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    I'm doing a lot of DIY projects around the house...

    I'm doing a lot of DIY projects around the house and find it difficult to listen to opera. Either I get too involved with the opera and find myself just standing there listening with no progress or I...
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    Not actually just purchased but more "found this...

    Not actually just purchased but more "found this in the attic and have no recollection of ever purchasing or listening to it".

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    I have not heard this one yet. It is on the "to...

    I have not heard this one yet. It is on the "to find" list on my weekly charity shop visits.
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    Sticky: I count nine productions I would want to go see.

    I count nine productions I would want to go see.
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    Sticky: Oh codswallop! I chose mountains and bears...

    Oh codswallop!

    I chose mountains and bears over opera...

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    and that does look like a mighty tasty season. It looks like the ROH is celebrating my departure.
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    Nice. I want to see Bluebeard's castle.

    Nice. I want to see Bluebeard's castle.
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    Hello Tsaraslondon and welcome to the forum! I...

    Hello Tsaraslondon and welcome to the forum!

    I also like Callas and have the remastered Warner box set :)

    Though most of my listening for the past few years have been somewhere around the...
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    I have a new metaphor. It is "That's a Martha"...

    I have a new metaphor. It is "That's a Martha" and is something that "I always wanted but never knew existed". For instance Bacofoil non-stick baking paper (the one with the dimples) discovered by...
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    I was in London a couple of weeks ago and wanted...

    I was in London a couple of weeks ago and wanted to go to Handel's house. Unfortunately I had lunch in a pub that left me feeling completely outraged that in the twenty-first century we still have...
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    and straight into the basket goes Les Indes...

    and straight into the basket goes Les Indes Galantes :)
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    Whilst clearing out the attic the other day, I...

    Whilst clearing out the attic the other day, I found a fridge magnet bought at the gift shop with the image they used for "Only the Sound remains"; a little less imaginative but I still bought it.
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    That is an absolute corker (TLOTICOKATMF) and...

    That is an absolute corker (TLOTICOKATMF) and Svetlana Ignatovich is fantastic. Tcherniakov takes it a bit X rated in some parts and some interpretations I am not so keen on but the performance of...
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    At some point, I imagine I will also have to say...

    At some point, I imagine I will also have to say good bye to the Marantz system as this one is set up for the almost unique British 240v power supply. So at a volume where very electronic component...
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    Sticky: Danielle de Niese (the only opera link in this...

    Danielle de Niese (the only opera link in this post) is in town rehearsing for (and promoting) the musical Man of La Mancha. I have never heard of this work but I have heard the song The Impossible...
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    I have forty-seven at the moment with the memory...

    I have forty-seven at the moment with the memory full. Actually if I think I will be busy for the first few weeks setting up home, maybe it should just about be enough to stop me going in to complete...
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    I've been spending some time with Artaserse and...

    I've been spending some time with Artaserse and Artaxerxes.

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    As the time to ship out to the mountains gets ever closer, I need to decide which operas to carry on the...
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    Oh this is interesting. Another Donizetti opera...

    Oh this is interesting. Another Donizetti opera that I want to see but haven't had the opportunity yet. Every time I visit Presto Classical, I pass the castle remains which are a few miles away and...
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    Sticky: 2/10, time to study - - - Updated - - - I...

    2/10, time to study

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    I thought I was sure on six of the answers
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    [Frankenstein] :rotgl:

    [Frankenstein]


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    :distant: Something missed a turn there

    :distant:

    Something missed a turn there
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    It was GBP 10, let's call that somewhere between...

    It was GBP 10, let's call that somewhere between USD 16 (under normal circumstances) and USD 2,000,000.

    It was GBP 15 eighteen months ago and I asked them if there was any wiggle room, to which...
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    Have you listened to the OL favourite recording...

    Have you listened to the OL favourite recording (well, what was the favourite six years or so ago when we did the poll) by Kleiber?

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    I found this at the music store in the...

    I found this at the music store in the neighbouring town and as it had such a fantastic cast...

    Strauss, J, II: Die Fledermaus
    Wolfgang Brendel (Eisenstein), Kiri Te Kanawa (Rosalinde), Richard...
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    Mozart: Così fan tutte, K588 Corinne Winters...

    Mozart: Così fan tutte, K588

    Corinne Winters (Fiordiligi), Angela Brower (Dorabella), Daniel Behle (Ferrando), Alessio Arduini (Guglielmo), Martin Kränzle (Don Alfonso), Sabina Puertolas (Despina)...
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    I found this in a music store in the neighbouring...

    I found this in a music store in the neighbouring town, on sale (new) at a whopping 75% discount! I haven't heard any works by Dove yet so grabbed it straight away.

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