Tag Archives: Vincenzo Bellini

Vincenzo Bellini – I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Christof Loy; Fabio Luisi; Joyce DiDonato, Olga Kulchynska, Alexei Botnarciuc, Benjamin Bernheim, Roberto Lorenzi) (2015,Opera,HDRip)

 Vincenzo Bellini - I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Christof Loy; Fabio Luisi; Joyce DiDonato, Olga Kulchynska, Alexei Botnarciuc, Benjamin Bernheim, Roberto Lorenzi) (2015,Opera,HDRip)

Vincenzo Bellini – I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Christof Loy; Fabio Luisi; Joyce DiDonato, Olga Kulchynska, Alexei Botnarciuc, Benjamin Bernheim, Roberto Lorenzi) (2015,Opera,HDRip)

Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:Joyce DiDonato
Orchestra:Orchestra Philharmonia Zürich and Opera House Orchestra
Conductor:Fabio Luisi
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDRip
Label:Arte
Size:2.46 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Vincenzo Bellini – Norma (Caballè, Domingo, Raimondi, Cossotto)

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Many thanks to our friend Bob for this rare gem
This recording is truly faithful to Bellini’s written score, as no music is cut or greatly embellished. You wouldn’t really notice, however, as singers, conductor, and orchestra alike make this opera come alive with fire and beauty. Caballe was a justly celebrated Norma, with the vocal size and flexiblity demanded by this most challenging role. You can feel the emotions she must have felt and radiated on the stage listening to her. This is a great performance by a great artist.

Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Montserrat Caballè, Placido Domingo, Ruggiero Raimondi, Fiorenza Cossotto
Orchestra: London Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Carlo Felice Cillario
Vinyl (1973)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 3.11 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Vincenzo Bellini – La Sonnambula (Evelino Pido, Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Florez) (2009,Opera, Sat stream 1080i)

Vincenzo Bellini - La Sonnambula (Evelino Pido, Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Florez) (2009,Opera, Sat stream 1080i)

Vincenzo Bellini – La Sonnambula (Evelino Pido, Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Florez) (2009,Opera, Sat stream 1080i)

Composer:Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:Juan Diego Flórez
Orchestra:Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:Sat stream
Size:9.77 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Vincenzo Bellini – I Capuleti E I Montecchi (Sills/Baker/Gedda)

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Many many thanks to our friend Bob for this great and rare pearl

Bellini’s opera “I Capuleti E i Montechi” is unfortunately overshadowed by the more famous Charles Gounod French opera Romeo et Juliette. This Italian bel canto work is rarely staged and even rarely recorded. It’s a pity really because this is a terrific opera, even if highly edited and even if Bellini tinkered with the play. It’s a gem of bel canto opera, full of beautiful melodies, dramatic passions and arias and ensembles that are linked together like a chain of gold. It is a glorious opera when it is performed by the right singers. Recorded in the late 60’s, it stars soprano Beverly Sills and mezzo soprano Janet Baker, both at the height of their powers as singers. In the tenor role (not that of Romeo, but Tebaldo) is Nicolai Gedda.

# Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
# Performer: Beverly Sills, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda
# Orchestra: New Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
# Vinyl (1976)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI/Angel
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 2.77 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca/London) Vincenzo Bellini – Norma (Sutherland)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this wonderful gift
La Stupenda” Joan Sutherland underlines with this performance, that she was the best soprano ever lived. She was able to sing every role with an angelic smile on her face. Sutherland was the vocal wonder of the world at the time of this recording (1964). I would go further after hearing this miraculous recording to call her the vocal wonder of all time. The voice is just opulent and huge. Even Marilyn Horne’s voice sounds thin next to Sutherland’s. She simply opens her mouth, and a gigantic high E-flat comes out with the greate of ease. Note here that Casta Diva is sung in “G” instead of “F”. Which is much more difficult, of course, because of all the sustain high notes. Opera is voice, and Sutherland has been called by Pavorotti as the greatest voice of the century. And this recording proves that. I respect Callas, but her voice and technique can’t touch Sutherland’s.

# Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
# Performer: Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, John Alexander, Richard Cross

# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Richard Bonynge
# Vinyl (1968)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca/London
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 3.19 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Vincenzo Bellini – I Puritani (Sutherland/Pavarotti/Bonynge)

front_small_boxsetMany thanks to our Bob for this fantastic gift
Maybe I get sentimental, when I get older and older, but I always send a kiss to heaven and cannot thank enough, if I can hear again the voices of Sutherland, Pavarotti, Ghiaurov and the music of Bellini. The sicilian wonder Bellini died too early (aged 34), but he conditioned and impressed the opera scene like no one other. His handful of operas are among the most beautiful you can find in the operatics world: Norma, I Capuleti E I Montecchi, La Sonnambula, Beatrice Di Tenda, I Puritani.

# Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
# Performers: Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Anita Caminada, Gian Carlo Luccardi, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Richard Bonynge
# Vinyl (1973/75)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Label: London (Decca)
# ASIN: B0000041SB
# Size: 3.45 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server:
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High-End Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Dame Joan Sutherland – The Art Of The Primadonna, Vol. 1 & 2

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If you are an opera lover and don’t own this…or don’t grab it, you are everything you want, but not an opera lover

# Composer: Vincenzo Bellini, Georg Friedrich Händel, Gioacchino Rossini, Thomas Arne, Charles Gounod, Giuseppe Verdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leo Delibes, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Ambroise Thomas
# Performer: Joan Sutherland
# Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
# Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
# Vinyls (1960)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B00004XQ8G
# Size: 2.25 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Amazing HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Luciano Pavarotti – In Concert, Bologna 1974

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Surely, the angels are jealous.
This is THE BEST from the Great One. I defy anyone, after listening to this, to dispute the fact that this man’s voice was the most majestic ever to grace the planet. He was the Mount Everest … the pinnacle of tenors. If anyone ever deserved the title “Maestro” it was him.

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# Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Georg Friedrich Händel, Gioacchino Rossini, Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Ottorino Respighi, Vincenzo Bellini
# Performer: Luciano Pavarotti
# Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
#Conductor: Richard Bonynge
# Vinyl (1974)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Novalis
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000001MPD
# Size: 897 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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