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    I will definitely buy this................but

    Must find out if blu ray will be offered, because this is a 2 DVD set often the blu ray will fit on 1 disc and offer better picture and sound for same (or less) price, Amazon USA does not show this option yet

    Wait...........
    trip to DG website answers my question that about 3 weeks after 2 DVD release a 1 disc blu ray will be released.
    Keep your powder dry my friends

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    Thanks for telling me, I'll cancel my order and wait for the blu-ray!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Von Heute auf Morgen!!! Fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooopera View Post
    Hasn't that been released, or am I seriously very wrong here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Hasn't that been released, or am I seriously very wrong here?
    The DVD has been released. I, however, have not.

    Here's one I'm looking forward to, supposedly coming out in November from Arthaus. First ever commercial DVD release of Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae, from Deutsche Oper Berlin. Kirsten Harms's production got mixed reviews, as did some of the singers, but it will still be nice to have it in the catalog.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Hasn't that been released, or am I seriously very wrong here?
    Yes, it is available for purchase now. DVD and Blu-ray. I don't have it yet. But will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    The DVD has been released. I, however, have not.

    Here's one I'm looking forward to, supposedly coming out in November from Arthaus. First ever commercial DVD release of Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae, from Deutsche Oper Berlin. Kirsten Harms's production got mixed reviews, as did some of the singers, but it will still be nice to have it in the catalog.
    Are you kidding? The production is freakin' gorgeous! And it looks exiting. I think I must have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Are you kidding? The production is freakin' gorgeous! And it looks exiting. I think I must have it.
    Hey, I'm with you. But you know there's always at least one party-pooper--like the "I Hear Voices" blogger:

    "I wonder which is the purpose of doing something so outdated in its 1980′s gloss and superficiality when one has nothing to say. I would gladly have a highly aestheticized stylization instead anytime. As it is, as in Harms’s Frau ohne Schatten, Elektra etc etc, the action is set in some sort of elevator or staircase hall that crumbles down to act III. An upside-down piano hanging from the ceiling is supposed to be the unifying symbolism of it all. To make things worse, it does not look well. Considering the prima donna’s personal beauty and the fact that she should wear, according to the libretto, some stunning costumes, one has to use one’s imagination to see that."

    There's just no pleasing some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    Hey, I'm with you. But you know there's always at least one party-pooper--like the "I Hear Voices" blogger:

    "I wonder which is the purpose of doing something so outdated in its 1980′s gloss and superficiality when one has nothing to say. I would gladly have a highly aestheticized stylization instead anytime. As it is, as in Harms’s Frau ohne Schatten, Elektra etc etc, the action is set in some sort of elevator or staircase hall that crumbles down to act III. An upside-down piano hanging from the ceiling is supposed to be the unifying symbolism of it all. To make things worse, it does not look well. Considering the prima donna’s personal beauty and the fact that she should wear, according to the libretto, some stunning costumes, one has to use one’s imagination to see that."

    There's just no pleasing some people.
    Really? I found the costumes appropriate (not really knowing the opera, but whatevs) and I thought it all looked very beautiful. But then again, I'm no critic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Really? I found the costumes appropriate (not really knowing the opera, but whatevs) and I thought it all looked very beautiful. But then again, I'm no critic.
    It's just one blogger. You can find more positive reviews, too. And since there's no other production on DVD to compare it to (and may not be for a while), I'm inclined to go for this one and enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooopera View Post
    Oooh, Natalie will love this, since she hates the other boob-rich Alcina DVD!
    "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
    Oooh, Natalie will love this, since she hates the other boob-rich Alcina DVD!
    I did quite enjoy it. Anja Harteros sang beautifully if her acting was a little cold. I was less enchanted with Veronica Cangemi (shrieky) and Vesselina Kasarova (VERY uneven register and looks like a hamster when singing coloratora). The production was attractive if static, mercifully not a boob or a piece of 1950s wallpaper in sight.

    Funnily enough the one who blew me out of the water was the "St. Florianer Sängerknabe" Alois Mühlbacher as Oberto.

    Natalie

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    Verdi: La Traviata
    Live Recording from The Oper Graz, 2011

    Marlis Petersen (Violetta Valéry), Kristina Antonie Fehrs (Flora Bervoix), Fran Lubahn (Annina), Giuseppe Varano (Alfredo Germont) & James Rutherford (Giorgio Germont)

    Oper Graz, Tecwyn Evans (conductor) & Peter Konwitschny (stage director)

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