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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    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.
    Thanks! Actually, I have already.

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    Man oh man, I can't wait to get this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post


    Man oh man, I can't wait to get this.
    That really does look good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    That really does look good!
    Yeah, they are all top choices for these operas. wooohoooo

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    It does look good. But how did they select "The Great Operas"? Die Schweigsame Frau, Friedenstag, and Daphne, but no Arabella or Die Liebe der Danae???

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    Not sure, they probably just thought it had a better ring to it than 'Strauss: The operas our producers kinda like'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    It does look good. But how did they select "The Great Operas"? Die Schweigsame Frau, Friedenstag, and Daphne, but no Arabella or Die Liebe der Danae???
    All EMI stuff, I guess.

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    Don't know what either are like but picked them up cheaply on market seller.
    "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 sospiro View Post


    Don't know what either are like but picked them up cheaply on market seller.
    I would be a buyer of that Don Carlo when available on Amazon USA at reduced price I assume, in the meantime two more live Trovatore from 1961 & 1962 with the magnificent Franco Corelli:






    Both pass the good sound sample test, very curious of first picture since it contains a soprano unknown to me (Mirella Parutto) yet a very highly regarded performance.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Don't know what either are like but picked them up cheaply on market seller.
    That's an excellent Faust. One of my favorite operas. A little different approach but very musical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    That's an excellent Faust. One of my favorite operas. A little different approach but very musical.


    Intriguing! Thanks Itullian.
    "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 Dark_Angel View Post
    I would be a buyer of that Don Carlo when available on Amazon USA at reduced price I assume, in the meantime two more live Trovatore from 1961 & 1962 with the magnificent Franco Corelli:






    Both pass the good sound sample test, very curious of first picture since it contains a soprano unknown to me (Mirella Parutto) yet a very highly regarded performance.....
    I checked out other releases on the Bel Canto Society lablel at Amazon USA and found this Ernani from 1957 I always wanted, live sound samples were good enough so purchase was made, a stellar cast with rare appearance by Cerquetti who I admire and three very strong male voices.

    Votes by DarkAngel, Clayton, Sospiro in recommended opera list makes underrated Ernani look likely to make 51-60 position list


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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Don't know what either are like but picked them up cheaply on market seller.
    The reason I am interested in that particular Don Carlo for DG label shown above is that it surpasses the similar EMI release on the market below which has a weaker Don and Eboli (Filippeschi and Nicolai) and replaces them with better singers especially Cossotto as Eboli, unfortunately it is currently not listed on Amazon USA

    That DG label Don Carlo is also contained in recent La scala boxset, but that would repeat many operas I already own individually


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    Puccini: Manon Lescaut
    Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Robert Gambill
    Philharmonia Orchestra,
    Giuseppe Sinopoli

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    I haven't heard this opera before. I would like to know what it's like before booking opens for ROH (the opera house that I previously said I will NOT buy my next tickets from) performance with Kaufmann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    The reason I am interested in that particular Don Carlo for DG label shown above is that it surpasses the similar EMI release on the market below which has a weaker Don and Eboli (Filippeschi and Nicolai) and replaces them with better singers especially Cossotto as Eboli, unfortunately it is currently not listed on Amazon USA

    That DG label Don Carlo is also contained in recent La scala boxset, but that would repeat many operas I already own individually.
    Is it too expensive to buy from Amazon UK?
    "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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