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    Yankee Diva Joyce Di Donato new release just showed up at Amazon USA with May 22 release date
    90% of the time any production with Joyce = buy

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    I saw this in the cinema broadcast and didn't really like it. OK, let me rephrase it: I hated it.
    Here is my very negative review:
    http://operalively.com/forums/showth...a-from-the-ROH
    Anyway, as expected, Joyce was *great* but mostly everything else was not.
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); April 7th, 2012 at 03:00 AM.
    "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
    I saw this in the cinema broadcast and didn't really like it. OK, let me rephrase it: I hated it.
    Here is my very negative review:
    http://operalively.com/forums/showth...a-from-the-ROH
    Anyway, as expected, Joyce was *great* but mostly everything else was not.
    Oh nooooooooo......

    From the extended youtube scence above looked pretty good, will have to check out more closely

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    According to Opera Video Collector the ROH Il Tritticio should be out in UK on 1 June 2012. I very much enjoyed this when I saw it in the house.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    According to Opera Video Collector the ROH Il Tritticio should be out in UK on 1 June 2012. I very much enjoyed this when I saw it in the house.

    Very cool, jflatter! My wallet feels lighter already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Very cool, jflatter! My wallet feels lighter already.
    It was strange as the so called weaker piece Sour Angelica was the one I enjoyed the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    It was strange as the so called weaker piece Sour Angelica was the one I enjoyed the most.
    This is why I particularly look forward to this DVD. You see, I love Suor Angelica.

    It all started seven years ago. We had to keep it a secret from her wealthy, noble family. When they found out, they took her away from me and sent her to a convent. They kept our infant son from us; two years ago he died. Then, just recently, I learned that she herself had committed suicide by taking poison.

    It's all very sad; I don't talk about it much. But now you see why I love the opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    It was strange as the so called weaker piece Sour Angelica was the one I enjoyed the most.
    Oh, maybe something might make me like Suor Angelica.
    Natalie

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    L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi.

    To buy or not to buy? Yet another version to add to the collection.

    Miah Persson (Poppea), Sarah Connolly (Nerone), Jordi Domènech (Ottone) & Franz-Josef Selig (Seneca) Opus Arte.


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    I've seen it in its entirety on youtube. It should really be renamed the Dominique Visse show, I've never seen anyone have so much fun with a drag part.
    Natalie

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    It certainly looks appealing enough.
    But I don't get why suddenly, out of nowhere, people decide that we need three Poppeas at once (which we do, of course - the timing just seems a bit odd).

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    Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782), the youngest son of JS Bach and the only Bach to write operas. Friend of the Mozarts (father and son), extremely gifted composer of the early Classical galant idiom. You would think his music was early Mozart.

    Amadis de Gaule (1779), May 2012, Glossa records.


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    There was some interest in the Harry Kupfer/Daniel Barenboim Parsifal back on TC, but it was only available on VHS. It has been released on DVD: http://www.amazon.com/Parsifal-Wagner/dp/B006ZV6YUI/

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    Anyone know anything about this production?



    Anita Rachvelishvili, Maite Alberola & Auxiliadora Toledano

    Orquesta bandArt, Gordan Nikolić

    Staged by La Fura dels Baus; recorded at the 25th Peralada Festival, Spain, 2011.
    Natalie

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    I was not there, but I have some information from trusted friends that were attending one of the performances at Peralada last year.

    The production itself was just common place for La Fura dels Baus, and Spain in 2011. Orfeo and Euridice are lesbian lovers, but after their wedding, one of them dies after being bited by a serpent, and her desconsolate spouse goes down to Hell to assure her dead partner of her tender feelings. The most annoying thing was to take some musicians to play running across the stage... Well, it has to happen sooner or later. What's funny is that the stage director was boasting of moving the orchesta out of the pit, and comparing himself to Glück's as an innovator of Opera.... Ignoring this was standard practice until well into the 19th century, or the many operas requiring stage bands. Well, so much for the operatic erudition of some Spanish stage directors...

    This is the information I got on the production. Don't know if you are also interested in the music and the singing, but according to my sources, they were dismal (again, not my own opinion, here. This sounds a little strange to me, because I'm familiar with Ms. Alberola's and Ms. Toledano's singing, and is not that bad, at least usually).

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