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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    What we all need to do is move in together and pool the resources.
    That's what I keep telling Anna Netrebko.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    What we all need to do is move in together and pool the resources.
    I want to move in with you and DA and Clayton.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    That's what I keep telling Anna Netrebko.
    I have no interest whatsoever in moving in with Anna Netrebko. I doubt she's got a superb Blu-ray/DVD/CD collection.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
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    While I'm waiting for the moving-in-together project to happen, this is my recent haul.




    I had already seen all of these, and I've already re-watched the Cavalli and Borodin. The Cavalli is in my top 5 opera DVDs. The singers are great, particularly Valer Sabadus as Menelaus (and boy can he rock a frock) and Emiliano Gonzalez Toro having a whale of a time as the comic relief Iro. Think Poppea with less violence and a richer soundscaoe. Every time I watch I feel really cheerful and satisfied at the end.

    Two more I have not seen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    I have no interest whatsoever in moving in with Anna Netrebko. I doubt she's got a superb Blu-ray/DVD/CD collection.
    But... but... she's got other cough cough assets cough cough.
    Besides, she doesn't need to bring a superb Blu-ray/DVD/CD collection; she can sing for us!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh my God, Barbara's Lulu is out?!?! I want it!!!

    PS - pre-order placed, available on 11/18/14 - I can't wait! $21 on Amazon. [clicky]
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); October 21st, 2014 at 03:22 PM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    But... but... she's got other cough cough assets cough cough.
    Besides, she doesn't need to bring a superb Blu-ray/DVD/CD collection; she can sing for us!
    Boring. Unless she invited a couple of basses and baris to her house
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    Boring? BORING???? Anna is anything but boring! The voice; the acting; the charm; that exceptional set of ... teeth. She has a brilliant smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    Boring? BORING???? Anna is anything but boring! The voice; the acting; the charm; that exceptional set of ... teeth. She has a brilliant smile.
    It's her lack of testosterone which I find boring
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    It's her lack of testosterone which I find boring
    On the other hand, she has plenty of estrogen and progesterone. And judging by some cough cough assets cough cough, plenty of prolactin as well. This is probably what makes her erm... cough cough, teeth and tonsils so nice, like JohnGerald said.
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); October 22nd, 2014 at 03:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    It's her lack of testosterone which I find boring
    Actually, her efforts do wonders for my testosterone, which I find eminently praiseworthy ...

    And, on topic, I just got the Blu ray of Carmen. Wonder of wonders, Mme Antonacci has the same effect. A'int life grand??

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    The classic 1952 live Bayreuth Tristan, with Ramón Vinay and Martha Mödl led by Herbert von Karajan. Giants walk the earth; Mödl in particular makes Isolde come alive with passion. The sound is of its day, but the thrilling performance still comes through.


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    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I shall try on spotify.

    A present from the opera Gods whilst I was away; stable internet connection. I now have spotify and youtube in my hands.


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    I have been umming and ahhing over this for a bit.

    I have listened to samples and it sounds like I might as well have thrown a voice recorder in to the audience

    but it is Norma and I decided after listening to Gardelli's I Lombardi that I needed more Deutekom

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