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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Yes, that Suor Angelica is marvelous. Don't make me buy it!
    I assure you the whole thing is great. I listened to the Il Tabarro yesterday.
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Yes, that Suor Angelica is marvellous. Don't make me buy it!
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    Yes, that Suor Angelica is marvellous. Buy it!
    "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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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    When we get to Maria Stuarda in the top 100 thread I think it might make sense for the vote to just follow Florestan's pick!
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    I actually did not care for this last year when searching out a La Fille du Regiment and got the Devia one (which will always be my favorite) but only 15 minutes into Dessay/Florez La Sonnambula and I went surfing for another Dessay/Florez as I knew right then that one DVD of those two would not be enough. As this was sitting there for under $3 I could not resist. Florez is wonderful but there is something about Dessay that absolutely captivates. She is amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I actually did not care for this last year when searching out a La Fille du Regiment and got the Devia one (which will always be my favorite) but only 15 minutes into Dessay/Florez La Sonnambula and I went surfing for another Dessay/Florez as I knew right then that one DVD of those two would not be enough. As this was sitting there for under $3 I could not resist. Florez is wonderful but there is something about Dessay that absolutely captivates. She is amazing!
    I only know Dessay properly from Ariadne Auf Naxos but she can sing amazingly, act amazingly and from what I've seen doesn't dance half bad either. On another point Corbelli (the master of comic timing) is also on the recording. Looks like a great version (though as with all bel canto bar The Barber I am not familiar with it yet because of blasted deadlines...)!
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I actually did not care for this last year when searching out a La Fille du Regiment and got the Devia one (which will always be my favorite) but only 15 minutes into Dessay/Florez La Sonnambula and I went surfing for another Dessay/Florez as I knew right then that one DVD of those two would not be enough. As this was sitting there for under $3 I could not resist. Florez is wonderful but there is something about Dessay that absolutely captivates. She is amazing!
    It's absolutely one of my favourite DVDs. Dessay is hilarious.
    Natalie

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    Lucille Ball with a voice. Beverly Sills on the manic side: that's my impression of Dessay

    Until one sees her in Lucia or Traviata. Then one runs out of superlatives and metaphors

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    I have the NAXOs Tancredi set but it is a shortened version, so decided I must also have this, besides the lovely voiced Eva Mei is on it.
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    Not a huge Sutherland fan, but given my addiction to Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, it is a must-have:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Not a huge Sutherland fan, but given my addiction to Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, it is a must-have:
    How many are there left?
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    How many are there left?
    Seems there are at least half a dozen left within reasonable price. This Sutherland is 1971. There is another Sutherland with Pavarotti from 1975.
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