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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    But an outstanding cast.....
    Absolutely. Beautifully sung. I love Popp and Von Stade and Stuart Burrows. No question at all about the singing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post



    Donizetti: Ugo Conte di Parigi

    Janet Price (Bianca), Yvonne Kenny (Adelia), Della Jones (Luigi), Maurice Arthur (Ugo), Eiddwen Harrhy (Emma), Christian du Plessis (Folco)

    New Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Alun Francis, conducting.
    We may have to start a thread to find out which TC member is king of the obscure operas in their collection. You and that fellow with the opera blog (Nick Fuller) are prime candidates for kingship.
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    Rossini: Il Turco in Italia
    Off to see this Wednesday evening. First opera outing for the new season!

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    Nabucco may go to the performance on Nov 11. la opera

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    Verdi Simon Boccanegra / Abbado

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
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    After having listened to La Clemenza I would have to say that this is some delightful singing of some very ordinary music. I'm thinking Mozart's heart wasn't really in this. Sometimes even Homer nodded.
    Mozart by that stage did not produce ordinary music, even if his heart was not in it!

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    Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue

    José van Dam (Barbe-Bleue), Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet (Ariane), Patricia Bardon (Nurse), Gemma Coma-Alabert (Sélysette), Beatriz Jiménez (Ygraine), Elena Copons (Mélisande), Salomé Haller (Bellangère) & Alba Valldaura (Alladine)

    Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Stéphane...


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    Excellent traditional production.
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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Excellent tradition production.
    Yes, quite excellent! And it is the one I have. I do need to watch it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Mozart by that stage did not produce ordinary music, even if his heart was not in it!
    Fair enough. How about uninspired, humdrum, run of the mill.
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    Bizet: La jolie fille de Perth.

    June Anderson (Catherine Glover), Alfredo Kraus (Henry Smith), Gino Quilico (Le Duc de Rothsay), José Van Dam (Ralph), Margarita Zimmermann (Mab), Gabriel Bacquier (Simon Glover), Daniel Ottewaere (Un Majordome), Philippe Duminy (Un Ouvrier), Christian Jean (Un Seigneur)

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