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    Actually, the TDK version. But, I always like to post when I watch something all the way through. It was short, of course. I could have done without all the churchy scenes, but the setting was beautiful and I found Ms Komlosi's performance compelling. I'd have to leave it to the experts to say how great of a singer she is, but I loved her voice and her acting was superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I haven't checked this one out, and must confess to being a bit put off by what little I've seen.
    Maybe this one is more tempting


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    Quote Originally Posted by cedric View Post
    I'm not sure how Gambill sounds in DVD, but his voice is too small for Tristan in live performance.
    I don't know about his Tristan, but his Tannhäuser from Baden Baden definitely has problems in the upper register. In his lower and midranges, he's fine, but as soon as the writing takes him into the upper reaches of his voice, the poor guy tends to remind me of Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion singing, "I'm the King of the Forest."

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    Before Meyerbeer did his french grand operas he worked in italian bel canto, this a really great treat at bargain prices

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    Furtwangler Rome Ring
    Bohm's Capriccio

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    Excellent live (!) recording of one of my favorite operas. Superb singing from Klaus Florian Vogt and Tatiana Pavlovskaya.
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    If you know the Leinsdorf/Kollo/Neblett recording, how do you think it compares?

    I am a big fan of Klaus Florian Vogt, so I want to hear this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    If you know the Leinsdorf/Kollo/Neblett recording, how do you think it compares?

    I am a big fan of Klaus Florian Vogt, so I want to hear this.
    I've got the KFV version and I love it. I don't listen to the Kollo version any more.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I've got the KFV version and I love it. I don't listen to the Kollo version any more.
    It's that good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    It's that good?
    Maybe Kollo's that bad . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Maybe Kollo's that bad . . .
    Oh no! Now don't be mean! I think he's rather good on that recording....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    It's that good?
    Limited lifespan left and I'd rather spend it listening to KVF. I've never been much of a Kollo fan.
    Natalie

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    I heard Rene Kollo sing Lohengrin, which was my first Wagner opera, in 1975. He was in good voice that night and I've had a weak spot for him since.

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    I've been interested in opera in french recently.

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