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    That Rinaldo cover is something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    That Rinaldo cover is something.
    Too bad most of the singing isn't up to Horne's standard -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I added La Favorita:



    Don't like the recording, though - it's hard to tell whether the opera is even any good.
    I have a couple other live "la favorita" releases with pretty good sound recently purchased I can recommend, the Verrett/Krause is very good sound both available at Amazon USA


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    Many people own the studio recording of Atilla/Gardelli but I must also highly recommend the live 1970 Atilla/Muti, both feature Rugero Raimondi but the live version replaces Deutekom with a very dramatic Antonietta Stella which I think is an upgrade in vocals, excellent sound quality $4 at Amazon USA sellers......

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    I could not resist this 1977 live Norma with Grace Bumbry (she always delivers the goods in spades) the sound quality is so good I had to listen very closely to make sure it was not a studio recording never released.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Many people own the studio recording of Atilla/Gardelli but I must also highly recommend the live 1970 Atilla/Muti, both feature Rugero Raimondi but the live version replaces Deutekom with a very dramatic Antonietta Stella which I think is an upgrade in vocals, excellent sound quality $4 at Amazon USA sellers......
    Yeah but the Gardelli has a sexy picture of Ruggero looking very manly.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    Many people own the studio recording of Atilla/Gardelli but I must also highly recommend the live 1970 Atilla/Muti, both feature Rugero Raimondi but the live version replaces Deutekom with a very dramatic Antonietta Stella which I think is an upgrade in vocals, excellent sound quality $4 at Amazon USA sellers......
    This one also is pretty good:

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    I decided it was time to get the year started off right - by spending way too much money, so:

    Itullian's recommendation, off Amazon:

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    Then, because it was only $5 (Amazon):

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    and, because Arkiv is having a sale on Opera D'Oro:

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    I don't know this opera, but it features Elena Suoliotis, so what's not to like?

    Finally, because I hadn't yet broken the bank:

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    Well, who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
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    Oh no. Bostridge, Ciofi, Coote, Dessay, Prina, Agnew, Maltman and Gens are calling irresistibly to me. I can feel the urge to proceed to checkout.....
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh no. Bostridge, Ciofi, Coote, Dessay, Prina, Agnew, Maltman and Gens are calling irresistibly to me. I can feel the urge to proceed to checkout.....

    If you go with Arkivmusic, you can download it as an MP3 and experience it straightaways!

    Listen to me - like I know what I'm talking about! Somehow, I got this one figured out - but am terrified of trying anything else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I decided it was time to get the year started off right - by spending way too much money, so:

    Itullian's recommendation, off Amazon:

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    Then, because it was only $5 (Amazon):

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    and, because Arkiv is having a sale on Opera D'Oro:

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    I don't know this opera, but it features Elena Suoliotis, so what's not to like?

    Finally, because I hadn't yet broken the bank:

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    Well, who knows?
    That's my favorite Freischutz.

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    I wasn't too crazy about the production I saw last spring, but recall there was some wonderful music in the opera, so hope the CD will be more illuminating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    If you go with Arkivmusic, you can download it as an MP3 and experience it straightaways!

    Listen to me - like I know what I'm talking about! Somehow, I got this one figured out - but am terrified of trying anything else...
    Nice thought, but unfortunately I can't get downloads from the US.
    Natalie

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    Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia
    (Recorded 1972)
    Vasso Papantoniou, Jose Carreras, Jose van Dam, Cora Canne-Meijer, Mollien & Steffner
    Orchestre Lyrique,
    Pierre-Michel LeConte

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    One that was on my wish list that has become available again recently.

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    Inspired by Sospiro and Itullian's interest and of course cemented by listening to that voice again.

    Boito: Mefistofele
    (Mefistofele) Nicolai Ghiaurov, (Faust) Luciano Pavarotti, (Margherita) Mirella Freni, (Elena) Montserrat Caballé, (Marta) Nucci Condò & (Wagner) Piero de Palma
    London Opera Chorus/Trinity Boys’ Choir & National Philharmonic Orchestra, Oliviero de Fabritiis
    Recorded: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, August 1980 & January 1982

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    Eh? Walthamstow

    Walthamstow?

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