Thread: What opera have you purchased recently?

          
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #376
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Dark_Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA
    Posts
    1,286
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    I'm very much a Handel beginner & not sure if this is a recommended version but I usually like Gardiner so I'm really looking forward this coming.
    If you don't already have the Curtis Handel opera boxset well worth getting insanely cheap prices seen recently. Also Gardiner, Christie, Minkowski Handel opera/oratorio available in super cheap Warner Classics label boxsets......softens the financial pain a bit


  2. Thanks Ann Lander (sospiro) thanked for this post
  3. #377
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,628
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    If you don't already have the Curtis Handel opera boxset well worth getting insanely cheap prices seen recently. Also Gardiner, Christie, Minkowski Handel opera/oratorio available in super cheap Warner Classics label boxsets......softens the financial pain a bit

    Thank you D_A ... I think!
    "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

  4. Likes Soave_Fanciulla liked this post
  5. #378
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,481
    Post Thanks / Like
    Recent sale haul:





    War and peace, Betrothal in a Monastery, The Fiery Angel, The Gambler, Love for Three Oranges, and hurray hurrah, Semyon Kotko.
    Natalie

  6. #379
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member HarpsichordConcerto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    25 Brook Street, Mayfair (London)
    Posts
    1,125
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    I'm very much a Handel beginner & not sure if this is a recommended version but I usually like Gardiner so I'm really looking forward this coming.
    Gardiner's version of Hercules has HarpsichordConcerto's blue ribbon approval.

  7. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  8. #380
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,481
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Gardiner's version of Hercules has HarpsichordConcerto's blue ribbon approval.
    Praise indeed!
    Natalie

  9. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  10. #381
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,481
    Post Thanks / Like
    Next installment - lots of Romina Basso goodness:



    Car listening for the next few weeks:

    Natalie

  11. #382
    Senior Member Involved Member brianwalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    129
    Post Thanks / Like
    Arrived in the mail today.

    Name:  51ryOZ-J2KL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Views: 124
Size:  20.1 KB


    Puccini: La Bohème by Renata Tebaldi [Soprano], Giacinto Prandelli [Tenor], Hilde Gueden [Soprano], Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia [Chorus], Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia [Orchestra], Alberto Erede [Conductor]



    After importing this to iTunes the info for the files from disc two were that of the 1959 stereo Boheme, also with Tebaldi, artist = Tebaldi, Bergonzi, Serafin, year = 1959, instead of artist = Tebaldi, Prandelli, Erede, year = 1951. I played the record and checked that the songs were mono, the times were different, the voices were different, there was a cough in " Sa Dirmi, Scusi, Qual'È L'Osteria" that wasn't there on the actual 1959 record, but this induced enough paranoia for me to check whether the coughs were not synchronized to make sure that I had in fact received disc two of the 1951 recording and not a mono version of the 1959 stereo bootleg.

    A rare disc of Tebaldi during her 20s. She's quickly becoming my favorite all time singer.

  12. #383
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Dark_Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA
    Posts
    1,286
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Next installment - lots of Romina Basso goodness:


    How did Naive sneak in the next Vivaldi opera release without me knowing till now.....
    In the wish list basket but will keep powder dry waiting for better price during holiday sales on both of these

    Also about to buy latest Biondi Vivaldi opera recording





    SALE Alert

    importcds has great price on all three of these order has been placed!

    You must go to vendor webstite to get these great prices, not offered on Amazon listings by this seller, be sure and add "save10" promo code for extra 10% discount! Also accept paypal which is great feature, search function is primitive.....you have to enter close to what you want in search box

    http://www.importcds.com/

  13. Thanks Ann Lander (sospiro) thanked for this post
  14. #384
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member HarpsichordConcerto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    25 Brook Street, Mayfair (London)
    Posts
    1,125
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Next installment - lots of Romina Basso goodness:



    Car listening for the next few weeks:

    That looks like a very fine set of purchase, Ms SF. I haven't yet bought the Curtis Giulio nor the new Vivaldi. I have high expectations for both!

  15. #385
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,481
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    That looks like a very fine set of purchase, Ms SF. I haven't yet bought the Curtis Giulio nor the new Vivaldi. I have high expectations for both!
    The problem is that it's all arrived at once and I don't know where to start!

    Actually I do know where to start, I'm currently indulging in the Artaserse countertenorfest.
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; November 13th, 2012 at 09:20 PM.
    Natalie

  16. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  17. #386
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member HarpsichordConcerto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    25 Brook Street, Mayfair (London)
    Posts
    1,125
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    The problem is that it's all arrived at once and I don't know where to start!

    Actually I do know where to start, I'm currently indulging in the Artaserse countertenorfest.
    Flip a coin. Heads = Handel, tails = Vivaldi. That should do the trick!

  18. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  19. #387
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,481
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Flip a coin. Heads = Handel, tails = Vivaldi. That should do the trick!


    Sounds like a win-win solution!
    Natalie

  20. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  21. #388
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Dark_Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA
    Posts
    1,286
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Also about to buy latest Biondi Vivaldi opera recording





    SALE Alert

    importcds has great price on all three of these order has been placed!

    You must go to vendor webstite to get these great prices, not offered on Amazon listings by this seller, be sure and add "save10" promo code for extra 10% discount! Also accept paypal which is great feature, search function is primitive.....you have to enter close to what you want in search box

    http://www.importcds.com/
    For example this CD set is listed for $25.28 at Amazon USA by this seller, but go to importcd website and buy for $20.76 (includes promo)
    You do want to save money right?

  22. #389
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,481
    Post Thanks / Like
    Natalie

  23. Likes HarpsichordConcerto liked this post
  24. #390
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member HarpsichordConcerto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    25 Brook Street, Mayfair (London)
    Posts
    1,125
    Post Thanks / Like
    Here is my November DVD/Blu-ray haul (Arthaus Musik)

    Including the promo-cheapo Rigoletto













Similar Threads

  1. What vocal music have you purchased recently?
    By Clayton in forum Other Classical Vocal Music
    Replies: 312
    Last Post: November 19th, 2017, 07:24 PM
  2. I've been fond of drawing beavers recently
    By Aramis in forum Off-topic discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 17th, 2012, 05:57 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


free html visitor counters
hit counter




Official Media Partners of Opera Carolina

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Opera Carolina

Official Media Partners of NC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of North Carolina Opera

Official Media Partners of Greensboro Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Greensboro Opera

Official Media Partners of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute and Piedmont Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute
of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Piedmont Opera

Official Media Partners of Asheville Lyric Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Asheville Lyric Opera

Official Media Partners of UNC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of UNC Opera
Dept. of Music, UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences

www.operalively.com

VISIT WWW.OPERALIVELY.COM FOR ALL YOUR OPERA NEEDS