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    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    (What a strange cover!)

    Polish opera posters!
    They are all weird but wonderful.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post

    Polish opera posters!
    They are all weird but wonderful.
    Blimey! As you say, weird but wonderful.
    "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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    Mafalda Favero re-opened the la Scala opera house. She sang In Manon Lescaut. (Conducted by Toscanini)
    A l1937? Recording of her singing Signor Ascolta Turandot can be found on MDP records.
    So my little quiz can baffle people who don't read this late nite post? Those Polish people must admire Italians as I see they put the Zucinni on that cover. What label was that Cd ? I love Chopin so no offensive ethnic jokes intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    I'm going to delve into this opera by Richard Strauss....taking it first plunge into any of his music actually! One of my friends at school is very enthusiastic about Der Rosenkavalier as he was telling me today.

    I'm still getting to know this, and loving every moment along the way!

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    The most electrifying Tosca , Price is in her prime and the sound is glorious .

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    Handel: Agrippina, HWV 6
    Alex Penda formerly know as Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Agrippina), the beautiful Jennifer Rivera (Nerone), I love her voice Sunhae Im (Poppea), the superb Bejun Mehta (Ottone), Marcos Fink (Claudio), Neal Davies (Pallante), Dominique Visse (Mago Narciso) & Daniel Schmutzhard (Lesbo)
    Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
    René Jacobs

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    I suppose one reason Thomas's Mignon is less well known is that it has a plot that is second only to Trovatore for unlikely coincidences- long-lost daughters, jealousy, unrequited love, gypsies, mysterious fires etc etc. But it's full of tunes, including a Gavotte that appears in the Suzuki Violin book 2 repertoire and that I have therefore heard massacred by generations of 7-year-olds at various camps, workshops and group lessons. Nice to hear it played the way it should be, and also great to have the lovely Flicka sing her aria to it.



    Marilyn Horne (Mignon), Alain Vanzo (Wilhelm Meister), Nicola Zaccaria (Lothario), Frederica von Stade (Frédéric), Ruth Welting (Philine), André Battedou (Laerte), Claude Meloni (Jarno)
    Ambrosian Opera Chorus & Philharmonia Orchestra, Antonio De Almeida
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    ...the Suzuki Violin book...
    Ooh! That green and blue, the flower pattern... I can smell it now.

    Oh to be six years old again.

    Tiny milk bottles delivered to school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Ooh! That green and blue, the flower pattern... I can smell it now.

    Oh to be six years old again.

    Tiny milk bottles delivered to school.
    Oh, you're a Suzuki boy? What instrument?
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh, you're a Suzuki boy? What instrument?
    Every size right up to 3/4 of a ... violin.

    Last September, when I visited PC after you introduced me to them, I had a big aaah moment seeing the tiny little size babies...
    Last edited by Clayton; September 3rd, 2014 at 10:07 PM. Reason: nouns and pronouns... no idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Every size right up to 3/4 of a ... violin.

    Last September, when I visited PC after you introduced me to them, I had a big aaah moment seeing the tiny little size babies...
    Stay out of maternity wards, Clayton ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Every size right up to 3/4 of a ... violin.

    Last September, when I visited PC after you introduced me to them, I had a big aaah moment seeing the tiny little size babies...
    It's the 1/32nds that get me.

    On the other hand better seen than heard, especially played by a 3 year old beginner.
    Natalie

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    Arrived home this afternoon from Vermont after a week of opera deprivation - days were too busy and too many people around to listen to the iPods (but had them with me), so instead suffered through about a week of insipid pop music.

    So, what to listen to?

    Don't know why, but settled on Mitridate re de Ponto:

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    Conductor: Christophe Rousset
    with Les Talens Lyriques

    Mitridate: Giuseppe Sabbatini
    Aspasia: Natalie Dessay
    Sifare: Cecilia Bartoli
    Marzio: Juan Diego Florez
    et al.

    The more I listen to this, the more I love the opera and the recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Arrived home this afternoon from Vermont after a week of opera deprivation - days were too busy and too many people around to listen to the iPods (but had them with me), so instead suffered through about a week of insipid pop music.

    So, what to listen to?

    Don't know why, but settled on Mitridate re de Ponto:

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    Conductor: Christophe Rousset
    with Les Talens Lyriques

    Mitridate: Giuseppe Sabbatini
    Aspasia: Natalie Dessay
    Sifare: Cecilia Bartoli
    Marzio: Juan Diego Florez
    et al.

    The more I listen to this, the more I love the opera and the recording.
    Cleansing, but at the same time a tiny bit bonkers.
    Natalie

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    Hello and welcome back Hoffmann!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Arrived home this afternoon from Vermont after a week of opera deprivation...
    Doctor recommends plenty of aural intake, a good dose of Wagner, Handel, Verdi and Britten at least (though any combination of opera will be equally effective). Repeat course frequently and as often as possible until all symptoms have disappeared. Continue treatment for optimum health.

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