Rosa Ponselle - The 1939 Victor and 1954 'Villa Pace' recordings [1996]

Rosa Ponselle - The 1939 Victor and 1954 'Villa Pace' recordings [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 743 MB
Classical | Label: England Romophone | Catalog Number: 81022 | TT: 3:36;43

Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897 – May 25, 1981), was an American operatic soprano with a large, opulent voice. She sang mainly at the New York Metropolitan Opera and is generally considered by music critics to have been one of the greatest sopranos of the past 100 years.
She was born Rosa Ponzillo on January 22, 1897, in Meriden, Connecticut, the youngest of three children. The family lived on the city's west side in a neighborhood chiefly populated by immigrants from the south of Italy, first at the corner of Lewis Avenue and Bartlett Street, then on Foster Street, where…
VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)

VA - Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera (2013) (20 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks, log) | Covers included | 3,53 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 20 CDs, 21:27:47 min | 2,87 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera & Classical Vocal / Label: Sony Classical

Verdi at the Met captures the drama of Verdi's greatest operas as they were performed live at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. These ten recordings cover four decades starting with La Traviata in 1935 and feature some of the best-loved voices and conductors of the twentieth century. The famous pairing of tenor Richard Tucker and baritone Leonard Warren can be heard in Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino.

Valery Gergiev - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 16, 2017
Valery Gergiev - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1997)

Valery Gergiev - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:38:08 | 670 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | Catalog: 446 951-2

It is appropriate that the first recording of the first version of Forza should come from St Petersburg, where the work had its premiere in 1862. However, whilst the premiere was predominantly an Italian affair, this set is given entirely by Russian artists. The differences between this version and Verdi's 1869 revision for La Scala are marked: they are delineated by two essays in the accompanying booklet but even more discerningly in Julian Budden's indispensable The Operas of Verdi (in this case Vol. 2, Cassell: 1978). So it isn't necessary for me to rehearse here all the changes (even if I had the space to do so), only the main ones.
Pumeza Matshikiza - Arias (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Pumeza Matshikiza - Arias (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:30 minutes | 1021 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

South African lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza is one of today’s rising opera stars. An exclusive Decca Classics recording artist, her debut album ‘Voice of Hope’ was released in 2014. Her second album ‘Arias’ released in May 2016 showcasing her operatic roles from Purcell to Puccini and newly arranged art songs by Faure, Hahn and Tosti.

Bellini: Norma [2 CD] Richard Bonynge (1970)  Music

Posted by drbarbaro at March 20, 2010
Bellini: Norma [2 CD] Richard Bonynge (1970)

Bellini: Norma
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans (no libretto) | 73.10+74.13 min (2 CD) | 586 MB
Opera | Label: Foyer (2-CF 2025) | Recorded: 1970 (live) | Released: 1990
Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Carlo Bergonzi, Cesare Siepi; Richard Bonynge

Miss Sutherland has always been stimulated to special efforts when Miss Horne is working with her, and those two women provide a team unique in the bel canto literature as practiced today. Harold C. Schonberg, New York Times, 5.III.1970.

Telemann • Music for Oboe • Marcel Ponseele  

Posted by btz39 at Oct. 21, 2009
Telemann • Music for Oboe • Marcel Ponseele

Telemann • Music for Oboe • Marcel Ponseele
Stereo | EAC Rip | FLAC & CUE & MP3 at 320 kbps CBR. | 332 MB (FLAC) + 149 Mb (MP3) | Covers | RAR 3% Rec.
Label: Accent | ASIN: B000025T92 | 2005
Classical - Baroque

"Ponselle and his friends recognize the vintage quality of the work and, like everything else here, perform it splendidly. An outstanding release." -Gramophone

The Secret of a Voice - Maria Callas  

Posted by dakszhund at Oct. 8, 2009
The Secret of a Voice - Maria Callas

The Secret of a Voice - Maria Callas
Classical | 1 CD | Label: Fono Enterprise | Catalogue: FONO 1011 | Release Date: 2001 | RAR 1% Recovery | RS.com

Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the twentieth century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique with great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini; further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, the music dramas of Wagner. Her remarkable musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.