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    I think Perer Mattei is pretty terrific too. (Sorry for late reply due to Fall)

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    I want that so much - and I don't even have a DVD player. Anything with JK and AH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Susanna View Post
    I think Perer Mattei is pretty terrific too. (Sorry for late reply due to Fall)
    Peter Mattei is my favourite singer in the world.
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    Saw that on Yt production not too elegies, Stemme good except for costume, KAuffmann terrific and aware of his sex appeal.

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    Well, after Jonas KAufmann, I may well agree with you.q

    Why are two posts combined?

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Susanna View Post
    Why are two posts combined?
    You need to allow a couple of minutes between posts or . . . well, *that*.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Agrippina from Vienna with Patricia Bardon, Jake Arditti, Danielle de Niese, Filippo Mineccia and Mika Kares, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, in an entertaining production by one of my favourite directors Robert Carsen.
    Whoa!!! A production with many assets!
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; January 4th, 2018 at 11:58 PM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Agrippina from Vienna with Patricia Bardon, Jake Arditti, Danielle de Niese, Filippo Mineccia and Mika Kares, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, in an entertaining production by one of my favourite directors Robert Carsen.
    oooh!

    heart racing

    temperature soaring!



    then I notice it

    Agrippina from Vienna with Patricia Bardon

    not PaPe in another Handel

    back to stable condition (or as close as I can get to that)
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; January 4th, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

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    Christopher Maltman seems to be such a nice man. He was either a judge or a guest commentator on the Cardiff Singing competition last year and had very kind words but intelligent analysis for all the contestants.

    Not just a pretty voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Christopher Maltman seems to be such a nice man. He was either a judge or a guest commentator on the Cardiff Singing competition last year and had very kind words but intelligent analysis for all the contestants.

    Not just a pretty voice.
    Yes, he is nice. I remember fondly my interview with him.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I almost bought this, 'cause, cough cough, assets. But I read some very mixed reviews. So tell me, if one likes and respects Herr Kaufmann but, erm, focuses on different assets, is this a good buy?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Last night we watched the new Don Carlo with Der Jonas and Anja Harteros. I am not much of a Kaufmann fan, finding him too baritonal, but, ma foi!! He sang the whatever out of the score. Harteros and Hampson were also fine, and Pappano got more from the score than I have noticed in other versions. I still prefer Furlanetto as Fillipo, but overall, this is one fine recording!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    I almost bought this, 'cause, cough cough, assets. But I read some very mixed reviews. So tell me, if one likes and respects Herr Kaufmann but, erm, focuses on different assets, is this a good buy?
    The production gets heavily into the concept that Manon becomes some kind of soft porn star rather than just Geronte's mistress. In act 2 the mezzo "singer" initiates some girl on girl action, and the "dance master" is filming it. It's certainly distracting and rather alienating. Opolais gives a committed performance, but to be honest I don't like her voice - there's a harsh dimension to it. If I were recommending a DVD I'd stick to the old Scotto/Domingo one - it's more convincing.

    Let's face it, I bought this entirely for der Jonas.
    Natalie

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