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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Nothing like Ruggero in martial mode to get you ready to face the fray!
    Oh definitely. I prefer his Attila to



    and you know how I feel about Sam the Man
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    Gardelli really "gets" Verdi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Gardelli really "gets" Verdi.
    Oh definitely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Oh definitely. I prefer his Attila to



    and you know how I feel about Sam the Man
    Wow that IS a compliment to my boy.
    Last edited by mamascarlatti; Jan-03-2013 at 11:00.
    Natalie

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    Never mind Raimondi. The Gardelli recording has Sherrill Milnes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Never mind Raimondi. The Gardelli recording has Sherrill Milnes!
    Whaddaya mean never mind Raimondi?!?? Do I ever say never mind Kaufmann!?!?
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Never mind Raimondi. The Gardelli recording has Sherrill Milnes!
    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Whaddaya mean never mind Raimondi?!?? Do I ever say never mind Kaufmann!?!?
    Fight!!!!!

    Ann

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    La fanciulla del West, Live 1956 La Scala, Antonio Votto



    I only knew the thrilling aria Ch'ella mi creda from Act 3 and Franco Corelli's powerfull ironic spinto made me to get the whole, I think it has really something among all Puccini's operas!
    Last edited by Il_Penseroso; Feb-17-2013 at 07:26. Reason: Puccini with P capital not small !! Shame on me !!
    In a world to be handled by gangsters and maniacs, art means nothing but just a junk food which there's no hope for human salvation through it... (Shāmlou)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Il_Penseroso View Post
    La fanciulla del West, Live 1956 La Scala, Antonio Votto



    I only knew the thrilling aria Ch'ella mi creda from Act 3 and Franco Corelli's powerfull ironic spinto made me to get the whole, I think it has really something among all Puccini's operas!
    It's my favourite opera of Puccini's. You might like this full length performance from swedish opera house, with lots of references to the silent movie era. I'm hoping it will be released on DVD.

    Natalie

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    Gotterdammerung, Haitink

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    Finished two of three discs of Madama Butterfly with Jose Carreras and Mirella Freni.
    Stabat Mater & Requiem Project:

    REQUIEMS
    Dvorak
    Faure Requiem
    Mozart
    Rossini
    Salieri
    Verdi

    STABAT MATERS
    Boccherini
    Dvorak
    Haydn
    Mayr
    Poulenc
    Rossini
    Steffani
    Vivaldi

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    Trying out Eugene Onegin.
    Stabat Mater & Requiem Project:

    REQUIEMS
    Dvorak
    Faure Requiem
    Mozart
    Rossini
    Salieri
    Verdi

    STABAT MATERS
    Boccherini
    Dvorak
    Haydn
    Mayr
    Poulenc
    Rossini
    Steffani
    Vivaldi

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    Which version? I LOVE this opera.
    Natalie

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    Gluck: Alceste -- John Eliot Gardiner: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir

    I can hardly imagine a finer setting forth of Euripides' great tragedy. Euripides was, in my opinion, the finest tragic poet [whose works survive, at least] of Ancient Greece. His works are unbelievably intense, and it suits his temper to have his works modified for opera by hands as skilled as Gluck's.

    Also, Cherubini's Medea is likewise an admirable example of Euripides' great dramas being given fitting grandeur and treatment.

    Euripides + Gluck = Genius
    Euripides + Cherubini = Genius

    Axiomatic equations, as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    Finished two of three discs of Madama Butterfly with Jose Carreras and Mirella Freni.
    That's a great recording.

    A friend from work is going to an opera for the very first time & is seeing Madama Butterfly. I've lent her my CD of the Carreras/Freni & she says she's enjoying her 'homework'. And she never realised box sets were so informative.

    I think I may have a new convert to talk opera with.
    Ann

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