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    No DVD, but this CD recording of a live performance conducted by Zubin Mehta:



    Figaro: Sesto Bruscantini
    Susanna: Teresa Stratas
    Countess Almaviva: Sena Jurinac
    Count Almaviva: Mario Petri
    Cherubino: Teresa Berganza
    Dr. Bartolo: Giorgio Tadeo
    Marcellina: Nucci Condo
    Barbarina: Lilia Reyes
    Antonio: Alfredo Martiotti
    Don Curzio: Angelo Degli Innocenti

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    Figaro the best performances:

    The old Glyndebourne one under Gui is a classic with Bruscantini a great Figaro

    Erich Kleiber conducts a good cast superbly but seems a little slow sometimes by today's standards. But this is a classic

    The Guilini has a dream cast but somehow is lacking in humour.

    Karajan live 1974 has another dream cast and is a crackerjack performance but the sound is not first class. Just how much more vital HvK could be in the theatre

    Karajan studio of the same period was a major disappointment - von Stade said that the maestro was in a mood and treated the cast like a bunch of kids. Sadly it shows!

    Jacobs with period instruments is a fantastic performance which really sets the piece as the ground breaking, anti-establishment, subversive work that it is. The cast is great and Jacobs always illuminating.

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    So although I enjoy all the Figaros I have, the final choice has to be Rene Jacobs.
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    Whoops missed out on Tristan but it would not have effected the result...

    With Figaro I'd go Giulini for CD and Glyndebourne Haitink for DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Definitely the McVicar production video in blu ray,

    For CD the Rene Jacobs with his enhanced recitativos and fresh take on things

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    CD: 1937 recording conducted by Herbert Sandberg with the chorus and orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Stockholm, and the following cast:

    Almaviva: John Forsell
    Figaro: Joel Berglund
    Countess: Brita Hertzberg
    Susanna: Helga Gorlin
    Cherubino: Elsa Ekendahl
    Dr. Bartolo: Emile Stiebel

    It's available on this 4 CD set, 'John Forsell: The Last Singing Despot' with plenty of bonus tracks of Swedish songs sung by Forsell.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Forsell...singing+despot

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    No CD

    DVD



    Erwin Schrott (Figaro)
    Miah Persson (Susanna)
    Gerald Finley (Count Almaviva)
    Dorothea Röschmann (Countess Almaviva)
    Rinat Shaham (Cherubino)
    Graciela Araya (Marcellina)
    Jonathan Veira (Bartolo)
    Philip Langridge (Bartolo)
    Jeremy White (Antonio)
    Ana James (Barbarina)
    Francis Egerton (Curzio)
    This one for me too.

    No strong feelings about a CD,
    Natalie

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    I voted for maestro Giulini first, but soon changed my mind, I prefer Sir Colin Davis for some reasons



    As for DVD my vote would be this:

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    Böhm is my first choice for CD.

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    I will abstain from a DVD vote.

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    CD: Solti/London P.O.




    DVD: Philippe Jordan/Opera de Paris, Giorgio Strehler's production


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    Bohm I guess...

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    Voting for Marriage of Figaro is now closed.
    Adding em up now.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Results for Marriage of Figaro...................

    CD
    Giulini EMI 4
    Solti Decca 3
    Jacobs Hyp 2
    Bohm DG 2
    Davis Philips 1
    Sandberg 1
    Mehta 1

    Winner is.................




    DVD

    Pappano 4
    Bohm 3
    Pritchard 3 mine included
    Haitink 2
    Ticatti 1
    Jordan 1

    Winner is..................

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

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    Next up..............

    Giulio Cesare, Handel
    Julius Caesar


    One vote for CD
    One vote for DVD
    Voting closes 3/12, 12am PST
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    I pass, not familiar enough with it.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    This space for rent.

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