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    Dearborn Music today for $7.99. Traded in three CDs (that cost me 50 cents each at the library) and got a $6 credit.


    Followed by this online 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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    Today's Haul at Dearborn Music's 20% off sale:

    $6.39 (I have not heard this opera yet, but for sound clips):


    $7.19 (Why not, I need a DVD of it and like to support my brick and mortar store):


    $10.39 (I already am into one Tristan and not that enthused but perhaps Waltraud can make it happen for me.):


    Plus 6% Michigan sales tax.
    Glad the sale runs to the 31st as there are a handfull of things I may go back for after further consideration, such as:

    DVDs:
    Moreno Torroba: Luisa Fernanda - Teatro Real Madrid
    Verdi: Ernani, Levine
    Donizetti - Don Pasquale with Florez
    Wagner - Tannhauser, Levine

    and CD: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - David Bernard & Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
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    So, I scoped the others out and called back to Dearborn Music.
    So these two are on hold for me to pick up in the next couple days:

    $10.39 on the sale:


    $6.39 (how can I go wrong at that price and great singing, though a lot of spiel too)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Lovely music and a really beautiful production. I love the model of Madrid at the front of the stage, and the gentle colours.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Lovely music and a really beautiful production. I love the model of Madrid at the front of the stage, and the gentle colours.
    Yes, it just looked way too good to not get it at that price.
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    That's quite a haul, Florestan!

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    Nice haul, Florestan. If you're going to get to know Boccanegra, it's great to start with the Abbado recording--the top of the line. And Meier is indeed wonderful in the Bayreuth Tristan DVD. Bit of a Regie production, but intense and sharply focused. Hope you enjoy!

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    Still listing the items from my own Big Haul. Not much opera in this first order, though it looks there will be a good deal more in the second half. But I did pick up this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    That's quite a haul, Florestan!
    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Nice haul, Florestan. If you're going to get to know Boccanegra, it's great to start with the Abbado recording--the top of the line. And Meier is indeed wonderful in the Bayreuth Tristan DVD. Bit of a Regie production, but intense and sharply focused. Hope you enjoy!

    I wanted the Hvorostovsky Boccanegra but the Abbado is a lot cheaper and overall better as the Hvorostivsky does not seem to have as good of supporting singers in the other parts.

    The really great part is that the first day I spent $24 for two DVDs and the Abbado Boccanegra set. Then I went to the library and found someone had dumped off a bin of death metal CDs. I found $5 worth of them that were not scratched and the store gave me $18 for them! I bought the Tannhaeuser and the Lucia Fernando with the sale prices and tax and got 21 cents back off the $18! Nice haul at a great price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Then I went to the library and found someone had dumped off a bin of death metal CDs. I found $5 worth of them that were not scratched and the store gave me $18 for them!
    It's like I always say: you can never have too much death metal.

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    Haven't bought much lately, but I lucked into this Les Troyens at the used bookstore for $20, at the same time I had a 50% off coupon. I've listened to it a bit but never seen it. It's definitely one of the last big pinnacles of the repertoire that I haven't climbed, and I am exciiiiiited. Hope I'm sufficiently prepared.

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    After this, I think my most embarrassing lapses are L'incoronazione di Poppea, Simon Boccanegra & La forza del destino (there's just a lotta Verdi on the list...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Still listing the items from my own Big Haul. Not much opera in this first order, though it looks there will be a good deal more in the second half. But I did pick up this.

    Is he singing music from the Ring's tenor roles, or from the baritone ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Is he singing music from the Ring's tenor roles, or from the baritone ones?
    You made me curious so here is the back (clips here).
    As Siegfried he would be singing tenor. Pretty nice set.



    There is also this one-disk Domingo Wagner set that looks good. (CLIPS)
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    My first music purchase in three months. I was able to avoid my previous binges and bought only this. Yay for careful spending!


    Strauss: Die ägyptische helena

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