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    yes but so many times he's promised me some prescription drugs and I haven't had anything yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    One who isn't already the biggest addict around.
    Might "his" user name be changed to "the enabler"?

    But on topic, the generosity of family members at Christmas left me with a big amazon.com gift card balance, so I could upgrade my La Cenerentola to Blu ray. The decision was to get the Met version, or the one with JDF and DiDonato. I am pleased to tell all and sundry that I was prudent, and opted for both ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Despite the Captain suggesting Hannigan, I went for Petibon

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    This one was included in the sale, the other wasn't. When the other is, I'll get the other. Until the other one is, I'll take this one. It was as simple as that.

    I've spent way too much. So I have decided that's it.

    I am not going to buy any more opera CD or DVDs this year.
    I'm totally in love with Patricia too, and I own this version. She is gorgeous in looks and singing.
    "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 Clayton View Post
    yes but so many times he's promised me some prescription drugs and I haven't had anything yet
    It's the darn problem with the post office. Every time I sent to one of the Opera Lively members something, it gets lost in the mail. Every. Single. Time. What a curse! Not my fault at all! [Alma crosses his fingers behind his back]
    "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 Amfortas View Post
    One who isn't already the biggest addict around.
    Well, fortunately I'm only addicted to opera when there is an attractive female soprano or mezzo, and very fortunately for my bottom line, these days attractive female opera singers are very rare. Oh wait... never mind.
    "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
    Well, fortunately I'm only addicted to opera when there is an attractive female soprano or mezzo, and very fortunately for my bottom line, these days attractive female opera singers are very rare. Oh wait... never mind.
    Perhaps the term "bottom line" might be replaced with "economic situation" to avoid understandable confusion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    Perhaps the term "bottom line" might be replaced with "economic situation" to avoid understandable confusion?
    Pun intended. Who says I want to avoid understandable confusion?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I just downloaded this off iTunes, so haven't yet listened to it. Gets rave reviews so, once the New Years Day Twilight Zone marathon is over, I'll cue it up!

    For folks overseas, The Twilight Zone was a sci-fi TV series that ran in the late 1950s - early 1960s. Great classic with Rod Serling, if a little dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post

    ...I just downloaded this off iTunes, so haven't yet listened to it. Gets rave reviews so, once the New Years Day Twilight Zone marathon is over, I'll cue it up!

    For folks overseas, The Twilight Zone was a sci-fi TV series that ran in the late 1950s - early 1960s. Great classic with Rod Serling, if a little dark.
    Very good opera (one of my favourite Donizetti), very good recording. I hope you enjoy it very much.

    PS
    The Twilight Zone was exported all over the world, probably all over the galaxy as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Very good opera (one of my favourite Donizetti), very good recording. I hope you enjoy it very much.

    PS
    The Twilight Zone was exported all over the world, probably all over the galaxy as well.
    That would make Rod Serling very happy!

    The opera will take a couple more listens to get a better sense of it. I continue to believe that Donizetti's less well-known works are a mixed bag. Maria is kind of lacking in the fireworks and awesome melodies of Lucia or L'Elisir d'Amore. I know - I'm rather shallow in my musical tastes.

    How was the rarebit?

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    I have all previous Simone Kermes releases, so catching up with newest ones.........


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    Just what I need: another Macbeth. I can't help myself.

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    A Rossini opera I don't know, but with Katia Ricciarelli at her peak and Marilyn Horne, how can you go wrong?

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    and, finally, a warhorse Donizetti that I don't know at all well, but it has Kathleen Battle, so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
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    Just what I need: another Macbeth. I can't help myself.
    That's the version which set me on my road to Macbeth obsession and to financial ruin ... well almost
    "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."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    That's the version which set me on my road to Macbeth obsession and to financial ruin ... well almost
    I'm not sure which it is, exactly, that is leading me to financial ruin: Opera or Dental Work.

    Of course, I enjoy paying and going and sitting still for opera...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I'm not sure which it is, exactly, that is leading me to financial ruin: Opera or Dental Work.

    Of course, I enjoy paying and going and sitting still for opera...
    It's sad that some people would consider it a difficult choice.

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