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    Browsing the Callas Tosca's on Amazon, I found this really nice cover, which I would do well to print out and slip into the front of my 1964 Tosca's jewel case:
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    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marschallin Blair View Post
    Yes, please expound.

    And elaborate.

    And even spell.
    As usual, it seems any request for explanation or expansion will go unheeded.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Well, I got rid of the Nilsson Tosca. Not that it was a bad one, but with the live and studio Callas Toscas one really has little need for any others. I do like the English one for the verbal understanding it provides, but the real Tosca experience is in the original language. I was also going to get rid of the live Callas Tosca (coming into this thread) but upon listening found it to be wonderful and a must-keep companion to the studio Callas Tosca.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Well, I got rid of the Nilsson Tosca. Not that it was a bad one, but with the live and studio Callas Toscas one really has little need for any others. I do like the English one for the verbal understanding it provides, but the real Tosca experience is in the original language. I was also going to get rid of the live Callas Tosca (coming into this thread) but upon listening found it to be wonderful and a must-keep companion to the studio Callas Tosca.
    Just like you only need two Fidelios

    With the cheap cost of used opera CDs I would at least get 5-6 versions, so many different styles and vocal color for 3 main singers of Tosca plus different conductor style......don't deny yourself, live it up

    Like others have said get the two Price Toscas (for starters)........studio Karajan and live MET with Franco Corelli, wonderful stuff! We are here to help you spend money, used Freni $2, Draculette $6 Amazon USA.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    Just like you only need two Fidelios

    With the cheap cost of used opera CDs I would at least get 5-6 versions, so many different styles and vocal color for 3 main singers of Tosca plus different conductor style......don't deny yourself, live it up

    Like others have said get the two Price Toscas (for starters)........studio Karajan and live MET with Franco Corelli, wonderful stuff! We are here to help you spend money, used Freni $2, Draculette $6 Amazon USA.......


    I'd miss the Freni / Pavarotti version which is conducted with unbelievable lack of tension by Rescigno. As you say, it's worth scouring the second hand market. Mind you I bought the Pappano new for only £5

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    How about this one? Any good?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    How about this one? Any good?
    I'd forgotten all about this recording. I seem to remember it garnered some good reviews, but I've never heard it. I think I'd like to though.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Clips Here or at Allmusic or at Amazon, though clips are not the same as actually hearing it.

    Then she also appears in this set, but a different performance, and some in Russian.


    CLIPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    How about this one? Any good?
    As far as I can remember the reviews were not good on its release.

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    Part with a Tosca Cd...Why? Keep em all, Buy more! Jeez.....
    Did I miss something already?

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    Trade em all for Lohengrin
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Well here we are three years later and I see that I do have more Tosca sets. I had forgotten about this thread but now, besides the two Callas sets and the English set, I also have:


    "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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    Here is a very interesting set that I ran across while googling for something else. Looks like an LP and I don't see any CD coming up for this one.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Here is a very interesting set that I ran across while googling for something else. Looks like an LP and I don't see any CD coming up for this one.
    Beware Fritz, it could be sung in German.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    Beware Fritz, it could be sung in German.
    Ah thanks. That would not be good.
    "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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