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Great Modern Carmen

Advantages: Smooth voiced protagonists, nice sound
Disadvantages: Slightly tame Escamillo, maybe lacking in some french style

Arguably the best recording of Carmen in the past 30 years. Teresa Berganza has a smooth and warm voice here, rather darker than Victoria de los Angeles (Thomas Beecham conducts, EMI) but smoother and lighter than Maria Callas (Georges Pretre conducts, EM ...

operalover2000 04.04.2008 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Bizet: Carmen

sleazy landlord vs. scheming servants

Advantages: Great singing and lively performances
Disadvantages: Live recording noises! Quite expensive

If anyone had told me 4 years ago that I would become a huge opera buff I probably would have laughed in their face! But here I am, spending my money on buying operatic recordings, going to see operas, and singing opera. If you’re looking for an int ...

bubblegum_princess 30.11.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

THIS ENSHRINES WHAT CLASSICAL MUSIC IS!

Advantages: The instruments actually manage to sing to each other!
Disadvantages: If there is any I'd like to know.

'Mozart is sunshine' Antonin Dvorak Mozart is undoubtedly one of the most famous composers there ever was. His music is simply put spellbinding and has to be listened to at least once by everyyone in the course of thier lives. His abudance of talent ha ...

Puma1000 30.01.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

Sex, Jokes, and Don Giovanni!

Advantages: A nice relaxing album
Disadvantages: Needs an aquired taste

1). CD Infomation: (a) - 3 CDS (72 tracks) (b) - Accompanying book (204 pages, commentary and background information in Italian, German, French and English) (c) - Language of opera - Italian (d) - Total running time, 161' 28" 2). Background to ...

insight2005 26.08.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Mozart: Don Giovanni

Choral Symphony

Advantages: Choral Symphony
Disadvantages: Nothing

On the first time, The Nineth Symphony of Beethoven is kwoning like "Choral Symphony" because in the foursth and the last movement it is singing by a Tenor, Baritone, Soprano and Messo Soprano Voices with a Choral Voices that they are singing in another w ...

daniel_guibu 11.08.2006 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9