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la boheme cast recording. . .

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la boheme cast recording. . .#0
Posted: 12/13/05 at 12:46am
Is it worth getting? I'm a HUGE Baz fan and I wanted to get the soundtrack to add to my collection. However, I wasn't sure if it was worth paying 3.99 via amazon.com

Please give me ya'lls opinions, i know you have them!!


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re: la boheme soundtrack. . .#1
Posted: 12/13/05 at 12:52am
oh god....

Cast albums are NOT "soundtracks."
Live theatre does not use a "soundtrack." If it did, it wouldn't be live theatre!

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re: la boheme soundtrack. . .#2
Posted: 12/13/05 at 12:52am
Soundtrack :S
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It is fantastic and totally worth that and more.

My only qualm is I wish they had recorded it later in the run, but they did what they had to do.
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why liz?

I'm not a fan of opera, but would you consider this a good starter CD for ppl not exactly into opera, but willing to give a try?
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so do we think good things about the CAST RECORDING?? (sorry I called it at soundtrack, I see now the difference.)
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Actually, I'm slightly biased as one of my friends is on that cast recording, but I'll do my best. :) I'm not really a fan of opera, either. I don't dislike it, but musicals are more my style. I had only heard one opera in its entirety before Bohème (and that was Tosca). It's very good to start with, especially because of its length -- it's not too taxing to new ears. re:  la boheme CAST RECORDING CAST RECORDING CAST RECORDING

Plus, you'll get to hear David Miller before he sold out to Simon Cowell.
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Yeah, dunno who David Miller is. I'll have to pick it up. If its only 3.99 on Amazon.com, then that might be worth it. I heard the sets were amazing.
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Now may or may not be a good time to mention I actually have two copies but initially paid for three. Oh hell, why not.

I pre-ordered it on Amazon and when it didn't show up when I thought it would, I ran out on the release day to Virgin Records and bought a copy. I sold the one that arrived. Then I bought a used one at a used CD store for $5 and that was my copy at work.

Yeah, I was kinda attached to that show. re:  la boheme CAST RECORDING CAST RECORDING CAST RECORDING

So, $3.99? Go for it.

And if you've heard of Il Divo, David Miller is the tall American one with the soft-serve yogurt hair. He was one of the Rodolfos.
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i have a question, and forgive me if this is stupid, is all opera in another language besides english? Because I watched the movie of La Boheme and it was in italian and I always wondered wether people could really enjoy listening to it when you had little or no idea what was going on..or atleast I didnt, but maybe thats just me. Thanks, and again if this is stupid..im sorry, i dont really know what much about opera.
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Yes. There are operas that are in English, like operas by Handel. Alot of the newer operas are in English, but all of the old classics are in Italian(the language of opera) German, etc. When you see an opera there are usually super titles above the stage giving you a running translation of the opera. So you can read, watch, and best of all listen!
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English National Opera translates ALL of their productions into English. Many regional opera companies will perform certain works in English, too. Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE is often performed in the language of the country it's being performed.