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    My last one was Handel: Alceste
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryG View Post
    My last one was Handel: Alceste
    Alceste contains one of Handel's most lovely slumber arias. Just beautiful.


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    The postman delivered this today. Will hopefully review early next week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    The postman delivered this today. Will hopefully review early next week.

    Mine's coming soon. I'm really looking forward to it after seeing it on a tiny screen when it was streaming live.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Alceste contains one of Handel's most lovely slumber arias. Just beautiful.

    Aaah, the joy of Emma Kirkby's pure voice. Going to put this recording on NOW - probably one of my first Handel purchases.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    The postman delivered this today. Will hopefully review early next week.
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Mine's coming soon. I'm really looking forward to it after seeing it on a tiny screen when it was streaming live.
    Look forward to your thoughts. The staging looks very good. I shall buy a copy when I get around to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Look forward to your thoughts. The staging looks very good. I shall buy a copy when I get around to it.
    I remember seeing it streamed on line last summer, and I loved it. Staging is gorgeous, and the singers are generally great (esp. Gerald Finley's Sachs and Topi Lehtipuu's David).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    I remember seeing it streamed on line last summer, and I loved it. Staging is gorgeous, and the singers are generally great (esp. Gerald Finley's Sachs and Topi Lehtipuu's David).
    Aksel said it. The staging is straightforward and beautiful but never boring, and the cast are great. Glyndebourne at its well-rehearsed best.

    Mine arrived in post just now, also got the latest tenorfest:

    Natalie

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    Don't ask me how I like it. The thread just says 'purchased', not 'listened to'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesteralen View Post
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    Don't ask me how I like it. The thread just says 'purchased', not 'listened to'.
    So now you've started the slippery slope of the un-listened to / un-watched pile. You're new here, so it is my duty to warn you. The UWP (UnWatched Police) will come after you if you let the pile grow too big. They are terrible, dressed in black with dark shades and ear pieces. They will kick your door in, confiscate your pile, and kidnap your goldfish. Not only you'll become a target for the UWP, you're also starting the path to financial ruin.

    Sounds like you're rapidly becoming an opera lover, Vesteralen!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    So now you've started the slippery slope of the un-listened to / un-watched pile. You're new here, so it is my duty to warn you. The UWP (UnWatched Police) will come after you if you let the pile grow too big. They are terrible, dressed in black with dark shades and ear pieces. They will kick your door in, confiscate your pile, and kidnap your goldfish. Not only you'll become a target for the UWP, you're also starting the path to financial ruin.

    Sounds like you're rapidly becoming an opera lover, Vesteralen!
    Well, so far, I don't have a lot of unwatched but purchased DVDs, though I have several library DVDs unwatched as I'm working my way through the Opus Arte catalog - Jenufa, The Rake's Progress on hand with Lady Macbeth of Mtensk, Don Carlo and Tosca waiting to be picked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesteralen View Post
    Well, so far, I don't have a lot of unwatched but purchased DVDs, though I have several library DVDs unwatched as I'm working my way through the Opus Arte catalog - Jenufa, The Rake's Progress on hand with Lady Macbeth of Mtensk, Don Carlo and Tosca waiting to be picked up.
    Oh wow, your public library has the Opus Arte catalog? Lucky you!!!! Mine has mostly just opera CDs and a few old DVDs.

    All five of these operas you're planning to borrow are first rate operas, so, you're in for a treat. No risk that I'll tease you for loving non-operas this time! They are five flawless masterpieces.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    So now you've started the slippery slope of the un-listened to / un-watched pile. You're new here, so it is my duty to warn you. The UWP (UnWatched Police) will come after you if you let the pile grow too big. They are terrible, dressed in black with dark shades and ear pieces. They will kick your door in, confiscate your pile, and kidnap your goldfish. Not only you'll become a target for the UWP, you're also starting the path to financial ruin.

    Sounds like you're rapidly becoming an opera lover, Vesteralen!
    My unwatched pile is publicly speaking, my monument of unlistened shame (but privately, it is my secret pride).

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    Another download from Presto Classical. Love this instant gratification!

    Natalie

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