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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Yesterday's walk (perfect walking music - I don't listen to this nearly often enough):


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    Baroque virtuoso arias are very good for marching to. My favourite is "va tacito e nascosto". I channel Sarah Connolly as I stride along to it - sometimes get funny looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post

    I love it so much that it's my avatar.

    Ah! I wondered what it was.
    "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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    Mozart: Lucio Silla, K135
    Roberto Saccà (Lucio Silla), Annick Massis (Giunia), Monica Bacelli (Cecilio), Veronica Cangemi (Cinna), Julia Kleiter (Celia), Stefano Ferrari (Aufidio). Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Tomás Netopil.

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    Verdi : La Traviata.
    Cotrubas/ Domingo / Milnes .
    I must admit: It's a classic recording.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Mozart: Lucio Silla, K135
    Roberto Saccà (Lucio Silla), Annick Massis (Giunia), Monica Bacelli (Cecilio), Veronica Cangemi (Cinna), Julia Kleiter (Celia), Stefano Ferrari (Aufidio). Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Tomás Netopil.


    What do you think of the opera - and of the recording?

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    Very nice day yesterday, so took a longer walk than usual - which required a longer opera than usual:



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    A nice opera, but not really very inspiring walking music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Verdi : La Traviata.
    Cotrubas/ Domingo / Milnes .
    I must admit: It's a classic recording.
    ...
    and naturally, in the LP boxset...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    What do you think of the opera - and of the recording?
    The recording is competent but has two voices on it I really don't like - Roberto Saccà (he also sings Walther in Meistersinger, so not exactly an early Mozartian specialist) and Verónica Cangemi (I find her tone almost unbearably uneven), so I'm really glad I just borrowed it fro the library and didn't actually expend hard cash on it. Annick Massis however is a pleasure to listen to.

    I'd say choose another recording; and also make sure you have listened to Mitridate, Il Re Pastore, La Finta Giardiniera, Idomeneo, and of course the sublime Clemenza di Tito before bothering with this. The opera has some lovely moments but it's definitely Clemenza lite.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Verdi : La Traviata.
    Cotrubas/ Domingo / Milnes .
    I must admit: It's a classic recording.

    Cotrubas for me is the perfect Violetta.
    Natalie

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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Rossini here too

    Rossini: Semiramide
    Joan Sutherland (Semiramide), Marilyn Horne (Arsace), John Serge (Idreno), Joseph Rouleau (Assur), Spiro Malas (Oroe), Patricia Clark (Azema), Leslie Fyson (Mitrane)
    London Symphony Orchestra,
    Richard Bonynge
    Recorded: Walthamstow Town Hall, 1965/6

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    This one climbing the Clayton Rossini charts recently

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    [Mozart: Lucio Silla, K135]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    What do you think of the opera?...
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    ...I'd say choose another recording...
    There is the Harnoncourt (live) recording from 1989 (on period instruments) which is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Rossini here too

    Rossini: Semiramide
    Joan Sutherland (Semiramide), Marilyn Horne (Arsace), John Serge (Idreno), Joseph Rouleau (Assur), Spiro Malas (Oroe), Patricia Clark (Azema), Leslie Fyson (Mitrane)
    London Symphony Orchestra,
    Richard Bonynge
    Recorded: Walthamstow Town Hall, 1965/6

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    This one climbing the Clayton Rossini charts recently
    For me number one for years

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    Still with Rossini

    Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims
    Katia Ricciarelli (Madame Cortese), Lucia Valentini Terrani (Marchesa Melibea), Lella Cuberli (Contessa di Folleville), Cecilia Gasdia (Corinna), Eduardo Giménez (Cavalier Belfiore), Francisco Araiza (Conte di Libenskof), Samuel Ramey (Lord Sidney), Ruggero Raimondi (Don Profondo), Enzo Dara (Baron di Trombonok), Leo Nucci (Don Alvaro)
    Prague Philharmonic Chorus & The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado
    1984

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    Though this one falls one place in the charts displaced by Semiramide...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Still with Rossini

    Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims
    Katia Ricciarelli (Madame Cortese), Lucia Valentini Terrani (Marchesa Melibea), Lella Cuberli (Contessa di Folleville), Cecilia Gasdia (Corinna), Eduardo Giménez (Cavalier Belfiore), Francisco Araiza (Conte di Libenskof), Samuel Ramey (Lord Sidney), Ruggero Raimondi (Don Profondo), Enzo Dara (Baron di Trombonok), Leo Nucci (Don Alvaro)
    Prague Philharmonic Chorus & The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado
    1984

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    Though this one falls one place in the charts displaced by Semiramide...

    That's because Semiramide is such an outstanding opera! I also love Il Viaggio, but Semiramide is really wonderful.

    This one also is excellent:

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    And I'm still getting used to this one (live):


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