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    Since April! And I was supposed to be cutting back.
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    Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
    Galina Gorchakova (Iolanta), Sergei Alexashkin (René), Gegam Grigorian (Vaudemont), Nikolai Putilin (Ibn-Hakia), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Robert), Nikolai Gassiev (Almeric), Gennadi Bezzubenkov (Bertrand), Larissa Diadkova (Martha), Tatiana Kravtsova (Brigitta), Olga Korzhenskaya (Laura). Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, St. Petersburg, Valery Gergiev



    Rachmaninov: Francesca da Rimini
    Svetla Vassileva (Francesca), Misha Didyk (Paolo), Sergey Murzaev (Lanciotto), Gennady Bezzubenkov (Ghost of Virgil) & Evgeny Akimov (Dante Alighieri). BBC Singers & BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda



    Rachmaninov: Aleko
    Sergey Murzaev (Aleko), Evgeny Akimov (Young Gypsy), Gennady Bezzubenkov (Old Man), Svetla Vassileva (Zemfira)
    BBC Philharmonic & Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino, Gianandrea Noseda



    Rachmaninov: The Miserly Knight, Op. 24
    Ildar Abdrazakov (bass), Misha Didyk (tenor), Sergey Murzaev (baritone), Peter Bronder (tenor) & Gennadi Bezzubenkov (bass)
    BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda

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    Natalie

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    Schubert: Lazarus
    Andreas Weller (tenor), Johanna Winkel (soprano), Sarah Wegener (soprano), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-soprano), Tobias Berndt (bass)
    Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Stuttgart Chamber Choir, audience, Frieder Bernius



    Ferrandini: Catone in Utica
    Kobie van Rensburg, Robert Crowe, Simone Schneider, Johnny Maldonado, Florian Simson
    Ensemble Neue Hofkapelle Munich, Christoph Hammer



    Lamento: Romina Basso

    Natalie

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    That looks like a really interesting shopping basket that I want to copy...

    The three that look most delicious (though honestly I would like to listen to them all)

    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
    Galina Gorchakova (Iolanta), Sergei Alexashkin (René), Gegam Grigorian (Vaudemont), Nikolai Putilin (Ibn-Hakia), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Robert), Nikolai Gassiev (Almeric), Gennadi Bezzubenkov (Bertrand), Larissa Diadkova (Martha), Tatiana Kravtsova (Brigitta), Olga Korzhenskaya (Laura). Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, St. Petersburg, Valery Gergiev
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Schubert: Lazarus
    Andreas Weller (tenor), Johanna Winkel (soprano), Sarah Wegener (soprano), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-soprano), Tobias Berndt (bass)
    Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Stuttgart Chamber Choir, audience, Frieder Bernius

    Ferrandini: Catone in Utica
    Kobie van Rensburg, Robert Crowe, Simone Schneider, Johnny Maldonado, Florian Simson
    Ensemble Neue Hofkapelle Munich, Christoph Hammer
    Never mind the food budget for the mini So_Fa's, if it was me I might be listening to them all back to back and would not be able to afford time for anything (or anyone) else...

    I look forward to hearing your comments on these operas/recordings


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    I finally managed to order the CD

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    Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
    Maria Ewing (Mélisande), François Le Roux (Pelléas), José van Dam (Golaud), Jean-Philippe Courtis (Arkel), Christa Ludwig (Genevieve), Patrizia Pace (Yniold), Rudolf Mazzola (Doctor)
    Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

    I am very excited by the thought of listening to this. I recall I had this recording before but gave it to my sister having never listened to it, perhaps nine years ago to sell at a car boot sale. I was too busy with work at that time and had no room for music in my life. I did go to Covent Garden somewhere around 1992 when Abbado brought this to London but I only remember it as being a veeeeery long opera. I think my appreciation of opera has changed very much so how I hear this now will be interesting.

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

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    definitely having some more of this stuff

    Terradellas: Sesostri
    Sunhae Im (Sesostri), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Nitocri), Kenneth Tarver (Amasi), Ditte Andersen (Artenice), Rafaella Milanesi (Orgonte) & Tom Randle (Fanete)
    Real Compañía Opera de Cámara, Juan Bautista Otero
    L’Auditori, Barcelona December 2010

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    Matti Salminen: Opera Arias. Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Eri Klas



    Schubert: Fierrabras.
    Josef Protschka (Fierrabras), Karita Mattila (Emma), Cheryl Studer (Florinda), Brigitte Balleys (Maragond), Robert Gambill (Eginhard), Thomas Hampson (Roland), Robert Holl (König Karl), Laszlo Polgár (Boland), Hartmut Welker (Brutamonte).
    Arnold Schoenberg Chor & The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado

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    I got the new issue of Opera News yesterday, and they were so positive about Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) from the Seefestspiele Morbusch on ORF that I promptly ordered it used from amazon for $14! It should be here in a week or so.

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    I'm sure these are re-issues, but this box set of 3 Handel operas (Giulio Cesare, Ariodante and Hercules ) is just being released on 23 June. I've ordered it, so will see if the good reviews hold up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I'm sure these are re-issues, but this box set of 3 Handel operas (Giulio Cesare, Ariodante and Hercules ) is just being released on 23 June. I've ordered it, so will see if the good reviews hold up.


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    I've got both the Ariodante and the Hercules in this series and I like them very much. Good choices.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I'm sure these are re-issues, but this box set of 3 Handel operas (Giulio Cesare, Ariodante and Hercules ) is just being released on 23 June. I've ordered it, so will see if the good reviews hold up.
    ...
    The Giulio Cesare is very good. Star cast and all very good, including the important Pompey family side; Sesto - Anne Sofie von Otter and Cornelia - Charlotte Hellekant.

    What a bargain! The price listed on the A site at GBP 17.46 is much less than what I paid for just the one opera.

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    Just ordered after stumbling across it online. I have many Fidelio sets (and Leonore) but couldn't resist with Waltraud Meier (Domingo is a bonus too):
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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