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    You're whisked away to a desert island with only a solar powered dvd player and three opera dvds to take with you. What are they? (No, a full Ring can't be one of your three).

    For me:
    1. Orphee aux Enfers (Natalie Dessay version, natch)
    2. La Fille du Regiment (ditto)
    3. Since the Alison Hagley / Bryn Terfel Nozze isn't available on dvd, instead I'll go with the Damrau / Keenleyside Die Zauberflote
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    Oh dear, hard to choose:

    1. Lohengrin with Kaufmann/Harteros.

    2. Giulio Cesare from Glyndebourne

    3. Billy Budd from Glyndebourne.

    Bonus point from the latter: it's so nautical that it might give me some good ideas on how to build a boat to get back to the rest of my DVD collection. Oh, and to my family.
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    Isn't it obvious? I don't need three DVDs, just one:
    Salome, with Anna Netrebko.
    "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 Almaviva View Post
    Isn't it obvious? I don't need three DVDs, just one:
    Salome, with Anna Netrebko.
    Have you checked the loveliest sopranos thread lately? One of the most recent posts features a pic of a near nip-slip from a certain Russian soprano
    -Ian

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    Of course I have! The picture was posted for me!!!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Was just surprised not to see a post full of from you
    -Ian

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    Now OK, let me reply seriously.
    Tough choice, being it just three.
    Let's see...

    Anna Netrebko's La Traviata from Salzburg 2005
    Sir Gardiner's Les Troyens 2003
    2006 Glyndebourne Così fan Tutte

    There are several others that could be here as well, and I'd be just as content, but I won't mention them since you asked for just three.
    Last edited by Almaviva; May-25-2011 at 13:11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    Was just surprised not to see a post full of from you
    But there is one. The picture was re-posted. Browse up and you'll see my response when the picture was first posted (by Natalie)
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Ah, I hadn't checked the previous page. Now that I've seen the proper reaction from you, I feel reassured.
    -Ian

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    Anna knows that she can count of me to be absolutely stunned anytime she decides to show those girls of hers to the world!
    "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 rgz View Post
    Have you checked the loveliest sopranos thread lately? One of the most recent posts features a pic of a near nip-slip from a certain Russian soprano
    Only about every 3 minutes.
    Natalie

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    I wouldn't bother taking DVDs, I'd just take the singers themselves, Antonio Pappano + orchestra & they could perform at my command.

    Tenors would be Joseph Calleja, Jonas Kaufmann, Jose Cura & JDF, baritones would be Hvorostovsky, Mariusz Kwiecień, Zeljko Lucic & Simon Keenlyside. Bass/baritones would be John Relyea, Grigory Soloviov, David Soar & Lukas Jakobski.

    Sherrill Milnes & Sam Ramey could come along too as voice coaches.

    Not bothered about which ladies but Diana Damrau, Renee Fleming, Natalie Dessay & Anna Netrebko would do.
    Ann

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    Parsifal/Lehnhoff
    Les Contes d'Hoffman/Covent Garden Domingo
    I am going to take one Ring opera and that is Barenboim's Die Walkure.

    By the way what are we going to watch these on as all we have is the dvd player and no TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    I wouldn't bother taking DVDs, I'd just take the singers themselves, Antonio Pappano + orchestra & they could perform at my command.

    Tenors would be Joseph Calleja, Jonas Kaufmann, Jose Cura & JDF, baritones would be Hvorostovsky, Mariusz Kwiecień, Zeljko Lucic & Simon Keenlyside. Bass/baritones would be John Relyea, Grigory Soloviov, David Soar & Lukas Jakobski.

    Sherrill Milnes & Sam Ramey could come along too as voice coaches.

    Not bothered about which ladies but Diana Damrau, Renee Fleming, Natalie Dessay & Anna Netrebko would do.
    Hey, Annie, the point is a desert island, not a crowded one...
    Hmmm... the idea of taking Anna Netrebko with me to a desert island is actually very appealing... just the two of us, so that sooner or later her urges would make her get ... cough, cough... "friendly" with me.
    "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 jflatter View Post
    Parsifal/Lehnhoff
    Les Contes d'Hoffman/Covent Garden Domingo
    I am going to take one Ring opera and that is Barenboim's Die Walkure.

    By the way what are we going to watch these on as all we have is the dvd player and no TV.
    Good point. Are there solar-powered TVs out there?
    Maybe we should just do like Annie and take the performers themselves with us, they don't need solar batteries.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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