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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I have the patience of a 2-year-old, but how can I pass up this VG set for $26.50 shipped? So now I am REALLY ready to RING in the New Year as both the DVD set and this set are due to arrive in my mailbox on 28 December!

    That's one of the two sets I've got. I also have the Karl Böhm at the Bayreuther Festspiele (1966/67), which I'm not crazy about. The Solti rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    That's one of the two sets I've got. I also have the Karl Böhm at the Bayreuther Festspiele (1966/67), which I'm not crazy about. The Solti rules.
    I concluded the same after some online research, including the advice of my favorite Amazon reviewer, and the advice of a well respected acquaintance.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Direct consequence of surfing for Waltraud Meier, thinking to see what Ring operas she is on, and instead found this gem that, of course, I could not resist:
    "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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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Here we go again . . . This time, I think I should receive the package from Presto in early January. (And I still have a few pennies left on the credit card.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post



    That Mefistofele certainly looks enticing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    That Mefistofele certainly looks enticing!
    I love the motorcycle scene on the cover, and I reckon René Pape will have a field day with the role. I infinitely prefer this version of the Faust story to the Gounod one.
    Natalie

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

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    Starting to look like I have an opera-a-day purchasing habit.
    Now this:

    "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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    Couldn't help my self. An entire Ring cycle for $5.97 shipped and in VG condition!
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    That is an absolutely superb performance; I'm looking forward to hearing what the recording quality is like.

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