Gencer Trovatore

Lejla Gencer - Recital  Music

Posted by drbarbaro at March 10, 2010
Lejla Gencer - Recital

Lejla Gencer: Recital
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 45:25 min (1 CD) | 190 MB
Opera | Label: Fonit Cetra (CDON 112) | Recorded: 1956 & 1974 | Released: 1995

This CD is currently out of print, but it's worth a search. Unlike virtually everything else of Gencer's that has appeared on CD, these are all studio recordings in excellent sound (no prompters, no noisy audiences, no singing off mike). The four Donizetti items, conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni, are from 1974, while the four Verdi selections and the Catalani are from 1956 (with Arturo Basile conducting). Jeffrey Lipscomb, Amazon.ca
Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera - Verdi: Il Trovatore  (2010)

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2010)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 151 min | 7,53 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese | Recorded: 1978

Il Trovatore was always one of Herbert von Karajan‘s favourite operas. He conducted it at the very beginning of his career and his first studio recording in 1956 was made in Milan with Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano, but „his“ Trovatore really made its mark in the legendary performances given at the Salzburg Festival in 1962, which formed the basis for this successful revival in Vienna. He once declared in an interview that what he loved about this opera was its archetypal human passions, its compression of highly dramatic situations into the smallest conceivable space and Verdi‘s genius for translating such situations into music. This 1978 performance is steeped in scandal. Franco Bonisolli was originally cast in the lead role but abandoned the cast during a rehearsal where the public had been admitted entry, and, after throwing his sword at the conductor, left the stage in fury, to be later replaced by Plácido Domingo. What this performance makes so special: Karajan not only conducted the opera, but he was also responsible for the stage direction.
Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)

Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.58 Gb | Total time: 53:37+59:35+71:36+53:08+70:47+65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 799622 | Recorded: 1963, 1967, 1970

Verdi, child of the people, king of popular opera, began life as the son of an innkeeper. He was brought up in modest circumstances. He first received lessons from the village priest, who was amazed by the young musician’s talents. Verdi’s musical education was rounded and complete: at the age of sixteen, the composer wrote fugues, masses and symphonies, which he would later destroy. As he met with reticence in Milan, he settled in Busseto where he fell victim to the pettiness of the town. However, his strong willpower enabled him to pursue his musical path without paying heed to what people said.
Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 140 min | 36,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 140 min | 7,59 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Il Trovatore was based on the play El Trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez and was an instant success. The cast is here led by Marcelo Alvarez, Norma Fantini and Leo Nucci and is conducted by Yuri Temirkanov.
Large symbols…make an effective home for a serious Il Trovatore, precisely paced and balanced by Yuri Temirkanov…Especially notable is his handling of what one might term 'old' Verdi orchestral tricks (ironic Bellinian wind counterpoints of parodistic military brass). The casting here is led by a Manrico from Marcelo Alvarez worthy of vocal and dramatic attention. (Gramophone Magazine)
Maria Callas - Verdi: Il Trovatore (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: Il Trovatore (1957) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 129:39 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

The role of Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore was one that Maria Callas performed some 20 times in the theatre, and this recording was her leave-taking of it. Callas's Leonora was praised by the critics for its vocal and dramatic artistry. Cecil Smith in Opera magazine said: "For once we heard the trills fully executed, the scales and arpeggios tonally full-bodied but rhythmically bouncing and alert, the portamentos and long-breathed phrases fully supported and exquisitely inflected".
Reynald Giovaninetti, Orhcestra and Chorus of Verona Arena - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2005/1985)

Reynald Giovaninetti, Orhcestra and Chorus of Verona Arena - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2005/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 6.67 Gb (DVD9) | 144 min
Classical | NVC Arts | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese

The imposing grandeur of the Arena di Verona is the setting for Il Trovatore, one of Verdi's greatest masterpieces, with stage designs by the distinguished sculptor Mario Ceroli. For many years Il Trovatore has been an opera of worldwide popularity and the cast in this production is worthy of the opera's perennial success. It features the talents of the British soprano Rosalind Plowright in her Verona debut, a wealth of vocal experience from Fiorenza Cossotto as Azucena, matched with Giorgio Zancanaro's strong portrayal of the Count and Franco Bonisolli in fine voice as Manrico, the troubadour.
Verdi - Aida (Franco Capuana, Carlo Bergonzi, Leyla Gencer, Fiorenza Cossotto) [2003 / 1966]

Verdi - Aida (Franco Capuana, Carlo Bergonzi, Leyla Gencer, Fiorenza Cossotto) [2003 / 1966]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 1 ch) | 6.60 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Hardy | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais | +3% Recovery | 150 min

This is a perfect cast. Bergonzi and Gencer at their best and the young Cossotto as you never heard her. Really wonderfull. The sound is very good but not the image. Anyway it does not matter when you hear them singing. This is history and a valuable document. Actually you can try but never find an AIDA like this, not even Pavarotti's at la Scala.
By Chilean Opera lover
Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2002/1983)

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2002/1983)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.27 Gb (DVD9) | 142 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Joan Sutherland was at the height of her career when she took on the role of Leonora – arguably the most dramatic of all Verdi heroines – in 1983. Elijah Moshinsky’s production, in which he was ably supported by the Australian artist Sidney Nolans (set design), Luciana Arrighi (costumes) and Nick Chelton (lighting), was tailor-made for Sutherland, allowing Leonora to develop into a truly tragic heroine occupying the opera’s central ground. This performance at the Australian Opera, Sydney – and featuring a high quality cast under the baton of Richard Bonynge – was recorded by Australian Television on 2nd July 1983. Verdi’s powerful and passionate opera tells a tale of civil war and treachery.
Verdi - Il Trovatore (Netrebko, Lee, Hvorostovsky/ Armiliato) 2015 [HDTV 720p]

Verdi - Il Trovatore (Netrebko, Lee, Hvorostovsky/ Armiliato) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 2 ch | 02:56:35 | 2.5 GB
Subs: Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Spa, Por, Rus & Swe
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera HD Live | HDTV->MKV

Anna Netrebko takes on her next new role at the Met as Leonora, the heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the troubadour Manrico, sung by Yonghoon Lee. Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Count di Luna and Dolora Zajick sings Azucena. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production. Recording of a live HD-transmission from the Metropolitan Opera, New-York, October 03, 2015.

Verdi - Il Trovatore (Karajan)  Music

Posted by aqr at Feb. 12, 2015
Verdi - Il Trovatore (Karajan)

Verdi - Il Trovatore (Cappuccilli, Price, Obraztsova, Bonisolli, Raimondi;
Berliner Philharmoniker, Karajan)

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Cover, booklet | 2cd, 550 MB
Classical | EMI Records Ltd. | CMS 7 69311 2 | CD1 71:46 + CD2 67:19

In memory of Elena Obraztsova (7 July 1939 – 12 January 2015)