Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 61

Thread: Latest DVD purchases

  1. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Toronto, On
    Posts
    375
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    These are my last DVDs bought from Amazon



    and



    I bought Don Carlo after watching it on Treasure HD. This production gathered too many of my favorites artists: Furlanetto, Villazon, Keenlyside. Wonderful singing, nice, simple stage decorations.
    La Rondine was bought after watching Angela singing on you tube. I loved her, but I am not a fan of Roberto Alagna. I haven't yet time to watch the DVD.

  2. #32
    Moderator mamascarlatti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    5,848
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'm hopelessly obsessed with Britten at the moment, and this deal from Presto classical with 25% off and the good exchange rate seemed to good to ignore.



    It includes Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, the Turn of the screw, Owen Wingrave, Death in Venice, Gloriana, the Rape of Lucretia, the Making of an Opera.
    Natalie

  3. #33
    Senior Member DarkAngel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    La Scala
    Posts
    3,945
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default



    Need another Tales of Hoffman to go with Domingo ROH, a great "straight" ahead production with great singing but visually is showing its age, this new version looks to be more fanciful and bizarre.......a Luigi Pizzi production.

    MamaS should know we have Ruggero Raimondi here also........

  4. #34
    Senior Member DarkAngel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    La Scala
    Posts
    3,945
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default



    Alma has almost convinced me I need the Theodossiuo "RD"............but not quite, money stays in my wallet for now

  5. #35
    Moderator mamascarlatti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    5,848
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post


    Need another Tales of Hoffman to go with Domingo ROH, a great "straight" ahead production with great singing but visually is showing its age, this new version looks to be more fanciful and bizarre.......a Luigi Pizzi production.

    MamaS should know we have Ruggero Raimondi here also........
    It certainly looks intriguing. But I've spent too much money on opera DVDs this month already!
    Natalie

  6. #36
    Moderator mamascarlatti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    5,848
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Here are a few that are finally on their way to me.

    Some new ones:

    This has Bejun Mehta in it so it was a no-brainer:



    I love the Copenhagen Ring so I can't wait to see what the Danish team has done with Tannhäuser (Alma has an aneurysm at the mere thought of it):



    I saw some Youtubes and this looked good:



    Luis Lima is a fabulous Don Jose with Maria Ewing (actually better than El Guapo), and I used to have this production on VHS, so I treated myself to a DVD in the Presto classical sale:



    I have the Domingo Tamerlano and it's fine but I want something more Handelian. And I've fancied Tom Randle ever since seeing him as a splendidly petulant Oberon in the Fairy Queen.



    This is the French version that has been discussed on this forum. I'm curious.

    Last edited by mamascarlatti; Jun-09-2011 at 03:32. Reason: added an errant "n"
    Natalie

  7. Likes HarpsichordConcerto liked this post
  8. #37
    Senior Member Almaviva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,427
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default

    These are on their way to me:

    L'Equivoco Stravagante
    La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein
    La Cenerentola (von Stade's version)
    MARIA CALLAS-AT COVENT GARDEN
    RITTER BLAUBART
    OBERTO
    IL BURBERO DI BUON CUORE
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

  9. #38
    Moderator mamascarlatti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    5,848
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    These are on their way to me:

    L'Equivoco Stravagante
    La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein
    La Cenerentola (von Stade's version)
    MARIA CALLAS-AT COVENT GARDEN
    RITTER BLAUBART
    OBERTO
    IL BURBERO DI BUON CUORE
    Which version did you got for? I'm still to get this.
    Natalie

  10. #39
    Senior Member Almaviva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,427
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

  11. #40
    Moderator mamascarlatti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    5,848
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Am I happy that this arrived in the mail today, with the lovely Mariusz Kwiecen and beautiful Tatiana Monogarova. The staging is moderately daft but it has its moments.

    Natalie

  12. #41
    Senior Member HarpsichordConcerto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    3,516
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Rossini, Semiramide (1823), Metropolitan Orchestra & Chorus, James Conlon, stage direction by John Copley. Recording Date: 1990.



    E. Korngold, Die Tote Stadt (1920), op. 12, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Jan Latham-Koenig, stage direction by Inga Levant, recording Date: 2001.



    Marc Minkowkski conducts Offenbach: Orphee Aux Enfers , La Belle Helène


  13. #42
    Senior Member Almaviva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,427
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default

    I've just ordered these two and I'm very excited about them.

    41I%2BKLqfxwL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    31bgdfdT9BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Well, and I also got this, just so that Anna's husband can make some money and buy her nice things, which will nevertheless not stop her from dumping him and marrying me instead.

    51lqFavfxZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

  14. #43
    Moderator mamascarlatti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    5,848
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Well, and I also got this, just so that Anna's husband can make some money and buy her nice things, which will nevertheless not stop her from dumping him and marrying me instead.

    51lqFavfxZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
    I'll be interested to know what you think of it. I might get the library to order it for me though...
    Natalie

  15. #44
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Madrid, Spain
    Posts
    4,588
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default



    Fantastic opera!

  16. #45
    Senior Member Aksel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    1,582
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    So these aren't actually purchases per se, but I just found out that my local library carries opera DVDs, and I was immediately delighted.
    I borrowed:

    The 2006 Glyndebourne Tristan with Stemme, Gambill and Pape


    The 1996 Bayreuth Wolfgang Wagner Meistersinger with Holl, Seiffert and Magee


    The Rene Jacobs Don Giovanni (I just watched the La Scala production with Allen, Guberova and Araiza and I was thoroughly displeased) with Weisser, Pendatschanska and Byström


    The Rene Jacobs Orfeo with Keenlyside, Lascarro and Oddone


    A documentary about Kirsten Flagstad

    And an Orpheus in the Underworld from some time in the 70s. In German!

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Poll - how many complete operas do you own?
    By Almaviva in forum Opera
    Replies: 303
    Last Post: Apr-12-2017, 13:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •