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

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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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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly (Scotto/Bergonzi/Barbirolli)

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Maybe you know, my friends, that I’m not a fan of Mrs Scotto. But, hell, I must admit, she’s here totally into the role of the unhappy Cio-Cio-San, that she has touched me…Glad to have heard her on this beautiful set, that I only bought because of Bergonzi. I have never been so moved. I have some fine recordings of Butterfly — Tebaldi, Freni, Price — yet none have moved me as this one. They all have their fine points, and moving parts that bring one to tears, but this recording is so much more than the occasional fine moment. After I heard this opera twice in a row, I’m convinced, that this is the best “Butterfly” in the milky way.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Perform
er: Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Scotto, Rolando Panerai, Paolo Montarsolo ,Anna Di Stasio
# Orchestra: Orchestra E Coro Del Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma
# Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
# Vinyl (1967/1986)

# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Label: EMI

# ASIN: B000TGW1SY
# Size: 2.82 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA Living Stereo) Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly (Price/Tucker)

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Still today after +50 years, this is – IHMO – the best recording (in technical sense) and the best performance of Cho-Cho-San “Butterfly”. If you always looked for a reason to love on your knees Leontyne Price, this is the right time to do it.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Singer: Leontyne Price, Richard Tucker, Rosalind Elias
# Orchestra: RCA Italiana Orchestra and Chorus
# Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
# Vinyl (1962)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B000G759L2
# Size: 2.0 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA Living Stereo) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Milanov/Björling/Warren)

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Jussi Björling is one of the best Cavaradossi in all of the complete sets. His voice is much more beautiful than Giuseppe di Stefano, whose voice is almost some what strain on the top. Both artists are completely involved in their roles.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Singer: Zinka Milanov, Jussi Björling, Leonard Warren
# Orchestra: Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
# Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
# Vinyl (1957)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B00000JMHB
# Size: 2.84 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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