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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    I haven't heard all of the Curtis, but it's the other one I know which I also enjoy immensely. I haven't heard Petrou....thanks for making me aware of that one.
    The most beautiful Cleopatra of them all...

    (from a little biased Emanuela Galli number one fan http://operalively.com/forums/showth...ll=1#post43198)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    The most beautiful Cleopatra of them all...

    (from a little biased Emanuela Galli number one fan http://operalively.com/forums/showth...ll=1#post43198)
    Wonderful post, I love a good baroque specialist soprano

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    Okay, now this is even better than the Minkowski. That is saying something!

    Best Giulio Cesare ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
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    Okay, now this is even better than the Minkowski. That is saying something!

    Best Giulio Cesare ever.
    A good all round cast and yes, I agree with you there, it might just edge it over the others...

    This recording also has excellent sound quality

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    Lully: Psyché
    Carolyn Sampson, Karina Gauvin, Aaron Sheehan, Colin Balzer, Amanda Forsythe, Mireille Lebel, Yulia Van Doren, Olivier Laquerre, Jason McStoots, Matthew Shaw, Aaron Engebreth, Ricard Bordas, Teresa Wakim & José Lemos
    Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs
    2007

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    I'll say again, any fan of Lully must have this recording; a beautiful opera brilliantly performed.

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    The cricket starts again tomorrow which means (up to) five days of reduced opera listening

    panic sets in and I reach for the...

    Lully: Phaëton
    Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (Phaéton), Ingrid Perruche (Clymène), Isabelle Druet (Théone, Astrée), Gaëlle Arquez (Libye), Andrew Foster-Williams (Épaphus), Frédéric Caton (Mérops, Automne, Jupiter), Benoît Arnould (Protée, Saturne), Cyril Auvity (Triton, le Soleil)
    Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
    2012

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    Some of the most beautiful melodies that come from the early French baroque operas and the most beautiful voices in this stunning recording (another must have)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post

    Okay, now this is even better than the Minkowski. That is saying something!

    Best Giulio Cesare ever.
    Nice to see you back to Opera Lively, ComposerOfAvantGarde
    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Nice to see you back to Opera Lively, ComposerOfAvantGarde
    And it's nice to be back.

    I find that I seem to go through periods of time when opera isnt my main focus, but as an aspiring composer I gotta know a huge range of music! Opera is always a passion for me though.

    And at the moment, Handel!

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    Continuing my Handel discoveries, here's the Alcina that I'm listening to on Spotify.



    I summon Clayton for an opinion.

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    I commend ComposerOfAvantGarde of his good choice on opera listening!

    Actually I have not explored much of this opera beyond this recording, only the Christie recording which is a live recording from the Palais Garnier and though has a superb cast that includes Renée Fleming (Alcina), Susan Graham (Ruggiero), Natalie Dessay (Morgana), suffers from a distinctively live recording sound quality.

    From the two, I perfer the Curtis for the studio sound, Maite Beaumont's character and Kobie Van Rensburgs' Oronte. Christie and Les Arts Florissants does give a more fantastical interpretation and I prefer Fleming's Alcina but the sound quality lets this recording down.

    I have not heard yet any of La Stupenda's accounts (the role that I believe earned her that name) yet but maybe our Dutch friend Adrian can let us know more about those...

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    Cricket really does strange things with the brain

    I was planning to to stay in eighteenth century France but instead landed somewhere completely different

    Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg
    Ferdinand Frantz - Hans Sachs
    Gottlob Frick - Veit Pogner
    Benno Kushce - Sixtus Beckmesser
    Elisabeth Grümmer - Eva
    Marga Höffgen - Magdalene
    Rudolph Schock - Walther Von Stolzing
    Gerhard Unger - David
    Hermann Prey - Ein Nachtwächter

    Choirs of the Municipal Opera and German State Opera, Berlin
    (chorus master: Hermann Lüddecke)
    Choir of St. Hedwin's Cathedral, Berlin
    (chorus-master: Karl Forster)
    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conducted by Rudolf Kempe
    Studio recording from 1956
    XR remastering by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio, August-October 2010

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    I went with Wagner, myself, for this morning's walk:


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    The opening chords of Das Rheingold never fail to give me chills. Then, George London's Wotan weighs in. Love, love George London!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I commend ComposerOfAvantGarde of his good choice on opera listening!

    Actually I have not explored much of this opera beyond this recording, only the Christie recording which is a live recording from the Palais Garnier and though has a superb cast that includes Renée Fleming (Alcina), Susan Graham (Ruggiero), Natalie Dessay (Morgana), suffers from a distinctively live recording sound quality.

    From the two, I perfer the Curtis for the studio sound, Maite Beaumont's character and Kobie Van Rensburgs' Oronte. Christie and Les Arts Florissants does give a more fantastical interpretation and I prefer Fleming's Alcina but the sound quality lets this recording down.

    I have not heard yet any of La Stupenda's accounts (the role that I believe earned her that name) yet but maybe our Dutch friend Adrian can let us know more about those...
    I am a bit biased Clayton, I've seen Renée in Paris and to me... she was perfect. (Horrible production)I am a purist !

    Having said that , Sutherland owned the role, I like the Decca recording a bit above the live (with Wunderlich ) now on DG.
    Previously on Verona. (Same tapes let no one else tell you otherwise)

    But to be honest I am not a baroque expert and never will be.

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    I'm about to put this on for the very first time! As this unfortunately does not come with a libretto I'll be following along with a vocal score in English which is better than just the libretto anyway.



    Cast is as follows:
    Primadonna/Ariadne: Hildegard Hillebrecht
    Der Komponist: Tatiana Troyanos
    Zerbinetta: Reri Grist
    Der Tenor/Bacchus: Jess Thomas
    Ein Musiklehrer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Der Haushofmeister: Franz Stoss
    Ein Offizer: Friedrich Lenz
    Ein Tanzmeister: Gerhard Unger
    Ein Perückenmacher: Heinz Friedrich
    Ein Lakai: Herbert Lackner
    (My, there are quite a lot of characters in this!)
    Harlekin: Barry McDaniel
    Scaramuccio: John van Kesteren
    Truffaldin: Richard Kogel
    Brighella: Friedrich Lenz
    Najade: Arleen Augér
    Dryade: Unni Rugtvedt
    Echo: Sigrid Schmidt

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    I'm about to put this on for the very first time! As this unfortunately does not come with a libretto I'll be following along with a vocal score in English which is better than just the libretto anyway.



    Cast is as follows:
    Primadonna/Ariadne: Hildegard Hillebrecht
    Der Komponist: Tatiana Troyanos
    Zerbinetta: Reri Grist
    Der Tenor/Bacchus: Jess Thomas
    Ein Musiklehrer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Der Haushofmeister: Franz Stoss
    Ein Offizer: Friedrich Lenz
    Ein Tanzmeister: Gerhard Unger
    Ein Perückenmacher: Heinz Friedrich
    Ein Lakai: Herbert Lackner
    (My, there are quite a lot of characters in this!)
    Harlekin: Barry McDaniel
    Scaramuccio: John van Kesteren
    Truffaldin: Richard Kogel
    Brighella: Friedrich Lenz
    Najade: Arleen Augér
    Dryade: Unni Rugtvedt
    Echo: Sigrid Schmidt
    Ariadne auf Naxos is one of my favorites! I'm interested to know what you think of it, so be sure to report back!

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