Opera

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    So I'm just wondering, anyone here an opera buff?

    I've had very little exposure, buying have really enjoyed what I've heard. Anyone willing to name their favorite pieces, performers, and such. Would really love to hear some good stuff an get someexplanations on why you do or don't like, what you do and don't like. Haha

    thanks.
     
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    I expected this thread to be about the Opera web browser, the fastest and most secure browser on Windows, with several features built in that you would need an extension to get in Firefox.
     
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    Do you work for them? lol
     
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    Seriously. It sounded like he was advertising. Lol
     
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    I love opera: Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Purcell, Lully, Keiser, Telemann, Händel, Mozart, Rossini, Berlioz, Wagner, Strauss, Puccini, Berg, Britten, Menotti, Barber, Janáček, Adams, Heggie, and too many others.
     
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    These are a few of the divas who I most admire. Now THESE women truly exemplify to me the term "Bel Canto".

    Jessye Norman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIISO05rZHc
    "Seguidille" from "Carmen" by Bizet

    Shirley Verrett
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPET4RAe6yQ
    "Mon Coeur s'ouvre a te voix" from "Samson and Delilah" by Saint-Saen

    Grace Bumbry
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs0E2CufQ7c
    "Habanera" from "Carmen" by Bizet

    Leontyne Price
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGfP38nd-U0
    "Aida"

    Maria Callas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN9Dipgqdtw
    "Madame Butterfly"

    Kiri Te Kanawa
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRuYQ9KRJms
    "Gianni Schicci"

    Anna Moffo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S99I6S4PHj4
    "La Boheme"

    My lists of Divo, operas and arias come later...
     
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    I love Diana Damrau!
     
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    I hear you. She does amazing things for the Queen of the Night's aria from Die Zauberflote!
     
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    There is nothing like the Lincoln Center experience. I agree that live performances are the optimum experience but if one cant one must delight one's self with what is available....:smile:
     
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    I'm going to the Met on 3/16 and 3/17!......Going to see Hamlet and La Boheme.......I'm an old Opera queen from way back...........
     
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    thank you very much for all the suggestions! It's greatly appreciated everyone!
     
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    Christopher Lee (best known for playing Saruman and Count Dooku) just released an album called Charlemagne: By the Sword and Cross, which, while billed as a symphonic metal album, is really mostly English-language opera-ish music with occasional metal-ish interludes. I'm still in the process of listening to it, but it's pretty damn awesome so far.
     
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    I love it.

    My favorites are the ones they do in the San Francisco Opera House scene in "Pretty Woman" and the lakeside performance in Bregenz, Austria from "Quantum of Solace." I'm so fucking cultured!
     
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