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    Mozart: Il sogno di Scipione
    Chiara Skerath (soprano), Soraya Mafi (soprano), Klara Ek (soprano), Stuart Jackson (tenor), Krystian Adam (tenor), Robert Murray (tenor)
    Classical Opera, Ian Page

    You must let me know what you think of the Mozart. I'm seeing Ian Page's La finta semplice next year.
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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Lully: Alceste
    Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Bre Williams, Etienne Bazola, Enguerrand de Hys and Chœur de chambre Namur, Chœur de chambre Namur, Jean-Baptiste Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, Jean-Baptiste Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques and Lucía Martín-Cartón, Lucía Martín-Cartón (soloist), Lucía Martín-Cartón.





    Verdi: Don Carlo 5-act Italian version

    Galina Gorchakova, Olga Borodina, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Richard Margison
    Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, Bernard Haitink




    Handel: Lotario

    Laurence Cummings (harpsichord), Jorge Navarro Colorado (tenor), Todd Boyce (baritone), Jud Perry (counter-tenor), Ursula Hesse von den Steinen (mezzo-soprano), Marie Lys (soprano), Sophie Rennert (mezzo-soprano)





    Marais, M: Sémélé

    Shannon Mercer (Sémélé), Bénédicte Tauran (Dorine), Jaël Azzaretti (La Grande Prêtresse de Bacchus), Hjördis Thébault (Junon), Anders J. Dahlin (Adraste), Thomas Dolié (Jupiter), Lisandro Abadie (Mercure) & Marc Labonnette (Cadmus)
    Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet

    Natalie

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    Vivaldi-Ercole.

    Look at all those voices!
    My favorite Vivaldi opera recording

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Lully: Alceste
    Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Bre Williams, Etienne Bazola, Enguerrand de Hys and Chœur de chambre Namur, Chœur de chambre Namur, Jean-Baptiste Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, Jean-Baptiste Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques and Lucía Martín-Cartón, Lucía Martín-Cartón (soloist), Lucía Martín-Cartón.





    Verdi: Don Carlo 5-act Italian version

    Galina Gorchakova, Olga Borodina, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Richard Margison
    Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, Bernard Haitink




    Handel: Lotario

    Laurence Cummings (harpsichord), Jorge Navarro Colorado (tenor), Todd Boyce (baritone), Jud Perry (counter-tenor), Ursula Hesse von den Steinen (mezzo-soprano), Marie Lys (soprano), Sophie Rennert (mezzo-soprano)





    Marais, M: Sémélé

    Shannon Mercer (Sémélé), Bénédicte Tauran (Dorine), Jaël Azzaretti (La Grande Prêtresse de Bacchus), Hjördis Thébault (Junon), Anders J. Dahlin (Adraste), Thomas Dolié (Jupiter), Lisandro Abadie (Mercure) & Marc Labonnette (Cadmus)
    Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet

    Nice choices!!! That was my first Don Carlo, and the Marais and Lully are tempting Only Handel would I give a miss

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    One more item from today's big used-CD store haul.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    One more item from today's big used-CD store haul.

    Nice! I have that one.
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    Had to complete my Leonore collection, so:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    A lovely 1960 recording of La Traviata with Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Fernando previtalli conducting. The cast included Anna Moffo, Richard Tucker and Robert Merill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Had to complete my Leonore collection, so:
    Hope you like this -- I find myself listening to it more than my other recordings of the Urfassung. (The late Gerd Grochowski is a fine Pizarro.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Hope you like this -- I find myself listening to it more than my other recordings of the Urfassung. (The late Gerd Grochowski is a fine Pizarro.)
    Am looking forward to it but plan to eliminate the tracks where Rocco's Story is recited in German. Too bad they didn't have Leonore's story as told in a recent (few years) Barenboim concert Fidelio with Waltraud Meier narrating.

    BTW I just posted an 1806 Leonore video in the Complete Operas On You Tube. Interesting to watch Marzeline and Leonore's supposed love duet.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    I really wish they would have trusted the singers to deliver the dialogue in the de Billy performance. When I listen, I fast-forward to bypass the narrator's readings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    I really wish they would have trusted the singers to deliver the dialogue in the de Billy performance. When I listen, I fast-forward to bypass the narrator's readings.
    Rip the set on your computer to a high resolution file format, delete the narrator tracks (I understand they are separate tracks) then burn the rest back to disk. I do hope that the spoken part embedded in the prison scenes is there, that is pretty important. Even Barenboim in his recording with Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo where they omitted all dialog, at least has the prison scenes dialog.

    Another thing is that the march is on all my leonore sets the same as in 1814, but de Billy has different music for that part.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    "Fast-forward" was probably an inaccurate term. I simply bypass the tracks that contain the narrative -- easy as pressing a button.

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    It finally arrived, so many of my favourite singers!

    Berlioz: Les Troyens

    Joyce DiDonato (Didon), Michael Spyres (Énée), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Cassandre), Orchestre et Choeur philharmonique de Strasbourg, Badischer Staatsopernchor, Choeur de l’Opéra du Rhin, John Nelson



    Saariaho: Only the Sound Remains
    Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor), Davóne Tines (baritone)
    Dutch National Opera, André De Ridder (conductor) & Peter Sellars (stage director)

    Natalie

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