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    I'd never heard about the "Gold" aria being...

    I'd never heard about the "Gold" aria being omitted from the 1814 final version. In fact, it has different text than the one in the Urfassung. But, come to think of it, when Helmuth Rilling...
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    I have that recording and it's excellent. Enjoy!

    I have that recording and it's excellent. Enjoy!
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    Sticky: I watched a portion of the first one and bits of...

    I watched a portion of the first one and bits of the second. I think Giacomo is sung by Piero Cappuccilli in the first and Renato Bruson in the second; the Giovanna I suspect is Cristina Deutekom in...
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    Spence does have a lovely voice. Like you,...

    Spence does have a lovely voice. Like you, though, I'm not sure how I'd feel about having trebles singing the solos for soprano and contralto.
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    I watched that clip and read a review in one of...

    I watched that clip and read a review in one of the St. Gallen newspapers. (My bad; the performance actually took place at the St. Gallen Festival back in summer.) I remain undecided. For me, it's...
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    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/A10301...

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    Conductor/orchestra: Maurizio Pollini, Prague Chamber Orchestra
    Prague Philharmonic Chorus
    Cast: Katia Ricciarelli...
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    Why did I have to see this? ...

    Why did I have to see this?

    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/euroarts2064868.jpg?1540807745

    Conductor/orchestra: Otto Tausk, St. Gallen Symphony Orchestral; St. Gallen Opera Chorus...
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    Conductor/orchestra: Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Arnold Schoenberg Choir
    Cast: Nina Stemme (Leonore),...
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    Never heard of that variation. As much as I love...

    Never heard of that variation. As much as I love tenors, though, I think I'd still prefer the soprano.
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    Schirmer's vocal score has it assigned to the...

    Schirmer's vocal score has it assigned to the bass. I'm guessing Handel adapted his score to the needs of his various soloists, and so a variety of "traditions" has been passed down.
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    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/289438...

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    Sir Colin Davis; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    Heather Harper (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), John Wakefield...
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    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/8...

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    Richard Westenburg; Musica Sacra Orchestra and Chorus
    Judith Blegen (soprano), Katherine Ciesinski (mezzo soprano), John...
  13. Moving is such a colossal headache! I hope the...

    Moving is such a colossal headache! I hope the dust has finally settled and you're enjoying the new job and home.
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    De gustibus . . . :)

    De gustibus . . . :)
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    Sir Georg Solti; Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Anne Gjevang (contralto), Keith Lewis...
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    Sir Neville Marriner
    Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Chorus
    Elly Ameling (soprano), Anna Reynolds (contralto),...
  17. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Unfortunately, I suspect it won't since there are...

    Unfortunately, I suspect it won't since there are already two video recordings of this particular production -- the first one with Barbara Daniels, Domingo, and Milnes, and the second one with...
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    Of course, the topic is subjective. But if I had...

    Of course, the topic is subjective. But if I had to choose what I'd consider a "reference" recording, it would be Karl Böhm’s 1965 Die Zauberflöte with the incomparable Fritz Wunderlich as Tamino as...
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    Sticky: It's not the complete performance, but there are...

    It's not the complete performance, but there are sizable chunks of it on YouTube:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACnuOYJDnIM


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8gaMMZuWJ8

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    Listened to Sir Thomas Beecham's version again,...

    Listened to Sir Thomas Beecham's version again, and this time noticed Goosens' fiddling with the instrumentation more than I did at first. His touches seem to be in the grand Victorian/Edwardian...
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    Now that it's November, I've started listening to...

    Now that it's November, I've started listening to my assortment of Messiah recordings again.

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    Conductor: Sir...
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    Especially those rich bass voices! His English...

    Especially those rich bass voices! His English sounds pretty idiomatic, too.
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    Not ringing a bell here, either. Sorry.

    Not ringing a bell here, either. Sorry.
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    New releases reviewed in the November, 2018,...

    New releases reviewed in the November, 2018, issue of Opernwelt (http://www.opernwelt.de/) include several Lied recital discs and a group of historic recordings. All of them receive favorable...
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    Not only has she sung it, but the performance is...

    Not only has she sung it, but the performance is available on video:

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    Conductor/orchestra: James Levine,...
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