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Tardis
February 11th, 2013, 09:18 AM
Right now, I have 2, which are subject to change.

1601

Leontyne Price's "Blue Album"

1602

The Best of Giuseppe Di Stefano

Itullian
February 11th, 2013, 11:35 AM
Solti's Ring
Gardelli's William Tell
Klemperers Magic Flute
Solti's 2nd Meistersinger
Karajans Fidelio

Schigolch
February 11th, 2013, 02:23 PM
I think you are asking here about CD featuring singers, rather than complete operas. In this case, I would select for my fateful trip the following ones, from my favorite fach: soprano.

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Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
February 11th, 2013, 03:11 PM
A desert island? Really desert? That's pretty easy. I think I'd take five discs by Anna Netrebko, and would see if I could take Anna Netrebko herself with me.:love8:

Itullian
February 11th, 2013, 03:53 PM
A desert island? Really desert? That's pretty easy. I think I'd take five discs by Anna Netrebko, and would see if I could take Anna Netrebko herself with me.:love8:

come on, she's not that hot. :)

Jephtha
February 11th, 2013, 05:19 PM
If you mean operatic recordings, mine are:

Rameau: Les Boreades(John Eliot Gardiner)
Rameau: Castor et Pollux(Nikolaus Harnoncourt)
Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten(Karl Bohm, Vienna 1955 live performance)
Puccini: Tosca(Callas mono)
Mozart: Mitridate, Re di Ponto(Leopold Hager studio, Salzburg 1977)

For non-operatic, they would be:

Beethoven: Ninth Symphony(Furtwangler, Bayreuth 1951)
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis(Karajan on Deutsche Grammophon, 1965)
Mendelssohn: Midsummer-Night's Dream Music(Rafael Kubelik, DG 1965)
Handel: Jephtha(Nikolaus Harnoncourt)
Various: Troubadours, Trouveres, Minstrels(Thomas Binkley/Studio der fruhen Musik)

Nervous Gentleman
February 11th, 2013, 07:05 PM
Bach: The Organ Works (17 CDs!) Peter Hurford
Bach: St. Matthew Passion - John Eliot Gardiner
Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise & Schwanengesang (3 CDs) Andreas Schmidt, Rudolf Jansen
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 (Premiere Recording - December 20th 1962) Vitaly Gromadsky, Kyrill Kondrashin
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius - John Barbirolli, Richard Lewis, Janet Baker

+ To lighten the mood up a bit: The Complete Recordings of Fats Waller and his Rhythm

MAuer
February 11th, 2013, 07:07 PM
My "desert island" opera CDs:
- Beethoven: Fidelio (Abbado; Stemme, Kaufmann, Fischesser, et. al.)
- Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (Böhm; Wunderlich, Lear, Fischer-Dieskau, Crass, et. al.)
- Verdi: La Traviata (Carlos Kleiber; Cotrubas, Domingo, Milnes, et. al.)
- Bizet: Carmen (Rattle; Kozená, Kaufmann, Kühmeier, et. al.)
- Mozart: Idomeneo (Krombholc; Kmentt, Krenn, Della Casa, Jurinac, et. al.)

Non-operatic "desert island" CDs:
- Jonas Kaufmann: "Sehnsucht"
- Camilla Nylund: "Transfiguration"
- Sherrill Milnes: Great Scenes from Italian Opera
- Katia Ricciarelli: Arias by Verdi, Puccini, and Donizetti (I'm assuming this is avalable on CD; the version I have is LP)
- Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (Jonas Kaufmann; Helmut Deutsch)

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
February 11th, 2013, 08:20 PM
come on, she's not that hot. :)

Oh yes, she is. Being a little chubby now doesn't take anything away from her attractiveness - after all, she is a 41-year-old mother now, you can't expect her to look like she did in that 2005 La Traviata - but still, she looks pretty darn hot to me. She is very feminine and playful, very charming; her animated facial expressions while talking are great (sort of girlie/happy), so, her power of attraction in person is phenomenal (I interviewed her in person for half an hour and left completely star-struck!!!). And this is pretty much the unanimous opinion of everybody who has interacted with her in person (I've heard it over and over from her colleagues).

Dark_Angel
February 11th, 2013, 09:59 PM
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To play by the rules and list individual operas.....

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Nervous Gentleman
February 11th, 2013, 10:25 PM
Let me guess, you're a Maria Callas fan?

:laugh4:

Tardis
February 11th, 2013, 11:45 PM
It's actually pretty interesting to see how diverse everyone's tastes are. I haven't seen a single recording here that's been cited twice.

Soave_Fanciulla
February 12th, 2013, 02:56 AM
Operas:

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Recital/Collection:

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Soave_Fanciulla
February 12th, 2013, 07:56 AM
My "desert island" opera CDs:
- Beethoven: Fidelio (Abbado; Stemme, Kaufmann, Fischesser, et. al.)
- Verdi: La Traviata (Carlos Kleiber; Cotrubas, Domingo, Milnes, et. al.)
- Bizet: Carmen (Rattle; Kozená, Kaufmann, Kühmeier, et. al.)

Non-operatic "desert island" CDs:
- Jonas Kaufmann: "Sehnsucht"
- Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (Jonas Kaufmann; Helmut Deutsch)

These would also be among my favourites

HarpsichordConcerto
February 12th, 2013, 08:34 AM
Ms Soave_Fanciulla, that was more than five recordinngs!

Here are mine. Five composers from my personal Tier One group, so one work by each, to be fair. I guess I am cheating as well with the last one, as it is a box-set of several CDs.

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Yashin
February 12th, 2013, 08:42 AM
I would have to choose 5 opera recording i listed to most or have affected me in a way that i compare every subsequent recording to. All of these have given me enormous pleasure. Having said that i would be heartbroken at leaving behing my Rossini, Verdi, Berg, Janacek and of course Wagner!

Manon Lescaut - Bjorling and Albanese. Condcuted by Jonel Perlea

Tosca - Price, Di Stefano and Taddei. Conducted by Karajan

Die Tote Stadt - Denoke, Kerl and conducted by Donald Runnicles

Don Giovanni - Terfel, Keenlyside. Conducted by Claudio Abbado

Peter Grimes - Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Felicity Lott conducted by Bernard Haitink

Dark_Angel
February 12th, 2013, 01:42 PM
Let me guess, you're a Maria Callas fan?


Was I too obvious......:rolleyes1:

Yes I am bewitched by Maria's unorthodox multi faceted voice and commanding stage presence, it speaks to my soul like no other can

Schigolch
February 12th, 2013, 01:52 PM
Well, about her "commanding stage presence", it can speak only to the soul of the relatively few people still alive that have watched her perform on stage, regrettably. :)

Her talents as a vocal actress, however, are there for anyone wishing to listen. And, eventually, to love.

Itullian
February 12th, 2013, 04:02 PM
Was I too obvious......:rolleyes1:

Yes I am bewitched by Maria's unorthodox multi faceted voice and commanding stage presence, it speaks to my soul like no other can

2nd that emotion :)

Itullian
February 12th, 2013, 04:06 PM
Operas:

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Recital/Collection:

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i'll go for all but the Vogt. ew :)

Dark_Angel
February 12th, 2013, 04:18 PM
If I remove Callas from consideration.......

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Dark_Angel
February 12th, 2013, 04:31 PM
For HC top baroque opera performances.....

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HarpsichordConcerto
February 12th, 2013, 08:09 PM
Excellent suggestions there, DA! But you guys keep breaking the rules with more than five ! I know it's hard! All the Vivaldi operas I have are enjoyable.The bulk of these re from the popular Naive series as pictured.

Soave_Fanciulla
February 12th, 2013, 08:21 PM
Ms Soave_Fanciulla, that was more than five recordinngs!

I know but they (see above my original post) started it! And it is a cruel and unusual request - I mean, how to choose from so many wondrous recordings?


Here are mine. Five composers from my personal Tier One group, so one work by each, to be fair. I guess I am cheating as well with the last one, as it is a box-set of several CDs.

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That one tempted me a lot too - a fantastic recording of one of my favourite operas.

HarpsichordConcerto
February 13th, 2013, 08:48 AM
This thread is quite fun actually. Well, if I were to restrict to five Handel recordings, then I would probably go for these, as ridiculously difficult to select.

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Dark_Angel
February 16th, 2013, 02:14 PM
If I remove Callas from consideration.......

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Part 2 top 5 (or 7) list without Callas:

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Ann Lander (sospiro)
February 16th, 2013, 09:28 PM
Those who know me from the 'other side' won't be surprised by my number one

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but choosing the other four is so difficult



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I know most people say the 1999 Herreweghe is better than the 1985 but I have both & I prefer this older version
Favourite Boris of the ones I've got so far ...

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This I Puritani is perfection & hearing this Macbeth made me want to see the opera live and those four weeks in 2011 changed my (opera) life



Collections

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Carreras was my first opera-love, Simon is my current opera-love & Mariusz & Sam are not far behind. :love8:

Clayton
January 19th, 2015, 09:35 PM
Lack of thought of where a better place to voice my feelings, this is a recording that I heard for the first time a couple of days ago that goes to my top five...

Vivaldi: La Verità in cimento
Opera in three acts RV739
Nathalie Stutzmann, Gemma Bertagnoli, Sara Mingardo, Guillemette Laurens, Philippe Jaroussky, Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Ensemble Matheus
Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Recorded September 2002, Eglise de Daoulas, Bretagne, France

6483

A superstar cast perform an opera that I can not believe is not performed more often. I understand the Vivaldi operas are only recently being rediscovered but this was performed twelve years ago. The music, drama and composition is brilliant, beautiful and absolutely thrilling. The performances from all the cast is great. I have even developed a man crush for Mamud/Anthony Rolfe Johnson. All Vivaldi/baroque/any opera fans must get a piece of this action!

I rank this along side

Curtis Giulio Cesare
Cavina Il coronazione di Poppea
Neumann Orfeo ed Euridice
Christie Les indes galantes

JohnGerald
January 19th, 2015, 09:42 PM
This is ABSURD!!

Only five??

I'll pass on the desert island, where the wine list, presumptively, ain't. I'll hunker down here, with ALL the operas and several jugs of vino and hope that the ZA passes me by.

Clayton
January 19th, 2015, 09:46 PM
This is ABSURD!!

Only five??

I'll pass on the desert island, where the wine list, presumptively, ain't. I'll hunker down here, with ALL the operas and several jugs of vino and hope that the ZA passes me by.

Quite, ideally I would like to go for a easier, more realistic and nice round number of your favourite 37.

JohnGerald
January 19th, 2015, 09:58 PM
Clayton, 37 would not even get me through the Verdi DVDs. It might catch the Donizettis, though; I'll have to go count them.

Clayton
January 19th, 2015, 10:05 PM
Yes, I can understand that but this starts to slip from the idea of *MUST HAVE*/Desert Island recordings. Your favourite 173 recordings just doesn't have the same impact.

JohnGerald
January 19th, 2015, 10:10 PM
This is akin to asking a druggie to decide whether to pack the weed and the coke and leave the meth behind ...

It is why I eschew the desert island and await the inevitability of the ZA surrounded (physically and sonically) with all of our operatic joys.

Clayton
January 19th, 2015, 10:21 PM
1. Smoke the weed first, then you won't care
2. Snort the coke first, then in your mind you figure it out
3. Do whatever with the meth, then
well

whatever

Hoffmann
January 20th, 2015, 03:51 AM
Come, come, Gentlemen. It's all a matter of discipline.

The Desert Island is beckoning and, if you miss the boat, you will go up in flames. You only can grab - what did you say? Five? Well, maybe one can hide a couple more in ones underwear - or something. I can kind of get there with the operas, but then, which recording do I want? Well, I guess I can't get there with the operas, either....

Maybe the powers that are dictating 5 recordings will negotiate.


6485 or 6486


6487


6488 or 6489


6490


6491


6492



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MAuer
January 20th, 2015, 01:23 PM
Now wait a minute -- if Hoffmann gets to bring two Normas and two Semiramides, plus a Nabucco and a Macbeth, then I get to bring a few more Fidelios (at least one of the 1805 original)!

Adrian
January 20th, 2015, 02:21 PM
Norma, Macbeth, Anna Bolena, Nabucco and Cavaleria Rusticana all by Elena Souliotis

Clayton
January 20th, 2015, 03:19 PM
Norma, Macbeth, Anna Bolena, Nabucco and Cavaleria Rusticana all by Elena Souliotis

What?

No La stupenda for Adrian?

Hoffmann
January 20th, 2015, 03:31 PM
Now wait a minute -- if Hoffmann gets to bring two Normas and two Semiramides, plus a Nabucco and a Macbeth, then I get to bring a few more Fidelios (at least one of the 1805 original)!

It's ok, but I think you will need to be able to hide the extras..

Clayton
January 20th, 2015, 04:00 PM
6495

"Adrian, are you not taking me to your desert island?"

Clayton
January 20th, 2015, 04:08 PM
6497

"Do you still love me?"

Clayton
January 20th, 2015, 04:13 PM
6498

"Don't make me beg..."

Clayton
January 20th, 2015, 04:22 PM
6499

"Your silence answers for you... pay I say you cad!"

Hoffmann
January 20th, 2015, 05:50 PM
Ah, but Adrian is taking Elena. La Stupenda is wonderful, but I think Elena will be a far more interesting and soulful companion.

Adrian
January 21st, 2015, 06:14 AM
6497

"Do you still love me?"
I do love her till the day I die, however, I've seen her in person more than once but it would be impossible to choose from her wide range of recordings. But I applaud you for your sharp observations of my taste!!
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mario
January 22nd, 2015, 12:42 PM
my first five
Falstaff - Bernstein Fischer Dieskau DGG
Rigoletto - Kubelik Fischer-Dieskau Scotto Bergonzi DGG
Simon Boccanegra - Abbado Freni DGG
Cenerentola - Abbado Berganza DGG
La fille du regiment - Bonynge sutherland pavarotti Decca

i've not chosen the operas (my favourite operas are Mozart's operas) but the perfect interpretation

I'm very sorry to give up
- Ernani Schippers Bergonzi Price McNeill - 62 met
- Puritani Bonynge Sutherland Pavarotti decca

MAuer
January 22nd, 2015, 01:35 PM
If Hoffmann is sneaking in an extra Norma and Semiramide, and I'm smuggling in a couple of additional Fidelios, I'm sure you could hide the Ernani and I Puritani and bring them along. :biggrin:

Hoffmann
January 22nd, 2015, 01:50 PM
If Hoffmann is sneaking in an extra Norma and Semiramide, and I'm smuggling in a couple of additional Fidelios, I'm sure you could hide the Ernani and I Puritani and bring them along. :biggrin:


No question. Whoever the evil genius is who is restricting us to five (5!) recordings (it's not even clear whether we are being allowed playback equipment...) cannot possibly expect one to leave behind the Bonynge/Sutherland/Ghiaurov/Cappuccilli/Pavarotti I Puritani

JohnGerald
January 22nd, 2015, 08:57 PM
Ah, but Adrian is taking Elena. La Stupenda is wonderful, but I think Elena will be a far more interesting and soulful companion.

I suspect I know who will top Alma's list ... :love8:

JohnGerald
January 23rd, 2015, 03:22 PM
As an afterthought, one essential for a post apocalyptic desert island is Donizetti's Il Diluvio Universale ...

Clayton
January 23rd, 2015, 04:27 PM
As an afterthought, one essential for a post apocalyptic desert island is Donizetti's Il Diluvio Universale ...

Sounds interesting. Do you have the Opera Rara recording?

JohnGerald
January 23rd, 2015, 04:32 PM
Well, of course I do!

Clayton
January 23rd, 2015, 05:58 PM
From the Opera Rara site

'No Donizettian will want to miss this' - Hugh Canning, Sunday Times

Okay Mr Canning.

I found it on spotify, so will listen to it sometime soon.

Soave_Fanciulla
January 23rd, 2015, 08:51 PM
As an afterthought, one essential for a post apocalyptic desert island is Donizetti's Il Diluvio Universale ...

:laugh4:
Diluvio = lots of rain. A bit useful on a desert island, as long as the sea levels don't rise...

JohnGerald
January 23rd, 2015, 09:27 PM
Il Diluvio Universale deals with the biblical great flood. It was another "opera" cloaked in a religious garb to permit staging in Lent. So, the sea levels did rise ... quite a bit if the story is true.

Adrian
June 23rd, 2015, 07:21 AM
As an afterthought, one essential for a post apocalyptic desert island is Donizetti's Il Diluvio Universale ...

Okay , it's official, you lot are driving me bankrupt. :o
On the other hand : my final voyage would be without money so I spent it now on good music.:victorious:

Ann Lander (sospiro)
June 23rd, 2015, 04:39 PM
Okay , it's official, you lot are driving me bankrupt. :o
On the other hand : my final voyage would be without money so I spent it now on good music.:victorious:

:encouragement:

My philosophy entirely!!!