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    I'm impressed! (Reminder to self to buy Amazon stock.)

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    And these were just the operas!

    Great buys there, StLukesGuildOhio! I picked up Blu-rays of mainly lesser knowns, and some ballets.










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    Yes... I think I'm at the point that I need to put a halt to new CDs and catch up with the 100+ operas I have waiting in my "to be heard" pile. For the foreseeable future I think its time to focus on DVDs and Blue Rays of favorite operas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Bought this, recently got around to watching it. Really beautiful production by Robert Carsen. Good choice, Harpy!

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    I think I overspent a little.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    I think I overspent a little.
    Yes, just "a little"! I also have Coloraturas, Sospiri, and Diva Divo. Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desiree View Post
    Yes, just "a little"! I also have Coloraturas, Sospiri, and Diva Divo. Great stuff!
    And I've never been really fond of singers' records, I'm much more the complete-opera type. Let's see how it goes. :P

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    Hasn't come yet - anyone seen it? Any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Hasn't come yet - anyone seen it? Any good?
    I saw the production (with Charles Workman as the Prince) last Friday, and it was OK. It had some nice moments, but I feel it didn't go far enough when it came to exploring things like the theatre-within-theatre aspects of the piece. But the scene with the cook is utterly hilarious.

    EDIT: I forgot to add that the production seemed a bit under-rehearsed and suffered comically because of it. But I think this is more because it was a revival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Hasn't come yet - anyone seen it? Any good?
    I recall Natalie liked it, I have the other popular DVD which I really like.....but I have not been tempted to own multiple versions


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    I saw the production (with Charles Workman as the Prince) last Friday, and it was OK. It had some nice moments, but I feel it didn't go far enough when it came to exploring things like the theatre-within-theatre aspects of the piece. But the scene with the cook is utterly hilarious.

    EDIT: I forgot to add that the production seemed a bit under-rehearsed and suffered comically because of it. But I think this is more because it was a revival.
    Thanks aksel.

    I saw on Twitter you'd been to see 'Oranges' but didn't realise it was this production! Looking forward to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    I recall Natalie liked it, I have the other popular DVD which I really like.....but I have not been tempted to own multiple versions

    D_A - I have this one already & I absolutely love it but this is the production I'm going to see next March & I want to come to it fresh so I don't want to watch this version too many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Hasn't come yet - anyone seen it? Any good?
    Natalie just posted link to huge Presto UK sale where you can buy this for 75% discount!
    It is the older TDK release not the new Art Haus version you show

    Presto classical are having a massive clearance on DVD (mainly TDK) with some ridiculous prices - up to 80% off!
    Click here

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