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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    Oh no, that is already 4 too many!
    That is if you do not like La Traviata but if you do, I would say here are four to listen to

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    The last one I saw at Covent Garden and I fell in love with Angela Gheorghiu. She was the most the most beautiful woman on the planet...

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    Last time I checked I had 29 Così fan tuttes, and I'm not counting DVDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    Last time I checked I had 29 Così fan tuttes, and I'm not counting DVDs.
    Yes but do you have any recordings by Madonna?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Yes but do you have any recordings by Madonna?
    Actually...

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    Codswallop... I can't remember Cherish. Data banks must be getting corrupt...

    I remember going to see Desparately seeking Susan when it came out. I got tickets for Leicester Square at GBP 6 which was an unbelievable price for a cinema ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    That is if you do not like La Traviata but if you do, I would say here are four to listen to

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    The last one I saw at Covent Garden and I fell in love with Angela Gheorghiu. She was the most the most beautiful woman on the planet...

    Uh Oh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Codswallop... I can't remember Cherish. Data banks must be getting corrupt...
    I love it because the lyrics make absolutely no sense. Plus wet Madonna and lovely cinematography from Herb Ritts.



    Back on topic, though:



    I may or may not have bought all of Tim Mead's discography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    I love it because the lyrics make absolutely no sense. Plus wet Madonna and lovely cinematography from Herb Ritts.



    Back on topic, though:



    I may or may not have bought all of Tim Mead's discography.
    Tim Mead is da Bomb.

    You got this?

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
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    Goodness! I know someone who looks like that! Although younger, I suppose. This doesn't necessarily mean I'll listen to it. I've seen a dress rehearsal of La Traviata (last year actually) and that's more than enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Tim Mead is da Bomb.

    You got this?

    Yes! It's a great upgrade to other Admeto I have, the hospital one, also with Tim Mead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    Oh no, that is already 4 too many!
    now, now, don't go there... I never expected that I'll fall in love with that opera, trust me, but it is sooo easy to listen to... Like everything flows just esally... It's not like Elektra, that is a giant mess that comes out amazing once when you are done with the whole thing, traviata on the other hand, that opera has so many beautiful individual moments that work just amazing when they are extracted from the whole opera

    do I make any sense??...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    Yes! It's a great upgrade to other Admeto I have, the hospital one, also with Tim Mead.
    Yes the countertenor singing Admeto in the other one has the sort of voice that gives countertenors a bad name. hoot hoot
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasNino View Post
    now, now, don't go there... I never expected that I'll fall in love with that opera, trust me, but it is sooo easy to listen to... Like everything flows just esally... It's not like Elektra, that is a giant mess that comes out amazing once when you are done with the whole thing, traviata on the other hand, that opera has so many beautiful individual moments that work just amazing when they are extracted from the whole opera

    do I make any sense??...
    You do!

    I have always had issues with the first act because it is so... top-y? Violetta's tessitura is so high it rings in my head. I can hear GIOOOOOOOOOIR in my mind right now, actually.

    The second act, though...


    Then Addio del passato...
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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Yesterday I got three beautiful lp box sets... Rigoletto, Tosca and La Boheme... all classics with amazing Maria Callas.

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