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    I have over four dozen recordings of the Ninth, but this one is a can't-pass-up recording with
    Camilla Nylund (soprano), Iris Vermillion (alto), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (bass)
    "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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    Sprang for a couple of purchases at the weekend - this DVD of La Fanciulla Del West

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    And having enjoyed it so much live on Saturday night, this CD of Un Ballo in Maschera.
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    $4.42 shipped. No image on ebay listing but the bar code traced to this set which is dated sound but quite beautiful voices.
    Sound clips at Amazon.
    "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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    OK friends. You talked me into this.
    I just bought this in "like new" condition for 15 bucks.
    I'm really gonna try to like it.



    Hear that Greg Mitchell?
    Last edited by Itullian; Feb-20-2019 at 22:01.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Pretty enjoyable despite the extreme belcanto-formula. A very nice mezzo who doesn't catfight the soprano! They team up and everyone agrees the tenor is a shady dick. Area bass so obsessed with his honour he might be related to Zuko.

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    Just ordered this used online but in the four separate opera sets for total of $37 shipped.
    "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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    "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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    Courtesy of Presto Classical and Amazon, Blu Rays of Motzart's Don Giovanni with Erwin Schrott and Anna Netrebko from Baden Baden in 2013 and Donizetti's Anna Bolena again with Netrebko from 2011 in Vienna.

    Also the CD set of Britten's Peter Grimes by Sir Colin Davis and the LSO came along for the ride, so this should keep me suitably entertained for a bit

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

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    Have you had an epiphany?
    Last edited by GregMitchell; Feb-26-2019 at 19:11.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregMitchell View Post
    Have you had an epiphany?
    I'm tryin' ..................
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    A quick review of this new set. I think it's an excellent buy at 35 us dollars.
    I find the digital sound to be very good.
    Some thought was put into this set as the operas and large works have reasonable splits on the cds.
    Troyen is the usual 4 disc set up, each act intact.
    The other works are on 2 cds each split at the end of acts.
    I'm no Berlioz expert (yet ), but I believe all his major works are here.
    16 discs in nicely designed cardboard sleeves with a very fine booklet with notes, synopsis' , track listings, casts and some color photos.
    The LSO sounds great and the chorus full and rich sounding.
    Some of the singers are somewhat under powered , but ok.
    I like that the performances are live. You can feel that.
    I'm a Colin Davis fan so I'm very glad to have this.
    A great way to get to know Berlioz.
    Which I am doing?
    Thanks Greg Mitchell
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Amor non soffre opposizioni.jpgI Cherusci.jpgSaffo.jpgTelemaco.jpg

    I'm going all in on a new composer to me - Johann Simon Mayr - this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post



    A great way to get to know Berlioz.
    Which I am doing?
    Thanks Greg Mitchell
    Be careful. Once you find a way into Berlioz's soundworld, it can be quite addictive.

    Berlioz was, and still is, one of the most original voices in music. It's quite startling when you realise he was a contemporary of Schubert, and that his Symphonie Fantastique was written only three years after Beethoven's death.
    Last edited by GregMitchell; Mar-09-2019 at 00:24.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Think this is now my favorite Russian opera. This is my fourth DVD of Eugene:
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Mar-11-2019 at 06:09. Reason: corrected the number of DVDs
    "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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