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    of course I am NOT going to go to Kenilworth and NOT stop by Presto Classical...

    tee hee hee

    The opera CD section is small, only two shelves. Maybe about a thousand recordings. The other music selection is very good but the opera is a little small. I wish it was double.
    Though a very good point is that they do have a few gems there, not listed on the site, well only as download and I really prefer to have a libretto (at least one for each opera). For instance I found this today...

    Cesti: Orontea
    Andrea Bierbaum (Filosofia), Cettina Cadelo (Amore, Tibrino), Helga Müller-Molinari (Orontea), Gregory Reinhart (Creonte), Guy de Mey (Aristea), René Jacobs (Alidoro, Floridano), Gastone Sarti (Gelone), David James (Corindo), Isabelle Poulenard (Silandra), Jill Feldman (Giacinta, Ismero)
    Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs 1982

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    also picked up (a wild stab in the dark)

    Marcello, B: Arianna
    A play in music for five voices
    Anna Chierichetti, Gloria Banditelli, Mirko Guadagnini, Sergio Foresti, Antonio Abete
    Athestis Chorus, Academia de li Musici, Filippo Maria Bressan

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    and another telling of the story by Pietro Metastasio of artaserse by Terradellas (he's from Barcelona)

    Terradellas: Artaserse
    Anna Maria Panzarella (Artaserse), Céline Ricci (Arbace), Marina Comparato (Mandane), Sunhae Im (Semira), Augustin Prunell-Friend (Artabano) & Mariví Blasco (Megabise)
    La Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara, Juan Bautista Otero
    Palau de la Músic Catalana, Barcelona June 2008

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    and a Vinci (this recording has sum girls singing innit)

    Vinci, Leonardo: La Partenope
    Sonia Prina (Partenope), Maria Grazia Schiavo (Rosmira), Maria Ercolano (Arsace), Eufemia Tufano (Emilio), Stefano Ferrari (Armindo) & Charles do Santos (Ormonte)
    I Turchini, Antonio Florio 2011

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    + Saariaho, Vivaldi, Puccini (I finally got a La Fanciulla recording), Britten, Cavalli, Symanowski, Janacek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    + Saariaho, Vivaldi, Puccini (I finally got a La Fanciulla recording), Britten, Cavalli, Symanowski, Janacek...


    Excellent! Won't be long now before you join me in my cardboard box under the arches.
    " … if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Excellent! Won't be long now before you join me in my cardboard box under the arches.
    Make sure to have a couple of long-lasting battery's for your disc man, that is, if you still got it and not have to pawned it

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    Wellington still has a second hand record shop, unlike Auckland, so I got these today:





    In amongst the 6 earthquakes, apparently, but I didn't notice them.
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    Just ordered (purchase inspired by sospiro and Hoffmann discussion on "What opera have you been listening to lately" thread):
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    ...purchase inspired by...
    Opera Lively terminology for they're leading me astray to bankruptcy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Opera Lively terminology for they're leading me astray to bankruptcy
    You got that right! And once I watch the DVD I'll have to have a CD! Also William Tell is on my wait list and so is a DVD of Tancredi.
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    That DVD of La Gazza Ladra looks quite appealing. Cotrubas is one of my favorite sopranos, and the rest of the cast looks pretty good, too. I guess this is another addition to the ever-growing wish list.

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    Got this today at a library sale for $2 but no booklet:
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Got this today at a library sale for $2 but no booklet:
    That was a bargain! And for a fabulous opera.

    Wiki has some info and La scala published the libretto (in Italian only though)
    " … if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    That was a bargain! And for a fabulous opera.

    Wiki has some info and La scala published the libretto (in Italian only though)
    I did a quick look at the Wiki page and it does seem like a very interesting opera. Now I will probably want the DVD--if there is one.
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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