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    I like this one because the set is traditional and Giovanna looks more like the teen she is supposed to be (than in other videos) and she dons battle gear.

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    But this one maybe has better singing:

    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
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    Of course, it would be hard to beat Netrebko for a beautiful voice but this production has a weird twist, some kind of that she dreams it all thing (explained in second video below).


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    Then there is this one, but this one does not seem that good when you get past the dazzling DVD cover and look at the You Tube clip.

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    Here is another with Jessica Pratt, whom is wonderful on DVD in La Sonnambula, so presumably would be great here too, but the low cut dress does not fit the modesty that is associated with the real St. Joan of Arc:

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    Did I miss any DVDs? I haven't bought a DVD of this yet, so am somewhat fishing for opinions etc.

    As for CDs, I went with the general advice I saw out there that this is the very best set (hard to go wrong with these singers):






    I was tempted to get this one, but the Levine set was much better priced. Also some reviews said Giovanna in this one squalls in the high notes:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Did I miss any DVDs? I haven't bought a DVD of this yet, so am somewhat fishing for opinions etc.

    As for CDs, I went with the general advice I saw out there that this is the very best set (hard to go wrong with these singers):






    I was tempted to get this one, but the Levine set was much better priced. Also some reviews said Giovanna in this one squalls in the high notes:
    Caballe sings beautifully in this one and Domingo is in great form as well, you made a good choice
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