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    Senior Member Veteran Member Aksel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    The Oslo "La Boheme in a cancer ward"

    YES!!

    And remember, you can all see it here.

    EDIT: From just looking around the Interwebs, I've found out that the (at least) UK release date is October 1st, as in next Monday. So very, very excited.

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    According to Jonas Kaufmann's unofficial web site (http://www.jkaufmann.info/neu.htm), we can look forward to a new recital CD on the Decca label from him that's devoted to Wagner's music. The recording sessions took place this month in Berlin, and the projected release date is March, 2013. The source of the information is another web site, that of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, whose orchestra will also be featured on this recording. Donald Runnicles is the conductor. In addition to arias from Rienzi, Tannhäuser, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Lohengrin, and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Kaufmann also sings the Wesendonck Lieder.
    Though there are as yet no plans for any complete staged performances, der Jonas definitely seems to be slowly moving toward some of the heavier Wagner roles. Apparently, he's going to sing some of the arias from Rienzi and Tannhäuser at a concert with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Christian Thielemann next May; he also mentioned in a recent interview that these heavier roles definitely appeal to him, but for perhaps the heaviest of all -- Tristan -- he wouldn't consider doing anything more at this point than singing the second act in a concert performance.

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    EDIT - actually this is already available in the UK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post


    EDIT - actually this is already available in the UK
    I shall buy it for the music. But the staging looks pathetic, judging by the clips of this production already on Youtube. It just seems to me that whenever a Baroque opera comes to staging for the first time since its premier, those idiotic stage directors need to debase it one way or another.

    If you are a stage director, and reading this, I think you fools need to be sent back to art school or consider a different career altogether. Your tasteless staging are just modern graffiti on works of art that smear your artistic integrity. Thankfully, the composer's music remains timeless. But your foul production will not. Stage director: Henning Brockhaus

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    10/9/2012 USA release of Jacobs latest Mozart opera for Harmonia Mundi.....was hoping for new die entführung aus dem serail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    10/9/2012 USA release of Jacobs latest Mozart opera for Harmonia Mundi.....was hoping for new die entführung aus dem serail
    Yes, my copy of La Finta is on order. Look forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Yes, my copy of La Finta is on order. Look forward to it.
    The price.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    The price.........
    I paid just under US$30 including freight. It is a 3 CD set. Some interesting notes below. Note this recording appears to be some "posthumous version from 1796".

    "La finta giardiniera has long been one of the lesser-known operas of the young Mozart, perhaps because the original Munich version, sung in Italian, quickly disappeared from the repertoire until it was revived in German from 1779 onwards.

    A posthumous version from 1796 displays skilful reorchestration: extremely ‘symphonic’ and typical of late Mozart – to such an extent that numerous specialists have thought they detected the composer’s own hand. It is this so-called ‘Námest' version that is recorded here by René Jacobs, who sees in this amazingly lively opera "a very ancient form of theatre, which blithely mingles farce with great passions (...) and elements typical of a 'modern' initiatory opera". René Jacobs reputation in the operas of Mozart is unsurpassed and this major rediscovery is a priority for the Autumn. The luxury packaging includes an essay on the Prague score and the customary scholarly notes from René Jacobs on his performing version."

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    Arias by Agostino Steffani (1654-1728). A slightly interesting looking cover, though not very pretty.

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    You can listen to Ceci's new album in full here.
    I haven't had the time to do so yet, but I hear it's great. And besides, it will be interesting to hear the so-called 'missing link' between Monteverdi (or possibly Cavalli, my mind isn't working at the moment) and Händel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    The price.........
    This is one to buy from Presto UK (30% HM label sale) for $26 compared to $52 pre order price at Amazon USA



    I am still puzzled why Jacobs seems to be avoiding the wonderful die entführung aus dem serail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    This is one to buy from Presto UK (30% HM label sale) for $26 compared to $52 pre order price at Amazon USA

    I am still puzzled why Jacobs seems to be avoiding the wonderful die entführung aus dem serail
    I think maybe he's portioning out the German ones. The last one was Zauberflöte, mind.

    And it did say in the Zauberflöte booklet that they would do the same sound effects when they eventually came to Entführung. Or at least something to that effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    This is one to buy from Presto UK (30% HM label sale) for $26 compared to $52 pre order price at Amazon USA

    I am still puzzled why Jacobs seems to be avoiding the wonderful die entführung aus dem serail
    Exactly where I got mine from (including freight), as I wrote for under US$30. As for Entführung, who knows. But I am glad they are recording the lesser known Mozart operas, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    I shall buy it for the music. But the staging looks pathetic, judging by the clips of this production already on Youtube. It just seems to me that whenever a Baroque opera comes to staging for the first time since its premier, those idiotic stage directors need to debase it one way or another.

    If you are a stage director, and reading this, I think you fools need to be sent back to art school or consider a different career altogether. Your tasteless staging are just modern graffiti on works of art that smear your artistic integrity. Thankfully, the composer's music remains timeless. But your foul production will not. Stage director: Henning Brockhaus
    Nice rant! I agree with every word of it, at least as it applies to most of the regietheater atrocities that I have seen.

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