Traviata

Marta Torbidoni, Michail Michailov, Anton Keremidtchiev - Verdi: La traviata (2018)

Marta Torbidoni, Michail Michailov, Anton Keremidtchiev, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Ljubka Biagioni - Verdi: La traviata (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:54:04 | 270 MB
Label: Profil

Ljubka Biagioni, the 2002 winner of the European Union’s Franco Capuana International Competition for Conductors, was born into the family of an Italian politician in Rome. After receiving a classical education at a grammar school and intensive piano tuition, she won a scholarship to study music theory at the National Academy of Music in Sofia, where she graduated with distinction as a choral and orchestral conductor. After graduating, she undertook further studies with Karl Österreicher in Varna, Bulgaria, Norbert Balatsch and Leonard Bernstein at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Ferdinand Leitner and Valery Gergiev at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena.
Louis Langree, London Symphony Orchestra, Natalie Dessay - Verdi: La Traviata (2012)

Louis Langrée, London Symphony Orchestra, Natalie Dessay - Verdi: La Traviata (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Italiano (DTS, 6 ch) | 139 min | 7.50 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2011

With this new production of La traviata at the 2011 Aix-en-Provence Festival, Natalie Dessay made her first European appearances as Verdi’s Violetta, a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire. She made her debut in the role in 2009 at the Santa Fe Festival in the US, and subsequently sang Violetta in Japan. Dessay’s 2011-12 season will include La traviata at the Vienna State Opera (in this Aix-en-Provence production by French theatre and opera director Jean-François Sivadier) and the New York Metropolitan.
Nino Verchi, The NHK Symphony Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Jose Carreras - Verdi: La Traviata (2008/1973)

Nino Verchi, The NHK Symphony Orchestra, Renata Scotto, Jose Carreras - Verdi: La Traviata (2008/1973)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4.35 Gb (DVD5) | 129 min
Classical | VAI | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Japanese

In this live 1973 performance from Japan, Scotto is parthnered by one of the great tenors of our time, José Carreras, then at the start of his international career. The distinguished baritone Sesto Bruscantini is a formidable Germont who sings an exceptionally moving rendition of the famous aria "Di Provenza il mar".
Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Orchestre de l’Opera National de Paris, Diana Damrau - Verdi: La Traviata (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris, Diana Damrau - Verdi: La Traviata (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 12995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 35,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio 2.0 / 16 bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1840 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 7,87 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Erato | 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.
Yutaka Sado, Orchestre de Paris, Mireille Delunsch, Matthew Polenzani - Verdi: La Traviata (2007/2003)

Yutaka Sado, Orchestre de Paris, Mireille Delunsch, Matthew Polenzani - Verdi: La Traviata (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)
Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]

Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 133 min | 38,6 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4236 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 133 min | 7,24 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Here is the opera event of 2005, the Salzburg Festival’s "La Traviata" featuring Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, and Thomas Hampson in a dramatic staging by Willy Decker – the thrilling production that prompted riotous ovations not seen since Karajan’s heyday.
James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2009) [Blu-Ray]

James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Rolando Villazón - Verdi: La Traviata (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 140 min | 33,6 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 140 min | 7,60 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

Opera superstars Renée Fleming and Rolando Villazón star in the sumptuous 2006 Los Angeles production of Verdi's tragic masterpiece.
"Violetta has lately become one of Fleming's signature roles, and she acted the part as compellingly as she sang it, which was warmly, with sparkling top notes and an ease with the vocal line that any singer would envy." (Los Angeles Times)
Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Renee Fleming, Joseph Calleja - Verdi: La Traviata (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja - Verdi: La Traviata (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30907 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 133 min | 40,5 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4448 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 133 min | 7,21 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Verdi’s best-loved work, is performed here by a star cast in a revival of Richard Eyre’s highly acclaimed 1994 production. Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts La traviata for the first time at Covent Garden. American soprano Renée Fleming returns to Covent Garden to sing Violetta for the first time with The Royal Opera. La traviata was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice in March 1853.
Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)

Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.58 Gb | Total time: 53:37+59:35+71:36+53:08+70:47+65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 799622 | Recorded: 1963, 1967, 1970

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.
John Pritchard, Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi - Verdi: La Traviata (1998)

Verdi - La Traviata
Classical | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG | Scans | 611.77 MB
John Pritchard | Released: 1998 | Label: Sony Music

This recording of LA TRAVIATA is the third one in my collection (the other two being the Cotrubas/Kleiber and the Callas/Giulini recordings), and am I glad I bought it! As superb as those other two recordings are, I actually LIKE this one the most. It is an all-around excellent performance. Bergonzi's is possibly the finest Alfredo on any complete recording; Merrill is perfectly suited to Germont; Pritchard paces the opera beautifully; the recorded sound is spacious, with lots of atmosphere in the party scenes. But the real surprise of the recording is Sutherland. She brings all of her distinctive gifts to the role of Violetta: a ripe, beautiful voice; supreme coloratura ability; a talent for conveying pathos…