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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Another Fidelio???? You really are fanatical about this, Florestan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Did Hoffmann buy this too?
    Ah, um, no. I cheated.

    Our old friend TyronesLothrop (who, at last contact, still lived here locally) had the set and loaned it to me so that I could download those stunningly remastered CDs into my iTunes library. I took the opportunity in the meantime to look through all the accompanying documentation - the whole thing is so lovingly done, it's amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    Another Fidelio???? You really are fanatical about this, Florestan!
    I have been told that I sometimes go to extremes. I bought my first opera DVD, Fidelio (Bernstein), in December 2013 thinking that would be it. By July of this year I found myself with about 16 opera DVDs. Then I bought a CD of Waltraud Meier singing Fidelio. It was so wonderful that I searched and found she is in a DVD of Fidelio, so I bought that, thinking that would be it. But then someone pointed me to Jonas Kaufmann and I watched that Fidelio on You Tube. At that point I came into some extra money so figured to get a couple more.

    I purchased a Fidelio DVD a day for 5 days from August 10 to today. Today I ordered this one, particularly for Nylund and Kaufmann:


    Most are still in the mail, but here is my list of Fidelio DVDs:

    Bernstein with Gundula Janowitz
    Mehta with Waltraud Meier
    Harnoncourt with Camilla Nylund
    Bohm with Gwyneth Jones
    Haitink with Elisabeth Soderstrom
    Levine with Karita Mattila
    Ludwig with Anja Silja
    Rother with Christa Ludwig

    The one I am missing and desperately want is Mehta with Gundula Janowitz which is rare. I saw one for about $50 USD but did not know if it would play in the US or if it has English subtitles. I have it on You Tube without English subtitles though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    Another Fidelio???? You really are fanatical about this, Florestan!
    I now have 37 video versions of Don Giovanni (some from YT, but many DVDs)
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I now have 37 video versions of Don Giovanni (some from YT, but many DVDs)
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    I have one recording of Walton's Troilus and Cressida.

    I think that's too many.

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    Florestan is getting to be nearly as bad as I am -- I have 14 recordings of Fidelio (including four of the 1805 Urfassung), though nearly all of them are in audio format rather than DVD. Of course, we both have a long way to go before we can top Nat's 37 Don Giovannis!

    Meanwhile, I'm continuing to explore the bel canto repertoire:


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    I have 9 CD sets of Fidelio.

    I have 7 CD sets of La Sonnambula including the one you posted above.
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    Every time I purchase a recording from my wish list, it seems I discover another one to add to it. Yesterday, I stumbled upon a DVD of a 2007 production of Khovanshchina from the Bavarian State Opera with Klaus Florian Vogt (presumably Khovansky Junior) and Camilla Nylund as Emma. So there's one more addition to the list . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Every time I purchase a recording from my wish list, it seems I discover another one to add to it. Yesterday, I stumbled upon a DVD of a 2007 production of Khovanshchina from the Bavarian State Opera with Klaus Florian Vogt (presumably Khovansky Junior) and Camilla Nylund as Emma. So there's one more addition to the list . . .
    Oh yes very cool. I enjoyed this one.
    Natalie

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    ... and I thought that I am horrible with 4 Traviata recordings, + 1 waiting to be ordered from some local auction site, and another bought from local cd shop... I guess we all have that one opera that makes us spend more and more and more lol

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasNino View Post
    ... and I thought that I am horrible with 4 Traviata recordings, + 1 waiting to be ordered from some local auction site, and another bought from local cd shop... I guess we all have that one opera that makes us spend more and more and more lol
    Yes, the key thing to remember when trying to plan and control the purchasing of opera CDs, DVDs and performance attendances is to consider the




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    Quote Originally Posted by DasNino View Post
    ... and I thought that I am horrible with 4 Traviata recordings, + 1 waiting to be ordered from some local auction site, and another bought from local cd shop... I guess we all have that one opera that makes us spend more and more and more lol
    Oh no, that is already 4 too many!
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