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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    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.
    Hey! The determinant factor should be that *we* liked it, not that Gramophone magazine did!
    After all, who do you really trust, Opera Lively, or Gramophone magazine???

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    Poppea is almost ready to buy, released today Amazon USA offering paltry 11% discount ($33).....waiting for Amazon sellers like import cds and blowitouthere to drive price down to about $25 then I push the fatal buy button

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    Bought the recently reprinted L'amico Fritz by Gavazzeni with young Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti (that was their first studio album)



    Best L'amico Fritz IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Verdi Ernani......1969 Domingo / Kabaivanska + 1957 Del Monaco / Cerquetti



    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
    To complete my trifecta of live Ernani I add Caballe 1969, very good sound.
    Cerquetti performance above is great, 1950s with Del Monaco.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    Poppea is almost ready to buy, released today Amazon USA offering paltry 11% discount ($33).....waiting for Amazon sellers like import cds and blowitouthere to drive price down to about $25 then I push the fatal buy button
    My problem solved thanks to Presto UK......

    Order placed for Poppea $23.25 and new blu ray Jonas Kauffman - Adriana Lecouvreur $27
    $4 shipping to USA (no VAT tax of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    . . . even though I'm not that wild about Strauss.

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    A bit of a shopping spree.





    As you can see, our latest and upcoming interviews had some influence on my buying patterns.
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); April 9th, 2012 at 02:11 AM.
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    Yep.........thats a heavy hit to the wallet, bravo!

    I got three of those (Le Comte, Parsifal, Lucia) just watched Le Comte Ory tonight and absolutely loved it, a great buy.

    I thought you purchased that Netrebko "lucia" long ago.......

    That new Traviata has the "cold fish" that Natalie (soave) keeps warning me about......

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    Lucia: I bought a second copy for my sister, as a gift.
    "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 Dark_Angel View Post
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    That new Traviata has the "cold fish" that Natalie (soave) keeps warning me about......
    He's all right as Germont, solid unimaginative conventional bourgeois bore - no acting ability required on his part.
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    Got that Beczala Slavic heroes and the Sciarrino in my shopping cart, waiting to get back from holiday to press the button.
    Natalie

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    Wow a great list Alma. I'm feeling quite thrifty by comparison - this is all I've bought recently.











    but I do have another Boris CD & DVD in my basket
    "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."
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    Yes yes, we DO see the small print
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    I just got it too and listened to it yesterday. Very nice selection and execution, I had some reservations when heard him in bel canto but in this kind of later romanticism presented on this CD I don't have most of them anymore.

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