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    I've been posting these in the general classical "latest purchases" thread but I think they'd be better here where there are more posters interested in opera. I'd love to know what you guys are buying. We could also have one for latest Opera on CD purchases.

    So just arrived, an upgrade from my recent recorded from the TV version:



    to hear Annie shout "bravo" (Am I right, is this the right DVD?)

    and



    I know José Cura isn't everyone's cup of tea but I think he's a fantastic actor and I've enjoyed everything I've seen him in, which is the reason I am also waiting for:

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    I've been posting these in the general classical "latest purchases" thread but I think they'd be better here where there are more posters interested in opera. I'd love to know what you guys are buying. We could also have one for latest Opera on CD purchases.

    I know José Cura isn't everyone's cup of tea but I think he's a fantastic actor and I've enjoyed everything I've seen him in, which is the reason I am also waiting for:

    I can't stomach the final act of "lescaut" (desert outside of New Orleans?) so I only buy Manon DVDs

    My latest purchase goes baroque..........


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    Bought this a couple weeks ago, previewed it on MET player.....


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    After my last shopping spree with gift cards from my birthday - I have already listed the 9 operas that I bought at the time - I've only bought two operas, one on CD (Cendrillon) and one on DVD (Itinerário do Sal):



    I did come accross $525 in disposable income that I am planning to spend on opera.
    I have started by buying a new rack since I've run out of space for my collection, and I want to organize it differently. I also used part of it to cover some past purchases - I had promised my wife that I'd only buy opera when I came accross some extra money like I just did, but I cheated on my promise with a few impulsive buys - but there are $340 left which could turn into a very neat shopping spree.

    Suggestions?
    Last edited by Almaviva; Mar-28-2011 at 05:06.
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    I am going modern with one of my purhases. Look forward to it! You guys seemed to have given it a moderately well reception (in another thread) considering it is a very modern piece.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    I am going modern with one of my purhases. Look forward to it! You guys seemed to have given it a moderately well reception (in another thread) considering it is a very modern piece.

    I'd say it was more than moderate, since it did make our Top 100 recommended operas. I personally liked it a lot, or better said, loved it.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    I've been posting these in the general classical "latest purchases" thread but I think they'd be better here where there are more posters interested in opera. I'd love to know what you guys are buying. We could also have one for latest Opera on CD purchases.

    So just arrived, an upgrade from my recent recorded from the TV version:



    to hear Annie shout "bravo" (Am I right, is this the right DVD?)
    Yep! At the end of this which is from the TV (was recorded and broadcast before the performance I saw from which the DVD is compiled)

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAV69sgGsak[/YT]

    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    and



    I know José Cura isn't everyone's cup of tea but I think he's a fantastic actor and I've enjoyed everything I've seen him in,
    I like him as well & I'll be interested in your review. I wasn't keen but I loved the music (which I didn't know) & the CD is on my wish list
    Last edited by sospiro; Mar-28-2011 at 05:40. Reason: clarification
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    I am going modern with one of my purhases. Look forward to it! You guys seemed to have given it a moderately well reception (in another thread) considering it is a very modern piece.

    I love this, very hypnotic, and it's a good production with very fine principals, but I'd kill for a DVD of this one:

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfHqNCae1Lo[/YT]
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    I love this, very hypnotic, and it's a good production with very fine principals, but I'd kill for a DVD of this one:
    I don't know, Nat. The trailer doesn't have the singing... and I'm afraid it will be one of those busy stages where too much happens, while this work is very delicate - almost minimalistic - and well balanced.

    A Cirque du Soleil performance is fine if I'm in the mood for acrobats... but as you very well know, in opera sometimes less is more.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    My most recent DVD purchases (probably to no one's surprise) were the "Werther" and "Lohengrin" performances with el Guapo. And the next purchase is likely to be the Zürich "Tosca" with the aforesaid gentleman and Emily Magee, which is supposed to be released at the beginning of April. (I still have not figured out how to post images to this forum; the method which ought to work for some reason doesn't.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    My most recent DVD purchases (probably to no one's surprise) were the "Werther" and "Lohengrin" performances with el Guapo. And the next purchase is likely to be the Zürich "Tosca" with the aforesaid gentleman and Emily Magee, which is supposed to be released at the beginning of April. (I still have not figured out how to post images to this forum; the method which ought to work for some reason doesn't.)


    You have an El Guapo obsession like my Simon Boccanegra obsession

    I've just bought this



    but not watched it yet.

    Mary - there are several ways to add images. For an Amazon image right click on the photo and select 'copy image location'. Then 'paste' between [img][/img]. Or you can use the little mountain symbol on the forum tool bar above to paste your image between.

    To post one of your own photos, use an image hosting site like Image Shack. Browse then choose your photo & enter. Once its uploaded click on one of the 'Links to Share Your Image' which should come up in blue, copy & paste the whole url. I usually select 'thumbnail' as it takes up less room on the forum page.

    Hope this makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post

    Mary - there are several ways to add images. For an Amazon image right click on the photo and select 'copy image location'. Then 'paste' between [img][/img]. Or you can use the little mountain symbol on the forum tool bar above to paste your image between.
    If you are using a recent version of Internet explorer which doesn't seem to have the "Copy image location" function, you might have to right click, chose"Properties", and copy the url address shown on the pop-up.

    PS I totally concur with the El Guapo obsession.

    Have just ordered this:



    which means I'm going to have a lot of sitting through Ceci going nuts while waiting for Jonas to hove into view to do his young lover thing.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    If you are using a recent version of Internet explorer which doesn't seem to have the "Copy image location" function, you might have to right click, chose"Properties", and copy the url address shown on the pop-up.
    Oh sorry didn't know that, I use Firefox
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    This is my latest DVD purchase and I have enjoyed it. It gives the Boulez version a run for its money

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    Has anyone dared buy the Bayreuth Die Walkure that has just come out on Blu Ray/DVD? Even though it has dodgy reviews I am tempted...

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