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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Gustave Charpentier – Louise (Sills,Gedda)


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At 3 hours long, Charpentier’s all but forgotten Louise is a great opera. If only singers like Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna can revive this opera on a studio recording! The ligher, more elegant, French-style voices of Beverly Sills and Nicolai Gedda make this particular version a lot like Massenet’s Manon. Rudel conducts with a mixture of dramatic realism, romance and bubbly music. Sills is past her prime but can still sing a difficult role like Louise with a style that is uniquely her own and with undying commitment. Jose Van Dam and Mignon Dunn are fine as the “baritone” father and “mezzo” mother, making their roles as convincingly real as possible, though mostly lyrical. This is a fine opera and you shouldn’t hesitate to buy it if you are a fan of any of the singers.

Composer: Gustave Charpentier
Performer: Beverly Sills,  Nicolai Gedda, José Van Dam, Mignon Dunn
Orchestra: Orchestra Of The Théâtre National De L’Opéra
Conductor: Julius Rudel
Vinyl 1978
Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 3.76 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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Donizetti – Roberto Devereux (Beverly Sills) 1975 (Julius Rudel) (DVD5)

Donizetti - Roberto Devereux (Beverly Sills) 1975 (Julius Rudel) (DVD5)
Donizetti – Roberto Devereux (Beverly Sills) 1975 (Julius Rudel) (DVD5)

Composer:Filene Center Orchestra & Wolf Trap Company Chorus

Orchestra:Filene Center Orchestra & Wolf Trap Company Chorus
Conductor:Kirk Browning
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs: DVD5
Format:DVD Video
Size:3.77 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto (Milnes/Sills/Kraus)

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Although my personal favourite – and IHMO best version on earth – the Sutherland/Pavarotti/Milnes recording from 1973 is, this Rigoletto is absolutely wonderful. Rudel conducted firmly but not magnificently, but the cast is magnificent. Milnes (also the title role in the Rigoletto with Sutherland and Pavarotti) is the best ever, no doubt. Always touching and powerful, his acting is amazing and his screams of “Gilda! Mia Gilda! Ah, la maledizione!” are unrivalled. Without any doubt, Milnes is one of the greatest baritones ever been on earth

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performers:
Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills, Samuel Ramey, Mignon Dunn
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Condu
ctor: Julius Rudel
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 2.5
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B000002S7K

# Size: 2.37 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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