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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post


    This cover looks awful!
    But it's cast includes two nice male singers, Don Bartolo and Figaro from the Madrid's Barber which I've praised recently in Rossini's DVD thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    But it's cast includes two nice male singers, Don Bartolo and Figaro from the Madrid's Barber which I've praised recently in Rossini's DVD thread.
    Sorry, my fault. I meant the Shostakovich cover below the Rossini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    As for the thread, I'm a compulsive buyer as much as a compulsive smoker, I'm a bit ashamed to tell the truth here. I just ordered 20+ CDs/DVDs.
    It will only get worse, thanks to the excitement that Opera Lively will be causing, hehehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    It will only get worse, thanks to the excitement that Opera Lively will be causing, hehehe.
    You should get a kickback from the recording companies, Alma, for all the added business you'll stir up for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    You should get a kickback from the recording companies, Alma, for all the added business you'll stir up for them.
    It's more likely that I'll just get a kick in my back from them.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Let's try a partnership with Deutsche Grammophon.

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    I recently got a double album with Dmitri Hvorostovsky singing Tchaikovsky romances.


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    So I've bought that recent La Scala DVD of Le Nozze di Figaro. It's most possible that it will replace Glyndebourne with Fleming as my favourite. I'll have to wait about three weeks for it though.

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    I know what I would be ordering now if Decca hadn't decided to delay release of the Adriana Lecouvreur and Die Königskinder DVDs . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    I know what I would be ordering now if Decca hadn't decided to delay release of the Adriana Lecouvreur and Die Königskinder DVDs . . .
    According to Opera Video Collector (Facebook) Die Königskinder will be released in February.
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    Schigolch bears responsibility for making me research and ultimately buy some more obscure Bellini and Donizetti operas, although not many studio recordings exist they sound great to me......(2nd one is Beatrice de Tenda with Gruberova)



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    I do hope you didn't buy this Beatrice di Tenda recording using my advice.... There are better recordings out there, in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    I do hope you didn't buy this Beatrice di Tenda recording using my advice.... There are better recordings out there, in my view.
    I did see the Sutherland/Decca.....and many older live recordings which have variable sound, what did you have in mind?

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    This is the best one by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post


    This is the best one by far.
    Does this edition come with a libretto?
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