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    Looking forward to this. I love the D.W. Griffith-inspired "look" of the production. I'm referring, of course, to the Babylonian episode in Griffith's 1916 opus "Intolerance":


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nervous Gentleman View Post
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    Looking forward to this. I love the D.W. Griffith-inspired "look" of the production. I'm referring, of course, to the Babylonian episode in Griffith's 1916 opus "Intolerance":
    'Of course'

    Seriously NG, although I've never seen 'Intolerance' I'm curious about the opera. Let us know what it's like.
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    Two new releases I have been looking forward to. Don't know whether to watch Die tote Stadt first, or the Jonas Fanciulla that is currently available here: La Fanciulla del West Kaufmann Stemme part 1



    Last stragglers from the Presto summer sale:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Two new releases I have been looking forward to. Don't know whether to watch Die tote Stadt first, or the Jonas Fanciulla that is currently available here: La Fanciulla del West Kaufmann Stemme part 1


    Still no sign of the new ROH Troyens at Amazon USA, and the Presto UK asking price is much too high, waiting for better price......

    Presto $44 for 1 blu ray disk version, no freaking way will I pay that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Still no sign of the new ROH Troyens at Amazon USA, and the Presto UK asking price is much too high, waiting for better price......

    Presto $44 for 1 blu ray disk version, no freaking way will I pay that!
    I got this one from Amazon UK, a bit cheaper, and I get GST taken off which brings the price down too. You get a fat little booklet and extras with the DVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I got this one from Amazon UK, a bit cheaper, and I get GST taken off which brings the price down too. You get a fat little booklet and extras with the DVD.
    Oooh booklet & extras. I'm a sucker for extras. I've still got it on my hard drive from the Space Arts broadcast but I'm going to have to get the DVD aren't I? And a lovely reminder of meeting you & Mr & Mrs Luiz & Sara.
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    Have been listening to this as part of my homework & it's great.



    Got this but I haven't taken to it. (Bought it in Bath CDs - terrifying place. There were all these obscure operas on CD & DVD & I had to come away or face financial ruin)



    However - this came today & I like it much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    ...(Bought it in Bath CDs - terrifying place. There were all these obscure operas on CD & DVD & I had to come away or face financial ruin)...
    Ooh! Another CD store to visit sometime in the future. Good info. This one's about two hours drive...

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    People much cleverer than me (I say this often) say "Belisario is, quite simply, one of Donizetti’s finest achievements". Well actually it was the record company selling this record who said this. I was so impressed with Opera Rara's Il Pirata...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Presto $44 for 1 blu ray disk version, no freaking way will I pay that!
    I paid about USD 90 for the Suliotis Anna; that was a freaking good purchase!
    I paid about USD 60 for the Alagna Gheorghiu Il Trovatore; I say old chap, that was a bit dear!

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    Today I went for a drive to town called Leamington Spa to go to the music store Presto Classical. Lovely town, lovely store. Today I bought
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    A great cast and 50% off selected Verdi Operas

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    Ooh! I also found this one ditto 50%
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    And this ditto 50%
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    And this one again 50% off
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    They also had 50% off on selected Karajan recordings. Now this was a venture into a new world for me but I thought the 50% off was a welcome invitation so I bought this.
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