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Offline Tsaraslondon

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Re: What Opera Are You Listening to Now?
« Reply #2500 on: May 03, 2021, 01:06:30 PM »
It is my intention to listen to the EMI version. I’m sure it must do the work better justice, what with these singers !

It certainly does.. I reviewed it on my blog some time ago http://tsaraslondon.com/2017/01/08/i-pagliacci/
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Re: What Opera Are You Listening to Now?
« Reply #2501 on: May 04, 2021, 09:30:08 AM »
First-Listen Tuesday and a new arrival...

Zemlinsky
Der Zwerg, Op. 17
Juanita Lascarro (soprano), Machiko Obata (soprano), Soile Isokoski (soprano), Natalie Karl (soprano), Martina Rüping (mezzo-soprano), Iride Martinez (soprano), Anne Schwanewilms (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Collis (bass), David Kuebler (vocals)
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Frankfurter Kantorei
James Conlon




I haven’t finished it, but first impressions are certainly favorable. Gorgeous music, but I have sneaking suspicion that the music will turn some dark corners later on.
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Re: What Opera Are You Listening to Now?
« Reply #2502 on: May 06, 2021, 09:46:13 AM »
My favorite L'elisir.  The soprano on this is awesome. The other singers are excellent too.  This is also on DVD and well worth the watch.





I have mixed feelings about Sutherland  (and Pavarotti) but this is an awesome Sutherland performance and overall perhaps the best La Fille on CD:


For some reason I have not been pleased with the Italian version, La Figlia del Reggimento.

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Re: What Opera Are You Listening to Now?
« Reply #2503 on: May 06, 2021, 10:46:13 AM »
I have mixed feelings about Sutherland  (and Pavarotti) but this is an awesome Sutherland performance and overall perhaps the best La Fille on CD:


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