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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Just ordered used copy of this:
    That looks interesting. I look forward to hearing about it. Another Maria Devia recording comes to Florestan!

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    I just hit the button for

    Roussel: Padmāvatī
    recorded in 1983
    Marilyn Horne (Padmāvatī), Nicolai Gedda (Ratan-Sen), Jane Berbié (Nakamti), José van Dam (Alaouddin), Marc Vento (Gora), Laurence Dale (Badal), Charles Burles (Brahmin)
    Chœur & Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson

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    I did think about getting the Plasson box set but couldn't see if they had the libretto included and it was GBP 90.

    I heard this on spotify; the Charity shop recording did not have the libretto. Having heard it, I thought I needed to get some more from this wonderful work. I do like superhorn's descriptive of impressionism, it is very colourful music but I do think I can get so much more from having the text.

    This is the first purchase I have ever made through the internet auction site. Fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I just hit the button for

    Roussel: Padmāvatī
    recorded in 1983
    Marilyn Horne (Padmāvatī), Nicolai Gedda (Ratan-Sen), Jane Berbié (Nakamti), José van Dam (Alaouddin), Marc Vento (Gora), Laurence Dale (Badal), Charles Burles (Brahmin)
    Chœur & Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson

    Name:  Albert Roussell - Padmavati - Michel Plasson 1983.jpg
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    I did think about getting the Plasson box set but couldn't see if they had the libretto included and it was GBP 90.

    I heard this on spotify; the Charity shop recording did not have the libretto. Having heard it, I thought I needed to get some more from this wonderful work. I do like superhorn's descriptive of impressionism, it is very colourful music but I do think I can get so much more from having the text.

    This is the first purchase I have ever made through the internet auction site. Fingers crossed.

    I need to listen to this again - I think this is the original issue of the reprint recording that I have. Next time, I will follow Clayton's lead and follow the libretto to get a sense of what is happening.

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    On this somewhat sunny but cold Friday afternoon this hits all the right notes for me.
    Sutherland and Pavarotti in such fine form and Bonynge is like a fish in a pond wit this music

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    That looks interesting. I look forward to hearing about it. Another Maria Devia recording comes to Florestan!
    It is a singspiel like Fidelio with a lot of recitatives. Here are clips.

    I am becoming delirious over Devia's voice. She is a remarkable singer and very much under rated.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Kobie van Rensburg (Ulisse), Christine Rice (Penelope), Cyril Auvity (Telemaco) & Joseph Cornwell (Eumete)
    Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor) & Pierluigi Pizzi (director)

    Ed Lyon (our lovely 'chicken in a basket' in Les Troyens) is singing Eurimaco/Giove

    Christine Rice is singing Penelope when I see this in Bucharest and at the Barbican
    "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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    Yesterday:


    Today:
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Rimsky Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia
    Svetlana Ignatovich (Fevroniya), John Daszak (Grishka Kuterma), Vladimir Vaneev (Prince Yuriy Vsevolodovich), Maxim Aksenov (Prince Vsevolod Yuryevich), Ante Jerkunica (Bedyay), Vladimir Ognovenko (Burunday), Alexey Markov (Fyodor Poyarok) & Mayram Sokolova (Page)
    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus of Netherlands Opera, Marc Albrecht (conductor) & Dmitri Tcherniakov (director)
    Recorded live at the De Nederlandse Opera, February 2012

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    a bit nervous about this; a bit like meeting a childhood hero... I already have the perfect production in the theatre of clayton's mind

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    Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria
    Pergolesi Spring Festival, Jesi, Ancona
    Marina Comparato (Adriano), Lucia Cirillo (Emirena), Annamaria Dell’Oste (Farnaspe), Nicole Heaston (Sabina), Stefano Ferrari (Osroa) & Francesca Lombardi (Aquilio Tribuno)
    Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone (conductor) & Ignacio Garcķa (director)
    2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria
    Pergolesi Spring Festival, Jesi, Ancona
    Marina Comparato (Adriano), Lucia Cirillo (Emirena), Annamaria Dell’Oste (Farnaspe), Nicole Heaston (Sabina), Stefano Ferrari (Osroa) & Francesca Lombardi (Aquilio Tribuno)
    Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone (conductor) & Ignacio Garcķa (director)
    2010

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    Never heard of it before, but now I have it up on you tube and am loving it. A happy ending too. This may be one I want to purchase. Thanks for posting.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    I need to see a production of Der Rosenkavalier.

    It is an opera that whilst I think the music is pretty, I don't think it is a great opera. Hoffmann, after falling down in disbelief, then suggested it was probably something I needed to see, not just listen to, inorder to appreciate.

    So now I have started watching the operas on DVD, armed with the suggestions of the favourite recordings thread, I went out fishing for a DVD. I bought this.

    Strauss, R: Arabella
    Kiri Te Kanawa (Arabella), Wolfgang Brendel (Mandryka), Marie McLaughlin (Zdenka), David Kuebler (Matteo), Natalie Dessay (Fiakermilli), Helga Dernesch (Adelaide), Donald McIntyre (Waldner), Charles Workman (Elemer)
    Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Christian Thielemann

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    It happens.

    Last week I went to the market to buy some salad and returned with some monkfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I need to see a production of Der Rosenkavalier.

    It is an opera that whilst I think the music is pretty, I don't think it is a great opera. Hoffmann, after falling down in disbelief, then suggested it was probably something I needed to see, not just listen to, inorder to appreciate.

    So now I have started watching the operas on DVD, armed with the suggestions of the favourite recordings thread, I went out fishing for a DVD. I bought this.

    Strauss, R: Arabella
    Kiri Te Kanawa (Arabella), Wolfgang Brendel (Mandryka), Marie McLaughlin (Zdenka), David Kuebler (Matteo), Natalie Dessay (Fiakermilli), Helga Dernesch (Adelaide), Donald McIntyre (Waldner), Charles Workman (Elemer)
    Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Christian Thielemann

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    It happens.

    Last week I went to the market to buy some salad and returned with some monkfish.

    So, you still are looking hard for that Rosenkavalier DVD, just want it to be the perfect one, is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    So, you still are looking hard for that Rosenkavalier DVD, just want it to be the perfect one, is that right?
    Not hard:

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    So, you still are looking hard for that Rosenkavalier DVD, just want it to be the perfect one, is that right?
    I think I was looking too hard and was overthinking it. It's a DVD, not a life changing decision.

    one with Edita?
    OL favourite (Kleiber)?
    Schwarzkoff?
    apparently market leader (A site) Te Kanawa?
    newest (Fleming)?


    I'll come back to it another time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I think I was looking too hard and was overthinking it. It's a DVD, not a life changing decision.

    one with Edita?
    OL favourite (Kleiber)?
    Schwarzkoff?
    apparently market leader (A site) Te Kanawa?
    newest (Fleming)?


    I'll come back to it another time.
    They tend to be good, all of them, so there isn't much risk of going wrong, but I do believe in the Kleiber recommended by Nat.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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