Jose Carreras Legendary Performances

Jose Carreras - The 50 Greatest Tracks (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 31, 2016
Jose Carreras - The 50 Greatest Tracks (2016)

Jose Carreras - The 50 Greatest Tracks (2016)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:43:51 | 375 MB
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2016

Decca is proud to present the 3rd in the immensely successful 50 Greatest series: José Carreras. The perfect compilation for opera lovers, the 2-CD set features the 50 greatest tracks that shaped Carreras’ career including arias by Verdi, Puccini and ‘Tonight’ from the musical West Side Story. One of Decca’s most acclaimed tenors, José Carreras is nearing the 50 year landmark of his professional career, and is currently on his final world tour travelling far and between three continents. See Tour dates attached. “I carry on singing because I love it. The closer you are to the end, the more you understand how important it is” – José Carreras. Winner of two Gramophone awards, the 2009 Lifetime Achievement award and member of the legendary Three Tenors alongside Pavarotti and Domingo, these are just few of the many great milestones in Carreras’ career.
Puccini - La Boheme (James Levine, Jose Carreras, Teresa Stratas, Renata Scotto) [2009]

Puccini - La Boheme (James Levine, José Carreras, Teresa Stratas, Renata Scotto) [2009]
Classical | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.22 GB (DVD9)
Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | 125 min+30min | +3% Recovery

Zeffirelli´s legendary 1981 Met staging with an allstar cast led by Teresa Stratas and José Carreras under the baton of Maestro James Levine
“With her fragile frame, cameo face and exquisitely modulated soprano, Stratas makes an ideal Mimi.” (The New York Times)
“One of the grandest, most richly textured productions of an opera to be seen anywhere”, wrote Christian Science Monitor, while New York Magazine lauded “Theresa Stratas´ potency as a dramatic presence and the sensitively refined artistry of her vocal performance…a true musician as well as an astute operatic actress.”
Monserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, Sir Colin Davis, ROH - Puccini: Tosca (1976) [Reissue 2006] PS3 ISO

Monserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Sir Colin Davis, Royal Opera House - Puccini: Tosca (1976) [Reissue 2006]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 118:24 minutes | Scans | 5,26 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork | 2,05 GB
Features Stereo & Quadrophonic Surround sound | Pentatone Music B.V. # 5186 147
Legendary Performances of Carreras: Verdi - Luisa Miller (Fernando Previtali, Katia Ricciarelli, Jose Carreras, Renato Bruson)

Legendary Performances of Carreras: Verdi - Luisa Miller (Fernando Previtali, Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras, Renato Bruson) [2007/1976]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 664 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9909 | CD1:71'44; CD2:66'43

All of these are live recordings so the sound is quite variable. The standard square box contains separate soft plastic sleeves in which the cds are inserted. The advantage is that the cds are well protected (minor risk for scrapes compared to cardboard), but there is no information printed on the sleeve since it is made of plastic. There is some basic information printed on each cd (name, composer, cd #, the act/s and the date of the recording). There is also a small 24pg booklet that introduces the box including some photos as well as content description for each disc (opera, singers, time and location as well as a list of the separate tracks). I have been collecting these boxes for a while and always find it worthwhile as there are gems nicely interspersed in these collections. By Moonfish
Legendary Performances of Carreras: Donizetti - Caterina Cornaro (Carlo Felice Cillario, Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras)

Legendary Performances of Carreras: Donizetti - Caterina Cornaro (Carlo Felice Cillario, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras) [2007/1972]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 450 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9909 | CD1:62'55; CD2:56'24

All of these are live recordings so the sound is quite variable. The standard square box contains separate soft plastic sleeves in which the cds are inserted. The advantage is that the cds are well protected (minor risk for scrapes compared to cardboard), but there is no information printed on the sleeve since it is made of plastic. There is some basic information printed on each cd (name, composer, cd #, the act/s and the date of the recording). There is also a small 24pg booklet that introduces the box including some photos as well as content description for each disc (opera, singers, time and location as well as a list of the separate tracks). I have been collecting these boxes for a while and always find it worthwhile as there are gems nicely interspersed in these collections. By Moonfish
Legendary Performances of Carreras: Donizetti - Maria Stuarda (Nello Santi, Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras)

Legendary Performances of Carreras: Donizetti - Maria Stuarda (Nello Santi, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras) [2007/1972]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 405 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9909 | CD1:62'55; CD2:56'24

All of these are live recordings so the sound is quite variable. The standard square box contains separate soft plastic sleeves in which the cds are inserted. The advantage is that the cds are well protected (minor risk for scrapes compared to cardboard), but there is no information printed on the sleeve since it is made of plastic. There is some basic information printed on each cd (name, composer, cd #, the act/s and the date of the recording). There is also a small 24pg booklet that introduces the box including some photos as well as content description for each disc (opera, singers, time and location as well as a list of the separate tracks). I have been collecting these boxes for a while and always find it worthwhile as there are gems nicely interspersed in these collections. By Moonfish
Legendary Performances of Scotto: Verdi - La Traviata (Nino Verchi, Renata Scotto, José Carreras, Sesto Bruscantini)

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Verdi - La Traviata (Nino Verchi, Renata Scotto, José Carreras, Sesto Bruscantini) [2007/1973]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 645 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:58'17; CD2:65'52

All of these are live recordings so the sound is quite variable. The standard square box contains separate soft plastic sleeves in which the cds are inserted. The advantage is that the cds are well protected (minor risk for scrapes compared to cardboard), but there is no information printed on the sleeve since it is made of plastic. There is some basic information printed on each cd (name, composer, cd #, the act/s and the date of the recording). There is also a small 24pg booklet that introduces the box including some photos as well as content description for each disc (opera, singers, time and location as well as a list of the separate tracks). I have been collecting these boxes for a while and always find it worthwhile as there are gems nicely interspersed in these collections. By Moonfish
Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Lamberto Gardelli, Katia Ricciarelli, Jose Carreras) [2006 / 1986]

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Lamberto Gardelli, Katia Ricciarelli, Jose Carreras) [2006 / 1986]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7,16 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: BCS | Sub: No | 133 min | +3% Recovery

This is my favorite production of Lucia di Lammermoor on DVD. If you're not familiar with the opera, it wouldn't be the best choice because there are no subtitles. Although the picture can be a bit grainy, the all-important sound quality is fine. Jose Carreras, as Edgardo, is the star of this production. His final scene (staged next to Lucia's deathbed) is as powerful as Lucia's Mad Scene. Carreras' voice flows so naturally from him that it can appear effortless. His voice is full but also beautifully delicate and vulnerable. His acting is restrained but expressive; it's never overwrought (as we sometimes see today) no matter how emotional the scene. This is a great opportunity to see the least famous of The Three Tenors in an opera on DVD…
By Toni Bernhard
Verdi - I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Jose Carreras) [2004]

Verdi - I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Jose Carreras) [2004]
Classical | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch) | 6,73Gb (DVD9)
Warner Music Vision 1984 | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol | 124 min | +3% Recovery

Another Verdi triumph from the archives of La Scala, this 1984 production of one of the master's early popular successes showcases José Carreras's truly glorious instrument, a tenor voice of loveliness and delicacy that, in its abbreviated prime, was one of the true operatic glories. He sounds superb as the hero, Oronte, and, as his paramour Giselda, Ghena Dimitrova nearly matches Carreras's ringingly beautiful tone: their wonderful Act 4 duet is almost too much of a good thing. –Kevin Filipski
Verdi - Stiffelio (Edward Downes, Jose Carreras, Catherine Malfitano) (2008/1993)

Verdi - Stiffelio (Edward Downes, José Carreras, Catherine Malfitano) (2008/1993)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.46 Gb (DVD9) | 122 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English

Once regarded as Verdi's lost opera because of early censorship and controversy, Stiffelio has now established its rightful place in Verdi's canon. In this 1993 recording from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, José Carreras, as the Protestant minister whose faith is shattered when he discovers his wife's adulterous liaison with a family friend, leads a fine cast that includes Catherine Malfitano, Gregory Yurisich, Gwynne Howell and Robin Leggate under the baton of Edward Downes.