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    So more hours in the jury waiting room today:

    Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin


    Yuri Mazurok (Eugene Onegin), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Tatyana), Nicolai Gedda (Lensky), Rossitsa Troeva-Mircheva (Olga), Nicolai Ghiuselev (Gremin), Stefka Popangelova (Larina), Margarita Lilowa (Filipyevna), Michel Lecocq (Triquet)
    Sofia National Opera Chorus Sofia Festival Orchestra, Emil Tchakarov

    Probably mainly worth hearing for Gedda. Not keen on the timbre of Mazurok's voice. Tomowa-Sintow most emphatically does NOT sound like a young girl in love - the review quoted by Presto calls her "matronly" and that is about right. Not sure I'd bother to listen to this again.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    So more hours in the jury waiting room today:
    I've never been called so don't know the process. Is this normal?

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    Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin


    Yuri Mazurok (Eugene Onegin), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Tatyana), Nicolai Gedda (Lensky), Rossitsa Troeva-Mircheva (Olga), Nicolai Ghiuselev (Gremin), Stefka Popangelova (Larina), Margarita Lilowa (Filipyevna), Michel Lecocq (Triquet)
    Sofia National Opera Chorus Sofia Festival Orchestra, Emil Tchakarov

    Probably mainly worth hearing for Gedda. Not keen on the timbre of Mazurok's voice. Tomowa-Sintow most emphatically does NOT sound like a young girl in love - the review quoted by Presto calls her "matronly" and that is about right. Not sure I'd bother to listen to this again.
    Shame. At least you had your headphones though!
    "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."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Prompted by a visit to this site ... I listened to this on the walk to work this morning.

    "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."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Prompted by a visit to this site ... I listened to this on the walk to work this morning...
    nice, maybe work through the list

    Wednesday walk to work, 1
    thur, 2
    fri, 3
    mon, 4
    tues, 5
    wed, 6
    thurs, 7
    fri, 8
    mon, 9

    oh, better take a day off on that Monday. otherwise you will have to take the very very very long way round to work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    I've never been called so don't know the process. Is this normal?
    Yes, they get way more people in than they need for trials because of all the attrition and the challenges from lawyers when you ARE selected.

    It did mean I had time for a good long walk and time to listen.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    nice, maybe work through the list

    Wednesday walk to work, 1
    thur, 2
    fri, 3
    mon, 4
    tues, 5
    wed, 6
    thurs, 7
    fri, 8
    mon, 9

    oh, better take a day off on that Monday. otherwise you will have to take the very very very long way round to work...


    but but but ... 9 is Wagner
    "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."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Handel: Faramondo
    Max Emanuel Cencic (Faramondo), Philippe Jaroussky (Adolfo), Sophie Karthäuser (Clotilde), Marina de Liso (Rosimonda), Xavier Sabata (Gernando), Terry Wey (Childerico), In-Sung Sin (Gustavo), Fulvio Bettini (Teobaldo)
    Choeur de la Radio Suisse, Lugano & I Barocchisti
    Diego Fasolis
    Recorded 19-24 October 2008, Radio Svizzera di lingua italiana, Lugano

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    One of my favourite Handel recordings; the opera, the cast, the performance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Prompted by a visit to this site ... I listened to this on the walk to work this morning.

    How can one not like this?

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    I had never heard Callas sing Puccini - she could do everything! Her Mimi is out of this world.

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    Gluck: Armide
    Felicity Palmer (Armide), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Renaud), Raimund Herincx (Hidraot), Yaron Wind-Muller (Aronte), Adrian Thompson (Artemidore), Sally Burgess (Phenice/Lucinde)
    City of London Sinfonia
    Richard Hickox
    Recorded June 1982 Abbey Road studios, London

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    3 birds with one stone

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    Gluck: Armide
    (complete opera)
    Mireille Delunsch, Charles Workman, Laurent Naouri, Ewa Podles, Françoise Masset, Nicole Heaston,Yann Beuron, Brett Polegato, Vincent le Texier, Magdalena Kožená, Valérie Gabail
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    Marc Minkowski
    Recorded Nov & Dec 1996, Paris, Cité de la musique, salle des concerts

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    I love Gluck. Absolutely without a shadow of doubt my all time favourite composer in the entire galaxy. Well for today, that is.
    Armide is one his best too. Which one? As much as I love Mireille Delunsch and Minkowski... It's the Hickox recording. It is very much the more colourful and dramatic and Felicity Palmer is Armide. Rolfe Johnson is a very romantic Renaud, good balance against Palmer.
    Be warned though, no English libretto here, only french (well it does say so on the disc cover). Even then I might just say get this one for a first recording. Hickox and Palmer might just tell you more about the opera than the text...

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    I'm coming round to all this operetta malarkey. Simon and Angelika do it brilliantly.



    Some good "extra random portmanteau arias for singers who wanted to show off in the middle of an opera" in this collection.



    And here is an opera from the Knights and fairytales collection, although quite a lot of it could belong to the "Russian rabble on the rampage" group, along with Prince Igor and Khovanshchina.

    Rimsky Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia
    Vladimir Galusin (Grishka Kutyer'ma), Galina Gorchakova (Fevroniya), Nikolai Putilin (Fyodor Poyarok), Nikolai Ohotnikov (Yury Vsevolodovich), Yevgeny Boitsov (Merchant I), Evgeny Fedorov (Merchant II), Nikolai Gassiev (Bear Trainer), Olga Korzhenskaya (Youth), Larissa Diadkova (Alkonost). Kirov Opera & Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

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    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I'm coming round to all this operetta malarkey. Simon and Angelika do it brilliantly.



    Some good "extra random portmanteau arias for singers who wanted to show off in the middle of an opera" in this collection.



    And here is an opera from the Knights an fairytale collection, although quite a lot of it could belong to the "Russian rabble on the rampage group, along with Prince Igor and Khovanshchina.

    Rimsky Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia
    Vladimir Galusin (Grishka Kutyer'ma), Galina Gorchakova (Fevroniya), Nikolai Putilin (Fyodor Poyarok), Nikolai Ohotnikov (Yury Vsevolodovich), Yevgeny Boitsov (Merchant I), Evgeny Fedorov (Merchant II), Nikolai Gassiev (Bear Trainer), Olga Korzhenskaya (Youth), Larissa Diadkova (Alkonost). Kirov Opera & Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

    It's a slippery slope, my dear Natalie: it might be operettas today and musicals tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    It's a slippery slope, my dear Natalie: it might be operettas today and musicals tomorrow!
    Eewww no, I don't think so. Operetta never actually set my teeth on edge. It just seemed a bit... schmaltzy.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Eewww no, I don't think so. Operetta never actually set my teeth on edge. It just seemed a bit... schmaltzy.
    Ms. Natalie, if you can find the DVD of The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)with Rodney Gilfry as Danilo and Piotr Beczala as Camille, you may (if your reaction is any where near that of my live in) have an out of body experience. And maintain your ... operatic integrity. It's an Arthaus disc.

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