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    This edition, yes. Not sure about others.

    Given that there is some interest regarding Beatrice di Tenda (I love this neglected masterpiece) I will start a thread on the opera, so we can share our views there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    According to Opera Video Collector (Facebook) Die Königskinder will be released in February.
    Annie, thanks for the update. I'll check Amazon in January to see if I can pre-order it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post


    This is the best one by far.
    Don't tempt me............very young Pavarotti here, one of thier earlier partnerships

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    One more to mention, I finally ordered the Caballe Bellini " il pirata "


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    Caveat emptor:

    • No subtitles, even in German.
    • Heavily cut, including one of the main characters, the "devil" Samiel, and his helpers.
    • Soldiers not hunters
    • Not brilliant voices
    • Lots of extraneous sounds over the music - eg chickens, horsehooves, shots
    Natalie

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    I have bought two Miestersingers reently one hsitorical and one very recent. The historical one I bought on download for £4.00 on Amazon which is the 1951 Bayreuth Karajan version. I have now got through this and it is very good in fact I think it is the best I have heard Karjan conduct Wagner. Went for it a bit more then he did later in life.

    The other one is the Pentatone Janowski I am going to give this a listen next week.




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    Pre-ordered:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post


    Caveat emptor:

    • No subtitles, even in German.
    • Heavily cut, including one of the main characters, the "devil" Samiel, and his helpers.
    • Soldiers not hunters
    • Not brilliant voices
    • Lots of extraneous sounds over the music - eg chickens, horsehooves, shots
    Why buy such a thing? No subtitles, heavily cut, bad singers, chickens?!?!?!? Shouldn't you send it back and get a refund?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I bought three dvds just a few hours ago. All include Diana Damrau in the cast....I should branch out more I know!
    Only the positive!

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    A few interesting pieces.








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    I bought three dvds just a few hours ago. All include Diana Damrau in the cast....I should branch out more I know!
    Diana is very good in that Rigoletto. And the Rosenkavalier is visually dazzling. This Nozze I don't know.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    For a long time, I've had the DG recording of Handel's Alcina with Sutherland and Wunderlich on my wish list. Today I finally got around to actually making the purchase. The recording should arrive around next Tuesday.

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    CountessAdele, there's nothing wrong with collecting recordings by your favorite singers. My love of Fritz Wunderlich's voice really helped to build my interest and love of opera, and thanks to Siegfried Jerusalem, I was motivated to explore Wagner's operas. A recording by one of my favorites has often been just the incentive I needed to do such exploring in the repertoire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    For a long time, I've had the DG recording of Handel's Alcina with Sutherland and Wunderlich on my wish list. Today I finally got around to actually making the purchase. The recording should arrive around next Tuesday.
    The anticipation is always exciting! I know this Mefistofle is waiting for me at home & I can't wait to hear it.



    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    CountessAdele, there's nothing wrong with collecting recordings by your favorite singers. My love of Fritz Wunderlich's voice really helped to build my interest and love of opera, and thanks to Siegfried Jerusalem, I was motivated to explore Wagner's operas. A recording by one of my favorites has often been just the incentive I needed to do such exploring in the repertoire.
    Same with me. For ages the only opera CDs I had were those featuring José Carreras. And I often look for operas featuring Sherrill Milnes & like you Mary this has expanded my knowledge & interest.
    "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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    Miss Netrebko needs to feed her new family............I donate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    Miss Netrebko needs to feed her new family............I donate
    Her *new* family? Has she married me and I didn't notice? [Alma, hopeful]
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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