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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.
    Have you had problems booking tickets at ROH? I'm hoping to go on 28th June.
    "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
    Have you had problems booking tickets at ROH? I'm hoping to go on 28th June.
    Hoping.

    I missed that word in your post when I first read it and went through a brief panic thinking it had already opened!

    I just meant that I thought the next time I go see a live performance, I would like to try going to a different opera house.

    BUT I do want to hear Kaufmann sing and checked his schedule.
    I'll knock the Wintereisse performance on it's head thinking as it's only one performance the only tickets that will be left over to the general public will be somewhere closer to Leicester Square than the stage.
    Second choice La forza del destino in Munich, which booking opens on 1st Feb but that is only 3 performances so a bit of a lottery as well.
    Soooooo, I thought I should listed to Manon to see if that's a performance I want to attend... 7 performances = hopefully safe chance of being able to purchase.

    Are you a friend of Covent Garden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Hoping.
    Yep

    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Are you a friend of Covent Garden?
    Yep
    "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
    Is it too expensive to buy from Amazon UK?
    Unfortunately currently out of stock at Amazon UK (you got last one) and Presto does not carry it...........Amazon UK sellers want much more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Puccini: Manon Lescaut
    Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Robert Gambill
    Philharmonia Orchestra,
    Giuseppe Sinopoli

    Attachment 3347

    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.
    I generally prefer the Massenet Manon vs Puccini Lescaut because the story is more cohesive, in Lescaut there is a strange long extended death scence which takes place in a "desert" outside of New Orleans which seems forced addition to main opera......singers in your CD set are top shelf for sure

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    Wow, I completely forgot about this at ROH. *updates diary* Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Puccini: Manon Lescaut
    Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Robert Gambill
    Philharmonia Orchestra,
    Giuseppe Sinopoli

    Attachment 3347
    I didn't know about this recording of Manon Lescaut -- I have the version with Caballe and Domingo. This looks like a very interesting cast, including Robert Gambill in his pre-Tristan and Tannhäuser days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Hoping.

    I missed that word in your post when I first read it and went through a brief panic thinking it had already opened!

    I just meant that I thought the next time I go see a live performance, I would like to try going to a different opera house.

    BUT I do want to hear Kaufmann sing and checked his schedule.
    I'll knock the Wintereisse performance on it's head thinking as it's only one performance the only tickets that will be left over to the general public will be somewhere closer to Leicester Square than the stage.
    Second choice La forza del destino in Munich, which booking opens on 1st Feb but that is only 3 performances so a bit of a lottery as well.
    Soooooo, I thought I should listed to Manon to see if that's a performance I want to attend... 7 performances = hopefully safe chance of being able to purchase.

    Are you a friend of Covent Garden?
    I'll be in Munich 10-13 February for Tales of Hoffmann (of course), La Clemenza di Tito and Il Turco in Italia ... They are selling out, so you better hurry!

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    Um. Not sure really what happened here.
    One minute I was quietly reading Opera magazine and got to the CD review section.
    They weren't even reviewing this CD!
    I was interested in the recording being reviewed but that turned out to be on sale for the price equivalent to the GDP of a medium sized country.
    Well I was interested now so was not going to let it go...

    Humperdinck: Königskinder
    Jonas Kaufmann, Ofelia Sala, Detlef Roth & Nora Gubisch
    Orchestra National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon,
    Armin Jordan

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    To complete my Callas Trovatore collection 1951 Serafin live from Naples, mp3 format from Amazon USA (CD is crazy expensive)
    ultimate combination of dazzling performance of Leonora with decent sound (much better than Mexico about the same as 1953 La Scala)



    Other Callas Trovatores:

    1950 Live Mexico/Picco
    1953 Live La Scala/Votto
    1956 EMI Studio Karajan


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    Finally bought the recording of Giulio Cesare I've had my eye on for some time. (The $10 promotional discount from Amazon didn't hurt.) Purists will be appalled, but this version has Fischer-Dieskau in the title role and Peter Schreier as Sesto. I would have really liked the recording with Wunderlich as Sesto, but it's sung in German translation rather than the original Italian.

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    Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
    Montserrat Caballé (Lucia), José Carreras (Edgardo), Vincenzo Sardinero (Enrico), Samuel Ramey (Raimondo), Claes H. Ahnsjö (Arturo), Ann Murray (Alisa), Vincenzo Bello (Normanno)
    New Philharmonia Orchestra,
    Jesús López-Cóbos

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    I need another Lucia recording like I need another

    well...

    Lucia recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
    Montserrat Caballé (Lucia), José Carreras (Edgardo), Vincenzo Sardinero (Enrico), Samuel Ramey (Raimondo), Claes H. Ahnsjö (Arturo), Ann Murray (Alisa), Vincenzo Bello (Normanno)
    New Philharmonia Orchestra,
    Jesús López-Cóbos

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    I need another Lucia recording like I need another

    well...

    Lucia recording.


    One of my first opera CDs & still my favourite version.
    "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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