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    Another haul, from another deep discount. Averaging out, including freight of about US$15 per item for these nine. Many I have absolutely no idea what the music might be like, and some I would definitely not consider on full price or even normal discount (for example the Bertrand de Billy's version of Tristan und Isolde below). Let me know if any of these are particularly good or horrible.


















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    Sounds exciting, where did you get the discount? Something local, or accessible overseas?
    "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
    Sounds exciting, where did you get the discount? Something local, or accessible overseas?
    You better be quick; in fact, presto quick to snap up the deals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    You better be quick; in fact, presto quick to snap up the deals!
    Thanks, HC. I bought three of them (the first three you quoted). It gets my collection to 395. I'm looking forward to breaking the 400 barrier...
    "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
    Thanks, HC. I bought three of them (the first three you quoted). It gets my collection to 395. I'm looking forward to breaking the 400 barrier...
    Ha! Nice! I have no idea what the first three I quoted above are about. I just picked them up to try, given their cheap price. I received an email an hour ago that all nine have been despatched.

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    I got onto it Presto Rapido and got:

    Natalie

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    You people will be the ruin of me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
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    Our new interviewee Maestro Frédéric Chaslin has endorsed Picker as a contemporary opera composer whose works are likely to survive the test of time. Based on his recommendation, I've just ordered Picker's two operas that have been released in commercial CD recordings:



    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000006A6Q



    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000668KI

    Reviews are very favorable. I look forward to getting them in the mail.

    This brings my collection to 397 operas... getting close to the barrier of 400!

    (Oh well, this will only make me aim for 500 and spend even more money!)
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    Just pre-ordered this from Amazon UK:



    After sampling YouTube clips, I'm looking forward to Laurent Pelly's "Night at the Museum" staging and Natalie Dessay's Cleopatra (reasonable facsimile boobs and all) in their entirety.

    Not offered yet on the US Amazon. Maybe the cover is too much for us prudish Americans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Just pre-ordered this from Amazon UK:



    After sampling YouTube clips, I'm looking forward to Laurent Pelly's "Night at the Museum" staging and Natalie Dessay's Cleopatra (reasonable facsimile boobs and all) in their entirety.

    Not offered yet on the US Amazon. Maybe the cover is too much for us prudish Americans?
    I am buying this when available in USA.....you and Alma are still wrong IMO about Dessay nudity, those are her real breast with mesh body stocking over them, I am puzzled why some think they are some elaborate cosmetic replicas that would be so bogus/fake, Dessay is very free spirit

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    I shall buy a copy, of course. I am in it for the music and the singing performance, which sounds good from a clip or two. But the staging seems it will annoy the hell out of me as it appears as an orgy of all sorts of materials they can throw together into a mixing pot that is the stage. Not impressed with the stage, even with her breast showing, which is just an errotic distraction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post


    I shall buy a copy, of course. I am in it for the music and the singing performance, which sounds good from a clip or two. But the staging seems it will annoy the hell out of me as it appears as an orgy of all sorts of materials they can throw together into a mixing pot that is the stage. Not impressed with the stage, even with her breast showing, which is just an errotic distraction.
    Amfortas has it right I believe calling it "night at the museum" production, he he

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    Girls and boys here at OperaLively will soon be adding a new recording of Handel's Rodelinda on DVD/Blu-ray to their collection. See here:- Fleming/Scholl/Handel Rodelinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    After sampling YouTube clips, I'm looking forward to Laurent Pelly's "Night at the Museum" staging and Natalie Dessay's Cleopatra (reasonable facsimile boobs and all) in their entirety.

    Not offered yet on the US Amazon. Maybe the cover is too much for us prudish Americans?
    I would hope that isn't the reason. That cover is so tame compared to what one could find in the usual "girlie" magazines that are available in any book store or magazine shop.

    For whatever reason, new recordings, whether DVD or CD, are usually released on this side of the pond much later than they are in Europe. Case in point: the new DVD of Humperdinck's Die Königskinder with Kaufmann as the prince. It's been released in Europe, but I can't even pre-order from Amazon at this point.

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