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    Kiri and Flicka being wonderful is sort of a given, what always surprises me in this is David Rendall. He is good.

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    For today's walk, I decided on an opera I hadn't listened to in at least a year. Not my favorite Verdi, it proved to be a good companion for today's 10 miles:


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    Etvs: Love and Other Demons
    Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2008
    Allison Bell (Sierva Maria), Nathan Gunn (Father Cayetano Delaura), Mats Almgren (Don Toribio, the bishop), Felicity Palmer (Josefa Miranda) & Jean Rigby (Martina Laborde)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    For today's walk, I decided on an opera I hadn't listened to in at least a year. Not my favorite Verdi, it proved to be a good companion for today's 10 miles:


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    I'm pleased with myself if I do three! Kudos to you sir!
    "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."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Yes, it's a bit of an obsession, I guess. Keeping my weight and blood pressure under control are my incentives.

    A factor also, I suppose, both of too much time on my hands and still hearing my mother's voice telling me when I was a kid to go outside and get some fresh air (or, at least as fresh as the air might be here in Washington...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    I'm pleased with myself if I do three! Kudos to you sir!
    Sometime I consider sitting down for a moment on my way from the bedroom to the kitchen. 10 miles to me sounds truly Olympian.

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    Rossini: Guglielmo Tell
    Andrew Foster-Williams (Tell), Alessandra Volpe (Hedwige), Judith Howarth (Mathilde), Michael Spyres (Arnold), Tara Stafford (Jemmy), Giulio Pelligra (Rodolphe), Artavazd Sargsyan (Ruodi), Nahuel Di Pierro (Walther Frst/Melchthal), Raffaele Facciol (Gesler), Marco Filippo Romano (Leuthold)
    Virtuosi Brunensis & Camerata Bach Choir, Poznań, Antonino Fogliani
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    Recorded live Trinkhalle, Bad Wildbad

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    A little obscure Gluck this morning - I prefer La Danza over La Corona, btw:



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    Then, for this afternoon's walk, a reference recording:


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    This recording is really good. I started with this opera on DVD, then bought the Freni/Pavarotti set, followed by the Tagliavini/Tassinari set. But the opera was just not working for me on CD, perhaps because of the dated sound. So finally I grabbed the Alagna/Gheorghiu set and it is wonderful:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Lucia Popp and Siefgried Jerusalem make probably the most charismatic Pamina and Tamino ever.

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    With the libretto up on my PC via Kindle Cloud Reader
    "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."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    Lucia Popp and Siefgried Jerusalem make probably the most charismatic Pamina and Tamino ever.
    and of course there's Edita

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    A Christmas gift (we open the day before) and I am enjoying it immensely:
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; January 6th, 2018 at 05:22 AM.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    and of course there's Edita
    I love how related the timbres of Lucia and Edita are, there's a palpable mother-daughter relation, and yet Edita is piercing, commanding and nasty and Lucia is solar, crystalline and heroic.

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