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The Mikado - D'Oyly Carte Opera Company [DVD]
The Mikado - D'Oyly Carte Opera Company [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gilbert and Sullivan
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars OH DEAR! STILL THE BEST, 23 Dec 2012
AFter all these years this one has never been beaten! The Austrailian blu ray version is awful rubbish and if only this modern media existed when Valerie Masterson was at her prime this would rise to a collectors number 1!
The other UK version is a fair compromise.
Rusulka and some Gilbert and Sullivan Operas are begging for good genuine performances on blu ray


Gilbert/ Sullivan: The Mikado (The Arts Centre) (Opera Australia: OPOZ56015BD) [Blu-ray] [2009]
Gilbert/ Sullivan: The Mikado (The Arts Centre) (Opera Australia: OPOZ56015BD) [Blu-ray] [2009]
Dvd ~ Richard Alexander
Price: £29.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AWFUL a nightmare on drugs!, 23 Dec 2012
My son bought me this at my request for xmas. An altered overtute preceeds a gimiky poorly sung performance. Gawdy clothes gawdy scenary gawdy expressions litereally made worse by high definition. Includes a highly decorated bicycle. Cigaretts. Quotes from Shakespere not in the original
This is like a nightmare on drugs!
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Roberts ECO1BK Ecologic 1 DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio with Built-in Battery Charger - Black
Roberts ECO1BK Ecologic 1 DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio with Built-in Battery Charger - Black
Price: £48.98

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought another - most portable - convenient, 30 Nov 2012
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Like it so I have now ordered the white one which is slightly more attractive. Not so apparent in the photos but really white is the best contrast with the markings and controls.
I don't think the physics of sound reproduction can be any better for a radio of this small size.
The only design error is that one would not spot the battery switch unless you read the instructions.
A Straightforward basic radio suitably priced.

A larger model would not be taken so easily around the house. I have a larger Pure radio but find it tends to be left in one room however this comes with me into the bathroom and is taken up and down the stairs still listening to a programme without interuption. You may not have considered this but a larger portable is habitually less portable.However this is just large enough to enjoy good music from it. The choices of power sources give it great flexibility.


Handel: Deidamia (De Nedelandse Opera) (Sally Matthews/ Veronica Cangemi/ Olga Pasichnyk/ Concerto Köln/ Ivor Bolton/ David Alden) (Opus Arte: OABD7110D) [Blu-ray] [2012]
Handel: Deidamia (De Nedelandse Opera) (Sally Matthews/ Veronica Cangemi/ Olga Pasichnyk/ Concerto Köln/ Ivor Bolton/ David Alden) (Opus Arte: OABD7110D) [Blu-ray] [2012]
Dvd ~ Sally Matthews
Price: £29.99

4 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbished by modernising A WARNING, 30 Nov 2012
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Yuck! No warning. Opens with a sumarine! How did a sumarine get back into the 18th century. We are increasingly presented with inapropriate updated operas. There are a host of sick producers doing this to operas and plays. I was looking forward to a nice opera with period instruments. Offensive rubbish placed back in the post asap. What a waste of time for me and for Amazon! BE WARNED DON'T ORDER. That they have spoilt it is not indicated on the label
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Rusalka, Op. 114: Act 3 - "Hair, golden hair have I"
Rusalka, Op. 114: Act 3 - "Hair, golden hair have I"
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Less recognised as good as Song to the Moon, 25 Nov 2012
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Golden, Golden hair have I! A song as beautiful as any. Everone goes for Song to the Moon but there are more treasures in this opera. Dvorak's total masterpiece. I love it. You may need a handkercheif - it is so beautiful


Dvo?ák: Rusalka (Complete)
Dvo?ák: Rusalka (Complete)
Price: £15.98

1.0 out of 5 stars NEEDS FIXING Good Performance tracks muddled, 24 Nov 2012
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DO NOT PURCHACE UNTIL FIXED
AMAZON AWARE
Found that later tracks jumbled and out of order. ames of some tracks incorrect
Tried to edit to get in sequence. A track follows the concluding track


Gaetano Donizetti - La Fille du régiment / Dessay, Florez, Palmer, Corbelli, French, Campanella, Pelly (Royal Opera House 2007) [DVD] [2008] [NTSC]
Gaetano Donizetti - La Fille du régiment / Dessay, Florez, Palmer, Corbelli, French, Campanella, Pelly (Royal Opera House 2007) [DVD] [2008] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Natalie Dessay
Price: £13.25

0 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stupid not funny, 22 Oct 2012
Somewhere between Rossini, Offenbach and Gilbert and Sulivan.Donizetti lacks the musicality and humour of the other three. A lot of his music is predictable as one usually guess where it is going several bars ahead. It was suitable for the lesser trained ear of the general audience of the ninteenth century. The Royal Opera House tried its best by using the best available belle canto singers in an attempt to mitigate the stupid plot. After hearing some wonderful operas at Covent Garden this ranks as the most stupid and unejoyable. When you eventually get to the end one certainly feels one has had a lifetimes' 'fill' of the Fille du Regiment.
Someone has to stand up to this trash!
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Puccini: Tosca (Royal Opera House 2011) [Blu-ray] [2012]
Puccini: Tosca (Royal Opera House 2011) [Blu-ray] [2012]
Dvd ~ Angela Gheorghiu
Price: £13.38

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A DiFINITIVE PERFORMANCE, 19 Oct 2012
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Saw this live, this actual performance. Scarpia was superlatively played. I don't thinkany cast could beat this one. I don't think any performance any time, any place could better it. So my verdict is well within the superlatives in every aspect! An unbeatable DVD!


I Puritani: Metropolitan Opera (Summers) [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free]
I Puritani: Metropolitan Opera (Summers) [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Bellini
Price: £15.07

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The very best of opera DVDs, 8 Oct 2012
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The other reviewers must be lacking. This is Anna Netrabecko at her very prime backed up by a superbe cast. How can anyone givi this less than 5 stars? So good I immediately boght a second copy for a friend!
I have lots of bluray operas and ballets. This is certainly within my top ten or even top half dozen. Only a heartless man would not fall head over heels in love with Anna singing in this performance! Beautiful! is an understatement!


Donizetti: Anna Bolena [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Donizetti: Anna Bolena [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Anna Netrebko
Price: £19.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Performance of a Lifetime, 4 Oct 2012
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Sometimes an artist gives the performance of a lifetime. Over and above an excellent production and cast Anna is totally beautiful in every way and should bring you to tears! A beautiful woman at her very prime. She is seen to skip off at the end of the curtain call knowing that she had hit the very highest achievement possible. It is almost unbelievable that anyone can create anything as good as this!


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