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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    I did not buy this live MET Verdi boxset.......but I really want that 1960 Nabucco!

    Excellent live sound, originally this was to be Callas performance at the MET but Rudolph Bing had a deep fallout with Maria. Cannot buy CD individually on Amazon but spotify premium has it, Rysanek sounds great as Abigaille
    I'll be interested to hear your take on comparing your new acquisition (ahem) with the Gardelli/Suliotis/Gobbi masterpiece...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    I did not buy this live MET Verdi boxset.......but I really want that 1960 Nabucco!

    Excellent live sound, originally this was to be Callas performance at the MET but Rudolph Bing had a deep fallout with Maria. Cannot buy CD individually on Amazon but spotify premium has it, Rysanek sounds great as Abigaille
    Good thing I did not buy boxset, spotify premium has complete boxset for streaming, yesssssss!!!!!

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    10 complete operas in boxset, the earliest one is 1935 Traviata with Rosa Ponselle. There are only 2 known complete opera recordings that exist for Ponselle, this Traviata and Carmen.

    The lastest recording in boxset is 1967 Aida with Price - Bergonzi - Bumbry

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    1959 live ROH, Sutherlands debut opera recording and it is a stellar performance, the most dramatic style you will hear from Joan with peerless technical vocal ability.....la stupenda

    Spotify has many other fine live Sutherland "Lucia's" from 1960-61 that are really great (especially the 1961 MET broadcast) but does not have this version above.......so I had to buy it

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    Seeing as I have recently got a grip on my out of control opera purchases (an outrageous lie!), I decided to treat myself.

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    Handel: Agrippina, HWV 6
    Drama per musica in tre atti original version (Dec. 1709), Libretto di Vincenzo Grimani
    Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Agrippina), Jennifer Rivera (Nerone), Sunhae Im (Poppea), Bejun Mehta (Ottone), Marcos Fink (Claudio), Neal Davies (Pallante), Dominique Visse (Mago Narciso) & Daniel Schmutzhard (Lesbo)
    Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs

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    Handel: Floridante
    Marijana Mijanovic (Floridante), Joyce DiDonato (Elmira), Roberta Invernizzi (Timante), Vito Priante (Oronte), Sharon Rostorf-Zamir (Rossane), Riccardo Novaro (Coralbo)
    Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

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    Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto
    Marijana Mijanovic (Giulio Cesare), Magdalena Kožená (Cleopatra), Anne Sofie von Otter (Sesto), Charlotte Hellekant (Cornelia), Bejun Mehta (Tolomeo), Alan Ewing (Achilla)
    Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

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    I have two on pre-order from amazon.com: first, the ROF L'Italiana in Algerie, with Goryachova (in bikini, would ya believe??) and Yijie Shi, and a more sedate release by Joyce DiDonato, Stelle di Napoli. And the recently arrived Blu ray of I Puritani with JDF and Nino Machaidze may go in the player tonight. Although the staging and camera work are a bit Iffy, there's nothing wrong with the singing!

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    On sale at Presto Classical...

    Wagner: Lohengrin
    Jess Thomas (Lohengrin), Elisabeth Grümmer (Elsa), Christa Ludwig (Ortrud), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Telramund), Gottlob Frick (Heinrich), Otto Wiener (Herald)
    Wiener Philharmoniker, Rudolf Kempe

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    Special offer at PC, pre-order for delivery 15th September

    Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
    1762 Viennese version in Italian, recorded 2001
    Bernarda Fink (Orfeo), Veronica Cangemi (Euridice) & Maria Cristina Kiehr (Amor)
    Freiburger Barockorchester, Rias Kammerchor, René Jacobs

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    Finally found a new copy on the A site of Deutschland (we all love their passion for opera).

    Bellini: La straniera
    Patrizia Ciofi (Alaida - 'The stranger'), Mark Stone (Il barone di Valdeburgo), Darío Schmunck (Arturo), Enkelejda Shokas (Isoletta), Graeme Broadbent (Il Priore), Roland Wood (Il signore di Montolino) and Aled Hall (Osburgo)
    Geoffrey Mitchell Choir and The London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Parry

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    This was definitely not on sale. EUR 31 ≈ USD 40 ≈ GBP 7,498,322

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    Recently just inherited two massive boxes of classical CDs (rough estimate: ~800). Lots of vocal and chamber music, many orchestral CDs mainly from BBC Music Magazine, and I've spotted these opera recordings so far....



    I'll post more if I find any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Recently just inherited two massive boxes of classical CDs (rough estimate: ~800). Lots of vocal and chamber music, many orchestral CDs mainly from BBC Music Magazine, and I've spotted these opera recordings so far....

    I'll post more if I find any more.
    Time to buy another storage rack (or tea cabinet)........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Recently just inherited two massive boxes of classical CDs (rough estimate: ~800). Lots of vocal and chamber music, many orchestral CDs mainly from BBC Music Magazine, and I've spotted these opera recordings so far....

    I'll post more if I find any more.
    Sorry about the loss of a family member/friend but great that they thought of you this way.
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    I am waiting for three DVDs:

    1. Traviata from the Arena di Verona with Ermonela Jaho;

    2. Puritani, with Netrebko, and

    3. Rigoletto with Mosuc, Nucci and Beczala.

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    Just got this in the mail today, hot off the presses!



    A filmed version from 1970. Hmmm . . . shipping speeds leave something to be desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Just got this in the mail today, hot off the presses!



    A filmed version from 1970. Hmmm . . . shipping speeds leave something to be desired.
    Don't tell me about it. I've been waiting for Anna's Salome for decades! The nice man from Nigeria did say he had it; I transferred top money to his account but the DVD for some reason hasn't arrived yet. I guess the postal services in Nigeria are slow.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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