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    Every time I see the front cover of this CD I am reminded of this girl in the Bronzino painting:

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    me too on the Lohengrin...

    Wagner: Lohengrin
    Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Annette Dasch (Elsa), Susanne Resmark (Ortrud), Gerd Grochowski (Friedrich von Telramund), Markus Brück (Der Heerrufer des Königs), Günther Groissböck (Heinrich der Vogler)
    Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Rundfunkchor Berlin, Marek Janowski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    This is one I don't have and haven't heard. Looks like a great cast and Waltraud Meier's Ortrud a don't miss.

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    Yesterday's walk:


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    Just arrived. First listen to this opera. Aliberti is good.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Another Donizetti which has completely failed to click with me, despite an excellent cast:

    Natalie

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    This accompanied me to the train station to buy tickets, to the opticians to book an eye test and to several shops...



    ... then I ran out of music but this is the perfect length for my walk home from town (and probably my favourite version).

    "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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    After receiving my Lucia Aliberti Beatrice di Tenda and loving Aliberti's voice I discovered that I have this
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Love Berganza here, but want the Sills set.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    In the car:


    On my MP3 player:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    A shorter walk today was in order to compensate for the week off due to travel and weather. So, a similarly shorter opera was required. As I thought about it, I realized I hadn't listened to Puccini in quite a while (with due apologies to Povero Buoso):


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    This morning's listen:


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    This CD set is nicely done. The sound is excellent (save a bit of an echo in some of the choruses) and the singing of a high standard. The opera itself is somewhat less melodic than what I recall from the Bard performance in 2013, but has a driving dramatic arc that makes the music great listening. I'm interested, now, to hear Leon Botstein's version available on iTunes for comparison.


    No walk today. Very cold (although it didn't stick, it snowed this morning for about an hour!) and very windy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    No comments? I have this CD and find it incredibly beautiful. One of the best operas out there.
    "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 Hoffmann View Post
    This morning's listen:


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    This CD set is nicely done. The sound is excellent (save a bit of an echo in some of the choruses) and the singing of a high standard. The opera itself is somewhat less melodic than what I recall from the Bard performance in 2013, but has a driving dramatic arc that makes the music great listening. I'm interested, now, to hear Leon Botstein's version available on iTunes for comparison.


    No walk today. Very cold (although it didn't stick, it snowed this morning for about an hour!) and very windy.
    I remain weary of trying this without the libretto. Do you know of any source for the libretto?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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