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    Unlike the film that uses this recording as a "soundtrack," the recording itself is complete -- the overture is not omitted. ...
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    Hadn't listened to this one for a while.
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    JK's Royal Opera House Otello. Fingers crossed that there are no problems with his Alvaro there this month and next.
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    I have the Carlos Kleiber audio recording of La...

    I have the Carlos Kleiber audio recording of La Traviata with Ileana Cotrubas, Domingo, and Milnes, and can definitely recommend it. The gents are great, and she's absolutely heartbreaking.
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    I know that Ricciarelli should never have let Karajan persuade her to undertake the role of Turandot even in the recording...
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    Very interesting historical background,...

    Very interesting historical background, particularly with Dulcamara being the name of a popular patent medicine. I wonder how many other operas have such little "in" jokes that listeners not...
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    And based on the libretto's source material,...

    And based on the libretto's source material, today is -- appropriately -- St. Patrick's Day!
  8. Thread: 2019/2020 Season

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    Sticky: A couple of others: Canadian Opera Company...

    A couple of others:

    Canadian Opera Company
    https://www.coc.ca/subscriptions

    San Francisco Opera
    https://sfopera.com/2019-20-season/
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    I have the Solti audio recording with Bernd...

    I have the Solti audio recording with Bernd Weikl, Teresa Kubiak, and Stuart Burrows. I think it also provides the "soundtrack" for a video, though the individuals seen in the video are actors and...
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    Oh, my goodness -- I'm glad to hear he's doing...

    Oh, my goodness -- I'm glad to hear he's doing okay.
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    Some operatic rarities are among the new releases...

    Some operatic rarities are among the new releases – all on CD – reviewed in the March, 2019, issue of Das Opernglas (https://www.opernglas.de/). The summary:

    RECOMMENDED

    - Max Bruch: Die...
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    With the exception of the CD of the Month, all of...

    With the exception of the CD of the Month, all of the recordings reviewed in the March, 2019, issue of Opernwelt (http://www.opernwelt.de/) are of operas. Here’s the summary:

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    - ...
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    Our local company "hosted" the Kosky Magic Flute...

    Our local company "hosted" the Kosky Magic Flute a few years ago, and the visuals really are pretty stunning. I hope the soloists in Auckland will be equally impressive.
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    The Neuhold cast looks promising, with Siegmund...

    The Neuhold cast looks promising, with Siegmund Nimsgern and Josef Protschka.
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    Zubin Mehta; Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, London
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    Notes/commentary also in English and French, but...

    Notes/commentary also in English and French, but the libretto only in German. :rolleyes1:
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    Zubin Mehta; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    There is a discussion of the work in the enclosed...

    There is a discussion of the work in the enclosed booklet that references Pfitzner's and Wagner's thoughts on this opera, but no indication that any revision by either of those composers is actually...
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    I have the version on the Capriccio label with...

    I have the version on the Capriccio label with Jonas Kaufmann as Edgar Aubry. I would have preferred a true baritone instead of Franz Hawlata as Lord Ruthven, though -- I think the vampire needs to...
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    Sir David McVicar's production of Adriana Lecouvreur as originally seen at the ROH, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.
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    Heinz Wallberg; Munich Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Broadcasting Chorus
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    It does seem as though there are a number of...

    It does seem as though there are a number of short, or at least average height tenors. The only tall ones who come to mind are Siegfried Jerusalem and Christoph Strehl. What I found interesting --...
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    Lamberto Gardelli; Austrian Broadcasting (ORF) Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
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