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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post


    Well, it's not on my wish list any longer . . . Talk about impulse buys; Annie's post in another thread (and the realization that this recording tended to be fairly scarce now) made me do some checking. Amazon had only two used copies left, only one of which was listed in very good condition. I snagged it pronto, and should receive it sometime in late December/early January -- it will ship from Germany. For a grand total of $16.00 including shipping, quite reasonable.

    We're such bad influences on each other . . .

    I blame you and the others on here (and those in another place ) for my near bankruptcy.
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    Just love the staging in this production. Works very well for this opera.

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

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    Ramping up my Der Freischutz collection. Number 6 here:


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    Yikes! I just noticed the last 7 purchases displayed here are mine. You don't think I have a problem, do you?
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    If you do, it's a wonderful problem to have.

    I just put part of an Amazon gift card to good use and acquired another early Verdi opera that's been on my wish list for some time.



    Conductor/orchestra: Gianandrea Gavazzeni, RAI Orchestra
    Cast: José Carreras, Katia Ricciarelli, Siegmund Nimsgern, Licia Falcone, Alessandro Cassis, Giampaolo Corradi, Vinicio Cocchieri

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Yikes! I just noticed the last 7 purchases displayed here are mine. You don't think I have a problem, do you?
    Yep! And you should be proud of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    If you do, it's a wonderful problem to have.

    I just put part of an Amazon gift card to good use and acquired another early Verdi opera that's been on my wish list for some time.



    Conductor/orchestra: Gianandrea Gavazzeni, RAI Orchestra
    Cast: José Carreras, Katia Ricciarelli, Siegmund Nimsgern, Licia Falcone, Alessandro Cassis, Giampaolo Corradi, Vinicio Cocchieri
    I don't know that opera, but your recording certainly has great leading singers and an interesting conductor.

    Although, I have to say, I recently bought the Gardelli Un Giorno di Regno with Jessye Norman, Jose Carreras, Fiorenza Cossotto, et al. and it didn't make much of an impression.

    Maybe the early Verdis take extra time to appreciate? In looking at the list of Verdi operas, Nabucco, #3, is the earliest that I like/love. I vaguely know #s 5, 6 and & 7: Ernani, I Due Foscari and Giovanna di Arco, and I like them ok, but also haven't impressed me all that much. I don't know Alzira, #8, at all. I love #9, Attila and #10, Macbeth (which is an under-appreciated masterpiece, in my opinion).

    However, looking at the list more closely, I see Jerusalem is #12, so not all that early. It's Verdi, so worth getting to know, and I like the two surrounding operas (I Masnadieri and Il Corsaro) but there probably is a reason it isn't all that famous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I don't know that opera, but your recording certainly has great leading singers and an interesting conductor.

    Although, I have to say, I recently bought the Gardelli Un Giorno di Regno with Jessye Norman, Jose Carreras, Fiorenza Cossotto, et al. and it didn't make much of an impression.

    Maybe the early Verdis take extra time to appreciate? In looking at the list of Verdi operas, Nabucco, #3, is the earliest that I like/love. I vaguely know #s 5, 6 and & 7: Ernani, I Due Foscari and Giovanna di Arco, and I like them ok, but also haven't impressed me all that much. I don't know Alzira, #8, at all. I love #9, Attila and #10, Macbeth (which is an under-appreciated masterpiece, in my opinion).

    However, looking at the list more closely, I see Jerusalem is #12, so not all that early. It's Verdi, so worth getting to know, and I like the two surrounding operas (I Masnadieri and Il Corsaro) but there probably is a reason it isn't all that famous.

    It's an adaptation of I Lombardi alla prima crociata, transformed into Grand opera, so if you know the original it will be a little familiar.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Ramping up my Der Freischutz collection. Number 6 here:


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    Yikes! I just noticed the last 7 purchases displayed here are mine. You don't think I have a problem, do you?
    ONLY if you consider addiction or obsession to be a problem....

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    I couldn't resist, considering it has Joyce DiDonato

    Les Troyens

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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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    Un opéra pour trois rois (An Opera for Three Kings)
    A Versailles entertainment for Louis XIV, XV, XVI Works by Lully, Rameau, Gluck
    Chantal Santon-Jeffery (soprano), Emőke Baráth (soprano), Thomas Dolié (baritone)
    Purcell Choir, György Vashegy



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    Chiara Skerath (soprano), Soraya Mafi (soprano), Klara Ek (soprano), Stuart Jackson (tenor), Krystian Adam (tenor), Robert Murray (tenor)
    Classical Opera, Ian Page

    Natalie

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