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    Maybe the dentist could play opera while using that miniature jackhammer on your bicuspids?

    But, on topic, an amazon seller wishes to make good on a complaint by sending me a free Blu ray of Zelmira (I'm such a ... I believe the polite term is "roundheels") If it arrives, I'll have to make (another) purchase to balance out. Maybe Matilde di Shabran -- but from a different source. Once bitten and all that.

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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...
    Dental work is *so* much more fun than opera! Well, I used to think differently until I met my current female dental hygienist who is *extremely* beautiful, sexy, and flirtatious! I mean, really. I wonder why she chose dentistry over top-modelling.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Maybe she has a thing for shrinks ...

    The one I go to defines "stolid"!

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    I remembered too late that my Endodontist is an opera fan, and is a regular donor to the Washington Opera. She's terrific - precise, very nice and plays opera in her office! I asked her about that once - I mean, so many people claim to loathe opera - and she told me that her patients are so happy to get their toothaches resolved they didn't seem to mind.

    I've always said the only thing worse than a root canal is - - no root canal. Still, all things being equal, I prefer avoiding seeing her and getting my opera needs satisfied elsewhere.

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    Finger must have slipped on "buy". Ooops.

    Wagner: Lohengrin. It's all you lot's fault, banging on about what a great recording this is. Better live up to expectations because I REALLY didn't need another Lohengrin.

    Jess Thomas (Lohengrin), Elisabeth Grümmer (Elsa), Christa Ludwig (Ortrud), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Telramund), Gottlob Frick (Heinrich), Otto Wiener (Herald)
    Wiener Philharmoniker, Rudolf Kempe

    Handel: Ariodante
    (Lookit that cast!)

    Joyce DiDonato (Ariodante), Karina Gauvin (Ginevra), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Polinesso), Sabina Puértolas (Dalinda), Topi Lehtipuu (Lurcanio), Matthew Brook (King of Scotland), Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani (Odoardo)
    Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

    Handel: Semele (needed an HIP version, also ROSEMARY JOSHUA!!!!)

    Rosemary Joshua (Semele), Hilary Summers (Juno/Ino), Richard Croft (Jupiter), Stephen Wallace (Athamas), Brindley Sherratt (Cadmus/Somnus) & Gail Pearson (Iris), David Croft (Apollo)
    Early Opera Company (on period instruments), Christian Curnyn

    Gluck: Le belle Immagini. My favourite countertenor, and Gluck. What could go wrong?

    Valer Sabadus (countertenor); Hofkapelle München, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Alessandro de Marchi

    Arias (decided Schrott was not just a pretty face after hearing his latest Don Giovanni)

    Erwin Schrott (bass-baritone); Vienna State Opera Chorus & ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Daniele Rustioni
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Wagner: Lohengrin. It's all you lot's fault, banging on about what a great recording this is. Better live up to expectations because I REALLY didn't need another Lohengrin.
    Two words: Elisabeth Grümmer.

    Well . . . and Jess Thomas. And Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. And Gottlob Frick. And of course, Christa Ludwig!

    So more like ten (eleven?) words.

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    Wagner: Lohengrin. It's all you lot's fault, banging on about what a great recording this is. Better live up to expectations because I REALLY didn't need another Lohengrin.

    Jess Thomas (Lohengrin), Elisabeth Grümmer (Elsa), Christa Ludwig (Ortrud), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Telramund), Gottlob Frick (Heinrich), Otto Wiener (Herald)
    Wiener Philharmoniker, Rudolf Kempe


    What means need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Wagner: Lohengrin. It's all you lot's fault, banging on about what a great recording this is. Better live up to expectations because I REALLY didn't need another Lohengrin.

    Jess Thomas (Lohengrin), Elisabeth Grümmer (Elsa), Christa Ludwig (Ortrud), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Telramund), Gottlob Frick (Heinrich), Otto Wiener (Herald)
    Wiener Philharmoniker, Rudolf Kempe


    What means need?
    Well good question but you see I have 10 versions already
    Natalie

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    While I was out, someone got possessive about the new haul. Erwin's furriest fan.

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    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Well good question but you see I have 10 versions already

    But this is the only one that really matters! (I only have 4)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    But this is the only one that really matters! (I only have 4)
    eermm, see the magic words on this? (hint, three words, initials K F V)

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post

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

    another post courtesy of Clayton Late Reactions

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    No, he purchased a Kathleen Battle CD - it's only sorta/kinda Pav CD..

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    eermm, see the magic words on this? (hint, three words, initials K F V)

    You're right - this one also is really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Finger must have slipped on "buy". Ooops.

    Wagner: Lohengrin. It's all you lot's fault, banging on about what a great recording this is. Better live up to expectations because I REALLY didn't need another Lohengrin.



    Jess Thomas (Lohengrin), Elisabeth Grümmer (Elsa), Christa Ludwig (Ortrud), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Telramund), Gottlob Frick (Heinrich), Otto Wiener (Herald)
    Wiener Philharmoniker, Rudolf Kempe
    That is the reference Lohengrin, if I could keep only one that is the chosen one, glorious.........

    Remember you can preview these on Spotify before CD purchase, plus Clayton has promised to buy this from you if you are not pleased

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    That is the reference Lohengrin, if I could keep only one that is the chosen one, glorious.........

    Remember you can preview these on Spotify before CD purchase, plus Clayton has promised to buy this from you if you are not pleased
    err... yes but only if it comes with the cat

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