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    Die Zauberflote/Bohm

    Slowly warming up to operas. Haven't read the libretto yet but enjoyed the music nevertheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus55 View Post
    Die Zauberflote/Bohm

    Slowly warming up to operas. Haven't read the libretto yet but enjoyed the music nevertheless.
    This was the first complete opera recording I purchased. Wunderlich's Tamino alone is worth it (not that the rest of the cast gives any cause for complaint).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zabirilog View Post
    Me too! It's awesome.

    Also the ultra-cheap ZYX issue of Knappertsbusch's 1951 Parsifal, Karajan's 1951 Meistersinger and Furtwängler's 1952 Tristan - not faultless by any means, but three classic recordings for thirteen quid!

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    I guess I'll post my first message here. Gotta start somewhere.

    Disclaimer: I know VERY little about opera. I know something from the movie Amadeus and a few articles I've read, and not much more. So, anything I say should not be held against me (I'm merely a baby in this endeavor.)

    Anyhow, I decided to purchase two DVDs to see if Opera is for me. I especially love pretty young ladies singing soprano. (I hope to attach a sampling of what I like from YouTube if I do it correctly.)

    The two DVDs I purchased:
    1. Verdi - Il Trovatore
    2. Puccini - La Boheme

    I've only seen the DVD by Verdi. I liked it, but did not love it. The main reason I did not love it, don't hate me for saying this, is because Leonora was not hot enough to make me REALLY interested (said while ducking). But, you know what? My wife said the same thing. Go figure!

    Anyhow, I'm hoping Puccini is better. When and if I buy another opera DVDs, I'm going to make sure I like the diva first. In fact, I should have purchased a Mozart Opera first since I like Mozart so much. Duh! I welcome any and all responses to anything I said here. Thank you.

    As promised, here is what I like to both watch and listen to:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spS4v6guHHc[/yt]

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    Just ordered the Kleiber Tristan to see whether the great man can help me to like this opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    I especially love pretty young ladies singing soprano. (I hope to attach a sampling of what I like from YouTube if I do it correctly.) ... The main reason I did not love it, don't hate me for saying this, is because Leonora was not hot enough to make me REALLY interested (said while ducking).[/yt]
    If hotness is the criteria for sopranos, then buy anything with Anna Netrebko or Patrizia Ciofi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyroneslothrop View Post
    If hotness is the criteria for sopranos, then buy anything with Anna Netrebko or Patrizia Ciofi.
    tumblr_static_anna_netrebko_vermell.jpg
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    Thanks for the tip. I'm checking both out to see what operas they are on DVD. I hope a Mozart one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    I hope a Mozart one.
    Do NOT get Netrebko's Marriage of Figaro. Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyroneslothrop View Post
    Do NOT get Netrebko's Marriage of Figaro. Just saying.
    Yeah, I read that the Figaro DVD she was in was very different and not for everyone. My research is leading me to this one (so far). Miah Persson looks like a sweetheart, and many people who reviewed the DVD seem to like it too. What say ye?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    Yeah, I read that the Figaro DVD she was in was very different and not for everyone. My research is leading me to this one (so far). Miah Persson looks like a sweetheart, and many people who reviewed the DVD seem to like it too. What say ye?

    The Talk Classical Most Recommended Opera DVD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    Yeah, I read that the Figaro DVD she was in was very different and not for everyone. My research is leading me to this one (so far). Miah Persson looks like a sweetheart, and many people who reviewed the DVD seem to like it too. What say ye?
    I say YES!

    And you will love gorgeous Miah Persson in this wonderful DVD:

    Natalie

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    And sexy all-singing all-dancing Danielle de Niese:



    in this:

    Natalie

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    You could also consider lovely Elina Garanča:



    in this:

    Natalie

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    Many people also find Angela Gheorghiu attractive. My problem is that she so patently does too.




    Two good dvds with her; both with exquisite eye-candy (Jonas Kaufmann) for your wife:



    Natalie

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    Two recommendations for Anna Netrebko:



    Natalie

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