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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemorino View Post
    I enjoyed the Lehnhoff/Nagano Lohengrin production; it was my very memorable introduction to Waltraud Meier and Klaus Florian Vogt. The production is minimalistic but visually striking. And you can stream it off Amazon, for *free* if you have a Prime account.
    Agreed. Not a traditional production, but simple, clear, and dramatically effective--in that sense, a good choice for someone new to the opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Agreed. Not a traditional production, but simple, clear, and dramatically effective--in that sense, a good choice for someone new to the opera.
    EDIT: It was my first Lohengrin and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    And Waltraud Meier exudes evil as Ortrud!
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Yes, I think Meier delivers a knock your sock/pants/any other garment off performance and is a all round good production. Except maybe Lohengrins costume.

    I watched this on a free streaming service but ended up buying the dvd too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Yes, I think Meier delivers a knock your sock/pants/any other garment off performance and is a all round good production. Except maybe Lohengrins costume.

    I watched this on a free streaming service but ended up buying the dvd too!
    That and the piano scene.
    "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 Hoffmann View Post
    I can't believe the Met never committed this to DVD! I love Regie/cutting edge productions, but this is a serious traditional effort that really captures the essence of the opera, bringing home the theme of redemption so that it is unforgettable. Met! Get a grip!
    Well, there is a DVD, but from the 1982 run, so I'm hoping they see fit to release another!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemorino View Post
    I enjoyed the Lehnhoff/Nagano Lohengrin production; it was my very memorable introduction to Waltraud Meier and Klaus Florian Vogt. The production is minimalistic but visually striking. And you can stream it off Amazon, for *free* if you have a Prime account.
    You had me at 'Waltraud', thank you!

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    Well, I wasn't going to get this but the clips on You Tube were so good 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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    This one’s been on my wish list for some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post


    This one’s been on my wish list for some time.
    A very good, brooding, early Verdi opera

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    This one’s been on my wish list for some time.
    And on my Unlistened To Pile for some time . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    A very good, brooding, early Verdi opera
    . . . then maybe I have to remedy that.

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    What can I say. Fidelio addiction is incurable. This will be my 25th set (recorded 1956):
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Couldn't resist Behrens and a great deal:
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    I had a frustrating day fighting the State of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. By the time I emerged, unsatisfied, I was in no mood to walk. However, I managed, and listened to:


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    This is excellent early Verdi and a particularly good recording (1976) with all voices in top condition: Caballe, Jessye Norman and Carerras. If you don't know this opera, I recommend it.

    Sorry. Wrong thread.
    Last edited by Hoffmann; April 15th, 2017 at 01:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    I've got this on CD. Love it!

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