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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.
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.
Donizetti - La Favorita (Richard Bonynge, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luciano Pavarotti) [1990]

Donizetti - La Favorita (Richard Bonynge, Fiorenza Cossotto, Luciano Pavarotti) [1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 746.76 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 430 038-2

There is only one studio recording available of Donizetti's La Favorita (Italian version, not the original French language La Favorite) This is a bravura role for Luciano Pavarotti who's voice is certainly at its best here singing the role of Fernando, repertoire that could have been written just for him. The high C's and C#'s are exquisite here. He truly seems to know what he is singing about for this recording and his performance comes accross as very believable because of it. Fiorenza Cossotto is especially moving in her role as the "the favorite," Leonora. I found it unfortunate that she was not in better voice for the first act of this recording. Very disturbing was the love duet with Pavarotti.
Cossotto, Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Bonynge - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Cossotto, Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 167:59 minutes | 2,96 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Gaetano Donizetti opera's La Favorita originally had a French libretto and the title La Favorite. One of Donizetti’s finest music dramas, it was written at his peak as an orchestrator. The Italian, and better-known version, evolved two years after the French premiere and has become the more-performed version, exemplified by this famous 1974 recording starring Luciano Pavarotti, Fiorenza Cossotto, Gabriel Bacquier and Nicolai Ghiaurov. Pavarotti's voice has been called "youthful and fresh" on this album. Pavarotti's frequent collaborator Richard Bonynge conducts the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale, Bologna.
Gluck Ch - Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan

Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan (Gardiner)
Classical | EAC | Flac+Cue+Log+Scans | CD1: 66’57, CD2: 65’50, CD3: 73’38, CD4: 78’10 | 1.17 GB
Released: 22 Sep 2008 | Label: Erato/Warner Classics

'Iphigenie en Aulide' was the opera with which Gluck set out to conquer the lyric stage in Paris in April 1774. France was the only country to resist the fashion for Italian opera that prevailed everywhere else in civilised Europe in the first half of the 18th century and to develop instead its own national form of serious opera, the tragedie lyrique. As an acknowledged master of theItalian manner, therefore, Gluck's appearance in Paris was bound to be controversial… He had a useful ally in Paris, however, in the person of the newly crowned young queen Marie Antoinette, who had previously, as an Austrian archduchess, been one of his singing pupils at the Viennese court, and could always quell dissent during the long and stormy rehearsals for the new opera by threatening to fetch the queen. In the event the opera was a great success and Gluck quickly became established as the new saviour of French opera, a worthy inheritor of the mantle of Lully and Rameau.
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Christoph Willibald Von Gluck - La rencontre imprévue (The Unexpected Encounter) (1990)

Christoph Willibald Von Gluck - La rencontre imprévue (The Unexpected Encounter)
DbPowerAmp, FLAC (tracks, no log) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 554.62 Mb (FLAC) + 313.52 Mb (MP3) | 106:45 minutes | Info, synopsis & covers.
classical, opera | Erato Records, published in 1990

La rencontre imprévue (The Unexpected Encounter), also known as Les pèlerins de la Mecque (The Pilgrims to Mecca) is a comédie mêlée d'ariettes, a form of opéra comique, by Christoph Willibald Gluck, first performed at the Burgtheater, Vienna on January 7, 1764...
Charles K.L. Davis - Sings Romantic Arias From Favorite Operas (1958/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Charles K.L. Davis - Sings Romantic Arias From Favorite Operas (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:09 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The stirring young voice of Charles K. L. Davis brings you in this album a number of the world’s favorite arias, his voice ranging from lines of lyric beauty to passages of dramatic power. The melodic splendor of Puccini, the vigor and brilliance of Verdi, the exquisite expressiveness of Mozart – all are here, along with others – demonstrating many styles, moods, and feelings. Members of the New York Philharmonic (The Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York) are joined by famed Metropolitan Opera conductor Wilfred Pelletier.
Antoine Tamestit & Cédric Tiberghien - Bel Canto: The Voice of the Viola (2017)

Antoine Tamestit & Cédric Tiberghien - Bel Canto: The Voice of the Viola
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:09 min | 269 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Here the diva is the viola! How did the viola move from the status of ‘dramatic contralto among instrumental voices’ (to quote the critic Henri Blanchard) to ‘a character of nobility and languor’, according toGeorg Kastner’s treatise on instrumentation (1837)? Going well beyond mere historical interest, this album answers the question by unveiling the charms of a repertory that delighted Parisian concert halls and salons throughout the 19th century.

DIY Beauty: My Favorite Vitamin Cures For Fabulous Skin  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Sept. 29, 2016
DIY Beauty: My Favorite Vitamin Cures For Fabulous Skin

DIY Beauty: My Favorite Vitamin Cures For Fabulous Skin
HDRips | MP4/AVC, ~599 kb/s | 1280x718 | Duration: 00:10:37 | English: AAC, 128 kb/s (2 ch) | 53 MB
Genre: Beauty, Health

As an orthomolecular nutritionist, I specialize in vitamin cures to help people become and stay as healthy as possible.
Southern California Cooking from the Cottage: Casual Cuisine from Old La Jolla's Favorite Beachside Bungalow

Southern California Cooking from the Cottage: Casual Cuisine from Old La Jolla's Favorite Beachside Bungalow by Jane Stern, Michael Stern
2004 | ISBN: 1401601472 | English | 232 pages | EPUB | 2 MB