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    Sonnambula #21. This could become my new favorite. (Sound Clips Here)
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    My 10th Fanciulla DVD.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Handel: Acis and Galatea
    Lucy Crowe (Galatea), Allan Clayton (Acis), Benjamin Hulett (Damon), Jeremy Budd (Coridon) & Neal Davies (Polyphemus)
    Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn



    Flotow: Martha
    Maria Bengtsson, Katharina Magiera, Barnaby Rea, AJ Glueckert, Franz Mayer
    Frankfurter Opern-und Museumsorchester & Chor und Extra-Chor der Oper Frankfurt, Sebastian Weigle



    Adams, J: Doctor Atomic
    Gerald Finley (Robert Oppenheimer), Julia Bullock (Kitty Oppenheimer), Brindley Sherratt (Edward Teller), Samuel Sakker (James Nolan), Andrew Staples (Robert Wilson), Jennifer Johnston (Pasqualita)
    BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams



    Wagner: Lohengrin
    Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Annette Dasch (Elsa), Petra Lang (Ortrud), Jukka Rasilainen (Telramund), Georg Zeppenfeld (König Heinrich), Samuel Youn (Der Heerrufer Des Königs), Bayreuth Festival, Andris Nelsons

    Natalie

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    Gerald Finley is the best of Doctor Atomic and if I didn't have a purchasing ban I have a space left for that cd in the tea cabinet...

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    Anything with Gerald Finley in it is an automatic press "buy".
    Natalie

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    I think L'amour de loin with GF should be in every tea cabinet.

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    A Handel opera with a tenor hero! Gotta remember Acis and Galatea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    A Handel opera with a tenor hero! Gotta remember Acis and Galatea!
    Yes, and not much recit, and my favourite aria in English:

    Natalie

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    I like Lucia Popp and Siegfried Jerusalem, and I had some Ebay bucks ($2.35) so I went a looking and when this came up cheap, I grabbed it. I had eyeballed this one before, so it was on my radar. After the Ebay bucks and rounding (my internal accounting method) it is $4 shipped for New DVD set. So I guess I can say "Ebay made me do it!"

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

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    I was on a purchasing stop (buying a house in the mountains project) but whilst enchanted listening to Fleming in Rusalka I saw Sonata's post on Dvorak's The Devil and Kate. Then I noticed PC had a sale on so I guess I can say Dvorak, Fleming, Sonata and Presto Classical made me do it.

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    Dvorak: Čert a Káča
    Michelle Breedt (Kate), Olga Romanko (Princess), Peter Straka (Jirka) & Peter Mikuláš (Marbuel)
    Prague Chamber Choir, WDR Radio Choir & WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Gerd Albrecht

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    While I was there... GBP 9 so consider it a checkout counter chocolate purchase

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    Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
    Ludwig Suthaus (Tristan), Kirsten Flagstad (Isolde), Blanche Thebom (Brangaene), Josef Greindl (Konig Marke), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Kurwenal), Edgar Evans (Melot), Rudolf Schock (Hirt)
    Philharmonia Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I was on a purchasing stop (buying a house in the mountains project) but whilst enchanted listening to Fleming in Rusalka I saw Sonata's post on Dvorak's The Devil and Kate. Then I noticed PC had a sale on so I guess I can say Dvorak, Fleming, Sonata and Presto Classical made me do it.

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    Dvorak: Čert a Káča
    Michelle Breedt (Kate), Olga Romanko (Princess), Peter Straka (Jirka) & Peter Mikuláš (Marbuel)
    Prague Chamber Choir, WDR Radio Choir & WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Gerd Albrecht
    Enjoy the splurge that I goaded you into!!!! We've all been responsible for that at one time or another on here!
    And speaking of which:

    I'm contemplating one of these two sets: I keep going back and forth. They are both right around 14$
    The first is Jonas Kaufmann's portrayal on the Pappano set. Because I am a big Kaufmann fan



    The second is the production with Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona. This production has had some very good reviews, and the cover is very visually appealing


    I need recommendations on which of these two I should buy

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    I only have the Kaufmann, so can't compare the two. But I'd feel safe recommending it, even if Marco Vratogna isn't exactly the subtlest Iago around.

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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 MAuer View Post
    I only have the Kaufmann, so can't compare the two. But I'd feel safe recommending it, even if Marco Vratogna isn't exactly the subtlest Iago around.
    Good to know, I think I'll stick with it, it was the one I was originally planning to get

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