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    Sticky: Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present a...

    Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present a brand-new Ring in April 2020 — a rare and monumental undertaking that will attract audiences from all over the world to the city of Chicago. April 2020. ...
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    I went into this with great expectations but...

    I went into this with great expectations but started losing interest. By the time I got well into Walkure I was wishing for the end of the world (i.e., end of the opera), but pained it out for all...
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    This one is pretty good. I think I'll rank it...

    This one is pretty good. I think I'll rank it just below Levine. Mine is in a larger box set, so not sure what release I actually have....
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    Just finished this one. I did not find it all...

    Just finished this one. I did not find it all that interesting. Siegfried was perhaps the best of the operas on this set, then followed by Gotterdammerung, then Walkure, and least being Rheingold. ...
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    Double disk set for $1 at my library today:...

    Double disk set for $1 at my library today:
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91rUaMDWGCL._SX425_.jpg

    Also found this double disk set that I had purchased at same library some...
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    Archival audio of Jessye Norman in her early 20s...

    Archival audio of Jessye Norman in her early 20s performing “Allmächt'ge Jungfrau!” from Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser in Kresge Auditorium on Aug. 3, 1968.
    Scroll to bottom of page:...
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    DVD Release Date: October 11, 2019...

    DVD Release Date: October 11, 2019
    https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=2.110637
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    I watched Rheingold from this production earlier...

    I watched Rheingold from this production earlier this year and finally dove in and got the rest. Working my way through.
    Hartmut Haenchen, Amsterdam Opera
    Nadine Secunde (Sieglinde)
    John Keyes...
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    Never heard of him before. Rather young to exit...

    Never heard of him before. Rather young to exit this world.
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    This was on my keep-an-eye-out-for-a-deal list...

    This was on my keep-an-eye-out-for-a-deal list and finally I got it for $17.01 shipped, new! That with the help of $1.24 in Ebay Bucks....
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    Gwyneth Jones as Brunnhilde is absolutely mind...

    Gwyneth Jones as Brunnhilde is absolutely mind blowing in the scene where Gunther brings her home to be wed. Absolutely stunning performance! That is as far as I am, so I am sure there is much more...
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    Yes, the singing is very good. Wonder if there...

    Yes, the singing is very good. Wonder if there is sound track CD available. Violetta has tattoos, so not period, but a modern setting.
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    Sticky: Any of these, if the other three operas are also...

    Any of these, if the other three operas are also available, would be great to watch:

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d-3nqzKTKU
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    Great question. I can answer that I listen to...

    Great question. I can answer that I listen to the original German a lot more, perhaps ten times more than this one, but I do like this one a lot. It is a very good performance (live) and it is nice...
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    What happens around 1:24:16? Looks like someone...

    What happens around 1:24:16? Looks like someone rips her heart out, later the clown is playing with the heart. Very strange. The whole thing is too strange for me. Although, probably very...
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    Going through this, all 15 symphonies, starting...

    Going through this, all 15 symphonies, starting at #1. Am up to #7 now. I bought this earlier this year and until tonight had only listened to #7 and #14. Quite wonderful music!...
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    Maria Ostroukhova

    Can't find any CDs or DVDs with her on Amazon or Ebay.

    http://robertgilder.co/test/wp/portfolio-item/maria-ostroukhova/

    Sample:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1y4kFGla1o
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    Another awesome watch! Next up: Gotterdammerung....

    Another awesome watch! Next up: Gotterdammerung.
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51HwaKqz0rL.jpg
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    Thanks. I have it! Also have her in Gluck'a...

    Thanks. I have it! Also have her in Gluck'a Orphée et Eurydice, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Handel's Alcina. All good.
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    Had Rheingold and like it so much I just ordered...

    Had Rheingold and like it so much I just ordered the rest today for $14, $12, and $8 shipped, respecively for Walkure, Siegfried, and Gotterdammerung. This'll be my 5th Ring on DVD. :)...
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    This lady is my all time favorite mezzo/contralto...

    This lady is my all time favorite mezzo/contralto (or what is her category?):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=234&v=Ky7w5RoN7vM
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    This is a very nice set (4 CDs) if you want your...

    This is a very nice set (4 CDs) if you want your Ring fix and don't have time for the whole 15 hours. Nice intro/sampler for historic Rings too....
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    And I have both of them. Ah well, the staging is...

    And I have both of them. Ah well, the staging is merely a backdrop. One of my favorite Traviata's is semi-staged.
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