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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.
John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon - Gluck: Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan [2008]

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, The English Baroque Soloisits - Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprévue; Don Juan [2008]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.17 Gb | Total time: 264.35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 69562-0 | Recorded: 1981/87/90

This four disc set from Erato opens with Gluck’s three act lyric tragedy Iphigénie en Aulide, his first original ‘French’ opera for the fashionable Paris Opéra. In 1773 Gluck had been persuaded that he could establish himself at the Paris Opéra (also known as L’Opéra) by François du Roullet, an attaché at the French Embassy in Vienna. Baille du Roullet provided Gluck with the libretto for Iphigénie en Aulide, based on the tragedy of Racine and founded on the play of Euripides. Initially the Director of L’Opéra hesitated in accepting Gluck’s score. Fortunately he had a influential ally in Marie-Antoinette, the Queen of France, to whom he had taught singing and harpsichord. The first staging of Iphigénie en Aulide was at the Paris Opéra in 1774.
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.
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.

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

Marija Vidovic - Anmut: My Favorite Arias (2015)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Nov. 30, 2015
Marija Vidovic - Anmut: My Favorite Arias (2015)

Marija Vidovic - Anmut: My Favorite Arias (2015)
Classical, Opera | MP3 320 kbps | 55:52 | ~150 Mb
Label: Solo Musica | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2015

I am especially pleased to introduce to you a young singer, Marija Vidovic. In describing her voice, the words that come spontaneously to me are qualities like grace, sweetness and mellowness, and when it comes to her personality, I think of authenticity, charisma and above all elegance. All of those qualities amount to something special, something which anyone who loves music and the vocal art is always looking for but seldom finds: magic. I have often been witness to the spell she casts on her audience when performing. Allow yourself to be enchanted!

Julian Bream - My Favorite Albums (2010)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 2, 2015
Julian Bream - My Favorite Albums (2010)

Julian Bream - My Favorite Albums (2010)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,07 Gb
Label: SONY MASTERWORKS | Release Year: 2010

Where does one begin upon contemplating the vast discography of this master guitarist/lutenist? Well, why not let the artist himself guide you? Bream hand-picked his personal favorites for this 10-album collection, a limited-edition set featuring facsimile LPs with original cover artwork and labels as well as a greatly detailed booklet full of discography notes.

Quest for Fire / La guerre du feu (1981)  Video

Posted by Notsaint at Oct. 27, 2014
Quest for Fire / La guerre du feu  (1981)

La guerre du feu / Quest for Fire (1981)
DVD9 | ISO | PAL | 2.40:1 | 720x576 | 5800 kbps | 4.7Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
Canada, France, USA | Adventure, Drama, History

This story takes place in prehistoric time when three prehistoric tribesmen search for a new fire source.