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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    I have that! What did you think?
    I like it. Kind of a Wagner Ring story. It is not one I will listen to a lot, but it is a nice opera. I will have to listen again and then can give perhaps some more detailed thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I like it. Kind of a Wagner Ring story. It is not one I will listen to a lot, but it is a nice opera. I will have to listen again and then can give perhaps some more detailed thoughts.
    I have to confess I only bought it because it features David Soar. I'm a huge fan and there's not much available on disc.
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    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    I have to confess I only bought it because it features David Soar. I'm a huge fan and there's not much available on disc.
    Wallace's Lurline is interesting and musically has its moments, but it will never be on my essential operas list. It is part of my attempt to like an opera composed with English text. Don't even bring up G&S. For some reason G&S just does not appeal to me. Among written-in-English operas I think Bohemian Girl rates higher with me, and that for the aria about marble halls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Wallace's Lurline is interesting and musically has its moments, but it will never be on my essential operas list. It is part of my attempt to like an opera composed with English text. Don't even bring up G&S. For some reason G&S just does not appeal to me. Among written-in-English operas I think Bohemian Girl rates higher with me, and that for the aria about marble halls.
    Exceptional operas (among the very, very, very best) with English text:

    Porgy and Bess
    The Rake's Progress
    Written on Skin
    Peter Grimes
    Dido and Aeneas
    The Turn of the Screw
    Susannah
    The Death of Klinghoffer
    The Consul
    The Minotaur
    Doctor Atomic
    The Tempest
    Amahl and the Night Visitors
    Antony and Cleopatra
    Gloriana
    Nixon in China
    The Crucible
    Silent Night
    The Ghosts of Versailles
    Waiting for the Barbarians
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Treemonisha

    And so on and so forth.

    There is no shortage of great operas in English.

    Just, don't listen to that abomination, Billy Budd.

    Help, I'm running from Natalie, she wants to kill me!

    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); February 18th, 2019 at 12:47 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Exceptional operas (among the very, very, very best) with English text:

    Porgy and Bess
    The Rake's Progress
    Written on Skin
    Peter Grimes
    Dido and Aeneas
    The Turn of the Screw
    Susannah
    The Death of Klinghoffer
    The Consul
    The Minotaur
    Doctor Atomic
    The Tempest
    Amahl and the Night Visitors
    Antony and Cleopatra
    Gloriana
    Nixon in China
    The Crucible
    Silent Night
    The Ghosts of Versailles
    Waiting for the Barbarians
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Treemonisha

    And so on and so forth.

    There is no shortage of great operas in English.

    Just, don't listen to that abomination, Billy Budd.

    Help, I'm running from Natalie, she wants to kill me!

    Well, part of the problem here is that we are dealing with modern opera, which I tend to shy from. I do have Dido and Aeneas and Gloriana. Need to give Dido another try for sure. I also have The Tempest and thanks to your list, since Lurline just ended for me (some beautiful singing in the last three minutes too), I'll queue up The Tempest. Now to go out and start shoveling. We just got what looks like about 3 inches in 3 hours and it is still coming down!

    I'll look up the others. Don't worry, Billy Bud does not appeal to me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Now to go out and start shoveling. We just got what looks like about 3 inches in 3 hours and it is still coming down!
    Nope, it was 4 inches! Just got back in from an hour of shovelling. My son is 3.5 miles north of me, said he had 6-7 inches. The weather website predicted 1-3 inches. Still coming down, but I think at a much slower rate.

    Into second disk of The Tempest. Good, but not going to unseat The Bohemian Girl as my favorite so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Exceptional operas (among the very, very, very best) with English text:

    Porgy and Bess
    The Rake's Progress
    Written on Skin
    Peter Grimes
    Dido and Aeneas
    The Turn of the Screw
    Susannah
    The Death of Klinghoffer
    The Consul
    The Minotaur
    Doctor Atomic
    The Tempest
    Amahl and the Night Visitors
    Antony and Cleopatra
    Gloriana
    Nixon in China
    The Crucible
    Silent Night
    The Ghosts of Versailles
    Waiting for the Barbarians
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Treemonisha

    And so on and so forth.

    There is no shortage of great operas in English.
    I would add Thomas Adčs' Exterminating Angel.


    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Just, don't listen to that abomination, Billy Budd.

    Help, I'm running from Natalie, she wants to kill me!

    And I'll join Natalie. Billy Budd is outstanding.
    "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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    Conductor: Michael Halasz
    Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia, Hungarian Radio Chorus
    Cast: Inga Nielsen (Leonore), Gösta Winbergh (Florestan), Kurt Moll (Rocco), Alan Titus (Pizarro), Herwig Pecoraro (Jaquino), Edith Lienbacher (Marzelline), Wolfgang Glashof (Fernando), Péter Pálinkás (First Prisoner), Józef Moldvay (Second Prisoner)

    While I was listing my favorite Fidelio recordings with lyric-dramatic singers in the two leads, I'd forgotten about this one -- and with the exception of Wolfgang Glashof's labored, ugly-sounding Don Fernando, it's very good. (Who wouldn't like Kurt Moll as Rocco?)

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    Homework for an upcoming visit to ROH to see this. Not seen it live before so very excited.

    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    I would add Thomas Adčs' Exterminating Angel.
    Agreed. I loved it too. I did say "and so on and so forth" because there are many other good operas in English.
    And I'll join Natalie. Billy Budd is outstanding.
    Well, well, well... Not *all* operas in English are good, though... especially the ones that don't have sopranos or mezzo-sopranos with their cough cough assets cough cough.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Yes, where would opera be without (cough, cough) assets (cough, cough)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Yes, where would opera be without (cough, cough) assets (cough, cough)?
    A lot less boring!

    Opera DVDs are the worst! Picture the scene - the bass or baritone is singing and acting his socks off on one side of the stage but the DVD director is concentrating on the soprano who isn't singing just lounging on a sofa looking tragic!
    "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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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Lamberto Gardelli; Austrian Broadcasting (ORF) Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    José Carreras, Piero Cappuccilli, Katia Ricciarelli, Samuel Ramey, Vincenzo Bello, Elizabeth Connell, Franz Handlos, Mieczyslaw Antoniak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    A lot less boring!

    Opera DVDs are the worst! Picture the scene - the bass or baritone is singing and acting his socks off on one side of the stage but the DVD director is concentrating on the soprano who isn't singing just lounging on a sofa looking tragic!
    Well, of course, why wouldn't the DVD director be concentrating on the beautiful soprano? He knows what is best for the audience!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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