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I will not write more extensively on this version. I bought it for Fleming - who has not disappointed me - but her Mandryka is really not up to the job. Singers like Larsen, who clearly struggles all the way, should not be allowed to sing next to a first rate star like Fleming. Potential buyers should also be warned that some of the most beautiful music in the opera has been inexplicably cut. When conductors take liberties of this sort, it should be clearly stated 'on the tin': cut version.