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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Vesselina Kasarova is looking a whole lot like Vesselina Kasarova in that second video.
    I generally dislike stages that look like a building construction site, abandoned building/warehouse, bombed out site etc. taken out of context. The production above was a damn Regie. La Clemenza di Tito was about the clemency of a Roman emperor. OK, at a stretch, I could envisage adapting it for a modern day leader and his country. But what the hell does an empty abandoned building got to do with it? Don't give me the symbolism crap. It just doesn't work.

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    Yeah, it's Regie. lol.
    There were parts that were definitely head-scratchers. The men wear skirts in the beginning and then have a costume change and go back to pants.
    This is still a great production though. Kasarova. Wow. She has amazing sfumatura. Roschmann is also outstanding here.
    Yeah, the stage looks like a rabbit warren/Roman catacombs/beehive, but the singing is really top-notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tardis View Post
    ... but the singing is really top-notch.
    Yes, and the only reason in many Regie productions that does not stop me from attending nor buying a copy of the DVD/Blu-ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    I generally dislike stages that look like a building construction site, abandoned building/warehouse, bombed out site etc. taken out of context. The production above was a damn Regie. La Clemenza di Tito was about the clemency of a Roman emperor. OK, at a stretch, I could envisage adapting it for a modern day leader and his country. But what the hell does an empty abandoned building got to do with it? Don't give me the symbolism crap. It just doesn't work.
    I didn't say anything about the staging. I was just commenting on how much Vesselina Kasarova looked like herself in that second video frame. Having just sat just a few metres from her (at the time the comment was made), I found it rather amusing.

    Also, I can't really comment on the staging. I haven't seen it. But I rather like symbolism.

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    Jakov Gotovac - Ero s onoga svijeta


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    Ulisse (1968) - Luigi Dallapiccola:


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    This is a very good production of Dialogues des Carmelites, with Anne-Sophie Schmidt and Patricia Petibon, directed by Koenig, Strasbourg Opera, staging by Marthe Keller, with English subtitles:


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    I just found out that Warner Classics has started a Youtube channel and are uploading whole performances of both ballets and operas.

    Highlights include:

    Der Rosenkavalier from ROH with Kiri Te Kanawa in the main role. Solti conducts.




    The Glyndebourne Comte Ory:




    The Glyndebourne Ermione with ACA:




    The Glyndebourne Albert Herring:




    The 1983 Glyndebourne Cenerentola:




    An Arena di Verona performance of Otello starring Vladimir Atlantov, Kiri Te Kanawa and Pietro Cappuccilli:





    Unfortunately, there are no English subtitles.

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    The Aix-en-Provence Nozze in HD with Kate Lindsey!
    Cherubino comes in at around 21:50.





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    L'Oracolo by Franco Leoni recently uploaded completed:


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    La fanciulla del West 2011 - Royal Swedish opera house

    Minnie:Nina Stemme
    Jack Rance:John Lundgren
    Dick Johnson:Aleksandrs Antonenko
    Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi
    Director : Christof Loy

    Natalie

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    Handel: Samson concert version (Harry Bicket)

    This is really excellent; what a line-up of singers:

    Susan Gritton: Dalila, Iestyn Davies: Micah, Mark Padmore: Samson, Neal Davies: Manoa, Christopher Purves: Harapha; Lucy Crowe: A Philistine woman

    Natalie

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    Vinci Artaserse - Opera de Nancy 2012

    Philippe Jaroussky …………. Artaserse
    Max Emanuel Cencic …………… Mandane
    Franco Fagioli……………. Arsace
    Valer Barna Sabadus…………… Semira
    Yuriy Mynenko ……………. Megabise
    Juan Sancho …………….. Artabano

    Concerto Kφln
    Conductor Diego Fasolis
    Director Silviu Purcarete

    http://vimeo.com/54074011
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Philippe Jaroussky …………. Artaserse
    Max Emanuel Cencic …………… Mandane
    Franco Fagioli……………. Arsace
    Valer Barna Sabadus…………… Semira
    Yuriy Mynenko ……………. Megabise
    Juan Sancho …………….. Artabano

    Concerto Kφln
    Conductor Diego Fasolis
    Director Silviu Purcarete

    http://vimeo.com/54074011
    I wonder if the production will be released given the CD is there. Performance should be excellent though I'm not sure about the staging.

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