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Subject: Re: La Rondine CD
From: Rcfgodoy <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:41:59 -0400
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They sell it on amazon.com (only 6 in stock, more on the way), it is from 2009, and the lovebirds were still a couple.


Raúl



-----Original Message-----
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
To: OPERA-L <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 2:09 pm
Subject: Re: La Rondine CD

How long ago was it that the Met revived LA RONDINE?  That would be
the Video you refer to with Gheorghiu, wouldn't it?    I thought at the
time
that it was one of the most perfect productions I had seen there in many
years.  If a dvd is available, I would recommend it above all other
editions.
If I were still collecting things, I would buy it myself.  As a matter of
fact,
LA RONDINE is that greatest of rarities, an opera I have never heard
performed badly..   The first complete recording on lp was an event in
its self, and still enjoyable.  City opera, several seasons before, the
above mentioned Met outing, also presented it beautifully; I believe they
had to encore their staging of the glorious 2nd Act ensemble in every
performance.

dtmk

On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 1:24 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> The Moffo and Gheorghiu CD sets would be my choices as well. I can't
> recommend the CBS (Sony) with Te Kanawa and Domingo because, for reasons
> that are unclear to me and I haven't yet read any review explaining it, it
> was issued with only three tracks, each corresponding to an individual act.
> Sonically it might be an improvement over the old RCA with Moffo but not
> interpretively to my ears and it's also marred by this decision to issue it
> without separate tracks for individual numbers.
>
> On video, Gheorghiu is again a wonderful Magda and so is Carteri and the
> entire ensemble on a vintage black-and-white live recoding from Naples,
> 1958. Very charming.
>
> Vesna
>
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 12:30 PM, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > I love La Rondine and think it is much underrated, I very much enjoyed
> the
> > Washington DC Opera production, on dvd with Arteta, who is physically and
> > vocally gorgeous. The supporting cast is excellent as well, better than
> the
> > Met production. I agree that Moffo is excellent as Magda, so is is Te
> > Kanawa and Gheorgihu.
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]
> >
> > on behalf of Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:55 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] La Rondine CD
> >
> > The Moffo "Rondine" is excellent, one of her best recordings.  Her smoky
> > lyric soprano is
> > perfect for the part and the voice had not yet started to come apart.
> > Good supporting cast,
> > too, with the great comprimario Piero de Palma a stand-out as Prunier.
> > I'm not really wild
> > about the opera and have not listened to other recordings and so cannot
> > say that the Moffo is
> > "The Best."  But I don't think you can go wrong with that one.  you can
> > audition the entire
> > thing here:
> >
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYFdijO0yTE
> >
> > [https://www.bing.com/th?id=OVP.e3FJbrFHL3Zq2_qExelDbwGAFo&pid=Api]<
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYFdijO0yTE>
> >
> > Puccini "La Rondine" Moffo/Barioni/Molinari-Pradelli<https://www.youtube
> .
> > com/watch?v=NYFdijO0yTE>
> > www.youtube.com
> > La Rondine, Opera in 3 Acts by Giacomoco Puccini Anna Moffo (Magda)
> > Daniele Barioni (Ruggero) Mario Sereni (Rambaldo) Graziella Sciutti
> > (Lisette) Piero De Palma ...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I've also read good reports about the Love Couple recording under
> > Pappano.  The opera
> > seems a good fit for Gheorghiu and Alagna.
> >
> > MDW
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