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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post

    Saariaho: Only the Sound Remains
    Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor), Davóne Tines (baritone)
    Dutch National Opera, André De Ridder (conductor) & Peter Sellars (stage director)

    Oh what a lovely memory. A weekend of opera, Jaroussky, Dutch cheese, wonderful canal side walks and overall an exciting first visit to the country.

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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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    The following were Christmas gifts from my mother and my sister:


    Rossini: Armida


    Mozart: Abduction from Seraglia

    These are my first video acquisitions of Mozart and Rossini both!

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    I love that DEADS

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    Donizetti: Rosmonda D'inghiltera


    It's been on my wish list for a while, I'm on a Donizetti kick, and I was watching Renee Fleming perform Bel Canto. All these things conspired for this purchase!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I love that DEADS
    SO do I, it's beautiful.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    SO do I, it's beautiful.
    Maybe I should get it. I never saw a really good production of DEADS.
    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Maybe I should get it. I never saw a really good production of DEADS.
    I have that one as well, and can recommend it. Not quite on the same level as the Glyndebourne Così, but worthy to stand beside it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I have that one as well, and can recommend it. Not quite on the same level as the Glyndebourne Così, but worthy to stand beside it.
    The other one I like is this:


    Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384
    Matthias Habich, Ruth Ann Swenson, Malin Hartelius, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Manfred Fink & Kurt Rydl, Directed for Stage by Michael Hampe
    Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gianluigi Gelmetti

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    The other one I like is this:


    Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384
    Matthias Habich, Ruth Ann Swenson, Malin Hartelius, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Manfred Fink & Kurt Rydl, Directed for Stage by Michael Hampe
    Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gianluigi Gelmetti

    that one is available at my library, so I'll have to check that out as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    that one is available at my library, so I'll have to check that out as well
    Lovely libraries, they are a source of wonder and joy and the possibility to explore new worlds.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Lovely libraries, they are a source of wonder and joy and the possibility to explore new worlds.
    That's what libraries should be. Sadly, because of financial constraints, my local library is no longer able to get items not currently held in stock.
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    That's what libraries should be. Sadly, because of financial constraints, my local library is no longer able to get items not currently held in stock.
    That is very sad. The Philistines are in charge.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    That is very sad. The Philistines are in charge.
    Don't get me started.

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