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    Fiorenza Cossotto (Leonora), Alfredo Kraus (Fernando), Sesto Bruscantini (Alfonso XI), Ruggero Raimondi (Baldassarre), Augusto Pedroni (Don Gasparo), Marisa Zotti (Ines)

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    Alas! You Bloody Winter, unleash thy treacherous passion

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    Handel Rodelinda

    Conducted by Harnoncourt and directed by his son Phillipp.

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    Not sure what to think of the updated production but it’s interesting anyway. Danielle Denise certainly in the part.
    I do wish some of these modern productions wouldn’t indulge in unnecessary crudities. Like the woman sniffing the crotch of the man’s pyjamas. For goodness sake, is there no dignity left on the stage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post




    Fiorenza Cossotto (Leonora), Alfredo Kraus (Fernando), Sesto Bruscantini (Alfonso XI), Ruggero Raimondi (Baldassarre), Augusto Pedroni (Don Gasparo), Marisa Zotti (Ines)

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    Bruscantini was a very strange casting choice for this role, to be fair.

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    Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata

    Roberto de Biasio (Arvino), Michele Pertusi (Pagano), Cristina Giannelli (Viclinda), Dimitra Theodossiou (Giselda), Roberto Tagliavini (Pirro), Valdis Jansons (Acciano), Francesco Meli (Oronte), Daniela Pini (Sofia)

    Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma, Daniele Callegari
    How would you compare it to Scala/Gavazzeni with Carreras/Dimitrova/Carroli one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azol View Post
    How would you compare it to Scala/Gavazzeni with Carreras/Dimitrova/Carroli one?
    The Scala is better on all counts (the Tutto Verdi releases are rather mixed in quality and only really advisable if they are the only release of that opera or you are a fan of one of the singers). That said, this Lombardi is one of the better ones in the Tutto Verdi series.

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    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azol View Post
    Bruscantini was a very strange casting choice for this role, to be fair.
    Cossotto makes up for all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azol View Post
    How would you compare it to Scala/Gavazzeni with Carreras/Dimitrova/Carroli one?
    No idea at this moment to be honest, not even sure I even seen it in whole, will report back later.
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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    A splendid recording of Aroldo, Verdi's re-working of his Stiffelio. I prefer the earlier opera, which is dramatically more cohesive, but there is some excellent new music in Aroldo even if, ultimately, it is a less moving piece.

    Hard to choose between this and the Queler recording. I prefer Caballé to Vaness, whose voice by this time has become to harden on top, but Luisis directs the better performance. Not much to choose between the tenors, but Anthony Michaels-Moore is excellent and one of the newer recording's chief assets.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Handel Ariodante

    From a recent broadcast of concert performance by the Royal Opera London. Brilliant!

    First performance there since Handel’s day. Some dazzling singing. Carestini must have been some singer.
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    Verdi: Macbeth

    Renato Bruson (Macbeth), Mara Zampieri (Lady Macbeth), James Morris (Banco), Dennis O’Neill (Macduff), David Griffith (Malcolm), Sharon Sweet (Dama), Josef Becker (Medico)

    Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Giuseppe Sinopoli
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