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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Think what that would mean if we applied it to opera recordings!
    That wouldn't be a big problem for me, Amfortas. Now I ignore two of my favorite movies, Gandhi and The Song of Bernadette because I can quote many lines from memory. I'm too familiar with those films for them to interest me anymore. But I never tire of any opera DVD I own.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post

    I love the opera - how does it work dramatically? Worth the price of the DVD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I love the opera - how does it work dramatically? Worth the price of the DVD?
    Not sure when I will get around to watching it, but it is posted complete on You Tube if you want to check it out--no subs though.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmxIz36mm50 (I posted it in the You Tube opera thread here also)
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    Loved the DVD so much had to get the soundtrack:
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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I'll be interested to hear what you make of the staging. The singing is impeccable.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I'll be interested to hear what you make of the staging. The singing is impeccable.
    The staging will be a challenge, but I saw much worse on You Tube with Dessay, so this one is not so bad. What I REALLY WANT is this one, which apparently is not available on DVD:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    The staging will be a challenge, but I saw much worse on You Tube with Dessay, so this one is not so bad. What I REALLY WANT is this one, which apparently is not available on DVD:
    This is the one you just bought. It's staged as an opera within an opera, and this is the bit where they do the "inner" opera at the end.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    I was just looking at the ROH spring season Oedipe scheduled for May, which has performing amongst others, Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Sarah Connolly, John Tomlinson...

    veeeery tempting

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    la monnaie production

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    This is the one you just bought. It's staged as an opera within an opera, and this is the bit where they do the "inner" opera at the end.
    I was trying to figure that out with You Tube but it was rather confusing as there were several Sonnambula productions with Dessay featured on You Tube, but since I had a great deal on the commercial release I bought it, so if that scene is in it I will be very pleased (too bad the whole opera is not staged that way).
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    Or order:


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    and,


    Kind of figure I am not getting any younger, so what point in hanging on to too much money. Better used on great music.
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    As I've mentioned before I don't love Manon Lescaut but it's Puccini and still has some of the usual magic so onto the Ipod it went!

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    On an somewhat unrelated note finding a DVD of Edgar (3 acts) or the libretto (in English) for it has proven to be nigh impossible. At this point I want to experience it just for completeness and see if there's anything salvageable in it (bar the bits that Puccini borrowed for the awesome beauty that is Tosca) .
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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