Started by Tsaraslondon, April 10, 2017, 04:29:04 AM
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Quote from: Tsaraslondon on November 04, 2022, 08:53:22 AMI saw that after I'd posted this one, but thought I'd let it stand, because either way you would see it.
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on November 04, 2022, 01:56:02 AMKempe's wonderfully cast classic Lohengrin really does stand the test of time. I've tried a few others but this is the one that I always come back to. A really great performance.
Quote from: Florestan on November 01, 2022, 03:17:40 AMCross post from the WAYLTN thread.Three acts into it. This recording is marred by an execrable French diction from everybody, including the choir. This is a huge drawback because in grand opera the visuals are as important as the music and while listening to a recording one can use imagination to supply them --- if and only if one understands what is being sung, that is. In this respect, the very obtrusive stage sounds are actually an asset because they give a vague idea about what is going on. Also, the vocal score is audibly taxing for Warren Mok (Robert) who not infrequently delivers shrieks and shrills instead of singing. To do full justice to this opera one needs a super-stellar cast and this is far from being the case here.
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on November 07, 2022, 07:27:42 AMMy one recording of Die Meistersinger, which I bought principally for Schwarzkopf's Eva. Hopf is a bit efforful and Edlemann makes a few errors in a role he was singing for the first time, but it's obviously an excellent performance, though the sound isn't great.I should really get a good stereo recording too, but the Kubelik, which seems to be the prime recommedation, is hard to come by and rather expensive when you do.
Quote from: JBS on November 07, 2022, 05:43:05 PMI'd suggest Solti's first recording or Karajan's EMI recording. Both of them have Kollo as Walther.My first suggestion would be actually Knappertsbusch's Decca studio recording, but I'm pretty sure that's mono.
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on November 08, 2022, 01:25:12 AMSomeone on another site also recommended Sawallisch. Do you know it?
Quote from: JBS on November 08, 2022, 03:22:46 AMI've got it--from what I remember it's good enough but nothing to be enthusiastic about.
Quote from: ritter on November 07, 2022, 12:32:33 PMSeek no more...http://www.musicweb-international.com/Classrev/2022/Nov/Meyerbeer-Robert-BZ1049.htmBonsoir, cher Andrei!
Quote from: Brewski on November 16, 2022, 10:49:10 AMNot listening at the moment, but this weekend will hear Britten's The Turn of the Screw for the first time, staged by the Curtis Opera Theatre. Much looking forward, to say the least.https://www.curtis.edu/curtis-performances/opera/turn-of-the-screw/-Bruce
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on November 16, 2022, 11:09:42 AMOh, cool! Don't believe that I've heard that opera before? In any event, hope that you enjoy it!PD
Quote from: Brewski on November 16, 2022, 11:23:53 AMIt's for chamber orchestra, more lightly scored than some of his others. And I've heard from a few people who think it's his greatest opera, which is high praise, considering Billy Budd and Peter Grimes!-Bruce
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on November 16, 2022, 02:39:52 PMThe first Britten opera I ever saw and I've seen it on stage quite a few time now. It never fails to work its magic.
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