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    Just came in today's mail. Wonderful! Better (deeper) voiced Dutchman than Klemperer's. Great Senta.


    Includes the Redemption ending.
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    Now this one which came in the mail the other day (am on my second listen). John Tomlinson (bass) is a great Hollander. Nice deep voice--probably better than many of the baritones in that role. But Nina Stemme just does not cut it for me as Senta. The ballad was, well to be kind, it was weak. The booklet is informative and includes the libretto in English. It says this recording incorporates all the completed changes that Wagner made in his lifetime. Not sure how that compares to the typical Hollander recording out there though. It does include the Redemption Ending.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    Well due to recently losing my wallet and going on a long and epic quest to get it back! (Bus to Truro from Falmouth get redirected back after being told in Truro my wallet is in a shack in an industrial estate on the outskirts of Falmouth to which there is no bus hence it can only be reached by walking) On my long lord of the rings style journey I had the opportunity to listen to Un Ballo In Maschera in full again!


    Hope you got your wallet back complete with contents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Hope you got your wallet back complete with contents.
    Yes unfortunately my new debit card was delivered as a package so got redirected to the royal mail station on the same estate so I need go on the 45 minute long walk each way again on Monday. Thankfully everything else was still in the wallet. I think La Boheme as my listening on that day.
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    This came in yesterday's mail as part of a 5 German opera set (but with a generic sleeve).
    $12 for 5 operas right here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    Yes unfortunately my new debit card was delivered as a package so got redirected to the royal mail station on the same estate so I need go on the 45 minute long walk each way again on Monday. Thankfully everything else was still in the wallet. I think La Boheme as my listening on that day.
    How frustrating, not everyone has a car. Pleased you haven't lost out financially 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."
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    The combination of Price and Kleiber are fantastic in this, Kurt Moll as well. Even René Kollo is not too annoying.

    Natalie

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    I'm back in seventeenth century France. The food and sanitary conditions are awful, really bad. Though the music is splendid so I may be here a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I'm back in seventeenth century France. The food and sanitary conditions are awful, really bad. Though the music is splendid so I may be here a while.

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    I was thinking a nosegay or a pomander might help but, then, wherever would you put it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
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    I was thinking a nosegay or a pomander might help but, then, wherever would you put it?
    You'd need one around him. Not keen on baths.
    Natalie

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    I bought this several months ago and promptly forgot about it. My usual recordings (Bonynge/Sutherland/Horne and Ion Marin/Studer/Larmore/Ramey) are notorious for having been produced with cuts.


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    The Naxos is considered complete, but I'm not crazy about Alex Penda's voice. One of the tenors, too, has kind of a funky timbre that is off-putting. Complete is good, I suppose, but give me good old-fashioned thrilling singing any day over complete.

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

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    Wanted something long enough for my walk into town, doing the shopping and my walk home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Wanted something long enough for my walk into town, doing the shopping and my walk home.

    Must have been a massive amount of shopping!
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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