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    Great buys everyone! The Vivaldi operas released by Naive are very good. I have been collecting every one of them.

    The following are in the "to buy basket", and I am slowly going though the other new pages on sale. The new versions of Cendrillon and L'incoronazione di Poppea come at perfect timing! Very pleased about these two.




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    Well I've been quite good recently - just a couple of indulgences.



    Nat - have you seen this DG? Any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Well I've been quite good recently - just a couple of indulgences.



    Nat - have you seen this DG? Any good?
    Well amazingly this is one I haven't. Would think Gilfry would be a good Don, he has the physique du rôle and he definitely does sexy AND menacing (See "A streetcar named desire")
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Well amazingly this is one I haven't. Would think Gilfry would be a good Don, he has the physique du rôle and he definitely does sexy AND menacing (See "A streetcar named desire")
    I'll let you know when I've watched it. (not seen Streetcar)

    Tomorrow's Il viaggio a Reims is the last live opera I'll see for quite a while & I'm looking forward to catching up with some of my UWP.
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    Mr Pisaroni was complaining that Harnoncourt was not conducting his own Don Giovanni DVD, but you can really look here at Harnoncourt’s tempi and his musical ideas, including the articulation of the singing. It's a fascinating performance. Attention, it's not unflawed, not by any means, but fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    I'll let you know when I've watched it. (not seen Streetcar)
    Oh no, Annie, what have you done? I've just watched this and I'm feeling rather overcome (fans self). What a wonderful musical represention of growing desire. I think I might have to get this version too.

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh no, Annie, what have you done? I've just watched this and I'm feeling rather overcome (fans self). What a wonderful musical represention of growing desire. I think I might have to get this version too.
    Oh wow, spectacular!!! Gee, this seems to inject lots of energy into this already extraordinary opera! One does get tempted to watch the whole thing!!! [Alma consults his DVD-buying funds, badly depleted by the last European excesses]
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    [QUOTE=sospiro;14801] (not seen Streetcar)

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    Streetcar - an interesting DVD of a not-so-interesting opera. The performers are good. What I find less good is the composer.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Streetcar - an interesting DVD of a not-so-interesting opera. The performers are good. What I find less good is the composer.
    What Alma said. Wonderful performances, slightly wasted on rather uninspiring music. But of course it's also held up by a gripping and disturbing plot.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Oh wow, spectacular!!! Gee, this seems to inject lots of energy into this already extraordinary opera! One does get tempted to watch the whole thing!!!
    Eerm, I ordered it. No delayed gratification for this girl, especially when it come to Don Giovanni. I'm the Don Giovanni of opera DVDs.

    Alma consults his DVD-buying funds, badly depleted by the last European excesses
    See, that's why I stay in mouse-infested cheaper hotels. Lots of money left over for opera loveliness.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    See, that's why I stay in mouse-infested cheaper hotels. Lots of money left over for opera loveliness.
    You had mice there???
    Erm... I think I'll remain at the Waldorf next time...
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Eerm, I ordered it. No delayed gratification for this girl, especially when it come to Don Giovanni. I'm the Don Giovanni of opera DVDs.
    How about CDs? I only have this one & it's very good but I'd like another.




    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    See, that's why I stay in mouse-infested cheaper hotels.
    My fault, me & my marmalade sandwiches.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Lots of money left over for opera loveliness.
    This weekend not only marmalade sandwiches for breakfast but marmite sandwiches for tea. Seeing live opera is more important than food.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Whoa......StLuke's......I saw several CDs with Gedda in your purchases! You're already in the top echelon of aficionados!! Excellent taste! Money well spent!!

    How did you like the Iolanta? I ordered it, but haven't received it yet. I wish there was a CD with Netrebko and Beczala.

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    Annie, I'd recommend the Mitropoulos and the Giulini Dons, which are probably my favorites.




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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    How about CDs? I only have this one & it's very good but I'd like another.

    I like the Rene Jacobs one, but I've got gorgeous Peter Mattei on my wishlist. It's ten quid in the presto classical sale..

    Jacobs is fifteen.




    This weekend not only marmalade sandwiches for breakfast but marmite sandwiches for tea. Seeing live opera is more important than food.
    What, not even a bacon butty from Wings?
    Natalie

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