Rossini Battistoni

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23931 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 170 min | 39,8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3985 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 170 min | 9,18 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

In Parma, where audiences are considered the most discerning in all Italy, the benchmark for vocal artists is set traditionally high. Operagoers here are intimately familiar with the works of their favourites, from Rossini to Puccini, and know every tricky corner by heart. God forbid any singer who fails to accomplish the task without due seemliness Unsurprisingly, then, this performance attempts no directorial experiments. The main setting for this realistically inspired production both indoors and out is Rosinas house, which is converted as required into its constituent parts.
Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni, Dmitry Korchak, Luca Salsi, Ketevan Kemoklidze) [2012]

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Andrea Battistoni, Dmitry Korchak, Luca Salsi, Ketevan Kemoklidze) [2012]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.97 Gb + 3.78 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Japanese, Korean | 170 min | +3% Recovery

An opera buffa, a comedy, a masterpiece of intrigues, lies and love! 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' (The Barber of Seville), an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini, from the Teatro Regio di Parma. The production stars Dmitry Korchak as Il Conte d'Almaviva, Ketevan Kemoklidze as Rosina, Luca Salsi as Figaro and Giovanni Furlanetto as Don Basilio. The aging Doctor Bartolo longs to marry Rosina; but with the aid of the energetic and enterprising barber Figaro, the Count succeeds in gaining entry to Bartolo's house disguised first as a soldier then as a music teacher…

Rossini - La gazza ladra (Alberto Zedda) [2015]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 19, 2017
Rossini - La gazza ladra (Alberto Zedda) [2015]

Rossini - La gazza ladra (Alberto Zedda) [2015]
Classical | Naxos 8.660369-71 | TT: 180.12 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 772 MB

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) marked a culmination of the convergence of serious and comic elements in Rossini’s work. The result is an ideal hybrid: a tragic opera with a happy ending that rises to the status of true opera seria. With its outstanding dramatic and musical qualities it remains one of Rossini’s greatest and most successful operas, a constant presence in the repertoire since its triumphant 1817 première in Milan. This performance is conducted by Alberto Zedda, who made his conducting début in 1956, produced the first critical edition of La gazza ladra, and is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the operas of Rossini.

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims (Antonino Fogliani) [2016]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 14, 2017
Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims (Antonino Fogliani) [2016]

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims (Antonino Fogliani) [2016]
Classical | Naxos 8.660382-84 | TT: 156.49 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log)| Covers | 637 Mb

The great writer Stendhal wrote of Il viaggio a Reims that “this opera is a feast”. The plot is a contemporary farce tailor-made for a particular occasion—the coronation festivities of Charles X—though Rossini valued the music so highly that he reused at great part of the score three years later in the opera Le Comte Ory. With a cast of ten principal and eight smaller rôles, this sparkling work is heard complete for the first time and in accordance with the critical edition prepared by the Fondazione Rossini and Casa Ricordi.

Rossini - Otello (Jesus Lopez Cobos) [1992/1978]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 30, 2016
Rossini - Otello (Jesus Lopez Cobos) [1992/1978]

Rossini - Otello (Jesús López Cobos) [1992/1978]
Classical | Philips 432 456-2 | TT: 2.33'11'' | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 626 Mb

Otello (Naples 1816)…has a strong cast, headed by Carreras's searingly noble Moor. The Desdemona is Frederica von Stade: chaste and as luminous as a sculpture in Carrara marble. The set also displays casting in depth. In Rossini's day Naples was awash with great tenors, a situation that nowadays creates prodigious difficulties. Yet both the Iago, Gianfranco Pastine, and the Rodrigo, Salvatore Fisichella, emerge with honour, barely bloodied and never for a moment bowed by Rossini's terrible arsenal of vocal effects. ''They have been crucifying Otello into an opera,'' wrote Byron in 1818. Well, yes and no. By all means treat Acts 1 and 2 as flashy rodomontade, but Act 3 is glorious, inspired enough and sufficiently close to Shakespeare to have been a near fatal deterrant to what Verdi called his own ''chocolate project''. I thrilled to it afresh—off-stage Gondolier and all—in these brilliant new CD transfers. (Richard Osborne, Gramophone)

Rossini - Armida (Claudio Scimone) [2012/1991]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 28, 2016
Rossini - Armida (Claudio Scimone) [2012/1991]

Rossini - Armida (Claudio Scimone) [2012/1991]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 94222 | TT: 76.10+76.45 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 624 Mb

After its successful premiere, Rossini’s opera “Armida” was quickly forgotten, only to be triumphantly revived by Maria Callas in 1952, and ever since it is considered a masterpiece. This performance with primarily Italian forces, has all the wit, charm, beauty and sparkle that any Rossini opera can wish for. Some big names here: Cecilia Gasdia, Chris Merritt,William Matteuzzi and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Great addition to the Brilliant Classics Opera Collection. Armida is today considered one of Rossini’s greatest operas, but following its premier in Naples in 1817 it quickly faded from the standard operatic repertoire. Its plot of knightly duties, love and supernatural worlds (foreshadowing Weber in places) inspired the composer to write some of his most original and inimitable music, with unusual combinations of instruments and some beautiful extended solos for cello and violin.The love music is undeniably heartfelt and sincere; Rossini’s inspiration may have been assisted by his romantic involvement with the soprano Isabella Colbran, a major star of the time and the first to perform the title role.

Rossini - Tancredi (Roberto Abbado) [2012/1995]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 26, 2016
Rossini - Tancredi (Roberto Abbado) [2012/1995]

Rossini - Tancredi (Roberto Abbado) [2012/1995]
Classical | Sony 88697985992 | TT: 73.52+67.20+67.33 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 763 Mb

The splendidly florid music, and amazing opportunities for bel canto vocalism make up for it. This recording, using the critical edition, is outstanding on the vocal front. The stunning Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova has a rich, full tone and clean, accurate runs. She is well partnered by Eva Mei, whose bright but effective soprano carries a good characterization of a dramatically rather thankless role. Tenor Ramon Vargas nails his coloratura and possesses a ringing tone. They are well supported by the secondary principals, Muenchen Rundfunkorchester and the men of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, all superbly conducted by Roberto Abbado. As an added bonus, the listener can choose between the original happy ending and the dramatically more viable tragic conclusion with which Rossini later revised the opera. –Sarah Bryan Miller

Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 20, 2016
Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016) [TR24][OF]

Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 75:13 min | 1.40 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

Curiously, Rossini has composed two roles for a castrato: to Alceo in the cantata Il vero omaggio, and that of Arsaces in Aureliano in Palmira, both for Giambattista Velluti, the last castrato internationally renowned opera . Against the Argentine tenor Franco Fagioli has deliberately given up these roles to this album Rossini, preferring to focus on transvestites roles that address sexual ambiguity from another angle. In operas "serious" by Rossini, rarely given today, there are many male characters whose roles were written for singers.
Jacques Offenbach - Gaite Parisienne / Rossini, Respighi - La boutique fantasque (2004) {Hybrid-SACDISO & HiRes FLAC}

Jacques Offenbach - Gaite Parisienne / Rossini, Respighi - La boutique fantasque
Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops Orchestra
SACD ISO (2.0): 1,07 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,19 GB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-66419-2 | Country/Year: US 2004, 1956/1954
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Ballett
Toscanini  - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.5: Franck, Sibelius, Debussy, Rossini, Beethoven, Respighi (2005)

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.5: Franck, Sibelius, Debussy, Rossini, Beethoven, Respighi (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.22 Gb (DVD9) | 107 min
Classical | Testament

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.
Eventually he fled Italy for the United States, becoming the first conductor of the newly-formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he pioneered radio broadcasts and recordings that made him a household name in America until his retirement at the age of 87. He gave the premiere performances of several major works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings and the American premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony.