Page 60 of 570 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 LastLast
Results 886 to 900 of 8541

Thread: What opera have you been listening to, lately?

          
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #886
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member HarpsichordConcerto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    25 Brook Street, Mayfair (London)
    Posts
    1,084
    Post Thanks / Like
    I'm sure it is a fine CD. But that cover could also be posted in another long running thread here about cover appearances ...

  2. #887
    Schigolch
    Guest

  3. #888
    Schigolch
    Guest

  4. #889
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,885
    Post Thanks / Like
    The 2012 Turandot from Munich staged by the Fura dels Baus. Not sure about the ice hockey match at the beginning () but it was pretty spectacular. I really like Yonghoon Lee's Calaf, what a lovely voice and a handsome guy. And the way it finished with Liu's death - no inferior Alfano music to drag it out and spoil the effect. For a long time I had allowed my dislike of the principal characters to make me forget how amazing the music is. So I then listened to this, the highlight of which is the lovely Barbara Hendricks as Liu.



    Also have watched this:



    and from Youtube Acis and Galatea from Aix and a concert version of Domenico Scarlatti's "Ottavia Restituata"

    The library sent me this - a charming collection

    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; January 5th, 2018 at 08:36 AM.
    Natalie

  5. #890
    Member Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    60
    Post Thanks / Like
    Yes, the Karajan Turandot is indeed beautiful. Even Ricciarelli as Turandot is good! Doming, the sound, the orchestra and Hendricks superb Lui top it off. Well done Karajan!

  6. #891
    Senior Member Veteran Member Aksel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    823
    Post Thanks / Like
    From what I remember, the ice hockey thing in the Munich Turandot was something about public entertainment and bread and circus and things. I don't really remember it.
    And while I liked Yonghoon Lee, I kind of felt he just sang through it, no characterisation on his part. Still, he was very impressive indeed. But really, the greatest thing about that show was the Turandot of Irene Theorin.

  7. #892
    Senior Member Involved Member Tardis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    365
    Post Thanks / Like
    It's true. Lee has a great voice, but I felt the same way when I saw Carmen. He's not as.expressive as you wish he could be. If he manages to figure that out or develops into it, he could be something else. His voice is amazing live though. It's like a blade. I think, better than he sounds on recordings actually.

  8. #893
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,885
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Tardis View Post
    It's true. Lee has a great voice, but I felt the same way when I saw Carmen. He's not as.expressive as you wish he could be. If he manages to figure that out or develops into it, he could be something else. His voice is amazing live though. It's like a blade. I think, better than he sounds on recordings actually.
    I agree it's all a bit samey. This would be more problematic for a character like Don Jose, who has to develop and change throughout the opera, than for Calaf who is just a monomaniac dominated by obsessive love.
    Natalie

  9. #894
    Member Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    60
    Post Thanks / Like
    I think Lee did a good job. His voice is unusual but for me it lacks that real spinto edge that someone like Corelli, Giacomini or Del Monaco had. Mind, not sure who around today can sing Calaf well?

  10. #895
    Opera Lively Staff Member Top Contributor Member Hoffmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    3,581
    Post Thanks / Like
    Name:  CallasPuritani.jpg
Views: 98
Size:  13.0 KB

    Callas seemed to be in particularly good voice for this -

  11. #896
    Senior Member Involved Member Itullian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    So. Cal.
    Posts
    499
    Post Thanks / Like
    Abbado's Lohengrin. meh.

  12. #897
    Senior Member Involved Member Itullian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    So. Cal.
    Posts
    499
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    One thing leads to another more Lucia......1959 Serafin studio (stereo sound) and the legendary 1955 Karajan live. Too bad the 1959 did not feature Corelli whom she was often working with at that time
    i really like the 59. i think Callas was awesome in it.
    and i loved Tagliavinni too.
    but like all those old classic recordings
    there are so many cuts!!!
    ahhh, drives me crazy.
    if they ever re release the RCA Lucia with Moffo and Bergonzi, grab it.
    its awesome and UNCUT.

  13. #898
    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Midwestern U.S.
    Posts
    3,221
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Abbado's Lohengrin. meh.
    Is it the audio recording with Jerusalem, Studer, Meier, and Moll? I'm rather fond of that one, myself . . .

  14. #899
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Dark_Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA
    Posts
    1,239
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Name:  CallasPuritani.jpg
Views: 98
Size:  13.0 KB

    Callas seemed to be in particularly good voice for this -
    One of the very first EMI studio recordings made by Maria right after she signed her EMI contract 1953, a great one for sure

  15. #900
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Dark_Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA
    Posts
    1,239
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    i really like the 59. i think Callas was awesome in it.
    and i loved Tagliavinni too.
    but like all those old classic recordings
    there are so many cuts!!!
    ahhh, drives me crazy.
    if they ever re release the RCA Lucia with Moffo and Bergonzi, grab it.
    its awesome and UNCUT.
    You grab any Moffo studio recording from 1960s available and you will be well rewarded, consistently great artist during that time

Page 60 of 570 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What vocal music have you been listening to, lately?
    By Hoffmann in forum Other Classical Vocal Music
    Replies: 812
    Last Post: September 29th, 2019, 11:01 AM
  2. Current Symphonic Listening
    By Samurai in forum Non-Operatic, Non-Vocal Classical Music
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: February 29th, 2012, 04:44 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


free html visitor counters
hit counter




Official Media Partners of Opera Carolina

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Opera Carolina

Official Media Partners of NC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of North Carolina Opera

Official Media Partners of Greensboro Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Greensboro Opera

Official Media Partners of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute and Piedmont Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute
of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Piedmont Opera

Official Media Partners of Asheville Lyric Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Asheville Lyric Opera

Official Media Partners of UNC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of UNC Opera
Dept. of Music, UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences

www.operalively.com

VISIT WWW.OPERALIVELY.COM FOR ALL YOUR OPERA NEEDS