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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
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    Such lovely cover art on this one. I have this downloaded and haven't gotten around to it, maybe it needs to be put in the queue soon..

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    Can I ask whether it works well in English? I'd imagine it might do but have never heard the work in English.
    I felt it worked beautifully in English. This was my very first listen to this particular opera, and it sounded almost as though it could have been an originally English opera. of course I have not compared to the original yet, but I'll do so soon

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

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

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    As I am going to see Ariadne at Glyndebourne in the summer, I have listened to this for the first time in ages. Kempe's recording is my usual 1st choice nowadays, but Hvk's period with the Philharmonia was probably when he was at his musical peak.

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    This recording - and opera - are so good they almost qualify as a guilty pleasure.

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    Great Ring. I paid a king's ransom for the Pristine remasters which do make a big improvement in sound quality.

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    Ha ha! Yes, I think it's close to the highest price I've paid for an opera CD but so worth it!

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    Handel: Catone
    Sonia Prina (Catone), Lucia Cirillo (Marzia), Riccardo Novaro (Cesare), Kristina Hammerström (Arbace), Roberta Invernizzi (Emilia)
    Auser Musici, Carlo Ipata
    Recorded Konzerthalle Ulrichskirche, Halle, Germany 26-28 May 2016

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    A brilliant mix tape... errr I mean pasticcio put together by Handel of pieces by Vinci, Vivaldi, Hasse, Porpora and Leo and a fab cast to go with it.

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    Mondonville: Isbé
    Pastorale héroïque, Paris, 1742
    Katherine Watson, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Thomas Dolié, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Alain Buet, Blandine Folio Peres, Rachel Redmond, Artavazd Sargsyan, Márton Komáromi
    Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra, György Vashegyi
    Recorded Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 6-8 March 2016

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    Yes, yes, yes! Barock 'n Roll! The wife says it's music to bop to and likes it (laughing while asking "are you listening to this again?)

    I think the next opera we go to see has to be French baroque, with all the trimmings.

    Oh and I also want to go to Budapest.

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    I am not very much of a Puccini guy but Tosca gets me every time. And Leontyne Price.


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    I decided I had to hear what Fidelio sounded like compared with the performance of Leonore I saw yesterday evening:


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    Well I was just on a Fidelio run a week ago and listened about 10 times to several different Fidelio recordings, then listened to Leonore, and I do prefer Fidelio.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Well I was just on a Fidelio run a week ago and listened about 10 times to several different Fidelio recordings, then listened to Leonore, and I do prefer Fidelio.
    Same here, but love 'em both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Still haven't listened to mine. How did you like it?

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