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

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    I've always been a bit wary of this Tristan. Since its 2005 release, the recording has received mixed reviews, sometimes dismissed as Domingo's vanity project. I've also read negative reactions to Nina Stemme's Isolde.

    But lately I've been listening to the complete recording on YouTube, and have been extremely impressed. Domingo's beautifully sung, heroic Tristan is matched by Stemme's powerful, insightful Isolde. In too many recordings of this opera, one of these two fiendishly difficult roles is the letdown; I'm not sure I've heard two such strong performances joined together since the 1952 Karajan live Bayreuth performance with Vinay and Mödl. Add to this René Pape's predictably impressive and moving King Marke, all under Pappano's mellifluous, Italianate conducting, in excellent modern sound.

    Not that everything is perfect. Mihoko Fujimara's light-voiced Brangäne initially seems under-characterized, though she rises to the occasion as the action unfolds. Olaf Bär, on the other hand, may work a little too hard at characterizing Kurwenal, but at least he makes a real effort in that direction and sings well. On the whole, the recording's strengths far outweigh its weaknesses. And since it's outrageously inexpensive right now, this shoots right up to the top of my wish list.




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    I agree. Usually you get a good Isolde OR a good Tristan, rare to get both.
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    Yesterday's walk:


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    Then, this morning, this wonderful new acquisition, which is achingly beautiful:


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

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    My first-grade son has "Hansel and Gretel" for his home reading this week. I figure it's not often that elementary school homework and opera can match up so I decided it would be a good time to finally try this opera. I am enjoying it very much so far, quite melodic.

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    It's taken some work but I do like Puritani now. Bought this for Devia but ended up enjoying it for everyone else rather than her.

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

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    A lesser known Rossini opera seria. First full listen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post


    My first-grade son has "Hansel and Gretel" for his home reading this week. I figure it's not often that elementary school homework and opera can match up so I decided it would be a good time to finally try this opera. I am enjoying it very much so far, quite melodic.
    Can I ask whether it works well in English? I'd imagine it might do but have never heard the work in English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I am embarassed to admit this is one Strauss opera I don't know. I've listened to bits and pieces when it comes up on Sirius/XM, but still haven't acquired much of a sense of it. I need to see a live production and, to date, it hasn't been convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I am embarassed to admit this is one Strauss opera I don't know. I've listened to bits and pieces when it comes up on Sirius/XM, but still haven't acquired much of a sense of it. I need to see a live production and, to date, it hasn't been convenient.
    I first experienced it on DVD and it is rather weird, but the singing was good, and now I come back to it because I am on a Behrens kick.
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