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    A couple from Goodall's Ring Cycle in English:


    Siegfried


    Rhinegold

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    Massenet Don Quichotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post

    Massenet Don Quichotte
    Have you watched it yet? I love this opera.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    Have you watched it yet? I love this opera.
    Audio only, not video. I have not listened yet, but I'm looking forward to it Probably in the next week, I'll let you know what I think!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    There is a great DVD version of this and Philippe Rouillon wins the official prize for "opera singer most like the character he is singing"

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    There is a great DVD version of this and Philippe Rouillon wins the official prize for "opera singer most like the character he is singing"
    He definitely looks the part. And his acting is wonderful. I got the DVD a couple years ago for a great price and have been wanting the CD of it for a long time but was put off by excessively high pricing. Finally found the CD set on ebay last week on auction that closed early yesterday afternoon. I was the only bidder, so $33 shipped for a set in very good condition was a great deal.
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    Was ready to pull the trigger on the 1954 Furtwangler Der Freischutz for $6 shipped when I discovered it is on this set which also gives me a great Der fliegende Holländer with London and Rysanek and a great Fidelio for only $11 shipped. The other three operas don't interest me at this time.

    Love all the coughing and stage noise in the Furtwangler Freischutz!

    London and Rysanek make for an awesome pair! I don't know if it will beat out my Klemperer set with Silja, but so far few Sentas can hit that high note in the ballad with out coming into it with a vocal wobble (this, I thought was a trill rising to the first note, but was explained to me as "scooping" I include examples at the end of this post). Silja and Rysanek can do it without scooping!



    Sound clips: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W4KSX8/

    Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Vienna, 6th September 1945
    Orchestra and Chorus of Austrian Radio, Rudolf Morat
    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Konstanze), Anton Dermota (Belmonte), Emmy Loose (Blonde), Peter Klein (Pedrillo)

    Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Salzburg, 1969
    Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic, Karl Böhm
    Christa Ludwig (Leonore), James King (Florestan), Franz Crass (Rocco), Edith Mathis (Marzelline)

    Weber: Der Freischütz; Salzburg; 26th July 1954
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler
    Elisabeth Grümmer (Agathe), Rita Streich (Ännchen), Hans Hopf (Max), Kurt Böhme (Kaspar)

    Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer; Bayreuth, 1959
    Orchestra and Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival, Wolfgang Sawallisch
    George London (The Dutchman), Leonie Rysanek (Senta), Josef Greindl (Daland), Fritz Uhl (Erik)

    Wagner: Tannhäuser; Perugia, 1st October 1972
    Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Wolfgang Sawallisch
    René Kollo (Tannhäuser), Gundula Janowitz (Elisabeth), Wolfgang Brendel (Wolfram), Mignon Dunn (Venus)

    Strauss, R: Der Rosenkavalier; Naples, 16th October 1971
    RAI Orchestra and Chorus, Georges Prêtre
    Gundula Janowitz (Marschallin), Brigitte Fassbander (Oktavian), Karl Ridderbusch (Ochs), Ileana Cotrubas (Sophie)

    EDIT regarding scooping: Most Senta's do it on the word "traft" of "Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an," which begins high note of Senta's ballad of the Dutchman (example). A few don't (example) and that is what I prefer. I get the impression (false or not) that when they scoop into "Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an" they are doing so because they are unable to cleanly launch into it, that is, perhaps they are trying to sing beyond their ability.
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    I pushed the button on this despite the rather overwhelming price:

    Verdi: Don Carlos (Five-act French version)
    Joseph Rouleau (Philippe II), André Turp (Don Carlos), Robert Savoie (Rodrigue), Edith Tremblay (Elizabeth de Valois), Michelle Vilma (La Princesse Eboli), Gillian Knight (Thibault), Richard Van Allan (Le Grand Inquisiteur), Emile Belcourt (Le Compte de Lerme), Geoffrey Shovelton (Un Hérault Royal),...

    Natalie

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