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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Kasarova is committed, but what with the funny scrunched up faces and vocal whooping and scooping and register breaks, I just couldn't stand to listen and had to keep fast forwarding. I've got a couple of albums from the 90s and she used to sound OK, although admittedly they are mainly Mozart and bel canto arias.
    Yes, this is what drives me crazy about her Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito. And I fast-forward past her arias, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    It's a zarzuela by Federico Moreno Torroba, who also wrote Luisa Fernanda which is lovely:

    Placidone playing the baritone role:
    Thanks. I have tht version of Luisa Fernanda, sitting in the unwatched pile.

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    Dig it out HC. It's charming. And I'm sure you will love the production.
    Natalie

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    I actually have the exact opposite reaction.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Yes, this is what drives me crazy about her Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito. And I fast-forward past her arias, too.

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    I totally share Almaviva's admiration for beautiful soprano, Anna. It's just he constantly confuses the last names.

    By the way, I love how Meyerbeer enriched this 6-minutes long vocal cadence with few seconds of aria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne of Green Gables View Post



    By the way, I love how Meyerbeer enriched this 6-minutes long vocal cadence with few seconds of aria.
    Thanks for the laugh, Anne! I am still trying to catch my breath!

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    L'incoronazione di Poppea from Lyon with Sonya Yoncheva, Max Emmanuel Cencic, Ann Hallenberg, Tim Mead. Rather wonderful if occasionally bonkers.



    PS Alma you want to watch the Poppea bits. Trust me.
    Natalie

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    I was listening to this when my nephew came home (he's staying with me for a couple of months while doing an internship) and I had to turn it off.

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    I was listening to this when my nephew came home (he's staying with me for a couple of months while doing an internship) and I had to turn it off.
    That's too bad! I've always enjoyed this performance. No chance of converting him, eh?

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    Good question. I don't know, I'm working on him... At 23, he seems to have a pretty good idea of what he likes. The good news is that he doesn't roll his eyes at my opera-speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    [ I was listening to this when my nephew came home (he's staying with me for a couple of months while doing an internship) and I had to turn it off.
    You're a very nice uncle. Any nephew or niece of mine who'd be spending a couple of months in my home would just have to get used to the opera.

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