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    I think it's time for something completely different:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I think it's time for something completely different:


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    yup, that suuuuuuure would be different if Hoffman purchased this recently...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post


    yup, that suuuuuuure would be different if Hoffman purchased this recently...




    Owning this is like, like, owning Sticky Fingers or Dark Side of the Moon if you were a rock fan.

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    This one I could not resist for $37 shipped in good condition (list of operas and performers here)
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Bit of a mixed bag, but classic recordings of Tristan, Meistersinger, and Parsifal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Bit of a mixed bag, but classic recordings of Tristan, Meistersinger, and Parsifal.
    It would have made more sense to put in a historic Ring cycle also.
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    The complete Wagner opera set arrived today. It is very nicely packaged with a 24-page 10x10-inch booklet that gives casts, synopses, and quotes on each opera. I should learn a lot about these operas from the book. Also, nicely (if it is a decent performance, and I have heard it is) the Ring cycle is all done by the same orchestra and conductor. The other operas, with the exception of Die Feen, are historic performances. I am just beginning Lohengrin right now and it sounds pretty good. Glad I picked this set up. However, I see another really fascinating set that is tempting to purchase:


    List of works on this set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    The complete Wagner opera set arrived today. It is very nicely packaged with a 24-page 10x10-inch booklet that gives casts, synopses, and quotes on each opera. I should learn a lot about these operas from the book. Also, nicely (if it is a decent performance, and I have heard it is) the Ring cycle is all done by the same orchestra and conductor. The other operas, with the exception of Die Feen, are historic performances. I am just beginning Lohengrin right now and it sounds pretty good. Glad I picked this set up. However, I see another really fascinating set that is tempting to purchase:


    List of works on this set.
    I have that Janowski Ring and it's pretty good.
    Natalie

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    Look what my dad got me for Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertie Wooster View Post
    Look what my dad got me for Christmas!
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    That is an absolutely wonderful Cenerentola recording. Teresa Berganza is amazing. Now you need the DVD that has the same people for the step-dad and two half sisters and has another wonderful lead lady, Fredericka von Stade.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    The complete Wagner opera set arrived today. It is very nicely packaged with a 24-page 10x10-inch booklet that gives casts, synopses, and quotes on each opera. I should learn a lot about these operas from the book. Also, nicely (if it is a decent performance, and I have heard it is) the Ring cycle is all done by the same orchestra and conductor. The other operas, with the exception of Die Feen, are historic performances. I am just beginning Lohengrin right now and it sounds pretty good. Glad I picked this set up. However, I see another really fascinating set that is tempting to purchase:


    List of works on this set.
    Both sets seem pretty hit or miss, a random selection of whatever miscellaneous recordings they had handy. But among them may be some real gems or at least interesting curiosities.

    The above set on the whole looks more distinguished in its excerpts and arias than its complete operas.

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

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    On order. The Metropolitan Opera broadcast from Good Friday, 1938, is the only complete Parsifal recorded by either Lauritz Melchior or Kirsten Flagstad. Sadly, the entire performance is exorbitantly expensive and currently unavailable, but this CD of Act II, along with the finale of Act III, provides a showcase for the great singers.


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    Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
    Franco Fagioli (Orfeo), Malin Hartelius (Euridice), Emmanuelle de Negri (Amor)
    Accentus, Insula Orchestra, Laurence Equilbey

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    of course there was never any question of whether I would or would not buy it, just when

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    Verdi: Aida
    Anja Harteros (Aida), Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris), Ludovic Tezier (Amonasro), Erwin Schrott (Ramfis), Marco Spotti (Il Re d'Egitto), Paolo Fanale (Un Messaggero), Eleonora Buratto (Sacerdotessa)
    Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma; Coro dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Antonio Pappano

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    ooh, how exciting!

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