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    Following in the footsteps of Pavarotti we have just released Bocelli live in Central park!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    This is the information I got on the production. Don't know if you are also interested in the music and the singing, but according to my sources, they were dismal (again, not my own opinion, here. This sounds a little strange to me, because I'm familiar with Ms. Alberola's and Ms. Toledano's singing, and is not that bad, at least usually).
    Thanks Schigolch. You've saved my wallet. Poor musicians, playing on stage is fine but how can you get beautiful tone while running! And this is Gluck, who wrote some of the most purely beautiful music existent.

    Don't get the impression I am not interested in the singing and music, these are always crucial to me, although my tastes are not as refined as yours!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    playing on stage is fine but how can you get beautiful tone while running!
    This is a good question....

    It's very difficult to produce a sound from a violin as beautiful as, let's say, David Oistrakh's, while dancing the Conga. However, to produce a beautiful and tuned operatic voice is as hard as to play the violin like Oistrakh, and we pretend that the singers will sing and dance the Conga...

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    That's exactly why I dismiss the complaints that Anna Netrebko didn't sing Traviata well in the Willy Decker production - they made the poor woman run around, sing upside down (literaly) and all.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Exactly...

    Opera singers those days are requested, sometimes, for just *too* much. To sing the very difficult first act for Violetta, while performing gymnastics, is a recipe for disaster. Even if a gifted singer like Netrebko can hold its own, this is far from ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    Yankee Diva Joyce Di Donato new release just showed up at Amazon USA with May 22 release date
    90% of the time any production with Joyce = buy
    Since Alma did not like this I did extra sample viewing time on you tube.......I still think I will make this purchase very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi.

    To buy or not to buy? Yet another version to add to the collection.

    Miah Persson (Poppea), Sarah Connolly (Nerone), Jordi Domènech (Ottone) & Franz-Josef Selig (Seneca) Opus Arte.

    I will be making this purchase as a blu ray May 29 USA release......

    It will be sharing shelf space with the new William Christie/Pizzi Poppea ("danny" de Niese & Phillipe Jaroussky)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Since Alma did not like this I did extra sample viewing time on you tube.......I still think I will make this purchase very soon
    Well, it does have redeeming qualities; such as Joyce's singing. I think what I disliked most was the stage direction.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    The rats are coming.. I fear I will not be able to resist because of the presence of Klaus Florian Vogt.



    Good news that there is a DVD of La vida breve in the pipeline

    Natalie

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    Just arrived today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Since Alma did not like this I did extra sample viewing time on you tube.......I still think I will make this purchase very soon
    It looks good. I will get it at some stage. It's the only DVD/Blu-ray version of Cendrillon, I think.

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    Sounds intriguing. Here is the blurb from Presto Classical:

    Thanks to the new Cherubini Edition, the composer’s unknown comic opera Koukourgi was staged for the first time in celebration of his 250th anniversary 2010.

    The premiere production of Luigi Cherubini‘s opera Koukourgi at the Klagenfurt Stadttheater revealed a work that combines a tale from ancient China with the sensibility of the French Revolutionary times of its composition. The three act opera sees a young Chinese man battling for the hand of his sweetheart against the Tartar mandarin Koukourgi, the not unlikeable anti-hero described as a large pumpkin.

    The turmoil in Paris led to Cherubini’s librettist Honoré-Nicolas-Marie Duveyrier being imprisoned in the Bastille and fleeing to Denmark. The opera was left with the finale incomplete and has remained unperformed for over two centuries. Koukourgi’s finale was completed by Heiko Cullman and the new performing edition has allowed the opera to reclaim its rightful place on the stage.
    Natalie

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    Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730), Partenope (1723), CD and DVD. Of course, what got my attention was the title of this opera, which was also set by Handel in 1730.


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    This Don G cover caught my eye, what do you think ladies?
    June 26 USA release

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