Richard Strauss - Arabella (Georg Solti, Gundula Janowitz, Edita Gruberova) [2008 / 1977]

Strauss R - Arabella (Georg Solti, Gundula Janowitz, Edita Gruberova) [2008 / 1977]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.87 Gb + 3.91 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | +3% Recovery | 189 min

All of Richard Strauss' stage works inhabit a special world of their own and Arabella is certainly no exception. Set amid the flamboyant aristocracy of 19th-century Vienna, the story centres on Arabella whose family fortunes have come to depend on her managing a wealthy man.
Determined to marry for love rather than riches, she encounters a mysterious and foreign nobleman in the form of Mandryka and after several romps, the opera ends positively on a blissful note… Gerald Fenech
Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia (Bertrand De Billy, Edita Gruberova) [2009]

Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia (Bertrand De Billy, Edita Gruberova) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.68 Gb + 2.91 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: EuroArts | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais | +3% Recovery | 133 min (opera) + 54 min (bonus)

Lucrezia Borgia is not one of Donizetti's masterpieces, but it nonetheless can be enormously stageworthy. Despite a wonderful piece or two for tenor and baritone and the justly famous "Il segreto" for mezzo, most of the burden falls upon the shoulders of the heroine. As in Lucia, if there isn't a great Lucrezia, it's not a great Lucrezia… – Classics Today, Robert Levine
Massenet - Manon (Adam Fischer, Edita Gruberova, Francisco Araiza) (2006/1986)

Massenet - Manon (Adam Fischer, Edita Gruberova, Francisco Araiza) (2006/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.74 Gb (DVD9) | 167 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Filmed live at the Vienna State Opera in December 1983, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s elegant staging of Manon captures all the pathos of Massenet’s masterpiece. Adam Fischer leads an all-star cast featuring the incomparable Edita Gruberova in the title role and the brilliant Francisco Araiza as Le chevalier des Grieux. Massenet’s Manon was immensely successful from the outset, and it has remained a hit ever since its world premiere in Paris in 1884.
Verdi - La Traviata (Carlo Rizzi, Edita Gruberova, Neil Shicoff) (2000/1992)

Verdi - La Traviata (Carlo Rizzi, Edita Gruberova, Neil Shicoff) (2000/1992)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 5.94 Gb (DVD9) | 130 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

“A moving performance, well cast and with sympaethetic conducting from Carlo Rizzi…Shicoff is in splendid voice, phrasing and shaping his big set-pieces sensitively, and Edita Gruberova makes a moving Violetta.” (Penguin Guide)
R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jessye Norman, Julia Varady, Edita Gruberová, etc. (1998)

R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jessye Norman, Julia Varady, Edita Gruberová, etc. (1998)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 492 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Philips | 2CD

Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos) is an opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Bellini - Beatrice di Tenda (Marcello Viotti) (2003)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 29, 2016
Bellini - Beatrice di Tenda (Marcello Viotti) (2003)

Bellini - Beatrice di Tenda (Marcello Viotti) (2003)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.52 Gb+4.23 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 170 min
Classical | TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) wanted to move the audience of his operas to tears. And this is exactly what Beatrice di Tenda manages to do: it has great music and the story really touches the heart. In this production by Daniel Schmid, one can experience the stunning singers Edita Gruberova and Michael Volle in the main roles – with Marcello Viotti conducting the Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House. In Beatrice di Tenda, Bellini departs from the belcanto style, which he used in Norma, and explores a new way of musical expression, which brought to the fore a new warmth and different characteristics. The story is based on true events from the 15th century. It focuses on the impressive Beatrice di Tenda, who is wrongly accused by her husband to be unfaithful and is ultimately beheaded. The premiere of the opera was given at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice on 16 March 1873. Although Beatrice di Tenda is not Bellini’s most successful opera, the title role is a popular showpiece among sopranos. In this production, Beatrice is brilliantly interpreted by the “Queen of Belcanto”, Edita Gruberova.
Mozart: Die Zauberflote - Gruberova, Bonney, Salminen [Harnoncourt] [2 CD]

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte [Harnoncourt]
Classical (opera) | 2 CD | APE + CUE | NO Logs | Easy CD-DA Extractor 12 rip | No Scans | 529 mb | RS + SM | TT 02:23:43
Released: 1988 | Label: Warner Classics UK

Edita Gruberova, Barbara Bonney, Matti Salminen, Anton Scharinger, Hans-Peter Blochwitz
Chor und Orchester des Opernhauses Zürich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

Carl Orff · Carmina Burana · Cantiones profanae  Music

Posted by platico at March 20, 2009
Carl Orff · Carmina Burana · Cantiones profanae

Carl Orff · Carmina Burana · Cantiones profanae
Edita Gruberová sop · John Aler ten · Thomas Hampson bar
Berlin Cathedral Boys' Choir · Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra · Shin-yu Kai Choir · Seiji Ozawa
APE+CUE 250 MB | Easy CD-DA 12 | Booklet | No Log | 1989

Donizetti - Maria Stuarda (Giuseppe Patane) [1990]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 5, 2017
Donizetti - Maria Stuarda (Giuseppe Patane) [1990]

Donizetti - Maria Stuarda (Giuseppe Patanè) [1990]
Classical | Philips 426 233-2 | TT: 133.26 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 519 Mb

How this opera grows in the affections. And how it strengthens the larger, ever-deepening appreciation not merely of Donizetti's work but of operatic conventions as such. I mean that the frequently derided forms of opera (the set pieces, aria-and-cabaletta and so forth) can increasingly be a source of pleasure and of perceived power in the writing. Here, for instance, part of the exhilaration arises out of the composer's skill in suiting the conventions to his dramatic and musical purposes. Elizabeth's first aria, meditatively hopeful yet anxious, fits the lyric-cantabile form; then the arrival of Talbot and Cecil with their opposing influences provokes the intensified turbulence of irresolution that makes dramatic sense out of the cabaletta. It is so with the duets and ensembles: they look like conventional set-pieces, but established form and specific material have been so well fitted that, with the musical inspiration working strongly (as it is here), you have opera not in its naive stage awaiting development towards freedom from form but, on the contrary, opera at the confident height of a period in its history when it was entirely true to itself.

Gabor Boldoczki - Bach (2010, Sony Classical # 88697724182)  Music

Posted by luckburz at Nov. 18, 2016
Gabor Boldoczki - Bach (2010, Sony Classical # 88697724182)

Gabor Boldoczki - Bach
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra / Kristof Barati / Soma Dinyes
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 304 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # 88697724182 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Trumpet

The Hungarian trumpeter, Gábor Boldoczki (…) received the coveted Prix Davidoff of the Reemtsma-Foundation for his "technical perfection and fully-developed artistic virtuosity", followed by the highly esteemed Prix Young Artist of the Year in 2002. After previously being awarded the Echo Klassik as Best Newcomer in October 2003, Gábor Boldoczki was again honoured by the German Phono Academy in 2008 as Instrumentalist of the Year.