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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria
    Pergolesi Spring Festival, Jesi, Ancona
    Marina Comparato (Adriano), Lucia Cirillo (Emirena), Annamaria Dell’Oste (Farnaspe), Nicole Heaston (Sabina), Stefano Ferrari (Osroa) & Francesca Lombardi (Aquilio Tribuno)
    Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone (conductor) & Ignacio García (director)
    2010

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    I am really enjoying the music and singing on this playing in the background while I work. I wish they had it on CD, but not this performance. There are some others but they are expensive. I could get the DVD but haven't time enough to finish the Anna Bolena DVD I purchased last month (am through one disc). Alas, I may have to get it anyway, think I can rip it to mp3, but seems like sound quality suffers when you do that.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I am really enjoying the music and singing on this playing in the background while I work. I wish they had it on CD, but not this performance. There are some others but they are expensive. I could get the DVD but haven't time enough to finish the Anna Bolena DVD I purchased last month (am through one disc). Alas, I may have to get it anyway, think I can rip it to mp3, but seems like sound quality suffers when you do that.
    I would rip it to mp3. You can always get the DVD later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    They tend to be good, all of them, so there isn't much risk of going wrong, but I do believe in the Kleiber recommended by Nat.
    I don't even like Rosenkavalier that much but I was ready to be carried out in a bucket after the Kleiber version.
    Natalie

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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea
    Philippe Jaroussky (Nerone), Danielle de Niese (Poppea), Anna Bonitatibus (Ottavia), Max Emanuel Cencic (Ottone)
    Les Arts Florissants, William Christie

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    I know the Christophe Rousset/Pierre Audi will end up in the tea cabinet eventually but this cast is just irresistable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Not hard:

    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    They tend to be good, all of them, so there isn't much risk of going wrong, but I do believe in the Kleiber recommended by Nat.
    Okay, convinced

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    Giordano: Fedora

    Angela Gheorghiu, Placido Domingo, Nino Machaidze, Fabio Capitanucci,Marina Comparato
    Alberto Veronesi (Conductor), Orchestre symphonique de la Monnaie (Orchestra)

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    This has been in an out of my shopping basket more times than anything else...

    Floria, tell Clayton what he should do
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    Put it in your shopping cart and do not remove...
    Okay, convinced

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    my arm bends too easy

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    Lully: Amadis
    Cyril Auvity, Judith Van Wanroij, Ingrid Perruche, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Benoît Arnould, Bénédicte Tauran, Hasnaa Bennani, Pierrick Boisseau, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Caroline Weynants & Virginie Thomas
    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

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    This entire series belongs in the tea cabinet

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    Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes
    Live at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, 2013
    Lianna Haroutounian (Helene), Bryan Hymel (Henri), Erwin Schrott (Procida), Michael Volle (Guy de Montfort), Michelle Daly (Ninetta), Neal Cooper (Thibault), Nico Darmanin (Daniéli), Jung Soo Yun (Mainfroid), Jihoon Kim (Robert), Jean Teitgen (Le Sire de Béthune) & Jeremy White (Le Comte de Vaudemont)
    Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Stefan Herheim (stage director)

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    The Telegraph:
    the four principal singers are indisputably excellent...
    ...this is grand opera at its grandest – a gorgeous visual and musical treat.


    Okay, I want some of that

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    I was after Zoroastre but added another GBP 19 to make

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    It makes sense

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    Handel: Deidamia
    Recorded live at the De Nederlandse Opera, March & April 2012
    Sally Matthews (Deidamia), Veronica Cangemi (Nerea), Olga Pasichnyk (Achille), Silvia Tro Santafé (Ulisse), Andrew Foster-Williams (Fenice), Umberto Chiummo (Licomede) & Jan-Willem Schaafsma (Nestore)
    Concerto Köln, Ivor Bolton (conductor) & David Alden (director)

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    claytonitis: Only read the good bits of the review. Based on that, this should be fab (I have seen some clips on ewetoob as well)

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    Handel: Acis and Galatea
    Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th April 2009.
    Danielle de Niese (Galatea), Charles Workman (Acis), Matthew Rose (Polyphemus), Paul Agnew (Damon), Ji-Min Park (Corydon); Lauren Cuthbertson (Galatea - dancer), Edward Watson (Acis - dancer), Steven McRae (Damon - dancer), Eric Underwood (Polyphemus - dancer), Paul Kay (Coridon - dancer)
    Dancers of The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera Extra Chorus & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Christopher Hogwood (conductor) & Wayne McGregor (director)

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    DVDs contain risk of turning Clayton in to ballet person. I know Danielle is a multi talented person who as well as singing can shake her booty too...

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    Like Clayton, I await delivery of Les Vepres Sicilienne. I also pre ordered Blu rays of La Favorite and Guillaume Tell, the latter from the ROF, with JDF as Arnold

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    - Holy mackerel! The condition is progressing far quicker and worse than any of could have expected.

    - Doctor, this is surely more ballet than opera?

    - I'm afraid so. It is a scenario we never envisaged. The power of modern technology has far reaching consequences that we may have grossly miscalculated. What is done is done; we will have to learn with the results of our decision...

    [to be continued...]


    Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice
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    Orpheus - Yann Bridard (ballet), Maria Riccarda Wesseling (opera), Eurydice - Marie-Agnès Gillot (ballet), Julia Kleiter (opera), Amor - Miteki Kudo (ballet ) & Sunhae Im (opera)
    Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris & Balthasar-Neumann Chor & Ensemble, Thomas Hengelbrock
    Choreography and Stage Direction: Pina Bausch

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    Theodossiou was so good in the DVD I purchased of this opera that today I got this at Dearborn Music:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Handel: Acis and Galatea
    Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th April 2009.
    Danielle de Niese (Galatea), Charles Workman (Acis), Matthew Rose (Polyphemus), Paul Agnew (Damon), Ji-Min Park (Corydon); Lauren Cuthbertson (Galatea - dancer), Edward Watson (Acis - dancer), Steven McRae (Damon - dancer), Eric Underwood (Polyphemus - dancer), Paul Kay (Coridon - dancer)
    Dancers of The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera Extra Chorus & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Christopher Hogwood (conductor) & Wayne McGregor (director)

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    DVDs contain risk of turning Clayton in to ballet person. I know Danielle is a multi talented person who as well as singing can shake her booty too...

    There was something about Clayton's post that rang a bell. What was it, exactly...?

    Oh yes, it's coming back to me. Wait..... I know!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3fZuW-aJsg

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