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    ^ Very strange. I have heard of Donizetti's Don Pasquale, but never heard of this Olivo e Pasquale. Off to Wikipedia I go.....


    Ooooh, ooooh, oooooh, this sounds like a good one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivo_e_Pasquale

    I like that in this case Wikipedia has the short synopsis. I like to be able to get the gist of the opera in a 1 minute read, not 6-10 paragraphs broken out by act. There is a place for that, but for my initial screen, the one paragraph synopsis is best.

    Now I am off to Amazon to see what the selection is.

    You guys are killing me--or killing my wallet, that is!
    " When I look back across my entire life, I find no event to place beside this in the impression it produced on me." — Wagner on seeing a performance of Fidelio

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    ^ That one was too pricey, but listening to Serra as Rosina on Barber of Seville got me to search her name on Amazon and I ended up with this wonderful recording on order:
    " When I look back across my entire life, I find no event to place beside this in the impression it produced on me." — Wagner on seeing a performance of Fidelio

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    I know I wrote this one off in the favorite ring thread but I decided to give it a go. Eleven disks total.
    Expensive online, but I got it at a much better price ($32 shipped) buying each opera separately.

    " When I look back across my entire life, I find no event to place beside this in the impression it produced on me." — Wagner on seeing a performance of Fidelio

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    I didn't purchase these myself, rather was given them for my birthday from my mom and sister:
    A couple from Renee Fleming, I look forward to watching these!




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    " When I look back across my entire life, I find no event to place beside this in the impression it produced on me." — Wagner on seeing a performance of Fidelio

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    Guess I have Ariodante fever. Could not resist getting this strange production at $5 shipped:

    " When I look back across my entire life, I find no event to place beside this in the impression it produced on me." — Wagner on seeing a performance of Fidelio

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    I've had this on my wish list for a while, and in a growing cart on Presto. A list minute check on Amazon and found this is available as an Amazon Prime purchase - so saved at least $5 over Presto!


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    Have to more closely review that Presto cart before hitting the button...

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    My favorite Fidelio, though I do prefer the DVD soundtrack which is live and has the same singers but for Hans Helm instead of Dieskau. You may want to get the DVD of this because it is an excellent Fidelio. Back image of DVD case.
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    The Ariodante concert has put me back on a Handellian Baroque path. Got this ordered today. Good review here.

    " When I look back across my entire life, I find no event to place beside this in the impression it produced on me." — Wagner on seeing a performance of Fidelio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    I didn't purchase these myself, rather was given them for my birthday from my mom and sister:
    A couple from Renee Fleming, I look forward to watching these!



    Lucky you! I wish I had presents from my mom and sister like those!

    actually, I don't know the Lehar but I do like that Rusalka very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Guess I have Ariodante fever...
    Search for the Ariodante with PaPe (Patricia Petibon), I think it was an Aix-en-Provence production but I may be wrong. I don't think it'sout on dvd yet (hoping it will be soon) but I'm sure Florestan can find it somewhere on ewe tube (the very resourceful chap Florestan is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Search for the Ariodante with PaPe (Patricia Petibon), I think it was an Aix-en-Provence production but I may be wrong. I don't think it'sout on dvd yet (hoping it will be soon) but I'm sure Florestan can find it somewhere on ewe tube (the very resourceful chap Florestan is)
    We can sure use another DVD performance of Ariodante and Patricia would be a welcome member of the cast!
    " When I look back across my entire life, I find no event to place beside this in the impression it produced on me." — Wagner on seeing a performance of Fidelio

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    I am blown away by Kasarova's singing here. Good sample video at this site.
    " When I look back across my entire life, I find no event to place beside this in the impression it produced on me." — Wagner on seeing a performance of Fidelio

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    Conductor: István Kertész
    Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
    Cast: Werner Krenn, Teresa Berganza, Maria Casula, Brigitte Fassbänder, Lucia Popp, Tugomir Franc

    I knew this was going to happen . . .

    And while I was exploring YouTube, I came upon a clip from a made-for-TV production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Anneliese Rothenberger, Krenn, and Judith Blegen in the leads. Fortunately for my wallet, a DVD doesn’t appear to be available for purchase.

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    My ex-wife works at a local high school, where the library was giving away some of their items. Knowing I'm into opera, she picked this up for me. Not bad for a freebie!


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