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    Mozart: Zaïde
    Sophie Bevan (Zaïde), Allan Clayton (Gomatz), Stuart Jackson (Soliman), Jacques Imbrailo (Allazim), Darren Jeffery (Osmin), Jonathan McGovern (Vorsanger). Classical Opera, Ian Page




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    Matthew Brook (Anacréon), Anna Dennis (Chloé) & Agustín Prunell-Friend (Batile)
    The Choir of the Enlightenment & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Jonathan Williams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Goodness Placidone looks gorgeous in this.

    He has mighty fine knees, as I can testify from seeing him live in a skirt in Samson et Dalila.
    That's exactly why I bought this! And the sexy knees really come through in the recording.

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    Mascagni: L'Amico Fritz (clips)
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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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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    On order from Amazon. Decided I need more Handel in my life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I'm curious about how this is. As I'm primarily a "film guy", Herzog's one of my favorite directors... no, make that one of my favorite people. But I don't know how his opera directing would go, so I've stayed warily away. Let us know what it's like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemorino View Post
    I'm curious about how this is. As I'm primarily a "film guy", Herzog's one of my favorite directors... no, make that one of my favorite people. But I don't know how his opera directing would go, so I've stayed warily away. Let us know what it's like!
    Will do. May be a little while. My pile of unwatched operas has grown to three Meistersingers, Der-Freischutz, and Hansel and Gretel. I just started Barber of Seville with Cecilia Bartoli.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Secondhand store. Like I said, more Handel.




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    Who is the idiot getting rid of these great recordings - although I am glad they are landing with you, Amfortas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Who is the idiot getting rid of these great recordings - although I am glad they are landing with you, Amfortas.
    Thanks! I think, in at least one case, it was an older person scaling back. My mom and her husband have had to do something similar since moving into an assisted-living facility. So it may have been a sad parting; all the more reason I'm happy to offer these orphans a good home.

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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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    $2 at Livonia MI library sale today:

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

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    Online order. Couldn't resist Larmore's voice and an interesting operetta:


    Then this, which I should have bought long ago as it is VERY good!
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    $2 at Livonia MI library sale today:

    What a bargain! This looks like another one of the many wonderful Zürich Opera productions from the time when Alexander Pereira was Intendant and Franz Welser-Möst was General Music Director. I need to add this to my (ever expanding) to-be-purchased list.

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