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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Millionaires & idiots.

    Nobody ever got dumped, got sick or died from giving up smoking & you're only putting your hard earned money straight into the hands of the government & the obscenely rich tobacco companies.
    I'm the idiot. I wish I was the other.

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    Inspired by Washington Concert Opera and Hoffman's review,
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    @ Nat: Looking at the size of your latest purchases, it looks like your girls' diet is getting smaller.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    If you fancy seeing as well as hearing, there is a production of Grétry's Guillaume Tell currently on Arte TV. Worth it just for Anne-Catherine Gillet as Madame Tell.

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    Thanks very much for the link - a delightful, very clever production. Shows what a little imagination can do. I loved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Inspired by Washington Concert Opera and Hoffman's review,
    I hope you like it as much as I do!

    Verdi is my favourite composer & I've managed to get all his operas now on CD. In my opinion these early Verdi operas in the Philips box set series with Lamberto Gardelli are treasures. Couple more.

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    After reading Clayton's post, I was embarrased because I hadn't bought the I Masnadieri myself. So, what else was there to do?

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    Sorry, the last photo was attached in error - it's a photo from the Washington Concert Opera performance, with Lisette Oropesa and Hao Jiang Tian, where I had intended to attach a photo of the cd. I wasn't able to remove it, so..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    I hope you like it as much as I do!

    Verdi is my favourite composer & I've managed to get all his operas now on CD. In my opinion these early Verdi operas in the Philips box set series with Lamberto Gardelli are treasures. Couple more.
    I had my mind on Il Corsaro... but if you say Un Giorno Di Regno as well...
    I should switch to a payment method where I get air miles. I am sure I could have flown Washington and back this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Sorry, the last photo was attached in error - it's a photo from the Washington Concert Opera performance, with Lisette Oropesa and Hao Jiang Tian, where I had intended to attach a photo of the cd. I wasn't able to remove it, so..
    Don't apologize, that's a great picture I enjoyed looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Sorry, the last photo was attached in error - it's a photo from the Washington Concert Opera performance, with Lisette Oropesa and Hao Jiang Tian, where I had intended to attach a photo of the cd. I wasn't able to remove it, so..
    Ditto Clayton...I don't mind the unexpected now and then....even the unintentional

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    Oops............see, we all can do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesteralen View Post
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    Oops............see, we all can do it
    Don't laugh! I was a huge fan of the Avengers when I was in high school. I got together with friends every Friday night to watch Avengers and (don't tell Luiz) talk politics. One of my favorite things from those days. Long before I discovered opera (well, maybe not that long)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Don't laugh! I was a huge fan of the Avengers when I was in high school. I got together with friends every Friday night to watch Avengers and (don't tell Luiz) talk politics. One of my favorite things from those days. Long before I discovered opera (well, maybe not that long)!
    I had the whole set on VHS, but by the time I got around to replacing them with the DVDs they were going out of print. This set will still cost less than trying to complete what I have piece by piece.

    Oh well, to get back on-topic:

    I didn't purchase this, but the review in LISTEN convinced me to at least order it from the library. It's on hold right now, so it might take a couple of weeks to get here:

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    Who was the stand-in for Bartoli on the cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I had my mind on Il Corsaro... but if you say Un Giorno Di Regno as well...
    Um well no I wasn't actually saying buy them just that these are two from this great series! I don't want to be responsible for your descent into bankruptcy


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    I should switch to a payment method where I get air miles. I am sure I could have flown Washington and back this week.
    Now there's a thought! We could ask Amazon to gives us air miles when we buy opera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Um well no I wasn't actually saying buy them just that these are two from this great series! I don't want to be responsible for your descent into bankruptcy
    Don't worry, only joking! I am just making excuses for my incalculable increase in purchases compared to previous years. If anyone I will blame Dark_Angel for his recommendation for my latest purchase. I could only find a very expensive used copy of Souliotis' Anna.
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    I think whichever record company owns these older licenses need to keep an eye on the market; surely if these records are being sold at these prices it is a green signal for them to reprint?

    P.S. A note to Dark_Angel, I am only joking AGAIN! I am of course thrilled with your recommendations and also purchased the Divina label edition.

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