Traviata

BBC - La Traviata: Love, Death and Divas (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 22, 2016
BBC - La Traviata: Love, Death and Divas (2015)

BBC - La Traviata: Love, Death and Divas (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2041 Kbps | 59mn 23s | 922 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

La traviata is one of the world's most popular operas. Its arias are instantly recognisable and have become staples for opera houses across the globe. Yet at its London premiere in 1856, La traviata was denounced for bringing 'the poetry of the brothel' to the stage and unleashing uncomfortable truths on Victorian society. Amanda Vickery and Tom Service reveal the extraordinary story behind the opera's first night in London and its scandalous heroine, the courtesan Violetta Valéry, whose dramatic life and tragic death were based on real-life characters and events.

Verdi - La Traviata (Franz Welser-Most) (2006)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 13, 2016
Verdi - La Traviata (Franz Welser-Most) (2006)

Verdi - La Traviata (Franz Welser-Möst) (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.41 Gb (DVD9) | 128 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Japanese

La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi very personal opera, was premiered in 1853 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The first night was a fiasco, but after a few revisions the opera set out to conquer the world. La Traviata offers no scope for grandiose crowd scenes or historical pomp. In keeping with the intimate nature of the action, Verdi’s music reflects the inner feelings of the protagonists. The heroine, whose emotional state is determined by external circumstances, is in the centre of the story of emotional upheavals. Jürgen Flimm haunting staging stays close to Verdi’s intent. He focuses on the protagonists, showing their shakiness, emotions, despair, love, sacrifice and tragedy rather than concentrating on the abysses of the Parisian demi-monde. Eva Mei and Piotr Beczala are a perfectly matched couple. Her soft and flexible soprano and his lyrical tenor, marked by excellent diction, work very well together, joined by the “golden” voice of outstanding Thomas Hampson.

Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa) (2014)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 5, 2016
Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa) (2014)

Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa) (2014)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.74 Gb (DVD9) | 145 min
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol

Diana Damrau’s primacy as an interpreter of Violetta Valéry in La traviata can be inferred from the names of theatres where she has performed Verdi’s most popular opera: the Metropolitan, New York; La Scala, Milan; London’s Royal Opera House; the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Zurich Opera. Paris’s Opéra Bastille joined that list of leading houses in June 2014, when the German soprano appeared in a new production by the film director Benoît Jacquot.
Maria Callas - Verdi: La Traviata (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: La Traviata (1954) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 160:26 minutes | 1,65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Violetta, the most complex and fully-rounded of Verdi's heroines, was one of the roles that defined Maria Callas as an artist. She performed it more than 60 times between 1951 and 1958, most famously in Luchino Visconti's production at La Scala in 1955/56. It is often said that the role demands a different kind of voice for each act, and, when she made this recording for the Cetra label in 1953, Callas offered youthful, ringing power complemented by coloratura prowess and the capacity for great delicacy. More than 60 years on, her characterisation, in its subtlety and truth, still sets the standard for La traviata.

La Traviata (1994)  

Posted by galmuchet at Nov. 21, 2015
La Traviata (1994)

La Traviata (1994)
DVDrip |MKV H264-1423 | Multi 5.1 [email protected] | 636x480 | Audio: Italian | Subs: English, German, French, Chinese, Spanish (emb.) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 2h14 | 1.8 Gb
Drama, Opera | UK 1994 | Directors Humphrey Burton, Peter Maniura

This famous performance of Verdi's romantic capturesone of the most sensational debuts in operatic history. Singing Violetta for the first time was the young Romanian Soprano, Angela Gheorghiu, whoseremarkable interpretation reached the front pages of the world's press and led the BBC immediately to film the production. Equally notable was the masterly conducting of Sir Georg Solti and director Richard Eyre's stylish staging. this DVD presents the definitive record of a momentous occasion.

The Sounds of Paris in Verdi's La traviata  

Posted by nebulae at Oct. 18, 2015
The Sounds of Paris in Verdi's La traviata

Emilio Sala, "The Sounds of Paris in Verdi's La traviata"
English | ISBN: 1107009014 | 2013 | 224 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Diana Damrau, Francesco Demuro) (2014) [BluRay-rip]

Verdi - La Traviata (Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Diana Damrau, Francesco Demuro) (2014) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 6,79GB
Audio: Italian / AC-3 / 6ch / 448 kbps / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Diana Damrau’s primacy as an interpreter of Violetta Valéry in La traviata can be inferred from the names of theatres where she has performed Verdi’s most popular opera: the Metropolitan, New York; La Scala, Milan; London’s Royal Opera House; the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Zurich Opera. Paris’s Opéra Bastille joined that list of leading houses in June 2014, when the German soprano appeared in a new production by the film director Benoît Jacquot. Conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa, it is presented on this DVD release from Warner Classics, which joins a DVD of Verdi’s Rigoletto, with Damrau as Gilda, recorded in Dresden and released in 2010, and the recent CD release of the soprano’s spine-tingling interpretation of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, recorded live in Munich.
Verdi - La Traviata (Antonino Votto, Renata Scotto, Gianni Raimondi, Ettore Bastianini) [2007]

Verdi - La Traviata (Antonino Votto, Renata Scotto, Gianni Raimondi, Ettore Bastianini) [2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 586.89 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 00289 477 5665

“The first of Scotto's two studio recordings of Traviata finds her in fresher voice than her later attempt under Muti, though her colleagues here are less distinguished.”
Viva Verdi - Rigoletto, La Traviata, Le Trouvere (Solti, Pretre, Mehta) [2000]

Viva Verdi - Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (Solti, Pretre, Mehta) [2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 6cd, 1.58 GB
Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog Number: 74321 799622

Verdi, child of the people, king of popular opera, began life as the son of an innkeeper. He was brought up in modest circumstances. He first received lessons from the village priest, who was amazed by the young musician’s talents. Verdi’s musical education was rounded and complete: at the age of sixteen, the composer wrote fugues, masses and symphonies, which he would later destroy. As he met with reticence in Milan, he settled in Busseto where he fell victim to the pettiness of the town. However, his strong willpower enabled him to pursue his musical path without paying heed to what people said…
Verdi - La Traviata (Yutaka Sado, Mireille Delunsch, Matthew Polenzani) (2007/2003)

Verdi - La Traviata (Yutaka Sado, Mireille Delunsch, Matthew Polenzani) (2007/2003)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.19 Gb (DVD9) | 130 min
Classical | BelAir | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

"This is the story of a dying woman. It is written as such. This is what it tells. During the performance, this woman dies before your eyes, in what is practically a live event. There is no way to conjure the fact away. The main subject of this opera is death and there is no way to avoid that. Death with love. Love with death. One and the other, one in the other." (Peter Mussbach)