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    Gluck ~ Orfeo ed Euridice

    René Jacobs leads the Freiburger Barockorchester with Bernarda Fink and Veronica Cangemi.

    "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
    And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh."
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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    I try to tune out the singing and listen to the brilliant score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post

    Role could be written for Teresa Berganza.
    Sublime

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    Bellini; I Puritani.
    Beverly Sills/ Begg/ Gedda et al.
    Julius Rudel
    conducting

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    Callas in scintillating, sparkling, effervescent mode is the perfect comedienne in this recording of Il Turco in Italia. OK, textually its not exactly authentic, but it has an authenticity of execution often missing from more po-faced modern alternatives.
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    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    von Weber;Der Freischütz.
    Janowitz/ Mathis/ Schreier et al.
    Carlos Kleiber
    conducting

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    I'm not usually a fan of entire operas, but this film caught my attention. I never heard Madame Butterfly before, outside of "Un Bel Di", but it's a nice opera with which to expand my horizons. I like it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhGZMPMJuTg

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    Sipping down some sweetened coffee to this beauty...

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    Love the loud percussion!

    Definitely one of my favourite overtures!

    Bassa Selim lebe lange!

    Ehre sei sein Eigentum!

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    Haven't dipped into Gluck's music in some time, so I figured I needed to get back to it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GregMitchell View Post


    Callas in scintillating, sparkling, effervescent mode is the perfect comedienne in this recording of Il Turco in Italia. OK, textually its not exactly authentic, but it has an authenticity of execution often missing from more po-faced modern alternatives.
    Never cared for Turco that much. Love L'Italiana.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    One of my recent orders arrived today, so I will be starting on Boito's Mefistofele (Ghiaurov, Pavarotti, Freni, Caballé) tonight or tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Never cared for Turco that much. Love L'Italiana.
    The other recordings of it are a bit boring, I must say. This fizzes and sparkles like a good champagne. I love it.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Spectacular sound

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