Giacomo Puccini – La Boheme (Villazon,Robert Dornhelm) (2009,Opera,DVD9)

Giacomo Puccini - La Boheme (Villazon,Robert Dornhelm) (2009,Opera,DVD9)

Giacomo Puccini – La Boheme (Villazon,Robert Dornhelm) (2009,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Giacomo Puccini
Performer:Anna Netrebko
Orchestra:Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:Bertrand de Billy
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.56 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Giacomo Puccini – Turandot (Nilsson, Björling, Tebaldi, Leinsdorf)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to our friend Bob for this gem
Even though I prefer Sutherland over Nilsson in the role of Turandot, this is the BENCHMARK. Even though Pavarotti & Caballé with Sutherland, Fernandi & Schwarzkopf with Callas and Corelli & Scotto with Nilsson on the other album are excellent, Björling & Tebaldi are the pick of the litter! The role of Calàf as sung by Björling, is one of the most beautifully sung portrayals in recorded music (subjective, personal opinion). Tebaldi’s pianissimi are absolutely ethereal, easily rivaling Caballé and surpassing Scotto. For early “Living Stereo”, the sound is surprisingly spacious and clean. This I believe was Björling’s last complete opera recording; the Verdi Requiem closely following.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Birgit Nilsson, Jussi Björling, Renata Tebaldi
# Orchestra: Rome Opera House Orchestra
# Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 2.4 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (CBS) Giacomo Puccini – Turandot (Carreras/Marton/Ricciarelli)

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Many thanks to our friend Bob for this gem

This strikingly-staged production of Puccini’s final opera, “Turandot” was filmed with the Vienna State Opera under the direction of Loren Maazal in 1983. Set on a spare stage with a single ascending staircase rising up to Turandot’s chambers, and with sumptuous, impressionistic costuming, the production allows…

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: José Carreras, Eva Marton, Katia Ricciarelli,
# Orchestra:   Vienna State Opera Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: CBS
# DR-Analysis: DR: 17
# Size: 2.4 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Giacomo Puccini – Manon Lescaut (Freni/Domingo/Sinopoli)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
This is a very beautiful and dramatic opera, and the cast is first-rate, singing their respective parts with unrivaled technical mastership and dramatic abilities. Placido Domingo and Mirella Freni as the lovers Manon and Des Grieux suffuse their singing with a measure of beautiful Puccini lyricism and verisimo power. They give strong performances and to me, they never falter. By the finale, I was in tears. Domingo is passionate, tormented and Freni is dramatic, full of despair. Their voices escalate to such an unbelievable height of glory it’s breathtaking. If you’re a fan of Mirella Freni and Placido Domingo, this is by far their best collaboration.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Renato Bruson
# Orchestra – London Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor – Giuseppe Sinopoli
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 18
# Size: 2.42 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – La Bohème (Freni/Gedda/Schippers)

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For me this Mimí of 1964 is better than the Decca-Mimí of 1973, with Pavarotti…and she is terrific fantastic in that release. All singers here could have been “only” decent, the orchestra too and the maestro too…I would have bought it anyway, 1000 times again and again, alone for beautiful Mirella and her fresh, angelic voice. People, get it, you never find a better Mirella Freni.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Mirella Freni, Nicolai Gedda, Mariella Adani, Mario Sereni
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma
# Conductor: Thomas Schippers
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Angel (EMI)
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# Size: 2.19 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rare HD Vinyl 96/24 (Erato) Puccini/Boito/Mercadante/Verdi – Symphonic Works (Scimone)

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Reposted – now with FF links
The “Preludio Sinfonico” was composed in 1876 and the “Capriccio Sinfonico”  in 1883. As in the case of the Messa, here you will find many features of the later Puccini. The “Capriccio” anticipates many themes we will meet in “La Bohème”.
Here Claudio Scimone conducts the Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo in a very fine and idiomatic performance. The sound is anyway very good, vivid, clean and warm.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini, Arrigo Boito, Saverio Mercadante, Giuseppe Verdi
# Orchestra: Orchestre National De L’Opera De Monte Carlo
# Conductor: Claudio Scimone

# Vinyl (1978)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac

# Label: Erato
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: not found

# Size: 1.2 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Mono HD-Vinyl 48/24 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Gianni Schicchi (Gobbi/De Los Angeles)

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many thanks to otto1961 who ripped his own vinyl
This is a very good analog recording, and what you sacrifice in audio purity, you gain back in Victoria De Los Angeles and Tito Gobbi. 

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer:
Tito Gobbi, Victoria De Los Angeles, Carlo Del Monte, Anne Maria Canali
# Orchestra: Orchestra Of The Opera House Rome
#Conductor: Gabriele Santini
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: 00028IK51Q
# Size: 309 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (CBS) Giacomo Puccini – La Rondine (Te Kanawa/Domingo/Maazel)

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Thank you BOB my friend, the perfect fitting work for a last hug to the GRANDE MAESTRO Maazel on his last travel. R.I.P.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo, Leo Nucci
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyls (1983)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC (tracks)
# Label: CBS
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# ASIN: B0000025QJ
# Size: 1.49 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎– In Concert 1990

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Exactly 24 years ago, before the final match in Football World Championship Italia 1990, three old guys, (profession: opera singers) gave the birth to a legendary concert in Rome. They repeated it 1994 in USA, again with maestro Mehta and 1998 in France with maestro Levine.

# Composer: Augustin Lara, Eduardo di Capua, Ernesto De Curtis, Francesco Cilea, Franz Lehar, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Lalo Schifrin, Pablo Sorozabal, Salvatore Cardillo, Umberto Giordano, Vincenzo de Crescenzo,
# Performer: José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo
# Orchestra: Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl 1990
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN:
B0000041XX
# Size: 1.45 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Mono HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Supraphon) Enrico Caruso – Operatic Arias And Songs

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If one has ever needed the evidence, that Caruso was (and will be forever) the greatest opera singer of all times, so please, here it is. What a voice, what a pity, that we will never know, how this terrific voice would have sounded, if captured with the modern technics of our days. Fine transfer of the around 100 years old recordings into mono vinyl. Compliments, Supraphon, I can say, I never heard Caruso in a better way.

# Composer: Eldo di Capua, Friedrich von Flotow, G.F. Händel, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Ruggiero Leoncavallo
# Performer: Enrico Caruso
# Vinyl 1965
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Supraphon
# DR-Analysis: DR 8
# ASIN:
not found
# Size: 481 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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