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    I'll look forward to hearing your comments; I...

    I'll look forward to hearing your comments; I don't know these works but I am interested :)
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    There is a superb performance somewhere out there...

    There is a superb performance somewhere out there on ewe tube with subtitles provided by our Canadian friend A nervous gentleman. I can't give you the path but I'm sure Florestan (if anyone) can find...
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    Translations are almost always difficult (says...

    Translations are almost always difficult (says Clayton relocated to a different country) but worth exploring.
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    The closest city is Sapporo which has a cultural...

    The closest city is Sapporo which has a cultural arts theatre and is about a four hour drive away. Elina Garanca is scheduled for a concert performance in May and I have bought tickets. I am looking...
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    After several weeks at sea, my furniture, stereo...

    After several weeks at sea, my furniture, stereo and cd's have finally arrived. I had thought a lot about which music I would like to listen to first at this time but the first box I opened had...
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    Season greeting to all

    :tiphat:

    Wishing well to all our friends and hope your year is full of beautiful music!

    :very_drunk:

    ...and maybe some good wine :p


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    :rotgl: Good to start reading some Florestan...

    :rotgl:

    Good to start reading some Florestan posts again.
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    The good news is I now have a highly stable...

    The good news is I now have a highly stable 30mbps internet connection so when I have the time I will say a big hello to the previously unexplored world of youtube opera!
    :)
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    Hello So_Fa! We are closer neighbours now :) I...

    Hello So_Fa! We are closer neighbours now :)
    I heard the island had temperatures of -39 earlier this year. I'll need some very fiery box sets; any suggestions welcome. I also need a very big cuppa
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    The Krauss is absolutely thrilling and is the...

    The Krauss is absolutely thrilling and is the recording I listen to most. If you really come to love it; it's well worth checking out the Andrew Rose remastering. Though you might have to sell your...
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    I have now relocated to Hokkaido, the Northern...

    I have now relocated to Hokkaido, the Northern territories of Japan. The CDs (11 boxes) have still a couple of months before they arrive but I don't know if I'll have enough space to unpack them;...
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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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