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Subject: Re: Il Crociatto in Egitto
From: Gualtier Malde <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:=?windows-1252?Q?Gualtier_Malde?= <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 20 Nov 2006 09:54:06 -0500

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The Opera Rara recording is a major achievement and is more than complete -
 it has a whole CD of alternate arias and scenes that Meyerbeer fashioned 
for later productions starring such singers as Nicola Tacchinardi, 
Giuditta Pasta, Maria Malibran and Carolina Bassi. I got mine through MDT 
in the UK.

The 1979 performance with Yvonne Kenny, Felicity Palmer, Rockwell Blake 
and Justino Diaz is quite good but the sound (taken from a Voce LP set) is 

There also exists out there (I have it but haven't listened to it yet) an 
LP recording of an earlier Opera Rara concert with Janet Price and 
Patricia Kern.  Janet Price is always worth a listen!

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