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    Martha binge! This weekend I have been listening to all my Martha sets that are sung in German.
    I also typed in the total time for each one and arranged them from shortest to longest. Some have cuts.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Verdi: Il Trovatore, Herbert Von Karajan. Maria Callas,etc.

    It's actually the Warner Classics remastering, with the blue and yellow cover, but this cover art is so pretty, I had to post this one instead.

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    Verdi: Macbeth, with Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    It's the same music and the same lyrics. It's called "Per le porte del tormento passan l'anime a gioir" and it continues "Sta 'l contento del cordoglio sul confine, non v' rosa senza spine, n piacer senza martir." The thing is, Handel was in the habit of recycling music. It's originally from Sosarme but he interpolated it in Imeneo too. I was unaware that he used it in Agrippina as well. He likely didn't. Looking up a libretto for Agrippina, it's not there. So maybe this *production* chose to interpolate it there. Which is not unheard in opera. There was actually a tradition in the past of singers interpolating stuff from other operas, just to show off their vocal talents. So maybe this production had a "wink, wink" to this tradition.

    Remember the famous "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Rinaldo? It was originally, slightly different in words ("Lascia la spina") but with the same music, in Il trionfo del tempo e del disingano. As a matter of fact the melody was even earlier, and was heard without words in a dance number in Almira. So this is something that Handel habitually did. Agrippina does borrow a lot of music from Il trionfo del tempo e del disingano, too.
    Thank You! i happen to like/listen to both! and will listen to the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    Verdi: Macbeth, with Maria Callas
    I don't know this opera, but I do know that the voice of a pre-crash-diet Callas has got to be wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I don't know this opera, but I do know that the voice of a pre-crash-diet Callas has got to be wonderful!
    I had difficulty with the sound quality in this recording. My favorite performances of Callas are from one of her Norma recordings, and her Poliuto with Corelli. The opera of Polutio itself didn't wow me, but that was probably some of the most beautiful sounds I've heard from Callas.
    This is considered the Lady Macbeth performance for the ages, and it is very good, but it's also sound quality wise not very clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    ...Handel was in the habit of recycling music...
    Music was recycled in the baroque period. There were various reasons such as the composer liked the melody and wanted to develop it, did not think it was appreciated enough the first time or just for economical reasons (save time) to think of a few.
    Flyforthepriceofabeerdotcom and bookaroomdotcom hadn't been formerly established yet and so audiences didn't travel so much so compositions for one opera house would probably not have been heard by audiences in other opera houses.
    We then do hear similar melodies or almost same or the same pieces of the music through much of the period especially from those composers that wrote a lot of works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    I had difficulty with the sound quality in this recording. My favorite performances of Callas are from one of her Norma recordings, and her Poliuto with Corelli. The opera of Polutio itself didn't wow me, but that was probably some of the most beautiful sounds I've heard from Callas.
    This is considered the Lady Macbeth performance for the ages, and it is very good, but it's also sound quality wise not very clear.
    That is the trouble, when her voice was best, recording technology was not. Of course she probably improved dramatically over the years. I have this CD of her singing in 1949 and it is very nice, but a lot of fuzziness in the background from the vinyl.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    It's the same music and the same lyrics. It's called "Per le porte del tormento passan l'anime a gioir" and it continues "Sta 'l contento del cordoglio sul confine, non v' rosa senza spine, n piacer senza martir." The thing is, Handel was in the habit of recycling music. It's originally from Sosarme but he interpolated it in Imeneo too. I was unaware that he used it in Agrippina as well. He likely didn't. Looking up a libretto for Agrippina, it's not there. So maybe this *production* chose to interpolate it there. Which is not unheard of, in the history of opera. There was actually a tradition in the past of singers interpolating stuff from other operas, just to show off their vocal talents. So maybe this production had a "wink, wink" to this tradition.

    Remember the famous "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Rinaldo? It was originally, slightly different in words ("Lascia la spina") but with the same music, in Il trionfo del tempo e del disingano. As a matter of fact the melody was composed even earlier, and was heard without words in a dance number in Almira. So this is something that Handel habitually did. Agrippina does borrow a lot of music from Il trionfo del tempo e del disingano, too.
    hello, if you do not mind answering another?? in Handel's giulio cesare, do some operas omit " Chi perde un momento"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by halochef View Post
    hello, if you do not mind answering another?? in Handel's giulio cesare, do some operas omit " Chi perde un momento"?
    Giulio Cesare in Egitto is a long opera and Nireno is not exactly a very important character so, some productions may choose to cut the aria. The decision to cut arias is often driven by the budget (overtime fees paid to orchestra musicians). In this particular case, the scene is not even one of the main ones but is relegated in the libretto to the status of "varianti inserite in varie occasioni", a sort of optional appendix to the finale of the "scena prima" in the second act. So, time being at a premium, many directors and conductors may choose to omit this from their production.

    It's a cute one but hardly essential.

    Chi perde un momento
    d'un dolce contento
    lagnarsi non si deve
    s'amor poi l'affanna.
    L'affetto in un petto
    se tosto non viene malcerto
    si tiene, e amor lo condanna.

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Giulio Cesare in Egitto is a long opera and Nireno is not exactly a very important character so, some productions may choose to cut the aria. The decision to cut arias is often driven by the budget (overtime fees paid to orchestra musicians). In this particular case, the scene is not even one of the main ones but is relegated in the libretto to the status of "varianti inserite in varie occasioni", a sort of optional appendix to the finale of the "scena prima" in the second act. So, time being at a premium, many directors and conductors may choose to omit this from their production.

    It's a cute one but hardly essential.

    Chi perde un momento
    d'un dolce contento
    lagnarsi non si deve
    s'amor poi l'affanna.
    L'affetto in un petto
    se tosto non viene malcerto
    si tiene, e amor lo condanna.

    again thank you, this is very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by halochef View Post
    again thank you, this is very nice!
    You're welcome. That's what Opera Lively is for!
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    Mascagni: Iris
    Really a lush pretty opera. My first listen and I am enjoying it

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    Wonderful recording. I believe its right up there with the Callas recordings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Giulio Cesare in Egitto is a long opera and Nireno is not exactly a very important character so, some productions may choose to cut the aria. The decision to cut arias is often driven by the budget (overtime fees paid to orchestra musicians). In this particular case, the scene is not even one of the main ones but is relegated in the libretto to the status of "varianti inserite in varie occasioni", a sort of optional appendix to the finale of the "scena prima" in the second act. So, time being at a premium, many directors and conductors may choose to omit this from their production.

    It's a cute one but hardly essential.

    Chi perde un momento
    d'un dolce contento
    lagnarsi non si deve
    s'amor poi l'affanna.
    L'affetto in un petto
    se tosto non viene malcerto
    si tiene, e amor lo condanna.
    I love Nireno so always prefer when this is included.

    Rachid ben Abdeslam nailed it - and the dancing - in the Glyndebourne Giulio Cesare

    Natalie

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