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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Inspired by Sospiro and Itullian's interest and of course cemented by listening to that voice again.

    Boito: Mefistofele
    (Mefistofele) Nicolai Ghiaurov, (Faust) Luciano Pavarotti, (Margherita) Mirella Freni, (Elena) Montserrat Caballé, (Marta) Nucci Condò & (Wagner) Piero de Palma
    London Opera Chorus/Trinity Boys’ Choir & National Philharmonic Orchestra, Oliviero de Fabritiis
    Recorded: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, August 1980 & January 1982

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    Yay! I love this version & hope you're not disappointed.


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    Eh? Walthamstow

    Walthamstow?
    I know!! It seems to have been used regularly for a recording studio. It seems so incongruous.
    "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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    Inspired by OLLOMRO and because 30% off at Presto's,

    Wagner: Tannhäuser
    Paris version
    René Kollo (Tannhauser), Helga Dernesch (Elisabeth), Christa Ludwig (Venus), Victor Braun (Wolfram), Manfred Jungwirth (Biterolf), Hans Sotin (Hermann), Kurt Equiluz (Heinrich), Norman Bailey (Reinmar)
    Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker,
    Sir Georg Solti

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    And that's my purchasing budget for the first quarter realized in the first 7 days. Let's see how long my New Year resolution is maintained (control).

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    I am very curious of Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District or Леди Макбет Мценского уезда as in Russian and how the green thing puts it.

    Though I will probably explore this after Khovanshchina.

    Which should be sometime after 31 March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Inspired by OLLOMRO and because 30% off at Presto's,

    Wagner: Tannhäuser
    Classic recording. You'll be pleased.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    And that's my purchasing budget for the first quarter realized in the first 7 days. Let's see how long my New Year resolution is maintained (control).
    According to Modern Monetary Theory, if you're a sovereign monopoly currency issuer, you can never go broke.

    Then again, this may not apply to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    According to Modern Monetary Theory, if you're a sovereign monopoly currency issuer, you can never go broke.

    Then again, this may not apply to you.
    I am in the process of developing Modern Musical Theory. I keep purchasing CD's to keep the music flowing.

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    Almost didn't recognize you. Amfortas reborn?

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    Is this the traditional season for changing avatars?

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    I wish to be know henceforth as Prode Guerrier

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    Again scrap that. Just call me Clayton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Almost didn't recognize you. Amfortas reborn?
    Chose the sickly image for my recurring role as Cancer Boy.

    Will revert to something cheerier in two or three months, once I'm pronounced cured.

    Stay tuned!

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    Sorry but it's not sickly. Picture is too small; it looks like Bernard Cribbins to me so a comical image more than a sickly image.

    That's all right though, please keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Chose the sickly image for my recurring role as Cancer Boy.

    Will revert to something cheerier in two or three months, once I'm pronounced cured.

    Stay tuned!
    Amfortas, I really hope you're joking about this and that you're not actually ill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Amfortas, I really hope you're joking about this and that you're not actually ill.
    Quite serious--you must have missed this earlier thread.

    I appreciate your concern, but don't worry; my prognosis is good. Just a fairly large bump in the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    I could not resist this 1977 live Norma with Grace Bumbry (she always delivers the goods in spades) the sound quality is so good I had to listen very closely to make sure it was not a studio recording never released.....
    I like this edition very much.
    When it was realized, this Norma (1977 from Martinafranca festival) was publicized as the first edition with Adalgisa soprano, with the aim of recreate the original distribution with Norma very dramatic dark voice and Adalgisa wery lyrical clear voice. Adalgisa is an excellent US soprano, Lella Cuberli.

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    Dynamic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post




    Great choices! Please be sure to report back - I've been eyeing that Semiramide for a while now. I love the CD with Sutherland and Horne, but the male voices are iffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Great choices! Please be sure to report back - I've been eyeing that Semiramide for a while now. I love the CD with Sutherland and Horne, but the male voices are iffy.
    Will do.
    Yes, they are iffy, plus I wanted a complete recording and this has excellent reviews. I'm so tired of disfiguring cuts in these operas.
    Sometimes I enjoy hearing singers that aren't so familiar too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Quite serious--you must have missed this earlier thread.

    I appreciate your concern, but don't worry; my prognosis is good. Just a fairly large bump in the road.
    OMG, I don't know how I missed that thread. But I have fingers, toes, and everything else crossed, and hope you get some good news soon.

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