Page 208 of 499 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 LastLast
Results 3,106 to 3,120 of 7475

Thread: What opera have you been listening to, lately?

          
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #3106
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    I'm listening to opera, but usually don't post here because it's nothing new (yesterday evening, it was the DVD of the Salzburg Festival Don Carlo with Kaufmann and Harteros).
    But still tell us. I love knowing what my opera friends are listening to or watching.
    Natalie

  2. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro), Hoffmann liked this post
  3. #3107
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    I can't believe that I thought I didn't like Leontyne Price - I came to that conclusion on the basis of a Forza del Destino DVD (in 1984, perhaps when she was past her best) which I tried twice to listen to. I might give it another whirl.

    Anyway she is incandescent here and Bergonzi is a worthy partner, with beautiful elegant phrasing. Only fly in the ointment - the audience is rather lavish in its applause to the detriment of us hearing the singing.

    Natalie

  4. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro), Clayton liked this post
  5. #3108
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Berkhamsted, UK
    Posts
    4,260
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I can't believe that I thought I didn't like Leontyne Price - I came to that conclusion on the basis of a Forza del Destino DVD (in 1984, perhaps when she was past her best) which I tried twice to listen to. I might give it another whirl.

    Anyway she is incandescent here and Bergonzi is a worthy partner, with beautiful elegant phrasing. Only fly in the ointment - the audience is rather lavish in its applause to the detriment of us hearing the singing.
    There is the studio version by Schippers for RCA with Price and Bergonzi, though this was recorded almost five years later, July 1967. I would be interested in hearing the earlier Met version with Price a little younger.

    Name:  Ernani - Thomas Schippers RCA Studio 1967, Leontyne Price, Carlo Bergonzi, Mario Sereni, Ezio Fl.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  19.6 KB

    This version is also with Mario Sereni as Don Carlo and Ezio Flagello as psycho Silva.

    Have you heard this one? If so how does Price's performance compare?


    At time like this I wish I had a more stable internet connection for spotify...

  6. #3109
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Berkhamsted, UK
    Posts
    4,260
    Post Thanks / Like
    Original plan: put Giulio CD on, then tackle triple ironing stack.

    Ancient Japanese proverb: Plans are for the future and not set in stone (or something like that).



    Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto
    Marijana Mijanovic (Giulio Cesare), Magdalena Kožená (Cleopatra), Anne Sofie von Otter (Sesto), Charlotte Hellekant (Cornelia), Bejun Mehta (Tolomeo), Alan Ewing (Achilla)
    Les Musiciens du Louvre
    Marc Minkowski
    Recorded live at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Grosser Saal, November 2002

    Name:  Giulio Cesare - Marc Minkowski 2002, Marijana Mijanovic, Magdalena Kožená, Anne Sofie von Otter,.jpg
Views: 38
Size:  41.6 KB

    I'm spellbound. Ay cannae move.

    Ironing will have to wait.

  7. Likes Nekrotzar liked this post
  8. #3110
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Original plan: put Giulio CD on, then tackle triple ironing stack.

    Ancient Japanese proverb: Plans are for the future and not set in stone (or something like that).




    Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto
    Marijana Mijanovic (Giulio Cesare), Magdalena Kožená (Cleopatra), Anne Sofie von Otter (Sesto), Charlotte Hellekant (Cornelia), Bejun Mehta (Tolomeo), Alan Ewing (Achilla)
    Les Musiciens du Louvre
    Marc Minkowski
    Recorded live at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Grosser Saal, November 2002

    Name:  Giulio Cesare - Marc Minkowski 2002, Marijana Mijanovic, Magdalena Kožená, Anne Sofie von Otter,.jpg
Views: 38
Size:  41.6 KB

    I'm spellbound. Ay cannae move.

    Ironing will have to wait.
    Ironing is a horrible waste of time. Opera is the only civilised way to spend a morning.
    Natalie

  9. #3111
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    There is the studio version by Schippers for RCA with Price and Bergonzi, though this was recorded almost five years later, July 1967. I would be interested in hearing the earlier Met version with Price a little younger.

    Name:  Ernani - Thomas Schippers RCA Studio 1967, Leontyne Price, Carlo Bergonzi, Mario Sereni, Ezio Fl.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  19.6 KB

    This version is also with Mario Sereni as Don Carlo and Ezio Flagello as psycho Silva.

    Have you heard this one? If so how does Price's performance compare?
    Not yet but I plan to listen to it at some point. I've only just decided:

    1. That I like Price
    2. That I like Bergonzi even more
    3. That older recordings might have something to offer me
    Natalie

  10. Likes Dark_Angel, Hoffmann liked this post
  11. #3112
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Berkhamsted, UK
    Posts
    4,260
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Not yet but I plan to listen to it at some point. I've only just decided:

    1. That I like Price
    2. That I like Bergonzi even more
    3. That older recordings might have something to offer me
    Uh oh!

    A whole (new) area opened up...


    I am still very much stuck in the world of baroque.

    I may be some time.

  12. #3113
    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Midwestern U.S.
    Posts
    2,697
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    But still tell us. I love knowing what my opera friends are listening to or watching.
    For the next several days, it will probably be the DVD of the Salzburg Ariadne auf Naxos with Magee, Mosuc, and Kaufmann. I'd like to familiarize myself with that opera.
    Otherwise, you really don't want to know how frequently I listen to Fidelio (talk about an addiction ).

  13. Likes Soave_Fanciulla liked this post
  14. #3114
    Senior Member Involved Member Nekrotzar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    443
    Post Thanks / Like
    I watched Fidelio for the first time today (amazing story!) so I'm now listening to it....


  15. Likes Soave_Fanciulla, Hoffmann liked this post
  16. #3115
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Berkhamsted, UK
    Posts
    4,260
    Post Thanks / Like
    My latest find in the charity shop. It was new but the box was slightly damaged (cardboard sleeve creased in one corner). Unhealthily-box-obsessed Clayton agonized over the purchase for about twenty-six minutes. Sweating, heart racing, hot, cold, confused, pick it up, put it down, repeat last two steps a further seventeen times, check who is staring at you, move away, no, no, go back in case some one else comes. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargggghhhhhhhhhh!
    Okay music wins.

    Vivaldi: Griselda, RV718
    Griselda: Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Costanza: Veronica Cangemi (soprano), Ottone: Simone Kermes (soprano), Roberto: Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Gualtiero: Stefano Ferrari (tenor) & Corrado: Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
    Ensemble Matheus
    Jean-Christophe Spinosi
    Recorded November 2005 Salle Surcouf, Foter du Marin, Brest

    Name:  Griselda - Jean-Christophe Spinosi 2005, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Veronica Cangemi, Simone Kermes, .jpg
Views: 36
Size:  32.4 KB

  17. #3116
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Berkhamsted, UK
    Posts
    4,260
    Post Thanks / Like
    Restoring rightful balance to the universe...

    The recording that requires no introduction...

    Possibly the greatest ever...

    ...

    Recorded in a galaxy...


    Oh shut up you fool! Let the music speak for itself!

    Okay, okay! Don't be over dramatic about it!

    Don't be insulting! This music is not to be mocked!

    blah, blah, blah... Clayton's verbal diarr... going on and on and on...

    Name:  Norma - Maria Callas live recording, La Scala, 7 December 1955, Antonio Votto.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  68.5 KB

    La Scala 1955 7th December 1955 live recording remastered Pristine Audio.




    I have a back up store of 20 cellophane envelopes to keep this CD always protected.

  18. Likes Hoffmann, Dark_Angel liked this post
  19. #3117
    Opera Lively Staff Member Top Contributor Member Hoffmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    3,328
    Post Thanks / Like
    That's a hard act to follow, but:

    Name:  cosifantutte2.jpg
Views: 32
Size:  15.8 KB

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    Fiordiligi: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf
    Dorabella: Nan Merriman
    Guglielmo: Rolando Panerai
    Ferrando: Leopold Simoneau
    Despina: Lisa Otto
    Don Alfonso: Sesto Bruscantini

    Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus

    (1954)

  20. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  21. #3118
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    That's a hard act to follow, but:

    Name:  cosifantutte2.jpg
Views: 32
Size:  15.8 KB

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    Fiordiligi: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf
    Dorabella: Nan Merriman
    Guglielmo: Rolando Panerai
    Ferrando: Leopold Simoneau
    Despina: Lisa Otto
    Don Alfonso: Sesto Bruscantini

    Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus

    (1954)
    well that's weird

    Thought you were listening to what i was:

    Natalie

  22. Likes Clayton, Nekrotzar liked this post
  23. #3119
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    Also....



    Not enjoying this as much as the Price/Bergonzi version I was listening to yesterday. Christoff does weird Russian stuff to Italian vowels, Cerquetti is too matronly sounding and Mr Shouty del Monaco is about as subtle as an avalanche in the Alps. I've never liked him and I still don't.
    Natalie

  24. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  25. #3120
    Senior Member Involved Member Nekrotzar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    443
    Post Thanks / Like
    Been listening to more German stuff somewhat contemporaneous to Fidelio. Listening for influences....



    This is my first experience or this opera! The music aspect of it is truly amazing, I will have to watch it on YouTube when I can.

  26. Likes Hoffmann, Soave_Fanciulla liked this post
Page 208 of 499 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What vocal music have you been listening to, lately?
    By Hoffmann in forum Other Classical Vocal Music
    Replies: 699
    Last Post: November 19th, 2017, 05:27 PM
  2. Current Symphonic Listening
    By Samurai in forum Non-Operatic, Non-Vocal Classical Music
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: February 29th, 2012, 04:44 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


free html visitor counters
hit counter




Official Media Partners of Opera Carolina

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Opera Carolina

Official Media Partners of NC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of North Carolina Opera

Official Media Partners of Greensboro Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Greensboro Opera

Official Media Partners of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute and Piedmont Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute
of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Piedmont Opera

Official Media Partners of Asheville Lyric Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Asheville Lyric Opera

Official Media Partners of UNC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of UNC Opera
Dept. of Music, UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences

www.operalively.com

VISIT WWW.OPERALIVELY.COM FOR ALL YOUR OPERA NEEDS