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    Okay with me if the mods want to delete posts 2979-2984. No problem though. Education is part of the function of this site. Its just that, rarely does the site education need to get so basic. So, I did watch the conclusion to that Eugene Onegin DVD on You Tube and the singing is great, full of high drama. Definitely a fine production. It is just that that opera was outside my core list of operas I wanted to pursue, but maybe worth pursuing anyway for Fleming, and now, Hvorostovsky!

    EDIT: Well what do you know? I have just ordered the Eugene Onegin DVD for $8.98 shipped! I was not really into the story, the tragedy being so sad, but then when you consider Tatyana's moral character to not flee her less-than-desireable marriage and run away with her true love, you have to credit this one highly, perhaps even Beethoven would have appreciated that, give his high regard for the ideal woman.
    "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
    Okay with me if the mods want to delete posts 2979-2984. No problem though. Education is part of the function of this site. Its just that, rarely does the site education need to get so basic. So, I did watch the conclusion to that Eugene Onegin DVD on You Tube and the singing is great, full of high drama. Definitely a fine production. It is just that that opera was outside my core list of operas I wanted to pursue, but maybe worth pursuing anyway for Fleming, and now, Hvorostovsky!

    EDIT: Well what do you know? I have just ordered the Eugene Onegin DVD for $8.98 shipped! I was not really into the story, the tragedy being so sad, but then when you consider Tatyana's moral character to not flee her less-than-desireable marriage and run away with her true love, you have to credit this one highly, perhaps even Beethoven would have appreciated that, give his high regard for the ideal woman.
    I don't think there is a need to delete anything; you didn't know him well, thought he was another Bocelli, we told you it's not the case, you believed us. Not a big deal.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I gave that one some consideration and passed for a number of reasons, one of which: isn't that Dmitri Hvorostovsky guy kind of like another Andrea Bocelli? That would kind of ruin things.
    No. He's the real thing.

    Unfortunately he's very ill at the moment but hopefully he will recover.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    No. He's the real thing.

    Unfortunately he's very ill at the moment but hopefully he will recover.

    Sorry to hear that he is ill and do hope for a recovery too.
    "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
    No. He's the real thing.

    Unfortunately he's very ill at the moment but hopefully he will recover.
    It's very worrying!
    Natalie

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    I don't usually watch, much less buy, DVDs. This one is an exception: the Peter Sellars directed Don Giovanni, which is out of print. It has not been available on Amazon for some years, but I continue to check periodically. Success! I think. I won't really consider it a success until it shows up - we'll see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I don't usually watch, much less buy, DVDs. This one is an exception: the Peter Sellars directed Don Giovanni, which is out of print. It has not been available on Amazon for some years, but I continue to check periodically. Success! I think. I won't really consider it a success until it shows up - we'll see.


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    OOh I vaguely remember this. Very eighties. Desperately seeking Don Giovanni.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    OOh I vaguely remember this. Very eighties. Desperately seeking Don Giovanni.
    Ouch! Why bring up the eighties? Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Ouch! Why bring up the eighties? Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
    Bet you didn't wear shoulder pads so wide you had to go sideways through doors.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Bet you didn't wear shoulder pads so wide you had to go sideways through doors.
    Ha! That's what you think.






    urgh... did I just say that aloud or just in my head?

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    I want to purchase the as yet unavailable 2014 Aix-en-Provence Ariodante with Connolly, Petibon and Piau. Please make it available for me as soon as possible. Thank you in advance.

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    Went ahead and did it! On order from Presto:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Went ahead and did it! On order from Presto:

    Yay! Grats!



    Now for me....
    *raises hand and clears throat* Hi I'm Sonata. I'm an operaholic. It has been a week since I last bought any music. It has been difficult but I've made it! One day at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    Now for me....
    *raises hand and clears throat* Hi I'm Sonata. I'm an operaholic. It has been a week since I last bought any music. It has been difficult but I've made it! One day at a time.
    Mmmmmmm . . . but it's soooooooo good!

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    Conductor/orchestra: Armin Jordan, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte Carlo
    Cast: Rachel Yakar, Eric Tappy, Philippe Huttenlocher, Francois Loop, Jocelyne Taillon, Colette Alliot Lugaz, Michel Brodard

    Since I’ll be attending the 20 October semi-staged performance of Pelléas et Mélisande by the Cincinnati Symphony/Cincinnati Opera, I want to familiarize myself with the work before then. Naturally I wanted a version with a tenor Pelléas, and I know I like Eric Tappy’s voice. When I’m just getting acquainted with a piece, I prefer either an audio recording or a video with a traditional production. Non-traditional stagings are okay once I know an opera, but I don’t want my first impressions of the work to be filtered through some director’s “concept.”

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