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    Solti's Frau Ohne Schatten on cd.

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    On my WTBW list .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesteralen View Post
    I prefer this. Infinitely.

    Natalie

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    Received the Keilberth Stereo Ring today.
    It's a beautiful set. 2 nice booklets. One a synopsis and one about Keilberth
    and the operas.
    The discs are in beautiful glossy cardboard sleeves with pictures from the opera
    on them.
    Haven't listened yet, but will post when I do. Ciao
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Watched the DVD of Peter Grimes from La Scala . John Graham-Hall is a wonderful Grimes...all petty madness. I love other interpreters like Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Philip Langridge. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with his portrayal. Similarly, Ellen (Susan Gritton) is superb....a lovely range. I also enjoyed Felicity Palmers Auntie and the Balstrode of Christopher Purves.

    What suprised me most was the wonderful setting. It just brought the whole thing to life. I especially was touched by the scene during the church service with Ellen and the boy.

    For DVD opera i look for performances that make me stick like glue and wow my senses....this one does. Much better than the Met DVD and the one from Zurich. Better cast, conductor and setting by far!

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    Gergiev Walkure.
    can't wait
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    I've just received a very well remastered version of the classic 1939 Met performance of Simon Boccanegra (Tibbett, Rethberg, Martinelli, Pinza, Warren), from the Canadian label Immortal Performances. I've searched all my life (and I am old now) for a well engineered restoration of this one, and this is it for me.

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    ROSSINI
    'La Cenerentola'
    Riccardo Chailly Conductor
    Cecilia Bartolli Singer
    Decca


    BERLIOZ
    'Benvenuto Cellini'
    John Nelson Conductor
    Orchestra National de France
    Gregory Kunde, Patrizia Ciofi, Joyce Di Donato Singers
    Virgin Classics


    BELLINI
    'I Capuleti e i Montecchi'
    Fabio Luisi Conductor
    Wiener Symphoniker
    Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca Singers
    DG

    Along w/2 Haydn Masses. John Eliot Gardiner Conducting
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    Domingo and his Verdi Baritone arias. Very nice even though i was skeptical!

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    Just received this wonderful dvd+cd and a second cd from Amazon. The documentary is a centennial tribute that is very well made and extremely affecting. A plus for me is that it's narrated by Charlotte Rampling.


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    "No preluding! Piano pianissimo -- then all will be well." (Posted in the orchestra pit on August 13, 1876)

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    For my birthday I got the Claudio Abbado Falstaff CD with Bryn Terfel. I've listened to it three times and really enjoy it; Terfel is just as I remember him from the two radio broadcasts on which I heard him years ago.

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    From Amazon I just ordered the EMI/Muti CD recording of Verdi's Attila with Samuel Ramey, Cheryl Studer, Neil Schicoff, and Giorgio Zancanaro.

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    I just got the big Verdi 200 year set of joy today... I love gifts 810N5JLANaL._SL1500_.jpg

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    3 operas on DVD.

    Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini
    TDK
    Stage performance by the Opera National de Paris 2002
    Joyce DiDonato Rosina
    Bruno Campanella Conductor

    LaCenerentola Rossini
    Decca
    Live broadcast of Gran Teatre del Liceu
    Joyce DiDonato-Juan Diego Florez Angelina-Don Romiro
    Patrick Summers Conductor

    The Enchanted Island A Baroque patiche Written by Jeremy Sams Music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others.
    Virgin Classics
    NY Met World Premiere Production
    David Daniels, Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato and Placido Domingo Singers
    William Christie Conductor

    Yes, I went on a Joyce DiDonato kick. Besides feeling she is one of, if not the, leading Mezzos in the world today, she is from KC, Mo. Got to support one of our own(). BTW, she is great on all 3, esp. Enchanted Island.
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    Big order day for me.

    Das Rheingold Gergiev
    Daphne Bohm
    Wagner at the Met various artists.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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