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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I got a little carried away this morning. As I was pushing the buttons (I used several different sources), I wished for a local source like Amfortas' second hand shop.

    ...The L'Assedio di Calais (Donizetti) is on the schedule for Glimmerglass next summer, so thought to familiarize myself before springing for a ticket (and a pricey hotel room).
    I hope you find it's worth the trip and the hotel room. A small English touring opera company put this on last year and I really enjoyed it. One of the venues this company uses is quite near to where I live and I can get home the same night.
    "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."
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    I think I cleared my shopping basket whilst deleting cashe memory on the computer. The good news is I cleared my basket and don't remember what I had in it. The bad news is I cleared my basket and don't remember what I had in it.

    Though, through PC newsletter today, I was reminded of this one and pressed buy straight away...

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    Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria
    Franco Fagioli (Farnaspe), Romina Basso (Emirena), Yuriy Mynenko (Adriano), Dilyara Idrisova (Sabina), Juan Sancho (Osroa), Cigdem Soyarsl (Aquilio)
    Capella Cracoviensis, Jan Tomasz Adamus

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    Yes that is currently in my basket but I have not yet pressed buy.
    Natalie

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    Feeding my Boris addiction. I think this one is Godunov.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    that looks interesting. I'll look forward to reading your comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    that looks interesting. I'll look forward to reading your comments
    I am looking forward to this being perhaps my favorite (it is my third Boris DVD). It took a long time to figure out that it is the original 1869 version, and so should not be Rimskified. It also is just under 2 hours fitting to the 1869 original.

    Frankly, I look at the 1869 and 1872 Mussorgsky versions as two different operas. I might, perhaps, go so far as to consider Rimsky's version could be considered a different opera as Paisiello's Barber of Seville is a different opera from Rossini's--though perhaps in that case the differences are much greater.

    Here is an interesting article making a good argument for the 1869 Boris Godunov and that in revising it "Mussorgsky turned his compressed musical drama into a grandly expansive Romantic opera." So really, a good argument for both 1869 and 1872 versions.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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

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    Now I will have the three queens with Gencer:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    I just ordered the Mariinsky Attila with Abdrazakov after seeing a mangled version on YouTube. The soprano could have benefitted from a little more smoothness but the rest of the cast, staging, etc. were quite impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    I just ordered the Mariinsky Attila with Abdrazakov after seeing a mangled version on YouTube. The soprano could have benefitted from a little more smoothness but the rest of the cast, staging, etc. were quite impressive.
    And Ildar is such a gorgeous Attila. Jus' saying.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    And Ildar is such a gorgeous Attila. Jus' saying.
    Please, dear ... not in front of the children.

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    Scarlatti, A: Il trionfo dell'onore
    Sante Messina (Flaminio Castravacca), Ornella Rovero (Cornelia Buffacci), Amalia Pini (Leonora Dorini), Rosanna Zerbini (Doralice Rossetti), Amedeo Berdini (Riccardo Albenori), Mario Borriello (Erminio Dorini), Eugenia Zareska (Rosina Caruccia) & Afro Poli (Capitan Rodimarte Bombarda) Orchestra Lirica di Milano Radiotelevisione Italiana, Carlo Maria Giulini



    Mayr: Amore non soffre opposizioni

    Monika Lichtenegger (Elmira / Zefirina), Laura Faig (Gelmina), Richard Resch (Ernesto), Giulio Alvise Caselli (Argante), Josef Zwink (Martorello) & Philipp Gaiser (Policarpo)
    East-West European Festival Orchestra, Franz Hauk



    Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria
    Franco Fagioli (Farnaspe), Romina Basso (Emirena), Yuriy Mynenko (Adriano), Dilyara Idrisova (Sabina), Juan Sancho (Osroa), Cigdem Soyarsl (Aquilio)
    Capella Cracoviensis, Jan Tomasz Adamus



    Wagner: Die Walküre

    Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Petra Lang (Brünnhilde), Michelle DeYoung (Fricka), Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Heidi Melton (Sieglinde), Falk Struckmann (Hunding), Sarah Castle (Waltraute), Karen Foster (Gerhilde), Katherine Broderick (Helmwige), Anna Burford (Schwertleite), Elaine McKrill (Ortlinde), Aurhelia Varak (Siegrune), Okka von der Damerau (Grimgerde), Laura Nykänen (Rossweise)
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden



    Wagner: Das Rheingold
    Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Kim Begley (Loge), Michelle DeYoung (Fricka), Deborah Humble (Erda), Peter Sidhom (Alberich), Anna Samuil (Freia), Kwangchul Youn (Fasolt), Stephen Milling (Fafner), David Cangelosi (Mime), Charles Reid (Froh), Oleksandr Pushniak (Donner), Eri Nakamura (Woglinde), Aurhelia Varak (Wellgunde), Hermine Haselböck (Flosshilde)
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden



    Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice

    (complete opera, 1774 edition)
    Richard Croft (Orphée), Mireille Delunsch (Eurydice), Marion Harousseau (L'Amour), Claire Delgardo-Boge (Une ombre heureuse)
    Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

    Natalie

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    I look forward to hearing about these!

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    Quite a diverse group of recordings!

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    From my local store.


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