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    Quote Originally Posted by Azol View Post
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    Donizetti in the 1830’s
    7-CD boxset

    ** Release date: 24 September 2021 **
    https://opera-rara.com/projects/donizetti-in-the-1830s
    I need a translation. Looks like there is at least an oratorio (?) on The Flood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    I need a translation. Looks like there is at least an oratorio (?) on The Flood?
    The Flood, exactly!
    There is Sypnosis section on their web page (click to expand), check it out for details.

    All in all, this boxset looks very tempting.
    Last edited by Azol; Apr-30-2021 at 19:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azol View Post
    The Flood, exactly!
    There is Sypnosis section on their web page (click to expand), check it out for details.

    All in all, this boxset looks very tempting.
    Aren't they reissues of previous Opera Rara releases? They may no longer be available (at least new), but I would prefer the original sets with the full notes and librettos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JhonyL View Post
    Do you have more info already.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    Aren't they reissues of previous Opera Rara releases? They may no longer be available (at least new), but I would prefer the original sets with the full notes and librettos.

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    Looks like this reissue comes with 32-page booklet, which is not that impressive. Original Opera Rara's booklets are worth having especially if you have some extra shelf space. Some of their earlier boxsets command very high prices second hand, I'm glad I managed to get many for my collection, namely the Dom Sebastien, Roi di Portugal, which was hard to find at reasonable price/condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azol View Post
    Looks like this reissue comes with 32-page booklet, which is not that impressive. Original Opera Rara's booklets are worth having especially if you have some extra shelf space. Some of their earlier boxsets command very high prices second hand, I'm glad I managed to get many for my collection, namely the Dom Sebastien, Roi di Portugal, which was hard to find at reasonable price/condition.
    Yes! I too had the issue with the Dom Sebastien. It wasn't a set I had much interest in (despite its fine cast) when it was released. However, a friend played it to me and so I wanted to buy it and it was only available second hand and at a huge cost on Amazon. I finally got a good second hand set in good condition at an ok price. I went on quite an Opera Rara drive about a year ago, mostly getting their Rossini sets, but also a few of the Pacini ones (I really like Pacini).

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    I went on quite an Opera Rara drive about a year ago, mostly getting their Rossini sets, but also a few of the Pacini ones (I really like Pacini).
    Pacini is great and also Mercadante. Definitely worth investing into both. Orazi e Curiazi is sensational.

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    I just read this. Granate, you are not alone.
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    I'm feeling very odd. I checked out that Fritz Kobus, in his ongoing Wagner purchases, has clicked on a Holländer recording I appreciate: the Konwitschny 1960 in Berlin for Electrola, reissued by Brilliant. It's a tad cheap. So in my endless wait for the Muti Macbeth, I checked out the prices of the Konwitschny Tannhäuser and the Knappertsbusch stereo Parsifal (1962), and they have low prices in the marketplace in Amazon UK (14€ and 17€ delivery included). I would have liked to buy one of them, but I remember that I haven't even touched the Barenboim TUI because I'm insanely busy with opera challenges and Beethoven Symphony episodes reviewing 8 cycles in each one.

    I need patience because probably in 5 years time I have already finished testing all the orchestral and operatic discography. I don't enjoy music, I enjoy comparing, and it's like I'm buying CDs for watching on my shelf instead of playing them. The thing now is that I'm not liking at all this Beethoven Symphony episode I'm in and I'm finding out I could like Beethoven Symphonies even less than many operas. Decision: no purchase.

    I hope to be wrong and like more symphonic composers out of Bruckner, Mahler and Sibelius, but I see myself in the future with a single shelf full of opera recordings and no Baroque period whatsoever. I'd love to settle down one day and listen and enjoy my favourite operas, maybe being 36 and marrying my CD collection. Alone but not lonely.

    I don't know, I'm not in a good mood this month. It's called lack of perspective.

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    Our annual Der Ring des Nibelungen Sale is officially back!

    For the next week we are offering all of our complete Ring Cycles (33 and counting) at 50% off!

    Sale Ends Sunday, October 31 at Midnight!

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