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  1. Donizetti: La Favorita on DVD

    by , Apr-30-2011 at 08:14
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    OK, folks, this is it, again. This is opera.

    Some cognoscenti will tell you that La Favorite(a) is Donizetti's best opera. While I don't entirely agree (I'd say Roberto Devereux is more melodious, and L'Elisir d'Amore is more fun), this is one darn good opera.

    So here I am today, Friday evening; the wife is asleep, we have watched the delayed tape of the Royal Wedding on TV together, and then she went to bed and left me alone with my second passion - after her; she is
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  2. Schreker: Die Gezeichneten on DVD

    by , Apr-29-2011 at 07:34
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    Franz Schreker premiered this opera in 1918. The production I'm watching is from the Salzburg Festival in 2005, conducted by Kent Nagano, with the Deutches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. The title means 'the stigmatized' or 'the branded ones.'



    Impecable technical quality of the DVD with 16:9 anamorphic widescreen, linear PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, and DTS 5.1 (I love it when there is DTS).
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    Updated Sep-10-2011 at 00:41 by Krummhorn

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  3. Lalo: Le Roy d'Ys on DVD

    by , Apr-25-2011 at 04:49
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    I'm watching this now, barely got to half of the running time (108 minutes) but I'm sure I have formed my opinion already, which is unlikely to change even though the most famous number from this opera is still to came in the last act (Vainemant, ma bien aimée).



    First, technically: mostly, impecable product, with linear PCM stereo track or Dolby Surround and excellent sound engineering and
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  4. Rameau: Zoroastre on Blu-ray

    by , Apr-24-2011 at 04:39
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    2006(LI) - Christopher Rousset - Les Talens Lyriques + The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and Chorus + Jennie Lindstrom and the Drottningholm Theatre Dancers

    Zoroastre - Anders J. Dahlin
    Abramane - Evgueniy Alexiev
    Amélite - Sine Bundgaard
    Erinice - Anna Maria Panzarella
    Zopire/La Vengeance - Lars Arvidson
    Narbanor - Markus Schwartz
    Oromasès/Ariman - Gérard
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  5. Azguime: Itinerário do Sal on DVD

    by , Apr-17-2011 at 07:36
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    399 years of opera… I’ve just watched Itinerário do Sal (Salt Itinerary) by contemporary Portuguese composer Miguel Azguime, pushing my temporal operatic span to almost four centuries, given that the oldest opera that I’ve seen is Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo composed in 1607, and this one is from 2006.


    It’s proposed, in terms of classification, as an “electroacoustic and multimedia opera.” It is available on DVD. There are two nice extras – a 35-minute fascinating interview with the
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