Started by uffeviking, April 08, 2007, 12:54:48 AM
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Quote from: marvinbrown on June 07, 2007, 05:30:16 AM I am in the process of collecting all of Wagner's operas on DVD and have now turned my attention to Meistersinger von Nurnberg. I am looking for a very good recording of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg on DVD. Can anybody comment on this recording: any advice would be appreciated marvin
Quote from: karlhenning on June 07, 2007, 06:49:05 AMYes, he was big on supposing we need extra, extra, extra time
Quote from: Haffner on June 07, 2007, 05:54:57 AMI've been considering that one as well, Marvin. Offhand, I must state that James Morris is potentially great, and I rarely have any problems with Levine's conducting. In fact, if I have any complaints with the other Levine/met dvds, it's almost solely with the sound or some of the singers, not Levine. This dvd looks like a traditional setting, and that along with the two names above pretty much sells it for me!
Quote from: marvinbrown on June 07, 2007, 08:35:33 AM So how about it Haffner? shall you and I go for it then? I have already placed this item in my shopping cart from amazon.co.uk and in light of what Anne, uffeviking and Karl have to say this seems like a good place to start (uffeviking's other recommendation has been noted as a possible future purchase!) marvin
Quote from: marvinbrown on June 11, 2007, 03:27:13 PMThis is what a great opera production is all about (so good that it becomes a religious experience)
Quote from: karlhenning on June 07, 2007, 05:17:12 AMWell, at long last, we watched the DVD of L'Orfeo in its entirety. Beautifully staged, many beautiful voices!!, antique winds playing in tune (blessed relief), sheer delight every way.(Two or three moments of caprine singing, oh that old-fangled ornamentation, but nothing seriously jarring.)
Quote from: uffeviking on April 22, 2007, 09:34:21 AMI bought it because of Cheryl Studer. She has been maligned terribly in another forum to the extent that the moderator banned her name, just her name! How ridiculous. She is a great Elsa von Brabant. If you don't speak German, then Domingo butchering my mother tongue won't bother you; his singing is very good!
Quote from: marvinbrown on June 18, 2007, 06:44:35 AM Over a month and a half ago Haffner put in a request as to whether the Lohengrin DVD recording with Domingo was any good. Uffeviking responded by saying that Domingo "butchered" the German Language but his singing is very good. Well I am still missing 2 of Wagner's Operas on DVD: Lohengrin and Tannhauser. I want to buy Lohengrin next but I did not like the butchering language critisism (I am fluent in a few languages myself (German is not one of them) and quite sensitive to them when it comes to opera)....should I go for the Domingo recording or this one: or should I look elsewhere? thanks for your help. marvin
Quote from: Anne on June 19, 2007, 07:41:26 AMI also have both and agree with Uffe's recommendation. I don't speak German either and it all sounded great to me. (Sometimes ignorance is bliss.)
Quote from: springrite on June 19, 2007, 07:47:44 AMNow you know why I never complain about a lack of Chinese operas.
Quote from: uffeviking on June 19, 2007, 06:33:57 AMPicking the 'best' Lohengrin is a tough decision to make!I have both, the one with Peter Hofman on an old LVD and Domingo on DVD. My choice would be the Domingo because Claudio Abbado is conducting the Vienna State Opera. If you don't speak German, you won't notice Domingo's failings!
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