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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    An oratorio? This opera is very eventful and exciting. Try this:



    One of the best opera videos ever made, a superb production.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoC9fjY7u7I

    And Dani is lots of fun:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7klKEtcXxr0
    Yikes! Those videos are hyperactive! Second video looks like a mix of pop stage movements with operatic singing--the lady does sing quite well though. I think I'll stick with the Sills CD set. I gave it a second listen today and the voices are wonderful. I think this one will grow on me, and it does provide variety to my operatic collection. But it may be my only Handel opera.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    AAAaaaarrrgh!

    Clayton slumps to the floor, his bo...





    oh shut up Clayton.

    Sorry but someone had to say it.
    Don't get me wrong, I thought the singing was great (Bernada Fink) and some of the arias good, but just too much recit. I prefer some other Scarlattis eg Carlo Re d'Alemagna
    Natalie

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    I think getting into Handel is somewhat like meeting a suspicious cat. You spend a long time looking warily at each other and then you decide to make a move, after all you are the human, but the interaction is awkward at best. The cat hisses at you and hides, and you say to yourself OH WELL I TRIED and carry on.

    Then one day completely out of nowhere it comes to your lap purring like the adorable ball of fluff it is and suddenly you see yourself sleeping squeezed in one fifth of your bed — so it has all the space it wants to sleep more comfortably, even though its favourite spot it right on top of your face — but happy as a kid on Christmas because you have a friend for life.

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    Enjoyed this way more on second acquaintance.



    Listening to this confirms that Il Tabarro is my second favourite Puccini.

    Natalie

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    well there's a string of posts that completely confused the morning listening plans

    ah Giulio Cesare, no Griselda, no Belisario...

    um

    where to go, where to go



    it can't be all 3, my memory doesn't last that long


    I go to Handels work catalogued as number 17 by Herr Baselt

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    Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto
    Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Giulio Cesare), Karina Gauvin (Cleopatra), Romina Basso (Cornelia), Emoke Barath (Sesto), Filippo Mineccia (Tolomeo), Johannes Weisser (Achilla), Milena Storti (Nireno), Gianluca Buratto (Curio)
    Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

    an absolutely superb recording with a great cast.

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    T
    he thing is, at the time these operas were being presented, patrons had the same attitude we Americans have with baseball games. They are long. Three hours plus. Not a lot happens most of the time. Sometimes there is some fast and exciting action, then it goes back to long stretches of static filler. So, we eat hot dogs, we drink beer, we chat with our buddies, and then from time to time we look at the field to watch some of the game. One of the good points of baseball is the ballpark experience. We go there to see each other and catch up with the latest, over some beer and some hot dogs. The game helps, but is almost not the main point.



    AAAAAaaaaaarghh. Hoffmann falls to the floor stone cold .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
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    AAAAAaaaaaarghh. Hoffmann falls to the floor stone cold .....
    Well, if I interpret you correctly, as a baseball fan that's what caused your falling-to-the-fall-stone-cold event. In my defense, my market is not MLB but rather AAA (Durham Bulls) so the games are not exactly that decisive, and I did say "almost" not the main point. hehe
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    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Lucia Popp makes me put up with Suor Angelica (although, to be fair, Ermonela Jaho planted the seed in the ROH's Trittico DVD).

    Natalie

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    Just finished:


    Just beginning (my first ever listen):
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Having a bit of a run on Puccini lately; no doubt due to reading all Povero Buoso's persuasive posts. Great recordings.





    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Having a bit of a run on Puccini lately; no doubt due to reading all Povero Buoso's persuasive posts. Great recordings.





    Has your opinion on any of them changed? I remember from the Puccini game (gosh seems a long time ago now) that you weren't as fond of Schicchi, Suor Angelica and La Rondine.
    "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
    Has your opinion on any of them changed? I remember from the Puccini game (gosh seems a long time ago now) that you weren't as fond of Schicchi, Suor Angelica and La Rondine.
    Gianni Schicchi just doesn't seem to stick in my brain, but it was a good recording. The Patanè Trittico is excellent.

    I still think Rondine suffers from a weak last act, although if you are just listening that does not matter. Melodiously it's gorgeous.

    My problem with Butterfly is a combination of over-exposure, and a distinct lack of tenor action in the last two acts. But this is a lovely recording. Angela Gheorghiu is always better when you can't see her simpering and can just focus on her beautiful voice and artistic singing. And there is der Jonas, who does a good job of conveying Pinkerton's callous happy-go-lucky attitude to poor Butterfly.
    Natalie

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    First ever listen to this opera:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    First ever listen to this opera:
    Oh, it's a great opera.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Let's see...

    Yesterday's walk:


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    and today's walk:


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    This is a nicely sung set with a superb cast - which might even be a first choice ... if one wasn't aware of the Gardelli/Suliotis/Gobbi classic. As strong as this set is, I find it to be dramatically weak compared with the Gardelli.

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