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    Excellent version of this lovely exciting opera. I have the DVD of the same cast, but it's better as audio.

    Natalie

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    Another great recording of a forgotten gem by Opera Rara:

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    Today was the Journey back down to Cornwall for graduation my emotions on the issue fighting each other . On the one hand I am happy to graduate on the other hand I am going to miss the people I got to know over the three years doing my course even if I will still be in close contact should my masters application be a success with many. Either way my journey down was a rewarding one as I indulged myself with my favourite operas. First
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    My favourite Verdi opera. It remains unsurpassed and with every listen I love it more even my increased affection for Un Ballo In Maschera and Il Trovatore have yet to topple it from prime position. However it is not my favourite opera(s) that recognition belong's to my second listen
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    Each opera in the Triptych is stupendous. I rank them all as amazing in their own way. Together in one sitting they reach new hieghts as yet unsurpassed by any other piece I have heard. I had goosebumps at various points through Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica and was mouthing the various parts of Schicchi (as per usual) without doubt my favourite opera(s)! All in all a great start to my graduation weekend(ish).
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    Your verdict?
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    I would recommend it for the sheer lack of complete Porpora operas on record. There are some nasty reviews around so I was a little wary. It isn't the best recording out there, that is true, but it's decent especially when you consider how little Porpora we get!

    The music is lovely. We need more.

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    Apologies as this is a bit of a saga but today I listened to this



    because about five years ago, on another forum, member Aramis recommended an opera to me. Aramis is Polish and the opera he recommended was Straszny dwr (The Haunted Manor) by Stanisław Moniuszko so I bought that set. I totally fell in love with it. It's the only opera which I've loved on first listen, usually takes me a while to like something. Finally after five years of longing to see it, in November I'm seeing it in Warsaw and in the opera house where it originally premiered. Am I excited? Just a bit!

    http://teatrwielki.pl/en/repertoire/...haunted-manor/
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Apologies as this is a bit of a saga but today I listened to this



    because about five years ago, on another forum, member Aramis recommended an opera to me. Aramis is Polish and the opera he recommended was Straszny dwr (The Haunted Manor) by Stanisław Moniuszko so I bought that set. I totally fell in love with it. It's the only opera which I've loved on first listen, usually takes me a while to like something. Finally after five years of longing to see it, in November I'm seeing it in Warsaw and in the opera house where it originally premiered. Am I excited? Just a bit!

    http://teatrwielki.pl/en/repertoire/...haunted-manor/
    Oh, sounds interesting. The Opera Platform had it from the Polish National Opera but the video is no longer available.

    So I just realized this same version is available on YouTube, for now. Polish and English subtitles. I hope they don't take it down. I should watch it today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Apologies as this is a bit of a saga but today I listened to this



    because about five years ago, on another forum, member Aramis recommended an opera to me. Aramis is Polish and the opera he recommended was Straszny dwr (The Haunted Manor) by Stanisław Moniuszko so I bought that set. I totally fell in love with it. It's the only opera which I've loved on first listen, usually takes me a while to like something. Finally after five years of longing to see it, in November I'm seeing it in Warsaw and in the opera house where it originally premiered. Am I excited? Just a bit!

    http://teatrwielki.pl/en/repertoire/...haunted-manor/
    Woohoo! Looks like Luiz just saw it too!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Oh, sounds interesting. The Opera Platform had it from the Polish National Opera but the video is no longer available.

    So I just realized this same version is available on YouTube, for now. Polish and English subtitles. I hope they don't take it down. I should watch it today!

    Yes, that's the version I'll be seeing. I couldn't go to the premiere of this version and dead pleased it's been revived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Apologies as this is a bit of a saga but today I listened to this



    because about five years ago, on another forum, member Aramis recommended an opera to me. Aramis is Polish and the opera he recommended was Straszny dwr (The Haunted Manor) by Stanisław Moniuszko so I bought that set. I totally fell in love with it. It's the only opera which I've loved on first listen, usually takes me a while to like something. Finally after five years of longing to see it, in November I'm seeing it in Warsaw and in the opera house where it originally premiered. Am I excited? Just a bit!

    http://teatrwielki.pl/en/repertoire/...haunted-manor/
    Wow! Have a great trip! Are you just visiting Poland, or are you planning other stops? Any other performances?

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