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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Handel: Orlando
    Bejun Mehta (Orlando), Sophie Karthäuser (Angelica), Kristina Hammarström (Medoro), Sunhae Im (Dorinda), Konstantin Wolff (Zoroastro)
    B'Rock Orchestra, René Jacobs

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    This is an incredible recording, double thumbs up!

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    Brett Dean and Elliott Carter



    Been waiting for five years for its release, AND IT IS FINALLY HERE!!!!! Wooohooooo!!!!!

    I also purchased this not too long ago, was very very impressed when I saw the Australian premiere. I think it has a better libretto than Bliss, but you can't really compare libretti when one is incredibly deep, philosophical (but still quite funny) and another is meant to be full of aussie slang and dirty language.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    I need to add that I Puritani to my "recordings to buy" list. I know I like Mariella Devia's voice, and after listening to a YouTube clip with William Matteuzzi, I'm sold. (The La Sonnambula with Ms. Devia and Luca Canonici -- another wonderful tenor -- is already on the aforementioned list.)

    It just arrived today and I am listening to it. Wonderful.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Grabbing his wallet, he snatched at the door handle. Then violently flinging the kitchen door open, he ran out in to the cool summer night.

    He ran fast and hard, his naked feet sprinting accross the cold tarmac of the road. The anger and adrenalin removed any pain from the small jagged gravel of the road underfoot, whilst a searing emotion burned away any control over his actions.

    Seconds later at the end of the road, he threw the wallet with all his hatred, as far over the guard rail as he could on to the intercity rail line.

    "Damn You!" he cried. "Damn you, internet purchasing and credit card detail remembering facilities on web purchasing sites!"

    He fell to his knees hard. Blood trickled from broken skin. Arms reached out wide as he searched towards the heavens and screamed

    "How can I control my opera addiction?"
    Clayton, this belongs in a thread of its own: An Opera Novel (II).

    I eagerly await the next installment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Clayton, this belongs in a thread of its own: An Opera Novel (II).

    I eagerly await the next installment.
    Maybe

    but I want a glossy hard back coffee table book (with all the pictures) of An Opera Novel in my tea cabinet first!

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    In a moment of madness (my life)

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    I was only looking to buy the Götterdämmerung recording but it didn't go according to plan.

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    Wow! The '53 Krauss . . . some hail it as the best set of all! And the Pristine version--had to set you back a few bucks, but it should sound great!

    Be sure to let us know what you think!

    EDIT: Just listening to samples on the Pristine site. Sounds magnificent!

    Great purchase, Clayton. Don't even think about any buyer's remorse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Wow! The '53 Krauss . . . some hail it as the best set of all! And the Pristine version--had to set you back a few bucks, but it should sound great!

    Be sure to let us know what you think!

    EDIT: Just listening to samples on the Pristine site. Sounds magnificent!

    Great purchase, Clayton. Don't even think about any buyer's remorse!
    A moment of madness (see An Opera Novel (II) thread). Recently I'm starting to suffer from hot flushes thinking maybe I retired too early/I will need to go back to work to pay for my opera avarice



    Sound samples on the web sites are an extremely effective marketing tool

    they just reel you in

    then clobber you




    nope

    not feeling any buyer's remorse

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    lie

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    pleasure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    It just arrived today and I am listening to it. Wonderful.

    Oh, great. A wonderful I Puritani I don't have?

    Ok, Clayton, I'm coming to join you at the guard rail! Where is it?

    Of course, here in Washington, throwing one's wallet on to the intercity rail line likely would prove to be a far more foolhardy act than buying opera.

    Never mind. We will have to meet for another reason at a different location, maybe in Chapter 2.

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    Clayton, I am getting a bit worried about you: first, that chiffon item in the bel canto thread you started, and now running naked through some staid English neighborhood?? I thought that the Hellfire Club was a thing of the past!

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    Just purchased online. Waltraud made me do it:


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Just purchased online. Waltraud made me do it:


    Post your thoughts on it when it arrives and you get a chance to watch it! It certainly looks like a very interesting production...and I am a big fan of Waltraud Meier.

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

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    The Pritchard L'Elisir is a delightful recording. Hope you enjoy it.

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    The fever must be upon me (again): I just ordered the Met Nabucco on DVD. It's the one conducted by Levine and "...it was only $11.00 ..."

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