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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    But the same can be said of Voigt's Brünnhilde as well . . .
    True.. maybe the difference is that I didn't binge-watch the LePage Ring...
    Natalie

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    Another stunning Schubert opera:

    Schubert: Alfonso und Estrella
    Edith Mathis, Hermann Prey, Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Eberhard Büchner & Theo Adam
    Rundfunkchor Berlin & Staatskapelle Berlin, Otmar Suitner



    Music to iron and cook to:

    Joyce DiDonato: Drama Queens - Royal Arias from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis



    Diana Damrau - Donna - Mozart opera and concert arias. Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Jérémie Rhorer

    Natalie

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    Bellini: La Sonnambula. ( Vinyl) If you could only see the Libretto
    Joan Sutherland/ Nicola Monti/ Elkins/Sthanlam/Corena.
    Richard Bonynge conducting.
    My first opera (complet set) of Joan Sutherland and it still moves me .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Bellini: La Sonnambula. ( Vinyl) If you could only see the Libretto
    ...
    I wanna see the libretto. I wanna see the libretto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Another stunning Schubert opera:

    Schubert: Alfonso und Estrella
    Edith Mathis, Hermann Prey, Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Eberhard Büchner & Theo Adam
    Rundfunkchor Berlin & Staatskapelle Berlin, Otmar Suitner

    Vendor cancelled my Fierrebras order, no longer available. I wanted a copy that comes with the libretto and that costs less than the GDP of Vanuatu.

    Does this Brilliant Classics recording come with a libretto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Vendor cancelled my Fierrebras order, no longer available. I wanted a copy that comes with the libretto and that costs less than the GDP of Vanuatu.

    Does this Brilliant Classics recording come with a libretto?
    No, utterly hopeless, but then, cheap.

    But you do actually NEED more Schubert in your life.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    No, utterly hopeless, but then, cheap.

    But you do actually NEED more Schubert in your life.
    well, once you put like that

    and I AM cheap

    so in to the shopping basket it goes


    Have you listened to the Ferrandini Catone in Utica yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    well, once you put like that

    and I AM cheap

    so in to the shopping basket it goes
    Good man!
    Have you listened to the Ferrandini Catone in Utica yet?
    Not yet, I'm having a serious case of the German Romantics so baroque will have to wait.
    Natalie

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    Hate to break this to you, Clayton, but you also need this if you don't already have it. Too lovely.

    Max Emanuel Cencic: Rokoko - Hasse Opera Arias. Armonia Atenea, George Petrou.

    Natalie

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    Not yet, I'm having a serious case of the German Romantic so baroque will have to wait.


    Siegfried
    Wolfgang Windgassen (Siegfried), Birgit Nilsson (Brünnhilde), Hans Hotter (Wanderer), Gerhard Stolze (Mime), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Kurt Böhme (Fafner), Marga Höffgen (Erda), Joan Sutherland (Waldvogel)
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    and the last day

    Wagner: Götterdämmerung
    Wolfgang Windgassen (Siegfried), Birgit Nilsson (Brünnhilde), Gottlieb Frick (Hagen), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Claire Watson (Gutrune), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Gunther), Christa Ludwig (Waltraute), Lucia Popp (Woglinde), Gwyneth Jones (Wellgunde), Maureen Guy (Flosshilde), Helen Watts (First Norn), Grace Hoffman (Second Norn), Anita Välkki (Third Norn)
    Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti 1964

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    still opera binging before the cricket starts later today

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    Trying to get through a pile of unlistened-to recitals as I do the tax return.

    Bryn Terfel: Wagner. Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado



    Roberto Alagna: Bel Canto. London Philharmonic Orchestra London Voices, Evelino Pidò



    Valer Sabadus: Hasse reloaded. Hofkapelle München, Michael Hofstetter

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    ...Music to iron and cook to...
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Trying to get through a pile of unlistened-to recitals as I do the tax return...
    Oh dear, all these interruptions to opera time!

    Need to get the little ones trained quicker.


    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Valer Sabadus: Hasse reloaded.
    Cool barock'n roll title

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    Whilst I am very much enjoying the monthly MET on Demand monthly subscription service, I do suffer from the streaming sound quality.

    I do not think this is due to the MET service but I put it down to my interweb connection. Most of my friends and family use a 100mb or some a 1gb connection service but I, being out in the sticks, have to be content with a service that averages at about 11mb with often a very unstable signal.

    The result of which (I cannot actually attribute this) is I get significant noise, which is like feedback giving a sort of tape whirp noise. Furthermore, when I pause the music, the subtitles lose the timing so I need to re-establish connection before I can start playback again. This problem I do not know whether it is due to the interweb connection but is annoying nonetheless.

    I can lose the noise by playing the music through the speakers and not listening through the headphones (okay, so I exaggerate a little about the amount of noise) but I am left with a little feeling that I am purchasing an inferior product through the streaming than buying the dvd (through no fault of the MET streaming service, just the problem I have with internet connectivity).

    Though for USD 14.99 per month for access to the library, it is an excellent product.

    So that leads me to my recent listening, which IS related

    I wanted to listen to some more Wagner but with a GREAT sound quality

    so I came here

    Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
    José van Dam (Hans Sachs), Ben Heppner (Walther von Stolzing), Karita Mattila (Eva), Alan Opie (Beckmesser), Iris Vermillion (Magdalena), Herbert Lippert (David), René Pape (Pogner), Albert Dohmen (Kothner), Kelly Anderson (Nachtwächter)
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Georg Solti 1995

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    Over and over, with some Britten and Carter every now and then, but this opera in particular since I purchased it recently with an itunes gift voucher someone gave me for my birthday



    I am soooo happy it's finally been released on CD and on itunes! I have been waiting for five years for its release since I first saw it.

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