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Editorial for August 2016

OpusArteLogoFor this August our free drawing is five complete Rossini operas on Blu-ray from Opus Arte: The Italian in Algiers, Il Signor Bruschino, The Silken Ladder, Moses in Egypt and Cyrus in Babylon. Claudio Scimone and Ewa Poldes are among the performers. The Italian in Algiers is considered one of the funniest operas ever written. Here is a link to the Amazon site where the box set is offered. All you need to do is click on the Register To Win banner on the Home Page and fill out our simple form. The winner of our July drawing for the lavish DGG package entitled The Mono Era 1948-57, consisting of 51 CDs, is Alan Craig of Grand Junction, CO. Congrats! (And note that the mono DGGs are considered superior to the later stereo CDs.)


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