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    Lucio Silla - Harnoncourt
    Entführung - Solti
    Nozze di Figaro - Levine
    Don Giovanni - Karajan
    Zauberflöte - Böhm

    Yeah, I´m less into HIP. Though Jacobs is good in Don Giovanni too.
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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.
    A total aberration.

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    Cosi fan tutte - Böhm, Salzburg 1974 live (DG)
    Die Zauberflöte - Fricsay 1955 (DG)
    Clemenza di Tito - Davis 1976 (Philips)
    Don Giovanni - Kubelik 1985 (Eurodisc)
    Entführung - Jochum/Wunderlich 1965 (DG)

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    1. Don Giovanni - Furtwängler ‘53 (Orfeo)
    2. Die Zauberflöte - Beecham (Dutton, EMI, Naxos)
    3. Le Nozze di Figaro - Kleiber (Decca)
    4. Die Zauberflöte - Karajan ‘51 (EMI)
    5. Cosi fan tutte - Böhm (EMI)

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    Le Nozze Di Figaro - Levine (Furlanetto, Upshaw, Hampson)
    Die Zauberflöte - Solti (Lorengar, Burrows, Prey) The later release by Solti nearly defeats this one, but Prey IS Papageno
    Don Giovanni - Karajan (Ramey, Furlanetto, Sintow)
    Cosi Fan Tutte (Film) - Harnoncourt (Gruberova, Lima, Furlanetto, Montarsolo)
    Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail - Böhm (Auger, Moll, Schreier)

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    Wow, 5 of the "old masters", with WF at the forefront! There's NO reason with any of your, 5 choices … tho I like earlier posts that include the short-lived Fricsay/Magic Flute, and a handful of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89Koechel View Post
    Wow, 5 of the "old masters", with WF at the forefront! There's NO reason with any of your, 5 choices … tho I like earlier posts that include the short-lived Fricsay/Magic Flute, and a handful of others.
    Who cares if they are old? They are the best. I also like the Friscay Magic Flute.

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    Klemperer - all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SalieriIsInnocent View Post
    Le Nozze Di Figaro - Levine (Furlanetto, Upshaw, Hampson)
    Die Zauberflöte - Solti (Lorengar, Burrows, Prey) The later release by Solti nearly defeats this one, but Prey IS Papageno
    Don Giovanni - Karajan (Ramey, Furlanetto, Sintow)
    Cosi Fan Tutte (Film) - Harnoncourt (Gruberova, Lima, Furlanetto, Montarsolo)
    Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail - Böhm (Auger, Moll, Schreier)
    Interesting choice! I would also LOVE the Karajan 1985 Don Giovanni if it wasn't so full of sloppy mistakes (same problem with his 1980 Zauberflöte). It seems like he had lost the patience for his famous perfection in his last years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanmichael1 View Post
    Interesting choice! I would also LOVE the Karajan 1985 Don Giovanni if it wasn't so full of sloppy mistakes (same problem with his 1980 Zauberflöte). It seems like he had lost the patience for his famous perfection in his last years.
    I chose the Karajan 100% for the cast. I agree Karajan's conducting during the 80s wasn't near what it was, in my opinion. I really liked the Metropolitan performance that had Ramey, Furlanetto, Upshaw, and Moll, but sadly I can't go out and purchase that. Would've been interesting to hear Böhm with the same cast. I always loved his Mozart releases, but I was never too crazy with the casting of his 2 Don Giovanni releases, though I haven't given them another listen in about a decade, so perhaps it's time to give them another spin.

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    For me it has to be ...

    1. Die Meistersinger (Wagner) - Solti On Decca (1976)

    2. Parsifal (Wagner) - Karajan On Deutsche Grammophon (1981)

    3. La Boheme (Puccini) - Karajan On Decca (1973)

    4. Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart) - Giulini On EMI (1959)

    5. Turandot (Puccini) - Mehta on Decca (1972)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonCarlos78 View Post
    For me it has to be ...

    1. Die Meistersinger (Wagner) - Solti On Decca (1976)

    2. Parsifal (Wagner) - Karajan On Deutsche Grammophon (1981)

    3. La Boheme (Puccini) - Karajan On Decca (1973)

    4. Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart) - Giulini On EMI (1959)

    5. Turandot (Puccini) - Mehta on Decca (1972)
    But only one of these is by Mozart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregMitchell View Post
    But only one of these is by Mozart.
    Perhaps this explains why there are some people who say that ALL the great operas were written by Mozart?

    (Or that Mozart at his worst is better than all other opera composers at their best!)

    N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregMitchell View Post
    But only one of these is by Mozart.
    And I wouldn't say it was Mozart's best either. I would give that accolade to either Zauberflôte or Don Giovanni!
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    I only have 3, I think.

    1. Don Giovanni. René Jacobs.
    2. Don Giovanni. Carlo Maria Giulini.
    3. Die Zauberflöte. Karl Böhm.

    and then, I guess:

    4. Le nozze di Figaro. René Jacobs. Haven't heard this one in its entirety.

    Where to next?

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