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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I'm thinking of a daylong Ring marathon tomorrow while watching the blizzard (see "Off-topic Discussions"). I might snowed in long enough to do a double marathon of the Solti and Barenboim recordings.
    That's one way of categorising a storm! One Ring = heavy snow. Two Rings = blizzard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    That's one way of categorising a storm! One Ring = heavy snow. Two Rings = blizzard.
    Natalie

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    Been an odd sort of week so returned to a new version of one of my favourite operas.

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    La Traviata is still one of my favourite Verdi Operas (especially the first two acts which are close to perfect) my favourite part remains the finale of act 2 scene 1 with Germont's famous aria and the sadly often cut "No, non udrai rimproveri"
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    I listened to another perfect opera - well, perhaps only perfect if one is listening and not watching the weak/confusing drama on DVD:



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    I don't listen to this one very often as I vastly prefer the Sutherland/Pavorotti/Ghiaurov recording, sometimes referenced as "Sutherland 2" from 1975. It's actually very good and I think I even prefer Alfredo Kraus over Pavarotti, even if he's not quite as secure with his high notes.

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    Early start tomorrow but slept too long on Saturday night so it's impossible to fall asleep. Decided to have four hours sleep, game and listen to the not so perfect Manon Lescaut again.



    I like Manon Lescaut. It might even be worth getting on my iPod. However, though it is not a bad opera it is not as great as any of the operas by Puccini that followed. Compared to La Fanciulla de west, La Rondine and Il Trittico which are all performed less often it struggles to come close to any of them for me (La Rondine is a guilty pleasure opera I know, but its melodies are some of my favourite by Puccini as for the other two (Il Trittico and La Fanciulla de west) those operas are just horrifically under-performed masterpieces).
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    Been an odd sort of week so returned to a new version of one of my favourite operas.

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    La Traviata is still one of my favourite Verdi Operas (especially the first two acts which are close to perfect) my favourite part remains the finale of act 2 scene 1 with Germont's famous aria and the sadly often cut "No, non udrai rimproveri"
    And this to me is the perfect recording. The particular timbre of Cotrubas's voice is just right for Violetta.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I listened to another perfect opera
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    I listened to this on the shopping schlep today - thanks for the memory nudge.
    "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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    I haven't stopped to figure out how many operas remain from that box I bought back in November, but I just put this on this recording from 1979 for this morning's listen:


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    After hearing this on DVD I could not help getting the CD of the same performance:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Winter series now over, there's no more cricket until the summer series starts in May (sad face) and I'm back to the world of opera (happy face)...

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    Verdi: Aida
    Anja Harteros (Aida), Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris), Ludovic Tezier (Amonasro), Erwin Schrott (Ramfis), Marco Spotti (Il Re d'Egitto), Paolo Fanale (Un Messaggero), Eleonora Buratto (Sacerdotessa)
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    now if this had been around at the time we were recommending recordings for Aida in the favourite recordings thread, this would have been my choice, it is magnificent. Superb interpretation with magnificent cast, chorus and orchestra. A wonderful book format with libretto, synopsis, essays and pictures (I like pictures) and an absolute bargain price of GBP 14 at PC, it's a must get for Verdi, JK and Harteros fans amongst others.
    I do understand MAuer's point about the sound engineering leading to big changes in volume but to be honest a recording like this deserves to be played on speakers in an otherwise empty house at a volume that can be heard in ancient Egypt...

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    This is nice but, in my view, doesn't replace either the Muti or the Gardelli.

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    Essay reference time again. This means Puccini

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    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    José Cura does some of the most nuanced singing I have ever heard from him - he's great in this role. And Olga Borodina, mamma mia, what a force of nature. I reckon Samson could just sit and twiddle his thumbs and let her knock the temple down with her voice.

    Natalie

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    I needed something to last a trip to the mail sorting office to pick up a parcel plus a trip to the supermarket and this admirably served the purpose. I know when it happens but the gun shot always makes me jump!

    "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 sospiro View Post
    I needed something to last a trip to the mail sorting office to pick up a parcel plus a trip to the supermarket and this admirably served the purpose. I know when it happens but the gun shot always makes me jump!
    ...
    Yes, I reeeeally don't like gun shots on the recordings... I rather they did not have them. Or occasionally the thunder. or smashing magic urns.

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