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    Conductor/orchestra: Pinchas Steinberg, Munich Radio Orchestra
    Soloists: Eva Marton (Wally), Francisco Araiza (Hagenbach), Alan Titus (Gellner), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Stromminger), Birgit Calm (Afra), Michele Pertusi (Il Pedone), Julie Kaufmann (Walter)

    Another opera with which to get acquainted while I'm waiting for L'Orfeo.

    I listened to this YouTube recording of Eva Marton singing Wally’s “Ebben! Ne andro lontana” and liked it so well that I promptly ordered the CD (though with a different conductor and orchestra). It helped that Amazon was offering this recording at $6.97.


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    Deciding to buy this version of Macbeth did not take long at all once I realized it was the same version (the 65 revised apparently) that I had seen. Listening to sample of both the Abbado and the Muti it was a tough choice as both had singers I like a lot and are already well represented on my Ipod. However Muti's had a ballet and a soprano for Macbeth and I like his conducting a little more. I remembered why I took a break from watching new opera's by Verdi as there is always a significant risk I will lose money because I HAVE to have a recording if I like the opera enough and often immediately if I loved it on the first lesson like with Un Ballo In Maschera, Macbeth and Il Trovatore.
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Saw it in another thread here, couldn't resist.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Had been mucking around with my presto cart for ages but today I pressed buy:

    Korngold: Die Stumme Serenade
    Dialogus: Hendrik Müller, Sarah Wegener, Birger Radde, Frank Buchwald, Werner Klockow, Anna-Lucia Leone & Sebastian Reich
    Klaus Simon: Young Opera Company & Holst-Sinfonietta



    Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress
    Gerald Finley (baritone), Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone), Jeremy White (bass), Richard Coxon (tenor), Roderick Williams (bass), Gidon Saks (bass), Francis Egerton (tenor), Rebecca Evans (soprano), Susan Gritton (soprano), Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano), Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo-soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), Robert Hayward (baritone), Adrian Thompson (tenor)
    Richard Hickox: Royal Opera House



    Vivaldi: Ottone in Villa

    Susan Gritton, Monica Groop, Nancy Argenta, Mark Padmore, Sophie Daneman
    Richard Hickox: Collegium Musicum 90



    Wolf-Ferrari: I gioielli della Madonna
    Natalia Ushakova (Maliella), Daniel Čapkovič (Rafaele), Kyungho Kim (Gennaro), Denisa Šlepkovská (Carmela), Peter Maly (Ciccillo), Frantisek Duriac (Rocco)
    Friedrich Haider: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra



    Porpora: Arianna in Nasso

    Tiziana Fabbricini, Anna Maria di Micco, Marita Paparizou, Cristoforos Stamboglis, Damiana Pinti
    Massimiliano Carraro: Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona



    Dove: Tobias and the Angel
    Omar Ebrahim (Tobit), Hyacinth Nicholls (Anna), Darren Abrahams (Tobias), James Laing (Raphael), Kevin West (Raguel), Maureen Brathwaite (Edna), Karina Lucas (Sara) & Rodney Clarke (Ashmodeus)
    David Charles Abell: The Young Vic



    Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame

    Misha Didyk (Herman), Tatiana Serjan (Lisa), Larissa Diadkova (Countess), Alexey Shishlyaev (Tomskij and Plutus), Alexey Markov (Yeletzki)
    Kinderchor der Bayerischen Staatsoper & Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons

    Natalie

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    With my curiosity for Aix-en-Provence heightened by my recent stay there, I got today in the mail my Presto order containing the 2005 production by the Festival d'Aix and La Monnaie of the contemporary opera Julie by Philippe Boesmans, and the 2010 Aix/Teatro Real/Canadian Opera/Bolshoi production of Don Giovanni directed by Tcherniakov. I also got a blu-ray called Glorious Glyndebourne which has excerpts of 10 Glyndebourne productions over the years. Looking forward to watching these. I originally had in my cart Das Labyrinth, the continuation by von Winter of The Magic Flute's story, but ended up deleting it and ordering it from an Amazon marketplace vendor that had it for less money; it has arrived as well. So I have four DVDs/Blu-rays to watch in the middle of my late late transcription tasks of Aix interviews and the Olympics... I don't know what to do.
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    I liked Jonathan Dove's Tobias and the Angel so much, and have fond memories of watching Pinocchio, so I decided to get another opera that one of the Amazon reviewers was praising:

    Dove: Siren Song
    Brad Cooper (tenor), Mattijs van de Woerd (baritone) & Amaryllis Dieltiens (soprano)
    Siren Ensemble, Henk Guittart

    Natalie

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    And this one, why not...

    Dove: Flight

    Christopher Robson, Claron McFadden, Richard Coxen, Mary Plazas, Nuala Willis, Ann Taylor, Garry Magee, Steven Page, Anne Mason, Richard Van Allen
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Parry

    Natalie

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    I finally got around to downloading my Berlin (Dussmann) purchases. Added some I didn't know: Niobe, Regina di Tebe, L'Etoile, Il Trittico (yeah, I know, I know), Giovanna D'Arco (I have a used recording full of skips, pops, etc. - unlistenable), I Vespri Siciliani, along with a couple of recordings I didn't have, but decided I couldn't live without (another La Donna del Lago and Tristan und Isolde) and, of course, the Elektra, which had been altogether missing from my collection.


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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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    Just ordered from Presto for September delivery:



    Also this, which should come sooner:


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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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    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano
    Director: Sir David McVicar
    Cast: Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Maddalena de Coigny), Željko Lučić (Carlo Gérard), Denyce Graves (Bersi), Elena Zilio (Madelon), Rosalind Plowright (Contessa de Coigny), Roland Wood (Roucher), Peter Coleman-Wright (Pietro Fléville), Eddie Wade (Fouquier-Tinville), Adrian Clarke (Mathieu), Carlo Bosi (The Incredibile), Peter Hoare (Abbé), Jeremy White (Schmidt), John Cunningham (Major Domo), Yuriy Yurchuk (Dumas)

    Just couldn’t help myself (and it’s on sale at Presto) . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
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    Cast: Jonas Kaufmann
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    Just couldn’t help myself (and it’s on sale at Presto) . . .
    hee hee...

    I'm thinking the weighting for this statement is

    "Just couldn’t help myself": 999/1000
    "and it’s on sale at Presto": 1/1000

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    and as obviously there's something very wrong with me (and they're on sale at Presto)

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