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    That's the audio recording of Tannhäuser I have,...

    That's the audio recording of Tannhäuser I have, and I think it's quite good. Like Reiner Goldberg, Klaus König came from the former East Germany, but never became as well known as his fellow...
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    A variety of opera recordings – some familiar,...

    A variety of opera recordings – some familiar, some rarities, one new – and three recital albums are among the new releases reviewed in the October, 2020, issue of Das Opernglas...
  3. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

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    Cover design for JK's new holiday CD set: ...

    Cover design for JK's new holiday CD set:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Brf5wIa0L._SX522_.jpg

    (Looks more to me like "It's New Year's Day!")
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    Sticky: Interesting -- though with COVID-19 cases surging...

    Interesting -- though with COVID-19 cases surging again in a number of countries, I wonder that the DOB is going ahead with performances.
  5. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

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    According to an item on JK’s unofficial web site...

    According to an item on JK’s unofficial web site (http://www.jkaufmann.info/neu.htm), Sony will be releasing a two-CD holiday recording (“It’s Christmas”) on 13 November. The first disc will contain...
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    If the Kubelik is the one I'm thinking of -- with...

    If the Kubelik is the one I'm thinking of -- with Janowitz as Eva and Sandor Konya as Walther -- I've had my eye on that recording, as well.

    What I'd really like would be a Meistersinger with JK...
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    If you enjoy listening to it, that's all that...

    If you enjoy listening to it, that's all that matters. :)
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    Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpL5NHs9I0g I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpL5NHs9I0g

    I thought of Florestan’s interest in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg when I came across this complete recording of the opera on YouTube. This appears to...
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    https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQi...

    https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQiOiJwcmVzdG8tY292ZXItaW1hZ2VzIiwia2V5IjoiNzk4MDU4NC4xLmpwZyIsImVkaXRzIjp7InJlc2l6ZSI6eyJ3aWR0aCI6MzAwfSwianBlZyI6eyJxdWFsaXR5Ijo2NX0sInRvRm9ybWF0Ijoian...
  10. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: I'm two days late with this one . . . On Sunday,...

    I'm two days late with this one . . . On Sunday, tenor Francisco Araiza celebrated his 70th birthday. At the beginning of his career, he established an international reputation as an interpreter of...
  11. Thread: Operatic books

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    Sticky: The venerable Casa Ricordi music publishing house...

    The venerable Casa Ricordi music publishing house released its new six-volume Opera Anthology, edited by Ilaria Narici, earlier this year. Each volume, devoted to a particular voice type, contains...
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    I had the LP version, and in many respects, it's...

    I had the LP version, and in many respects, it's an excellent recording. I think much depends on how one reacts to Domingo's Walther. He has a beautiful voice, no doubt, but my enjoyment of his...
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    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5...

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ypnzqWgkL._AC_.jpg

    This is another classic with an outstanding cast.
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    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/6...

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61aOtlOfSGL._SY550_.jpg

    I think this opera has some of Mozart's loveliest music.
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    https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQi...

    https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQiOiJwcmVzdG8tY292ZXItaW1hZ2VzIiwia2V5IjoiNzkyNDAyMy4xLmpwZyIsImVkaXRzIjp7InRvRm9ybWF0IjoianBlZyJ9LCJ0aW1lc3RhbXAiOjEyODUxNTM5Nzl9

    This version is a...
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    I really hope she's able to regain her health and...

    I really hope she's able to regain her health and resume singing. She's one of the world's greatest sopranos, probably at the peak of her career, and it would be horrible for her and all of her fans...
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    Sticky: According to a brief item in the latest issue of...

    According to a brief item in the latest issue of Opernwelt, James Levine will be returning to the podium in January to conduct performances of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with Michael Spyres in...
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    They definitely are clothed. It's just that...

    They definitely are clothed. It's just that Girard's imagery here is anything but seductive, to include the fake blood that everyone is sloshing around in. (Okay, I get the reference to Amfortas'...
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    https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQi...

    https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQiOiJwcmVzdG8tY292ZXItaW1hZ2VzIiwia2V5IjoiODAzNTczMS4xLmpwZyIsImVkaXRzIjp7InJlc2l6ZSI6eyJ3aWR0aCI6MzAwfSwianBlZyI6eyJxdWFsaXR5Ijo2NX0sInRvRm9ybWF0Ijoian...
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    That's also the recording of Die Meistersinger I...

    That's also the recording of Die Meistersinger I have. Excellent cast!
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    I was wondering about that -- since COVID-19 is a...

    I was wondering about that -- since COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, are singers and musicians who depend upon strong, healthy respiratory systems at an additional risk if they contract the virus? ...
  22. Thread: 2020/2021 Season

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    Sticky: The Cincinnati Opera...

    The Cincinnati Opera (https://www.cincinnatiopera.org/2021) has announced plans for the 2021 summer season, though at this point, there are no specifics beyond a list of scheduled operas and dates.
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  23. Thread: News

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    Sticky: Opera fan and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth...

    Opera fan and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has just passed away at the age of 87.

    RIP, Justice Ginsberg.
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    And if she has it, Yusif Eyvazov almost certainly...

    And if she has it, Yusif Eyvazov almost certainly has it. I'm sure everyone is hoping for the best and wishing her a speedy recovery.

    Maybe folks should rethink the efforts to reopen performance...
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    Several operatic rarities, an oratorio, and a...

    Several operatic rarities, an oratorio, and a couple of recital albums are among the new recordings reviewed in the September-October, 2020, issue of Opernwelt...
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