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Carlo Colombara - Great Opera Scenes (2015)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 14, 2017
Carlo Colombara - Great Opera Scenes (2015)

Carlo Colombara - Great Opera Scenes
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 70:35 min | 126 MB
Label: Decca / Universal Music | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2015

Carlo Colombara’s heavy and powerful voice and acting skills have made him one of the world’s best Verdi interpreters of today. His repertory also includes forays into belcanto and French repertory.

Various Artists - Great Opera Arias (1993)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at Feb. 6, 2010
Various Artists - Great Opera Arias (1993)

Various Artists - Great Opera Arias
DbPowerAmp, FLAC (tracks, no log) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 348.71 Mb (FLAC) + 257.51 Mb (MP3) | 71:43 minutes | Info & covers.
classical, opera | Decca Records, Recorded between 1979 & 1988. Published in 1993

The fourteen extracts recorded here are among the best-loved arias from the worlds's most famous operas...
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Benjamin Britten - Britten Peter Grimes (2015)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Benjamin Britten - Britten Peter Grimes (2015)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 626 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 45 | Time: 142:00 min

Britten's first great opera, written in 1945, remains a touchstone not only for postwar opera, but also anticipates the direction that postmodern music would take later in the century. Written at a time when high modernism was in full swing, Britten bucked the trends by taking a personal, political and musically eclectic approach. It's a small story with great ramifications: A sadistic fisherman and his violent actions turn him into the bane of his community, resulting in his suicide.
Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018)

Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 784 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 40 | Time: 155:45 min

Jake Heggie, who has been described as US opera’s most successful composer, chose the celebrated playwright Terence McNally as his librettist for Great Scott. The two previously collaborated on the gripping Dead Man Walking, which has become something of a modern classic since its premiere in 2000. Joyce DiDonato first performed its central role, Sister Helen Prejean, at New York City Opera in 2002 and will do so again in concert stagings in London and Madrid in January/February 2018, coinciding with the album release of Great Scott.
VA - Decca Sound: 55 Great Vocal Recitals (2016) (55 CDs Box Set)

VA - Decca Sound: 55 Great Vocal Recitals (2016) (55 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 55 CDs, 11:43:45 min | Covers included | 16,4 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

Authoritative and comprehensive, this 55CD set presents a unique period in human history: a period when brilliant recorded sound on LP & CD, plus radio, TV, film and live all combined to offer huge new opportunities for singers, record labels and producers to expand the audience for classical music.
Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers - Heggie: Great Scott (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 155:45 minutes | 2.88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Jake Heggie, who has been described as US opera’s most successful composer, chose the celebrated playwright Terence McNally as his librettist for Great Scott. The two previously collaborated on the gripping Dead Man Walking, which has become something of a modern classic since its premiere in 2000. Joyce DiDonato first performed its central role, Sister Helen Prejean, at New York City Opera in 2002 and will do so again in concert stagings in London and Madrid in January/February 2018, coinciding with the album release of Great Scott.

Trio Frisson - Great Escapes (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 18, 2018
Trio Frisson - Great Escapes (2014)

Trio Frisson - Great Escapes (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 274.29 Mb + 18.85 Mb (Scans) | 47:44
Smooth Jazz, Acid Jazz, Hip Hop | Country: Cyprus and others | Label: Trio Frisson

Trio Frisson present their debut studio album. Consisting entirely of original material, Great Escapes was produced by writer & musician Jamie Paul. Recorded on location during 'live' studio sessions in Limassol (Cyprus), the album features contributions from the talents of international artists Lukas Walewski, Sarah Alden & Ermis Michail.

Odyssey of an African Opera Singer  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at April 13, 2018
Odyssey of an African Opera Singer

Odyssey of an African Opera Singer by Musa Ngqungwana
English | February 1, 2018 | ISBN: 177609297X, ASIN: B0797XG7B2 | EPUB | 216 pages | 4.5 MB

The Opera Lover’s Companion  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at March 21, 2018
The Opera Lover’s Companion

Charles Osborne, "The Opera Lover’s Companion"
2004 | pages: 640 | ISBN: 0300104405 | PDF | 2,5 mb
Leonard Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (1991)

Leonard Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:39:30 | 727 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 427 440-2

This is a problem recording, and even fans of Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Horne will find it odd. The Maestro's tempi are weirdly slow, Horne sings the role note-by-note rather than phrase-by-phrase, and when she finally does decide to emote, in the final scene, she sounds like she's gone loony. James McCracken was an artist with a huge but unappealing voice who also had brains and power, but he's no delight for the ear.