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    Or some of us are cheapskates waiting for air freight costs to come down a little again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Are people just not posting their recent purchases here anymore? The last 11 purchases posted above are mine. Or is it possible that I have an addiction problem and need help? Well, they say music helps a troubled soul, so perhaps I need to buy more music?
    I'm not posting because I haven't bought anything for ages. I'm feeling a bit down and don't even feel like listening to opera. I'm the one with the problem, not you.
    "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
    I'm not posting because I haven't bought anything for ages. I'm feeling a bit down and don't even feel like listening to opera. I'm the one with the problem, not you.
    Sorry to hear that. I hope it is a passing thing and that you will be able to enjoy some opera. I guess if you generally attend a lot of live opera it is harder to digest this situation. I do mostly DVD but do want to see more live opera. I wonder when it will come back. What if the singers have to wear face masks! Maybe there is an opera where that would be part of the staging. Maybe stage an opera on another planet where there is no air, so everyone has to wear moon suits? In fact, I think there is a DVD with that sort of staging but I can't remember what opera. It's all very creepy though, especially when they talk about it could resurge in the fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Sorry to hear that. I hope it is a passing thing and that you will be able to enjoy some opera. I guess if you generally attend a lot of live opera it is harder to digest this situation. I do mostly DVD but do want to see more live opera. I wonder when it will come back. What if the singers have to wear face masks! Maybe there is an opera where that would be part of the staging. Maybe stage an opera on another planet where there is no air, so everyone has to wear moon suits? In fact, I think there is a DVD with that sort of staging but I can't remember what opera. It's all very creepy though, especially when they talk about it could resurge in the fall.
    There is a Les Troyens that has a staging reminding us of a spaceship. There is another opera that has a staging that is indeed a spaceship with spacesuits but I forgot which one. I saw a videoclip of it, not a DVD.
    "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 Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    I'm not posting because I haven't bought anything for ages. I'm feeling a bit down and don't even feel like listening to opera. I'm the one with the problem, not you.
    Sorry that you're feeling like this. I've been very absent and away from opera too, but not because I'm feeling down but rather because I'm too busy and too concerned with the coronavirus crisis. But as of last Saturday with the Met At-Home Gala I have restarted listening to opera (and have restarted posting here). So I hope you find in yourself the desire to do the same.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    ^^^

    Thanks guys for your messages of support. They really help and I'm not just saying it.

    I think what is depressing me the most is all the singers who, at a stroke, have had their livelihood taken away and they don't know if they'll ever sing in public again. Not only have they been robbed of the vocation they love, but have no income for the foreseeable future.
    "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
    ^^^

    Thanks guys for your messages of support. They really help and I'm not just saying it.

    I think what is depressing me the most is all the singers who, at a stroke, have had their livelihood taken away and they don't know if they'll ever sing in public again. Not only have they been robbed of the vocation they love, but have no income for the foreseeable future.
    It definitely has a huge impact, and the uncertainty is the worst part. If they knew they would be back in business for the 2020/2021 season it would still be a huge blow, but at least they would have confidence towards the future, but as of now, nobody really knows if this will be over by some time this summer or run off and on for two years. Even those of us who are still working are going to wear thin of the same old routine, no place to go, nothing to do.

    I wonder what singers did during the Spanish Flu of 1918/1919.
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    A whole $1.98 for the historic (1949) recording of L'elisir d'amore in download.

    Only two tracks. They are not Act 1 and Act 2, as listed, but part of Act 1 and the rest of Act 1 combined with Act 2. No matter, I can use Audacity to break it up into several smaller tracks.

    Here it is if anyone is interested in this great deal.
    Click More Options under Listen Now if the MP3 Buy Now button does not show:
    www.amazon.com/dp/B0036BH4PY/

    It's this one:
    "Music is enought for a whole lifetime--but a lifetime is not enough for music." --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    A whole $1.98 for the historic (1949) recording of L'elisir d'amore in download.

    Only two tracks. They are not Act 1 and Act 2, as listed, but part of Act 1 and the rest of Act 1 combined with Act 2. No matter, I can use Audacity to break it up into several smaller tracks.

    Here it is if anyone is interested in this great deal.
    Click More Options under Listen Now if the MP3 Buy Now button does not show:
    www.amazon.com/dp/B0036BH4PY/

    It's this one:
    Bargain!
    "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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    This is a more obscure release of this one, but for $7.40 shipped instead of $20 for the newer release, I'll take it. Valerie Masterson is awesome in Julius Caesar so ought to be awesome here too.
    back image FYI.

    "Music is enought for a whole lifetime--but a lifetime is not enough for music." --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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    i finally realized what a great set this is. A must have for any Beethoven opera fan!
    "Music is enought for a whole lifetime--but a lifetime is not enough for music." --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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