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Ann Lander (sospiro)
December 20th, 2011, 05:27 PM
I expect those of you who get the Presto Classical facebook feed will have seen this (http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/s/Operas?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=facebook) but better to get the information twice than not at all.

Oberon (http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Decca/4783488).

Elektra
December 20th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Yes yes yes!!! The sold out Oberon! :) You made my day Annie! *

Soave_Fanciulla
December 29th, 2011, 06:14 PM
Well this is exciting:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bEfQ-2vuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Coming to Amazon UK on 23 January: clicky (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Helden-Klaus-Florian-Vogt/dp/B0063N9UX6/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1325079494&sr=1-1)

Aramis
December 29th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Well this is exciting:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bEfQ-2vuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Klaus Florian Vogt Helden.. that's quite a long name!

Ann Lander (sospiro)
January 1st, 2012, 10:53 PM
1st February is the tentative release date for the Simon Keenlyside Macbeth

Aramis
January 27th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Our scouts reports that Met's Comte Ory will be on DVD in couple of month from now.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
January 27th, 2012, 01:48 PM
Our scouts reports that Met's Comte Ory will be on DVD in couple of month from now.

This is definitely one that I'll buy since I missed it when it was on Met Live in HD (in spite of the fact that I had a ticket for it... I forgot to attend...)

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
February 12th, 2012, 04:31 PM
Upcoming release - Feb 28, in pre-order - another Petibon Lulu

Amazon link (http://www.amazon.com/Lulu-Alban-Blu-ray-Patricia-Petibon/dp/B006P0FIHO/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1329064123&sr=1-2)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-HGw%2Bmg1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Does anyone know whether it is good (based on reviews of the live show, or maybe the blu-ray has been released in Europe already), and if you know about it already, how do you compare it with her previous Lulu?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419uGnOrpFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Aksel
February 21st, 2012, 12:56 AM
We can has Dessay Traviata!

[Link to video deleted by Admin - video no longer available]

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
February 21st, 2012, 01:12 AM
We can has Dessay Traviata!

[Link to video deleted by Admin - video no longer available]

Wow, what an artist! I was afraid she was getting too old for the role and had been showing some vocal failures, but she can still deliver, thanks to her experience in modulating her voice, and her *outstanding* acting talent.

I'm really looking forward to April when I'll interview this talented woman face-to-face! Natalie rocks!

HarpsichordConcerto
February 21st, 2012, 09:29 AM
Here's an interesting new release. Maybe one day when the sale comes, as usual ...

Verdi, Simon Boccanegra

Plácido Domingo (Simon Boccanegra), Anja Harteros (Amelia Grimaldi (Maria)), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Jacopo Fiesco) & Fabio Sartori (Gabriele Adorno), Teatro Alla Scala, Daniel Barenboim (conductor) & Federico Tiezzi (stage director), 2010.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51s1zKpjYhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEYIlbJ1uII&feature=player_embedded#!

Soave_Fanciulla
March 2nd, 2012, 05:42 PM
Aah, finally, this is showing on the Presto Classical website:

http://i.prs.to/t_200/decca743459.jpg

Amfortas
March 2nd, 2012, 05:56 PM
My wallet hates you.

Soave_Fanciulla
March 2nd, 2012, 06:41 PM
My wallet hates you.

MY wallet hates me;)

Dark_Angel
March 2nd, 2012, 07:27 PM
Amazon USA has these now for April 12 release date, they will be mine!


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XFUVZn7IL._SL500_AA300_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sKoDofMTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

MAuer
March 2nd, 2012, 07:34 PM
Aah, finally, this is showing on the Presto Classical website:

http://i.prs.to/t_200/decca743459.jpg

Oh boy, gotta see if Amazon has picked it up yet!! :happydance.2:

Dark_Angel
March 2nd, 2012, 08:19 PM
Aah, finally, this is showing on the Presto Classical website:

http://i.prs.to/t_200/decca743459.jpg

Amazon USA available April 17.......it also will be mine! (that makes 3 definite buys in April so far)

MAuer
March 3rd, 2012, 04:04 PM
Amazon USA available April 17.......it also will be mine! (that makes 3 definite buys in April so far)

I've pre-ordered! A Kaufmann-worshiping fool and her money are soon parted. :love8:

Soave_Fanciulla
March 8th, 2012, 01:20 AM
Coming from EuroArts on April 12:

http://euroarts.com/musa_image/dvd/005/5903_det.jpg

More info: clicky (http://euroarts.com/artikel/dvd/?id=005903_luci_mie_traditrici)

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
March 8th, 2012, 03:05 AM
OOOhhh nice.
It looks like contemporary opera is getting more releases lately.
Also, Ainadamar is being given by Long Beach Opera. Let's hope it becomes a DVD as well.

Soave_Fanciulla
March 8th, 2012, 07:54 AM
OOOhhh nice.
It looks like contemporary opera is getting more releases lately.
Also, Ainadamar is being given by Long Beach Opera. Let's hope it becomes a DVD as well.

That would be very cool,

Schigolch
March 8th, 2012, 07:56 AM
Coming from EuroArts on April 12:

http://euroarts.com/musa_image/dvd/005/5903_det.jpg

More info: clicky (http://euroarts.com/artikel/dvd/?id=005903_luci_mie_traditrici)

Mine!

Schigolch
March 8th, 2012, 08:01 AM
OOOhhh nice.
It looks like contemporary opera is getting more releases lately.
Also, Ainadamar is being given by Long Beach Opera. Let's hope it becomes a DVD as well.

I'm told that the upcoming July production in Madrid, with Peter Sellars directing, will be released in DVD.

Soave_Fanciulla
March 8th, 2012, 08:10 AM
I'm told that the upcoming July production in Madrid, with Peter Sellars directing, will be released in DVD.

I'm not sure whether to get hugely excited or panic.

HarpsichordConcerto
March 20th, 2012, 08:55 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JqOhINxxL._SS500_.jpg

First promo clip out of several.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L8UEklBSRM&feature=related

HarpsichordConcerto
March 20th, 2012, 08:56 AM
I'm not sure whether to get hugely excited or panic.

Can't stand Sellars. Most of his productions are crap. It's all about him; not the music, not the opera, nothing. All Sellars.

HarpsichordConcerto
March 20th, 2012, 09:02 AM
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B006IFX3MI.03._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

This is a premiere recording of the first version of the work. Handel later revised it into a larger piece, which has been recorded previously.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVRZzt90SNw&feature=youtube_gdata

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
March 20th, 2012, 03:48 PM
First promo clip out of several.



Ms. Le Corre has interesting, cough cough, assets.

Dark_Angel
March 24th, 2012, 02:43 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wWl2IW%2BeL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Amazon USA now has Blu Ray version available 5/1/12.....forget the 2 DVD version, this will be cheaper and techincally superior in all respects

Aksel
April 3rd, 2012, 08:29 AM
Apart from the hotness that is Christophe Dumaux, I feel I must have this.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/p480x480/547126_296762993727364_136802016390130_655417_1855 975071_n.jpg

Dark_Angel
April 7th, 2012, 12:59 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W1zMBWt%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Yankee Diva Joyce Di Donato new release just showed up at Amazon USA with May 22 release date
90% of the time any production with Joyce = buy

[Link to video deleted by Admin - video no longer available]

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
April 7th, 2012, 02:51 AM
I saw this in the cinema broadcast and didn't really like it. OK, let me rephrase it: I hated it.
Here is my very negative review:
http://operalively.com/forums/showthread.php/455-Massenet-Cendrillon-on-Opera-in-Cinema-from-the-ROH
Anyway, as expected, Joyce was *great* but mostly everything else was not.

Dark_Angel
April 7th, 2012, 01:47 PM
I saw this in the cinema broadcast and didn't really like it. OK, let me rephrase it: I hated it.
Here is my very negative review:
http://operalively.com/forums/showthread.php/455-Massenet-Cendrillon-on-Opera-in-Cinema-from-the-ROH
Anyway, as expected, Joyce was *great* but mostly everything else was not.

Oh nooooooooo......

From the extended youtube scence above looked pretty good, will have to check out more closely

jflatter
April 20th, 2012, 07:04 PM
According to Opera Video Collector the ROH Il Tritticio should be out in UK on 1 June 2012. I very much enjoyed this when I saw it in the house.

http://www.opusarte.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/i/l/iltritticodvd.jpg

Amfortas
April 20th, 2012, 07:47 PM
According to Opera Video Collector the ROH Il Tritticio should be out in UK on 1 June 2012. I very much enjoyed this when I saw it in the house.

http://www.opusarte.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/i/l/iltritticodvd.jpg

Very cool, jflatter! My wallet feels lighter already.

jflatter
April 20th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Very cool, jflatter! My wallet feels lighter already.

It was strange as the so called weaker piece Sour Angelica was the one I enjoyed the most.

Amfortas
April 20th, 2012, 08:28 PM
It was strange as the so called weaker piece Sour Angelica was the one I enjoyed the most.

This is why I particularly look forward to this DVD. You see, I love Suor Angelica.

It all started seven years ago. We had to keep it a secret from her wealthy, noble family. When they found out, they took her away from me and sent her to a convent. They kept our infant son from us; two years ago he died. Then, just recently, I learned that she herself had committed suicide by taking poison.

It's all very sad; I don't talk about it much. But now you see why I love the opera.

Soave_Fanciulla
April 20th, 2012, 08:28 PM
It was strange as the so called weaker piece Sour Angelica was the one I enjoyed the most.

Oh, maybe something might make me like Suor Angelica.

HarpsichordConcerto
April 20th, 2012, 09:19 PM
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi.

To buy or not to buy? Yet another version to add to the collection.

Miah Persson (Poppea), Sarah Connolly (Nerone), Jordi Domčnech (Ottone) & Franz-Josef Selig (Seneca) Opus Arte.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrslt2YVOsY&feature=player_embedded#!

Soave_Fanciulla
April 21st, 2012, 07:40 AM
I've seen it in its entirety on youtube. It should really be renamed the Dominique Visse show, I've never seen anyone have so much fun with a drag part.

Aksel
April 25th, 2012, 08:48 AM
It certainly looks appealing enough.
But I don't get why suddenly, out of nowhere, people decide that we need three Poppeas at once (which we do, of course - the timing just seems a bit odd).

HarpsichordConcerto
April 25th, 2012, 09:17 PM
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782), the youngest son of JS Bach and the only Bach to write operas. Friend of the Mozarts (father and son), extremely gifted composer of the early Classical galant idiom. You would think his music was early Mozart.

Amadis de Gaule (1779), May 2012, Glossa records.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dlM7SNPzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Couchie
April 29th, 2012, 05:16 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415rmnQChnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518qPEuQePL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

There was some interest in the Harry Kupfer/Daniel Barenboim Parsifal back on TC, but it was only available on VHS. It has been released on DVD: http://www.amazon.com/Parsifal-Wagner/dp/B006ZV6YUI/

Soave_Fanciulla
May 1st, 2012, 04:18 AM
Anyone know anything about this production?

http://i.prs.to/t_200/cmajor710308.jpg

Anita Rachvelishvili, Maite Alberola & Auxiliadora Toledano

Orquesta bandArt, Gordan Nikolić

Staged by La Fura dels Baus; recorded at the 25th Peralada Festival, Spain, 2011.

Schigolch
May 1st, 2012, 09:32 AM
I was not there, but I have some information from trusted friends that were attending one of the performances at Peralada last year.

The production itself was just common place for La Fura dels Baus, and Spain in 2011. Orfeo and Euridice are lesbian lovers, but after their wedding, one of them dies after being bited by a serpent, and her desconsolate spouse goes down to Hell to assure her dead partner of her tender feelings. The most annoying thing was to take some musicians to play running across the stage... Well, it has to happen sooner or later. What's funny is that the stage director was boasting of moving the orchesta out of the pit, and comparing himself to Glück's as an innovator of Opera.... Ignoring this was standard practice until well into the 19th century, or the many operas requiring stage bands. Well, so much for the operatic erudition of some Spanish stage directors...

This is the information I got on the production. Don't know if you are also interested in the music and the singing, but according to my sources, they were dismal (again, not my own opinion, here. This sounds a little strange to me, because I'm familiar with Ms. Alberola's and Ms. Toledano's singing, and is not that bad, at least usually).

Dark_Angel
May 1st, 2012, 12:33 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xSedlw-xL._SL500_AA300_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eUlyULM8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Following in the footsteps of Pavarotti we have just released Bocelli live in Central park! :noway::noway::noway:

Soave_Fanciulla
May 1st, 2012, 06:51 PM
This is the information I got on the production. Don't know if you are also interested in the music and the singing, but according to my sources, they were dismal (again, not my own opinion, here. This sounds a little strange to me, because I'm familiar with Ms. Alberola's and Ms. Toledano's singing, and is not that bad, at least usually).

Thanks Schigolch. You've saved my wallet. Poor musicians, playing on stage is fine but how can you get beautiful tone while running! And this is Gluck, who wrote some of the most purely beautiful music existent.

Don't get the impression I am not interested in the singing and music, these are always crucial to me, although my tastes are not as refined as yours!

Schigolch
May 1st, 2012, 09:12 PM
playing on stage is fine but how can you get beautiful tone while running!

This is a good question....

It's very difficult to produce a sound from a violin as beautiful as, let's say, David Oistrakh's, while dancing the Conga. However, to produce a beautiful and tuned operatic voice is as hard as to play the violin like Oistrakh, and we pretend that the singers will sing and dance the Conga...

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
May 2nd, 2012, 01:01 AM
That's exactly why I dismiss the complaints that Anna Netrebko didn't sing Traviata well in the Willy Decker production - they made the poor woman run around, sing upside down (literaly) and all.

Schigolch
May 2nd, 2012, 07:01 PM
Exactly...

Opera singers those days are requested, sometimes, for just *too* much. To sing the very difficult first act for Violetta, while performing gymnastics, is a recipe for disaster. Even if a gifted singer like Netrebko can hold its own, this is far from ideal.

Dark_Angel
May 12th, 2012, 06:25 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W1zMBWt%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Yankee Diva Joyce Di Donato new release just showed up at Amazon USA with May 22 release date
90% of the time any production with Joyce = buy

Since Alma did not like this I did extra sample viewing time on you tube.......I still think I will make this purchase very soon

Dark_Angel
May 12th, 2012, 06:34 PM
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi.

To buy or not to buy? Yet another version to add to the collection.

Miah Persson (Poppea), Sarah Connolly (Nerone), Jordi Domčnech (Ottone) & Franz-Josef Selig (Seneca) Opus Arte.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrslt2YVOsY&feature=player_embedded#!

I will be making this purchase as a blu ray May 29 USA release......

It will be sharing shelf space with the new William Christie/Pizzi Poppea ("danny" de Niese & Phillipe Jaroussky)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VlrKB4UGL._SL500_AA300_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nVcYZkzmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
May 13th, 2012, 03:06 AM
Since Alma did not like this I did extra sample viewing time on you tube.......I still think I will make this purchase very soon

Well, it does have redeeming qualities; such as Joyce's singing. I think what I disliked most was the stage direction.

Schigolch
May 19th, 2012, 07:45 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512ZpqyBSZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Soave_Fanciulla
May 19th, 2012, 08:39 PM
The rats are coming.. I fear I will not be able to resist because of the presence of Klaus Florian Vogt.

http://i.prs.to/t_200/opusarteoa1071d.jpg

Good news that there is a DVD of La vida breve in the pipeline

http://i.prs.to/t_200/cmajor710708.jpg

Schigolch
May 22nd, 2012, 08:34 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/615VKPaJFML._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Just arrived today.

HarpsichordConcerto
May 23rd, 2012, 02:15 AM
Since Alma did not like this I did extra sample viewing time on you tube.......I still think I will make this purchase very soon

It looks good. I will get it at some stage. It's the only DVD/Blu-ray version of Cendrillon, I think.

Soave_Fanciulla
May 23rd, 2012, 09:39 AM
http://i.prs.to/t_200/arthausmusik101638.jpg

Sounds intriguing. Here is the blurb from Presto Classical:

Thanks to the new Cherubini Edition, the composer’s unknown comic opera Koukourgi was staged for the first time in celebration of his 250th anniversary 2010.

The premiere production of Luigi Cherubini‘s opera Koukourgi at the Klagenfurt Stadttheater revealed a work that combines a tale from ancient China with the sensibility of the French Revolutionary times of its composition. The three act opera sees a young Chinese man battling for the hand of his sweetheart against the Tartar mandarin Koukourgi, the not unlikeable anti-hero described as a large pumpkin.

The turmoil in Paris led to Cherubini’s librettist Honoré-Nicolas-Marie Duveyrier being imprisoned in the Bastille and fleeing to Denmark. The opera was left with the finale incomplete and has remained unperformed for over two centuries. Koukourgi’s finale was completed by Heiko Cullman and the new performing edition has allowed the opera to reclaim its rightful place on the stage.

HarpsichordConcerto
May 28th, 2012, 10:59 AM
Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730), Partenope (1723), CD and DVD. Of course, what got my attention was the title of this opera, which was also set by Handel in 1730.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B_UrCyBFYM&feature=BFa&list=UL7B_UrCyBFYM&lf=mfu_in_order

Dark_Angel
June 9th, 2012, 02:35 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71VkaaCZF7L._AA1400_.jpg

This Don G cover caught my eye, what do you think ladies? :ohmy:
June 26 USA release

Festat
June 9th, 2012, 05:24 AM
I'm buying it.

Ann Lander (sospiro)
June 9th, 2012, 06:24 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71VkaaCZF7L._AA1400_.jpg

This Don G cover caught my eye, what do you think ladies? :ohmy:
June 26 USA release

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Brightened up my day considerably, thanks D_A!

Soave_Fanciulla
June 9th, 2012, 07:06 AM
The guy in the leather knickers is a reminder that not all Kiwis are dull and conservative.

Aramis
June 9th, 2012, 10:53 AM
The guy in the leather knickers is a reminder that not all Kiwis are dull and conservative.

There are obviously some psycho geezers among them too.

Soave_Fanciulla
June 9th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Actually I don't think Don G. has really thought this through. So he's grappling with Donna Anna and he's got her where he wants her but she's still struggling - and then he has to let go and try and peel himself out of the skin-tight leather and chain mail? Rather dim psycho-geezer if you ask me.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
June 9th, 2012, 10:19 PM
Actually I don't think Don G. has really thought this through. So he's grappling with Donna Anna and he's got her where he wants her but she's still struggling - and then he has to let go and try and peel himself out of the skin-tight leather and chain mail? Rather dim psycho-geezer if you ask me.

Well in some versions she's not struggling.

Aramis
June 9th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Well in some versions she's not struggling.

Well in some versions Don Giovanni turns out to be named Indiana Massachuset and in final scene with Commendatore he takes Donna Anna on his shovel and they fly to the moon on it together.

Aksel
June 9th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Well in some versions she's not struggling.

That still leaves the bit of peeling.

Ann Lander (sospiro)
June 10th, 2012, 06:29 AM
Well in some versions she's not struggling.

Depending on who was the Don, if it was me I wouldn't either. Rather a short opera though.

Soave_Fanciulla
June 10th, 2012, 07:28 AM
Depending on who was the Don, if it was me I wouldn't either. Rather a short opera though.

Well what about our Teddy in his S&M gear?

Ann Lander (sospiro)
June 10th, 2012, 08:30 AM
Well what about our Teddy in his S&M gear?

Wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers but not keen on the gear.

Other Dons who could add me to their catalogo - Simon Keenlyside, Christopher Maltman, Peter Mattei.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
June 10th, 2012, 11:19 AM
That still leaves the bit of peeling.

Well she can even help the peeling if she is not struggling.

MAuer
June 10th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Well in some versions Don Giovanni turns out to be named Indiana Massachuset and in final scene with Commendatore he takes Donna Anna on his shovel and they fly to the moon on it together.

A Regie-Theater version, no doubt.:laugh4:

Soave_Fanciulla
June 10th, 2012, 08:38 PM
Wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers but not keen on the gear.

Haha sounds Geordie. My mum would have said "Wouldn't crawl over him to get to you".


Other Dons who could add me to their catalogo - Simon Keenlyside, Christopher Maltman, Peter Mattei.

Hallelujah to that.

Don't forget The Chest:

http://www.samuelramey.com/photos/dongiovanni3-300.jpg

CountessAdele
June 11th, 2012, 10:41 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71VkaaCZF7L._AA1400_.jpg

This Don G cover caught my eye, what do you think ladies? :ohmy:
June 26 USA release

I was going to ask if anyone could suggest a great dvd to buy, but I see now I don't have to. Thanks Dark Angel. ;)

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
June 12th, 2012, 04:53 PM
This is all very unfair to us, straight boys. I want a DVD with Anna Netrebko on the cover, just as scantly dressed!!!

Aramis
June 12th, 2012, 05:29 PM
This is all very unfair to us, straight boys. I want a DVD with Anna Netrebko on the cover, just as scantly dressed!!!

Perhaps you should put opera aside for a while and spend some time enjoying pornographic movies, then go back to opera with your desires of watching undressed ladies fulfilled. It could help you enjoy it for what it was made for, without complaining about absence of certain elements that belong to other kind of industry.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
June 12th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Well if the girls and gay boys can have this Don Giovanni cover and it is considered to belong to the industry, why can't straight boys have a similar cover with Anna? It's the same industry! And I'm not advocating for seeing just any undressed lady. It's undressed sopranos I'm interested in, so, yes, it belongs to the industry!:tongue-new:

PS - Undressed mezzo-sopranos are also cool.

Aksel
June 12th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Well if the girls and gay boys can have this Don Giovanni cover and it is considered to belong to the industry, why can't straight boys have a similar cover with Anna? It's the same industry! And I'm not advocating for seeing just any undressed lady. It's undressed sopranos I'm interested in, so, yes, it belongs to the industry!:tongue-new:

PS - Undressed mezzo-sopranos are also cool.

Please. You have Salome.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
June 12th, 2012, 08:37 PM
Right. That's why I've been pushing for Anna's Salome but she doesn't seem to be listening.

Soave_Fanciulla
June 12th, 2012, 10:02 PM
So guys, do you reckon those are real abs, or are they false ones as in Dima's hilariously horrible crossover video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueJUL6aiC_o

Aksel
June 12th, 2012, 11:10 PM
So guys, do you reckon those are real abs, or are they false ones as in Dima's hilariously horrible crossover video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueJUL6aiC_o

The whip just shoves it completely over the top.

But yes, real.

HarpsichordConcerto
June 12th, 2012, 11:32 PM
Well if the girls and gay boys can have this Don Giovanni cover and it is considered to belong to the industry, why can't straight boys have a similar cover with Anna? It's the same industry! And I'm not advocating for seeing just any undressed lady. It's undressed sopranos I'm interested in, so, yes, it belongs to the industry!:tongue-new:

PS - Undressed mezzo-sopranos are also cool.

Just cut and paste some p o r n star's body over Anna and glue that on the DVD/Blu-ray cover. That should do the trick.

Festat
June 13th, 2012, 01:21 AM
So guys, do you reckon those are real abs, or are they false ones as in Dima's hilariously horrible crossover video

Sure that's a lot of (overly orange) make-up in there, but more like a uniform ~tan~ than the shadow-highlight fake abs Galliano has been so fond of in the last years. BUT DAT HAIR http://i.imgur.com/xVRoX.gif

As for the music video, I really have no words.

Soave_Fanciulla
June 13th, 2012, 03:57 AM
As for the music video, I really have no words.

I'm glad you find it as unspeakable as I do!

Ann Lander (sospiro)
June 13th, 2012, 05:09 AM
A new DG from DG (http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/cat/single?PRODUCT_NR=4779878)


http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4779878.jpg

Soave_Fanciulla
June 13th, 2012, 08:47 AM
A new DG from DG (http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/cat/single?PRODUCT_NR=4779878)


http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4779878.jpg

Looks fun apart from the dreaded Mojca Erdmann.

myaskovsky2002
June 13th, 2012, 04:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUn6mMxMnek

This Lulu is kind of cool!

Martin

Ann Lander (sospiro)
June 13th, 2012, 04:48 PM
This Lulu is kind of cool!

Martin

This thread is for new and upcoming CDs, DVDs, and blu-rays. Do you know when will this be released?

Schigolch
June 15th, 2012, 05:53 PM
A tribute from DG to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau:

http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4790534.jpg

Aksel
June 19th, 2012, 01:02 AM
A new DG from DG (http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/cat/single?PRODUCT_NR=4779878)


http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4779878.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE1ES9oKThw

HarpsichordConcerto
June 19th, 2012, 09:10 AM
I'm not exactly sure what the following recording is. Entitled L'Olimpiade - the Opera of the Olympics, sounds like a marketing thing to attract sales but it includes 16 arias by various (mainly Baroque) composers as "world premiere recordings". I think it's an aria album (2 CDs) but based on a common libretto with arias by all the following composers. So it is a pasticcio but by whom? I don't know.

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782). Arias by Leo, Hasse, Galuppi, Sarti, Myslivecek, Paisiello, Pérez, Vivaldi, Gassmann, Caldara, Traetta, Jommelli, Cherubini, Pergolesi, Piccinni, Jommelli, Cimarosa, including 16 arias in world premiere recording.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jBA9657KL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf3hvyXSTU8&feature=youtu.be

Aksel
June 19th, 2012, 09:27 AM
I'm not exactly sure what the following recording is. Entitled L'Olimpiade - the Opera of the Olympics, sounds like a marketing thing to attract sales but it includes 16 arias by various (mainly Baroque) composers as "world premiere recordings". I think it's an aria album (2 CDs) but based on a common libretto with arias by all the following composers. So it is a pasticcio but by whom? I don't know.

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782). Arias by Leo, Hasse, Galuppi, Sarti, Myslivecek, Paisiello, Pérez, Vivaldi, Gassmann, Caldara, Traetta, Jommelli, Cherubini, Pergolesi, Piccinni, Jommelli, Cimarosa, including 16 arias in world premiere recording.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jBA9657KL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


From what I've read, it's a sort of a combined pasticcio and recital disc. They've recorded all 32 arias from L'Olimpiade, but they've chosen settings by 16 different composers. So in a way you have the full opera (without recitatives, so it makes no dramatic sense, and so the pasticcio designation is somewhat dubious), with the arias written by 16 different composers.

HarpsichordConcerto
June 19th, 2012, 09:35 AM
I'll think you're right, Aksel. What the hell, I'll get it anyway at some stage!

Nekrotzar
June 19th, 2012, 09:41 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71VkaaCZF7L._AA1400_.jpg

This Don G cover caught my eye, what do you think ladies? :ohmy:
June 26 USA release
I'm glad I didn't go to that performance. Heard a radio broadcast last year and thought it was alright.

Schigolch
June 19th, 2012, 10:09 AM
I've just listened to L'Olimpiade's pasticcio a few days ago. The Metastasio libretto, about some love stories of two couples that got settled in Olympia, was set in music many times (the first one in 1733, by Caldara). The idea was to use two castrati for the male lovers, two sopranos for the female lovers, a tenor in the role of King Cleisthenes, and the tutor Amyntas is usually a trouser role.

You can easily find also versions by Vivaldi, Cimarosa or Galuppi.

So, yes, the idea was to record a pasticcio with the arias in the versions of different composers, and without recitatives. The result is, as could be expected, rather uneven. Personally I found the most interesting and well performed pieces Vivaldi's "Mentre dormi" (Licida, sung by Franziska Gottwald) and Piccinni's "Caro, son tua cosě" (Aristea, sung by Ruth Rosique).

Nice, but only nice.

Dark_Angel
June 19th, 2012, 12:06 PM
I'm not exactly sure what the following recording is. Entitled L'Olimpiade - the Opera of the Olympics, sounds like a marketing thing to attract sales but it includes 16 arias by various (mainly Baroque) composers as "world premiere recordings". I think it's an aria album (2 CDs) but based on a common libretto with arias by all the following composers. So it is a pasticcio but by whom? I don't know.

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782). Arias by Leo, Hasse, Galuppi, Sarti, Myslivecek, Paisiello, Pérez, Vivaldi, Gassmann, Caldara, Traetta, Jommelli, Cherubini, Pergolesi, Piccinni, Jommelli, Cimarosa, including 16 arias in world premiere recording.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jBA9657KL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


Not sure why anyone would buy this version when we have an excellent version already in Naive catalog?

The recitavo and unfortuantely choral sections have all been removed.....also the full version has better overall singers and orchestra conducted by Alessandrini, just listened to this again a couple weeks ago very nice. The edited new version does fit on 2 CD making it cheaper, guess this is just a London Olympics marketing creation.....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514n3wE1HaL._SL500_AA280_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B002H0AHUY/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=163856011&s=dmusic)

Looking more closely looks like there are a handful of aria changes for new version, but mostly duplicates
arias on older (and better) Naive version

Schigolch
June 19th, 2012, 12:10 PM
But one thing is Vivaldi's L'Olimpiade, and another the pasticcio with arias coming from L'Olimpiade of different composers, including Vivaldi.

HarpsichordConcerto
July 2nd, 2012, 02:50 AM
A Telemann opera. There are not many Telemann operas available, so this should be a welcoming addition.

Flavius Bertaridus, König der Langobarden (1729)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512ZpqyBSZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

MAuer
July 6th, 2012, 06:07 PM
618

According to Jonas Kaufmann's unofficial web site, this recording is supposed to be released on/around 24 August -- in Europe, at any rate. Heaven only knows when it will become available on this side of the pond.

MAuer
July 7th, 2012, 02:18 PM
I stand corrected: the Rattle Carmen will be released on these shores around 14 August. I've pre-ordered from Amazon. :)

Dark_Angel
July 7th, 2012, 04:36 PM
618

According to Jonas Kaufmann's unofficial web site, this recording is supposed to be released on/around 24 August -- in Europe, at any rate. Heaven only knows when it will become available on this side of the pond.

Surprise surprise, new Simon Rattle Carmen features wife Magdalena Kozena along with Kaufmann :sarcastic:

Can hardly go wrong with that new release but almost an impossible task to surpass recent Kaufmann Carmen with AC Antonacci and stellar supporting cast vividly conducted by Pappano in blu ray format............

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518SW0aG4ZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0083YRT4U/ref=dp_image_z_0?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ekeAxpfnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

MAuer
July 8th, 2012, 02:42 PM
I have the Covent Garden DVD as well, and agree that it is tops. But I couldn't resist another Kaufmann recording.:heart1:

Schigolch
July 11th, 2012, 07:13 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511XtcJAoGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

HarpsichordConcerto
July 11th, 2012, 10:45 AM
Handel, Rinaldo

This had better be good, considering the utter disgrace from the Deborah York and David Daniels Rinaldo, which was a disaster from a staging point of view to the point of mockery. This will be the second available version of Rinaldo on DVD/Blu-ray (luckily there are first class versions of it on CD recording). Considering how good Giulio Cesare in Egitto was from Opus Arte, let's see if this label continues with good taste.

Opus Arte, 190 minutes.

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes August 2011. Sonia Prina (Rinaldo), Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo), Tim Mead (Eustazio), Anett Fritsch (Almirena), Brenda Rae (Armida), Luca Pisaroni (Argante) & William Towers (A Christian Magician). Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Robert Carsen (Stage Director) & Ottavio Dantone (Conductor)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br0QdLFdyLQ

http://www.opusarte.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/r/i/rinaldobr.jpg

Dark_Angel
July 11th, 2012, 02:49 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511XtcJAoGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I will check this out since I enjoy her flambouyant extrovert baroque singing, have most of her prior CDs, this photo is really great with her red flowing hair forming the symbolic molten lava streams......

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_J2lf4s13cqA/SsxqQxgb1CI/AAAAAAAAAEk/GBZwWFCUjnI/s400/kermes+lava.jpg

Amfortas
July 11th, 2012, 02:59 PM
Handel, Rinaldo

This had better be good, considering the utter disgrace from the Deborah York and David Daniels Rinaldo, which was a disaster from a staging point of view to the point of mockery. This will be the second available version of Rinaldo on DVD/Blu-ray (luckily there are first class versions of it on CD recording). Considering how good Giulio Cesare in Egitto was from Opus Arte, let's see if this label continues with good taste.

Opus Arte, 190 minutes.

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes August 2011. Sonia Prina (Rinaldo), Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo), Tim Mead (Eustazio), Anett Fritsch (Almirena), Brenda Rae (Armida), Luca Pisaroni (Argante) & William Towers (A Christian Magician). Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Robert Carsen (Stage Director) & Ottavio Dantone (Conductor)

Carsen may be my favorite current director, and Glyndebourne usually seems to offer intelligent, attractive productions (like the McVicar Giulio Cesare). Let's hope the combination produces something wonderful!

Soave_Fanciulla
July 11th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Carsen may be my favorite current director, and Glyndebourne usually seems to offer intelligent, attractive productions (like the McVicar Giulio Cesare). Let's hope the combination produces something wonderful!

I've seen it thanks to Annie who recorded it for me from BBC TV. It's Ok, set in a boy's school, slightly more coherent than the Daniels version, but not really good, dammit.

HarpsichordConcerto
July 12th, 2012, 09:36 AM
Harmonia Mundi has re-released Charpentier's David & Jonathas under William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GOHjAWPwL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Schigolch
July 14th, 2012, 08:57 AM
http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/drwaivzk/ipuritani.jpg

I Puritani, from Amsterdam with Mariola Cantarero and John Osborn.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ0JTs8Ork8

Soave_Fanciulla
July 14th, 2012, 08:33 PM
Aramis will be pleased to see a newJDF vehicle coming out:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/599798_353286708074992_430050618_n.jpg

superhorn
July 17th, 2012, 12:36 AM
"Sour" Angelica ? Holy cow, that's one of the best unintentionally funny typos I've seen in a long time !
I guess it could have been called that if Maria Callas had ever sung that role ,with her less than dulcet voice .
Freudian slip ?











:) :) :)

Schigolch
July 17th, 2012, 07:11 AM
Fact or Fiction?

http://parterre.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/bartoli_calva.jpg

Aksel
July 17th, 2012, 08:14 AM
Fact, it would seem. The album even has its own little mystery puzzle site (http://mission.pushexp.com/Clues/), complete with youtube video(s)!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0d58HrNY8M&feature=youtu.be

And I have a feeling that the rest of the album art will potentially be even more frightening than the album art for that Sacrificium CD.

MAuer
July 17th, 2012, 05:03 PM
"Sour" Angelica ? Holy cow, that's one of the best unintentionally funny typos I've seen in a long time !
I guess it could have been called that if Maria Callas had ever sung that role ,with her less than dulcet voice .
Freudian slip ?
:) :) :)

You do realize, don't you, that all of our Callas devotees will now be coming after you with torches and pitchforks . . . :devilish:

Soave_Fanciulla
July 17th, 2012, 11:16 PM
You do realize, don't you, that all of our Callas devotees will now be coming after you with torches and pitchforks . . . :devilish:

I've just remembered a picture of all DA's sharp and shiny collection of LOTR swords. Run, superhorn!!
http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-fighting-smileys-240.gif

Dark_Angel
July 18th, 2012, 12:19 AM
I've just remembered a picture of all DA's sharp and shiny collection of LOTR swords. Run, superhorn!!
http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-fighting-smileys-240.gif

I thought everyone kept some weaponry around.......just to be safe

[Link to photo deleted by Admin - photo no longer available]

Soave_Fanciulla
July 18th, 2012, 03:12 AM
I thought everyone kept some weaponry around.......just to be safe

[Link to photo deleted by Admin - photo no longer available]

See, a sword in each hand and an axe between his teeth!

HarpsichordConcerto
July 18th, 2012, 10:17 AM
I thought everyone kept some weaponry around.......just to be safe


And I recognise the box-set of Handel operas on the CD player under Alan Curtis; Rodrigo, Radamisto, Admeto, Fernando (Sosarme), Arminio, Deidamia!

Soave_Fanciulla
July 18th, 2012, 07:32 PM
And I recognise the box-set of Handel operas on the CD player under Alan Curtis; Rodrigo, Radamisto, Admeto, Fernando (Sosarme), Arminio, Deidamia!

DA recommended them and I am now working my way through them. Deidamia has some lovely arias, including this one (from a different recording) where the soprano imitates a nightingale:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGpJIjlvjHQ

Aramis
July 19th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Aramis will be pleased to see a new JDF vehicle coming out:

Absolutely, I already have JDF-bike, JDF-washing machine, JDF-submarine and many, many more... but I always want one more to come out from his workshop...

Amfortas
July 19th, 2012, 09:19 PM
Aramis will be pleased to see a newJDF vehicle coming out.

"I'm your vehicle, baby; I'll take you anywhere you wanna go."

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx--Juan Diego Florez, lead singer of The Ides of March

Dark_Angel
July 22nd, 2012, 05:16 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41pOYibBKgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Puccini Il Trittico release date 7/31/2012

I will probably pick this up, blu ray with Pappano ROH team makes me interested.
Suor Angelica features a new beauty unknown to me Ermonela Jaho

http://thashethe.me/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Ermonela-Jaho-300x199.jpg

myaskovsky2002
July 22nd, 2012, 08:29 PM
I've been hoping a video version of this opera would be released one, day, and here it is:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/s320x320/65701_278928095510854_136802016390130_612408_14003 32332_n.jpg

WOW! Where can I get this? I went to amazon.ca/com/co.uk and nothing!!!

Thank you

myaskovsky2002
July 23rd, 2012, 05:46 PM
I've been hoping a video version of this opera would be released one, day, and here it is:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/s320x320/65701_278928095510854_136802016390130_612408_14003 32332_n.jpg


I tried very hard...please where can I get it?

Martin

Soave_Fanciulla
July 23rd, 2012, 07:10 PM
I tried very hard...please where can I get it?

Martin

It seems to be unavailable although it is on the unitel website. I have emailed them asking where to buy it.

myaskovsky2002
July 24th, 2012, 12:48 AM
It seems to be unavailable although it is on the unitel website. I have emailed them asking where to buy it.
Oh! What is unitel website? Could you give me their address?

Martin

Ann Lander (sospiro)
July 24th, 2012, 04:24 AM
Oh! What is unitel website? Could you give me their address?

Martin

I'd not heard of Unitel but I found it through Google (http://www.unitel.de/en/unitel.html).

HarpsichordConcerto
July 24th, 2012, 09:22 AM
Everyone keeps blabbing on and on about Le Grand Macabre. Is it really that epic?

Schigolch
July 24th, 2012, 11:52 AM
Everyone keeps blabbing on and on about Le Grand Macabre. Is it really that epic?

Le Grand Macabre - Gran Teatre del Liceu - Barcelona

Conductor: Michael Boder
Stage Director: La Fura dels Baus

Piet the Pot - Chris Merritt
Amando - Inés Moraleda
Amanda - Ana Puche
Nekrotzar - Werner Van Mechelen
Astradamors - Frode Olsen
Mescalina - Ning Liang
Venus / Gepopo - Barbara Hannigan
Prince Go-Go - Brian Asawa


Premiere of this opera in Barcelona. In those days, many times most of the advertisement and the supposed excitement of an opera, is in the staging.

In this case, it's really so. First, La Fura dels Baus's is a powerful staging, indeed, and, second and most important, Ligeti had in mind more a conventional piece of theater than an opera (mainly in his first version. The second version, the one performed yesterday, is more balanced).

This giant doll, Claudia, 7x18 meters, is the physical and symbolic embodiment of the final tragedy/farce announced by Nekrotzar. And the last message, so aligned with the current situation in many countries of Europe:

Fear not to die, good people all!
No one knows when his hour will fall!
And when it comes, then let it be...
Farewell, till then, in cheerfulness

The singers / actors were ok, just to stand out Brian Asawa and the best one in the cast, Barbara Hanningan:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-p1utKFxCg

Interesting, but just interesting, evening

myaskovsky2002
July 24th, 2012, 04:58 PM
I'd not heard of Unitel but I found it through Google (http://www.unitel.de/en/unitel.html).

This was quite useful, I could get the code, A93001806. Thanks

Martin

Soave_Fanciulla
July 25th, 2012, 01:15 AM
It seems to be unavailable although it is on the unitel website. I have emailed them asking where to buy it.

Here is the reply from Unitel:


Le Grand Macabre will be released in September 2012. Then you can buy the DVD or Blu-ray in specialized trade.

With best regards,

Unitel GmbH & Co.KG

HarpsichordConcerto
July 25th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Wow! Two DVD/Blu-rays I will be getting then: Le Grand Macabre (peer group pressure), and Giulio Cesare in Egitto. Talk about contrast!

Amfortas
July 25th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Oh yay! Been waiting for the Giulio Cesare! And yes, I'll have to get that *and* the Ligeti as well! :)

myaskovsky2002
July 25th, 2012, 06:12 PM
Everyone keeps blabbing on and on about Le Grand Macabre. Is it really that epic?

If you like Ligeti and contemporary music, it is.

Martin

myaskovsky2002
July 25th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Thanks!

Dark_Angel
July 25th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Yes for me.........does not show up yet as future release at Amazon USA

We have had discussions with Alma if Dessay is really bare chested or a replica cover, I think Dessay is free spirit so I say real

Soave_Fanciulla
July 25th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Yes for me.........does not show up yet as future release at Amazon USA

We have had discussions with Alma if Dessay is really bare chested or a replica cover, I think Dessay is free spirit so I say real

I saw the Giulio Cesare when it was available on YouTube. I wasn't that taken with it, the production was too silly, Dessay unconvincing, and some of the artistic decisions about ornamentation frankly horrible. Sure, ornament, but when the da capo part becomes unrecognisable then no thanks for this girl.

And those boobs were no more real than Hypsipyle's in Il Giasone, and a lot smaller.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
July 25th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Yes for me.........does not show up yet as future release at Amazon USA

We have had discussions with Alma if Dessay is really bare chested or a replica cover, I think Dessay is free spirit so I say real

Definitely not real. We've seen her real ones and they look nothing like that.

Dark_Angel
July 25th, 2012, 11:51 PM
Definitely not real. We've seen her real ones and they look nothing like that.

I must have missed that opera, where did we see the "real" ones? :eatdrink2:

Amfortas
July 26th, 2012, 12:48 AM
I must have missed that opera, where did we see the "real" ones? :eatdrink2:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51A5%2BQSm%2BqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

The bonus "making of" documentary.

Ann Lander (sospiro)
July 26th, 2012, 04:22 AM
Wow! Two DVD/Blu-rays I will be getting then: Le Grand Macabre (peer group pressure) ...

:laugh4:

Schigolch
July 26th, 2012, 07:31 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AjHB4PSyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

HarpsichordConcerto
July 26th, 2012, 09:42 AM
I saw the Giulio Cesare when it was available on YouTube. I wasn't that taken with it, the production was too silly, Dessay unconvincing, and some of the artistic decisions about ornamentation frankly horrible. Sure, ornament, but when the da capo part becomes unrecognisable then no thanks for this girl.

And those boobs were no more real than Hypsipyle's in Il Giasone, and a lot smaller.

I see. In that case, I will still buy one but put on my "reviewing mode" and listen to it as "pure music".

Aksel
July 26th, 2012, 09:44 AM
I saw the Giulio Cesare when it was available on YouTube. I wasn't that taken with it, the production was too silly, Dessay unconvincing, and some of the artistic decisions about ornamentation frankly horrible. Sure, ornament, but when the da capo part becomes unrecognisable then no thanks for this girl.
And those boobs were no more real than Hypsipyle's in Il Giasone, and a lot smaller.

At least it's somewhat HiP. :rolleyes:

MAuer
July 26th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Definitely not real. We've seen her real ones and they look nothing like that.

If anyone knows whether "assets" are real or not, it will be Alma! :biggrin:

Ann Lander (sospiro)
July 26th, 2012, 06:48 PM
Definitely not real. We've seen her real ones and they look nothing like that.

Every time I read a comment like that from Almaviva, I have this mental picture of Countess Almaviva rolling her eyes ...

Dark_Angel
July 26th, 2012, 06:56 PM
If anyone knows whether "assets" are real or not, it will be Alma! :biggrin:

Not to usurp Almas expertise but my keen eye say they are real natural breast but they have fine sheer body stocking over them that from a distance looks nude, see for yourself at 42:40

[Link to video deleted by Admin - video no longer available]

Amfortas
July 26th, 2012, 08:27 PM
Not to usurp Almas expertise but my keen eye say they are real natural breast but they have fine sheer body stocking over them that from a distance looks nude, see for yourself at 42:40

So hard to decide. So many hours of intensely focused study.

Soave_Fanciulla
July 26th, 2012, 08:29 PM
So many hours of intensely focused study.

Or cursory glances, in my case:laugh4:

Dark_Angel
July 27th, 2012, 08:13 PM
http://www.classical-music.com/sites/default/files/uploads/18/walkure%20act%203%20finale_5558a(2).jpg

Welcome to the Machine (pink floyd)

Amazon USA has new MET Ring listed for Sept 11 release, 5 disc blu ray for $112.....Amazon sellers may be even less, it will be mine!

Soave_Fanciulla
July 27th, 2012, 08:27 PM
Kaufmann./Gheorghiu Tosca DVD going cheap (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Puccini-Tosca-Gheorghiu-Kaufmann-Terfel/dp/B008K7RGA2/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1343420800&sr=1-1) on Amazon UK for pre-order - I'm in there.

Dark_Angel
July 27th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Kaufmann./Gheorghiu Tosca DVD going cheap (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Puccini-Tosca-Gheorghiu-Kaufmann-Terfel/dp/B008K7RGA2/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1343420800&sr=1-1) on Amazon UK for pre-order - I'm in there.

I will absolutely get that, my you tube preview viewing was first class, definitely blu ray if available
Terfel is supremely despicable Scarpia.....

http://intermezzo.typepad.com/.a/6a00d834ff890853ef01538fe565fd970b-500wi

Amfortas
July 27th, 2012, 08:37 PM
YOU ARE ALL TRYING TO MAKE ME POOR!

(well . . . keep me poor).

Amfortas
July 27th, 2012, 08:42 PM
[IMG]Amazon USA has new MET Ring listed for Sept 11 release.

Wow, they might have picked a better release date. I can hear the comments now: one New York catastrophe commemorated by another.

Ann Lander (sospiro)
July 27th, 2012, 08:44 PM
Amazon.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/)

:happydance.2:

The Tosca Dream Team DVD available for pre-order (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Puccini-Tosca-Gheorghiu-Kaufmann-Terfel/dp/B008K7RGA2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1343421781&sr=8-2)

Dark_Angel
July 27th, 2012, 08:47 PM
Amazon.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/)

:happydance.2:

The Tosca Dream Team DVD available for pre-order (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Puccini-Tosca-Gheorghiu-Kaufmann-Terfel/dp/B008K7RGA2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1343421781&sr=8-2)

Amazing reading of minds, look above at post 167.....Annie + Natalie = team Kaufmann

Ann Lander (sospiro)
July 27th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Amazing reading of minds, look above at post 167.....Annie + Natalie = team Kaufmann

Ha! Only just seen Natalie's!

Soave_Fanciulla
July 27th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Ha! Only just seen Natalie's!

Not like we're feverishly scouring all the vendor sites all the time or anything....:puter:

Schigolch
July 30th, 2012, 07:40 AM
This is the list of tracks for Bartoli's new album, Mission:

1. "Schiere invitte, non tardate" (da Alarico il Baltha)
2. "Ogni core puň sperar" (da Servio Tullio)
3. "Ove son? Chi m'aita? In mezzo all'ombre... Dal mio petto" (da Niobe)
4. "Piů non v'ascondo" (da Tassilone)
5. "Amami, e vederai" (da Niobe)
6. "T'abbraccio, mia Diva/Ti stringo, mio Nume" (duetto da Niobe)
7. "Mie fide schiere, all'armi!... Suoni, tuoni, il suolo scuota"
8. "Sposa, mancar mi sento... Deh non far colle tue lagrime" (da Tassilone)
9. "Non prendo consiglio"
10. "Si, si, riposa, o caro... Palpitanti sfere belle" (da Alarico il Baltha)
11. "Notte amica al cieco Dio" (da La libertŕ contenta)
12. "Combatton quest'alma" (duetto da I trionfi del fato)
13. "A facile vittoria" (da Tassilone)
14. "Tra le guerre e le vittorie" (da Leonato)
15. "Foschi crepuscoli"
16. "Dell'alma stanca a raddolcir le tempre... Sfere amiche, or date al labbro" (da Niobe)
17. "La cerasta piů terribile" (da La lotta d'Hercole con Acheloo)
18. "Serena, o mio bel sole... Mia fiamma/Mio ardore" (duetto da Niobe)
19. "Dal tuo labbro amor m'invita" (da Tassilone)
20. "Deh stancati, o sorte" (da La libertŕ contenta)
21. "Svenati, struggiti, combatti, suda" (da La libertŕ contenta)
22. "Padre, s'č colpa in lui"
23. "Timori, ruine"
24. "Morirň fra strazi e scempi" (da Henrico Leone)
25. "Non si parli che di fede"

http://www.ceciliabartoliforum.com/2012/07/mission-tracklist.html

All of them, I think, from composer Agostino Steffani. We can hear a fragment of his opera Niobe, Regina di Tebe:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S-7-TVghOk

Aksel
July 30th, 2012, 08:15 AM
^That was soon. There's five clues left on the mystery puzzle site!

Schigolch
July 30th, 2012, 02:58 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51N5Z7wSRWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Schigolch
July 31st, 2012, 07:08 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41AbtGAVKtL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

HarpsichordConcerto
July 31st, 2012, 08:37 AM
Handel, Alessandro

This would be the second available recording of Alessandro (in any medium).

Pan Classics PC 10273 (3 CDs, August 2012). Michael Form, Deutsche Händel-Solisten. Alessandro: Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor; Rossane: Yetzabel Arias Fernández, soprano; Lisaura: Raffaella Milanesi, soprano; Tassile: Martín Oro, countertenor; Clito: Andrew Finden, baritone; Leonato: Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor; Cleone: Rebecca Raffell, contralto. Live recording from the Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe, February 2012

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519dlDjVkYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

HarpsichordConcerto
July 31st, 2012, 09:09 AM
Handel, Saul (dramatic English oratorio), one of his finest

Coro COR 16103 (3 CDs, September 2012). Details. Harry Christophers, The Sixteen. Michal: Joélle Harvey, soprano; Merab: Elizabeth Atherton, soprano; Jonathan: Robert Murray, tenor; David: Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano; Saul: Christopher Purves, bass; High Priest: Mark Dobell, tenor; Witch of Endor: Jeremy Budd, tenor; Ghost of Samuel: Stuart Young, bass; Abner: Eammonn Dougan, baritone; Doeg: Ben Davies, bass; Amalekite: Tom Raskin, tenor.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nqhW8c%2BzL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Soave_Fanciulla
July 31st, 2012, 09:23 AM
Hmm, Martin Oro in Alessandro and Sarah Connolly in Saul. That pretty much sells it to me.

Ann Lander (sospiro)
July 31st, 2012, 05:59 PM
This is out now :)


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51X8SZBhdxL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

MAuer
July 31st, 2012, 06:03 PM
Kaufmann./Gheorghiu Tosca DVD going cheap (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Puccini-Tosca-Gheorghiu-Kaufmann-Terfel/dp/B008K7RGA2/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1343420800&sr=1-1) on Amazon UK for pre-order - I'm in there.

Got to check Amazon's American branch to see if I can pre-order! (My pre-ordered Carmen CD with dem Jonas should be available in a couple of weeks.) :)

Schigolch
August 2nd, 2012, 10:15 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y2TzSxRYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Soave_Fanciulla
August 4th, 2012, 10:12 PM
More Antonacci, woohoo!

Aramis
August 4th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Nobody will fall for the cover, we've all seen her legs on YouTube already. They seem very nutritious.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 5th, 2012, 12:01 AM
I've pre-ordered this (September 25 release date, available on blu-ray for $28, DVD for $21):

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tPJyhxOiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

On Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_7?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=zelmira&sprefix=zelmira%2Caps%2C238

Soave_Fanciulla
August 5th, 2012, 04:17 AM
I've pre-ordered this (September 25 release date, available on blu-ray for $28, DVD for $21):

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tPJyhxOiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

On Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_7?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=zelmira&sprefix=zelmira%2Caps%2C238

Yes, tenorfest coming my way too, but on 3 September, nardynardynahnah.:devilish:

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 5th, 2012, 04:41 AM
Yes, tenorfest coming my way too, but on 3 September, nardynardynahnah.:devilish:

I heard that they'll be shipping first on 3 September the defective copies they want to unload, and then the good stuff is coming on 25 September, nardynardynahnah.:devilish:

MAuer
August 7th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Decca is finally releasing the DVD of Humperdinck's Die Königskinder from the Zürich Opera with Kaufmann as the Prince. :)

Unfortunately, the early September release date doesn't seem to apply to this side of the pond. I checked Amazon, and there was no sign of it. I will certainly keep looking, though.

HarpsichordConcerto
August 7th, 2012, 06:56 PM
It appears to be a modern day pasticcio recreated by Frédéric Delaméa including arias by Giacomelli, Broschi and Hasse based on a printed libretto of a 1742 Vienna performance recently discovered in the Library of Congress.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IL5vH_Ho-GI#!

Soave_Fanciulla
August 7th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Decca is finally releasing the DVD of Humperdinck's Die Königskinder from the Zürich Opera with Kaufmann as the Prince. :)

http://www.deccaclassics.com/artist/whatscoming?ART_ID=KAUJO

Unfortunately, the early September release date doesn't seem to apply to this side of the pond. I checked Amazon, and there was no sign of it. I will certainly keep looking, though.

Wow, we've been waiting long enough for this.

Dark_Angel
August 9th, 2012, 01:33 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71cqFk1RUqL._AA1200_.jpg


MET Ring blu ray box artwork now posted at Amazon USA, still showing "infamous" release date of 9/11/2012

Blu Ray only $10 more than DVD set, the choice is obvious......

Rakewell
August 11th, 2012, 02:26 PM
838

Great!! It's scheduled for October 30.
But what shall I do now with the DVDs?:(
I'm afraid the next months are going to be expensive, two Rings, the McVicar Meistersinger, Enchanted Island, Tosca, a new Figaro, Grande macabre etc. etc.....

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 11th, 2012, 02:38 PM
838

Great!! It's scheduled for October 30.
But what shall I do now with the DVDs?:(
I'm afraid the next months are going to be expensive, two Rings, the McVicar Meistersinger, Enchanted Island, Tosca, a new Figaro, Grande macabre etc. etc.....

Sell them on eBay!
I have the DVDs, they're really decent in terms of image and sound, I'm not sure I'd buy the blu-ray, but this should actually be relatively easy to sell, I think, since it is a very good Ring overall.
Welcome to Opera Lively!

Ann Lander (sospiro)
August 11th, 2012, 05:19 PM
But what shall I do now with the DVDs?:(
I'm afraid the next months are going to be expensive, two Rings, the McVicar Meistersinger, Enchanted Island, Tosca, a new Figaro, Grande macabre etc. etc.....

You could always send them to me! ;)

Welcome to the forum!

Rakewell
August 11th, 2012, 06:14 PM
I would do that immediately....:)

Ann Lander (sospiro)
August 11th, 2012, 06:32 PM
I would do that immediately....:)


......... but? :eatdrink2:

Rakewell
August 11th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Shipping costs?

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 11th, 2012, 07:52 PM
Shipping costs?

Once you get to know sweet Annie, you'll realize that her friendship is worth the shipping costs!

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 11th, 2012, 07:54 PM
It appears to be a modern day pasticcio recreated by Frédéric Delaméa including arias by Giacomelli, Broschi and Hasse based on a printed libretto of a 1742 Vienna performance recently discovered in the Library of Congress.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IL5vH_Ho-GI#!

Wow, that's interesting! And it features "our" Vivica Genaux!

Soave_Fanciulla
August 11th, 2012, 08:20 PM
You could always send them to me! ;)

Welcome to the forum!

Annie wants Wagner?!???

http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/13828/faint.gif

Ann Lander (sospiro)
August 11th, 2012, 08:40 PM
Once you get to know sweet Annie, you'll realize that her friendship is worth the shipping costs!

:kiss.1: What do you want now?

Ann Lander (sospiro)
August 11th, 2012, 08:43 PM
Annie wants Wagner?!???

http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/13828/faint.gif

:laugh4:

No only Enchanted Island, Tosca, the new Figaro & Grande macabre and the etc. etc. if they're not Wagner.

Rakewell
August 11th, 2012, 10:10 PM
I'm a bit confused. It concerns the 11 DVDs of the Barenboim/Kupfer-Ring. The same one, which will be released on blu-ray in October.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 12th, 2012, 08:10 AM
I'm a bit confused. It concerns the 11 DVDs of the Barenboim/Kupfer-Ring. The same one, which will be released on blu-ray in October.

Yes, we understood. We're just teasing each other a little bit.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 12th, 2012, 08:11 AM
:kiss.1: What do you want now?

Anna Netrebko's Salome!:tongue-new:

Ann Lander (sospiro)
August 12th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Anna Netrebko's Salome!:tongue-new:

I can just see Countess Almaviva rolling her eyes.

MAuer
August 12th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Anna Netrebko's Salome!:tongue-new:

Well, Alma, you never know -- she is broadening her repertoire to take on more lyric-spinto roles. And both Caballe and Stratas sang Salome, so it's not an impossibility that La Bellissima may someday do so, as well.

Ann Lander (sospiro)
August 12th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Well, Alma, you never know -- she is broadening her repertoire to take on more lyric-spinto roles. And both Caballe and Stratas sang Salome, so it's not an impossibility that La Bellissima may someday do so, as well.

Don't encourage him!! :laugh4:

Schigolch
August 12th, 2012, 06:31 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519dlDjVkYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Soave_Fanciulla
August 13th, 2012, 08:38 AM
Oh no! Two Alessandros? Which to choose? Cencic would probably win out for me, but what else should I consider?

Schigolch
August 13th, 2012, 08:44 AM
DECCA's Alessandro is not 100% confirmed for September, as there are some issues with Virgin Classics on which one should release the recording.

After 25 years with no new Alessandro, there will be two to choose from.

HarpsichordConcerto
August 13th, 2012, 10:02 AM
I posted the Lawrence Zazzo version of Alessandro recently. This is an interesting move by competing record companies to the point of absurdity. The first ever recording of Alessandro was performed by La Petite Bande under Sisigwald Kuijken with René Jacobs taking the lead role. This was a 1985 recording, which has recently been re-released. Then, twenty-six years later, we have two new recordings of Alessandro released simultaneously!

I will end up getting them all anyway. The Zazzo version is a live recording, whereas the Decca/George Petrou I think is a studio recording, which given how well Petrou has interpreted other Handel operas, I have high expectations of.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UGLZcpbVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

HarpsichordConcerto
August 13th, 2012, 10:08 AM
And just to get the record straight, there is a Handel self-pasticcio opera, HWV A13, called Alessandro Severo. This work has nothing to do with the original opera Alessandro (HWV 21) discussed above. For Alessandro Severo, Handel merely composed a new overture.

The only version of it is by George Petrou.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-KpmqLMfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Aksel
August 14th, 2012, 11:51 PM
Oh no! Two Alessandros? Which to choose? Cencic would probably win out for me, but what else should I consider?

The Cencic one has Karina Gauvin! Karina Gauvin! She wins everything. That woman could sing me the phonebook. Also, I rather like Julia Lezhneva.


[Link to video deleted by Admin - video no longer available]

Soave_Fanciulla
August 15th, 2012, 04:20 AM
The Cencic one has Karina Gauvin! Karina Gauvin! She wins everything. That woman could sing me the phonebook. Also, I rather like Julia Lezhneva.

[Link to video deleted by Admin - video no longer available]

Yes, the Cencic version is looking good.

HarpsichordConcerto
August 15th, 2012, 04:25 AM
Don't choose, buy both. :tongue-new:

Aksel
August 15th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Don't choose, buy both. :tongue-new:

Or this one. I support this one.

Soave_Fanciulla
August 20th, 2012, 10:10 PM
Decca is finally releasing the DVD of Humperdinck's Die Königskinder from the Zürich Opera with Kaufmann as the Prince. :)

http://www.deccaclassics.com/artist/whatscoming?ART_ID=KAUJO

Unfortunately, the early September release date doesn't seem to apply to this side of the pond. I checked Amazon, and there was no sign of it. I will certainly keep looking, though.

It's here on Presto classical (http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Decca/0743438?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=facebook), all-region, good price too, yours for US$21.90 including P & P. Go on Mary, buy it buy it buy it.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 20th, 2012, 11:33 PM
The Cencic one has Karina Gauvin! Karina Gauvin! She wins everything. That woman could sing me the phonebook. Also, I rather like Julia Lezhneva.

[Link to video deleted by Admin - video no longer available]

This woman is scary!

HarpsichordConcerto
August 20th, 2012, 11:49 PM
It's here on Presto classical (http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Decca/0743438?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=facebook), all-region, good price too, yours for US$21.90 including P & P. Go on Mary, buy it buy it buy it.

Looks good. I will buy the Blu-ray. (Peer group pressure again).

Soave_Fanciulla
August 21st, 2012, 04:26 AM
http://www.dvd4music.com/admin1/image/adj/0127101648.jpg

This has now appeared on the Amazon Uk website, release Sept 3. I saw it twice on the plane from Singapore to London (very frustrating, no subtitles) and will definitely be getting it - lovely music, good story, great singers, interesting updating. Recommended.

If you understand Italian there is a good "making of" on YouTube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zytiAaQw3lA

Ann Lander (sospiro)
August 21st, 2012, 04:36 AM
http://www.dvd4music.com/admin1/image/adj/0127101648.jpg

This has now appeared on the Amazon Uk website, release Sept 3. I saw it twice on the plane from Singapore to London (very frustrating, no subtitles) and will definitely be getting it - lovely music, good story, great singers, interesting updating. Recommended.



What a great way to pass the time. Was that an in-flight choice?

Soave_Fanciulla
August 21st, 2012, 06:51 AM
What a great way to pass the time. Was that an in-flight choice?

Yse, they had a selection of about 5 or 6 - but this was the only one I hadn't seen.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 21st, 2012, 09:34 AM
Yse, they had a selection of about 5 or 6 - but this was the only one I hadn't seen.

Wow, five or six in-flight opera selections! Were you traveling first class, Nat?:respect:

Soave_Fanciulla
August 21st, 2012, 09:38 AM
Wow, five or six in-flight opera selections! Were you traveling first class, Nat?:respect:

Bitter laugh. No, even the cattle get opera on Singapore airlines.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 21st, 2012, 09:53 AM
Wow, this Olga Peretyatko is another very attractive soprano!
And I love the fact that another obscure Rossini is being released.
I find "making ofs" featuring the conductor rehearsing the orchestra and the singers very entertaining.
The only thing I don't like is the stereotypical depiction of a psychiatric hospital, done just like Hollywood does, with the usual weirdos behaving in bizarre ways. Real life psychiatric hospitals usually look a lot like any other hospital and the mentally ill usually look and behave like regular folks. This stereotype always irks me since it enhances societal stigma and misunderstanding of what mental illness is. I know, this has nothing to do with Rossini, I'm just venting one of my pet peeves.:mad5426:

Ann Lander (sospiro)
August 21st, 2012, 07:32 PM
Yse, they had a selection of about 5 or 6 - but this was the only one I hadn't seen.

How civilised.

HarpsichordConcerto
August 23rd, 2012, 11:44 AM
Mozart, La finta giardiniera K196

Sophie Karthäuser (Sandrina/Violante), Jeremy Ovenden (Il Contino Belfiore), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Arminda), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Ramiro), Sunhae Im (Serpetta), Michael Nagy (Nardo/Roberto), Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs. October 2012, 3 CDs, Harmonia Mundi.

Aksel
August 23rd, 2012, 12:14 PM
Mozart, La finta giardiniera K196

Sophie Karthäuser (Sandrina/Violante), Jeremy Ovenden (Il Contino Belfiore), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Arminda), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Ramiro), Sunhae Im (Serpetta), Michael Nagy (Nardo/Roberto), Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs. October 2012, 3 CDs, Harmonia Mundi.

We, we, we so exited!

Alexandrina Pendatschanska's Arminda should be amazing. But so is everything she does.
Bummer they didn't get Topi Lehtipuu as Belfiore, though.

Soave_Fanciulla
August 23rd, 2012, 08:41 PM
Askel, get over here - countertenor extravaganza - in addition to Jaroussky you can haz Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Yuriy Mynenko, plus Daniel Behle.

http://www.philippejaroussky.fr/var/emi/storage/images/classique/philippe-jaroussky/site/discographie/participations/vinci-artaserse/vinci-artaserse/787178-6-fre-FR/Vinci-Artaserse_disco-vignette-big.jpg

Soave_Fanciulla
August 23rd, 2012, 08:49 PM
Mozart, La finta giardiniera K196

Sophie Karthäuser (Sandrina/Violante), Jeremy Ovenden (Il Contino Belfiore), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Arminda), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Ramiro), Sunhae Im (Serpetta), Michael Nagy (Nardo/Roberto), Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs. October 2012, 3 CDs, Harmonia Mundi.

On special right now (http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Harmonia%2BMundi/HMC902126%252F28) in the Presto Classical Harmonia Mundi sale (your chance to pick up those other Jacobs Mozart recordings if you don't already have them.

Aksel
August 23rd, 2012, 09:09 PM
On special right now (http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Harmonia%2BMundi/HMC902126%252F28) in the Presto Classical Harmonia Mundi sale (your chance to pick up those other Jacobs Mozart recordings if you don't already have them.

Oh great, here goes some more money ...

Schigolch
August 24th, 2012, 06:31 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VhAuoXFGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

HarpsichordConcerto
August 24th, 2012, 08:40 PM
We, we, we so exited!

Alexandrina Pendatschanska's Arminda should be amazing. But so is everything she does.
Bummer they didn't get Topi Lehtipuu as Belfiore, though.

Yes, excited indeed. Here is the art-cover.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61jcvQQZT4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

HarpsichordConcerto
August 26th, 2012, 12:36 AM
This looks really good! For once, a very traditional staging of a Handel opera!

Handel, Rodelinda

[Link to video deleted by Admin - video no longer available]

Renee Fleming (Rodelinda), Andreas Scholl (Bertarido), Stephanie Blythe (Eduige), Joseph Kaiser (Grimoaldo), Iestyn Davies (Unulfo), Moritz Linn (Flavio), The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Harry Bicket. Decca, both DVD and Blu-ray: 1 October 2012

Soave_Fanciulla
August 26th, 2012, 04:29 AM
This looks really good! For once, a very traditional staging of a Handel opera!

Handel, Rodelinda

[Link to video deleted by Admin - video no longer available]

Renee Fleming (Rodelinda), Andreas Scholl (Bertarido), Stephanie Blythe (Eduige), Joseph Kaiser (Grimoaldo), Iestyn Davies (Unulfo), Moritz Linn (Flavio), The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Harry Bicket. Decca, both DVD and Blu-ray: 1 October 2012

Yes I saw this in the cinema. Iestyn Davis especially good.

Amfortas
August 26th, 2012, 01:16 PM
Oh for crying out loud, guys! There are already a couple of good Rodelinda DVDs on the market, and now I've got to consider this one as well?

I'm declaring a moratorium. Companies are no longer allowed to put out opera DVDs until I've caught up and bought all the good ones.

At the rate I'm going, this could be a while.

HarpsichordConcerto
August 27th, 2012, 01:21 AM
Oh for crying out loud, guys! There are already a couple of good Rodelinda DVDs on the market, and now I've got to consider this one as well?

I'm declaring a moratorium. Companies are no longer allowed to put out opera DVDs until I've caught up and bought all the good ones.

At the rate I'm going, this could be a while.

But those other two versions are weak, as far as their staging were concerned; one might even be Regie! A traditional staging addresses the imbalance, and with Renée Fleming and Andreas Scholl all on crystal clear Blu-ray, what could be better?

MAuer
August 27th, 2012, 11:51 AM
But those other two versions are weak, as far as their staging were concerned; one might even be Regie! A traditional staging addresses the imbalance, and with Renée Fleming and Andreas Scholl all on crystal clear Blu-ray, what could be better?

A version with Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann. :biggrin: (As I dodge bricks thrown by Baroque opera enthusiasts who love their countertenors . . . ) :duel:

Amfortas
August 27th, 2012, 05:16 PM
But those other two versions are weak, as far as their staging were concerned; one might even be Regie! A traditional staging addresses the imbalance, and with Renée Fleming and Andreas Scholl all on crystal clear Blu-ray, what could be better?

Regie! Oh no! Horrors! :shoced:

Vesteralen
August 27th, 2012, 06:15 PM
Has anyone seen the documentary "Teresa Berganza: Master Classes" reviewed in the June 2012 Opera News? It sounds intriguing. Opinions?

HarpsichordConcerto
August 27th, 2012, 10:58 PM
Regie! Oh no! Horrors! :shoced:

Yes, indeed. The unspoken rule from the International Handel Aficionado Anonymous "Handel & Regie are incompatible".

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 27th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Yes, indeed. The unspoken rule from the International Handel Aficionado Anonymous "Handel & Regie are incompatible".

I gather that you're joking. There's been some really good Regie DVDs of Handel operas - and some very bad ones too, of course - but as a Handel aficionado, I'm sure you'll still like some of the good ones, Regie or not.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 27th, 2012, 11:26 PM
Has anyone seen the documentary "Teresa Berganza: Master Classes" reviewed in the June 2012 Opera News? It sounds intriguing. Opinions?

Yes, I've seen it. I found it interesting, but a bit less than I thought I would. I like stuff about vocal technique so I had high expectations, but upon seeing it, at times I thought that some parts dragged on for a bit too long and lacked tighter edition to eliminate bits that were not that interesting, with students going on and on in their vocal exercises.

Vesteralen
August 28th, 2012, 12:34 AM
Yes, I've seen it. I found it interesting, but a bit less than I thought I would. I like stuff about vocal technique so I had high expectations, but upon seeing it, at times I thought that some parts dragged on for a bit too long and lacked tighter edition to eliminate bits that were not that interesting, with students going on and on in their vocal exercises.

Thanks. I'll probably wait to see if my library gets a copy.

HarpsichordConcerto
August 28th, 2012, 04:42 AM
This appears to be the only DVD/Blu-ray available of Humperdinck's Königskinder. I do not have many of Humperdinck's operas.

Jonas Kaufmann (Der Königssohn), Isabel Rey (Die Gänsemagd), Oliver Widmer (Der Spielmann), Liliana Nikiteanu (Die Hexe), Reinhard Mayr (Der Holzhacker), Boguslaw Bidzinski (Der Besenbinder), Tomasz Slawinski (Der Wirt), Miroslav Christoff (Der Schneider), Chorus & Orchestra of the Opernhaus Zürich, Ingo Metzmacher.

Schigolch
August 28th, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Schigolch
August 29th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Amfortas
August 29th, 2012, 02:46 PM
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:ohmy:

Schigolch
August 30th, 2012, 04:40 PM
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Schigolch
August 31st, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
August 31st, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Wow! Want it!!! And what a spectacular cover picture!

Dark_Angel
September 1st, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Soave_Fanciulla
September 1st, 2012, 05:30 AM
Karaoke Messiah anyone?

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HarpsichordConcerto
September 1st, 2012, 06:07 AM
Karaoke Messiah anyone?

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What the hell is that?! :mad5426:

Soave_Fanciulla
September 1st, 2012, 07:23 AM
What the hell is that?! :mad5426:

I actually posted this especially for you, HC :kiss.1: :D

HarpsichordConcerto
September 1st, 2012, 08:25 AM
I actually posted this especially for you, HC :kiss.1: :D

Thank you for your friendly and considered sharing of this special version of The Messiah. Even though Tafelmusik is generally an excellent period instrument band, and the maestro himself even dressed up in 18th century attire with a fine wig (much to my envy), I think I shall give this special version a miss.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiBrjkshDBQ&feature=relmfu


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul61-Qu58zo

Soave_Fanciulla
September 1st, 2012, 10:03 AM
Thank you for your friendly and considered sharing of this special version of The Messiah. Even though Tafelmusik is generally an excellent period instrument band, and the maestro himself even dressed up in 18th century attire with a fine wig (much to my envy), I think I shall give this special version a miss.


Ha, hilarious. I think I'll companionably give it a miss with you.

Amfortas
September 1st, 2012, 04:34 PM
Karaoke Messiah anyone?

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Hallelujah!!!

Dark_Angel
September 2nd, 2012, 01:11 PM
Amazon USA 9/25/2012


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This is great news, Verdi boxset is coming.....

I was curious by that little white logo box on each blu ray above usually indicating that it is part of a bigger set or project. Sure enough 26 opera Verdi boxset (includes requiem) is about to hit the market.

The price could be astronomical I fear :rolleyes1:

Like the recent Mozart M22 boxset it should be much cheaper to buy boxset even if they are not all uniformly great quality. Plus there is almost no other choice for the early Verdi operas with modern quality production, I already own two of this series not knowing about the complete project

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
September 2nd, 2012, 03:44 PM
This is great news, Verdi boxset is coming.....

I was curious by that little white logo box on each blu ray above usually indicating that it is part of a bigger set or project. Sure enough 26 opera Verdi boxset (includes requiem) is about to hit the market.

The price could be astronomical I fear :rolleyes1:

Like the recent Mozart M22 boxset it should be much cheaper to buy boxset even if they are not all uniformly great quality. Plus there is almost no other choice for the early Verdi operas with modern quality production, I already own two of this series not knowing about the complete project.

Fabulous, yay!!!! Great way to celebrate the bicentennial!!!
Now they need to release a Wagner box set that would include Die Feen, Das Libesverbot, and the complete Rienzi (not the existing abridged version).

You're talking astronomical price? Can you image if they decided to release all Rossinis and all Donizettis? Not to forget Offenbach who has more than 100!!!

There's a cover without a title - I suppose it's Les Vępres Siciliennes. And they're not considering Jérusalem as a separate opera. If that's the case, it's a big mistake because you can't say it's Tutto Verdi, since Jérusalem *is* significantly different, it is not just a straight translation of I Lombardi.

The Associazone Amici di Verdi in Busseto does consider it to be a separate opera.

One can also make a case that Aroldo is a separate opera with significant changes from Stiffelio.

Dark_Angel
September 2nd, 2012, 03:53 PM
Promo video of Tutto Verdi boxset project:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjrtUYUrgwk&feature=player_detailpage


Also you will find short promos for individual operas of the Tutto Verdi set by searching youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i2XqvhIy4s&feature=relmfu

Sospiro.......begin selling all worldy posessions, you must own this!

Ann Lander (sospiro)
September 2nd, 2012, 08:15 PM
Sospiro.......begin selling all worldy posessions, you must own this!

:lalala:

Oh shush D_A. I've been deliberately avoiding this. My only excuse at the moment is that I don't have a Blu-ray player!