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« Reply #3315 on: January 11, 2022, 08:45:27 pm »

     

                                                                                       Lily hasn't got the bird,but the bird's got Lily!

I said I don't like live recordings. Particularly,of opera! But,there are exception's to that rule! This is one! My favourite recording of Die Fledermaus (if I had to pick one) has always been the Ormandy Met Opera recording in English. (Not to be confused with another Ormandy recording,which has been released on a Walhall cd). This one was released by cbs as an Lp set,which I owned as a youngster & is now available from Pristine. Sony have yet to reisuue it on cd. At any rate,it had a sense of excitement & fun,which makes it stand out from the crowd. Anyway,here is the diminutive diva in all her vocal glory in a performance she made earlier! She's got a funny little voice. Very distinctive. I've always liked it. This performance is highly rated for the fine performances and  sense of fun. In respect of the latter,it's certainly a far cry from certain studio recording's I've heard of light opera & operetta. For once,the participation of the audience (thankfully,free of coughing!) is an asset! Normally,I'd have wanted to gas......I mean,gag them! ;D Originally,broadcast on the radio,the announcements before,between acts & at the end of the performance are just pure nostalgia. A world away from the posh drawl of the bbc of that era.
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