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    Had a bit of a spending spree and bought Karajan's Parsifal (1961 and 1980s) and his 1950s Cosi fan Tutte.
    Carry on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Had a bit of a spending spree and bought Karajan's Parsifal (1961 and 1980s) and his 1950s Cosi fan Tutte.

    Although the recording is poor the 1961 Parsifal is superb. Better than Knappersbusch and even Karajan 2
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    Interesting history (if this reviewer is correct)
    Great cast! I will have to add this to my collection. The history was very interesting. Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Had a bit of a spending spree and bought Karajan's Parsifal (1961 and 1980s) and his 1950s Cosi fan Tutte.

    Although the recording is poor the 1961 Parsifal is superb. Better than Knappersbusch and even Karajan 2
    Welcome !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Had a bit of a spending spree and bought Karajan's Parsifal (1961 and 1980s) and his 1950s Cosi fan Tutte.

    Although the recording is poor the 1961 Parsifal is superb. Better than Knappersbusch and even Karajan 2
    Welcome to the forum DavidA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Had a bit of a spending spree and bought Karajan's Parsifal (1961 and 1980s) and his 1950s Cosi fan Tutte.

    Although the recording is poor the 1961 Parsifal is superb. Better than Knappersbusch and even Karajan 2
    Ah yes, spending sprees. Nothing that any of the folks here at Opera Lively would know anything about!

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Bellini: La Sonnambula
    Edita Gruberova, Roberto Scandiuzzi, José Bros, Dawn Kotoski, Gloria Banditelli, Andreas Mogl, Tim Hennis
    Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Chor der Bayerischen Rundfunks, Marcello Viotti

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    Bellini: I Puritani
    Edita Gruberova, Justin Lavender, Ettore Kim, Francesco Ellero d'Artegna, Katja Lytting, Dankwart Siegele, CarloTuand
    Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Fabio Luisi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floria View Post
    Great cast! I will have to add this to my collection. The history was very interesting. Thanks for the link.
    My addiction to opera started when I accidently tuned in to the Met broadcast of this way back then while driving my sainted mother on a shopping expedition. The LP (first ever stereo recording, as I recollect) was worn out when I got the CD set.

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    Opus Arte sale at Presto means that I have bought some DVDs that I had my eye on for a while:

    Dove: The Adventures of Pinocchio



    Victoria Simmonds (Pinocchio), Jonathan Summers (Geppetto), Mary Plazas (Blue Fairy), Rebecca Bottone (Cricket/Parrot), Graeme Broadbent (Puppeteer/Ape-Judge/Ringmaster), Allan Clayton (Lampwick), Mark Wilde (Cat), James Laing (Fox/Coachman), Carole Wilson (Pigeon/Snail); The Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North, David Parry (conductor) & Martin Duncan (stage director)

    Messiaen: Saint François d'Assise



    Camilla Tilling (Angel), Rod Gilfry (Saint François), Hubert Delamboye (Leper), Henk Neven (Frère Léon), Tom Randle (Frère Massée), Donald Kaasch (Frère Élie), Armand Arapian (Frère Bernard), Jan Willem Baljet (Frère Sylvestre), André Morsch (Frère Rufin); The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera, Ingo Metzmacher (conductor) & Pierre Audi (stage director)

    Bellini: I Puritani from de Nederlandse Oper



    Daniel Borowski (Lord Gualtiero Valton), Mariola Cantarero (Elvira), Riccardo Zanellato (Sir Giorgio), John Osborn (Lord Arturo Talbot), Scott Hendricks (Sir Riccardo Forth), Gregorio Gonzalez (Sir Bruno Roberton), Fredrika Brillembourg (Enrichetta di Francia); Giuliano Carella (conductor) & Francisco Negrin (director)

    Then an irresistible new release:

    Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer



    Bryn Terfel (Holländer), Anja Kampe (Senta), Matti Salminen (Daland), Marco Jentzsch (Erik), Liliana Nikiteanu (Mary), Fabio Trümpy (Steuermann); Philharmonia Zurich, Alain Altinoglu
    Natalie

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    I just like hurting myself

    only explanation for buying this


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    the opus arte sale at PC

    and I guess I am not done with meistersinger fixation yet

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    No award winning Orfeo is going past without clayton inspection

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    so good, not just Kaufmann experience but visual such a brilliant production, must see again

    but on sale at PC for just a fraction more than interweb subscription price, must own dvd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I just like hurting myself

    only explanation for buying this


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    This is a fantastic production. The death of the mother superior is an inspired piece of theatre (won't spoil it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    the opus arte sale at PC

    and I guess I am not done with meistersinger fixation yet

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    My favourite Meistersinger.
    Natalie

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