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    I'm sure he must have meant some of those recordings with Gedda and Sills.

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    Tosca with Behrens and Domingo
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; January 4th, 2018 at 11:36 PM.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Not so keen on Hildegard's voice, but Domingo is tremendous in this - Best "E lucevan le stelle" ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Not so keen on Hildegard's voice, but Domingo is tremendous in this - Best "E lucevan le stelle" ever.
    Definitely Domingo is fantastic. The staging is very good too. I was not impressed with Hildegard's voice on a Der fligende Hollander DVD. This seems somewhat better. But also while she is not bad looking, she is not the beauty queen that one would expect in the role of Tosca.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    I'm not wild about the staging, but the singers here are wonderful. And Rudolf Schasching really looks the part of the obnoxious glutton Iro.

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    It's on my list of ones to watch (well, I'd need to buy it first...)

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    Linda di Chamounix with Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez. I didn't know this opera and thought it rather good. I'm getting the library to order me the Opera Rara recording.
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    I also like Linda di Chamounix and recommend the Opera Rara recording.

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    or there's the Haider with wassername

    Name:  Linda di Chamounix - Friedrich Haider 1993, Edita Gruberova, Don Bernardini, Monika Groop, Ettor.jpg
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    oh yes Edita. There's the Haider recording with Edita Gruberova

    Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix
    Edita Gruberova, Don Bernardini, Monika Groop, Ettore Kim, Stefano Palatchi, Anders Melander, Ulrika Precht, Klas Hedlund
    Mikaeli Chamber Choir, Members of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Freidrich Haider

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    or there's the Haider with wassername

    Name:  Linda di Chamounix - Friedrich Haider 1993, Edita Gruberova, Don Bernardini, Monika Groop, Ettor.jpg
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    oh yes Edita. There's the Haider recording with Edita Gruberova

    Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix
    Edita Gruberova, Don Bernardini, Monika Groop, Ettore Kim, Stefano Palatchi, Anders Melander, Ulrika Precht, Klas Hedlund
    Mikaeli Chamber Choir, Members of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Freidrich Haider
    After the last two listening attempts I have to confess I don't like Gruberova enough to choose a recording based on her presence.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    After the last two listening attempts I have to confess I don't like Gruberova enough to choose a recording based on her presence.
    maybe a bit too twinkly, a bit like Christmas tree lights. Pretty but come epifa
    epith
    6th January, you've had enough and are ready to put them back in the box.

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    French froth with Spanish tinsel.

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    maybe a bit too twinkly, a bit like Christmas tree lights. Pretty but come epifa
    epith
    6th January, you've had enough and are ready to put them back in the box.

    It took me a minute to figure this out. Probably because we don't do much with ipif
    epi
    well, you know.

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    In Switzerland we have this.



    If you find the little plastic king in your piece, you get to wear the crown.

    Somehow that doesn't seem as exciting now as when I was six...
    Natalie

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