Arrivabeni

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 615 Mb | Total time: 66:25+61:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 488/1-2 | Recorded: 2005

Composed for Venice in 1837, just a year-and-a-half after the fantastic success of Lucia di Lammermoor, Pia de' Tolomei "pleased altogether", in the composer's words. He revised it a couple of times thereafter and it was shown at various theaters as distant as Malta until 1855, after which it disappeared. It takes place in 13th-century Siena: Pia is married to Nello; his cousin Ghino loves her but she refuses his advances. Ghino angrily accuses Pia of adultery with an unknown man, who turns out to be Pia's brother, Rodrigo, and Nello imprisons her. Ghino eventually feels remorse and confesses his deception, but not soon enough to save Pia from being poisoned by Nello.
Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]

Rossini - Tancredi (Paolo Arrivabeni, Daniela Barcelona, Mariola Cantarero, Charles Workman) [2003]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.84 Gb (DVD9) | 180 min
Classical | Kicco Classic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais

A live performance from the Teatro Lirico “Giuseppe Verdi” of Trieste under the direction of conductor Paolo Arrivabeni. Cast features Daniella Barcellona, Charles Workman, and Daniela Pini.
Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Rossini: Robert Bruce (2003)

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Rossini: Robert Bruce (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 633 Mb | Total time: 77:15+67:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 421/1-2 | Recorded: 2002

After the success with critics and audiences of Ivanhoé (CDS 397/1-2), here is a new collaboration between Dynamic and the Valle d’Itria Festival to the publication of another Rossinian pastiche: Robert Bruce, first staged at the Paris Opera in 1846. The most interesting aspect of Robert Bruce was that Rossini, having left his retreat, decided to borrow material especially from La Donna del Lago, a contradictory work to which, thanks to the additions from other scores, he seemed to give a new equilibrium and a second chance. But it would be incorrect to say that Robert Bruce is an adaptation of that opera: in it we find passages from Zelmira, Mosé, Torvaldo e Dorlinska, Maometto II and Armida, skilfully put together by the composer Louis Niedermeyer.
Bellini - Norma (Paolo Arrivabeni, Dimitra Theodossiou, Daniela Barcellona) [2007]

Bellini - Norma (Paolo Arrivabeni, Dimitra Theodossiou, Daniela Barcellona) [2007]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.84 Gb + 4.99 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 165 min

This Norma is a total disaster on every front. All the singers sound terrible and the staging is an impressive fiasco. Theodossiou and Ventre were in much better voice in the previous Norma Dynamic DVD, but the staging there was even worse. I can't believe that both Theodossiou's and Ventre's voices deteriorated so bad in just 2 years - I think the problem with this production is the huge flat outdoor space with dead acoustic. I think that explains why everyone, including the chorus sounds bad and strained…By Noam Eitan
Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Rossini: Ivanhoe [2002]

Rossini - Ivanhoé (Paolo Arrivabeni) [2002]
Classical | Dynamic CDS 397/1-2 | TT: 44.51+55.11 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 413 Mb

For the last two decades or so the works of the composer from Pesaro have no longer revealed very many mysteries to the historian and the opera lover, for even Rossini’s rarer works are now regularly performed. A few operas, however, still remained in the archives, among them Ivanhoé, a famous pastiche conceived by Rossini in collaboration with Pacini, his Parisian publisher. Its revival allows us to fill in a chapter of the history of music which had remained incomplete and above all to get to know the work with which Rossini introduced himself to Parisian audiences, before offering them Le Siège de Corinthe. The composer from Pesaro, indeed, had too great a sense of publicity to feed the critics’ curiosity, lightheartedly, a new opera.
Donizetti - Pia de Tolomei (Paolo Arrivabeni, Patrizia Ciofi) [2005]

Donizetti - Pia de Tolomei (Paolo Arrivabeni, Patrizia Ciofi) [2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 584.66 MB
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Catalog Number: 488/1-2

Donizetti composed Pia de’ Tolomei during the summer and autumn of 1836 in Naples, where he was living at the time. In December he set out for Venice, where the premiere was planned for February the next year at the Teatro La Fenice He travelled via Livorno and Genoa but when he arrived in Genoa he was met by the news that the theatre had been destroyed by fire on the night of 12/13 December. He realized that there was a great risk that the premiere would be jeopardized. However the production was moved to Teatro Apollo and the premiere took place on 18 February 1837 as planned. Fanny Persiani, who had been the first Lucia di Lammermoor a couple of years earlier, took the title role. The opera was not an immediate success and Donizetti reworked it twice. The second time was for Naples in 1838, where the censors enforced important changes and a happy ending. The present production is based on the critical edition published by Ricordi, where the original tragic finale is restored…

Verdi - La Traviata (Paolo Arrivabeni, Cinzia Forte) [2009]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Aug. 22, 2015
Verdi - La Traviata (Paolo Arrivabeni, Cinzia Forte) [2009]

Verdi - La Traviata (Paolo Arrivabeni, Cinzia Forte) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 2.18 Gb + 6.81 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 139 min | +3% Recovery

…Aside from the staging issues, the singing and acting of Cinzia Forte as Violetta was excellent and probably helped carry everyone else along. Tenor Saimir Pirgu was a pretty fine Giorgio Germont and he gets second place for acting. Giovanni Meoni, who played Giorgio Germont, the meddling father, was an excellent singer, but stiff as a board in his delivery. Chris De Moor as the baron is most memorable for his ghastly makeup and attire. Same comment for Flora, played by Tineke Van Ingelgem. The chorus sang beautifully. At the party where the gypsies and bullfighters appear there was the nowadays usual wardrobe malfunction leaving one woman briefly topless–as if this opera needed something risque.
By P. Sutherland (Berea, Ohio, USA)

Rossini - Robert Bruce (Paolo Arrivabeni) [2003]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 12, 2014
Rossini - Robert Bruce (Paolo Arrivabeni) [2003]

Rossini - Robert Bruce (Paolo Arrivabeni) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 608.21 MB
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Catalog Number: CDS 421/1-2

After the success with critics and audiences of Ivanhoé (CDS 397/1-2), here is a new collaboration between Dynamic and the Valle d’Itria Festival to the publication of another Rossinian pastiche: Robert Bruce, first staged at the Paris Opera in 1846. The most interesting aspect of Robert Bruce was that Rossini, having left his retreat, decided to borrow material especially from La Donna del Lago, a contradictory work to which, thanks to the additions from other scores, he seemed to give a new equilibrium and a second chance. But it would be incorrect to say that Robert Bruce is an adaptation of that opera: in it we find passages from Zelmira, Mosé, Torvaldo e Dorlinska, Maometto II and Armida, skilfully put together by the composer Louis Niedermeyer.
Donizetti - Pia de Tolomei (Paolo Arrivabeni, Patrizia Ciofi) [2005]

Donizetti - Pia de Tolomei (Paolo Arrivabeni, Patrizia Ciofi) [2005]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.05 Gb+4.14 Gb (2*DVD5)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese, Japanese | 137 min | +3% Recovery

Donizetti composed Pia de’ Tolomei during the summer and autumn of 1836 in Naples, where he was living at the time. In December he set out for Venice, where the premiere was planned for February the next year at the Teatro La Fenice He travelled via Livorno and Genoa but when he arrived in Genoa he was met by the news that the theatre had been destroyed by fire on the night of 12/13 December…
- Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International

(Fr3) Moïse et Pharaon (2015)  Music

Posted by Morocco at Dec. 10, 2015
(Fr3) Moïse et Pharaon (2015)

(Fr3) Moïse et Pharaon (2015)
Webrip | Italian | Subs : French (hardcoded) | 2h40hmin | 704 x 396 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 768 Kbps | AAC @ 60 Kbps | 958 MB
Genre : Musique classique, Opéra

Le chœur des juifs demande à être libéré de l'esclavage. Moïse les conjure d'avoir foi en Dieu. Après moult péripéties, l'armée égyptienne avance inexorablement et Moïse, pris entre les soldats et la mer Rouge, voit les flots s'ouvrir devant lui.