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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Part of my recent second-hand haul...
    I want (and probably all forum readers) to know all of your haul!

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    Agrippina - Opera Arias
    Ann Hallenberg (mezzo); Il Pomo d’Oro, Riccardo Minasi



    Rossini: Guillaume Tell - first recording of the complete opera
    Andrew Foster-Williams (Tell), Alessandra Volpe (Hedwige), Tara Stafford, Judith Howarth (Mathilde), Michael Spyres (Arnold), Tara Stafford (Jemmy), Giulio Pelligra (Rodolphe), Artavazd Sargsyan (Ruodi), Nahuel Di Pierro (Walther Fürst/Melchthal), Raffaele Facciolà (Gesler), Marco Filippo Romano (Leuthold). Virtuosi Brunensis & Camerata Bach Choir, Poznań, Antonino Fogliani

    Natalie

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    Filling in with a few opera titles I already own, but now with Hoffmann's A-List singers:


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

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    No matter how many opera DVDs you have there is nothing like the first time you watch an opera, so I decided I needed another opera and this is it (ordered today):
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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    This is one of my rare impulse purchases that didn't involve yet another recording of Fidelio:



    I've wanted to add a recording of this opera to my collection, and for my tastes, the three leads here are ideal. There are YouTube clips of Gruberova and Baltsa as Mary and Elizabeth from a Vienna State Opera production in the late '80s, and those two are fabulous -- wonderful singing and acting. The Leicester in the live performance sounds rather anemic to my ears, but this studio recording has Araiza, who should be a significant improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    This is one of my rare impulse purchases that didn't involve yet another recording of Fidelio:



    I've wanted to add a recording of this opera to my collection, and for my tastes, the three leads here are ideal. There are YouTube clips of Gruberova and Baltsa as Mary and Elizabeth from a Vienna State Opera production in the late '80s, and those two are fabulous -- wonderful singing and acting. The Leicester in the live performance sounds rather anemic to my ears, but this studio recording has Araiza, who should be a significant improvement.
    Yes, temperamentally for the opera Gruberova and Baltsa should be perfect. I'm very tempted...
    Natalie

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    1973 so I know the recording will reflect its age but it cost under £6. Will be interesting to see if it's been cut like the Pierre Audi Nederlandse Opera version.

    "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 MAuer View Post
    This is one of my rare impulse purchases that didn't involve yet another recording of Fidelio:



    I've wanted to add a recording of this opera to my collection, and for my tastes, the three leads here are ideal. There are YouTube clips of Gruberova and Baltsa as Mary and Elizabeth from a Vienna State Opera production in the late '80s, and those two are fabulous -- wonderful singing and acting. The Leicester in the live performance sounds rather anemic to my ears, but this studio recording has Araiza, who should be a significant improvement.


    This is one of the famous Donizettis I don't know. I'm with Natalie - very tempted. I look forward to reading your evaluation!

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

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    This one is self-inflicted, because I love Schubert.

    Schubert: Fierrabras D 796 - Salzburg Festival 2014
    Michael Schade (Fierrabras), Julia Kleiter (Emma), Benjamin Bernheim (Eginhard), Dorothea Röschmann (Florinda), Markus Werba (Roland), Georg Zeppenfeld (Charlemagne), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Maragond), Manuel Walser (Brutamonte). Wiener Philharmoniker, Ingo Metzmacher. Staged by: Peter Stein



    This one is you rotten lot's fault after a long forum discussion on this opera so that my will got paralysed and my "buy with one click" finger took over.

    Donizetti: Gemma di Vergy (Live, Teatro Donizetti Bergamo, Sep 2011)

    Natalie

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    There is, of course, the Zürich Opera performance with der Jonas in the title role.



    I find Claus Guth's goofy staging rather irritating, but the singing more than compensates.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    There is, of course, the Zürich Opera performance with der Jonas in the title role.



    I find Claus Guth's goofy staging rather irritating, but the singing more than compensates.

    Yes, I have that too, but I wanted a less goofy staging.
    Natalie

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    I was looking for the Don Carlos CD set that Annie was listening to the other day, and thought I had found it - along with a Naxos sale on PC:

    It turned out to be the wrong one, but what can you do?


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    Life is too short not to own lots of Semiramides...



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    If I recall correctly, there are two Zedda La Gazza Ladra recordings. Yours is the more recent one. How is it?
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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