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    My 12th Barber of Seville, the broken-leg DiDonato performance.
    Now the question is, do I also want (or is it worth getting) the other
    DiDonato performance set in the a Middle Eastern country?
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    Barber of Seville CD set #13 for me:


    Clips: http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4775634

    But who sings Rosina?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Barber of Seville CD set #13 for me:


    Clips: http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4775634

    But who sings Rosina?
    I wonder if this is the Barbiere with Victoria de los Angeles as Rosina. My Mom had that version, and I remember that Nicola Monti sang Almaviva -- as he apparently does here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    I wonder if this is the Barbiere with Victoria de los Angeles as Rosina. My Mom had that version, and I remember that Nicola Monti sang Almaviva -- as he apparently does here.
    Gianna d'Angelo is Rosina according to the back of the vinyl highlights copy, if it is the same performance (cover image)
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    My Baroque fever is being fed mainly by Handel (4th Handel opera and have one Vivaldi). Price was exceedlingly right ($7.83 USD shipped) and Anna Bonitatibus is great!
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    I like this one very much. If you're interested in seeing a dvd, I also recommend the Dutch National Opera

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    Handel: Deidamia
    Recorded live at the De Nederlandse Opera, March & April 2012
    Sally Matthews (Deidamia), Veronica Cangemi (Nerea), Olga Pasichnyk (Achille), Silvia Tro Santafé (Ulisse), Andrew Foster-Williams (Fenice), Umberto Chiummo (Licomede) & Jan-Willem Schaafsma (Nestore)
    Concerto Köln, Ivor Bolton (conductor) & David Alden (director)

    Some of the staging is a bit out there (Dutch style "out there") but I don't think it distracts from the opera at all but help explains the story a little bit better. Sally Matthews is fabulous and makes this a DVD that I bought straight away after watching it on a free streaming service (back in the days when I had a more stable interweb connection).

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    some great staging architecture

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    Couldn't resist the opportuity to pick up some rarities in the Presto Brilliant sale

    Karetnikov: Till Eulenspiegel

    Boris Kudriavtsev (Till), Ekaterina Mazo (Nele), Alexei Martynov (Lamme), Lina Mkrtchian (Katlina/Sootkin/Holy Virgin/Voice of Lamme's Wife), Arkady Prujansky (Empress/Count of Hoorn/Philip II), Alexei Motchalov (Klaas/Prince of Orange/Jesus), Piotr Gluboky (Joost/Charles V/Count of Egmont)
    USSR Cinema Symphony Orchestra, Emin Khachaturian and Valery Polyansky



    Rimsky Korsakov: Kashchey the Immortal
    Alexander Arkhipov (Kashchey The Immortal), Irina Zhurina (The Princess), Nina Terentieva (Kashcheyevna), Vladislav Verestnikov (Prince Ivan Korolevitch) & Vladimir Matorin (The Storm Knight)
    Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra & Yurlov Academic Choir, Andrey Chistiakov



    Stradella: Ester

    Silvia Piccollo (Ester), Elisa Franzetti (Speranza Celeste), Vicky Norrington (Mardocheo), Matteo Armanino (Assuero), Debora Parodi (Un’ebrea), Francesco Lambertini (Testo prima parte) & Francesca Rota (Testo seconda parte)
    Il Concento, Luca Franco Ferrari



    Lortzing: Der Wildschütz
    Peter Schreier (tenor) & Edith Mathis (soprano)
    Rundfunkchor Berlin & Staatskapelle Berlin, Bernhard Klee



    Dargomïzhsky: Rusalka
    Alexander Vedernikov (Miller), Natalia Mikhailova (Natasha, His Daughter), Konstantin Pluzhnikov (Prince), Galina Pisarenko (Princess), Nina Terentieva (Olga)
    Grand Choir of the USSR Radio and TV Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, Vladimir Fedoseyev

    Natalie

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    I'd like to hear that Rusalka; looking forward to your comments when you get it!

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    Three for the price of one:
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    Delivery date of Dec 28, just in time to RING in the new year!
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    I have the patience of a 2-year-old, but how can I pass up this VG set for $26.50 shipped? So now I am REALLY ready to RING in the New Year as both the DVD set and this set are due to arrive in my mailbox on 28 December!
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    That's a fantastic price; good for you! It's a great set.

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    (I'm the kind of nut that has 2 sets...)

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