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Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 26, 2018, 09:35:13 AMWas I too elliptical?Anyone recommend a production of Candide on bluray or DVD? TIA
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 27, 2018, 06:05:51 AMThanks.
Quote from: rickardg on March 07, 2019, 01:56:16 AMCould you please recommend me some of your favourite opera Blurays/DVDs?I've not been much into opera before so I don't mind core repertoire in traditional stagings, chances are I haven't seen them anyway, but otherwise just mention a few discs that you think tick as many boxes as possible (musically, dramatically, visually and so on...)Thanks in advance!
Quote from: Draško on March 07, 2019, 05:41:58 AMI haven't been following very closely especially more recent releases, but the one I really did like was Michael Haneke directed Cosi Fan Tutte from Madrid.Most of my favorite operas on DVD are baroque, don't know if you are interested in that?
Quote from: rickardg on March 07, 2019, 09:33:08 AMI'm very interested indeed, much of my other listening (such as it is with work and children) is baroque, including vocal music like Bach's and Händel's cantatas and oratorios.
Quote from: ritter on March 07, 2019, 05:57:31 AMI propose the following, on the Germanic front :
Quote from: Draško on March 07, 2019, 11:27:06 AMRameau's Platee conducted by Minkowski is one of the most delightful opera productions I ever saw, I think even children would love it.
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on March 09, 2019, 03:52:48 AMOne of my favourite opera DVDs is this Baz Luhrmann directed version of La Boheme. These are not the best singers you'll ever hear in the roles, but they all have youth and good acting skills on their sides, and I rather like the updating to the 1950s. It works pretty well, I think.You might also want to take a look at two giants of the opera world acting and reacting together. Callas was vocally past her best when this was recorded (1964), but she is still absolutely riveting and she and Gobbi had a symbiotic relationship which is well captured in this old black and white film (what a tragedy that they didn't tape the whole opera). Back in the day, I used to work at the English National Opera shop. Next to the main shop, we had a smaller unit solely dedicated to video (no DVDs back then), where we would have productions playing on the TV sets. If we played this video before a performance the tiny shop would fill up with people glued to the TV screens, not able to tear themselves away until the very last minute.
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on March 14, 2019, 10:32:47 AMAnother film is of a stage production and that is the old Paul Czinner film of Der Rosenkavalier with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf as the Marschallin. Very traditional production and some might find it dated, but it's a classic and I love it.
Quote from: Handelian on November 04, 2020, 09:24:03 PMEnjoying the Julius Caesar from Glyndeboune. Haven't got the hang of posting pictures yet. Perhaps someone could give me a hand with it
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