juan Diego Florez, Diana Damrau and Joyce DiDonato ignited vocal and theatrical fireworks. Le Comte Ory tells the story of a libidinous and cunning nobleman who disguises himself first as a hermit and then as a nun ("Sister Colette") in order to gain access to the virtuous Countess Adele, whose brother is away at the Crusades. The 2011 Met production was directed by the Tony Award-winning Broadway director Bartlett Sher, who in recent years has also staged Il barbiere di Siviglia and Les Contes d'Hoffman for the Met. Sher presented the action as an opera within an opera, updated the action by a few centuries and giving the costume designer, Catherine Zuber, the opportunity to create some particularly extravagant headgear. Juan Diego Florez starred as the title role while Diana Damrau plays his love interest, Countess Adele, and Joyce DiDonato was in breeches as his pageboy Isolier. The trio had appeared in Sher's production of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 17, 2017
Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]

Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]
Classical | Virgin 7243 5 45673 2 | TT: 61.01+65.25+50.36 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 760 Mb

Joyce Di Donato and Maite Beaumont are outstanding as the devoted couple tormented by Tiridate’s abuse of power. Their flexible and agile voices are ideally displayed in the opening scenes of Act 2 – Beaumont’s sublime ‘Quando mai’ followed by Di Donato’s powerful ‘Ombra cara’. Patrizia Ciofi is suited to the moods of the Tiridate’s long-suffering wife. Dominique Labelle is the most rounded and ideally equipped Handel soprano in the cast: the music effortlessly trips off her tongue in ‘Mirerò quel vago volto’… Alan Curtis directs with superb pace and judgement. He is a successful advocate for Handel’s first version of Radamisto, although in Act 3 he uses two pieces from the second version for dramatic reasons. I wonder how Polissena’s original climactic aria ‘Sposo ingrato’ might sound instead of the exclamatory ‘Barbiro, partirò’, but I cannot fault Curtis’s decision to opt for the more dynamic later aria. Il Complesso Barocco play neatly and sympathetically support the singers. The orchestra avoids forcing rhetorical effects too much but I wish it had mined the textural richness in Handel’s score a little deeper. However, this enjoyable performance lacks nothing essential in theatrical impact and musical drive. (David Vickers, Gramophone)
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.”

Amor e gelosia:Handel Operatic Duets  

Posted by villadebach at Jan. 20, 2009
Amor e gelosia:Handel Operatic Duets

Patrizia Ciofi, Joyce Di Donato - Amor e gelosia
2003 | Classical | 370 MB | 1 CD | FLAC+CUE COVERS | Rapidshare

Joyce Didonato - Stella di Napoli (2014)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 22, 2017
Joyce Didonato - Stella di Napoli (2014)

Joyce Didonato - Stella di Napoli
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:07 min | 292 MB
Label: Erato - Warner Classics | Tracks: 10 | 2014

An Official Specialist Classical Chart No.1 best-seller, Stella di Napoili boasts world premiere recordings and Italianate rarities from the queen of Bel Canto and coloratura. Following the success of her crowd-sourced ‘Best Of’ collection reJoyce and her electrifying Drama Queens album of Baroque arias, Joyce DiDonato returns to her heartland repertoire to celebrate the birth of Bel Canto opera in 19th-century Naples.
Gabriele Donato - «La lotta è armata». Estrema sinistra e violenza: gli anni dell'apprendistato 1969-1972 [Repost]

Gabriele Donato - «La lotta è armata». Estrema sinistra e violenza: gli anni dell'apprendistato 1969-1972
2012 | ISBN: 8890400692 | Italiano | 404 pages | EPUB | 0.8 MB

Il tribunale delle anime - Donato Carrisi (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at July 5, 2016
Il tribunale delle anime - Donato Carrisi (Repost)

Il tribunale delle anime - Donato Carrisi
Italian | 2011 | 462 Pages | ISBN: 8830428221 | EPUB | 461.64 KB

Roma è battuta da una pioggia incessante. In un antico caffè, vicino a piazza Navona, due uomini esaminano lo stesso dossier. Una ragazza è scomparsa. Forse è stata rapita, ma se è ancora viva non le resta molto tempo. Uno dei due uomini, Clemente, è la guida. L'altro, Marcus, è un cacciatore del buio, addestrato a riconoscere le anomalie, a scovare il male e a svelarne il volto nascosto. Perché c'è un particolare che rende il caso della ragazza scomparsa diverso da ogni altro. Per questo solo lui può salvarla. Ma, sfiorandosi la cicatrice sulla tempia, Marcus è tormentato dai dubbi…

Donato Altomare - Allontata da me questo calice amaro  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Oct. 16, 2015
Donato Altomare - Allontata da me questo calice amaro

Donato Altomare - Allontata da me questo calice amaro
Italian | Delos Digital | 2015 | EPUB | Pages 51 | ASIN: B00UV2JBY8 | 6.40 Mb