Rusticana 2015

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (James Levine) (2009/1978)

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (James Levine) (2009/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 152 min
Classical | The Metropolitan Opera | Sub: English

Plácido Domingo accomplishes the rare feat of singing both lead roles on the same night in opera's most popular double-bill. James Levine conducts the tenor in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, opposite the superb singing actors Tatiana Troyanos, Teresa Stratas, and Sherrill Milnes.
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (Christian Thielemann) (2016)

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (Christian Thielemann) (2016)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 5.09 Gb+5.91 Gb (2xDVD9) | 161 min
Classical | Sony | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

As comparably short operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci are often billed together, but seldom is the lead tenor making his double role debut as Turiddu and Canio on the same evening. At the 2015 Salzburg Easter Festival Jonas Kaufmann did just that – to rapturous praise. Universally hailed as a coup for Kaufmann, plaudits were also showered on Philipp Stölzl for his innovative compartmentalized staging which included live video projections while referencing the era of black-and-white movies.
Maria Callas - Mascagani: Cavalleria Rusticana (1953/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Mascagani: Cavalleria Rusticana (1953) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:00 minutes | 684 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

In 1939, as a 15-year-old student in Athens, Maria Callas made her stage debut in the demanding role of Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana. Five years later she sang it professionally with the Greek National Opera Company. In 1953, when she was already a star - shortly to record Tosca - Tullio Serafin enlisted her as the last-minute replacement for an indisposed colleague at the sessions for Mascagni's one-acter at La Scala. The result was a recording in which full-blooded verismo was raised to new interpretative heights.
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (Georges Pretre, Obraztsova, Domingo, Stratas) (2005/1984)

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (Georges Prêtre, Obraztsova, Domingo, Stratas) (2005/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.66 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The great Italian stage and screen director Franco Zeffirelli made these widely acclaimed films, both starring Plácido Domingo. with Georges Prêtre conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala. Pagliacci, which co-stars the great singing actress Teresa Stratas, brought Zeffirelli the coveted Emmy as Best Director in the category of Classical Music Programming. Cavalleria was filmed on location in Sicily, which adds immeasurably to the power and atmosphere of this timeless story of love, honour, justice, and violence.
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - I Pagliacci (Jesus Lopez Cobos, Urmana, Galouzine, Bayo) (2007) [BluRay-rip]

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - I Pagliacci (Jesus Lopez Cobos, Urmana, Galouzine, Bayo) (2007) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 150 min | 12,5GB
Audio: Italian / PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Stage Director Giancarlo del Monaco (the son of the famed dramatic tenor, Mario) flat-out rejects the notion that Cavalleria rusticana or Pagliacci should be performed with anything except each other. In an interview included on this Opus Arte Blu-ray release, del Monaco emphatically notes that these operas represent “the fundamental diptych of realist theater;” that they are “two sides of the same coin.” As with many other productions, del Monaco presents Pagliacci ’s Prologue before the Mascagni work, Tonio appearing in the midst of the audience to underscore that the verismo evening ahead is meant to connect to everyone’s real-world experience. A seamless integration of the two dramas is further highlighted when Turridu’s lifeless body is driven off the stage just as the first chords of Pagliacci are sounding.
Jonas Kaufmann - The Age Of Puccini (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/48kHz]

Jonas Kaufmann - The Age Of Puccini (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 76:16 minutes | 827 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Jonas Kaufmann, the tenor of our time, takes us to The Age of Puccini. This collection showcases the unique quality of Kaufmanns award-winning recordings of best-loved Italian operatic verismo repertoire for Decca. This album contains some of Kaufmanns greatest roles recorded in resplendent Decca sound. He is joined by Renée Fleming for the duet from Puccinis La Rondine. Accolades for Kaufmanns Decca recordings include the inaugural International Opera Award for best male singer, three Gramophone Awards, a Goldene Deutschland Award, a Grammy, an ECHO Award, Artist of the Year from Musical America and the Bayerische Europamedaille.

The Age of Puccini - Jonas Kaufmann (2015)  Music

Posted by newskl at Aug. 20, 2015
The Age of Puccini - Jonas Kaufmann (2015)

The Age of Puccini - Jonas Kaufmann (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 192 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 002359802 | Rls.date: 14th Aug 2015

Jonas Kaufmann, the tenor of our time, takes us to The Age of Puccini. This collection showcases the unique quality of Kaufmann’s award-winning recordings of best-loved Italian operatic ‘verismo’ repertoire for Decca. This album contains some of Kaufmann's greatest roles recorded in resplendent Decca sound. He is joined by Renée Fleming for the duet from Puccini’s 'La Rondine'.
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (Jesus Lopez Cobos) (2009) [Blu-ray]

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (Jesús López Cobos) (2009) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25001 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 199 min | 43,2 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Stage Director Giancarlo del Monaco (the son of the famed dramatic tenor, Mario) flat-out rejects the notion that Cavalleria rusticana or Pagliacci should be performed with anything except each other. In an interview included on this Opus Arte Blu-ray release, del Monaco emphatically notes that these operas represent “the fundamental diptych of realist theater;” that they are “two sides of the same coin.” As with many other productions, del Monaco presents Pagliacci ’s Prologue before the Mascagni work, Tonio appearing in the midst of the audience to underscore that the verismo evening ahead is meant to connect to everyone’s real-world experience. A seamless integration of the two dramas is further highlighted when Turridu’s lifeless body is driven off the stage just as the first chords of Pagliacci are sounding.
P.Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana (Álvarez / Luisi) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]

P.Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana (Alvarez / Luisi) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 18.5 mbps, 25 fps | Italian, AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | Subs: Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Por, Rus, Spa, Swe | 01:17:57 | 12.6 GB
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera HD Live | HDTV->TS

A live HD-transmission during the premiere of a new production, April, 25, 2015.
Pietro Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana (Kaufmann / Thielemann ) 2015 [HDTV 720p]

Pietro Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana (Kaufmann / Thielemann ) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 4.9 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 640 kbps, 6 ch | 01:15:00 | 3.0 GB
Classical, Opera | | HDTV->MKV

Salzburg Easter Festival presents boasting cast led by the star tenor Jonas Kaufmann (in his role debut as Turiddu) under the uber-conductor Christian Thielemann. As both a stage and film director, Philipp Stölzl reflects in his productions on how cinema usurped opera’s place in the popular imagination of Italy a century ago. Dividing the stage into six segments and mixing live video into the picture, he references the era of black-and-white movies.