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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Part of my recent second-hand haul...
    I want (and probably all forum readers) to know all of your haul!

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    Agrippina - Opera Arias
    Ann Hallenberg (mezzo); Il Pomo d’Oro, Riccardo Minasi



    Rossini: Guillaume Tell - first recording of the complete opera
    Andrew Foster-Williams (Tell), Alessandra Volpe (Hedwige), Tara Stafford, Judith Howarth (Mathilde), Michael Spyres (Arnold), Tara Stafford (Jemmy), Giulio Pelligra (Rodolphe), Artavazd Sargsyan (Ruodi), Nahuel Di Pierro (Walther Fürst/Melchthal), Raffaele Facciolà (Gesler), Marco Filippo Romano (Leuthold). Virtuosi Brunensis & Camerata Bach Choir, Poznań, Antonino Fogliani

    Natalie

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    Filling in with a few opera titles I already own, but now with Hoffmann's A-List singers:


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

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    No matter how many opera DVDs you have there is nothing like the first time you watch an opera, so I decided I needed another opera and this is it (ordered today):
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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    This is one of my rare impulse purchases that didn't involve yet another recording of Fidelio:



    I've wanted to add a recording of this opera to my collection, and for my tastes, the three leads here are ideal. There are YouTube clips of Gruberova and Baltsa as Mary and Elizabeth from a Vienna State Opera production in the late '80s, and those two are fabulous -- wonderful singing and acting. The Leicester in the live performance sounds rather anemic to my ears, but this studio recording has Araiza, who should be a significant improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    This is one of my rare impulse purchases that didn't involve yet another recording of Fidelio:



    I've wanted to add a recording of this opera to my collection, and for my tastes, the three leads here are ideal. There are YouTube clips of Gruberova and Baltsa as Mary and Elizabeth from a Vienna State Opera production in the late '80s, and those two are fabulous -- wonderful singing and acting. The Leicester in the live performance sounds rather anemic to my ears, but this studio recording has Araiza, who should be a significant improvement.
    Yes, temperamentally for the opera Gruberova and Baltsa should be perfect. I'm very tempted...
    Natalie

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    1973 so I know the recording will reflect its age but it cost under £6. Will be interesting to see if it's been cut like the Pierre Audi Nederlandse Opera version.

    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    This is one of my rare impulse purchases that didn't involve yet another recording of Fidelio:



    I've wanted to add a recording of this opera to my collection, and for my tastes, the three leads here are ideal. There are YouTube clips of Gruberova and Baltsa as Mary and Elizabeth from a Vienna State Opera production in the late '80s, and those two are fabulous -- wonderful singing and acting. The Leicester in the live performance sounds rather anemic to my ears, but this studio recording has Araiza, who should be a significant improvement.


    This is one of the famous Donizettis I don't know. I'm with Natalie - very tempted. I look forward to reading your evaluation!

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

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    This one is self-inflicted, because I love Schubert.

    Schubert: Fierrabras D 796 - Salzburg Festival 2014
    Michael Schade (Fierrabras), Julia Kleiter (Emma), Benjamin Bernheim (Eginhard), Dorothea Röschmann (Florinda), Markus Werba (Roland), Georg Zeppenfeld (Charlemagne), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Maragond), Manuel Walser (Brutamonte). Wiener Philharmoniker, Ingo Metzmacher. Staged by: Peter Stein



    This one is you rotten lot's fault after a long forum discussion on this opera so that my will got paralysed and my "buy with one click" finger took over.

    Donizetti: Gemma di Vergy (Live, Teatro Donizetti Bergamo, Sep 2011)

    Natalie

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    There is, of course, the Zürich Opera performance with der Jonas in the title role.



    I find Claus Guth's goofy staging rather irritating, but the singing more than compensates.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    There is, of course, the Zürich Opera performance with der Jonas in the title role.



    I find Claus Guth's goofy staging rather irritating, but the singing more than compensates.

    Yes, I have that too, but I wanted a less goofy staging.
    Natalie

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    I was looking for the Don Carlos CD set that Annie was listening to the other day, and thought I had found it - along with a Naxos sale on PC:

    It turned out to be the wrong one, but what can you do?


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    Life is too short not to own lots of Semiramides...



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    If I recall correctly, there are two Zedda La Gazza Ladra recordings. Yours is the more recent one. How is it?
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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