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    it came a week ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    Now for me....
    *raises hand and clears throat* Hi I'm Sonata. I'm an operaholic. It has been a week since I last bought any music. It has been difficult but I've made it! One day at a time.
    Haha! Welcome to the club!

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    Presto Classic has a phenomenal Opus Arte sale with discounts up to 70%. Here is what I bought:

    Opus Arte - OABD7219D Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict 27.00
    Opus Arte - OABD7113D Berlioz: Les Troyens 27.65
    Opus Arte - OABD7129D Glass, P: The Perfect American 10.12
    Opus Arte - OA1059BD Glyndebourne: Comedy & Tragedy 14.17
    Opus Arte - OA1086D An Evening With The Royal Opera 11.80
    Opus Arte - OABD7195D Rossini: Guillaume Tell 31.60
    Opus Arte - OABD7029D Tan Dun: Marco Polo 10.12
    Post & packing 13.10
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    Total: 145.56

    The Glyndebourne set has 5 operas. So 10 operas and one gala concert for $145, all except two being blu-ray discs, not bad!
    I finally bought the DVD of the Les Troyens performance that I saw live with Annie, Natalie, Marta, and Sarah. At $28, much better than the $50 it usually costs on Amazon.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    On order from Amazon (turned out to be cheaper than the Presto Classical sale):


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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
    Weikert, Soffel, Kannen, Gambill, Schwetzinger Festspiele
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Robert Gambill in his pre-Heldentenor days actually had a very attractive voice. Rather makes me wish he hadn't decided to venture into such heavy waters as Tannhäuser.

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    Natalie

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    Rameau: Pygmalion
    Cyrille Dubois (Pygmalion), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Céphise), Céline Scheen (La Statue), Eugénie Warnier (L’Amour)
    Arnold Schoenberg Chor
    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

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    Scheduled for release on 15 September 2017

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    Just recently treated myself to this:

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    And this because, let's face it, Sills + Horne + Rossini = Joy

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    And this because I felt like I had fallen into the Deep End of a Rossinian Ocean and needed a life preserver...and because it had Jessica Pratt & Eva Mei:

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    My name is Randall and I'm an Operaholic......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenchi67622 View Post
    My name is Randall and I'm an Operaholic......
    Just keep coming to these meetings, sharing your story, and working the program. We're all here for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Just keep coming to these meetings, sharing your story, and working the program. We're all here for you.
    Yes, it is really great having this online Operaholics Anymonous site to regulary come to. Only difference from AA is that there they try to stop, but here we try to encourage further imbibing in a wide variety of operas. I am of the mind that opera is good for one's health, and therefore, the more opera the better!
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Yes, it is really great having this online Operaholics Anymonous site to regulary come to. Only difference from AA is that there they try to stop, but here we try to encourage further imbibing in a wide variety of operas. I am of the mind that opera is good for one's health, and therefore, the more opera the better!
    The first step is admitting you have a problem.

    Our friend Florestan here has a long way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    The first step is admitting you have a problem.

    Our friend Florestan here has a long way to go.

    Problem?
    What problem?
    What is wrong with owning 100s of opera CDs and DVDs? Not like I am hurting anyone.
    It's just me and the opera. What harm is there in a little opera (say about 70 to 100 hours a week)?

    I think the person who has an opera problem is the person who doesn't listen to any opera. There is a sad case of someone who needs help.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Rake's Progress- Stravinsky



    Rachmaninov's Operas

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