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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I have the last cassette player left on earth. You're welcome to come over and listen to Nixon in China.

    Actually a concert version is on live here next year so you'd better come for that.

    Hmm. I've never been to New Zealand or Australia ...

    Do you have a copy of Nixon in China? If not, I would be happy to send to you as a gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Don't be too upset; it is a little funny (well those reading this post laughed). Just consider it as you paid a dollar to make us all laugh.

    In that case, I could use three or four good laughs every day.

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    Let's see. For today's walk, I started with


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    This is a much better opera than I thought and this seems to be a particularly good recording with all the principals in good voice.


    As is increasingly the case, Luisa Miller wasn't quite enough to get me all the way through my walk, so I turned to a one act classic to finish the afternoon:


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    Simone Kermes as Dido? What's not to like?
    Last edited by Hoffmann; November 6th, 2015 at 03:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    Recently my listening of other operas (bar my Il Trittico whose Suor I have been giving increasing attention two) has diminished in favour of one of my favourite Verdis that continues to grow on me the more I listen to it.

    Attachment 8493

    With lots of great choruses some powerful catchy arias and some great duets/trios truly one of Verdi's best and underrated in comparison to some of his others (Aida and Il Trovatore we're looking at you here!!)

    Also if you want to dance along to Verdi! Moments include but are not limited to
    dunque signori aspettovi (catchy to ridiculous extremes its the most ear wormy Verdi I know!)and anytime the ballroom dancers are dancing in act 3!
    Lo and behold, what should I find at my local second-hand store?



    Just a single disc of selections, but for $4, who could say no?
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    Was looking for a second Martha when I stumbled across this gem that I could not pass up:

    Here is a list of singers on each of the 5 operas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Just a single disc of selections, but for $4, who could say no?
    For Un Ballo in Maschera no excuse is needed! It is increasingly worming its way into my favourites and is closing in on La Traviata!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    For Un Ballo in Maschera no excuse is needed! It is increasingly worming its way into my favourites and is closing in on La Traviata!
    Plus my single-disc highlights of the Solti/Pavarotti/Price recording was getting lonely on the shelf.
    Last edited by Amfortas; November 9th, 2015 at 06:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Plus my single-disc highlights of the Solti/Pavarotti/Price recording was getting lonely on the shelf.
    Un Ballo has so much great about it. I think its overture might be growing on me to be about the same as La Traviata in overall ranking (first place incidentally! La Traviata's overture has always reminded me of an hourglass with sand trickling out after about a minute in. Though to be fair this might be because the first one I ever saw was the Salzburg one with the clock.) funny that my favourite Verdi Opera Rigoletto has a overture i'm just not that keen on.
    Last edited by Amfortas; November 9th, 2015 at 06:18 PM. Reason: Typo in quotation

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    You can listen to it in its entirety HERE.[/QUOTE]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Was looking for a second Martha when I stumbled across this gem that I could not pass up:

    Here is a list of singers on each of the 5 operas.
    (to self) Whew! Something other than Fidelio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    (to self) Whew! Something other than Fidelio!
    I see that I have developed a strong reputation on this site!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I see that I have developed a strong reputation on this site!
    We were about to stage an intervention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    We were about to stage an intervention.
    Ha ha. That would be something, but you would be too late. I just counted and I have 10 DVDs, 20 complete CD sets, 2 highlights sets, and 4 Leonore sets. But there are probably others out there that I need.

    The Martha is a temporary diversion, albeit a great opera. Oh that they only would make a DVD with subtitles for Martha.

    And while we are at it, if only there were a recording of Maria Callas as Leonore.
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