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    I really need to go to Glyndebourne some day. Ann told me there is a bus service to and from central London so I really can't keep saying "oh but the hotels are prohibitively expensive..."
    I'm afraid that's not true any more. When a last minute strike by Southern Trains threatened attendance at the Festival, Glyndebourne did put on a bus from London. However now that the dire situation with Southern Trains isn't likely to be resolved anytime soon, Glyndebourne have made other arrangements and issued special advice. It's still possible to get back to London the same evening by train though even if you have to go a different route.

    http://www.glyndebourne.com/your-visit/how-to-get-here/

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    Rossini Cenerentola, with Joyce DiDonato


    Rossini Il turco in italia, with Cecilia Bartoli


    Verdi, Trovatore, with Leontyne Price

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    Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
    Cast: Katia Ricciarelli, William Matteuzzi, Samuel Ramey, Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Luciana D’Intino, Ferruccio Furlanetto

    This has been on my wish list for some time . . . and if I’d been smart, I would have ordered it long ago, when it was still available at Presto. Now I’ll shell out about $40.00 for a “like new” copy purchased from one of Amazon’s vendors. Live and learn . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post


    Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
    Cast: Katia Ricciarelli, William Matteuzzi, Samuel Ramey, Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Luciana D’Intino, Ferruccio Furlanetto

    This has been on my wish list for some time . . . and if I’d been smart, I would have ordered it long ago, when it was still available at Presto. Now I’ll shell out about $40.00 for a “like new” copy purchased from one of Amazon’s vendors. Live and learn . . .
    I am told that is the best recording of La Gazza Ladra. I just picked this one up last month, but have had the sung-in-English set for a couple years.
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    Adding my eighth Donizetti opera to my collection with Lucrezia Borgia. I look forward to more Sutherland and Horne



    And my fourth Don Carlo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I am told that is the best recording of La Gazza Ladra. I just picked this one up last month, but have had the sung-in-English set for a couple years.
    Ricciarelli, Matteuzzi, and Ramey are among my favorite singers, so this was absolutely the version of "Gazza" I wanted. (And the package has already arrived!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Ricciarelli, Matteuzzi, and Ramey are among my favorite singers, so this was absolutely the version of "Gazza" I wanted. (And the package has already arrived!)
    Excellent! I need to play this one again as I only listened once since it arrived.
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    so I've got this one today, bought it on amazon.de, used, in amazing condition (saying that it was made in 1987)


    My little oper-reise in Suttgart was very nice, and I did some opera shopping:




    and I have also got Ariadne auf Naxos from Strauss with Max Lorenz, rezorded in Wien 1944, can't find good pic tho.

    anyway it was a good trip

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    Donizetti Three Queens boxed set. It's a needless indulgence as I already have the seperate sets, but the Anna Bolena and Roberto Devereaux boxes are in really shabby condition and I'm missing a disc of the Anna. I adore, utterly adore Beverly Sills so decided to treat myself to a better quality (thought still used) complete set. I'll donate my current ones to the library once I've received the box.

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    $5 shipped. Couldn't pass it up:


    Which consists of these two sets:

    1952 Sonnambula in decent mono sound.


    1939 Lucia in, well, 1939 sound, but I didn't buy it for this opera which I think is too bloody anyway for my tastes.
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    Slowly starting to build a small collection of CDs. When I'm at a used bookstore, I can no longer resist buying a few for cheap. Better sound quality than streaming, but also it just means a little more. If I load up a playlist with a hundred operas, I find I rarely listen to them. It's too daunting to decide which *one* to listen to at any given time. But if I buy a couple per month, those are special and I'll at least put them on during my commute.

    July selections:

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