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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    Art painter on film set.
    That sounds like very interesting work

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    Today working through the night with Solti's Meistersinger.
    Which Meistersinger?

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    So attractive that I considered going to Gothenburg to see Notorius by Hans Gefors with the main role written for her. Unfortunately I decided in the end a contemporary opera in Swedish might be a bit difficult to enjoy for the non opera loving wife.
    You didn't want to make some kind of deal with her or anything like that?
    Heh, at the moment my significant other is not in Wagner mood, which is unfortunate at this time of the year...lucky things headphones are to keep audio purely for myself. I did make her listen at the very least to a piano sonata Wagner wrote in 1853, hopefully I can get her to listen to the Wesendock Lieder too.........
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    After a fantastic (and rather fast) performance of Das Rheingold from Bayreuth, I've decided to put on one last CD before sleep....act 3 of Tristan und Isolde. One of my favourite acts in all of opera.



    It's from my big Barenboim Wagner box and this recording I particularly love for Waltraud Meier as Isolde. The rest of the cast: Siegfried Jerusalem (Tristan), Falk Struckmann (Kurwenal), Marjana Lipovšek (Brangäne), Peter Maus (shepherd), Roman Trekel (steersman).

    I'm really trying to work out if I prefer Nina Stemme to Waltraud Meier or Birgit Nilsson.....maybe, just maybe......
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    Wow. Nina Stemme actually just the best.

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    I'm really trying to work out if I prefer Nina Stemme to Waltraud Meier or Birgit Nilsson.....maybe, just maybe......
    If only all of life's problems presented this quandary...

    I don't know that I can solve it any better than you. I've seen all three on stage, though Nilsson only in recital and at the tail end of her career (she started out the first half of her performance kind of rocky: "Dich, Teure Halle", "Liebestod", et al., in the second half, she appeared to finally have warmed up and totally knocked me out with the final 20 minutes from Salome. Her voice filled the considerable auditorium of the Kennedy Center Opera House with no effort. Amazing!

    Nina Stemme is an otherworldly Brunnhilde. Waltraud Meier is otherworldly and has awesome stage presence. Birgit Nilsson was just plain awesome.

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    I was going to list yesterday's walking music as Maria Callas at her peak, and great Callas for Callas-haters:


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    But I completely forgot about the Callas Il Barbiere di Siviglia. It's the only one I own. It's the only one I'll ever own. It rules.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Which Meistersinger?
    This one.


    Today is Father's Day here, I thought this would be adequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    If only all of life's problems presented this quandary...

    I don't know that I can solve it any better than you. I've seen all three on stage, though Nilsson only in recital and at the tail end of her career (she started out the first half of her performance kind of rocky: "Dich, Teure Halle", "Liebestod", et al., in the second half, she appeared to finally have warmed up and totally knocked me out with the final 20 minutes from Salome. Her voice filled the considerable auditorium of the Kennedy Center Opera House with no effort. Amazing!

    Nina Stemme is an otherworldly Brunnhilde. Waltraud Meier is otherworldly and has awesome stage presence. Birgit Nilsson was just plain awesome.
    Lucky, lucky you!!!!!!!!!
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    You're right - I'm indeed very fortunate.

    However, I will admit this only to you...

    When I saw the Munich Ring in 2012, it was my first foray to an overseas opera venue. I'm provincial enough that I didn't know who many of the most prominent cast members were. I mostly knew the big names from the 1970s and 80s and recording stars, but not singers who typically don't sing much, if at all, in the U.S.

    So, when Nina Stemme started singing (Brunnhilde in Götterdämmerung), I got excited and sat up in my seat and asked the woman next to me who she was (who told me to be quiet). Earlier that week, I was stunned by Klaus Florian Vogt's Siegmund - Klaus who? Wolfgang Koch's Alberich was a revelation. Wolfgang who?

    It's all part of an education, even for an old know-it-all like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    You're right - I'm indeed very fortunate.

    However, I will admit this only to you...

    When I saw the Munich Ring in 2012, it was my first foray to an overseas opera venue. I'm provincial enough that I didn't know who many of the most prominent cast members were. I mostly knew the big names from the 1970s and 80s and recording stars, but not singers who typically don't sing much, if at all, in the U.S.

    So, when Nina Stemme started singing (Brunnhilde in Götterdämmerung), I got excited and sat up in my seat and asked the woman next to me who she was (who told me to be quiet). Earlier that week, I was stunned by Klaus Florian Vogt's Siegmund - Klaus who? Wolfgang Koch's Alberich was a revelation. Wolfgang who?

    It's all part of an education, even for an old know-it-all like me.
    I recognise names fairly easily, but I can never remember where I saw the name, or what voice type they are or what they are in or even when they are/were from. I don't know anything about the people unless I look the name up. A month ago I typed 'Nina Stemme' into youtube because I remembered the name from who knows where, and I discovered the best Libestods I've ever heard in my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    I recognise names fairly easily, but I can never remember where I saw the name, or what voice type they are or what they are in or even when they are/were from. I don't know anything about the people unless I look the name up. A month ago I typed 'Nina Stemme' into youtube because I remembered the name from who knows where, and I discovered the best Libestods I've ever heard in my life.
    Nina Stemme is also a top Minnie in this:

    Natalie

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    Terradellas writes some very lively cheerful music and in places some startlingly original arias; for me Sesostri has the edge because TWO TENORS.

    Terradellas: Artaserse
    Anna Maria Panzarella (Artaserse), Céline Ricci (Arbace), Marina Comparato (Mandane), Sunhae Im (Semira), Augustin Prunell-Friend (Artabano) & Mariví Blasco (Megabise). La Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara, Juan Bautista Otero



    Terradellas: Sesostri
    Sunhae Im (Sesostri), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Nitocri), Kenneth Tarver (Amasi), Ditte Andersen (Artenice), Rafaella Milanesi (Orgonte) & Tom Randle (Fanete). Real Compañía Opera de Cámara, Juan Bautista Otero

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Terradellas writes some very lively cheerful music and in places some startlingly original arias; for me Sesostri has the edge because TWO TENORS.
    ...
    Terradellas heh? Where's he from then?

    chortle, chortle

    Two wonderful operas I like very much but Artaserse for me

    I hope Otero comes back to Terradellas, I would be interested in hearing more

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    Verdi: Falstaff
    Bryn Terfel (Falstaff), Thomas Hampson (Ford), Adrianne Pieczonka (Alice Ford), Danill Shtoda (Fenton), Dorothea Röschmann (Nannetta), Larissa Diadkova (Mistress Quickly), Stella Doufexis (Meg Page), Anthony Mee (Bardolfo), Enrico Facini (Dr Cajus), Anatoly Kotcherga (Pistola)
    Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Claudio Abbado
    Studio recording, 2001

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    MET production still much better than Imagination theatre production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    This one.

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    I like this recording perhaps even more than Solti's later Chicago. I think this one is more bubbly*, despite Solti saying his later work was made lighter

    *technical musical term

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