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    Anyone have any suggestions for La Favorita (Italian versions only) and/or Lucrezia Borgia. I was thinking of going for the Bonynge versions - seems to usually be a safe bet with Donizetti - unless others have strong contrary feelings:
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattExcell View Post
    Anyone have any suggestions for La Favorita (Italian versions only) and/or Lucrezia Borgia. I was thinking of going for the Bonynge versions - seems to usually be a safe bet with Donizetti - unless others have strong contrary feelings:
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    I have both & can recommend them
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    Default Looking for L'Elisir D'Amore

    Coming in February my local opera house is staging L'elisir D'amore (this will be my first live opera). I'd like to get a good copy to listen to beforehand. I know the most famous aria "una furtiva lagrima." So what would you recommend? I noted the following:

    Sutherland/Pavarotti/Bonynge
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    Alagna/Gheorghiu/Pido
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    Freni/Gedda/Molinari-Pradelli
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    Battle/Pavarotti/Levine
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    Freni/Alva/Cillario from Glyndebourne
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    You can take the Alagna /Gheorghiu version above, in DVD:



    There are also several complete Elisir in youtube that you can check.

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    There is already a thread about recordings of this opera: Recordings of Donizetti's Elisir d'Amore

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    Thanks! I searched by the name but I couldn't find it. Maybe I spelled it wrong.

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    Molinari- Pradelli is my fav.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    My favorite is the Pritchard, with Ileana Cotrubas as Adina, Domingo as Nemorino, and Sir Geraint Evans as Dulcamara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tehzim View Post
    Coming in February my local opera house is staging L'elisir D'amore (this will be my first live opera). I'd like to get a good copy to listen to beforehand. I know the most famous aria "una furtiva lagrima." So what would you recommend?
    Great first opera to see live!! Hope you enjoy it.

    I've got the Sutherland/Pavarotti/Bonynge which I like and also this one



    And this is a good version on DVD

    Ann

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    And this is a good version on DVD

    Can't go wrong with this one. Great singing, and acting, lovely silliness. Villazon sings "Una Furtiva Lagrima" twice, the second time even better then the first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dongiovanni View Post
    Can't go wrong with this one. Great singing, and acting, lovely silliness. Villazon sings "Una Furtiva Lagrima" twice, the second time even better then the first.
    And juggles oranges!
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    My current favorites for the three Queens:





    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Well I have to add to the three above, this which is also among my three queen favorites.
    This newly released in a single 6-CD set in July 2017.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    So why don't they have a big box set of the complete Donizetti operas? I looked and they only have some 5- or 6-opera sets.
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Nov-15-2018 at 18:48.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    So why don't they have a big box set of the complete Donizetti operas? I looked and they only have some 5- or 6-opera sets.
    I am sure that has everything to do with record companies, don't want sharing their "stars" with each other.
    Theatre, a forum for public debate, an arena for cathartic spectacle and somewhere for vain bitchy people to show off in front of big crowds!


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