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Giuseppe Verdi – Luisa Miller ( Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo , Nathaniel Merrill) (1979, opera DVD9)

 Giuseppe Verdi - Luisa Miller ( Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo , Nathaniel Merrill) (1979, opera DVD9)

Giuseppe Verdi – Luisa Miller ( Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo , Nathaniel Merrill) (1979, opera DVD9)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Renata Scotto
Conductor:James Levine
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.66 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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Ponchielli – La Gioconda (Bruno Bartoletti; Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stefania Toczyska) (1979, Opera, TVRip)

Ponchielli - La Gioconda (Bruno Bartoletti; Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stefania Toczyska) (1979, Opera, TVRip)

Ponchielli – La Gioconda (Bruno Bartoletti; Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stefania Toczyska) (1979, Opera, TVRip)

Composer:Ponchielli
Performer:Renata Scotto
Orchestra:San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Conductor:Bruno Bartoletti
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:TVRip
Label:KCET Television
Size: 1.86 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Server: florenfile

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R.Zandonai – Francesca da Rimini (R.Scotto, P.Domingo, C.MacNeil, J. Levine) (1985,Opera,DVD5)

R.Zandonai - Francesca da Rimini (R.Scotto, P.Domingo, C.MacNeil, J. Levine) (1985,Opera,DVD5)

R.Zandonai – Francesca da Rimini (R.Scotto, P.Domingo, C.MacNeil, J. Levine) (1985,Opera,DVD5)

Composer:R.Zandonai
Performer:Placido Domingo
Orchestra:Metropolitan Opera
Conductor:J. Levine
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD
Size:4.37 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Server: florenfile

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Scotto, Kraus, Bruson, Muti)

front-small-boxsetMany many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this precious gift
What Muti does in the party scene in the 1st act is unbelievable. His fast tempos fits extremely well. Scotto’s voice is, of course, quite different from Votto’s recording. I am very found of Scotto’s freshness on that recording. She went through this highly difficult score with an apparent easiness that is admirable. On this recording, she is more dense (her tone reminds me Cortubas or maybe it is vice-versa). Nevertheless, it is a wonderful accomplishment. Kraus sounds very similar as his Duke in the Rigoletto recording with Beverly Sills. Incredible fresh voice for his age. Bruson is okay. That duet on the second act is so beautiful that it is very hard to mess up.
Brand new box&vinyls, played here for the very 1st time.

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Renata Scotto, Alfredo Kraus, Renato Bruson
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Riccardo Muti
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 17
# Size: 2.54 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto (Scotto/Bergonzi/Fischer-Dieskau)

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Many thanks for this beauty to our friend Jean-Luc
I guess some people hear what they want to hear. Say “Fischer-Dieskau as Rigoletto” and the initial reaction might be “huh?” But – oh man –  listen to what the man does. Verdi wrote for high baritone, and Fischer-Dieskau’s tenorish quality fits the music perfectly. His tender moments, and there are quite a few in this opera, are meltingly sweet and heart breaking. And don’t tell me he doesn’t have enough power and bite for “Cortigiani, Vil Razza Dannata”!

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Fiorenza Cossotto, Ivo Vinco
# Orchestra: Orchestra of The Scala, Milan
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.55 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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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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Mono HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Mercury) Luigi Cherubini – Medea (Callas)

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This is one of Callas’ most famous roles. Callas was born to play monumentally tragic, misunderstood characters such as the mythical Medea who was driven to such depths of despair by her husband’s betrayal that she killed their joint children just to punish him. I do not imply any naive emotional parallels to Callas’ own tragic and misunderstood life, but the strength of Callas’ characterization of Medea in this opera is certainly remarkable.

# Composer: Luigi Cherubini
# Performer: Maria Meneghini Callas, Alfredo Giacommotti, Elvira Galassi, Giuseppe Modesti, Lidia Marimpietri, Miriam Pirazzini, Mirto Picchi, Renata Scotto
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Teatro Alla Scala di Milano
# Conductor: Tullio Serafin
# Vinyls (1957)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 3
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B00000630T
# Size: 1.26 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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