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Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)

Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.14 Gb+5.80 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 100 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Francais, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean

Gaetano Donizetti's La Favorite was rather laborious in the making: it started out as a re-working of L'Ange de Nisida, to which the composer added parts taken from some other operas of his. The work, which was premiered at the Opéra of Paris, is set in 14th-century Castile and tells the story of the hapless love between Fernand, who has second thoughts about taking holy orders and leaves the monastery of Santiago de Compostela, and Leonor, the mistress of king Alphonse XI. It is an intimate drama, where history and politics are but the backdrop to the protagonists' passions and torments. Fabio Luisi's conducting is both measured in balancing the orchestral sounds, and personal, varied and vigorous. The orchestra is crystal-clear, neat in its accompaniment, neither subject to the voices nor prevaricating. Veronica Simeoni (Leonor), Celso Albelo (Fernand) and Mattia Olivieri (Alphonse) give excellent vocal and acting performances.
Marcello Viotti, Munchner Rundfunkorchester - Donizetti: La Favorite (2000)

Marcello Viotti, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Donizetti: La Favorite (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 674 Mb | Total time: 77:41+72:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BMG Classics | # 74321 66229 2 | Recorded: 1999

Album notes The exact spelling of the title is crucial here, for this is the original French version of 'La Favorite' written for the Theatre l'Opera in Paris, not the frequently performed but badly censored and edited Italian version, 'La Favorita.' In the tradition of French grand opera, the subject is historical, involving a love triangle in the court of King Alphonse XI in 14th-century Seville. And though it is not regarded to be among the greatest of Gaetano Donizetti's works, it is still his work, and as such, brimming with melody and opportunities for beautiful singing. This live performance features the ravishing voice of Bulgarian mezzo Vesselina Kasarova as Léonor de Guzman, the favorite of the title, and the alert direction of Marcello Viotti, whose Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra is recorded with great clarity and presence, beautifully balanced with the singers in a natural, atmospheric soundstage.
Antonello Allemandi, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse - Donizetti: La Favorite (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Antonello Allemandi, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse - Donizetti: La Favorite (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24920 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 35,2 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4049 kbps / 24-bit
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Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 152 min | 8,26 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

One of the composer's most beguiling scores, La Favorite is Donizetti's La favorita in its original French form - a tale of love and war that represents a glorious mix of Italian bel canto and 19th century grand opera.
Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018) [BDRip]

Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 154 min | 7,22 Gb
Audio: Français / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Francais, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean

Gaetano Donizetti's La Favorite was rather laborious in the making: it started out as a re-working of L'Ange de Nisida, to which the composer added parts taken from some other operas of his. The work, which was premiered at the Opéra of Paris, is set in 14th-century Castile and tells the story of the hapless love between Fernand, who has second thoughts about taking holy orders and leaves the monastery of Santiago de Compostela, and Leonor, the mistress of king Alphonse XI. It is an intimate drama, where history and politics are but the backdrop to the protagonists' passions and torments. Fabio Luisi's conducting is both measured in balancing the orchestral sounds, and personal, varied and vigorous.
Karel Mark Chichon, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Donizetti: La Favorite (2017) [BDRip]

Karel Mark Chichon, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Donizetti: La Favorite (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 157 min | 8,50 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish

Recorded live in October 2016, this is the Bayerische Staatsoper’s first new production of Donizetti’s La Favorite in over a hundred years. Conducted by Karel Mark Chichon and stage directed by Amélie Niermeyer, it features role debuts for several stars, including DG's own Elina Garanca as Leonor de Guzman, Matthew Polenzani as Fernand, and Mariusz Kwiecien as Alphonse XI.

Linda Sayeg, "Emilie et la favorite du roi"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Oct. 21, 2020
Linda Sayeg, "Emilie et la favorite du roi"

Linda Sayeg, "Emilie et la favorite du roi"
2020 | ISBN: 2379601356 | Français | EPUB | 500 pages | 0.95 MB

1746. Deux femmes des Lumières aux caractères opposés sont amies envers et contre tout. La première, Jeanne-Antoinette de Pompadour, est ambitieuse. Louis XV vient de l’imposer comme sa favorite à la cour. La seconde, Émilie de Beaumont, n’aspire qu’à vivre paisiblement entre son mari, homme moderne et secret, et leur fille.
En voulant épauler la marquise de Pompadour dans sa difficile intégration à la cour, Émilie se crée de féroces inimitiés. …
Stefano Lorenzetti - Couperin: Les Regrets ou L'art de la Mélancolie (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stefano Lorenzetti - Couperin: Les Regrets ou L'art de la Mélancolie (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 72:26 minutes | 1,73 GB
Classical | Label: Dynamic, Official Digital Download

Francois Couperin, known as ‘le grand’, won renown when, at the early age of 25 in 1693, he was appointed to a high position in Louis XIV’s private chapel. In the following years he compiled the core of his greatest works, the four monumental Pieces de clavecin, which represent the apex of his compositional mastery with a refined use of counterpoint and a galant taste for embellishments and rich, often subtly melancholic characterization. This album features eight preludes from Couperin’s L’Art de toucher le clavecin to create small suites that freely use pieces from the first two books of the Pieces de clavecin.
Stefano Lorenzetti - Couperin: Les Regrets ou L'art de la Mélancolie (2021)

Stefano Lorenzetti - Couperin: Les Regrets ou L'art de la Mélancolie (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 500 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:26
Classical | Label: Dynamic

Francois Couperin, known as ‘le grand’, won renown when, at the early age of 25 in 1693, he was appointed to a high position in Louis XIV’s private chapel. In the following years he compiled the core of his greatest works, the four monumental Pieces de clavecin, which represent the apex of his compositional mastery with a refined use of counterpoint and a galant taste for embellishments and rich, often subtly melancholic characterization. This album features eight preludes from Couperin’s L’Art de toucher le clavecin to create small suites that freely use pieces from the first two books of the Pieces de clavecin.
Cossotto, Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Bonynge - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Cossotto, Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 167:59 minutes | 2,97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Gaetano Donizetti opera's La Favorita originally had a French libretto and the title La Favorite. One of Donizetti’s finest music dramas, it was written at his peak as an orchestrator. The Italian, and better-known version, evolved two years after the French premiere and has become the more-performed version, exemplified by this famous 1974 recording starring Luciano Pavarotti, Fiorenza Cossotto, Gabriel Bacquier and Nicolai Ghiaurov. Pavarotti's voice has been called "youthful and fresh" on this album. Pavarotti's frequent collaborator Richard Bonynge conducts the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale, Bologna.
John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon - Gluck: Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan [4 CDs] (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, The English Baroque Soloisits - Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprévue; Don Juan (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 264:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 69562-0 | Recorded: 1981, 1987, 1990

This four disc set from Erato opens with Gluck’s three act lyric tragedy Iphigénie en Aulide, his first original ‘French’ opera for the fashionable Paris Opéra. In 1773 Gluck had been persuaded that he could establish himself at the Paris Opéra (also known as L’Opéra) by François du Roullet, an attaché at the French Embassy in Vienna. Baille du Roullet provided Gluck with the libretto for Iphigénie en Aulide, based on the tragedy of Racine and founded on the play of Euripides. Initially the Director of L’Opéra hesitated in accepting Gluck’s score. Fortunately he had a influential ally in Marie-Antoinette, the Queen of France, to whom he had taught singing and harpsichord. The first staging of Iphigénie en Aulide was at the Paris Opéra in 1774.