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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    ...I nearly passed out...
    so definitely not for walking

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    I opened my account with Lohengrin

    guaranteed lump free

    but possibly could send you bonkers

    not sure why but I chose the Janowksi

    Wagner: Lohengrin
    Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Annette Dasch (Elsa), Susanne Resmark (Ortrud), Gerd Grochowski (Friedrich von Telramund), Markus Brück (Der Heerrufer des Königs), Günther Groissböck (Heinrich der Vogler)
    Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Rundfunkchor Berlin, Marek Janowski
    Live recording of concert performance 12 November 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I opened my account with Lohengrin...
    I confess

    technically not strictly true

    when the seasonal grape juice was flowing last night

    I did sneak in another round of Les Indes galantes...



    is it a big problem when I'm hiding opera consumption on an opera forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    is it a big problem when I'm hiding opera consumption on an opera forum?
    Understandable. Who wants to admit to drinking binges at an AA meeting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I confess

    technically not strictly true

    when the seasonal grape juice was flowing last night

    I did sneak in another round of Les Indes galantes...



    is it a big problem when I'm hiding opera consumption on an opera forum?
    Look at it this way, Clayton: all of us are addicted; all of us admit it, and we all are enabling each other.

    It's a perfectly circular world here ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    Look at it this way, Clayton: all of us are addicted; all of us admit it, and we all are enabling each other.

    It's a perfectly circular world here ...

    Okay, so now I understand the post


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    Might "his" user name be changed to "the enabler"?...


    I know, I am slow.

    My goodness; I used to work purposely slow. What was that like for my colleagues?

    Though I think "the enabler" sounds like a bad movie

    so I'll keep him filed under Captain

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    Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
    Norman Bailey (Hans Sachs), Bernd Weikl (Beckmesser), René Kollo (Walther von Stolzing), Hannelore Bode (Eva), Adolf Dallapozza (David), Magdalene (Julia Hamari (Magdalene), Kurt Moll (Pogner)
    Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker
    Sir Georg Solti
    Recorded October 1975 Sofiensaal, Vienna

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    Maria Callas Remastered!!!



    One of my Christmas gifts... purchased with gift cards.
    "Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of
    Congress .. But I repeat myself." -Mark Twain

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    On YouTube. I'm absolutely loving this, lots of gorgeous bass singing.

    Donizetti's L'Assedio di Calais



    Aurelio - Della Jones
    Eustachio - Christian Du Plessis
    Eleonora - Nuccia Focile
    Giovanni d'Aire - Rico Serbo
    Giacomo de Wisants - Paul Nilon
    Pietro de Wisants - Ian Platt
    Armando - Mark Glanville
    Edoardo III - Russell Smythe
    Isabella - Eiddwen Harrhy
    Edmondo - John Treleaven
    Un Incognito - Norman Bailey

    Conductor - David Parry
    Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra
    Chorus - Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
    "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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    Wagner: Das Rheingold
    George London (Wotan), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Set Svanholm (Loge), Kirsten Flagstad (Fricka), Claire Watson (Freia), Waldemar Kmentt (Froh), Eberhard Wächter (Donner), Paul Kuen (Mime), Jean Madeira (Erda), Walter Kreppel (Fasolt), Kurt Böhme (Fafner), Oda Balsborg (Woglinde), Hetty Plümacher (Wellgunde), Ira Malaniuk (Flosshilde)
    Wiener Philharmoniker
    Sir Georg Solti
    Recorded September/October 1958 Sofiensaal, Vienna

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    Wagner: Das Rheingold
    Theo Adam (Wotan), Gerd Nienstedt (Donner), Hermin Esser (Froh), Wolfgang Windgassen (Loge), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Mime), Martti Talvela (Fasolt) Kurt Böhme (Fafner), Annelies Burmeister (Fricka), Anja Silja (Freia), Vera Soukupova (Erda), Dorothea Siebert (Woglinde), Helga Dernesch (Wellgunde), Ruth Hesse (Flosshilde)
    Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
    Karl Böhm
    Recorded live at the Bayreuth festival 1966

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    Hi tenchi67622

    Quote Originally Posted by tenchi67622 View Post
    Attachment 6235

    Recently just finished listening to as that seems to be the unwritten law of this forum LOL (Really, I love the opera and Souliotis in general)...
    Ha ha! It is a great recording

    though I'm going to read the terms and conditions of the forum; I thought it was written somewhere...


    Quote Originally Posted by tenchi67622 View Post
    ...I've been trying in the 2 years or so to broaden my opera listening to include 20th Century opera...
    so which operas do you mostly listen to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Hi tenchi67622



    Ha ha! It is a great recording

    though I'm going to read the terms and conditions of the forum; I thought it was written somewhere...




    so which operas do you mostly listen to?
    I believe that the " terms and conditions" were either written by Alma in blood or invisible ink on fragile tissue paper.

    Angela Meade is an exceptional performer; I saw her in Ernani from the Met a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    more Rimsky-Korsakov

    Rimsky Korsakov: Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden)
    Valentina Sokolik (Snow Maiden), Irina Arkhipova (Spring), Anton Grigoriev (Tsar Berendey), Anatoly Moksayakov (Mizgir), Lidya Sakharenko (Kupava), Alexander Vedernikov (King Frost), Vladimir Matorin (Bermyata) & Ivan Budrin (Carnival)
    Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio
    Vladimir Fedoseyev
    Recorded 1975

    Attachment 6194

    absolutely superb
    I love Rimsky-Korsakov and I just love the way "Snegurochka" seems to just roll off the tongue. I've said it and most non-operatic friends of mine suspect I'm having some sort of seizure which prevents me from talking correctly.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Hi tenchi67622



    Ha ha! It is a great recording

    though I'm going to read the terms and conditions of the forum; I thought it was written somewhere...




    so which operas do you mostly listen to?
    Started out mostly Italian (from Baroque to Verismo) and French (everything) but lately I've been trying to wrap myself around Czech, Russian & German, & English.......

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