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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I decided to take advantage of an Arkivmusic.com sale:

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    Attachment 6735 (Le Nozze, Don G, Cosi and La Clemenza di Tito)


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    Attachment 6738 (I know, but it's one I don't have - collect them all! There's always room! Somewhere...)


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    Attachment 6740 (I have no clue about this, but it has a great cast and was only $7.99)
    Great haul! I've got that Attila and (heresy) actually prefer it to the Ramey. Got the Oranges and the Macbeth too

    Love the singers on the Roussel so you must tell us what it's like.
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    Just ordered yesterday:

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    I love the opera but am unfamiliar with this production. Please do let us know all about it when you get it.

    Oh and welcome Florestan to Opera Lively!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Just ordered yesterday:
    A favorite opera!~ Donizetti's first real "hit".

    I just upgraded Rossini's Mose in Egitto to Blu ray because of my recent ability to see through the questionable staging to the exceptional score. I believe that I posted about that a few days ago. I'll post a reaction to the Blu ray in a day or two, but I expect to be delighted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I love the opera but am unfamiliar with this production. Please do let us know all about it when you get it.

    Oh and welcome Florestan to Opera Lively!
    I watched these You Tube Clips (Clip 1 and Clip 2) before deciding to buy it. The set is not the greatest, but the costumes are. Looks promising.

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    The DG version with Netrebko, Garanca and D'Archangelo is superb! There is a new one scheduled for release in March on Dynamic, but it's hard to imagine a better Anna than Anna's

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    The DG version with Netrebko, Garanca and D'Archangelo is superb! There is a new one scheduled for release in March on Dynamic, but it's hard to imagine a better Anna than Anna's
    I am sure it is. Garanca has a very nice Sonnambula. There also was an Anna Bolena with Sutherland. I was suprised there were so few options for DVDs of Anna Bolena. If only they had filmed Maria Callas' Anna Bolena.

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    Just arrived in the mail the other day. Five disc set of opera highlights featuring Maria Callas.
    All the performances range from 1953-1955:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Just arrived in the mail the other day. Five disc set of opera highlights featuring Maria Callas.
    All the performances range from 1953-1955:
    Do you have the Callas Remastered Box Set:


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    Every recording in the box is a revelation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Do you have the Callas Remastered Box Set:
    Every recording in the box is a revelation.
    I need that set, but am waiting to see if the used priced maybe come down some. It is a rather expensive set at $214 USD. I am cheap and like to get great deals like the deal I got on the Complete Beethoven set of 87 CDs for $29.95 new with a slightly damaged outer case.

    This set is far more reasonable (but I understand spartan in packaging and documentation) at $89.95 USD used:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I need that set, but am waiting to see if the used priced maybe come down some. It is a rather expensive set at $214 USD. I am cheap and like to get great deals like the deal I got on the Complete Beethoven set of 87 CDs for $29.95 new with a slightly damaged outer case.

    This set is far more reasonable (but I understand spartan in packaging and documentation) at $89.95 USD used:

    That set probably also is good, but for those early 1950s recordings, the remastering makes a huge difference in the sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    That set probably also is good, but for those early 1950s recordings, the remastering makes a huge difference in the sound.
    Well this older set is less than half the cost, and for me that is still pretty high. But this set is more likely to be found at an even lower price being now greatly overshadowed by the newer set. I do like the newer set for it's visual qualities--one could spend a lot of time fondling the CD sleeves and reading the book, where the older set is simply rip and play.

    For the record, here is another complete studio recordings set, Deluxe Edition (but $200 used):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Well this older set is less than half the cost, and for me that is still pretty high. But this set is more likely to be found at an even lower price being now greatly overshadowed by the newer set. I do like the newer set for it's visual qualities--one could spend a lot of time fondling the CD sleeves and reading the book, where the older set is simply rip and play.

    For the record, here is another complete studio recordings set, Deluxe Edition (but $200 used):
    Wow. That is one really impressive set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Wow. That is one really impressive set!
    The deluxe Callas "wood" box uses 1997 remasters, each opera has its own unique photo which I really like, that is not real burled wood box (plastic laminate), nice hardbound book and large b/w photos......

    My only complaint is unless you have small fingers it takes some effort to remove jewelcases from box, tight fit with little room to grasp

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