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    Free today on my completed punch card (10 punches, one per purchase) at Dearborn Music.
    "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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    Beethoven, Fidelio (my 23rd Fidelio)

    Hildegard Behrens: Leonore
    James King: Florestan
    Donald McIntyre: Pizarro
    Kurt Moll: Rocco
    Lucia Popp: Marzelline
    SOUND CLIPS
    "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
    I love this opera and it's great to see someone else is listening to it. What did you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Beethoven, Fidelio (my 23rd Fidelio)

    Hildegard Behrens: Leonore
    James King: Florestan
    Donald McIntyre: Pizarro
    Kurt Moll: Rocco
    Lucia Popp: Marzelline
    SOUND CLIPS

    I certainly hope this is one of those Dearborn shop buys - Orfeo is one of the priciest labels out there.

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    This is well-reviewed and includes early Mirella Freni and, I hope, a nice and clearly recorded Leyla Gencer.


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    I think this recording is, for many critics, their 'go to' Le Nozze di Figaro.


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    I was reading through reviews on "Fanfare" magazine online, and it is surprising how many critics agree that Die Entführung aus dem Serail has never really succeeded in a truly definitive recording. This set is well-regarded and reviewed in the magazine, so decided to give it a shot.


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    Can never have too many recordings of I Capuleti e i Montecchi! And, since the team of Kasarova and Mei did such a bang-up job with Tancredi, decided I need to hear more of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I certainly hope this is one of those Dearborn shop buys - Orfeo is one of the priciest labels out there.
    This live Bohm Fidelio is running pretty high on Amazon and eBay. I got it cheaper at Presto Classical. I am on a Behrens binge and this recording of Fidelio is very dynamic if not somewhat over dramatized--very exciting to me. 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    I love this opera and it's great to see someone else is listening to it. What did you think?
    Lurline is totally new to me but the story is great and the clips sound pretty good. It will take a couple listens before I get a good feel for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Lurline is totally new to me but the story is great and the clips sound pretty good. It will take a couple listens before I get a good feel for it.
    Lurline arrived today and I gave it a first listen. A lot of beautiful music and singing, but I need to listen more to get a better feel for this opera. Even though it is sung in English it would be great to have a DVD with English subtitles, but I don't think there are any videos of this opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Lurline arrived today and I gave it a first listen. A lot of beautiful music and singing, but I need to listen more to get a better feel for this opera. Even though it is sung in English it would be great to have a DVD with English subtitles, but I don't think there are any videos of this opera.
    Is this any help? http://www.naxos.com/sharedfiles/PDF...4_sungtext.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    Wow! Absolutely Fantastic! Thank you! That is perfect. Going to print a copy tonight.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    As I mentioned in another thread, I've finally gotten around to listening to this recording, and have been extremely impressed. Why did I avoid it so long? Anyway, I haven't wasted any more time, but went right ahead and ordered from Amazon.



    It turns out, somehow I can't access my bank account online any more. I guess that means I don't have to make any more financial decisions, and can just keep ordering CD's until the balance runs dry.

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    ^ From the cover I am guessing this opera includes something about severed body parts?
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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