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    1. Cosi Fan Tutte: Erich Leinsdorf (thanks Pugg!)
    2. Le Nozze Di Figaro: Rene Jacobs
    3. Magic Flute: Rene Jacobs
    4. Il Re Pastore: Sir Neville Marriner
    5. Abduction from Seraglia: Chandos Opera In English-Yehudi Menhuin

    It's worth noting that even though it's not listed, I do rank Don Giovanni higher than it would appear. But I've not watched or listened to a single version enough to say "this, this is the recording I like best".

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    Of different operas:

    Don Giovanni / Giulini

    Cosi fan Tutte / Karajan

    Figaro / Jacobs

    Zauberflote / Klemperer

    Having said that there are stacks of really fine recordings. Might change my mind tomorrow!

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    Figaro Giulini
    Cosi Bohm
    Flute Klemperer
    D Giovanni Giulini
    Abduction Beecham
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Figaro Giulini
    Cosi Bohm
    Flute Klemperer
    D Giovanni Giulini
    Abduction Beecham
    That's a pretty fair choice Itullian. I'll need to give the Giulini Figaro a go. However it, the Flute and Cosi present sociological and moral problems for me.

    O tempora, o mores!

    Actually on reflection they all do!
    Last edited by Barbebleu; Jun-03-2017 at 02:15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Granate View Post


    Couldn't resist.
    HAHAHA LOL I just saw this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I only ever have heard one Mozart opera, Magic Flute, live in the 1980s, but have no Mozart operas in my collection. Hence, no vote.
    Alright Fritz, it's been almost 18 months. Have you rectified this huge problem yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    I'll need to give the Giulini Figaro a go.
    The Giulini Figaro was my first Figaro. I haven't listened to it in years. Just gave it another go. It's a very good recording, but I cannot get past the omission of the two ACV IV arias.

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    1. Don Giovanni - Giulini
    2. Le Nozze di Figaro - Giulini
    3. Cosi fan tutte - Bohm (EMI)
    4. Die Zauberflote - Bohm (for Wunderlich’s peerless Tamino)
    5. La Clemenza di Tito - Davis
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    1.- Die entführung aus dem serail - Harnoncourt (Teldec/Warner)
    2.- Le Nozze di Figaro - Karajan II (Decca)
    3.- Don Giovanni - Giulini (EMI/Warner)
    4.- Cosí Fan Tutte - Karajan (EMI)
    5.- Die Zauberflöte - Fricsay (DGG)

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    1. Don Giovanni - Giulini

    2. Cosi fan tutte - Davis
    3. Le Nozze di Figaro - Solti
    4. Die Zauberflote - Klemperer
    5. La Clemenza di Tito - Harnoncourt
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    I've been listening to Eric Kleiber's recording of Le nozze di Figaro with Lisa Della Casa and it may have nudged its way into my top 5. Kleiber is a wizard with this score.

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    In no particular order:

    Cosi (Boehm, Schwarzkopf, Ludwig)
    Cosi (Jacobs)
    Nozze (Solti, Te Kanawa, Popp)
    Don Giovanni (Jurinac, Freni live from Covent Garden - can't remember the conductor)
    Idomeneo (Jacobs)

    Can't believe I only get to choose 5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildThing View Post
    I've been listening to Eric Kleiber's recording of Le nozze di Figaro with Lisa Della Casa and it may have nudged its way into my top 5. Kleiber is a wizard with this score.
    Glad to see someone mention the Kleiber; can't believe no one has before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    Glad to see someone mention the Kleiber; can't believe no one has before.
    The fact that Marcellina's ACT IV aria is sung by Susanna disqualfies this as a great recording for me. What an absurd choice to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gellio View Post
    The fact that Marcellina's ACT IV aria is sung by Susanna disqualfies this as a great recording for me. What an absurd choice to make.
    Poell's Count is a pretty serious blot, too.

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