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    Another library purchase ($3 Good Cond). Went back this morning.
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    Purchased for the Martha highlights. Recording details at ArkivMusic.
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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    I am a fool for Martha (or perhaps Nancy?). I had to buy this, even though I have not heard even a sound clip and it is a highlights set, because it is the only Martha set I still don't have.


    EDIT: found clips at http://shop.orf.at/1/shop.tmpl?art=2482&lang=DE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    What's this like?

    I haven't heard him sing for ages; is his voice the same?
    Still very recognisably Flórez, maybe a few darker overtones.
    Natalie

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    Listening to early Verdi is proving to be an expensive process so far.

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    This one at least I have an excuse for as it's renowned for a large number of cabalettas and is a reasonably popular opera around here (opera lively).


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    No excuses here even Verdi didn't like this one...


    On a completely unrelated note I might watch Giovanna D'arco tomorrow for "research purposes" only .

    I have not purchased Stiffelio yet because I have not had time to do the research on the most accurate version given that the opera as intended was effectively lost till 1993
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
    Christian Gerhaher (Pelléas), Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande), Bernarda Fink (Geneviève), Franz-Josef Selig (Arkel), Gerald Finley (Golaud), Elias Mädler (Yniold), Joshua Bloom ((Shepherd/Doctor)
    London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
    Lookit that cast. Those baritones!!!!



    Handel: Lucio Cornelio Silla
    Sonia Prina,Martina Belli, Sunhae Im, Vivica Genaux, Roberta Invernizzi, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli,Luca Tittoto,
    Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi

    It's always exciting to find a Handel you didn't know even existed, and then a yummy cast.




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



    Offenbach: L'île de Tulipatan
    Heather Jones, Chad Kranak, Tom Mulder, Victor Khodadad, Claire Kuttler. Light Opera of New York, Tyson Deaton

    Bit annoyed that I didn't notice it was in English, as the Presto title was in French. Should have read the description.

    Natalie

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    Purchase inspired by Soave_Fanciulla's posting of the You Tube video of this opera. I have never heard this one before, so totally new to me. Love the colorful cover on this one.
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    I didn't know this opera and thought I would give it a go. Perfectly pleasant, if a little on the slight side of things.


    I also don't know Alzira, and also need to put that on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Still very recognisably Flórez, maybe a few darker overtones.
    Not a bad thing IMO.

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    I have the Gardelli recording of Alzira, and at first, I was a little put off because the ending seemed so ridiculous, with the villain's inexplicable change of heart. In retrospect, it's no crazier than the obligatory happy endings of many Baroque operas in which the villain undergoes an equally unbelievable sudden enlightenment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    How is the sound on this recording and is it a Mark Obert-Thorn remaster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    What a terrible choice! Who in the world told you to buy THAT?

    Oh wait . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    How is the sound on this recording and is it a Mark Obert-Thorn remaster?
    I haven't received it yet, but the samples sounded good.
    Yes, it's Mark Obert-Thorn.

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