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    I don't know if I should buy this having already the CD with the live version released years ago. Perhaps it would have been better to release now a DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post


    I don't know if I should buy this having already the CD with the live version released years ago. Perhaps it would have been better to release now a DVD.
    I think they are releasing a DVD of the one that was done in Huston (I think, not sure) last year or so.

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    does it have our joyce in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    does it have our joyce in it?
    Hmm.. "our" Joyce??? She is *our* Joyce!!!
    Born in Prairie Village, Kansas!
    Made in America!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Well, she's lovely anyway, even if I can't lay claim to her.
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    There are some gems in the live Opera D'oro series but you must carefully check samples for sound quality, some are very good others are horrorific sound and multiple shades between the two.

    These are both good-very good sound

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    I ordered this on Amazon today.


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    The Bychkov Lohengrin is well worth a listen and for Couchie's benefit it is in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    I ordered this on Amazon today.

    It's in my basket but I'm dithering.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    I ordered this on Amazon today.

    I'll be *very* interested in your review, jflatter. I love this opera, and I love the version that I have (Solti)



    so I'd be really interested in comparing the two and seeing if I should buy another one. Apparently there is still a third one:



    So, please, as soon as you see yours, post a review!

    PS - I was reading some reviews, the third version above inspired in No theater is very much praised.
    About the Loy, I don't know... This doesn't bode well: "Loy dispenses with the fairytale setting entirely, ignores the stage directions, would appear to pay scant heed to the libretto"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I really like it. Best staged production of Elektra IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    I really like it. Best staged production of Elektra IMO.
    Indeed, it's really good staging. One of the best opera DVDs of the last few years.
    "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 Almaviva View Post
    Indeed, it's really good staging. One of the best opera DVDs of the last few years.
    Yes, Gramophone magazine agreed with you guys, which is why I decided to go ahead and buy it, even though I'm not that wild about Strauss.
    Natalie

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