Bellini la Favorite

Donizetti - La Favorite (Antonello Allemandi) (2015)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 9, 2016
Donizetti - La Favorite (Antonello Allemandi) (2015)

Donizetti - La Favorite (Antonello Allemandi) (2015)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20 Gb (DVD9) | 152 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean

One of the composers's most beguiling scores, La Favorite is Donizetti's La favorita in its original form – a tale of love and war that represents a glorious mix of Italian bel canto and 19th-century grand opera. Vincent Boussard's production for Toulouse does full justice to its renewed masterpiece status, accentuating the work's intimacy through economical sets and Christian Lacroix's striking costumes, thus drawing attention to the opera's three main characters played by Yijie Shi, Ludovic Tézier and Kate Aldrich.

Bellini - La Sonnambula (Maurizio Benini) (2013) [BluRay-rip]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at July 18, 2016
Bellini - La Sonnambula (Maurizio Benini) (2013) [BluRay-rip]

Bellini - La Sonnambula (Maurizio Benini) (2013) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 141 min | 6,59 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

La sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) is an opera semiseria in two acts, with music in the bel canto tradition by Vincenzo Bellini. This 2008 production was staged by Hugo de Ana at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari. The references to 17th century Romantic painting and refined visual projections are a tribute to Luchino Visconti. Visconti produced the memorable performance of La Sonnambula at the Scala di Milano with the magnificent Maria Callas.
Simone Alaimo is one of Italy’s best bass-baritones and Antonino Siragusa is a very experienced performer of Rossini and Bellini operas. The role of Amina is sung by the rising star of the International world, Eglise Gutierrez.
Maria Callas - Bellini: La Sonnambula (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bellini: La Sonnambula (1957) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 120:56 minutes | 1,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Like Lucia di Lammermoor and Elvira (I puritani), Amina, the gentle heroine of La sonnambula,was a role that had become associated with light-voiced coloratura sopranos. Callas brought both a new substance and subtlety to the role when Luchino Visconti staged it for her at La Scala in 1955. This recording was made two years later, when the production was revived.
Bellini - La Sonnambula (Daniel Oren, Eva Mei, Jose Bros)

Bellini - La Sonnambula (Daniel Oren, Eva Mei, José Bros) [2005]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) Italiano (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.69 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | 138 min | +3% Recovery

The Royal Opera staged it a few years back, with Juan Diego Florez, (a reason for any bel canto revival) as Elvino. Santa Fe Opera put it on in 2004, for Natalie Dessay. And TDK has just released on DVD a January 2004 performance from Florence, with Eva Mei and Jose Bros…
Bellini - La Sonnambula (Evelino Pido, Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Florez) 2010

Bellini - La Sonnambula (Evelino Pidó, Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | MPEG-2 | LinearPCM, 2 ch; DTS, 5.1 | Language: Italiano | Subtitles: English, Francais. Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | 138 min | 7.31 GB (DVD 9)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, Evelino Pidó
Recorded at The Metropolitan Opera in 2009 | Released: 2010 | Label: DECCA
Donizetti - La Favorite (Antonello Allemandi, Kate Aldrich, Yijie Shi) (2014) [BluRay-rip]

Donizetti - La Favorite (Antonello Allemandi, Kate Aldrich, Yijie Shi) (2014) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 152 min | 8,26GB
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

One of the composer's most beguiling scores, 'La Favorite' is Donizetti's La favorita in its original French form - a tale of love and war that represents a glorious mix of Italian bel canto and 19th century grand opera. Today's scholarly interest in Donizetti's output has helped bring La Favorite back into circulation, and Vincent Boussard's arresting Toulouse production does full justice to its renewed masterpiece status, accentuating the work's intimacy through economical sets and Christian Lacroix's striking costumes, thus drawing attention to the opera's three main characters.
Ferro, Parodi, Mellor, Pratt, Mukeria - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2013)

Ferro, Parodi, Mellor, Pratt, Mukeria - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2013)
Classical | Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: Italian | Subtitles: None | Run time: 132 mins | 9.28 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 6714kbps | DTS, 48KHz, 6ch, 1510kbps - AC3, 48Khz, 2ch, 448kbps

The exceptional singer Jessica Pratt's schedule has included performances at the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Opernhaus Zürich, Covent Garden, working with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kent Nagano, Sir Colin Davis and Christian Thielemann.

Bellini - La Sonnambula (Gabriele Ferro) (2013) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 4, 2014
Bellini - La Sonnambula (Gabriele Ferro) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Bellini - La Sonnambula (Gabriele Ferro) (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23911 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 29,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3330 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 7,11 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

…Massimo Checchetto’s opening set…is winningly picturesque…Bepi Morassi’s staging within it seems perfectly natural, its charms never forced. Pratt has a beautiful, expressive face, ever alive to Amina’s changing fortunes and her unchanging love. Her voice, too, is lovely and expressive…She’s endearingly simple, just as Amina should be. Gabriele Ferro conducts the Fenice forces with grace and practiced style…The sound is spacious and the Blu-ray image crystal clear. (Opera News)
Legendary Performances of Scotto: Bellini - La Straniera (Ettore Gracis, Renata Scotto, Beniamino Prior)

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Bellini - La Straniera (Ettore Gracis, Renata Scotto, Beniamino Prior) [2007/1970]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 541 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:63'21; CD2:54'37

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
Bellini - La Straniera (David Parry, Patrizia Ciofi) (2008)

Bellini - La Straniera (David Parry, Patrizia Ciofi) (2008)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Tracks+Cue, Log | Covers | 589 MB
Label: Opera Rara | Catalog N.: ORC38 | TT: 141:19

La straniera was Bellini's fourth opera, first performed at La Scala in February 1829. During the composer's lifetime, and for a few years after his death in 1835, it enjoyed considerable international success, though contemporary reviewers were sometimes hostile, criticising its lack of set-piece arias and complaining of the 'continual interruptions' to the musical line. It is this that strikes the modern listener as one of the most interesting aspects of the score. Bellini was experimenting with something, if not exactly through-composed, then sacrificing vocal fireworks for the sake of the dramatic structure.(The Gramophone)