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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    And you could always try pointing out to your parents what sorts of horrible things you might be spending your money on if you weren't spending it on opera.
    Absolutely. Instead of spending his money on opera, he could be spending it on alcohol, sex, violence, hatred, lust, greed, jealousy, betrayal, mutilation, and murder.

    Oh wait . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    my parents have banned me from spending all my money on opera
    save for two months, during that time try to enjoy the stuff you already have. After those two months throw stack of cash itno their face, and buy all of them fancy box sets you can find on amazon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Absolutely. Instead of spending his money on opera, he could be spending it on alcohol, sex, violence, hatred, lust, greed, jealousy, betrayal, mutilation, and murder.

    Oh wait . . .
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    Can't help myself. Just ordered another one.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    my parents have banned me from spending all my money on opera

    Don't feel bad. I'm retired and my sister still has pointed out to me what she huffily insists is my 'very extravagant lifestyle' (based upon my recent history of traveling to see, well, lots of opera).

    I have the advantage of being the older brother so could safely reply: "What's your point?"

    It never ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Can't help myself. Just ordered another one.
    I love this one - except for Heppner's embonpoint which makes suspension of disbelief work overtime on the whole "starvation in a dungeon for 2 years" concept.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I love this one - except for Heppner's embonpoint which makes suspension of disbelief work overtime on the whole "starvation in a dungeon for 2 years" concept.
    Just have to figure he was a whole lot bigger before he was imprisoned. Well the other thing that is problematic is that Rene Pape (who helped sell me on this because I like him in my Meistersinger DVD) is not exactly looking old enough to be Marzelline's father. But a great Fidelio, Mattila really looks boyish in this.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Why?


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    may as well ask again,

    why?

    Etvs: Love and Other Demons
    Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2008
    Allison Bell (Sierva Maria), Nathan Gunn (Father Cayetano Delaura), Mats Almgren (Don Toribio, the bishop), Felicity Palmer (Josefa Miranda) & Jean Rigby (Martina Laborde)
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    this one I'll just put down to the influence of the prince of darkness

    and the opera sale

    Ads: The Tempest
    Simon Keenlyside (Prospero), Kate Royal (Miranda), Toby Spence (Ferdinand), Ian Bostridge (Caliban), Cyndia Sieden (Ariel), Philip Langridge (Alonso), Donald Kaasch (Antonio), Jonathan Summers (Sebastian), David Condier (Trinculo), Stephen Richardson (Stefano), Graeme Danby (Gonzalo)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    this one I'll just put down to the influence of the prince of darkness

    and the opera sale

    Ads: The Tempest
    Simon Keenlyside (Prospero), Kate Royal (Miranda), Toby Spence (Ferdinand), Ian Bostridge (Caliban), Cyndia Sieden (Ariel), Philip Langridge (Alonso), Donald Kaasch (Antonio), Jonathan Summers (Sebastian), David Condier (Trinculo), Stephen Richardson (Stefano), Graeme Danby (Gonzalo)
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    yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes!!!!!! One of the most moving stories ever told in opera, and some of the most magical 'Shakespeare-magic' music ever written. (Yeah, I reckon it beats Britten AND Mendelssohn for their Midsummer Night's Dreams)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    may as well ask again,

    why?

    Etvs: Love and Other Demons
    Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2008
    Allison Bell (Sierva Maria), Nathan Gunn (Father Cayetano Delaura), Mats Almgren (Don Toribio, the bishop), Felicity Palmer (Josefa Miranda) & Jean Rigby (Martina Laborde)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski

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    Okay, this is one I don't know, but I gotta know asap....
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    One more (so now I have 4 Fidelio DVDs in the mail, 2 at home, and one watched on You Tube):


    BTW: The only real down side on this that I can see from the reviews is that it does not have Roccos Gold Aria.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Why?

    The very big box arrived today

    I don't know whether to open it, stick in the bank or return it (I started feeling guilty straight after pulling the buy trigger)

    I might just leave it intact for a week or two and see if this feeling of shame dissipates...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    The very big box arrived today

    I don't know whether to open it, stick in the bank or return it (I started feeling guilty straight after pulling the buy trigger)

    I might just leave it intact for a week or two and see if this feeling of shame dissipates...

    No, No! You have to see the packaging! It's downright decadent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    No, No! You have to see the packaging! It's downright decadent...
    Did Hoffmann buy this too?

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