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    Call me crazy, call me a fool, but don't call me late to a Ring Cycle!
    So I had the Siegfried from last year (copied below for continuity) and found the others for reasonable prices and was just too tempted to complete this cycle, even though it is one that lacks continuity outside of the conductor and orchestra. Almost every part is played by different singers for each opera. Three brunnhildes, three wotans, ... But that means if there is a dud, you only have to bear it for one opera. One of the most enticing things and you can get this with just one opera is "Gutrune: Superb performance from Eva-Maria Westbroek, probably the highlight of the cycle." Also "Lothar Zagrosek and the quite spectacular Stuttgart orchestra is one of the major positive aspects of this Cycle." Here is a review and evaluation of each of the singers near the bottom of the scroll (way, way down it goes). This one is presumably better on CD as the production if very Reggie!




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    The other curse of the Ring is that it sucks you in and then you are compelled to continue buying Ring cycles and operas for the rest of your life!

    "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
    The other curse of the Ring is that it sucks you in and then you are compelled to continue buying Ring cycles and operas for the rest of your life!



    One of the reasons I'm frightened to start!
    "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


    One of the reasons I'm frightened to start!
    Well, another curse is that those who avoid the ring miss out on massive and wonderful epic drama. On a positive note, Wagner addiction does not preclude other opera, as evidenced by my lunch hour purchase today:

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    Seemed worth it for the beautiful voice of Gheorghiu. Anyways, was picking up my newly released Jaho Traviata DVD that just came in at Dearborn Music and they had a 25% off sale (including the new, special ordered DVD), so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Seemed worth it for the beautiful voice of Gheorghiu. Anyways, was picking up my newly released Jaho Traviata DVD that just came in at Dearborn Music and they had a 25% off sale (including the new, special ordered DVD), so...
    I saw La Rondine at ROH several years ago with Angela Gheorghiu and the rather scrumptious Charles Castronovo as Ruggero Lastouc. They were both fabulous.
    "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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