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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Is this good, Nat? Or other Baroque fans here?

    I agree, not to be missed.
    Natalie

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    There are no long Wagner operas. Only short attention spans.

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    Presto Classical package got here today, which one should I watch first?

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    2015 Liceu Norma (Sondra Radvanovsky, Gregory Kunde, Ekaterina Gubanova, Raymond Aceto, Francisco Vas, Ana Puche)
    2016 Munich Mefistofele (Rene Pape, Joseph Calleja, Kristine Opolais, Karine Babajanyan)
    2013 Vienna La Fanciulla (Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme, Tomasz Konieczny)
    2011 Liceu Tannhauser (Peter Seiffert, Petra Maria Schnitzer, Beatrice Uria-Monzon, Markus Eiche, Gunther Groissbock)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dichteurehalle View Post
    Presto Classical package got here today, which one should I watch first?
    ...
    woo hoo! lucky you!

    I'd be watching my waistline as I pop a few hundred grams of popping corn and sit down to gobble up all that opera...

    and might want to start with JK and Nina

    or

    Rene...

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    I vote Norma (actually made me cry) or Fanciulla (if you are happy to see past the horrible orange wig, very fine cast)

    Haven't seen that Tannhauser and the Alfano is waiting to be watched. The Onegin is striking but rather cold; Rusalka very Regie but appropriately so (because it's basically a horrible cruel story, not a Disney fairytale); Mefistofele is OK but not a patch on the exuberant SF Carsen production, and the Ballo is pretty good. Simply can't remember a thing about the Rosenkavalier except that Günther Groissböck is not as disgusting as the usual oafish Ochs.
    Natalie

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    Nice haul!

    I particularly liked the Onegin: an unconventional, stylized, but intriguing production. Plus Opolais and Rucinski act and sing the parts well.

    Also agree the Rusalka is striking, but only if you're willing to go very dark.

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    Sergey Prokofiev, Betrothal in a Monastery, Gergiev with Netrebko:
    There are no long Wagner operas. Only short attention spans.

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