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    Rameau: Zaïs
    Julian Prégardien, Sandrine Piau, Aimery Lefèvre, Benoit Arnould, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Hasnaa Bennani, Zachary Wilder
    Les Talens Lyriques & Choeur de chambre de Namur, Christophe Rousset

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    some mo' Rameau...

    yes please

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    oh ditto on that one as well; I got distracted whilst in the middle of posting purchases.

    yes, I sometimes get distracted easily.

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    see, I got distracted again


    I also ordered today (from PC)

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    Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384
    Mari Eriksmoen (Blondchen), Robin Johannsen (Konstanze), Maximilian Schmitt (Belmonte), Julian Prégardien (Pedrillo), Dimitry Ivashchenko (Osmin), Cornelius Obonya (Bassa Selim)
    RIAS Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs

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    Hollander # 11.
    I have the studio Klemperer and like Silja as Senta so much
    and heard how wonderful the live Klemperer is that I had to get this.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Did it:

    Natalie

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

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    I love that Phaeton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Did it:
    Way to Ring in the New Year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Ahh, that image makes me cringe thinking of what happens in the next few seconds. Does the guy survive the chariot crash?
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Ahh, that image makes me cringe thinking of what happens in the next few seconds. Does the guy survive the chariot crash?
    I'm afraid it is the ultimate "pride comes before a fall" story; or don't borrow your Dad's Porsche if you are still on a learner licence:

    Phaëton, the prideful and reckless son of the Sun and the ocean nymph Clymene, is driven to abandon his lover Theona by his ambition for the hand of Libya, daughter of the king of Egypt. On the day of the wedding, Libya's enraged lover Epaphus, himself the son of Jupiter, disputes Phaëton's claim to divine lineage. Desiring to prove himself, Phaëton convinces his father to allow him to drive the sun-chariot for one day. In the course of his flight he loses control of the horses, threatening the earth beneath with fiery destruction; Epaphus entreats his father to put an end to the danger, and Jupiter strikes the chariot down with a thunderbolt. Phaëton falls to his death
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    Shades of Seneca's Hipolytus. After Hippolytus falls from his chariot, his horses trample him to death. Since his father was on a warship when the accident happened, the gods make him rebuild the corpse piece by tiny piece. So during the course where we read that play, I asked Prof. Gould whether I missed some philosophical point from it, he said, "No, Seneca just liked blood and gore." No offense to Rita, of course.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillMcEnaneyJr View Post
    Shades of Seneca's Hipolytus. After Hippolytus falls from his chariot, his horses trample him to death. Since his father was on a warship when the accident happened, the gods make him rebuild the corpse piece by tiny piece. So during the course where we read that play, I asked Prof. Gould whether I missed some philosophical point from it, he said, "No, Seneca just liked blood and gore." No offense to Rita, of course.
    But isn't there more to it than that? Hippolytus's death isn't an accident but a tragic error, the result of his father Theseus's curse based on a false allegation of rape by the wife/stepmother Phaedra. That's the version of the story variously related in Euripides, Seneca, and Racine, and to an extent Rameau's opera (though with an eleventh-hour happy ending).

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